Jurassic World: Evolution Announced

Microsoft announced during their GamesCom conference today that a new Jurassic World title, Jurassic World: Evolution would be released summer of 2018. The game is an amusement park sim where players will take on the duty of running their own park, with the inevitability of the dinosaurs escaping hanging over their heads.

The game is being developed by Frontier Developments of Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster fame, and is set to release in the summer of 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Obi-Wan Confirmed as Next Star Wars Standalone Film

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lucasfilm has taken the first steps to finalize a deal with director Stephen Daldry (The ReaderThe HoursBilly Elliot) to helm an upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie centered on the fan-favorite Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the project is still in its early stages, there is no script as of yet, but if he signs, Daldry will be developing the script alongside Lucasfilm.

There’s also no news on whether longtime Obi-Wan actor, Ewan McGregor, who has expressed numerous times his interest in returning, will be back for the role.

New Trailer for Thor: Battle Royale

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If you’re unsure of the film I’m talking about, well, it’s actually the official title of Thor: Ragnarok in Japan. Thor: Battle Royale sounds way cooler, so I am intensely jealous of that update. With that in mind, Thor: Battle Royale has a new trailer with a new glimpse of Doctor Strange in the film, and plenty of new footage.

You can hit the jump to check out the full trailer, which Avengers’ Japan social media accounts posted to Twitter this afternoon, in their awesome, localized Japanese formats.

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Analog EP22: I’m a Cyborg!

Josh and Theo are back with another geeked out episode of Analog! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
The history of comic book events, Justice League reshoots, Captain Marvel, and much more fill out this episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
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New Godzilla: Monster Planet Trailer

Toho Animation and Polygon Pictures have released a new trailer for the upcoming Netflix-animated film, Godzilla: Monster Planet, and with the new trailer, we have our first good look at the all-new Godzilla design created specifically for the animated film. The film follows hero, Haruo, who is selected to return to Earth with one purpose in mind after witnessing his parents death before his eyes: defeat Godzilla.

Godzilla: Monster Planet debuts in Japan this November followed by a release on Netflix. Godzilla: Monster Planet is from Polygon Pictures and directed by Kobun Shizuno and Hiroyuki Shshita, with a script from Gen Urobuchi.

Daniel Craig CONFIRMED for Bond 25

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It’s been a roller coaster of ups and downs, will he’s, and won’t he’s, in the case of Daniel Craig returning as James Bond for the 25th film in the franchise. Now, thanks to the man himself, we have confirmation. Daniel Craig is set to reprise the role of James Bond in Bond 25.

The actor confirmed the casting last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, returning for his fifth time to the character. Bond 25, which currently remains untitled, hits US theaters on November 8th, 2019.

Director Teasing 1954 Connection for Godzilla 2

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in full swing, with production being 41 days in, and the teases continue to follow. This morning, director Mike Dougherty teased a fascinating connection to the 1954 original film, showing a picture of the original Oxygen Destroyer, created by that film’s Dr. Serizawa. The device would remove the oxygen from any body of water it was placed in, effectively defeating Godzilla.

Ken Watanabe played a Dr. Serizawa in the 2014 film, and is reprising his role for the sequel, but it’s unclear how his character may fit with this device, given they are meant to be two separate characters. Hit the jump to take a look at the initial tweet from Mike Dougherty.

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Justice League Reshoots Removing Cliffhanger Ending

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Slash Film has gotten their hands on one heck of a scoop, claiming that the currently ongoing reshoots for this November’s Justice League are completely removing a cliffhanger ending from the film. The ending in question saw the arrival of Darkseid on Earth, setting up the sequel for the film. However, given the current state of DC’s film slate, it makes sense to leave that reveal for later.

Wonder Woman star, Robin Wright, who played Antiope, is being brought back for flashbacks in the film, that will show the origin of Steppenwolf, and his arrival. What are your thoughts on the update, and now lack of Darkseid. Given the upcoming slate, this could be quite a blessing, to have such a large shadow still looming over the DCEU, much like Thanos in the MCU.

