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Welcome to HeroBlend #30! Hold on tight, ladies and gents, because this week finds Eric and Adrienne talking about a whole host of intriguing news items from the worlds of Marvel and DC! After we get into some quick news hits on a wonderful fan-made Thanos / Queen mashup video, the official PG-13 Deadpool 2 title and the recent Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sneak peek, we'll dive into the wealth of new info that's come to light this week about a wide variety of popular superhero properties.
First up? We already knew HBO's Watchmen adaptation had a stacked cast, but it's finally been revealed who Jeremy Irons (yes, the DCEU's Alfred Pennyworth) will be playing in the new show. And, it offers some surprises for the series, as well as plenty of opportunities for us to guess at where this story could be heading. Next, we have some major info on Avengers 4. No, it's not the actual title, but we do have some idea what the final runtime for the film might be. Then, Eric and Adrienne will go into Kevin Feige's comments on how the Quantum Realm might play a role in the MCU going forward, including what it could mean for, you guessed it, Avengers 4.
In some more DC news, Shazam! has started reshoots, and we'll let all the worried fans out there know why this really isn't a problem at all. We'll also go over the odd way that Robert Downey, Jr. inadvertently got Chris Pratt the gig as Star-Lord, and talk about director Scott Derrickson's thoughts on what Doctor Strange really stands for. Sit back and relax, folks, because this is one chat you're not going to want to miss! Ready to dive in? Great! Listen for yourself above!
01:56 - Quick News Headlines
14:56 - Dissecting Jeremy Irons' Watchmen Casting
22:31 - Avengers 4 Updates
26:33 - Kevin Feige Explains The Quantum Realm's Role in the Larger MCU
33:37 - Shazam! Reshoots Have Started
38:56 - Why Robert Downey Jr. Factored Into Chris Pratt's Star-Lord Casting
43:05 - What Doctor Strange is Really About, According to Scott Derrickson