Independence Day 2 trailer release

Twenty years will have passed between the time Independence Day hit theaters and Roland Emmerich‘s sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence gets released on June 24th 2016. What happened in that time? Titan Comics will be publishing a prequel to the upcoming movie, which they are teasing as “a rich psychological prison drama”. More details about the Independence Day: Resurgence comic book after the jump.
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Before you go off to spend your weekend chilling like Chewbacca here, we’ve got everything you need to know about what’s new in the world of Star Wars. After the jump:

  • Check out an awesome fanmade Holochess table with augmented reality
  • Take a peek inside Chewbacca‘s upcoming solo comic series
  • The Slave Leia costume and other Star Wars lots are up for auction
  • See the Force Awakens pins on sale at Disney parks
  • This Battlefront deluxe edition comes with a Han Solo mini-fridge
  • The Star Wars Battlefront beta will be open to everyone
  • Watch a preview of Star Wars Rebels Season 2
  • What accent will Daisy Ridley have in The Force Awakens?
  • General Hux actor Domhnall Gleeson defends the First Order
  • Rian Johnson thanks the good people of County Kerry, Ireland
  • Rest assured no Skellig Michael wildlife was harmed in the shoot
  • Mark Hamill has been spotted pulling pints in Ireland
  • Episode VIII might be shooting in Greenham Common now

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Marvel Is Having Inhumans Kill Off X-Men in the Comics

Extraordinary X-Men 1 (header)

Over the past year, Marvel Studios has plucked the Inhumans from relative obscurity to give them prime placement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only are they getting their own feature film in 2019, they’re the subject of a major ongoing arc on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Essentially, they serve as a stand-in for the X-Men, since 20th Century Fox still holds the rights to Marvel’s mutant roster.

But replacing the X-Men with Inhumans in the movies and TV shows is one thing; now, that offscreen rivalry appears to be spilling over into the comics. Previews of the upcoming Extraordinary X-Men #1 tease a storyline in which the Inhumans’ expansion is literally killing the X-Men. More about the Inhumans killing X-Men after the jump. Read More »

Three Sith Moon

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Preparations are underway for Star Wars Launch Bay at Disney World
  • Star Wars Weekends and Disney Star Wars characters may be on their way out
  • Watch an adorable video of BB-8‘s big day rolling around Disneyland
  • Take a peek at the Star Wars and Darth Vader annuals coming from Marvel Comics
  • Will the Star Wars books and comics become required reading for the movies?
  • New Force Awakens merch offers a new look at characters like Tasu Leech
  • Jimmy Vee has been spotted on the set of Star Wars: Episode VIII
  • The first set photos from Star Wars: Rogue One have hit the web

(Header image: “Three Sith Moon” by 6amcrisis; buy the shirt here.)
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Star Wars: Shattered Empire - Kes Dameron

What happened in the thirty years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens? Disney’s epic multi-platform Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens book series has begun to be unleashed promising to fill in that gap through a mix of novels, comics, children’s books and young adult stories, all considered as official Star Wars canon.

We’ve already told you about the first novel, Star Wars: Aftermath. The comic book prequel miniseries Star Wars: Shattered Empire hit stores today, and while we had some information as to what the four issue story was about, we now finally have a good idea of how it connects to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They’ve been keeping the connection out of the marketing for the book thus far — find out now after the jump.

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Star Wars Futurama

What better way to ease back into the workweek than with a bounty of new Star Wars nuggets? After the jump:

  • The Star Wars Facebook page has the perfect response to an ignorant comment
  • The city of Reykjavík names a street after Darth Vader
  • Has Star Wars: Rogue One cast British actor Regé-Jean Page?
  • A new theory about whom Felicity Jones is playing in Rogue One
  • See the cover of the Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company novel
  • Disney XD serves up a clip from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 premiere
  • Star Wars: Shattered Empire gets another variant team and more artists

(Header image: “Future Wars” by DC Visual Arts. Buy the t-shirt at Neatoshop.)


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Star Wars 9 cover

This week isn’t done quite yet, and neither is the steady stream of Star Wars news. After the jump:

  • Star Wars Celebration Europe is already sold out for Saturday
  • Disney Infinity 3.0 developer on bringing Star Wars Rebels characters to life
  • Star Wars Rebels may have finally set a return date
  • Get details on the rest of the Disney Store’s plans for Force Friday
  • Just how much money is Star Wars: The Force Awakens gonna make?
  • Captain Phasma (and for some reason Jar Jar) cover a German Star Wars magazine
  • Find out what the new First Order star destroyer is called
  • Take a peek inside the pages of Star Wars #9
  • See gorgeous art from the Battle of Jakku DLC for Star Wars Battlefront
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Shattered Empire Phil Noto variant

At this point, every Star Wars reveal just seems to raise more questions. Case in point: We now know what the cover of Star Wars: Shattered Empire #2 will look like — and it’s just making us wonder who the hell the mystery woman is on the cover. Get your first look at this new Star Wars character after the jump.  Read More »

Marvel cosplay comic book covers

If you’ve ever been to Comic-Con, WonderCon or any kind of pop culture convention with fans dressed up as their favorite characters from the realms of fantasy and sci-fi, then you’ve likely seen some pretty impressive cosplaying, some even coming close to looking like the real thing. And now some Marvel cosplayers will get as close to being a real superhero as they can.

Marvel has announced a new Cosplay Variant program that will take 20 impressive Marvel cosplayers and put them on the cover of their respective character’s comic books. And you can see what almost all of them look like below! Read More »