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The Venom sequel will be directed by Andy Serkis! Known for his motion capture roles as Gollum and in Planet of the Apes...
08/05/2019
Andy Serkis to Direct ‘Venom’ Sequel

The Venom sequel will be directed by Andy Serkis! Known for his motion capture roles as Gollum and in Planet of the Apes, he recently directed Mowgli for Netflix. He also played Ulysses Klaw in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Andy Serkis is set to direct Sony’s “Venom 2,” a sequel to last year’s superhero box office smash starring Tom Hardy. Serkis was among a handful of filmmakers that met earli…

‪Doctor Strange 2 is a horror movie, Mahershala Ali is the new Blade, the real Mandarin is the villain in Shang-Chi, and...
07/21/2019

‪Doctor Strange 2 is a horror movie, Mahershala Ali is the new Blade, the real Mandarin is the villain in Shang-Chi, and the Fantastic 4 and mutants get name dropped. We’ve got a Marvel-ous moviegoing future ahead of us! ‬

07/19/2019
The Walking Dead

The Rick Grimes Walking Dead movie will be a theatrical release! For many of us who have moved on from the show (Hello, Andrew Lincoln!), this is an appealing development. Bigger screen. Bigger budget. Bigger stars. Better writing? We'll see ...

Untitled #TheWalkingDead Movie. Only in theaters... Skybound Entertainment Universal Studios Entertainment

Oh snap! Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will end with its upcoming 7th season. The series is dusted just as Disney ramps up a...
07/18/2019
‘Agents of SHIELD’ to End With Season 7 at ABC

Oh snap! Marvel's Agents of SHIELD will end with its upcoming 7th season. The series is dusted just as Disney ramps up a bunch of new Avengers-related shows for its upcoming streaming service.

The Marvel series “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” will conclude with its upcoming seventh season, Variety has confirmed. “Next summer’s Season 7 will be the last for Marvel’s Agents of S.…

‪Thor 4 is happening! Chris Hemsworth and director Taika Waititi are re-teaming for the sequel.
07/16/2019
Taika Waititi to Direct Marvel’s ‘Thor 4’

‪Thor 4 is happening! Chris Hemsworth and director Taika Waititi are re-teaming for the sequel.

Taika Waititi is returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The filmmaker will write and direct the sequel to his 2017 blockbuster “Thor: Ragnarok.” Waititi’s take on the fourth …

‪Today is both Patrick Stewart and Harrison Ford’s birthday. How is this not a holiday!?‬
07/13/2019

‪Today is both Patrick Stewart and Harrison Ford’s birthday. How is this not a holiday!?‬

The Walking Dead is getting another spinoff -- and here are the first cast members! It's about the first generation to "...
07/10/2019
New ‘Walking Dead’ Series Casts Three Lead Roles (EXCLUSIVE)

The Walking Dead is getting another spinoff -- and here are the first cast members! It's about the first generation to "come-of-age in the zombie apocalypse" and will premiere in 2020.

The recently announced third “Walking Dead” series has cast three major roles, Variety has learned exclusively. Alexa Mansour, Nicolas Cantu, and Hal Cumpston will all star in the new s…

06/13/2019
Warner Bros. Pictures

The Shining’s sequel trailer has arrived. Meet Ewan McGregor’s grown up Danny Torrance in Doctor Sleep. Shine on, you crazy diamond!

The world will shine again. Watch the teaser trailer now. #DoctorSleepMovie

The X-Men Animated Series ended on a cliffhanger in 1997, and now the team behind it is lobbying Disney to let them cont...
06/09/2019
'X-Men: The Animated Series' Creators Are Trying To Get Disney Revival

The X-Men Animated Series ended on a cliffhanger in 1997, and now the team behind it is lobbying Disney to let them continue where they left off.

It looks like the creators of 'X-Men: The Animated Series' are trying to get a revival from Disney - possibly with Disney Plus.

06/07/2019

Swamp Thing has been cancelled after just one episode on the DC Universe streaming service. You couldn't get any faster if you had The Flash's powers.

"I'm Batman!"
05/31/2019
Robert Pattinson Is Officially ‘The Batman’

"I'm Batman!"

Robert Pattinson is officially the new Batman. Warner Bros. has closed the deal for the “Twilight” actor to play the Caped Crusader in “The Batman.” Matt Reeves’ forth…

05/29/2019
Marvel's Jessica Jones

Marvel's Jessica Jones returns for its final season on June 14th. This is the last of Marvel's Netflix shows, and it will be at least 2 years before Disney regains the rights to continue any of them elsewhere -- if they so choose.

Sometimes not even “heroes” can save themselves. Marvel's Jessica Jones Season 3 begins June 14th.

