Chloe Zhao To Direct Marvel’s The Eternals

zhao

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chloe Zhao (Songs My Brother Taught Me) has been tapped to direct the upcoming Marvel’s The Eternals adaptation. Marvel Studios hopes for the film to be their next surprise hit, with a script by Matthew and Ryan Firpo, said to focus on “super-powered and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous off-shoot known as the Deviants that were created by cosmic beings known as Celestials.” Of course, Thanos being a deviant, would be a great way to keep his character in the MCU-proper.

The report also confirms that the main characters will be Ikaris, “a man fueled by cosmic energy,” and Sersi, “who relishes moving amongst humans.” While directors Travis Knight (Bumblebee) and Nicole Kassell (HBO’s Watchmen pilot) were also in contention for the director’s chair.

Advertisements

Daredevil Season 3 Premiere Date Revealed

dd

Netflix and Marvel Studios have revealed the official premiere date for Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3, and it’s a lot sooner than anyone expected. The highly anticipated third season will debut on October 19th, less than a month away.

The third season of Marvel’s Daredevil will see the return of Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock/Daredevil, as well as Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, with Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, and Vincent D’Onofrio back as Wilson Fisk, a.k.a. The Kingpin. Newcomers to the series include Wilson Bethel (Hart of Dixie) as an FBI agent rumored to be Bullseye, and Joanne Whalley (The Borgias) as Sister Maggie, a.k.a. Daredevil’s mother.  Hit the jump to check out the official date announcement trailer.

Continue reading “Daredevil Season 3 Premiere Date Revealed”

Analog EP64: Just Enough Pouches To Be Useful

ANALOGcoverSM

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for the biggest week of news in what seems like ages! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Trailers for Captain Marvel, and Mary Poppins Returns, news on The Joker, and an awesome Nintendo Direct on this week’s 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!

iTunes: http://apple.co/2nMrX1R
Stitcher: http://bit.ly/analogstitcher
Heatvision: http://bit.ly/analog64

Pull Box: September 19

NEWCOMICS

BM
Oh man, I was wondering where this issue was going and it got really intense, really fast. Nightwing has been getting to Batman, lightening him up and cheering him on after the heartbreak that’s consumed him. Patrolling together, just like old times, and reminiscing about the past, and it’s been fantastic. Now, Bruce has to deal with another blow, literally and figuratively. That was how you start a new arc, that’s for sure. Lastly, I would like to see Phantom Pharoah more often, please.
JL
Little by little, the Totality becomes less and less a mystery. It’s not an energy source, it’s a prison for the true wielder of the seven forces of the Universe, named Perpetua, and Luthor plans to harness those forces to further the Universe in his own image, using the Legion of Doom, and their natural abilities with the forces to bolster his plan. It’s complicated, and the Justice League truly seems out of their depth on this one, but they have the Totality, and now they have Starman, powered by the Totality itself, which could provide the answers they need. Damn, this is some fantastic writing.
MM
The ultimate trap sprung on Mister Miracle with everything leading to this. His fight with Orion lead to him creating a knife made out of the being that’s prophesied to kill Darkseid, and the trap was sprung on the Lordgod. That was incredible! Then, the true mastermind reveals himself! Metron! Oh man, this is getting so good. But with another world on the precipice, are we getting Mister Miracle in the main DC Comics continuity, now! Oh man, I hope so. I really hope so.
THOR
Marvel’s future has become a mish mash of heroes and villains, with powers condensing into a point where they’re generally all focused on a few select players. The Punisher and Ghost Rider, Silver Surfer and Thor, Wolverine and Phoenix, and now Iron Fist and Doctor Doom. It’s always fun to see, but you can tell it’s almost become a cop-out for Marvel’s writers to create new and interesting combinations to amaze the readers. Hopefully they take a break with that for a while, as the future in Marvel is becoming more convoluted by the week.
BD
Book 1 was for Batman: Damned was a fine example of DC’s new Black Label imprint, and set the stage for quite the fantastic supernatural horror book as Batman and John Constantine unravel a hellacious mystery that begins wtih Bruce’s past, and ends with the death of the Joker. Or is he dead? Lots of questions in play here, with little in the way of answers, but that’s to be expected, because the journey is just beginning.

Marvel Developing Limited Series for Streaming Service

marvel

It seems that DC Entertainment isn’t the only name in the streaming service game anymore, as Variety is reporting that Disney and Marvel Studios are developing two limited event series, focusing on Loki, and Scarlet Witch. Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen are expected to reprise their respective roles, with large budgets to ensure the series are done right.

