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The Offenders Canceled & a KOTOR Remake | Weekly News Episode 257

This week Superhero Slate is taking inventory on Marvel’s shows, talking about a Knights of the Old Republic remaster, Doctor Strange could introduce 2 comic characters to the MCU, and more!

News

  • Marvel TV Studios (15:40)
    • Marvel Television rebranded as Marvel TV Studios
    • SVP, Karim Zreik making announcements
  • MODOK (16:50)
    • Hulu show casting announcement
      • Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing
      • A midlife crisis after AIM runs into the ground
    • Patton Oswalt as Modok, Ben Schwartz as Lou
    • Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Beck Bennet (SNL), Jon Daly (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  • The Offenders (19:30)
    • Tigra and Dazzler canceled
      • Showrunner left late 2019
    • Howard the Duck canceled
      • Likely to appear in future projects
    • Hit Monkey still in production
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (27:30)
    • Reported to premiere in August
    • First look at U.S. Agent on set
    • The Thunderbolts team could appear in show
      • “Thunderbolt” Ross could use Yelena Belova as first recruit
    • “Surprise character/villain reported on set”
      • Photographer who revealed Crossbones/Ghost on other sets
      • Had to Google character to find out who they were
  • Loki (33:50)
    • Marvel props tease return of Loki staff
    • Signs point to show getting a second season
    • Production company called Loki: Limbo Productions I LLC
      • The I indicates first chapter of multiple productions
    • Rumblings behind scene for second season
  • Moon Knight (38:30)
    • Hires Beau DeMayo (The Witcher; The Originals) as first screenwriter
      • Multiple plot lines, a la Tarantino?
  • She-Hulk (43:45)
    • Slated to begin production this July
    • Jennifer Walters casting imminent
      • Lawyer for Peter Parker?
  • Marvel on Disney+ (46:40)
    • 2 more future MCU shows in works for streaming service
      • Secret Invasion TV show (based on comic series)
        • Tie into Captain Marvel and Spider-Man: FFH
      • Second show based on A-List character, already greenlit
        • No indication on who it is - War Machine?
  • Captain Marvel (52:35)
    • Sequel in the works eyeing 2022 release
    • WandaVision writer (Megan McDonnell) signed on for film
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (57:50)
    • "Dr. Stephen Strange continues his research on the Time Stone. But an old friend turned enemy seeks to destroy every sorcerer on Earth, messing with Strange's plan and also causing him to unleash an unspeakable evil."  
    • 2 new characters to be introduced
      • Brother Voodoo - ally to Doctor Strange, sorcerer supreme himself
      • Miss America - from alternate dimension and able to hop between worlds, sidekick to Strange
  • Obi-Wan (1:03:30)
    • Production start delayed, not show’s release
    • Rewriting scripts to do more work on them post Episode IX - per Ewan McGregor
      • Says scripts will be even better
  • The Clone Wars (1:05:55)
  • Knights of the Old Republic (1:11:10)
    • Rumor: a remake of Star Wars: KOTOR could be on the way
    • Would combine Knights of the Old Republic and sequel The Sith Lords into one game
    • Integrate elements from games to bring specific items into Star Wars canon
  • The Batman (1:13:50)
    • Colin Farrell’s white hair was not for filming
      • Does drastic things after completing other shoots
    • Starts production as the Penguin in 2 weeks
  • Justice League Dark (1:16:05)
    • TV and Film projects in the works at WB
    • In conjunction with JJ Abrams Bad Robot company
  • Locke & Key (1:20:45)
    • Season 2 already being written for Netflix series
      • Has not been greenlit yet
    • Show is diverging from comics, but working with Joe Hill
    • February 7, 2020

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