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This Was the Decade That Spoiler Culture Changed Everything

Spoiler alert: We all love spoilers. That doesn’t necessarily mean that we all want them, of course—there are as many people who fervently avoid details about upcoming stories as there are people who hunt them down to learn beforehand. But as the 2010s come to a close, the way we talk about spoilers with each other…

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Star Wars Movies Should Be So Far Beyond Teasing LGBTQ Representation at This Point

The new era of Star Wars at the box office—amplified by a legion of new books, comics, video games, and TV shows—has brought with it a renewed focus on presenting diverse characters in the galaxy far, far away, be it across the spectrum of gender, race, or sexuality. While there have been strides for the latter, it’s…

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The Mandalorian Isn’t Perfect, and That’s Why He’s So Compelling

He walks like Boba Fett. He talks like Boba Fett (and literally anyone in Star Wars with a helmet on all the time). He looks like Boba Fett. You might have assumed coming into The Mandalorian that the titular hero of the new Star Wars show might have the legendary reputation to match. But he doesn’t…and that’s what…

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Breaking Down the Deadly Past and Comic Book Connections of Black Widow’s First Trailer

Out of nowhere at the crack of dawn this morning, Marvel Studios gave us our first surprise look at Black Widow, the solo spy movie fans have been dying to see since Scarlett Johansson pummeled the hell out of some dudes in a corridor in Iron Man 2 nine years ago. Now, even if Natasha Romanoff has exited the MCU,…

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Updates From The Rise of Skywalker, Titans, and More

M. Night Shyamalan has new horrors in the works. Steven Allerick has joined the Snake Eyes movie. J.J. Abrams teases Finn’s backstory in The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, what’s to come on Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Black Lightning as Crisis looms. To me, my spoilers!

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Doctor Who Reveals New Year’s Day Return in a New Teaser

We’ve known since Doctor Who last left our screens that we’d be waiting until early 2020 to see Jodie Whitaker’s Thirteenth Doctor return to the TARDIS. Now we know it’s very early 2020. In fact, it’s literally day one.

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Star Wars Babies, Ranked

The arrival of The Mandalorian’s shocking true star, Baby Yoda, has sent the internet into a flurry of wild speculation and rampant desire for merchandise, as any good baby should. But baby Yoda isn’t Star Wars’ first go at the infant rodeo—can he compete with the cutest the galaxy has to offer?

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The New Avengers VR Game Is Fun, If Inconsequential

A common critique of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is that many of its entries can feel like forgettable fluff: fine and fun in the moment, but will immediately vacate your head the minute those post-credit-scenes stop rolling. Avengers: Damage Control might come in an interesting format, but it would do little to…

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Is Almost Too Alien for Its Own Good

Disney’s Star Wars land is unlike anything else at its plethora of theme parks across the world. It doesn’t feel like you’re in a theme park, even as people queue across the courtyards of Batuu for a chance to get to fly the Millennium Falcon. But as fascinatingly unique as that is, it already feels like it’s going to…

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