Joel McHale Joins Stargirl

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According to Variety, Joel McHale (Community) has joined the upcoming DC Universe streaming series Stargirl as Sylvester Pemberton, a.k.a Starman. McHale will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).

Pemberton is the original Starman, and wielder of the cosmic staff. He’s a long-time member of the Justice Society of America, who also has a sidekick named Stripesy, who is the Father of lead character Courtney Whitmore. No other details are available for Stargirl just yet, but as more casting comes in we should hear more.

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Blue Devil Cast in Swamp Thing

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ian Ziering (Sharknado) has landed a recurring role as Daniel Cassidy, a.k.a. Blue Devil in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Swamp Thing. Blue Devil is a stuntman turned actor who sold his soul to Neron for fame. After being betrayed by the elder demon he was resurrected as a demon, himself.

This will be Blue Devil’s first live-action appearance, I believe, which adds yet another amazing magical element to this already packed series. Titans has been surprisingly great, and Swamp Thing is shaping up to be even better.

Crisis on Infinite Earths Headed to The CW

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One of the most iconic event series in the history of comic books is officially headed to The CW next year, as the finale of the Elseworlds Arrow-verse crossover concluded with a tease for Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the comics, Crisis on Infinite Earths, written by Marv Wolfman and published in 1985, features a villain known as the Anti-Monitor battling the likes of Superman, Supergirl, and Flash, among others, in an attempt to destroy all life in the Multiverse, that ended when heroes and villains alike across multiple worlds banded together to stop the threat.

The kicker? The event ended with the deaths of Supergirl and The Flash, Barry Allen. The Crisis has been teased since the very first episode of The Flash, so seeing it finally come to fruition is immensely exciting.

Chris Messina Cast in Birds of Prey

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Warner Bros. has released the full cast list for their upcoming live-action adaptation for Birds of Prey, and according to Deadline, Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) has been cast in the film as Victor Zsasz, the long-time murderous Batman villain. In the comics, Zsasz is a psychopath dedicated to the “art” of killing, who most notably marks himself with a cut for every life he’s taken.

Messina joins Junee Smollett-Bell, headlining the film as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead will co-star as the Huntress, with Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, and Ewan McGregor as Black mask. Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020.

Plastic Man Film in the Works at Warner Bros.

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In an otherwise news-worthy day (Thanks, Marvel), the best news I have heard all day is that Warner Bros. is working on a live-action Plastic Man film, according to Deadline. Warner Bros. has tapped Amanda Idoko to write the screenplay, with her sole screenwriting credit for the upcoming film Breaking News in Yuba County, which stars Laura Dern and Allison Janney.

Any picks for who could play the fantastic Patrick “Eel” O’Brian in live-action? My pick is going to go to Matt Smith (Doctor Who, Terminator: Genisys). We’ll see if this goes anywhere, however, as the film has not been greenlit, and only has a screenwriter attached.

Analog EP73: Blind Man Brewing

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Josh and Theo are joined by the illustrious Fauxvi for the first time in a while to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The latest trailer for Captain Marvel, sad Daredevil news, Disney+ confirmations, as well as plenty of DC and Sci-Fi movie news 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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New Shazam! Poster Debuts

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Zachary Levi, star of the upcoming DC Entertainment adaptation, has shared the latest Shazam! poster on his Instagram page and also teased that fans can expect a new trailer for film after the new year. Though we have yet to see much of Shazam! it still remains a highly anticipated film among the growing ranks of DC Universe films set for release in the coming years.

You can hit the jump to check out the latest theatrical poster in full.

