Given these tumultuous times, there's a real comfort in knowing that WB/DC somehow managed to get a live-action Wonder Woman movie right while hilariously flubbing Batman and Superman. We should all be immensely looking forward to the film, which is why I very recommend you don't watch these new, completely amazing clips.
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Superman needs Lois Lane. It's built into the fabric of his narrative. He's an all-powerful, godlike creature and he needs something human to keep him tethered to this world and give him a little weakness the rest of us can empathise with. Human characters like the Flash and Green Arrow don't need characters like this. But Superman and Supergirl — they both need a human to remind us of their foibles.
Video: When the very first trailer for Fox's Logan dropped last year, it was the ad's careful use of Johnny Cash's haunting "Hurt" that suggested the movie would have an emotional weight and depth to it unlike any other X-Men flick. The song was always perfect crystallisation of the older Wolverine's painful struggle, but in this new trailer for the movie's black-and-white version, footage from the film becomes the emotionally-devastating visual aspect to what's basically the most badarse Johnny Cash music video ever.
When Ta-Nehisi Coates and Yona Harvey's Black Panther and; The Crew launched earlier this year, it proved that big publishers like Marvel can, in fact, still tell timely stories about real world issues, like how police brutality devastates black communities. But now, after a mere two issues, Marvel has cancelled the series.
Mjolnir, Thor's magical hammer forged by dwarven blacksmiths out of the enchanted metal uru, has a history of being picky about who can pick it up. If the hammer thinks a person is worthy of its power, hefting it's no big deal. So how the hell the Hydra fascist formerly known as Captain America, waving it around?
Video: There are scant few plot details describing just what sort of adventure Marvel's Inhumans will get into in their upcoming live-action series. But this first trailer for the Inhumans — voiceover only, alas — suggests that Maximus won't be hiding his disdain for his brother and king Black Bolt's approach to politics.
It's been two years since Marvel regained the rights to make Star Wars comics, and since then the publisher has released a ton of comics, both ongoing and miniseries. Want some recommendations on what's out there? We've ranked them all, from the must-reads to the ones you should avoid like they were old Jar Jar Binks.
The Star Wars Expanded Universe is no more. In many cases; this is no big loss — some stories and characters are best tossed into a black hole and never spoken of again. But the EU had plenty of good stories, too — tales so good we're genuinely sad they will lose whatever little canonization they had. Here are the 10 Expanded Universe books, comics and more that we'll miss the most.
The Marvel universe is facing some major changes again in the wake of Secret Empire. Starting this fall, Marvel is launching a line-wide shake up in the form of Marvel Legacy — something that promises to bring back fallen heroes and bring them into the fold with newer-established characters to create a mix of familiar and new.
At 2011's San Diego Comic-Con, a lucky few got to see the first attempt at a TV adaptation of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's cult-favourite IDW horror fantasy comic. That pilot never got picked up, but Locke & Key has been playing the second-chance sweepstakes ever since — and it looks to have paid off.
Game of Thrones has generally kept true to the original book series, but there are ways the show has strongly deviated from the source material (including most things after season five). For book fans who feel the show has gotten a few things wrong, there's another way to "see" the series in its original glory. Dynamite Entertainment has announced a continuation of its official A Song of Ice and Fire graphic novel series with the second book, A Clash of Kings.
It's hard to remember now, but The Last Jedi wasn't the only big trailer we go this week. On Monday we got our first look at the next Thor movie, Ragnarok, and it was also pretty great. It looks big and bold and cosmically weird in ways the past Thor movies haven't managed before. If you thought it looked cool, well then oh boy do I have a recommendation for you: Go pick up The Mighty Thor right now.
The last time we saw the spectacularly armoured Captain Phasma, she was about to be shoved into a trash compacter at the end of The Force Awakens. And while we've known for a while that one of Star Wars' best villains-you-love-to-hate would be back, now we're gonna find out how she escaped.