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RIP William Peter Blatty, Author of The Exorcist

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Without the book, there’d be no movie. And without the man—and his lingering memory of an article about a case of real-life demonic possession—there’d be no book. William Peter Blatty, author of the 1971 best-seller The Exorcist that became the influential 1973 horror movie classic, has died at age 89. Read more...

Superman Is Getting a New Outfit That Is Basically the Same Outfit, But Better

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Honestly, at first, you’d be hard-pressed to really notice what’s different about Supes’ latest wardrobe update—after all, it still looks like the Man of Steel we know and love. But there’s actually a few neat little re-tweaks and additions that bring it back closer to the classic Superman look. Read more...

An Exclusive Excerpt From the Sequel to The Girl With All The Gifts

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Girl With All The Gifts is a critically acclaimed 2014 novel, turned into a celebrated movie, which hits U.S. theaters next month. It tells a new type of zombie story, about kids, compassion, disease and acceptance. Author M.R. Carey has written a sequel, and io9 is very excited to bring you the first except from… Read more...

Deadpool's 'For Your Consideration' Oscars Video Focuses on the Chimichangas and Assless Chaps, of Course

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Yes, we do live in the strange world where there is an actual chance Deadpool could nab itself an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. So what better way for the movie to pitch itself to the academy than by wheeling out its laser-guided marketing campaign once more? Read more...

The Complete Works of “Weird Al” Yankovic Will Come in a Delightful Fake Accordion

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Can you believe “Weird Al” Yankovic has been parodying popular music for 33 years now? It’s a testament to his talents as a musician and songwriter that he’s still around all these years later, and if you’re as big a fan of “Weird Al” now as you were in the ‘80s, a new box set of all his albums—including some new… Read more...

Defeat Your Enemies and Claim Your Prize With This Week's Gif Party

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

There can be only one! Okay, that’s a lie. There can be many. As many gifs as you can find. Read more...

A Series of Unfortunate Events Is Good But Depressing as Hell

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events comes online today. And it’s got some beautiful design work and funny performances. But, mostly, it’s bleak as hell. Read more...

Some Familiar Faces Will Return for Deadpool 2

5 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Woody Harrelson teases his Han Solo character. An unexpected character is heading back to The Flash. The future of Once Upon a Time—or at the least, one of its main stars—is currently uncertain. Plus, we’ve got even more new pictures from The Defenders, and new footage from Legends of Tomorrow’s return. Behold,… Read more...

Follow Gandalf's Journey in These Stunning New Lord of the Rings Posters

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of the many reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in both book and movie form, is so good is the characters. Each hero, villain, and everything in between is simply memorable and captivating. Everyone has their favorites and if your favorite is Gandalf, this is going to knock your socks off. Read more...

Magic and Reality Are Blurred in the New Trailer for Sleight

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

If you had a power that no one else had, when would you choose to unleash it? That seems to be one of the questions at the center of Sleight. The main character can do something amazing, but when to do it is the real problem. Read more...

The Kindred Graphic Novel Should Be Everyone’s Introduction to Octavia Butler

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

I first read Octavia Butler’s Kindred in high school, but, looking back, I don’t really know that I was ready to process the novel for what it truly was: a dark reflection on how a person’s power and agency are inexorably linked to their race and gender. A new graphic novel version delivers the genius of the scifi… Read more...

Report: Disney Is Negotiating With Carrie Fisher's Estate for More Leia

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

According to BBC Newsnight, The Walt Disney Company is negotiating with Carrie Fisher’s estate “over her continued appearance” in the Star Wars franchise. Read more...

Batman and the Flash Are Teaming Up to Uncover DC Rebirth's Watchmen Mystery

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

When DC Rebirth kicked off, Batman found the blood-dripped badge of the Comedian embedded in the wall of the Batcave, leaving him very confused but confirming to us that the world of Watchmen was coming to the DC universe. Since then, nothing much has really happened with it—but starting this April, that will change. Read more...

25 Unbeatable Moments From The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This month marks 25 years since Doreen Green entered the world of Marvel Comics as Squirrel Girl, although her true road to becoming one of the greatest Marvel heroes around didn’t really begin until her excellent series Unbeatable Squirrel Girl kicked off in 2014. To celebrate her 25th anniversary, here are 25 of the… Read more...

Netflix’s Travelers Has the Most Ethically Messed-Up Time Travel I’ve Ever Seen

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Travelers features an icky, insidiously clever form of going undercover: agents from 100 years in the future take up residence in people living in the present’s bodies. It makes things morally complicated. Like when a heroin junkie watches a man die from a heart attack and tearfully tells him that he knew it was… Read more...

Octavia Butler's Dawn Is Required Reading For $2

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Octavia Butler’s Dawn, along with the rest of the Xenogenesis series, is regularly taught in college classrooms, but you don’t need to have it on your syllabus to enjoy it for $2 on Kindle. Read more...

American Horror Story Just Got Renewed Through Season Nine

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve known for awhile that American Horror Story would return for a seventh season. Today came the news that Ryan Murphy’s anthology horror show has received two more seasons on top of that. Read more...

For the Love of All That Is Holy, Do Not Watch Monster Trucks Sober

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Is Monster Trucks good? Hell no. Is it bad? It is a disaster. And because it is a disaster, it’s almost kind of fun to watch. Presuming you don’t go out and pay for it and have to find a theater. Also, if you’re an adult? Booze would help. Read more...

Please Let the Hook For Marvel's Defenders Series Be Daredevil's Giant Literal Plot Hole

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The lid is being lifted on Marvel and Netflix’s four-way crossover series The Defenders. We’ve got our first look at Sigourney Weaver’s villain, and a few intriguing details about what will bring Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage together... and it might have something to do with Daredevil season… Read more...

Report: Green Lantern Corps Movie Signs Writers, Will Be 'Lethal Weapon in Space'

6 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We’ve known for a while that Warner Bros. has had plans to re-visit the DC Universe’s army of ring-wielding space cops. Now things are moving forward in a significant way, with screenwriters David S. Goyer and Justin Rhodes reportedly working on the upcoming Green Lantern Corps movie. Read more...

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