First Once Upon a Deadpool Trailer Drops

20th Century Fox has released the first official trailer for the upcoming, limited run, Once Upon a Deadpool, which will see Deadpool 2 recut into a PG-13 film with the violence and language cut out. Additionally, the movie will raise money for charity. For every ticket sold, $1 will be given to F-ck Cancer.

On top of that, Fred Savage will be reprising his role from The Princess Bride for a framing sequence in the film under the guise of “child-like imagination.” Once Upon a Deadpool hits theaters on December 21st.

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Analog EP71: Wide Enough To Fit a Venom

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back for a somber episode, remembering the life of the legendary, Stan Lee.

There’s also trailers for Detective Pikachu and Toy Story 4, casting for Swamp Thing and Birds of Prey, and quite a bit of discussion on how to pronounce omnibus 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!
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Pull Box: November 14

NEWCOMICSDC The battle with Kobra has been a long-winded maze of a story, but it’s been fun. There certainly seems to be something strange going on, as all of these plans are so… basic. Attacking Gotham in various locations. Poisoning the water supply. All of them are strange and almost boring, as if it’s an elaborate diversion-after-diversion play. Perhaps Two-Face isn’t quite the knight that we all think he is in this story? HM Hawkman continues to be the universe-trotting adventure book on shelves, today. Now, Carter Hall has a crazy ship that can ride Zeta Beams, that he created for himself in the past. Another cool toy for him to rediscover his incredible past. I actually wish I could read this whole arc, right now, because it’s been that interesting to me. MM An insane ending that sets up another book in the series, as Mister Miracle still seems trapped, albeit willingly, in this Universe. A Universe of death and destruction. And a universe of love and family. He chooses to bear the burden of being Highfather for the love of his life, and his children. A future he had never seen until now. That I can believe, because the love of Scott Free and Big Barda has endeared for years, and it’s certainly not going anywhere anytime soon. PM And like that, this Plastic Man series is over. And as much as I love Plastic Man, I’m a little relieved. This whole series just seemed to fall apart at the end. The art was spotty, at best. The story made very little sense, with plots thrown in for whatever reason. It was honestly a bit of a half-hearted mess to me, but I can’t quit the stretchy goof, so I had to stick it out. At least we have The Terrifics to treat Plastic man right. SM Rogol Zaar has been such an unlikable, hate-filled villain that for once, I would have liked to see Superman do what must be done. He’s an unstoppable killing machine that has committed genocide throughout the Universe, and it’s unforgivable. Now, Zod comes into play, and he’s certainly willing to do what’s necessary to exact revenge on the world that he so dearly loved. FL Having The Flash on his own adventure with Iris really brings things back to a more light-hearted fun romp than it has been the last few months. Barry seems to have some more pep in his step, which is really important for The Flash. With that in mind, who could have massacred Gorilla City in such a way? Grodd is in control of the Still Force, so perhaps he used that somehow? I suppose we’ll find out, soon. THOR A small, fleeting tale of Thor’s thousands of years of history. This one was very personal, and rightfully yet another glimpse into the harrowing journey that made Thor worthy of one of the most powerful weapons in existence. I would love for more bits and pieces like this, particularly with this charming artist attached, as it was full of life and character. FF It’s so great to have the Fantastic Four back in the Marvel Comics Universe. The petty squabbles over merchandising, and just general uncaring in regards to the books that birthed these many characters has been frustrating for the last… decade, basically. They’re called “Marvel’s First Family” for a reason, and how Marvel would push them aside so easily was upsetting. But, it’s nice to see them back in the fold, once again. CGR This was a fun, crazy, insane arc for a character that was conceived in ridiculous fashion. But, through great writing and surprisingly solid story-telling, managed to stick it out and become his own thing. The Cosmic Ghost Rider. I’m sad to see this was such a short book, but for 5 issues, it was some of the most fun I’ve read in a comic, with crazy timelines and futures galore that were generally just great to read. GGPR Having Jason and Trini switch powers really made this book a little more fun, and light-hearted. It loosened up some of the real-life drama that it’s been touching on with its many relationships. That’s certainly appreciated. Though, I’m still very curious as to how their school papers were uploaded and such? Did they have signal on that planet to do that? How did that even happen? Why didn’t they answer that?!

