In between MCU Phase 4 reveals for Marvel Studios' films like Black Widow, Thor 4 and Shang-Chi, the first Marvel television shows destined for the Disney Plus streaming service were detailed Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.Marvel's WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, will have a multiverse aspect which will directly tie into 2021's Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness.The show will also include an adult Monica Rambeau, first seen as a child in Captain Marvel, played by Teyonah Parris.WandaVision is set to debut on Disney Plus in spring 2021.Coming a bit sooner than that will be The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan and Daniel Brühl.A new logo for the show includes an aspect of Captain America's design, possibly confirming that we'll pick up with Falcon essentially being the new cap.
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Several Black Mirror episodes focus on virtual reality and its implication for the future of society and technology.But what about an actual Black Mirror VR experience?The entire show is built on the idea of what negative (and sometimes positive) effects advanced technology, especially that of the simulation variety, could have on us as people and some of its best episodes are squarely focused on VR.In an interview with Deadline, series creator and writer Charlie Brooker mentioned the possibility of seeing future iterations of Bandersnatch and other Black Mirror episodes getting the VR treatment.“Going forward I hope you’ll find that interactive becomes another genre, or approach, or style [of storytelling] along the lines of a musical,” he said.“… “I actually had an idea for a VR port of ‘Bandersnatch,’ which you could do very easily,” Brooker hinted.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get a new superstar.Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is joining the MCU's Phase 4 slate of films, as revealed Saturday at the Marvel Studios San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel.Newcomer Simu Liu is set to star as Shang-Chi, and will be the Asian lead in a Marvel movie to date.Awkwafina, who we seen most recently in The Farewell will also star alongside Tony Leung.Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct a script written by Dave Callaham.Shang-Chi will be the third film for Marvel's fourth phase, coming right after Eternals, and will see Shang-Chi facing off against the Ten Rings organisation introduced in Iron Man.
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(Disclosure: The CW is a joint venture between Warner Bros. and CBS, parent company of CNET.)Following last season's introduction of next-gen vigilantes Mia Smoak and Connor Hawke, this season we'll see John Diggle's other son -- JJ Diggle (Charlie Barnett) -- is the leader of the Deathstroke Gang, where he faces off against Mia and his adopted brother, Connor.After years of denying himself a normal life to be the hero his community needed, Oliver decided to leave Starling City and made a home in suburbia.Two new characters will also be on the scene in National City this season -- Andrea Rojas/Acrata (played by Julie Gonzalo) and reporter William Dey (played by Staz Nair).He's a cynic who looks down on Kara's idealism.The Flash and his friends spent the last year dealing with Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (aka Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris' daughter Nora West-Allen (aka XS).
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Fifty years later, to the day, I did this moon landing virtual reality thing at San Diego Comic Con.Which feat is more impressive?I don't know, I'm not a scientist.The firm, which is based in both Beijing and Miami, set up a VR simulation that lets people feel like they are on a lunar mission.You can fiddle with controls and pull levers.While walking down narrow hallways of docking bays and moving up and down on elevators, the sense of motion feels realistic.
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Marvel Studios went buck wild and revealed it's Phase 4 movie lineup at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, but still managed to come up with one new big surprise: a new version of Blade, starring Mahershala Ali, is also on the way.Feige dropped the announcement after teasing how Phase 4 didn't even have time to talk about known films like Black Panther 2 or the possibilities of playing with the Fantastic Four or Mutants now that Disney owns Fox.No release date was announced for Blade.But others like Black Widow (May 1, 2020), the Eternals (Nov. 6 2020), Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Feb. 12, 2021), Doctor Strange: In The Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021) and Thor: Love and Thunder (Nov. 5, 2021) all now have concrete dates.All the songs from Big Little Lies season 2 so far: Sufjan Stevens, Portishead, Donna Summers and Patti Smith are among the artists underscoring the Monterey Five.Our biggest Stranger Things season 3 WTF questions: Hawkins is full of loose ends, but there are even more mysteries lurking far further from the city limits.
