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Ben Affleck Sort Of Denies Rumors: Suggests He Has One More ‘Batman’ Movie Left

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It appeared Warner Bros. and DC Films were going to be embarrassed. 24 hours before the Comic-Con panel for “Justice League” and the Dceu slate, a report came out revealing Ben Affleck would be slowly easing out of “The Batman” role. The news followed months of reports that said Affleck was tired of the role, tired of the exposure and tired of the Internet blowback and parsing every single thing he said.

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- Rodrigo Perez

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New Poster For Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Breaks Out The Claws

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Black Panther” is one of Marvel’s most highly anticipated films ever, and for good reason. For one thing, it’s directed by “Fruitvale Station” and “Creed” director Ryan Coogler, a filmmaker with a genuinely interesting point of view and distinct visual style. For another, it takes place in an entirely new locale for the McU, The Panther’s home country of Wakanda.

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- Eli Fine

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‘Westworld’ and ‘Game of Thrones’: Ed Harris Doesn’t Know What’s Going On, But He Likes It

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Led by the Southern accent of Reggie Watts, the giant cast of “Westworld” was cracking jokes and dropping connections during their Comic-Con panel on Saturday evening. Amid the 16 participants, Ed Harris may have been the happiest.

Though quiet unless posed a question, Harris proved himself game for anything; most notably when Watts asked him to explain why “Westworld,” a show that’s both complex and genre-bending, connected with such a large audience.

“That’s a good question, Reggie,” Harris said. “What [Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy] have created is their own genre, in a way, and it’s just extremely relevant.”

Harris went on to say he didn’t believe the show’s intricacies were a detriment to its success: far from it.

“In a way, it’s like ‘Game of Thrones,’” he said. “You watch ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I don’t know what’s going on in that thing, but I enjoy watching it. »

- Ben Travers

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer: It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and Thor Feels Fine — Watch

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Now that Taika Waiti has taken the reins, the world of “Thor” looks a lot more fun — even if the apocalypse is imminent. A new trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” just premiered at San Diego Comic-Con, and like the first it suggests that the “What We Do in the Shadows” and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” director is taking things in a new direction. Watch below.

Read More‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Photos: Chris Hemsworth Rocks a New Haircut With Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldbum and Tessa Thompson

Chris Hemsworth returns as the crown prince of Asgard alongside Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, and Anthony Hopkins; Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, and Karl Urban are all newcomers to the Vikingverse. “You can expect a Taika-esque tone,” Waiti said during a reddit Ama last year. “They’ve been very accepting of my style.” This new footage suggests he wasn’t kidding, which comes as a relief. »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Cast and Crew: If You Don’t Understand Diversity, You Don’t Understand ‘Star Trek’

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The cast and producers of “Star Trek: Discovery” have no patience for the backlash they’ve been getting online over the show’s commitment to depicting the universe as a wide and varied place.

“‘Star Trek’ has always been pictorial of diversity and inclusion and universality,” star Sonequa Martin-Green said Saturday, July 22 during the “Discovery” panel presentation at Comic-Con. “It’s one of the main reasons it’s so important to so many people to this day. So if you say you love the legacy of ‘Star Trek’ but you don’t love that, you’ve missed [the point].”

Read More‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Trailer: Latest Look at Prequel Series Proves There’s Plenty More Than Klingons

“It was confusing to me, the amount of backlash we got, because if you love science fiction, you love the idea of imagining yourself as other,” executive producer Akiva Goldsman said. “‘Star Trek’ is about »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Michelle Pfeiffer Joins ‘Ant-Man & The Wasp’

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Breaking: Michelle Pfeiffer will play Janet VanDyne In Marvel’s “Ant-Man & The Wasp” revealed at Comic-Con today. The news was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con panel in Hall H: the “Ant-Man And The Wasp” sizzle reel, hosted by Paul Rudd and Michael Pena revealed the news. Laurence Fishburne has joined the cast too. It has been revealed he will play a biochemist named Dr.

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New Trailer For Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Brings The Noise

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With the exception of James Gunn and the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies, it’s feeling more and more like Marvel, as a corporation, is itself the auteur behind their McU films. Irrespective of director — and Marvel has had their share of otherwise distinctive filmmakers (Jon WattsKenneth BranaghShane Black) — each film is distinctly “Marvel,” with the filmmakers barely leaving a trace of their own character on the work. 

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- Eli Fine

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‘Westworld’ Season 2 Trailer: The Man in Black and Dolores Bring on the Carnage

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Welcome back to “Westworld,” where your dreams come true, and maybe even some of your nightmares too.

Saturday’s Comic-Con panel for “Westworld” was far less creepy than the show itself, or so the robots would have us to believe. Series co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy gathered together Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, Shannon Woodward, and Jeffrey Wright. While they couldn’t answer too many questions without revealing spoilers, the series will eventually be returning for a second season in 2018.

Read More‘Westworld’: How Elastic Created Those Spectacular Main Titles

When last we left the series, it was revealed that what we had been watching occurred during multiple timelines, which allowed for the revelation that Dolores’ (Wood) love William (Simpson) had aged throughout his years of experience »

- Hanh Nguyen

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First Trailer For ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Steps Back Into The Park

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Let’s be honest, HBO is looking for a show to take over the “must-watch” status of “Game of Thrones,” after that show ends its run sometime next year. While they try to hammer out an idea for a prequel, it looks like they might have another show ready to step up. “Westworld” finished it’s first season as a bonafide hit for the network. For all the hype surrounding the first series, with it’s huge budget and all-star cast, HBO has to be pleased with how well received the first season was.

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- Charles Dean

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2: Cast Breaks Down New Characters, Villains, and ‘Sexy Scenes’ at Comic-Con

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The highlight of the “Stranger Things” Comic-Con panel was the Season 2 trailer, and not just for the fans. Everyone on stage, from moderator Patton Oswalt to new cast member Paul Reiser, were visibly shaken by the wild first look at the new season.

Their reaction combined with how little they were allowed to say only added to the mystery surrounding the upcoming episodes. Oswalt repeatedly chastised himself for asking questions that were too spoiler-centric, but a few telling answers were given, especially about the new cast and character arcs for Season 2.

After speaking with the creators, Matt and Ross Duffer, and producer Shawn Levy to kick off the panel, Oswalt brought out the cast, including Natalia Dyer, Joe Keery, David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Caleb McLaughlin, Gaten Matarazzo, Noah Schnapp, Finn Wolfhard, and Millie Bobby Brown.

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- Ben Travers

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