Silver & Black Gets Release Date

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Sony Pictures has set a release date for the upcoming Spider-Man spinoff film, Silver & Black, for a February 8, 2019 release date. The film stars Felicia Hardy a.k.a. Black Cat and Silver Sablinova a.k.a. Silver Sable as they embark on an adventure that is set to be a thriller chock-full of various Spider-Man enemies and familiar faces.

Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) is helming the female superhero adventure with a script from Lisa Joy (Westworld) and Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok). Rumors have circulated for quite some time about the story, but nothing has been set in stone as of yet.

Wonder Woman Home Video Release Details Announced

Warner Bros. has released the first details of Wonder Woman’s upcoming DVD, Blu-Ray, and 4K Ultra HD release, alongside a new announcement trailer that Gal Gadot posted this morning. Wonder Woman will be released on home video August 29 digitally and September 19 in physical media.

If you’re one of the few who have yet to see Wonder Woman, it’s one of the most thrilling films of the year, and you can check out the Ph LEVEL Review here. You can also hit the jump to view the complete list of special features.

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GKIDS Takes Over U.S. Distribution for Studio Ghibli

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In a shocking move, Disney has pulled out of U.S. distribution for the popular Studio Ghibli animated films, 20 years after the initial landmark deal. New York-based distributor GKIDS now has sole rights to Ghibli’s catalog in America, with the exceptions of 2013’s The Wind Rises and Grave of the Fireflies. Disney will continue distribution in European territories, however.

GKIDS has earlier in the year made lesser-known Studio Ghibli titles Oceans Waves and Only Yesterday available on DVD and Blu-Ray. They will also distribute My Neighbor TotoroSpirited AwayPonyoHowl’s Moving CastleKiki’s Delivery ServicePrincess MononokeCastle in the Sky and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind on DVD and Blu-Ray in October, with My Neighbor the Yamadas available in early 2018.

Is Riz Ahmed Carnage?

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The Tracking Board is reporting that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Riz Ahmed is in final talks to star alongside Tom Hardy in the upcoming Venom film in a mystery role along with Matt Smith, Pedro Pascal and Mathias Schoenarts. While the role is a mystery, several outlets are reporting that he’s playing Cletus Kasady, aka Carnage, the rumored villain of the film.

Carnage is the spawn of Venom, and a crazed psychopathic symbiote hell-bent on death and destruction with its host. Carnage’s red color comes from its intensely close blood bond between the symbiote and Kasady after it entered his blood-stream.

Tim Miller Set for Neuromancer

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Deadline is reporting that we finally have a bit of forward motion on the adaptation of William Gibson’s bar-setting cyberpunk novel, Neuromancer. Tim Miller (Deadpool) has been attached to the adaptation. In 2007, Joseph Kahn (Torque) was attached. Later, Vicenzo Natali (Cube) was going to direct. It’s been a long journey for the novel that launched the career of Gibson, and started its own genre.

Tim Miller is currently working with James Cameron to launch a new Terminator trilogy, so to say this is still on the back-burner is an understatement, but at least we have some news.

Entertainment Weekly Drops a Ton of Star Wars Updates

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Entertainment Weekly posted several updates today regarding several of the new alien races, Luke Skywalker himself, and the leader of the First Order, Snoke from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. We’ve learned that Luke wasn’t alone on the planet Ahch-To, location of the first Jedi temple, as he’s joined by a small race of furry creatures, the Porgs, and an anthromorphic race of aquatic creatures that maintain the structures on the island, called the Caretakers.

The other big news is in regards to Snoke, and our first look at his incredible bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. Hit the jump to get a full look at several new stills from the film.

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Hellboy Adds Milla Jovovich as the Blood Queen

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Deadline is reporting that Neil Marshall’s Hellboy has now found its villain, after dropping its Rise of the Blood Queen title. Milla Jovovich has been confirmed as in final talks to star opposite David Harbour and Ian McShane in the reboot, with her role being the Blood Queen, herself.

Hellboy is scheduled to begin production later this month, and hit theaters next year.