That Massive Star Wars: The Force Awakens Reveal May Be Bunk After All

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Luke SkywalkerAt this point, who the hell even knows how many rumors there have been about the plot of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and however many there are, there are only going to be dozens more before we hit the December 18 release date. With all the swirling, conflicting reports, we don’t know what to believe, and we won’t know anything for certain until we finally sit down in that darkened theater—Disney, Lucasfilm, and J.J. Abrams sure as hell aren’t going to tell us much, if anything. But returning franchise star Mark Hamill have outed one of the biggest rumors floating around as being total BS.

Just a warning, there are potential spoilers beyond this point, but you probably already knew that.


Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor #8 Dives Into Endless War

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Doctor WhoThis issue of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor, #8, “The Infinite Astronaut, as well as the previous one, have made a big deal about this being a two-part affair. What this really does is drive home the difference between this Titan Comics title and the other two current Doctor runs—The Tenth and Twelfth Doctors. Both of those comics have, thus far in their youngish runs, only unveiled their arcs across multiple issues, even as many as five or six to fully wrap a story up. This is one of the biggest fundamental differences, and with such a truncated narrative approach, it’s been difficult to get as invested in The Eleventh Doctor as the other two. And while this two-parter is a move in the right direction, it’s not a particularly big step.

We find the Doctor, and his band of weirdo misfit travelling companions—future past rock star Jones, the creature known as ARC, and, of course, former librarian assistant Alice Obifune—in the same situation as they were when the last issue ended. They’re in the middle of a never-ending space war that they need to stop before it costs any more lives or engulfs the Earth—and you know how the Doctor feels about war.


The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman May Have Just Yelled Out A Huge Spoiler

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Lets get this out of the way right up front, there are SPOILERS for The Walking Dead beyond this point. It won’t to terribly shocking to those of you current on the comic books, but if you’re not current, what you read here could very well ruin your day. No joke. You’ve been warned.

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Robert Kirkman’s Exorcism Drama Outcast Gets A Full Season Order, Details Here

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OutcastRobert Kirkman is obviously best known of his work on The Walking Dead, the grim, zombie apocalypse comic that became one of the biggest shows on TV when AMC adapted it. (Given the gory nature, I still have no clue how it became so overwhelming popular with a mainstream audience.) But he’s expanding his brand, both with the much talked about Walking Dead spinoff Cobalt, or whatever it’s going to be called, and with the exorcism drama Outcast, which just got an order from Cinemax.

The premium cable network announced that they will give Outcast a full, ten-episode season order. Based on the Skybound/Image Comics series of the same name, created by Kirkman and Paul Azaceta, the story follows a young man named Kyle Barnes, who will be played by Almost Famous star Patrick Fugit (who also had a nice turn recently in Gone Girl). Kyle has battled demonic possessions his whole life, and with the help of a preacher named Reverend Anderson (Philip Glenister), a West Virginian evangelist who thinks he’s part of God’s army against evil on Earth, he heads out on a quest to have a normal life. What Kyle doesn’t know is that his journey, and what he discovers, will change his own fate and that of the world.


Check Out The Cover Art For This Mad Max: Fury Road Book And Comic

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Mad Max Fury RoadWe’re stupidly excited for George Miller’s upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road around these parts. 2015 marks 30 years since our last trip to the post-apocalyptic Australian outback, and this has been such a long, hard road that we weren’t sure the film was ever going to make it to theaters. (Part of me still expects some sort of vengeful god to strike it down before I get to see it.) We still have to wait until May 15, but to hold us over until then, we’ve got a few looks at a few things that DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint worked with Miller to put together for fans, and they’re as awesome as you would hope.


Guardians Of The Galaxy Star Dave Bautista Just Landed Another Classic Villain Role

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guardians of the galaxyWhen professional wrestlers make the move from the squared circle to the silver screen, it can be a bumpy transition. For every Dwayne Johnson, who finds acclaim in a wide array of mainstream films, you have a Steve Austin or John Cena who, while they gain a certain level of success in low-budget, direct-to-video action movies, aren’t likely to even conquer the metroplex. After movies like Wrong Side of Town and The Scorpion King 3, that’s the path many envisioned for Dave Bautista. But following on the heels of the mega-hit Guardians of the Galaxy, he’s up for another high-profile role in a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster.

According to Latino Review, the former WWE superstar, and one-time burgeoning MMA fighter, is joining Summit Entertainment’s impending Highlander reboot in role of the Kurgan. You’ll remember that the mega-badass Clancy Brown played the brutal, immortal barbarian in the 1986 original. He’s the final villain that Christopher Lambert’s Connor MacLeod faces off with in the film.