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Everything You Need to Know About X-23, and Why Her Appearance in Logan Is So Important

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first trailer for Logan dropped this morning, giving us confirmation of the long-standing rumor that comic book hero Laura Kinney—a.k.a. X-23—will be in the movie. If that name doesn’t ring a bell for you, we’re here to help: it’s because little Laura could end up being the key to the future of Wolverine on the big screen. Read more...

Last Night's Big American Horror Story Twist Was Kinda Bullshit

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

American Horror Story’s refusal to reveal its theme in advance was an early sign that season six would be more unusual than... well,usual. The first five episodes were formatted as a reality TV show—My Roanoke Nightmare—and last night’s episode six unveiled the much-rumored BIG TWIST. But the twist, sadly, was far from shocking. Read more...

More Casting Rumors for Deadpool 2's Other New Mutant Superhero

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

A familiar villain is coming back to The Flash, but with a twist. Kevin Fiege talks about Dan Harmon’s involvement in Doctor Strange. 12 Monkeys goes back to the future with some major new casting. Plus,new looks at Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and The Walking Dead, and new Power Rangers posters. Behold, Spoilers! Read more...

Ava DuVernay Helped J.J. Abrams Make The Force Awakens' Rey Vs. Ren Fight Even More Badass 

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Force Awakens is getting the 3D Blu-ray collector’s edition treatment on November 15, and we’ve already started to get peeks at extras that will be included with the release. Today, we learned how one of J.J. Abrams’ filmmaking peers made a key suggestion, making an important scene even more impactful. Read more...

That Willy Wonka Prequel Doesn't Have to Suck

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

David Heyman, the producer of the Harry Potter film series—including upcoming spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them—has a new fantasy franchise in his sights. Warner Bros. has just secured the rights to all things Willy Wonka from Roald Dahl’s estate, and is teaming with Heyman to make a prequel about the character. Read more...

I Spent 22 Hours Building Lego's New Death Star So You Don't Have To

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

But really? If you’ve got the time, lack of willpower when it comes to buying shiny things, space to house a giant plastic sphere, and the money, you actually might want to build it anyway. Read more...

George R.R. Martin's Idea for a Game of Thrones/Westworld Crossover Makes a Ton of Sense

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Actually, George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/Westworld crossover plan makes more sense than the actual show. His idea is that there’s a Game of Thrones World next to the Westworld park. And there should be one. Because we all know,...Show More Summary

There Wasn't a Twist in the Original Version of the 'White Bear' Episode of Black Mirror

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In the second episode of season two of Black Mirror, the character Victoria Skillane (Lenora Crichlow) wakes up in a world where many people have been turned into zombies who do nothing but record things with their phones. And others are trying to kill her. In the original script, that was all there was to the story. Read more...

A Quick Primer on the Roots of Modern Cosplay

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We love cosplay and know that lots of you readers do, too. If you’ve ever wondered about the lives and motivations of the people who craft and wear those amazing character outfits, then our new video series Behind the Mask should be right up your alley. Read more...

Here's a Ghostbusters 'Remake' No One Could Have a Problem With

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Remember the brilliant Star Wars Snowspeeder costume that Ryan Scott Miller built around his son’s wheelchair last Halloween? He’s already managed to top himself a year later by now turning Jeremy’s wheelchair into a miniature version of the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1. This kid is getting so much candy. Read more...

By the Emperor, Someone Made a Working Warhammer 40k Chainsword

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The grim dark future of the 41st century needs a weapon as ludicrously gritty as the setting of Warhammer 40,000—and the chainsword, standard melee weapon of the hulking Space Marines, definitely fits the bill. But now such a silly weapon has been made in our reality, and it’s just as awesome. Read more...

A Hunter Stalks Unusual Prey in This Apocalyptic Short From the Co-Writer of Doctor Strange

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

As They Continue to Fall is the dark tale of a dystopian drifter who prowls back alleys with a specific breed of winged prey in his sights. It’s from director Nikhil Bhagat and writer C. Robert Cargill (who co-wrote Scott Derrickson’s Sinister and Doctor Strange), and we’re debuting the short right here on io9. Read more...

The Black Widow's First Kill Will Mess You Up

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Natasha Romanoff has been a superhero. She’s also been a spy. Right now, she’s somewhere in between the morality of those two poles. Before she was either of those, however, she was an assassin. This week’s new Black Widow comic shows the first time the young Natasha killed someone. It’s nasty. Read more...

There's Going to Be a New Tolkien Middle-Earth Book That Isn't Actually New at All

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In 2017, you will finally be able to buy a copy of Beren and Lu?thien, a story of old Middle-earth, written by none other than J.R.R. Tolkien himself. Or, you could go buy one of a half-dozen already published books that the story appears in later today. Your call! Read more...

Logan's Old Man Wolverine Is Here, and He's Looking Rough

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Sure he’s not looking quite as old as his ancient co-star Professor X did, but here is our first look at the third Wolverine movie’s Logan, looking even more worse for wear than usual. A few years of getting beat up over and over again will do that to you! Read more...

Behold, Your New Guardians of the Galaxy

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

James Gunn has dropped the first teaser poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2—and not only does it give us our first “official” look beyond concept art of just how adorable baby Groot is, it gives us our first good look at the new incarnation of the team. Read more...

The Walking Dead Has Gone Full Police State to Avoid Spoilers

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

You know how world leaders have body doubles to give assassins a hard time? Well, The Walking Dead has employed a similar technique to avoid any plot details from leaking. This is a normal and proportional response to the problem of spoilers. Read more...

Agents of SHIELD Has Its Connection to Doctor Strange... and Conan the Barbarian

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Agents of SHIELD has been a bit on even during all those scenes when Robbie Reyes’ Ghost Rider and his art deco flaming skull haven’t been on screen. But now things could pick up, as it finally revealed how it’s going to brush up with the upcoming Doctor Strange movie—courtesy of an ancient, evil book called the Darkhold. Read more...

We've Got the Biggest Clue Yet About What Happens to Tony Stark After Civil War II

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Tony Stark’s future in the Marvel Universe has been thrown into doubt ever since the start of Civil War II—and made even more doubtful when we learned that he would be replaced as Iron Man by not one, but two different characters. One of those Iron Men debuted today in Infamous Iron Man, giving us a major hint about Tony’s fate. Read more...

AMC Just Can't Get Enough Zombies, Premieres Web Series Fear the Walking Dead: Passage

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

To paraphrase John Cleese, they’re not zombies, they’re walkers. And they are creeping all over AMC these days. The Walking Dead returns to the airwaves for its seventh season on Sunday, and today the network launched the first of a 16-part weekly web series tie-in to Fear the Walking Dead, subtitled Passage. Read more...

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