Dec 16, 2022 • 41M

The DC Universe Soap Opera

Also: writers' new grim hustle life, Iger's secret 'Avatar' China sauce?

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DYSFUNCTION JUNCTION DC’s stars past and present include (from left) Justice League’s Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot and Jason Momoa. (credit:


Is anything more dramatic than the DC Universe (16:19)? With a history that includes off-screen ups and downs around Henry Cavill, Zack Snyder, Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan, Ben Affleck and Amber Heard, “it’s like a soap opera in its 11th season,” says Richard Rushfield, who joins hosts Sean McNulty and Tatiana Siegel. The group unpacks the controversial decisions from new chiefs James Gunn and Peter Safran, as well as Warner Bros. Discovery’s adjacent HBO Max library purge (23:52). Also: Ankler contributor Nicole LaPorte discusses her buzzy grim story about the new hustle life for Hollywood writers, and if Bob Iger was the hidden hand behind Disney movies suddenly landing China releases (37:41).

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