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Game of Thrones: The Disappointing Truth Behind That Mysterious Tyrion Shot – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017

This post contains frank discussion of Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 7 “The Dragon and the Wolf.” If you are not caught with the season finale, now is the time to leave. A lot of revelations were flying fast and furious at the end of this week’s episode. “Jon” isn’t his real name! Rhaegar is Jon’s father. Jon and Daenerys just got it on! But in among all that…

Game of Thrones: Jon Snow’s Real Name Has Surprising Ramifications – Vanity Fair

Posted: Monday, August 28, 2017

This post contains frank discussion of Game of Thrones Season 7, Episode 7, “The Dragon and the Wolf.” If you’re not caught up or don’t want to be spoiled, now would be the time to leave. Seriously, I won’t warn you again. Skedaddle. After seven seasons of calling him “Jon Snow,” Game of Thrones fans may have a hard time making the switch. But according to this week’s finale Jon’s…

Insomniac Games creates a ‘Spider-man’ game to Marvel – Forbes

Posted: Sunday, August 27, 2017

Tom Holland’s performance as Peter Parker and Spider-Man has won audiences over, with a worldwide box office gross of over $700 million. Now the focus of the Spider-Man franchise swings into frame with the video game version arriving in stores in 2018. Before then, the creative minds at Insomniac Games have released a trailer at the Disney D23 event showing audiences some of the behind the scenes footage of the…

Director Reveals One Way Star Wars: The Last Jedi Comes Up Short – Vanity Fair

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

There are a number of things we’ve come to expect from Star Wars movies. We know we’ll see droids, spaceships, lightsabers, desert planets, at least one person talking about the Force, and at least one other person saying, “I have a bad feeling about this.” But George Lucas also created a distinct style when he made his original Star Wars trilogy, turning things like opening crawls, soundtrack fanfares, and wipe…

Has Star Wars reached peak prequel? – BBC News

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Image copyright Shutterstock Image caption Sir Alec Guinness is the only actor to get an Oscar nomination for his role in Star Wars Star Wars spin-offs are landing in a galaxy near you, with Obi-Wan Kenobi said to be next in line. Yoda and bounty hunter Boba Fett could also get their own prequels, and there’s even chatter on fan sites about a Jabba the Hutt film. Who knows what…

Marvel’s Ultimates² Just Ended With an Amazing Reunion and a New Destiny for Galactus – Gizmodo

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Image: Marvel From its very first issue, Marvel’s Ultimates² has reveled in being deeply committed to the sort of old-school super-science that defined comic books like The Fantastic Four. In its final issue, the team finally managed to save the multiverse and make some wild new friends along the way. The final story arc of Ultimates² has largely focused on the team, newly appointed as Galactus the Lifebringer’s heralds, investigating…

Following Wonder Woman, not Marvel, is the key to DC’s cinematic survival – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Earlier this week, news broke that Martin Scorsese would reportedly be producing a Joker origin-story film for Warner Bros. But the most interesting part of the announcement wasn’t Scorsese’s involvement, or the idea of digging into the Joker’s history again — it was the fact that the planned prequel wouldn’t be set in the existing DC Extended Universe film franchise, alongside Suicide Squad and Justice League. Instead, it’d be part…

Comic Store Owners Refusing to Carry ‘Marvel Legacy’ Issues – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Marvel Entertainment’s fall comic book line relaunch Marvel Legacy has hit a speed bump ahead of its September debut, with an increasing number of retailers telling customers that they won’t be offering sought-after editions of each series’ premiere issue. The Legacy relaunch begins in September with Marvel Legacy No. 1, and rolls out across the line over subsequent months, with 53 different series being renumbered or launching new storylines as…

Lego Americana Roadshow brings US landmark replicas to Mayfair – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Post to Facebook Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 Last SlideNext Slide A U.S. Capitol replica made of Lego bricks is part of the Lego Americana Roadshow at Mayfair mall.(Photo: Paul Gores / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Large replicas of American landmarks made entirely of Lego bricks and pieces are on display…

Following Wonder Woman, not Marvel, is the key to DC’s cinematic survival – The Verge

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Earlier this week, news broke that Martin Scorsese would reportedly be producing a Joker origin-story film for Warner Bros. But the most interesting part of the announcement wasn’t Scorsese’s involvement, or the idea of digging into the Joker’s history again — it was the fact that the planned prequel wouldn’t be set in the existing DC Extended Universe film franchise, alongside Suicide Squad and Justice League. Instead, it’d be part…

