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VOTD: This ‘Rick and Morty’ Anime Short Should Hold You Over Until Season 4 Comes Back

We’ve only seen five episodes from the fourth season of Rick and Morty. The new episodes aired towards the end of last year, and since then, we’ve gotten no word from Adult Swim on when we’ll see the rest of the season. Considering the recent delays due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most TV shows and movies that were in production, the return of Rick and Morty is completely up in the air. However, the duo did return to Adult Swim this past weekend, albeit in a much different form. D...
Tags: Comedy, Adult Swim, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Animation, Video Clips, Morty, Samurai, Rick, Lone Wolf, Rick And Morty, Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, Maki Terashima, Kaichi Sato


‘Hobbs and Shaw 2’ Officially in Development, According to Dwayne Johnson

Upon its release last summer, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw made $759 million worldwide on a reported budget of around $200 million. Those kinds of numbers usually mean that a sequel won’t be too far behind, and now star Dwayne Johnson has confirmed that Hobbs and Shaw 2 is officially in development. Flex so hard that your cast explodes and read his comment below. Yesterday, Johnson hosted a Q&A on his Instagram Live, and the topic of a Hobbs and Shaw sequel came up. “We are developi...
Tags: Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Sci-fi, Netflix, Sequels, Hobbs, Universal, Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Jason-Statham, Shaw, Action/Adventure, Hobbs Shaw, Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw, Hobbs and Shaw 2


Cocaine Hippos, A New Mexico Raptor, and One Weird Cat: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

We’re heading into the last week of March, though it may not seem that way since 2020 feels like it’s lasted a few decades at this point. A worldwide pandemic will do that. Here’s to hoping that on April Fool’s Day, we’ll all wake up to find this has just been an elaborate, communal dream sequence put in motion by…Read more...
Tags: Science Fiction, Science, Voting, Air Pollution, Drones, Alaska, Dinosaurs, Sci Fi, Westworld, New Mexico, Best of the week, Raptor, Pandemic, Hippos, Best Of Gizmodo, Coronavirus


‘The Hail Mary’ Will Take Ryan Gosling Back to Space in New Movie from ‘The Martian’ Novelist

Here’s something refreshing: actual movie news. As in, old-fashioned movie news about a new movie, and potential casting, that has nothing to do with coronavirus, or things being shut down. The last few weeks have been filled with seemingly nothing but corona-related stories, so when a traditional bit of film news pops up, we’re all pretty damn ecstatic around here. Having already played an astronaut in First Man, Ryan Gosling is deciding to give it another go with The Hail Mary, a new film bas...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Matt Damon, Sci-fi, Ryan-Gosling, Ridley Scott, Weir, MGM, Neil Armstrong, Hail Mary, Andy Weir, Gosling, Ken Kao, Goslin, The Hail Mary, Weir Weir


‘Doctor Who’ Writers Russell T. Davies and Chris Chibnall Pen Prequels to Their Respective Runs

By its nature, Doctor Who is a show filled with gaps and holes — the series was off the air for 16 years between the time it was canceled in 1989 and revived for a modern audience in 2005 by Russell T. Davies. Even when it’s on the air, our favorite time-traveling alien is having countless off-screen adventures that we’ll never be privy to. The mystery of Doctor Who has allowed fans to fill those gaps with their own imaginations, or with the hundreds of audio book stories released by Big Finish...
Tags: Television, Movies, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Earth, Bbc, Steven Moffat, John Hurt, Russell T. Davies, Rose, Davies, Christopher Eccleston, Moffat, Chris Chibnall, Chibnall, Paul McGann


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Novelization Fills Out More Plot Holes About Kylo Ren

Even three months after its release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker refuses to leave the national conversation. Perhaps that’s because so much supplementary material keeps coming out after the fact to fill out the plot gaps in the film’s ever-so-complex narrative. The latest from the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker novelization is all about Kylo Ren and his arc form Big Bad to big softie, and how exactly it happened. Kylo Ren’s redemption arc was arguably one of the most dissatisfying par...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Leia, Kylo Ren, Rey, Ben, Palpatine, Skywalker, Jedi, Kylo, Claudia Gray, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Luke s Force Ghost


