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  • Comic book behemoths DC and Marvel are about to slug it out in the battle for buzz at Comic-Con

    Comic book behemoths DC and Marvel are about to slug it out in the battle for buzz at Comic-Con

    As Donald Trump whips up Republicans to a fever pitch in Cleveland, and the Democrats tee up for their rejoinder next week in Philadelphia, a very different, though no less impassioned, kind of convention is set to kick off in San Diego. About 130,000 people of all ages will gather at the San Diego...

  • Summer is coming: 'Game of Thrones' reveals later-than-usual 2017 return date

    Summer is coming: 'Game of Thrones' reveals later-than-usual 2017 return date

    As “Game of Thrones” fans know, building and/or reclaiming an empire takes time. And, in a departure, it will take a bit longer than usual for HBO’s blockbuster series to return. The network revealed Monday that “Game of Thrones” will deviate from its usual spring return date and instead will begin...

  • Fourth 'Star Trek' film will unite Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth

    Fourth 'Star Trek' film will unite Chris Pine and Chris Hemsworth

    With “Star Trek Beyond” set to hit theaters July 22, Paramount Pictures announced Monday that the rebooted sci-fi series would boldly go to a fourth installment. According to the studio, the story will bring Chris Pine’s Capt. James T. Kirk together with his father, George, a starship captain who...

  • The must-see panels at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

    The must-see panels at 2016 San Diego Comic-Con

    Comic-Con is here! More than 100,000 genre entertainment enthusiasts, creators, cosplayers and more will descend on San Diego this week for the annual pop culture expo. But with the jam-packed streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, what panel or booth should be your priority? We’ve got a list of the best-of-the-best...

  • New Han Solo confirmed, and details from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' emerge

    New Han Solo confirmed, and details from 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' emerge

    The three-day “Star Wars” celebration, aptly titled “Star Wars Celebration,” closed in London on Sunday with a few fun announcements, including official confirmation of the next Han Solo.  It’d been speculated for months that the new, younger Han Solo would be “Hail, Caesar!” actor Alden Ehrenreich. But...

  • Behind-the-scenes video of 'Rogue One' channels a classic 'Star Wars' feeling, plus character details

    Behind-the-scenes video of 'Rogue One' channels a classic 'Star Wars' feeling, plus character details

    Take a good, long look at the next big “Star Wars” film, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The cast and crew from “Rogue One” helped kick off the three-day Star Wars Celebration in London with a massive offering of brand new, never-before-seen images during their official panel. Plus, the cast nervously...

  • Miss old-school 'Super Mario' and 'Donkey Kong'? The classic Nintendo system is coming back

    Miss old-school 'Super Mario' and 'Donkey Kong'? The classic Nintendo system is coming back

    If you have fond memories of battling King Koopa or tossing barrels as Donkey Kong, you can relive them this fall. Nintendo is leaping into the nostalgia market by bringing back the classic Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES Classic edition comes complete with 30 built-in games, including all...

  • 'Jessica Jones' re-teams with original creators for a new comic series

    'Jessica Jones' re-teams with original creators for a new comic series

    Marvel has made it official: Jessica Jones will be headlining her own comic book series once again – and she’ll be reunited with creators Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos, as well as “Alias” cover artist David Mack.  After the Netflix series introduced the rough, superpowered, superhero-turned-private...

  • 'The Flash' reveals Kid Flash in full super suit for Season 3

    'The Flash' reveals Kid Flash in full super suit for Season 3

    The CW comic book universe is teeming with super fast supers, and now there’s one more: Behold Kid Flash in full superhero gear.  This sneak peek of “The Flash” Season 3 shows Wally West all suited up as Kid Flash. Played by Keiynan Lonsdale, the character West was introduced last season,  but...

  • The Player: A pioneer of first-person shooter games talks guns, violence and catharsis

    The Player: A pioneer of first-person shooter games talks guns, violence and catharsis

    Shooters. That’s what the most ubiquitous genre of video games are colloquially called. They are the reason critics constantly say that video games are obsessed with guns. Since the early 1990s when titles like “Doom” and “Wolfenstein 3-D” popularized the concept of a gun-based game from a first-person...

  • See Kongs battle in this exclusive 'Kong of Skull Island' preview

    See Kongs battle in this exclusive 'Kong of Skull Island' preview

    King Kong is back! This time in a comic book miniseries that will explore the origins of the giant ape, Skull Island and the indigenous civilizations that came to inhabit said monster-infested fantasy land.  Hero Complex has the exclusive first look at the pages that kick off "Kong of Skull Island"...

  • Animation's secret weapon: The 'Secret Life of Pets' voice all-star Jenny Slate

    Animation's secret weapon: The 'Secret Life of Pets' voice all-star Jenny Slate

    Before most people could recognize Jenny Slate’s face, they knew her voice. Because before she appeared on “Girls” or “Parks and Recreation” or “House of Lies” or starred in “Obvious Child,” it was her animated short “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” that endeared her to fans. In the 2010 viral...

  • George Takei says the decision to make Sulu gay is 'really unfortunate'

    George Takei says the decision to make Sulu gay is 'really unfortunate'

    George Takei did not want “Star Trek Beyond's” Sulu to be gay? Oh my. While news broke today that “Star Trek Beyond” will feature an openly gay Hikaru Sulu in a nod to original Sulu actor George Takei, it turns out Takei was never actually on board with this development.  To be clear, the long-time...

  • John Cho’s Sulu is Star Trek’s first openly gay crewmember

    John Cho’s Sulu is Star Trek’s first openly gay crewmember

    “Star Trek” is making it official: Helmsman of the USS Enterprise, Hikaru Sulu, is gay. The reveal is a nod to the original Sulu, actor George Takei, longtime LGBT activist and deliverer of the famous Takei, “Oh my.” For its third installment in the reboot series, “Star Trek Beyond” will reveal...

  • Marvel's new Iron Man will be a 15-year-old Iron Woman of color

    Marvel's new Iron Man will be a 15-year-old Iron Woman of color

    Step aside, Tony Stark. A new Iron Man is in town, and she goes by the name of Riri Williams.  In Marvel Comics’ relaunch of “Invincible Iron Man,” a 15-year-old black woman will take over Stark’s role and step into the armor for a more contemporary superheroine story.   The cover of "Invincible...

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