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Ma Dong-Seok Joins Marvel’s The Eternals

With production rumored to begin later this year, the cast of Marvel’s The Eternals continues to grow, this time adding Ma Dong-Seok (Train to Busan) in an undisclosed role, according to The Wrap. A gifted actor, that many in Korea believe to be the country’s answer to The Rock, he should add quite a bit of energy to a film that’s shaping up to be something special.

He joins Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani, all in unannounced roles. The Eternals is directed by Chloe Zhao, from a screenplay by Matt and Ryan Firpo.

New Trailer for Hobbs & Shaw Now Online

Universal has shared the newest, most ridiculous, trailer for the upcoming Fast & Furious spin-off, Hobbs & Shaw, featuring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprising their respective roles from the main franchise. Taking on a genetically enhanced soldier, played by Idris Elba, the two must team up to save the planet, despite their differences.

Packed to the brim with new footage, guest appearances, and some of the craziest action ever put to screen, this is sure to be a great popcorn flick when it hits theaters on August 2nd.

New Trailer for Child’s Play Reveals Mark Hamill’s Voice

The newest trailer for the upcoming reboot of Child’s Play is now online, giving us our first glimpse of the killer doll in action, as well as the voice of Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as the horror icon. Rather than being possessed by an evil spirit in this rendition, Chucky will be a secret military prototype, with the ability to control other smart connected appliances through the network he’s attached to.

While that premise sounds ridiculous, it also sounds like a perfect modern day re-telling, in my opinion. Child’s Play stars Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, and Brian Tyree Henry. Slashing its way into theaters on June 21st.

John Cena in Talks for The Suicide Squad

James Gunn’s upcoming reboot-sequel, The Suicide Squad, just keeps getting more ridiculous as Variety is reporting that John Cena is in talks to join the cast in an undisclosed role. There’s no telling whether he could join the new team, or perhaps face-off as a villain, but either way, this is yet another addition to a film that is looking better and better each week.

John Cena joins previously announced Idris Elba, and the returning Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, and Joel Kinneman as Rick Flagg. The Suicide Squad hits theaters August 6th, 2021.

Final Dark Phoenix Trailer Now Online

The final trailer for the final Fox produced X-Men film, Dark Phoenix, is now online, giving us plenty of new footage from the film. Bringing back much of the cast from the previous two films, Dark Phoenix sees the team come to blows with one of their own after Jean Grey is hit by a cosmic energy being known as the Phoenix.

Based on one of the biggest arcs in comic book history, Dark Phoenix will hit theaters on June 7th, and mark the final chapter in the X-Men film universe started in 2000.

Avengers: Endgame Final Trailer Now Online

This is it. The final trailer for Avengers: Endgame has been released. With the film 10 days away, Marvel Studios opted to celebrate the long and incredible journey to get to this point. Marvel Studios has changed the landscape of cinema and pop culture forever with its 22-film journey, with no signs of slowing down in the future.

The trailer is light on new footage, but heavy on hype, with any fan that wasn’t yet excited (how?) sure to be after watching this montage. Avengers: Endgame tickets are on sale now, but moving fast, with the film releasing in theaters on April 26th.

Tomb Raider Sequel in the Works

After a moderately successful run at the box office, the Alicia Vikander-leg Tomb Raider is officially getting a sequel, as The Hollywood Reporter has word thatFree Fire and High-Rise writer Amy Jump has been tapped to pen the follow-up. No other details beyond that have been announced, but fans of the first film should be pleased.

The end of Tomb Raider saw Lara Croft suit up, preparing to take down Trinity once and for all on her journey to becoming the badass that we all know and love.

Star Wars Franchise on Hiatus After Episode IX

After the lackluster box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, it was only a matter of time until we got word of this, but Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that after the release Star Wars: Episode IX later this year, the series will be on hiatus. “We have not announced any specific plans for movies thereafter,” said Iger. “There are movies in development, but we have not announced them…We will take a pause, some time, and reset…Because the Skywalker saga comes to an end with this ninth movie. There will be other Stars Wars movies, but there will be a bit of a hiatus.”

While there are still new Star Wars movies in development from director Rian Johnson, and Game of Thrones’ David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, they have not been officially announced, and have no timetable. The franchise will still be represented, however, with The Mandalorian releasing on Disney+ on November 12th, and Cassian Andor in 2021 on the streaming service.

New Details on Disney+ and its Original Programming

Disney Investor Day 2019 was last night, and the house of mouse decided to go big with news for its upcoming Disney+ streaming service. First off, Disney+ will launch on November 12th, with a price of $6.99 per month, or $69.99 annually, putting them in contention for the best value in streaming, right off the bat.

Secondly, Disney confirmed several Marvel Studios shows, including Falcon & Winter Soldier, WandaVision (previously The Vision & Scarlet Witch), and Loki, as well as the What If? animated series. There was also confirmation that the first episode of What If? will feature Peggy Carter if she had become Captain America, though there’s no official word on Hayley Atwell reprising the role.

Additionally, it was also revealed that, thanks to the Fox merger, The Simpsons and National Geographic programming will be available for streaming exclusively on Disney+, bolstering an already hearty lineup.

You can hit the jump to check out logos for Falcon & Winter Soldier, The Mandalorian, and Lady and the Tramp, as well as our first look at the interface for Disney+.

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New Trailer for Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution

The Pokémon Company has released the second trailer for the franchise’s first fully CGI animated film, Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution, giving us our first look at plenty of new footage, as well as returning characters Ash, Brock, Misty, and even Team Rocket. The trailer also shows us the new styles of several iconic scenes from the original film.

Pokémon: Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution releases in theaters in Japan on July 12th, with no word yet on an international release. The past tells us to expect news soon on a possible release later this year.

Analog EP87: Hahaha STFU Bovi!

Josh, Theo, and Bovi have returned! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Joker, and The Addams Family, as well as loads of casting for Cowboy Bebop, Black Widow, Suicide Squad, and more on this week’s episode of Analog! 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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O-T Fagbenle Cast as Villain in Black Widow Film

It looks like Black Widow has found her rival. According to Deadline, O-T Fagbenle (The Handmaid’s Tale) has been cast opposite Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Black Widow solo film. His role is being kept under wraps, of course, though we do know his role is that of the antagonist of the film.

Fagbenle and Johansson will be joined by David Harbour, Florence Pugh, and Rachel Weisz, though all of the roles are being kept under lock-and-key, aside from the Black Widow herself. Expect to learn more later this year, when Marvel reveals their future slate for Phase 4.

New Trailer for The Lion King Now Online

Disney has revealed the latest trailer for the upcoming “live-action” adaptation of its animated classic, The Lion King. Giving us our first look at several key characters, as well as the voices of Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, and a returning James Earl Jones as Mufasa. The trailer also gives us plenty of shot-for-shot teases of iconic scenes that is sure to please fans. The Lion King hits theaters on July 19th.

Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

Shazam! 2 Officially in the Works

It’s been less than a day since Shazam! won the weekend box office, exceeding expectations with a $50+ million domestic opening. Now, The Wrap has confirmed that Warner Bros. has already greenlit a sequel to the film, with director David F. Sandberg already offering to return, though his new contract has yet to be finalized.

This news comes after Dwayne Johnson congratulated the cast and crew, building hype for his eventual turn as Black Adam, the longtime nemesis and anti-hero to Shazam. With Shazam! currently in theaters, Joker is next for DC Entertainment in October, with a much-lauded trailer just released.