05/27/2019

Since Facebook won't allow us to stream with audio, and we haven't rehearsed our mime routine, we will try to talk Game of Thrones on Facebook Live another time. Valar Morghulis.

05/26/2019

The Walking Dead may see Maggie's return sooner than expected. Lauren Cohan's series Whiskey Cavalier has been "fully and finally" cancelled by ABC.

05/24/2019
Star Trek

The first Star Trek: Picard teaser trailer creates more questions than answers.

25 years ago today, ‘All Good Things’ brought us to an end. The end is only the beginning. Star Trek: Picard to stream exclusively Star Trek on CBS All Access in the United States, Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries, in Canada on Space Channel & Crave Canada bit.ly/ST-Picard

05/21/2019
Jimmy Kimmel Live

Finally! A way to combine our Game of Thrones recap shows with a Full House recap show. Jimmy Kimmel read our minds.

The Game of Thrones spinoff we never needed… #NikolajCosterWaldau Bob Saget #DaveCoulier #GameOfThrones #FullHouseLannister

05/21/2019
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The first Once Upon a Time in Hollywood trailer gives us a has-been, a stunt man, a doomed starlet, and a cult leader ... Quentin Tarantino style!

“In this town, it can all change…like that.” Watch the new #OnceUponATimeInHollywood trailer - in theaters July 26.

05/20/2019
Game of Thrones S8E6 - Essential TV Live

Talk Game of Thrones finale with us! Love it? Hate it? Let us know. Follow Essential TV to talk about spinoffs, the actors' next roles, and Game of Thrones as a whole in our next show!

05/20/2019
Westworld

Westworld is back in 2020! Here's the Aaron Paul starring trailer that came out of nowhere.

2020.

05/14/2019
Game of Thrones S8E5 - Essential TV Live

Let's talk Game of Thrones S8E5! ... If you missed this live show, follow Essential TV and join us for the final episode discussion. Share your questions, comments, and theories!

05/09/2019
IT Movie

This IT: Chapter 2 preview gives us a glimpse of the adult cast and a big chunk of a key scene!

Witness the end of IT. Watch the new trailer now. #ITMovie

Legion's final season premieres June 24th. This trippy new poster is still only half as trippy as the series.
05/06/2019

Legion's final season premieres June 24th. This trippy new poster is still only half as trippy as the series.

Legion's third and final season premieres on June 24th! Here's the new poster for the mind bending mutant series.

Neil deGrasse Tyson is answering questions about the science of Avengers: Endgame!
05/04/2019

Neil deGrasse Tyson is answering questions about the science of Avengers: Endgame!

It’s Cosmic Queries time!
Avengers, assemble! Ask Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice your questions about the science in #AvengersEndgame. Ask your questions in the comments below. Deadline: 10pm ET 5/5/19. IMPORTANT: If you don't want spoilers, don't look at the comments.

Game of Thrones is almost over. Here's a look at the next episode -- with only 3 left!!
05/01/2019

Game of Thrones is almost over. Here's a look at the next episode -- with only 3 left!!

A Ghost Rider series is hitting Hulu in 2020! Gabriel Luna played the character in Agents of SHIELD and is said to be re...
05/01/2019
Live-Action Ghost Rider And Helstorm Shows Coming To Hulu In 2020

A Ghost Rider series is hitting Hulu in 2020! Gabriel Luna played the character in Agents of SHIELD and is said to be returning, but the storyline will have nothing to do with the events in AoS.

Marvel has announced today that they will also be working on Ghost Rider and Helstorm series for Hulu, with both set to premier in 2020.

04/28/2019

‪The best Sundays are #GameofThrones Sundays. The second best are ice cream.‬

04/24/2019
Will Smith

2019 Will Smith vs. Fresh Prince era Will Smith in the first trailer for 'Gemini Man'. Fun fact: Will Smith is older now than James Avery (Uncle Phil) was when The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air started.

First Trailer for Gemini Man Movie! October 11th, I’m gonna kick my own ass.

04/24/2019
Cobra Kai

The Karate Kid spinoff series Cobra Kai kicks back with season 2 -- now on YouTube. If you've ever been a fan of the original movie you should really check out this shockingly good show.

It's the most epic karate battle of all time: Daniel LaRusso vs. Johnny Lawrence. Relive the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament with ESPN's ESPN 30 for 30.

Cookies fit for a King ... or Queen.
04/23/2019

Cookies fit for a King ... or Queen.

Gotham's final episode airs this week and jumps ahead 10 years. Bruce Wayne actor David Mazouz provides the voice and fa...
04/22/2019

Gotham's final episode airs this week and jumps ahead 10 years. Bruce Wayne actor David Mazouz provides the voice and face-capture on another actor in Batman's suit, and a new actress takes over as Catwoman.

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