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The First Trailer for Star Trek: Discovery Is Here to Boldly Go to Beautiful New Worlds

After a brief tease this morning, CBS have just revealed our first full look at Star Trek: Discovery, giving us our best glimpse at what’s to come in the future of Star Trek’s past.

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The Final Trailer For War for the Planet of the Apes Does Not Skimp on the War

Everyone’s angry at everyone else in the last War for the Planet of the Apes trailer, which makes sense, as the excellent prequel trilogy has always been building up to one final battle for the fate of human and simian kind. By the looks of it, it’s going to be one hell of a fight.

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The DCEU Could Introduce Black Adam a Lot Sooner Than We Think

Aquaman recruits a Power Ranger. Michael Fassbender is confirmed for another X-Men appearance. Get a first look at the familiar Predators of the Predator reboot. Plus, when to expect the return of The X-Files, tiny new snippets of Wonder Woman footage,… Continue reading

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Doctor Who Is on One Hell of a Streak Lately

Doctor Who’s tenth season is only four episodes in, but I can’t remember the last time the show hit the ground running as well it has this season. We’ve had great chemistry between Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie, great fun, and now in this weekend’s episode, “Knock Knock”, we got the rest of the perfect Who formula: a…

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Marvel Joins Comixology’s All-You-Can Read Subscription Service

When Amazon and Comixology first announced Unlimited last year, two of the biggest comics publishers around were conspicuously absent from the list of comics available in the read-what-you-want service: Marvel and DC. But today, one of them has finally… Continue reading

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Diana Finds a Reason to Fight in Kickass New Wonder Woman Footage 

It’s been a while since we last got to see the Wonder Woman movie in action, and it’s still looking damn great.

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Titans Is the Next Live-Action DC TV Show, But It Won’t Be on TV

It’s official: There’s another DC TV show on the way to add to your watch ist alongside Arrow, Supergirl, Flash, and like a dozen more at this point, and this time it’s a live-action Teen Titans show, which has long been in development limbo. But there’s a twist—it’s not going to be on TV, and neither is the next…

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How Rogue One Will Influence the Final Season of Star Wars Rebels

Another crazy cameo is confirmed for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Peyton Reed discusses Scott and Hope’s relationship in Ant-Man & The Wasp. Plus, intriguing Fantastic Beasts 2 casting, creepy new footage of Alien: Covenant, and new looks at Transformers: The Last Knight and Spider-Man: Homecoming. To me, my…

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Deadpool 2’s Potential Cables, Ranked

Over the last year, we’ve been drowning in rumor after rumor about just who will play time-traveling mutant Cable in Deadpool 2. We’ve had so many at this point, with no end in sight, we decided to do the only thing we could: scientifically rank all of the rumored candidates, in order of likeliness, desire, and…

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New Spider-Man: Homecoming Footage Teases a Major Change to the Spidey Suit

When Civil War chose to lay the groundwork for Spider-Man’s costume at the feet of Tony Stark rather than Peter Parker, we all knew it meant there was going to be some techy-upgrades to the classic Spidey Spandex. But new footage from Homecoming gives Peter a new trick up his… well, not-sleeve that’s straight out of…

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Cosplayers Are Already Figuring Out How to Create Their Own Spider-Man Shutter Eyes

One of the coolest details about the Spider-Man design used in Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming is its mechanical, expressive eyes—a staple of Spidey in comics and animation, but rarely attempted in live action. It works great on screen, but fans are proving adept at recreating the effect for their costumes, too.

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Doctor Who Is Bringing Back the Original, Hellishly Creepy Cybermen From the ’60s

Sure, the Cybermen have been “back” in the revived era of Doctor Who for a while. Hell, they’ve even been turned into Iron Man, basically. But these Cybermen never were actually the original monsters from the classic series—they were parallel world knockoffs. And now, the grandaddies of all Cybermen are finally back.

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Major Casting News for Inhumans, the X-Men TV Show, and More

It’s a casting blowout as another member of Inhuman royalty joins the TV show, Matt Nix’s X-Men series casts its female lead, and Black Lightning finds some superpowered siblings. Plus, what might tempt Patrick Stewart back to playing Professor X, and when to expect the return of Game of Thrones. To me, my spoilers!

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‘President Supervillain’ Puts Trump’s Quotes in Red Skull’s Mouth, and It’s Disturbingly Perfect

He’s barely been in office for a month, but already Donald Trump has given the world a fearsome amount of wild, delirious quotes. They’re sentences that not even the best satirical writer could come up with—and weirdly enough, they make for uncomfortably believable quotes for Marvel’s premiere fascist supervillain.

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Intriguing New Details About Finn’s Role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Plus, a wild rumor about Tom Hardy’s alleged cameo in the film. Gore Verbinski reflects on his attempt to make a Bioshock movie. Witness X-23’s origins in a graphic new Logan video. Plus, casting details for Black Lightning, Thanos’ motivation in Avengers: Infinity War, and new pictures from Supergirl. Spoilers Get!

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The Upcoming A Song of Ice and Fire Short Story Is a Tale of Two Targaryens

Last week, we learned that a new short story set in the world of Game of Thrones would be out this year as part of Gardner Dozois’ fantasy anthology Book of Swords. But now the author has revealed what the story is about—specifically, a lot of intriguing history for House Targaryen.

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