It’s speculated that the shows will be 6 episodes each, with Kevin Feige in charge of production, ensuring that they fall in line completely with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, unlike current television counterparts. Additionally, no creative teams have been attached as of yet, but expect to hear more, soon.

First Captain Marvel Trailer Debuts

Disney and Marvel Studios have unveiled the first full trailer for Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson (Room), and it’s a fast-paced ride that reveals more than we ever thought. As well as our first look at the film in action, we get glimpses of Carol Danver’s powers, her mysterious past, her fantastic helmet and mohawk, and even a young Samuel L. Jackson and Clark Gregg!

Marvel Studios’ Captain Marvel is directed by the writing/directing team of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Half Nelson). A large, all-star tem of writers penned the screenplay, including Meg LeFauve (Inside Out), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), Geneva Robertson-Dworet (Tomb Raider), Liz Flahive & Carly Mensch (Glow), and Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck.

Captain Marvel hits theaters on March 8th, 2019. You can hit the jump to check out the first theatrical poster for the film, as well, with a small nod to Carol’s iconic pet Flerken (similar to Earth cats) named Chewie.

Continue reading “First Captain Marvel Trailer Debuts”

Analog EP63: Look Who’s Talking, Babymouth!

ANALOGcoverSM.jpg

After a short break, the guys have returned to blow your faces off with news! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Henry Cavill controversy! A load of DC Universe news, our first look at Captain Marvel, and more on this week’s 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!

iTunes: http://apple.co/2nMrX1R
Stitcher: http://bit.ly/analogstitcher

Pull Box: September 12

NEWCOMICS

FF
Franklin Richards is probably one of the coolest characters that Marvel has in their back pocket, but it’s most certainly he started to grow up, and become what we all really want him to. With that said, seeing where Reed, Sue, and the Future Foundation have been all the time was charming, and the sudden threat was built up wonderfully. Then the sudden twist with the arrival of everyone who has been a member of the Fantastic Four as their “extended family…” that was genius.
DC
Batman has quite the nose for trouble. He decides to latch on to a simple murder case to take his mind off things, and it turns out to be an elaborate plot for the return of Kobra in Gotham City. He either suspected something was amiss, or just has some sort of crazy luck. Either way, it’s interesting that this “ordinary man” that was murdered has an instense connection to Kobra, as if they were afraid of him, and what he knew. A good start to this new arc, that’s for sure.
HM
The adventures and memories in this Hawkman book have been so fantastic. The exchange Carter and Katar Hol was great, and the reveal of the next clue was fun. Each clue takes him further down a path, and now the path has lead him to the Microverse, with the Atom. This feels just like old times, with Ray Palmer and Carter Hall tackling a case together, exploring new worlds, and just being great friends. I’m actually excited for the next issue.
PM
That issue made far more sense than previous issues, and it even explained the story up to this point. There were some incredibly awkward transitions to be found, though, as well as some excellent reveals. The kidnapping was faked, but the Cabal is real, manipulating the Agent so that no one believes her about their existence. A pretty crafty story, and one that’s considerably better now that things are a bit less nonsensical.
FL
It is legitimately frustrating how horribly stubborn Barry Allen is. He goes up and down so often about what he wants for his life, that he just has no idea. If he wants to be with Iris, he needs to step up and stop being such a selfish child about everything that goes wrong. He’s a hero, with complications, and Iris understands that, particularly now that she has her pre-52 memories again. But, that ending was nuts! The original Trickster is back! After years of being dead, James Jesse is back! That should make things a little more interesting here.SM
The revelation that the Earth’s sudden appearance in the Phantom Zone was little more than an accident by S.T.A.R. Labs was somehow one of the best storytelling tools I’ve seen a comic book writer use in some time. It was subdued, and showed human error. It wasn’t a malicious villain set out to ruin Superman, or destroy the Earth. Just human error. But, now our heroes have quite the problem to address, and only Superman knows the extent of just how bad things are about to get, now that Rogol Zaar has aligned himself with the armies of the Phantom Zone.
WW
Political intrigue mixed with flashes and manipulation of a rarely used Wonder Woman villain? This is the kind of stories that I like to see happening. This is a fresh take, with Diana walking a tight rope of side-switching and shaky decisions. Artemis made the wrong choice, for the right reasons, but we’ll see where that gets her when she’s brought face to face with the Princess of Themyscira.

