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Apr 16 2014 9:40am

X-Men Days of Future Past Trailer 3

A plethora of mutants make appearances in the third trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past. Logan tries his best to explain the plot of the movie to past-Charles: essentially it boils down to “the Sentinels are bad,” but we all knew that already, right? We’re still not convinced that Logan is the best choice for this mission, but it sure is fun watching him interact with—and occasionally punch—the old (young?) gang!

[Watch the trailer]

Apr 14 2014 4:20pm

How Frozen Should Have Ended

Frozen fandom has pretty much universally decided that Princess Elsa would have been much better off in childhood had her parents... been better at the whole parenting thing? Nothing like having your elders convince you to bottle up your emotions.

But how could they have done better? How It Should Have Ended has the answer.

[Who really gets kids like that?]

Apr 9 2014 8:00am

Deviant artist Rahzzah makes detention fun again with The Xavier Club! We can just imagine the wacky shenanigans these mutants will get up to as they overcome their social differences and bond over the trauma of spending Saturday in a library. Actually, The Breakfast Club kind of found the best way to spend a Saturday...

Morning Roundup has some serious thinkings on superhero ethics, the birth of a new meme, and insight into George R.R. Martin’s literary influences!

[Plus, there’s a cat at the end!]

Apr 1 2014 8:00am

We love customized trainsespecially when the dreamy eyes of Charles Xavier are gazing out at us... Virgin partnered with Fox to premiere these X-Men: Days of Future Past trains, which will be criss-crossing the UK for the next three months. provides some more shots of James McAvoy and Hugh Jackman at the train’s unveiling, as well as highlighting a Virgin exec who... meditates on the nature of speed?

Morning Roundup has a recap of the last decade of mutant-related drama, details on how the Lannisters spent their summer vacation, and new videos from Transcendence!

[Plus Wil Wheaton shares some wisdom!]

Mar 24 2014 1:39pm

Holy crap new Days of Future Past trailer! Even more cuts, even more dramatic line-readings, and tension so thick you’d need an adamantium claw to slice it! We are stating for the record right now that if Charles Xavier needs us to go into the past on a special mission, he will not need to ask twice.

[Watch below!]

Mar 21 2014 2:05pm

Mystery Marvel movie Fox Galactus

20th Century Fox just announced their Marvel film slate up to 2018 and it ping-pongs between the X-Men and Fantastic Four right up until July 13, 2018, where an untitled Marvel movie blockbuster sits, waiting for us to throw speculation at it.

[More info]

Mar 12 2014 8:00am

Darth Vader guitar Tim Lee

Tim Lee creates art in many media, including wood, canvas, paper, and banjo. But we particularly love his portrait of Darth Vader rockin’ out beneath a full Death Star.

Your morning roundup is making everything out of origami. Microscopes out of origami. Trailers for Noah out of origami! Werner Herzog out of origami!

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Feb 11 2014 4:10pm

Captain America, Bob Hall, Kitty Pryde, Terry Dodson

In the world of comics art there are plenty of fans who take exception to the way most women are depicted artistically on the page. This is not difficult to understand: breasts are defying all forms of gravity, waist-to-hip ratios clock in at Barbie levels of discomfort, and everyone is usually fighting in heels.

The return argument is that the men in comics are depicted in an equally unrealistic capacity, though any good feminist will tell you that there’s a difference between female objectification and male power fantasies. But it goes well beyond that realm, too. In fact, it might just be plain unhealthy. Literally.

[An interesting study...]

Feb 3 2014 9:00am

Holly-littlemonster posted this touching memorial on Tumblr, noting that “In Britain we take the death of our characters very seriously.” (Although we think she means the U.K.?) We think that’s the only proper response to Children of Earth, and we can only salute you for it, though we’d rather not remember...

Morning Roundup chooses to focus on more cheerful topics! Like rumors about Star Wars, hopes about Gambit, and further adventures in the Winchester’s universe!

[Oh, and some guy parachuted in space, so you could look at that, too.]

Jan 10 2014 9:00am

People are telling us that Batman is hiding in this photograph by Rémi Noel but we don’t know...we’re just not seeing it. He is a master of concealment, after all.

Check out the further adventures of Tiny Batman over at Rémi Noel’s photo feed. (If it’s 403ing for you, try this link.)

Your Morning Roundup is sending your cat into battle and getting writing tips from George R. R. Martin.

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Dec 28 2013 10:00am

The legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee turns 91 years old today, and in his honor we present a compilation of his cameos in the various Marvel films, from 1989’s The Trial of the Incredible Hulk through 2013’s Iron Man 3, plus a poignant meeting with the animated Spider-Man. ’Nuff Said!

[We are contractually obligated to exclaim “Excelsior!” here, and, well, it feels pretty great. All together now: “Excelsior!”]

