• The Evolution of Harley Quinn, From Sketch to Screen Queen
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    The Evolution of Harley Quinn, From Sketch to Screen Queen

    Suicide Squad crashes theaters this weekend and one member of the psychotic crew of antiheroes is already being talked up for her own solo spinoff: Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. The character’s co-creator, Paul Dini, recently gave us a guided tour of Harley’s history; click through for some of his insights into Daddy’s Li’l Monster as we trace her path from animated second banana to DC movie superstar. 

  • DC Mastermind Geoff Johns on Spoilers, Lost Characters and His Universe's 'Rebirth'
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    DC Mastermind Geoff Johns on Spoilers, Lost Characters and His Universe's 'Rebirth'

    This story contains images and plot points from Rebirth. For a master of the universe, Geoff Johns is surprisingly chill, roaming DC Entertainment’s headquarters outfitted in a T-shirt and jeans under the guise of mild-mannered comics guy. Johns, a boyish 43, has been the architect of DC’s television portfolio, which includes Arrow, Flash, and Supergirl.

  • Super Team Up! President Obama, Ms. Marvel Hold White House Summit
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    Super Team Up! President Obama, Ms. Marvel Hold White House Summit

    President Obama welcomed Marvel Comics' Sana Amanat to the White House, where she delivered a copy of ‘Ms. Marvel’ No. 1

  • Han Solo Forever: New Comic, Prequel Ensure Rogue Will Live On
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    Han Solo Forever: New Comic, Prequel Ensure Rogue Will Live On

    Despite what we saw at the climax of Star Wars: The Force Awakens — the beloved rapscallion run through by his son’s lightsaber in a moment that still brings tears to our eyes — Lucasfilm is going to great lengths to reassure fans that Han Solo is immortal. Like that moment at the end of Pulp Fiction when John Travolta triumphantly exits the diner, even though his character was killed in a scene moments earlier, Star Wars’ roguish hero continues to live on in that galaxy far, far away. Written by Star Wars vet Lawrence Kasdan (who’s known for his crackling Han Solo dialogue) and son Jon and helmed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), the anthology movie will be set before the events of A New Hope.

  • Peek at 'Poe Dameron': First Look at New 'Star Wars' Comic Starring 'Force Awakens' Space Ace
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    Peek at 'Poe Dameron': First Look at New 'Star Wars' Comic Starring 'Force Awakens' Space Ace

    Yes, the guy who can fly anything, Poe Dameron, is back in action. As previously announced, the ace Resistance pilot and one of the young heroes of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (played by Oscar Isaac) is getting an eponymous Marvel comic series beginning next month. Set before the events of the blockbuster film (which arrives on home video in April), Star Wars: Poe Dameron No. 1 finds the X-wing jockey, accompanied by faithful droid BB-8, leading a sqaudron of pilots on a top-secret mission under orders from General Leia Organa.

  • New DC Digital Comic Sets Up Events of 'Batman v Superman' (Exclusive)
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    New DC Digital Comic Sets Up Events of 'Batman v Superman' (Exclusive)

    With less than a month to go before Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrives in theaters, clues about the top-secret plot — especially the cause of the titular acrimony between two of DC Comics’ marquee heroes — are at a premium.

  • Meet Crossbones: The Pivotal Bad Guy of 'Captain America: Civil War' (Spoilers!)
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    Meet Crossbones: The Pivotal Bad Guy of 'Captain America: Civil War' (Spoilers!)

    As Marvel and Disney have teased relentlessly, Captain America: Civil War finds the Avengers divided, with Captain America and Iron Man leading rival factions of heroes in a dispute over federal regulation of superpowers.

  • Huge 'Captain America: Civil War' Spoiler Revealed Via New Toys
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    Huge 'Captain America: Civil War' Spoiler Revealed Via New Toys

    We mean that in the literal sense. Big. Ginormous. Giant. So stop reading now if you want to remain spoiler-free for the upcoming superhero movie.

  • Who Is Deadpool? Get Up to Speed on the Merc With a Mouth Before Seeing the Movie
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    Who Is Deadpool? Get Up to Speed on the Merc With a Mouth Before Seeing the Movie

    Deadpool is no Captain America-like choirboy.

  • DC's Ultra-Realistic 'Batman v Superman,' 'Suicide 'Squad' Figures Get Little Details Perfect (Exclusive)
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    DC's Ultra-Realistic 'Batman v Superman,' 'Suicide 'Squad' Figures Get Little Details Perfect (Exclusive)

    With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad on the horizon, DC has two of the year’s most anticipated films. Yahoo Movies has an exclusive sneak peek at DC’s inaugural line of highly detailed, virtually photorealistic figures created using 3D sculpts of the films’ stars. “We’re not holding anything back,” Geoff Johns, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, tells Yahoo.

  • 'Wonder Woman' Comes of Age, Kicks Butt in First Glimpse of New Movie
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    'Wonder Woman' Comes of Age, Kicks Butt in First Glimpse of New Movie

    One thing abundantly clear in the initial clip released Tuesday of the movie version of the iconic female hero: The campy vibe of the old Lynda Carter TV series is ancient history. The new sword-swinging warrior princess, played by Gal Gadot, means serious business. Hard to believe, but that will be the first solo Wonder Woman feature film in the character’s 75-year history.

