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Batman in Aquaman, X-men Legal Rights, Fantastic Four Origins, and more!

This week Superhero Slate is breaking down more SDCC Marvel details, talking about why the X-Men aren’t in the MCU yet, pondering if DC even has a plan for 3 different Batmen, and more!

What We're Doing: C2E2 2022, Paper Girls, Bob's Burgers The Movie, Metal Lords, Umbrella Academy


  • Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom (20:20)
  • Star Wars: Acolyte (26:20)
    • Will take place on Sanshiro (world made of Marshlands and Snowy Mountains)
    • Village attacked by tribal beings; fought off by Jedi
    • Aura (Amandla Stenberg) is not taken by them to train
      • Instead joins Acolytes to become Sith apprentice
  • Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi (29:40)
    • Rumor: Upcoming show depicts Count Dooku killing a Jedi Master
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (32:30)
    • Remake of game put on hold indefinitely
    • Art director and design director were fired, putting game on pause
  • Spider-Man 4 (35:00)
    • Feige says “teacher and scientist” are the jobs Peter Parker has that stick with him
    • Could be hint into his future ‘career’ in upcoming films
  • Spider-Man: Freshman Year (38:45)
    • Show confirmed to be in MCU Multiverse, similar to a What If story
    • Same entry point up until Tony Stark, now Norman Osborne comes to his apartment to give him ‘funds’
  • I am Groot (40:40)
    • Takes place between Guardians 2 ending and the post credits scene of Guardians 2
    • Does not affect Guardians 3
  • Secret Invasion (42:15)
    • Rumor: Olivia Colman is playing a gender swapped version of Union Jack
      • No super powers, but trained in Espionage
      • Possibly exposed to a variant of the Super Soldier Formula
      • UK version of Nick Fury?
    • Rumor: Reshoots are also happening with a new writer on the series
  • Fantastic Four (47:05)
    • Feige confirms movie will not be Origin Film
    • “A lot of people know this origin story. A lot of people know the basics. How do we take that and bring something that they’ve never seen before?” 
  • Avengers: The Kang Dynasty (52:15)
    • Will be directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi)
      • Also working on Wonder Man series, Shang-Chi 2, possible Ten Rings series
    • Rumored plan is for a different filmmaker for Avengers: Secret Wars
  • X-Men (57:45)
    • Due to previous Fox contractual rights with actors and producers, any Marvel X-Men projects would require compensation to that team
      • Could include even some creative control
    • Patrick Stewart returning as Xavier fits with rumor
    • Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool as well
      • Unsure about status of film, if tied up with previous producers
  • Samaritan (1:03:55)

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