On this week’s episode of the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley dive deep into the DC universe, starting with a review by John Latchem of the animated movie Batman and Superman: Battle of the Super Sons. Charles recommends it, seconding the sentiment of the review. He also saw Black Adam during its premiere over the weekend and gives a two-minute, spoiler-filled micro review on the show’s new segment, “Charles rambles on a subject until Charlie stops him.” The second full review of the week is for “By Candlelight,” written by Scott Marks.
At the box office, exceeding expectations and blowing away the last several weeks of premieres, was, of course, Black Adam, marking Dwayne Johnson’s largest domestic opening ever. Meanwhile, in spite of Halloween getting closer and closer, Halloween Ends saw a massive drop in revenue from its previous weekend’s opening, earning a gross of only 20% of what it drew during its first weekend on the big screen.
Wrapping up with some industry news is word that James Gunn, known for superhero movies Guardians of the Galaxy, The Suicide Squad, and “Peacemaker,” has been tapped by DC to serve as its creative lead for the next four years. He will co-lead along with Peter Safran and the hosts are very intrigued by this new direction for DC movies.