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Breaking Down the Deadly Past and Comic Book Connections of Black Widow’s First Trailer

Yesterday, out of nowhere, Marvel Studios gave us our first surprise look at Black Widow, the solo spy movie fans have been dying to see since Scarlett Johansson pummelled the hell out of some dudes in a corridor in Iron Man 2 nine years ago. Now, even if Natasha Romanoff has exited the MCU, there’s still a chance to delve into her history. Read More >>

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Doctor Who Reveals New Year’s Day Return in a New Teaser

We’ve known since Doctor Who last left our screens that we’d be waiting until early 2020 to see Jodie Whitaker’s Thirteenth Doctor return to the TARDIS. Now we know it’s very early 2020. In fact, it’s literally day one. Read More >>

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Star Wars Babies, Ranked

The arrival of The Mandalorian’s shocking true star, Baby Yoda, has sent the internet into a flurry of wild speculation and rampant desire for merchandise, as any good baby should. But baby Yoda isn’t Star Wars’ first go at the infant rodeo – can he compete with the cutest the galaxy has to offer? Read More >>

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The Gorgeous First Clip From Lupin III The First Is a Fabulous Homage to a Miyazaki Classic

We’re not talking about some of the more iconic entries in Hayao Miyazaki’s oeuvre here – but of course, a return to his roots on Lupin itself. Read More >>

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The Smallest Gift I Got From Galaxy’s Edge Might Be My Favourite Thing There

If Darth Vader is more machine than man, then Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is perhaps more gift shop than it is theme park. The planet Batuu, alien as it is, understands the very human impulse of buying shiny things – but for all the very flashy things you can get there, my favourite memory of it might just be one of the smallest little trinkets. Read More >>

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is Almost Too Alien for its Own Good

Disney’s Star Wars land is unlike anything else at its plethora of theme parks across the world. It doesn’t feel like you’re in a theme park, even as people queue across the courtyards of Batuu for a chance to get to fly the Millennium Falcon. But as fascinatingly unique as that is, it already feels like it’s going to become a bit of a headache for Disney. Read More >>

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What You Need to Know About Star Wars’ Imperial Inquisitorius

Jedi: Fallen Order presents Star Wars fans with a foe that may be a bit unfamiliar to them, as young Jedi purge survivor Cal Kestis goes up against the sinister agents of the Emperor known as the Inquistorius. But these saber-spinning acolytes already have a rich and tragic place in Star Wars’ canon. Here’s what you need to know before you go slicing them up. Read More >>

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Deborah Chow Explains Why the New Obi-Wan Story Is Way Better as a TV Show

It feels like we’ve been discussing rumors of Ewan McGregor’s return to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi for as long as Disney has owned Star Wars at this point—but until earlier this year, for much of that time the idea was specifically floated as a brand new spinoff Star Wars movie. Now it’s a TV show, and according to its director, Deborah Chow, that’s for the best. Read More >>

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To 15 Years of World of Warcraft, and All the Pups I’ve Loved Before

Last weekend, on 23 November, the Warcraft franchise marked some significant birthdays. Not only is it 25 years since Blizzard’s fantasy series first kicked off with the release of Orcs and Humans, it’s also 15 years since Azeroth became open to all in World of Warcraft, changing video games forever. For me, it’s also been about...dogs? Read More >>

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Anson Mount and Ethan Peck Look Back on Their Star Trek Tour of Duty

Star Trek: Discovery had a lot to prove going into its second season – especially in its bold move to cast new faces as two very familiar heroes from Trek’s past and bring them into Discovery’s morally murky take on a pre-original series Federation. But Discovery’s second season not only took on those high expectations, in many ways it surpassed them. Read More >>

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Now We Know Part of the Reason the Sonic Movie’s Redesign Works So Well

The first look at the Sonic movie was an unmitigated disaster. Its horrifying take on the blue speedster was so universally reviled that it sparked a wave of backlash so furious, the film was delayed and conversations about the undue pressure on its animators to comprehensively redesign the movie’s hero emerged. But now we have a new Sonic. Read More >>

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The Next Episode of Watchmen Will Give One of Its Most Interesting New Characters an Origin Story

Part of what makes Watchmen so fascinating is its status as a sequel set many years in the wake of the seminal graphic novel. While that means we get to examine legacy characters like Laurie Blake and Adrian Veidt in new lights, it means there’s a whole set of new people to be intrigued by – and one of them is getting a very reflective spotlight next week. Read More >>

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A Little Girl Turns Into an Angry Kaiju in the Adorable First Trailer for Dino Girl Gauko

Move over, Retsuko – Netflix has another anime star in town with a bit of an anger problem. But Naoko doesn’t turn to heavy metal to channel her feelings. She turns to something else, rather literally! Read More >>

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Ben Mendelsohn Dunking on Every Marvel Hero That’s Not Spider-Man Is Exactly What We Needed Today

Remember that wild month where we all thought Spider-Man might not be in the MCU and everyone promptly got a bit wound up about it? Well, even if that ended up not being the case, it turns out no one might have kicked off more than Ben Mendelsohn. Read More >>

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Oh, So That’s What M. Night Shyamalan’s Servant Is Really About

So we knew that the creepy baby in M. Night Shyamalan’s new Apple TV+ show was gonna be, well, creepy. Somehow – somehow – we were not adequately prepared for just how goddamn creepy it is. Read More >>