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Guillermo del Toro Talks Bringing Monsters to Life for Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

If you read Alvin Schwartz’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark as a kid, no doubt you’re still haunted by Stephen Gammell’s chilling illustrations. When Guillermo del Toro decided to produce a film version, with brother-in-horror André Øvredal (Trollhunter, The Autopsy of Jane Doe) directing, he knew that bringing Gammell’s iconic artwork to life would be a crucial part of the process. Read More >>

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The Witcher’s Showrunner on Getting Video Game Fans Into the Series, and Season 2 Hints

When Netflix first pitched Lauren Schmidt Hissrich the idea of doing a series based on The Witcher, she turned it down. She was a fan of the books and video games – so much so she even included a bathtub Easter egg in the first season – but was afraid of taking on a fantasy saga. What finally convinced her? Getting to tell the story she wanted in a way that not just appealed to fans of the books, but the games which are even more famous than the source material. Read More >>

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The 6 Winners (and 5 Losers) of San Diego Comic-Con 2019

San Diego Comic-Con has once again come and gone, leaving us with a flurry of feelings. Gizmodo was there to experience everything, giving you in-depth coverage on the ground and reporting on panels. There were plenty of highs, a few lows, and one thing that was so strange we’re not sure what to make of it! Read More >>

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At Snowpiercer’s SDCC Panel, All Anyone Could Talk About Was the Cows

The Snowpiercer TV show debuted its first trailer at its San Diego Comic-Con panel, along with an extended scene giving us a look at what’s to come. The action was impressive, making the audience feel just as jostled and terrified as the folks on the train. But the real victims were the cows—and after the scene was over, the panel seemed to transform into a memorial service. RIP cows. Read More >>

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Here’s Why The Witcher Auditioned 207 Other Guys for Geralt When Henry Cavill Was Right There

When Netflix revealed it was making a television adaptation of The Witcher, Henry Cavill immediately wanted in. However, producers still auditioned over 200 actors for Geralt before choosing him for the job. Why did it take four months and hundreds of actors before going with the leading man who wanted to be there in the first place? Showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich explains. Read More >>

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Netflix’s Dark Crystal Comic-Con Panel Was the Stuff of Dreams

The third time was the charm for Lisa Henson. At San Diego Comic-Con Friday, the daughter of legendary filmmaker Jim Henson said she’d been to Comic-Con two times before with a Dark Crystal project. Neither of those panned out. It wasn’t until this time, sitting in front of 7,000 fans inside Hall H, with a brand new Netflix prequel show on the horizon that her dream finally came to fruition. Read More >>

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Dungeons & Dragons Is Celebrating 5 Years of the 5th Edition With a Gorgeous Return to Its First Adventure

When Dungeons & Dragons rebooted its ruleset for its 5th official edition back in 2014, alongside the rules, Wizards of the Coast offered an epic battle against Tiamat herself as the first adventure for new heroes to deal with. Now, five years on, they’re revisiting it for a special, and rather fabulous looking treat. Read More >>

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The Coolest Star Wars and Marvel Reveals Hasbro Brought to Comic-Con

Every San Diego Comic-Con, Hasbro lifts the lid on what fans can expect from its line of toys and collectibles from the galaxy far, far away as well as the comics and movie universes of Marvel. This year is no exception, with everything from some very cute Star Wars figures to...Squirrel Girl on a moped?? Hell yeah! Read More >>

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Westworld’s Comic-Con Panel Dove Into the Murky Ethics of A.I., in Our World and Delos’

More than a year has passed since we got the explosive finale of Westworld season two and it’ll be several more months until we find out what happens next. However, at Comic-Con 2019, the show’s creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy took the stage with stars Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, to talk about what’s up next for the world of robot theme parks. Read More >>

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The Flash Season 6 Trailer Introduces Sendhil Ramamurthy’s Villainous Bloodwork

Barry Allen’s fought all manner of frighteningly imaginative villains on the CW’s The Flash (and more than enough fellow speedsters, thank you very much), but in the first trailer for the series’ sixth season, the fastest man alive’s facing off against the sort of horrific foe you wouldn’t expect to pop up on a show that doesn’t often dabble in gore. Read More >>

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Young Justice Is Coming Back for Season 4

Much like one of its newest heroes Halo, Young Justice is a series that keeps on avoiding death in part because of the people who love it so dearly. You can try to keep it down, and even cancel it, but it just keeps coming back stronger. Read More >>

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Everything We Learned About The Expanse Season 4 From the Cast and Crew at SDCC

New episodes of The Expanse are officially coming our way in December – and we now have a better idea of what to expect from the sci-fi show’s fourth season, its first after moving from Syfy to Amazon Prime. The first trailer and clip from the new season blew our minds, but we pulled it together to absorb even more details straight from the cast and crew. Read More >>

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New Concept Art Reveals Our First Look at Black Widow’s Taskmaster

When some concrete info on the Black Widow solo film finally dropped this weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, all the hints pointed toward Taskmaster, a dude with the power to instantly replicate any physical action he sees, as the villain. Now, with the release of a new official illustration, that’s pretty much confirmed. Read More >>

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Supergirl’s Media Landscape is Getting More Intense With New Arrivals and a Major Exit in Season 5

During this weekend's Supergirl season five panel at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and crew took to the stage to both debut the first trailer for the next leg of Kara’s adventure, and to shed a little light about some newcomers who are on their way to shake things up in National City. Read More >>

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Kevin Feige Wanted Mahershala Ali for Blade Before He Even Suggested It

San Diego Comic-Con’s Marvel Studios panel was almost too much, with huge reveal after huge reveal about Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Two of the biggest announcements to come out it were Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) becoming the new Thor, and Mahershala Ali joining the MCU as Blade. We talked with Marvel Studios Kevin Feige about how this all came about, how long these parts were in the works, and how Ali himself pitched Marvel Studios exactly what it wanted. Read More >>