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Whether or not there’ll be another standalone Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr. has been the subject of a constant back -and -forth debate for a while now. But Downey Jr. isn’t quite done stoking the fires just yet. He just announced he has at least one more solo Iron Man movie left in him.Read more...

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Don DeLillo’s futuristic new novel, Zero K, won’t be released until next month, but it’s already been picked up by FX for a possible TV adaptation. Add that to the book’s glowing review in the New York Times, which compared it to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the future is looking pretty good for Zero K.Read more...

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Ah, summer. The perfect time to think about going outside, getting some sun, enjoying all nature has to offer—and then staying inside to read comics anyway. Happily, this summer’s titles will definitely keep you both occupied and entertained! Here’s io9's guide to all the fantastic new series coming out over the new few months.Read more...

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The 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney is one of horror’s most celebrated films, and deservedly so. This celebration will continue this Friday, April 26, when Dark Hall Mansion releases this gorgeous, gothic poster for the film by artist Nicolas Delort.Read more...

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It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween, especially when you might need to plan some travel in tandem with the holiday. For the first time ever, Universal Studios will be incorporating The Exorcist into its popular “Halloween Horror Nights” theme-park events in Orlando and Hollywood.Read more...

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Richard E. Grant (Jekyll & Hyde) has finally gotten the role he was born to play: a comic book mad scientist. But despite the fact he’s been perfectly cast, we’re actually kind of confused about what exactly he’ll be doing in Wolverine 3.Read more...

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Even after Stan Lee left Marvel, he never stopped creating superheroes and now one of those newer creations is coming to the big-screen. The animated superhero Chakra the Invincible is turning into a live-action Bollywood movie.Read more...

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The comparison with the official 2014 Star Destroyer in the foreground shows how awesome and big this custom ship really is. Doomhandle’s ISD Tyrant is so massive, he was able to fit a hangar bay, multiple ships, and three levels of various rooms inside.Read more...

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One of the absolute highlights of Batman v Superman was Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. She was almost literally a ray of light and color in a dark grey world. And now, you can see her best moment, which also happens to be the best moment of the movie. (The video is kind of a spoiler, if you haven’t seen the trailers.)Read more...

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Chris Evans ponders his future as Captain America. Disney plans dates for its stable of fairytale adaptations. Sophie Turner talks Sansa’s journey on Game of Thrones. Plus, new pictures from Alien Covenant and A Series of Unfortunate Events, and more Blade Runner 2 casting. Spoilers get!Read more...

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It’s tough. It’s thick. It’s brown. It’s a lot like leather—but in fact this new material is made in the lab using leftovers from a brew of kombucha tea.Read more...

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The definitive Batman voice actors have returned for an animated adaptation of one of the most famous stories in comics history, and everything about it looks fantastic. Read more...

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It always makes for a beautiful video whenever the suns lashes out with a solar flare. Here’s one from earlier this month, you can see how electric its movement are, it just whips up and explodes. The footage was captured in different wavelengths and then color coded so we can see what’s happening in better detail. In this case, in 4K detail.Read more...

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Six months ago, James Cameron passed the torch for his adaptation of Battle Angel Alita to director Robert Rodriguez. Since then, we haven’t heard much about this long-delayed anime adaptation. But we’ve just gotten a significant update: three actresses are in the running to play the lead character.Read more...

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Sure, it’s just a doll. It’s just going to sit there, staring blankly, while Destination America’s webcam records its utter lack of movement. But since this is a supposedly haunted doll, maybe some crazy shit might happen? Read more...

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When comic book author Mark Millar writes something, people take notice. Comic readers, sure, but in recent years Hollywood as well. Wanted, Kick-Ass, Kingsman, and Civil War are just a few of Millar’s stories that have made it to the big screen, and now two more are on deck.Read more...

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Many horror remakes are doomed by their redundancy (ahem, Cabin Fever) or the fact that they seem like obvious cash grabs, like anything made after 1995 with the words “Texas,” “chainsaw,” and “massacre” in the title. Not so See No Evil, which would remake an excellent 1971 film that’s hardly overexposed.Read more...

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We’ve known for a while that Claudia Gray’s new Leia-starring novel Star Wars: Bloodlines would be uncovering some important backstory about Leia’s soured relationship with the Republic in The Force Awakens. But now we know it’s tackling another huge mystery from the movie: Just how were the First Order and Resistance formed?Read more...

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Today saw the release of this year’s Hugo Award nominations, with the big question being whether last year’s catastrofuck would be repeated. The answer is both yes and no.Read more...

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The initial news of FilmStruck, a collaboration between Turner and Criterion, was met with a sigh. As part of the development of the new streaming channel Criterion would be ending their relationship with Hulu and Hulu Plus subscribers would be losing over 500 films currently available exclusively through Criterion.Read more...

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Today might be “Alien Day” in recognition of the scifi horror classic, but it’s actually tomorrow that a fascinating new layer of this universe gets uncovered in the new comic Aliens: Defiance. Read more...

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Since Marvel announced that Tilda Swinton would play the role of Dr. Strange’s spiritual master the Ancient One, there’s been a loud outcry about yet another instance of casting a white actress as an Asian character. Marvel has been trying to diffuse the controversy through various means, including today’s announcement that suddenly, uh, the Ancient One is, uh... Celtic.Read more...

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Though the rebooted series has been airing for a while in the UK, there’s been no way for American fans of the spy-fi classic to catch up on Danger Mouse’ greatest, most fantastic adventures—until now.Read more...

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Power trio Stephen King, John Cusack, and Samuel L. Jackson—who previously worked on 1408 together—reunited for Cell, an adaptation of King’s apocalyptic tale about a sinister cell phone signal that turns the afflicted into kill-crazy zombies. Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2) directs.Read more...

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Sorry, William Shatner and Harrison Ford. There might be hundreds of action figures of Captain Kirk, Han Solo and Indiana Jones—but you don’t even rate a place in this particular action figure hall of fame. When it comes to playing the most different characters who got an action figure, the prize goes to some other actors.Read more...

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