Disney Reveals Pixar’s Onward for 2020

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Disney has revealed a new, upcoming project from powerhouse animation studio, Pixar, with Onward, set for release on March 6th, 2020. Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and Octavia Spencer have all been announced for the film, with the first description coming in alongside the casting.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Disney•Pixar’s “Onward” introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there. “At Pixar we try to create stories that come from some kind of personal truth,” said [director Dan] Scanlon (Monsters University). “This film was inspired by my own relationship with my brother.”

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Scott Derrickson Returning for Doctor Strange 2

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The Hollywood Reporter has word that Scott Derrickson, who directed 2016’s Doctor Strange, has finalized a deal to return to the director’s chair for Doctor Strange 2. Marvel is now looking for writers, and the plan is for the film to be the studio’s May 2021 release. An interesting choice of film for the big summer kick-off that Marvel usually reserves for their biggest release, but after Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, they must have faith in the Sorcerer Supreme.

Details on the film are, of course, nonexistent, but it’s nice to see Marvel gearing up for Phase 4 with The Eternals, Spider-Man: Far From Home, and Black Panther 2 all in the pipeline.

MAX LVL Radio: Sunflower – Post Malone, Swae Lee

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The first single from the surprisingly deep soundtrack for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse is a relaxing track that will get you nodding along with it, as well as excited for the film. The soundtrack itself hits theaters the same day as the film, this Friday. On top of that, we’re also finally getting that unreleased Vince Staples track from the very first teaser trailer released almost a year ago.

MAX LVL is a curated selection of single songs currently available on the official Ph LEVEL Spotify playlist.

Chris Messina Cast in Birds of Prey

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Warner Bros. has released the full cast list for their upcoming live-action adaptation for Birds of Prey, and according to Deadline, Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) has been cast in the film as Victor Zsasz, the long-time murderous Batman villain. In the comics, Zsasz is a psychopath dedicated to the “art” of killing, who most notably marks himself with a cut for every life he’s taken.

Messina joins Junee Smollett-Bell, headlining the film as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead will co-star as the Huntress, with Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, and Ewan McGregor as Black mask. Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020.

The Lego Movie 2 Releases Short – Emmet’s Holiday Party

Warner Bros. has released a new short for the upcoming The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part. The new short is holiday-themed with Emmet (Chris Pratt) planning a massive holiday party that can ominously be seen “from space.”

In the end, the lovable builder brings together all of Apocalypsburg. The short features plenty of the humor that made the first film so fantastic, and does a great job of building hype for its sequel, which hits theaters on February 8th, 2019.

Legendary Announces Reboot of Toxic Avenger

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Pictures has acquired the film rights to The Toxic Avenger with plans to produce a full franchise based on the film and its characters. The original series was released by Troma Pictures, and it was directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Micheal Herz. Troma has since featured the iconic character as their mascot for many years.

Kaufman and Herz will oversee the franchise for Legendary Pictures with no additional details for the reboot, such as writer or director. The Toxic Avenger helped rocket Troma Pictures to fame in the independent film community, helping to launch the careers and inspire many notable filmmakers, including James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy).

New Godzilla: King of the Monsters Trailer Drops

Legendary and Warner Bros. Pictures have released the second full trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, giving us our first fantastic looks at Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah, an updated design for Godzilla, and even a few surprise monsters.

This latest trailer is in stark contrast to the last, subdued and more operatic first trailer, now featuring loads of city destruction and kaiju-on-kaiju battles, including what is sure to be an iconic closing shot. Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters on May 31st, 2019.

First Trailer for James Gunn Produced Brightburn

We’ve known for a while that Sony Pictures would be releasing a horror film, produced by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), but details were kept quiet on the project. Now, we have an official title, cast, and even a first trailer for the upcoming twist on a classic superhero origin, Brightburn. The film is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and written by Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn. Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) stars alongside David Denman (Power Rangers), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Home) and Meredith Hagner (Younger).

