Analog EP37: New Year…

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New Year, Same Analog! The guys are back with the first new episode of 2018! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture can throw at us.

To start the year, Josh, Theo, and Bovi share their hopes and dreams for 2018, as well as a few tiny morsels of news about some random happenings in the world of geek! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Marvel Moving Forward with Black Widow Film

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After years of fan requests and outcry, Marvel Studios has announced it’s moving forward with a standalone Black Widow film, starring Scarlett Johannson. While still in the early stages, Variety has revealed that the studio has added screenwriter Jac Schaeffer, who will provide the script for the solo film about the Russian spy-turned-Avenger.

“Marvel President Kevin Feige met with several candidates before tapping Schaeffer,” according to Variety’s sources, “and Marvel execs met with Johansson to discuss what they wanted from a [Black Widow] writer.” This is some of the best news to come out of the Marvel camp in a while, and I’m excited for what’s to come.

 

First Teen Titans GO! To The Movies Trailer

Warner Bros. Animation has released the first official trailer for the upcoming animated feature, Teen Titans GO! To The Movies, and it’s clearly going to be a hilarious shakedown of superhero film culture, that is way too meta. After the team jokes that no one wants to see them, they just want to see Wonder Woman, they then follow up with a joke about Aquaman getting a film, as well.

This is definitely going to be one to watch, as it’s quite a surprise for the year. Hopefully it remains a pleasant one.

 

First Teen Titans GO! To The Movies Poster and Trailer Tease

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Warner Bros. has released the first official poster for this year’s upcoming Teen Titans GO! To The Movies animated film, as well as a trailer tease video on the film’s official Twitter account. The first trailer is set to launch tomorrow, and with a large fan-base among kids and adults, the film is expected to be a reasonable success.

Maybe we’ll be surprised, just as with the Lego Batman Movie. Only time will tell. Hit the jump to see the trailer tease and full poster.

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Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Theatrical Trailer Unveiled

FUNimation Films has unveiled the first theatrical trailer for Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, premiering in theaters February 5th-7th in select territories. The movie will be the start of a trilogy that will reveal what truly happened to Renton’s Father with himself and the Coralian.

Fans of the franchise shouldn’t worry too much if they miss the theatrical release as it will most certainly receive a physical release later this year. To see if your local theater will be showing the film, visit the official site on FUNimation Films.

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse Trailer

Arguably the biggest trailer release during my hiatus was the surprising unveiling of the first trailer for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, the long-awaited animated film featuring the feature-debut of Miles Morales as Spider-Man.

The film looks visually stunning with an artistic style none were expecting from a large-scale film such as this. It’s absolutely worth checking out, and already one of my most anticipated films of 2018.

Disney’s Nutcracker and the Four Realms Trailer

Ph LEVEL is back! While Christmas may be over, the holiday spirit is still running through my veins, and I’ve at least set out to catch up on a few trailers that released during my hiatus. First up, we’re keeping the Christmas feeling going with Disney’s unveiling of the first trailer of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, their live-action adaptation of the fabled stage play.

The film takes the usual Disney live-action flair, and adds some holiday spirit with Keira Knightley, and Morgan Freeman topping out the cast of newcomers. The film is set to release November 2018.

First Alita: Battle Angel Trailer

The first trailer for the long-awaited Alita: Battle Angel was surprisingly released. The project is one of James Cameron’s longest in-development films, and the cast and effects certainly show it. Starring Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali, the film is about Alita, a cyborg with a forgotten past, found and brought back to life by cyber-doctor Ido (Christoph Waltz). The movie is based on the manga series by Yukito Kishiro.

Visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY) create a groundbreaking new heroine in ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an action-packed story of hope, love and empowerment. Set several centuries in the future, the abandoned Alita (Rosa Salazar) is found in the scrapyard of Iron City by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate cyber-doctor who takes the unconscious cyborg Alita to his clinic.  When Alita awakens she has no memory of who she is, nor does she have any recognition of the world she finds herself in.  Everything is new to Alita, every experience a first.