Cool Stuff: Hot Toys Releasing a Life-Size Baby Yoda Figure

Sideshow Collectibles already showed off their life-size Baby Yoda figure inspired by the character known as The Child in the Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+. But the high quality collectible company is also distributing a life-size Baby Yoda figure from the upscale action figure creators at Hot Toys, and the first images of the little guy have just been released. Hot Toys Life-Size Baby Yoda Figure The hyper realistic and articulated collectible figure is meticulously cra...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Hot Toys, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, JC Hong, The Mandalorian, Razor Crest, Baby Yoda, Ji Ho Lee


11 Nerdy Things You Can Watch and Read for Free While Social Distancing

There are only so many times you can rewatch episodes of Futurama or Love is Blind. For folks wanting to branch out beyond Netflix and Hulu, or take a momentary break from Animal Crossing, there are plenty of places to watch cool shows and films online for free—as well as some services to help keep you reading, too.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Horror, Fantasy, Netflix, Showtime, Streaming, Sci Fi, Hulu, Sling TV, Cbs All Access, Amazon Studios, Samurai Jack, Shudder, Quibi, Star Trek Picard


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Explores the Dark Corners of the Galaxy With Deal No Deal”

The latest episode of  Star Wars: The Clone Wars  continues the adjustment of former Skywalker padawan Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) to her new station without the Jedi’s guide.  She  is temporarily residing in the underground of Coruscant, sheltered by the not-so-bright aspiring pilot Trace ( Brigitte Kali ) in a garage. After some hired pilots fail to show up, the shady Rafa (Elizabeth Rodriguez) enlists Trace, her little sister, who is miserable to learn she wasn’t the first choice,...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Republic, Trace, Lee, Rafa, Jedi, Tom Kane, Coruscant, Kessel, Star-Wars, Charles Murray, Dave Filoni


Now THIS Is Podracing: ‘Star Wars: Episode I Racer’ Coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch

Even though it’s easy to disregard Star Wars: The Phantom Menace when it comes to the legacy of the sci-fi saga, you can’t deny that the Boonta Eve podrace is one of the most exhilarating and entertaining sequences in the entire franchise. Even more thrilling is the old school racing video game inspired by it, Star Wars Episode I Racer. The video game was released for Nintendo 64 and Microsoft Windows in 1999, and soon it will make a comeback by getting re-released on both PlayStation and Ninte...
Tags: Movies, Microsoft, Video Games, Sci-fi, Sequels, Nintendo, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Star-Wars, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Nintendo Switch, Aspyr, Star Wars: Episode I Racer, Nintendo Switch Lucasfilm, Anakin Skywalker Sebulba, Mars Guo


Cassian Andor Series to Bring Back Little-Seen or Unused ‘Star Wars’ Creatures

The future of movie theaters seems tenuous at the moment, but the prevailing wisdom right now seems to be that when the coronavirus crisis ends, (some) theaters will still be around, even if they’re only used for mega-blockbuster comic book and Star Wars movies. While we wait to learn more about what will happen to the theater industry, let’s turn our attention to Lucasfilm’s future on the small screen – specifically, the Cassian Andor Disney+ series which acts as a prequel to Rogue One: A Star...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Lucasfilm, Neal Scanlan, Diego Luna, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Scanlan, Cassian Andor, Sy Snootles, Skywalker MovieWeb, Dexter Jettster


Cool Stuff: ‘The Mandalorian’ Prints from Dave Perillo and Christian Waggoner Have Baby Yoda and Many Mandos

It’s a shame we won’t have any new episodes of The Mandalorian to watch until later this year, especially since the series will bring Ahsoka Tano into the live-action Star Wars universe in the second season. But while we wait for the return of the series on Disney+, artists Dave Perillo and Christian Waggoner have unveiled new The Mandalorian posters going on sale today. Dave Perillo has come through with two prints for the second and third episodes from the first season, “The Child” and “The S...
Tags: Art, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Cool Stuff, Dune, Mando, Disney/Pixar, Dave Perillo, Bottleneck Gallery, Ahsoka Tano, The Mandalorian, Mando Pedro Pascal


