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Star Wars #1 courtesy Marvel

Star Wars #1 courtesy Marvel

Do you feel the disturbance in The Force?

Star Wars #6 revealed the identity of a mystery character that’s been tracking Han Solo in the new Marvel Comics series.

The revelation in today’s issue is big!

Death Star blowing up big!

The new Marvel/Lucasfilm Star Wars comics are set in the all-new canon and set after the events of A New Hope.

How will today’s comic book revelation impact the upcoming film series and what it mean for the history of the most popular “scoundrels” in pop culture history? Continue reading


Forever Evil: ARGUS #1 courtesy DC Comics

Forever Evil: ARGUS #1 courtesy DC Comics

Will Star Trek’s Chris Pine beam down to Earth for Warner Brothers and DC Comics Wonder Woman film opposite Gal Gadot.

Pine is in talks to join the project as Steve Trevor according to Variety although the studio did not comment. Patty Jenkins is directing the solo film starring the Amazon warrior.

In comics Steve Trevor was U.S. Army Intelligence officer who crashed on Paradise Island in World War II. Diana rescued him, nursed him back to health and followed him back to America. In modern continuity Trevor is Diana’s government liaison officer and with the Justice League on behalf of the United Nations. Steve falls in love with Wonder Woman but is humiliated when she chooses Superman. Trevor works with Amanda Waller (of Suicide Squad) for A.R.G.U.S. (Advanced Research Group for Uniting Super-Humans). Continue reading


Caliban courtesy Marvel

Caliban courtesy Marvel

Will the X-Men go down fighting the Morlocks in X-Men: Apocalypse?

Director Bryan Singer teased a major part of mutant history via Instagram:

The director was calling the shot in a tunnel looking set with the description:

“Shooting Caliban’s place of “business” #XMen #XMenApocalypse”

In comics, the Morlocks were a group of disfigured mutants who lived in seclusion beneath the tunnels of Manhattan. This hidden tribe was named after the mutants of the future in The Time Machine by H.G. Wells.

Caliban was a timid, child-like mutant with the ability to sense track other mutants who once developed a crush and abducted Kitty Pryde but his intentions were more innocent that those of his ruthless leader Callisto. Continue reading


photo by Peggy Sirota, courtesy GQ

photo by Peggy Sirota, courtesy GQ

Chris Pratt could be the biggest leading man of summer box-office again. After soaring as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy last summer, Pratt is battling dinosaurs in Jurassic World and he’s the GQ cover guy next month.

Not bad for the Lake Stevens, Washington native and former sitcom star.

There is no denying Pratt now but in the upcoming issue he reveals how actors would hit on Anna Faris and like he wasn’t there.

“I’ve had those moments where I was like the guy holding the purse at events and people just looked right through me,” Pratt tells GQ’s Chris Heath of the time before he was a box-office champ. Continue reading


Nightcrawler #1 by Chris Samnee courtesy Marvel

Nightcrawler #1 by Chris Samnee courtesy Marvel

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) is now starring with Michael Fassbender in Slow West but the two are now shooting X-Men: Apocalypse for 2016.

Fassbender plays the Master of Magnetism while Smit-McPhee is  young Kurt Wagner aka Nightcrawler in the sequel set in the 1980’s.

Like his comic book counterpart, the German teleporter is deeply religious. Wagner’s demonic appearance and mutant powers are in conflict with his faith and belief in scripture.

Smit-McPhee discussed his studying of Eastern religions and how his interest in Hinduism connects with playing this mutant of faith. Continue reading

NEW MUTANTS For Your Consideration

New Mutants courtesy Marvel

New Mutants courtesy Marvel

The New Mutants could be the next evolution of the X-Men film franchise. Fox recruited Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) to direct a spinoff film based on the spinoff comic.

Teen angst, isolation, romantic crushes and finding new friends from diverse worlds – mixed with emerging mutant powers, danger room sessions and crazy villains – it’s all in a day at Xavier’s School. The New Mutants are perfect back to school basics to evolve the franchise.

Who will join the cast and who will they fight?

Here’s New Mutants 101: Continue reading


The New Mutants graphic novel cover courtesy Marvel

The New Mutants graphic novel cover courtesy Marvel

Fox is evolving its X-Men franchise.

Josh Boone (The Fault In Our Stars) has signed on to direct a film based on New Mutants, a standalone spinoff according to Deadline. Boone will co-write with Knate Gwaltney. Simon Kinberg and Laura Shuler-Donner will produce.

“We’re so excited to explore this new part of the X-Men universe, and so excited to do it with Josh, who is uniquely suited to tell this story about young characters,” Kinberg told Deadline. Continue reading