Episode 178: Watchmen / Boondocks / J.J. Abrams / Marvel Studios News

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The '82 crew discuss recent notable geek culture news stories involving HBO's Watchmen, The Boondocks, J.J. Abrams WarnerMedia deal and a number of Marvel Studios' announcements.

THE BINGE!

Hattori’s Binge:

Hattori used his Frugal Ninja skills to play the recent Tomb Raider game trilogy and watch IT: Chapter 2!

Rowls’ Binge:

Rowls binged NBA 2K20, Attack on Titan, Titans Season 2 & Snowfall!

Wally’s Binge:

Wally did a 360 degree binge - Warframe, Silver Surfer Black, Wu-Tang: an American Saga, Watchmen movie

WATCHMEN EASTER EGG!

In our discussion about Wally’s pick, Hattori highlighted an EASTER EGG in the Watchmen opening credits dealing with Batman. The scene shows Night Owl punching Joe Chill, the criminal that killed Thomas and Martha Wayne in the DC Comics continuity. Notice the Batman #1 cover?!? Notice the GOTHAM OPERA HOUSE name on the marquee. Notice a pistol whipped Thomas and shocked Martha Wayne in the background. This is the exact moment that they would have been killed and their son Bruce goes on his journey to become The Batman. Since the Waynes were saved, Bruce doesn’t become Batman, making the Watchmen “world” an alternate timeline. Plus, this version of Nite Owl did this heroic act in 1940, the same year Batman #1 comes out!

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THE NEWS!

Watchmen Producer explains why the story will take place in Oklahoma

https://www.superherohype.com/comics/466403-watchmen-producer-explains-why-the-story-takes-place-in-oklahoma

Watchmen will premiere on HBO on October 20, 2019.

The Boondocks is coming back to HBO’s new streaming service, HBO Max

https://www.polygon.com/entertainment/2019/9/18/20872435/the-boondocks-new-episodes-hbo-max-streaming

J.J. Abrams signs exclusivity deal with WarnerMedia reportedly worth $250 million

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/12/20862868/warnermedia-jj-abrams-movies-hbo-tv-streaming-bad-robot-productions

Rumor is that J.J. Abrams & James Gunn will help rebuild the DCEU

https://nerdist.com/article/j-j-abrams-should-reboot-justice-league/

James Gunn reveals Suicide Squad cast:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2XR7GCABRo/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading

Marvel News Roundup

She-Hulk, Moon Knight & Ms. Marvel

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