Oscar Issac in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Marvel Comics’ four-issue miniseries Star Wars: Shattered Empire has come to an end, and it doesn’t really tell us much about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But it does end with some questions which I wanted to dive into. For instance: what does that tree at the end of the story mean for The Force Awakens and the future of the Star Wars galaxy? What does the comic book series suggest about Oscar Isaac‘s character Poe Dameron? Letls try to unlock the mysteries of that Shattered Empire tree and figure out what it might all mean.

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krypton series update

You can’t bring up Man of Steel on the internet without wading into some kind of big argument about the moral implications of Superman punching buildings or how Marvel is better or some other kind of nonsense. But surely we can all agree that the film’s prologue, set on the planet Krypton shortly before its destruction, is pretty fantastic stuff? (Ed. note: No. But go on.) In just a few scenes, director Zack Snyder and screenwriter David S. Goyer craft an entire science fiction world that demands further exploration. Any movie that features Russell Crowe dodging laser blasts while astride a giant bug-dragon is okay by us.

So the idea of an entire TV series set on Krypton, titled, uh, Krypton, sounds appealing, even if the ending is pre-determined by Superman lore (Spoiler alert: everyone dies). And while it’s been a year since the show was officially announced, Goyer has revealed in a new interview that yes, the show is still in the works, thanks for asking.

Check out Goyer’s Krypton series update after the jump.

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gambit directors

We don’t want to run around yelling things like “There’s something wrong with Channing Tatum‘s Gambit movie!” because we don’t have a mutant power that lets us see behind the scenes of major film productions. However, based purely on everything that has been going on with this movie in public, it certainly seem like there’s something wrong with Channing Tatum’s Gambit movie. After all, it took months of searching (and a whole bunch of refusals) to land director Rupert Wyatt, who promptly dropped out of the project a few weeks ago.

Now, production on the X-Men spin-off has supposedly been delayed as the hunt for a director continues. Now, three new filmmakers are supposedly r in contention for the job. Like so many of the others who have passed on the film, they are one varied bunch: Doug Liman, Shane Black, and Joe Cornish.

Let’s dive into the potential Gambit directors after the jump.

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fantastic four movie rights

Update: As we expected, it’s starting to look like this rumor was just that – a rumor. Find additional details after the jump.

It’s the kind of story that, for many superhero movie fans, sounds too good to be true. According to a new rumor making the rounds, Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox have reached a deal that will see the Fantastic Four characters return home to Marvel, with the company’s “First Family” leaping into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a film in 2020. So if this is true, find a comfortable place to sit down. It’s going to be a while. Then again, that much time is necessary to wash away the confusion and disappointment that accompanied this year’s Fox-produced reboot.

Ponder the new Fantastic Four movie rights rumor after the jump.

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real thor hammer

Although the details vary depending on which bits and pieces of comic book continuity you choose to ignore, the forging of the hammer Mjolnir was a dramatic affair. Created by Dwarven blacksmiths working with the powerful Asgardian metal known as uru, the Odinson’s weapon of choice was constructed at an enchanted forge in the heart of a dying star. Enchanted so it could only be lifted by those worthy of the power of Thor, Mjolnir is one of the most powerful – and exclusive – weapons in the Marvel universe. Only a handful of characters in comic book history have managed to wield it.

And then some guy with a YouTube channel came around and built his own version using the power of science. Take that, colorful space gods!

Check out footage of the real Thor hammer after the jump!

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ronda rousey captain marvel

Ronda Rousey wants to play Captain Marvel and she’ll snap as many limbs and crush as many skulls as necessary to land the job. Until that becomes necessary, she’s taking a more civil approach and just taking every possible opportunity to talk about the part in public. Maybe Marvel Studios will consider her for the role before she has to start demolishing every human being standing in her way.

For the new Ronda Rousey Captain Marvel chatter, hit the jump.

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It is obvious that this contest cannot be decided by our knowledge of the Force but by our skills with Star Wars Bits. Here’s what we have in this edition of updates from a galaxy far, far away:

  • Del Rey announces two new Star Wars books coming in 2016
  • The Force Awakens figures revealed for Disney Infinity 3.0
  • New Star Wars comic following prequel-era Anaking and Obi-Wan reealed
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens running time revealed?
  • More Journey to the Force Awakens books revealed with new alien characters
  • Find Chewbacca in a Where’s Waldo-style Star Wars book

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r rated batman movie

If any Batman movie demanded an R-rating, it would be an adaptation of The Killing Joke. If any X-Men movie deserved to run a little long, it would be the one that brings the team into conflict with Apocalypse. So that brings us to this news post, which exists to inform you that the upcoming animated version of The Killing Joke may get slapped with an R-rating and that X-Men: Apocalypse will probably be the longest X-Men movie yet.

For news on just how long X-Men: Apocalypse will be and details on the first R rated Batman movie, hit the jump.

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thor 3 hulk

The joys of the Marvel Cinematic Universe stem from this universe’s collection of extraordinary – and wildly different – characters somehow managing to co-exist in the same universe. It’s always fun to pick up an issue of Captain America and see another superhero appear in to lend a helping hand. The movies have followed suit, with the heroes popping in and out of each other’s lives as they’re needed. The latest rumor smashing up the internet like Bruce Banner after a particularly stressful day suggests that the mightiest (and greenest) of the Avengers will play a role in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, lending support to the mighty son of Odin.

Check out the new Thor: Ragnarok Hulk news after the jump!

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