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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


14 Loki Facts Gloriously Revealed in Its Making-of Documentary

After watching Disney+’s new documentary on the making of Marvel’s Loki, you’re gonna have a list of movies to watch. The behind-the-scenes episode, which is the latest in the Assembled series that’s already covered WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, is filled with fascinating facts and revelations…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Brazil, Thor, The Wizard Of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Tom Hiddleston, Kane, Grey Gardens, Loki, Sunset Boulevard, Kevin Feige, Wally, Willy Wonka, Kang


The Last of Us Adds Fringe and Mindhunter Star Anna Torv

The popular zombie survival video game The Last of Us is all about tragedy, but here’s another tragedy: that Netflix’s David Fincher show, Mindhunter, is not returning for a third season. It’s a bummer for a bunch of reasons, but the main one is that we’ll no longer get to see Anna Torv steal every damn scene on the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Netflix, David Fincher, Fringe, Olivia, Joel, Tess, Ellie, Pedro Pascal, Human Interest, Anna Torv, The Last of Us, Fictional Characters, Mindhunter, Bella Ramsey


More of Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead Is on the Way

Rob Zombie keeps teasing his Munsters remake. Expect Halloween Ends to go a bit smaller after Halloween Kills’ bloody escalation. Plus, what’s to come on Fort Salem, Legends of Tomorrow, and Stargirl. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Chuck, Halloween, Science, Amc, Army, Legends Of Tomorrow, Rob Zombie, Jonathan Bennett, Sara, Tonya Pinkins, Zack Snyder, Josh Segarra, Yolanda, Matt Ryan, Astra, Geoff Johns


Black Panther 2 Adds I May Destroy You Star Michaela Coel

Very little is known about the plot of upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It’s once again written and directed by Ryan Coogler, is filming now, and huge aspects of it had to be reworked after the tragic passing of star Chadwick Boseman. Beyond that, most of the actors from the original are expected to…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Film, Danai Gurira, Disney, Actors, Emmys, Ryan Coogler, Angela Bassett, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong, Wakanda, Human Interest, Michaela Coel


Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins Just Kicked Off SDCC 2021

After 2013's G.I. Joe Retaliation, all of your favorite Joe and Cobra toys got put back in a box. Eight years later, just a few are coming back out in the hopes that when the rest follow, it’ll be for the long haul. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins opens this weekend and, in anticipation, held the opening panel at…Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Joe, Scarlett, COBRA, Fortnite, Fictional Characters, Henry Golding, Gi Joe, Larry Hama, Snake Eyes, Andrew Koji, Creative Works, English Language Films, Entertainment Culture, Skullcandy Gi Headphoneheadset


DC’s New Batgirl Has Been Found in Leslie Grace

Warner Bros.’ expansion of the Bat-wing of its myriad plans for the DC movieverse just took a major leap forward: a new cinematic Barbara Gordon has been found, and it’s In the Height’s Leslie Grace.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Science, Ben Affleck, Dc Comics, Robert Pattinson, Batgirl, Birds Of Prey, Batman, Warner Bros, Chris Mckay, Michael Keaton, Oracle, Joss Whedon, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah


Loki Director Kate Herron Explains the Loneliness He Who Remains Has Been Living With

Disney+ and Marvel’s Loki was initially a series meant to explore the god of mischief’s inner workings and how we truly come to shape our identities in relation to one another. But the show’s finale threw everyone for a loop by introducing the MCU’s next big bad and directly setting up much of what’s set to play out …Read more...
Tags: Science, Marvel, Disney, Wada, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Christine, MCU, Fictional Characters, Jonathan Majors, Charles Pulliam Moore, Kate Herron, Sophia Di Martino, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture, Jotnar, Lamentis


