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Will Lucasfilm’s strange new rules help or hinder Star Wars?
The studio has decided never to recast familiar old characters – but does this misunderstand the space saga’s very appeal?

Ben Child

20, May, 2022 @9:22 AM

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True blue: can James Cameron’s Avatar 2 silence the naysayers?
Viewing figures for the belated sequel’s trailer suggest fans remain profoundly in love with Pandora. Are we wrong to write it off?

Ben Child

13, May, 2022 @9:40 AM

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Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: tonal shifts, misogyny and new superheroes – discuss with spoilers
What happened to Wanda? Where is the Marvel timeline now we’ve moved into multiple realities and is Reed Richards dead?

Ben Child

10, May, 2022 @1:38 PM

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Super bad: who is the greatest ever Marvel supervillain?
Director Taika Waititi reckons it’s Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher in the forthcoming Thor: Love and Thunder. But what about Thanos? Or Loki? And who else is in the running?

Ben Child

06, May, 2022 @10:27 AM

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Are we ready for the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader?
The new trailer for Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series teases the return of the actor’s much-criticised take on the super-villain

Ben Child

05, May, 2022 @1:38 PM

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Is anyone excited about Avatar 2, or is James Cameron’s 3D revolution doomed?
The first trailer for Avatar: The Way of Water promises an extravaganza – but do we really want to put our eyes through the meat grinder all over again?

Ben Child

29, Apr, 2022 @10:38 AM

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Will Natalie Portman’s Thor mean the end of Chris Hemsworth’s take? Not necessarily
A new trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder hints at the dilemma for director Taika Waititi’s next edition of the superhero franchise

Ben Child

22, Apr, 2022 @9:14 AM

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Without the gay love story, Fantastic Beasts makes even less sense
The plot of the new movie is confusing enough if you know Dumbledore and Grindelwald were lovers; pity the audience in China for whom this detail is censored

Ben Child

15, Apr, 2022 @8:54 AM

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Showing some enterprise: Star Trek must avoid the Marvel money-trap
Chris Pine doesn’t think the franchise needs a massive budget to hit warp speed – and many fans would agree

Ben Child

08, Apr, 2022 @1:28 PM

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Can Dune: Part Two follow Lord of the Rings to win best picture Oscar?
Part one of Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic swept all the technical awards at this year’s Academy awards – might part two become the second fantasy movie to win the ‘major’ one?

Ben Child

01, Apr, 2022 @8:54 AM

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‘Why do they do that?’: Nicolas Cage isn’t down with the Coppola-Scorsese Marvel bashing
Francis Ford Coppola reckons comic-book blockbusters are ‘despicable’ – his nephew, stage-named after an MCU superhero, disagrees

Ben Child

25, Mar, 2022 @9:38 AM

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Halo review – hit sci-fi game morphs into middling $200m TV series
The much-hyped adaptation of the phenomenally successful video game crash lands on TV with impressive visuals but not much else

Ben Child

24, Mar, 2022 @6:02 AM

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