The Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Have a Trans Character ‘Very Soon’

The Marvel Cinematic Universe Will Have a Trans Character ‘Very Soon’

It’s been a couple weeks, but Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is still going strong at the box office, bringing in $16.9 million on New Year’s Day, which puts its domestic take at more than $400 million.

A Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Script Almost Sold on eBay

A Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Script Almost Sold on eBay

While it seems like everything is slowing down before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, there’s still a lot to cover, including Taylor Swift’s big night at the American Music Awards and Frozen 2’s big weekend at the box office.

Ancient Sippy Cups, A Full-Control Android Hack, and More News

Ancient Sippy Cups, A Full-Control Android Hack, and More News

It turns out ancient babies drank animal milk out of teeny cups, a bug in some Android phones gives hackers complete control, and the film Joker broke a box office record.

It Chapter Two Ruled the Box Office This Weekend

It Chapter Two Ruled the Box Office This Weekend

Also, audiences seem to really like Joaquin Phoenix's Joker and Kristen Stewart would like to play a gay superhero.In news that is likely more surprising than It Chapter Two's box office take, Joker—the new origin story film about Batman's nemesis—won the top prize at the Venice Film Festival this past weekend.

Hobbs & Shaw Ruled the Box Office Last Weekend

Hobbs & Shaw Ruled the Box Office Last Weekend

Also, Phil Lord and Chris Miller are going to Universal, and Batwoman is the future.The dynamic duo behind The Lego Movie and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse —Phil Lord and Chris Miller —are going to Universal Pictures.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home Continues to Rule the Box Office

Spider-Man: Far From Home lead the box office for the second week in a row this past weekend. Spidey Swings in to No. Spider-Man: Far From Home continued its box office domination this weekend, bringing in $45.3 million domestically.

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

Toy Story 4 Just Crushed the Box Office

The latest hit to come from the factory: Pixar's Toy Story 4 , which nabbed $118 million at the box office in North America this weekend. Not only is Netflix releasing a new prequel to the 1982 fantasy classic The Dark Crystal , the series will have an accompanying comic book as well.

Men in Black: International Disappoints at the Box Office

Men in Black: International Disappoints at the Box Office

Thor: Ragnarok costars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star in Men in Black: International. Today, we've got some sad news from the box office and some good news about Steven Spielberg's West Side Story movie.

Like Cars? Watch This Ford v Ferrari Trailer Right Now

Like Cars? Watch This Ford v Ferrari Trailer Right Now

Watch This Ford v Ferrari Trailer Right Now. Do you like things that go vroom ? Godzilla: King of the Monsters landed fairly flatly over the past three days, bringing in just $49 million at the domestic box office.

Aladdin Made $113 Million at the Box Office This Weekend

Aladdin Made $113 Million at the Box Office This Weekend

First up, Disney's Aladdin had a pretty big weekend at the box office. Also, Netflix picked up a couple of big movies at the Cannes Film Festival, and there might be another Alien prequel coming.

John Wick Shot Down Avengers at the Box Office

John Wick Shot Down Avengers at the Box Office

The third John Wick movie topped the US box office this weekend. There’s also another movie based on Mortal Kombat coming and a new trailer for Westworld . It was bound to happen sometime, and this past weekend Avengers: Endgame was finally bested at the box office.

New Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Series Is Coming to Amazon. Sorta

New Jean-Luc Picard Star Trek Series Is Coming to Amazon. Sorta

Also, Avengers: Endgame is still dominating the box office, and we have new trailers for HBO's Watchmen series and It Chapter Two . First up, some good news for Star Trek fans who live outside the US: Amazon has picked up the rights to the upcoming Jean-Luc Picard spinoff series currently in the works.

James Cameron Doesn't Seem to Mind Taunts From Avengers Fans

James Cameron Doesn't Seem to Mind Taunts From Avengers Fans

James Cameron congratulated the Avengers: Endgame team for breaking his Titanic box-office record. Star Wars and Avatar Will Be Swapping December Release Dates for a While. Of course, there may be a reason for James Cameron's graciousness to the Marvel team: They're new coworkers.

'Avengers: Endgame' Might Surpass 'Avatar' at the Box Office

'Avengers: Endgame' Might Surpass 'Avatar' at the Box Office

Avengers: Endgame Is Gunning for Avatar 's Box Office Record. Spider-Man: Far From Home has a new trailer and the British Royal Family has a new baby. Avengers: Endgame Might Break Avatar ’s Box Office Record.

'Hellboy' Could Get 'Shazam!'-ed at the Box Office

'Hellboy' Could Get 'Shazam!'-ed at the Box Office

The latest iteration of Hellboy —this time starring Stranger Things ' David Harbour as the titular character instead of Ron Perlman—is on track to bring in between $17 million and $21 million at the box office this weekend.

