Djimon Hounsou Joins the Cast of Shazam!

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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Djimon Hounsou (Guardians of the Galaxy) has been cast as The Wizard in DC’s Shazam! Hounsou will be replacing Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) after a scheduling conflict prevented Jones from taking the role on further.

The new casting is a bit of a shock, but continues the trend of great casting for the film, though Ron Cephas Jones will be missed as a fantastic choice. Djimon Hounsou will be reprising his Guardians of the Galaxy role as Korath in Marvel’s Captain Marvel which releases only a few short weeks before Shazam!

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Billy Dee Williams Returning for Star Wars: Episode IX

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The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the long-standing rumor that Billy Dee Williams would be returning to a galaxy far, far away and will reprise his role of Lando Calrissian for next year’s Star Wars: Episode IX. After the deaths of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, and the sad, real life death of Carrie Fisher, it makes sense to bring back the other fan-favorite classic character, particularly after the character’s revival in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

In Star Wars: Episode IX, Williams will join returning franchise stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver, as well as newcomer Keri Russell.

Analog EP56: It’s What’s For Dinner

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The guys are back from a brief, technical hiatus, and they’re better than ever! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The trailer for Mandy, casting for multiple Spider-Man films, DC Universe updates, and more on this weeks episode of Analog! Listen to this week’s 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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Jeremy Renner in Talks to Play Twitch Williams in Spawn

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According to That Hashtag Show, The Avengers star Jeremy Renner may be in line to play detective Twitch Williams, the meek but skilled officer that Jamie Foxx’ Spawn will partner with in an effort to track down a killer.

While not the most spot-on casting in the world, it makes sense that they would trade in for a more capable seeming Renner instead of the skinny, yet surprising appearance often associated with Twitch Williams. Or, maybe Renner will undergo quite the transformation for the film? Only time will tell.

Liam Neeson Joining Men in Black

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Variety is reporting that Sony Pictures is currently in talks with Academy Award-nominee Liam Neeson (Taken) to join their upcoming Men In Black film, which will see Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reprise their Thor: Ragnarok partnership in the lead roles. The plot and character details for the film are all under tight lock and key, so it’s unknown who he will be playing.

F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) will be directing with a script from Iron Man scribes Matt Holloway, and Art Marcum. Production is expected to begin this summer, with a June 14th, 2019 release date set.

Jake Gyllenhaal In Talks to Play Mysterio

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It’s been confirmed by Deadline this morning, that actor Jake Gyllenhaal is finally making his move towards the comic book world, as he’s in final talks to play the villain, Mysterio, in the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming. Mysterio has been one of the more often requested of Spider-Man’s famous rogue’s gallery, with many fans wanting Bruce Campbell to play the character in Sam Raimi’s trilogy of films.

While the casting is phenomenal, it’s unclear as to whether this will have any bearing on Matt Reeve’s upcoming Batman film, as Gyllenhaal was the favorite to replace Affleck in the role, should he elect to leave.

Hawk and Dove Joining Titans

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It seems the Titans as we know it aren’t the only on-screen superheroes expected to join the live-action adaptation, as casting sheets for the roles of heroes, Hawk and Dove, as well as Detective Amy Rohrbach, have went out this morning reports The Hashtag Show.

Hawk and Dove are a pair of crime-fighting vigilantes that have gone through several different incarnations over the years that transform when in danger. The studio is currently looking at Alan Ritchson (Smallville, Ninja Turtles) and Rebecca Rittenhouse (The Mindy Project), respectively. Meanwhile, Rohrbach was one of the few clean cops working in Bludhaven and eventually became Nightwing’s trusted ally while Dick Grayson worked as a hero there, confirming the inclusion of Nightwing in the series.

Sasha Lane Cast as Alice Monaghan in Hellboy

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Slowly but surely, the cast of Hellboy and his supporting characters continues to grow. The Hollywood Reporter is showing the Sasha Lane (American Honey) has been cast in the role of Alice Monaghan. In the comics, Alice is a girl of Irish descent, kidnapped as an infant by fairies, until she’s rescued by Hellboy. Her love of the fairies never leaves, though, and she returns to them quite frequently, hardly ever aging, and even becoming the caretaker of the last fairy.

The casting can slowly point us in a direction as to where the film will go, with many of the more popular comic stories coming to the forefront for Big Red.

David Tennant Returning as Kilgrave for Jessica Jones Season 2

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Entertainment Weekly has posted a new set picture for the second season of Jessica Jones that confirms that David Tennant’s fan-favorite Kilgrave, will return. This brings up quite a few questions, considering the murderous character was killed at the end of the first season. Perhaps flashbacks? Or maybe he’ll be a sort of ghost of Jessica’s past that haunts her, for what she did.

Time will tell, as Jessica Jones season 2 debuts next year on Netflix.

Sugar Lyn Beard Cast as Hazard in Flash Season 4

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Variety is reportsing that Sugar Lyn Beard (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) will be appearing in The Flash Season 4 as Rebecca Sharpe/Hazard. This small-screen version of the DC Comics character is “perpetually down-on her luck and is convinced her life is cursed — until a freak accident changes everything. With the universe on her side, she poses a threat to both Team Flash and Central City.”

She joins an already stacked cast for a season that is shaping up to be a lot of fun, even without any episodes airing until early-October.

John Cena Cast in Bumblebee Spin-Off Movie

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Proof that we don’t live in the darkest timeline after all. John Cena has been cast opposite Hailee Steinfeld as the lead in the upcoming Transformers spin-off film, Bumblebee. The cast also includes Jorge Lendeborg, Jason Drucker, Abby Quinn, Rachel Crow, Ricardo Hoyos and Gracie Dzienny.

Little is known about the plot outside of its 1980’s setting. Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings), will direct the Bumblebee movie from a script written by Christina Hudson (Shut In).

Jimmy Woo Cast in Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp

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It would seem that Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp is getting a boost of S.H.I.E.L.D. as Marvel has announced that actor Randall Park (Fresh of the Boat, The Interview) has been cast as Agent Jimmy Woo in the upcoming sequel. Jimmy Woo was the first liaison to the Avengers in the comics, and served as an Agent of Atlas.

Randall Park is more known for his comedic chops, but given the first Ant-Man and its comedic backdrop, he should fit right in here. Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters on July 6, 2018.

Tom Hardy Cast as Venom

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A few months back, Sony decided to shock the industry and announce a Venom movie for release next year. Now, they’ve decided to do that again. Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy has officially been cast as Eddie Brock in the film. The famous Spider-Man antihero/villain is expected to lead Sony’s own shared universe, which will be running on the back of Spidey’s large rogues gallery, as a Black Cat and Silver Sable film is also in the works.

Basically, this is the best piece of casting news I have heard in a long time. Though, admittedly, I do wonder where this will leave the Splinter Cell film, which is another Hardy is attached to, that I’m looking forward to.

On top of Hardy, director Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland), has signed on to direct the film. Venom is scheduled for release on October 8th, 2018.