Ian McKellen Discusses Superhero Movies & LGBTQI Representation

Sir Ian McKellen as Magneto in X Men Days of Future Past

The ever-candid Sir Ian McKellen is none too pleased with the state of queer representation in superhero movies, or his rather dull costume from the X-Men franchise. In blockbuster cinema as in the real world, the discussion of representation has been a driving force behind a number of issues. For some in the majority, it’s often a non-issue as they’ve never lived in a world where they can’t see themselves as heroes and powerful people. For many others, however, they see a false representation of the world on the screen or page.

Comics and genre TV have slowly provided fans who identify as LGBTQI more and more opportunities …

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The Dark Knight Trilogy Recut as Black Panther-Style Trailer

A new fan-made video has cut together footage from The Dark Knight Trilogy to give it a Black Panther feel. Kicking off with Batman Begins in 2005, writer-director Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy gave the comic book genre a much-needed shot in the arm.

Shot eight years after director Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin hit the wall and temporarily doomed the franchise, Nolan’s real-world setting of Batman Begins set up what would arguably become the best film in the trilogy with The Dark Knight which of course, pitted Batman (Christian Bale) against his greatest nemesis the Joker (Heath Ledger). And while the film that rounded out the trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, didn’t quite attain the level of box office success or critical acclaim as its predecessor, it still found a meaningful way to wrap up the trilogy before …

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Star Trek: 15 Things You Didn’t Know About Quark

Gene Roddenberry had originally planned to only use entirely new races in Star Trek: The Next Generation. This plan didn’t last long, however, as the Klingons, Vulcans, and Romulans all returned. He was able to create some new enemies for the Federation to face, which were introduced early on during the show’s run. One of these was the Ferengi, who were some of the most ridiculous villains in Star Trek history.

The Ferengi finally found their place in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. We have Armin Shimerman to thank for redeeming the Ferengi in the eyes of the fanbase, as he helped to establish them as a species who clung to the …

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There Are ‘A Lot’ of Unannounced Xbox Games Apparently

There are more Xbox games coming soon than were previously announced at E3 2017, according to marketing boss Aaron Greenberg. Even as Microsoft did announce Xbox One exclusive titles such as Crackdown 3 and Sea of Thieves, the slate of games was relatively scant compared to the offerings of Sony — which most crucially included releases like God of War and Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.

For some, it would appear as though Microsoft is slacking compared to other prominent video game studios, despite the fact that the company has been forthright in its intentions to only reveal the prominent titles and franchise games that are the closest to completion. Regardless, …

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Power Rangers’ PG-13 Rating Harmed its Success Says Director

Power Rangers reboot Rita Repulsa played by Elizabeth Banks vs Becky G as Trini Kwan

Power Rangers PG-13 rating could well have kept potential audience away from the box office, according to director Dean Israelite. When the Power Rangers movie debuted earlier this year, it was seen as a big reboot of the franchise from Lionsgate and Saban. Though the show still runs, and is still popular, it’s fair to say it had fallen past the peak popularity it enjoyed in the ’90s. The time seemed right for a reboot, too, given that most of us who watched as kids, are now adults with kids or young relations of our own.

Israelite assembled a cast of relative unknowns for the five Rangers, gave them …

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