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The Secret Origin of the ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Animated Series

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon
CBS

The Turtles' transformation from cult comic book characters to mega-popular cartoon superheroes began in 1987 and was overseen by writer David Wise. If you're a fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, chances are strong that Wise is the man you want to thank.

As a writer and story editor for the original animated series, Wise was present from the show's inception to its conclusion, writing and overseeing the vast majority of the series. To listen to his version of events is to understand where the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came from.

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‘Ghostbusters 3′: Here’s Who We Think Should Star in a Female Version

Female Ghostbusters
Getty Images/Comedy Central

Over the weekend it was announced that Paul Feig is in negotiations to direct an all-female version of ‘Ghostbusters 3,’ which is the first bit of news to get us seriously interested since Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s names were briefly attached earlier this year. Feig, who also brought us ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘The Heat,’ has given us some hilarious and truly great female-driven films. By making the new ‘Ghostbusters’ women, this project has so much more potential because there are so many insanely funny and talented women out there. We couldn’t help but put together a list of who we think should star in an all-female ‘Ghostbusters 3.’

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Thanos is Really Bad at Being a Supervillain

Thanos Infinity Stones
Marvel

We first met the cinematic version of Thanos in 2012 -- his face smiling at us during a mid-credits sequence of ‘The Avengers,’ there to let us know that this guy is the mastermind behind the whole operation. OK then! Eventually we learn that Thanos is trying to collect the Infinity Stones, because if he has those, he will become a god. Fair enough. Though, now, after ten movies in the Marvel cinematic universe – ten! – Thanos has a grand total of zero Infinity Stones. So far, Thanos is terrible at being a supervillain.

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Comic-Con 2014: The Best Cosplayers Strut Their Stuff

Comic-Con 2014 Best Cosplay Video
ScreenCrush/Getty Images/ScreenCrush

Comic-Con 2014 brought thousands of hardcore fans to San Diego to partake in the largest celebration in geekdom, but you can pick out the higher echelon of fanboys and fangirls based on who decided to show up in cosplay. These truly dedicated (and occasionally slightly insane) fans create outfits that range from laughable to truly stunning -- they make walking the floor a continuously surprising and captivating experience.

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Reel Women: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Leaves Us Wanting More Gamora

Guardians of the Galaxy Gamora
Marvel

When you head to the theater to see 'Guardians of the Galaxy' this weekend, you'll undoubtedly walk out with a favorite character: the surprisingly lovable Groot, the foul-mouthed Rocket Raccoon, the charismatic Star-Lord, the tough but hilarious Drax -- or maybe you'll fall in love with Zoe Saldana's green-skinned, badass Gamora. With all that screen time shared between so many heroes (and villains, and peripheral characters), it'll leave you wanting to see more of Gamora and her talents. Not that that's a bad thing.

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WookieeLeaks: Marvel Announces ‘Star Wars’ Comics, and Luke Skywalker Travels to Ireland

Marvel
Marvel

ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything 'Star Wars'! From 'Episode 7,' to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, three new 'Star Wars' comics are on the way, Luke Skywalker journeys to Ireland, and cool new plot rumors emerge!

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‘It’s Sort of Liberace Meets Billy Idol’: The Costumes Of ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Guardians of the Galaxy costumes
Marvel

Ahead, Oscar-winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne takes us through a handful of the major characters from 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and explains the trials and tribulations of dressing the most infamous band of a-holes in the galaxy.

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‘Legend of Korra’ Interview: Janet Varney and David Faustino Tease a “Ridiculous” Season Finale and Book 4

The Legend of Korra Interview Janet Varney David Faustino
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

'The Legend of Korra' has gone through a lot of changes, which coincidentally happens to be the subtitle for Book 3 -- as Korra adjusts to a world that lives in tandem with the spirits and Team Avatar looks to recruit more Airbenders, four new villains have emerged, and all the remaining episodes have ditched the TV medium to be aired online at Nick.com.

Following the 'Legend of Korra' panel at Comic-Con 2014, we caught up with the faces (or, rather, the voices) of this series, Janet Varney (Korra) and David Faustino (Mako), to get a better idea of how these changes will impact the rest of the season, as well as the already-filmed Book 4.

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Have Comics Changed Too Much to Match Their Movie Adaptations?

Marvel
Marvel

Believe it or not, there was a time when Iron Man was a C-list superhero who no one outside of a small niche particularly cared about.

And then Robert Downey Jr. was cast in 'Iron Man' and the Marvel cinematic universe exploded, instantly becoming one of the definitive franchises of the 21st century

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The Greatest Superhero Movie Ever?

Marvel
Marvel

It’s not surprising to see a television spot for a critically acclaimed movie claim that it’s the “Best Movie of the Year,” through the use of blurbs either provided by, or lifted from, critics. But, in recent years, with the proliferation of the superhero movie genre, there’s been a trend to be the “Best Superhero Movie.” So, based on these television spots alone, what exactly is the best superhero movie or the best Marvel movie of all time? It appears it’s pretty much all of them.

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