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Thor: Love and Thunder has just been announced at Comic-Con, along with a host of other Marvel movies at Comic-Con.It will the fourth movie in the series and, like a greatest hits album, will bring back Natalie Portman alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and director Taika Waititi when it hits theaters Nov. 5, 2021.Portman did not appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but appears to be returning with a newfound sense of worthiness as Lady Thor.Waititi announced that Portman's Jane Foster will get to adapt a version of the Lady Thor arc recently seen in Marvel Comics."That story line is incredible is full emotion, love and thunder and introduces for the first time female Thor," said Waititi.Thor: Love and Thunder joins Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside Eternals, a Doctor Strange sequel and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
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Kevin Feige has unveiled our first official look at the upcoming Phase 4 slate of the MCU.The president of Marvel Studios hit the stage at Marvel's panel in Hall H Saturday night at San Diego Comic-Con and answered the biggest lingering question since the merger of Disney and Fox.How long until we see some X-Men or other Marvel superheroes join our faves?This is Marvel's Phase 4 schedule:May 1, 2020: Black WidowNov. 6, 2020: The Eternals movie
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Thor: Love and Thunder will the fourth movie in the series, and like a greatest hits album will bring back actress Natalie Portman alongside Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and director Taika Waititi when the film hits theaters Nov. 5, 2021.Portman did not appear in Thor: Ragnarok, but appears to be returning with a newfound sense of worthiness.Waititi announced that Portman's Jane Foster will get to adapt a version of the Lady Thor arc recently seen in Marvel Comics.Thor: Love and Thunder joins Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, alongside Eternals, a Doctor Strange sequel and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.All the songs from Big Little Lies season 2 so far: Sufjan Stevens, Portishead, Donna Summers and Patti Smith are among the artists underscoring the Monterey Five.Our biggest Stranger Things season 3 WTF questions: Hawkins is full of loose ends, but there are even more mysteries lurking far further from the city limits.
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Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is going to be teaming up with Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) when the two return to the big screen.Marvel Studios confirmed the sequel during their Saturday Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019.With the film's title and further details provided about the upcoming WandaVision Disney Plus series, a version of the Marvel multiverse also seems to have been confirmed by Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige.Tiny spoiler from Spider-Man: Far From Home here too for anyone that was wondering about that multiverse.The sequel is currently set for May 7, 2021, with Scott Derrickson returning to direct.The Doctor Strange film will arrive after the Eternals on Nov. 6 2020 and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on Feb. 12, 2021.
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"Avengers: Endgame" is expected to dethrone "Avatar" as the highest-grossing movie of all time by the end of the weekend, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said on Saturday.Disney, which owns Marvel Studios, owns the "Avatar" franchise after the Fox merger and is releasing four sequels in the coming years.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories."Avengers: Endgame" is expected to surpass James Cameron's "Avatar" this weekend and snag the record for the biggest global box-office gross of all time, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige announced on Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con."Avatar" held the record for a decade with $2.79 billion, and it seemed out of "Endgame's" reach before Disney rereleased the movie last month."Endgame" was only $500,000 behind "Avatar" as of Friday, and will top it by the end of the weekend, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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It finally happened: Avengers: Endgame has dethroned Avatar as the moneyest movie of all time.Marvel chief Kevin Feige and team announced the milestone at San Diego Comic-Con late Saturday afternoon.During a Marvel panel, Feige also announced movie release dates for phase 4 of the MCU."To the greatest fans in the universe, from the bottom our our hearts ... thank you," the Russo brothers, who directed the film, tweeted Saturday evening.Avatar, released in December 2019, held the international box office record for almost a decade with $2,787,965,087 since 2010, having earned the top spot by passing Titanic's previous record of $1.9 billion after just 41 days in theaters.It took Avengers: Endgame a little over three months to beat Avatar's record.
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Google Chrome 76, scheduled to roll out on July 30, will fix a loophole that allows websites to detect visitors who are Incognito Mode, a move that will affect how publishers implement paywalls for their content.In a blog post, Google said that some websites have been taking advantage of an unintended loophole involving Chrome’s FileSystem API.When in Incognito Mode, the API is disabled so that people will not leave traces of activity.Websites have been checking for the availability of the API, and if they do not find it, they determine that Incognito Mode is activated.In Chrome 76, the behavior of the FileSystem API will be changed to prevent the Incognito Mode detection.Google also expressed its commitment to the principles of private browsing by saying that it will fix any other means of Incognito Mode detection.
