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Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Character Names Revealed

8:00 AM, Friday, December 12th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Just when you thought fans settled down about the teaser trailer, now the official names of the new characters for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens have been revealed!

Entertainment Weekly reported on the news, as JJ Abrams used classic Topps style cards to display the new characters as seen in the teaser trailer.

We get such names as Rey, Finn, BB-8, and more. You can see the cards below, courtesy of EW:

(Poe Dameron - Played by Oscar Isaac)

(Rey - Played by Daisy Ridley)

(BB-8, aka NOT-R2D2)

(Finn - Played by John Boyega)

(Kylo Ren - Played by Unknown (narration voiced by Andy Serkis))

Abrams also said the numbers on each card are significant. "I'm only sorry we couldn't give everyone a stick of gum," Abrams says.

What do you think of the character names? Leave us a comment below!

Here are some other card images they released as well:

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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George Lucas and Anakin Skywalker React to Star Wars VII Teaser on Funny or Die

12:00 PM, Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

All the fanboys are chiming in with their ridiculous breakdowns of the Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens teaser trailer (notice the emphasis on "teaser," folks), so why not let Anakin Skywalker and George Lucas take a stab too? Funny or Die does just that, and you can watch it below!

What do you think, Funny or Die? Let us know what you voted in the comments below!

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Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Teaser Re-Done in LEGO!

8:00 PM, Saturday, November 29th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

If you're like me, you've watched the Star Wars VII Teaser Trailer over and over again by now, but I think you need to see it one more time... in LEGO!

And you're in luck! Snooperking has created a LEGO version of the teaser trailer down to the rolling droid and crossguard light saber! Check it out below and gush about how cool this is to all your friends!

See? Awesome, right? "Awesome it is, yes, yes." Yoda approves!

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Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer Released

10:30 AM, Friday, November 28th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

At long last, the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (aka Star Wars VII) has been released! This is our first look at the latest film in the epic saga that is Star Wars! This is the first film under the Disney banner, directed by J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Alias).

Without further ado, check out the teaser trailer below!

An R2 spinning like a ball? New versions of speeder bikes? A light saber with a full light hilt? Who can't wait until next December to this film on the big screen?

Leave a comment below letting us know what you thought of the teaser!

Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens is a continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi(1983).

Directed by J.J. Abrams, and starring Andy Serkis, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendolin Christie, Mark Hamill, Warwick Davis and more.

The film is set to release in theaters on December 18, 2015.

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Batman Be-Leagured

10:00 PM, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Be sure to pick your cape up from the dry cleaner's this weekend: on Monday, October 27 at 6 p.m. ET/PT, the first-ever LEGO Batman special is swooping down on Cartoon Network. LEGO DC Comics: Batman: Be-Leaguered is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and promises a hilarious, light-hearted new tale for the DC Universe.

The adventure kicks off when one-man crime-stopping band and proud loner Batman is pestered by Superman to join this new super hero team The Justice League. When Batman makes it quite clear he's not into it, the Man of Steel flies off — only to be disappeared by a strange energy.

With Earth's mightiest super-being missing, it's time for the World's Greatest Detective to spring into action. With no time to lose, Batman enlists the help of the fastest man alive, The Flash. Their high-speed search leads them to the villainous Captain Cold, who is stealing an ancient artifact in Egypt. After the Flash likewise vanishes after this battle, Batman teams up with Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg to fight famous super-villains before vanishing one-by-one at the hand of the mysterious enemy. It is now up to Batman to free the newly formed Justice League from this powerful foe ... but can he learn the value of teamwork in time?

I have never actually seen one of the Lego/Whatever films so I am looking forward to the oppurtunity to seeing something original for free to see if I can be swayed to go back and see the earlier installments.

Source: Animation Magazine
John Wilson reporting for Comic Related.com

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Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron First Trailer Leaked Online

11:15 AM, Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

UPDATE! The official hi-res trailer has now been released, and can be seen below.

The official poster for the film was also released:

And finally, SuperHeroHype.com has a bunch of screen grabs from the trailer. Check them out here.

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Marvel's The Avengers was a runaway, blockbuster hit that took Hollywood by storm. And over two years later, Marvel has exploded with a vast universe of their own spanning television, film and the internet with the pending Netflix series. So of course everyone has been chomping at the bit to soak up any and all news surrounding Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the forthcoming sequel to the 2012 hit.

With reports of the first trailer airing during next week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC, it was only a matter of time before it popped up online. And today is that day! That's right, the first trailer for Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron has leaked online, and it looks amazing!

