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Andrew Lincoln On The Walking Dead’s Latest Death: “I Didn’t See It Coming”

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Well, you can’t say we weren’t warned.

Throughout AMC’s summer-long marketing campaign for The Walking Dead, everyone from Andrew Lincoln to series showrunner Scott Gimple warned viewers that season 8 contained some of the biggest and most soul-crushing deaths in the show’s history. And last night, “How It’s Gotta Be” delivered in spades.

Truth be told, season 8’s super-sized mid-season finale wasn’t without its flaws – barring the final few moments, the Michael Satrazemis-directed episode struggled to keep its audience on tenterhooks – but thanks to ComicBook.com, lead star Andrew Lincoln has now shared his reaction to last night’s gut-wrenching twist.

Fair warning: Lincoln’s response strays far into spoiler territory, even if the actor uses a pseudonym when referring to that character.

This was the hardest… Losing Steven was… the thought of the journey without Steven in the cast was unbearable but this is… »

- Michael Briers

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Will Wolverine Ever Cross Over Into The McU? Hugh Jackman Shares His Thoughts

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Day by day, we’re beginning to form a clearer understanding of the potential Disney/Fox merger and, crucially, what it’ll mean for the McU going forward.

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is reportedly keen to gain access to the X-Men and “cross-pollinate” its character roster with that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has fueled rumors that Disney‘s pursuit of 21st Century Fox will leave the door open for Hugh Jackman to don the adamantium claws once again.

It’s a crossover that has been rumored for the best part of 20 years, and one that gained a tremendous boost after Marvel and Sony decided to incorporate Spider-Man into the McU. But if Disney closes its landmark deal and assumes control of Fox’s entertainment assets, a Wolverine cameo in the Marvel franchise isn’t necessarily out of the question – it’ll merely involve an actor other than Hugh Jackman. »

- Michael Briers

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Arrowverse Ep Talks Possible Crossover With Titans

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These days, it seems like we just expect for shared universes and crossovers to be the norm. After the Marvel Cinematic Universe proved it could be done, Warner Bros. followed suit by establishing their own – albeit two different ones – in the form of the DC Extended Universe and The CW’s Arrowverse. And while keeping those entities separate has often been contested by fans, I’m of the opinion that it’s for the best, as it allows for the film and television divisions to have creative freedom.

Still, some red tape remains, for certain DC shows can’t intermingle due to being broadcast on different networks. Sure, it’s valid to bring up the Flash/Supergirl crossover that went down in spring of 2016, but it’s important to note that a joint venture involving The CW and CBS wasn’t too hard to pull of because The CW, in fact, »

- Eric Joseph

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Boba Fett: A Star Wars Story Movie Reportedly Still In Development

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On top of Episodes VIII, Episode IX and Rian Johnson’s planned fourth trilogy, Disney and Lucasfilm are also working on a host of Star Wars spinoff movies under the Anthology banner. Last year brought us Rogue One, next year will usher in Solo and sometime in the near future we’ll get an Obi-Wan standalone, too. That’s not all, though, as it appears now that an old project has been resurrected as well: the Boba Fett movie.

Star Wars fans might recall that a vehicle for the beloved bounty hunter was announced a few years ago, with Chronicle‘s Josh Trank attached to direct. After his career crashed and burned following 2014’s Fantastic Four, however, the Boba Fett movie seemed to have been shelved indefinitely. Back in August, though, we learned that Lucasfilm was thinking of resurrecting the project.

According to a new report from Omega Underground, it »

- Christian Bone

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Nightwing Director Teases When Big Announcements May Come And Possible Shooting Location

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These days, there are a few obvious upcoming DC films that are inspiring much chatter, such as The Batman and Wonder Woman 2, but there’s also one that we shouldn’t forget about that’s been merely a dream to comic book fans for the longest time. We are, of course, talking about Nightwing, a motion picture that’ll tell the story of the Dark Knight’s first apprentice as he breaks out on his own.

