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X-Men 97 Review, Deadpool & Wolverine Tickets On Sale, Venom 3's Plot Leak, and more!

This week on Superhero Slate we're reviewing the first season of X-Men 97, get your Deadpool & Wolverine Tickets quick, Venom the Last Dance is going out with a bang, and more!


  • Deadpool & Wolverine (25:00)
  • X-Men (32:35)
    • Deadline says Michael Lesslie (The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes) is in talks to write the mutant led reboot
  • Vision (33:55)
    • Series officially announced with Terry Matalas (Star Trek Picard) as showrunner
    • Will be ‘revamped’ from VisionQuest ideas
    • 2026 premiere
  • Wonder Man (37:50)
    • Confirmed to be a “Marvel Spotlight” TV series like Echo
    • Winderbaum confirms process 2 years ago was “fill the service (Disney+) as fast as possible no matter what” and is now a more “considered approach” where they develop more than they produce
  • The Blonde Phantom (44:50)
    • Taylor Swift has met with Kevin Feige about MCU
    • Rumor: Will be taking lead in Scarlett Johansson’s Blonde Phantom project
      • 1950s spy movie set in Las Vegas
    • Would align with non-necessary character era + huge audience draw
  • Fantastic Four (48:30)
    • Franklin Richards will be part of the team and his suit will have the number 5 on it
      • Reed/Sue are easily of parent age actors
    • Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) joined the cast in an unknown but ‘surprising’ role
      • Rumor: multiversal version of Dr. Doom
  • Avengers 5 (54:00)
    • Rumor: a new Kang/The Conquerer will be announced in the “next few months”
      • Could use the name “The Conquerer” to get around potential issues, if any exist
    • Fantastic Four not likely to appear in this film
  • Spider-Man 4 (55:23)
    • Bad Boys/Batgirl director team Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah as frontrunners for directing
    • Rumor: The Kingpin will be the main villain with returning henchmen The Shocker and The Scorpion to return, with the latter bonding with the MCU symbiote (like the comics)
      • Peter Parker may be killed, then bond with the symbiote to bring him back to life and give him the black suit
  • Venom: The Last Dance (58:30)
    • Rumor: Plot synopsis leaked online
    • Focus on Eddie keeping his universe’s 10 yr old Peter Parker alive, while dealing with the spawns of Carnage symbiotes and “The Jury” humans who want to kill all symbiotes in existence.
  • Kraven: The Hunter (1:03:15)
    • Sony exec says the movie was moved to December because “more will will have time to revisit the movie over and over again”
  • Lanterns (1:05:15)
    • James Gunn officially announces team of Chris Mundy, Tom King, and Damon Lindelof
  • The Last of Us (1:06:06)
    • Season 2 re-taps Jeffrey Wright (Batman) to play Isaac Dixon, a character he voiced in Part II the video game
  • X-Men 97 (1:07:20)
    • Season 1 Review
    • Full Spoilers!

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