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Warner Bros. Cracking down on Local Harry Potter Events in True Umbridge Fashion

Harry Potter. A book series that has filled adults and children with wonder for two decades. Also: a giant capitalist goldmine that Warner Bros. will milk until the teat shrivels up into nothing. Which means clamping down on anything that could infringe on their lucrative copyright, including local events that have been structured around the franchise.

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Five Ways to Fix the Films of the DC Universe (Except for Wonder Woman Which is Perfection)

You're welcome, Warner Bros.

With the notable exception of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. has yet to capitalize on the promise of a DC cinematic universe. Here are five ways to fix the flailing franchise, from the hive mind here at The Mary Sue Productions (not a real thing but ugh could you imagine?)

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The In the Heights Movie Is Saved, Thanks to Warner Bros.

We were so grateful when Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes finally got the film rights back to their musical, In the Heights, after having been tied up at The Weinstein Company. But the question still remained: Will we still be getting this film? Turns out, yes! The In the Heights movie is still happening, people!

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Fox Cancels Fan Favorite Lucifer After Three Seasons

The show is another casualty of this brutal pilot season

After three seasons, Fox has decided to cancel the fantasy crime procedural Lucifer, marking yet another beloved series cancellation in this brutal pilot season. The series stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, the charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome Lord of Hell, who partners with LAPD detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German) to take down criminals. The show is based on the comic book characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo.

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Joss Whedon Leaves Batgirl, Allowing Us All to Sigh With Relief

I have had qualms about Joss Whedon writing and directing a Batgirl movie long before his indiscretions and misuse of his entertainment industry clout became public. I'm sure many of us have. Now, it seems that this is no longer a concern. Joss Whedon has officially bowed out of Batgirl.

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Justice League Honest Trailer Is the Only Alternate Cut the Movie Needs

Marvel and DC movies tend to get compared a lot because, really, there's no other meaningful point of comparison for cinematic superhero movie universes of this scale. That leads to a lot of ire over perceived bias against DC movies, but for most superhero movie fans, there's nothing we'd like to see more than both of them succeed. That's why it was so disappointing when Justice League was just kind of ... there.

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J.J. Abrams Returns to Sci-Fi Television With a New, Female-Led Creation All His Own

It's about damn time.

It's been eight years since the last show J.J. Abrams created and wrote, and 11 years since the last sci-fi show he wrote and created. Now, he's finally returning to the original sci-fi television that made him.

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It’s Time for Animaniacs and They’re Zany to the Max—Nostalgia Strikes Again With Hulu Revival

Nostalgia is really working overtime. Hulu announced yesterday that it would be bringing back one of the staple cartoons for children of the 90s: Animaniacs.

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Gal Gadot to Be Honored With the #SeeHer Award at 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

Without a doubt one the biggest movies to come out this year was Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins fought against rumors of a chaotic set, delays and the general doubt that a female-led superhero movie, and a DC movie at that, could be good. Yet, Woman Woman went on to become the most successful film the DCU.

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Ocean’s 8 Teaser Is Stylish, Shiny, and Curious

Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock open this teaser for Ocean's 8 which is full of suits, jewelry, and references to the original trilogy.

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We’re Getting a Harry Potter RPG Set at Hogwarts in the 1980s

Warner Bros. and Jam City recently announced Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a narrative-based mobile RPG that takes place "in the mid-1980s after the Wizarding Wars."

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Things We Saw Today: The New Ready Player One Trailer Shows Us More of the OASIS

Warner Bros. has unveiled the new trailer for Ready Player One, and we get to see a lot more of the OASIS in this one.

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New Image of Robin from Titans Feels More Arrow Than Supergirl

Warner Bros. has released the first image of Brenton Thwaites as Robin/Dick Grayson from their upcoming Teen Titans series, Titans.

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Get Your Grubby Hands off My Supergirl: EP Andrew Kreisberg Goes From Suspended to Fired

One of the most disheartening points for me in the recent wave of high-profile suspensions and firings of male Hollywood executives and creatives was learning that Andrew Kreisberg, co-creator and Executive Producer on multiple DCTV shows on The CW, including Supergirl, was suspended after a long history of sexually inappropriate behavior. He has now been officially fired.

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Marvel’s Kevin Feige Wishes Captain Marvel Were First. I Say, Be the Studio That Has MORE THAN ONE.

One of the reasons that we love the Wonder Woman solo film so much, in addition to Patty Jenkins' masterful direction and a damn-near-perfect performance by Gal Gadot, is because it was the first time that moviegoers got a genuinely good film with a female superhero at its center. Now, we have Marvel's Captain Marvel to look forward to, and Kevin Feige has some mixed feelings about that.

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5 Female Writer/Directors Better Suited to Batgirl Than Joss Whedon

Batgirl is a symbol that belongs to everyone, particularly to women, girls, and anyone on the female side of the spectrum who needs a hero in which they can see her/themselves. Joss Whedon isn't the voice we need to be hearing on this right now. Here are five women who could be.

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6 Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books for Fans of Justice League

Sometimes, you watch a movie and you just can’t get enough of your favorite character–except that the sequel won’t be out for a year or maybe more. If you walk out of the Justice League movie feeling that way, you may be in need of some reading recommendations to help fulfill your craving for more Wonder Woman or Aquaman.

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Harley Quinn Is Getting a Joker-Free Animated Series—and Yes, Poison Ivy Will Be in It

Warner Bros. has ordered a 26-episode animated series called Harley Quinn, which follows the character after she "finally has broken things off with the Joker once and for all, and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City." 

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Justice League Underperformed at the Box Office. So What Comes Next?

Despite making 95 million at the box office, this was a disappointing weekend number for Warner Bros. with estimates earlier projecting the film to make in the $110 million range this weekend. The movie's budget is said to be around 300 million. Next stop: Aquaman.

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Gal Gadot Says That Brett Ratner Is Officially off Wonder Woman 2

Brett Ratner will not be attached to Wonder Woman 2.

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