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Luke Skywalker From The Mandalorian Is Ready for His Close Up

In 2015, fans walked into Star Wars: The Force Awakens with many questions—and near the top of the list was “What’s up with Luke Skywalker?” Fans would only get hints in that film, and have to wait two more years to find out his fate in 2017's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Still, this was an old Luke. A battered Luke. A…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Lightsaber, Luke Skywalker, Palpatine, Jedi, Human Interest, Fictional Characters, The Mandalorian, Mandalorians, Grogu, Fictional Cyborgs, Star Wars Video Games, Skywalker Family, Dark Trooper Bust

Marvel’s Captain Carter Will Connect Each Multiversal Season of What If

Unlike the rest of Marvel’s newer streaming shows which, at first, all appeared to be self-contained character studies, the upcoming What If uses the universe-altering events of Loki to springboard into a cavalcade of stories set all throughout the MCU’s sprawling multiverse. There are so many tales of what might have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Marvel, Agent Carter, Chadwick Boseman, Carter, Loki, Peggy Carter, Kevin Feige, Carters, MCU, What If, Marvel Comics Characters, Brad Winderbaum, Saladin Ahmed, Marvel Universe

The First Star Wars Tamagotchi Makes You Protect R2-D2 From Jawas

A long time ago a digital pet called the Tamagotchi took the world by storm. Twenty-five years later it’s still around, but now in competition with tablets and smartphones. So how do you make a near antique technology still worthy of attention and sales? You mash it up with Star Wars, of course, and finally give fans…Read more...
Tags: Droid, Star Wars, Science, Film, Tamagotchi, John Williams, Human Interest, R2 D2, Fictional Characters, Fads, Jawas, Dejarik

Venom: Let There Be Carnage's New Trailer Wants to Slip You Some Tongue

While the first trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage laid out the basic beats of the upcoming Sony sequel and teased a bloody showdown between its two titular symbiotes, it’s been unclear how Cletus Kaasady and Eddie Brock’s lives would become entangled on the big screen. In addition to establishing somewhat …Read more...
Tags: Science, Sony, Spider Man, Morbius, Venom, Marvel Comics Characters, Eddie Brock, Naomi Harris, Carnage, Fictional Characters, Cletus Kasady, Symbiote, Shriek, Sony Pictures Universe Of Marvel Characters, English Language Films, Fictional Serial Killers

Will Black Adam Shift the Balance of Power in the DCEU?

Production has wrapped on DC’s Black Adam movie, and about damn time we get to see Dwayne Johnson as the titular anti-hero. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (with whom Hiram Garcia and Johnson worked on Jungle Cruise) and written by Rory Haines, Black Adam is the main Antagonist of superhero Shazam and a sometimes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Dwayne Johnson, Films, Dc, Warner Bros, Johnson, Shazam, Adam, Captain Marvel, Zachary Levi, Black Adam, Jaume Collet Serra, Seven Bucks Productions, Hiram Garcia, Fictional Characters, DC Extended Universe

This Is the the Week's Best Toys

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen on the internet this week. We’ve got Lego heading back to The Mandalorian, old favorites heading back to Ghostbusters, some very pretty Uno cards, and Hasbro taking another crack at the “build-your-own lightsaber” toy. Check it out!Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Barack Obama, Lego, Hasbro, Shepard Fairey, Lightsaber, Ray, Mattel, Peter, Luke, Darth Maul, Jedi, Andre, WINSTON, Obi Wan

Batman: The Movie Remains as Goofy and Entertaining as Ever

Even if you know what to expect, watching 1966's Batman: The Movie today is shocking. After years of being pummeled with serious, gritty, big-budget superhero spectacles, it’s hard to fathom a film as innocent and self-aware as the one based on the popular TV show. Everyone involved is so game for silliness, so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin, Catwoman, Joker, Riddler, Todd, Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Tim Burton Batman, Cesar Romero, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne

Star Wars: The Bad Batch Finally Reaches the Conflict It's Been Waiting For

After many episodes of bounty hunting chases, Rylothi insurrection, and the briefest snifter of mounting resistance, Star Wars: The Bad Batch returned this week to a concept it fascinatingly pondered early on in its debut season. We know, as the audience, that the Clone army is destined to be replaced by the human…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Fiction, Rex, Stormtrooper, Hunter, Galactic Empire, Gregor, Windows Games, Fictional Characters, Space Marines, Captain Rex, Star Wars The Bad Batch, Star Wars In Other Media, Star Wars Republic Commando, Clone Trooper

11 Actors Who Should Play Doctor Who's Next Doctor

Jodie Whittaker is Doctor no more. Well, she’s actually very Doctor for the next year and a half, but with today’s shock announcement that both she and current showrunner Chris Chibnall will be departing Doctor Who by the end of 2022, we’ve come to the time-honored tradition of dreaming buck wild over who could…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Television, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Judi Dench, John Boyega, Tom Hiddleston, Michelle Yeoh, Loki, Jill, Chris Chibnall, Kala, Time Lords, Sacha Dhawan

It's Once Again Time to Hopelessly Dream About Doctor Who's Next Doctor

Jodie Whittaker is Doctor no more. Well, she’s actually very Doctor for the next year and a half, but with today’s shock announcement that both she and current showrunner Chris Chibnall will be departing Doctor Who by the end of 2022, we’ve come to the time-honored tradition of dreaming buck wild over who could…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Television, Fiction, Neil Gaiman, Disney, Judi Dench, John Boyega, Tom Hiddleston, Michelle Yeoh, Loki, Jill, Chris Chibnall, Kala, Time Lords, Sacha Dhawan

The Suicide Squad Is How You Pull Off a Spectacular Plan B

As hard as Warner Bros. and James Gunn fought to convince the public that The Suicide Squad wasn’t a proper sequel or reboot of the studio’s previous DC villain-forward film with a nearly identical name, the new movie is both of those things in the most positive sense. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Viola Davis, Shark, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Peter Capaldi, Sylvester Stallone, James Gunn, Deadshot, Margot Robbie, Rick Flagg, Pete Davidson

Batgirl's Bat-Signal to Be Lit By J.K. Simmons' Commissioner Gordon

When J.K. Simmons plays an authoritative figure in a superhero movie, he doesn’t let anything take that role away. He’s not just J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man films, he reprised the role in the Marvel Studios Spider-Man films. He’s Commissioner Gordon in Zack Snyder’s Justice League and now, he’ll return…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Hbo, Science, Oscar, Justice League, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, James Gunn, Margot Robbie, Marvel Studios, Gordon, Sam Raimi, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, Zack Snyder

Marvel's Hawkeye Aims Kate Bishop at Disney+'s November Schedule

The night before Thanksgiving usually means getting together with friends and preparing for the feast to come. This year though, it means Hawkeye. Marvel Studios just revealed that its fourth live-action series will debut on November 24, with new episodes coming each Wednesday after that. If the series is six episodes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Black Widow, Marvel Studios, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeremy Renner, Hawkeye, Clint, Marvel Comics Characters, Clint Barton, Fictional Characters, Occupations, Kate Bishop, Yelena Belova Florence Pugh, Entertainment Culture, Draftkate Bishop

Disney's Haunted Mansion Movie May Have Found Its Stars

Moonhaven’s cast continues to grow. Issa Rae and J.J. Abrams are working on an adaptation of Octavia Butler’s Fledgling for HBO. Plus, new pictures from Day of the Dead and Legends of Tomorrow’s return, and what’s next for American Horror Stories. Spoilers get!Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Joe Manganiello, Amc, Superman, Disney, Jj Abrams, Flash, Warner Bros, Peter Capaldi, James Gunn, Bruce Campbell, Day Of The Dead, Kenny, J J Abrams, Ethan

What If...?'s Marvel Legends Figures Are a Weird, Wonderful, and Only Slightly Decaying Delight

Ever since we got our first look at Marvel’s animated Disney+ series What If...?, the company has also been teasing merchandise based on its multiversal take on the MCU. Hasbro’s Marvel Legends line is no exception, and at a special livestream today, the company dove deep into the first look at an entire wave…Read more...
Tags: Science, Hasbro, Avengers, Captain America, Jeffrey Wright, Hydra, Spider Man, Stevie, Peggy Carter, Cap, Peter Parker, Steve Rogers, Nebula, Peter Quill, What If, Marvel Legends

