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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


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


Birds of Prey's Sue Kroll on Why DC Moved to Standalone Movies, and the Vital Role of Margot Robbie

After years of attempting to chase after the successes of Marvel Studios with an all-in, all-connected cinematic universe, at this point it seems Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment are willing to admit the rush to an interconnected movie slate was not its particular strength. But in acknowledging that, the studio has…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Dc Comics, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Exclusive, Margot Robbie, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Sue Kroll


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


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


Why the Birds of Prey Are Finally Taking Flight

DC Entertainment is about to achieve something that Marvel Studios hasn’t. When Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) opens on February 7, it will be the first comic book movie starring an all-female superteam. And assuming the CW picks up the Arrow spinoff and Birds of Prey-inspired …Read more...
Tags: Science, Dc Comics, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Black Canary, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Warner Bros, Cw, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, Oracle, Cassandra Cain, Renee Montoya, Green Arrow and the Canaries


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


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


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


Report: Taika Waititi May Be Developing a Star Wars Movie

Serious question: Does Taika Waititi ever sleep? We’ve long had our suspicions about the very busy writer-director-actor for some time now, but the latest nugget of news about the Oscar nominee hints at yet another major project in the works—one that could return him to a certain galaxy far, far away.Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios, Taika Waititi, The Mandalorian




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


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


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


The New Mutants: A Brief History of the Marvel Movie We Never Thought We'd See

On Friday the 13th of October, 2017, Fox released a trailer for a superhero movie called The New Mutants. It touted a release date of April 13, 2018. Fast forward over two years. On January 6, 2020, another trailer for the film will drop, this time touting an April 3, 2020 release date.Read more...
Tags: Science, Horror, Disney, Fox, Marvel Studios, Maisie Williams, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Josh Boone, New Mutants, X Men, Mutants


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


There’s a New Trailer for New Mutants Coming Next Month, Which Means New Mutants Might Still Be Released

No single film has been as emblematic of the fallout of the Disney/Fox deal as New Mutants, a semi-troubled X-Men spinoff production that went from “mostly finished” to “absolute development hell” as soon as Marvel Studios got its crossover-hungry fingers on the X-Men license. While random rumors about the movie have…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Fox, Marvel Studios, Maisie Williams, Disney Fox, Josh Boone, New Mutants, X Men


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


The Biggest Misses and Surprises of 2019

You come into every year with the expectation of promise. Sometimes, things turn out the way you’d hoped. Sometimes they don’t—and sometimes, something else comes along out of nowhere and sweeps you off your feet entirely, for better or worse. Here are a few of the surprises that delighted or disappointed us in 2019.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Marvel, Glass, Fox, Netflix, Streaming, Warner Bros, Year In Review, Marvel Studios, Paramount, Joker, X Men, Alita Battle Angel, The Dark Crystal Age Of Resistance, Io9 Year In Review


Runaways' New Trailer Comes With the Sad News That Season 3 Will Be Its Last

After Marvel announced the end of Freeform series Cloak & Dagger , it felt like only a matter of time before another of its shows about magical teens— Hulu’s Runaways —suffered the same fate. Today, the hammer came down, but at least the news was accompanied by a fantastic trailer for the show’s third and final season.Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Streaming, Runaways, Hulu, Marvel Studios, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Cloak Dagger


The 10 Best Superhero Films of the Past Decade

Over the past decade, one genre of popular film has risen to prominence like a bird, plane, and Superman all rolled into one. We’re talking, of course, about the superhero film. Though the train truly left the station in 2008 with the releases of Iron Man and The Dark Knight, 2010-2019 saw the genre explode into one…Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Superman, Fox, Wonder Woman, Superheroes, Warner Bros, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment, The Avengers, Black Panther, Logan, Kick Ass, Dredd, Avengers Infinity War




Marvel's Runaways Team Explains the Huge Impact of the Cloak and Dagger Crossover

Marvel’s Runaways returns to Hulu in December, but the kids won’t be alone. They’ll be joined by the stars of Freeform’s Cloak and Dagger in a crossover event. io9 had a chance to ask the Runaways’ cast and executive producers all about it last weekend at New York Comic Con.Read more...
Tags: Video, Science, Marvel, Streaming, Runaways, Hulu, Marvel Studios, Freeform, Gregg Sulkin, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Crossover, Jeph Loeb, Olivia Holt, New York Comic Con, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage



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