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"Let me pound this full throttle and then we'll go."

The Spider-Man Saga | Episode 126

On the latest Superhero Slate podcast we talk about the Dark Phoenix casting, the new composer on Justice league, a lot of Spider-Man news, and more!

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  • X-Men: Dark Phoenix (5:40)
    • Simon Kinberg to direct
    • Set in the 1991
      • Many characters received costume makeovers in comics/animated series
    • Returning Cast
      • Jennifer Lawrence as Raven/Mystique
      • Michael Fassbender as Erik Lensherr/Magneto
      • James McAvoy as Charles Xavier/Professor X (with full shaved head)
      • Nicholas Hoult as Henry "Hank" McCoy/Beast
      • Alexandra Shipp as Ororo Munroe/Storm
      • Sophie Turner as Jean Grey
      • Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers/Cyclops
      • Kodi Smit-McPhee as Kurt Wagner/Nightcrawler.
    • Jessica Chastain negotiations as Lilandra
      • "the empress of an alien empire called the Shi’ar, who leads the quest to imprison and execute Dark Phoenix, leading her into conflict with the X-Men."
    • Other characters: Dazzler, Sunfire, Mimic, Rogue, more
  • Avengers: Infinity War (14:45)
    • 61-62 Marvel characters in it
      • Scene involving 32 characters at once, per Scarlett Johansson
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 (18:45)
    • James Gunn considering breaking continuity
      • "In the first movie, there's the mugshot sequence where they're having their picture taken and the Nova Corps has information about each of the characters come up on their machinery.  Now those things are something your average viewer doesn't see at all and doesn't read. But there's a lot of background about who they work with, where they're from and what's going on and it's one of those things I'm thinking about changing."
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (22:45)
    • Tickets now on sale!
    • Tom Holland confirms Marvel has plans for a trilogy
  • Spider-Man (26:30)
    • New blu-ray trilogy set
    • Includes editor’s cut of Spider-Man 3
  • Venom (30:30)
    • Set to film starting September
    • Amy Pascal says set in Spider-Man universe
  • Deadpool 2 (37:45)
  • Justice League (39:40)
  • Powerless (45:05)
  • Batman vs. Two-Face (47:20)
    • Animated follow-up to Batman: The Return of the Caped Crusaders
    • Adam West had finished dialogue
      • Released later this year
  • E3 (50:20)

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