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Everyone on The Exorcist panel—which was preceded by a screening of the fall Fox TV show’s first episode—acknowledged the demonically-possessed elephant in the room. This is not the legendary horror film, nor is it trying to be, and they are all very aware of the pressure on anything titled The Exorcist.Read more...

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Guys, it’s only day two of San Diego Comic-Con 2016, and the cosplay is already getting too real. Want more? Here’s our favorite cosplays from day two on the show floor.Read more...

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Ichabod Crane (and the rest of humanity) may be reeling from the loss of his Witness, but at least he’s got a new partner to hunt the forces of evil with. True Blood actress Janina Gavankar has signed on to join Sleepy Hollow as its resident Dana Scully in season 4.Read more...

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Friday night at San Diego Comic-Con, I was privileged to be in the one audience ever that thought they were seeing a movie called The Woods , but ended up seeing the third Blair Witch film . It was a shocking, awesome reveal that was long planned by the studio. And the best part was that the movie is good—and very, very scary.Read more...

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He’s traveled in time and space. He’s defended Cardiff from alien threats. He’s shown up all over the worlds of Arrow and Flash. And now, John Barrowman is the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl. Folks, I am out of words to write. What else needs to be said?Read more...

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As the new Star Wars canon expands beyond the movies, Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy has been the most important source of information about the era between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. At the Star Wars Publishing presentation at Comic-Con, Wendig hinted about what we should expect from Aftermath: Empire’s End, the final book in the trilogy.Read more...

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After Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, we didn’t think we’d be seeing another entry in this franchise. Until now.Read more...

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I was skeptical about Powerless when I first heard about it, not the least of which because it sounded like a rip-off of Damage Control, created by the late, beloved Dwayne McDuffie. Plus, Katharine didn’t much seem to care for the pilot . But after watching the first episode of the upcoming NBC series myself, I was totally charmed by its clever continuity references and superhero-centric humor.Read more...

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About two minutes into the R-rated animated food movie Sausage Party I had a realization—the film that the trailers were advertising was not the movie I was watching. That movie, about food that realizes what happens when they get bought, looked like it has a lot of R-rated jokes, and not much else. But the real movie is so much more.Read more...

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One of the best parts of iZombie is the conceit that zombies take on the personalities and the skills of the people whose brains they eat. Luckily, we didn’t need to eat the brains of the show’s cast and crew to learn what’s in store for season three. They just told us.Read more...

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With the fourth season already over, Orphan Black decided to have a bit of fun at its Comic-Con panel. In addition to forcing the actors to ad-lib scenes as their characters, BBC America released a blooper reel which has got to be a constant problem for Tatiana Maslany,.Read more...

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We’ve had oodles of perfect casting announcements, we’ve had some delectable teaser images, and now, it’s finally here: our first look at Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, brought to life.Read more...

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Well, this is a surprise. Ghost Rider is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not for a movie—and perhaps not the incarnation of the Ghost Rider you were expecting.Read more...

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“I’m really excited to be reunited with my Bryan Fuller,” said Kristin Chenoweth, walking out to a rapturous applause at the American Gods panel.Read more...

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Mattel is reporting that sales of its new line of Ghostbusters toys—the ones based on the remake featuring all female leads—have been impressive among both boys and girls and “exceeded expectations.”Read more...

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Given that Game of Thrones’ astounding sixth season only came to close a month or so ago, it seemed unlikely that the showrunners would have much to say at their Comic-Con panel—especially since we know production on season seven has been delayed . But they did have two little treats for fans.Read more...

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When season seven of The Walking Dead premieres on October 23, we’re finally going to learn which character new villain Negan killed. It’s a secret the show is determined to keep until then, which made the panel at Comic-Con a little awkward.Read more...

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Good news, fans of Blizzard’s absurdly entertaining superhero-esque shooter Overwatch! The game’s making the move to physical comics next year, with the arrival of a new graphic novel that delves into the history of the Overwatch universe from Dark Horse.Read more...

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Star Wars might not have a big panel at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but that doesn’t stop the new toys—arguably just as important as the films at this point!—from making the news. Hasbro just unveiled a bunch of new figures, all the way from the original movies and prequels, to Rebels, and a tiny glimpse of what’s coming with Rogue One.Read more...

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A tiny Colorado town made national headlines this week after authorities told residents not to use the water, citing concerns that it had been contaminated with THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.Read more...

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Happy 75th Anniversary, Diana. Feel free to kick everyone’s butt.Read more...

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I’m serious, This is a three-minute trailer doesn’t feature a second of new footage of any of the 11 characters that were last seen kneeling in from of Negan, waiting for him to choose which one of them he’s gonna kill. Instead, it has a ton of new stuff, including characters, locales and... yep, that’s definitely a tiger.Read more...

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T’Challa’s world is getting a little bit bigger at Marvel Comics. Off of the back of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ sublime Black Panther comic , Marvel has just announced a new supplementary series that will delve into the lives of important supporting characters in the main series—and like Black Panther, it’s attracting serious talent.Read more...

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One of the biggest comics surprises of 2016 was the news that musician Gerard Way would be spearheading an imprint of new titles for DC Comics called Young Animal. This morning, Way talked a bit about the quirky ideas he wants to infuse into Young Animal.Read more...

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The movie versions of Marvel’s heroes have been part of Hasbro’s 6-inch-scale Legends line for a while now, but characters from the TV side of the MCU have been conspicuously absent. Well, until now, as Hasbro has revealed that the Netflix versions of Jessica Jones and the Punisher are getting figures.Read more...

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