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It’s been months since there’s been any substantial news regarding Captain Marvel, the first female solo film outta Marvel’s Cinematic Universe. But today, as one might have assumed they would, Marvel gave a little something something during their panel at San Diego Comic Con. And by a little something, we’re talking an unexpected (and legally confounding) alien race, as well an interesting timeline in the MCU.  (more…)

One thing that was noticeably missing from season two of Supergirl was her mentor at CatCo, Cat Grant. It’s mostly due to the reason that production was from CBS’ cozy Los Angeles location in season one, to the CW’s Vancouver production location, and actress Calista Flockhart either did not want to move, or didn’t want to have one hell of a commute to work, so her character Cat Grant was written to take a “leave of absence” from the show. She did return toward the end of the second season as the Daximite invasion was going on, and she also clearly knew Kara was Supergirl (why doesn’t everybody, it’s just glasses), so there’s a lot more for Cat Grant to do. So, would she be on the show for the third season?

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Rather famously, the first trailer for Star Trek: Discovery didn’t win over many fans, whether it was legitimate fan concerns about canon, or the concerns of the lunatic fringe that don’t like seeing a black woman be a focus of the show. “Star Trek has always been pictorial of diversity and universality and unity,” said series star Sonequa Martin-Green. “If you say you love the legacy of Star Trek, but you don’t love that, then you’ve missed it. I encourage you to come on the journey with us.” At San Diego Comic Con, the journey began with a new trailer.  (more…)

What is perhaps the biggest thing to come out of San Diego Comic Con today has nothing to do with a big screen franchise, but rather the small screen adventures of a small group of pre-teens who know all too well what’s lurking in the dark. For the kids of Hawkins in 1984, horror is about to look them right in the eyes as they’re forced to concede that things are not as normal in their town as they appear. In other words, this October, they will have to fight for their lives inside a killer, thriller night called Stranger Things 2(more…)

The CW‘s dark spin on the Archies, Riverdale, was much better than it had a right to be, even according to crusty bitter old critics like the guy that covered Riverdale for Nerd Bastards. The first season left things on a helluva cliffhanger, a beloved member of the main cast who no one really should have had any beef with, was shot, and laid dying on the floor of Pops. As Jughead observed, the last shred of Riverdale’s innocence died that day, so where does the show that bares the town’s name go next?  (more…)

Ben Affleck Says He’s Not Going Anywhere RE: Batman

There were a lot of people looking forward to the goodies that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment were bringing to San Diego Comic Con in the form of news clips, trailers and announcements, but a cloud was cast over the festivities, and it was one the Bat-signal almost couldn’t break through. News reports yesterday indicated that Ben Affleck might be hanging up his cape and cowl at the end of Justice League after three appearances as the Dark Knight. It’s a good thing then that Affleck was on hand at Comic Con to refute this latest rumour mongering.  (more…)

Try not to get giddy. For people concerned about the rumblings: extensive reshoots, Joss Whedon stepping up for Zack Snyder, Ben Affleck leaving the franchise, prepare for a bit if cold water to refocus you on the idea that maybe everything’s going to turn out alright, at least so far as Justice League is concerned. At San Diego Comic Con, a few moments ago, a new, four-minute trailer for the film was screened, and you might actually be hard pressed to find any trace of the doom and gloom of previous entries in the DC Extended Universe(more…)