Diablo Animated Series in the Works From Netflix

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According to Variety, Netflix is working on an animated series based on the Blizzard hit action RPG, Diablo, with Hellboy screenwriter, Andrew Cosby, on board to helm the show. This falls in line with the success of their recent Castlevania adaptation, as well as rumors of Netflix’ interest in the franchise.

While the announcement hasn’t been officially confirmed as of yet, we should expect to hear more when BlizzCon hails from the Anaheim Convention Center on November 2nd.

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Chloe Zhao To Direct Marvel’s The Eternals

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chloe Zhao (Songs My Brother Taught Me) has been tapped to direct the upcoming Marvel’s The Eternals adaptation. Marvel Studios hopes for the film to be their next surprise hit, with a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, said to focus on “super-powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants that were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials.” Of course, Thanos being a deviant, would be a great way to keep his character in the MCU-proper.

The report also confirms that the main characters will be Ikaris, “a man fueled by cosmic energy,” and Sersi, “who relishes moving amongst humans.” While directors Travis Knight (Bumblebee) and Nicole Kassell (HBO’s Watchmen pilot) were also in contention for the director’s chair.

Jeremy Davies Cast in Arrowverse Crossover

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The cast for the upcoming annual Arrow crossover just keeps getting bigger, as we now know the villain of the piece. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jeremy Davies (LOST) has signed on to play John Deegan, “a doctor at Arkham Asylum for the Criminally Insane in Gotham City, who might just be crazier than the inmates he treats.” This is most certainly a new take on John Dee, a.k.a. Doctor Destiny, famous for villainous turns in the JLA, and Neil Gaiman’s Sandman.

What’s interesting is that this also confirms a Gotham City setting for a good chunk of the crossover as our heroes attempt to stop Doctor Destiny.

Brec Bassinger to Play Stargirl!

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs) has been cast as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series of the same name.

“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl,” said creator and showrunner Geoff Johns. “And after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger. Brec’s warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I’m so grateful she’s signed on for the role.”

Jordan Peele Set to Host Twilight Zone Revival for CBS

After rumors of Jordan Peele (Get Out) producing the new Twilight Zone revival for CBS All Access, many of us were hoping the acclaimed actor/director would take on hosting duties, as well. Now, CBS has made it official, as Jordan Peele takes the reins from the legendary Rod Serling, the original iconic voice of the horror anthology.

Rod Serling was an uncompromising visionary who not only shed light on social issues of his time, but prophesied issues of ours,” Peele said in a statement, according to TV Line. “I’m honored to carry on his legacy to a new generation of audiences as the gatekeeper of The Twilight Zone.”

Daredevil Season 3 Premiere Date Revealed

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Netflix and Marvel Studios have revealed the official premiere date for Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3, and it’s a lot sooner than anyone expected. The highly anticipated third season will debut on October 19th, less than a month away.

The third season of Marvel’s Daredevil will see the return of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, as well as Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, with Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Vincent D’Onofrio back as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. The Kingpin. Newcomers to the series include Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) as an FBI agent rumored to be Bullseye, and Joanne Whalley (The Borgias) as Sister Maggie, a.k.a. Daredevil’s mother.  Hit the jump to check out the official date announcement trailer.

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New Doctor Who Trailer Revealed

The BBC has revealed a new trailer for its upcoming eleventh season of Doctor Who, featuring Jodie Whittaker as the titular thirteenth Doctor. The trailer gives us a better idea of who we should expect Whittaker’s Doctor to be, and her motivations moving forward, across time and space.

Whittaker will be joined by an all-new cast of characters in the series, including Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. Chris Chibnall will take over as showrunner from Steven Moffat for Doctor Who, which is set to return on October 7th with a ten-episode run.

New Trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet Debuts

Disney Animation has debuted a new trailer for Ralph Breaks The Internet (I guess they dropped the Wreck It Ralph 2 part, finally), and it gives us a much better view into the plot of the film, and many of its new characters. After Sugar Rush is damaged, and unplugged, Ralph and Vanellope travel to the internet to find the part and restore the arcade.

The film looks like it could hit just as well as the first, with plenty of memes, jokes, and video game references to be found. Ralph Breaks The Internet hits theaters on November 21st.

Cary Joji Fukunaga to Direct Bond 25

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After a series of ups and downs since the departure of Danny Boyle, it seems that MGM has found its director for the Daniel Craig-starring Bond 25. Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, Beasts of No Nation) will step behind the camera for the 25th film in the James Bond franchise. Production is set to begin on March 4th, 2019 for a February 14th, 2020 release.

