Toho Planning Godzilla Shared Universe, Shin 2 Cancelled

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A little disappointing news this morning, as Toho has unveiled plans to begin a new Godzilla shared universe beginning in 2020 for their large series of kaiju films. Unfortunately, those future plans will not include a Shin Godzilla sequel. The first Shin Godzilla, directed by Hideaki Anno, went on to massive acclaim, sky-rocketing the larger-than-life character back into the modern spotlight.

The future of the series and its forwarding developments are very conscious of the method of “shared universe”. Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, etc. could all share a single world view much like a Marvel movie where Iron Man and the Hulk can crossover with each other. It is said that each movie can be a possible film production where any one of them could lead a film of their own as the titular character. Shin Godzilla was a huge hit, but instead of thinking of doing the obvious idea of making a Shin Godzilla 2, instead think about a world that can be used for a long time. I’d rather make a World of Godzilla.

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BadCast – The Undertaker (Pt. 1)

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Bovi is joined by Theo and Andy to talk about one of the most iconic, and villainous, pro wrestlers of all time: The Undertaker!

Part 1 of The Undertaker covers his history, and origins, as well as the first several years of his illustrious career in the then-World Wrestling Federation. Be sure to check out the links below to listen, and rate & review on iTunes!

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Hasbro Trademarks The Smell of Play-Doh

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As crazy as this sounds, Hasbro has officially trademarked one of the most recognizable features of the iconic brand of colored clay: its smell. According to BusinessWire, the trademark states that Hasbro now owns “a scent of a sweet, slightly musky, vanilla fragrance, with slight overtones of cherry, combined with the smell of a salted, wheat-based dough.”

The company has assured everyone that there are currently no plans for litigation now that the trademark is official, just in case you have a Play-Doh perfume, or something.

Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princess of Power Revealed

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Netflix has revealed the first official poster, and cast for its upcoming She-Ra reboot, officially titled She-Ra and the Princess of Power. Revealed by Entertainment Weekly today, the series is helmed by Lumberjanes co-creator Noelle Stevenson. It’s also revealed that the show will initially do away with Adora’s relation to He-Man, describing her as an orphan who finds the mystical sword that grants her the power to turn into the legendary hero She-Ra.

You can hit the jump to see the poster in full, as well as the full voice cast for the series.

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Red Band Trailer for The Happytime Murders Debuts

After years of being in development, Brian Henson’s very-NSFW puppet film, The Happytime Murders, is finally hitting theaters on August 17th, and we have our first, very-NSFW trailer. The film is set in a world where puppets and humans co-exist, as a decorated detective (Melissa McCarthy) and her puppet partner attempt to track down a killer that’s brutally murdering the former cast of The Happytime Gang, a beloved classic puppet show.

The trailer is incredibly NSFW, and distances itself from Brian Henson’s former Muppet fare completely, but with that in mind, it’s absolutely hilarious.

Super Monkey Ball Revealed for Sega Forever

Super Monkey Ball: Sakura Edition will be the latest title to hit Sega Forever, Sega’s free-to-play iOS and Android app featuring classic games from it’s back catalog of various arcades and consoles. Super Monkey Ball: Sakura Edition first hit smart devices back in 2012. The game features 4 characters, playing through 125 different worlds, with included mini-games that use local multiplayer.

The game will cost $1.99 for the ad-free version, and is now available on iOS and Android smartphones.

Batwoman Headed to The Arrowverse on CW

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Arrow star, Stephen Amell, confirmed in a press conference today that The CW is taking the next step forward with its “Arrowverse” and introducing Kate Kane, aka Batwoman, to the universe, as well as her home city, Gotham City. Kate Kane was re-introduced to the DC Universe in the New 52, and has gone on to become one of the leading LGBTQ characters in all of comics.

We’re incredibly excited to announce that we’ll be doing another crossover event this fall on the CW, and we’ll be introducing a new character. For the very first time appearing, we’ll be fighting alongside Batwoman, which is terrific. The crossover is going to make it to air in December. I need to leave right now and start filming it.

Microsoft Announces Xbox Adaptive Controller for Disabled Players

Microsoft has taken the initiative, and announced its new Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities that hinder their ability to use the standard Xbox One controller. The Xbox Adaptive Controller features a large white base unit, featuring a few buttons and large pads on it, but the star of the controller is its back area, which has room for extra joysticks and button inputs that can be fully customized via their plugs and the Xbox Accessories app.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be out later this year, and will cost $99. You can hit the jump to see a few more images, and a second video of the controller in action. If you’d like to learn more, Microsoft also posted a massive blog post regarding the controller itself.

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Battlefield V Live Reveal on May 23rd

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Electronic Arts has announced that it will be revealing the latest entry in the popular DICE shooter series, with Battlefield V set to be revealed in a live stream on May 23rd, hosted by Trevor Noah.

The Battlefield V reveal will take place on May 23rd at 1:00pm PST/4:00pm EST and will be available to watch on YouTubeTwitchMixer.com, and Battlefield.com.

VA-11-HALL-A Headed to Consoles

If you haven’t heard of Developer Sukeban Games  cyberpunk bartender simulation game, VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action, it’s alright. But, luckily, it is hitting consoles on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch in early 2019. The game is gorgeous, with incredibly unique gameplay, and certainly worth a look for fan of late 80’s aesthetic.

VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action is a booze em’ up about waifus, technology, and post-dystopia life. In this world, corporations reign supreme, all human life is infected with nanomachines designed to oppress them, and the terrifying White Knights ensure that everyone obeys the laws. But, this is not about those people. You are a bartender at VA-11 HALL-A, affectionately nicknamed “Valhalla.” Although it is just a small bar downtown, it attracts the most fascinating people this side of dystopia. Keep your clients lubricated and you will be made privy to the most interesting stories.

Analog EP51: Double Lightning Mullet Power!

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Josh and Theo go on a solo adventure on this week’s episode! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Predator, and The Death of Superman! Plenty of video game news, the return of a few beloved animated series, and the 13th resurrection of Gambit! 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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Pull Box: May 16

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Skinny and bearded Booster Gold was, for some reason, one of the best things I have ever seen in a comic book. This was a great ending to a story that was so insane, that it had to end in this insane, tragic way. Booster Gold carries the weight of so many of his unknown adventures, but it was interesting to see him actually reveal this one. To tell Batman and Catwoman of his “gift” and how wrong he was, and how the world was changed. Because of one, life-altering gift.
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I think I may be done picking up Damage. This book continues to suffer, and the random addition of Gorilla Grodd working with Poison Ivy was a bit much for me. It’s sad when the two-panel piece of character development with Ivy turning back into Pamela is more interesting than the starring character. He’s just so flat, and while I’m supposed to root for him, and be sympathetic, I just can’t get behind him as a character.
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I cannot handle how amazing Starro is as a character in this book. Adding him to this series was the most inspired choice anyone could have ever made, and it’s all the better for it. This story is moving a lot slower than expected, and there’s nothing wrong with that, but I was hoping for a little more crazy character interaction. The Lobo and Beast Boy exchange was only a taste, but it was a great one. Pretty much the highlight of this entire issue, so hopefully there’s more where that came from.
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The art and storytelling in this book is so beyond comparison. It’s like reading a fairy tale, as it should be. What’s most interesting is that in this world of magic and war, Batman seems more at home than Wonder Woman. Diana is so obsessed with keeping the peace between these people that she seems almost blinded, glamoured as it were, by the entire realm. Blind to its mysteries. But Bruce is seeing through trick after trick, mystery after mystery. Each issue, more questions mount, with fewer answers given. Hopefully things start to pull themselves together soon.
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An interesting premise gives this a good shot at being an interesting book, but yet another team up out of the New Age of Heroes seems a bit redundant. Additionally, nothing is going to be better than The Terrifics. Though, it’s very possible that they could link up eventually, as I think that was Tom Strong in the Museum with the Challengers? I can’t be sure, until I get better acquainted with the history. Let’s see how the next few issues fare and go from there.
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Thus concludes The Mighty Thor. The War of the Realms is finally imminent in one of the most slow-burning stories I’ve ever seen in comics. Jane Foster still has a role to play, but it would appear that, starting next month, the Odinson will return to his rightful place as the eventual King of Asgard. I have no idea how that will happen, but it’s sure to be an interesting book. I’m just hoping the creative team sticks around for a bit longer.
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Shattered Grid just keeps piling on the hopelessness. Each time the Rangers start to make strides toward evening the odds, Drakkon just pulls two more steps ahead, gathering more power and defeating more Rangers. It’s interesting that Drakkon spent so much time with the Zeo Rangers, where Tommy was a leader, and at his most beloved. It shows his weakness, but also belies a lot about his character and the regret over the choices he made in his own past.

RUMOR: Retro Studios Working on Star Fox Grand Prix

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A rumor is swirling that Retro Studios, confirmed by Nintendo to be working on a game for them, is actually working on Star Fox Grand Prix, a racing game based on the popular franchise. Reddit user DasVergeben posted five days ago on the Star Fox subreddit that the game will be will be “something like Diddy Kong Racing mixed with F-Zero,” with gameplay leaning more towards F-Zero.

Shortly after that, a logo was leaked on the same subreddit, albeit in low quality. The logo above is a higher quality recreation of the logo in question, though its validity has not yet been confirmed. If true, we should expect to hear more at this year’s E3.

Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee And Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu Domains Registered

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Pokémon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokémon Let’s Go! Eevee have been registered as domain names by CSC Corporate Domains, Inc., according to Serebii. The same company previously registered the domain names for Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, only a day before the reveal of the games. A potential but unverified logo for Let’s Go! Pikachu has also surfaced, which can be seen above.

Rumors about updated versions of Pokémon Yellow have been swirling for quite some time, with a return to the Kanto region taking place, as well as the Follow feature returning from the classic game. Visually, it is said to be a more HD version of Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon.

New Mission Impossible: Fallout Trailer Drops

Paramount has released a new trailer for Mission Impossible: Fallout that brings an endless parade of action and crazy stunts, as the film looks to be the most intense M.I. film to date. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar find themselves hunted by the CIA (Henry Cavill), and on the run in a race against time after a mission gone wrong.

Christopher McQuarrie, who previously helmed Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, is once again writing and directing the sequel, which opens in theaters on July 27th.