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A Generation Looks Back at 20 Years of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Ask a Star Wars fan what they think about The Phantom Menace and you’re going to get a very specific answer. At Star Wars Celebration in Chicago last month, io9 spoke with fans about their memories and feelings on the eve of the film’s 20th anniversary, and the sentiment was way more positive than expected for all…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Disney, Chicago, Fans, Lucasfilm, Nostalgia, Star Wars Celebration, The Phantom Menace

Why Working on 12 Marvel Movies Only Partially Prepared ILM for Avengers: Endgame

Imagine if Avengers: Endgame was the first Marvel movie. Not storywise, of course. That would be silly. But think about a team-up, comic book movie on this scale coming into theaters, sight unseen. Logistically, that feels like a nightmare for a ton of reasons, especially if a company (or several) was tasked with…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Vfx, Marvel Studios, Ilm, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Industrial Light And Magic, Avengers Endgame, Russell Earl

VFX Artists Explain What It Would Actually Take to Redo Sonic the Hedgehog

After the trailer for the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, it was like a million voices cried out in laughter, then were suddenly placated. The negative response to Sonic’s look prompted director Jeff Fowler to announce that the filmmakers were going back to the drawing board. But what does that mean, how long will it take,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Interview, Sony, Sonic the Hedgehog, Vfx, Paramount, Jeff Fowler, Juan Luis Sanchez, Daryl Bartley

Avengers: Endgame's New Asgard Is Way More Digital Than You Realized

The best visual effects are the ones you don’t even know are there. In a film like Avengers: Endgame, it’s fairly obvious something like the Hulk is a digital effect. The final battle, of course, is largely put together using VFX as well. But you probably didn’t realize how something as simple and quaint as a small…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Thor, Asgard, Vfx, Marvel Studios, Practical Effects, Taika Waititi, Thor Ragnarok, Industrial Light And Magic, Avengers Endgame, Russell Earl

Hear George Lucas' First Screening of Star Wars as Recreated in a New Narrative Podcast Called Blockbuster

Did you ever dream of being in the room during an iconic moment of film history? A new podcast called Blockbuster is doing its best to make that dream a reality.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Podcast, Science, Interview, Exclusive, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Blockbuster, Jaws, Matt Schrader

Spider-Man: Far From Home's Stealth Suit Was Almost Too Cool for Peter Parker

Peter Parker lives a pretty cool life—one that gets a bit cooler in Spider-Man: Far From Home (even if he doesn’t want it to) when superspy Nick Fury shows up and gives him a mission. The endeavor gives Peter a new costume to play that, at first, the team behind the movie made look almost too cool for…Read more...
Tags: Costumes, Science, Interview, Marvel, Sony, Marvel Studios, Spider Man, Peter, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, Nick Fury, Set Visit, Eric Carroll, Ryan Meinerding, Spider Man Far From Home

Tom Holland Still Hasn't Seen Empire Strikes Back, Somehow

From Lego Death Stars to name dropping those “walker-thingies,” it’s clear the Peter Parker of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is a bit of a Star Wars nerd. But despite the galaxy far, far away being a recurring thread for the MCU’s Spider-Man, Tom Holland himself still hasn’t seen the iconic film his cinematic…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Interview, Marvel, Disney, Sony, Aliens, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Spider Man, Tom Holland, Set Visit, Empire Strikes Back, Spider Man Far From Home

Ryan Reynolds Didn’t Immediately Say 'Yes' to Detective Pikachu

When Ryan Reynolds was first offered the role of Detective Pikachu, Legendary Pictures didn’t just send him the script. The studio also sent him a fully-rendered version of the character paired with his voice. “It was pretty mind-blowing,” Reynolds told io9 late last month in Tokyo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Kids, Interview, Warner Bros, Ryan Reynolds, Vfx, Legendary, Danny DeVito, Motion Capture, Detective Pikachu

Jake Gyllenhaal's Excitement Over His Mysterio Costume Lent More Reality to Far From Home

By now, you’ve had a good look at Spider-Man: Far From Home’s intriguing take on the marvelous Mysterio, one of Spider-Man’s oldest foes, turned into his new best friend in the movie. The character gets a fabulous spin on his comics gear in the film—and part of the reason it looks so good is down to Jake Gyllenhaal…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sony, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Marvel Studios, Spider Man, Set Visit, Eric Carroll, Ryan Meinerding, Mysterio, Spider Man Far From Home, Anna Sheppard

