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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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