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In Dark Phoenix’s Final Trailer, Jean Grey is Singing Her Swansong

With Dark Phoenix, Fox’s years-long X-Men franchise is coming to an end and, judging from the film’s final trailer, the conclusion to Jean Grey’s story is going to be as devastating as it is long overdue. Read More >>

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This is How Earth Drinks Are Becoming Part of Star Wars Canon

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attractions coming to Disney’s theme parks are designed to look and feel as if you’ve stepped right into a world filled with all manner of alien creatures from far-off star systems and space wizards waving their laser swords about with reckless abandon. But part of Disney’s plan to make Galaxy’s Edge feel “real” involves a number products you’re probably familiar with. Read More >>

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Breaking Down Hellboy’s Cryptic Post-Credits Scenes

Neil Marshall’s Hellboy is a reboot that does the source material little justice in terms of the quality of the adaptation, but it is jam-packed with nods and references to the comics, one of which suggests that, at least in theory, there might (have) been plans for future films. Read More >>

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Westworld Welcomes Lena Waithe to Season Three

Westworld’s last season ended with the power dynamics between the titular park’s human guests and cybernetic hosts shifting in a radical way as the inorganic beings moved forward on their path to wrestling freedom from their creators. But for the show’s next season, the cast is getting larger in order to tell even more stories about new characters. Read More >>

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In the First Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Trailer, a New Jedi Hero Rises

At this year’s Star Wars Celebration the creative team behind Respawn’s upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order took to the stage to debut the game’s first trailer and discuss Star Wars’ newest Jedi: Cal Kestis. Read More >>

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J.J. Abrams Discusses How General Leia and Carrie Fisher Live on in The Rise of Skywalker

Carrie Fisher’s sudden death in 2016 surprised the entire world, but it hit the Star Wars fandom particularly hard given the actress’ connection to the franchise and the plans for General Leia Organa’s involvement in future films. After initial uncertainty whether Fisher would appear in Episode IX, it was eventually announced that Leia would, in fact, return, and at this year’s Star Wars Celebration, The Rise of Skywalker director J. J. Abrams spoke candidly about how that’s going to happen. Read More >>

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Shazam’s Greatest Message Is About Growing From Forgiveness

Billy Batson being an orphan is a central part of his heroic origin story, which factors into the inherent goodness that makes him worthy of becoming Shazam. Golden Age Captain Marvel comics established that even without a traditional nuclear family or the influence of adult role models in his life, Billy was ready to be, and capable of becoming, a powerful, self-sufficient person. Read More >>

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Little Has a Great Message But Fails to Entertain

Tina Gordon’s Little arrived in cinemas yesterday and plays with a fantasy most adults have had at one point or another: what would it be like to go back and breeze through our childhoods equipped with all of our adult knowledge? It would be so easy, we all imagine, if the only things we had to worry about in life were homework and the shark-infested waters of preteen social life. Read More >>

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This Avengers: Endgame Teaser Features a Rousing Captain America Pep Talk

Considering how Thanos dog-walked the Avengers in Infinity War and wiped out half of the universe, the few heroes left who’re gunning for the Mad Titan in Avengers: Endgame are going to need the plan to end all plans if they want to succeed. In the latest Endgame spot, Steve Rogers is doing what he does best: rallying the troops and explaining just how they’re going to save the day. Read More >>

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Kevin Feige Discusses WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Series Coming to Disney+

Marvel head Kevin Feige took to the stage at yesterday's Disney Investor Day to talk about how the new Disney+ streaming service will factor into the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More >>

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Hellboy’s Blood-Soaked Horns Are Too Dull to Leave Much of an Impression

In the months leading up to Hellboy’s release, much noise was made about how much comic creator Mike Mignola (who co-wrote the film with Andrew Cosby) didn’t want the movie to be an origin story that retread ground Guillermo del Toro staked out in his Hellboy movies. But that seems to have been almost all but lip service because unfortunately, that’s basically what the new Hellboy is. Read More >>

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The Society’s First Chilling Teaser Is Full of Modern Lord of the Flies Horror

In Netflix’s upcoming series The Society, written by Chris Keyser and directed by Marc Webb, the young people of a nondescript American town wake up one day to discover that they’re...home, but not home. Everything about the town looks and feels the same, save for the fact that all of the adults have suddenly vanished. Read More >>

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An Argument for an Intermission During Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is the rare kind of film whose three-hour, intermission-less runtime is a price audiences are willing to pay without batting an eye because, as Marvel Studios keeps reminding everyone, this is the end of an era. A narrative climax of Endgame’s proportions rightfully deserves to take its time. But people also deserve to stretch. Read More >>

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Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke Are Writing a New Pan’s Labyrinth Novel

As much as Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth is a fantasy/horror film about a young girl dealing with the psychological trauma of living through war, it’s also a dark, mesmerissing fairytale about fantastical creatures and realms that exist beyond the bounds of human imagination. Now, more than a decade after the film’s release, the world of Pan’s Labyrinth is getting bigger. Read More >>