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Pull Box: December 5

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Holy crap that was so unexpected and amazing! Oh my God, I cannot believe how that ramped up so quickly. Batman on the hunt for information on Bane and his current role in Arkham, knowing from the Penguin that there’s something amiss with it all. But then the reveal at the end! The biggest mystery of all! Flashpoint Batman! Thomas Wayne! Is it really him?! So many questions. I’m freaking out. This is the best.
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This was an intensely emotional issue that finally put an intense focus on the DC Universe proper, and the importance of Superman, and the Supermen Theory that’s dominated the news in this world. The obvious interference by Dr. Manhattan, as well as the manipulation to put Superman on the side of the metahumans was well-played, and I’m genuinely interested to see where this goes next.
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This is a war of ups and downs for the Legion of Doom, they lost Black Manta in Drowned Earth, and now they’ve lost the Joker. The one clearly ahead of all of them in more ways than one, he could have killed the entire Legion if he felt like it, knowing that the Batman Who Laughs is an unlike anything the Multiverse has ever seen. Now, with the inclusion of Brainiac to the Legion of Doom, things should continue to be quite interesting.
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With the movie coming out in a few short months, one has to wonder if this new series is going to be any indication on what to expect from the film. If so, I’m definitely in for it, because the Shazam Family are some fantastic characters with rich history that is ripe for exploration, much in the same way Hawkman is being handled right now. Fortunately, that’s exactly what’s happening with the introduction of the Station, and more magical aspects of Shazam being explored.
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The insane aliens that Grant Morrison comes up with are so fantastic for Green Lantern that I’m not entirely sure why it took him so long to get on this character. But, here we are, and it’s ridiculous. With an old school design, the Blackstars are back, and it’s fun. Surprisingly, the story here is even moving along at a good pace, with questions being answered regularly, as we even quickly found out who is abducting planets. Given a lot of the stranger books recently, that’s quite a relief.
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The revival of Martian Manhunter across the DC Universe has been great. He’s such a fantastic character, and I truly missed him. His first solo book in years started off pretty strong, with dynamic art, and a story that’s going to be pretty interesting given J’onn’s police history on both planets. I love the focus and unique stories that are being told with these interesting characters lately, specifically with DC.

Zatanna Movie Possibly in the Works at WB

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While this rumor would put up in very early talks, Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has had discussions about a solo Zatanna film that would eventually lead into Justice League Dark. Given the production troubles by Justice League Dark, this would serve as a great lead-in, introducing audiences to the mystical side of the DC Universe.

Again, this is by no means confirmed, but early talks. There is no writer, no producer, no director, and certainly no star. With that in mind, who do you think could work as a big-screen version of the mystical magician given her numerous live-action renditions?

Blue Beetle Film In The Works

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The Wrap is reporting that DC Entertainment is working on a live-action Blue Beetle film, starring the third incarnation of the character, Jamie Reyes. Arguably the most popular Blue Beetle, Reyes wields an alien device called the Scarab, giving him incredible powers, and an incredibly iconic suit of armor in the process.

Scarface reboot writer, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, has reportedly been tapped to write the script. Zev Foreman (Colossal) will serve as executive producer for the studio. Currently no other details are available, but we should expect to hear more, soon.