In the trailer, we see some amazing scenes with each of the main characters. We see Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver highlighted, Thor going after Tony, Iron Man in the Hulkbuster armor fighting the Hulk, and of course... Ultron! And while it was only that closing scene (with the entire trailer narrated by James Spader), it was an amazing clip showing one of the most iconic Avengers villains in all his glory.

If this trailer doesn't get you excited for next year's Avengers: Age of Ultron, we don't know what will!

Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, and Mark Ruffalo, is set to hit theaters on May 1, 2015.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the trailer.

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Pee-wee's Playhouse Saturday Morning Live Stream

6:00 PM, Friday, October 17th, 2014 - Posted by Chuck Moore

What's the Secret Word? Word is tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 18th, there will be a very special live stream event of Pee-wee's Playhouse at 10 am ET/7am PT. You can join them at PeeweesPlayhouseSneakPeek.com to watch the event.

In the live stream, viewers will get a sneak peek at four episodes of Pee-wee's Playhouse completely remastered in high-definition, that will be included on the new Pee-wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray set. There will also be an exclusive premiere of one of ten brand-new bonus featurettes that make their debut on the Blu-ray set.

If you miss it the first time around, they will be reairing the live stream two more times, back-to-back, throughout the day tomorrow.

Join the conversation on social media with the #peeweesplayhouse hashtag.

Will you be tuning in for the live stream? Leave us a comment below. And check out this title sequence video to whet your appetite for the show:

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Marvel Pulp to Pop Documentary

5:00 PM, Thursday, October 16th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Emily VanCamp will host ABC's upcoming primetime documentary on Marvel Comics.

Marvel: Pulp to Pop is slated to air on ABC on Tuesday, November at 8pm ET, and will chronicle the comics company's history.

VanCamp will take viewers back to 1939 to the beginning of the company as Timely Comics, as Stan Lee laid the groundwork for the creation of Captain America.

Pulp to Pop goes on to explore the comics boom of the 1960s as Marvel became a dominant force, only to falter by the 1990s.

Viewers will also get a behind-the-scenes look at the revival of Marvel's popularity through its hit films, which have built a unique Cinematic Universe.

Host VanCamp is familiar to fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for her portrayal of SHIELD Agent Sharon Carter in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

ABC previously aired the documentary Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe - which specifically focused on the film franchise - on March 18.

Source: Digital Spy

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Disney Unveils First Tomorrowland Trailer

3:00 PM, Friday, October 10th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler



Yesterday at New York Comic Con, during their panel, Disney released the trailer for their upcoming film TOMORROWLAND. The film stars George Clooney as a former boy-genius, and Britt Robertson (Under the Dome, Secret Circle) as a young, bright teen with an enthusiasm for science. The two are bound by this love and an adventure into this enigmatic place in space and time called TOMORROWLAND.

TOMORROWLAND is set to hit theaters on May 22, 2015. Below is the trailer so you too can "Imagine a place where nothing is impossible."

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CW's The Flash Series Premiere Airs Tonight!

6:30 PM, Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 - Posted by Brant Fowler

Tonight is the night we've all been waiting for - The Flash premieres on CW tonight!

After months and months of anticipation, leaked pilots, teaser trailers and discussion, the night is finally upon us to take in the wonder that is The Flash television series! Spinning out of CW alum Arrow, The Flash follows the rise to heroism of a young forensic officer, Barry Allen, as he gains the powers of super speed and faces threats of equal abilities.

If you haven't been paying attention, we've got you covered! You can watch the trailer below followed by the official text from DC about the premiere:

Don't miss this fast-paced super hero drama that follows the high speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. Written by Arrow's Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns, the action drama follows Central City forensic scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the super powers to match. Catch the series premiere tonight!

The Flash also has a Facebook and Twitter account, so you can follow updates and talk to fellow fans. Comic Related's own John Wilson will also be live-tweeting during the premiere. And on the Comic Frontline live show tonight via Google Hangouts, we will be watching the show and commenting on it live on the air at 9(ish) pm Est!

In the latest episode of DC's "DC All Access" web series, the hosts take us to the red carpet premiere of The Flash as they catch up with the cast and producers who let us know what we can expect this season. In the episode, we also get a peek at the digital comic tying into the series, Flash: Season Zero, and a first look at Earth 2: World's End that comes out tomorrow!

Speaking of comics, DC is also having a 7-day digital sale of Flash comics in honor of the premiere. It ends on October 13th, but until then, you can enjoy tons of Flash titles for 99 cents each, and graphic novels for $5.99! Check out the sale here or by clicking the image below.

You can also win some cool Flash swag by entering this contest by simply filling in your name and info:

Be sure to tune in tonight to watch the series premiere of CW's The Flash at 8pm Est. and let us know in the comments below what you thought of the episode!

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