Captain Marvel Confirmed for Avengers 4

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Initially, the delay between the release of Avengers: Infinity War and Captain Marvel all but doomed us from seeing the character on-screen until her first solo outing. However, confirmation of the film’s 1990’s era setting made it entirely possible. Now, it looks like our wish may be coming true!

A set photographer that has been quite reliable in the past, has spotted Brie Larson on the set of Avengers 4 for filming, all but confirming her appearance in the film. It’s likely that she may end up in some sort of stasis at the end of her solo film, mirroring the journey that Steve Rogers took at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger.

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Star Wars: Episode IX Delayed to December 2019

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Following the addition of J.J. Abrams as writer and director on Star Wars: Episode IX, the film has been officially pushed from its May 2019 slot, to December 2019, placing the finale of the Star Wars saga firmly in contention with Wonder Woman 2 in its second weekend.

Disney didn’t leave that May 2019 slot empty for long, though, as their upcoming live-action Aladdin adaptation has dropped into the release date.

J.J. Abrams Returning for Star Wars: Episode IX

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Following the troubled departure of director Colin Trevorrow on Star Wars: Episode IX, Lucasfilm has announced that J.J. Abrams will return to the franchise to take the reins of the final chapter in the new trilogy of films. Abrams will co-write the film with Chris Terrio (Justice League, Argo). Star Wars: Episode IX is produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Abrams, Bad Robot, and Lucasfilm.

“With The Force Awakens, J.J. delivered everything we could have possibly hoped for, and I am so excited that he is coming back to close out this trilogy,” said Lucasfilm President, Kathleen Kennedy. This is a picture-perfect choice for the director to step back in to the franchise he helped modernize in such spectacular fashion.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Set for 2020

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James Gunn has confirmed on his Facebook that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will be arriving in just under 3 years, setting the film firmly to release in 2020. He also confirmed that it will be titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 to close out the trilogy.

Marvel has already secured 2020 dates for as-yet unnamed films on May 1, August 7, and November 6, which likely puts Guardians in its now-infamous May slot to open the summer.

Rian Johnson Reportedly Top Pick for Episode IX

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi director, Rian Johnson, is reportedly the top pick to take over for Colin Trevorrow on Star Wars: Episode IX. Johnson supposedly has done some incredible work with The Last Jedi, and fully earned the trust of Kathleen Kennedy and the brass at Disney and LucasFilm, which appears to be a challenge in and of itself these days.

While far from confirmed, we’ll have to wait and see just who ends up behind the lens this time around, but Johnson is a safe bet, as he’s already started his desire to return to the franchise again.

Colin Trevorrow Out on Star Wars Episode IX

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Disney and Lucasfilm has announced that the studio has parted ways with Colin Trevorrow who was set to direct Star Wars Episode IX for the studio. Rumors about his departure have been rampant since the release of his last film, and with the constant changes in staff the last several films, and the shift in direction to more experienced directors, it was only a matter of time.

Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.

Currently, there is no replacement set, but we should expect to learn something very soon about who the next in line is.

UK Royal Mail Unveils New Star Wars Stamps

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The United Kingdom’s Post, Royal Mail, has officially unveiled an incredibly gorgeous new set of stamps to commemorate the upcoming release of Stars Wars: The Last Jedi. They feature Maz Kanata, Chewbacca, Supreme Leader Snoke, the newly introduced adorable Porgs, and the droids BB-8, R2-D2, C-3PO, and Rogue One’s K-2SO.

They’reillustrated by UK digital artist, Malcolm Tween, and are available for pre-order with a release date of October 12. Royal Mail says the four droid stamps have hidden details that can only be revealed through a UV light, which makes for an awesome detail for collectors.

