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Meet the Stars of Clone Wars' Imminent Return, the Bad Batch

Disney has released a new teaser for the premiere episode of The Clone Wars’ imminent return next week, and...well, honestly I just don’t know what to tell you. It’s Clone Wars. It’s more Clone Wars. What else do you need?Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Animation, Streaming, Lucasfilm, Clones, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Disney Plus


With Our Delightfully Nerdy Valentine's Day Cards, You Can Become a Clan of 2

Love is in the air as Valentine’s Day is just around the corner (and right before a holiday weekend)! To celebrate this horniest of days, io9 is back with our latest collection of nerdy Valentines—featuring cameos from the Mandalorian, Jean-Luc Picard, Harley Quinn, and, of course...a Witcher in a tub.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Streaming, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, A24, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Cbs All Access, Valentines Day, Watchmen, The Witcher, Midsommar


Marvel's First Big-Screen Queer Couple Will Be Eternals' Haaz Sleiman and Brian Tyree Henry

Last summer, Marvel head Kevin Feige cleared up some confusion about when audiences could expect to see the studio’s first queer superhero fighting to save the world on the big screen. After initial reports that Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie would explore her canonical bisexuality in Thor: Love & Thunder, Feige explained…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Lgbtq, Marvel Studios, Tessa Thompson, Kevin Feige, Representation, Feige, Haaz Sleiman, Brian Tyree Henry, The Eternals, Exclusively Gay Moments


Aladdin 2 Is a Go After Finally Figuring Out Its Plot

Making a sequel to Aladdin is no easy task. At the end of the first film, the genie is no longer the genie. He can’t grant any more wishes. Plus, Aladdin and Jasmine are happily together. Where do things go next, after that perfect fairy-tale finale?Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie, Jasmine, Aladdin, John Gatins, Andrea Berloff, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Aladdin 2


Leia Succeeded Where Luke Failed

The Skywalker bloodline is perhaps defined by a series of failures. Anakin’s attempts to protect Padmé brought about the rise of the Empire. Luke’s pressure to live up to this prophecy of the chosen one brought about the undoing of his fledgling Jedi Order and his own nephew—who himself saw a moment of weakness and…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Luke, Anakin, Padme, Star Wars The Last Jedi, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker


Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Joining the MCU in Disney+ Series Loki

Even if the Disney+ show Loki was just Tom Hiddleston talking for eight hours, fans probably would have loved it anyway. But it’s obviously going to be way more than that. The cast continues to grow and its latest addition might be the best one yet.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Gugu Mbatha, MCU, Disney Plus


Your 2020 Oscar Winners: Parasite and Joker's Joaquin Phoenix Win Big

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony is all wrapped up. Here are the winners. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Animation, Oscars, Warner Bros, Joaquin Phoenix, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Joker, Taika Waititi, Todd Phillips, Bong Joon Ho, Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Avengers Endgame


Doctor Strange 2 Has Picked Up Loki’s Head Writer

More shakeups for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to 2016’s Doctor Strange and one of the most anticipated heralds of a more, well, multiversal Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Marvel Studios, Loki, Sam Raimi, Michael Waldron, Disney Plus, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


8 Sorta Romantic But Definitely Nerdy Movies to Stream for Valentine's Day

Most folks can content themselves with swooning over The Notebook, but nerdy genre fans might want a little time-jumping or severed limbs or robots to go along with their romantic movies. We’ve scoured the big streaming services to find 10 geeky movies all about love, just in time for Valentine’s Day viewing.Read more...
Tags: Science, Romance, Horror, Fantasy, Disney, Netflix, Animation, Streaming, Sci Fi, Hulu, Valentines Day, Amazon Studios, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tuck Everlasting, The Rocketeer


All the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Facts That'll Save Your Oscar Party

Want to impress some less-nerdy Oscar party guests this weekend? We’ve got just the thing.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Sci Fi, Oscars, Black Widow, Birds Of Prey, Scarlett Johansson, Warner Bros, Adam Driver, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Joker, Taika Waititi, James Mangold


