It’s official: Toys R Us is going out of business. After months of speculation and financial trouble in the bankruptcy process, the once-frequented toy store chain is closing up shop. According to NPR, Toys R Us alerted employees Wednesday that the store’s parent company would be closing all of its United States locations or selling…
March 15, 2018
Black Panther actor Sope Aluko will appear in a second superhero film this year: Sony Pictures’ Venom. According to Deadline, the Nigerian-born actress has joined the cast of Sony’s Venom solo film, one seemingly disconnected from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She joins a packed cast that includes Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. Aluko’s role has not yet…
March 15, 2018
It looks like Warner Bros. and DC Films’ upcoming Flashpoint movie could be headed to Canada. According to Omega Underground, they’ve learned that the upcoming DC Comics-based film could be shooting in Vancouver, British Columbia. And while the information has yet to be confirmed, there’s precedent for Warner Bros. filming in the area. Zack Snyder’s 2009 Watchmen film had…
March 14, 2018
Chip Zdarsky, writer of Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man and Marvel Two-in-One, has signed an exclusive agreement with Marvel Comics. Known for his collaboration with Matt Fraction on Sex Criminals, and for such work as Prison Funnies and Archie Comics’ Jughead, Zdarsky made his Marvel series debut in 2016 with Howard the Duck, with artist…
March 14, 2018
Lara Croft is back in theaters nationwide this weekend with the release of Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider, a reboot of the film franchise based on the popular video game series. However, if the initial reviews are any indication, the greatest threat facing the famed archaeologist-adventurer isn’t the villainous Trinity but rather … indifference. Starring Alicia…
March 14, 2018
DC Comics will launch a new Hawkman series from writer Rob Venditti and artist Bryan Hitch. The series will spin out of the events of Dark Nights: Metal. “[Metal] has really elevated Carter Hall/Hawkman (Katar Hol), and brought him back to the DC universe in an [exciting] way,” Venditti told The Washington Post’s Comic Riffs. “That’s really what Bryan…
March 14, 2018
If you feel like you need to prepare yourself for Marvel Studio’s Avengers: Infinity War in the most epic way possible, AMC Theaters has got you covered. On its website, the theater chain announced the “Avengers: Infinity War Marathon,” which will run for a whopping 31 hours. The marathon will likely start out with 2008’s…
March 14, 2018
Domino is set to headline her own series come this April, but the fan-favorite mutant won’t be on her own for her first solo outing. Marvel has unveiled the first preview pages for Domino #1 from writer Gail Simone and David Baldeon, and it appears Domino will also bring a dog along for the ride.…
March 14, 2018
SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for the latest episode of The Flash, “Run, Iris, Run,” which as of publication has not yet aired on the west coast. Iris West (Candace Patton) got a taste of life on the other side of the S.T.A.R. Labs experience on tonight’s episode of The Flash, “Run, Iris,…
March 14, 2018
Earlier this month, with a little help from Iron Man himself, Marvel Studios announced that the release date for the third Avengers film would be moved up from May 4 to April 27. RDJ is back at it again, this time giving two fans the opportunity to be his VIP guests to the Avengers: Infinity War world premiere on…
March 14, 2018
Magdalene Visaggio and Sonny Liew make their Young Animal debut with Eternity Girl #1, out this week. The six-issue series from DC’s pop up imprint follows superpowered agent Caroline Sharp as she tries to get back on the roster at Alpha 13, after being benched following an “incident.” Caroline is depressed and traumatized, and Eternity…
March 13, 2018
Annihilation director Alex Garland is venturing into television with Devs, a tech thriller picked up for a pilot by FX. The pilot will be produced in collaboration with DNA TV and Scott Rudin Productions, who partnered with Garland on both Ex Machina and Annihilation. Garland wrote and plans to direct the pilot. Deadline describes the…
March 13, 2018
On the heels of the film’s brand new trailer, Warner Bros. has now released a new poster and complete synopsis for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Featuring the first movie’s returning protagonist, Newt Scamander (played by Eddie Redmayne), the poster also gives fans a new glimpse at Jude Law’s portrayal of a much younger Albus…
March 13, 2018
Entertainment Tonight revealed the behind-the-scenes footage from the set of Avengers: Infinity War, whetting the appetites of fans eager to see how Thanos devastates the Marvel Cinematic Universe in his quest for the Infinity Stones. RELATED: Avengers’ Brolin Has Seen 30 Minutes of Infinity War — And He Digs It The footage mostly contained interviews from…
March 13, 2018
A third OVA adaptation for Mikiro Gakumo’s light novel series Strike the Blood has been announced! The series was first adapted into anime in 2014, and has since then received two OVAs in addition to its 24 TV anime episodes. A part of the fantasy action genre, Strike the Blood follows the life of Akatsuki…
March 13, 2018
Fox undoubtedly hopes X-Men: Dark Phoenix will be better received than X-Men: Apocalypse and the studio’s previous attempt to adapt “The Dark Phoenix Saga” with 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. In trying to change up the franchise formula, it appears writer/director Simon Kinberg is aiming to make the film a drama instead of traditional superhero fare.…
March 12, 2018
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is heading back to the big screen sometime this year with a film titled Unato Decisive Battle! Set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world in which a mysterious virus creates zombie-like creatures known as “Kabaneri”, the series was first aired as part of Fuji TV’s Noitamina block in 2016 and received…
March 12, 2018