Analog EP81: Superhero Fantasy Princess!

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back… and they’re finally talking about Doom Patrol! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer.

Trailers for Frozen II and DC Super Hero Girls, as well as news on Loki and Howard the Duck, and even some kick-ass new announcements! 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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Chris Hemsworth Set to Play Hulk Hogan in Film

It looks like director Todd Phillips (Joker) isn’t finishing having a huge year, as The Hollywood Reporter has word that Phillips is set to direct a biopic for Netflix based on the most well-known wrestler in history, Hulk Hogan. In addition, Chris Hemsworth is set to play the mega-star in the film.

The story will not delve into any of Hogan’s more recent controversy, choosing to focus on his origins and meteoric rise to stardom in a quickly blossoming wrestling industry.

Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Announced

SYFY has revealed that Warner Bros. Animation is working on a fantastic new crossover film, Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which will see the Caped Crusader come to blows with the Half-shell Heroes via trans-dimensional portal.

Based on the comic series by James Tynion IV and Freddie Williams II, the film will star Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins) pulling double-duty as Batman and The Joker, Darren Criss (The Assassination of Gianni Versace) as Raphael, Kyle Mooney (Saturday Night Live) as Michelangelo, Baron Vaughn (Grace and Frankie) as Donatello, and Eric Bauza (The Woody Woodpecker Show) as Leonardo.

They join Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as Batgirl, Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants) as The Penguin, John DiMaggio (Adventure Time) as Mr. Freeze, Tara Strong (The Powerpuff Girls) as Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy, Carlos Alazraqui (Reno 911!) as Bane, and Cas Anvar (The Expanse) as Ra’s al Ghul.

Future Dragon Quest News Revealed

It’s been a massive 24 hours for the Dragon Quest franchise. To begin with, Square Enix has revealed a new CG animated movie, Dragon Quest: Your Story, based on the story of Dragon Quest V. The film will release on August 2nd, directed by Takashi Yamazaki, with music by Koichi Sugiyama.

Additionally, during the February 2019 Nintendo Direct, Square Enix revealed Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition. The Nintendo Switch version of the massive RPG will feature English and Japanese language voice acting, as well as the addition of a 2D map feature that was included on the 3DS version of the game. Dragon Quest XI S: Echos of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition will be available this fall.

Lastly, it was revealed that Dragon Quest Builders 2 will release in North America on July 12th.

First Trailer for Frozen II Now Online

Disney dropped quite the bombshell this morning with the first official trailer for Frozen II releasing online. The sequel to the biggest animated film of all time looks like a completely different movie tonally from the first, with epic music and sequences accompanying some of the most gorgeous visuals we’ve ever seen from Disney.

While the plot remains a secret, expect to learn more as the months pass and we get closer to the films release on November 22nd.

Aquaman 2 Officially In The Works

It was only a matter of time, but after the first film’s massive success, Aquaman 2 is officially in the works at Warner Bros. According to The Wrap, Warner Bros. has lined up Aquaman screenwriter David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick to pen the sequel. Johnson-McGoldrick co-wrote the first film alongside Will Beall.

While a director is currently not lined up, James Wan is finalizing a deal to return as an Executive Producer alongside Peter Safran. Wan has previously stated if he likes the script he would be interesting in returning to the Director’s chair.

Aquaman Spin-Off The Trench Now In The Works

Following the billion-dollar success of AquamanThe Hollywood Reporter has learned that, instead of a sequel, Warner Bros. is in the early stages of developing a spinoff to the DC blockbuster which will be based on the terrifying deadly Kingdom of the Trench. Newcomers Noah Gardner and Aidan Fitzgerald have been tasked with penning the script for The Trench, which is being described as an underwater horror feature set in the DC Universe.

Details are still being kept under wraps, but it’s said that the principal cast of Aquaman will not feature in any capacity, choosing to focus on world-building for the King of Atlantis.

Disney Reveals Special Look at Aladdin

Disney has released a special look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of their animated classic, Aladdin, giving us our first look at Will Smith’s giant blue Genie in action for the first time. While the CG is still a little rough, it’s clear there’s much more work to be done. It looks like Disney’s Aladdin is going to be cutting it close come release day when all is said and done.

