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The Rock Shows Off the Only Power You Need to Be a Superhero

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s charismatic charm and insane physique are part of what’s made it so easy for him to cross over from the land of wrestling into the world of big-budget superhero franchises. In this weekend’s SNL “Scorpio” sketch, though, he reveals the one thing you really need to be a hero: the ability to… Read more...

Han Solo Movie Set Pics Reveal a New Suit and New Rides

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Universal might be close to finding its Frankenstein’s monster. Go behind the scenes of Aquman with new filming footage. Patty Jenkins discusses Diana’s view of mankind in Wonder Woman. Plus, Cheryl Blossom’s furious transformation on Riverdale, and new looks at Supergirl’s finale and the next episode of Doctor Who.… Read more...

Writer Says Dead Men Tell No Tales Had a Female Villain... Until Johnny Depp Made Them Change It

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For Oscar-nominated actor Johnny Depp, female villains are like the Highlander... apparently, there can be only one. Read more...

12 Monkeys' Amanda Schull on the New Season, Giving Birth to the Villain, and '80s Fashion

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Syfy’s 12 Monkeys is in an… interesting situation. The show has already been renewed for a fourth and final season, but season three—which premieres tonight, May 19, at 8:00 pm ET—is going to air in its entirety over the course of this weekend! We talked to star Amanda Schull, who plays Cassandra Railey, about this… Read more...

Mickey Mouse Becomes a Transformer, and the Rest of the Coolest Toys We Saw This Week

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Honestly, this is usually the bit of Toy Aisle where we tease the rest of the fancy toys and merchandise we’ve spotted over the past week. But when you learn that there’s a goddamn giant Mickey Mouse mecha that turns into a truck, Optimus Prime-style, do you really need to know what else there is in here? Let’s… Read more...

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real, and I have total confidence the… Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland. Read more...

Doctor Who Michelle Gomez on 'The End of an Era' for Missy

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

For nearly three years Michelle Gomez has delighted and horrified Doctor Who fans as Missy, the latest maniacal incarnation of the Master. But ahead of her return to the series in this weekend’s episode, we sat down to speak with her about how it might herald the final bow for her time on the show. Read more...

The First Video of Disney World's New Avatar Ride Looks Fantastic

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride first opened at Disneyland in 1967, it represented the cutting-edge of amusement park technologies. Fifty years later, this video is our first glimpse at how far ride technologies have advanced, as Disney World’s new Avatar: Flight of Passage attraction is set to open… Read more...

The Black Lightning Series Won't Be Part of the Arrowverse, and That's a Big Mistake

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

After months of speculation as to whether the network would greenlight yet another DC superhero show, it’s official: Black Lightning is finally making its way onto the CW later this year. For some strange reason, though, Black Lighting won’t be a part of the Arrowverse. Read more...

Rogue One Prequel Comic to Show How Cassian and K-2SO First Met

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

“Every story has a beginning...” or so the Star Wars: Episode I: the Phantom Menace tagline goes. So it makes sense that while Marvel has its ongoing adaptation of Rogue One in the works, this summer it’s also going to reveal how the partnership of Rebel officer Cassian Andor and ex-Imperial droid K-2SO came to be in… Read more...

Duck Me, Ducktales Has Added Lin-Manuel Miranda as Gizmoduck

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Man, the cast for the new DuckTales cartoon was already pretty insane. And now it just got even better. Read more...

This Batman Joke Was Months in the Making, and the Payoff Was Totally Worth It

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tom King’s run on Batman hasn’t been afraid to dive deep into the darkest or weirdest aspects of the Dark Knight’s mythos. But it’s also been unafraid of poking some fun at the more goofy parts of Bat-canon. Case in point, a joke about one of Bruce’s silliest villains that began a year and a half ago, and finally paid… Read more...

More Hints of Luke Skywalker's Journey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The next Godzilla film casts a former Game of Thrones star. Pearl Mackie discusses her Doctor Who future. The screenwriter for the Mortal Kombat movie reboot talks about his goals. Plus, teasers for what’s to come on the next season of Legends of Tomorrow, and more new Wonder Woman images. Go, Spoilers! Read more...

The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The release of Wonder Woman is just a few short weeks away and DC’s latest film is currently screening for the media. Full reviews are still under embargo—but tonight, Warner Bros. allowed non-spoiler reactions on social media, and they were almost overwhelmingly positive. Read more...

Carrie Brownstein Will Direct Fairy Godmother, a Movie That Suddenly Just Got Way Cooler

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

So, MGM has this teen romance called Fairy Godmother that’s about to go into production. You’re bored already. But! What sounds like a sappy fantasy suddenly got extremely interesting, because the studio just made an unexpectedly awesome choice when it hired a director: Carrie Brownstein. Read more...

Marvel Trolled Fans to Keep a Major Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Plot Twist Secret

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features one of the most emotionally charged deaths in all of Marvel’s cinematic universe, and according to James Gunn, Marvel was able to keep it under wraps before the movie’s premiere by trolling fans. Read more...

Mera's Outfit in Aquaman Is Mermaid-y as Hell

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Director James Wan is currently in Australia filming his 2018 DC film, Aquaman, and he just revealed a brand new look at Mera, the Queen of Atlantis. It’s very iridescent, very colorful, and it looks like something a sporty mermaid might have in her wardrobe. Read more...

Adventure Time and Regular Show Will Cross Over in Their Own Comic

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Adventure Time and Regular Show already both have their own ongoing comic series from Boom Studios imprint Kaboom. Now, they’re combining into a totally mathematical new creation: a special crossover comic book series beginning later this year. Read more...

Supernatural Is Crossing Over With Scooby Doo Next Season

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I guess when you are fated to run until the end of time itself, at some point an animated crossover is a natural turn of events. Announced at the currently ongoing CW Upfronts presentation, the 13th season of Supernatural—unlucky for some, but clearly not the Winchesters—will feature an all-animated episode, which… Read more...

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