Thanks to the wonder that is the internet, every truth comes with two lies. There were a ton of rumours that circulated this year about our favourite movies, shows and comic book franchises. Of course, a ton of them turned out to be total garbage — and sometimes, that was a real disappointment. Here are some of the year's biggest rumours we desperately wanted to come true.
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is out this week. The movie has already had its star-studded world premiere in Hollywood, and although the movie's ending is kinda a foregone conclusion, we don't want anyone to spoil the actual content of the film itself for you. If you care about spoilers, this is your official public service announcement to stay off the 'net.
The last season of Game of Thrones marked an unprecedented turning point for the series, as the show moved on from mostly adapting the content of George R.R. Martin's books to its own material. It made every new event in the show incredibly exciting - and the same can be said for the raised stakes in season seven. Here's everything that we know so far.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that pretty much everyone hates spoilers. The internet was furious with former Detroit Tigers player Michael Sams for accidentally tweeting a major spoiler for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And this week we learned about a vengeful ex-girlfriend who deliberately spoils Game of Thrones for her former paramour each week.
As one of the most beloved franchises of all time, The Force Awakens was scrutinised to a degree usually reserved for Pynchon novels by grad students (a treatment Rogue One is already getting as well). As a result, there's a lot we now know about even the most minute details from the film, and Screen Rant points out ten of the best in a new video.
Video: It's always a nice wink at an unknowing audience when a movie reveals a huge spoiler during the movie itself. It's harmless fun that most people don't even catch because they don't know enough about what's happening in the movie yet. But on future watches it gives a little extra chuckle layer for people to enjoy.
You can't move on the modern-day internet without bumping into a spoiler or two. Whether it's Game of Thrones, The Force Awakens or the ending to Citizen Kane, it's all too easy to trip up over a plot point that you'd rather not know about. If you're desperately trying to stay in the dark about an upcoming movie or series, there are tools that can help.
Video: It's called foreshadowing! But also in today's super plot sensitive culture and measly minute time limit on not knowing what happened on what movie or TV show, it's also effectively a spoiler. Luckily, some filmmakers can hide those spoilers in plain sight and we're none the wiser. So many movies basically tell us what they're going to do and we fail to realise it as they're doing it. It's a great trick to be fooled!
Spoilers, probably. I wouldn't know because well, I don't want to know more. But this video is supposedly leaked footage from Game of Thrones season 5 (can't wait!) and it shows six people being led to their death by fire. Like, seriously. Hell on Earth doesn't even begin to describe how hot this fire burns.
"R+L=J" is geek shorthand for one of Game Of Thrones' most enduring fan theories. (Hint: It surrounds the true parentage of a certain character that could drastically alter the course of the novels and TV show.) Today, the books' author dropped the biggest hint yet that our speculation is right on the money. It seems "R+L=J" is totally legitimate — just like a gloomy bastard we could mention.
Some fan theories wilt and die while others linger and persist. One Game of Thrones theory — you probably already know which one — just seems too good not to be true. Warning: This theory contains spoilers for both the TV show and books, and possibly for some things that haven't even happened yet in the books, so don't watch it if you don't wanna know.
Yesterday was a tough day for my inner-geek. I love comic book movies and Game Of Thrones, and had plans to spend my long-awaited holiday leave to catch up on the adventures in Westeros and the new Captain America movie. Yesterday I had both of these "spoiled" for me, either by my co-workers, commenters or the internet at large. And you know what? I don't care, and neither should you. Nobody should care about spoilers any more.
Gravity looks pretty damn terrifying. Most philosophers would tell us that for a film to really be chilling to the bone, it must call to mind a real-life existential fear that's buried within our souls. So Gravity is tugging at some deeply held fears we've got, then, right? Well, according to real astronaut Michael Massimino. the movie is a bunch of bull.