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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 16, 2019 at 22:45. 8 comments

Everything We're Excited for at This Year's Disney Mega Convention, D23

Everything We're Excited for at This Year's Disney Mega Convention, D23

In the last few years, one thing has become abundantly clear in the world of entertainment. That world belongs to Disney and we’re just living in it. That becomes even more prevalent next weekend when the D23 Expo returns to Anaheim, California. Could it bring a certain Jedi Master with it?

The D23 Expo, named after D23 Disney fan club—which itself is named after the year Walt Disney started...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 15, 2019 at 03:30. 13 comments

Here Are Some Fox Properties Disney Should Consider Rebooting (If It Must)

Here Are Some Fox Properties Disney Should Consider Rebooting (If It Must)

Now that Disney owns Fox, Mickey Mouse has a new sandbox to play in.

Now that some time has passed since the completion of the acquisition, Disney has decided to ax several excellent original film ideas Fox had in the works—David Petersen’s Mouse Guard and Noelle Stevenson’s Lumberjanes among them. And though its Marvel properties may get the headlines, Disney now owns hundreds of...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 14, 2019 at 22:00. 4 comments

Watch the Trailer for Auggie, in Which Richard Kind Falls for Artificial Intelligence

Watch the Trailer for Auggie, in Which Richard Kind Falls for Artificial Intelligence
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Auggie takes Her one step further. In the popular 2013 Spike Jonze film , the main character was a lonely man who fell in love with an artificially intelligent voice. In Auggie, the main character has a family and the artificially intelligent being has a physical form. But very similar issues...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 13, 2019 at 21:40. 1 comments

This Exclusive Aladdin Deleted Scene Shows How Wishes Can Go Very, Very Wrong

This Exclusive Aladdin Deleted Scene Shows How Wishes Can Go Very, Very Wrong

There isn’t a person out there who wasn’t surprised in some way by Disney’s recent live-action remake of Aladdin. Some of us were surprised it existed at all. Others were shocked at how good it was . And all of us were certainly stunned when it grossed over $1 billion at the international box office.

That was then, though. This is now. Aladdin is coming home very soon, on digital August 27 and...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 13, 2019 at 07:30. 2 comments

You Don't Need a Blacklight to Appreciate This Art, But It Helps

You Don't Need a Blacklight to Appreciate This Art, But It Helps
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Say the word “blacklight” and you either think of cheesy dorm-room decor or a means to find stains on a bed. The connotations are not what’d you call good. For artists, though, blacklight can give already cool images a bit of a kick,...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 13, 2019 at 03:30. 17 comments

In Case of Acting Emergency, Break Glass to Recast With Djimon Hounsou

In Case of Acting Emergency, Break Glass to Recast With Djimon Hounsou

For the second time in as many years, Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou is joining a major film at the last minute.

Deadline reports that Hounsou is replacing Brian Tyree Henry in the upcoming horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, written and directed by John Krasinksi. Henry was forced to exit due to an unspecified scheduling conflict (though, as you may recall, he is playing Phastos in Marvel’s...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 12, 2019 at 23:45. 24 comments

All of the Coolest Trivia Revealed on the Avengers: Endgame Blu-ray

All of the Coolest Trivia Revealed on the Avengers: Endgame Blu-ray

When the newly crowned highest-grossing film of all-time comes home, it doesn’t need many bells and whistles. People being able to experience Avengers: Endgame in their homes is likely enough. And the release, which has about an hour of special features, leans into that. It doesn’t give us a lot but what it gives us is good.

There are six deleted scenes (which we discussed with the writers...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 10, 2019. 6 comments

Another Ensemble G.I. Joe Movie Is in Development, Along With the Snake Eyes Solo Film

Another Ensemble G.I. Joe Movie Is in Development, Along With the Snake Eyes Solo Film

Six years have passed since the Real American Heroes known as G.I. Joe were on the big screen, but the wheels continue to spin. We’ve known that a Snake Eyes solo film has been on the table for a while, but now a new ensemble film is being developed in the franchise.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Hasbro have hired writers Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Teenage Mutant...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 09, 2019. 6 comments

The Lightsabers of Star Wars, Ranked

The Lightsabers of Star Wars, Ranked

When you think of Star Wars , you think of lightsabers. Sure, you think of spaceships and the Force and stuff like that too but, in terms of iconic visuals, few things in science fiction at large, let alone Star Wars, are as iconic as the lightsaber.

And over the years there have been a lot of lightsabers. Some you know very well. Others you may not. And we decided to rank as many as we could...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 08, 2019. 11 comments

Check Out the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Cookbook Recipe for Rey's Bread From The Force Awakens

Check Out the Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Cookbook Recipe for Rey's Bread From The Force Awakens
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFYour bread might not do this, but hey, at least it’ll taste nicer?Image: Lucasfilm

Blue milk is obviously the superstar when you think of Star Wars food. But rising up the charts, literally, is the bread Rey makes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Although that concoction, officially named Polystarch, is not available...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 08, 2019. 15 comments

The Powerful Women of Pop Culture Get Their Own Portrait Show

The Powerful Women of Pop Culture Get Their Own Portrait Show
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When Louisiana-based artist Ashly Lovett decided to do a gallery show based on the women of pop culture, narrowing down the options wasn’t easy.

