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Going the Dad Route

Podcast: Play in new window | Download |<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More<p>Episode 150:<p>Guess what! The Avengers is getting a TV Reboot… …

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Marvel Comics Trademarks “Ghost-Spider”

When Marvel announced the cartoon <i>Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors</i> featuring a collection of Marvel’s newer superheroes Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl, Ms. …

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'Sabrina' Revival Details Leak, Revealing More About Netflix's Moody Reboot

Still no sign of Salem the cat, though.<p>The <i>Sabrina the Teenage Witch</i> reboot is sounding better and better! (And spookier and spookier!)<p>Two seasons of the <i>Riverdale</i> spin-off have already been commissioned by Netflix, and head writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa recently teased that Sabrina's boyfriend …

Black Lightning Is Coming Out Of Retirement In This New Trailer

The Black Lightning TV show premieres in less than a month, and Jefferson Pierce is gearing up for a return to action.<p>The brief new trailer, courtesy …

New Marvel Trademark Filing Could Hint at Big Plans for Spider-Man Universe Character

A popular member of Spider-Man’s extended family of characters may be getting ready to make a big splash in the coming new year.<p>Marvel has filed six …

Comics

Daredevil Season 3 brings back Vincent D'Onofrio's Kingpin; says fans "gonna be very happy" - IBTimes India

Daredevil will feature the return of another iconic character of the series Vincent D'Onofrio's Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin.<p>Even as Daredevil season 3 …

Stargate: Origins Gets a Swashbuckling Teaser and Release Date

Stargate Origins (via MGM)<p>It’s been years since we’ve had any new Stargate stories, but there’s still a lot of love for Roland Emmerich’s military …

And Now, Arrow's Back to Not Being Able to Use Deathstroke Again

Hmm. I wonder why?<p>It’s long been known that while the CW/DC universe does have access to a wide array of DC Comics’ roster, if plans are in the …

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is now playable outside of VR

<b>A new update for Star Trek: Bridge Crew means you can now boldly go without wearing a VR headset.</b>Ubisoft have released a free update for <i>Star Trek:</i> …

Dungeons & Dragons Movie Coming In 2021--Roll For Anticipation

For the D&D fans out there who sad that the only big-screen Dungeons & Dragons adventure is the terrible 2000 film starring Justin Whalin and Marlon Wayans, there's some good news. Paramount has announced they are getting into the D&D business with a new film.<p>A Dungeons & Dragons movie was …

Black Lightning Is Coming Out of Retirement In This New Trailer

The Black Lightning TV show premieres in less than a month, and Jefferson Pierce is gearing up for a return to action.<p>The brief new trailer, courtesy …

25 Superheroes Coming To Your Screen in 2018

It’s safe to say that 2018 is shaping up to be a very good year for superhero fans. After years of build-up, the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe …

Comics

Why DC should put Batman and Superman in the public domain

Alex Schmidt of Cracked makes a passionate (and hilarious) argument for DC putting Superman and Batman into the public domain, pointing out that …

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UK release of Pokémon Go "paused until we're comfortable"

<b>UPDATE 11TH JULY:</b> Now then, the Wall Street Journal has today run a report that says Pokémon Go will "likely be available in other regions, including …

R-Rated Superhero Stories Are Inherently Revisionist

Last night we learned that Warner Bros will be releasing an R-rated cut of <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> on home video. This isn’t the first time …

Peyton Reed Jokes Ant-Man The Wasp Is Going Full NC-17

Hugh Jackman's third and final Wolverine film is targeting an R-rating, there will be an R-rated cut of Zack Snyder's <i>Batman V Superman: Dawn of</i> …

Final WOLVERINE Film Will Be Rated R, and Not Because of DEADPOOL

Legal battle over $1 million Star Trek fan film just got geeky

There’s an ongoing legal battle since last year between CBS, who owns the rights to put <i>Star Trek</i> on television, and a fan film called <i>Axanar.</i> The …

Why history will have trouble remembering Marvel's Stan Lee as a good guy

One of Marvel Comics' biggest conundrums is the question of how legendary comics creator Stan Lee will be remembered. On one hand, Lee is the man who built the Marvel Universe; its superheroes have become permanent fixtures in popular culture. On the other hand, there's a darker side to his history …

Comics

Comics A.M. | Stan Lee announces final appearance in Canada

The legendary creator will make his final convention appearance in Canada in September, saying, "I’m 93 years old. I don’t know how much longer I’ll …

How these 'Star Wars' fans spent 4 years making an HD version of the original movie

But we're getting a little closer to that lost artifact.<p>Yes, there was a time when the original "Star Wars" was without "A New Hope" tagged to it, or a scene of a walking Jabba the Hutt chatting with Han Solo.<p>George Lucas has refused to rerelease that version because he believes it was an …

Weekend Box Office: ‘Deadpool’s Shocking $135m Opening Is The Biggest Ever For An R-Rated Film

<i>Deadpool</i> wasn’t just big this weekend, it was big in a way that could change assumptions about which movies get greenlit. But first, how big: Early estimates have <i>Deadpool</i> going $135 million for the three-day and $150 million for the four-day weekend (domestic gross), setting a number of records. It …

Star Wars: Episode VIII cast: Laura Dern, Benicio Del Toro, Kelly Marie Tran

As C-3PO would say: “Thank the maker!” <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> is officially underway.<p>Disney and Lucasfilm made the announcement on Monday with a new …

James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy director, knows exactly why Deadpool succeeded

Box office is a precision science, and the studios can often predict almost exactly how much a film will make in its opening weekend before the …

The Quest for a Unifying Theory of Time Travel in Star Trek

We’ve had the <i>Star Trek</i> universe for 50 years now, which includes 726 episodes of six television series plus 12 movies (soon to be 13). The concept of …

Science Fiction

Kurt Russell destroyed a priceless 145-year-old guitar on the set of 'The Hateful Eight' — and the manufacturer is furious

The actor is responsible for destroying a 145-year-old guitar during shooting.<p>The guitar, which Jennifer Jason Leigh's character plays in one scene until it's snatched by Russell, who then smashes it against a pillar, was a one-of-a-kind Martin from the 1870s that was on loan from the Martin Guitar …

Star Wars 8: C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels threatens to reveal plot, director intervenes

Most of the <i>Star Wars</i> cast hold an Omerta-like code of silence regarding plot spoilers, but not C-3PO actor Anthony Daniels, who finds the whole thing …

We Miss Who Already - Doctor Who Series 10 Delay - Episode 49

Podcast: Play in new window | Download |<p>Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS | More<p>What is a Whovian to do when there is no new Doctor Who for a …

J.K. Rowling Reveals Name and Location of American Wizarding School

It might be time to give up on waiting for that letter from Hogwarts and start blaming your lack of magical skills on Ilvermorny.<p>That’s right, …