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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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Game of Thrones’ Iain Glen Has Been Cast as Bruce Wayne (on Titans)

After Westeros, Jorah Mormont is heading to Gotham City. Read More >>

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The Shazam Sequel is Officially in the Works

Mere hours after Shazam handily won the box office on its opening weekend, news about a sequel has already started to break. 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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Like a Boomerang, Jai Courtney Is Coming Back Around for The Suicide Squad

One of DC’s most delightful D-List villains is coming right back round the bend for The Suicide Squad. Read More >>

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Shazam’s Director Got a Delightful Memento of the Production

I’m always interested to see what objects from a film’s production get a second life in the real world, becoming personal mementos, auctionable collectibles, or being re-used in some other way. For Shazam, director David F. Sandberg got a costume – but not in the way you might expect. Read More >>

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The Moment The Matrix Changed Everything

The Matrix turns 20 years old today and, like many of us, I’ll never forget the first time I saw it. Read More >>

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No, Zack Snyder Never Seriously Considered Making Batman and Superman Stepbrothers

The Martha thing was bad enough—but, if you believe the internet right now, it could have been a lot worse. Read More >>

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Colour Us Intimidated By This New Godzilla: King of the Monsters Footage

It’s almost time for a giant monster smorgasbord. The kaiju are coming in just a couple of months in Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and only Godzilla himself can protect mankind from what awaits. Read More >>

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Ralph Fiennes Almost Turned Down Playing Voldemort Because He Didn’t Know Anything About Harry Potter

Ralph Fiennes, great actor that he is, is probably more recognisable these days in sinister supervillain makeup than he is outside of it. That’s because he played Voldemort in the Harry Potter series, an iconic role that he filled excellently. Read More >>

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J.K. Rowling Adds More Fuel to the Dumbledore/Grindelwald Fire 

The upcoming Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald features some choice quotes from writer J.K. Rowling and director David Yates regarding the are-they/aren’t-they relationship between Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. Read More >>

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The Pokémon of Detective Pikachu, Ranked By Their Horrifying Cuteness

When it was first announced, not a lot of people thought a live-action Pokémon movie could work. And then the trailers for Detective Pikachu collectively blew our socks off by presenting realistically-rendered monsters that trade anime cartoonishness for a frankly incredible mix of adorableness and sheer terror. Read More >>

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Gina Rodriguez and Tracy Morgan Are Starring in a New Animated Scooby-Doo Movie

Whip out the Scooby Snacks, because our favorite mystery-solving dog is coming back to the big screen, reports the Hollywood Reporter. For the first time since 2004, Scooby-Doo will be getting a theatrical release with a new animated movie, featuring a star-studded voice cast and appearances from other characters in the, er, extended Hanna-Barbera universe. Because that’s how everything works now. Read More >>

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Kickstarter to Remove That Rat From the End of The Departed Whacked By DMCA Takedown

Kickstarter has exterminated a campaign to exterminate the infamous rat from the end of The Departed after Warner Bros. filed a DMCA copyright takedown request, the Verge reported on Monday. Read More >>