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Why Captain Marvel Has on More Make-Up in Endgame Than Her Solo Movie

What’s up with the make-up? That’s what fans wanted to know after the second trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which finally added Captain Marvel into the manic mix of superheroes. Many noticed that in her solo outing, which was directed by a man and a woman, Carol Danvers didn’t wear much make-up, but in Endgame, which is directed by two men, she was glammed up. Questions arose regarding the perspectives of the different directors. Read More >>

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Shazam’s Director and Star on Why It’s a Children’s Film with an Important Message About Adults

Shazam! is a ridiculously fun and at-times silly film that’ll undeniably appeal to younger moviegoers, while at the same time feeling like a breath of fresh air to adults who’ve grown weary of Warner Bros. and DC’s fondness for grimdark cape stories. But when Gizmodo spoke to director David F. Sandberg and actor Asher Angel (who portrays young Billy Batson), both were adamant about Shazam! being more than a “kids’ movie” in the pejorative sense of the phrase. Read More >>

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A Look Back at Farscape: Aliens, Puppets, and Criminals on the Run

When we think about space operas, we think about Star Wars or Star Trek, or even Stargate. These are the sweeping, grand sagas, with stalwart heroes and clear distinctions between right and wrong. Farscape is not that kind of story. Read More >>

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American Gods’ Bruce Langley Has Some Thoughts About the Technical Boy’s Inner Workings

Out of all the deities vying for cultural dominance on American Gods, the Technical Boy is perhaps the character who went through the most drastic reimagining in his translation from Neil Gaiman’s original novel to the small screen. He’s the embodiment of the very change that keeps the cutting edge sharp, but according to actor Bruce Langley, he’s more human than he lets on. Read More >>

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What It’s Like to Turn Good Omens Into a TV Show, According to Neil Gaiman, a Guy Who Would Know

Neil Gaiman is no stranger to having his fantastical literary works adapted to other media. Whether it’s Coraline, American Gods or Neverwhere, his writing has mutated into successful movies, TV shows and radio dramas. But when it came time to work on Good Omens – the upcoming Amazon series based on the 1990 novel he wrote with Terry Pratchett  – Gaiman says he’s being “much, much, much more protective”. Read More >>

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Mike Mignola Reflects on 25 Hellishly Good Years of Hellboy

It’s a big year for big red. Not only does Hellboy have a new movie imminent, but 2019 – specifically last week, March 23rd – marked 25 years since Hellboy’s adventures began in earnest with the launch of Seed of Destruction, his first comic series. To celebrate, we went right to the source: Hellboy’s creator, the legendary Mike Mignola. Read More >>

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Brie Larson Believes Carol and Maria Are the ‘Great Love’ of Captain Marvel

Carol Danvers being best friends with Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel is an interesting spin on her comics counterpart. That version of Carol has a longstanding history with Monica Rambeau, the first woman to go by “Captain Marvel.” In the upcoming film, Monica is Maria’s young daughter, but it’s her mother who really has the chance to step into a new role as a hero. Read More >>

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Inside the Mind of a Master Builder

I have a lot of memories playing with LEGO as a boy. I had a tendency to up-end my barrel of bricks, trying my best to make whatever I could with the motley collection I had. My proudest moment was making the Phoenix from Battle of the Planets. That (a) dates me and (b) was a terrible interpretation that looked very little like the real thing. But hey, the wings didn’t fall off so I’m calling it a win. Read More >>

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Meet a Guy Who Taught Himself to Animate His Own Sci-Fi Web Series

Back in high school, Denver Jackson got the idea for a science fiction and fantasy movie called Esluna: A World Beyond, about a land ruled by people with the power to control the wind. Eventually, that idea turned into a web series that recently launched its first season – something Jackson animated by himself. Read More >>

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Captain Marvel Will Bring the Might of Carol Danvers to the Big Screen and Change the MCU

I’ve been waiting seven months to tell you something: We be Skrullin’. Read More >>

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Netflix’s The Punisher Is Rethinking Jigsaw to Keep the Show Grounded

The moment Ben Barnes stepped on screen as Billy Russo in Netflix’s The Punisher, comic fans realised that it was only a matter of time before he ended up becoming one of the antihero’s most well-known nemeses, the villain known as Jigsaw. Read More >>

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Marvel’s Daredevil Writer: ‘I Thought It Was Too Big to Fail’

Netflix’s decision to cancel Marvel’s Daredevil was a surprise. No one knew it was coming. Not the stars, not Marvel’s executives. Not even the writers, who were already laying out plans for the next chapter of Daredevil’s story. We got a chance to talk with one of the writers who was working on season four, who shared her shock at the show’s demise and why she think it spells doom for the future of The Defenders TV universe. Read More >>

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Sex and Robots: An Interview With Dr. Kate Devlin

Whenever the words "sex" and "robots" find their way into the mainstream media, the narrative tends to be more farcical soap opera than a reflection of reality: where a histrionic and sensationalist tone dictates the terms of the conversation. Read More >>

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Ralph Breaks the Internet’s Directors on the Importance of Slaughter Race, the Film’s Grand Theft Auto Clone

The world of Wreck-It Ralph was born from video games. In the first film, there’s Fix-It Felix Jr., Sugar Rush, and Hero’s Duty. And even though the second film, Ralph Breaks the Internet, doesn’t take place in an arcade, the filmmakers were not going to miss a chance to add another game to the universe. Read More >>

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Venom Director Ruben Fleischer on Reimagining the Lethal Protector Without Spider-Man’s Help

Sony’s Spider-Man-free Venom solo movie is finally upon us, and as wild as it might sound to comic book purists, the film totally works without the titular antihero’s nemesis. We recently spoke with director Ruben Fleischer about his personal connection to the source material, and why deviating from Venom’s canon actually gave him the freedom to explore the character in interesting new ways. Read More >>