Sam Raimi May Be Taking Over Doctor Strange 2

One of the fathers of the modern comic book film may be making his triumphant return to the Marvel universe. Sam Raimi, who directed Sony’s first Spider-Man trilogy, is reportedly in talks to replace Scott Derrickson in the director’s chair for Doctor Strange: In the Multiverse of Madness. Variety first reported the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Sony, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sam Raimi, Scott Derrickson, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness


The Mandalorian Has an Awesome Behind the Scenes Link to the Original Star Wars

One of the many reasons fans have embraced The Mandalorian is that it feels like the original Star Wars trilogy. Baby Yoda is another reason, sure, but executive producer Jon Favreau and his team took every precaution to make sure the look, feel, and sounds of the show fit right in with A New Hope, The Empire Strikes…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Vfx, Ilm, A New Hope, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


Updates From Castlevania, Black Adam, and More

Dwayne Johnson continues to hype up Black Adam (and his back). Gemma Chan has finished her time on The Eternals. Is Joaquin Phoenix up for an iconic Disney villain role? Plus another new look at Birds of Prey, and what’s to come on The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Birds Of Prey, Peter Pan, The Flash, Joaquin Phoenix, Thirst, Legends Of Tomorrow, Radioactive, Adam, Gemma Chan, Fast and Furious, Black Adam, New Mutants, Castlevania


Disney+ Reveals When The Mandalorian Will Return and When Marvel Will Arrive

When the summer movie season ends this year, Disney+ heats up. Disney CEO Bob Iger announced today that Marvel Studios’ first streaming show, The Falcon and Winter Soldier, will debut in August. It’ll be followed by season two of The Mandalorian in October, and WandaVision in December.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Jon Favreau, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Bob Iger, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, WandaVision, The Falcon And The Winter Soldier, Baby Yoda


This General Grievous Cosplay Has to Be Seen to Be Believed

Few Star Wars characters are more difficult to cosplay than General Grievous. He’s a skeletal being, more machine than anything else, with four arms and a very distinctive way of moving. It’s simply not something a normal person can do. Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Cosplay, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Revenge Of The Sith, General Grievous, Wicked Armor


In This Exclusive Star Wars Alphabet Squadron: Shadow Fall Reveal, the War for the Galaxy Gets Bloody

Last year, Del Rey’s excellent Star Wars novel series gave us a tale of damaged pilots amid the formation of the New Republic in Alphabet Squadron, a spiritual successor to the X-Wing books of the old Expanded Universe. Now, io9's got an exclusive look at the second book in the trilogy—where we’ll really get to know…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Books, Science, Disney, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, Book Excerpt, New Republic, Del Rey, Alexander Freed, Alphabet Squadron, Alphabet Squadron Shadow Fall


Disney+'s Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Could Take a Grim Turn

Could Black Adam be looking to cast another obscure comics hero? Kathleen Kennedy says Harrison Ford is still up for Indiana Jones 5. Go behind the scenes on Birds of Prey. A familiar MCU face is joining The Simpsons’ riff on Marvel. Plus, why Wally West’s Flash return will be such a huge deal, and what’s to come on …Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Birds Of Prey, Harrison Ford, The Simpsons, Indiana Jones, The Flash, The Twilight Zone, Legends Of Tomorrow, Indiana Jones 5, Kathleen Kennedy, Wally West, Black Adam, Black Lightning, Monsterland, Honey I Shrunk The Kids


The Voice of Star Wars’ Babu Frik Came From Harry Potter's Bathroom

Hey, hey! Here’s something you may not know about Babu Frik!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Harry Potter, Lucasfilm, Sound, Voiceover, Matthew Wood, Shirley Henderson, Voice Acting, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker, Babu Frik, Babu Frik Read


Breaking Down Those First Clips of WandaVision, Loki, and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Unlike Marvel’s previous live-action series whose connections to the larger MCU were tenuous at best, Disney+’s WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki are all set within the narrative orbit of Marvel’s films, making each of them an important piece of the franchise’s future as the studio plows forward…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Streaming, Marvel Comics, Tom Hiddleston, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Falcon, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, X Men, Disney Plus, WandaVision


Here's the Real Deal With That Leaked Star Wars Footage

Yes, that leaked Star Wars footage that surfaced last week was real. No, it’s not what you think it was.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Leaks, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Vfx, Concept Art, Rick McCallum, The Mandalorian, Stargate Studios, Star Wars Underworld


