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The 20 Craziest, Coolest, and Most Unique Films We Can't Wait to See at Fantastic Fest 2016 

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Fantastic Fest is my favorite film festival in the world. Sure, other fests are bigger, or have more famous work, but if you love unique movies and having a good time, this intimate, awesome Austin-based film festival is not to be missed. It starts Thursday and io9 will be there all week, reporting back on the most exciting films playing the festival. Read more...

Ghost Rider May Be Exactly What Agents of SHIELD Needed

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Agents of SHIELD has never been a show that’s hesitated to shake up its status quo, and Agent Coulson and his team had yet another when season four premiered last night—and it’s not for the better. But the real change comes from the addition of the first (reasonably) major Marvel superhero, Ghost Rider, to the series. Show More Summary

First Details on The Dark Tower's Companion TV Series, Which Will Include Idris Elba

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Next year, the Dark Tower movie is going to hit theaters—but a year later, it’ll have its very own companion TV show hitting the airwaves, featuring at least one of the the film’s major stars. And now we finally have some details—including the fact that the movie’s star Idris Elba will appear on the show as well. Read more...

Civil War II's Latest Twist Spells Doom for Not One, But Two Major Heroes

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Civil War II has already torn the Marvel universe into two conflicting sides, and claimed the life of the Hulk himself . But its latest portent of doom promises to be its biggest, and most polarizing yet. Read more...

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe Work the Numbers in the New Hidden Figures Trailer

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The international version of the Hidden Figures trailer focuses less on just the three women at its center—Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae)—and more on the way other people react to them. Read more...

Get a Free Copy of Kai Ashanti Wilson's Acclaimed Fantasy Novel The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps 

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Kai Ashanti Wilson’s The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps was one of io9's top fantasy books of 2015—and if you haven’t yet checked out this epic, unique, brilliantly-drawn tale, here’s a chance to get a copy for free, courtesy of publisher Read more...

Major New Rumors About Thanos' Goals In Avengers: Infinity War

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Melissa Rosenberg discusses the core team of Jessica Jones season two. Chris Chalk sets up Lucius Fox’s journey on Gotham. Plus, what’s to come on Ash vs. Evil Dead, and new looks at Fear the Walking Dead and The Exorcist. To me, my Spoilers! Read more...

This X-Men: Apocalypse Blooper Reel Features Oscar Isaac Dancing, Which Justifies the Entire Movie

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

He danced his way into our hearts in Ex Machina . He danced into them again as The Force Awakens’ Poe Dameron. But open your heart to a dancing Oscar Isaac once more, courtesy of X-Men: Apocalypse’s hilarious gag reel. Read more...

Toy Companies Hasbro and Mattel Will Go to War in a New Amazon Show

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you grew up in the 1980s, odds are your play time was dominated by Hasbro and Mattel. Decades later, the behind-the-scenes rivalry between the two companies will be the subject of Toy Wars, a streaming series from Josh Gad, Josh Schwartz, and Seth Gordon. Read more...

Who Will Win This Battle Between Internet Faves Batman and Boba Fett?

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Batman and Boba Fett are basically internet fandom’s fever dream: they’re both the unbeatable badasses of their respective universes (although Boba Fett is still kind of a chump, and Batman’s been beaten more than a fair share of times). So how they’d fare against each other is a question often asked—and Alex Ross has an answer. Read more...

Gotham Producer's Reasons for Sexing Up Poison Ivy Make No Sense, But Are Very Gross

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Look, railing against Gotham for its absolute refusal to portray any of its characters in a consistent way is a fool’s errand. But executive producer Ken Woodruff’s explanation of why the show is turning Poison Ivy from a kid to a voluptuous, seductive 20-something—through what I believe is the magical power of creepiness—takes the cake. Show More Summary

Writers, Artists, and Celebrities Unite for Love Is Love, a Comic Celebrating LGBT Heroes

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Earlier this year, a mass shooting claimed the lives of 50 people in Orlando, Florida, in an incident that was both the deadliest shooting and most violent hate crime against LGBT people in American history. Now, people across the comics industry and beyond are coming together for a one-off special issue to remember the tragedy. Read more...

New Luke Cage Teaser Shows Off the Series’ Major Players

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Ten days from now, folks all over the world will get to see Luke Cage shake up Harlem’s criminal underworld in the upcoming Marvel show on Netflix. A new video gives a glimpse at the folks who’ll (foolishly) be shooting at the bulletproof superhero. Read more...

Netflix's Lost in Space Casts the Kid Who Will Always Be in Danger and His Dad

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Robinson family is being assembled Maxwell Jenkins (Sense8) will be young, constantly endangered Will Robinson, while Will’s dad, Dr. John Robinson, will be played by Toby Stephens (Black Sails). Read more...

Avatar Continues Its Return to Public Consciousness With a Giant Museum Exhibit

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The better part of a decade has passed since audiences last visited the world of James Cameron’s Avatar. Now, with a new set of films coming, the franchise has slowly begun to return to the mainstream. There’s a Cirque du Soleil show touring, a Disney theme park coming soon, and they’ve just announced an interactive museum exhibition. Read more...

The Tall Man Makes His Final Stand in the First Trailer for Phantasm: Ravager 

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The world of horror lost one of its icons in January, when Angus Scrimm passed away at the age of 89. Fortunately for his fans, the actor was able to film one last turn as Phantasm’s evil Tall Man—and now we’re getting the first look at that performance in this first trailer for Phantasm: Ravager. Read more...

A Creepily Fun Photo Tour of Universal Studios' Halloween Horror Nights

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There aren’t many places you can experience Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Exorcist, The Purge, American Horror Story, and The Walking Dead all in one place, and survive the experience. In fact, there’s just one: Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights. Read more...

This Is What the Joker Would Look Like If He Was Both Batman and a '90s J-RPG Villain

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This new action figure by Square-Enix is Joker meets Batman by the way of Kefka from Final Fantasy VI. It’s kind of amazing. Read more...

This Fan Film About Superman's First Encounter With Grief Is Heartbreaking

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If the world wasn’t already enough of a bummer, we now have this wonderfully depressing fan film about a young Clark Kent dealing with the loss of a friend to sunder our emotions, too. Read more...

Merchandise Makers Promise They'll Do Better With Female Characters for Rogue One

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Star Wars has always been big for the toy industry, but last year moreso than ever: a merchandise push more powerful than you could possibly imagine. But for all the billions of dollars Force Awakens toys raked in, there was a lot of criticism about the lack of merchandise for its female characters. This year, toy makers are listening. Read more...

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