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'Ready Player One': A Closer Look at the '80s-Packed Trailer

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He came, he saw, he conquered Comic-Con. Steven Spielberg brought Ready Player One to Hall H — and pumped up the crowd and helped assuage  doubts about whether the beloved Ernie Cline novel could be properly adapted for the big screen.

Heat Vision's Aaron Couch and Mia Galuppo and contributor Chris Hartwell are taking closer look at the footage from San Diego, which shows a '80s-obsessed teen Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) dive into the virtual world of Oasis in the year 2043.

Chris HartwellSpielberg, over the decades, has undeniably evolved as a filmmaker — a  metamorphosis that has allowed »


- Aaron Couch,Mia Galuppo ,Chris Hartwell

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A '90s-Set 'Captain Marvel' Movie Opens Up Worlds of Possibilities

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The news from Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con panel that Captain Marvel will take place in the past — the 1990s, to be precise — is a surprising one. So far, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has enjoyed a tight continuity (and contemporary focus) after the 1940s setting of 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger. But is there a method to the nostalgic madness?

In one sense, the backwards time jump for Captain Marvel is oddly reminiscent of Warner Bros' cinematic treatment of Wonder Woman, whose first solo movie took place in the past after her onscreen introduction via a cameo during a »


- Graeme McMillan

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Comic-Con: 'Captain Marvel' Reveals Villains and '90s Setting

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Captain Marvel is taking it back to the '90s. 

During the Marvel Hall H presentation at Comic-Con, Kevin Feige announced that the studio's first female standalone would be taking place in the '90s with a two-eyed Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, joining the action.

Captain Marvel will star Brie Larson and is set to be directed by duo Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Mississippi Grind).

Feige also announced the film's villains: The Skrulls.

The Skrulls are an early invention in Marvel's comic book universe, debuting in 1961's Fantastic Four No. 2. A race of shape-changing aliens, the comic book »


- Mia Galuppo ,Graeme McMillan

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'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Casts Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne

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Michelle Pfeiffer and Laurence Fishburne are joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The actress will play Janet Van Dyne, the superhero wife of Hank Pym/original Ant-Man (Michael Douglas) in the film and mother to (Hope) Evangeline Lilly. The announcement was made at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday during Marvel Studios' Hall H panel.

In Marvel's comic books, Janet Van Dyne is the original Wasp and a founding member — and one-time leader — of the Avengers. Van Dyne continued as a superhero even after Pym retired from adventuring, until she was lost in a sub-atomic realm and assumed dead. (She later returned, entirely healthy, because comics.) »


- Aaron Couch,Graeme McMillan

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