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The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

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Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland. Read more...

Doctor Who Michelle Gomez on 'The End of an Era' for Missy

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For nearly three years Michelle Gomez has delighted and horrified Doctor Who fans as Missy, the latest maniacal incarnation of the Master. But ahead of her return to the series in this weekend’s episode, we sat down to speak with her about how it might herald the final bow for her time on the show. Read more...

The First Video of Disney World's New Avatar Ride Looks Fantastic

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When the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride first opened at Disneyland in 1967, it represented the cutting-edge of amusement park technologies. Fifty years later, this video is our first glimpse at how far ride technologies have advanced, as Disney World’s new Avatar: Flight of Passage attraction is set to open… Read more...

The Black Lightning Series Won't Be Part of the Arrowverse, and That's a Big Mistake

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After months of speculation as to whether the network would greenlight yet another DC superhero show, it’s official: Black Lightning is finally making its way onto the CW later this year. For some strange reason, though, Black Lighting won’t be a part of the Arrowverse. Read more...

Rogue One Prequel Comic to Show How Cassian and K-2SO First Met

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“Every story has a beginning...” or so the Star Wars: Episode I: the Phantom Menace tagline goes. So it makes sense that while Marvel has its ongoing adaptation of Rogue One in the works, this summer it’s also going to reveal how the partnership of Rebel officer Cassian Andor and ex-Imperial droid K-2SO came to be in… Read more...

Duck Me, Ducktales Has Added Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck

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Man, the cast for the new DuckTales cartoon was already pretty insane. And now it just got even better. Read more...

This Batman Joke Was Months in the Making, and the Payoff Was Totally Worth It

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Tom King’s run on Batman hasn’t been afraid to dive deep into the darkest or weirdest aspects of the Dark Knight’s mythos. But it’s also been unafraid of poking some fun at the more goofy parts of Bat-canon. Case in point, a joke about one of Bruce’s silliest villains that began a year and a half ago, and finally paid… Read more...

More Hints of Luke Skywalker's Journey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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The next Godzilla film casts a former Game of Thrones star. Pearl Mackie discusses her Doctor Who future. The screenwriter for the Mortal Kombat movie reboot talks about his goals. Plus, teasers for what’s to come on the next season of Legends of Tomorrow, and more new Wonder Woman images. Go, Spoilers! Read more...

The Media Embraces ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer While Fans Debate The Details

The mainstream media seem impressed with the new trailer which has also sparked a debate among fans, and seems to be attracting some new ones too.

The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular

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The release of Wonder Woman is just a few short weeks away and DC’s latest film is currently screening for the media. Full reviews are still under embargo—but tonight, Warner Bros. allowed non-spoiler reactions on social media, and they were almost overwhelmingly positive. Read more...

May 18, 2017: Dark Matter contests!

I’m looking to do a little late spring cleaning and one of the things I’d like to clear off my office shelf are a couple of cast-signed, annotated Dark Matter scripts. Would you happen to know anyone who might be interested in acquiring one? Well, all you have to do for a chance to win one […]

Carrie Brownstein Will Direct Fairy Godmother, a Movie That Suddenly Just Got Way Cooler

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So, MGM has this teen romance called Fairy Godmother that’s about to go into production. You’re bored already. But! What sounds like a sappy fantasy suddenly got extremely interesting, because the studio just made an unexpectedly awesome choice when it hired a director: Carrie Brownstein. Read more...

Marvel Trolled Fans to Keep a Major Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Plot Twist Secret

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features one of the most emotionally charged deaths in all of Marvel’s cinematic universe, and according to James Gunn, Marvel was able to keep it under wraps before the movie’s premiere by trolling fans. Read more...

Mera's Outfit in Aquaman Is Mermaid-y as Hell

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Director James Wan is currently in Australia filming his 2018 DC film, Aquaman, and he just revealed a brand new look at Mera, the Queen of Atlantis. It’s very iridescent, very colorful, and it looks like something a sporty mermaid might have in her wardrobe. Read more...

Adventure Time and Regular Show Will Cross Over in Their Own Comic

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Adventure Time and Regular Show already both have their own ongoing comic series from Boom Studios imprint Kaboom. Now, they’re combining into a totally mathematical new creation: a special crossover comic book series beginning later this year. Read more...

Supernatural Is Crossing Over With Scooby Doo Next Season

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I guess when you are fated to run until the end of time itself, at some point an animated crossover is a natural turn of events. Announced at the currently ongoing CW Upfronts presentation, the 13th season of Supernatural—unlucky for some, but clearly not the Winchesters—will feature an all-animated episode, which… Read more...

Trailer proves the existence of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

After many, many months of vague press and departing showrunners, we finally have a trailer with actual footage from the forthcoming Star Trek: Discovery to be streamed on CBS All Access. We also have a date, or at least a season, for its release: Fall 2017. My initial thoughts: Like many trailers, this is a […]

‘Star Wars’ and the dangers of a saturation point

“Rogue One” is the first of many upcoming “Star Wars” movies that could see the franchise overexposing itself. “I want to go to Star Wars and see Darth Vader.” So said my 3-year-old daughter, unprompted (and verbatim) earlier this evening. She learned everything she knows about Star Wars from her Disney-licensed graham crackers. Earlier today, […]

Reviews: Star Wars, Episodes I-VII

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” features a lightsaber with a hilt. A funny thing happened recently. Not long before The Force Awakens came out, my wife and I decided to re-watch all of Star Wars on Blu-ray. Then we went and saw Episode VII in the theater. Not long after that, I was having lunch […]

“Alien: Covenant” Still Disconnected from the Franchise’s Monster Movie

If you were hoping for a return to monster movie madness, Alien: Covenant promises big but doesn’t fully deliver so don’t expect it to satisfy your horror movie fix.   [Read more...]

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