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‘Captain Marvel’ Will Be a Prequel to ‘Iron Man’ and Feature the Skrull

3 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Captain Marvel,” the upcoming Marvel movie starring Brie Larson as the studio’s first female superhero to get her own standalone movie, will be a prequel set before “Iron Man.” Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige revealed the news at a packed Hall H gathering on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con. Samuel L. Jackson will also return as Nick Fury for the film — this time without the eyepatch because the film will be set in the 1990s (presumably before he lost use of his left eye). Also Read: Michelle Pfeiffer Will Play Janet Van Dyne In Marvel's 'Ant-Man and The Wasp' And the film, »


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Comic-Con: 'Barb' crashes 'Stranger Things' panel

5 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Shannon Purser brought the house down during the Stranger Things panel on Saturday afternoon when she posed as a member of the audience to ask if Barb would return to the show.

Purser, who recently earned an Emmy nod for guest appearance and whose character Barb disappeared in the first season, then joined moderator Patton Oswalt, show creators Matt and Ross Duffer, director Shawn Levy and the cast on Hall H.

Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby Brown were all in attendance, to the delight of a young-skewing crowd.

In another highlight from the session, the audience got to see the first trailer from Season 2.

The cast could not reveal much ahead of Season 2, but Schnapp volunteered audiences would get to see how alternate dimension the Upside Down affected his character Will Byers »


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Exclusive 'Riverdale' Adds Vanessa Morgan as Bisexual Archie Comics Character Toni Topaz, Plus Season 2 Scoop!

10 hours ago | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

It’s time to meet a new Riverdale resident!

Season two of the hit CW drama will introduce the Archie Comics character Toni Topaz, Et exclusively reveals.

Toni, who will be played by The Shannara Chronicles' Vanessa Morgan, is a "vivacious" member of the Southside Serpents, who is known for her signature pink hair and impressive appetite.

In the Archie Comics, it's strongly hinted that Toni is bisexual and Riverdale executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed to Et that season two will "explore" this topic.

The showrunner also revealed that Toni might mean "trouble" for Betty and Jughead's relationship. Uh-oh!

Keep reading for even more exclusive details on Toni Topaz's introduction and what's to come in season two!

Exclusive: Jughead and Betty's 'Riverdale' Romance Continues in This Adorable Sneak Peek!

Et: We're so excited that Toni Topaz is coming to Riverdale! Can you tell us a little bit about what this character is like »


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Steven Spielberg: Iron Giant Is Major Part of ‘Ready Player One’

7 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg wasn’t sure he was the right director for “Ready Player One,” his upcoming science-fiction epic.

During a panel discussion at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, Spielberg said that after reading Ernest Cline’s best-selling novel about a virtual reality-addicted future, his first thought was “They’re going to need a younger director.”

Spielberg was joined onstage by Cline and the film’s stars, Tye Sheridan, Ben Mendelsohn, and T.J. Miller. Fans in Hall H were treated to a trailer for a film that overflowed with shout-outs to several geek staples. The gaming world that “Ready Player One” depicts enables players to interact with characters from pop culture staples from the ’80s and ’90s, such as “The Iron Giant,” “Tron,” “Akira,” “Lord of the Rings,” “Back to the Future,” and “Nightmare on Elm Street,” to name a few.

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Tom Welling Joins Cast of ‘Lucifer’ for Season 3

7 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Superman is now going to dance with the devil.

Tom Welling — best known for his 10-season run as Clark Kent on The CW’s “Smallville” — has signed on for the cast of Fox’s “Lucifer” for its third season.

Welling will play Marcus Pierce, an accomplished police lieutenant. While he’s reserved and well-respected, like Lucifer (Tom Ellis), he’s charming, charismatic and handsome. So when Pierce starts developing a connection with Decker (Lauren German), the devil comes out in Lucifer.

Welling, who starred in the film “The Choice,” also directed several episodes of “Smallville” and served as an executive producer on the series.

When “Lucifer” returns for season three, Lucifer has resolved the problem of Mom aka Charlotte (Tricia Helfer) — but he must confront the problem of figuring out who kidnapped him and why his angel wings have returned.

In its second season, “Lucifer” averaged a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.83 viewers in Nielsen’s »


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‘The Flash’ Movie Getting Retooled as a ‘Flashpoint’ Adaptation; Could This Affect the DCEU?

