Loki Season 2: Biggest Questions and Theories (Nerdist News w/ Dan Casey)

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Is Loki Season 1 finished?

Season 1 ultimately ended as it began: With the God of Mischief (Tom Hiddleston) transported to who knows where to cause who knows how much trouble. (The finale also confirmed Loki will be back for a season 2.) WGRZ.com'Loki' Director Kate Herron Answers Our Burning Questions About the Season 1 Finale (Exclusive)

Who is he who remains in Marvel Comics?

Alone in the Citadel at the End of Time in the Temple of Sleepers, He Who Remains is the last director of the Time Variance Authority (TVA). He creates and guards the Time-Keepers, a trio of beings who are fated to survive the end of eternity known as The Cataclysm. marvel.comHe Who Remains Powers, Enemies, History

‘Loki’ cast: Tom Hiddleston, Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson. Who was the MVP?

Deseret News 19 July, 2021 - 11:10pm

Who is the MVP of ‘Loki’ overall? Who is the best character? Who is the best villain?

The “Loki” season finale has come and gone, and now we’re waiting on pins and needles to find out what happens next to the multiverse.

But before we move on, let’s take a look back on the entire season to see who might have been the top stars of the show. Clearly there were a lot of top characters in “Loki” who made an impact. So let’s dive into the season to pick out who won the show and who we will remember moving forward.

You can read our first-half of the season awards at Deseret News.

Sylvie did more than any other character in this show. Yes, the show was always about Loki and his journey toward becoming enlightened and an honorable person. But Sylvie drove most of the story. She was the one who wanted to bring down the Time Variance Authority and end the Scared Timeline. She wanted to create free will. And she got all of that done. So there’s no question she’s the MVP. Plus, she created plenty of multiverse timelines for us to follow in the future. So that’s cool.

I thought Loki might have a better second half of the season. But he actually had less of a role in shaping the direction of “Loki.” Instead, he appeared to react with whatever happened to him. And Loki seemed to be focused on his romance with Sylvie, rather than building his own plane. Compared to the 2012 version of Loki seen in “The Avengers,” this version of Loki was soft and too kind to make inroads on the show.

He Who Remains (Jonathan Majors) appears in only the last episode of the season. He owns the entire episode, explaining his history, the TVA and the Time Keepers all in one go. We didn’t see him at any other point in the series and yet he has one of the most memorable roles in the show. This award may have gone to Old Loki, Kid Loki or Alligator Loki from the penultimate episode. But it’s hard not to point He Who Remains as the character who had the most impact in a little amount of time.

In a lot of ways, “Loki” became a show about Loki and Sylvie. The two of them dominated the show with their journey to stop the TVA. It would have been exciting to see more Mobius and Loki team-ups. But “Loki” developed into a show about these two variants of Loki trying to bring down the TVA. They deserve this award.

Mobius has been one of the key characters throughout the show. He introduced us to the TVA and its concepts. He told us how everything works. And he offered a human element to a show focused on time travel and timelines. I don’t know what the future of Mobius is in the MCU, but he would surely be welcomed back as one of the top agents of the universe.

Episode 5 brought Loki, Sylvie and Mobius to the end of the time, a location where all the variants are sent when they’re pruned by the TVA. This was one of the coolest spots in the show’s history because it had Easter eggs to never-been-told-before stories of Marvel — making it one of the best locations we’ve seen to date.

Speaking of Episode 5, the battle between Alioth and the Loki variants remains as the top-tier fight. What an exciting penultimate episode fight for the show. Alioth was a space monster with superior strength and power — and seemingly had enough power to defeat it. The fact that Loki, Sylvie and Old Loki could work together to stop the monster is a huge win for them and a great moment for the show.

Again, the Alioth battle remains the best and most memorable moment of the show. There are plenty of memorable moments throughout the series, including the reveal of Sylvie, the one-shot battle in Lamentis and more. But that battle with Alioth was so visually pleasing and exciting with high stakes that it’s hard not to honor it with the best moment award.

I didn’t love how this finale moment played out with Loki and Sylvie turning on each other. It made sense since — as Loki put it — Loki can’t be trusted and Sylvie can’t trust anyone. But it felt as though it ruined all the hype around their relationship. And then, on top of that, they kissed for a moment. It was a really awkward way for them to end their relationship and I wish it had happened differently.

I’ll still stick to this — the second episode of the series is still the best episode of the show. We see Agent Mobius at his best. We see Loki searching for the Loki variant who has been killing other TVA members. It’s a brilliant episode with an epic conclusion. It was the episode that hooked me into the show, and it deserves the top award.

