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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook 2 hours 24 minutes ago. 9 comments

The Clone Wars Returns February 2020, and All the Other Star Wars News Just Revealed at D23

The Clone Wars Returns February 2020, and All the Other Star Wars News Just Revealed at D23

As if they weren’t content with letting Marvel hog all the news drops, Kathleen Kennedy took to the stage at D23 in Anaheim, California tonight to lift the lid on Star Wars’ presence on the Disney streaming service, Disney+—with new stories on the way across three, newly renamed eras of the galaxy far, far away.

Yes, a bit of archival administration was actually the first major news for Star...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook 2 hours 44 minutes ago. 3 comments

Hello There: The Obi-Wan Kenobi Show Is Officially Happening

Hello There: The Obi-Wan Kenobi Show Is Officially Happening

Last week we heard murmurs that, after what has been years of umming and aahing, Ewan McGregor had finally signed a deal to return to the Star Wars galaxy as the legendary Jedi Master, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now, Disney’s just made it official.

Announced by the company today during its ongoing D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, the new series will launch on the media megacorporation ’s upcoming...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook 2 hours 49 minutes ago. 5 comments

In the First Mandalorian Trailer, a Lone Ranger Survives on a Galaxy's Edge

In the First Mandalorian Trailer, a Lone Ranger Survives on a Galaxy's Edge
Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.  

Live-action Star Wars is returning to TV with The Mandalorian, the first non-animated Star Wars TV project since the infamous Caravan of Courage. Now, we finally have a look of what to expect from Disney+ and Jon Favreau’s mysterious tale of a wanderer on the outer rim of the galaxy far, far...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook 3 hours 13 minutes ago. 3 comments

Star Crossed Puppers Shine in the Adorable First Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Lady and The Tramp Remake

Star Crossed Puppers Shine in the Adorable First Trailer for Disney's Live-Action Lady and The Tramp Remake
Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.  

Disney just gave us our first look at the remake of Lady & The Tramp in action at D23, and be warned: if you’re a dog person, you’re going to start squeeing pretty damn fast.

Although there is a little CG enhanced oddities here and there, mainly in the dogs eyes in some shots. But it’s primarily...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook today at 03:40.

How The Empire Strikes Back Helped Shape the Look of The Dark Crystal's Incredible Puppets

How The Empire Strikes Back Helped Shape the Look of The Dark Crystal's Incredible Puppets

Even as we’re just a week away from The Age of Resistance prequel series—itself a remarkable technical achievement —hitting Netflix, the puppet design and work of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal still stands as an incredible testament to practical effects. Aside from Henson and his team’s collective expertise with puppets, they had a teeny bit of help from the galaxy far, far away.

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook yesterday at 22:15. 10 comments

A New Sacrifice Gives House and Powers of X's Main Character a Fascinating New Mission

A New Sacrifice Gives House and Powers of X's Main Character a Fascinating New Mission

For the past two weeks, Marvel’s bold X-Men event series has taken a pause from its truly bonkers acts of revelation to spend a little time in the future. This week it seems that interlude came to an end with an act of sacrifice to ensure that the very intriguing plans of Moira MacTaggert can truly begin in earnest.

This week’s Powers of X #3—by Jonathan Hickman, R.B. Silva, Adriano Di...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook yesterday at 20:15. 2 comments

Legends of Tomorrow Is Losing Some Familiar Faces Next Season, and More Could Follow Them

Legends of Tomorrow Is Losing Some Familiar Faces Next Season, and More Could Follow Them
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

Robert Englund wants to play Freddy one last time. Jon Favreau wants to make Santa fight aliens with the Chiodo Brothers. Ezra Miller says his Flash movie is absolutely, definitely, 100 percent still-happening at some point. The Matrix’s original concept artists will...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook yesterday at 07:30. 9 comments

The Ultimate List of What Star Trek You Should Watch Before Picard

The Ultimate List of What Star Trek You Should Watch Before Picard

When Star Trek: Picard beams onto CBS All Access , we’ll finally get to see what the man who embodies the very best of Star Trek at large has been up to in the decades since we last saw him. But the Picard we’re meeting in this new show has changed, and so has the world around him. So if you need to do some brushing up for context on what you should know, we’re here to help.

The first trailer...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook yesterday at 05:30. 1 comments

Devilman and Hellboy Crossover Art Is Literally a Match Made in Hell

Devilman and Hellboy Crossover Art Is Literally a Match Made in Hell

Only Satan could give the world the Go Nagai/Mike Mignola artswap we all clearly needed.

The two beloved artists teamed up this week to celebrate the upcoming release of the Hellboy movie in Japan, according to Anime News Network. Nagai’s licensing house Dynamic Planning created a special piece of art that sees David Harbour’s Hellboy square off against his foe from the film, Nimue the Blood...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook yesterday at 03:00. 17 comments

Marvel's Star Wars Series Is Coming to a Close This November

Marvel's Star Wars Series Is Coming to a Close This November

One of the most popular ongoing series at Marvel Comics—whose debut issue still holds the title as the only comic book this century to sell over one million copies —is coming to a surprise end. But it may not be that surprising, and it’s likely not the actual end.

