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Van Helsing‘s San Diego Comic-Con Panel Takes Us Into the Future of Vampirism!

Van Helsing is one of our most venerable vampire hunters, and he’s been played by everyone from Peter Cushing to Anthony Hopkins to Hugh Jackman. Now the Syfy Channel and playwright Neil LaBute are giving the character a slight reboot, by creating a female version of the character, Vanessa Helsing, and dropping her in a dystopian future! We’ve rounded up some of the highlights from the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel below!

[In the not-too-distant-dystopian-vampire future…]

American Gods‘ Bilquis and The Technical Boy Look Perfect

The good people behind American Gods continue to tease us with lovely images! In the last two weeks they released shots of The Technical Boy and Bilquis. Those of you who have read the novel probably remember the first moment you met Bilquis. Those of you who haven’t…well, we don’t want to spoil anything for you. Bilquis is a modern version of the Queen of Sheba, one of the old guard of ancient gods that battles the new gods like the aforementioned Technical Boy and Media, (played by Gillian Anderson!!!) for the hearts and minds of the American populace.

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The Japanese Trailer for Disney’s Moana is Heart-Melting

This movie looks so good already! This morning io9/Gizmodo shared the Japanese trailer for Moana, emphasizing its “Miyazaki-ness” and we are completely on board with that. If there’s anything we need right now, it’s a little more Miyazaki-ness. The clip introduces us to a younger Moana than we’ve previously seen, and we get to see her wondrous relationship with the sea. Check out the full trailer below!

[It turns out the ocean makes a pretty good BFF]


Director/Master of Social Media James Gunn has shared yet another wonderful piece of Guardians of the Galaxy art. This time, artist Lord Mesa decided to run with a new dynamic that’s been hinted at in GOTG2’s concept art: namely that Drax will have a special relationship with Li’l Baby Groot. In this insatnce, he’s going to carry him around in a Baby Bjorn and let him teeth on Star-Lord’s Walkman – which we think is a poor use of vintage Americana, to be honest.

…but wait, does Groot even have teeth?

[via Twitter!]


First Image of BBCA’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Features the Cute Blonde Corgi of the Soul

Entertainment Weekly shared this first image from the BBC’s adaptation of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency! The series, based on the Douglas Adams duology, is being written and executive produced by Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper and will premiere on BBC America on October 22nd. Samuel Barnett (whom you may remember as Renfield in Penny Dreadful and Advocate Bob in Jupiter Ascending) will play Gently, who believes that life’s natural connections will allow him to solve crimes. Elijah Wood will be his extremely reluctant assistant Todd. We don’t yet know who the corgi is playing, but we hope it’s a prominent role.

[via EW!]

Take a Nap with Toothless!

Anyone who visits this site regularly knows that we love it when people apply their various fandoms to interior design, and we’ve found one of the best examples we’ve seen yet! The good people of Super-Fan Builds have constructed this ridiculously comfortable-looking Toothless couch, and we want to curl up and nap under his wing for the rest of the day.

Click through for a video of the build, and learn how to create a dragon couch of your own!


Highlights from the Star Wars Celebration Rogue One Panel

If we learned anything from the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story panel at Star Wars Celebration, it’s that Gwendoline Christie should moderate all panels, all fandoms, from here on out. Her excitement was infectious as she introduced the Rogue One cast, navigated her way around some “reveals” (most of which we already knew), and showed off a fun sizzle reel from the next Star Wars adventure coming to theaters this December. Here are the highlights!

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Beelzebub Has A Krykna Spider Set Aside For Me!

We already knew that Ezra, plucky street-rat-turned-hero of Star Wars Rebels, was getting a haircut. What we didn’t realize was that producer Dave Filoni had also decided to transform the character into Rock God Freddie Mercury.

We’re excited to see the new direction for the show, as Ezra and Kanan repel a Sith invasion of Wembley Stadium just in time for Ezra to rock out.

[via Twitter!]

Pokémon Go Player Lets 2-Year-Old Name Pokémon, With Results That Rival Almighty Pikachu Himself for Cuteness

Imgur-er june1920 has thrown down a gauntlet for cuteness on the internet by allowing their two-year-old human child name the Pokémon they’ve caught while playing Pokémon GO. But better than that, jun1920 went ahead and included all the two-year-old’s quirks of speech, hence “Um Potato” up there. But the best part of this is that this kid’s descriptions don’t just fall into cute child territory – they take an abrupt turn into the surreal that makes the weirdness of Pokémon seem tame.

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Come On Baby, Incendio

1.) Muggles Are Strange (When You’re A Wizard)
2.) Show Me The Way to the Next Firewhiskey Bar
3.) Hogsmeade Woman
4.) Thestrals on the Storm
5.) Jinx Me Two Times, Baby
6.) Hello, I Love You, Let Me Jump in Your Quidditch Game
7.) Break on Through (To the Other Side of the Veil in the Department of Mysteries)
8.) Father? I Want To Avada Kedavra You!

Now, you go.

[Fantastic Photoshop via Micheal Yancy]

Be Horrified by the First Image of Pennywise the Clown from Stephen King’s IT!

EW has revealed the first shot of the new Pennywise the Clown! A new adaptation of Stephen King’s horror opus IT has been in the works for a while now, but this is the first official shot we’ve seen of the terrifying clown monster. The film, directed by Andy Muschietti, is going to be released in two parts. Pennywise was played by Tim Curry in the 1990 TV adaptation of King’s novel, but this time Bill Skarsgard is stepping into his big floppy blood-drenched shoes. Skarsgard is excited about the role, saying:

“It’s such an extreme character. Inhumane. It’s beyond even a sociopath, because he’s not even human. He’s not even a clown. I’m playing just one of the beings It creates…. It’s important that we do something fresh and original for this one. It’s purposely not going toward that weird, greasy look.”

For those who haven’t read the book, IT hops through time, telling the story of a group of children who band together to fight evil, first as 11-year-olds, later as thirtysomethings, and like all King stories it deals with class issues, abuse, race, and the nature of evil… but seriously it’s mostly about this terrifying freaking clown. If you want to see the full shot, and allow it into your mind so it can haunt your dreams, by all means click through.

[We all float etc., etc.]


London is under a Stay Puft Marshmallow attack! Instagrammer Skynett555 shared this shot of the ultimate symbol of Ghostbuster Ray Stanz’ childhood innocence bursting into the Waterloo tube station, wreaking terror as he goes. Unless he’s just looking for the Jubilee Line?

In any case, be careful if you’re using the metro, and if anyone asks you if you’re a god, say yes!

[via Time Out London!]