He Who Remains and Alioth deserve honorable mentions here. But it’s no question that Judge Renslayer dominated all season as a top villain. She commanded the screen each time she showed up, and she always had a plan for what to do next. We have no idea where she’ll show up in the future. But her impact on this show won’t be forgotten.

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Loki's Controversial Multiversal Romance: A Philosopher Weighs In

Gizmodo 19 July, 2021 - 05:30pm

But in addition to trying to reason with Sylvie as to why they might want to consider the offer, Loki also tries to convince her to see that he has their best interest at heart by establishing that he has some sort of romantic feelings for her with a kiss. There was some speculation as to whether Loki had fallen for his variant in the buildup to the season one finale, and now that it’s been borne out, there’s been some discussion as to how we should view Loki’s (and potentially, Sylvie’s) relationship. While the two aren’t technically siblings, their multiversal “sameness” raised questions about whether a romance between them might be considered incestual, or at the very least, the MCU broaching the “selfcest” trope that is rather common in genre fanfiction. Clearly, Marvel and Loki’s creative team were keen on titillating audiences with the idea of Loki hooking up with “himself”—or someone similar to himself—if only for some of the moral and philosophical implications. But in order to actually unpack some of what Loki’s finale served up, we thought it might be interesting to actually bounce some questions off to Christian P. Haines, a philosopher and assistant English professor at Penn State University.

Loki’s being an outsider has undeniably played a large role in contextualizing his megalomaniacal delusions of grandeur in Marvel’s films, series, and comics. The character says as much in Loki’s first episode when he seems to open up to Mobius M. Mobius about why he’s done the things he’s done in the past. On the question of whether Loki, and Sylvie, and really any of the other variants have a true shared identity, Haines explained that the answer is complicated because of how the line between the Self and the Other—the line that establishes one’s identity—is not always linear. Also, Haines pointed out, people change. “They transform because of experiences or because they shift social roles or because of numerous other factors,” Haines said. “But the problem’s even deeper, because so much of how we draw a line between me and not-me, the self and the other, involves fraught personal, social, and political matters.”

Even if that wasn’t the Loki writers room’s intention, you can look at a figure like Loki—a person who revels in chaos and the upturning of societal norms—as seeing physical intimacy with another version of himself as a kind of subversive act that smacks of taboo to casual audiences. What’s worth contemplating, Haines said, isn’t incest but rather how Sylvie and Loki’s kiss was the embodiment of that kind of transgression. “In other words, the question is less, ‘does this count as incest,’ and more ‘what would happen if this really basic social rule were loosened?’” Haines said. “Would civilization collapse? Would chaos roil the multiverse? Or, would things be pretty much the same, except we wouldn’t take for granted even the most basic social and cultural rules? That strikes me as a very Loki proposition: not revolution, really, more an acerbic irony that undermines self-serious assumptions about human nature or what it means to be ‘civilized.’”

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"Loki" Director Kate Herron Talks The Season 1 Finale And The Easter Egg Fans Should Go Back And Listen For

BuzzFeed 19 July, 2021 - 12:06pm

Welp, Loki Season 1 just came to an end and I think it's safe to say that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will never be the same. Following the Season 1 finale, we sat down with director Kate Herron to talk about everything — like how it felt introducing the multiverse and Jonathan Majors to the MCU, casting this incredible ensemble cast, Loki's bisexuality, and so much more. Here's everything we learned:

"Basically, I love Loki, and I found out they were making a show about him. As a fan, I was like, 'I need to know where he's gone.' Then, I just wanted to know what the story was going to be. I loved the character. I think Tom Hiddleston's performance is amazing. I really wanted to be part of whatever this character's next step was because I think Loki's had one of the best arcs in the MCU."

"Directing all six episodes was a really unique experience, right? Because normally TV is run through the showrunner system, and Marvel didn't do that on Loki. It was incredible. It was quite an undertaking to do six hours and run it like a giant film. I'm so grateful for the opportunity, and I'm really proud of what we made."

"When I started, Michael [Waldron] had written the pilot. Then, there was a second episode written by Elissa [Karasik], and Bisha's [Ali] episode was written. So, there was a rough shape of the show. It was already fixed in that Loki was gonna be arrested by the TVA and then it had this twist that he was going to try and solve the mystery of who this other Loki was, but then it pivots and becomes this love story about him falling in love with himself. I just thought that was so inspired and the message that had about self-love. I just really wanted to be part of that."

