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In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws became a hit summer blockbuster while simultaneously having its viewers think twice about stepping foot into the ocean. The story about a man-eating great white shark carries a degree of realism that, even today, makes it a suspenseful experience to watch. However, the techniques that brought that suspense to life weren’t planned; they
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WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Jupiter’s Legacy: Requiem #1, by Mark Millar, Tommy Lee Edwards, John Workman and John Paul Leon, on sale now. In Jupiter’s Legacy, as well as the Jupiter’s Circle prequel, it seemed like Walter Sampson’s Brainwave was the deadliest villain around. With Superman-like powers and telepathy, many heroes and villains alike were
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By the time he became a student at the Academy, Sasuke was already ahead of his peers. His natural genius, honed skill, and good looks ensured that he was instantly popular with the girls in his class, and this popularity would translate into the fandom. As the difficulties Sasuke had experienced were revealed, fans better understood his
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WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Legends of the Dark Knight #12 by Matthew Rosenberg, Cian Tormey, Matt Hollingsworth and Aditya Bidikar, on sale now.  Gotham has proven to maintain an unusually large population of reformed villains. While some of Batman’s former foes have returned to a life of normalcy, there are others who have tried
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Fan-favorite female Autobot Arcee is joining the live-action Transformers film universe. As revealed during a Transformers presentation attended by CBR, the upcoming film — subtitled Rise of the Beasts — will introduce Arcee, along with returning franchise staples such as Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Additionally, the film will feature Beast Wars icons such as Optimus Primal, the gorilla-themed Maximal leader
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WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Loki, Episode 2, “The Variant,” streaming now on Disney+. The Loki series on Disney+ has brought with it seemingly endless fan theories about where the series is headed and the truth about the Time Variance Authority. One of these theories comes from a TikTok, in which two fans discuss exactly where the TVA
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The Maximals are finally making their live-action debut in the upcoming Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. During a press conference for the seventh Transformers film attended by CBR, three Maximals from the ’90s animated series Beast Wars were confirmed. Optimus Primal, the gorilla-themed Maximal leader named after Optimus Prime, will appear alongside his namesake in the new movie. He’ll be
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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is host to a considerable assortment of world events and side-quests called Mysteries. Some Mysteries are met and cleared by players easily; others remain elusive even to those with an eye for detail. Here are some of the rarest events in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla worth pursuing. The events themselves can vary in
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Anime shows of all different genres depict their main characters in more than one sort of household or family. Some characters live comfortably in a nuclear family, with both parents and all children, while others are orphans who must make it on their own. Other anime characters grow up in or manage single-parent families. RELATED:
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The next installment of Paramount Pictures’ Transformers franchise has revealed its title and place in the franchise’s timeline. Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and is a progression in the Transformers timeline, placing it after Bumblebee but before the Michael Bay films. Rise of the Beasts will also take place in 1994 New York
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Writer Kieron Gillen will examine and explore events surrounding Thanos‘ birth in an upcoming one-shot for his run on Eternals. CBR can exclusively reveal Eternals: Thanos Rise by Kieron Gillen and Dustin Weaver, a one-shot that centers on the Mad Titan and the events surrounding his birth, including an Eternals civil war. RELATED: Thanos’ First Infinity Gauntlet Plan
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Rumors have been surfacing regarding the potential return of an old franchise that is expected to be announced during next month’s EA Play. There’s plenty of speculation on what game it could be, most of which is centered on Dead Space. This is a beloved series from developer Visceral Games, but it tanked after the developer was taken under EA’s wing. While the return
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The Boys showrunner Eric Kripke has voiced some of the restrictions the crew had to face while filming the third season of the hit superhero show — including how safety precautions prevented drinking water on the set. “I find it really difficult,” Kripke told Deadline. “This is definitely not my favorite production experience. It’s no one thing, but it’s
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WARNING: The following contains spoilers for One Piece Chapters #1015 & #1016 by Eiichiro Oda, Stephen Paul and Vanessa Satone, available in English now from Viz Media. As One Piece’s “Wano” arc approaches its climax, the forces allied against Kaido and Big Mom find themselves in despair following the former’s pronouncement that he has defeated Luffy. However, Momonosuke
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The influence of Star Trek stretches into some surprising corners of pop culture — places that fans wouldn’t normally associate with such a bright and optimistic franchise. But Gene Roddenberry always envisioned the show as smart science fiction engaging with strong ethical issues, which in turn made it easy to imprint on other sci-fi properties
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The Simpsons‘ Lenny Leonard and Carl Carlson are two of Springfield Nuclear Power Plant’s workers. Introduced in the show’s first season, the pair were portrayed as background characters at Homer’s work, usually appearing together in minor roles. They often played into gags at the Power Plant, essentially serving as Homer’s chief work friends and sounding
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Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball remains one of the biggest anime series of its kind, and even those who are completely oblivious to anime are likely still familiar with Dragon Ball. Toriyama’s exciting shonen series has steadily grown to become a more hyperbolic demonstration of power, and it’s ridiculous to consider how strong characters like Goku have
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