Marvel’s solicitations for its November comics released today, including the month’s releases of Star Wars #74 and #75, by Greg...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 22, 2019 at 23:45. 3 comments

Appreciate the Digital Artistry That Went Into the Game of Thrones Battle You Could Barely See

Appreciate the Digital Artistry That Went Into the Game of Thrones Battle You Could Barely See
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFPretty!Image: Weta Digital

Remember those heady days of April, when all we thought what might be the biggest problem with Game of Thrones’ final season was that it was kinda hard to watch that epic battle between the Stark-Targaryen forces and the Night’s King at Winterfell? Such innocent times. Well, if it was all...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 22, 2019 at 20:25. 22 comments

Updates From Terminator and The Mandalorian, Plus More Spider-Man Murmurs

Updates From Terminator and The Mandalorian, Plus More Spider-Man Murmurs
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

Add another Stephen King adaptation to the pile. John Carpenter will return for Halloween Kills and Halloween Ends. Peter Capaldi gets ghostly in a new BBC drama. Jon Favreau teases how The Mandalorian will get its freak on. Plus, new looks at Raven in Titans, and James...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 21, 2019 at 20:30. 6 comments

Updates From Black Panther 2, Hawkeye, and More

Updates From Black Panther 2, Hawkeye, and More
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

Some intriguing updates on the Disney+ Hawkeye series. A new look at some freshly-costumed Titans and their Big Bad next season. A familiar face will return for Supernatural’s final season, plus Lobo may live to ride again. Spoilers away!

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 21, 2019 at 07:30. 16 comments

Cannon Busters Is a Completely Fine Anime With a Theme That Absolutely Slaps

Cannon Busters Is a Completely Fine Anime With a Theme That Absolutely Slaps
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFThe kind of forgettable cast of Cannon Busters in the distinctly unforgettable opening titles of the show.GIF: Netflix

There’s one big problem with Netflix’s push to secure itself as a home for anime, be it exclusive shows like Ultraman or big-name acquisitions like Neon Genesis Evangelion : Netflix pioneered the...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 21, 2019 at 01:45. 8 comments

Surprise, That Amazing Saga Collection Is Out Tomorrow

Surprise, That Amazing Saga Collection Is Out Tomorrow

Earlier this year , while also announcing that Saga would officially end after 108 issues, Image Comics revealed a gorgeous, humongous collection of all 54 issues of Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ beloved sci-fi epic, representing exactly one half of the tale so far. It was meant to be out in October. Then, it was pulled forward to September. Now? It’s out tomorrow!

Image has just...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 20, 2019 at 23:30. 8 comments

Daniel Craig's Next Bond Movie Finally Has a Title: No Time to Die

Daniel Craig's Next Bond Movie Finally Has a Title: No Time to Die
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFNo Mr. Bond, I expect you to...have no time to die!GIF: Sony

The age of just calling it “Bond 25” is over. It’s time for, err, well, No Time to Die.

The title of the long-in-the-making return to James Bond for Craig—andhis final one in the role he took over since 2006's Casino Royale—was officially revealed on social...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 20, 2019 at 21:00.

An Exclusive First Look at the Next Wave of Comixology Originals

An Exclusive First Look at the Next Wave of Comixology Originals

San Diego Comic-Con only gave us a small snifter of what was to come out of Comixology’s latest round of creator-owned comics series—but io9 can exclusively reveal four more titles coming to the digital retailer’s line of original books.

io9 is excited to reveal that the next wave of Comixology Originals will kick off next month. One of each title—all five-issue miniseries—will debut every...

James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 20, 2019 at 20:15. 9 comments

Another Familiar Face Is Confirmed for Arrow's Final Season

Another Familiar Face Is Confirmed for Arrow's Final Season
Morning SpoilersIf there’s news about upcoming movies and television you’re not supposed to know, you’ll find it in here.  

Go behind the scenes on Harley Quinn’s new animated show. The Suicide Squad adds another mysterious figure to its ranks. Tom Atkins says another old face is back for Halloween Kills. Plus, Johannes Roberts says his Resident Evil reboot is in active development, more set...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 20, 2019 at 04:15. 6 comments

The Monkey From Friends Will Star in Y: The Last Man, Has a Longer and More Varied Career Than Any of Us Ever Will

The Monkey From Friends Will Star in Y: The Last Man, Has a Longer and More Varied Career Than Any of Us Ever Will

Get paid, Katie the capuchin. It’s a tough industry out there, for simians or otherwise.

The Hollywood Reporter’s latest hot Hollywood casting scoop is that Katie—a female capuchin monkey best known for turns in The Loop, 30 Rock, and yes, Friends—is making a long-awaited return to acting by snapping up the role of Ampersand on FX’s adaptation of Y: The Last Man. The trade writes, “THR checked...

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James Whitbrook James Whitbrook Aug 20, 2019 at 02:30. 6 comments

In This Star Wars: Black Spire Excerpt, a Hero of the Resistance Meets a Galaxy's Edge Favorite

In This Star Wars: Black Spire Excerpt, a Hero of the Resistance Meets a Galaxy's Edge Favorite

Even if you’ve not had the chance to visit Batuu yet —or are waiting for Galaxy’s Edge to open up at Walt Disney World next week—there’s a good chance you’ve already heard of some of the kooky characters inhabiting the theme park’s fictional world, from creative food vendors to antiquities collectors . But one famous name is only glimpsed at Galaxy’s Edge.

Oga Garra, the mysterious proprietor...

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