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

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

Captain Marvel” 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, to be directed by. »

- Thom Geier

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

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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 »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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

22 July 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | 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’

22 July 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | 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.


Justice League’ Trailer Shows Off DC Comics Big Bad Steppenwolf

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- Brent Lang

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Tom Welling Joins Cast of ‘Lucifer’ for Season 3

22 July 2017 2:38 PM, PDT | 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 »

- Debra Birnbaum

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‘Dunkirk’ Claims Box Office Victory With $50.5 Million Opening

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Riding strong word of mouth and rave reviews, Warner Bros.’ “Dunkirk” took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $50.5 million, blowing by the $30-40 million pre-weekend projections set by independent trackers. By comparison, director Christopher Nolan’s previous film, “Interstellar,” made $49.5 million over a five-day opening in November 2014, and went on to nearly post a 4x multiple with a $188 million domestic total. IMAX, which supplied the cameras for the project, played a major factor in pushing the film past projection windows. On 402 IMAX screens, “Dunkirk” made $11.7 million for a per screen average »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Doctor Who Stars Respond to Jodie Whittaker News

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▶️ “I Guess We’re Still Having That Conversation” »

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Josh Hutcherson’s Impression of Seth Rogen is Very Good

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▶️ Josh Hutcherson Learned A Lot About Seth Rogen On Set »

- Granger Willson

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Outlander Stars On How Their Characters Are Different in Season 3

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▶️Will Claire and Jaime recognize each other when they reunite? »

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Sneak Peek Hints at Season 2 Case

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

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” was one of the final pop culture pieces to present at San Diego Comic-Con this year, but fans of the BBC America sci-fi series were not left disappointed.

That’s because a new sneak peek for Season 2 has officially dropped, featuring stars Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, and Jade Eshete.

In the clip, Barnett’s titular Dirk finds himself held captive in some sort of futuristic prison. Wood and Eshete then break into the building in an attempt to rescue their eccentric friend — complete with their same masks from Season 1. Unfortunately, it turns out just to be a bad dream with Dirk remaining in the clutches of his captors.

Dirk Gently” is based on novels by Douglas Adams, the beloved British author who wrote “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Max Landis created, primarily wrote, and exec produced the series.

Series regulars Fiona Dourif, Dustin Milligan »

- JD Knapp

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Oscars: Will 'Detroit' Lead To a Third Best Picture Nom For Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal?

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Though it’s not yet even August, awards pundits may have just seen their second film in a week that eventually will be a best picture Oscar nominee. Hot on the heels of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk — which opened on Friday, and for which there was an overflow and very appreciative crowd at the Academy on Saturday night — comes another intense, albeit very different, historical drama, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit, the story of a largely-forgotten act of police brutality against a group of young black men, and two young white women, in Michigan’s biggest city during the infamous riot »

- Scott Feinberg

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Why Hollywood Studios Are Slow to Embrace Virtual Reality

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Are virtual and augmented reality truly the Next Big Thing for Hollywood? While every major studio is investing in Vr experiences, so far most are short, under-10-minute extensions of big franchise fare like “Alien: Covenant” or video games expanding on familiar characters like Warner Bros.’ “Batman: Arkham” that have little to do with traditional storytelling. “I believe immersive entertainment is going to be a real thing,” Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge at ILMxLAB, told TheWrap. “We’re in the early stages, and a lot of people are skeptical and taking a wait-and-see approach.” With Vr hailed as a hot game-changing technology, »

- Matt Donnelly and Matt Pressberg

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‘Dunkirk’ and ‘Detroit’ Deliver Oscar Season a Month Early

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

It’s not even August yet, but Christopher Nolan and Kathryn Bigelow have come to town bringing something we don’t usually get much of in July: Oscar season. Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and Bigelow’s “Detroit,” two big and bold movies sporting the names of the cities where they take place, are unquestionable awards contenders. And they’ve arrived more than a month before the usual rush of Oscar hopefuls comes in late August and early September at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals. They both have obstacles to overcome before they’ll be slam-dunk contenders, but these are »

- Steve Pond

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‘Detroit’ Review: Kathryn Bigelow Powerfully Connects Historic Riots to Modern Discord