Masters of the Universe: Revelation Is a He-Man Fan's Dream*

“You were who we made this for!” Kevin Smith excitedly told me during our interview about Netflix’s Masters of the Universe: Revelation, right after I revealed I was a huge He-Man fan. He was not lying. The new series was clearly made for me and the other ‘80s kids. Those who grew up playing with Masters of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Superheroes, Henry Rollins, Masters Of The Universe, Mark Hamill, Action Figures, Chris Wood, The Masters, Kevin Smith, Alicia Silverstone, Adam, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Teela, Orko


The CW's Batwoman Is Bringing DC Hero Renee Montoya Into the Fold

The CW’s Batwoman is bringing a familiar DC character into its third season, and she’ll be played by a familiar face, too. Victoria Cartagena, who played former Gotham City cop Renee Montoya on Fox’s Gotham, is now joining the Batwoman cast as... Renee Montoya.Read more...
Tags: Comics, Science, Gotham, Fox, Batwoman, Birds Of Prey, Gotham City, Rosie Perez, Cw, Sykes, Ben Mckenzie, Ruby Rose, Leslie, Jim Gordon, Fictional Characters, Kate Kane


Captain America and Red Guardian to Meet... in an Unrelated Netflix Ghost Movie

In Black Widow, the Red Guardian talks about wanting to show down with Captain America. Well, he’s going to get his chance... sorta. Both David Harbour (Red Guardian in Black Widow) and Anthony Mackie (Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier) are set to co-star in a new Netflix movie that has nothing to…Read more...
Tags: Science, America, Netflix, Faith, Black Widow, Ghost, Ernest Borgnine, Kevin Feige, WINSTON, Sam Wilson, Anthony Mackie, Isabella Russo, Jennifer Coolidge, Murphy Brown, Marvel Comics Characters, Geoff Manaugh


Blood Red Sky Pits a Vampire Against Hijackers and Almost Lives Up to That Killer Concept

Blood Red Sky begins with a frame story—an aircraft makes a wobbly landing in Scotland as troops gather below—before introducing us to a mother and son preparing to travel from Germany to New York. She’s obviously gravely ill and hopes that a specialist in America can cure her. However, as anyone who’s seen the trailerRead more...
Tags: New York, Science, Scotland, Germany, Fiction, America, Netflix, Elias, Vampire, Dominic Purcell, Nadja, Only Lovers Left Alive, Fictional Characters, Peter Thorwarth, Alexander Scheer, Creative Works


The Boys Showrunner Says Season 3's 'Herogasm' Will Be Just as Raunchy as the Comics

In Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s Herogasm, a limited spin-off series of The Boys, Wee Hughie and the rest of the Boys set out to infiltrate the titular bacchanalia that Vought throws every year for its corporate-branded superheroes. Away from the prying eyes of the public, Herogasm gives Vought’s capes a chance…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Comics, Science, Fiction, Supernatural, Jensen, Darick Robertson, Garth Ennis, Eric Kripke, The Boys, Fictional Characters, Vought, Homelander, Wee Hughie, Hughie Campbell, Herogasm


Loki's Controversial Multiversal Romance: A Philosopher Weighs In

Toward the end of Disney+ and Marvel’s fourth episode of Loki, “The Nexus Event,” Loki and Sylvie were dumbfounded by their latest discovery about the all-powerful Timekeepers who oversaw the Time Variance Authority. In a very dramatic moment, the pair shared a rather eyebrow-raising look whose significance wasn’t…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Thor, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Dogma, Sylvie, Fictional Characters, Jonathan Majors, Time Variance Authority, Norse Mythology In Popular Culture, Ultraverse, Lokasenna, Lamentis, Sylvie Sophia Di Martino


The Newest Master of the Universe Is Her Own Revelation

Even the most diehard of He-Man fans would be pressed to remember Andra. The character only appeared in a handful of Marvel’s Masters of the Universe comics in the mid-‘80s, most of them as a brief cameo. But that changes in Netflix and Kevin Smith’s Revelation, where the lieutenant of the Eternian guard joins Teela…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Netflix, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Kevin Smith, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Andra, Teela, Skeletor, Tiffany Smith, Evil Lyn, Fictional Characters, He Man, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture


Updates From The Batman and The Flash Are, Somehow, Still Both About Batman

Another new director steps in for Disney+’s Willow television show. The John Wick spinoff series, The Continental, adds a director and reveals its own structure. Plus, another new look at the Chucky TV series, and what’s to come on Charmed and Legends of Tomorrow. To me, my spoilers!Read more...
Tags: Science, Amc, Disney, Charmed, Colin Farrell, Chucky, Batman, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Michael Keaton, Continental, Elizabeth Olsen, Robin, Sam Raimi, John Wick, Ayelet Zurer


Mark Hamill Discusses His Role in Masters of the Universe: Revelations

Hamill has also made a name for himself in the voice-over community, most notably lending his voice to the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series. Per his recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Star Wars actor chatted about voicing Skeletor in Kevin Smith’s animated series Masters of the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Jimmy Fallon, Fiction, Disney, Netflix, The Tonight Show, Masters Of The Universe, Mark Hamill, Action Figures, Luke Skywalker, Kevin Smith, Jedi, Hamill, Skeletor, Human Interest, Fictional Characters


Shang-Chi Actress Michelle Yeoh Provides New Details on Her Character

The reigning queen of martial arts cinema, Michelle Yeoh, has offered up some info on her role in Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.Read more...
Tags: Science, Actors, Strange, September, Superhero, Tim Roth, Michelle Yeoh, Mandarin, Katy, Wong, Kevin Feige, Chi, Benedict Wong, Human Interest, Marvel Comics Characters, Tony Leung


Galactus Hungers for Your Wallet, and More Giant-Sized Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular roundup of all things good, plastic, and—this week, at least—very, very large. Yes, that’s right, we’ve got the first details on Hasbro’s next Marvel Legends crowdfunder project, plus Boba Fett on his new throne, Lego Camper Vans, McFarlane’s intriguing new Disney line, and…Read more...
Tags: Toys, Science, Office, Fiction, Disney, Lego, Hasbro, Kiss, Volkswagen, Richard Hammond, Jay, Jason, Lord, Transformers, RPG, Beetle


Loki Season 2 Won't Feature Season 1 Director Kate Herron

Unless we find a variant, Kate Herron is done with Loki. In a new interview, the director of all six episodes of the show’s first season revealed that she won’t be back for season two. “I always planned to be just on for this and to be honest, season two wasn’t in the—that’s something that just came out and I’m so…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Loki, Jonathan, Sylvie, Hank Pym, Ant Man, Time Travelers, Fictional Characters, Jonathan Majors, Kate Herron, Kang the Conqueror, Immortus, Entertainment Culture, Ultraverse


Masters of the Universe’s Sarah Michelle Gellar Is Hopeful About Fan Reactions to Revelation

In Kevin Smith’s Netflix sequel to the classic Masters of the Universe cartoon, the warrior/Prince Adam’s best friend Teela plays just as important a role as He-Man himself. It’s a change to be sure, and change is something some 40-year-old nerds traditionally don’t handle well when it comes to the classic franchises…Read more...
Tags: Science, Netflix, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Masters Of The Universe, Action Figures, Kevin Smith, Adam, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Teela, Human Interest, Revelation, Fictional Characters, Television Series, He Man, Creative Works, Entertainment Culture


io9's Many Variants Chat About Loki, Season 2, and the Future of the MCU

The first season of Disney’s latest Marvel series, Loki, has ended with a bang. Not only did we learn that the Time Variance Authority (or TVA) would be coming back for season two, but it also introduced a major villain for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But did Loki stand on its own? We’re here to find out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Thor, Emmy, Tom Hiddleston, Spider Man, James Whitbrook, Loki, TVA, Monica, Kirk, Morty, Rick, Germain Lussier, Gugu Mbatha


