Captain Marvel TV premiere to bizarrely begin with 3-Day DC film marathon

Superhero film premieres are typically massive will get for cable networks hoping to catch the attention of the dwindling-but-persistent channel browsing viewers. So nabbing the rights to a Marvel or DC comedian e book premiere is worthy of some fanfare. Which is why, on Wednesday, TNT introduced that it will have the distinction of airing the tv premiere of Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel on Sunday, Jan. 10 at Eight p.m. ET.

However that wasn’t all: To drag out the stops for its massive unique, the community introduced it will additionally program an enormous comedian e book film marathon. Simply not Marvel titles. As a substitute, all weekend lengthy within the lead as much as the premiere, TNT will air DC motion pictures like Justice League, Suicide Squad, Batman Begins, Surprise Girl, Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice, and Man of Metal.

Is that this probably the most epic troll in tv historical past or an admission by WarnerMedia (proprietor of TNT) that the DC film universe must siphon off Marvel’s power to outlive? There’s no editorial readability in TNT’s announcement — that is simply what it’s doing, as a result of these are the flicks it’s bought, I assume. Both manner, I gasped.

Not solely do DC and Marvel each have characters named Captain Marvel — and the tales behind each are fascinating comics historical past — however the two now really feel linked in an much more diabolical company transfer, albeit one which, admittedly, doesn’t matter and that I’ll overlook by the point the premiere rolls round on the Jan. 10. However for this split-second, think about this comedian e book film #fan in awe of the audacity to program a weekend of nonstop Justice League content material within the lead as much as a Marvel film that made almost $250 million greater than the final word throwdown promised by Batman v Superman. Rattling! What the hell!

Right here’s the marathon schedule

Justice League
Friday, Jan. Eight at 8:00 p.m. ET and Saturday, Jan. 9 at 5:30 p.m.ET

Suicide Squad
Friday, Jan. Eight at 10:30 p.m. ET and Saturday, Jan. 9 at 3:00 p.m. ET

Batman Begins
Saturday, Jan. 9 at 12:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. ET

Surprise Girl
Saturday, Jan. 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET and Sunday, Jan. 10 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Batman v Superman: Daybreak of Justice
Sunday, Jan. 10 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Man of Metal
Sunday, Jan. 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET

Captain Marvel, clearly
Sunday, Jan. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET

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