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The first trailer and release date is out for the next season of Syfy’s The Magicians, which takes our heroes out of Brakebills and Fillory and puts them on a big fancy boat so they can bring magic back to the world. But it’s not just a quest for magic, it also looks to be a quest for hope. For a series that spent an…Read more...

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Earlier today, we got a glorious first look at the ginormous cast (and evil villains) of the CW’s next huge DC crossover event, Crisis on Earth-X. Now, we’ve got footage, and it looks like the wonderful, Nazi-punching superhero-fest we’ve all been waiting for.Read more...

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The legend of King Arthur is one that’s been told—and reworked—countless times before. But a new comic from Dark Horse re-imagines it as a journey across time, one that has everything from an LGBTQ romance to portals full of trolls, and even Merlin in a spacesuit. And you can read the first issue right now!Read more...

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Our latest look at Agents of SHIELD’s fifth season is much like the first, in that it’s a delightful, joke-filled romp through space. But it also gives us some intriguing hints at what’s in store for Coulson and crew. The best part, though, is still the fact that Mack has suddenly become very meta about SHIELD’s…Read more...

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When it was announced that Jude Law would be playing young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts sequel (now called Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Johnny Depp’s Hair), the response was largely: “That sounds fine.” It wasn’t rage-inducing, but it wasn’t cause for an ecstatic fan freakout either. It was, well,…Read more...

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—that is, if you’re a fan of TV stars from across the DC/CW joining together to celebrate both holy matrimony and punching Nazis in the face. Because Crisis on Earth-X, the next big crossover for Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow is here, and we finally have our…Read more...

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Disney and the combined directorial duo of Phil Lord and Chris Miller are never ever ever getting back together—at least for the Han Solo movie. Now called Solo: A Star Wars Story and helmed by Ron Howard, the project has left the filmmaking pair, who have largely refrained from commenting on being unceremoniously…Read more...

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The next Terminator gets yet another writer. Get a look at new images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Star Trek: Discovery co-showrunner Aaron Harberts discusses when the show will start reconciling itself with the classic Trek timeline. Plus, more Gifted casting, and what’s to come on Arrow and The Walking Dead.…Read more...

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Our latest look at Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved book A Wrinkle in Time is here, and it gives us a much better look at the journey Meg is going to go on in her grand quest to find her father. It’s one that looks both extremely dangerous, and beautiful as hell.Read more...

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Forty years ago, Luke Skywalker boarded a ship, and his whole life changed. Mark Hamill’s did, too. The first Star Wars film rocketed him to international stardom, and a legacy that he can’t ever escape. Read more...

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This summer, it was announced that Damon Lindelof would be working with HBO to adapt Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’s Watchmen for television. Now, talking to a crowd at a recent live event, Lindelof sheds some light on his interest in the book. Read more...

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Melissa Benoist can sing. Her breakout TV role was on Glee, after all. But it’s still a delight to hear her bring her Supergirl charisma to bear with a song. Read more...

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In the middle of talking to me about his upcoming documentary on The Simpsons, comic Hari Kondabolu described watching the show with his brother. It was a Treehouse of Horror episode, a Halloween-themed series of vignettes that The Simpsons does every year. In this episode, parodying The Most Dangerous Game, Mr. Burns…Read more...

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People who like Zack Snyder and his work have a tendency to really like Zack Snyder and his work. So it’s no surprise that the shifts late in Justice League’s production, which include a hefty infusion of Joss Whedon-helmed reshoots and directorial judgments, would be unpalatable to Snyder’s diehards. Read more...

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When Bruce Wayne invites the people of the community into his lavish mansion for a food drive on Thanksgiving, he probably views it as a part of his overall mission, a mission that culminates in his work as Batman. According to some of the citizens he’s helping, though, that might not be the case. Read more...

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The Justice League movie might not be great, but it potentially sets up DC’s characters for some better stand-alone movies. One of those is the Aquaman movie, due out next December, and given the renewed excitement surrounding the guardian of the Earth’s oceans, it’s probably time for a new Aquaman video game as well. Read more...

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The visual style of the Borg in Star Trek—with its protruding cables, dark metals, and monolithic sameness—is unmistakable, and has become, since the collective’s introduction in Star Trek: The Next Generation, iconic science fiction. They’re cool villains, and now you can merge your own technological uniqueness with…Read more...

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Acting as a superhero in a major blockbuster film is undoubtedly incredibly stressful, but it’s also, and this is not to be ignored, frickin’ rad. Getting to pretend to be a larger-than-life hero with (most likely) a cape is a dream come true for a lot of people. Naturally, one might want souvenirs of the experience…Read more...

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The ancient Egypt of the latest Assassin’s Creed game is a sprawling expanse of lush vegetation and vibrant wildlife. Some players apparently are satisfied with simply taking in the beauty though and instead keep hunting for bigger, and bigger challenges to overcome, like punching an elephant to death. Read more...

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When you take over a famous franchise, like, oh, say, a line of superhero movies, the first thing you likely want to do is put your own stamp on things. It can be tempting to wipe away all the ideas, motifs, and images used by the old creators, in favor of seeking out the new, the fresh, the exciting. Read more...

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I’ve waited a long time for this. The sequel to Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles, still one of the most fun and well crafted superhero movies around, is finally within striking distance. And now we have a teaser. Read more...

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The problem with calling in the big guns is that sometimes, the big guns are busy. They’ve got important big gun stuff to do, after all. But when a hero like Batman needs help, he really needs it. So, uh, well, let’s see who we can find. Read more...

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Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest toys around! We’ve got a very cool Star Wars way to get kids to code, the best Supergirl merchandise yet, an excellent Transformers figure, and more. Come take a look!Read more...

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When Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water opens in December, audiences are going to be wowed by it. It’s a lush, amazing-looking film, and according to del Toro, its budget was a fraction of what you might think—partially because of another show he produces.Read more...

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Everything that happens in Zack Snyder’s Justice League is because of Mother Boxes. Mother Boxes are otherworldly containers that wield ultimate power, especially when combined. However, after seeing the movie, I have some questions about how they actually work.Read more...

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