Superhero movie premieres tend to be a major challenge for cable networks to grab the attention of dwindling but die-hard audiences while channel surfing. So it pays to secure the rights to a Marvel or DC comic premiere. Because of this, TNT announced on Wednesday that it would have the honor of broadcasting the television premiere of Marvel Studios. Captain Marvel on Sunday, January 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
But that wasn’t all: In order to pull out the stops for its big exclusive, the network announced that it would also program a huge comic book marathon. Just no Marvel titles. Instead, TNT will be broadcasting DC movies like this all weekend before the premiere Justice League
Is this the most epic troll in television history, or an admission by WarnerMedia (owner of TNT) that the DC movie universe has to siphon off Marvel’s energy to survive? TNT’s announcement lacks editorial clarity – that’s what it does, because these are arguably the films out there. In any case, I gasped.
Not only do DC and Marvel both have characters named Captain Marvel – and the stories behind both are intriguing comic book stories – but the two now feel united in an even more diabolical corporate train, even if one that admittedly doesn’t matter and that I may Forget about it until the premiere starts on January 10th. But for that split second, watch this comic film #fan in awe of the audacity of programming a weekend of uninterrupted Justice League content in the run-up to a Marvel movie that made nearly $ 250 million more than the ultimate throw promised by Batman versus Superman. Damn! What the hell!
Here is the marathon schedule
Friday, January 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m. CET
Friday, January 8 at 10:30 p.m. ET and Saturday, January 9 at 3 p.m. ET
Saturday, January 9th at 12:00 PM and 11:00 PM ET
Saturday 9 January at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 10 January at 5:00 p.m.
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice
Sunday, January 10 at 11:00 a.m. ET
man of Steel
Sunday, January 10 at 2 p.m. ET
Sunday, January 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET