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Settlers' New Trailer Harvests Peril on the Martian Frontier

As Elton John once cautioned, “Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids,” but it appears the characters in Settlers—a new sci-fi film from first-time feature director and writer Wyatt Rockefeller—must’ve missed that lyric. The movie’s first trailer has arrived, and it offers all kinds of reasons why the Red…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Elton John, Mars, Martian, The Martian, Jonny Lee Miller, Remmy, Human Interest, Night Shyamalan, Boutella, Settlers, Brooklynn Prince, Nell Tiger Free, ISMAEL CRUZ


If Pixar Made The Shining, It Would Still Freak Me Out

Snapchat has rolled out a new filter that turns users into Disney/Pixar characters, and Twitter has diverted resources into exploring its transformative potential. The movie Heat, fictional serial killer Michael Myers, and sad Ben Affleck all demonstrate that in most cases enlarged Disney eyeballs soften the edges.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jimmy Fallon, Nicki Minaj, Films, Ben Affleck, Disney, Snapchat, Heat, Morgan Freeman, Pixar, Jack, Ellen Degeneres, Dick, Will Arnett, The Shining, Jason Alexander


So That's What Loki's Powers Are

In each of Marvel’s films that Loki’s appeared in, the Asgardian trickster god’s gotten into all sorts of chaotic mischief using his intellect and an array of ill-defined mystical powers that allow him to conjure illusions. Though Loki’s copies have typically been convincing enough to give him enough time to run away…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Arthur C Clarke, Thor, Owen Wilson, Wiccan, Hunter, Loki, Agnes, Odin, Cabal, Fictional Characters, Frigga, Agatha Harkness, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture


The First Black Widow Reactions Praise Florence Pugh and Massive Action

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is back! Black Widow hits theaters (and Disney+ with Premier Access) on July 9 and with it, marks the welcome return of some of our favorite heroes to the big screen. And while most of the heroes will move forward after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Black Widow does not. Let us not…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Florence Pugh


Disney+ Original Shows (Including Marvel) Are Making a Leap to Wednesdays

It looks like the God of Mischief may have pulled a new trick—this time on the Disney+ summer schedule. Disney has moved many of its upcoming original shows to Wednesdays instead of Fridays, a decision that comes after Loki (which streams on Wednesdays) had the streaming platform’s most successful series premiere yet.…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Loki


Pixar's Luca Is a Lovely, Funny Movie That Tries a Little Too Hard

If you watch Luca, the latest film from Pixar Animation Studios, the odds are you’re going to like Luca. There’s not much not to dislike; it’s bold and beautiful to look at, the characters are entertaining and complex, and the story is dramatic and emotional with just the right amount of action. On top of all that,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Like, Pixar Animation Studios, Pixar, Jim Gaffigan, Albert, Maya Rudolph, Luca, Dan Romer, Giulia, Jesse Andrews, Enrico Casarosa, Jack Dylan Grazer, Simon Stephenson


Marvel's Loki Is Already Putting Twists on Its Twists

In over a decade of movies and now TV shows, we’ve gotten used to Marvel media that sets up a big mystery that hangs over its runtime, only to be answered in the endgame. What’s going on in Westview? Who’s behind Loki’s attack on NYC? Where’s Captain Marvel during the Snap? Why is Falcon and the Winter Soldier like thisRead more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Thor, Sir, Owen Wilson, Tom Hiddleston, Falcon, Loki, Jane Foster, Westview, Fictional Characters, Time Variance Authority, Entertainment Culture, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture, Ultraverse


Pixar’s Luca Went Through Many Big Changes on Its Way to Disney+

Here’s how Pixar’s latest film, Luca, does not end: a huge kraken does not show up and face off against the heroes. At one point in production, it did happen, though. During Pixar’s film development, director Enrico Casarosa and producer Andrea Warren were working on a movie that got that way bigger and busier than…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Stephen King, Disney, Oscar, Pixar, Luca, Julia, Alberto, Rob Reiner, Giulia, La Luna, Andrea Warren, Enrico Casarosa, Land of the Dead, Jack Dylan Grazer


That Beauty and the Beast Gaston Prequel Is Actually Happening

It’s the question that, I suppose, some people have been asking: “What were Gaston and LeFou up to before they started harassing Belle?” That’s the idea behind a new Beauty and the Beast prequel series coming to Disney+, which sees Briana Middleton joining the cast as LeFou’s step-sister.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Once Upon A Time, Beauty and the Beast, Emma Watson, Belle, Dan, Alan Menken, Gaston, Josh Gad, Tilly, Little Town, Luke Evans, Adam Horowitz, Edward Kitsis


Disney's Pivot to Prioritizing Streaming Is Working Out Just Fine, Thanks

For anyone who was worried about the health of the new, direct-to-consumer emphasis of Disney’s business model, worry no more: During a virtual conference appearance on Monday, Disney CEO Bob Chapek touted the success of the company’s recent reorganization, saying that the decision to shift energy towards the creation…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Bob Chapek


Loki's Gugu Mbatha-Raw Dives Into Her Mysterious Marvel Time Judge

Loki introduces us to a strange world filled with equally strange new characters, but one of the most mysterious and intriguing so far is the Time Variance Authority’s Judge Ravonna Renslayer, played by Doctor Who and Fast Color’s Gugu Mbatha-Raw. While Ravonna’s name might be familiar to Marvel Comics diehards,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Thor, Owen Wilson, Marvel Comics, James Whitbrook, Loki, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Gugu Mbatha, Mbatha, Fictional Characters, Kate Herron, Time Variance Authority, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture, Draftloki


Loki: Is TVA Judge Revonna Renslayer Friend or Foe?

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is now an official member of the Marvel gang as she stars in Disney+ newest show, Loki as Revonna Renslayer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Owen Wilson, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Kang, Gugu Mbatha, Fictional Characters, English Language Films, Rise Blood Hunter, Draftloki, Renslayer, Ravonna


Is Loki's Judge Revonna Renslayer Friend or Foe?

Gugu Mbatha-Raw is now an official member of the Marvel gang as she stars in Disney+ newest show, Loki as Revonna Renslayer.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Owen Wilson, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Gugu Mbatha Raw, Kang, Gugu Mbatha, Mbatha, Fictional Characters, English Language Films, Rise Blood Hunter, Renslayer, Characters Of The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ravonna


Wow, Marvel Got Owen Wilson an Action Figure Already

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest toy news. This week, Super7 turns its eyes to SilverHawks for its latest Ultimates line, Red XIII joins the Final Fantasy VII Remake figure line, and Hasbro slimes the Ghostbusters real good. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Disney, Remake, Hasbro, Ghostbusters, Owen Wilson, Marvel Studios, Action Figure, Action Figures, Transformers, Joe, Marvel Legends, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Fictional Characters


Loki Director Kate Herron Takes Us Inside the Timey-Wimey Influences of the TVA

When confronted with a bureaucratic group of time guardians who are part church, part cop, and all outside known time, where do you even begin to start framing that as a setting for a television show? For Disney+ and Marvel’s Loki director Kate Herron, the answer was simple: throwback to iconic sci-fi hits, with a bit…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Thor, Michael, Loki, TVA, Waldron, Scott Pilgrim, Roger Rabbit, Tara Strong, Fictional Characters, Felix The Cat, Kate Herron, Time Variance Authority, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture


Star Wars: The Bad Batch Finally Solved a Big Problem

Enough with the tangent missions. On this week’s episode of Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the crew finally did something for themselves—something they should have done a long time ago but didn’t know how. Thankfully, with the help of a familiar friend, Hunter, Tech, Echo, Wrecker (all Dee Bradley…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Rex, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Hunter, James Whitbrook, Jedi, Cross, Rhea Perlman, Dee Bradley Baker, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano, Wrecker, Fictional Characters


More Rumors About Who's Returning for Star Wars TV (and Who Isn't)

Get a glimpse of Rachel Zegler’s mysterious new Shazam character. Todd McFarlane has moved on from pitching Spawn to pitching Spawn spinoffs. Plus, what’s to come on The Flash and Batwoman, and get a look at Disney+’s new Monsters Inc show. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Jimmy Kimmel, Kung Fu, Fiction, Disney, Liam Neeson, Batwoman, Darth Vader, Sam, Ben Mendelsohn, Twitch, Alice, Jr, Chavez, Obi Wan Kenobi


Hong Kong Loses Movie Freedoms as Beijing Continues Anti-Democracy Crackdown

Hong Kong film censors will halt distribution of movies that threaten “national security” according to a government announcement Friday that will effectively bring Beijing-style movie censorship to the semi-autonomous region. The crackdown on movies is just the latest push against Hong Kong’s freedoms by an…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Disney, Beijing, Stephen Chow, Alien, Dr Strange, One Country Two Systems, John Woo, Ann Hui, Hong Kong National Security Law, Inside The Red Brick Wall, Entertainment Culture, Chinaunited Kingdom Relations, Chinese Law, Hong Kong Law


Star Wars' Test Tube History With Force-Sensitive Clones

Star Wars loves few things more than it loves clones. From grand armies to wars and a certain scrupulous senator from Naboo, cloning is as intrinsic to the saga as X-Wings, blaster pistols, and even the Force itself. But as we’ve delved further and further into the franchise, the mixing of this fascination with the…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science Fiction, Science, Fiction, Disney, Darth Vader, Clone Wars, Naboo, Luke Skywalker, Eclipse, Ben Solo, Snoke, Palpatine, Jedi, Rebel Alliance, Timothy Zahn


Loki Is Already Laying the Groundwork for Marvel's Multiverse of Madness

Loki, like Disney+’s WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier before it, is telling a new story about its titular character as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that spotlights him in ways Marvel Studio’s movies previously haven’t. But the series’ premiere episode, “Glorious Purpose,” featured a…Read more...
Tags: Science, Benedict Cumberbatch, Disney, Iron Man, Thor, Thanos, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Wiccan, Elizabeth Olsen, Loki, TVA, Jean Grey, Sam Raimi, Jane Foster, Kang


Tom Hiddleston Caught Up His Loki Co-Stars With On-Set 'Loki Lectures'

Loki takes Tom Hiddleston’s shapeshifting god of mischief out of his usual friend (and frenemy) circle and transposes him into a strange new world at the Time Variance Authority, filled with equally strange new characters. So what happens if you’re one of the few arbiters of the MCU’s goings-on involved? If you’re Tom…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Thor, Kate, Kenneth Branagh, Owen Wilson, Tom Hiddleston, Joe, Tom, Loki, Taika Waititi, Anthony Russo, MCU, Herron, Charlie Wood, Fictional Characters


Patrick Stump's Spidey and His Amazing Friends Theme Is a Web-Slinging Bop

Whether it’s the classic ‘60s bop, the ‘90s heavy metal guitar wails, or the pop-rock goodness of Spectacular Spider-Man, Peter Parker’s animated adventures have always had some pretty banging theme songs. His latest animated show, aimed at younger audiences, is no exception, thanks to Fall Out Boy vocalist Patrick…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Missy Elliot, Spider Man, Patrick, Pete, Patrick Stump, Spidey, Peter Parker, OCK, Gwen Stacy, Miles Morales, Kamala Khan, Marvel Comics Characters, Fictional Characters, Creative Works