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”

Aladdin hits theaters on May 24th.

Kingsman: The Great Games Adds to Its Impressive Cast

Matthew Vaughan’s upcoming prequel, Kingsman: The Great Game, has added a few more big names it its cast, according to Empire Online. That comes in the form of Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Godzilla) and Gemma Arterton (Byzantium). No details on their roles as of yet, but they will join Charles Dance, Daniel Bruhl, and Ralph Fiennes in what is shaping up to be quite an impressive ensemble cast. 

Kingsman: The Great Game is rumored to take place during World War I and explore the formation of the Kingsman using famous figures from history to twist things in surprising ways.

First Trailer for Child’s Play Now Online

The first trailer for the upcoming reboot of Child’s Play is now online, revealing a contemporary re-imagining of the classic horror film. While in the film, the new “Smart Toy” is referred to as Buddi, he’ll clearly take on the name Chucky as it’s spoken out loud in the trailer. Despite a little naming confusion, this looks like quite the interesting modern day twist on Chucky.

Child’s Play stars Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Gabriel Bateman, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, and Carlease Burke. It hits theaters on June 21st.

New, Horrifying Trailer for Pet Sematary Now Online

The latest trailer for Stephen King’s Pet Sematary is now online, with the new footage revealing a key change to the story, with the older Ellie being the child resurrected, rather than the young Gage. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura explains why they made the change. “Gage is so young, you can’t really do that much with him,” he says. “So this way, we’re able to really get underneath our affected child. We’re able to get into the psychological horror of a child [coming back] because of her age.”

Pet Sematary hits theaters on April 5th. A day that’s shaping up to be quite a day for movie releases.

First Trailer for Shaft Now Online

The first trailer for New Line Cinema’s Shaft is now online, showing all three generations of the classic character on the same screen. Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree both return as Shaft, with Jessie T. Usher joining them as John Shaft Jr., the son of Sam Jackson’s Shaft. Directed by Tim Story (Ride Along) from a script by Kenya Barris (Black-Ish).

JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. (Jesse T. Usher), may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.

Leigh Whannell to Helm Escape from New York Reboot

In a name that’s being thrown around as the next big thing in Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Fox has tapped Leigh Whannell (Upgrade) to direct the upcoming reboot of the classic film, Escape from New York. Late last week, Whannell also signed on to direct the reboot of The Invisible Man, so only time will tell how these two franchises play out.

After winning the bidding war for the rights, Fox was circling Robert Rodriguez (Alita: Battle Angel) for the job for quite some time, before Whannell, the co-creator of the Saw and Insidious franchises alongside success story, James Wan (Aquaman), which bodes quite well for Whannell’s future.

Avengers: Endgame Super Bowl Spot Online

As has become an annual tradition, one of the biggest films of the year debuted some new footage during last night’s painstakingly boring Super Bowl LIII. Avengers: Endgame debuted 30 seconds of more new footage, showing a desolate, emotionally vulnerable world where the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes must resolve to battle their demons and restore a damaged world.

What little we’ve seen of this movie is showing a horribly depressing film after the events of Avengers: Infinity War, with us clearly seeing only bits out of the first act, which most likely will not change.

First Trailer for Hobbs & Shaw Now Online

The first trailer for Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw is now online, with the first spin-off from the massive franchise looking to be an insane action film packed to the brim with set pieces. Stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham return to reprise their roles from The Fast & Furious franchise, with Idris Elba in the role of Brixton, a literal superhuman. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw hits theaters on August 2nd.

Ever since hulking lawman Hobbs (Johnson), a loyal agent of America’s Diplomatic Security Service, and lawless outcast Shaw (Statham), a former British military elite operative, first faced off in 2015’s Furious 7, the duo have swapped smack talk and body blows as they’ve tried to take each other down.

But when cyber-genetically enhanced anarchist Brixton (Idris Elba) gains control of an insidious bio-threat that could alter humanity forever — and bests a brilliant and fearless rogue MI6 agent (The Crown’s Vanessa Kirby), who just happens to be Shaw’s sister — these two sworn enemies will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.