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Did Patrick Stewart Just Confirm That Professor X Is in 'Wolverine 3'?

Professor X himself says that he will join Wolverine on the big screen, one last time.<p>While promoting his new TV series, "Blunt Talk," on Thursday, Patrick Stewart revealed to Collider that Professor X will have more than a cameo in Hugh Jackman's last film as the most popular member of the …

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Toy Soldiers: War Chest lets you pit He-Man and Cobra against your wallet

<b>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p><i>Toy Soldiers: War Chest</i> is, in a lot of ways, the culmination of Signal Studios' tower defense/shooter series' core idea — what if your childhood make-believe wars took place on a real battlefield? This time around, you can brawl with real toy lines …

A group of fans want to build an exact replica of this famous 'Lord of the Rings' city, they just need about $3 billion

Now, a group of "The Lord of the Rings" fans led by UK-based Jonathan Wilson have started an IndieGogo campaign titled Realise Minas Tirith to construct an exact scale replica of the fictional city of Minas Tirith as seen in "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King" somewhere in southern …

Channing Tatum stormed the Comic-Con stage to take an epic photo with all the X-Men and Stan Lee

Do you think Stan Lee has a photo with all of Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe characters?<p>He definitely has one with 20th Century Fox's Marvel crew.<p>Near the end of Fox's movie panel Saturday evening at Comic-Con, the casts of the X-Men, "Fantastic Four," "Deadpool," and "Wolverine," gathered …

Ant-Man - Trailer 2

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and …

12 things we learned from the new 'Batman v Superman' trailer

Clocking in at nearly three and a half minutes, the trailer gives us our first look at the plot of the film alongside a plethora of Easter eggs and glimpses at what the wider DC Universe will look like in the movie.<p>Let's dive right in.

Smite Xbox One Producer Discusses Why MOBA Games Will Be Big on Consoles

The Xbox One will soon be getting its first free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game in the form of Smite, which launches into open beta on July 8. The game draws its cast of characters from gods, and deities from different mythologies including Greek, Egyptian, Chinese, Roman, and more. …

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Hugh Jackman's Wolverine Set to Appear in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Star Wars: The Force Awakens characters revealed in Vanity Fair photos

We still don’t know who’s related to who, or what Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia have been doing in the three decades since 1983’s Return of the Jedi. But Vanity Fair has revealed some vital snippets of information about the characters played by Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley and Lupita …

Star Wars

Still burning: surprise Keanu Reeves hit John Wick gets sequel

It might have seemed destined to end up a DVD favourite for the action movie faithful, but John Wick actually became a medium-sized hit, netting $78m worldwide and reasserting the ass-kicking credentials of its star Keanu Reeves.<p>Following its success, a sequel has been officially announced by …

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Valve kills paid mods on Steam, will refund Skyrim mod buyers

Just a few days after launching paid mods on Steam through the <i>Skyrim</i> Workshop, Valve is removing the payment option, citing customer feedback. Valve says it will refund Steam users who purchased a <i>Skyrim</i> mod on Steam.<p>"We've done this because it's clear we didn't understand exactly what we were …

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' has already made over $200 million

Since opening internationally last week, The "Avengers" sequel has already made $201.2 million in 44 markets, and China isn't among those territories. The film will be released there May 12.<p>The previous film, "Marvel's The Avengers" (2012), made $207.4 million in its stateside opening weekend alone …

The force awakens the rumour mill: the craziest new Star Wars theories

From shock villains to surprise resurrections, here are the most unhinged Episode VII rumours making the rounds<p>The second teaser for the frantically anticipated new Star Wars film has landed and, as expected, fanboys have been thrown into a frenzy of screengrabbing speculation.<p>But what has the new …

Star Wars

It looks like 'Batman V Superman' will address the big problem many people had with 'Man of Steel'

If you watched it, it looks like next spring's film will address one big issue many critics and fans had with its predecessor, 2013's "Man of Steel."<p>In the third act of that film, Superman, typically known for being an upstanding figure of hope and morality, uncharacteristically brought death and …

