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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 08, 2019. 14 comments

Joaquin Phoenix Seems Open-Minded About a Joker Sequel

Joaquin Phoenix Seems Open-Minded About a Joker Sequel

Joaquin Phoenix has never done a sequel. And though his latest movie, Joker, is set in an expansive comic book world, the idea of a second film always seemed unlikely. That just wasn’t the way it was constructed . Joker is a character piece. A provocative, standalone ode to ‘70s cinema. But then this weekend happened .

Joker grossed almost $94 million over its first three days, becoming the...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 05, 2019. 18 comments

For Your Convenience, a Joker Spoiler Discussion Zone

For Your Convenience, a Joker Spoiler Discussion Zone

Everyone has been talking about Todd Phillips’ Joker for so long it feels like it’s been out for weeks. As you know though, that’s not the case. It finally opened this week, and now everyone has an opportunity to weigh in on one of the most anticipated, scrutinized, and controversial films in recent memory.

We reviewed the film a few weeks back and think there’s a lot to discuss with it. In...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 05, 2019. 12 comments

An Inspector Gadget Reboot Is in the Works From Disney and a Pair of SNL Writers

An Inspector Gadget Reboot Is in the Works From Disney and a Pair of SNL Writers

Go-go-Gadget remake! Disney is working on a new live-action version of the popular 1980s cartoon Inspector Gadget, with Aladdin producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich on board along with Saturday Night Live writers Mikey Day and Streeter Seidell, who’ll tackle the script.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news.

Besides the excellent cartoon that children of the 1980s and 90s grew up with, Gadget...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 05, 2019. 9 comments

Ms. Marvel Is, in Fact, the Star of the New Avengers Game

Ms. Marvel Is, in Fact, the Star of the New Avengers Game

It seemed likely, but now it’s official. At New York Comic Con, Marvel Games officially announced that Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, is indeed a playable character in Square Enix and Crystal Dynamic’s upcoming game, Marvel’s Avengers.

Speculation began at San Diego Comic-Con when footage screened there strongly hinted at Khan’s role, as a young girl was seen running around looking for her Ammi...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 05, 2019. 10 comments

The Third Time Was the Charm for Star Wars Triple Force Friday

The Third Time Was the Charm for Star Wars Triple Force Friday
Toys and CollectiblesAction figures, statues, exclusives, and other merchandise. Beware: if you look here, you’re probably going to spend some money afterwards.  

Every few years, Star Wars has its own toy holiday. It’s a day for fans to buy merchandise for a movie they haven’t seen yet—and a day collectors prepare for like it was a final exam. I’m talking, of course, about Force Friday, when...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 04, 2019. 6 comments

John Wick's Writer Will Next Tackle the Fantasy Series A Darker Shade of Magic

John Wick's Writer Will Next Tackle the Fantasy Series A Darker Shade of Magic

After creating his own wild world of assassins and gunfights, Derek Kolstad will next adapt another writer’s magical multiverse.

Variety reports that Kolstad, who wrote the first three John Wick movies, has been hired to adapt A Darker Shade of Magic, a fantasy adventure by V.E. Schwab . Neal Moritz (The Fast and the Furious) and Gerard Butler (yes, that Gerard Butler) are among the producers...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 04, 2019. 7 comments

In the Creepy Trailer for Eli, a Mysterious Illness Is Way Less Scary Than What Happens Next

In the Creepy Trailer for Eli, a Mysterious Illness Is Way Less Scary Than What Happens Next
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Eli is not doing well. He’s got a mysterious disease that necessitates he stay in a bubble, and when his parents find a hospital that allows him to be out of the bubble, the place is haunted and his doctors may be trying to kill him. So yeah, things are not going great for Eli.

Directed by Ciarán...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 04, 2019. 10 comments

The Spider-Man: Far From Home Blu-ray Feels Like a 90-Minute Post Credits Scene

The Spider-Man: Far From Home Blu-ray Feels Like a 90-Minute Post Credits Scene

Fans who sit down to watch Spider-Man: Far From Home on Blu-ray may encounter a new surprise. After the film’s final, Nick Fury-centric end credits tag , things continue. Really. The disc just quietly just rolls from the movie into the first of many extra features, but anyone who isn’t paying attention may be very confused when new footage comes on and continues for more than an...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 04, 2019. 14 comments

The New His Dark Materials Trailer Is Jaw-Droppingly Epic

The New His Dark Materials Trailer Is Jaw-Droppingly Epic
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We can’t quite say that His Dark Materials is going to be HBO’s next Game of Thrones, but the latest trailer...kind of makes it feel like it could be HBO’s next Game of Thrones. To put it another way, things just got much, much bigger.

