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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin 3 hours 16 minutes ago. 15 comments

Spider-Man Showdown: Sony Releases an Official Statement to Clarify Its Disney Relationship

Spider-Man Showdown: Sony Releases an Official Statement to Clarify Its Disney Relationship

Sony has released an official response to the recently reported news that Disney and Sony reached an impasse on its Spider-Man partnership, calling many of the stories “mischaracterized” and squaring much of the blame on Marvel Studio president Kevin Feige’s workload.

In a rare public statement, Sony released a thread on Twitter late last night discussing the widely-circulated and...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin yesterday at 05:50. 2 comments

Netflix's The I-Land Trailer Conjures Up the Scariest Thing of All...the Fyre Festival?

Netflix's The I-Land Trailer Conjures Up the Scariest Thing of All...the Fyre Festival?
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFHey, this stock footage looks familiar.Image: NetflixTrailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you're craving.  

Netflix has released the first glimpse at The I-Land with a teaser clearly designed to rip on the announcement trailer for the failed Fyre Festival—even though the...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin yesterday at 05:15. 1 comments

Marvel Miniatures, a New Dungeons & Dragons Class, and More Tabletop Gaming News

Marvel Miniatures, a New Dungeons & Dragons Class, and More Tabletop Gaming News

Welcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9's regular column all about the latest in tabletop games and roleplaying news. Gen Con may have come and gone, but we’re still getting some great announcements and cool campaign expansions. This includes a brand-new class for Dungeons & Dragons, an arena board game where you play as the audience instead of the fighters, and what might be the creepiest-looking...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin yesterday at 03:35. 10 comments

Lana Wachowski Is Helming The Matrix 4, With Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss Returning

Lana Wachowski Is Helming The Matrix 4, With Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss Returning

Time to grab your pleather pants and hack into some robots, because The Matrix is back, baby. Variety has revealed that The Matrix co-creator Lana Wachowski will write and direct a fourth film in the series, with original series stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss set to return as Neo and Trinity.

Warner Bros. Picture Group chairman Toby Emmerich confirmed to Variety that Lana Wachowski,...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 20, 2019 at 23:00. 11 comments

Thanks, Endgame, Now Spider-Man: Far From Home Is Doing Its Own Weird Theatrical Re-Release

Thanks, Endgame, Now Spider-Man: Far From Home Is Doing Its Own Weird Theatrical Re-Release

If Disney can get away with bringing Avengers: Endgame back to theaters with a few things ripped from the eventual Blu-ray release, why not Spidey? Sony has announced it’s re-releasing Spider-Man: Far From Home in theaters with a special “extended cut” that features a whopping...four extra minutes of footage. And we have a good guess what it might be.

As reported by Deadline, Sony is bringing...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 20, 2019 at 22:15. 1 comments

A New Dark Crystal Featurette and Images Highlight the Tremendous Talent Behind Thra

A New Dark Crystal Featurette and Images Highlight the Tremendous Talent Behind Thra

It takes a village to create a world. A new behind-the-scenes video takes a look at the voice actors, writers, and puppeteers working to bring The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to life—as well as reflect on coming back to an iconic fantasy story after almost 40 years, and how to make it shine.

Netflix has released a new look at the making of Age of Resistance, talking with stars Taron...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 17, 2019 at 07:30. 4 comments

In This Sci-fi Horror Short, Only Control Can Hear You Scream

In This Sci-fi Horror Short, Only Control Can Hear You Scream

As we’ve seen in films like The Martian or Gravity, being alone in space can be terrifying—especially when something unexpected comes knocking at the door. The sci-fi short Control centers around a woman on a deep-space mission who’s struggling to cope from the sudden loss of her crew partner, only to discover that she might not be alone after all.

Written and directed by Carroll Brown,...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 15, 2019 at 22:15. 11 comments

Everything You Need to Know Before Watching The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Everything You Need to Know Before Watching The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Another world, another time, in the age of wonder. The Dark Crystal finally returns with a prequel series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance . The Jim Henson Company has been cautious about expanding the lore of ‘80s classic The Dark Crystal, only authorizing a couple of books, some graphic novels, and a canceled manga. But those few pieces, along with the film, tell a deep and complex...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 14, 2019 at 23:45. 6 comments

We Just Have to Accept That The Handmaid's Tale Is a Fantasy Show Now

We Just Have to Accept That The Handmaid's Tale Is a Fantasy Show Now

The season three finale of The Handmaid’s Tale is powerful and tense, but not for the reasons the show used to be powerful and tense. It’s changed from a dystopian nightmare to a revenge fantasy. This is the moment viewers have to decide if they’re going to stay and enjoy the ride, as it’s already been renewed for a fourth season , or get off the plane. There’s no going back after “Mayday.”

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 14, 2019. 12 comments

Loot Crate Files for Bankruptcy and Lays Off Workers But Promises to Ship Remaining Boxes

Loot Crate Files for Bankruptcy and Lays Off Workers But Promises to Ship Remaining Boxes
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Loot Crate was once the go-to company for monthly shipments of geek and gamer gear, but now its stock has run dry. The company is filing for bankruptcy and has laid off dozens of employees, on top of the 150 warehouse workers who...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 10, 2019. 8 comments

It's Time to Get Animated With the Gif Party!

