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Those looking to explore the Dark Arts will get their chance with a new addition to the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London. This is the first time they’ve added to the tour since it opened in March 2012. What is currently the Malfois Manor fireplace will grow to become the Death Eaters HQ on Tuesday, October 14th. The display will include Charity Burbage suspended overhead, Nagini sitting on the table, and other assorted props like the Hand of Glory and Vanishing Cabinet.

To celebrate this new part of the tour, there will be Dark Arts activities from October 17th through November 3rd. You’ll be able to see the Halloween feast from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and there will even be Death Eaters patrolling a spookier than usual Diagon Alley.

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Hey Bat Fans, we’ve got our first good look at new Batmobile from Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. I have no idea if these are official or someone got sneaky, but they’re from the set.

As some have pointed out, it looks a lot like the Batmobile from Arkham Knight. It sure as hell does.

One thing’s for sure, Zach Snyder’s making a statement with this baby.

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Here’s some great news for fans of Haley Atwell and Agent Peggy Carter. You don’t have to wait for the premiere of Agent Carter to see Peggy in action because she’s just been announced as one of the guest stars for the season 2 opener of Marvel’s Agents Of SHIELD.

The episode, called “Shadows”, airs Sept. 23 and will also give us our first look at Lucy Lawless as Isabelle Hartley. Not sure yet how Peggy plays into things, but I can’t wait to find out. The synopsis reads thusly:

Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources–but that’s not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again?

Agent Carter, will be making its series debut in place of Agents of SHIELD when it goes on holiday hiatus. No premiere date, but we’ll keep you posted.

(via The Mary Sue)

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It was back in July that Marvel announced the new Thor would be a woman, and now it seems that Thor’s hammer is being altered to match the new character. Previously it was inscribed, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor,” which is a bit gender specific.

When the new female Thor debuts in Thor #1 on October 1st, her hammer will read, “Whosoever holds this hammer, if she be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.” Now that works a little better in this case, don’t you think?

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Amid cries for him to write like the wind, George R.R. Martin is releasing a new book this October, but it’s not quite the one that fans are dying to read. The World of Ice and Fire is an illustrated history of all things Westeros that spans from Dawn Age to the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen. The book was co-written by Martin with Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, the webmasters of Westeros.org who also fact-checked to make sure everything was accurate.

Martin is also holding a special, one-time event to promote the book in New York City with the $125 ticket price including a signed copy of the new book.

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If you’ve purchased a LEGO set recently, you’ve been instrumental in helping LEGO Group beat out Hasbro and even Mattel and their Barbie franchise to become the world’s top toymaker based on revenue and profit.

LEGO has seen double digit increases due in large part to the popularity of the LEGO Movie along with wildly popular sets like the Research Institute set (aka the Female Scientist set) which sold out in a weekend.

The question will be if they can keep the momentum going throughout the year. LEGO says they see the bulk of their sales in the period leading up to the holidays, so the big question will be if the LEGO power stays strong or if Hasbro and Mattel come back towards the end of the year to take the lead.

(via CNN)

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Lord Of The Rings fans, prepare your wallets because Lincoln Center is hosting Lord of the Rings trilogy screenings accompanied by the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus conducted by Ludwig Wicki.

Lincoln Center will screen all three films twice over the course of 5 days and tickets start at $69 per screening.

They also have ticket packages which include post-concert receptions, a commemorative program book signed by Howard Shore, and more — depending on how much you want to spend.

While the tickets are available now, the concerts aren’t until April, so you’ll have plenty of time to plan your trip.

(via The Mary Sue)

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Steven J. Cannell’s series The Greatest American Hero ran from 1981 to 1983 and is one of those shows that seems to have a cult following. Fox is gambling on that by rebooting the franchise with Phil Lord and Chris Miller. According to Deadline, the duo that directed the recent 21 Jump Street movie and The LEGO Movie is working on the series as executive producers with Cannell’s daughter Tawnia McKiernan. Deadline reports an interesting enough premise:

“…the new Greatest American Hero will chronicle inner-city teacher Isaac’s adventures after his discovery of a superhero suit that gives him superhuman abilities. Unfortunately for Isaac, he hates wearing the suit and has to learn how to use its powers by trial and error because he quickly misplaces the suit’s instructions. He also has to deal with a government handler who has very different objectives than him and struggles as to whether he should use his newfound gifts to help others or just himself.”

I’d give it a chance. Especially if they did a new cover of “Believe It Or Not” for the opening credits.

(via SuperHeroHype)

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Once upon a time, there was a live-action series of Ben Edlund’s The Tick. Patrick Warburton starred as the big blue hero and while that was as wonderful as it sounds, the series didn’t last. Only nine episodes were aired. However, Amazon and Fox could be breathing life back into the franchise.

A revival of the The Tick with Warburton back in the starring role is a rumor for now, but People says their sources are telling them the “superhero parody is now being revived on Amazon” and that Warburton’s already on board:

“Warburton – who has also appeared on Seinfeld and Rules of Engagement – recently inked a deal with Amazon and Sony to reprise his role, with Edlund producing and writing, according to the source.”

I’d be completely in favor of this. Would you like to see another stab at the live-action series?

(via /Film)

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Today’s roundup of deals includes Futurama Vol 8 on Blu-ray, the Etekcity Scroll Optical Gaming Mouse, Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition and more.

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