Captain Britain and the Black Knight Film Rumored

Britain

Ain’t It Cool News is reporting a rumor that Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige are hoping to jump into the void left by the now-delayed James Bond 25 with a Captain Britain and the Black Knight film directed by Guy Ritchie. Space has apparently been reserved to hold auditions at Pinewood Studios for November and December, but take this all with a grain of salt.

Guy Ritchie is currently working with Disney on the upcoming Aladdin film, so he’s most certainly in the fold, and with a number of untitled films in the works, it’s potential that there could be a little fire alongside this smoke. Only time will tell.

Entertainment Weekly Drops Bombshell of Captain Marvel Shots

EW

Entertainment Weekly has just revealed a bevy of first screenshots from the upcoming Marvel Studios film, Captain Marvel, including our first official look at star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers! The shots also revealed the Starforce, and their commander played by Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn’s villainous Talos, and our first look at the Skrulls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Hit the jump for a full look at the many screenshots, and the full cover (shown above) revealing Captain Marvel in her classic costume.

Continue reading “Entertainment Weekly Drops Bombshell of Captain Marvel Shots”

Analog EP62: Skyfall Is a Great Movie, Dammit!

ANALOGcoverSM

Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for another slow news day! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Casting for Joker and Star Wars, a bevy of directors lining up for upcoming movies and series, and an adorable message in Black Panther on this week’s 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!

iTunes: http://apple.co/2nMrX1R
Stitcher: http://bit.ly/analogstitcher

Pull Box: August 29

NEWCOMICS

It’s an intensely small week for comic books this week, with only one book making it into rotation for the Pull Box. But, if you’re looking for some more recommendations, definitely check out the DC Universe crossover with Looney Tunes that hit this week for some surprisingly good story-telling.comics
This was an incredibly sub-par issue of Marvel 2-in-One until the end. Ben and Johnny without their powers, bickering until a crisis brings them back together, and then nearly getting killed. But the surprise? The arrival of the real Susan Storm. Ben and Johnny’s powers were restored because of her arrival, but how does that link up to the first issue of Fantastic Four? This timeline is a little confusing, so I’m hoping it gets resolved, soon.

Analog EP60: My Second Favorite Behind Gandalf

ANALOGcoverSM

Josh and Theo are joined by the illustrious Ghost Host, Bree on this week’s episode! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Lots of Disney news, some excellent casting, and an insanely awesome Hasbro-verse theory for Power Rangers, all on top of some excellent theme song action on the famed 60th 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!

Iron Fist Season 2 Full Trailer Drops

Marvel Studios and Netflix have revealed the first full trailer for season of Marvel’s Iron Fist, which is set to release on September 7th. In the trailer, we see Davos from the first season has become the Steel Serpent, Iron Fist’s arch-rival, gaining powers similar to his own.

Marvel’s Iron Fist will see Finn Jones return as Danny Rand, as well as Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Simone Missick as Misty Knight, Tom Pelphrey as Ward Meachum, Jessica Stroup as Joy Meachum, and Sacha Dhawan as Davos, aka Steel Serpent. Additionally, Alice Eve will be playing the Marvel villain Typhoid Mary.

Pull Box: August 15

NEWCOMICS

BM
The first step to Bruce Wayne remembering who he is, and why he put on the suit has passed. He made a mistake with Freeze, and had to fix that mistake. Now that he has, he’s begun to move on from his heartbreak. How he’ll get past this, I’m not sure, but putting his old suit back on at least makes for one hell of a closing image for this issue.
JL
That was one hell of a set-up for a massive reveal! The entire Earth is a White Lantern! The Lanterns of Life… the entire planet, infected by Sinestro’s Ultraviolet Corps has used the power it needed to embrace to become something entirely different, and it is awesome. Things are still a little confusing with these seven forces, but we’re at least getting answers here and there, for what’s happening with them, and the Totality.
THOR
Loki is playing so many sides on this war, but now that his brother is back in the thick of things, it’s quite clear where his allegiances lie. He obviously couldn’t help Thor for nothing, so he helped, and took his prize… a picture of their Mother, Lady Freyja. I would also very much like more adventures of Thor, King of Hel, Ruler of the Bloodstorm. That’s a Thor that I can supremely get behind.
MMPR
The fight with Drakkon and his armies was probably one of the best damn battle scenes I have ever read in a comic book and that is absolutely saying something. Lord Drakkon is so incredibly desperate, now. Rita was easily able to strip him of his powers, but in his desperation he’s about to wipe out the entire Universe, and it’s intense. It also makes me wonder when Tommy himself will come into play here, because he has to, right?