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After Sony’s announcement  that they’ll be making a stand alone Venom movie, fans had mixed reactions. But it seems they won’t stop at just Venom, it looks like they’re trying to go all-in on the Spider-Man spin-off business, as a film centered on Black Cat and Silver Sable is said to be in the works as well. The two characters, both adversaries and allies of Peter Parker, depending on the storyline, represent the studio’s desire to stay in the comic book movie business, even though their stable of characters is rather limited.

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This past weekend, Netflix unveiled their latest Marvel collaboration, Iron Fist. Despite their stellar track record with such hits as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage, this one caused the most concern ever since its conception. For one, Iron Fist isn’t necessarily a “street-level” character like the other three are. Because his powers are mystical in nature and he spent most of his life living in another dimension in the mystical land of K’un-Lun, it was hard to imagine how this would translate to the small screen in the framework that the other “Defender” shows had already set up. After the first trailer dropped, fears eased, as it seemed to fit right into the paradigm that Marvel TV has so successfully set up. However, when the first 6 episodes were screened by critics and were universally panned, concerns grew once again.

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Another day, another Deadpool 2 Cable casting rumor.

Every since the character was announced for the sequel at the end of the first Deadpool movie, the only thing everyone seems to care about is who will be playing the character. For the last year, month over month, names have been mentioned, rumored, and fan casted. Where fans may see perfect casting in Stephen Lang (Avatar) or Ron Perlman (Hellboy), the studio seems to have different presence for the character. Names on Fox’s supposed shortlist are, in no particular order:  Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Russel Crowe (Gladiator), Pierce Brosnan (James Bond) and David Harbor (Stranger Things).

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Part of the conversation about Netflix‘s Iron Fist show has been around the matter of whitewashing, or the “white saviour” trope; it’s the classic story of how a rich white kid encounters an Asian culture and takes from it in order to fight for truth, justice, and the rest back at his skyscraper penthouse. Well, Iron Fist’s comic book co-creator Roy Thomas has heard your criticisms and he’s got a message. “I have so little patience for some of the feelings that some people have.” Wow. That’s some hard-boiled honesty for you from a legend of the comic book world. Would you like to hear more? (more…)

Those of us who are Harry Potter nerds through and through have often fantasized about kicking back after a long day with a Butterbeer, the drink of choice of many witches and wizards of our general age. It is especially difficult for those of us who have yet to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida.

There have been fan-made Butterbeer recipes for ages, but NOW, the once-fictional beverage is coming to your freezer in the form of Butterbeer ice cream from Yuengling’s Ice Cream. (more…)

New Mystery Science Theater 3000 Trailer

Nearly two decades after the lights went out on the Satellite of Love, a new bejumpsuited buffoon and pair of  robot friends are set to power it back up for a revived Mystery Science Theater 3000. After an amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign ($5,764,229 from 48,270 backers making it the largest one for film or video… suck it, Veronica Mars movie!) show creator and original host Joel  Hodgson‘s beloved cult favorite film riffing TV show is set to return in the not to distant future. April 14th to be exact.

Ready for your first look? EW just released the exclusive trailer for the shows Netflix debut: (more…)

The live action Death Note directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch) and starring Nat Wolf (The Fault in Our Stars) as Light Turner who finds the supernatural Death Note Notebook. Write someone’s name inside and they… die. Turner decides to use the book to kill bad guys while the shinigami Ryuk voiced by William Dafoe watches. Check out the first trailer below. (more…)

TV RECAP/REVIEW: ‘The Flash’ S3E17 “Duets”

When a small show called Glee aired on Fox in May of 2009, a television phenomenon was birthed. So when two popular characters from that show joined the same network as The Flash and Supergirl, it only made sense (sarcasm) that their shows crossover for a musical number. For some, it may be the last thing they want to see their favorite superhero or show involved in. But for the rest of the audience, it can be a change in pace, a moment of nostalgia, and a surprisingly fun time. Titled, “Duets,” this week’s episode of The Flash brings in a third member for the reunion to teach some lost lover a lesson on life. As always, there are tons of spoilers inside. You’ve been warned.

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