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With an episode title like “The Flash Reborn,” there was a certain level expectation that Flash’s season 4 premiere would try to steady itself and right the wrongs of a very uneven third season. In someways, it succeeded—but it did so by returning to some of the indulgences that have helped Flash lose its way lately.Read more...

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While trying to get a crowd excited before a screening of Hulu’s new Runaways series during New York Comic Con, executive producer Jeph Loeb spent a solid 10 minutes shouting “HULU!” into the audience only for a handful of people to yell “AND CHILL!” back at him. Good times.Read more...

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The Argentine director Lucia Puenzo once described the Nazis’ political project as an attempt to “modulate” the human race. This is the dimension of Nazism that Ulli Lust most insightfully picks up in her latest, Voices In The Dark (New York Review Comics). An adaptation of the German novel The Karnau Tapes, Lust’s…Read more...

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It’s not uncommon for directors to make appearances in their own work, but Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi’s own cameo wasn’t actually planned. As par for the course with the upcoming film, it was totally improvised, and happened because he and Chris Hemsworth were goofing around.Read more...

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Once upon a time, a new Star Wars movie was coming out and everyone was excited. Not only was it a return to a beloved franchise, but it also featured a new adorable mascot! Some initially dismissed it as the next Ewok, but eventually the world fell in love. But now, that mascot, our beloved BB-8, has been replaced.…Read more...

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Walk up to someone and ask them what “Ragnarok” means, and chances are, they won’t have an answer. Even if they were randomly into Norse mythology, though, none of them would have answers as delightfully kooky as Thor: Ragnarok star Jeff Goldblum.Read more...

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In 2015, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced a Jack and the Beanstalk adaptation called Gigantic for release in 2018. Earlier this year, 2018 became 2020. And now, the film has been shelved indefinitely.Read more...

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John Constantine is making his triumphant return to the CW’s Arrowverse in Legends of Tomorrow’s third season. He’ll be part of a massive, two-episode crossover that’ll see the chain smoking demon hunter team up with the show’s group of time-traveling misfits.Read more...

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Thanks to everyone who came out to last week’s annual io9 + Kotaku Cosplay Ball during New York Comic Con! It was packed with great cosplayers—to the point that not everyone who showed up could get in (to be fair, we throw a hell of a party). Luckily, we have a massive gallery of those well-dressed souls who attended…Read more...

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women tells the story of how an iconic comic book character was brought to life, and now a teaser trailer for the film has given the creators’ origin story the comic sans font it deserves.Read more...

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When it comes to physics, fewer things are more exciting than proving something wrong. Proving theories wrong has led to entirely new fields of study. The fruits that come from wrongness can be so rewarding that scientists devote a considerable amount of time to probing well-known theories, hoping to find a crack.Read more...

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It feels like it’s been years since there were any new episodes of Steven Universe on the air. In anticipation of Steven and the Gems’ inevitable return, a group of super enthusiastic fans have been working on the sort of project that all hardcore Steven Universe lovers have fantasized about at one point or another: a…Read more...

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Porgs. You haven’t even seen them in a movie yet but you probably already have a strong opinion on them. Such is the nature of fandom these days—especially in Star Wars, where there’s certainly some negative precedent of cute characters impacting the movies.Read more...

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The very last shot of last season’s The Magicians showed the fairies arriving to Fillory in force to take over the kingdom. It looked like war was on the horizon. But it turns out, it’s more like a silent coup, as our favorite stylish monarchs will have to play a clever game of “fairies totally aren’t telling us what…Read more...

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What happens when one of Hollywood’s most successful and well-loved filmmakers sign a content deal with a world-conquering consumer tech giant? In the case of Steven Spielberg and Apple, you apparently get the revival of the director’s long-dormant genre anthology show Amazing Stories. Let’s hope they keep that John…Read more...

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The fact Michelle Pfeiffer is starring in Ant-Man and the Wasp is even cooler because it’s her return to comic book movies. Of course, she legendarily played Catwoman in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns. We all remember it and that includes Pfeiffer. Though, for her, one moment sticks out.Read more...

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In nearly every other X-Men film and television show, mutants are presented as a relatively new global phenomenon that mainstream humanity is still struggling to make sense of. It’s that “newness” that sometimes makes the concept of mutants having some sense of collective community and shared identity a little…Read more...

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Batman vs. Two-Face was Adam West’s last Batman film before his death in June. Given how iconic the original Batman was, it seemed safe to assume that the Batman ‘66 animated films would be retired. However (and unfortunately), co-star Burt Ward says that might not be the case.Read more...

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Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins knows that Diana of Themyscira is a role model for women everywhere, but what she’s also learned is she’s become a heroine for female filmmakers. And the desire to help them was an important drive in negotiating fair pay for the highly anticipated sequel.Read more...

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Supergirl returned from summer hiatus a darker and more brooding character. With her boyfriend gone—she presumes dead but we presume living in the 30th century with fun heroes like Saturn Girl—Kara Danvers is left with a void in her life and a turn at the corner of her mouth. This chick is positively grim, and my…Read more...

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For the cool price of $1.3 million, you can own the the charming cottage just outside London where Voldemort killed James and Lilly Potter. Imagine all of the enthralling stories you could tell guests when they came over for dinner.Read more...

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In what I assume is recompense for all the horrible movies we’ve been subjected to recently (Wonder Woman excluded), a whole bunch of digital DC comics are free right now on Amazon. There’s no catch, no membership requirement, and no limit to how many you can download.Read more...

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At $8 per month (for Prime members), Amazon Music Unlimited was already more affordable than Spotify Premium or Apple Music, but Amazon’s sweetening the pot right now with a $5 Amazon.com credit when you sign up for a free trial with promo code MUSIC5.Read more...

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The new trailer for The Last Jedi dropped last night. And it’s all some Star Wars nerds are talking about. But it’s clear that one character stole the show. That’s right. It’s porg time, baby.Read more...

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