New Starfighter Assault Star Wars: Battlefront II Trailer

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EA and DICE have debuted a new trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II detailing the long-awaited starfighter battles that the game will include. While Battlefront ended up being a disappointment with very little for players to dig into, the new game looks set to be the exact opposite, with more than enough for fans to enjoy.

Star Wars: Battlefront II will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17th.

Obi-Wan Confirmed as Next Star Wars Standalone Film

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Lucasfilm has taken the first steps to finalize a deal with director Stephen Daldry (The ReaderThe HoursBilly Elliot) to helm an upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie centered on the fan-favorite Obi-Wan Kenobi. As the project is still in its early stages, there is no script as of yet, but if he signs, Daldry will be developing the script alongside Lucasfilm.

There’s also no news on whether longtime Obi-Wan actor, Ewan McGregor, who has expressed numerous times his interest in returning, will be back for the role.

Analog EP21: Who’s That Hosting?!

Someone hijacked our podcast! Bree and Jamie found our list, and recorded the show! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

Cable, Hellboy Casting Updates, the Disney/Netflix Deal, and new details from Star Wars: The Last Jedi fill out this week’s episode of Analog, with Special Guest Hosts! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!

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Entertainment Weekly Drops a Ton of Star Wars Updates

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Entertainment Weekly posted several updates today regarding several of the new alien races, Luke Skywalker himself, and the leader of the First Order, Snoke from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. We’ve learned that Luke wasn’t alone on the planet Ahch-To, location of the first Jedi temple, as he’s joined by a small race of furry creatures, the Porgs, and an anthromorphic race of aquatic creatures that maintain the structures on the island, called the Caretakers.

The other big news is in regards to Snoke, and our first look at his incredible bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard. Hit the jump to get a full look at several new stills from the film.

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Is Mads Mikkelsen Interested in Doctor Doom?

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Mads Mikkelsen has been an actor on the rise for quite some time, now. The last few years have been a boon for him with prominent roles in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Doctor Strange, the cult-hit television show, Hannibal, and the much anticipated video game Death Stranding from director Hideo Kojima.

Now, an interview with Screen Geek shows he’s circling the newly announced role of Victor Von Doom in Noah Hawley’s (Legion, Fargo) upcoming solo adaptation. Mikkelsen famously auditioned for the role of Reed Richards in Josh Trank’s disastrous Fantastic Four reboot, with no lines and ridiculous movements expected, he walked out on the audition in frustration.

Yeah, it’s always interesting. They are experimenting with doing some of the villain’s stories as well. Let’s see if they do that. I’m not familiar that they’ve done it with anyone yet. They haven’t done it with The Joker [and] they haven’t done it with The Penguin. So we’ll see when that day comes. Well, I hope that all characters have a little more rounded shape in the sense that they have two sides of the coin. Yes, they are villains. Hannibal is a baddie – but at the same time, we kind of like him. I think all characters – goodies or baddies, should have a little of both and I think that every actor looks for that in a character.

Netflix: July 2017

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Starting this month, Ph LEVEL will be posting monthly updates related to the content changes on Netflix, and give a few recommendations for what to catch before it leaves, and what to look out for in the coming month.

First up, July 2017! The main thing to catch before it leaves on July 1 is absolutely the 1989 classic, Batman, with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. As far as arriving, there’s a few great gems! On July 1, check out Spawn: The Movie with Michael Jae White. July 7, we finally get the animated Castlevania series from Frederator, and July 18, if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Hit the jump for the full list.

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Lord and Miller Out on Han Solo Film

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Some shocking news tonight as The Hollywood Reporter is saying that Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie, 21 Jump Street) are out on the production of the standalone Han Solo film. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy referred to Lord and Miller as “talented filmmakers” and stated that they’ve “assembled an impressive cast and crew,” but apparently the two of them had some “different creative visions” for the Han Solo film.

However, Variety paints a different picture after speaking with an unnamed source close to the production and claiming that Kennedy wasn’t a fan of the filmmakers style of shooting, or their way of interacting with the cast and crew. With that in mind, they’re stating that Lord and Miller were fired by Lucasfilm, and a new director will be named “soon.” We’ll keep you posted on updates to the Han Solo film.

NOTE: The logo above is not official, but if Disney/Lucasfilm is interested. You know where to find me. 😉

UPDATE: Ron Howard has been confirmed as the new director for the Han Solo spin-off film!

 

PhE3: Electronic Arts Recap

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EA once again hosted their yearly EA Play segment at the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, and it was, admittedly, a straightforward show with many of my predictions from Analog coming to fruition. Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Need for Speed: Payback, and EA’s many sports franchises took center stage. Though, they weren’t without a few surprises with a couple new IP drops from well known developers.

Hit the jump to check out full coverage from this year’s EA Play, with all the new trailers.

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Star Wars Vanity Fair Shoot Offers New Details

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Yesterday, we covered the unveiling of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Vanity Fair covers, and today, that same issue is offering us our first taste of new details of Rian Johnson’s eighth film in the Star Wars Saga. The photos offer us our first look at Benicio Del Toro’s engimatic character, DJ. As well as Laura Dern’s Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo, a high-ranking member of the Alliance. We also get a few behind the scenes shots, some action shots, and a touching photo of Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (seen above).

The other few items were given offer a few story hints, such as the new shining “casino city” Canto Bight, which will offer a rare glimpse of wealth in a universe rife with sandy desolation. Hit the jump for a look at the many new photos.

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Star Wars Vanity Fair Covers

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For each Star Wars film, dating back to Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Vanity Fair does an exclusive photo-shoot, revealing images and new details for the film first. They’re always a fantastic affair, and the new reveals for Rian Johnson’s Episode IX: The Last Jedi are beautiful beyond compare.

The four covers can be seen after the jump. The first shows the light side of the Force, with Luke and Rey. The second, spotlights The First Order, Kylo Ren, Captain Phasma, and General Hux. The third, shows the Alliance, with Poe Dameron, Finn, and new character Rose Tico. The last, by way of tribute, shows the always radiant Carrie Fisher as Princess General Leia.

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K-2SO Prequel Comic Announced

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I mean, Cassian is there as well, but that doesn’t really matter, does it? Marvel has announced a one-shot prequel comic book that will explore the initial meeting between the sarcastic droid, and his brave Captain. The book will take place before Cassian reprograms K-2SO, and will lead into the events of Rogue One.

Rogue One: Cassian & K-2SO, written by Duane Swierczynski with art from Fernando Blanco, will hit shelves in August (so many books in August). Hit the jump to see the cover in full.

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Analog EP7: Last Action Toaster

Josh and Theo welcome back Bovi for another round of ridiculous chatting, and his newfound obsession with Brave Little Toaster. Covering the latest news and views on the coolest pop culture has to offer!

The Last Jedi trailer, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Krypton, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe take center stage on the 7th episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please be sure to rate and review us on iTunes!