"As we dug into it with Kevin Wright, our producer, the studio, Michael, Tom, and also our whole team, I think it was always thinking like what was the best story, in particular during the second half of the show. We always knew they were going to The Citadel, something would happen, and the multiverse would be born, but we didn't necessarily know it would come out of Loki and Sylvie fighting. That idea came out of discussions with me, the writers, and the studio."

"I think me and the writers were just like, 'Well, they haven't told us we can't introduce that character. I guess we're doing it.' It was really exciting and I felt really honored that I got to be part of it."

"Being part of the casting discussion with Marvel and Peyton was amazing. It was massive. I was just like, 'Wow, I can't believe I get to be part of this conversation.' Everyone was just so excited about Jonathan. He's one of the best actors. I just couldn't believe we got him."

"He just brought so many cool ideas to the table. I think when you're working with an actor like Jonathan, it's really just about giving him space to play, and let him find the character and give him a cool way to do that. I really enjoyed working with him. We finished the shoot filming in The Citadel, so it was really interesting that we finished filming with Jonathan. I just felt very lucky I got to direct him."

"Obviously, the Time-Keepers were being made in post, and we hadn't cast anyone [for the voices] yet, and I thought, 'Well, Wizard of Oz. Like it should be the wizard, right?' So I thought it would be cool if it was Jonathan, and I think the key thing then was just working with him in a way that we could disguise his voice. I think the fun thing was, Jonathan is an amazing character actor. So we just sent him the art and he was sending audio clips to me and Kevin Wright and being like, 'What about this voice?' It was just so much fun to do that with him. I think that was just joyful."

"That one I was very proud of and it was very fun. I had that shot designed for a while. I think I'd seen it in Futurama, and a lot of animation does it, but I love the idea of going through the dirt and it reveals something. I always felt like that shot would be the place to insert an Easter egg. When we had Throg in there, it was so much fun and it was perfect. We also recorded Chris [Hemsworth] for that. It was just so much fun."

"The Thanos Copter was great. Kevin Wright, our executive producer, was really obsessed with that copter, I was like, 'We have to put the helicopter,' and it was so funny. Episode 5 is our best Easter egg episode. There's so much deliberately because of the nature of The Void as a place where deleted things are sent."

"The one I would say is — it's less Easter egg and more cool story-wise. So, at the very end of the finale, when Loki is in this alternate TVA, there's a character that runs behind him and is going to the armory and people should listen to the voice. It's very quick, but it's someone familiar."

"Bisha, in the episode [she wrote], she spoke about Children of Men and also Before Sunrise as a reference, so I was really inspired by that and the idea of bringing these sci-fi things together. Across all the TVA, I wanted it to just be a big love letter to sci-fi movies, like Metropolis, Brazil, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, [and] Alien. A reference I could never talk about early was Starship Troopers just because, obviously, the TVA are bad guys and in that movie they also use a lot of propaganda film and we had our Miss Minutes film. So, that movie played a hand. There was so much across the show. We had references from everywhere."

"I never really spoke much about it, but basically in Episode 5, The Void was originally written like a desert, but when I pitched, I said I thought it would be cool if rather than like a Mad Max desert apocalypse, it's more like an overgrown garden. Like, this is the place where the TVA throw their rubbish in. I just loved the idea of that. I think I realized as it started to unravel that I'd basically pitched the British countryside. As we were building it, I was like, 'Am I just homesick?' I remember trying to explain it to the visual effects artists who were making it, and I was like, 'You know, it's like the Teletubbies. You know, rolling hills just one after another.' So, yeah, the Teletubbies became a useful reference when describing The Void. So, that's how they played a hand in it."

"Sophia was in a short film of mine called Smear. I was very happy to pay her, finally, for her talent. When we were reading for the role, I was like, 'There's this actor I know and I think we should ask if she wants to read.' Everyone was like, 'Yeah, sure.' So, she read in these audition tapes, and we were all watching the tapes back and I remember everyone at the studio was like, 'Wait, who's that?' And I was like, 'Oh, that's my friend Sophia.' They thought she was amazing."

"Basically, everyone was really excited by her tape and I think she got cast in the room, which is incredible. I was excited because I got to bring my friend along. She's such a good actor. She's fantastic in Flowers and I was just so happy that she was coming along for the ride. I think she's done such a beautiful job with Sylvie."

"I think the most important thing, minus just tiny little gestures, was really making it important that Sylvie was her own character and that all the Lokis weren't just 'faded photocopies.' They were all their own Loki. It wasn't even that they stood in a similar way or looked similar, but what in their soul made them a Loki. I love that line, 'Lokis always survive.' That idea goes across all our characters who are Lokis."

