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One Year Later, The #SWRepMatters Campaign Is Still an Uplifting Part of Star Wars Fandom One Year Later, The #SWRepMatters Campaign Is Still an Uplifting Part of Star Wars Fandom

As you may have heard, things haven’t been too great in Star Wars fandom lately. While all fandoms (or even groups of people in general) attract bigotry and unsavory people, Star Wars has taken the cake, especially after the release of The Last Jedi. 

Halloween Producer Jason Blum Has Apologized for His Ridiculous Comments About Women Directors Halloween Producer Jason Blum Has Apologized for His Ridiculous Comments About Women Directors

It’s been quite a few days for mega-producer Jason Blum. The man behind Paranormal Activity, Insidious, Split, Get Out, and many other horror hits is set to have the biggest opening of his career thanks to Halloween—but in an interview about the film, he made some bad remarks explaining why his Blumhouse Productions…

Doctor Who's Producers Discuss Their Outlook and Hopes for Season 11

Season 11 of Doctor Who has brought with it a lot of changes. Not only is this the first season with a female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, but we’ve also got a new showrunner in Chris Chibnall. We spoke with him and executive producer Matt Strevens about how they’re approaching the new season and what they’re…

Dante Basco Discusses Becoming Rufio for Hook, the Character's Legacy, and So Much More Dante Basco Discusses Becoming Rufio for Hook, the Character's Legacy, and So Much More

About 10 to 15 years ago, I was waiting for a movie to start at San Diego Comic-Con and a familiar face popped up in one of the commercials. It was actor Dante Basco, selling Sprite (or Sprint maybe?) and someone in the crowd screamed “RU-FI” to which everyone. else. in. the. theater. replied “Ohhhhhhh!”

On-Screen Female Superheroes Are in Demand, According to a New BBC America Study On-Screen Female Superheroes Are in Demand, According to a New BBC America Study

After what feels like an age of waiting, we’re finally entering a new era of female-driven genre storytelling, on screens big and small. But according to a new study launched by BBC America, it’s just a start—and it’s also a push more vital than ever, with on-screen representation becoming hugely important to young…

Postal Apocalypse: What Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe Look Like After Avengers 4? Postal Apocalypse: What Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe Look Like After Avengers 4?

So immediately upon re-opening up the mailbag last week, I got sick. Turns out maybe you shouldn’t leave a bag in an irradiated wasteland for a year and then immediately start sticking your hand in there. But no matter! This week: How to protect your budding nerd children, a Star Trek special effects dilemma, and the…

Artist Jen Bartel on Turning Fan Art Into a Comics Career and Paying It Forward

Artist Jen Bartel may have started out drawing Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Ghostbusters fan art, but now she’s creating covers for some of today’s biggest comic books. Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Josie and the Pussycats, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, just to name a few.

A Rumored Casting Call Has Some Members of the Witcher Fandom Freaking Out A Rumored Casting Call Has Some Members of the Witcher Fandom Freaking Out

A casting call has popped up in the United Kingdom for Ciri, the young ward of Geralt of Rivia, played by Henry Cavill, and the details of the call have garnered a huge controversy in the fandom.

Batman and a New Generation of Outsiders Are Coming to DC Comics Batman and a New Generation of Outsiders Are Coming to DC Comics

When DC Comics began publishing stories about the adventures of Batman and the Outsiders, the series was noted for its willingness to lead with a cast of relatively new, unknown characters, a rarity in comics. Though it’s been some time since that original team came together to help save the world during DC’s Dark…

Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out Against Racist Star Wars Fans With Some Powerful Words Kelly Marie Tran Speaks Out Against Racist Star Wars Fans With Some Powerful Words

Earlier this year, Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress Kelly Marie Tran suddenly logged off the internet in what appeared to be in response to an outpouring of racist, sexist trolls who felt the need to voice their distaste for her existence within one of the most popular franchises in the world. Today, the actress…

Doctor Who's 11th Season Is Being Created By a Very Diverse Group of People Doctor Who's 11th Season Is Being Created By a Very Diverse Group of People

The eleventh season of Doctor Who was already going to be momentous what with Jodie Whittaker’s casting as the new Doctor, but the show’s push for inclusion and representation will also extend behind the camera.

The Importance of People Like Rebecca Sugar The Importance of People Like Rebecca Sugar

I will not cry at work. I will not cry at work. I will not cry at work...

Actresses From The Flash and Riverdale Talk Playing Classic Comics Characters as Women of Color Actresses From The Flash and Riverdale Talk Playing Classic Comics Characters as Women of Color

CW actresses Candice Patton and Ashleigh Murray have one major thing in common. They’ve both played classic comic book characters, both traditionally portrayed as white, as women of color. And both have had to deal with backlash for it.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is the Latest Film to Leave LGBTQ Representation on the Cutting Room Floor Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Is the Latest Film to Leave LGBTQ Representation on the Cutting Room Floor

There’s an ever-growing, frustrating trend in big-ticket genre movies when it comes to representing LGBTQ characters—studios want their backs patted for the tiniest steps toward including LGBTQ characters, only to then cut the scenes that would actually show this representation. And now, the new Jurassic Park is…

People in Positions of Power Need to Help Shut Down Vitriolic Fan Behavior People in Positions of Power Need to Help Shut Down Vitriolic Fan Behavior

If you’ve spent literally any time on the internet interacting with fans of pretty much any genre franchise, like Ghostbusters, Star Trek, or Star Wars, then you know that what begins as an impassioned debate can quickly descend into hostile, vitriolic trolling.

'Bionic Actress' Angel Giuffria Is Ready for People With Disabilities to Get Their Close-Up 'Bionic Actress' Angel Giuffria Is Ready for People With Disabilities to Get Their Close-Up

Between the success of Black Panther and female-fronted projects like Wonder Woman, it seems like diversity and representation in front of—and behind—the camera has finally become increasingly important to filmmakers and audiences alike. But self-described “bionic actress” Angel Giuffria is waiting for more. She hopes…

Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World Westworld Has to Acknowledge the Racist Appeal of Shōgun World

As the hosts in Delos’ luxury resorts continue with their plans for a mass robot uprising, Westworld is becoming a more expansive, complicated realm—especially with the introduction of Shōgun World, a new park styled to look and feel like feudal Japan. But it’s important to consider that, on quite a few levels, the…

Samuel L. Jackson Doesn't Think Black Panther Can Solve Hollywood's Lack of Inclusivity All By Itself Samuel L. Jackson Doesn't Think Black Panther Can Solve Hollywood's Lack of Inclusivity All By Itself

For many, the huge success of Black Panther at the box office has been seen as a watershed moment in Hollywood, proving that films lead by predominantly black casts can offer mainstream appeal that brings a more diverse audience to the movies. But at least one Marvel alumni doesn’t necessarily agree.

Meet Emily Carmichael, the Next Big Name in Scifi and Fantasy Filmmaking Meet Emily Carmichael, the Next Big Name in Scifi and Fantasy Filmmaking

After ten years making short films and working the festival circuit, this weekend will be the first time writer-director Emily Carmichael has a feature film released in theaters. It will not be the last.

Jessica Jones Featurette Highlights the 'Empowered' Women Bringing the Show to Life Jessica Jones Featurette Highlights the 'Empowered' Women Bringing the Show to Life

Marvel’s Jessica Jones made television history when it announced that all 13 episodes of season two would be helmed by female directors. Now, just in time for Women’s History Month, a new featurette is shining a spotlight on all the women working together to bring this iconic series to Netflix once again.

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