Marvel Studios continues the recent efforts to make you care about second tier members of The Avengers by giving them their own show on Disney+. Much like WandaVision, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier gives us two superheroes for the price of one. But thankfully, the series makes them more than bargain bin superheroes, even if the Honest Trailer doesn’t mince words about their forced banter, staring contests, and incessant talk about Captain America’s shield. Read More »
May the Fourth be with you, and may the Bad Batch blast their way into your heart. Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the new Disney+ animated series, makes its debut on this Star Wars Day, and to mark the occasion, a Star Wars: The Bad Batch featurette has been released to introduce the group known formerly as Clone Force 99, to a new audience.
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If grieving over the loss of her synthezoid husband in WandaVision wasn’t enough, Elizabeth Olsen is about to face even more neighborhood woes in a new HBO Max limited series called Love and Death. Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles called “Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II” from Texas Monthly, the series follows two churchgoing couples in a small town in Texas whose lives take a dark turn when someone picks up an axe. Read More »
Loki’s time has come. And he is burdened with glorious purpose…again. But this time it’s not about conquering worlds, but saving them, even if he’s absurdly bad at that. A new Loki special look gives us another sneak peek at the highly anticipated Marvel series on Disney+, starring Tom Hiddleston as the fan-favorite God of Mischief, returned. Watch the Loki special look below.
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Star Wars Day might be getting more expensive than Christmas. Whenever May the 4th rolls around, you can always expect to open up your bank account for some new Star Wars merchandise, and today is no different thanks to a batch of new collectibles unveiled by the quality creators at Hot Toys and Sideshow Collectibles.
Hot Toys has unveiled a trio of new figures (including a gnarly steed) inspired by the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian, as well as the animated series The Bad Batch. Meanwhile, Sideshow Collectibles is digging into The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels with new statues of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano. Check them all out below, and be prepared to weep for your wallet. Read More »
Last fall, comedian Conan O’Brien announced that he would be ending his nightly Conan talk show on TBS in 2021 in favor of a weekly series that he would be taking to HBO Max. Well, last night the comedian officially started the countdown to the end by announcing that the final episode of Conan would air in June. Thankfully, that’ll give the comedian and his crew plenty of time to say goodbye. Read More »
This post contains spoilers for the first episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
The Clone Wars aren’t actually over when Star Wars: The Bad Batch begins. That’s why the logo from Star Wars: The Clone Wars burns off into the logo for The Bad Batch at the start of this series – it signals that we’re in for something different and worrisome. And given the ‘80s action aesthetic of the series, it’s no surprise.
The state of the galaxy as The Bad Batch begins is one that is about to take its first step into the world of an evil, galactic Empire. Unfortunately for their well-being, the members of the Bad Batch might not be interested in that sort of thing. This is a galaxy in flux like we haven’t seen before. There was a basic glimpse of a post-Order 66 world in Revenge of the Sith and the immediate aftermath has been recounted in small ways in comic books and novels, but this is really the first time it’s being put on the screen.
Our view comes in the form of three different planets with different situations. We’ll take them one at a time and look at the political situation and all of the hidden details you might have missed.
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This review contains spoilers for the first episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
“We’re more deviant than defective,” remarks one of the members of the five-soldier clone squad known as the Bad Batch. Their differences have rendered them outcasts, but it has also afforded them experiences not granted to the “reg” clone soldiers. After their debut in the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Bad Batch, clones with mutated and enhanced “defects” that deem them battlefield-worthy against the Separatist droid army, are back for the 70-minute premiere episode “Aftermath” on Disney+, now streaming to kick off the new animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch. After The Clone Wars concluded on the image of the Republic cog symbol on a fallen clone’s helmet, it is appropriate that the followup to Clone Wars focused on clones who were never quite the cogs of Republic-mandated ideals facing the aftermath of a soul-consuming war.
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Happy Star Wars Day! May the Fourth be with you! Now it’s time to spend some money on stuff you don’t need.
Bottleneck Gallery has released a big batch of new Star Wars posters by artists Pablo Olivera, Bartosz Kosowski, Lawrence Noble, and Marko Manev. Some of the focus on the original Star Wars trilogy while others dig into the second season of The Mandalorian. But that’s not all.
Artist Scott C. has also debuted a Star Wars collection of his signature Great Showdowns watercolor prints inspired by A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and the first season The Mandalorian. Meanwhile, Mondo also has a detailed new print by artist Mike Sutfin that’s inspired by a certain wretched hive of scum and villainy. Read More »
The court has made its decision: Night Court executive producer Melissa Rauch, best known for her role in the hit sitcom The Big Bang Theory, will be starring in the sitcom sequel series as Harry’s daughter.
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