Dec 20 2013 9:00am

Happy Holidays, everybody! We were pretty excited when we found this image, because it finally explained some things we’ve been wondering about for a long time: where are the Peanuts kids’ parents? Sure, there are schoolteachers, and ostensibly the whole gang goes to Grandma’s condominium in the Thanksgiving special, but we never really see any adult supervision. Could it be that the kids live in an entirely parent-free world, and those weird waah-waah sounds we hear are just other children, throwing their voices to create an illusion of stability? Could it be that this season of joy and goodwill brings out an opposing sense of darkness in us? Is this our own way of bringing balance to The Force?

No matter. Today’s Morning Roundup will attempt to be all lightness going forth! Behold Will Ferrell drawing a Christmassy line in the sand, Paul Rudd thrusting his thorax out with pride, and a loving tribute to the greatest tech of the last two decades!

[Plus a creepy rendition of a Christmas classic!]

Dec 19 2013 9:00am

Tenth Doctor Sixth Doctor costume

Whatever you do, don’t make fun of the Sixth Doctor’s costume around the Tenth Doctor. It might prompt some rash emotional reclamation on the part of our favorite Time Lord and then suddenly he’s in a pinstripe suit of every color and how do you like him now, Rose? How do you like him now? (Don’t worry, this wasn’t part of any actual plan the show had, just an awesome Tumblr photoshop.)

See the FULL costume below and find out what the Doctor Who 50th anniversary would have been like if Eccleston had been a part of it in your Morning Roundup!

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Dec 17 2013 3:00pm

Belloq, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indy

There are so many genre performances that call for accented fun, and many of them are excellent or at the very least serviceable. But there are times when you hear a lilt or a diphthong and suddenly everything has gone horribly wrong, and you are stranded for the better part of an hour or two with an eye twitch that acts up every time you hear a hard ‘r.’ These are the accents that have haunted our dreams, from Southern socialites to the awkward Australians.

Here are some of the very worst.

[Yousa guys bomb-bad?]

Dec 10 2013 9:00am

Wolverine as Latte Art

Hugh Jackman tweeted this awesomely foamy pic under the hashtag “coffeeclaws.” We have to commend the barista for capturing Logan’s hair spiky hair as well as his wonderful claws. We can practically taste the snikt!

Morning Roundup features Steven Moffat speaking about Matt Smith’s final turn as the Doctor (in a possibly spoileriffic fashion, so don’t click the link if you don’t want any details), Peter Jackson and Ian McKellen talking about why Smaug is the best dragon, and some disturbing news from the World of Warcraft.

[Plus, Amy Adams has some stuff to say about Wonder Woman!]

Dec 6 2013 1:35pm

X-Men Apocalypse movie

Director Bryan Singer has announced that another X-Men film will follow 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past! Titled X-Men: Apocalypse, the installment will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

There’s no information on what exactly the story will be like, but for comics fans that moniker can only mean one thing: a big screen adaptation of the “Age of Apocalypse” storyline from the late 1990s.

[That means some weird stuff]

Nov 26 2013 5:15pm

X-Men Days of Future Past, Magneto, Michael Fassbender, The Bent Bullet

We’ve got more shiny viral marketing for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and what it’s telling us is totally crazy. Well, okay, not totally crazy. But what it might mean for the upcoming film is sure to stir up a hearty stew of rumors.

(Potential spoilers and rumination on the plot of X-Men: Days of Future Past below.)

[IDK, grassy knoll?]

Nov 11 2013 1:45pm

Patrick Stewart, Midsummer Night's Dream, OberonBehold, a thing you’ve always wanted... see, while Star Wars was in movie theaters in 1977, Patrick Stewart was in a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream playing king of the fairies. In a loincloth. Man, Picard was ripped back in the day.

Of course, Stewart is currently on stage in New York performing Waiting For Godot with longtime friend Sir Ian McKellen. So we thought we'd see if we could round out this photoset set accordingly—

Oo, look what we found...

[Tiny Sir Ian!]

Nov 6 2013 11:00am

Villain Fashion, White Witch, Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Tilda Swinton

One of the perks of being evil—you can dress however you like. From fine couture to outrageous false eyelashes, many villains express their freedom from wholesome heroics by creating wardrobes that match their inner diabolical divas. Here are some of the best dressed baddies from across genre.

[If she doesn’t scare you, no evil thing will.]

Oct 30 2013 2:30pm

Disney Princess WolverineThat is what David J Prokopetz wanted to know when Disney acquired Marvel, so he asked Tumblr artists to lend a hand and get Logan some new duds. Each person who expressed their interest to him got a cool $50 commission for their depiction. And how did artists on the site react?

Well, you know Tumblr. The place where all challenges like this should be posed....

While everyone has been busy putting Disney princesses in fun alternate costumes this Halloween, we now have what we truly wanted: Wolverine in so many pretty dresses, claws and all. Have a sample below, and check Tumblr’s #Wolverine is the best Disney princess tag for more!

[More be-gowned Canadian sass.]