Loki Is a Fascinatingly Funny Take on Marvel's Greatest Anti-Hero

Loki has become one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most beloved characters, and the God of Mischief’s arc from cackling villain to sacrificial anti-hero has endeared him to viewers over a decade of movies. His new self-titled television series on Disney+ is less interested in continuing this arc specifically,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Doctor Who, Disney, Thor, Sir, Owen Wilson, Avengers, Wiccan, Tom Hiddleston, The Avengers, Loki, Jane Foster, Gugu Mbatha, Mephisto, Vote Loki, Fictional Characters


New Star Wars Toys From Hasbro Turn Baby Yoda Into a Lightsaber, and More

Hey, did you know Hasbro makes Star Wars toys for children, too? Of course you did, but if you’re an adult collector it can sometimes be hard to remember that not every kid has the ability to pay $300 for the newest Hot Toys figure. Enter the cool and affordable “Mission Fleet” series, whose new wave io9 is delighted…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Hasbro, Lightsaber, Yoda, Anakin Skywalker, Boba Fett, Mando, Hunter, Giancarlo Esposito, Obi Wan, Fortnite, Bo Katan Kryze, Bo Katan, Fictional Characters


New Disney+ Documentary Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Rides

The Walt Disney Company is famously secretive about the creation of many of its most popular rides, but if anyone can get to the bottom of it, it’s the Rock. Dwayne Johnson’s production company, Seven Bucks, is teaming up with Disney for a new documentary series called Behind the Attraction, which hits Disney+ on July…Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Dwayne Johnson, Disney, Walt Disney Company, Amusement Parks, Disney Channel, The Walt Disney Company, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Hollywood Land, Walt Disney Studios Park, Brian Volk Weiss, The Imagineering Story, Seven Bucks, Walt Disney Anthology Television Series, Entertainment Culture


Norse God Usurps Leprechaun's Cereal Empire

Loki has done some horrible things in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including murdering Phil Coulson and leading an alien invasion of Earth in which countless people died. But now the Norse god of mischief has gained control of Lucky Charms cereal, and this crime is beyond the pale.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Earth, General Mills, Loki, Phil Coulson, Lucky Charms, Heimdall, Fictional Characters, Ultraverse, Jotnar


WandaVision VFX Breakdown Pieces Together Vision's Marvel Visage

Though Marvel’s WandaVision’s first few episodes evoked the aesthetics of previous eras of TV by relying on a variety of practical effects, one of the most impressive things about the Disney+ show is how the vast majority of its shots featuring Vision required a sizable amount of modern technology you’re not meant to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Marvel Studios, Vision, Paul Bettany, Television Shows, Scarlet Witch, Fictional Characters, WandaVision, Creative Works, Technology Internet


WandaVision VFX Breakdown Pieces Together Vision's Marvelous Visage

Though Marvel’s WandaVision’s first few episodes evoked the aesthetics of previous eras of TV by relying on a variety of practical effects, one of the most impressive things about the Disney+ show is how the vast majority of its shots featuring Vision required a sizable amount of modern technology you’re not meant to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Marvel Studios, Vision, Paul Bettany, Scarlet Witch, Fictional Characters, WandaVision, Creative Works, Technology Internet


Updates From Doctor Strange 2, Loki, and More

The Toxic Avenger may have found its villain. Get a glimpse of Diggle’s return on Batwoman. Filming beings on Evil Dead Rise. Plus, new clips from Luca, and what’s to come on Legends of Tomorrow. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Amelia Earhart, Batwoman, Elijah Wood, Doctor Strange, Vanity Fair, Loki, Luca, Natasha, Sam Raimi, John Wick, Lennie James, Michael Park, David Ramsey, Diggle


Loki Series Writer Michael Waldron Explains The Time Variance Authority

The MCU is no stranger to time travel. It’s woven within the fabric of many of its stories, with Avengers: Endgame using it to change the course of Marvel. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Thor, Avengers, Loki, TVA, Fictional Characters, Michael Waldron, Cosmic Cube, Tom Hiddleson, Time Variance Authority, Entertainment Culture, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture, Draftloki



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