At EW, we’re still powering down from the high of being at Comic-Con—and now it’s time to start parsing through the highlights. One of those was our automated PHHHOTO booth in the EW Hideout, brought to you through our partnership with PHHHOTO and Related Noise.
The first Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney’s seminal epistolary play has assembled a high-profile cast for a series of limited engagements this fall.
Love Letters remains one of theater’s most enduring romances of the past 25 years, having first opened in New Haven, Connecticut, in November 1988. The show paints a portrait of two friends—Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III—who have exchanged letters for over 50 years, having spent a lifetime discussing their greatest hopes and deepest disappointments.
Directed by Gregory Mosher, Love Letters will feature a rotating ensemble of players who will star in the two-person romance, opening Sept. 18 at the Nederlander Theatre. The cast schedule is as follows: READ FULL STORY
As anyone who’s ever dreamed of wielding superpowers or living in a magical fantasy realm or fighting demons knows, San Diego Comic-Con is the ultimate safe space for geeks—as one Con-goer told EW earlier this month, “Nobody is judging you here.” That’s why attendees go all out, bedecking themselves in elaborate outfits that put some low-budget big-screen costumes to shame.
Some of the best cosplayers we saw at Comic-Con this year make appearances in the following video, including one extremely convincing Han Solo in carbonite, more than one Daenerys Targaryen, a pair of Breaking Bad enthusiasts in yellow hazmat suits, a ninja turtle, someone channeling Barf from Spaceballs, a Bob’s Burgers-themed family (including one dressed like a burger), a Bane, a Hellboy, the Queen of Hearts, and a whole bunch more.
Ultimate geek cred question: How many of their costumes can you identify?
Brian Williams is a bit of a cool dad (or as Hannah Horvath of Girls might put it, a “kewl dad”): He’s up with the rhymes the kids are throwing around these days, and hey, he’s even chill when watching his daughter, Allison Williams, replicate sex on Girls. (Let’s all take a moment to imagine him visiting the set, asking, “You guys need anything? Some snacks? Condoms? Let me know!”)
So when the news broke yesterday that his daughter had been cast in NBC’s Peter Pan Live, it was time for Williams to prove his real cool-dad cred. He didn’t let on that Allison was his daughter, but (how could you resist?) he did drop a childhood photo of her already in costume.
In this weekend’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Vin Diesel essays the role of Groot, a giant space tree. In addition to Groot’s other lovable traits, he only ever says three words: “I am Groot!”
But recording the part was no walk in the park for the Fast & Furious star. Marvel has released several videos showing how Diesel re-recorded the line in multiple languages: French, Spanish, Russian, Brazilian Portuguese. And Jimmy Fallon even tested Diesel by asking him to say the line in Mandarin. READ FULL STORY
Elijah Wood isn’t a man who gets caught up in celebrity romances, but there is one breakup that hit him hard. The Wilfred star confessed that and more when he took our Pop Culture Personality Test. READ FULL STORY
Warner Bros. didn’t make any announcements at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con regarding future DC Comics films, so who knows when we’ll get a Justice League movie. Thankfully, the CW’s excellent series Arrow and new series The Flash are here to fulfill all of our fangirl/fanboy desires while we wait for an actual JL team-up onscreen.
This fall, Arrow and The Flash are diving deeper into the DC Universe, bringing many favorites from the comics to the screen. Ra’s Al Ghul, Wildcat, Atom, and Katana will all be introduced on Arrow this season, and The Flash recently cast Robbie Amell—that’s Arrow star Stephen Amell’s cousin—as Ronnie Raymond, who makes up one half of the superhero Firestorm. That’s exciting news for DC fans.
But there is so much more that can done! We’ve put together our wish list for other DC Comics characters we’d like to see introduced in the shared Arrow-Flash television universe. READ FULL STORY
Beloved British person Tom Hiddleston has spent the last few years stealing movies from superheroes while playing trickster god/Tumblr boyfriend Loki. Although the character debuted in 2011’s Thor, he only really went Full Big Bad in 2012’s The Avengers, where he led a merry assault on the heroes of Earth and got to say the phrase “mewling quim.”
Hiddleston clearly sensed that the Avengers script was something special, writing Joss Whedon an effusive email after he read the screenplay for the first time. Business Insider published a copy of that email (excerpted from a biography of Whedon that hits stores on Friday) and Hiddleston’s joy jumps off the page. READ FULL STORY
“There are two facts that tend to amaze people,” says Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. “That during my whole life I’ve only spent four weeks total in L.A. and that I’ve never been to Comic-Con.”
Thanks to the fantasy thriller Horns (out Oct. 31), in which he plays a young man who sprouts devilish protuberances from his head, the actor made his first appearance at the San Diego fanfest on July 25. A few moments after leaving his inaugural Hall H panel, the 25-year-old shared some of the highlights of his trip.
Sci-fi schlock movies like Sharknado (and, presumably, its sequel) are best enjoyed in the company of friends, Twitter, and a large amount of the hard stuff. And if you think you can survive a freak weather event plus shark attack without some sort of social lubricant, then you’re as wrong as… well, somebody who thinks two Sharknados could never hit one major metropolitan area.
So, in order to cover all your Sharknado 2 drinking needs, here’s a drinking game.
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