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FX casts Professor X's son in its TV adaptation of 'Legion'

"Legion," Marvel television's pilot for the FX Network about a diagnosed schizophrenic named David who is about to give up on life before he meets his dream girl, has cast Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart in key roles. Comic book fans know the connection that character David, who will be...

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    Harrison Ford to reveal Disney's 'Star Wars' land details in TV special

    Disneyland's 60th anniversary TV special is taking a detour to a galaxy far, far away. Harrison Ford will be revealing a preview of the "Star Wars" lands coming to Disneyland (in Anaheim) and Walt Disney World Resorts (in Orlando, Fla.) next month on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60,"...

  • 'Labyrinth' reboot not in the works, according to supposed scribe Nicole Perlman

    'Labyrinth' reboot not in the works, according to supposed scribe Nicole Perlman

    "Guardians of the Galaxy" scribe Nicole Perlman has shut down rumors that the '80s cult classic film "Labyrinth" is being rebooted in the wake of David Bowie’s death. The rumors started on Friday with a report from The Hollywood Reporter that claimed TriStar had closed a deal with The Jim Henson...

  • 'The Magicians' star Jason Ralph gets wrapped up in SyFy's new 'Harry Potter for adults' series

    'The Magicians' star Jason Ralph gets wrapped up in SyFy's new 'Harry Potter for adults' series

    "The Magicians" launches its run on SyFy tonight, introducing a new bevy of characters from one of the more popular fantasy book series to come out over the last 10 years or so -- and Jason Ralph will be right in the middle of the magic storm.As Quentin Coldwater, Ralph plays a troubled young man...

  • Hollywood leaders applaud sweeping film Academy changes

    Hollywood leaders applaud sweeping film Academy changes

    Hollywood industry leaders are cheering the latest efforts to diversify the overwhelmingly white and male cast of Oscar voters.  Following widespread outcry over the dearth of nonwhite acting nominees, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 51-member board of governors responded to the...

  • Show runner Steven Moffat is leaving 'Doctor Who'

    Show runner Steven Moffat is leaving 'Doctor Who'

    Steven Moffat’s tenure as show runner of “Doctor Who” is coming to an end. Moffat will have helmed six seasons of the British sci-fi classic's modern era before stepping down as lead writer and executive producer at the conclusion of Season 10. He will be replaced in both roles by Chris Chibnall,...

  • The 'Legends of Tomorrow' crew built Arthur Darvill a Dalek, because time travel

    The 'Legends of Tomorrow' crew built Arthur Darvill a Dalek, because time travel

    Rip Hunter, Time Lord? Not quite. In "DC's Legends of Tomorrow," Arthur Darvill plays Rip Hunter, the Time Master who travels back in time to the present to assemble a team of superheroes in order to prevent a supervillain from destroying the world and time itself. Darvill, of course, is best known...

  • Disney pushes back 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' release

    Disney pushes back 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' release

    If you're hungry for more episodic "Star Wars" movies, a.k.a. the continuation of the story of Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega) and the rest of the new class (along with some of the legacy players), you may have to wait awhile. Disney just pushed "Episode VIII" back. Disney announced via...

  • 'Suicide Squad' trailer shows Harley Quinn and the Joker together

    'Suicide Squad' trailer shows Harley Quinn and the Joker together

    The first ever "Suicide Squad" footage was an intense mix of DC Comics' greatest supervillains mugging to deeply dramatic music. But this first, official "Suicide Squad" trailer takes the gang in a whole new direction, a fun direction. Could this Warner Bros. comic book movie be channeling ......

  • How Peggy's move to Hollywood will change 'Agent Carter's' Season 2

    How Peggy's move to Hollywood will change 'Agent Carter's' Season 2

    Ready thy bright red lipstick and fabulous hat, Peggy Carter is back tonight in the Season 2 premiere of "Agent Carter." And this time she's trading New York city streets for vintage Hollywood.  The Marvel and ABC series spinoff from the Captain America movies stars Hayley Atwell as crime-fighting...

  • Trailer for 'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' doesn't have a secret word, but it's still scream-worthy

    Trailer for 'Pee-wee's Big Holiday' doesn't have a secret word, but it's still scream-worthy

    More than three decades after Paul Reubens dazzled kids and adults alike with the big-screen version of what would become a hit kids show, "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," Netflix (and Judd Apatow) are bringing back the manchild for a new TV/streaming movie, "Pee-wee's Big Holiday."Scheduled to begin...

