Fantastic Four Director Josh Trank’s Biggest Regret Is That He Didn’t Cast a Black Actress as Sue Storm

Here at IGN we occasionally like to showcase something from geekdom’s rich history — a pop-culture Time Capsule, if you will, that gives us a peek in to the past, perhaps providing a new appreciation for previous projects.

If you’d like, please check out the past few Time Capsules:


With all the cons currently canceled or relegated to streaming presentations, including this summer’s pop-culture Krakatoa, San Diego Comic-Con, this week’s Time Capsule is a journey back to the early years of SDCC when, in 1976, a plucky parsec-y indie flick about cosmic wizards made its humble geek convention debut.

Yup,

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Cinemark Customers Not Required to Wear Masks When Theaters Reopen

Here at IGN we occasionally like to showcase something from geekdom’s rich history — a pop-culture Time Capsule, if you will, that gives us a peek in to the past, perhaps providing a new appreciation for previous projects.

If you’d like, please check out the past few Time Capsules:


With all the cons currently canceled or relegated to streaming presentations, including this summer’s pop-culture Krakatoa, San Diego Comic-Con, this week’s Time Capsule is a journey back to the early years of SDCC when, in 1976, a plucky parsec-y indie flick about cosmic wizards made its humble geek convention debut.

Yup,

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Posted on 6 days ago

John Boyega’s Black Lives Matter Speech and Lucasfilm’s Response

Here at IGN we occasionally like to showcase something from geekdom’s rich history — a pop-culture Time Capsule, if you will, that gives us a peek in to the past, perhaps providing a new appreciation for previous projects.

If you’d like, please check out the past few Time Capsules:


With all the cons currently canceled or relegated to streaming presentations, including this summer’s pop-culture Krakatoa, San Diego Comic-Con, this week’s Time Capsule is a journey back to the early years of SDCC when, in 1976, a plucky parsec-y indie flick about cosmic wizards made its humble geek convention debut.

Yup,

Read More
Posted on 6 days ago

Mandopop Star JJ Lin Hosts Team SMG Community Cup Esports

Here at IGN we occasionally like to showcase something from geekdom’s rich history — a pop-culture Time Capsule, if you will, that gives us a peek in to the past, perhaps providing a new appreciation for previous projects.

If you’d like, please check out the past few Time Capsules:


With all the cons currently canceled or relegated to streaming presentations, including this summer’s pop-culture Krakatoa, San Diego Comic-Con, this week’s Time Capsule is a journey back to the early years of SDCC when, in 1976, a plucky parsec-y indie flick about cosmic wizards made its humble geek convention debut.

Yup,

Read More
Posted on 6 days ago

Fantastic Four Director Josh Trank’s Biggest Regret Is That He Didn’t Cast a Black Actress as Sue Storm

Fantastic Four director Josh Trank says his biggest regret about his infamous 2015 comic book movie is that he backed down over his intent to cast a black actress as Susan Storm, aka the Invisible Woman, after receiving “pretty heavy pushback” from studio 20th Century Fox.

In a chat with Geeks of Color, Trank revealed he wanted the entire Storm family to be played by black actors. In the end, Michael B. Jordan played Johnny Storm opposite Reg E. Cathey as his dad Franklin Storm, with Kate Mara cast as Sue, Franklin’s adopted daughter.

While Trank didn’t name any

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IGN Readers Have Picked the Best Star Wars Character of All Time

Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been running Best Star Wars Character of All Time face-offs. And now we have the ultimate winner, as chosen by you, the IGN reader!

First we ran a face-off where 200 of the most recognizable canon Star Wars characters faced off. Everyone from Han Solo to The Mandalorian to Wicket W. Warrick went head to head and it wasn’t pretty! From there the top 25 winners then entered a second face-off, and when the dust had settled, our winners were chosen.

So who took the top spot? Drumroll please…

Perhaps not surprisingly,

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Fly Punch Boom! Review (Switch eShop)

You’re not ready for Fly Punch Boom. No really, you’re not. You might think you were born to play a game that essentially throws you into an anime royal rumble, but neither your eyes nor your reactions are up to the task. Not yet. It’s going to take time to acclimatise to Fly Punch Boom’s level of madcap hyper-kinetic arena-brawler action. Thankfully, it’s well worth the effort, and you’ll have a lot of fun in the process.

Imagine a game of Smash Bros. where every character was a super-powered free-flying Demi-god, capable of flicking meteors into the face

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Cinemark Customers Not Required to Wear Masks When Theaters Reopen

Movie theater chain Cinemark will “encourage” but not require its customers to wear face masks when they reopen their cinemas later this month despite the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cinemark intends on reopening in four phases, starting June 19, with its theater employees required to wear face coverings.

During an analysts call this week, Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi said: “We have been intensely focused on developing enhanced health and safety protocols, understanding that these factors will weigh heavily on the confidence and peace of mind of our employees, guests and community as we reopen our theaters.”

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The Last of Us Part 2 Trailer Accused of Copying Artist Without Permission – IGN Daily Fix

The Last of Us Part 2 Trailer Accused of Copying Artist Without Permission – IGN Daily Fix
On today’s Daily Fix, Akeem talks about the accusations by music artist Lotte Kestner against Neil Druckmann and Naughty Dog, claiming their cover of New Order’s True Faith in The Last of Us Part 2 being a copy of her cover. We also talk about the confirmation from the creators of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning on a remaster of the classic game, Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning, coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on August 18, 2020.

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John Boyega’s Black Lives Matter Speech and Lucasfilm’s Response

Star Wars’ John Boyega delivered an impassioned speech Wednesday in London during a Black Lives Matter protest over the recent killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. During his speech, Boyega noted that his activism might hurt his career but that it’s a price he’s willing to pay. However, Lucasfilm has since come out in support of their Star Wars lead, declaring him a “hero” that they stand with.

“Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but f*** that,” Boyega shouted to a crowd of fellow protestors assembled in London’s Hyde Park.

Hoarse

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