"Sophia has this talent — and I think Tom has it as well — where she's so funny and naturally so witty and charismatic that you can't take your eyes off her. She's also really good at playing characters with a lot of anger, pain, and vulnerability. I just felt that those qualities were so Loki to me. She brought her own spin on it too. Tom's performance is so iconic, so Sylvie was a tough role to cast because you need to give him a good sparring partner, but also, it's another Loki and people love Loki. So, it was really making sure that she felt distinctive enough that she was different, but also that we gave Tom a really fun actor to play alongside. It was really fun watching them. It was really fun seeing their chemistry grow."

"I know Tom and Sophia spent a lot of time together. I think the fun thing with Sophia was the little things, like the fighting styles. She has a very different life to our Loki. Loki is very balletic in his fighting style, because he grew up in the palace, whereas Sylvie grew up in apocalypses. So, she was going to fight a bit more like a feral cat. I thought that was fun to play with. We worked with Mo [Ganderton], our stunt coordinator, and it was really fun to find little mirror image stuff they would do when they fight. We did a little bit of that on Lamentis and there's little bits here and there where we've done that. There's also little gestures that they do that are quite similar."

"Everyone was so excited to cast him. I remember, they were like, 'Kate, just call him and see if he's up for it.' That was a lot of pressure. But then, I spoke to him on the phone and we spoke about Marvel and Loki in Marvel. Also, we talked about what our show was doing, who Mobius was, and then just getting his take on it. It was a very detailed conversation. I think we spoke for like four hours. At the end, he was like, 'I'm in.'"

"When I spoke to the studio, I was like, 'This character is cool, but I just think it could be really interesting if this was a female character. So, could we do open casting? We'll have men and women read, and we'll just see who's the best person for the role.' So, Wunmi read for it and just blew everyone away. We were like, 'We have to cast this person!' So, we kind of remade the role, really, around her."

"It was cool because I love Ripley in Alien and I love Kara Thrace in Battlestar Galactica. In the original Battlestar, Kara Thrace's character was played by a man, and Ripley in Alien was originally written as a man, so I liked that Hunter B-15 was joining these badass women in sci-fi. That was really cool to me."

"Gugu was in my pitch when I spoke to the studio. I was like, 'I think she'll be really great.' I love her work as an actor. From Belle to the episode of Black Mirror she's in, everything she's in is so different. I think that's so interesting with Ravonna because in the comics, Ravonna's been good and bad, and she's such a big character. I was like, 'I'd love to see Gugu's take on that character.' The studio was really excited by that and so was Gugu."

"It was just important for us to do it in a way that made it canon, acknowledged it, and also done in a way where like, if someone asked me, I would just be matter of fact about it, like, 'Yeah, I'm bi.' I think that was the important thing for it and building it into the conversation. It was important to the whole team and the way that it was written was really beautiful. It felt like the right place to do it because these two characters are starting to open up to each other and are being a bit more honest about who they are. So it felt like the right place to have that moment."

"When I started, I think it was a bit more up in the air with like, who are the Variants who work for the TVA? Are they Variants? They actually weren't Variants when I first joined. Casey was an alien, for example. I think something we all locked onto was it was more effective to make them more human. It was already in there that the Time-Keepers wouldn't be real and that would be a big Wizard of Oz rug pull. But the extra rug pull we added was that, on top of all of that, the TVA don't realize that they're actually Variants."

"I think it was really fun, in terms of the bigger structural stuff, to work with everyone. Also, figuring out the inner workings of the TVA, like every squad of Minutemen would have a hunter and they'll be little details sprinkled across all the world building in the show. Generally, we always looked at the characters and what was the best story and how to get to the end goal in the most effective way."

"Basically, Eric Martin, our writer, he'd written in this amazing idea that for the opening we do an homage to Contact, and kind of move through space to the end of time. Then, we'd see the physical timeline, and then we see The Citadel. I love Contact, and I was like, 'Oh, that's so cool.' We took that idea to Darrin [Denlinger], our storyboard artist, and me and him just nerded out about space and about how we wanted to pay homage to Contact but not be completely the same.

So we played with the idea of time and he was bringing in so many cool ideas. But then, the amazing pitch he had as well was like, 'What if when we pull out at the very end, the timeline isn't a straight line like how you guys have been showing it in the show? What if it's actually circular?' I thought it was such a good idea."