Fair: Big opening day attendance, soggy Friday – KARE

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Crowds at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. (Photo: KARE 11) FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – In a state known for its weather extremes, it seems only fitting that its fair would be no different. But like a classic midway ride, temperatures during the 12 day fair almost always have both big highs and lows. “The coldest it’s ever been?” asked KARE 11 Meteorologist Sven Sundgaard. “Thirty-three (degrees Fahrenheit). Barely above freezing.” It…

Comic Store Owners Refusing to Carry ‘Marvel Legacy’ Issues – Hollywood Reporter

Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Marvel Entertainment’s fall comic book line relaunch Marvel Legacy has hit a speed bump ahead of its September debut, with an increasing number of retailers telling customers that they won’t be offering sought-after editions of each series’ premiere issue. The Legacy relaunch begins in September with Marvel Legacy No. 1, and rolls out across the line over subsequent months, with 53 different series being renumbered or launching new storylines as…

The next Pokémon Go? “Star Wars” unveils a massive “Last Jedi” augmented-reality game – The Denver Post

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

By Michael Cavna, The Washington Post If it can work for Pokémon, then why not for the world of Obi-Wan? An augmented-reality experience as real-world physical hunt is being rolled out next month by another global entertainment franchise, with the next “Star Wars” film, “The Last Jedi,” on the near horizon. Last summer, as the AR scavenger hunt from Pikachu’s universe exploded – spurring a $7.5 billion market-value surge for…

Following Wonder Woman, not Marvel, is the key to DC’s cinematic survival – The Verge

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

Earlier this week, news broke that Martin Scorsese would reportedly be producing a Joker origin-story film for Warner Bros. But the most interesting part of the announcement wasn’t Scorsese’s involvement, or the idea of digging into the Joker’s history again — it was the fact that the planned prequel wouldn’t be set in the existing DC Extended Universe film franchise, alongside Suicide Squad and Justice League. Instead, it’d be part…

Superheroes of color are few and far between. A new comic-book universe tries to fix that. – Washington Post

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

Joe Illidge was an intern at Milestone Media in the ’90s and now helps edit a new diverse superhero universe with Lion Forge imprint Catalyst Prime. (Courtesy of Joe Illidge/Photo by Monika Broz) Joe Illidge looks at his career in the comic book industry and feels he’s come full circle. Illidge began his career in comics as an intern with Milestone Media in 1993, working with classic black comic book…

Marvel’s The Punisher adds Oscar nominee in recurring role – EW.com

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

To celebrate Fall TV and our huge Fall TV Preview issue — hitting stands on Sept. 15 — EW is bringing you 50 scoops in 50 days, a daily dish on some of your favorite shows. Follow the hashtag #50Scoops50Days on Twitter and Instagram to keep up with the latest, and check EW.com/50-Scoops for all the news and surprises. Shohreh Aghdashloo is stepping into the world of the Punisher (Jon…

Selling alterable versions of Star Wars is still infringement, court says – Ars Technica

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

reader comments 66 A video-on-demand streaming service that enables the filtering of objectionable content to make it family friendly is breaking US copyright law, a federal appeals court ruled. The service, VidAngel, buys movie discs and decrypts and rips them. It then streams versions that allow customers to filter out nudity, profanity, and violence. In doing so, it breached the performance rights of Disney, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and Warner Brothers,…

Jedi Introduces Some New First Order Vehicles – Empire

Posted: Friday, August 25, 2017

If it feels like recent pictures and articles from Star Wars: The Last Jedi have focused on the Resistance and its heroes, the First Order is ready to, well, strike back. Literally, in the case of two new weapons premiered during The Star Wars Show. First up, we have the AT-M6, which is an upgraded version of the standard AT-AT walker. The acronym stands for All Terrain Megacaliber Six, named…

New ‘Star Wars’ character revealed in augmented reality treasure hunt – CNBC

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys will arrive alongside an augmented reality scavenger hunt – The Verge

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2017

September 1st has already been pegged as the day that toys from Star Wars: The Last Jedi will be hitting store shelves, but today Disney is announcing that launch will also include an augmented reality component that will allow fans to unlock and collect different characters from the franchise. It’s all part of Force Friday II, the elaborate, weekend-long promotional event that will start with special store openings at 12:01AM…