“I had a hard time at first,” Lovett told io9 via email. “There are so many powerful...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 08, 2019. 21 comments

Game of Thrones Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Sign Massive Overall Deal With Netflix

Game of Thrones Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Sign Massive Overall Deal With Netflix

They helped create one of the most popular pieces of pop culture this century, and now they’re being rewarded with a nine-figure deal to produce even more projects for the best-known streaming service in the world.

Deadline reports that after weeks of courting by a total of six studios, Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed a deal to develop, write, and direct TV...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 08, 2019. 14 comments

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Developing a Mysterious, Live-Action Marvel TV Universe

Phil Lord and Chris Miller Are Developing a Mysterious, Live-Action Marvel TV Universe

Marvel has its cinematic universe and, in the future, it may have a new television universe too, thanks to a few of the people behind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse .

In a new interview with Deadline, producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller dropped a few new details on the upcoming superhero shows they are developing, which was previously announced in April.

“We are developing a handful of...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 08, 2019. 21 comments

The Writers of Avengers: Endgame on Why All Those Deleted Scenes Didn't Make It Into the Movie

The Writers of Avengers: Endgame on Why All Those Deleted Scenes Didn't Make It Into the Movie

Deleted scenes allow fans to make a movie they love even longer. Sure, most of the time those scenes were deleted for very specific reasons , but seeing them is always like getting a few extra presents on your birthday. They make what was already good, even better. This goes doubly for a film as massive as Avengers: Endgame .

Even though the film is three hours long, the home release (now...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 07, 2019. 10 comments

Garfield Is Coming Back to Television

Garfield Is Coming Back to Television

One of the most famous cartoon cats of all time is coming back to charm a whole new generation.

Nickelodeon just made a deal to acquire the rights to Garfield with an eye on bringing the iconic Jim Davis comic strip back to television. The cable channel will also now control merchandise and “location-based experiences,” which could mean anything from pop-ups to theme parks.

“This acquisition...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 07, 2019. 21 comments

Dark Phoenix and Galaxy's Edge Hit Disney's Bottom Line, But Disney + and Many Remakes Are on the Way

Dark Phoenix and Galaxy's Edge Hit Disney's Bottom Line, But Disney + and Many Remakes Are on the Way

We’re not even through with summer and Walt Disney Studios has already grossed a record-breaking $8 billion at the international box office. And yet, even with that, 2019 hasn’t been a total win for one of the largest media brands in the world.

Disney CEO Bob Iger had an earnings call today and detailed a bunch of what’s going on at the company.

After the expensive, and very drawn out,...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 06, 2019. 6 comments

Amazon Just Picked Up a Ghost Hunting Show Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Amazon Just Picked Up a Ghost Hunting Show Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

There are few better acting bromances than the one between Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and we’re going to get more of it in the near future.

Variety reports that Amazon has picked up the rights to a new show called Truth Seekers, which will be produced by Frost and Pegg’s company , Stolen Picture. Originally developed in early 2018, , Truth Seekers is “a half-hour horror comedy about a team of...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 06, 2019. 14 comments

A Live-Action Little Mermaid Is Coming...No, Another One

A Live-Action Little Mermaid Is Coming...No, Another One

While director Rob Marshall is busy working with Lin-Manuel Miranda and others to bring The Little Mermaid to the big screen with Halle Bailey as Ariel , another live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated hit is coming to TV.

The Hollywood Reporter says Auli’i Cravalho, also known as the voice of Moana , will play Ariel in a live concert production that’ll air on ABC November 5. She’ll be...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 06, 2019. 19 comments

Captain Marvel's Gemma Chan May Pull MCU Double Duty With Eternals Role

Captain Marvel's Gemma Chan May Pull MCU Double Duty With Eternals Role

When an actor who has previously been seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is cast in another MCU movie, the assumption is that they’ll be playing the same character. That might not be the case for Gemma Chan.

Variety reports that Chan, who played Kree Star Force member Minn-Erva in this year’s Captain Marvel, is in talks to join Chloe Zhao’s The Eternals . However, she may not be reprising...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Aug 06, 2019. 10 comments

Netflix Cancels The OA After 2 Seasons

Netflix Cancels The OA After 2 Seasons

All of the dangling mysteries on Netflix’s The OA will, unfortunately, remain that way. Netflix has canceled the show after two seasons.

“We are incredibly proud of the 16 mesmerizing chapters of The OA,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix’s VP of Original Content. “And are grateful to Brit [Marling] and Zal [Batmanglij] for sharing their audacious vision and for realizing it through their...

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