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The Archie Comic Is Killing Someone Off in a Major New Event

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Who’s to say big events and hyped-up character deaths are strictly the purview of superhero comics? Marvel might have Secret Empire on the way, DC has Dark Days ahead, and now Archie is getting in on the excitement with something called Over the Edge. A Riverdale favorite won’t make it out alive. Read more...

iZombie's New Trailer Previews What May Be the Show's Best Mystery Yet

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We finally have a full-length trailer for the next season of iZombie, and it tells us a lot about what’s in store for the team after last season’s total shake-up of a finale. The answer: Major Lilywhite helps solve crimes by eating a teenage girl’s brain. Read more...

Here's the Important Stuff That Happens in Iron Fist So You Don't Have to Watch It

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Netflix and Marvel’s Iron Fist is not good TV. It is bad and boring TV with terrible fight scenes and a lead actor who comes from the “petulant grimace” school of acting. The only reason to watch Iron Fist is so you can be prepared for The Defenders, the epic series that will cross Iron Fist over with the casts of … Read more...

Doctor Octopus Is Back With a New Look and a New Allegiance

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The recent Clone Conspiracy event has brought back a few dead people from Spider-Man’s past. Some good, some... well, less good. One of those folks is none other than Otto Octavius—he’s back, better than ever before, and he’s got some new supervillainous friends to boot. Read more...

Can You Figure Out Why Lucasfilm Hates This Photo of Luke Skywalker?

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Not the photo up top, the one below. There’s nothing at first glance that would tell you why Lucasfilm refused to release this behind-the-scenes photo from A New Hope. But once you hear it, and put it together with George Lucas’ need to control details, it makes total sense. Read more...

The Future of Ghostbusters Is Uncertain, But Ivan Reitman Has a Plan

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At Ghost Corps, the Ghostbusters office on the Sony Pictures lot in Los Angeles, franchise co-creator Ivan Reitman admits the most recent film was a disappointment. And yet the Ghostbusters are not dead, and do not need to be busted themselves. Not by a long shot. Read more...

Is There a Point to a Princesses Movie Not Done by Disney?

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According to Tracking Board, the latest script making its way through Hollywood right now is Princesses by Nir Paniry, described as “a female-driven Avengers featuring classic fairy tale princesses.” It’s being pitched to everyone, though, even though we all know that the only logical home for it is Disney. Read more...

I Have Conflicting Feelings on Power Rangers and the First Big-Screen LGBT Superhero

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In addition to the release of reviews for the Power Rangers movie this week, it’s also been revealed that the film has become the first mainstream superhero movie to feature a main character who happens to be LGBTQ. It’s a big step for superhero cinema, but a question remains—just exactly how big is it? Read more...

Cosplayers Are Already Figuring Out How to Create Their Own Spider-Man Shutter Eyes

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One of the coolest details about the Spider-Man design used in Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming is its mechanical, expressive eyes—a staple of Spidey in comics and animation, but rarely attempted in live action. It works great on screen, but fans are proving adept at recreating the effect for their costumes, too. Read more...

Life Is the Next Great Leap Forward for Science Fiction Horror

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Most of the people interested in seeing Life, the astronaut thriller out on March 24, probably have certain expectations based on the movie’s familiar premise: human beings encounter extraterrestrial organism, terrifying things ensue, just as in Alien, Predator and other classics. But while that most basic plotline… Read more...

More Dire Rumors About the Future of the Terminator Franchise

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Screenwriters Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick talk Deadpool 2, Zombieland 2, and everything but their new movie Life. Bad Robot’s supernatural World War II movie finds some stars. Stephen Amell teases a return to the island on Arrow. Plus, a new clip from Ghost in the Shell, and new images from Walking Dead. Behold,… Read more...

A Doomed Statistician Spends His Last Moments Crunching Some Very Odd Numbers

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This quirky short from Campbell Hooper follows the inner monologue of a statistician who’s ejected from an airplane at what would obviously be a fatal altitude. Panic doesn’t factor in at all—in fact, Forty Three Thousand Feet is mostly a rumination on the past and the future, complete with an extended tangent about a… Read more...

NBC's Midnight, Texas Looks Like Delicious Supernatural Cheese

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If you’re going to rip off True Blood, you might as well go right to the source. The extended trailer for NBC’s supernatural drama Midnight, Texas further makes us expect that this latest Charlaine Harris adaptation about a small town filled with secrets will resemble HBO’s vampire drama, but with way less nudity and… Read more...

The Star Wars Rebels Season Finale Is Gonna Be Damn Good

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This past weekend’s episode of Star Wars Rebels may have been pretty intense, but the upcoming finale is looking bigger than anything the series has attempted in a while. Plus, lots of gooey, delicious Star Wars space battle action is always welcome. Read more...

No One at Marvel Can Give a Consistent Answer About the Connections Between Its Shows and Movies

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It’s been obvious from the outside looking in that Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is gated into two areas: movies and TV, and never the twain shall meet. But the thing is, if you ask anyone at Marvel Studios or involved with one of their movies, no one can seemingly give a consistent response about whether or not this is… Read more...

AMC's Humans Is Exploring All the Good Robo-Stuff Westworld Ignored

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Humans, AMC’s scifi drama about a world where robots are as ubiquitous as smart phones, ends its second season tonight. Much like in Westworld, the artificial lives born in Humans have been slaves to humanity’s whims, and just like in the finale of Westworld, a rebellion has formed. But Humans has had much better… Read more...

Robert Downey Jr. Will Talk To Animals as the New Doctor Dolittle

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For the second time, Hollywood is rebooting Doctor Dolittle with one of its biggest stars of the moment. First it was Eddie Murphy in the 1990s, and now it’s Robert Downey Jr. Read more...

Patty and Holtzmann Are Back on the Hunt in a Look Inside the New Ghostbusters Comic

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Later this week, Ghostbusters 101 is setting up a pan-universal crossover between the original Ghostbusters team and the crew from the 2016 movie—but before that, we’ve got to see what Patty, Holtzmann, Erin, and Abby have been up to since the events of their film. Our exclusive preview of issue one does just that. Read more...

The Moments That Made Us Fall in Love With the Mass Effect Video Games

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Mass Effect: Andromeda comes out this week, marking the end of a long wait for fan of BioWare’s scifi action RPG franchise. We’re big fans of Mass Effect here at io9 and have decided to celebrate the occasion by looking back at our most-loved instances from the long-running series. Read more...

The Power Rangers Movie Doesn't Actually Want to Be a Power Rangers Movie

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The final act of Power Rangers is everything you could want from a Power Rangers movie. It’s fun, funny, action-packed, and filled with so many Zords and monsters that you’ll actually feel like you’re watching a big-budget update of the popular kids’ franchise. The problem is that the 90 minutes preceding it wants as… Read more...

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