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Magic: The Gathering Comes to Dungeons & Dragons for the Ultimate Fantasy RPG

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Both D&D and Magic: The Gathering have told stories about multiverses and alternate planes of reality, but they’ve never used that conceit to link two of the most iconic games around into one space. Until now, that is, thanks to the release of a free D&D sourcebook to plan out adventures in one of the many planes of Magic. Read more...

Don DeLillo's New Novel Isn't Even Out Yet, But the TV Show Is Already in the Works

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Don DeLillo’s futuristic new novel, Zero K, won’t be released until next month, but it’s already been picked up by FX for a possible TV adaptation. Add that to the book’s glowing review in the New York Times, which compared it to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and the future is looking pretty good for Zero K. Read more...

The Ultimate Guide to All of This Summer's Awesome New Comics

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Ah, summer. The perfect time to think about going outside, getting some sun, enjoying all nature has to offer—and then staying inside to read comics anyway. Happily, this summer’s titles will definitely keep you both occupied and entertained! Here’s io9's guide to all the fantastic new series coming out over the new few months. Read more...

Lando Calrissian Gives Han Some Help in Lego's New Force Awakens Short

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One of the most famous Star Wars characters not in The Force Awakens makes his sequel trilogy debut in a new Lego short film set right before the events of the film. Nice to see you again, Lando Calrissian. Read more...

The Physics of Peacock Tail Feathers Is Even More Dazzling Than We Realized 

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Male peacocks shake their brilliantly-hued, long tail feathers to attract females in a courtship display known as “train-rattling.” But scientists had never closely examined the biomechanics behind this behavior—until now. A new paper...Show More Summary

Paramount Is Being Sued for Not Having Enough Product Placement in Transformers 4

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Congratulations to Paramount, which is finally in court on a $27 million lawsuit for failing to actually place a product from a product placement deal. Yeah. On one side is Paramount, the studio behind the Transformers franchise, and on the other side is a Chinese business who paid them to put even more logos in the movie. Can neither side win? Read more...

The Exorcist Tranforms Into a 'Vomit-Wrenching' Theme-Park Attraction For Halloween

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It’s never too early to start thinking about Halloween, especially when you might need to plan some travel in tandem with the holiday. For the first time ever, Universal Studios will be incorporating The Exorcist into its popular “Halloween Horror Nights” theme-park events in Orlando and Hollywood. Read more...

Robert Downey Jr. Is Teasing a Fourth Iron Man Movie Again

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Whether or not there’ll be another standalone Iron Man with Robert Downey Jr. has been the subject of a constant back -and -forth debate for a while now. But Downey Jr. isn’t quite done stoking the fires just yet. He just announced he has at least one more solo Iron Man movie left in him. Read more...

The Phantom of the Opera Terrifies In this Menacing New Poster

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The 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney is one of horror’s most celebrated films, and deservedly so. This celebration will continue this Friday, April 26, when Dark Hall Mansion releases this gorgeous, gothic poster for the film by artist Nicolas Delort. Read more...

The Official Snowden Trailer Is Here and It's Unnervingly Sexy

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We saw the first teaser for Oliver Stone’s upcoming true-to-life spy thriller Snowden almost a year ago . But the first official trailer gives us a more complete look at what Stone has done to the true story of this decade’s most infamous whistleblower. Read more...

New Toxic Hot Spring Looks Like an Acid-Fueled Nightmare

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It looks like the set from a 1950s scifi flick, but this toxic, funhouse-colored hot spring isn’t humanity’s first deadly encounter with alien biology. Although it is home to some very strange life forms, and we’re not sure what would happen if those gloves came off. Read more...

Preeminent Villain Actor Richard E. Grant Joins Wolverine 3 as Mad Scientist

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Richard E. Grant (Jekyll & Hyde) has finally gotten the role he was born to play: a comic book mad scientist. But despite the fact he’s been perfectly cast, we’re actually kind of confused about what exactly he’ll be doing in Wolverine 3. Read more...

Stan Lee Conquers Bollywood as His Superhero 'Chakra the Invincible' Gets a Live-Action Movie

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Even after Stan Lee left Marvel, he never stopped creating superheroes and now one of those newer creations is coming to the big-screen. The animated superhero Chakra the Invincible is turning into a live-action Bollywood movie. Read more...

You Can Watch the Best Minute of Batman v Superman Right Here

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One of the absolute highlights of Batman v Superman was Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. She was almost literally a ray of light and color in a dark grey world. And now, you can see her best moment, which also happens to be the best moment of the movie. (The video is kind of a spoiler, if you haven’t seen the trailers.) Read more...

X-Men: Apocalypse's Wolverine Cameo Could Be Hugely Important to Future X-Movies

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Chris Evans ponders his future as Captain America. Disney plans dates for its stable of fairytale adaptations. Sophie Turner talks Sansa’s journey on Game of Thrones. Plus, new pictures from Alien Covenant and A Series of Unfortunate Events, and more Blade Runner 2 casting. Spoilers get! Read more...

This New Fake Leather Is Made From Tea

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It’s tough. It’s thick. It’s brown. It’s a lot like leather—but in fact this new material is made in the lab using leftovers from a brew of kombucha tea. Read more...

We Finally Have a Trailer for Bruce Timm's The Killing Joke Movie

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The definitive Batman voice actors have returned for an animated adaptation of one of the most famous stories in comics history, and everything about it looks fantastic. Read more...

Why Do Cats Act So Damn Weird?

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Dogs just want to love you but cats, well, what the hell do cats want? They have a mind of their own, they seemingly do whatever the hell they want, and their habits are just so weird. Why is that? According to Ted-Ed, it’s because how...Show More Summary

Robert Rodriguez's Battle Angel Alita Will Soon Have Its Leading Lady

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Six months ago, James Cameron passed the torch for his adaptation of Battle Angel Alita to director Robert Rodriguez. Since then, we haven’t heard much about this long-delayed anime adaptation. But we’ve just gotten a significant update: three actresses are in the running to play the lead character. Read more...

Gaze in Terror or Boredom at This Livestream of a "Haunted" Doll Sitting in an Office

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Sure, it’s just a doll. It’s just going to sit there, staring blankly, while Destination America’s webcam records its utter lack of movement. But since this is a supposedly haunted doll, maybe some crazy shit might happen? Read more...

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