How Spider-Man: Far From Home Brings Peter Parker Back Down to Earth

On the UK set of Spider-Man: Far From Home last summer, one question was on the minds of press: How does Peter Parker’s next solo adventure deal with the cataclysmic events of Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame? We didn’t get to find out, obviously. But we did learn how a different scale for Jon Watts’ Homecoming…Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, Interview, Marvel, Earth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sony, Jon Favreau, Marvel Studios, Samuel L Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Spider Man, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, Jon Watts, Nick Fury

Star Trek's Ira Steven Behr Looks Back on the Complex Legacy of Deep Space Nine

Twenty-six years after it first debuted, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is now seen as one of the franchise’s finest entries. The series was a dark examination of the moral push and pull on Starfleet’s finest ideals in a time of war, that examined the, at times, bitter cost of maintaining Star Trek’s grand utopia. But it…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Star Trek, Exclusive, Starfleet, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Ira Steven Behr, Star Trek Voyager, Star Trek The Next Generation

Samuel R. Delany on His Legacy, Creativity, and 'Promiscuously Autobiographical' Work

Writer Samuel R. Delany professes confusion at the kinds of titles his audience has sometimes attributed to him—in a Facebook post last year, he mentioned that some considered him a sort of Grand Marshall of Sci-Fi, and wondered what it meant.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Comics, Science, Interview, New York City, Lgbtq, Samuel R Delany

Sabrina's Set Designer Teases the World She Built for CW's Batwoman

It happened one night, in the woods. Set designer Lisa Soper was on location filming a scene from the second season of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, when executive producer Sarah Schechter came up to her with an offer. Did she want to design the sets for the CW’s Batwoman pilot? To answer the question,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Netflix, Streaming, Batwoman, Batman, Kiernan Shipka, Cw, Arrow, Ruby Rose, Sabrina, Sarah Schechter, Dc Cw Verse, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Lisa Soper

See What Could've Opened Deep Space Nine Season 8 in an Exclusive Clip From What We Left Behind

It’s a miracle that Deep Space Nine got to do what it did with the Star Trek franchise for seven seasons. But what if the series had continued on in the wake of the Dominion War? Part of the incoming extensive documentary What We Left Behind wants to give you a hint—and we’ve got an exclusive look at it in action.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Documentary, Star Trek, Exclusive, Shout Factory, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, Ira Steven Behr, What We Left Behind

How Queer Is Star Trek?

Star Trek is not just one of the longest-running sci-fi franchises ever, it is also the most hopeful. The Federation represents the pinnacle of humanity: the idea that we can and will make a better life for each other. Yet, despite Trek’s message of a better future for all, LGBTQ+ characters are few and far between,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Tig Notaro, Star Trek, Lgbtq, Trek, Wilson Cruz, Representation, Ronald D Moore, Jonathan Frakes, Rick Berman, Star Trek Deep Space Nine, The federation, Star Trek Discovery, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek The Original Series

Pablo Schreiber Opens Up About What American Gods' King of Luck Wishes For

While most of the lives in American Gods have intersected in one way or another over the show’s two seasons, Pablo Schreiber’s Mad Sweeney has perhaps covered the most ground. From the beginning, he’s been one of the players in Wednesday’s game with the keenest understanding of what the Norse god is getting at. We had…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Halo, War, Showtime, Starz, Sweeney, Pablo Schreiber, American Gods, Leprechauns, Nail Gaiman

Captain America Got Short-Changed in Infinity War to Set Up Avengers: Endgame

Captain America wasn’t exactly on the sidelines in Avengers: Infinity War, but for a character of his importance, he certainly played a smaller role. According to Infinity War and Endgame writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, this was done on purpose.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, America, Marvel Studios, Chris Evans, Captain America, Captain America Civil War, Tony Stark, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Avengers Infinity War, Infinity War, Avengers Endgame

High Life's Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson Dissect the Film's Messages About Prison

Claire Denis’ High Life is a film you have to go into while in the right frame of mind in order to even begin understanding it. As discombobulated as the first viewing might leave you feeling, it also ends in a way that urges you to go back and watch it again with a more discerning, adjusted perspective now that…Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Prison, Interview, Robert Pattinson, Black Holes, A24, Claire Denis, Claire Dennis, High Life

There's a Good Reason Why the Avengers' White Suits Are in Endgame's Marketing

So far, the trailers for Avengers: Endgame have given us almost nothing. We know a lot of people are dead, we know the Avengers are sad and have a plan, but that’s kind of it. However, there are those intriguing white suits everyone is wearing, which seem more than a little significant.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, Joe Russo, Avengers Endgame

Why Captain Marvel Has on More Make-Up in Endgame Than Her Solo Movie

What’s up with the make-up? That’s what fans wanted to know after the second trailer for Avengers: Endgame, which finally added Captain Marvel into the manic mix of superheroes. Many noticed that in her solo outing, which was directed by a man and a woman, Carol Danvers didn’t wear much make-up, but in Endgame, which…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Russo brothers, Brie Larson, Carol Danvers, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely, Captain Marvel, Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Avengers Endgame