8 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Today at the Comic-Con panel for DC, Warner Bros. revealed that their The Flash movie would be based on the 2011 comic book series Flashpoint. For those unfamiliar with the comics, which were written by Geoff Johns (who now oversees the Dceu), Flashpoint is essentially a big reset button. Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) runs so fast that he travels back in time and prevents his mother from being killed. However, thanks to The Butterfly Effect, this has major repercussions across the DC universe. The Season 3 premiere of The Flash TV series also attempted their own version of Flashpoint … »


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Ben Affleck Denies He's Exiting as Batman

9 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ben Affleck tried to set the record straight about his future as Batman, saying he plans to remain part of the DC Extended Universe.

The move came a day after The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the studio was exploring options to potentially set the stage for a Batman recasting.

"Let me be very clear," Affleck said Saturday during Warner Bros.' Comic-Con panel, "I am the luckiest guy in the world. Batman is the coolest part in the universe. I'm so thrilled to do it. It's fucking amazing."

He said that after two film appearances »


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Arrival Screenwriter Developing AMC Sci-Fi Series

13 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

One of the most acclaimed films of 2016 came from the fusion of the prose fiction of Ted Chiang and the screenwriting talents of Eric Heisserer, and AMC is looking to capture that magical brew once again. Heisserer, who adapted Chiang’s 1998 piece Story of Your Life to create the Denis Villeneuve-directed Arrival, announced during a Vulture panel at San Diego Comic-Con that he’s tackling another Chiang tale as a sci-fi-tinged prestige drama. The source story is called Liking What You See: A Documentary, and it has an idiosyncratic premise. »


- Abraham Riesman

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Stan Lee Makes IMDb STARmeter History

12 hours ago | IMDb News

From aboard the IMDboat at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, IMDb founder and CEO Col Needham and Kevin Smith presented Stan Lee the first-ever IMDb STARmeter Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his impact on the comic book and film industries.

Said Needham: "It is my honor to bestow the first-ever IMDb STARmeter Award for Lifetime Achievement upon Stan Lee, whose creative genius is responsible for many of the characters and franchises that dominate the comic book and film industry landscapes.”

Watch the video. »


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John Heard Dead at 72; TV Roles Included The Sopranos, Prison Break

14 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Veteran actor John Heard, familiar to many as Macaulay Culkin’s Home Alone pop, was found dead on Friday in a Palo Alto, Calif. hotel room. He was 72.

A cause of death is not yet known, reports TMZ.

On the smaller screen, Heard’s credits included CBS’ adaptation of the 1994 John Grisham film The Client, The Sopranos (for which he earned an Emmy nomination as corrupt cop Vin Makazian), Jack & Bobby, Prison Break (playing Sara Tancredi’s governor father), NCIS: Los Angeles and, most recently, spring episodes of Fox’s APB and WGN America’s Outsiders.

In addition to his turns as Peter McCallister, »


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'Dunkirk' Heading Toward $51M Debut, 'Girls Trip' Strong, 'Valerian' Sinks

20 July 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Saturday a.m. Update: With an estimated $19.8 million, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is heading toward an opening weekend right around $50 million to $52 million. It's a great start for the WWII feature, especially given the holds Nolan's films have shown in recent history as well as the critical response and now the "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, a notch above the "B+" audiences gave Interstellar. Additionally, Dunkirk has now been released in 46 international markets where it has so far grossed $21.2 million after releasing earlier this week in a handful of territories. We'll have more on the overall international performance with tomorrow morning's report. In second is Universal's release of Girls Trip, which is scorching the weekend, delivering an estimated $11.68 million on Friday, heading toward a $29+ million opening. The film should also show long legs looking ahead after receiving a rare "A+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Finally, Stx's release of EuropaCorp's »


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'Ready Player One': A Closer Look at the '80s-Packed Trailer

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He came, he saw, he conquered Comic-Con. Steven Spielberg brought Ready Player One to Hall H — and pumped up the crowd and helped assuage  doubts about whether the beloved Ernie Cline novel could be properly adapted for the big screen.

Heat Vision's Aaron Couch and Mia Galuppo and contributor Chris Hartwell are taking closer look at the footage from San Diego, which shows a '80s-obsessed teen Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) dive into the virtual world of Oasis in the year 2043.

