Captain Marvel: Why Everyone's Talking About Goose The Cat

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Captain Marvel: Why Everyone's Talking About Goose The Cat

If you've been following Captain Marvel's promotion at all, there's a good chance you know about Goose the cat--he's easily the MCU's latest breakout star, despite being, well, at cat. He even got his very own character poster right alongside Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson--not bad for someone who can't actually speak and doesn't have opposable thumbs.

But the truth about Goose is actually a little weirder than what you might assume. Sure, the internet loves cats, and the MCU has been sorely lacking in plucky animal companions since Rocket was introduced back in Guardians 1, but Goose is actually a lot more than meets the eye--and way, way more than a mascot for Carol and Nick's fun buddy cop adventures through the '90s.

Here's your obligatory spoiler warning: Major Captain Marvel plot points discussed below.

Captain Marvel: The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

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Captain Marvel: The MCU's Skrulls Are Different From The Comics, And It Changes Everything

Chances are, even if you're not super familiar with Marvel comics, you could maybe cite some facts about the Skrulls. They're one of the most iconic fictional alien races in pop culture, from their weirdly ridged chins and green skin to their ominous ability to shapeshift into just about anyone. They've been a major thorn in the side of virtually every Marvel superhero team since Fantastic Four #2 back in 1962, and for good reason. Traditionally, the Skrulls have always been seen as an invasive and destabilizing force--they invade planets in secret with their shapeshifting powers to infiltrate and later overtake whole worlds by turning friends on one another and allowing paranoia to do most of the work for them.

Sounds pretty devious, right? So it's no wonder that fans have been clamoring anxiously about all the new potential threats the Skrulls could represent in the MCU, now that they're being officially introduced in Captain Marvel. Except, that's not exactly how things actually panned out in the end. We were ready for just about every possible Skrull-related twist, from the reveal that beloved characters like Black Widow have actually been Skrulls this entire time to a full scale Secret Invasion-based storyline. We weren't, however, prepared for what we actually got.

Cyberpunk 2077 Dev Explains Why It Doesn't Show Much Of The Game

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One of the most-anticipated upcoming games, Cyberpunk 2077, is coming to E3 in June, but you don't have to wait that long to hear the developers talk about it. PlayStation has posted a new "Creating Cyberpunk 2077" video in which developers from CD Projekt Red discuss some elements of the long-in-development first-person RPG.

Miles Tost, one of the game's level designers, speaks in the video about why CD Projekt Red has kept so quiet about Cyberpunk 2077 over the years. He explains that video game development is an "iterative" process, which means things change all the time. That's just how development works. And it seems CD Projekt Red is more interested in waiting until it has something great, polished, and refined to show.

"The reason why you can't really go out and show everything is because video game development is such an iterative process," Tost says. "What we have now might not be there tomorrow. We've had ideas that have died over the years then they've been resurrected then they've died again and now they're back."

Suicide Squad 2 Could Add Polka-Dot Man, Ratcatcher, King Shark, And Other DC Comics Villains

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Following the news that Deadshot will be played by Idris Elba after Will Smith dropped out of Suicide Squad 2, more intriguing details about the follow-up have come to light.

According to Collider, the sequel may introduce a number of characters from the DC Comics world, including Ratcatcher, King Shark, Polka-Dot Man, and Peacemaker.

Ratcatcher, who is one of Batman's enemies, is a man in the comics but will be a woman in the Suicide Squad sequel, according to Collider. King Shark is just that--a hulking humanoid shark. Polka-Dot Man is another villain whose body can produce polka dots that become weapons. Peacemaker, meanwhile, is an "agent of peace."

Movie About The Lord Of The Rings Author J.R.R. Tolkien Gets Sweeping New Trailer

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The latest trailer for the movie about Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien has come online, providing another look at Nicholas Hoult as the legendary author during his formative years. The movie, called Tolkien, touches on Tolkien's life as an orphan and his romantic relationship with Edith Bratt, who is played by Lily Collins.

In one nice scene in the trailer, we see Tolkien telling Bratt about how he invented an entire language--as he actually did--for his Middle-earth stories. A major focus of the story will be Tolkien's time in school with his close friends and how they later fought in World War I together as a "fellowship." Some of Tolkien's friends died on the battlefield, and the author's time in battle reportedly inspired some of his Middle-earth writing.

Another major element of the film will be Tolkien's relationship with Bratt. It's been reported that this relationship inspired Tolkien's Beren and Luthien story, which itself inspired the Aragorn-Arwen relationship in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings series.

Pokemon Go Holding New Type Of Event Next Week

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There has been no shortage of events in Pokemon Go recently, and now developer Niantic has announced a new kind will be taking place next week. On Wednesday, March 13, players will be able to take part in the Legendary Lunch Hour, the first of what Niantic hopes will become a weekly series of events.

The Legendary Lunch Hour runs from 12-1 PM local time. During that window of time, there will be an increased number of Raids going on, giving players on their lunch breaks a chance to team up with classmates or colleagues and participate in Raid Battles together.

Niantic calls the Legendary Lunch Hour an "experiment," with next week's event serving as a test run of sorts. The developer says it will listen to player feedback in order to fine tune the event and make it one that players "can enjoy every week." You can read more about the first Legendary Lunch Hour on the Pokemon Go website.

The 20 Most Ruthless Becky Lynch Tweets

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The 20 Most Ruthless Becky Lynch Tweets


The most exciting current WWE Superstar is Becky Lynch. She is the whole package, by any metric that wrestlers can be assessed.

She has the look and the athleticism. She has technical expertise. She has the ring psychology and non-verbal storytelling ability, so crucial to making a scripted conflict seem real.

She has unbelievable charisma and likeability--so strong that when she "turned heel" at Summerslam against Charlotte Flair, the fans refused to accept it and cheered Becky anyway. And rather than fight the perception, WWE decided to roll with it, and turned her into a take-no-prisoners asskicker, in the tradition of anti-heroes like "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.

In modern professional wrestling, feuds are all-encompassing; they're carried out in front of the camera and also on social media after the show. Becky is unusually quick-witted; she excels at Twitter, where she lands some of her sharpest , most cutting barbs at her critics and opponents. Here, for your schadenfreude and enjoyment, are Becky Lynch's 20 meanest, most savage Tweets. And make sure to check in with us this Sunday, March 10. We'll be covering the WWE Fastlane pay-per-view live, with updated results.

The most exciting current WWE Superstar is Becky Lynch. She is the whole package, by any metric that wrestlers can be assessed.