Scott Haze Joins Venom in Mystery Role

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Actor Scott Haze (Only the Brave) has joined the cast of Venom in a mystery role, rumored to be Kletus Kasady, aka Carnage, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier, it was believed that Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) was cast in the film as the villain, but his role is said to be something else entirely, now.

Venom is set for release on October 5, 2018, and also stars Michelle Williams, Jenny Slate and Tom Hardy as the fan-favorite antihero.

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New Punisher Trailer Reveals Premiere Date

Marvel Studios and Netflix have finally revealed the latest trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher, that also includes our first premiere date for the series, which is officially set for November 17th, 2017.

The latest trailer reveals plenty more about the story for the series, revealing how Frank Castle was used by the military, and his family was killed to get to him, covering it up as a gang shooting. It looks ultra-violent, and like it’s going to be one hell of a ride.

New Comic Books: October 18

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This was probably the most by-the-book Metal tie-in yet, with The Drowned’s origin being almost exactly what I expected, with no real crazy set-pieces or anything to wow the reader. It was still an OK read, but not quite up-to-par with its brothers to this point, though it was cool to see the first gender-reversed Dark Knight of the bunch.
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After building her up to be more of an anti-hero, with sympathy on her side, and a hint of caring in her character, the final issue of this Captain Phasma mini-series saw fit to tear her back into a cold and calculated villain that is ruthless and driven in her desire to cover the error that she was forced to commit. I wasn’t expecting that gut-punch but that’s exactly what made it so powerful, and restored her resolve to the First Order.
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The moment when Alfred revealed to the Bat-Family that Bruce had asked Selina to marry him will probably be one of my favorite in all of comics this year. Also, the pre-emptive measure that the two of them would attack Talia Al’Ghul before she inevitably attacks them is just really well thought out storytelling. Not to mention, Catwoman and Talia going head-to-head is going to be one hell of a fight. I hope it pays off.
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For some reason, it’s charming to see Lex Luthor genuinely being a good guy and working alongside Superman. It actually seems to fit him for some reason. As usual, though, things seem to have gotten a bit out of his control, with Apokolips coming to claim him as their rightful king. I wonder what Baby Darkseid has to say about this? The Trinity seem to be inching closer and closer to another showdown with the ruler of the Anti-Life Equation, and I’m into it.
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The finale to the Legacy arc was just as good as I had hoped it would be. The revelations that came out of this, with Diana’s abandoned son being born out of the darkness that was attacking them now, and the Lantern children basically single-handedly taking it out with their mastery of the Spectrum. That was awesome. Part of me wishes that the kids would get their own book at this point. A spin-off of a future dystopian Justice League, with them rebuilding their world after Sovereign and the darkness was destroyed in the present.
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You read that right. Marvel Legacy has reset the numbers of major titles to their original numbering, with The Mighty Thor hitting back at its 700th issue, with a massive beginning to the arc that we’ve been headed towards for almost 2 years, now. The Death of Thor, and the War of the Realms. This was a fantastic massive issue, and Jason Aaron proved once again that he’s the most prolific writer that Marvel has on payroll.

Analog EP30: Ooky Spooky The Return

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back with another round-up of all the ooky spooky you can handle! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Favorite Halloween TV Specials! Black Panther! The New Mutants! So much awesomeness in the latest episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Second Black Panther Trailer and Poster

Marvel Studios has posted the incredible second trailer for the upcoming Black Panther, and it builds further on the rivalry between T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) and Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), as well as the mysteries of Wakanda itself.

This is easily one of my most anticipated films for the next year, and it looks like it’s going to be a visual spectacle, with some incredible performances, from some of the best actors Marvel has managed to put on screen. You can hit the jump for a look at the full new poster, as well.

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First Trailer for The New Mutants

20th Century Fox has unveiled the first official trailer for Josh Boone’s surprising The New Mutants, marking the first horror foray for a Marvel film. The first trailer looks terrifying, and very much like a more cliche horror film at this point, with mention of mutants, but what appears to be few connections.

The New Mutants hits theaters on April 13th, 2018 in regular theaters, and IMAX. Said to be based on the fan-favorite Demon Bear Saga from the comic books.

 

First Marvel’s Runaways Trailer

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Hulu and Marvel Television released the first full trailer for the long-anticipated Marvel’s Runaways at New York Comic-Con, this afternoon. The series premieres next month on Hulu, and promotion should ramp up heavily after this. It honestly looks a lot better than initially expected, with the visuals cinematography being exceptionally great.