‘Stranger Things’ Season 4 Was Originally Set to Premiere in 2021, According to David Harbour

The two-year gap between Stranger Things seasons 2 and 3 was already tortuous enough, but fans of the Netflix sci-fi series may have to wait even longer for Stranger Things 4 as the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread. Production for the fourth season of Stranger Things had begun in Atlanta earlier this year but was suspended earlier this month in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. But if things had gone according to plan, the series might have premiered as early as next year, ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Atlanta, Netflix, Harbour, Stranger Things, Canda, David Harbour, Stranger Things 4


The Doctor is in: Jodie Whittaker Urges People to “Be Kind” and “Listen to Science” as Her ‘Doctor Who’ Character

Jodie Whittaker has an important message for fans who are social distancing amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Be kind, and listen to science. She should know, after all, she’s the Doctor. Doctor Who star Whittaker sent an “emergency transmission” to fans through the Doctor Who Twitter account, self-isolating herself to help curb the spread of coronavirus, or as she calls it, “hiding from an army of Sontarans.” It’s a sweet and funny video message that will be sure to brighten your day —...
Tags: Movies, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Bbc, Video Clips, Don, Whittaker, Jodie Whittaker, Coronavirus


‘Predator: Hunting Grounds’ Video Game Trailers Show Off Two Sides of a Bloody Battle

Since everyone is staying home to self-quarantine during the spread of coronavirus, video games have seen a significant increase in use as people turn to other forms of entertainment beyond streaming movies and TV at home. And if you’re a Predator fan, you’re about to have a fun weekend with a sneak preview of the upcoming multiplayer video game based on the classic film starring Arnold Schwarzegger and one ugly motherfucker. Predator: Hunting Grounds is an upcoming shooter video game where pla...
Tags: Movies, Video Games, Sci-fi, South America, Predator, 20th Century Fox, Cool Stuff, Action/Adventure, Predator: Hunting Grounds, Arnold Schwarzegger


Ahsoka Tano Voice Actress Ashley Eckstein Takes the High Road After Not Being Cast in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2

Last week, we dropped a huge exclusive scoop about Rosario Dawson bringing The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels animated character Ahsoka Tano to life in live-action form in the second season of the Star Wars series The Mandalorian on Disney+. Needless to say, the reaction from fans was mostly one of pure excitement that this character was being brought in to the live-action Star Wars universe. However, not everyone was thrilled about the news. Ashley Eckstein is the voice actress who has played...
Tags: Television, Movies, Instagram, Sci-fi, Disney, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Eckstein, Rosario-Dawson, Ashley Eckstein, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, Ahsoka Tano, Ahsoka, Star-Wars:-The-Clone-Wars, The Mandalorian


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Honest Trailer: You Can’t Teach An Old Emperor New Tricks

Last year, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ended the Skywalker saga, not with a bang, but with a whimper. That’s because the final chapter of the Skywalker saga desperately tries to cling to whatever nostalgia is left for the original trilogy rather than delivering a satisfying, cohesive story. However, as the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Honest Trailer reminds us, unless you were reading one of the supplementary books, paying attention to interviews with co-writer Chris Terrio in the week...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Lol, Honest Trailers, Leia, Luke Skywalker, Kylo Ren, Ben Solo, Rey, Honest Trailer, J J Abrams, Palpatine, Skywalker, Lando Calrissian


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Deleted Scene Featured an Alien Spider on a Giant Baby’s Head

Based on various reports – and the official novelization – it’s clear that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker underwent some big changes before it ever hit the big screen. One such change was the removal of a sequence where Kylo Ren visits a creature to learn the location of Darth Vader’s Sith wayfinder. According to Star Wars creature designer Neal Scanlan, the creature – dubbed The Eye of Webbish Bog – was actually built, and the scene was shot. In The Rise of Skywalker novelization, Kylo Re...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Sci-fi, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Jake, J J, Skywalker, Neal Scanlan, Scanlan, Adam Frazier, Jake Lunt Davies, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Babu Frik


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Creature Designer Neal Scanlan on Creating Babu Frik, the Film’s Breakout Star