Star Wars: Force Friday II Lineup Revealed

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Tomorrow is September 1st, and that means the long-awaited day for collectors is finally upon us: Force Friday II. Star Wars has unveiled the full lineup of toys, collectibles, apparel, and more for the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The reveal shows several new characters such as the adorably evil looking BB-9E, as well as a look at Supreme Leader Snoke, and more. Hit the jump to check out the full reveal.

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New Inhumans Trailer Gives us More Footage

Early set photos of Marvel’s Inhumans showed Serinda Swan with her head shaved, leaving many of us uncertain as to what exactly was going on. Initially it was thought to be a way to make adding the CG hair easier for post, but it would appear we were wrong. The final trailer for Marvel’s Inhumans shows Medusa’s dangerous locks have been cut off, rendering her powers useless.

She is, of course, still immensely formidable, as shown in the trailer. But, time will tell as to the fate of Medusa and her kingdom. Marvel’s Inhumans hits IMAX theaters with its first two episodes this Friday.

First Look at Evangeline Lilly as The Wasp!

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Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and The Wasp started shooting several weeks ago, and now, thanks to Evangeline Lilly herself, we have our first look at the official costume of Hope Van Dyne, aka The Wasp (sans helmet). While the image doesn’t give us a complete look, we can get an idea of what to expect with her more nimble looking ensemble.

No other information is currently available, but with production in full swing, and the film set to hit theaters next year, we can expect to see more soon.

Disneyland Announces Monsters After Dark

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Disneyland’s tradition of crafting seasonal attractions will continue this year for Halloween, as California Adventure’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout will transform into Monsters After Dark this year for the autumn holiday from September 15th to October 31st.

The seasonal ride will act as a faux-sequel to the standard version, with the mission being to rescue Groot from the Collector and his various scary monsters. A new song, also titled “Monsters After Dark,” was composed for the ride by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 film composer Tyler Bates.

Obi-Wan Confirmed as Next Star Wars Standalone Film

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lucasfilm has taken the first steps to finalize a deal with director Stephen Daldry (The ReaderThe HoursBilly Elliot) to helm an upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie centered on the fan-favorite Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the project is still in its early stages, there is no script as of yet, but if he signs, Daldry will be developing the script alongside Lucasfilm.

There’s also no news on whether longtime Obi-Wan actor, Ewan McGregor, who has expressed numerous times his interest in returning, will be back for the role.

GKIDS Takes Over U.S. Distribution for Studio Ghibli

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In a shocking move, Disney has pulled out of U.S. distribution for the popular Studio Ghibli animated films, 20 years after the initial landmark deal. New York-based distributor GKIDS now has sole rights to Ghibli’s catalog in America, with the exceptions of 2013’s The Wind Rises and Grave of the Fireflies. Disney will continue distribution in European territories, however.

GKIDS has earlier in the year made lesser-known Studio Ghibli titles Oceans Waves and Only Yesterday available on DVD and Blu-Ray. They will also distribute My Neighbor TotoroSpirited AwayPonyoHowl’s Moving CastleKiki’s Delivery ServicePrincess MononokeCastle in the Sky and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind on DVD and Blu-Ray in October, with My Neighbor the Yamadas available in early 2018.

Analog EP21: Who’s That Hosting?!

Someone hijacked our podcast! Bree and Jamie found our list, and recorded the show! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Cable, Hellboy Casting Updates, the Disney/Netflix Deal, and new details from Star Wars: The Last Jedi fill out this week’s episode of Analog, with Special Guest Hosts! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Entertainment Weekly Drops a Ton of Star Wars Updates

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Entertainment Weekly posted several updates today regarding several of the new alien races, Luke Skywalker himself, and the leader of the First Order, Snoke from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. We’ve learned that Luke wasn’t alone on the planet Ahch-To, location of the first Jedi temple, as he’s joined by a small race of furry creatures, the Porgs, and an anthromorphic race of aquatic creatures that maintain the structures on the island, called the Caretakers.

The other big news is in regards to Snoke, and our first look at his incredible bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. Hit the jump to get a full look at several new stills from the film.

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