The Punisher Gets a First Trailer

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For the few that binged the entirety of The Defenders since its release this morning, you received a gift in the form of the first Punisher trailer. The rest of us? Well, it’s been leaked online! The trailer is short but does a good job of showing the tone of what to expect from the ultra-violent vigilante.

We get shots of Frank Castle reliving his time in the Middle East, as well as the murder and memories of his family, interspersed with the man himself pummeling a concrete floor, revealing the iconic skull logo. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, which was posted on Twitter.

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Real Final Defenders Trailer

Well, ignore that previous final trailer, because it totally wasn’t the real final trailer. With hours remaining until The Defenders hits Netflix, they’ve decided to drop one more trailer on us, with plenty more footage of the series. How they’ve been able to keep so many mysteries with all of this footage unveiled is beyond me.

The final trailer is a doozy showing not only teamwork between our heroes, but dissension, as well. Iron Fist going toe-to-toe with Daredevil would be a hell of a thing to watch, so needless to say, I’m pretty damn excited for this show to go live tomorrow!

Johnny Depp Producing a Secret World TV Show

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The Secret World has long been one of most ripe properties in video games, with its incredible blending of mythology and lore. The fight between the Templars, the Illuminati, and the Dragons has ravaged on for centuries, with a war of supernatural abilities tipping the scales back and forth.

Now, that incredible story is being developed for television.  It will be produced by Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings alongside Showrunner Pam Veasey. Giddings and Sarkar optioned the rights to The Secret World media back in 2012. The pilot is being written by James V. Hart, who is best known as the co-writer of Hook, with Robin Williams.

Analog EP22: I’m a Cyborg!

Josh and Theo are back with another geeked out episode of Analog! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
The history of comic book events, Justice League reshoots, Captain Marvel, and much more fill out this episode of Analog! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
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Kirk Acevedo Cast as Richard Dragon in Arrow

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Season 6 of Arrow has finally found their big-bad for the season, with genre actor Kirk Acevedo (Fringe, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) playing the part of Richard Dragon. Deadline says Richard Dragon is an ex-con, who is released from prison after serving time for a crime he didn’t commit.  A master in hand-to-hand combat, he’s set to take over Star City’s criminal underworld upon his return.

Arrow is clearly taking cues from The New 52 run of Green Arrow by Jeff Lemire, with Ricardo Diaz Jr. being trained by the League of Assassins and taking on the name Richard Dragon.

Want Your Own Game of Thrones Cloak?

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If you’ve always envied the fashion prowess of Jon Snow, then IKEA Norway has you covered. While he may know nothing, Jon certainly knows how to keep warm with the fiercest… IKEA rugs? That’s right! While it’s been known for quite some time that costume designer Michele Clapton used IKEA fur rugs to create the garb for the Starks of Winterfell, it’s only recently picked up a head of steam.

Now, IKEA Norway has released a set of “Official Instructions” detailing how to create your own. Hit the jump to check out the adorably Swedish instructions.

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David Tennant Returning as Kilgrave for Jessica Jones Season 2

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Entertainment Weekly has posted a new set picture for the second season of Jessica Jones that confirms that David Tennant’s fan-favorite Kilgrave, will return. This brings up quite a few questions, considering the murderous character was killed at the end of the first season. Perhaps flashbacks? Or maybe he’ll be a sort of ghost of Jessica’s past that haunts her, for what she did.

Time will tell, as Jessica Jones season 2 debuts next year on Netflix.

Final Defenders Trailer Hits

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Marvel’s The Defenders releases in less than a week, and to celebrate the occasion, Netflix has released the final trailer for the superhero television team-up. The final trailer gives us plenty more footage from several of the fights we’ve already seen, as well as a bit more banter between our heroes.

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City, from its most diabolical villain yet: a mysterious woman named Alexandria (Sigourney Weaver). Hit the jump to check out the final trailer.

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Krondon Cast as Tobias Whale in Black Lightning

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Musician Marvin “Krondon” Jones III has been cast in CW’s Black Lightningas a series regular playing the villainous Tobias Whale, according to Deadline. Tobias Whale is a large, physically-imposing gangster, and one Black Lightning’s earliest and most formidable foes in the comics.

I was excited about Krondon when I saw his audition. He’s going to make a great Tobias! His authentic street sensibility along with an insightful intelligence is perfect for the Tobias character arc. Not to mention his regal physical bearing will be additive to making our show exciting and different.

Sugar Lyn Beard Cast as Hazard in Flash Season 4

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Variety is reportsing that Sugar Lyn Beard (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates) will be appearing in The Flash Season 4 as Rebecca Sharpe/Hazard. This small-screen version of the DC Comics character is “perpetually down-on her luck and is convinced her life is cursed — until a freak accident changes everything. With the universe on her side, she poses a threat to both Team Flash and Central City.”

She joins an already stacked cast for a season that is shaping up to be a lot of fun, even without any episodes airing until early-October.

Netflix Acquires Millarworld

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It would appear that Netflix is on the move, and making waves in its original content library, as the company has acquired Mark Millar’s Millarworld imprint, and all of its properties. This includes Kick-Ass, Superior, Nemesis, Starlight, and many more.

The plan is for Netflix to adapt the many properties into movies, television shows, kids shows, and more. Hit the jump for the official press release from Netflix.

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Matt Ryan’s Constantine Sought for Legends

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The next season of Legends of Tomorrow is set to have a much more spooky vibe than previous seasons, as Damien Dahrk and Gorilla Grodd are set to act as primary antagonists in a more magic-oriented story. With magic and supernatural elements coming to the forefront, the producers are heavily seeking Matt Ryan to re-appear as his fan-favorite Constantine.

We haven’t seen Matt Ryan’s Constantine in the flesh since he guest-starred in an episode of Arrow. Wentworth Miller is also confirmed to guest star as a “Bizarro” version of his Captain Cold, Leonard Snart.

Teagan Croft Cast as Raven in Titans TV Show

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Deadline is reporting that Australian actress, Teagan Croft (Home and Away, The Osiris Child), a relative newcomer to acting, has landed one of the lead roles in the new live-action Titans TV series from Greg Berlanti, Akiva Goldsman, Geoff Johns, Sarah Schechter and Warner Bros Television.

Croft will play Rachel Roth, a.k.a. Raven, on the series, indicating a much younger direction for the character, possibly even the team, than we had initially expected. Titans is set to premiere on an upcoming DC Entertainment streaming service, that still remains quite a mystery up to this point.

First Inhumans Clip Online

Marvel Studios has released the first clip of Marvel’s Inhumans, and it’s essentially an extended version of the clip we saw in the IMAX trailer, featuring our first look at Medusa’s hair. It shows us about the same amount of her hair, but at least gives us an idea of her personality in the series.

I’m trying to be cautiously optimistic about Marvel’s Inhumans, as I want it to be good. I want it to be great, actually. It has the potential to be so beautiful, and exciting. But, we’ll have to see where things go with the show.

Netflix Announces its Upcoming Anime Lineup

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At an event in Tokyo this morning, Netflix has revealed their massive lineup of anime, and it’s quite a showcase of top talent, and franchises. Netflix outlined a slate of 13 movies and series that it plans to bring to the service in Japan and over the next couple of years.

This includes revivals of Go Nagai’s legendary anime/manga series Devilman and Masami Kurumada’s Saint Seiya, as well as the previously announced Godzilla: Monster Planet. Hit the jump for the full lineup, as well as trailers of select properties that are available.

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