  • 'Suicide Squad' Trailer Introduces 'Worst of the Worst'
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    'Suicide Squad' Trailer Introduces 'Worst of the Worst'

    The clip, unveiled Tuesday during The CW’s Kevin Smith-hosted special, DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League, is set to the tune of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and offers a quick overview of the film’s premise. The inveterate troublemakers — Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), El Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne), Captain Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Slipknot (Adam Beach), and Katana (Karen Fukuhara) — have been locked deep in the bowels of Belle Reve, an off-the-grid, ultra-max prison.

  • The Justice League Assembles in New Cinematic Concept Art
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    The Justice League Assembles in New Cinematic Concept Art

    We’ve been focusing on — and indeed Warner Bros. has been emphasizing — the Batman v Superman showdown aspect of the upcoming DC-based superhero flick. That film, however, has a subtitle: Dawn of Justice. And today, the Justice League dawned online.

  • Decoding the 'Batman v Superman' Trailer: A Primer on Doomsday and Parademons
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    Decoding the 'Batman v Superman' Trailer: A Primer on Doomsday and Parademons

    The big reveal in Wednesday night’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was the introduction of a big bad in the form of Doomsday.

  • Marvel Introduces Female Wolverine in Comics — Let's Hope She Replaces Hugh Jackman On Screen
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    Marvel Introduces Female Wolverine in Comics — Let's Hope She Replaces Hugh Jackman On Screen

    Hugh Jackman is up for one last run as Wolverine. While he has defined the character onscreen since the original X-Men movie in 2000 — appearing as the berserker mutant Logan in a half-dozen films — Jackman has made it clear that the upcoming Wolverine 3 will be his superhero swan song. With Jackman hanging up the claws, could we see a radically different Wolverine in a future X-Men film or spinoff? The idea is not too far-fetched, especially considering Marvel Comics big reveal today.

  • 'The Warriors' Revival Continues With Michael Bay-Backed Graphic Novel
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    'The Warriors' Revival Continues With Michael Bay-Backed Graphic Novel

    ‘The Warriors’ (Everett) Cue the obligatory “can you dig it?” quip, because The Warriors revival continues apace. A few weeks ago, the cast of Walter Hill’s cult 1979 film, about a street gang framed for a murder they didn’t commit, reunited for a “last subway ride” to their Coney Island home turf for a fan event that attractions thousands.  That followed an exhaustive retrospective in the Village Voice examining the surprisingly enduring legacy of the highly influential low-budget film, which happens to be loosely based on Greek myth. Now, next up on The Warriors comeback tour: a Michael Bay reboot. Bay’s 451 Media is launching new graphic novel version of The Warriors that will use a special ink technology that triggers additional, exclusive content on a smartphone or tablet.

  • Luke Skywalker's Backstory Revealed — Womp Rats and All — in New 'Star Wars' Web Comic
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    Luke Skywalker's Backstory Revealed — Womp Rats and All — in New 'Star Wars' Web Comic

    Ever wanted to ride shotgun with Luke Skywalker and pals Windy and Biggs as they bull’s-eyed womp rats from their T-16s in Beggar’s Canyon? A digital comic arrives today that re-tells the story of Star Wars: A New Hope from the point of view of the young Skywalker — and for the first time illustrates key moments from Luke’s youth on Tatooine. Created by Korean artist Hong Jacga in close collaboration with Lucasfilm, the new comic, simply titled Star Wars and available for free via the Line Webtoon website or apps in Apple App Store and Google Play, begins with 7-year-old Luke taking in a meteor shower and dreaming about one day escaping his desert homeland, only to have his reverie interrupted by overprotective Uncle Owen Lars (appropriately resembling the younger version of the character as played by Joel Edgerton in Revenge of the Sith as opposed to Phil Brown’s more grizzled Uncle Owen in A New Hope). Jacga says that he was inspired by young Luke’s exploits in the book A New Hope: The Life of Luke Skywalker, which was recommended to him by Lucasfilm.

  • Chewbacca Grabs the Spotlight in New Marvel Comic
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    Chewbacca Grabs the Spotlight in New Marvel Comic

    Written by Gerry Duggan (best known for his Deadpool work) and illustrated by Phil Noto (Black Widow, Jonah Hex, Uncanny X-Force) and set after the Battle of Yavin in Star Wars: A New Hope, the story finds  Chewie — sans Han and Millennium Falcon — crash-landed on a planet under Imperial invasion. The marooned protagonist must team up with a young local girl named Zarro to repulse the enemy forces and get him back to the Rebel Alliance in time for The Empire Strikes Back, natch. By the end of this arc we’ll have met the soul of the Wookiee.

  • 'Star Wars' to Fill in Obi-Wan's Missing Years
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    'Star Wars' to Fill in Obi-Wan's Missing Years

    One of the great unanswered questions in Star Wars lore is what happened to Obi-Wan Kenobi between his defeat of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader and rescue of the latter’s twins, Luke and Leia, in Revenge of the Sith and his encounter with the adult Luke Skywalker on Tatooine decades later as depicted in A New Hope. Now, Marvel is going to fill in the blanks in the upcoming Star Wars No. 7 comic book. The popular comic series, set after Obi-Wan sacrifices himself to Darth Vader and the subsequent destruction of the first Death Star, finds Luke back on Tatooine exploring the hut of his mentor.