Star Wars: The High Republic's Most Interesting Jedi Embraces His Failings

Star Wars’ High Republic era is meant to be defined by the apex of institutions that we have, for most of Star Wars’ recent storytelling (cinematic or otherwise), seen in great decline. The Skywalker Saga laid the frayed Republic low twice, and the Jedi Order was all but stamped out, with only the hints of its return…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Lightsaber, Anakin Skywalker, Jedi, Kriss, Obi Wan Kenobi, The Republic, Nihil, Galactic Republic, Charles Soule, Sith, Cavan Scott, Fictional Characters, Valo, Star Wars The High Republic

Shang-Chi Footage Teases Big Action, Ancient Dragons, and Familial Strife

Now that Black Widow has landed after what’s felt like a zillion years of delays, Marvel has turned its eye back the next movie in its vast plans, Shang-Chi, with a brief new teaser—one that sets the stage for the titular superhero to confront his past and his father in a battle for their family’s legacy.Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Black Widow, Michelle Yeoh, Mandarin, Zhang, Chi, Benedict Wong, Meng, Marvel Comics Characters, Tony Leung, Shang Chi, Fictional Characters, Florian Munteanu, Simu Liu, September 3

James Gunn Wants You to Watch the Guardians' Holiday Special Before Volume 3

Linda Blair says she’s not been asked to return yet for the new Exorcist trilogy. Hear a snippet from The Green Knight’s soundtrack. Plus, what’s to come when Supergirl and Stargirl return. Spoilers, away!Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, It, Guy Pearce, Archer, Predator, Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn, Ryan Murphy, Supergirl, Kara, Linda Blair, John Fox, Brad Falchuk, John Davis, The Exorcist

Kevin Smith Just Wants Angry He-Man Nerds to Grow Up

Masters of the Universe: Revelation received critical acclaim ahead of its launch on Netflix late last week, but the animated continuation of Eternia’s finest has been faced with review-bombing and anger on social media thanks to a bad-faith interpretation of what the show’s doing that showrunner Kevin Smith has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Chris Wood, Kevin Smith, Adam, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Eternia, Teela, Skeletor, Lena Headey, Human Interest, Evil Lyn, Fictional Characters

'Winston Duke Is Batman' Is a Headline I Wish I Was Writing for Anything But a Podcast

DC’s big push into the serialized podcast format is kicking off, of course, with Batman—and it’s bringing some big talent along for the ride. But its excellent casting for the Dark Knight himself now has us slightly sad that it’s not for another medium.Read more...
Tags: Science, Robert Pattinson, Is, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Saladin Ahmed, Fictional Characters, Winston Duke, Tim Drake, Batwing, Eric Carrasco, Rebecca Klingel, Dc Comics Characters, Batman In Other Media, S M, Batsuit

Lego's New Marvel-Themed Minifigures Are a Highly Tempting Collectible

As Lego has struggled in recent years to keep new sets under wraps, rumors of an upcoming Marvel-themed minifigure collection have been circulating for months. Today those rumors were confirmed with Lego sharing the official details for its next collectible minifigures set featuring 12 new figures inspired by…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Disney, Lego, The Lego Movie, Marvel Studios, Carter, Loki, Sylvie, Marvel Comics Characters, Gamora, LEGO Minifigures, Monica Rambeau, Fictional Characters, Lego Vidiyo, Lego Minifigure

The Suicide Squad's 'Harley Vision' Will Tap Into Birds of Prey's Flights of Fancy

One of the small but interesting ways Cathy Yan’s Birds of Prey was able to dig into Harley Quinn’s interiority was by letting her insanity contour the film’s reality in key moments—like when a violent interrogation by Black Mask suddenly became a twisted musical number entirely in her mind. While James Gunn’s The…
Tags: Hbo, Science, Shark, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Birds Of Prey, James Gunn, The Joker, StarRo, Beth Mickle, Fictional Characters, Cathy Yan, King Shark, Creative Works, English Language Films, Dc Comics Characters

