Future Marvel projects will include the X-Men, Fantastic Four, and Captain Marvel 2

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Marvel President Kevin Feige just unveiled a packed slate of projects that represent the next phase of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, including sequels, original projects, and television shows, but he also announced that they’ve got plenty more to come beyond 2021, including sequels to Black Panther and Captain Marvel, as well as with other properties, like the X-Men and Fantastic Four.

At the end of Marvel’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced that Black Panther 2, Blade, Captain Marvel 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Fantastic Four, and Mutants are all happening — they just don’t have dates confirmed yet.

It’s not a huge surprise that Disney has long-term plans for the Marvel franchise — in May, it announced slots…

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Natalie Portman will take up Thor’s hammer in Thor: Love and Thunder

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The fourth Thor movie — now revealed to be called Thor: Love and Thunder — is on its way, and it’s bringing a surprising cast member: Natalie Portman, reprising her role as Jane Foster, who’ll be following in her comic counterpart’s footsteps to take on the role of Thor in the film, announced as part of Marvel’s massive San Diego Comic-Con panel.

The news come after an early announcement ahead of SDCC that revealed that Thor: Ragnarok director Taiki Waititi would be returning to direct the fourth installment of the superhero franchise. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will also return for Thor: Love and Thunder, reprising their roles as Thor and Valkyrie, respectively. Hemsworth and Portman are also confirmed to be part of Marvel’s…

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Marvel reveals massive Phase Four film and television slate

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Marvel Studios’ Phase Four of its Marvel Cinematic Universe will include 10 movies and Disney + series when it launches next year, with 2021 looking especially crowded. President Kevin Feige appeared at San Diego Comic-Con for Marvel’s 90-minute appearance in Hall H, where he gave a pretty lengthy update on Phase 4.

The Phase Four slate that Marvel unveiled includes the following: Black Widow (May 1st, 2020), Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Fall 2020), The Eternals (November 6th, 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (February 12, 2021), WandaVision (Spring 2021), Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7th, 2021), Loki (Spring 2021), What If (Summer 2021), Hawkeye (Fall 2021), and Thor: Love and Thunder (November…

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Watch Patrick Stewart grow bored of his winery in first ‘Star Trek: Picard’ trailer

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Yes, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is indeed coming back. We knew this from previous announcements, but CBS All Access turned heads at this year’s San Diego Comic Con with an actual trailer of Sir Patrick Stewart Picarding his heart out. He says “engage!” for god’s sake. From what I can grasp from this trailer, the plot […]

Watch the first trailer for Star Trek: Picard

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At San Diego Comic-Con today, CBS showed off a full trailer for its upcoming series, Star Trek: Picard, featuring Patrick Stewart’s older version of the character as he’s drawn out of retirement. The series will debut in early 2020 on CBS All Access.

The show will take place more than 20 years after the events of Star Trek: The Next Generation which aired between 1987 and 1994, and its film sequels, Generations (1994), First Contact (1996), Insurrection (1998), and Nemesis (2002).

The trailer comes after CBS released a vague teaser featuring Picard enjoying his retirement from Star Fleet in his vineyard back in May. The trailer shows off an older Picard who has tried to put his past behind him, but he’s approached by a young woman in…

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Westworld’s season 3 trailer questions the relationships between hosts and humans

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Part of Westworld’s charm has always been trying to solve the puzzle before it’s spelled out, but the third season is experiencing a shift in direction. A new trailer for the third season introduces a different futuristic world, set in neo-Los Angeles, with a story that focuses more on the lives of robots and humans, rather than an overarching riddle.

The third season picks up right where the second ended, after the massacre in Westworld and Dolores finally free. It’s in the real world that she meets a construction worker named Caleb (played by Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul), and the pair develop an interesting relationship.

Dolores, who is out enjoying her newfound freedom, is at the heart of this story, but not all hosts are enjoying the…

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Pixel 4 screen leak show off large forehead bezel

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A new set of leaked images of Google’s forthcoming Pixel 4 smartphone have surfaced on the web, showing off something that we’ve been expecting: it’ll have a large bezel on the top of the phone.

The leaked images comes from Ice universe (via 9to5Google) on Twitter, and show off the phone’s front panel. The images seem to confirm what we’ve suspected thus far, based on renders and dimensions of the phones: it’ll have some larger forehead and chin bezels that are bigger than competing phones like the S10 Plus or the OnePlus 7 Pro. Those bezels will cover up the variety of sensors and front-facing cameras that might otherwise have been hidden with a notch or popup camera.

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Star Trek: Short Treks are returning to CBS All Access this fall

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During its big Hall H panel, CBS announced that it was bringing back its series of standalone mini Star Trek episodes, Short Treks, to CBS All Access this fall.

CBS introduced the series last year alongside Star Trek: Discovery, and used them to delve a bit further into the show’s various characters. Three of season’s episodes will be set on the USS Enterprise, and will bring back Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount), Ethan Peck (Spock), and Rebecca Romijn (Number One) from Star Trek: Discovery. The trailer shows off what looks like Spock’s first days aboard the Enterprise and some troubles with some tribbles.

