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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 10:00.

Marvel just released an extremely intriguing cast list for Disney+'s animated What If…?

Marvel just released an extremely intriguing cast list for Disney+'s animated What If…?

Among all the shows announced for Marvel’s upcoming slate of Disney+ programs , the clear outlier has been What If…? , an animated adaptation of the company’s long-running and beloved series of comic book hypotheticals. Marvel Studios shed a little light on the show’s mystery today, in ways that are intriguing both in an obvious and compelling way—which is to say, Jeffrey Wright is voicing...

William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 09:26. 4 comments

Marvel finally explains how Loki's going to be alive for his big Disney+ show

Marvel finally explains how Loki's going to be alive for his big Disney+ show

[Note: This article contains spoilers for Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.]

Although most of its energy at today’s big Hall H Comic-Con panel was devoted, understandably, to its upcoming slate of films, Marvel Studios didn’t neglect its smaller-scale projects, either—at least, the new ones it’s making for its parent company. (Sorry, Netflix Defenders shows.) Kevin Feige and...

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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 08:57.

Oh shit, Marvel's making a new Blade movie with Mahershala Ali

Oh shit, Marvel's making a new Blade movie with Mahershala Ali

While it was easily the most exciting non-Picard-based hour-and-a-half of the day today, Marvel’s big Comic-Con panel tonight didn’t have too many surprises stored up—at least, until the end. Because while most of the projects announced by Kevin Feige and company were things we’d at least heard about before—Shang-Chi, Black Widow, Doctor Strange 2, etc.—the panel ended with one massive...

William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 08:45. 3 comments

Black Widow finally gets a release date, Comic-Con footage, confirmation that it actually exists

Black Widow finally gets a release date, Comic-Con footage, confirmation that it actually exists

Given the weird transitional place it currently finds itself in, Marvel’s big presentation in Hall H at Comic-Con tonight was pretty light on video footage to show off to the happily baying crowds. (On account of, y’know, pretty much none of it having been shot yet.) Still, attendees in the Hall didn’t go home entirely empty handed, as they did get a first look at Scarlett Johansson’s new...

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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 08:13. 1 comments

The Doctor Strange sequel is called Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, and that's amazing

The Doctor Strange sequel is called Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, and that's amazing

The MCU has been flirting with the idea of a multi-verse for a while now—most notably in the recent Spider-Man: Far From Home, but also courtesy of all the time travel and quantum realm nonsense popping up in the last few Avengers films. Now, it looks like the ol’ 616 is finally ready to stretch its legs and explore some new realities, because the new Doctor Strange movie is called Doctor...

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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 07:57. 1 comments

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings to show Marvel fans the real Mandarin, at last

Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings to show Marvel fans the real Mandarin, at last

One of the best bait-and-switches in the entire first decade of the MCU was the trick pulled in Iron Man 3, when Ben Kingsley—supposedly credited as classic Iron Man villain The Mandarin, wielder of magical rings and some pretty hoary old stereotypes—was revealed to just be an actor distracting Tony Stark from the real threat. And while a later short film revealed that there was a real...

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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 07:35. 17 comments

The Orville is boldly going from Fox to Hulu next year

The Orville is boldly going from Fox to Hulu next year

Two seasons in, The Orville remains one of the weirdest shows on network TV, an often-bizarre hybrid of smartass humor mixed with a sincere desire to recreate the fond Star Trek: The Next Generation memories of creator Seth MacFarlane’s youth. Or, we should say, “formerly of network TV,” because the show’s producers announced at Comic-Con today that it’ll be making the jump to the universe of...

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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 06:37. 8 comments

Batman's Burt Ward is showing up for the next big Arrowverse event

Batman's Burt Ward is showing up for the next big Arrowverse event

The CW’s Arrowverse of shows is pulling zero nostalgic punches in its efforts to build up hype for its next big, series-spanning crossover event: Just a day after franchise regular Brandon Routh announced that he’d be pulling out his mid-2000s-era tights to play Superman once again for the upcoming “Crisis On Infinite Earths,” Deadline reports that ’60s Batman TV series star Burt Ward will...

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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 01:52. 2 comments

Whoa, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner are both in the first full trailer for Picard

Whoa, Jeri Ryan and Brent Spiner are both in the first full trailer for Picard

Another day of Comic-Con, another visit from the greatest space captain of all time. Today’s San Diego nerd festivities might have kicked off with a wider panel on the rapidly expanding Star Trek TV universe, but the people running it knew what fans were really here for: Jean-Luc Picard, and his return to television with CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Picard . We got our first look at a...

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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 01:41. 1 comments

The clock strikes "sequel" in the first full trailer for HBO's Watchmen

The clock strikes "sequel" in the first full trailer for HBO's Watchmen

So far, the most fascinating thing about Damon Lindelof’s HBO Watchmen adaptation has been all the things it’s not doing—namely, following too closely in the footsteps of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ original graphic novel. Instead, the Regina King-starring series seems to be charting its own path, one full of ominous apocalyptic imagery, masked Rorschach wannabes, and one very...

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William Hughes William Hughes yesterday at 00:38.