The Hulu original series is based on the Marvel comics, created by the award-winning team of Brian K. Vaughan, and Adrian Alphona. The comic series has won an Eisner Award, a Harvey Award, and was featured as one of the Young Adult Library Services Association’s best books for young adults.

New Comic Books: October 4

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It was another great week for comics, with a few new book debuts, another Dark Knights: Metal tie-in, and more main-line DC books with Superman and Batman both seeing some great stories.

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Gotham City Garage has been a short but sweet foray into a really well-thought out alternate universe. The back-story is great, and the twist on these characters is so good. Making Harley Quinn the one who perfected the mind-control technology in Gotham is a stroke of genius for her character in this world, and having Oracle be a limo-driving sidekick to Batman is absolutely inspired.

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As expected, the cat and mouse game between Deathstroke and Superman was full of tension and high-stakes, as well as espionage perpetrated by the mercenary mastermind. Comics are an unexpected beast, and with that comes a certain uneasiness when someone’s life is threatened. With that in mind, I honestly expected at one point that maybe Lois would die, and that’s a successful writer of the highest order.

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The War of Jokes and Riddles was full of wonderful twists on Batman, that took ideas that have been there for years, and turned them on their head. The thought that the Joker is the one who has kept Batman in line during his darkest period is one that makes complete and total sense, but was never fully explored until now. And that Riddler would concoct this entire war to make the Joker laugh… it’s insane.

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so many great twists this week! The revelation that Sovereign was Hippolyta makes perfect sense in the context of why Diana would betray the world in the future in a sense, and why Sovereign would basically upend the world, and force it to feel her pain and loss after Diana is lost to the darkness. But wouldn’t Sovereign be attempting to stop the darkness? More questions. Hopefully we get answers.

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The Dark Knight, Dawnbreaker, seems to be the most screwed up of the bunch thus far, with each one becoming more sadistic than the last. I suppose that’s what happens when a wounded child, living in a darkened world, is given the most powerful weapon in the universe. I can’t wait to see how the Dark Knights are defeated, because they seem to be some of the most incredible foes that DC has concocted in many years.

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Oh, man. This is gonna be a fun book. Batman is going off the rails, and the Joker is a cured super-genius that wants to re-pay the debt the Joker owes to Gotham City. The narrative that Jack Napier, aka The Joker, presented while he was getting beat down made perfect sense, and it’s interesting to note that he was saying all this while still technically criminally insane as the Joker. This is absolutely going to be an interesting read.

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Marvel’s version of the Justice League Dark isn’t quite as epic, but it’s a great read for the month of Halloween, with some unlikely allies all being given a shot. The artwork was fun, and the story, while ridiculous and cliche already, seems right up the alley of a book like this.

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Phasma is such a charmingly devious person. It’s genuinely hard to tell whether she’s being selfish and uncaring, or genuinely wanting to help these villagers before they’re extinguished. I love her so much as a character, and actually care about her fate and her past. I’ll soak up any chance to learn more about her mysterious past.

Analog EP28: Ooky Spookys

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The guys are back for a supremely spooky episode of Analog! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
This week, Josh, Theo, and Bovi give their recommendations for the spoopy season, and talk about the DC Extended Universe, Batman Ninja, Men in Black, and more! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
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Marvel Debuts Several New TV Posters

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The hype for New York Comic-Con is now in full swing, as Marvel Studios has released posters for four of its much anticipated television series, debuting over the course of the next year. Exclusive posters for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jessica Jones season 2, Marvel’s Runaways, and Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger will all be available to fans at the convention.

The shows all debut at various points over the course of the next year, but Marvel is getting the hype train rolling on many of them early. Hit the jump to check out all 4 posters.

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New Comic Books: September 27

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Weeks like this are the reason that I love comic books so much. So many surprises, great endings, new beginnings, and fantastic starts. This week was filled to the brim with some of the best stories that comics have told in years. It’s a great time to be a fan of comic books, right now, as DC and their continued run of wonderful events such as Metal, and the upcoming anticipated Doomsday Clock have forced Marvel to up their game exponentially. Not since Civil War have I been this excited about a Marvel event, with Legacy recapturing the magic that used to make Marvel the “House of Ideas.”

