Analog EP94: Theo Throws Water

It’s a special double-episode week! Theo and Bovi tackle a huge E3 episode themselves, while Josh takes on jolly old London! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Loads of E3 reveals from Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, and more. Casting and updates for Snake Eyes, Bill and Ted, Frozen 2, and even some X-Men stuff on this week’s episode of Analog! 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 Reveals its Avengers Video Game

First off, apologies for the delay. I’ve been on vacation, and now have a ton of catch-up to do. I won’t be covering everything, but select things that are interesting. Square Enix revealed their long-awaited Avengers video game at this year’s E3, showing off a massive, beautiful world inside the game. Additionally, Avengers will take place within an ever-expanding universe with a consistently growing roster of superheroes, and Square Enix has confirmed that every new hero and world will be added to the game for free.

Assemble your team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, embrace your powers, and live your Super Hero dreams.

Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix® are excited to unveil Marvel’s Avengers, an epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Developed by Crystal Dynamics® in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal™, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest, the game features an original story and delivers the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.

Release Date: May 15, 2020

Analog EP93: Pokemon Half-Eaten Can of Beans

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are here to fill your ear holes with news and cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The first trailer for Onward, crazy DC casting news, and lots of cool video game news, including Death Stranding, and Pokemon Sword & Shield on this week’s episode Analog! 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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Pull Box: June 5

The issue that all of us really needed, to be honest. A nice, long, exposition-filled issue that broke down everything we had learned up to this point and revealed just how far Bane had gone in his machinations against Batman. That Thomas Wayne was giving the exposition was a bit expected, but we still don’t know why he truly sided with Bane in all of this. Or even how he got here for that matter. With King out in 13 issues, we should certainly learn more, soon.

That was a million times better than the first issue of DCeased. A technological-biological hybrid virus corrupting the planet. Batman outwitting just long enough to learn the truth, and Dinah Lance is the new Green Lantern after killing an infected Hal Jordan. That’s insane! This is quickly becoming yet another awesome alternate-future story for the heroes, and I love it.

The Year of the Villain has officially begun! DC has so many incredible stories going at once right now, it’s mind-boggling. The World Forger is a member of the League now, shockingly, with the goal of finding his brothers, the Monitor and the Anti-Monitor, which is an amazing twist if they’ll join up. But, Luthor is making his own moves and has the world in quite a predicament with the villains about to be armed to the teeth. Ahhh it’s so good!

This upended the status quo quite a bit for the Shazam Family. Sivana defeated Black Adam and waits at the Rock of Eternity. Billy’s adopted family now knows the truth, while his Dad waits outside. Now, the Wizard, Shazam, has returned to rescue the children from the Magiclands, while Funland prepares to go to war with the Earthlands. That’s a doozy of an issue, for sure.

Another fun, throwback romp to the glory days of Green Lantern and Green Arrow’s classic team-up. Though the addition of Grant Morrison certainly made this one a little strange and memorable. Using Dimension Zero was certainly a fun way to put these two back together. Now, Sinestro is back in the mix, as well, which should give Hal his much-needed adversary in this crazy story.

I knew the Gemworld couldn’t be trusted, and when Young Justice inevitably finds their way back there, hell will most certainly be paid. It was great seeing the team back together, recounting what’s happened up to this point for them and getting us all up to speed, the taking down Opal with very little trouble. I’m genuinely curious as to what Jinny Hex is hauling around in her truck, though.

The latest issue in Marvel’s best event in years was yet another win for the once-named “House of Ideas.” It’s been such a long time since such a great event came from Marvel, it’s refreshing to see this continuing to fire on all cylinders. Thor has nailed himself to Yggdrasil, just as Odin did before him, hoping to stop Malekith once and for all, while the Avengers fight back against the forces of evil. All of these cool changes to characters, as well as interesting “Ten Realm” related roles has even been a lot of fun.

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.

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.

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.”

Knights of the Old Republic Film Officially in the Works

After early speculation on it, Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed that a Knights of the Old Republic film is officially in the works with writer, Laeta Kalogridis (Alita: Battle Angel), writing the screenplay. Early reports indicate that she is very close to finishing the first draft of the script.

Set thousands of years before the Skywalker Saga, KOTOR was released as a video game in 2003 by LucasArts before expanding to numerous other novels, and spin-off stories. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available on Knights of the Old Republic.

Vanity Fair Reveals its Star Wars: Episode IX Issue

It’s almost become tradition since the acquisition of LucasFilm by Disney that Vanity Fair’s Annie Leibovitz appears to take the most gorgeous photos of production on each an every Star Wars film. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is no different with the magazine revealing a slew of new photos and reveals.

The new photos reveal Keri Russell’s character, Zorri Bliss, as well as the Knights of Ren, first teased back in The Force Awakens. Hit the jump for a full look at all of the photos and what they mean.

