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Black Panther: Filmmakers, Stars React to Movie Premiere

Ahead of its February 16 release, select filmmakers and actors were treated to an advanced screening of Disney and Marvel Studios' Black Panther. Those in attendance shared their reactions on social media, and the consensus is clear: Black Panther is another hit for the MCU.

Ant-Man director Peyton Reed and Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn both praised the film, with Reed calling it "beautiful, soulful, thoughtful and of the moment."

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Live-Action Superman Prequel Series Announced

A live-action Superman prequel series will air exclusively on DC's forthcoming streaming service in 2019.

The series, titled Metropolis, received a direct-to-series order from Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment for a 13-episode first season. Metropolis takes place "before the arrival of Superman" and "follows Lois Lane and Lex Luthor as they investigate the world of fringe science and expose the city’s dark and bizarre secrets."

Metropolis_Comic_Art-Credit_DC_Entertainment Metropolis comic art (via DC Entertainment)

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Daredevil: Joanne Whalley Cast as Matt Murdock’s Mother

Joanne Whalley (Wolf Hall) has been cast in Season 3 of Netflix and Marvel's Daredevil, reportedly as Matt Murdock's mother, Sister Maggie.

As reported by Deadline, Maggie was first mentioned in the final moments of The Defenders' season finale. While not confirmed, Whalley's casting and The Defenders' conclusion seem to indicate Daredevil: Season 3 will take inspiration from the comic's Born Again story arc.

Whalley in Wolf Hall (image via BBC)

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Director Gore Verbinski Leaves Gambit Movie

The solo Gambit movie is once again without a director, as Gore Verbinski has left the film due to reported scheduling issues.

Deadline reports Verbinski’s departure from the X-Men spinoff was “amicable,” and Channing Tatum is still on board to play the titular character. There’s no word on whether or not this most-recent setback will affect the movie’s previously announced release date of February 14, 2019.

IGN has reached out to Fox for comment and will update this story should we receive a response.

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Hulu Renews Marvel’s Runaways, Future Man

Hulu has renewed both Marvel's Runaways and Future Man for second seasons.

Runaway's sophomore season will contain 13 episodes, three more than its ten-episode first season. The renewal comes on the eve of its Season 1 finale, which premieres tomorrow, January 9, on Hulu. While you wait, check out IGN's review of last week's Runaways episode, "Doomsday."

Future Man also received a 13-episode order for its second season. The Josh Hutcherson-led series' first season was released on Hulu in November. IGN's Future Man: Season 1 review said, at times, it's "a really fun and compelling sci-fi caper that cleverly takes established time travel tropes and twists them into dark delicious trauma."

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How to Never Spoil Your Friends on Twitter Again

ROT13, a decades-old letter substitution cipher, is changing the way people discuss spoilers on social media.

The cipher, which simply shifts each letter 13 places in the alphabet, turns spoilers into gibberish, allowing people to openly discuss plot points from movies, TV series, video games, and more.

For example, Twitter user Nathan Edwards posted a Star Wars: The Last Jedi spoiler using ROT13. Those who've already seen the movie and want to decipher the message can simply copy and paste it into the ROT13 website.

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Marvel’s Iron Fist: Alice Eve Joins Cast of Season 2

Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness) has joined Season 2 of Marvel's Iron Fist in "an undisclosed role."

The only (small) hint regarding Eve's role comes from Jeph Loeb, Marvel's head of television, who said the actor "brings an intrigue and danger to her character unlike anyone else," according to Marvel.

alice-eve-StarTrekIntoDarkness-1280 Eve in 2013's Star Trek Into Darkness

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Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Pfeiffer Struggling with Old Comics

Michelle Pfeiffer recently spoke about preparing for her role in Ant-Man and the Wasp, saying she's having a "really hard time" reading old comics for research.

"I just started reading them, and I’m having a really hard time,” Pfeiffer told Variety. "There’s so much information on a page, and it’s not linear. When I’m skim-reading them it’s difficult to know that this part comes after that and who is talking in what bubble."

Pfeiffer will star in the Ant-Man sequel as Janet van Dyne, the mother of Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and wife of Hank Pym (Michael Douglas). Her role as the original Wasp is the actress' first superhero part since she played Catwoman in Batman Returns.

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Amazon’s The Tick Sets Season 1 Return Date

The Tick will return to Amazon on February 23, 2018, with the final six episodes of its first season.

All six new episodes will be released simultaneously on that date, Amazon Studios announced today. An exclusive New York Comic-Con poster was also revealed, which you can see below.

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The first half of Season 1 was released on August 25. IGN's review of The Tick's first six episodes called it a "quick, delightful binge that perfectly captures the spirit of the 90s animated series while shading things a bit darker in order to present a more grounded world for a live-action setting."

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Amazon’s The Tick Sets Season 1 Return Date

The Tick will return to Amazon on February 23, 2018, with the final six episodes of its first season.

All six new episodes will be released simultaneously on that date, Amazon Studios announced today. An exclusive New York Comic-Con poster was also revealed, which you can see below.

4750_31F_TheTick_NYCC_Arthur_Back_FIN05 NYCC exclusive The Tick poster

The first half of Season 1 was released on August 25. IGN's review of The Tick's first six episodes called it a "quick, delightful binge that perfectly captures the spirit of the 90s animated series while shading things a bit darker in order to present a more grounded world for a live-action setting."

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