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Detroit” feels like a war film — which, in many ways, it is. During the summer of 1967, in Detroit and other major cities, discontent over racial injustice was escalating. Kathryn Bigelow’s masterful, immeasurably tense drama captures the volatility and importance of this incendiary time. The five-day uprising, which resulted in hundreds of injuries and 43 deaths, began with a police raid of an after-hours nightclub. Shortly thereafter, swaths of homes and businesses were burned down. It was often hard to distinguish between victim and perpetrator. This extraordinarily searing film begins with the July 1967 raid and powerfully depicts the early »

- Claudia Puig

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‘America’s Got Talent’: Judges and hosts of ‘Agt’ through the years — Heidi Klum, Tyra Banks, Nick Cannon …

1 hour ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Since debuting in 2006, NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” has seen its share of judges and hosts. Notable names like David Hasselhoff, Howard Stern, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell have all sat at the judges table, while four different hosts have acted as ringleader, including most recently Tyra Banks and Nick Cannon. Click through our “Agt” photo […] »

- Marcus James Dixon

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Film Review: Kathryn Bigelow’s ‘Detroit’

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At their best, liberal film dramas that tackle the monumental issue of race in America have offered humanity and insight. It’s safe to say, though, that when Hollywood gives us a portrait of racial tragedy and injustice, it’s probably a tale of hope and uplift as well, a parable of moral darkness leading nobly into the light. But when you watch “Detroit,” Kathryn Bigelow’s sweeping, scalding drama about the Detroit riots that took place 50 years ago, in July 1967, you’re entering a zone where the usual feel-good pieties don’t apply. For this is no comforting drama of social protest. It’s closer to a hair-trigger historical nightmare, one you can’t tear yourself away from. Bigelow, working from a script by her regular collaborator Mark Boal (it’s their first film since “Zero Dark Thirty”), has created a turbulent, live-wire panorama of race in America that feels like it’s all unfolding in »

- Owen Gleiberman

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15 Best Virtual Reality Experiences So Far, From ‘Hello Mars’ to ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ (Photos)

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Virtual Reality – the ability to strap on a headset and interact with a digital story in a lifelike way –is a medium that’s moving beyond the fringes of the tech world and starting to be embraced by world-renowned creators. Hollywood kingpins and inspired writers have been drawn to Vr for its unparalleled ability to connect viewers to stories in a way movies and television cannot. At its highest level, Vr experiences become an “empathy machine” – in the words of Within Vr CEO Chris Milk – allowing users to place themselves in the shoes of Batman in one »

- Sean Burch

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'Detroit': Film Review

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

A particularly nasty historical instance of police brutality against African-Americans is wrenched back into the spotlight on its 50th anniversary in Detroit. Shot docudrama style with an emphasis on visceral force above all else, this third collaboration over a nine-year stretch between director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal, after The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty, emerges, creatively, as the least of the trio; intense and physically powerful in the way it conveys its atrocious events, the film nonetheless remains short on complexity, as if it were enough simply to provoke and outrage the audience. It's a »

- Todd McCarthy

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Why ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Should Lead to More Female-Centered Films

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How has the box office loved “Wonder Woman?” Let us count the ways.

First, its opening weekend, which earned over $100 million in North America thanks in part to nearly universal support from the critical community. But that was just the beginning. Patty Jenkins’ movie went on to become the top earning live-action film directed by a woman, and passed earnings of its fellow DC Comics movies “Suicide Squad” and “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” It has experienced cultural victories too — look to the swarms of Comic-Con fans in full Diana Prince getups.

This weekend, with $389 million from the domestic market, “Wonder Woman” can add a new accomplishment to its arsenal — the highest-grossing movie of the summer.


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It’s also the second largest earner of 2017 behind another film centered on a female protagonist, “Beauty and the Beast” ($504 million domestic). As conversation surrounding gender equality and equity »

- Seth Kelley

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Watch Best Comic-Con Movie Trailers, From ‘Thor’ to ‘Justice League’ (Videos)

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

Here are the best film teases that the studios unveiled at this year’s Comic-Con “Ready Player One” Images of bodies floating through a purple-hued sky and Robots shooting guns tease the Steven Spielberg-directed sci-fi hitting theaters March 30, 2018. “Thor: Ragnarok” To save Asgard, Thor must put aside his past with his villainous brother. The Chris Hemsworth-starring fantasy premieres Nov. 3. “Kingsman: The Secret Service” There’s no lack of violence in the latest spot for 20th Century Fox’s sequel. New cast additions Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges join returnees Colin Firth and Taron Egerton in the Sept. »

- Ryan Gajewski and Rosemary Rossi

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