Shazam's Director and Star on Why It's a Kids' Movie with an Important Message About Adults

Shazam is a ridiculously fun and at-times silly film that’ll undeniably appeal to younger moviegoers, while at the same time feeling like a breath of fresh air to adults who’ve grown weary of Warner Bros. and DC’s fondness for grimdark cape stories. But when io9 spoke to director David F. Sandberg and actor Asher…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Warner Bros, Shazam, Asher, David F Sandberg, Asher Angel

A Look Back at Farscape: Aliens, Puppets, and Criminals on the Run

When we think about space operas, we think about Star Wars or Star Trek, or even Stargate. These are the sweeping, grand sagas, with stalwart heroes and clear distinctions between right and wrong. Farscape is not that kind of story.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Marvel, Syfy, Anniversary, Puppets, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Behind The Scenes, Marvel Studios, Farscape, Animatronics, Jim Henson Company, Retrospective, Brian Henson

American Gods' Bruce Langley Has Some Thoughts About the Technical Boy's Inner Workings

Out of all the deities vying for cultural dominance on Starz’s American Gods, the Technical Boy is perhaps the character who went through the most drastic reimagining in his translation from Neil Gaiman’s original novel to the small screen. He’s the embodiment of the very change that keeps the cutting edge sharp, but…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Interview, Neil Gaiman, Starz, American Gods, Bruce Langley

Guillermo del Toro Explains the Difficulty of Adapting Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

For generations, the book series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has haunted kids and adults alike. On name recognition alone, the Alvin Schwartz series seems like a perfect choice for a film adaptation. And yet, it’s not just one story, it’s lots of stories, which made that process more than a little difficult. io9…Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Interview, Horror, Guillermo Del Toro, Cbs, Alvin Schwartz, Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, Stephen Gammell, Nostalgia, Andre Ovredal

What It’s Like to Turn Good Omens Into a TV Show, According to Neil Gaiman, a Guy Who Would Know

Neil Gaiman is no stranger to having his fantastical literary works adapted to other media. Whether it’s Coraline, American Gods, or Neverwhere, his writing has mutated into successful movies, TV shows, and radio dramas. But when it came time to work on Good Omens—the upcoming Amazon series based on the 1990 novel he…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Interview, Neil Gaiman, Streaming, Sxsw, Amazon Studios, Set Visit, American Gods, Good Omens

Neil Gaiman and the Cast of American Gods Talk About Belief, Happy Endings, and Going to War

In the second season of Starz’ American Gods TV series, the motley deities and celestial beings dotting the landscape of the United States are getting ready for war. It’s a conflict that will change what we know about them and how Shadow and the show’s other characters perceive themselves.Read more...
Tags: Set Visit, American Gods, Neil Gaiman, Interview, Ricky Whittle, Yetide Badaki, Ian Mcshane, Orlando Jones, Omid Abtahi, Moussa Kraish, Books, Demore Barnes, Starz

Mike Mignola Reflects on 25 Hellishly Good Years of Hellboy

It’s a big year for big red. Not only does Hellboy have a new movie imminent, but 2019—specifically tomorrow, March 23rd—marks 25 years since Hellboy’s adventures began in earnest with the launch of Seed of Destruction, his first comic series. To celebrate, we went right to the source: Hellboy’s creator, the legendary…Read more...
Tags: Exclusive, Interview, Hellboy, Mike Mignola, Dark Horse Comics, Dark Horse

Agents of SHIELD's Clark Gregg Talks Season 6 and How the Show Is Still Pulling From Marvel's Comics

While Agents of SHIELD’s Phil Coulson is, at least currently, quite dead, actor Clark Gregg’s been spending time settling into his mysterious new role on the show as a character who’s everything the fallen agent and friend to the Avengers was not. This new character, Gregg explained, is someone who will terrify…Read more...
Tags: Interview, Agents Of Shield, Clark Gregg, Marvel, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios, Abc, Disney

Jordan Peele Reflects on the Cultural Relevancy of Us, The Twilight Zone, and Candyman

The Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke-starring Us had its worldwide premiere at SXSW in Austin, Texas and early reactions have been extremely positive. It’s safe to say that Jordan Peele’s next film is one that will have people talking. If they’re brave enough to see it, that is.Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Horror, Twilight Zone, Sxsw, Lupita Nyongo, Austin Texas, Lupita Nyong, Candyman, Jordan Peele, Representation, Winston Duke

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