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Ben Affleck might be in Justice League as the DCEU’s Dark Knight, but he might not be holding onto the cowl for much longer: a new report claims that Warner Bros. is looking at plans to quietly phase out Affleck’s Batman and replace him with a new one.Read more...

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The negative reaction to The Mummy as the kicking-off point for Universal’s Dark Universe movies is apparently causing a bit of a rethink about the future of the monster franchise at the studio. Part of that rethink? Getting Channing Tatum to play the next cinematic incarnation of fiction’s most famous monster hunter,…Read more...

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is super-loaded with 1980s righteousness, so it should come as no surprise that even its freaking DVD/Blu-ray ad went the same route. We at io9 try to avoid posting commercials in general, so we find it deeply irksome that this one is so fun we felt we had to share it with you anyway.Read more...

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Deborah Watling, best known to scifi fans as the second Doctor’s companion Victoria Waterfield in classic Doctor Who, has died at the age of 69 after a brief battle with cancer.Read more...

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The Force is strange in the first trailer for American Jedi, a documentary by Laurent Malaquais about some of the people who choose to practice Jedism, a religion based on the lives and teachings of Star Wars’ Jedi knights.Read more...

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When Marvel started teasing its Marvel Now line-up last year, one of the most intriguing titles was Kaare Andrews and Afu Chan’s Iron Fists, a series about Danny Rand training the youngest bearer of the Iron Fist, a little girl named Pei. Unfortunately the series vanished off the face of the earth—but it’s back, and…Read more...

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Though Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Colin Firth showed up at San Diego Comic-Con to promote Kingsman: The Golden Circle, but the most memorable on-screen moments belonged to an actress who wasn’t there: Julianne Moore.Read more...

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Luckily for Syfy’s 12 Monkeys (and its fans), the show has known in advance that season four would be its final one. Season three ended with a massive splinter and a young Cole being told the story of the ouroboros serpent by his father, which is right where this trailer for season four begins.Read more...

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Season one of horror comedy Stan Against Evil packed a ton of witch-slaying into eight fast-paced episodes—and while it wasn’t the most original thing we’d ever seen, star John C. McGinley’s endearingly boorish performance was enough to make us cheer when season two was announced. Now we finally have a new trailer,…Read more...

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MGM’s mysterious Comic-Con announcement about the future of the Stargate franchise had fans eager to see if there would be news of a new TV show, or an update on the attempt to bring the franchise back to film. Instead, fans got something they probably never expected: a prequel made up of a series of web shorts.Read more...

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San Diego Comic-Con 2017 got underway on Thursday, and it didn’t take long for the cosplayers to show their stuff. It’s barely been 24 hours and we’ve already seen some major players pulling all the punches. In our inaugural installment, we got a shockingly good Jon Snow, a heavily armed Red Ranger, Wreck-It Ralph’s…Read more...

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Can’t keep up with everything happening at this year’s Comic-Con? Don’t worry, that’s exactly what we’re paid for. Here’s what was announced, released, or happened on Thursday, July 20—from a mysterious Doctor Doom-linked movie announcement, to stunning pics of Star Trek: Discovery’s props, to our through both the …Read more...

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At last year’s Comic-Con, we brought you the vital news that Japanese statute maker Kotobukiya was planning a new line of “handsome men” statues that would kick off with DC’s Nightwing, an homage to one of—if not the—best butts in comics. Now, a year later, we’ve finally got our first look at the statue, and it’s a…Read more...

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FX Legion’s debut San Diego Comic-Con panel largely went as expected—that is, until the closing minutes, when creator Noah Hawley dropped a giant bomb about a movie he’s developing for Fox. All he had were two words: “Doctor Doom.”Read more...

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Usually, when television networks resurrect long-canceled series, the newly-revived characters’ stories pick up sometime in the future,  with everyone having gone on living their lives. That’s not the case with Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. Apparently, they’ve been stuck in the ‘90s.Read more...

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Whether it’s the manga, the anime, or this new, American-made live-action movie, Death Note has always been about a young man with a god complex who goes uses a magic book to go on a murder spree with global ramifications. But in this newest clip for Netflix’s upcoming adaptation, we’re taken to the very beginning—the…Read more...

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Our first look at David Ayer’s orc cop movie Bright (still sadly not called Orc Cops) barely scratched the weird surface of a movie that blends LAPD police drama with a world of magic and fantastical races. But its latest trailer really dives deep into the weird culture clash of a Los Angeles filled with magical…Read more...

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At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, John Hodgman hosted Syfy’s Great Debate where Orlando Jones, Aisha Tyler, Adam Savage, John Barrowman, and io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders, debated a variety of classic nerd conundrums. And, somehow, Savage’s answer to the eternal Star Wars or Star Trek question brought down the…Read more...

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During today’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle panel, Fox premiered a new digital short, a delightfully fun crossover where Kingsman’s Eggsy (Taron Egerton) runs into world’s-greatest-spy-but-also-kind-of-an-idiot Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin), where the two secret agents do what they’re best at: being dapper and…Read more...

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Three years ago, two sets of NYC-based heroes met up to defeat a supernatural menace in an IDW comic miniseries. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Ghostbusters are doing it again this November, with some very... interesting action figures to match.Read more...

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At a Friday morning breakfast held by DC Comics, superstar writer Tom King said that, prior to starting on the main Batman title, one of the challenges he had to reckon with was the idea that “nothing new can be done with this character.” That’s one of the reasons that he had Batman ask Catwoman to be his wife.Read more...

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Great news, Voltron fans: the third season of Netflix and Dreamwork’s animated Voltron reboot is coming a lot sooner than you’d think. The bad news is that you’re going to get a little less of it than you were expecting.Read more...

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DC has confirmed that the Shazam movie will be the next live-action superhero film on their docket. And we’ve also learned who will direct the debut of the young Billy Batson, who gains the ability to become an adult superhero when he yells “Shazam,” too.Read more...

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Details on Star Trek: Discovery have been fairly scarce—we’ve got a few good general ideas, but nothing specific. That’s changed now, because a bevy of props and images are currently on display at San Diego Comic-Con, and while Starfleet is always Starfleet, the Klingons are stealing the show.Read more...

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The latest aliens to join the Star Wars family are a community of furry, bug-eyed creatures called porgs. Spotted in the behind-the-scenes promo at this year’s D23, they’re a furry cash-grab designed to add some levity to Luke and Rey’s intense training montages in The Last Jedi. And, dammit, they are throwing me for…Read more...

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