posted 12 days ago on io9
It’s getting close, now. On September 24th, the first new Star Trek series in years will debut. Star Trek Discovery is said to take place in the Prime timeline, setting it in the same continuity as everything else in the Trek-verse save the Abrams movies. Which means it’s a good time for a history lesson. Read more...

Read More...
posted 12 days ago on io9
Margot Robbie, who played Harley Quinn’s baseball bat-wielding live action debut in Suicide Squad, is pretty sure she knows when she’ll be filming more material as the character. But she’s much less sure about what movie it’ll be for. Read more...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on io9
Stephen King’s It is an upsetting novel. Sometimes for the wrong reasons. Most notably, there’s the icky and inexplicable sex scene between the boys of the Loser’s Club and their one female cohort, Bev. It’s a gross, gross scene, and a lot of people hate it, which means it gets brought up every time It gets discussed. Read more...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on io9
Studio Ghibli has, as a whole, one of the most impressive and beautiful libraries of any film studio in history. In one montage, see how the studio’s ideas and style have taken shape over its history. Read more...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on io9
Thanks to her starring role in Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot has rocketed to the role of fandom icon. But if it weren’t for Charlize Theron being such an excellent actress, she might have gotten there a little sooner. Read more...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on io9
We already know from the movies that at any moment, we will wake from our cozy reality to discover ourselves geriatric prisoners having spent our lives at the hands of robots who force feed us ice cream to an ironically chipper 1950's jingle. Do we really need a reminder? Read more...

Read More...
posted 13 days ago on io9
Welp, Colin Treverrow definitely isn’t directing the ninth film in the Skywalker saga, leaving a gap that Lucasfilm has yet to fill. In the meantime, this fake trailer lets us imagine what wonderful, terrible film future could await us.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still several months away, but it already has a breakout new set of characters: the Porgs. Artists are having a ton of fun with the lovable aliens, but this latest piece by Michael Pasquale might just be the best so far.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
George Costanza’s favorite TV show is coming back with a modern twist.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
LastMan sounds like a movie from the ‘80s, wants to be set in the 1970s, and looks like it’s supposed to be happening in the ‘90s. It’s a messy jumble of execution that occasionally manages to be appealing despite itself.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Mouse Guard is an award-winning comic book series, written and illustrated by David Petersen, about medieval mice protecting their own. Last year, a writer was hired to adapt it—and now, a director may actually be turning its lush world of marauding mice into a movie. Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Batman: The Animated Series recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, and right on its heels comes the fourth season premiere of Gotham. The Baby Batman prequel doesn’t exactly hold a candle to one of television’s greatest animated series—but, thanks to one artist, it kind of looks like it does.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Twin Peaks: The Return may have concluded its run, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been able to get it out of our heads. The entire series was really one surprise after another, but there were some obvious standout moments, which included the introductions of new (and old) characters, sudden shocks, and weird reveals.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Though it’s not a comic book event quite as big as Secret Empire, Marvel’s Venomverse is borrowing some core rules from major crossovers. It’s focused on telling stories of alternate reality versions of Venom from different universes. One of those Venoms is a Nigerian teenaged girl who also happens to become the Black…Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Set your phasers to stunned. Early audition documents and footage have revealed that Peter Capaldi, Doctor Who himself, once tried out for the role of Commander (later Captain) Benjamin Sisko on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. And he’s not the only one.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Early season’s greetings from your favorite (annoying) snowman who likes warm hugs! Frozen stars Josh Gad and Idina Menzel have shared some musical clips from the upcoming animated short, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
We had so much fun doing this last time, we’re doing it again! Drop questions, comments, and concerns into the comments and the staff (most of us anyway), will answer them.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
In Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura’s I Kill Giants comic from Image, a Dungeons & Dragons-obsessed teenager Barbara Thorson loses herself in her imaginary world of trolls and giants that, as the story progresses, begins to take over her life. And now we have footage of the live-action adaptation of that story.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Clowns are theoretically supposed to be fun and whimsical, but somewhere along the way, they also became scary as hell—just like Pennywise from It. Where did it all go wrong? As it turns out, they’ve been kind of freaky from the very beginning. io9's latest video takes a look at the history of real-life creepy (and…Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
It’s been a year since the Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD spinoff starring Mockingbird and Lance Hunter died an ignominious death. And since then, the question has lingered: will they ever return? And now we know at least one will. Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of the coolest collectibles around. This week: Star Wars! Sure we just got a whole bunch of them last Friday, but somehow the world managed to make space for even more Star Wars toys. Can you believe it? But there’s more than the galaxy far, far away to tempt your wallet…Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
By his own admission, nothing Jared Leto did on set for Blade Runner 2049 was anywhere near as extreme as stuff he has done in the past. However, did Leto have special contacts made so that he wouldn’t have the use of his eyes for the duration of filming? Yes. Yes, he did. Of course he did.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Game of Thrones, if you’ll forgive the pun, changed the game on fan theories. The HBO show has inspired countless Reddit threads, discussion forums, and crazy homemade conspiracy walls decked out with pictures, names, and string in hopes of tying all the pieces together. Some of those theories have actually come true,…Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
The last episode of Futurama ended with Fry lovingly asking his wife Leela if she’d like to “go around again,” and now it looks like they’re going to. Nerdist has paired with the creators of the show to create a brand new radio play that ties into the show’s latest mobile game.Read more...

Read More...
posted 14 days ago on io9
Odds didn’t look great for Class, Patrick Ness’ dark young adult show set in the world of Doctor Who, when its first season debuted to abysmal viewing figures—and then Ness himself jumped ship a few months ago. But now we officially know that adventures of the gang of Coal Hill students will not be making a return.Read more...

Read More...