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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 16, 2020 at 23:00. 16 comments

We'll Have to Settle for The Dark Tower Movie Because Amazon's Not Making the Show Anymore

We'll Have to Settle for The Dark Tower Movie Because Amazon's Not Making the Show Anymore

Looks like that’s one less Stephen King adaptation on the giant pile .

Deadline reports that Amazon Studios has passed on The Dark Tower series , after the pilot allegedly failed to convince the streaming network’s executives that it could be on par with its other big-budget genre shows, namely Lord of the Rings and Wheel of Time .

The pilot for The Dark Tower, a sci-fi western from The...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 15, 2020 at 22:30. 20 comments

The New Legends of Tomorrow Trailer Shows You Can Always Count on the Chaos of Legends

The New Legends of Tomorrow Trailer Shows You Can Always Count on the Chaos of Legends

After the emotional roller coaster that was the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, isn’t it time for a little controlled chaos? The latest trailer for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow reminds us that the most predictable thing in Arrowverse is that the Legends will always be unpredictable.

Legends of Tomorrow returns on January 21 after some of the stars—namely Sara Lance (Caity Lotz), Mick Rory...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 15, 2020 at 06:00. 14 comments

The Anti-War, Pro-Animal Rights, Colonialist History of Doctor Dolittle's Creation

The Anti-War, Pro-Animal Rights, Colonialist History of Doctor Dolittle's Creation

Doctor Dolittle usually conjures up memories of Eddie Murphy being stuck in a bathroom with a bear taking a dump, or that time a squirrel was imbibed with gin so it would sit still for a scene with Rex Harrison. Now, with Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle featuring a fire-breathing dragon, it’s hard to picture who or what the famous character is supposed to be. But the real origins of Doctor...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 15, 2020 at 04:05. 19 comments

Superman and Lois Is Officially Up, Up, and Away at the CW

Superman and Lois Is Officially Up, Up, and Away at the CW

It’s time for the working parents of the world to have their own superhero show. The CW has announced that Superman and Lois , which centers around Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch’s portrayals of Clark Kent and Lois Lane , has been picked up to series.

As reported by Variety, Superman and Lois has been picked up for a season by the CW, following the October announcement that the network...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 14, 2020 at 21:45. 12 comments

A New Bloodshot Trailer Introduces the Super Soldiers Vin Diesel's Gonna Have to Fight

A New Bloodshot Trailer Introduces the Super Soldiers Vin Diesel's Gonna Have to Fight
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The latest trailer for Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot introduces other super soldiers who have been given a second chance thanks to Rising Spirit Technologies. Will Nano-Baby Robots Boy have to face off against some of his friends in his quest for vengeance against the company...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 13, 2020 at 23:00. 10 comments

A New Westworld Teaser Unveils Date of the Season 3 Premiere...and the Apocalypse

A New Westworld Teaser Unveils Date of the Season 3 Premiere...and the Apocalypse

Beware the Ides of March.

HBO has unveiled the premiere date for season three of Westworld , which brings the robotic hosts into the real world as they discover, through data companies like Incite, Inc. , just how much humanity has become willing to automate itself.

In a new video, HBO revealed Westworld is coming back for its third season on March 15. The teaser features an Arrival-style...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 13, 2020 at 21:00. 16 comments

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

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 —landed a few nominations for their technical feats.

Following its run at...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 11, 2020. 13 comments

Can The Good Place Change, Well, Everything?

Can The Good Place Change, Well, Everything?

It’s all come to this. Everything they’ve been through has all happened so they could be here, together, as the very best version of themselves to solve the ultimate problem in the nick of time. “You’ve Changed, Man” may be the most important episode in the history of The Good Place.

That doesn’t mean it’s the best (that honor still goes to the season one finale , when our heroes realized...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 10, 2020. 21 comments

The Witcher Does Fantasy Sex (Mostly) Better

The Witcher Does Fantasy Sex (Mostly) Better

Fantasy movies, shows, video games, and books that are geared toward an adult audience tend to repeat the same mistakes when it comes to how they portray sexuality—exploiting female bodies while adhering to archaic notions of what sex was like in the Middle Ages in Europe. (Hello, Game of Thrones .) But the latest fantasy saga, The Witcher , has given us a show that approaches fantasy sex in...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 09, 2020. 17 comments

Roller Derby Harley Quinn, Bathtub Hyenas, and More Wild Fun in the Final Birds of Prey Trailer

Roller Derby Harley Quinn, Bathtub Hyenas, and More Wild Fun in the Final Birds of Prey Trailer
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This is Harley Quinn. You’re probably wondering how she ended up in this situation. Well, in the final trailer for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) , we’re about to find out how Harley became single and got to mingle with a like-minded group...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 09, 2020. 14 comments

