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Kevin Feige Promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Marvel Studios, Overseeing, Well, Everything

That a seismic shake-up was underway at Marvel was apparent. The Sony and Disney standoff over Spider-Man, rumors that Marvel Studios would take over Marvel Television, and an ambitious MCU Phase 4 line-up. However, what that shake-up was remained a mystery until now. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, was promoted to Chief Creative Officer, […]

BY Joshua M. Patton October 15, 2019
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SNL’s Joker Parody Grouch Gives Sesame Street the Gritty Origin It Didn’t Need

The Joker movie is both creating controversy and busting the October box office. Yet, something isn’t really part of the cultural zeitgeist unless Saturday Night Live does a parody of it. Well, SNL’s Joker parody Grouch casts Stranger Things’ David Harbour as a tortured man who decides to paint himself green and live in a trash […]

BY Joshua M. Patton October 13, 2019
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Powers of X Finale: The Future of Mutant Kind is Now (and Then…and Later… Maybe)

Wow. First, congratulations to Jonathan Hickman, R.B. Silva, Pepe Larraz, and everyone else involved with House of X and Powers of X. Not only did they tell an incredible and unique story, but they managed to put out 12 issues in 12 weeks straight—not a single delay. And the Powers of X finale demonstrates how […]

BY Roman Colombo October 10, 2019
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South Park China Problem Shrugged Off by Creators

What a time to be alive. In just a few days, China has picked fights with a long-running animated TV show and an entire professional athletic organization. The NBA and South Park are both feuding with China over the current situation in Hong Kong. There’s a lot to go over, but before we get to […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 9, 2019
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Batwoman Gets Low Rotten Tomatoes Review Score In What Seems Like a Targeted Campaign

Given the backlash to the Batwoman trailer, it seemed that this show would be in for some trouble. While the series premiere went off okay, we still find ourselves wondering if Batwoman can survive the fan-hate. Today’s controversy is that Batwoman has only an eight percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, but is it a targeted […]

BY Joshua M. Patton October 9, 2019
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Doom Eternal Delayed – Is Bethesda in Crisis?

It is a common narrative in the past five years or so; a certain attitude developed after more and more games experienced release date delays. Nintendo famously made it their mission to never release a game because of an arbitrary time frame. Other publishers moved to do the same, and gaming fans suddenly never seemed […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 9, 2019
Pop Culture
#WheresRose Campaign Asks Lucasfilm Why Rose Tico Got Removed From Star Wars Merch

Kelly Marie Tran’s character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the first Asian-presenting figure in the space saga that drew so much from filmmakers like Akira Kurosawa. However, in the time since the previews of the new Star Wars merchandise and their release, fans are asking on social media “Where’s Rose?” It seems Rose […]

BY Joshua M. Patton October 8, 2019
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Outlander Season 5 Trailer Drops At NYCC – Previewing A New Revolution

Calling all Sassenachs! The trailer for Outlander season 5 officially dropped this week at New York City Comic-Con. The upcoming season of the hit show will follow Diana Gabaldon’s novel The Fiery Cross. The show has so far followed the one book per season format. But the trailer below hints that the show might also […]

BY Emily O'Donnell October 8, 2019
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First Look at Ryan Reynolds in ‘Free Guy’ at NYCC

Ryan Reynolds may be best known now as Deadpool, but in the upcoming film Free Guy, he’s taking on a slightly less heroic role. Convention-goers at this year’s New York Comic Con got the first details on the action-comedy, and we’ve got everything you need to know. Who is Ryan Reynolds in Free Guy? Reynolds […]

BY Salomé Gonstad October 6, 2019
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Star Trek: Picard Release Date and New Trailer Drops at New York Comic-Con

With New York Comic-Con in full-swing, studios and comics publishers are previewing some of their new content for the fall and into 2020. Along with new comics-based stories like the Harley Quinn Animated Series from DC Universe, other hotly-anticipated projects offered teases for what’s to come. CBS All Access just announced the Star Trek: Picard […]

BY Joshua M. Patton October 6, 2019
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Intros New Map

Quite possibly the biggest game around right now, Fortnite is looking to keep players interested and invested with some major changes. If you didn’t catch the Fortnite chapter 2 trailer, here’s everything you need to know about the new map and things Epic Games is introducing. Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Shows Off New Digs There […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 15, 2019
Fortnite Season 11 Darkness Sends Fans into Uproar

Ahead of Fortnite’s newest season, which is the game’s 11th if you’re keeping score at home, Epic Games raised the stakes. Rather than hype players up with a crazy loot drop, or new in-game features, the Fortnite map we all know and love disappeared. Literally, as there is currently no map to play Fortnite on. […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 14, 2019
Google Stadia Broadband Caps Cause Major Concern

There are a lot of changes coming to the video game industry. For starters, the major home console makers are setting the stage for a new generation. We’re expected to see the new PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Scarlett (name pending) next year for the holidays. Plus, the Switch Lite is now on shelves, providing a […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 14, 2019
Fortnite Profits Drop Steeply – Is the Fad Waning?

Flash back to the 2018 holiday season. Fortnite, a free to play multiplayer titan, seemed unstoppable. Like anything in pop culture, however, nothing lasts at its peak forever. Recent news that Fortnite profits drop steeply when you look at 2019 Q2 trends points to some positives and negatives for Epic Games moving forward. Why did […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 10, 2019

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Kevin Feige Promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Marvel Studios, Overseeing, Well, Everything

That a seismic shake-up was underway at Marvel was apparent. The Sony and Disney standoff over Spider-Man, rumors that Marvel Studios would take over Marvel Television, and an ambitious MCU Phase 4 line-up. However, what that shake-up was remained a mystery until now. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, was promoted to Chief Creative Officer, […]

BY Joshua M. Patton October 15, 2019
Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Intros New Map

Quite possibly the biggest game around right now, Fortnite is looking to keep players interested and invested with some major changes. If you didn’t catch the Fortnite chapter 2 trailer, here’s everything you need to know about the new map and things Epic Games is introducing. Fortnite Chapter 2 Trailer Shows Off New Digs There […]

BY Taylor Bauer October 15, 2019
Doctor Doom #1 Shows He Loves Latveria More than Doom

Doctor Victor Von Doom, the ruler of the fictional country Latveria, might have the biggest ego in comics. It’s a toss-up between him and Lex Luthor, really. And as one of the biggest villains in Marvel Comics, Doom has caused mayhem and death all over the universe. So, how is it possible that he not […]

BY Roman Colombo October 15, 2019
Zoe Kravitz Will Be The Batman’s Catwoman

After a series of screen tests with various actresses, it is now official. Zoe Kravitz will play Catwoman, opposite Robert Pattinson, in Matt Reeves’s The Batman. Here are the details we know so far about her role, including, perhaps, the most surprising part of her casting. What Role Will Catwoman Play in the Upcoming Movie? […]

BY Salomé Gonstad October 15, 2019