"I had this weird idea where I remember saying to my editor, Emma McCleave, I was like, 'Oh, can we add a baby crying or the sounds of the city? And it's like we just hear life.' So her, me, and Kevin Wright got really into that. So we were adding all of these different sounds into the timeline. We also had quotes from just life, not Marvel. Then, we showed that cut to Kevin Feige and the rest of the team.

They all thought it was cool, and then Kevin Feige was like, 'Oh, do you know what? We've never done quotes on the Marvel logo before.' So, we thought that was cool and we added the quotes to the Marvel logo intro. Then, me, Kevin Wright, Emma, and Sarah Bennett, Emma's assistant, decided to just put the MCU quotes across the whole thing."

"It was a real group effort, and we were just really excited at the idea of it being this really beautiful handover from the previous phase of Marvel. Also, we get to encapsulate a little bit of our world as well, which was really fun. The editing team put so much time into that. I really want to watch it in a planetarium or something."

"Kevin Wright and Stephen Broussard from Marvel were our producers on Loki, and they worked with Kevin Feige, Louis [D'Esposito], and Victoria [Alonso]. They always steered us in terms of the Marvel big picture and let us know if anything was off base. It's so secretive at Marvel, so I only spoke to Peyton just because our timelines crossed [with Jonathan]. Generally, Marvel manages everything internally and keeps us all in check."

Marvel might have just answered our biggest question about ‘Loki’

Yahoo Entertainment 19 July, 2021 - 11:17am

Season 1 does little to answer our biggest question about the show, however: where does Loki fit in the MCU timeline’s chronology? We thought we would have to wait for the multiverse movies for more insight. But Marvel might have already revealed the answer on Disney+. Mind you, plenty of Loki spoilers will follow below, so stop here until you’ve finished season 1.

Time passes differently at the TVA. That’s something we learn from the show’s first episode. It’s also the reason why we suspect that the TVA might reside in the Quantum Realm, although that’s not the only place where time moves differently. The void where the remains of timeline branches go to meet Alioth is also beyond the end of time. Kang’s castle sits outside of the flow of time as well.

We learn in the show that Hunter C-20 (Sasha Lane) has been serving the TVA for hundreds of years. That’s how far back Sylvie (Sophia Di Martino) had to go in search of a personal memory she could use during her interrogation. C-20 lived on Earth around the present time before becoming a variant, and the music playing in her bar memory gives her away.

Ravonna (Gugu Matha-Raw) was a school principal in 2018, but she served the TVA for a very long time. Her friendship with Mobius (Owen Wilson) dates back eons.

Loki (Tom Hiddleston) enters the TVA in 2012, following the Battle of New York. After that, he’s with the agency for either a few days or a few months. He can’t tell, and we’re given no specific details.

What’s important to remember is that what happens in the TVA and Kang’s castle isn’t directly related to the actual flow of time.

Also important to remember is that the Sacred Timeline is the primary MCU reality. This is the timeline that Kang has been curating for eons before getting tired and trying to pass on the mantle to two Lokis.

After Endgame, WandaVision, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, the MCU’s present tense is somewhere after 2023. But it would be wrong to see that as 11 years after the TVA arrested the Loki variant. That’s because everything in that main reality happens concurrently.

The past, present, and future all happen simultaneously, as seen when the branches start evolving in the finale. As soon as Kang gives up control, Nexus events happen all over the central reality. They won’t just occur from the current present tense of the MCU.

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Because of Endgame, we know that the TVA allowed at least two Nexus events to go unpunished. One is Thanos (Josh Brolin), leaving his 2014 present to fight the Avengers in 2023. The second one is Captain America (Chris Evans) retiring with Peggy (Hayley Atwell) in the late ’40s.

These Nexus events happened either because they were meant to or because the TVA lost control of the timeline. The first one is the kind of Nexus event that the TVA could partially allow. The organization could let Thanos leave 2014 and then prune the old branch he departed from. But the second is a branch that moved beyond the point-of-no-return. Cap spent decades with Peggy in that branch.

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Also important is the duration of the Time Heist. The Avengers leave the present time for a few seconds to steal the Infinity Stones. They beat Thanos a few hours later, right after bringing back all the blipped beings.

Considering all of that and everything we saw in the Loki TV show, the multiverse must have started branching out at some point during Endgame. It could have happened right before 2014 Thanos traveled to the future. Or it could have happened at any point before Cap decided to retire with the love of his life.

The multiverse rules are so complicated that Marvel has recently held a meeting to discuss them. We’ll get more explanations soon, as both Spider-Man: No Way Home and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are multiverse stories.