Mulan’s Final Trailer Highlights the Film's Epic Action

While Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan remake won’t exactly feature anywhere near as much of the whimsy as the studio’s 1998 animated feature, the final trailer makes obvious that what this movie’s lost in the way of cartoonishness, it’s more than made up for with straight-up epic fantasy action that’s unlike…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Mulan, Witches, Jet Li, Nostalgia, Donnie Yen, Niki Caro, Gong Li, Jason Scott Lee, Liu Yifei, Yoson An


Alan Harris, the Actor Behind Bossk in The Empire Strikes Back, Has Died

Alan Harris was one of the most decorated extras and stand-ins in all of Hollywood. He doubled for Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, and for Terence Stamp as Supreme Chancellor Valorum in The Phantom Menace. He was a Stormtrooper in Return of the Jedi. He even modelled in the early screen tests for Boba Fett’s armor. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Hollywood, Science, Disney, Rip, Lucasfilm, Terence Stamp, Alan Harris, Anthony Daniels, Empire Strikes Back, Bossk, Bounty Hunters, Supreme Chancellor Valorum


The Sounds Behind Baby Yoda’s Voice Are Exactly as Cute as You’d Expect

The creation of sound to use in films is always fascinating. What in the real world made the sound that became a lightsaber, or a phaser, or a dinosaur? What real, adorable, precious little thing gave birth to Baby Yoda? In that latter case, it is about as cute as you’d imagine. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sound Design, Skywalker Sound, The Mandalorian, Baby Yoda


A Robotic Swinging Spider-Man Is Coming to Disneyland This Summer

After first revealing what many speculated to be robotic stunt doubles several years ago, today the official Disney Parks Blog confirmed that Disney Research’s swinging, posing, self-contained animatronic trapeze artists will be used to create a real-life version of Spider-Man swinging over the upcoming Avengers CampusRead more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Robots, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Disney Research, Marvel Studios, Spider Man, Animatronics, Disney Parks Blog, Disney California Adventure, Avengers Campus


This Is the Most Accurate Baby Yoda Replica You Can Buy

So far, 2020 hasn’t exactly gotten off to a great start, what with a terrifying virus quickly spreading across the planet. It’s not all doomsday news, however, this year also promises to bring us mountains of Baby Yoda merchandise, and Sideshow Collectibles is leading the charge with this life-size and staggeringly…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Sideshow Collectibles, Streaming, THE CHILD, The Mandalorian, Disney Plus, Baby Yoda


Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge Just Won...a Grammy?

With credits that include Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Home Alone, everyone knows that composer John Williams can do it all. But whoever thought he could win a Grammy for a theme park? Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Music, Science, Disney, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Grammys, John Williams, Star Wars Galaxys Edge, Harry Potter Indiana Jones


Aspiring King Arthur Rips Disneyland's Excalibur From Its Stone, Breaks It Immediately

Disneyland’s Excalibur attraction, featuring the famed kingly sword in an anvil, is normally a chance for the park’s visitors to be reminded of The Sword in the Stone. You know, the way-underrated Disney version of the Arthur story, where the chosen one gets to pull the sword out and proceed on his way to the kingdom?…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Disneyland, Excalibur, Sword in the Stone, Let Him Keep The Sword, Arthur Rips Disneyland




Disney Is Going to Kill Bambi’s Mom Again

It’s a new year but things are still the same when it comes to Disney’s catalog of classic films. After a year that saw remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King become billion dollars hits, it makes sense for the trend to continue. And next on the list is Bambi.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Animation, Deer, Vfx, Nostalgia, Bambi, Geneva Robertson Dworet, Lindsey Beer


Was the Star Wars Galaxy Better Off After Return of the Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker?

As the final chapter in a trilogy of trilogies, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker puts a period on what fans have long known as the main story of Star Wars. It also offers a chance to look at the galaxy moving ahead and see how its conclusion compares to the previous ones. Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Princess Leia, Lucasfilm, Luke Skywalker, Rey, Return Of The Jedi, Skywalker, Star Wars The Rise Of Skywalker



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