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The Next Six Entries in the Power Rangers Movie Franchise Will Be One Big Arc

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Power Rangers movie reboot hits theaters this week, and it’s not going to be the last time we see these teenagers with attitude if the man who brought Power Rangers into existence has anything to say about it. In fact, there are plans already under way for a six-part saga. Read more...

Disney, Give Me a Gaston Prequel to Beauty and the Beast

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This week we’ve heard that Disney will be looking at “spinoff and prequel” ideas for the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie that has just come out. But they don’t need to look at other options, because there is one obvious and perfect choice: A movie about Gaston. Read more...

Colleen Wing Is the Only Hero Iron Fist Needed

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Marvel and Netflix’s Iron Fist has a lot of issues in its mixed first season—but among the muddled mess, there already lies a diamond in the rough, a hero the show was desperately looking for. It’s not Danny Rand, the Living Weapon. It’s Colleen Wing, the superstar Iron Fist deserves. Read more...

The Lego Ultimate Collectors Series Snowspeeder Returns to Hoth (and Toy Stores) on May 4

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Longtime Lego Star Wars collectors will remember when the original version of the Ultimate Collector Series Rebel Snowspeeder was released in 2004. The set was unfortunately retired a year later, leaving Lego AT-ATs to roam about with impunity, but the toymaker is bringing a totally revamped version back for Star Wars… Read more...

Amazon Pulls Castalia House Book for Ripping Off John Scalzi Cover

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Amazon has blocked sales for The Corroding Empire, a scifi book from Vox Day’s conservative publishing company Castalia House, because the cover bore an uncanny resemblance to John Scalzi’s latest book, The Collapsing Empire. And it wasn’t a coincidence. Read more...

Everyone Wants Michael Shannon to Play Cable in Deadpool 2

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Ian McKellen Is Reprising Gandalf (and His Entire Career) in a Solo London Stage Show

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

The Director of Power Rangers Stands Behind His Bold Choices for the Movie

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

ThinkGeek's Sale Is Practically Out of This World

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

The Mystery That Made Thor Unworthy Has Been Revealed

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Aubrey Plaza Has Been Legion's True Star All Along

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

The First Trailer for the Return of Mystery Sscience Theater 3000 Is Cheesy in All the Right Ways

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

The Teaser for Netflix's Death Note Adaptation Is the Most Netflix Thing Ever Made

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Last Night's Flash/Supergirl Musical Was Pure Joy in TV Form

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Game of Thrones Is Getting a Tabletop Miniatures Game... of Thrones

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

We Could Get More Movies From the Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Universe

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

A Mother Either Has an Evil Nanny or Is Going Crazy in  the New Horror Movie Madre

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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...

Senator Ted Cruz Has Forever Tainted The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

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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