Lego's New Star Wars Republic Gunship Is Here, and Larger Than Your Torso

Lego’s Star Wars sets just keep getting bigger and bigger, and its latest “Ultimate Collector Series” build is no exception. At least this time, Lego and Lucasfilm fans are getting what they asked for, rather literally, with the winner of a fan poll last year finally being revealed today.Read more...
Tags: Science, Lego, Lucasfilm, Clone Wars, Mace Windu, Galactic Republic, Lego Star Wars, Toonami, Fictional Characters, Television Series, Nebulon, Creative Works, Lego Minifigure, Clone Trooper, New Star Wars Republic Gunship, Lego 's Star Wars


Marvel's Avengers' Black Panther DLC Will Show Us a New Kind of Wakandan Power Struggle

One of the most promising things about Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers game when it first launched was the promise of rich, character-focused DLC down the line that would introduce a broader array of classic superheroes beyond the core Avengers, Hawkeye, and Kamala Khan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Avengers, Hawkeye, Square Enix, Dlc, Black Panther, Afrofuturism, Chadwick Boseman, Christopher, Wakanda, Crystal Dynamics, Kamala Khan, Marvel Comics Characters, Marvel 's Avengers, Clint Barton, Klaw


The Suicide Squad's Polka-Dot Man Has Absolutely Horrific Powers

In James Gunn’s upcoming , a bevy of classic DC villains—like , Peacemaker, and —all make make their big-screen debuts as part of the latest incarnation of Amanda Waller’s morally suspect black ops team. Most everyone on the squad has skills that make them recognizably invaluable…
Tags: Science, Films, Dc Comics, Shark, Suicide Squad, Batman, Sylvester Stallone, James Gunn, Abner, Amanda Waller, Safran, Peter Safran, Ant Man, Polka, David Dastmalchian, Fictional Characters


Star Wars' Vanessa Marshall on Hera's Place in the Universe, and Her Personal Connection to the Pilot

Maybe the greatest pilot in Star Wars history just got her own origin story and we were ecstatic to speak with the actress behind the character. On this past week’s episode of Disney+ and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the action took place on Ryloth— homeworld of the Twi’leks—and at the center of it all? One…Read more...
Tags: Science, Disney, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, Star Wars Rebels, Falcon, Biplane, Kevin, Step, Hera, Germain Lussier, Kanan, Chopper, David Collins, Dave Filoni, Ezra Bridger


Titans' Season 3 Trailer Wants You to Know True Fear

At the end of Titans’ second season, the team ended up splitting ways after losing one of their own, and it wasn’t clear if and how the heroes might all come back into one another’s orbit. But when word first broke that the show’s third season would tackle Batman: A Death in the Family by introducing the Red Hood, it…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Batman, Brenton Thwaites, Robin, Potter, Titans, Alan Ritchson, Barbara Gordon, Vincent Kartheiser, Minka Kelly, Jason Todd, Dick Grayson, Damian Wayne, Damaris Lewis, Fictional Characters


Loki's Finale Asks If Time Is Inevitable, or Just Marvel Studios

Loki’s finale is here, and it’s time for questions to be answered. Will Sylvie and Loki get what they want? What’s hiding out at the end of time? How do you wrap up six episodes of television that feel dramatically satisfying in spite of the larger animus of the cinematic universe around them? The answers, it turns…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Spider Man, Wasp, Loki, Kang, Sylvie, Ant Man, Fictional Characters, Jonathan Majors, Ultraverse, Draftthe Nexus Event, Draftsylvie


Loki's Finale Revealed What's on the Horizon for the MCU

This week’s Loki season finale on Disney+ was full of twists and turns, and a very conspicuous apple. But the biggest surprise of all may have been saved for the very end. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fiction, Disney, Horizon, Thor, Owen Wilson, Tatiana Maslany, Tom Hiddleston, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Loki, Sylvie, Kamala Khan, Scarlet Witch, Ant Man, Emmy Awards, Far From Home