This Week’s Podcast: ‘Obi-Wan,’ ‘Billions’ Reviews; Weekend Box Office Report; Apple TV+ Announces Comic-Con Appearance

On this week’s episode of the Media Play News Podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley cover John Latchem’s reviews for “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” and season 6 of “Billions.” The hosts agree that this latest foray into a “Star Wars” series had promise, but still isn’t the smash hit that Disney+ is looking for. Regardless, it’s nice to see the prequel movie leads Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen return to their early 2000s roles.
Meanwhile, Minions: The Rise of Gru smashed box office expectations to have the biggest ever July 4 weekend opening, but even stranger was the Gen Z trend of dressing up in formalwear to see it. Finally, Apple TV+ has announced its slate of panels for San Diego’s upcoming Comic-Con later this month, including announcements for “Severance,” “Mythic Quest,” “Foundation” and more, all of which have been renewed.