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Marvel's Baddies Are Getting Their Own Villainous Game

The villains are entering the multiverse. io9 can exclusively reveal that Villainous, the card-based board game starring Disney’s evildoers, is heading into some other familiar territory with Marvel Villainous. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Thanos, Exclusive, Board Games, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Tabletop Games, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ravensburger, Ultron, Hela, Marvel Villainous, Disney Villainous


Wonder Woman, Marvel Heroes, and Power Rangers Are All Stars of the Latest Tabletop News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This weekend’s Toy Fair will bring all sorts of awesome gaming news. We’ve got some exciting stuff here, and be sure to be on the lookout for some reveals and announcements on io9 in the coming days. Right now, we’ve got …Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Wonder Woman, Board Games, Blade Runner, Power Rangers, RPG, Tabletop Games, Blade Runner 2049, Gaming Shelf


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


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


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


Franklin Richards' Choice Between the X-Men and the Fantastic Four Just Got Way Easier

In the first issue of House of X, an envoy of the X-Men made their way to New York City to apprehend the villain Sabretooth. They wanted to send a message to the Fantastic Four about how mutants’ positions in the world were changing following the founding of Krakoa. Not only were mutant criminals like Sabretooth the…Read more...
Tags: Science, New York City, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Joe Caramagna, Sabretooth, Chip Zdarsky, Laura Martin, X Men, Mutants, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Franklin Richards, Dexter Vines, Fatastic Four, Karl Story


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


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


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


For Some X-Men, Death Still Matters

In the penultimate issue of Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, and Marte Gracia’s House of X, Charles Xavier’s grand plan to ensure that no X-Men ever truly die again is revealed. In the months since then, the concept of death has become something different for the world’s population of mutants. People carrying x-genes…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Sync, Darwin, Wolverine, Clayton Cowles, Marvel Entertainment, Charles Xavier, Jonathan Hickman, X Men, X 23, Dawn Of X, Rb Silva, Marte Gracia, Jonathan Hickman Pepe Larraz


I Cannot Believe There's Really Going to Be a Morbius Movie

If you told me 20 years ago that third-tier Spider-Man character Morbius the Living Vampire would not just appear in a comic book movie but star in one, I’d have laughed in your face. If you told me 10, or even five years ago, I would have called you a liar. Now, the movie is coming out in a mere six months, and the …Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Vampires, Sony, Superheroes, Marvel Comics, Jared Leto, Marvel Studios, Michael Keaton, Spider Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom Holland, Morbius


14 Women Directing Genre Movies We're Excited to Watch

The Oscars (and most Hollywood awards, for that matter) might be notorious for ignoring women directors but fortunately, genre cinema doesn’t feel the same way. In fact, some of our most anticipated superhero, fantasy, sci-fi, and horror films are directed by women. Imagine that! Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Science, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Feminism, Elizabeth Banks, Streaming, Black Widow, Birds Of Prey, Universal, Cinderella, Mulan, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, Marvel Studios


An Impressive Voice Cast Has Joined Patton Oswalt for Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.

Marvel TV may be cutting through its live-action shows like adamantium through butter, but its animation division is just getting warmed up. Several shows remain in development and one just took a giant step forward. Or should we say giant brain forward?Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Streaming, Ben Schwartz, Hulu, Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Jon Daly, Marvel TV, Sam Richardson, Melissa Fumero, Aimee Garcia, Beck Bennet, Wendi McLendon Covey, MODOK


Korg and Miek Go to War in This Avengers: Endgame Concept Art

When Thanos’s army comes knocking on the door of the world, it’s time to step up. Not even Fortnite can get in the way of saving the world.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Concept Art, Korg, Taika Waititi, Thor Ragnarok, Miek, Avengers Endgame


All the Awesome New Comics to Add to Your Pull List in 2020

A new year, a new decade—one that’s bringing with it oodles of books, movies, and TV shows to look forward to. But you need something to read in between looking all those things, right? So thank goodness the first few months of the year are jam-packed with amazing new comic series kicking off—here are our picks for…Read more...
Tags: Image, Science, Marvel, Dc Comics, IDW, Archie Comics, BOOM Studios, Valiant, Dark Horse, Aftershock Comics, Io9 2020 Preview, 2020 Preview