Build Massive Arms With Cluster Sets

Dropsets, rest-pause, continuous tension, flushing a muscle with blood with multiple exercises—you've tried all these intensity techniques, and …

Why Squatting Hurts Your Knees

It’s a concept that other strength coaches and I try to get across to our clients. There is a proper way to squat that won’t cause harm—and then there is every other way. Unfortunately, I rarely see them executed the proper way.<p>Let’s get one thing straight about squat form, though: There is <i>always</i> …

How to Stop Wrist Pain on Bench Press

Bench Press with straight wrists to stop wrist pain. Don’t let your wrists bend back. The weight will stretch them past their normal range of motion …

Marvel's Daredevil: Season 1 Review

The Man Without Fear is Here<p>Hey guys, before we kick off the full season review, here are the links to the (spoiler-filled) reviews of all 13 …

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Sony Planning an All-Male Ghostbusters With Channing Tatum, Dan Aykroyd, and Ivan Reitman

The firehouse is looking mighty crowded even before the female Ghostbusters get the chance to move in.<p>We hope you’ve had enough time to relish the idea of women being the future of <i>Ghostbusters</i>, because as it turns out, it’s not really going to work that way at all. Sony is reportedly planning a …

Film Industry

'American Sniper' box office: Why it probably will never happen again

Over the weekend American Sniper took in $4.5 million at the box office. That wouldn't, on its face, seem like a major achievement. The 2014 release has grossed a lot more earlier in its lifespan — in fact it's grossed a lot more on every other weekend since it widened in mid-January.<p>But those few …

Box Office

Skyworld and SteamVR could change the way we play tabletop war games

The Skyworld demo shown at Valve's GDC meetings for the HTC Vive begins with a table rising up out of the ground. It flips over, revealing a beautifully animated city, allowing you to walk around the structure while leaning in to peer at any of the many details. Imagine the most ornate example of …

Star Trek Online to create in-game memorial to Leonard Nimoy

<i>Star Trek Online</i> plans to erect an official, standing in-game memorial next week to Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock for nearly 50 years and who died yesterday at age 83.<p>The memorial will appear following the sci-fi MMO's regularly scheduled maintenance on March 5, according to …

Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge <i>Star Trek</i> nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One …

Science Fiction

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Star Trek

The producer of Power/Rangers responds to YouTube and Vimeo take-down

The recently released <i>Power/Rangers</i> fan film has been pulled from YouTube and Vimeo following threat of legal action, and now the short film's producer Adi Shankar has released a statement expressing his disappointment.<p>"Today, I was deeply disappointed to learn that Saban Brands decided to attack my …

Birdman got it wrong: serious actors love playing superheroes

The torment of Michael Keaton’s washed-up thesp grossly exaggerates the gap between arthouse movies and Hollywood’s fantasy blockbusters<p>I blame Alec Guinness. The late Englishman is famously reputed to have labelled 1977’s Star Wars, which brought him elevated fame, fortune and an Oscar nomination, …

Charlie Chaplin

Disney is making a new theme park based on Avatar film

Disney's latest addition to its Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Fla. is a new theme park based on James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi fantasy film <i>Avatar</i>, and video unveiling the project is now available from the official Disney Parks blog.<p>The long in-development theme park is a recreation of the fictional …

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World of Warcraft finally gets a fix for this ancient, annoying bug

Blizzard has released a new patch to <i>World of Warcraft</i> which finally fixes an ancient bug that has irritated its users for years.<p>In Update 6.1 you'll find a few new features including a selfie cam, racing and new blood elf character models. But Blizzard has also tackled an older issue: A problematic …

Oscars 2015: Winners

Winners from the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22

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Spider-Man: Sony deal could reshape Marvel’s cinematic universe | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Spider-Man first swung into the imaginations of comic book readers more than 50 years ago in the pages of “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15. The character soon became Marvel’s icon of the Silver Age, appearing not only in comics but also on television, video games and even migrating to Broadway.<p>Now, he’s …

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