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Multiple sources are saying that Michael Shannon, who has already done time in a comic book film as Zod in Man of Steel, is the man that Fox wants to play Cable in Deadpool 2. But then, there are so many reports about this role that it’s getting really confusing.Read more...

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Ian McKellen’s had a storied career—one that’s spanned well beyond his beloved genre roles as Gandalf in Lord of the Rings and Magneto in the X-Men films. But now he’s going to revisit all of it in a one-man stage show that we all suddenly desperately want to attend.Read more...

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Power Rangers is the movie director Dean Israelite wanted to make. Whether you love the finished product or hate it, the director had a vision and he stuck to it. And when io9 asked him about his reasons for going certain directions with the movie, Israelite had an explanation for every decision he made—and he still…Read more...

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A few years ago, an omnipotently powered Nick Fury spoke a single sentence to Thor. It was something so profoundly soul-stirring that his ability to wield Mjolnir was wrenched from him, and he became nothing more than the Odinson rather than the God of Thunder. Now we finally know what those words were.Read more...

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There’s a scene in last week’s episode of Legion that exemplifies the best part of the show. Aubrey Plaza, as patient-turned-ghost-turned-therapist Lenny, dances around David’s fractured memories to Nina Simone’s “Feeling Good.” She’s ecstatic and gleeful, swinging on David’s noose and humping his pillow as she…Read more...

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In the not-too-distant future (next month, to be exact), the new Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot comes to Netflix, and the first epic trailer has arrived.Read more...

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Tomorrow is Kim Stanley Robinson’s, author of the award-winning Mars trilogy, 65th birthday , and ThinkGeek is marking down a bunch of stuff from this galaxy and beyond (and a whole lot of other stuff) for up to 60% off. There is tons of merch from all levels of geekery waiting for you.Read more...

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Andromeda is an entirely new galaxy, and exploring it can be overwhelming. Here’s what you need to know to make the most out of the latest Mass Effect game.Read more...

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Here’s a hint: it involved carbon freezing.Read more...

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I really, really wish there was something more interesting going on in the footage from Netflix’s adaptation of Death Note. Instead, it looks exactly like every other drama from Netflix: angsty leads, washed out colors, and the occasional flash of a CG effect.Read more...

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If I think about last night’s crossover episode of The Flash for approximately more than five seconds, one of two things happens. I either realize that much of “The Duet”, from its premise to its villain to its character arcs, was flying by at the speed of Barry Allen on the seat of its pants. Or I remember it was so…Read more...

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Whatever else might be true of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, it’s also true that the filmmakers have put as much of the budget on the screen as humanly possible. And as you can tell when you watch the film’s opening scene—available here and now for your viewing pleasure—it has paid off, at least in in the…Read more...

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A new tabletop miniatures game is coming, starring your favorite Game of Thrones badasses, just in time for winter. CMON Limited has announced its plans for A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, a new miniatures wargame that lets fans of the books and show fight to the death in their quest to control the…Read more...

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The Terminator franchise might not be as in a dire state as we thought. Woody Harrelson hypes up the Han Solo spinoff. Doctor Who’s next season has a big three-parter with some new villains. Plus, speedy set pictures from Black Panther, and a new look at Ward’s return on Agents of SHIELD. To me, my spoilers!Read more...

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Sadly, it’s probably not Wild Thing.Read more...

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A pregnant woman hires a new nanny to care for her autistic young son—and that’s when the trouble begins in Madre, a chilling horror movie from writer-director Aaron Burns. It premiered at this year’sSXSW and will be streaming on Netflix later this year, and we talked to the director about his breakout film.Read more...

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You will never be able to enjoy the fun—and easy—question “What’s the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything?” again. Not once you’ve seen Senator Ted Cruz start off the confirmation hearing of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, with it.Read more...

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Who’s to say big events and hyped-up character deaths are strictly the purview of superhero comics? Marvel might have Secret Empire on the way, DC has Dark Days ahead, and now Archie is getting in on the excitement with something called Over the Edge. A Riverdale favorite won’t make it out alive.Read more...

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Mass Effect: Andromeda sprawls and sprawls, eagerly offering you so much to see and do that it nearly loses itself in the process. In this massive and uncertain voyage into an alien galaxy, the best way to center yourself is to hold on to other people, and trust that the mission will accomplish at least some of its…Read more...

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We finally have a full-length trailer for the next season of iZombie, and it tells us a lot about what’s in store for the team after last season’s total shake-up of a finale. The answer: Major Lilywhite helps solve crimes by eating a teenage girl’s brain.Read more...

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The recent Clone Conspiracy event has brought back a few dead people from Spider-Man’s past. Some good, some... well, less good. One of those folks is none other than Otto Octavius—he’s back, better than ever before, and he’s got some new supervillainous friends to boot.Read more...

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Not the photo up top, the one below. There’s nothing at first glance that would tell you why Lucasfilm refused to release this behind-the-scenes photo from A New Hope. But once you hear it, and put it together with George Lucas’ need to control details, it makes total sense.Read more...

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At Ghost Corps, the Ghostbusters office on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles, franchise co-creator Ivan Reitman admits the most recent film was a disappointment. And yet the Ghostbusters are not dead, and do not need to be busted themselves. Not by a long shot.Read more...

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Hey, there’s a new Mass Effect game out this week! How about that. While Mass Effect: Andromeda tells a story independent of the original trilogy, there’s enough existing lore, jargon and backstory that you probably want to brush up before you dive in. I’m here to help.Read more...

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According to Tracking Board, the latest script making its way through Hollywood right now is Princesses by Nir Paniry, described as “a female-driven Avengers featuring classic fairy tale princesses.” It’s being pitched to everyone, though, even though we all know that the only logical home for it is Disney.Read more...

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