  • Alan Rickman on his decade as 'Harry Potter's' Severus Snape

    Alan Rickman on his decade as 'Harry Potter's' Severus Snape

    British actor Alan Rickman has died after a battle with cancer. He was 69. Hero Complex spoke with Rickman in 2011 to discuss the end of the "Harry Potter" franchise and his years as Severus Snape. No one sneers or snarls quite like Alan Rickman and, looking back on a cinematic decade of “Harry...

  • 'The X Files': The show's return is 'not a victory lap'

    'The X Files': The show's return is 'not a victory lap'

    "The X Files," Fox's groundbreaking series about the mysterious and the unexplained, is coming back for a new slate of six episodes Jan. 24, with creator Chris Carter and original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on board. Although fan fever for the drama hasn't died since it went off...

  • There's a new 'Cloverfield' movie from J.J. Abrams? And it's out in two months?

    There's a new 'Cloverfield' movie from J.J. Abrams? And it's out in two months?

    Remember "Cloverfield," the 2008 found-footage film from little-known director Matt Reeves, recently Oscar-nominated writer Drew Goddard and produced by J.J. Abrams? Well, turns out there's a secret sequel coming out in March -- yes, this March. Or at least we think it's a sequel (you can watch...

  • 'Transformers: Robots in Disguise' will return for a second season

    'Transformers: Robots in Disguise' will return for a second season

    Hasbro Studios has announced via Hero Complex that a second season of the cartoon series "Transformers: Robots in Disguise" is on the way. Bumblebee and the whole transforming-robot team -- including Sideswipe, Windblade and Drift -- will return on the Cartoon Network, rapidly twisting and spinning...

  • 'Creed' director Ryan Coogler confirmed for Marvel's 'Black Panther' movie

    'Creed' director Ryan Coogler confirmed for Marvel's 'Black Panther' movie

    After months of speculation it's finally official: Ryan Coogler will direct Marvel’s “Black Panther" movie. Marvel has just announced that Coogler will direct the standalone "Black Panther" feature, due to hit theaters on Feb. 16, 2018.  Coogler will join the already-cast lead actor Chadwick Boseman,...

  • 'Supergirl' casts former Supergirl Laura Vandervoort as a villain

    'Supergirl' casts former Supergirl Laura Vandervoort as a villain

    Two new characters are on the way to "Supergirl's" National City. Warner Bros. announced today during its Television Critics Assn. presentation that it has cast Laura Vandervoort and Jeff Branson for recurring roles in "Supergirl."  Vandervoort will play Indigo, a character described as "a living,...

  • HBO can't hurry George R.R. Martin, highlighting the risks of adapting popular material

    HBO can't hurry George R.R. Martin, highlighting the risks of adapting popular material

    As any professional writer will tell you, missing deadlines can be a big deal, but it's generally not cause for international headlines. That is, unless you're George R.R. Martin, author of the fantasy novels that inspired HBO's gargantuan hit "Game of Thrones." Last Saturday, the 67-year-old writer...

  • AMC's 'Preacher' will stray from its comic book scripture

    AMC's 'Preacher' will stray from its comic book scripture

    The cast and crew of AMC's bizarre supernatural Western "Preacher" gathered in Pasadena to minister to the crowd of critics. But will die-hard fans of the 1995 comic book be pleased with the TV changes? And can this dusty dramedy convert nonbelievers? The 1995 comic series by Garth Ennis is set...

  • A 'super-scary' Jesse Eisenberg? Meet the new Lex Luthor (with hair) in 'Batman v Superman'

    A 'super-scary' Jesse Eisenberg? Meet the new Lex Luthor (with hair) in 'Batman v Superman'

    "I had a Mentos. Do you want one?" Perched in a glass conference room wearing a T-shirt with the sleeves hiked up, actor Jesse Eisenberg unrolls candy mints and makes polite conversation. Meet the new face of the Machiavellian comic-book supervillain Lex Luthor. Eisenberg has just finished filming...

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    Drew Weing reveals 'The Creepy Casefiles of Margo Maloo' book cover

    When young blogger Charles Thompson moves into Echo City with his parents, he is more concerned with the city’s crime statistics than any monsters in the closet. He should have been more worried about having monsters in his closet.  Luckily, Echo City is home to Margo Maloo, a monster mediator...

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