The Spider-Verse Connections in Morbius Are Confusing as Hell

Morbius’ first trailer has arrived, and while it mostly focuses on laying out the origin story of its titular vampire, it also suggests that the movie’s going to have some rather direct and significant ties to Spider-Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and...perhaps Sony’s excellent Spider-Man game. It’s all a little…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Sony, Jared Leto, Tobey Maguire, Marvel Studios, Michael Keaton, Spider Man, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, Ed Hardy, Morbius, Venom, Spider Man Homecoming


io9's Essential Guide to 2020's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

It turns out there is such a thing as too much good television because this preview list is simply too much. Coming on the heels of our mega-list of 2020's movies, here’s our overwhelming compilation of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and superhero shows that you’re going to want to keep on your radar this year. Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Adult Swim, Science, Abc, Amc, Marvel, Disney, Netflix, Showtime, Starz, Streaming, Cbs, Warner Bros, Cartoon Network, Hulu, Bbc America


Morbius' First Trailer Is Here and Jared Leto Is Out for Blood

Wild as it is to believe, Sony really meant what it said when the studio announced its plans to move forward with a movie about Morbius, Marvel Comics’ most famous vampire who isn’t Blade. While Morbius might not have been the Spider-Man villain one would expect to make it to the big screen so quickly, it’s definitely…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Vampires, Sony, Jared Harris, Marvel Comics, Jared Leto, Michael Keaton, Matt Smith, Spider Man, Tyrese Gibson, Morbius, Daniel Espinosa, Adria Arjona, Morbius Marvel Comics


Joker Sows His Signature Brand of Chaos by Sweeping the Oscar Nominations

When it comes to the Oscars, it’s always best to leave ‘em smiling. Todd Phillip’s Joker has made its presence known by securing a whopping 11 nominations at this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture. In addition, two of the biggest blockbusters of 2019—Avengers: Endgame and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Oscars, Scarlett Johansson, Warner Bros, Joaquin Phoenix, Marvel Studios, Rian Johnson, Joker, Taika Waititi, Todd Phillips, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out, Todd Phillip, Avengers Endgame


Breaking Down The New Mutants' Astonishingly Hype New Trailer

For a long while, it seemed as if Josh Boone’s The New Mutants would never actually make it into theaters to show us just what Fox was going to do with a horror story about mutants trapped in a nightmarish hospital. But then, like a distressed child trapped in limbo after accidentally teleporting themselves there, a …Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, 20th Century Fox, Maisie Williams, Demons, Josh Boone, Anya Taylor Joy, New Mutants, Alice Braga, X Men, Charlie Heaton, Mutants, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt


The New Mutants Trailer Reintroduces Us to X-Gene Horrors

The New Mutants is the last vestige of Fox’s take on the property that arguably paved the way for modern superhero movies, and even though the film’s been delayed and sidelined to hell as a result of Disney’s acquisition of the studio, a new trailer’s just dropped to remind us all that kids with x-genes aren’t just…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Marvel Comics, 20th Century Fox, Josh Boone, New Mutants, X Men, Mutants


This Avengers: Endgame Star Defies Tony Stark and Goes Sledding With Captain America's Shield

Which is probably a terrible idea, if we’re being honest. Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, America, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Captain America, Tony Stark, Avengers Endgame, Lexi Rabe, Captain Americas Shield


Ryan Reynolds Has a Brief Update on Deadpool 3

The Disney-Fox merger changed the fate of a number of film franchises, not to mention the entire entertainment industry. One of the most notable affected, for fans, was the Deadpool series, which has proven itself markedly successful offering a superheroic vibe not really seen in the MCU or its imitators. Since the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Fox, Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds, Marvel Studios, MCU, Disney Fox, Deadpool 2, Deadpool 3


Official U.S. Government Website Lists Fictional Country of Wakanda as Free Trade Partner

If you saw the 2018 Marvel movie Black Panther, you know that the fictional land of Wakanda is filled with some incredible technologies. But did you know that Wakanda is a trade partner with the United States? At least that’s what was listed on an official U.S. government website until it was recently taken down.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Usda, United States, Black Panther, Wakanda, Trump Regime


The Decade Fandom Went Corporate

In the last twenty years, fandom and mass culture have basically merged. Fans and fandom spent the 2000s fighting for legitimacy and proving their combined worth. And corporations? Well, they spent the 2010s learning how to co-opt fandom to silence critics, manipulate press, and make even more money.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Marvel, Disney, Corporations, Fans, Harry Potter, Warner Bros, Conventions, Cosplay, Marvel Studios, Twilight, Zack Snyder, Geek Culture, Fandom, San Diego Comic Con



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