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 Goes 'Straight to Hell' in a Devilishly Fun Music Video

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 Goes 'Straight to Hell' in a Devilishly Fun Music Video
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Her boyfriend’s damned and they’re gonna be in trouble. Hey-la, hey-la, our favorite teenage witch is going to the Bad Place to get her boyfriend back! The debut trailer for the first half of season two of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina  has arrived, and it’s got a...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 09, 2020. 5 comments

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Dracula Series, The Brides, Could Be Headed to ABC

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Dracula Series, The Brides, Could Be Headed to ABC

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the man behind Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina , looks to be moving from comic books to classic literature. ABC has ordered a pilot for The Brides, a supernatural drama centered around Dracula’s brides that’s been in the works for years.

As reported by Deadline, ABC landed the pilot order for The Brides, written by Aguirre-Sacasa with Maggie Kiley...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 08, 2020. 5 comments

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Is the Latest Animated Marvel You Absolutely Should Watch

Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Is the Latest Animated Marvel You Absolutely Should Watch
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The problem with having so much great television is there are good, deserving shows that tend to slip under the radar. Given how little has been said about Dreamworks ’ latest Netflix series, Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts , it’s possible this one might come and go without...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 08, 2020.

Become a Superspy Psychic and Journey Into The Adventure Zone With the Latest Gaming News

Become a Superspy Psychic and Journey Into The Adventure Zone With the Latest Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf , io9's regular column all about the latest in tabletop and roleplaying game news. The holidays have come and gone, and now we’re already well into the new year. What does that bring? A bunch of new and exciting games that are on the horizon for early 2020! This includes the first card game for The Adventure Zone , a psychic warfare game based on Mind MGMT , and...

Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 08, 2020. 23 comments

Basically Every CW Show Was Just Renewed for Another Season

Basically Every CW Show Was Just Renewed for Another Season

The CW has found its groove and doesn’t plan on changing things anytime soon.

The network has announced it’s renewed all but one all of its existing shows for at least one more season, with the upcoming Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene being the only one whose future is still up in the air. The Hollywood Reporter says the CW renewed its entire Arrowerse line-up of DC Entertainment shows,...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 06, 2020. 2 comments

The Grudge's Director on Expanding the Horror Franchise's Mythology

The Grudge's Director on Expanding the Horror Franchise's Mythology

The Grudge may conjure up images of Japanese women with stringy black hair and tiny hollow-eyed boys crawling on ceilings and causing murderous mischief. But the titular Grudge isn’t limited to the island of Japan. Director Nicolas Pesce explained to io9 why The Grudge has moved to the United States, and why it may be an international crisis.

We chatted with Pesce late last year about why...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 04, 2020. 3 comments

Surprise! Infinity Train Is Back With Season 2, and It's Got a Shocking New Hero

Surprise! Infinity Train Is Back With Season 2, and It's Got a Shocking New Hero

The arrival of 2020 may have been all about the masterful return of Doctor Who , but hidden in the shadows another series popped back into our lives . Cartoon Network has unveiled the first episode of Infinity Train’s second season (now available on its website), putting a mysterious but familiar character in the conductor’s seat.

The debut season of Infinity Train (which was picked up at...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 03, 2020. 16 comments

The Green Arrow and the Canaries Spinoff Could Make for a Stake-Less Arrowverse

The Green Arrow and the Canaries Spinoff Could Make for a Stake-Less Arrowverse

The CW is looking to jumpstart its latest Arrowverse series with an upcoming episode of Arrow that serves as a backdoor pilot for a TV show about the Canaries. We have a bit more info on the plot now, which takes place 20 years in the future, ensuring that nothing else that happens in the Arrowverse will feel like it matters.

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim announced late last year that...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 02, 2020. 5 comments

A New Gretel & Hansel Trailer Promises a Delectable Dinner of Deadly Delights

A New Gretel & Hansel Trailer Promises a Delectable Dinner of Deadly Delights
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The witch in the woods has found a new feast, along with a possible eating companion. The new trailer for Gretel & Hansel has arrived, promising a new take on a familiar tale . We all know what the Borg Queen witch has in store for Hansel (yummy num nums), but what about...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 02, 2020. 5 comments

I Am Hooked on Riverdale Cringe Videos

I Am Hooked on Riverdale Cringe Videos

I mostly watch Riverdale nowadays to make fun of it, and I don’t think I’m the only one. In fact, I can’t imagine there’s anyone out there who actually takes this show seriously anymore, including the show itself (with the occasional exception, like the Luke Perry tribute episode ). Once you put a cult leader in a rocket , there’s really nowhere else you can go. But now, I may not even have...

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