If you loved or hated Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, chances are pretty high that you walked out of the theater loving Babu Frik, the pint-sized alien technician who helped out heroes in a time of great need. /Film recently spoke with creature and special make-up effects creative supervisor Neal Scanlan about the origins of the goofy little droidsmith, building the character model, collaborating with actress Shirley Henderson on the final product, and more. /Film contributor Adam Frazie...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Sequels, Shirley, Lucasfilm, Rey, J J, Skywalker, Neal Scanlan, Star-Wars, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Shirley Henderson, Scanlan, Babu


‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Is a “Faithful Approach” to the Series and “Really Funny,” Says Finn Wolfhard

So far, we’ve only seen one trailer for the upcoming sequel Ghostbusters: Afterlife. Though the trailer offered an intriguing premise that mixed the vibe of Super 8 with the paranormal activity and legacy of the original Ghostbusters, the major criticism being lobbied at the movie was that it didn’t look like it had the same comedic influence that made the original so memorable. That’s to be expected when you don’t have a cast of Saturday Night Live and Second City cast members, but don’t worry...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Sony, Sony Pictures, Jason-Reitman, Ghostbusters, Nme, Harold Ramis, Carrie Coon, Ivan Reitman, Finn Wolfhard, Wolfhard, Mckenna Grace Annabelle, Ghostbusters: Afterlife


Cool Stuff: ‘Aliens’ Power Loader Statue Will Keep Xenomorphs Away from Your Collectibles

“Get away from her, you bitch!” That famous line from Aliens is something we might be saying a lot more if people don’t stick with the plan to continue social distancing in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus in the United States. But for now, we’ll just hope for the best and distract ourselves with a look at a new collectible inspired by the James Cameron-directed sci-fi sequel to Ridley Scott’s horror sci-fi classic Alien. Hollywood Collectible Group has teamed with Sideshow Collectib...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sideshow Collectibles, United States, Sequels, Aliens, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, 20th Century Fox, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Caterpillar, Ripley, Ellen Ripley, Ellen Ripley Sigourney Weaver, Hollywood Collectibles


Russell T. Davies Will Release New ‘Doctor Who’ Material For the Revival’s 15th Anniversary

15 years ago, Doctor Who returned to our screens after a 16-year hiatus. And it was like the time-traveling alien had never left. With its highly anticipated premiere episode “Rose,” Doctor Who reinvented itself for a new generation of sci-fi lovers and kick-started a whole new era that is still going strong today. In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the premiere of “Rose,” former showrunner Russell T. Davies will share new Doctor Who material in a live-watch event held on Twitter. Liv...
Tags: UK, Television, Movies, Doctor Who, Sci-fi, Bbc, Netflix, Steven Moffat, Radio Times, Russell T. Davies, Rose, Davies, Eccleston, Christopher Eccleston, Moffat, John Barrowman


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Features a Tribute to Jim Henson’s ‘Labyrinth’

Though The Muppets creator Jim Henson never officially worked on a Star Wars movie, he did work with George Lucas on the 1986 fantasy film Labyrinth. And it turns out that Neal Scanlan, the creature and special make-up effects creative supervisor for the five most recent Star Wars films, also worked on Labyrinth in the early days of his career as an effects artist. With that cinematic connection in mind, Scanlan reveals that he and his team embedded a Labyrinth tribute in last year’s Star Wars:...
Tags: Movies, Yahoo, Sci-fi, Muppets, Sequels, Lucasfilm, Easter Eggs, George Lucas, Labyrinth, Jim, Skywalker, Neal Scanlan, Jim-Henson, Henson, Ludo, Star-Wars


‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Has Robert Rodriguez Directing At Least One Episode

Not too long ago, there was an unsubstantiated rumor going around that Logan director James Mangold and Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez would be directing episodes in the second season of the live-action Star Wars series The Mandalorian. However, since James Mangold flat out debunked the story and Robert Rodriguez never said a thing, it didn’t sound like any of it was true. But today, we have word that half of that story was accurate after all: Robert Rodriguez will be directing a...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Jon-Favreau, Lucasfilm, Robert-Rodriguez, Sin City, Logan, Jedi, Rodriguez, Carl Weathers, Rosario Dawson, Star-Wars, Disney/Pixar, James Mangold