We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The PS Vita is Officially Dead

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According to Mantan Web, shipments of Sony’s long-standing portable console will cease early next year in Japan, citing dwindling hardware releases for the system. Sony Interactive Entertainment executive Hiroyuki Oda added, “Right now, I’d like you to consider that there is no PS Vita successor hardware. As for a portable game machine, there is no plans for anything after the PS Vita.”

The PS Vita debuted in Japan in 2011, as the official successor to the PlayStation Portable, and has went on to moderate success, particularly acting alongside the PlayStation 4 at home.

Analog EP64: Just Enough Pouches To Be Useful

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for the biggest week of news in what seems like ages! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Captain Marvel, and Mary Poppins Returns, news on The Joker, and an awesome Nintendo Direct on this week’s 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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Space Jam Sequel Announced

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The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that a sequel to cult-classic Space Jam has been announced with Lebron James set to star alongside the Looney Tunes. On top of that, Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) will be producing the film, with Terence Nance (The Oversimplification Of Her Beauty) will direct.

“The Space Jam collaboration is so much more than just me and the Looney Tunes getting together and doing this movie,” says James, “It’s so much bigger. I’d just love for kids to understand how empowered they can feel and how empowered they can be if they don’t just give up on their dreams. And I think Ryan did that for a lot of people.”

Pull Box: September 19

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Oh man, I was wondering where this issue was going and it got really intense, really fast. Nightwing has been getting to Batman, lightening him up and cheering him on after the heartbreak that’s consumed him. Patrolling together, just like old times, and reminiscing about the past, and it’s been fantastic. Now, Bruce has to deal with another blow, literally and figuratively. That was how you start a new arc, that’s for sure. Lastly, I would like to see Phantom Pharoah more often, please.
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Little by little, the Totality becomes less and less a mystery. It’s not an energy source, it’s a prison for the true wielder of the seven forces of the Universe, named Perpetua, and Luthor plans to harness those forces to further the Universe in his own image, using the Legion of Doom, and their natural abilities with the forces to bolster his plan. It’s complicated, and the Justice League truly seems out of their depth on this one, but they have the Totality, and now they have Starman, powered by the Totality itself, which could provide the answers they need. Damn, this is some fantastic writing.
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The ultimate trap sprung on Mister Miracle with everything leading to this. His fight with Orion lead to him creating a knife made out of the being that’s prophesied to kill Darkseid, and the trap was sprung on the Lordgod. That was incredible! Then, the true mastermind reveals himself! Metron! Oh man, this is getting so good. But with another world on the precipice, are we getting Mister Miracle in the main DC Comics continuity, now! Oh man, I hope so. I really hope so.
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Marvel’s future has become a mish mash of heroes and villains, with powers condensing into a point where they’re generally all focused on a few select players. The Punisher and Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer and Thor, Wolverine and Phoenix, and now Iron Fist and Doctor Doom. It’s always fun to see, but you can tell it’s almost become a cop-out for Marvel’s writers to create new and interesting combinations to amaze the readers. Hopefully they take a break with that for a while, as the future in Marvel is becoming more convoluted by the week.
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Book 1 was for Batman: Damned was a fine example of DC’s new Black Label imprint, and set the stage for quite the fantastic supernatural horror book as Batman and John Constantine unravel a hellacious mystery that begins wtih Bruce’s past, and ends with the death of the Joker. Or is he dead? Lots of questions in play here, with little in the way of answers, but that’s to be expected, because the journey is just beginning.

Super Bomberman R Update Revealed

Konami has revealed the latest update for Super Bomberman R, with new characters, stages, game rules, accessories, and more. On top of a new Castlevania stage, and “Civilians” Grand Prix mode, every version of the game will receive Alucard Bomber from Castlevania, Caesar Bomber from Star Soldier, Mimi Bomber and Nyami Bomber from Pop’n Music, and Upa Bomber from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa. 

Additionally, all of the new platforms have access to exclusive characters with PlayStation 4 featuring Pipo Monkey Bomber from Ape Escape and Toro Bomber from Doko Demo Issyo, the Xbox One has Arbiter Bomber and Grunt Bomber from Halo, and the PC has Atlas Bomber from Portal.

Super Bomberman R is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

Marvel Developing Limited Series for Streaming Service

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It seems that DC Entertainment isn’t the only name in the streaming service game anymore, as Variety is reporting that Disney and Marvel Studios are developing two limited event series, focusing on Loki, and Scarlet Witch. Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their respective roles, with large budgets to ensure the series are done right.

It’s speculated that the shows will be 6 episodes each, with Kevin Feige in charge of production, ensuring that they fall in line completely with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, unlike current television counterparts. Additionally, no creative teams have been attached as of yet, but expect to hear more, soon.