R.I.P. Stan Lee

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Stan Lee, the creator of some of the most iconic characters in history, has passed this morning at the age of 95. Best known for creating characters for Marvel, such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Captain America, and many more. The cause of death is currently unknown, but our prayers are with his friends and family in this difficult time. Below is a copy of my Instagram post, with a memory of the time some friends and I met the legendary creator.

There are some people that are fixtures in your life. Figures you assume will live forever because what would the world be like without them. Stan Lee was easily one of those people. One of the key figureheads behind every geek, no matter what side you were on, he was an endlessly charming man, and a snake in a boot for many. Shortly after meeting some of my greatest friends in the world,  @theo_ripper and @r.andrewsandoval, we went to the Spike TV Scream Awards together, and after waiting in line for hours, they started shuffling people around. They pushed everyone out to their seats as we circled around to the edge of the side of the stage. Everyone except us. Just as the three of us, the last people in line, reached the exit to our seats… they ran out. They had us stand there while they searched for more. Alone, and waiting, we weren’t sure what was going to happen next, but as we were standing there, Stan Lee came up behind us. We were star struck. Unsure what to say or do, but he greeted us nonetheless. We tried to take a picture with him before the staff shuffled him away but they were too quick, sadly. But, as Andy has already said, we’ll have that moment forever. Rest in Paradise to the man that solidified the standing of heroes in pop culture. The myth that has lived a life of ups and downs, endless friendships and epic falling outs. The legend that has won our hearts, year after year with his wit and loving passion for the heroes and worlds that he has allowed us to escape to for decades. Excelsior, my fellow true believers.

Marvel Launches Avengers 4 Countdown Clock

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Marvel Studios has launched a new countdown clock on their website for the release of Avengers 4, still giving us no indication for the title of the movie.

While we still have no information other than rumors on one of the most anticipated films of all time, we have confirmation from directors, The Russo Brothers, that the film is currently sitting at exactly 3 hours long. That could change in the editing bay, but as a fan, I could easily sit through 3 hours of Avengers 4, if if Avengers: Infinity War was any indication of what to expect.

Disney+ Officially Announced

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After months of rumors and announcements, we finally have a name and official confirmation for Disney’s long-awaited streaming service, now titled Disney+. The service will launch in the United States in late 2019, with the previously announced Mandalorian from Jon Favreau, as well as official confirmation of the Loki series, with Tom Hiddleston reprising his fan-favorite role.

Additionally, we also have the reveal of a new series showcasing the early life of Cassian Andor from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, with Diego Luna reprising his role. “Going back to the Star Wars universe is very special for me,” said Luna. “I have so many memories of the great work we did together and the relationships I made throughout the journey. We have a fantastic adventure ahead of us, and this new exciting format will give us the chance to explore this character more deeply.” Currently no release date has been set for that series.

Analog EP70: 3AD 3OYS!

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi have returned from the future to cover the craziest and coolest shit that pop culture has to offer this week!

Loads of DC casting, a Shrek reboot, re-naming Bad Boys For Life! Plus, lots and lots of gambling between the guys for the end of the year movie showdown, on the newest 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!

Analog EP69: Boviously It’s Halloween

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Josh, Theo, and Bovi are celebrating Halloween the only way they know how… with news! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

A load of anime movie updates, the full PlayStation Classic game list, some great DC Entertainment casting, and a list of what spooky fare we’ve enjoyed this glorious month of All Hallow’s Eve, on the latest 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!

