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Back in 2012 when Disney bought Lucasfilm, the plan was simple. Starting in 2015, they’d release a new Star Wars movie every year—and that’s the plan up to 2019's Episode IX. We all assumed a new Star Wars Story would follow in 2020 but publicly, very little had been said about the possibility. Until today.Read more...

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Namely, there’s a lot of new footage of Ezekiel (played by Khary Payton)—the biggest new character to be joining the upcoming season, and not just because he has a pet tiger. Most what’s more important is that TWD is finally showing us the new season has more going on than that damned Negan cliffhanger.Read more...

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Next year, the Dark Tower movie is going to hit theaters—but a year later, it’ll have its very own companion TV show hitting the airwaves, featuring at least one of the the film’s major stars. And now we finally have some details—including the fact that the movie’s star Idris Elba will appear on the show as well.Read more...

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The international version of the Hidden Figures trailer focuses less on just the three women at its center—Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—and more on the way other people react to them.Read more...

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At the start of Star Trek Beyond, it’s clear that Kirk is tired of being on the Enterprise. In this deleted scene, the crew of the Enterprise seems to be tired of him, too.Read more...

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You probably haven’t even packed away the sunscreen yet, but it’s already time to start thinking about what you’re going to wear to holiday parties come December. The tacky sweater is always en vogue, but everything is better when you can incorporate Star Wars into the festivities.Read more...

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Kai Ashanti Wilson’s The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps was one of io9's top fantasy books of 2015—and if you haven’t yet checked out this epic, unique, brilliantly-drawn tale, here’s a chance to get a copy for free, courtesy of publisher Tor.com.Read more...

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He danced his way into our hearts in Ex Machina . He danced into them again as The Force Awakens’ Poe Dameron. But open your heart to a dancing Oscar Isaac once more, courtesy of X-Men: Apocalypse’s hilarious gag reel.Read more...

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If you grew up in the 1980s, odds are your play time was dominated by Hasbro and Mattel. Decades later, the behind-the-scenes rivalry between the two companies will be the subject of Toy Wars, a streaming series from Josh Gad, Josh Schwartz, and Seth Gordon.Read more...

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The new paid Death Star expansion for Star Wars Battlefront won’t significantly alter the game’s reputation as a fairly casual shooter designed for quick, chaotic fun. But it does add an interesting three-stage mode that culminates with the possible destruction of the Death Star. That new mode at least makes a session with the game feel more substantial.Read more...

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Batman and Boba Fett are basically internet fandom’s fever dream: they’re both the unbeatable badasses of their respective universes (although Boba Fett is still kind of a chump, and Batman’s been beaten more than a fair share of times). So how they’d fare against each other is a question often asked—and Alex Ross has an answer.Read more...

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Look, railing against Gotham for its absolute refusal to portray any of its characters in a consistent way is a fool’s errand. But executive producer Ken Woodruff’s explanation of why the show is turning Poison Ivy from a kid to a voluptuous, seductive 20-something—through what I believe is the magical power of creepiness—takes the cake. It takes 40 cakes. And that’s terrible.Read more...

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Earlier this year, a mass shooting claimed the lives of 50 people in Orlando, Florida, in an incident that was both the deadliest shooting and most violent hate crime against LGBT people in American history. Now, people across the comics industry and beyond are coming together for a one-off special issue to remember the tragedy.Read more...

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Ten days from now, folks all over the world will get to see Luke Cage shake up Harlem’s criminal underworld in the upcoming Marvel show on Netflix. A new video gives a glimpse at the folks who’ll (foolishly) be shooting at the bulletproof superhero.Read more...

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The Robinson family is being assembled Maxwell Jenkins (Sense8) will be young, constantly endangered Will Robinson, while Will’s dad, Dr. John Robinson, will be played by Toby Stephens (Black Sails).Read more...

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The better part of a decade has passed since audiences last visited the world of James Cameron’s Avatar. Now, with a new set of films coming, the franchise has slowly begun to return to the mainstream. There’s a Cirque du Soleil show touring, a Disney theme park coming soon, and they’ve just announced an interactive museum exhibition.Read more...

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The X-Wing miniatures game is very, very good . If there’s a complaint I have about it, though, it’s that there isn’t a campaign mode for more long-term play and...oh, wait, thanks to a very dedicated fan, now there is. Wonderful.Read more...

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The third season of Star Wars Rebels premieres this weekend and, if we haven’t made it abundantly clear for the last several years, it’s a show every Star Wars fan should absolutely be watching. But if you haven’t, and you don’t have time to catch up on seasons one and two before Saturday, this video is a solid alternative.Read more...

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The world of horror lost one of its icons in January, when Angus Scrimm passed away at the age of 89. Fortunately for his fans, the actor was able to film one last turn as Phantasm’s evil Tall Man—and now we’re getting the first look at that performance in this first trailer for Phantasm: Ravager.Read more...

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There aren’t many places you can experience Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Exorcist, The Purge, American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead all in one place, and survive the experience. In fact, there’s just one: Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.Read more...

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This new action figure by Square-Enix is Joker meets Batman by the way of Kefka from Final Fantasy VI. It’s kind of amazing.Read more...

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If the world wasn’t already enough of a bummer, we now have this wonderfully depressing fan film about a young Clark Kent dealing with the loss of a friend to sunder our emotions, too.Read more...

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Star Wars has always been big for the toy industry, but last year moreso than ever: a merchandise push more powerful than you could possibly imagine. But for all the billions of dollars Force Awakens toys raked in, there was a lot of criticism about the lack of merchandise for its female characters. This year, toy makers are listening.Read more...

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Lucifer (Tom Ellis) in his bar in the season two premiere. All images: Michael Courtney/FOX ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Lucifer’s season premiere, “Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer,” picks up just days after the end of season one. The dapper Mr. Morningstar is still obsessed with himself (of course), but he has a new problem: the whereabouts of his mother, who has recently escaped from hell, and is likely mad as her former prison to boot.Read more...

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Thanks to Green Lantern, we’re all conditioned to panic at the thought of a superhero character having an entire computer-generated outfit. After all, it was so infamously bad, they made a joke out of it in Deadpool. But technology has come a long way, and every single time we saw Black Panther on screen in Captain America: Civil War, the suit was animated.Read more...

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