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You had all that time on that island, Luke. Not even once! For shame.Read more...

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Ryan Murphy says American Horror Story’s big crossover is happening this year. Could Lucasfilm be reviving Seth Green’s weird Star Wars comedy shorts? Plus, Brie Larson hypes up the strength of Captain Marvel, what’s to come on Cloak & Dagger, and our first look at the new Rocketeer animated series. Spoilers, away!Read more...

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Stan Lee always wanted to make movies. In the ’60s and ’70s, the comic book writer helped to create dozens of characters, and he also laid the groundwork for hundreds more to come into existence. He’d always had the idea that these characters belonged in movies. By 1981, he’d moved away from Marvel’s New York offices…Read more...

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If you had hopes that it would be smooth sailing ahead for Star Trek: Discovery as the show heads into its second season—well, it seems the waters are still a bit rough. Showrunners Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts are out, and executive producer Alex Kurtzman will step in. Kurtzman will also run the show’s writers’…Read more...

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The illegal wildlife trade is a big problem around the world, leading some species to go extinct at the hands of humanity. But you don’t have to worry about the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service busting down your door to confiscate this T-rex foot garbage can. Dinosaurs are already extinct, and besides, this trophy is made…Read more...

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Automata is a classic story of two hardened detectives solving crimes and scoring ladies in Prohibition-era New York City. Except this time, one of them’s a robot, played by Doug Jones.Read more...

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The first season of Ian Jones-Quartey’s OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes was a surprisingly charming introduction to a madcap world inhabited by superheroes, villains, demons, aliens, and one earnest little boy who just wants to become the best hero there ever was.Read more...

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Considering it’s called Glass, it’s no surprise Samuel L. Jackson sees the upcoming film as the ultimate wish fulfillment for his sinister supervillain character of the same name.Read more...

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Yesterday morning we got our very first look at Patty Jenkins’ next DC movie, Wonder Woman 1984—and learned that somehow, Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor will be appearing in the movie, despite his rather explosive exit in the first film. But it’s not really the first time Wonder Woman’s most famous love interest has…Read more...

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Over the past few months, both Darth Vader and the main Star Wars comic series have been telling two sides of the same story—the fall and rise of the Mon Calamari, from subjugation to rebellion. And most interestingly, both series have been telling an intertwined tale depicting two crucial moments in time for the…Read more...

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What’s better than a short story collection about the horrors of womanhood? Arguably, an anthology TV series about the horrors of womanhood. As Vulture reported on Thursday, Carmen Maria Machado’s Her Body and Other Parties–a 2017 finalist for the National Book Award–is currently in development as a Black Mirror-style…Read more...

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These days, everyone is a little paranoid about online security. But no one could imagine it getting as bad as it does in the trailer for the new film Unfriended: Dark Web.Read more...

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To quote a time-honored African-American turn of phrase, video game developer David Cage owes black people a check.Read more...

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The tagline for this latest Grinch trailer is, fittingly: “It’s never too early to be annoyed at Christmas.” I’d beg to differ, Hollywood! Although, considering how this trailer has left me annoyed at everything it is, does, and represents—mission accomplished. Also, Cindy Lou-Who is now a gang leader.Read more...

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The character nicknamed the Winged Wonder sits in a weird place in the DC Comics pantheon. Hawkman’s made the big-deal jump from comics to cartoons (not to mention live-action) and has an instantly recognizable look. But all that look tells you is that he can fly and bust heads. Hawkman’s always been more than that.Read more...

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This week, Media Rights Capital revealed it commissioned a 10-episode adaptation of crime thriller The Outsider by an author who has seemingly become the most desirable man in Hollywood lately: Stephen King. A lot of King’s work is currently in the process of being remade for television and film—so here’s a reminder…Read more...

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The Expanse’s alien protomolecule has always been a game-changer. It’s unpredictable, it makes people do weird things, and it reshapes reality and logic according to its own strange agenda. But this week, on “Dandelion Sky,” it didn’t just change the game—it rewrote all the rules.Read more...

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James Wan reveals the wonderfully simple way people will talk under water in Aquaman. Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly can never escape questions about where they were during the events of Infinity War. Plus, our best look yet at the new Predator design, and more footage from Preacher’s return. Spoilers get!Read more...

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When October 30th rolls around, you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars on a memorable, last-minute Halloween costume that will just end up hanging in the back of your closet the rest of the year. A Japanese stationery brand has created a cheap, build-it-yourself cardboard alternative that still looks like you…Read more...

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Scott Free is an escape artist. And a superhero. And the owner of the DC universe’s best T-shirt collection. But those are beside the point, which is that he’s known for escaping things. You could say he gets out of them, well... scott free. But this week’s Mister Miracle #9 might have given him, at last, a trap that…Read more...

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The internet has been abuzz recently thanks to a few very intriguing quotes from George Lucas, addressing where the director would’ve taken the Star Wars saga if he had not sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012. But while on the surface Lucas’ ideas sound wild, in some ways they’re just a different spin on ideas we’re…Read more...

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What happened to Danny Torrance after his father tried to kill him in The Shining? Stephen King tackled that very question in his 2013 novel Doctor Sleep—and now, Ewan McGregor is in talks to play Danny in the film version of the story.Read more...

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As more reports detailing Stan Lee’s recent financial woes and allegations of elder abuse have surfaced in past weeks, it’s become increasingly clear that the 95-year-old comics legend has been in desperate need of someone to protect him from those seeking to take advantage.Read more...

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io9 is proud to present the third (and final) segment of our free serialization of Molly Tanzer’s excellent novel Creatures of Will & Temper. It’s the story of two sisters who learn that beneath Victorian England’s veneer of absolute propriety lies deceit, decadence, and demons alike.Read more...

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The next game from the makers of The Witcher 3 is looking impressive, and perhaps most importantly, it looks like a real video game. A 50-minute behind-closed-doors E3 demo of Cyberpunk 2077 showed attendees proper gameplay, played live, that appeared like something we might actually see in the next year or two.Read more...

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