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Some Surprising Marvel Aliens Could Be Appearing in X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Gizmodo

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

The Hellboy reboot expands its cast. The comic book inspiration behind the Venom movie may have been revealed. Chris Carter teases Langley’s weird return in The X-Files. Plus, a new clip from Thor: Ragnarok, and behind-the-scenes on Justice League. To me, my Spoilers! X-Men: Dark Phoenix A rumor originating from Portuguese-language fan site Universo X-Men claims that the Skrulls—the infamous shapeshifting cosmic bad guys of Marvel Comics responsible for the “Secret…

Flexible car ownership marketplace Fair.com nabs up to $1B from BMW, Penske and Sherpa Capital – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Fair.com — an all-digital car marketplace that was co-founded by car industry vets Georg Bauer of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Tesla; Scott Painter of TrueCar; and Fedor Artiles of Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Volkswagen, and Tesla — has been largely operating under the radar since quietly launching its business earlier this year. But today, it’s coming roaring down the street, ready to take on the market of car ownership with its new, flexible model. The startup…

Ken Liu tells Star Wars tall tales in The Legends of Luke Skywalker novel – EW.com (blog)

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

“Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth.” That’s how Rey responds when she first hears Luke’s name in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. By the time Rey comes around, word of the Jedi hero and his actions to bring down the Empire have spread across the galaxy, as far as the deserted world of Jakku. But the exact details of his heroics have faded into legend, distorted and shaped as…

Original Content podcast: Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ are here, and they’re very cheesy – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

We’re breaking the rules a little for this one. While TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast is focused on new shows and movies from streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, we’ve also gone out of our way to remind listeners that Inhumans, the new Marvel series airing on ABC, looks very bad. This week, your hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha decided to take the plunge and actually watch the first few…

Are the Mercers Being Taken for a Ride by Their Favorite Hate-Mongering Boy Toy? – Vanity Fair

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Before Trump, before Cambridge Analytica, even before the Koch brothers and the Tea Party, Bob Mercer made his fortune at a hedge fund. And it’s clear how the Mercers’ political activities replicate the fundamental strategy of a hedge fund: invest in everything that has anything to do with cultural politics, from actual campaigns to troll armies ready to take over the Internet; junk anything that fails and accelerate anything that…

Original Content podcast: Marvel’s ‘Inhumans’ are here, and they’re very cheesy – TechCrunch

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

We’re breaking the rules a little for this one. While TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast is focused on new shows and movies from streaming services like Hulu and Netflix, we’ve also gone out of our way to remind listeners that Inhumans, the new Marvel series airing on ABC, looks very bad. This week, your hosts Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha decided to take the plunge and actually watch the first few…

Battlefront II’s single-player campaign brings the Star Wars soul back to the series – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

When EA bought back the Star Wars Battlefront franchise in 2015, much ado was made about the significant work that went into making the game look and sound like a movie-accurate Star Wars title. But visual trappings aside, the actual rebooted Battlefront was an online-only shooter that lacked a lot of the depth of the earlier titles, and quickly shattered its user base with expensive DLC. It sold more than…

Battlefront II’s single-player campaign brings the Star Wars soul back to the series – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

When EA bought back the Star Wars Battlefront franchise in 2015, much ado was made about the significant work that went into making the game look and sound like a movie-accurate Star Wars title. But visual trappings aside, the actual rebooted Battlefront was an online-only shooter that lacked a lot of the depth of the earlier titles, and quickly shattered its user base with expensive DLC. It sold more than…

Lego aims to inspire with Women of NASA Lego set – New Atlas

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

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There’s a Reason Why We Don’t See Avengers Tower in Marvel’s TV Shows – Inverse

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Claire Temple isn’t the only character who appears in all of Marvel’s Netflix shows. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, the co-executive producers of Marvel TV, are quick to note that New York City itself is perhaps the most consistent character in the entire Marvel TV universe. On Wednesday, Loeb and Chory received the inaugural “Created in New York” award at the National Association of Broadcaster’s show at the same convention…

Hokkaido releases manga comic to combat North Korean threat – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Schoolchildren take cover beneath their desks, while a farmer jumps out of his tractor and crouches face down in a field. Off the coast, the crew of a fishing boat hide behind their vessel’s wheelhouse. The characters are fictional, but they are playing out a scenario that in recent months has become frighteningly real: a North Korean missile strike. Weeks after two ballistic missiles overflew their island, authorities in Hokkaido…

Battlefront II’s single-player campaign brings the Star Wars soul back to the series – The Verge

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

When EA bought back the Star Wars Battlefront franchise in 2015, much ado was made about the significant work that went into making the game look and sound like a movie-accurate Star Wars title. But visual trappings aside, the actual rebooted Battlefront was an online-only shooter that lacked a lot of the depth of the earlier titles, and quickly shattered its user base with expensive DLC. It sold more than…

There’s a Reason Why We Don’t See Avengers Tower in Marvel’s TV Shows – Inverse

Posted: Friday, October 20, 2017

Claire Temple isn’t the only character who appears in all of Marvel’s Netflix shows. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, the co-executive producers of Marvel TV, are quick to note that New York City itself is perhaps the most consistent character in the entire Marvel TV universe. On Wednesday, Loeb and Chory received the inaugural “Created in New York” award at the National Association of Broadcaster’s show at the same convention…

There’s a Reason Why We Don’t See Avengers Tower in Marvel’s TV Shows – Inverse

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Claire Temple isn’t the only character who appears in all of Marvel’s Netflix shows. Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, the co-executive producers of Marvel TV, are quick to note that New York City itself is perhaps the most consistent character in the entire Marvel TV universe. On Wednesday, Loeb and Chory received the inaugural “Created in New York” at the National Association of Broadcaster’s show at the same convention center…

Lego Is Finally Releasing a ‘Women of NASA’ Set And The Details Are Amazing – ScienceAlert

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lego announced on Wednesday that it would release a ‘Women of NASA’ set. The US$25 kit goes on sale November 1 – just in time for the holiday gift-giving season – and builds on a laudable trend of selling toys that are more inclusive of women.  “Women of NASA” features four mini figurines of pioneering women from the space agency: the astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, the astronomer Nancy…

Thor: Ragnarok is the funniest Marvel movie yet (just beware of its story) – EW.com

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ever since they first banded together, there’s been an unspoken hierarchy to Marvel’s marquee Avengers. Dwelling on the lower rungs are peripheral characters like Paul Bettany’s Vision and Anthony Mackie’s Falcon. If they didn’t show up, would anyone really miss them? Maybe. But probably not very much. A step above is bench players like Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. They’re given the same glitzy showcase as the…

Disney Is Making a Huge Change to Its Most Iconic Star Wars Attraction – Travel+Leisure

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Book a spontaneous trip to Disney World, you will. If you constantly find yourself counting down the days until the next “Star Wars” film premieres (56), a new announcement from Disney will get your heart racing sooner than expected. Disney’s iconic Star Wars-themed attraction, a 3D motion simulator ride called Star Tours, is getting an upgrade next month at Disney Parks around the world. The new version of the ride…

Lego Is Finally Releasing a ‘Women of NASA’ Set And The Details Are Amazing – ScienceAlert

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lego announced on Wednesday that it would release a ‘Women of NASA’ set. The US$25 kit goes on sale November 1 – just in time for the holiday gift-giving season – and builds on a laudable trend of selling toys that are more inclusive of women.  “Women of NASA” features four mini figurines of pioneering women from the space agency: the astronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, the astronomer Nancy…