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The Second Age of Middle-Earth has received a bit of a population boost, but the One Bezos to Rule Them All isn’t saying just what a ton of new arrivals in the Lord of the Rings streaming Amazon series are actually going to be doing.Read more...

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It’s time for Sabrina Spellman to close the spellbook, but only after the Eldritch Terrors have been dealt with. In the first trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4—the final chapter in showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s horror series based on Archie Comics—things get apocalyptic as Lovecraftian myths…Read more...

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Scream producer William Sherak says the fifth movie is going to weird lengths to keep its ending under wraps. After Wonder Woman 1984, Warner Bros. is considering more streaming debuts for its future films. Plus, get a look at Nancy Drew’s second season, and No Time to Die might take even longer to come out than it…Read more...

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It’s been a wild few weeks on Star Trek: Discovery. The Federation has been found, our hero has tried to figure out whether she wants a new life or her old one, and after a few quorum conventions, she’s been allowed to have both. But in examining one side of Michael Burnham’s happy new normal, the show returns to an…Read more...

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Season one is book one. Season two is book two. That’s the way it usually is with fantasy adaptations. But Amazon’s upcoming adaptation of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series is taking a different approach. Read more...

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Thanks to Peter Jackson, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien can travel to New Zealand to visit sets and locations from The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. But if one of those fans really wanted to learn about Tolkien himself, and see the actual location where Middle-earth was created, they can’t. But that might be changing.Read more...

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Din Djarin’s quest on The Mandalorian has evolved. In finding Ahsoka Tano unwilling to train his ward, he has been sent on a new path with a new understanding, both of the child he cares for and that child’s role in his own destiny. It awaits on a planet discussed in whispers in the Disney era of the Star Wars canon,…Read more...

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It’s a sad day in Duckburg, with the official word coming from Disney that DuckTales’ current season, its third, will be the last for the beloved animated series. At least we have several more new episodes and an “epic finale” to look forward to next year.Read more...

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It’s something Funko fans have been waiting for: You can finally make your own Pop figure. Funko Headquarters and the Funko Hollywood store will soon be housing Pop Factories, which let people create and style their own custom Funko figures. Unfortunately, there’s no way to do it online—at least not yet.Read more...

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Long before he set out to become the world’s greatest detective, young Bruce Wayne was merely the world’s richest latchkey kid spending his days wandering around the halls of Wayne manor under Alfred’s supervision. In most tellings of Bruce’s childhood, the entire affair’s something of a gloomy period in the days…Read more...

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May he ride eternal, shiny and chrome. Actor Hugh Keays-Byrne, best known for his villainous roles in the Mad Max series, has passed away at the age of 73. The news was first reported by his friend and frequent collaborator, filmmaker Brian Trenchard-Smith.Read more...

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Are Black police officers—who, within the context of the United States and the United Kingdom, work in an inherently racist police force that functions within an equally racist criminal justice system—traitors? Read more...

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Welcome to Ravenloft, boils and ghouls! Where it’s always a dark and stormy night, where monsters are always under your bed, and your blood always curdles in horror—right before a vampire sucks it out. So what the hell is a gold elf from the Forgotten Realms doing here? Short answer: Not having a particularly fun time.Read more...

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Some call it a hoax. Others say it’s no worse than the common cold. But make no mistake: the covid-19 pandemic is very, very real. If you don’t believe the mountain of scientific literature, the army of medical professionals, the frontline reporting from countless reputable sources, the firsthand accounts, the…Read more...

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“Three assholes walk into a bar” is not your typical fantasy novel intro, but it’s definitely evocative enough to make you want to read more. J.P. Oakes’ debut City of Iron and Dust—set in a gritty world of goblins, fae, and other magical ne’er-do-wells—isn’t out until next summer, but io9 has a first look at the…Read more...

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You think after the Rise of Skywalker stuff and last season’s Marvel-a-go-go Epic that Disney wouldn’t want to put the hottest father/son team-up it’s got in the world’s biggest video game?Read more...

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Netflix has nabbed the rights to a new sci-fi stowaway thriller. Get a first look at Studio Ghibli’s new 3DCG feature, Earwig and the Witch. HBO wants more Folklore. Plus, what’s to come on Lucifer, and Netflix teams with Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone for a new spiritual comedy series. Spoilers, away!Read more...

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It appeared in mid-November, and by Thanksgiving weekend it had vanished. The mysterious metallic monolith with more than a passing resemblance to a certain iconic object from one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made brought a little X-Files flair to an otherwise grim news cycle. But now that it’s left us, we’re…Read more...

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This character may not be undead, but they’re certainly getting another life. Universal Pictures has cast its eye on a new Van Helsing adaptation, directed by Julius Avery (Overlord) with Aquaman’s James Wan on board as a producer. Read more...

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You might not yet know Elliot Page by name, but there’s little doubt that you’re already more than familiar with the Academy Award-nominated actor’s work and commitment to using his platform to advocate for LGBTQ rights.Read more...

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Is it time to get interstellar? A new report says David Ramsey, who played John Diggle on Arrow, is set to reprise his role across CW’s DC Universe—as well as direct several episodes within the franchise. Given how Diggle appears to be the discoverer of a certain emerald-hued ring, we’re hoping this means one thing: …Read more...

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Sequels are hard; any fan of pop culture can tell you that. A sequel can’t just match the success of the original, it has to expand on and deepen it. Recontextualize the whole thing in new and exciting ways. Very few sequels achieve this and no one would know that better than fans of, or characters in, Ernest Cline’s …Read more...

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The introduction of a new Doctor is, like, a pretty big deal on Doctor Who. So when season 12's “Fugitive of the Judoon” brought us Jo Martin’s Doctor on the lam, it felt like the culmination of something huge. But it turns out her debut was kind of out-of-the-blue—and one the showrunner doesn’t know will come again…Read more...

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