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Marvel just gave us a big clue about the Loki timeline with the help of Disney+. With all the new content launched this year, the MCU chronology has changed. Black Widow is the latest Marvel film, but it’s a prequel. During a chronological rewatch, you should play Black Widow between Civil War and Infinity War.

It’s in that updated list that Disney tells us where Loki fits. As you can see in the screenshot above, you should watch Loki right after Endgame. This further reinforces the idea that Sylvie “frees” the Sacred Timeline in the Loki finale around the same time as the events in Endgame. We still lack the precise moment in the official MCU timeline when reality branches out.

The MCU chronology isn’t perfect. The films contain flashbacks, and the post-credits scenes might offer details from a distant future (like Black Widow). But at least Marvel confirmed that Loki is placed after Endgame in the main timeline. And if you want the full chronology, a Redditor compiled every single MCU title released so far and arranged them chronologically:

How do Disney+'s first Marvel series stack up? We're diving into the good, the bad and the ridiculous from WandaVision, Loki and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

After Loki scored the best series premiere for Disney+ and the Marvel Cinematic Universe over five days with 2.5 million households, Samba TV reported Monday that the trickster’s season finale — Episode 6, “For All Time. Always” — pulled in 1.9 million U.S. households from July 14-18. That beats both the season finales of Disney+/Marvel’s WandaVision (1.4M […]

Look, there’s no shortage of great trailers for bad movies—or, at the very least, misleading trailers for pretty good movies, like the one for Predators, which promised all those Predator crosshairs and didn’t deliver. But until we’re told otherwise or see it for ourselves, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe: Origins still looks kind of sick.

Captain America: The First Avenger is a 1940s era period drama that could have leaned on these films based in the same era for artistic inspiration. The post CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and Its Classic Film Inspirations appeared first on Nerdist.

A new type of fight club takes center stage the trailer for Starz’s Heels. The premium cabler has unveiled the trailer and key art for its upcoming hourlong wrestling drama, which stars Stephen Amell and Alexander Ludwig. Written by Michael Waldron, with Mike O’Malley as showrunner, Heels is a story about the men and women who chase […]

The wait is (almost) over: Netflix has set the very, very appropriate premiere date for its “Brand New Cherry Flavor” limited series and released the first teaser for the horror-thriller. Based on Todd Grimson’s 1996 cult classic novel of the same name, the series tells the story of a filmmaker who heads to Hollywood in the early ‘90s and tumbles down a hallucinatory rabbit hole of sex, magic, revenge — and kittens. The “Brand New Cherry Flavor” limited series will launch Friday, Aug. 13. (Right

Last week, Disney very proudly crowed about the fact that Black Widow had made $60 million from Disney+ Premiere Access in its opening weekend on top of some $80 million or so at the regular box office, proving that the Marvel Cinematic Universe is still viable in post-COVID theaters (to the extent that we are even remotely post-COVID) and that people are also willing to spend $30 on top of their existing Disney+ subscription to see a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. It was like Disney could do

“I don't see how a higher priced product could produce better quality.”

Grimes, Alanis Morrissette and Will.i.am are poised to judge a 'world's first' avatar singing competition show.

With multiple versions of Loki, a gender-swapped Taskmaster, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Val in our future, we compared movie MCU villains to their comic-book counterparts.

There are so many good options for new and old fans alike.

The Rockets have reportedly narrowed their choices with the second overall pick to just two players.

As in the case of Shannen Doherty, once again, the actress behind the telekinetic older sister is exiting the show after season 3.

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The upcoming fourth season of CW’s Charmed will be without Madeleine Mantock. Mantock, who has played eldest sister Macy Vaughn since the reboot’s premiere in 2018, is leaving the show after the current third season, Deadline has confirmed. “Playing Macy on Charmed for the last three seasons has been an immense privilege and I have […]

The National Association of Theatre Owners have finally spoken out about the financial peril involved in Disney’s ambitious day-and-date theatrical Disney+ release of Black Widow. In a press release dropped this afternoon following our analysis of what went sideways with the Marvel Cinematic Universe title, NATO asks how can a well-reviewed, well-received, highly anticipated Marvel title […]

The director and author shared a few book recommendations while promoting the release of his debut novel, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

The Atlanta Falcons had other needs when they selected Florida's Kyle Pitts with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2021 draft, but the tight end's elite speed (4.44 40-yard dash) and 6-foot-6 frame were too tempting for the team to ignore.

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