Pull Box: November 28

NEWCOMICS

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I’m not entirely sure how I never put it together. Clever writing, I suppose, with Miss Goode being on the hunt for kryptonite and looking her own ways to “protect” herself from Superman. Not attacking Batman to out herself. She’s immensely smart in this instance, with some fantastic foresight into keeping her identity safe, even from the readers, apparently. That was a fantastic, well-done twist if I had ever read one.
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The finale for Drowned Earth somehow managed to end on a high note, with a much more concise thread than I thought it would. Seeing all the fish League members was fun, but seeing Superman in a pirate jacket and eye patch was easily the best part. Particularly the eye patch, adorned with an S. I could see that look moving into the future, as well. But, I’m sure it won’t. Now with the Legion of Doom in possession of the totality, we’ll certainly get back to the main story now, as well.
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That was a fun, light-hearted arc, that brought Batman nearly back together with a friend he had lost to ages ago. The joy that they shared in the “Game” of it all was infectious, and even made me smile. The fact that the Fireflies were given the option to leave, and took it, and Two-Face didn’t even blame them? That was the best part, showing some great self-awareness in its writing.
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I love seeing the DC heroes in the future. The Kal Kent story was particularly great. It was a bit confusing at first, but once it came together, it was wonderful. Not to mention the fact that Damian Wayne becoming an immortal Batman after killing his Father is essentially canon at this point with how many times it’s popped up in these future books.
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Surprisingly, and yet also not, it looks like Harley Quinn was the attacker on Sanctuary, after all. But why? Why would she attack all of these innocent heroes that are all just trying to heal? Booster Gold is so beyond messed up and confused. Lagoon Boy is tragic, and scarred by what’s happened in his life, and Wally West has easily the most sad story in all of DC Comics, currently. Remembering his entire past life, and the loss of his children, he has no way to cope with the loss of two people that never existed on this world. That’s truly heartbreaking.
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This story is moving so slow, with little to no answers being given each issue, though we are only 3 issues in. The biggest mystery, of course, is why Darkseid is so invested in their success. Even posing a lowly refugee medic to heal Starfire and ensure she’s able to fight alongside them. It’s interesting, and those mysteries will certainly keep me coming back.
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The beautiful retcon that happened in this issue about Gorilla City and its roles in regards to the four forces, specifically the Sage Force, was great. A smooth change that just slid perfectly into place without sacrificing any history of the Gorillas, and even furthered the story along. Now, we know we’re searching for 3 other heroes, and we quickly met our first: Fuerza, avatar of the Strength Force, clearly. This should be interesting.
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Talia’s arrogance truly knows no bounds, as she thinks after all this time of endangering Honor Guest and her family, the Silencer, she would bend to her will and be pleased that Leviathan is back. Despite her constant pleas to leave her out of it. That she didn’t want to be back in that life. I hope that Honor kicks her ass in the next issue, and does what has to be done to get back to her family, and let them know that she’s safe.
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This was easily the best issue yet of The Terrifics. Fantastic art, great battle, with fantastic story-telling. This was wonderful, and really set the bar for the series moving forward. The shot of Mr. Terrific walking away with his mask blacked out aws particularly awesome, and I hope this artist sticks with them moving forward. He really brought things forward, and made the book far more dynamic.
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This new arc for Wonder Woman is certainly a strange one. At first, Ares seemed changed… for 2 pages. Now, he does the exact same thing he used to do, except his purpose is twisted and misguided. Then there’s the mythological creatures that have all been dumped into this world, and no one is sure why. Kidnapping Steve, and taking him to their mysterious leader? Who could she be?
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And with that, the Fantastic Four are officially back. While the Baxter Building has come and gone through numerous owners since they left, I think it’s even more fitting that they’re now at #4 Yancy Street. The street has such significance for the team, ever since their inception, and it’s a wonderful callback to their long and storied history to have things play out like this. Additionally the Fantastic Four have always been more level-headed than their peers, and the way they handled The Fantastix is certainly no different.
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The final issue of Marvel 2-in-One! I was surprised when it continued past the debut of the new Fantastic Four series, but I’m glad it was allowed to go on a bit longer. Tie up loose ends with Johnny and dealing with everyone betraying him. The fate of Rachna Koul and her sister. Just small details that were left upended the last several issues. And, sure enough… there they were. All addressed, and tied neatly into a little bow. A solid ending for a solid book.
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This is quickly becoming yet another fantastic addition to the Power Rangers mythos. The freedom that the medium of comics allows, letting us see Rangers from various teams together in times of need, and even introducing new Rangers and new world. It’s pretty great. Also, that ending was fantastic, and really made me excited for the next issue, with the Solar Ranger, as she’s now being called, charging the other Rangers for a fight.

Analog EP72: Bird Detectives

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back from the holidays filled to the brim with pizza, turkey, and news! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Aquaman, The Lion King, and Artemis Fowl, as well as crazy anime news, casting for Lex Luthor, and some excellent Into The Spider-Verse news! On top of that, the guys are joined for this week’s deep dive by one of Ghost Hosts, as Bry jumps in to talk all things TITANS with the guys! 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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Elseworld’s Batwoman Trailer Now Online

The CW has shared a first look trailer for Batwoman in the upcoming Elseworlds crossover for Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl. It’s a short, but cool snippet of footage that even references Batman himself, albeit as an urban legend in this world.

This crossover is shaping up to be an incredible event. Be sure not to miss it when it starts the first of its 3-night run with The Flash on Sunday, December 9th. Arrow will continue the story on Monday, December 10th, before it all comes to an end in Supergirl on Tuesday, December 11.

Final Aquaman Trailer Now Online

Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment have shared the final, epic trailer for Aquaman, giving us plenty of new footage of the film. While the new footage doesn’t spoil anything, we do get our first in-motion look at Ocean Master in his full armor including iconic helmet.

Advance tickets are now on sale for the film, which hits theaters on December 21st.

Young Justice: Outsiders Gets Premiere Date

DC Universe has revealed a new teaser trailer for the much-anticipated new season of Young Justice: Outsiders, and with it comes our official premiere date of January 4th, 2019. The teaser trailer also reveals that Darkseid will play a role in the upcoming season, but what to end, we’ll have to wait to find out.

This will mark the first new episode of Young Justice in several years, and to say fans are excited would be quite the understatement.