Amazon Confirms its Setting for Lord of the Rings Series

Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series for its Prime streaming service is still several years off, but with a massive writers room running fill tilt at the future, it’s not surprise we’re already receiving news. Amazon took to Twitter to reveal a map of the series’ version of Middle Earth, which includes the island nation of Númenor, putting the series at the beginning of the Second Age, approximately 3,000 years before the events of Peter Jackson’s much-loved Lord of the Rings trilogy.

It makes sense to not step on the toes of one of the most lauded film trilogies in the history of cinema, opting to tell your own story and expand the world. The series is expected to begin production later this year, with a premiere date sometime in 2021. You can hit the jump to view the map in full.

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First Details for Loki Emerge

It looks like we have some of our first details on the upcoming Disney+ streaming series, Loki. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney has recruited Michael Waldron (Rick and Morty, HarmonQuest) to write the pilot, and serve as showrunner.

Additionally, it’s said that the series will follow a younger Loki as he traverse across time on Midgard, manipulating events across human history for his own amusement. Marvel is supposedly looking for a very Doctor Who vibe for the series.

Lady Sif Series for Disney+ In The Works

According to a report from Discussing Film, Marvel Studios is potentially developing a Lady Sif TV series for the Disney+ streaming service. Kevin Feige is said to be producing the show, with Jaimie Alexander potentially reprising her titular role as Lady Sif.

It’s placement in the timeline is still very much unknown, and Alexander’s busy schedule with Blindspot is sure to make things difficult. Given that each series of Disney+ has been a mini-series, though, it’s not entirely off the table for the actress.

Cassian Andor Finds its Showrunner

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Deadline is reporting that Stephen Schiff has been tapped to serve as showrunner and executive producer on the upcoming Star Wars spin-off series, Cassian Andor, with Diego Luna reprising the role as the titular character from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Before jumping aboard LucasFilm, Schiff served as showrunner for the critically acclaimed FX series, The Americans, about a husband and wife set of Russian spies posing as a normal American family. While that’s great news, let me know when Alan Tudyk is confirmed to return to the role of K-2SO, the best character in all of Star Wars.

The Vision and Scarlet Witch Confirmed for Disney+

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We’ve known for months that Disney was planning a Scarlet Witch-focused mini-series for its upcoming streaming service, Disney+, but we now have confirmation of the series’ title, and an additional character. The series will be officially titled The Vision and Scarlet Witch and feature Paul Battany and Elizabeth Olsen reprising their respective roles.

Deadline has no additional information on the series, as the plot is being kept severely under wraps. Given timelines, it’s possible that the series could follow the duo before the events of Avengers: Infinity War, or perhaps even after. We’ll have to wait and see.

Devil May Cry Series Headed to Netflix

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IGN is reporting that Castlevania producer, Adi Shankar, whose plate is getting quite full lately is officially working on a new animated series for Devil May Cry. Additionally, Shankar’s universe of animated series is now part of a shared universe, being officially dubbed the “Bootleg Multiverse.”

Interesting word choice for a potential shared universe of franchises from different video game companies. Maybe we’re seeing the beginnings of a new Smash Bros.-style crossover happen over at Netflix?

Young Justice: Outsiders Gets Premiere Date

DC Universe has revealed a new teaser trailer for the much-anticipated new season of Young Justice: Outsiders, and with it comes our official premiere date of January 4th, 2019. The teaser trailer also reveals that Darkseid will play a role in the upcoming season, but what to end, we’ll have to wait to find out.

This will mark the first new episode of Young Justice in several years, and to say fans are excited would be quite the understatement.

First Look at Henry Cavill in The Witcher

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Netflix has revealed a first look at Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) as silver-haired Geralt of Rivia in the upcoming adaptation series of The Witcher, by way of a costume and makeup test. Based on the best-selling fantasy novel series that has gone to inspire a trilogy of award-winning video games, The Witcher follows a lone monster hunter, struggling to find his place in a vicious and dangerous world.

Also starring alongside Cavill is 17-year-old Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Adam Levy as the druid Mousesack, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson as the knight Eist, and MyAnna Buring as Tissaia, head of the magical academy. Hit the jump to check out the makeup test in full.

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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.

The Legend of Zelda TV Series In The Works

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According to The Wrap, producer Adi Shankar (Castlevania) is working on his next major project with Nintendo, with the two partnering to create a series based on the popular Legend of Zelda franchise. While it hasn’t been confirmed whether the project will be animated or live-action, but we should learn more on November 16th when the project is officially announced.

Adi Shankar’s Castlevania animated series launched its second season last week to much acclaim with plenty other projects in the pipeline, as well.

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.”

Marvel Developing Limited Series for Streaming Service

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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.

Analog EP62: Skyfall Is a Great Movie, Dammit!

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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!

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Complete Batman: The Animated Series Heading to Blu-Ray

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Warner Bros. Animation has announced that one of the most famous animated series of all time will be heading to Blu-Ray on October 16th. Batman: The Complete Animated Series will include the entire run of the series, as well as both animated films, Mask of the Phantasm, and SubZero.

The box set will cost $113, includes 10 Blu-Ray discs, as well as three exclusive three Funko mini-figurines of Batman, Harley Quinn and The Joker and seven lenticular art cards. Only 30,000 copies of the box set are being produced. You can hit the jump for a full look at all of the incredible special features included, as well.

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First Look at DC Super Hero Girls

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Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network have unveiled a first look at the upcoming DC Super Hero Girls animated series. The series boasts “fresh character designs” from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust, whose previous work includes the likes of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, and Super Best Friends Forever, from the old DC Nation block.

What started as a series of webisodes for DC Animation has grown to become a wildly successful toy franchise, and direct-to-DVD animated movie series, and now has the chance to grow beyond even that. Proving that there’s absolutely a market for superheroes with young girls. Hit the jump to read the full synopsis.

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