Citizen Wants to Pay You $25 an Hour to Be a Nightcrawler

The vigilante app Citizen, your source for perusing footage of your neighbors’ flaming homes and potentially deadly car accidents, is soliciting applications for users looking to livestream nearby emergencies. For $200-$250 a day, you can be the hero this city needs; alternatively, a tabloid fiend with a smartphone…Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Software, Security Software, Citizen, Vigilante, Ring, Fictional Characters, Andrew Frame, Vigilantism, Proprietary Software, Crime Mapping, Law Crime, Law Enforcement In The United States, Daily Dot, Emergency Management Software

DC's Legends of Tomorrow SDCC 2021 Panel Readies the Bouquet for Sara and Ava's Epic Wedding

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is in the middle of season six, which is all about cuddly, terrifying, and occasionally musical aliens causing havoc across the timeline. It started with Gary, who’s secretly been an extraterrestrial this whole time, abducting Sara Lance because she’s the “prime example” of humanity. But you…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Science, David Bowie, Barry, Legends Of Tomorrow, Ava, Gary, Parker, Sara, Rory, Gideon, Matt Ryan, Constantine, Sara Lance, John Constantine

Superman's About to Trade in His Cape for a Midlife Crisis

Though Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s been hard at work developing stories featuring some markedly different incarnations of Superman, the comics publisher’s ongoing “Warworld Rising” arc is trying to get at the essence of the original Man of Steel at a time when he’s reevaluating what kind of presence he wants…Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Superman, Dc Comics, Warner Bros, Man Of Steel, DC Entertainment, American Culture, Alex Ross, Grant Morrison, Jonathan, Jon, Hank Henshaw, Clark Kent, Tom Taylor, Marie Javins

It's Christmas in July For the Week's Most Festive Toy News

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular round up of the latest and greatest things in toys. Like... Christmas? Yes, the holidays are already in full swing even as we swelter in climate change-induced heat waves, but that’s not all: we’ve got new Transformers figures of old Transformers, new Power Rangers figures of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Walmart, Hasbro, Bill Nighy, Castle, General Mills, Power Rangers, Action Figure, Transformers, Yoda, Mattel, Davy Jones, Jack Sparrow, Takara

Michael B. Jordan Is Bringing Black Superman Val-Zod to HBO Max

After a few years of waxing and waning, it seems like DC’s Men of Tomorrow are back in the spotlight at Warner Bros. Alongside the plans for Ta-Nehisi Coates and J.J. Abrams to bring a new Superman to the big screen, a new report suggests that Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan is working on a separate…Read more...
Tags: Science, Superman, Dc Comics, Jj Abrams, Justice League, Dc, Warner Bros, Henry Cavill, Man Of Steel, Joss Whedon, Max, American Culture, Michael B Jordan, Ta, Ta Nehisi Coates, J J Abrams

Evangelion 3.0+1.0's SDCC 2021 Footage Prepares Us for the End

After decades of work, Evangelion mastermind Hideaki Anno seemingly said goodbye to the seminal anime franchise earlier this year with the release of the fourth and final entry in the film remake of his beloved mecha anime in Japan. Now, on the precipice of its release in the West, we’ve got a glimpse of our heroes…Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Animation, Eva, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Evangelion, Funimation, Gainax, Tatsunoko Production, Hideaki Anno, Fictional Characters, Rebuild of Evangelion, Creative Works, Japanese Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Mecha Anime And Manga

On Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Everyone's Learning the Same Lessons Again

Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch has found itself in some strange places recently. After a two-episode stint on Ryloth where the titular characters took a backseat to the origin story of Rebels icon Hera Syndulla, the team is back in action with a new mission...much like many of the missions the team’s…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Jones, Spice, Boba Fett, Martez, Star Wars The Clone Wars, Ahsoka, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Hera Syndulla, CID, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Ord Mantell, Star Wars The Bad Batch

How Are Rise of the Beasts' Animal Transformers Going to Work?

After years of luring audiences back into theaters with the promise of actual real-world vehicles transforming into gargantuan alien robots, the live-action Transformers franchise is finally getting into Beast Wars territory with director Steven Caple Jr.’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts. The idea of Optimus Primal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Transformers, Megatron, Steven Caple Jr, Decepticon, Optimus Prime, Fictional Characters, Science Fiction Weapons, Beast Wars Transformers, Creative Works, English Language Films, Autobot, Draftdinobots

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