Michael Giacchino’s Short Film ‘Monster Challenge’ Starring Patton Oswalt is Available Online Now

Two years after Michael Giacchino‘s directorial debut premiered at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Monster Challenge finally stalks online today. The short film, which stars Patton Oswalt playing himself as an unwitting participant of a series of outrageous challenges inspired by Japanese game shows, is available to watch online now. Monster Challenge originally premiered in 2018 at Fantastic Fest, but hasn’t been available online. But that has all changed. The long-awaited directorial debut of re...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Pixar, Patton Oswalt, Michael Giacchino, Julliard, Short Films, Netflix/Streaming Video, Giacchino, Fantastic Fest, Oswalt, Monster Challenge, Teruko Najakima, Austin Monster Challenge


Star Wars Exclusive: ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 Casts Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano

We have exclusively learned that Rosario Dawson will appear in The Mandalorian season 2 and are excited to report that she will be playing a fan-favorite character previously only seen in the Star Wars animated productions. Dawson will be playing a live-action version of Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan apprentice who appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels. This would be the character’s first appearance in live-action. Ahsoka Mandalorian Season 2 Casting D...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Sequels, Walt Disney Company, Good Morning America, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Anakin Skywalker, Rosario, Ezra, Dawson, Bob Iger, Sabine


‘Tales From the Loop’ Featurette: New Amazon Series is “A Film Lover’s Television Show”

Since we’re all cooped up inside and movie theaters seem to be on the brink of extinction (thanks, coronavirus), here’s a bit of good news: a new show is coming to Amazon Prime Video that just might become your next obsession. Tales From the Loop is based on the moody sci-fi art of Simon Stålenhag, and the enigmatic-looking first season will be directed by a murder’s row of terrific talent. Check out a new look at the series below. Tales From the Loop Featurette I’ll be honest: even aft...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Drama, Sci-fi, Adaptation, Pixar, Noah Hawley, Simon Stalenhag, Loop, Video Clips, Amazon Prime Video, Legion, Jodie-Foster, Christine, Saul


The ‘Westworld’ Season 3 Reading Guide: The Books and Stories to Check Out Between Episodes

The much-anticipated third season premiere of Westworld dropped this Sunday, and while there’s still a lot we don’t know about what’s in store for the rest of the season, one thing is certain: we will have to wait another week to find out what happens next. A week can be a long time, especially when a lot of us will be spending more time at home than usual. And while there is plenty of other things to watch on TV, if you’re looking for a different entertainment outlet and a bit more of...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Kingdom, Michael Bay, Sci-fi, US, Earth, Features, Thailand, Tennessee, Westworld, Bangkok, Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Paolo Bacigalupi


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Behind-the-Scenes Photos Show Andy Serkis Crying Over a Snoke Prop and More

Star Wars: The Last Jedi and its incredible throne room scene remains burned in our minds, even three years after the polarizing film’s release. Now, as we sit twiddling our thumbs and scrolling through Twitter during our self-quarantines, The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is dropping a few behind-the-scenes photos from that scene, as well as a sweet candid image of Carrie Fisher. See The Last Jedi behind the scenes photos below. The Last Jedi Behind The Scenes Photos A few lovely ones ...
Tags: Images, Movies, Sci-fi, Carrie Fisher, Andy Serkis, Johnson, Lucasfilm, Oscar Isaac, Rian Johnson, Snoke, Ilford, Skywalker, Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren Adam Driver, Behind the Scenes Footage, Serkis


Watch the First 10 Minutes of ‘The Skywalker Legacy’ Documentary

Disney has released a sneak peek of The Skywalker Legacy, a new behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and how it wrapped up a 40-year saga. The documentary will be available as bonus material on The Rise of Skywalker 4K Blu-ray and DVD when they drop on March 31. See the first 10 minutes of The Skywalker Legacy below. The Skywalker Legacy Sneak Peek Disney has posted the first 10 minutes of the Skywalker Legacy documentary, which will be availab...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, Sci-fi, Disney, Darth Vader, Harrison Ford, Lucasfilm, Finn, Poe, Billy Dee Williams, Rey, Palpatine, Skywalker, Tatooine, Star-Wars, First Order