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Even Diana is back on track, now! Wonder Woman tackling with Darkseid as he attempts to kill the Old Gods, and steal their energy. That’s going to be a hell of a ride. James Robinson is one of the best writers in comic books, and the art was amazing. That Diana looked like Gal Gadot was a bonus, making things feel more fun and alive. I’m excited for this arc.
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Can we please just get past the Negative Speed Force, already? I’m glad to see Kid Flash back in the fray with Barry, but these “horrible” powers are really getting old. I know that Bloodwork, who was actually a great, quick antagonist was just to help him get a hold of them, and I hope that now we’re on the right path to Barry inevitably entering the Speed Force to get his real power backs.
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A good way to end one of my favorite arcs in quite some time. A battle between the Green Lantern Corps and these Kirby-inspired cosmic golems was where it always ended. That the Highfather got involved, and John Stewart got to be a sniper to take one out was always just a bonus.
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Tim Drake has always been truly the greatest Robin. Dick’s strength lied in his independence, and ability to lead without Batman. Tim’s has been his ability to truly strengthen Bruce. That was evident in his origin here. Now, the Tim Drake of Tomorrow seems to have a different view-point, so it should be interesting to see where truly leads.
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This Metal tie-in wasn’t quite as great as Red Death. Murder Machine’s back-story was sad, with the death of Alfred, but he just wasn’t quite as dynamic a character for an evil Batman. Little by little, though, we keep learning more and more of what brought the Dark Knights into existence, and lured them to our world, though.
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There was never going to be any way that Thor could defeat the War Thor without revealing herself to Volstagg as Jane Foster. But, that didn’t make it any less an emotional moment for her character. This almost felt the most Jane Foster we’ve seen of Thor herself during her run. Perhaps Mjolnir is letting more of Jane in. Maybe she’ll save her from the cancer spreading throughout her body?
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Of course the lesson that Miles learns is about how personal the role of Spider-Man is. That no matter how hard he tries, he can never fully distance his personal life, from the life of Spider-Man. No matter how hard he tried, Peter Parker could never do it, either. It’s a consequence of being a hero, and it was a great lesson for him to learn, even if it was the most uneventful of all the Generations adventures.
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The Generations line has been wonderful, but this was on a completely different level. The prescient message that was said, and the strong characters and themes. It was obvious that Sam would have the largest shadow before him, but I wasn’t expecting him to live an entire lifetime. Start a family, and inspire Captain America himself. It was something else entirely, and completely changed the way I was thinking the Generations titles were happening. It wasn’t time travel, it was a message.
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Holy shit. That was fantastic. That was the best single issue of a comic book that Marvel has put out in the last 20 years. The resurrection of Wolverine, the impending resurgence of the Fantastic Four, and the coming of the celestials. It all feels so… Marvel. So wonderfully Marvel. A Marvel that we haven’t seen in a very long time. Maybe this really is Marvel’s Legacy…
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Jor-El’s experience was immensely tragic, and the obvious intervention of Doctor Manhanttan sets up so much for Doomsday Clock. This event is going to be something special, and I can’t wait. DC’s events are the best in comics, right now. They encapsulate everything that’s great about the medium, and what it allows.

Michelle Williams Joins Venom

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Variety is reporting that Academy Award-winning actress, Michelle Williams (Shutter Island, Oz The Great and Powerful) is set to join the cast of Venom, opposite Tom Hardy in the lead role. Williams is set to play a district attorney in the film, and most likely Hardy’s love interest in the film, as well.

Ruben Fleischer is directing Venom, with a script by Scott Rosenberg (Jumanji) and Jeff Pinkner (The Dark Tower). Venom is set to release on October 5th, 2018.

Analog EP27: Looney Tunes or Lunatic?

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The boys are back in town! The gang is all back together, plus several more Bovis join the team. Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The Punisher, IT: Chapter 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, plus the age-old debate of Anime vs. Video Games takes center stage on this episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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First Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Poster

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While Marvel’s Inhumans is floundering, excitement around the fifth season of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. couldn’t be higher. The season ended on a cliffhanger, with the team being taken aboard a craft into space, by a mystery group.

Little is known about the fifth season, currently, with no premiere date currently set. The series is set to return to ABC this winter after the conclusion of Marvel’s Inhumans‘ eight-episode run and the cast and crew for the series will appear at New York Comic Con to offer a first look at the new season. Hit the jump to check out the full poster.

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First Trailer for The Punisher

Marvel and Netflix have finally shared the first full trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher, and it one hell of a hard-hitting slugfest. Rightfully as it should be. Metallica blaring over the speakers, with guns, explosions, and a lot of blood. This is The Punisher. This is Frank Castle done right.

Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as Frank Castle from Marvel’s Daredevil and he’s joined by newcomers Ben Barnes as Billy Russo aka Jigsaw, Frank’s Castle’s best friend from his days in the Special Forces who runs a private military corporation called “Anvil;” Ebon Moss-Bachrach as Micro, a former NSA analyst whose secrets may be of great value to Frank Castle and everyone around them.