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be getting it's fight on.Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is joining the MCU's Phase 4 slate of films, being revealed Saturday at the Marvel Studios San Diego Comic-Con 2019 panel.The movie will star Simu Liu, Awkwafina and Tony Leung.The director will be Destin Daniel Cretton.Shang-Chi will be the third film for Marvel's fourth phase, coming right after Eternals.All the songs from Big Little Lies season 2 so far: Sufjan Stevens, Portishead, Donna Summers and Patti Smith are among the artists underscoring the Monterey Five.
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New headsets with significant tech improvements and lower prices have hit the market, providing an immersive and entertaining experience.So, if you’ve been contemplating getting a VR headset for a while, there is no better time than now.Pros: standalone headset, great tracking, no additional sensors needed, great controllersCons: unimpressive battery life, occasional screen door effectVR enthusiasts have been waiting for a powerful untethered headset for a while, and it has finally arrived in the form of the Oculus Quest.A major improvement on its Oculus Go predecessor, this standalone headset offers a true all-in-one VR experience.
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Marvel has confirmed an Eternals film will be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase 4 during the Marvel Studios panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 on Saturday.The film will star Angelina Jolie, Salma Hayek, Don Lee, Lia McHugh, Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Lauren Ridloff and Richard Madden.The cast took the stage soon after Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed the film.All the songs from Big Little Lies season 2 so far: Sufjan Stevens, Portishead, Donna Summers and Patti Smith are among the artists underscoring the Monterey Five.Our biggest Stranger Things season 3 WTF questions: Hawkins is full of loose ends, but there are even more mysteries lurking far further from the city limits.
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Few things are surer to get applause at Comic-Con International than bringing the actor Patrick Stewart onto a stage.As both Captain Jean-Luc Picard of Star Trek: The Next Generation (and movies) and Professor X from one of the X-Men movie timelines, Stewart is (as one panel moderator put it) the O Captain My Captain of a generation.When CBS announced last year that the network's second new Star Trek series to run on its streaming network would center on Picard, well, that was like replicating red meat for the base.Bringing Stewart to Comic-Con's Hall H to talk about boldly going back to playing Picard?It’s a problem that any subscriber-based business will recognize: retention vs. acquisition.“People have perceived that Trek is limited in what it can be, and our thesis is that it has to be what it has already been to everybody,” said Alex Kurtzman, an executive producer of Trek shows, from the podium at Hall H. “But it can be more and has to expand.” Ironically, Kurtzman wasn’t even talking about the new show, Picard.
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Westworld, Star Trek: Picard, Watchmen, Snowpiercer, and so many more.For show co-creator Jonathan Nolan, Season 3 is all about “The New World.” On Saturday, fans got a glimpse into what that new world was: a sleek, beautiful place that looks more threatening than any bleak future ever presented in science fiction.And everyone, and everything, looks impeccable, if menacing.Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), the beloved captain of Star Trek: The Next Generation's USS Enterprise pins on his comm badge and comes out of retirement for what might be one last mission, with a new, young crew and guest appearances from his old crewmates and old enemies (and writing from Michael Chabon, the novelist who wrote The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Klay)."It's slower, more gentle, more lyrical.Ozymandias, the antihero who engineered the squid in the comic, is still scheming and played by Jeremy Irons.
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Instagram will start issuing warnings to users who are in danger of having their accounts on the social media platform banned.This is one of the changes being implemented to address policy violations.In a blog post, Instagram introduced a new notification process that will inform people if their account is at risk of being disabled.The alert will contain the posts, comments, and stories that were deleted from the account, as well as the reason for their removal.“If you post something that goes against our guidelines again, your account may be deleted,” the notification says.The notification will also offer the chance to appeal content deleted for violations of the nudity and pornography, bullying and harassment, hate speech, drug sales, and counter-terrorism policies.
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Adapting Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen graphic novel hasn't exactly been all smiles.But with the long-awaited teaser trailer as well as a full Comic-Con trailer arriving for HBO's series, we know that the latest adaptation brings masks aplenty, retains the aesthetically pleasing black and yellow color scheme and assures us the end of the world is nigh.Here's everything you need to know about HBO's upcoming series.HBO has been a standout at San Diego Comic-Con this year, with Westworld, His Dark Materials and Watchmen all around to fill the Game of Thrones TV slot void.(Meanwhile, the Game of Thrones SDCC panel continued to offer premium drama.)The ominous chanting of "ticktock, ticktock" certainly sends a chill straight from this darkly-toned world.
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