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"Why was Harry Potter kicked out of Hogwarts? He was caught playing with his broomstick. Oh boo!"

What If Marvel Studios & Watchmen on HBO | Weekly News Episode 233

This week Superhero Slate breaks down more of SDCC’s news, the Fall TV line up is starting to shape up, we talk about some upcoming DC animated movies, and more!


  • Spider-Man: Far From Home (11:50)
    • First Spider-Man movie to hit $1 billion
      • Tom Holland in 4 $1 billion+ movies
    • Disney sets record year in global ticket July
      • Besting 2016 record
  • Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (15:20)
    • Recruits Chung Man Yee as costume designer
      • Oscar nominated for work on The Curse of the Golden Flower
  • What If...? (18:55)
    • Season 1 will explore first 23 movies in the MCU
      • Adding twist to see how things turn out different
    • In the logo
      • Marvel Zombies
      • Original Iron Man Armor (older than mk 1)
  • Thor: Love and Thunder (26:00)
    • Natalie Portman signed up for movie 6 months ago
    • Met with Waititi and agreed to do it in one meeting
  • Black Panther 2 (27:45)
    • Danai Gurira to return as Okoye
  • D23 (32:50)
    • Marvel Studios to have sneak peek at upcoming projects
    • “Exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!”
    • August 24
  • The Runaways (36:10)
    • Season 3 to debut December 10 on Hulu
      • 10 episodes at once
    • Will get drawn into a dark realm ruled by Morgan Le Fay (Elizabeth Hurley)
  • Venom 2 (38:10)
    • Andy Serkis (Black Panther) in line to direct sequel
      • Travis Knight (Bumblebee) and Rupert Wyatt (RotPotA) also considered
  • The Batman (39:15)
    • Greig Fraser (Rogue One) hired to film movie
  • DC Animation (43:00)
    • Superman Red Son, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, Superman: Man of Tomorrow
  • Watchmen (45:50)
    • HBO confirms October release date
    • 9 episodes in season 1
  • Lucifer (54:55)
    • Netflix increases season 5 episode count from 10 to 16
      • Not filming yet
  • Zombieland: Double Tap (50:50)
  • Jojo Rabbit (54:00)
  • Mad Max (57:45)
    • Two sequels to Fury Road and a Furiosa spinoff in the works
    • Work hasn’t started because of a lawsuit with Warner Bros.

Plugs (1:03:45)

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