The episodes will also go beyond the characters from Star Trek: Discovery: two will be animated (potentially tying in with…

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Original Content podcast: We’re not on the same page about ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein’

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Just to get this out of the way: “Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein” is a great title. In fact, it’s probably the best thing about the new comedy special on Netflix . That’s not a complaint about the special itself, which stars David Harbour (a.k.a. Chief Hopper on “Stranger Things”), as both David Harbour Jr — […]

This neat stand turns your Apple Watch into a classic Apple iPod

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Accessories company Elago recently its latest product, a neat stand that makes your Apple Watch look like a classic iPod (via 9to5Mac).

The W6 stand works with all of Apple’s Watches (Series 1-4), and works with the device’s Nightstand mode. The stand will charge the watch, and can act as a neat, retro alarm clock. You can pick one up in the classic white with gray touch-wheel, or in black with a red one. It also won’t break the bank: it runs for $15 from the company.

Elago has done this sort of thing before: it’s the company that created a Watch stand that looked like a miniature Macintosh computer, as well as a kind of pointless iPhone stand. The company’s also makes stands shaped like an original Nintendo Game Boy and the classic i…

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Amazon introduces Carnival Row’s world and characters in two new trailers

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At San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Amazon Studios released a pair of trailers for its upcoming fantasy series, Carnival Row. The two videos introduces the show’s two main characters, Vignette and Philo, as well as the fantastical alternate Victorian world that they inhabit.

Amazon ordered the series back in 2017, describing it as a “Neo-Victorian fantasy” in which a number of mythical creatures have fled their homeland and tried to integrate into our world. In the trailers, we meet Vignette Stonemoss (played by Cara Delvigne) and Rycroft “Philo” Philostrate (played by Orlando Bloom), and learn that the Vignette’s fantastical homeworld was peaceful until humanity arrived and brought war and violence with them. She and Philo met and fell…

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New trailer for HBO’s Watchmen includes a nod to Rorschach’s most famous line

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HBO is looking for its next big series as it bids farewell to Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies, and Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen is shaping up to be that series.

A new trailer for Watchmen from San Diego Comic-Con has premiered, building on moments from the first trailer. Some of Watchmen’s most beloved vigilante heroes, like Rorschach, appear alongside a number of new costumed heroes going about their day. There are references to Dr. Manhattan, and a previous class of vigilante fighters that longtime Watchmen fans will recognize. We even get a glimpse of Rorschach saying his famous, “all the whores and politicians will look up and shout ‘Save us,’ and I’ll look down and whisper ‘No,’” line. Or at least a nod to it.

The trailer is also…

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Don’t be fooled by the internet: this week in tech, 20 years ago

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This year marks a lot of big film anniversaries, and this week, everyone is celebrating The Blair Witch Project. Vice collected a full oral history of how the years-long experimental film project became one of the biggest horror movies of all time. You can read glowing 1999 reviews from Roger Ebert, The New York Times, and The Washington Post online, plus a CNN article confirming that the three stars were not actually dead. You can also check out an early AV Club interview with co-directors Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, who agree that “the best way to see this movie is to know as little about it as possible” — so if you still haven’t seen it in 2019, you should probably give all those links a pass.

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11 new trailers you should watch this week

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Comic-Con is here, and that means a surge of new trailers for big, buzzy films. This year, some of the larger studios are sitting out or maintaining a lower presence than usual. That means we’re not going to get a blockbuster Marvel or DC trailer, but there are still plenty of huge names popping up along with some questionably necessary franchise revivals.

I’ve collected everything that arrived through Friday afternoon in today’s trailer roundup, but stay tuned to the site, because some major names are likely to drop over Saturday and Sunday as well.

Check out 11 new trailers from this week below.

It Chapter 2

It Chapter 2 is coming out two years to the day after the original, with all the big stars returning for what looks like another…

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Samsung’s unlocked Galaxy S10 phones are still $200 off this weekend

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 was $300 off during Amazon Prime Day earlier this week. If you missed out on that deal, you can get $200 off, which is still a good price, on the S10E, S10, and S10 Plus phones at Best Buy, Amazon, and B&H Photo.

If you’re looking for an unlocked phone, you can save that $200 on any storage configuration. We’ve listed the most affordable options below:

If you’re changing carriers, you can get an even better deal at Best Buy: a staggering $500 off any S10 model (S10E, S10, S10…

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Marvel will explore the origins of Kylo Ren in a new comic series

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When Disney released Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015, its 30-year jump from Return of the Jedi introduced plenty of new characters and mysteries to the franchise. One of those was how Han Solo and Leia Organa’s son Ben turned to the dark side to become Kylo Ren. Later this year, Marvel Comics will explore some of that story with new comic miniseries: The Rise of Kylo Ren.

Lucasfilm announced the four-issue comic series at the Lucasfilm publishing panel yesterday at San Diego Comic-Con. Charles Soule, the writer behind Marvel’s Darth Vader and Poe Dameron comics, will write the series.

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