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You may need Maz Kanata’s special glasses to get a glimpse the former smuggler’s role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

No, I exaggerate, though the news that Maz Kanata will get a reduced role in Episode 8 after her already minimal screen time in Star Wars: The Force Awakens suggests her appearance may barely be more than a scene or two. Which is bad news for all you Maz Kanata fans out there. Whoever you are.

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Lupita Nyong'o Comic-Con video

This past Saturday, 6,500 fans saw actress Lupita Nyong’o take the stage during Marvel Studios’ panel to promote the upcoming superhero film Black Panther. But it turns out way more people than that saw her in San Diego, but they just didn’t know it: the Oscar-winning star has shared a video that shows how she suited up in a Pink Ranger costume, danced her way through the convention center, and took photos with unsuspecting fans. If you want to see what pure joy looks like, look no further than this Lupita Nyong’o Comic-Con video.
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The cast of the anticipated new Marvel film Black Panther graced the cover of Entertainment Weekly this morning and it already looks like nothing we’ve ever seen from Marvel. The lush, rich colors, the immaculate costume detailing — how could it get any better?

Well, it’s just about to. We just got a slew of new stills from the movie, as well as a cast shot from the magazine, as seen above. And these pictures unearth a vibrant secret society that will finally add some color to the somewhat monochromatic Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Black Panther Movie Details

In exactly one week, the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con will be kicking off in Southern California, bringing us a slew of huge updates about the big comic book blockbusters on the way, as well as plenty more tentpoles and popular TV shows that audiences are soaking up in theaters and at home. But before that, Entertainment Weekly will be releasing their annual Comic-Con preview issue, and the first film to have new details released is none other than Marvel’s first 2018 release.

Black Panther will mark the first solo adventure for the African superhero introduced in Captain America: Civil War. The Marvel Comics character is played by Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up), and as we saw in the first teaser trailer released for the movie not too long ago, we’re going to dig deep into the mysterious country known as Wakanda. The nation holds many secrets, including one of the rarest metals on Earth, which Captain America fans should be familiar with, as well as a transfer of power, a disagreement with new leadership, and plenty new additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More »

Forces of Destiny 8

Back in April, Disney and Lucasfilm unveiled their plans for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a campaign consisting of toys, animated shorts, and children’s books intended to shine a spotlight on the female characters in a galaxy far, far away. The campaign kicked off last week, and we’ve updated this article with all of the Forces of Destiny shorts  so you can watch them all in one place. Take a look at the episodes and tell us what you think!
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Is Twitter Hollywood’s New Casting Office?

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Can you believe that what started out as a random tweet has now become one of Netflix’s upcoming original films? The now-famous tweet of Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o fabulously attending a Paris Fashion Week show will now be realized as a project directed by Ava DuVernay with a script by Issa Rae. With so much star power behind this idea, does this mean that Twitter has now officially become the next generator of blockbuster films?

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Black Panther cast

Marvel Studios have officially begun production on Black Panther, and Disney has released a press release announcing the full cast of the upcoming 2018 superhero movie. Who has joined the Black Panther cast? Find out after the jump and read a new plot synopsis for the movie.

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Lupita Nyong'o Episode 8 filming hasn't begun yet

Production may have wrapped on Rian Johnson‘s Star Wars: Episode 8 but Lupita Nyong’o has yet to reprise her Force Awakens role as Maz Kanata. We’ll explore the possible reasons why the Lupita Nyong’o Episode 8 filming has yet to begin, after the jump.
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Black Panther Plot Details

Black Panther will start production in January. However, all we know for sure is that Creed director Ryan Coogler will be at the helm with Chadwick Boseman as the title superhero, Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as the head of the Dora Milaje (a security force that protects the King of Wakanda), Lupita Nyong’o as Nakia (one of the members of the Dora Milaje), and Michael B. Jordan as villain Erik Killmonger. But that changes today as one of those co-stars revealed some plot details.

While participating in some quick interviews at Comic-Con this past weekend, Lupita Nyong’o let slip some basic Black Panther plot details, including a revelation that the film has two villains. Get the details after the jump. Read More »

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Marvel’s Black Panther is putting together a cast worthy of a king. Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o has entered talks to join the superhero movie being written and directed by Ryan CooglerChadwick Boseman will, of course, reprise his role from Captain America: Civil War as Wakandan king / cat-themed superhero T’Challa.  Read More »