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‘Black Lightning’: Jordan Calloway Upped To Series Regular As Painkiller – Comic-Con

Expect more pain on Black Lightning next season. Jordan Calloway, who recurred as Khalil Payne/Painkiller in the first season of the CW’s DC superhero drama, has been promoted to series regular for Season 2. A little backstory: Khalil Payne was a high school All-American track star with dreams of going to the Olympics until a stray bullet severed his spine, leaving him embittered and unable to walk. Tobias Whale (Marvin "Krondon" Jones III), the archnemesis of Black… Read

Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Lord & Miller Drop New ‘Lego Movie 2’ Trailer At Comic-Con

Warner  Bros unveiled the cast of The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Stephanie Beatrice, Phil Lord, Chris Miller as part of the studio’s Hall H presentation. The Con crowd sparked to a new trailer that sets the stage for the space mayhem. Pratt talked about “growing up with these toys as a kid, and you’re in the hall of fame when you’ve been memorialized in a Lego Movie.” There was an element of Marvel in the air, even though it’s WB’s rival… Read

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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Trailer Returns To Hogwarts; Johnny Depp Casts A Spell On Audience – Comic-Con

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald

The Warner Bros. panel kicked off a day of programming in Hall H during San Diego Comic-Con with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald — with a new trailer and a surprise guest. With a 360-degree video presentation and Eddie Redmayne casting a “lumos” spell on the wildly excited audience, he was joined on the stage by the Grindelwald crew including Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kravitz, Jude Law, Claudia Kim, and Callum Turner. The… Read

Awardsline

Eisner Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List — Comic-Con

The 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards were handed out Friday night at San Diego Comic-Con. Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda's Monstress and Emil Ferris' My Favorite Thing is Monsters led with the most wins, with Monstress taking best continuing series, best publication for teens, best painter/multimedia artist, best cover artist and best writer. My Favorite Thing is Monsters took best writer/artist, best coloring and best graphic album, new. Another big winner was Katie… Read

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Donald Trump Fret-Tweets About Michael Cohen’s Recording But Reassures, “Your Favorite President Did Nothing Wrong!”

President Donald Trump took out his latest frustrations on his keyboard today, tweeting about the news that his former personal lawyer secretly recorded their pre-election conversation about a payoff to a Playboy bunny who claims an extended affair with citizen Trump. The woman in question is Karen McDougal, a one-time Playboy centerfold model who was paid $150,000 in August 2016 by the parent company of the National Enquirer. Ostensilby, the payment was for story rights… Read

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Dave Bautista Stands For Felled ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’s James Gunn As Free Speech Chill Sets Into Hollywood

Continuing to reverberate: the stunning take-down of director James Gunn by conservative journalists who bared years-old disgusting tweets that got Gunn ostracized from Disney’s Marvel Comics Universe. His banishment from returning for a third Guardians of the Galaxy film prompted this response from Dave Bautista, the former wrestler and mixed martial artist who began his ascension as an actor in that film series. Said Bautista on his own Twitter thread: “I will have more… Read

Box Office

‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ Sings $37M+; ‘Equalizer 2’ Targets $33M+: Saturday Update

5th Update, Early Saturday AM: With chart It’s still a great weekend at the box office here, with both Universal’s Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and Sony’s Equalizer 2 both over-performing besting their tracking, especially the latter. The Ol Parker-directed original ABBA musical is looking at an estimated No. 1 win, with $37.3M while the Denzel Washington sequel scored $13.4M yesterday (including Thursday’s $3.1M), with an amazing $33.7M three-day. One of the reasons why… Read

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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Brings Manga To Life With Eye-Popping Footage In New Trailer – Comic-Con

20th Century Fox is slowly giving us small tastes of their forthcoming sci-fi fantasy pic Alita: Battle AngelThe highly anticipated movie based on the Manga GUNNM by Yukito Kishiro was pushed from July to December and then they teased us at SXSW with a whole Iron City, came to Cinemacon with some footage and now they fed us more morsels of goodness at San Diego Comic-Con. Creator Kishiro welcomed the special audience, who were winners of a special scavenger hunt, to the… Read

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Sony Swings Into Hall H With New Footage, Characters From ‘Venom’ & ‘Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse’ – Comic-Con

Comic-Con fans were caught in a Hall H web when Sony swung into the confab with Venom and Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse with mind-blowing footage. The Spidey extravaganza was moderated by the Nerdist’s Jessica Chobot with the first half of the panel included Phil Lord & Christopher Miller’s Into the Spider-verse. They were joined by directors Rodney Rothman, Peter Ramsey, and Bob Persichetti and three different Spider-people from different dimensions: Shameik Moore… Read

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‘The Passage’ Sets Early-2019 Debut Date On Fox – Comic Con

Fox premiered the first episode of its upcoming new series The Passage for Comic-Con attendees today, followed by a brief appearance from stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyaa Sidney, Henry Ian Cusick and Jamie McShane as well as EP/showrunner Liz Heldens, EP/director Jason Ensler, and Justin Cronin, author of best-selling fantasy book trilogy. "Completely strange in such a great way,” Cronin said about seeing his book come to life. “I've spent 10 years marinating with this… Read

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Anthony Anderson Under LAPD Investigation; ‘Black-ish’ Actor “Unequivocally Disputes” Criminal Claim

Anthony Anderson

Los Angeles police are investigating an unspecified criminal complaint against Anthony Anderson. The LAPD confirmed to Deadline that "a crime report was taken" that named the Emmy-nominated Black-ish actor, adding, “It's an open investigation.” Details of the allegation weren’t given, and police would not confirm reports by The Blast and TMZ today that it was an assault claim filed by a woman. Anderson issued a statement through a rep that says: “It’s unfortunate that… Read