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What If Titles for Season 2, Ahsoka Mid-Season Recap, One Piece Impressions, and more!

This week Superhero Slate is revealing Season 2 titles for Marvel’s What If, making our predictions for the second half of Ahsoka, giving you a review of Netflix's One Piece, and more!

News

  • One Piece (7:10)
    • First impressions of Netflix series
  • Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour (19:10)
    • Will beat every Superhero movie in 2023 with $150 million opening
  • NYCC (22:50)
    • New York Comic-Con on October 12
    • Panels starting to get scheduled
  • What If...? (26:30)
    • Season 2 episode titles revealed
      • What if Gamora killed Thanos?
      • What if Captain Carter finds Hydra Stomper? (Continued from Season 1)
      • What if the Tesseract landed in Haudenosaunee Confederacy before the colonization of America? (Introduction of new hero Kahhori)
      • What if Hank Pym & Janet Van Dyne fought the Red Guardian during 1980’s?
      • What if Yondu delivered Star-Lord to Ego?
      • What if Happy Hogan saved Christmas? (Iron Man 3)
      • What if Wanda had grown up watching musicals instead of sitcoms?
      • What if Odin & Hela had faced Wenwu?
      • What if Avengers had fought Surtur?
    • 9 Episodes, with first being cut from first season
    • Is there a ‘culmination’ of these or just single stories going forward?
  • Loki (31:55)
  • Agatha: Darkhold Diaries (34:20)
    • May be a reason for show’s continuous title changes
    • Producer says “something is afoot” and may indicate a different title per episode
  • Daredevil: Born Again (37:10)
    • Spider-Man will be mentioned during show by Kingpin
    • Previously thought to appear, but no longer the case
  • Deadpool 3 (39:15)
    • Rumor: The TVA is selecting Heroes from dying worlds as a way to stop the multiverse from collapsing on itself
      • Deadpool and Wolverine meet as Wolverine was chosen from Fox universe
    • Rumor: Daniel Radcliffe cast in “secret role” in film
      • Wolverine variant amid fan casting of him taking over mantle in MCU
  • Avengers: Secret Wars (45:05)
    • Sam Raimi top choice to direct movie currently
      • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness; Spider-Man trilogy
      • DS2 brought in $950 million
    • Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter 3; Gravity) near top of list as well
  • Spider-Man 2 (47:45)
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths (50:15)
    • Animated adaptation looking to be split into a trilogy
    • Animation Director updated resume to have parts I, II, and III listed for this film
  • Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (50:55)
  • James Bond (54:45)
    • Christopher Nolan rumored to be making deal to write and direct 2 Bond movies
    • With full creative control, unlike previous Bond entries with producers overseeing
  • Rotten Tomatoes (58:25)
    • PR firm Bunker 15 has been purchasing positive reviews for shows/movies, launching with a high rating
    • Focused on sites that are favorable and ‘debuting’ scores
      •  "obscure, often self-published critics who are nevertheless part of the pool tracked by Rotten Tomatoes,"
  • Roku (1:02:40)
    • Removed almost all of Quibi shows they acquired
    • Roku cutting content to save costs
  • I Am Groot (1:04:44)
    • Season 2 on Disney+
    • 5 episodes
  • Ahsoka (1:07:34)
    • Episode 1-4 discussion
    • Back Half predictions


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