Brec Bassinger to Play Stargirl!

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Brec Bassinger (Bella and the Bulldogs) has been cast as Courtney Whitmore, aka Stargirl, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series of the same name.

“There is no other character in comic books more special to me than Stargirl,” said creator and showrunner Geoff Johns. “And after searching far and wide I can say there is no other actor on the planet that embodies her more than Brec Bassinger. Brec’s warmth, strength, humor and positive energy are core to who Courtney Whitmore is. I’m so grateful she’s signed on for the role.”

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Analog EP64: Just Enough Pouches To Be Useful

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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!

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Crystal Reed Cast in Swamp Thing Streaming Series

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Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf, Gotham) has been cast in the lead role of Abby Arcane for the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Swamp Thing. In this rendition, Arcane is a CDC researcher returning to her hometown to investigate a mysterious illness, but a chance meeting with Alec Holland will set her on a collision course with the supernatural and the elemental, Swamp Thing.

The DC Universe adaptation of the classic hero originally created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson is executive produced by Len Wiseman (Sleepy Hollow) who will also direct the pilot. Mark Verheiden (Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners.

Timothy Dalton Cast as Chief in Doom Patrol

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While early rumors pointed to Kelsey Grammer (Frasier) taking on the role, it would seem that the leader of the Doom Patrol, the role of Dr. Niles Caulder, aka The Chief, will be taken by former 007 actor Timothy Dalton (Hot Fuzz, Penny Dreadful), according to Deadline.

Dalton joins an impressive cast for the DC Universe streaming series, alongside Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Jack Michaels, Joivan Wade, and Dwain Murphy.

Stargirl Series Announced for DC Universe

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Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has ordered a 13-episode season of Stargirl for the DC Universe streaming service, from producer and creator, Geoff Johns, and producer Greg Berlanti, set to premiere in 2019. Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore, was the first character created by Geoff Johns, inspired by his late sister after she passed in a tragic car crash.

STARGIRL follows High School sophomore Courtney Whitmore who inspires an unlikely group of young heroes to stop the villains of the past. This new DC Universe series reimagines Stargirl and the very first superhero team, the Justice Society of America, in a fun, exciting and unpredictable series premiering in 2019, produced by Warner Bros. Television, Mad Ghost Productions and Berlanti Productions.

First Titans Trailer Hits

Beginning my bit of catch-up after attending SDCC, DC Universe has unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming Titans series, and it’s a lot darker than any of us anticipated. Robin is shown killing thugs, and the effects look spotty at best. It’s possible that parts of this are still unfinished, but it still looks like quite the uphill battle.

Titans stars Brenton Thwaites (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) as Dick Grayson/Robin, Teagan Croft (Home and Away) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Koriand’r/Starfire, Alan Ritchson (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) & Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Hawk and Dove.

Analog EP56: It’s What’s For Dinner

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The guys are back from a brief, technical hiatus, and they’re better than ever! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!

The trailer for Mandy, casting for multiple Spider-Man films, DC Universe updates, and more on this weeks 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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Swamp Thing Character Breakdowns Revealed

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That Hashtag Show has revealed character breakdowns for Alec Holland, a.k.a. Swamp Thing, and Abby Arcane from the upcoming live-action adaptation streaming on the DC Universe. The character breakdowns reveal a pretty accurate portrayal of the two main characters of the series, which is absolutely re-assuring.

It seems we should expect a very Shape of Water-inspired adaptation, as the film is even name-dropped in the breakdowns. Hit the jump to read them, and let us know what you think about the surprise series’ chances at being a hit.

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Live-Action Swamp Thing Announced for DC Universe

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of the DC Universe, it’s been revealed that James Wan will be producing a live-action Swamp Thing series for the streaming service, as well. Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica, Netflix’s Daredevil) and Gary Dauberman (It) are attached to co-write the series and act as showrunners.

The story will follow CDC researcher Abby Arcane as she returns to her home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, she meets Alec Holland, who is quickly taken from her, but morphs into the elemental Swamp Thing after his resurrection.

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Sony’s Marvel Universe Could Be Bigger Than We Thought

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It would appear that Sony has more plans for their “Marvel Universe” than we initially thought. JoBlo is reporting that Carnage is rumored to be the primary villain the Tom Hardy-starring Venom film. It’s also rumored that both Kraven the Hunter, and Mysterio, will be getting their own standalone films in the new universe.

Those new characters join a character cast of Venom, Black Cat, and Silver Sable already confirmed as part of Sony’s world.

Shadowman Finds Director

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The cinematic Valiant Universe just keeps getting bigger. Continuing their ongoing push to get their characters into the spotlight, Valiant has announced that Reginald Hudlin (Boomerang, The Ladies Man) will direct their live-action Shadowman film, based on a 2012 script from J. Michael Straczynski that Hudlin is revising.

Shadowman is Jack Boniface. A New Orleans resident that must take hold of his destiny, and learn to control his abilities to stop Master Darque from shattering the wall between reality and the Deadside.

Live-Action Valiant Universe First-Looks

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ComicBook.com has an exclusive look at several new variant covers that give us a look at many of the live-action interpretations of the Valiant Universe. The characters are all from Ninjak vs. The Valiant Universe, which premieres later this year, and they all look spectacular.

X-O Manowar, Ninjak, Bloodshot, Archer, Armstrong, and Livewire are all spotlighted on the new covers, which you can check out after the jump.

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Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer 3

Marvel Studios has released the third trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and I honestly wish they had released this trailer, rather than the last one. The last trailer showcased the entire film (as far as we know), and basically laid out the entire plot. Whereas this new trailer shows Peter Parker the character, and his life as a friendly, neighborhood Spider-Man. It’s much more personal, and infinitely more fun.

However, given the recent Guardians of the Galaxy film, and its many trailer twists, I’m starting to think Homecoming could be a pretty giant swerve from what we think is happening here. In fact, we know that the homecoming dance will factor into this somehow, and we even have our first hint at that, with Peter running in a suit down the halls of his school and ripping off hie tie. We’ll just have to wait and see. Spider-Man: Homecoming releases in theaters July 7, 2017.

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!

Spider-Man Homecoming Trailer

Sony has officially released the second trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming, and it’s a bit more of a letdown. We get quite a bit more of a breakdown for the story, this time around, but something about it didn’t quite have the character that the first trailer did. It wasn’t quite as charming to me, focusing more on the conflict of Spider-Man wanting so bad to be an Avenger, that he’s willing to unknowingly endanger the lives of NYC citizens to be a hero.

Michael Keaton is continuing to obviously relish in the role of being a villain, and it’s pretty great to see him having so much fun. Iron Man takes up half the trailer, just to drive home that this is a Marvel Cinematic Universe film, and Tony Stark has a lot to do in this movie. When they brought RDJ aboard, I was expecting much less screentime than this. More of a cameo than anything, but it would appear he is most certainly a focal point of the film. We’ll just have to see how much that truly ends up being.

The suit still seems to be a massive focal point of the film, as well with the Stark brand suit being taken away midway through the trailer, and most likely near the end of the second act. After that, we see Peter Parker get back to his roots, and believing in himself and his abilities. Trusting that he can take down the villains causing issues for his city using only his handmade costume, and his superpowers. I’m super excited to see this film, albeit a bit less so than Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which looks like the greatest movie ever. My fingers are crossed, because so far it’s been a fantastic year for movies.