Earlier this summer, a pop-up bar in Chicago began offering Stranger Things fans a chance to visit the “Upside Down,” which was reimagined as an alternate reality where you could also get an Eleven-inspired cocktail. Unsurprisingly, it’s turned out to be a hit, but don’t expect to hold a season two viewing party…
The Happytime Murders expands its cast. Get a look at Paul Bettany’s mysterious Han Solo character. Stephen Amell hints at a happier future for Oliver Queen in Arrow’s next season. Plus, the first look at The Magicians’ third season and new clips from Rick and Morty and Kingsman: The Golden Circle. To me, my spoilers!
Ezra Miller apologizes for one piece of classic Flash lore that didn’t make it into Justice League. HBO’s adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death is moving forward. Melissa Benoist teases a new suit for Kara on Supergirl. Plus, new footage from Arrow, and casting updates for Game of Thrones and Good Omens.…
Get a brief new look at Ant-Man’s costume upgrade in Avengers 4. Mark Hamill discusses Luke’s dark journey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Legends of Tomorrow introduces its latest team member. Plus, a new clip from The Shape of Water, and another fabulous retro poster for Stranger Things. Spoilers now!
The second season of Stranger Things comes out in exactly two months (hooray!), but some of us might need a refresher on what went down in the Upside Down. Luckily, Netflix is here to help people catch up—and dish out some high scores in the meantime.
Stranger Things doesn’t come back until Halloween, but in the meantime, you can adorn your desk with these awesome action figures. I only have one question: Where’s Barb?
And Rian Johnson talks about the nitty gritty of Star Wars editing. Infinity War’s cast continues to grow. An Expanse star joins the cast of The Punisher. New Gotham footage reveals Bruce Wayne’s proto-Batsuit. Plus, get a look at Tom Welling’s Lucifer debut, and new footage from Blade Runner 2049. Spoilers now!
Dave Bautista teases Star-Lord and Tony Stark’s relationship in Infinity War. There’s some bizarre footage from the set of Deadpool 2. A Jumper TV series is in the works. Plus, a new look at the CW’s returning DC comics shows, Star Trek: Discovery has a message of peace, and new pictures from Outlander’s third…
What exists at the very center of the Venn diagram between Katy Perry’s feud with Taylor Swift, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones, and GLOW? Perry’s new music video for her song “Swish Swish,” that’s what. I’m sure there’s some kind of plot you’re supposed to pick up on here, but I’m struggling to find it.
Stranger Things season two won’t arrive on Netflix for a few months but the show’s creators have already begun looking at its end game.
An iconic Spider-Man adversary could appear in a weird way in Silver and Black. Charlie Cox discusses the comic book influences behind Daredevil’s third season. The Hellboy reboot is close to recruiting another member of its supernatural cop squad. Plus, new clips from Killyjoys, from Preacher, and more Inhumans…
If you’re a fan of Stranger Things and 1980s horror movies—and there’s lots of crossover there anyway—you gotta stop what you’re doing right now and watch Slasher Things. This fan-made delight inserts all the big slasher villains (and some cult favorites, too) into the show’s “Thriller” trailer, and it is perfect.
When you’re making a “Stephen King book directed by Steven Spielberg” like Stranger Things, music is key. And one key piece of music in the first season almost didn’t happen.
Though it easily could have become an overly-reverential love letter to ‘80s movies, the Duffer brothers, who co-created Stranger Things, took special care to strike a balance between nostalgic dreaminess for the past and a sharp, novel take the various genres the series was clearly influenced by.
Ben Affleck talks about Joss Whedon’s influence on Justice League. Karen Gillan promises more Nebula backstory for Avengers: Infinity War. Get a look at some funky armor in new Aquaman set pictures. Plus, Riverdale casts another figure from Veronica’s past and new clips from Killjoys and The Defenders. Spoilers, away!
The Apocalypse’s cancellation will have to wait, as Pacific Rim Uprising gets delayed. The live action Lion King may be close to finding its Scar. Who is the Barb of Stranger Things season two? Plus, Samuel L. Jackson on Glass, another new look at Deadpool 2's Domino, and a bevy of new Game of Thrones pictures.…
The most inspired addition to the Stranger Things season two cast is Paul Reiser, someone genre fans love to hate for his role as the sleazy Burke in Aliens. So obviously, we had to ask this uniquely qualified actor the ultimate scifi monster question: who’d win in a brawl, the Alien or the Demogorgon?
At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, we got a chance to talk to Stranger Things executive producer Shawn Levy moments after the awesome season two trailer dropped. Naturally, the first word on our lips was “Thriller”—and as Levy revealed, the iconic Michael Jackson song almost didn’t make it into the clip.
Tales From The Loop, a role-playing game, is what happens when Netflix’s Stranger Things and the Welcome to Night Vale podcast go bump in the night. Players step into the role of kids in the 1980s, trying to get by in a town where anything can happen. Only the biggest scares aren’t from aliens or killer birds, but…
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