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If you needed a reason to watch Gotham, this may be it. Morena Baccarin is joining the cast as Dr. Leslie Thompkins. She’s starting as a recurring character, but they’re looking to make her a series regular in season 2. Personally, I like when anything Morena does gets more than one season.

In the comics, Thompkins was a doctor at Arkham and was close friends with Bruce Wayne’s parents. She also became a mom of sorts to Bruce and was one of the few who knew he was Batman. It looks like they’re planning on keeping that story for Gotham, but they’re also hinting at her being a love interest for Jim Gordon.

Doctor, surrogate mom, and love interest? Professional and nurturing? Yeah, I think she can do that.

(Deadline via /Film)

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Warner Bros. Pictures has set up a special site called For Your Consideration designed to promote its films to Academy Awards voters. One of the things they think voters should consider nominating is a Best Original Song contender from The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. The song is The Last Goodbye which is written by screenwriters Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh, and actor Billy Boyd who also sings the tune.

You might remember him singing All Shall Fade in the original trilogy which may have brought tears to your eyes. Expect the same this time around, and have a box of tissues at the ready.

(Warner Bros. Pictures via The Mary Sue)

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The first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer leaked earlier today and was quickly pulled. Apparently, that prompted Marvel to say “f*ck it” and release the real deal. If you haven’t seen the high-res version head after the break post haste.

UPDATE: Marvel’s response to the leak earlier today was “priceless” as one of our Facebook commenters put it. You can see that after the break as well.

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Friendship is magic. Friendship is also very popular apparently.

Variety reports that Hasbro is moving forward with a My Little Pony movie for a 2017 release. The movie will be produced through Allspark Pictures, and Hasbro will finance it in house. They have Joe Ballarini on board as the writer and Meghan McCarthy as co-executive producer. McCarthy works on the current animated show and Equestria Girls.

The news doesn’t state whether the film is based on the Friendship is Magic incarnation of the story, but it’s likely given the success of the animated series.

(via /Film)

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Nintendo has announced some interesting news about Link’s upcoming appearance in Mario Kart 8. As you can see from the above pic, Link is getting a motorcycle (dubbed the “Master Cycle”).

Nintendo also mentioned that there might be some Zelda-themed racetracks in the game too.

Find out more after the break…

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NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captures images of the sun, and on October 8th, the sun decided to show some Halloween spirit. It looks like the greatest pumpkin of them all! NASA’s Joe Witte said:

“Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a solar jack-o’-lantern’s face… The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.”

Even the sun likes to get dressed up for Halloween. That means you have no excuse.

(via CNN, photo via SDO)

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While many people have been calling on Marvel to create the first female led stand alone superhero movie, DC and Warner Bros. have stepped up to the plate with the announcement of a Wonder Woman movie during a shareholder call. But that’s not all.  They also announced a slate of 10 new titles slated for 2016 – 2020.

Suicide Squad will be the first release after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Wonder Woman will follow in 2017. Justice League Part One, The Flash (starring Ezra Miller instead of Grant Gustin, for those of you who had your hopes up), Aquaman, Shazam, Justice League Part Two, Cyborg, and Green Lantern fill out the roster.

Check out the breakdown after the jump…

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Marvel brought along the cast of Daredevil to New York Comic Con over the weekend, and they got to talk a bit about the show. They also debuted some of the first official photos of Charlie Cox as Daredevil (they also showed off some Con-only footage too).

In the pic above you can see Charlie as lawyer Matt Murdock. After the break, you can check out a pic of him in his first-gen costume.

Check out some more pictures and details about the show after the break…

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New York Comic Con has started and Tomorrowland decided to do it up right. First off, George Clooney was on the Tomorrowland panel yesterday (joking about how he was spending his honeymoon at the con). Plus, Disney released the first teaser trailer and Funko debuted their first ReAction figure from the movie.

I think the movie looks really interesting and I’m definitely looking forward to seeing more.

You can check out the trailer and the new figure after the break.

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We’ve got some good news for you LEGO fans. The LEGO group recently announced details regarding a relaunch (and accompanying storyline) for LEGO Bionicle at New York City Comic Con. The new toys will be available globally on January 1, 2015. From the press release:

“We are thrilled to announce the relaunch of the LEGO BIONICLE franchise, which was one of our most popular LEGO franchises and our first ‘constraction’ or constructible action figure line,” said Michael McNally, Senior Director of Brand Relations, The LEGO Group. “We are eager to introduce and immerse a new generation of children in this rich character-driven world and can’t wait for fans of all ages to interact with the new story.”

The storyline revolves around the mythical island of Okoto, where the evil Makuta is gathering his forces to dominate the island and track down three powerful masks: the Mask of Creation, the Mask of Control and the Mask of Ultimate Power. The islanders enlist the aid of six heroes (each are masters of an element) in order to defeat Makuta. The LEGO group noted that they will offer a wide range of Bionicle sets from each of the factions, and the prices will range from $9.99 – $19.99 for each set.

Check out some more pics of the some of the other sets after the break…

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