Obviously, those of you who are awaiting this movie as anxiously as I am are wondering when we’re going to get some kind of official word regarding it because no release date has been given by the studio. But, lest we forget, director Chris McKay pointed out not long ago that Warner Bros. aren’t painting him into a corner creatively, for they’re said to be affording him enough breathing room to »

- Eric Joseph

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Mark Hamill Recalls Lucas’ Original Plan For The Current Star Wars Trilogy

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Five years ago, Disney made history with its acquisition of Lucasfilm and all of its leading assets (see: Star Wars, Indiana Jones).

The landmark deal led to a $4.05 billion windfall for George Lucas and his team, who place their treasured franchise in the hands of up-and-coming filmmakers – filmmakers in the vein of J.J. Abrams (The Force Awakens) and Rian Johnson (The Last Jedi) – who have been tasked with determining the immediate future of Lucasfilm’s far-away galaxy. Hell, thanks to the ongoing anthology saga, the likes of Gareth Edwards and Ron Howard (Solo: A Star Wars Story) have helped flesh out the rich history underpinning this most beloved of franchises.

But soon after Disney’s plans were made official, and the future of Star Wars was ostensibly set in stone, it was then revealed that George Lucas had his own vision for Episodes VII, VIII and IX. And it’s »

- Michael Briers

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Director Talks Rey “Forceback” And Those Delightful Little Porgs

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“Rey, these are your first steps.”

In what is perhaps one of the more crucial scenes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Daisy Ridley’s Jakku orphan Rey is quietly coaxed into the bowels of Maz Kanata’s castle, where she encounters a long-lost lightsaber belonging to the Skywalker family. It was, of course, Luke’s ‘saber, and his father’s (Anakin/Darth Vader) before him. Now, it calls to Rey.

Exactly why it’s reaching out to Ridley’s budding Jedi is still up for debate – surely it has something to do with Rey’s parentage, no? – but while promoting The Last Jedi in an exhaustive interview with Rolling Stone (via Cbm), the sequel’s writer-director Rian Johnson highlighted the importance of that so-called “Forceback.”

Just like any process of writing, it’s more excavation than sculpture. You’re finding it as you go, and you realize it wants to be a certain thing. »

- Michael Briers

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More Rick/Michonne Scenes To Come When The Walking Dead Returns In February

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Rick Grimes is a broken shell of a man.

Coming out of “How It’s Gotta Be” and all of the game-changing revelations that ensued, Andrew Lincoln’s wounded hero has been left facing a parent’s worst nightmare on The Walking Dead season 8: Carl Grimes, the veteran survivor as played by Chandler Riggs, suffered a fatal walker bite on Sunday’s mid-season finale, meaning it’s now only a matter of time before he’s written out of the series for good.

It’s a tragic, heartwrenching reveal that will only bring Rick and Morgan Jones (Lennie James) closer together going into the remainder of season 8, but it turns out Lincoln’s leader will form a closer bond with another key Twd character, too:  Danai Gurira’s fan-favorite Michonne. In fact, as Andrew Lincoln told ComicBook.com, The Walking Dead fans can expect season 8B to allocate more »

- Michael Briers

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The Walking Dead Star Lennie James Reflects On [Spoiler]’s Impending Death

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Rick Grimes and Morgan Jones, brothers in arms.

That’s been the story of Andrew Lincoln and Lennie James’ respective characters ever since their paths crossed in 2010, but seven years on, it seems The Walking Dead duo has reached a whole new level of friendship. And it can all be traced back to last night’s gripping, edge-of-your-seat finale, “How It’s Gotta Be.” Spoilers to follow!

Designed to close out the first instalment of The Walking Dead season 8, AMC’s midseason finale dialed the tension up to 11, later revealing that Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) had suffered a walker bite just as “How It’s Gotta Be” neared its conclusion. Yes, that means Riggs’ on-screen favorite has been reduced to a ticking time bomb, and will depart the series when it returns from hiatus in 2018. We’re not crying; you’re crying!

