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One of the great joys of the Star Wars universe is that every alien in every shot has gained a backstory over the years. Sure, you don’t have to know the complex and dramatic history of that alien sitting at the cantina bar next to Luke Skywalker, but the information is out there if you care to find it. That’s the appeal of a science fiction world that feels so lived-in – you can see the history of everyone and everything on screen.

There’s definitely some history attached to Edrio Two Tubes, a new character who will make his debut in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. This Tognath bounty hunter and pilot is the kind of guy whose costume tells its own story. And yes, you can check out some more detailed photos below.

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Pokemon Movie

Pokemon Go continues to be all the rage in video gaming right now. The recently launched mobile version of the Nintendo video game franchise has become so popular in such a short amount of time that Comic-Con moved a panel for Pokemon Go from a smaller venue to the massive Hall H. And it sounds like sometime down the road Pokemon will be back at Comic-Con with a movie to show off with the movie rights officially being snagged by Legendary Pictures.

In addition, details on just what kind of story we can expect from the game have surfaced, and the movie will apparently go in a direction that likely no fan was expecting to hear. Find out more about the Pokemon movie after the jump. Read More »

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Shailene Woodley‘s Tris has overcome a lot over the past three Divergent movies, but not even she can overcome audience indifference. Following a weak performance for The Divergent Series: Allegiant this spring, Lionsgate has opted to skip theaters for the planned finale, The Divergent Series: Ascendant. Instead, the dystopian YA saga will conclude with a TV movie that will then launch a standalone spinoff TV series.  Read More »

better things trailer

Pamela Adlon has been a familiar face (and for many viewers, a more familiar voice) on television for decades, so it’s about time someone built an entire show around her. Better Things joins the FX network’s line-up in a few months and it certainly looks promising, showcasing a strong pedigree onscreen and off. How could you say no to a single-camera sitcom created by Adlon and Louis C.K., who frequently brought out the absolute best in her during her guest stints on Louie? The first full trailer for the show is here and it looks like it could be something very special.

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Since Netflix’s Narcos is based on historical events, all it takes is one quick Wikipedia search to figure out where the show is headed next. But getting there is the fun part, of course, and it looks like we can look forward to plenty of drama and intrigue in the next run of episodes. The streaming service has just released a fresh batch of Narcos season 2 first look images, and you can check ’em out below.

Returning for the next season are Wagner Moura as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, Boyd Holbrook as DEA agent Steve Murphy, and Pedro Pascal as DEA agent Javier Peña.  Read More »

Queen Sugar trailer

It’s been two years since Selma turned Ava DuVernay into one of the hottest, most in-demand filmmakers working today. But she hasn’t actually put out another movie since then. So what’s she been up to in the past couple of years? Well, among other things, putting together Queen Sugar, a new drama launching on Oprah Winfrey‘s OWN network this fall.

Based on the novel by Natalie Baszile, Queen Sugar chronicles the story of the three Bordelon siblings, Nova (Rutina Wesley of True Blood), Charlotte (Dawn Lyen-Gardner), and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe). The family is reunited when the patriarch dies, leaving behind an 800-acre sugar cane farm in Louisiana. Also starring are Tina Lifford and Omar J. Dorsey. The premise looks ripe for bittersweet drama, and the first Queen Sugar trailer certainly delivers on that front. Watch it below.   Read More »

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lego batman movie images

While I remain very interested in where Ben Affleck takes the Caped Crusader in his upcoming solo Batman movie, I’m starting to think my heart lies with Will Arnett‘s LEGO Batman. First introduced as the best part (which is saying a great deal) of the against-all-odds remarkable The LEGO Movie, the character is getting his own spin-off movie and the two teaser trailers released so far have left quite an impression on me. Blame it on my love of the 1960s Batman series and Adam West’s brilliant, deadpan take on the character, but this is the Batman I want to see.

We expect to learn a lot more about The LEGO Batman Movie at Comic-Con this week, but in the meantime, we can take a look at a few newly released details about the film as well as our first look at the Joker (voiced by Zack Galifianakis) and Robin the Boy Wonder (voiced by Michael Cera).

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jyn erso black series

If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con this week, go ahead and add this to your list of must-buy items: the Black Series action figure of Jyn Erso, the Rebel fighter played by Felicity Jones in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be one sale at the con…and it will be a Comic-Con exclusive. So go straight to the right booth, money in hand, as early as you can if that sounds like the kind of thing you need in your collection of Star Wars stuff.

Let’s run down the details.

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Batman

We’ve known since even before Batman v Superman opened that Ben Affleck‘s Batman was gearing up for his own solo movie, but as of now details about what exactly that movie will be remain sparse. And naturally, the rumor mill is more than happy to fill that void. The latest totally unconfirmed, take-it-with-a-grain-of-salt report claims Batman’s solo outing will take place in Arkham Asylum. Who knows whether this rumor will turn out to be any truer than all of the other ones, but sure, it’s fun to think about.  Read More »