PODCAST | All hail Baby Yoda. How the scene stealing muppet is healing Star Wars’ Last Jedi wounds.
PLUS: We Watch Watchmen Ep 5
AND: Release the Snyder Cut… so says Batman.
FINALLY: Heidi MacDonald spins the Comics Beat racks.
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Here’s the rundown of topics:
- Runaways Cancelled – 3:28
- Snyder Cut Gets New Support From Affleck – 8:37
- Mandalorian Chapter 2 Review – 15:09
- Best TV Babies: Baby Yoda Vs The Field – 30:30
- Watchmen Ep Discussion: Would You Watch If You Never Read? – 33:22
- Heidi MacDonald Spins the Racks – 46:20
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Segment 1: #Sire Bytes
Marvel’s Runaways Cancelled On Hulu; Season 3 Will Be Its Last
Marvel’s Runaways is cancelled at Hulu; the series is set to end with season 3 next month as a new trailer is released. A few years ago, Marvel TV was rapidly expanding, with series set up at ABC, Netflix, Hulu and Freeform. However, in the last year a number of those shows have been cancelled or confirmed to be ending. All of the Marvel Netflix series, from Daredevil to The Punisher, were cancelled between the end of 2018 and early 2019. Marvel TV’s last live-action series on ABC, Agents of SHIELD is set to end with season 7, which will air in 2020.
‘Justice League’: Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot Call for Release of Fabled “Snyder Cut”
Despite the push for the filmmaker’s version of the film, insiders tell The Hollywood Reporter no announcement is imminent.
A fabled director’s cut of 2017’s Justice League got a boost on Sunday, the second anniversary of the film’s release.
In May 2017, filmmaker Zack Snyder stepped down as director of Justice League after the death of his daughter, Autumn Snyder, so he could be with his family. Director Joss Whedon boarded the Warner Bros./DC superhero teamup movie to write new scenes and to complete the project through reshoots.
Segment 2: ‘The Mandalorian’ and When ‘Star Wars’ Is an Experiment
For a property as valuable as Star Wars, it’s been a surprise to see such experimentation done in public, not to mention presented as completed work, as opposed to happening in the background before being refined
- Baby Yoda vs Baby Groot?
- Boss Baby
- Baby Sinclair
- Maggie Simpson
Segment 3: Watchmen Watch: Episode 5 Review
Would you still be following along if you didn’t read the Graphic Novel?
Segment 4: Spin the Racks: Heidi MacDonald Interview
- Comics Beat is 15 years old
- Compare comics of today to when you got into the biz
- Why did you get into the biz
- Female representation is at an all time high
- Journalism – click bait danger – monetization
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