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Star Wars Rebels: It’s Official, Jason Isaacs Will Voice The Inquisitor

Jason IsaacsWe’ve heard the rumors and rumblings for quite some time, but now it is official, Jason Isaacs will take an adventure to a galaxy far, far away. He will lend his stern, serious voice to the Inquisitor, the main villain, and the first character we met, from Disney and Lucasfilm’s upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels.

The Inquisitor is a particularly nasty fellow, tasked with tracking down and doing away with any remaining Jedi Knights he can find after Order 66 breaks up the band. In the wake of the Clone Wars, the Empire is out to squash anyone who may be a threat to them, such as the former guardians of the Galactic Republic, or at least any who may still be alive, which isn’t all that many, to be honest.

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Falling Skies Gets A Fifth Season But It Will Be The Last

Falling SkiesWhile we’re getting a ton of new science fiction shows coming up from the likes of the Syfy network, but we’re also going to lose one fan favorite. Right now we’re at roughly the half way point of season four of TNT’s alien invasion drama Falling Skies. The cable network just announced a fifth season for the series, which should be enough to make fans happy, but at the same time, they also revealed that this fifth season will be the last one we get.

According to Deadline, the choice to end the run after the fifth season didn’t come from some network decree, but rather from the producers themselves. The report states that after four years the creative team feels that the series is coming to a close and they want the opportunity to wrap up the continuing action and conclude the show in the exact way the want.

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Telltale Unveils The Walking Dead Episode 4 Trailer And Release Date

Though they generally put out fantastic products, Telltale Games is often thought of as the scourge of humanity by gamers who hate the company’s seemingly random release dates. Fans wait months between episodes of games like The Walking Dead and the now-completed first season of The Wolf Among Us, with the announcements usually arriving only a week or two before the episodes hit the Internet. Such is the case once more, as Telltale revealed the full trailer for the fourth episode of The Walking Dead: The Game Season 2, “Amid the Ruins,” and confirmed the installment will be available for download on July 22. Maybe I’m biased here, but it certainly looks like it was worth the wait.

Spoilers ahead!

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First Guardians Of The Galaxy Clip Pokes A Ninja Turtle

You didn’t really expect to go an entire day and not see something new from Guardians of the Galaxy, did you? The frequency with which Marvel has been dumping promotion on us is nothing short of impressive. Just the fact that they can churn out the sheer quantity they have, and that it’s all been fun, informative, and hasn’t gotten stale yet, is a feat in and of itself. Today they’re back with the first official clip as well as one more in a long line of character posters.

It’s been interesting to watch the evolution of the promotion for Guardians. This isn’t one of Marvel’s most known titles. There is a long, varied history, and the comic plays an important part in many larger storylines in the comic book universe, but as far a name recognition goes, it pales in comparison to the likes of Captain America, The Avengers, Thor, and the others. As a result, much of the early marketing focused on introducing the key players including Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), and Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel).

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The Purge: Anarchy – Frank Grillo And Constant Tension Nearly Save The Night

purge anarchyLet’s be true to one another. The Purge was one of the worst horrors/thrillers of the last few years, taking a potentially meaningful plot and shitting on it with terrible characters and awful decision-making. Director James DeMonaco’s actual direction was probably the fourth thing anyone thought about after watching it. Thankfully, The Purge: Anarchy is in almost every way the film that its predecessor was meant to be. Unfortunately, that still equals out to: “Frank Grillo in an okay slasher movie.”

Not that this is a slasher movie; not in the singular sense. This is a slashersss movie, where murderers run amok in Los Angeles because it is their Founding Fathers-given right! The Purge: Anarchy is at times surprising where it chooses to go with its subject matter, but only The Purge part of its subject matter. For two films now, DeMonaco has teased horror fans with a truly great scenario—the U.S. allows its more depraved citizens the right to go nuts for twelve hours a year, with no consequences. And for two films, he has delivered stale genre movies rife with stereotypes. But at least this one has Frank Grillo front and center.

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Comic-Con 2014: Fourteen Panels You Don’t Want To Miss On Friday

Comic-Con 2014 is only a week away. Thousands of fans and professionals will descend on San Diego and bury it in a thick coating of nerd several feet deep. There’s really nothing else like it, but the more years pass, the more overwhelming the Con becomes. There’s so much going on, it’s a monumental task just to figure out which of the countless panels and events you want to try and see. Well, we’re here to make your life just a little bit easier. Over the next couple of days, we’ll run down all the panels that should be at the top of your to-do list. Here are our picks for the Friday events you can’t afford to miss!

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WDeadAMC’s The Walking Dead (12:20pm – 1:20pm, Hall H)
The first massive Hall H presentation of the day puts the spotlight on AMC’s runaway hit zombie drama. In addition to a preview of season five, the panel and Q&A session will include a good chunk of the cast and crew. You’ll be able to toss your questions at actors Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glen), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), and Michael Cudlitz (Sgt. Ford). On the crew side, you’ll get showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer/creator Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. Nerdist mogul/Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick will once again moderate the proceedings.

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