Pull Box: October 31

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The Fantastic Four are back together. But, before that, Ben Grimm rightfully so had some grievances with his best friend and closest confidant. The questions that Ben had for Reed throughout this entire issue were all valid, but it still seems wrong to me that, at the end of it all, Reed left them behind to try make Victor Von Doom, of all people, a better person. I hope that Reed has learned a lesson through all of this… that the Fantastic Four are truly stronger together. Not just as a team, but as characters.
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I honestly had no idea what to expect from this book, but it turned out to be yet another fantastic collection of short Batman stories. Always a delight to read, they touch upon many of the failures of Batman, and really bring him back to being a normal person in a suit… albeit an extremely talented and intelligent normal person. This was definitely worth the read for any fan of Batman.
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This was one hell of a fantastic event, that worked perfect for Halloween and setting up Wonder Woman as more of a magical force in the Justice League than before. Not only did it deepen her understanding of magic, but it also set up two major conflicts for the awesome team, with Circe manipulating them the entire time, and the Otherkind now being unleashed upon Olympus. Both of those are going to make for some awesome reading in the near future.
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The first Terrifics Annual, of many I hope, was pretty great. Another collection of short stories, one of them was even fairly spooky for Halloween, as well as some back story, and tragic origins. We learned the history of the Tom Strong message, and even the origin of Java, who was recently outed as Doctor Dread, making his story all the more ominous in this instance.
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This event is interesting, but something about Aquaman and Atlantis has always felt off to me. The stakes don’t feel as high as Witching Hour, and the villains aren’t as interesting. The most interesting thing happening here was the addition of Black Manta as a Legion of Doom representative that’s betrayed the Earth to the aquatic invaders. Maybe as it continues, it’ll get a little more interesting, but I won’t be holding my breath. Zing.

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In two issues, Heroes in Crisis has managed to humanize damn near every hero and villain in the DC Universe in a way I’ve never seen before. With the exception of Booster Gold, who has continuously been made out to be a psychopath in many respects. This is just another example, and the mystery of who killed all of the heroes at Sanctuary seems to be quite a conundrum, because they’ve done so little to show the murder itself, but followed multiple possible murderers. I actually wish I could read this entire run right now, because I’m that curious.

Falcon and Winter Soldier Series On The Way

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Variety is reporting that another Marvel mini-series is being worked on for the upcoming Disney streaming service, with this one gaining more traction a little quicker than the others. The Falcon & Winter Soldier are getting a team-up series for the service, with Malcolm Spellman (Empire) on board to write the series. This makes it the only Marvel streaming series to have a writer attached.

Additionally, it’s also being reported that the previously announced Scarlet Witch series will co-star Paul Bettany’s Vision, and be more about the couple themselves, than just Wanda Maximoff.

Netflix Cancels Luke Cage

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In addition to the shocking cancellation of Iron Fist, Deadline has revealed that Netflix has officially also cancelled Luke Cage as it continues its purge of content. The report is indicating that Marvel and Netflix have grown apart in recent weeks, citing creative differences in the direction of the future of each series.

With enough fan outcry, it’s possible that Iron Fist and Luke Cage could return in some fashion, perhaps merged into a Heroes for Hire series, which could work well for the characters. As it stands now, Daredevil Season 3 launched this past Friday, with a third season of Jessica Jones, and a second season of The Punisher both on the way. It’s possible that those may be the last we see of Marvel on Netflix.