“What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.”

Plastic Man Film in the Works at Warner Bros.

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In an otherwise news-worthy day (Thanks, Marvel), the best news I have heard all day is that Warner Bros. is working on a live-action Plastic Man film, according to Deadline. Warner Bros. has tapped Amanda Idoko to write the screenplay, with her sole screenwriting credit for the upcoming film Breaking News in Yuba County, which stars Laura Dern and Allison Janney.

Any picks for who could play the fantastic Patrick “Eel” O’Brian in live-action? My pick is going to go to Matt Smith (Doctor Who, Terminator: Genisys). We’ll see if this goes anywhere, however, as the film has not been greenlit, and only has a screenwriter attached.

Avengers: Endgame Revealed With First Trailer

The wait is finally over, as Marvel Studios has revealed the official title for the fourth installment in the Avengers franchise as Avengers: Endgame. The first teaser trailer for the film was certainly that, a tease. Giving us a glimpse into where our heroes are at after the events of Avengers: Infinity War.

Tony Stark adrift in space with Nebula, while the Avengers on Earth concoct a last-ditch plan to avenge the Universe. We even get a look at Hawkeye, now in his Ronin persona in the film after the rumored loss of his family. There’s not much to take in here, aside from hype, but that should be enough to sustain us all for a while before the film releases on April 26th, 2019.

Analog EP73: Blind Man Brewing

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Josh and Theo are joined by the illustrious Fauxvi for the first time in a while to cover the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The latest trailer for Captain Marvel, sad Daredevil news, Disney+ confirmations, as well as plenty of DC and Sci-Fi movie news on this weeks 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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New Shazam! Poster Debuts

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Zachary Levi, star of the upcoming DC Entertainment adaptation, has shared the latest Shazam! poster on his Instagram page and also teased that fans can expect a new trailer for film after the new year. Though we have yet to see much of Shazam! it still remains a highly anticipated film among the growing ranks of DC Universe films set for release in the coming years.

You can hit the jump to check out the latest theatrical poster in full.

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Men in Black International is Official

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We have now learned, thanks to Brazil Comic-Con taking place this weekend, that the upcoming Men in Black “requel” releasing next summer is officially titled Men in Black International. The movie will see Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson’s Agents H and M travel the globe to deal with all manner of extraterrestrial threats. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are not expected to reprise the roles that helped make the franchise famous in the first three films.

Also starring Emma Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Najiani, and Rafe Spall, Men in Black International is set to hit theaters on June 14th, 2019.

Snake Eyes Solo Film Finds its Director

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While the first two G.I. Joe films weren’t exactly a success for Paramount, the love of character Snake Eyes, played by Ray Park in both films, was a no-brainer given his “cool-factor.” With that in mind, Variety has learned that the studio has tapped Robert Schwentke (Red, R.I.P.D.) to direct a spin-off film starring the Ninja, with a script by Evan Spiliotopoulos (Beauty and the Beast).

It’s currently unknown if Ray Park will reprise the role, as it is said to be a reboot for the character, which is a bit unfortunate given his success in the first two films. Paramount currently has an Untitled G.I. Joe Movie set for release on March 27th, 2020, so it’s possible the film even has a release date already.

New Captain Marvel Trailer Released

Marvel Studios revealed the second full trailer for Captain Marvel during last night’s Monday Night Football game, and it gives us a much better idea of what to expect from the story for the film, as well as our first glimpse of Carol Danvers at full power. The story is set in 1995, as Carol finds herself caught in a war between two galactic races, the Kree and the Skrulls, with the fate of the Earth at stake.

Additionally, the trailer also gives fans our first look at the Skrulls, the Kree homeworld, and Jude Law’s character, Yon-Rogg. There’s even a glimpse of Carol’s cat, Goose, coupled with incredible shots of Carol using her powers in a fantastic space battle. Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019.