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More Details on Falcon & Winter Soldier for Disney+

The excitement around the upcoming Disney+ series, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, skyrocketed after the conclusion of Avengers: Endgame. Now, we have our first details on the series from Deadline, and they promise something special. First off, Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp are both returning to reprise their Captain America: Civil War roles as Baron Von Zemo and Sharon Carter, respectively. Additionally, Emmy-nominated, BAFTA award-winning director Kari Skogland has signed on to direct all 6 episodes of the mini-series.

While not 100% confirmed, it would seem that (Spoiler Warning) Sam Wilson taking on the mantle of Captain America will be a key point in the series. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier will premiere on Disney+ in August 2020.

Analog EP91: Age Shamed… Interestingly

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for a huge, news-filled episode of Analog! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!


Trailers for Watchmen, IT: Chapter Two, and Spider-Man: Far From Home, plus loads of casting news, Disney’s movie slate through 2027, and plenty more. 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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Pull Box: May 15

The twists and turns and conundrums at play these last few issues have been pretty wild, and honestly a bit difficult to follow at times in the later parts of this run on Batman. I know that it’s coming to quite the conclusion, and I can’t wait to see it, but these mind games that are being played on Bruce are pretty serious. They’re even getting to me.

Jor-El’s many enemies have united against him in an assassination attempt, disguised as a massive space battle that seems to be working pretty well. Then, showing his status and reputation across the Universe, Superman’s appearance puts a stop to it, immediately. But, Rogol Zaar is quite the villain. I’m not sure why Zod hesitated with Jon, perhaps seeing a Kryptonian boy was too much for him? Either way, the House of El has a united front, and that’s going to be tough to beat.

This battle against the World Forger and his Justice League is pretty intense, and the future Legion of Doom being the heroes in all of this is a fantastic twist. Luthor has always been manipulating them for his own ends, and after his transformation, he truthfully needs them no longer. With that in mind, they’re all cast aside, while the universe becomes a chained utopia. It’s pretty exciting, honestly.

Ah man, I love this book! Naomi is from an alternate Earth, where superheroes didn’t exist until a natural disaster that nearly cost the planet, everything. She looks so awesome, and the symbol in her eyes so greatly resembles the White Lantern emblem. The white light of life. With only one book left in this series, I really hope that we see Naomi pop up elsewhere, because she has been amazing.

That was how you go out in a blaze of glory. Lady Freyja and Odin haven’t been on good terms in years, but at the end of it all they destroy the Black Bifrost together, setting Malekith’s forces up for failure, and enraged and steeled the resolve of Thor, the key to this entire battle. I’m so impressed that Marvel has kept up this fantastic pace of great story-telling up to this point. I hope they can keep it going.

Another bit of clever gap-filling as each and every Avenger is getting their time to shine throughout the War of the Realms. It’s enveloped the entire planet, so naturally every major player has had a part to play. Kudos for it coming out so cohesive. Scenes are being re-played with new pieces that fit perfectly into place. It’s impressive.

Naturally, Thor’s wisdom is greater than any of us give him credit for. He chooses Spider-Man as the Midgardian ambassador for the League of Realms knowing full well that this battle has the likeliest possibility of diplomacy. So, of course, he sends the kindest Avenger there is. Or rather, the most “Midgardian” Avenger there is. Thor is certainly coming into his own through the course of this battle.

It’s pretty clever to choose the witty Giant-People, like Scott Lang, to go on an assassination mission to avenge a devoured Loki. It made for another light-hearted book in the War of the Realms that gave some levity, with a heavy back-drop behind it. The Frost Giants have been formidable through the war, but little by little their numbers are dwindling, as well as their strategic advantage.

First Trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Magic

Disney has shared the first official teaser trailer for the upcoming sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, as Angelina Jolie once again becomes the iconic Disney villain. Along with Jolie, returning cast members include Elle Fanning as Princess Aurora, and Sam Riley as Diaval. They’re joined by new castings Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay and Harrison Dickinson.

While the original received mixed reviews, it was still successful enough at the box office warrant another trip to that world. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hits theaters on October 18th.

Richard Madden Joins Marvel’s The Eternals

After several interesting casting choices for the upcoming film, Variety is reporting that Richard Madden (Game of Thrones) has joined Marvel’s The Eternals as the lead, Ikaris, opposite previously announced Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani, and Ma Dong-Seok.

While The Eternals doesn’t yet have a release date, with Avengers: Endgame breaking every cinematic record on the planet, and Spider-Man: Far From Home making waves, expect to hear plenty more, soon.

Disney Announces Slate of Films Through 2027

Disney has officially announced its upcoming slate of films, now through 2027, with numerous Marvel films on the slate, including two new Marvel films next year, down from its previous three films. Additionally, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be the last Star Wars film until 2024, giving us a lengthy break for the franchise.

Fox’s The New Mutants has been officially delayed to next year, as well as Avatar 2 being delayed to 2021. You can hit the jump for the full slate of films.

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