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Petitions call for Deadpool statue in ‘the town that rhymes with fun’ [Updated]


Wade Wilson may not be the hero Regina deserves, but he’s the one it wants right now. Or something like that.

A resident of the capital of Saskatchewan has launched not one but two online petitions urging Regina City Council to erect a statue honoring Deadpool. You see, in the blockbuster Ryan Reynolds film, the Merc With a Mouth says, “I’m Wade Wilson from Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina, the town that rhymes with fun.”

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Kitty cosplay: Meet Deadpool … er, Catpool, the Merc With a Meow


It was inevitable that the Internet’s raison d’être (funny cat photos) would cross paths with our current obsession (Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool), but we’re just glad we were around to witness it. Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce … Catpool.

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Thor and Black Widow top movie fans’ Valentine’s Day choices


Thor and Black Widow aren’t merely among Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, they’re also among its Most Dateable.

That’s according to a new Fandango survey, which asked more than 1,000 movie fans which classic and contemporary film characters they’d want as their date for Valentine’s Day. To Tony Stark’s chagrin, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow and Chris Hemsworth’s Thor from Avengers: Age of Ultron were the top contemporary picks.

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This massive LEGO SHIELD Helicarrier would make Nick Fury jealous


Last year LEGO released a 2,996-piece Marvel Super Heroes S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier playset that, while undeniably impressive, fell a bit short when came to the scale of the microfigures and jets compared to the flying fortress itself. However, a group of brick enthusiasts in Taiwan have tackled that problem head on by building their own massive Helicarrier.

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Dream of a galaxy far, far away with a Poe Dameron body pillow


Considering the sheer volume of fan art, fan fiction and memes devoted to Poe Dameron from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, whether by himself or with Finn (“Pinn” or “Foe,” as they’re known), it probably shouldn’t be surprising that Oscar Isaac’s X-wing pilot has inspired his own body pillows. Should it?

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This massive ‘Star Wars’ Star Destroyer hides a gaming PC

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The Venator-class Star Destroyer was the Galactic Republic attack cruiser of the Clone Wars era, but there’s no reason it couldn’t be more than that. Like, say, a spectacular custom case for a gaming PC.

Built from scratch by modder Sander van der Velden — this is no mere repurposed Star Wars model! — “YAZI” hides within its massive hull a working computer. He sketched out the vessel before creating a 3D model and then diving into the actual build. For all of the little pieces he couldn’t make for hand, he purchased a 3D printer that was up for the task.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ trailer gets the LEGO remake it deserves


Bucky Barnes never looked as adorably brooding as he does in this shot-for-shot animated LEGO recreation of the trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Who’d have guessed a minifigure could emote so much pain and regret, or display such stubble?

It’s produced by the brothers behind the YouTube channel JimA73, who clearly devoted a lot of time to the project, replicating the trailer’s settings — the staircase sequence alone! — and even adding lighting effects and moving mouths. It’s pretty terrific.

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‘Star Wars’ fans tie the knot at ‘The Force Awakens’ LA opening


R2-D2 served as ring-bearer at a Star Wars-themed wedding held at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood before the premiere last night of The Force Awakens.

Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters flew from Australia to Los Angeles earlier this month to camp with other fans outside the historic theater ahead of opening night, a decades-long tradition for the franchise faithful. The couple had made the pilgrimage twice before.

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Family assembles ‘Avengers’-themed trailer to reveal pregnancy


When it came time for the Flahertys to announce a pregnancy, the Arizona family called up Earth’s Mightiest Heroes — and a local video production company.

Instead of mailing announcements of posting on Facebook, the Flaherty Five (as they’re currently called) opted for a slickly produced Avengers-themed trailer, complete with costumes, special effects, logo treatment and a fitting title: “The Flahertys: Rise of the 6th Flaherty.”

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‘Dragon Ball’ fans want planet Kepler-22b renamed Namek


As exciting as the existence of a potentially habitable planet outside of our solar system may be, its official designation, Kepler-22b, leaves a little something to be desired. It lacks … pizzazz. However, one Dragon Ball fan hopes to change that.

Lou Earley of Iowa this week launched a petition for the International Astronomical Union to change the planet’s name from Kepler-22b to Namek, the home world of Piccolo in Akira Toriyama’s hit Dragon Ball manga and anime franchises. He notes that the two planets even bear a certain resemblance to each other.

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Man pleads not guilty to charges he posed as agent to score con passes

The crowd at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

The crowd at Salt Lake Comic Con 2015

A Utah man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he posed as a federal agent to try to secure VIP passes to Salt Lake Comic Con.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jonathon M. Wall of Layton, Utah, was indicted in October on charges of impersonating a federal officer and making a false statement to a federal agent. If found guilty, he faces up to three years in prison on the first count and up to five years on the second. Each count also carries a potential fine of $250,000.

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Your books can take flight with this superhero floating shelf

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If need a present for a present for a fan of superhero comics, and a trade paperback or a gift card won’t do, the Supershelf may be just what you’re looking for.

Manufactured by Artori Design, the floating metal shelf gives the impression your books are being held aloft by a certain flying, caped superhero. While it’s probably not advisable for single issues, it’s likely perfect for collections and graphic novels.

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Looking for your Mickey or Minnie? There’s a dating site for Disney fans

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If you’ve had trouble finding that special someone who understands your obsession with Goofy or who will sit through marathon viewings of The Great Mouse Detective, your luck could be about to change.

That’s because, the first dating site for specifically for Disney fans, launched this week. “Traditional internet dating sites don’t understand the passion people have for all things Disney,” the website states. “But we do.”

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This Princess Chewbacca cake is a little Chewie, but otherwise perfect


Coming up with a Princess Chewbacca birthday cake if more difficult than you might imagine. Or maybe it’s every bit as difficult as you imagine. In any case, it isn’t easy.

Reddit user jamieinthenorthwest discovered just that when her daughter asked for a Star Wars-themed birthday party. Jamie bought a large Chewbacca doll in hopes that it could be transformed into a Barbie cake, only to be turned down by several bakeries because because it wasn’t a kit.

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In the name of the moon, there are Sailor Moon pajamas for men

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Even after nearly 24 years, Sailor Moon remains wildly popular, which means Japanese company Bibi Lab will likely make a killing with these pajamas for men inspired by the manga and anime. Hey, there are undoubtedly male fans who want to be pretty sailor-suited soldiers, too.

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