What’s more, the ramifications of Carl’s »

- Michael Briers

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It Closes In On $700 Million At The Box Office

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The first big screen version of It has certainly proved the point about the vastness of the spectrum of Stephen King adaptations. The popularity of the author is by no means a guarantee of quality in films based on his work and, for every Misery or The Shining, there are several Dreamcatchers. 2017 has seen something of a Stephen King movie flurry, with Gerald’s Game arriving on Netflix, and The Dark Tower and It both creeping into cinemas. While the former landed with a dull thud, however, It has planted its feet firmly in the realm of success.

Andy Muschietti’s ambitious adaptation had been in development for some time before the director climbed aboard, but once he’d taken the reins, he cast Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise – alongside child actors Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Wyatt Oleff. It’s surely this combination of performers, »

- Sarah Myles

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The DC Extended Universe Is Actually More Successful Than The McU

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It’s no secret that the DC Extended Universe has had more than a few stumbles since its inception. Truthfully, the franchise only has one bonafide hit – Wonder Woman – and it seems the studio continues to make the same mistakes over and over again. It shows in the frosty reception that their films receive, too, with Justice League being the most recent example. Yet, when you actually sit down and look into the numbers – which, let’s face it, are all that really matters in the end – Warner Bros.’ burgeoning cinematic universe is actually more successful than the McU.

Now, before you get out the pitchforks and come after us, allow us to explain. The Dceu currently has 5 movies under its belt – Man of Steel, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman and the aforementioned Justice League. Combined, they’ve grossed $1,601,915,700 at the domestic box office. If »

- Matt Joseph

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New Promo For The Walking Dead Teases What’s To Come Next Year

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After two months of building conflicts between the Alexandrians and their allies and Negan and his Saviors, things came to a head this week as The Walking Dead season 8 reached its explosive and emotional midseason finale.

In “How It’s Gotta Go,” all the ongoing plotlines from the front half of the season converged in some exciting ways. For one, it didn’t all go down quite as Rick had been hoping for. Despite his best efforts to run a tight ship, Andrew Lincoln’s leader has had to deal with a rogue element these past few weeks in Norman Reedus’ Daryl, whose gambit to ram a truck into the Sanctuary totally backfired. Instead of setting a horde of walkers on them, it freed them from their confinement, teeing up this week’s showdown as Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s villain set off for Alexandria wanting blood.

All in all, the »

- Christian Bone

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Includes A Special Dedication To Carrie Fisher

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Carrie Fisher’s tragic passing last year left Star Wars fans around the world heartbroken, and ever since, one of the biggest questions has been how will Lucasfilm handle the actress’ untimely death moving forward? We know that she’s set to feature in The Last Jedi, and holds a fairly large role in it, from what we hear, but what comes after that?

With the decision being made not to digitally recreate her for Episode IX, we shouldn’t expect to see Princess Leia in Abrams’ trilogy closer, but will the studio still find some way to acknowledge her passing and honor her? Well, if a new report is to be believed, then yes, they definitely will.

According to ComicBook.com, The Last Jedi includes a touching dedication to the actress, as once the credits finish up, a message is displayed on screen that reads: “For our special princess – Carrie Fisher. »

- Matt Joseph

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Charlie Cox Has Never Been Approached To Play Daredevil In A Marvel Movie

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Avengers: Infinity War is set to unite every hero on the movie side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe next May, but for some fans it’s just not enough. Ever since the House of Ideas started building its Defenders corner of the McU on Netflix, people have been calling for the likes of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage to team up with the Avengers on the big screen.

Unfortunately, we’ve routinely heard – from those involved on both sides – that this is very unlikely to happen. The latest word on a potential crossover only supports this, too, as Daredevil‘s Charlie Cox attended Ace Comic-Con Long Island this weekend where he was naturally asked about playing the Man Without Fear in a movie. As expected, he stated that there are no plans for this to happen and not only that, but he hasn’t even ever had a conversation about it. »

- Christian Bone

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