It's Time to Get Animated With the Gif Party!
Your browser does not support HTML5 video tag.Click here to view original GIFTime to face the music. Literally.Image: Nickelodeon

It’s Friday, so that means it’s perfect time for a gif party! We’re celebrating the release of Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling , and the new Invader Zim movie, which means it’s time to get our nostalgic animated dance on. It’s Gif Party Time!

Be sure to leave...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 09, 2019. 10 comments

The Good Place's Moral Message Changed as Much as the Characters Did

The Good Place's Moral Message Changed as Much as the Characters Did

It wasn’t just the characters who needed to learn what it meant to be good on NBC’s The Good Place , it was the show itself. The creator of the moral philosophy series recently explained how the show went through its own metamorphosis—coming to the conclusion that being good isn’t so much about doing, but trying.

“At the beginning, I pitched what it means to be a good person. And at the end, I...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 08, 2019. 6 comments

Disney Unveils the Lady and the Tramp Remake's Real-Life Good Doggos

Disney Unveils the Lady and the Tramp Remake's Real-Life Good Doggos

Doggo is a good doggo. Thankfully, Disney’s live-action Lady and the Tramp isn’t going The Lion King route by making photorealistic CGI versions of canines. Instead, they’ve cast a bunch of real good boys and good girls for Tessa Thompson , Janelle Monáe, and other actors to voice. Plus, they’re rescue pups!

People unveiled the first look at the dogs who will be playing the lead characters in...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 07, 2019. 15 comments

The Addams Family's Latest Trailer Brings Them to the Horrors of...New Jersey

The Addams Family's Latest Trailer Brings Them to the Horrors of...New Jersey
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These horrific fish-out-of-water are about to get a taste of suburban life, as the latest trailer for The Addams Family brings the classic goth ensemble to the most-terrifying place on earth: New Jersey.

The Addams Family stars Charlize Theron and Oscar Isaac as the matriarch and patriarch of...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 07, 2019. 8 comments

In the New Carnival Row Trailer, Murder and Mystery Bring 2 Lovers Back Home

In the New Carnival Row Trailer, Murder and Mystery Bring 2 Lovers Back Home
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Carnival Row is full of secrets—and that includes the teasers . The earliest glimpses at the series—starring Cara Delevingne and Orlando Bloom as lovers caught in a conflict between humans and mythical creatures—have been pretty vague. But now, the first full trailer is here for Amazon’s...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 06, 2019.

Noelle Stevenson on She-Ra's Shocking Twist, Shorter Seasons, and What's Next in Etheria

Noelle Stevenson on She-Ra's Shocking Twist, Shorter Seasons, and What's Next in Etheria

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power returned packing a short but powerful punch. The six-episode season felt like a long movie, telling an epic story that raised the stakes in a big way—for both our heroes and villains . So, what does it all mean, and what’s next? We asked showrunner Noelle Stevenson to weigh in.

In our condensed, spoiler-filled interview, Stevenson shares her thoughts on...

Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 06, 2019. 11 comments

One of Stranger Things’ Best Ideas Came Late in the Game

One of Stranger Things’ Best Ideas Came Late in the Game

There were a lot of new team-ups in the third season of Netflix’s Stranger Things , but the coolest one (literally) had to be between Steve (Joe Keery) and his badass Russian-translating coworker Robin (Maya Hawke). Their relationship seemed to be going in a certain direction as Steve developed feelings for his new best friend, only for it to evolve into something else. It turns out, that...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 05, 2019. 19 comments

Batwoman Producer Confirms Kate Is Jewish, But References in the Pilot Were Cut

Batwoman Producer Confirms Kate Is Jewish, But References in the Pilot Were Cut

We’ve got a bit of a Schrödinger’s Kate situation going on. Batwoman’s executive producer has confirmed that lead character Kate Kane is Jewish in the CW series , addressing the concern that the show would erase or ignore the DC Comic character’s heritage. However, the producers don’t know when her ancestry will actually come into play, and the pilot’s references to it didn’t make the final...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 03, 2019. 22 comments

Jim Carrey Shares Concerns About the 'Collective Consciousness' That Led to Sonic Redesign

Jim Carrey Shares Concerns About the 'Collective Consciousness' That Led to Sonic Redesign

Sonic has gotta go fast, but did the decision to redesign the hedgehog maybe happen too fast? Jim Carrey, who plays the evil Dr. Robotnik in the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie, said the fandom response that resulted in director Jeff Fowler delaying the release to rework the character is the sort of thing that risks turning creative ownership into “Frankenstein’s monster.”

Speaking at a...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Aug 02, 2019. 24 comments

We're Already De-Aging Kids For Movies

We're Already De-Aging Kids For Movies

Visual effects are starting to take on a life of their own, by digitally recreating other people’s pasts. It’s been used to de-age Kurt Russell in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, to recreate Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and to transform Will Smith into a younger clone of himself for Gemini Man. Now, it’s making children look younger for It: Chapter 2.

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