Teaser Trailer for Amazon’s Carnival Row

Amazon has revealed the first teaser trailer for their upcoming eight-episode series, Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, as an inspector and a fairy, respectively, who work together to stop a series of murders in Carnival Row. The series explores the tensions between the human citizens and the increasing population of mythical creatures in the city after fleeing their homeland.

As well as Bloom and Delevingne, the cast includes David Gyasi (Interstellar), Karla Crome (Misfits), Indira Varma (Game of Thrones), and Tamzin Merchant (Salem). Carnival Row premieres on August 30th, 2019.

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Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest: WALK

In a bid to compete against the massive success that is Pokemon GO, Square Enix has announced a new augmented reality RPG, Dragon Quest: WALK. In the game, players traverse the in-game world through their own, doing battle with classic Dragon Quest monsters. Additionally, players can earn and buy in-game items to customize their player and dwellings.

No word on a release date yet, but a beta has been announced for Japan, with no word yet on a release date for North America.

Magic: The Gathering Animated Series in the Works at Netflix

After wrapping up what looks on track to become the biggest movie in box office history, The Russo Brothers are moving on to their next project: a Magic: The Gathering animated series for Netflix. Netflix announced the series as part of a new partnership between the streaming giant and Hasbro’s Allspark Studios. While details are scarce as of right now, we know the series will follow the Planeswalkers, legendary spellcasting heroes and villains that traverse the multiverse doing battle.

Hopefully we’ll learn more soon as this could easily become something massive for Netflix if handled well. Magic still has quite a fan-base and in the right hands could be great.

Robert Pattinson is Officially Batman!

After months of speculation, Deadline has confirmed that Robert Pattinson will still as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ upcoming trilogy, starting with The Batman. Since his breakout role in the Twilight series soured his experience, Pattinson has largely stayed away from blockbuster films, choosing to expand his acting chops and proving himself one of the best actors on the planet in numerous indie darling films.

This is sure to be a controversial choice for some fans, but given his phenomenal acting chops, Pattinson deserves a chance at this, and I am truly excited at this prospect.

First Teaser Trailer for Disney Pixar’s Onward

Disney Pixar has revealed the first official teaser trailer for their upcoming fantasy-alternate-timeline animated film, Onward. Based on a true story from director, Dan Scanlon, albeit with a magical twist, Onward follows two brothers in a magical world centuries after modern machines took root. Elves, gnomes, unicorns, dragons, and more populate the world, alongside cars and planes.

With such an interesting premise, the cast is all-star with Tom Holland (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy), Octavia Spencer (The Shape of Water), and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (VEEP). Onward hits theaters on March 6th, 2020.

First Look at Godzilla vs. Kong, & More

Preparations for the 2019 Las Vegas Licensing Expo are underway and we have our first look at some exciting projects on the horizon, including Godzilla vs. Kong (seen above), and Masters of the Universe. Expect this post to be updated as more pieces of promotional art for upcoming projects are revealed.

In the meantime, you can hit the jump to check out the most up-to-date awesome happenings at the Licensing Expo.

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Mister Miracle Scribe to Co-Write New Gods Film

DC Entertainment has revealed that it has tapped Eisner Award-winning comic book writer, Tom King (Mister Miracle, Vision), to co-write its upcoming New Gods film alongside director, Ava DuVernay. According to The Wrap, it’s likely he’s been handed this massive gig after the success of his recent 12-issue miniseries, Mister Miracle, which starred Scott Free, aka Mister Miracle, and his wife, Big Barda, two of the New Gods that will be featured in the film.

While New Gods has not been officially announced, and has no release date, it’s good to see some movement on yet another anticipated DC Entertainment adaptation.

Analog EP92: They Call Him Joey Pants

After a short break, Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back with a new episode of Analog to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Terminator: Dark Fate, Batwoman,Swamp Thing, and Jessica Jones, and a ton of news on Batman, Akira, Sonic the Hedgehog, and more on this jam-packed edition! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Square Enix’ Avengers Project to be Revealed at E3

After first unveiling the project nearly two years ago, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that their highly anticipated Avengers video game project will be officially revealed at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Details are intensely scarce on this project, but it’s exciting to see more, soon.

The Square Enix E3 presentation will be livestreamed on Monday, June 10th, and 6:00pm EST.

Pull Box: May 22 & 29

Leviathan remains one of the biggest mysteries running in the DC Universe, right now, and the way it’s been setup consistently throughout multiple books has been so damn fantastic. Now, it’s all coming to a head with Event Leviathan next month. We’ll get all the answers. The truth about who’s Leviathan, and who isn’t. That’s giving me goosebumps just thinking about it.

That was mind-boggling in so many ways. Doomsday Clock just opened the door for such amazing story-telling opportunities. The Metaverse! Superman has always been the centerpoint of it all, and using him in this way is so fantastic. It’s genius, and I’m so absurdly excited for what comes next.

Astrid Arkham certainly has a most destined origin story. The daughter of the Arkham Family, and the one person the inmates of the Asylum would happily give their lives for. Hidden under the nose of Batman as she watched and trained herself to best him. She is Batman’s antithesis, and most certainly an interesting new addition to the mythos.

A great annual issue bringing back an old villain with a new face. It’s always good to see some of the Batman’s lesser known villains used in these circumstances, though I hope that one day they’ll use the Phantasm in something like this. It would have been amazing to see the Phantasm used in the modern day Gotham that DC has built.