As she learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield Alita from her mysterious past while her street-smart new friend, Hugo (Keean Johnson), offers instead to help trigger her memories.  A growing affection develops between the two until deadly forces come after Alita and threaten her newfound relationships. It is then that Alita discovers she has extraordinary fighting abilities that could be used to save the friends and family she’s grown to love. Determined to uncover the truth behind her origin, Alita sets out on a journey that will lead her to take on the injustices of this dark, corrupt world, and discover that one young woman can change the world in which she lives. 

First Jurassic World Trailer Now Online

The first official trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now online, and it shows quite the extinction level event, that’s for sure. The new film sees Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), the protagonists from the first film returning to the help the dinosaurs when a dormant volcano on the island begins to erupt. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits theaters June 22nd.

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.

When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.

Shazam! Adds Jack Dylan Grazer as Freddy Freeman

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The long-standing supporting cast for Shazam!, arguably just as important as the title character himself is starting to finally take its full shape. Jack Dylan Grazer (It) has been cast as Freddy Freeman according to Deadline.

Grazer’s Freddy Freeman is said to be “Batson’s best friend and the only person who knows the truth about Shazam.” DC fans will know that Freeman eventually suits up as a hero himself, taking on the mantle of Captain Marvel Jr. in the comics. Shazam! is set to hit theaters in 2019, and also stars Zachary Levi as the titular superhero, Asher Angel as Billy Batson, Mark Strong as Doctor Sivana, and Grace Fulton.

Ryan Reynolds is Officially Detective Pikachu in Live-Action

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I never thought I would be typing that title, but it’s true. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds has signed on to voice the title character in Legendary’s upcoming live-action adaptation of the Pokémon video game, Detective Pikachu.

Reynolds will headline a cast that features up-and-comers Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) and Kathryn Newton (Supernatural). Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the film with a script from Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls) and Nicole Perlman (Captain Marvel, Guardians of the Galaxy). Filming is expected to begin mid-January in London.

Batman Ninja Debut Trailer

Earlier this year, it was revealed that an epic adaptation of the Dark Knight from creators Junpei Mizusaki, Takashi Okazashi, and Kazuki Nakashima, titled Batman Ninja. Now, its first trailer has hit and it looks like we won’t be disappointed.

The incredibly original animation includes Feudal Japan inspired Batman, Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman, The Joker, Poison Ivy, Gorilla Grodd, and more. Warner Bros. is set to release the film next year and will include both the subtitled original Japanese version and an English dubbed version when it lands on Blu-ray.

Disney Casts Their Live-Action Mulan

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Disney has found their live-action Mulan, and cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu. This is wonderful news, as it ensures that Disney is making the film as faithful to its source material as possible, so my hopes are already much higher for this adaptation.

Niko Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) is directing the film with a script from Jurassic World and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes writers Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

DC Films to Introduce the Legion of Doom Across Several Films

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Despite the generally negative reception to Justice League, Warner Bros. is committed to revamping the DC Extended Universe to please fans, and build a solid cinematic universe. The first part of this plan truly began in the end credits of Justice League when Deathstroke (Joe Maganiello) met with Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and was proposed the group should begin to “form [their] own league.”

It was an exciting moment in an otherwise “OK” film. Now, rumor has it that the Legion of Doom is set to begin forming across the slate of DC Films for the future, beginning with Aquaman, and culminating with the group being the villains of Justice League 2. That’s an exciting prospect, and hopefully Warner Bros. gives this story time to truly fill out, and allow the villains to stay one step ahead of the heroes, and do right by them.

Jude Law Cast as Mar-Vell in Captain Marvel

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The cast of Marvel Entertainment’s much-anticipated Captain Marvel is slowly taking shape, and the studio is pulling no punches on big names for the film. Variety is reporting that Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) has been cast as Kree hero, Mar-Vell, the alien responsible for giving Carol Danvers her powers.

This casting is terrific, but rumor has it that Keanu Reeves was offered the role, but turned it down. Perhaps it’s for the best.