Avengers: Endgame Will Rule the Box Office—But Not For Long

Avengers: Endgame Will Rule the Box Office—But Not For Long

According to the latest projections, the movie is on track to make $200-250 million in its opening weekend and online ticket retailers are struggling to keep up. If Endgame brings in more than $257.6 million, it'll beat out its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War, for the biggest domestic opening weekend of all time.

Disney Is Building a Box Office Death Star

Disney Is Building a Box Office Death Star

It also creates what The Hollywood Reporter calls "a box office Death Star," giving the Mouse House reign over the Avatar and Kingsman franchises and bringing the X-Men into the Marvel Studios fold. Watch the New Stranger Things Trailer.

Idris Elba Is New Deadshot in 'The Suicide Squad'. Probably

Idris Elba Is New Deadshot in 'The Suicide Squad'. Probably

The Suicide Squad may have found someone to replace Will Smith, the Mindy Kaling movie Amazon picked up at Sundance this year just got a trailer, and Captain Marvel is about to soar at the box office.

Black Panther and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Black Panther and Netflix Just Got Historic Oscar Nominations

Night Shyamalan's trilogy-ending almost-superhero film Glass ruled the long-weekend box office, and Pixar lost a big director. Night Shyamalan's Glass won the box office, bringing in $47 million in North America during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend.

2018 Had the Biggest Box Office Ever. Thanks, Black Panther

2018 Had the Biggest Box Office Ever. Thanks, Black Panther

Ticket Masters The box office reached an all-time high in 2018 , earning nearly $12 billion in revenue in the United States alone—and eclipsing a previous record set in 2016.

Best 2018 Movies: A Star Is Born to Fill the Star Wars Void

Best 2018 Movies: A Star Is Born to Fill the Star Wars Void

Creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby may have brought the story of Black Panther to life half a century ago, but Coogler's film elevated the hero into a new pantheon, shattering box office records and becoming a cultural phenomenon for all time.

Watch the New Men in Black International Trailer Now

Watch the New Men in Black International Trailer Now

In today's installment: the Men in Black are back; To All the Boys I've Loved Before is officially a Netflix franchise; and Aquaman is doing swimmingly at the box office.Here Come the (New) Men in Black"You are the best-kept secret in the universe," notes Agent M, the newbie alien-seeker played by Tessa Thompson, in the first trailer for next summer's Men in Black International.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Rules the Box Office

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Rules the Box Office

In today's installment: Spider-Man swings to the top of the box office; Netflix announces the actors landing fizzgigs on its forthcoming Dark Crystal prequel; and good Ol' Charlie Brown comes to Apple.Spider-Man Is the Weekend KingpinSony's delightful Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse—a hyper-crowded animated adventure featuring teen web-slinger Miles Morales—landed at No. 1 at the US box office over the weekend, nabbing $35 million, fueled by largely positive reviews.

Radiohead Is Headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Radiohead Is Headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In today's installment: Radiohead gets the "OK" from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; Miley Cyrus looks into Black Mirror; and the 2019 box office results walk like a Panther.Radiohead of the ClassNext time you see Thom Yorke, give him a high-five and a Fonzie-esque "Kid AAAAA!": Radiohead are among the artists being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, alongside Janet Jackson, the Cure, Def Leppard, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, and the Zombies.

Adult Swim Is Giving Blade Runner the Anime Treatment

Adult Swim Is Giving Blade Runner the Anime Treatment

Adult Swim Is Giving Blade Runner the Anime TreatmentThe network will be airing 13 episodes of a 2032-set spinoff—just part of a broader cultural push toward anime.Warner Bros.It’s time once again to turn on The Monitor, WIRED’s roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from box-office news to release-date announcements.

Ralph Breaks the Internet Wrecked It at the Box Office

Ralph Breaks the Internet Wrecked It at the Box Office

In today's installment: A new Ralph and a new Rocky dominate the holiday; Disney's Lion King trailer feels the love; and a premiere date for The Walking Dead comes alive.King RalphThe five-day Thanksgiving weekend set a new box-office record, thanks to Disney's Ralph Breaks the Internet, which earned $84.5 million—or approximately 723,383 hearts—and Creed II, the Michael B.

Fantastic Beasts Is About to Make Grindelwads of Cash (and Other Culture News)

Fantastic Beasts Is About to Make Grindelwads of Cash (and Other Culture News)

PicturesIt's time once again to turn on The Monitor, WIRED's roundup of the latest in the world of culture, from CGI-heavy trailers to casting to box office news.