Chris HartwellSpielberg, over the decades, has undeniably evolved as a filmmaker — a  metamorphosis that has allowed »


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Spawn Won’t Be The Main Character in the Spawn Movie

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▶️ The new Spawn movie, produced by Blumhouse, will be more of a horror movie than a superhero movie. »

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Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards: Complete Winners List

38 minutes ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Television Academy has announced the winners for the 69th Los Angeles area Emmy Awards.

Kcet crushed the competition with ten wins, placing just above other multiple winners Kvea (eight wins), Kmex (seven wins), NBC4 (five wins), Spectrum SportsNet (five wins), KTLA5 (three wins), and PBS SoCal (two wins).

Bob Miller, the recently retired “Voice of the Kings”, was the recipient of the Governors Award.

Variety’s “Actors on Actors” on PBS was nominated for best entertainment programming at the Television Academy’s 69th Los Angeles area Emmy Awards, but did not win. The series previously won the category in 2015 and 2016.

The winners of this year’s L.A. Area Emmy Awards were announced Saturday night at the TV Academy’s newly renovated Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood.

The complete winners list can be viewed below.

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Smallville Star Tom Welling to Return to DC Universe in Lucifer

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

No word on whether his new character wears glasses. »

- David Canfield

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Thor and Loki Team Up in New ‘Ragnarok’ Trailer (Watch)

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” left the crowd in Hall H crazed during San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. But perhaps the biggest surprise came courtesy of Tom Hiddleston’s character, Loki.

“Loki’s allegiance has always been slightly unpredictable, and he’s still the God of mischief,” Hiddleston said during Marvel’s panel where the footage was unveiled. The trailer shows Loki in chains before eventually teaming up with Chris Hemsworth’s titular character.

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If not Loki’s allegiance, the most exciting aspect of the trailer might come courtesy of Mark Ruffalo’s Hulk, who speaks.

“We have a speaking Hulk,” Ruffalo said during the panel, and described his character as having the “vocabulary of a two-year-old.”

Hunt for the Wilderpeople” helmer Taika Waititi directed the third standalone Thor movie, which seems to be quirkier and more offbeat than the first two, and »


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The Women of Westworld Really Love Being On Westworld

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

“Somebody had given me fucking condor wings, and I got to take off and fly!” »

- Jordan Crucchiola

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Orphan Black Recap: Who Hurt You?

1 hour ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Contract or no, Rachel will remain a subject as long as there is an experiment. »

- Devon Maloney

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New ‘Black Panther’ Footage Gets Standing Ovation at Comic-Con

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Who was happier to see new “Black Panther” footage at San Diego Comic-Con: The fans or the cast?

It was a close call as the audience in Hall H on Saturday leapt to its feet, while the star-studded ensemble grinned and joined together for a group hug. The moderator of Marvel’s panel on Saturday, Chris Hardwick, informed the crowd that the stars had just seen the fresh film footage for the first time as well. Basically, it was loud.

Director Ryan Coogler introduced the footage, which was for the Comic-Con crowd’s eyes only, following a brief Q&A with a long lineup of cast members, including Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

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The scene opened in a high-end poker room. Boseman, Nyong’o, and Gurira’s characters whisper as Serkis arrives to negotiate a »


- Seth Kelley

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‘Arrow’ Shoots and Scores With Season 6 Trailer, Teases Return of Katie Cassidy

2 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At the close of Season 5 of “Arrow,” there was a huge explosion on the island that left the status of Team Arrow in question. When the gang hit the Comic-Con stage two months later on Saturday, fans got to see an early sneak peek at what our heroes will be up to in the new season.

The panel included stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsay, Emily Bett Rickards, Willa Holland, Echo Kellum, Rick Gonzales, Juliana Harkavy, and Katie Cassidy, as well as executive producers Marc Guggenheim and Wendy Mericle.

Mericle opened the panel by talking about the explosion, “The explosion felt like the right way to wrap up Oliver’s story.” Guggenheim added, “Season 5 would end as the end to the last ten years of Oliver’s life. We’re not rebooting the show, we’ll double down on things that resonated with people in Season 5. We will see a different kind of Oliver Queen. We »


- Diane Gordon

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