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It's Official: Dancing Groot Is the Breakout Character of Summer

It's Official: Dancing Groot Is the Breakout Character of Summer

Internet, your prayers have been answered: As announced Friday on Twitter by Marvel Entertainment’s Ryan Penagos, Funko Toys will be releasing an official toy of Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dancing Groot later this year. Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” sold separately, of course.

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Marvel Backs Away from 'Big Hero 6'

Marvel Backs Away from 'Big Hero 6'

When Marvel posted details of its November 2015 releases earlier this week, there was a surprising absence of Big Hero 6-related material despite that month’s release of the Disney animated movie based on the Marvel characters. If that seems strange, it gets more so: The publisher also has decided to bench the characters to coincide with the movie’s release.

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'Hellraiser' Creator Reflects on Decades Worth of Influential Visual Art

'Hellraiser' Creator Reflects on Decades Worth of Influential Visual Art

Through movies like Hellraiser and Nightbreed and prose including the Books of Blood series, Clive Barker became one of the most influential creators working in the horror genre, with filmmakers like Guillermo del Toro and Pearry Teo citing him as an inspiration. Less known, however, is the fact that Barker also has painted and illustrated throughout his career, describing his art as “the root element” essential to the creation of anything he does.

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Marvel Memorializes Fan in Upcoming 'Uncanny Avengers' Issue

Marvel Memorializes Fan in Upcoming 'Uncanny Avengers' Issue

The 27th issue of Marvel Entertainment’s Uncanny Avengers series, released next week, will feature a tribute to Jacoby Latta, a three-year-old fan of the franchise who died after being hit by a falling tree branch at a church picnic earlier this summer.

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Disney's 'Star Wars Rebels': Watch a Character Short Featuring Zeb (Exclusive)

Disney's 'Star Wars Rebels': Watch a Character Short Featuring Zeb (Exclusive)

As the October launch date approaches, Disney has been rolling out character shorts for Star Wars Rebels, with Zeb the latest to be spotlighted.

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What is Marvel's Problem With Women?

What is Marvel's Problem With Women?

It was only last month that Marvel was being lauded by fans for its announcement that Thor would be replaced by a woman in November. This week, however, the House of Ideas has faced a significantly different response to a cover for its new Spider-Woman series — one that's been condemned as sexist and offensive to its intended female audience.

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Brainiac Lays Out His Fiendish Plan in New 'Lego Batman 3' Trailer

Brainiac Lays Out His Fiendish Plan in New 'Lego Batman 3' Trailer

If you’re wondering what it would take to get Batman out of Gotham and into space, the latest trailer for Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham offers a hint. Spoilers: It involves someone stealing the planet. Oh, and maybe mind-controlling the Dark Knight while he’s doing it.

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'Agents of SHIELD' Casts Villain Absorbing Man

'Agents of SHIELD' Casts Villain Absorbing Man

ABC’s Agents of SHIELD is adding a new foe for Coulson.

Brian Patrick Wade (Teen Wolf) has been cast as super-villain Carl “Crusher” Creel, aka the Absorbing Man, Marvel announced Thursday.

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'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Nabs David Yates to Direct

'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' Nabs David Yates to Direct

Just when he thought he was out, David Yates is back in the world of Harry Potter.

Yates, who directed four of the eight Harry Potter movies for Warner Bros., is in negotiations with the studio to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the new Potter-based franchise the studio is hoping to launch with author J.K. Rowling.

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Shane Black to Direct 'The Destroyer' for Sony

Shane Black to Direct 'The Destroyer' for Sony

Shane Black is gearing up to direct Sony Pictures’ adaptation of adventure book series The Destroyer, the studio said on Thursday.

The Destroyer is a two-fisted classic and deserves no less than the genius of Shane Black,” Columbia’s president of production Michael De Luca said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited about his vision for this character.”

The film will be adapted from a 1970s-era action book series that focuses on police officer Remo Williams.

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Evangeline Lilly Unveils Her 'Ant-Man' Hairdo on Instagram

Evangeline Lilly Unveils Her 'Ant-Man' Hairdo on Instagram

The first official photo from Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man was released earlier this week, but with the movie now shooting in San Francisco, some unofficial images are hitting the Internet — even from the stars of the movie themselves.

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The Empire is Hiring in New 'Star Wars: Commander' Mobile Game

The Empire is Hiring in New 'Star Wars: Commander' Mobile Game

The Galactic Empire wants you. But, on the upside, so does the Rebellion. As part of Star Wars: Commander, a new mobile game launched by Disney Interactive and Lucasfilm Thursday, players get to choose which side they’re on before becoming part of the ongoing struggles in a "Galaxy Far, Far Away."

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'Prometheus: Fire and Stone' Trailer Teases Comic Crossover With 'Aliens,' 'Predator'

'Prometheus: Fire and Stone' Trailer Teases Comic Crossover With 'Aliens,' 'Predator'

That the fictional universes of 20th Century Fox's Aliens, Predator and Prometheus can cross over shouldn't come as a surprise — in addition to the two AVP: Aliens vs. Predator movies, Ridley Scott's Prometheus was explicitly created as a prequel to the original Alien. Next month, the three different franchises will become more closely linked than ever before thanks to a new comic book storyline titled Fire and Stone.

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Dynamite Lets You Give to Charity With its New DRM-Free Comic Shop

Dynamite Lets You Give to Charity With its New DRM-Free Comic Shop

A month after Dynamite Entertainment initially offered DRM-free digital editions of its material through the ComiXology back-up program, the publisher launched its own digital storefront selling DRM-free digital editions directly to customers Wednesday, with a percentage of first month sales going to charity.

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