According to Variety, Warner Bros. and Mattel have finalized a partnership, with Margot Robbie also on board as co-producer via her LuckyChap Entertainment banner, as well as star as the titular character in an upcoming adaptation of Barbie.
“Playing with Barbie promotes confidence, curiosity and communication throughout a child’s journey to self-discovery. Over the brand’s almost 60 years, Barbie has empowered kids to imagine themselves in aspirational roles from a princess to president,” said the Academy Award-nominated actress in a statement. “I’m so honored to take on this role and produce a film that I believe will have a tremendously positive impact on children and audiences worldwide. I can’t imagine better partners than Warner Bros and Mattel to bring this film to the big screen.”
Josh, Theo, and Bovi are back from the holiday hiatus, ready to ring in the New Year! Covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
The first trailers for Hellboy and Men in Black International, loads of casting for Stargirl, as well as premiere dates for Doom Patrol and Stranger Things 3! The guys even talk Aquaman, and the first look at the live-action Aladdin on this week’s episode of Analog! Check out the episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
DC Universe has given us our first teaser trailer for the upcoming streaming series, Doom Patrol, as well as a series of character posters, and even a premiere date: February 15th, 2019.
Doom Patrol stars Joivan Wade (The First Purge) as Victor Stone/Cyborg, Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) as Robotman, Matt Bomer (White Collar) as Negative Man, Timothy Dalton (Doctor Who) as Niles Caulder/The Chief, April Bowlby (Drop Dead Diva) as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero (Orange is the New Black) as Crazy Jane and Alan Tudyk (Firefly) as Mr. Nobody. You can hit the jump to check out the fantastic character posters for the team.
The cast of Stargirl continues to grow, with the focus now on the Injustice Society and its group of villains, according to Deadline. Neil Hopkins (LOST) will play Lawrence “Crusher” Crock, aka Sportsmaster. Joy Mosmanski (The Following) will play his partner-in-crime, Tigress. Lastly, Nelson Lee (Blade: The Series) will portray the mastermind behind the Injustice Society, Dragon King.
The cast for Stargirl has filled out nicely, with several characters seeing their live-action debut on the series. That alone should make it quite the can’t-miss series when it debuts in late 2019.
Stargirl is shaping up to be something special, as the Justice Society of America continues to fill out. According to Entertainment Weekly, House on Haunted Hill star Henry Thomas will be joining the series as Doctor Mid-Nite. Henry Thomas is best known for his role in Steven Spielberg’s ET, though his career is on quite the upswing.
Thomas will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Lou Ferrigno Jr. (S.W.A.T.) as Hourman, Brian Stapf (The Walking Dead) as Wildcat, and Joel McHale (Community) as Starman.
In addition to the already incredible Godzilla: King of the Monsters trailer we received earlier this week, we’ve now been given the gift of three fantastic character posters that spotlight the three other “Titans” in the film: King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan.
Hit the jump to check out the fantastic posters in high-resolution, and watch for Godzilla: King of the Monsters on May 31st, 2019.
The Justice Society of America just keeps filling out. TV Insider has learned that, in addition to the casting of Starman and Hourman, we now have our Wildcat on the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl. Brian Stapf (The Walking Dead) has been cast as boxer turned superhero, Ted Grant.
In the comics, Grant is nicknamed “Wildcat” from the agility he displayed in the ring, eventually being given 9 lives by a magical spell. His skill in hand-to-hand combat has lead to him training some of the best fighters in the DC Universe, including Batman and Black Canary.
After adding Joel McHale as Starman yesterday, TVLine has confirmed that Lou Ferrigo Jr. (S.W.A.T.) has been cast as Rex Tyler, aka Hourman, in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Stargirl. In the series, Hourman will be his golden age counterpart, a thrill-seeking superhero with the ability manifest super strength for an hour a day.
Ferrigno Jr. will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), and Joel McHale (Community) as Starman.
According to Variety, Joel McHale (Community) has joined the upcoming DC Universe streaming series Stargirl as Sylvester Pemberton, a.k.a Starman. McHale will star alongside lead Brec Bessinger (School of Rock), Anjelika Washington (Shameless), and Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad).
Pemberton is the original Starman, and wielder of the cosmic staff. He’s a long-time member of the Justice Society of America, who also has a sidekick named Stripesy, who is the Father of lead character Courtney Whitmore. No other details are available for Stargirl just yet, but as more casting comes in we should hear more.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ian Ziering (Sharknado) has landed a recurring role as Daniel Cassidy, a.k.a. Blue Devil in the upcoming DC Universe streaming series, Swamp Thing. Blue Devil is a stuntman turned actor who sold his soul to Neron for fame. After being betrayed by the elder demon he was resurrected as a demon, himself.
This will be Blue Devil’s first live-action appearance, I believe, which adds yet another amazing magical element to this already packed series. Titans has been surprisingly great, and Swamp Thing is shaping up to be even better.
One of the most iconic event series in the history of comic books is officially headed to The CW next year, as the finale of the Elseworlds Arrow-verse crossover concluded with a tease for Crisis on Infinite Earths. In the comics, Crisis on Infinite Earths, written by Marv Wolfman and published in 1985, features a villain known as the Anti-Monitor battling the likes of Superman, Supergirl, and Flash, among others, in an attempt to destroy all life in the Multiverse, that ended when heroes and villains alike across multiple worlds banded together to stop the threat.
The kicker? The event ended with the deaths of Supergirl and The Flash, Barry Allen. The Crisis has been teased since the very first episode of The Flash, so seeing it finally come to fruition is immensely exciting.
Warner Bros. has released the full cast list for their upcoming live-action adaptation for Birds of Prey, and according to Deadline, Chris Messina (The Mindy Project) has been cast in the film as Victor Zsasz, the long-time murderous Batman villain. In the comics, Zsasz is a psychopath dedicated to the “art” of killing, who most notably marks himself with a cut for every life he’s taken.
Messina joins Junee Smollett-Bell, headlining the film as Black Canary, Mary Elizabeth Winstead will co-star as the Huntress, with Margot Robbie returning as Harley Quinn, and Ewan McGregor as Black mask. Birds of Prey hits theaters on February 7th, 2020.
In an otherwise news-worthy day (Thanks, Marvel), the best news I have heard all day is that Warner Bros. is working on a live-action Plastic Man film, according to Deadline. Warner Bros. has tapped Amanda Idoko to write the screenplay, with her sole screenwriting credit for the upcoming film Breaking News in Yuba County, which stars Laura Dern and Allison Janney.
Any picks for who could play the fantastic Patrick “Eel” O’Brian in live-action? My pick is going to go to Matt Smith (Doctor Who, Terminator: Genisys). We’ll see if this goes anywhere, however, as the film has not been greenlit, and only has a screenwriter attached.
Zachary Levi, star of the upcoming DC Entertainment adaptation, has shared the latest Shazam! poster on his Instagram page and also teased that fans can expect a new trailer for film after the new year. Though we have yet to see much of Shazam! it still remains a highly anticipated film among the growing ranks of DC Universe films set for release in the coming years.
You can hit the jump to check out the latest theatrical poster in full.