I love the chemistry that Lunella, aka Moon Girl, has with every single member of the Fantastic Four. She’s a fantastic character with her own mythos that meshes so well with Marvel’s First Family. On top of that, I’m waiting for the inevitability this is something throwing Franklin Richards back into overpowered God-mode, because that is honestly where he shines best.

Mordru naturally wants nothing to do with the Lords of Order, or the Otherkind. Both of which seem to be mad with power, and ready to destroy the world at any moment. But, once again, crafty Jason Blood, now an old man with Etrigan burned away from his soul, has a plan to stall Doctor Fate and his siblings. Does he know that Zatanna and Wonder Woman are the new Lords of Chaos?

Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo cemented their status as one of the greatest creative teams in all of comic books years ago, but this is some next level stuff. Even after Dark Knights: METAL, this still manages to feel fresh and new. This is already one of 2019’s most must-read stories, and it’s only a single issue in.

There are still so many mysteries when it comes to Leviathan and their plan, moving forward. All this mega-sized issue did was open even more boxes of questions. Talia Al-Ghul no longer runs Leviathan, so who does? It’s nice to see the rest of the Justice League finally getting involved, helping this story feel even more larger than life than it was already was.

Since switching creative teams, The Terrifics has gotten somehow even better. The art is better, and the story is fun and interesting. There’s been a lot of “virtual game” stories in comics lately, but thus far, I’ve been far more vested in the trials and tribulations of Plastic Man, and his rag-tag group of friends. Though, I suppose I’m a little biased.

With only one issue of The Silencer left, sadly, it was nice to see Honor nearly get her happy ending. Defeating her “sister,” Smoke, and saving her family from the danger that Talia presented at the time. My only hope is that in the future we see more of Honor Guest. Particularly as Leviathan becomes more of a threat throughout the greater DC Universe.

To see The Flash like this is so damn refreshing. For months on end, he has been so pessimistic and down on himself, but now with this new origin he’s back to his old self. While he’s doubting things a bit, it’s to be expected. But Old Man Barry is ever the optimist, and it’s exactly where The Flash should be.

While the ending to Heroes in Crisis didn’t quite have the impact I thought it would, nor the reverberations through the greater DC Universe, it still accomplished exactly what it needed to do. Where Wally goes from here, on his journey to find the wife and kids he lost after Doctor Manhattan is the question. While Superman is the centerpoint of the Metaverse, Wally West is its engine, ensuring things continue to move forward.

I can’t say I was expecting Overman to be a Cyborg Overman during the time they’ve been building him up. It was an awesome twist that really shakes things up moving forward. Maybe the real Overman will return, changed by what he’s seen in the Universe? Maybe he’s even Superman, now. Discovering his Kryptonian heritage and embracing it? There’s a lot of interesting paths, now.

Death Stranding Gets Massive New Trailer and Release Date

Kojima Productions and Sony Computer Entertainment just finished a livestream revealing a massive, new trailer for Death Stranding revealing plenty of new gameplay footage, story details, and even an official release date: November 8th, of this year.

The long-awaited PlayStation exclusive looks sure to be quite the undertaking when it releases later this year, but if anyone can pull off a cinematic endeavor such as this, it would be Hideo Kojima.

Several New Pokemon Games Unveiled

The Pokemon Company took to the stage last night to reveal several new, key Pokemon projects for the next year in their 2019 Business Strategy meeting. After touting the success of Pokemon GO, the company has revealed a new game, Pokemon Sleep, that will attempt to “turn sleep into entertainment, the way Pokemon GO turned walking into entertainment.” A lofty claim, but if anyone can make it happen, it’s them. Additionally, they also unveiled a new Pokemon GO Plus+ that will link up with all past Pokemon games that support the peripheral, as well as Pokemon Sleep.

Lastly, the studio also unveiled a new program called Pokemon Home that will link up with Pokemon Bank, and the upcoming Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield for storing Pokemon across titles. No release dates were set for anything, as all were still in early development.

New Full Trailer for Swamp Thing Debuts

With its upcoming DC Universe streaming debut this Friday, the service has revealed a new, full trailer for Swamp Thing giving us our best look yet at what to expect from the horrors of the swamp. A better look at the disease the draws Abby Arcane home, as well as Dr. Jason Woodrue, Madame Xanadu, and even a quick shot of Blue Devil. With all of this to look forward to, Swamp Thing looks to be something special.

“Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Reed). When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.

Final Season of Jessica Jones Gets a Teaser Trailer

The final season of Jessica Jones, the last Marvel streaming series on Netflix, just got a teaser trailer and an official release date: June 14th. While details are still tight-lipped on the final season, the villain of the piece can be heard calling Jessica a “fraud” in the above trailer. Additionally, the first plot synopsis can be seen below.

“When Jessica (Krysten Ritter) crosses paths with a highly intelligent psychopath, she and Trish (Rachael Taylor) must repair their fractured relationship and team up to take him down.  But a devastating loss reveals their conflicting ideas of heroism and sets them on a collision course that will forever change them both.”

Akira Gets a Release Date and Director

In what is most certainly massive news for Hollywood, it’s been revealed that the long-in-development-hell live action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo’s critically acclaimed, Akira, will hit theaters on May 21, 2021. That also happens to be the same day that John Wick: Chapter 4 will hit theaters, so expect one of those to move around a bit.

Additionally, Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) has been attached to direct the project after rumors of him circling the project started several months ago. The logline for the project can be found below.

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psychic psychopath that only two teenagers and a group of psychics can stop.