Hitler loses a squash game in the latest bugnuts Preacher trailer

Hitler loses a squash game in the latest bugnuts Preacher trailer

Although we spent upwards of four minutes this morning doing historical research to try to figure this out, as far as we know, there’s no real evidence that Hitler enjoyed racket sports. Tennis, possibly, but racquetball? Squash? History refuses to say.

All of which leads us to question the veracity of the above trailer for the fourth season of AMC’s Preacher, which offers...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 20, 2019 at 23:18.

Ryan Adams returns to social media in wake of abuse allegations

Ryan Adams returns to social media in wake of abuse allegations

It’s been five months since The New York Times published an in-depth piece on singer-songwriter Ryan Adams , detailing accusations from numerous women he’s been romantically or sexually involved with over the years—including songwriter Phoebe Bridgers, actress Mandy Moore, and one woman who says she was only 14 when she and Adams were involved—that he exhibited controlling or abusive behavior...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 20, 2019 at 09:45.

Chip, Dale, your whole damn childhood apparently coming to the DuckTales reboot

Chip, Dale, your whole damn childhood apparently coming to the DuckTales reboot

Real quick, let’s get this out of the way up top: How the fuck did the universe conspire to somehow get us to write not just one, but two separate Newswire stories about Chip ‘N’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers in the summer of 20-goddamn-19? Are we trapped in the swing of some sort of irresistible nostalgia pendulum? Is reality recurring? Have the rodents somehow expanded their time looping powers,...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 20, 2019 at 08:34. 1 comments

Archer is renewed for an 11th season—and he's finally waking up

Archer is renewed for an 11th season—and he's finally waking up

There’s been a lot of speculation of late about the fate of FXX’s Archer, the show that started as a spy comedy, and then they were cocaine dealers , and then they were detectives (twice! ), and then the main character just sort of fell asleep. (Also: film noir, jungle adventures , and space.) Last year , series creator (and principal writer) Adam Reed told us that he’d be leaving the show...

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William Hughes William Hughes Jul 20, 2019 at 07:25.

Live Nation cops to working with a Metallica "ticketing consultant" to sell directly to resellers

Live Nation cops to working with a Metallica "ticketing consultant" to sell directly to resellers

There are few places on this planet that play better host to the glorious harmony between fandom, capitalism, and pure, unmitigated greed than the world of concert tickets, rife as it is with ticket resellers, middlemen, and all flavors of juicy, juicy fees. Live Nation, one of the biggest ticket sellers on the planet—and which you might know from “a variety of lawsuits and class action...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 20, 2019 at 06:02.

The Boys has already been renewed for a second season of superhero-murdering fun

The Boys has already been renewed for a second season of superhero-murdering fun

We’re still a week out from the arrival of Amazon’s The Boys, the show that dared to ask “What if superheroes were assholes, and what if Karl Urban really liked to murder them?” But the streaming service/retail giant/exactly the sort of megaconglomerate that would crap out these kinds of amoral superhumans, now that we think about it, is apparently enamored enough of the show—from...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 20, 2019 at 05:11. 7 comments

The Witcher's first teaser is here to take our money, please

The Witcher's first teaser is here to take our money, please

We’re not going to lie: This first teaser for Netflix’s The Witcher—released today at the end of the show’s first big Comic-Con panel—looks damn good, incorporating all the blood, intrigue, monsters, and sheer, unrepentant horniness that’s been the bestselling Polish game series’ signature stock in trade. You’ve got Henry Cavill there as cat-eyed monster slayer Geralt Of Rivia, plus...

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William Hughes William Hughes Jul 20, 2019 at 04:54. 14 comments

Brandon Routh's Superman is reportedly coming back for the next big Arrowverse crossover

Brandon Routh's Superman is reportedly coming back for the next big Arrowverse crossover

2006's Superman Returns has been relegated to something of a footnote in the history of the comic book blockbuster, as notable these days for the real-world accusations that have been levied against both its director and its lead villain, as for its too-reverent, slightly Jesus-y take on the mythology of the Man Of Tomorrow. None of which is necessarily the fault of star Brandon Routh, who...

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William Hughes William Hughes Jul 19, 2019 at 12:00.

Hey friends, have you heard the good news about gaming church?

Hey friends, have you heard the good news about gaming church?

Every Friday, A.V. Club staffers kick off our weekly open thread for the discussion of gaming plans and recent gaming glories, but of course, the real action is down in the comments, where we invite you to answer our eternal question: What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Good news, friends. While the world is still dark and cruel, the universe uncaring and headed toward collapse, and the 2019...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 19, 2019 at 11:08.

Jameela Jamil's new game show feels kind of like scrolling through the world's crappiest Twitter feed

Jameela Jamil's new game show feels kind of like scrolling through the world's crappiest Twitter feed

Suggesting something designed for people whose daily Twitter dives are way less automatically traumatic than ours, TBS released a trailer for its new game show The Misery Index tonight, inviting us all to contemplate the worst shit imaginable (that isn’t modern-day American politics). Hosted by The Good Place’s Jameela Jamil—putting her inherent delightfulness to what seems like...

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