Pull Box: October 17

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As far as crazy warped character fights go, that was pretty badass. Doctor Doom, loaded with the Starbrand, Iron Fist, powers of the Sorcerer Supreme, and the Spirit of Vengeance. Against Thor, who is already a god, the All-Father, loaded with the power of the Phoenix. That’s probably the high point of these fights, because I can’t think of any other way it will cooler than that.
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That was the most brutal fight, and it was so well deserved. Batman is out for blood with Nightwing injured permanently, and KGBeast deserved nothing but brutality. That Batman broke his neck using his grapple gun without killing him shows far he’s willing to go. The fact that this was set to the back-drop of a terrifying children’s book made it all the more effective.
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Space Kraken! Jarro! Volcano Man! I love this book. Scott Snyder clearly has so much fun when he’s writing, creating these incredible moments and throwbacks to villains and styles of story-telling that have since gone out of style. Justice League is his magnum opus in that style of writing, that’s for sure. We even get a nice break from the Legion of Doom with this new Drowned Earth event, and that’s refreshing.
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Each issue this team just gets better, and their abilities flourish and get even cooler. Bobo finally remembered that he’s the damn Nightmaster, and not just a smart chimp with a sword, and it made for a cool moment. Deadman has essentially joined the ranks, and that’s amazing. I’m just waiting on Kirk, aka Man-Bat, to find his calling amongst all of this. Constantine is the grizzled veteran, and Zatanna is the main character, with Wonder Woman leading the charge. That formula has made this event awesome, with the Witch-Mother, Hecate, being quite the villain on the level of Nekron for me, at this point.
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Drowned Earth seems like it’s going to be a small event, but still fun nonetheless. It’s nice to see the Justice League getting these focused events for each hero, as it helps shape their newer personas in this more lighthearted Justice League. Wonder Woman has her Witching Hour, and now Aquaman has his Drowned Earth. Throw in Ocean Master joining forces to fight back the threat (just like Circe… hmm) and you have a unique, fun story, that I’m quite cool with.
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So, Dick now goes by Ric Grayson. A delinquent who’s hellbent on being his own, new person. But a past like Nightwing’s can’t just be ignored, and it won’t be. I dig the buzzed head look, though, as it seems to suit him in a way that’s fresh and ages him in a good way. The cop taking on the mantle could be the reminder that Grayson needs to get his suit back, and the reins of his life, but we’ll see.

Netflix Cancels Marvel’s Iron Fist

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Just a few short days before the release of Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3, it’s been reported by Deadline that Netflix has cancelled Marvel’s Iron Fist, and will not be renewing it for a third season. However, it’s been added that Marvel’s Iron Fist could find a new home on the upcoming Disney streaming service. Additionally, Finn Jones’ portrayal of Danny Rand will still continue through the other Netflix Marvel shows, as well. So, keep your fingers crossed on that Heroes for Hire, or Daughters of the Dragon crossover.

“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners. We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”

Full Daredevil Season 3 Trailer Revealed

Netflix has revealed the full trailer for Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3, showing a down and out Matt Murdock, as he steels his resolve to fight a newly driven Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin. The trailer even gives us our first look at Bullseye, acting as an impostor Daredevil.

Erik Oleson (The Man in the High Castle) serves as showrunner and executive producer. The cast also features Elden Henson  as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Joanne Whalley as Sister Maggie, Wilson Bethel as Benjamin Poindexter aka Bullseye, and Jay Ali  as Rahul “Ray” Nadeem.

Pull Box: October 3

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This is the most perfect event series for the Halloween season, with Wonder Woman’s growing sensitivity to magic, and the Source Wall surrounding the multiverse open, the Goddess of Magic, Hecate, has a door to our world and she’s finally ready to take it after the human world snuck through and stole her magic. For an event that seems like it would be confusing, this is pretty concise, and I appreciate that.BM
That was a somber, slow-moving and tense issue that really drove home the importance of getting revenge on the shooter of Dick Grayson, aka KGBeast, and finding out who really paid him. The true mastermind. When Batman gets intense, he becomes a man on a mission, and he’s unstoppable, and it makes for some phenomenal reading. This was no exception. The finale to this is going to be explosive, if the tension in this issue was any indication.
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After several issues of insane mysteries and questions galore, the members of the Justice League were given a moment of reflection. Focus on their new home, the Hall of Justice, and its many perks. The “domains” or quarters for each member were particularly fun to follow along, as each one was infused with the character and past of each of them. Coupled with the many cameos from the Hall, and this made for a fun, light-hearted issue.
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Just the idea of Thanos as The Punisher is so ridiculous that it’s great. Throw in crazy Cosmic Ghost Rider, slipping back and forth between sanity and the like, and you have a pretty great story. While I was expecting something just bonkers in a fun way, this story has taken a turn that I wasn’t expecting, and it has exceeded my expectations by far.
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I’m not sure what compelled me to read this, but I’m glad I did. This is such a strange crossover for Batman and The Maxx, and the story is already ridiculous enough, but somehow it all just works. It’s insane that Batman can crossover with damn near any character and have it work in ways that shouldn’t make sense but just do. Magical beings, street thugs, supernatural creatures, and even psychotropic mind monsters like The Maxx just all work.