While previous trailers for upcoming show surely excited...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 03, 2019. 15 comments

The Filmmaker Behind How to Train Your Dragon Will Venture to Treasure Island

The Filmmaker Behind How to Train Your Dragon Will Venture to Treasure Island

If there’s one thing we know for a fact that filmmaker Dean DeBlois can do, it’s bring sweeping adventures on land, air, and sea to life on the screen—and that’s what he’ll soon try to do with a literary classic.

According to Deadline, DeBlois—who’s best known for writing and directing the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy —has been tapped by Universal Pictures to make a new, live-action...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 03, 2019. 18 comments

Tom Holland Reportedly Helped the Spider-Man Truce Come to Fruition

Tom Holland Reportedly Helped the Spider-Man Truce Come to Fruition

Spider-Man is known for saving the world—but this time, he saved himself.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, one of the reasons Disney and Sony finally came to terms over the use of the web-slinger was due to personal pleas from Spider-Man actor Tom Holland. “Sources say the star, 23, made multiple appeals to Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and Sony film chairman Tom Rothman to reach a...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 02, 2019. 12 comments

The Trailer for Trick Wants to Launch the Next Great Horror Franchise

The Trailer for Trick Wants to Launch the Next Great Horror Franchise
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Horror is at its best when there’s mythology behind the mayhem. That’s why franchises like Friday the 13th , A Nightmare on Elm Street, Saw, Hallowee n , and so many others endure. We love the scares but also the history and story of these evil characters.

That level of success is what most...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 02, 2019. 21 comments

The New Terminator: Dark Fate Trailer Is All About Family

The New Terminator: Dark Fate Trailer Is All About Family
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We know why the Terminator wanted to kill Sarah Connor. We know why another wanted to kill John Connor . However, with a month left to release, we still don’t know what makes Dani Ramos (played by Natalia Reyes) equally special in Terminator: Dark Fate.

In this new trailer though, which is...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 02, 2019. 14 comments

DMZ Is Coming to HBO Max Courtesy of Ava DuVernay

DMZ Is Coming to HBO Max Courtesy of Ava DuVernay

Warner Bros. is digging deeper into its DC properties and bringing another popular comic book to life. The company has ordered a pilot for DMZ, based on the 2005 Vertigo title by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli, for its upcoming streaming service HBO Max. And it’s recruited one of its feature film directors to help out: Ava DuVernay.

DuVernay, who is attached to make New Gods for DC, will...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 01, 2019. 18 comments

How Star Wars Resistance's Final Season Builds Up to The Rise of Skywalker

How Star Wars Resistance's Final Season Builds Up to The Rise of Skywalker

When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters this December , the galaxy will be much different. The Last Jedi showed the Resistance getting crushed, the First Order gaining a new leader, and now only one show will be able to bridge the gap between the two movies. That show is Star Wars Resistance, which returns for its second , and final, season Sunday, October 6.

“It’s bittersweet for...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 01, 2019. 7 comments

A Severed Hand Searches for Its Body in an Award-Winning Netflix Animated Film

A Severed Hand Searches for Its Body in an Award-Winning Netflix Animated Film
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The new animated film I Lost My Body tells two parallel stories. One is of a disembodied hand that somehow reanimates, escapes a lab, and ventures out into the world to try to find its owner. The other is of a pizza delivery boy named Naoufel whose life, frankly, sucks. We assume the hand is...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 01, 2019. 16 comments

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in October

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in October

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.

Below you’ll find what we deem to be the best sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV coming to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in October. Let’s get to it.

NetflixAvailable October 1

Charlie’s Angels...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Oct 01, 2019. 8 comments

Star Wars Has Been Hiding a Gay Couple in Plain Sight

Star Wars Has Been Hiding a Gay Couple in Plain Sight

A lot of fans have been waiting for different forms of representation in Star Wars for a long, long time and, it turns out, at least one has already been there for a little while.

Speaking to the Coffee With Kenobi podcast, the executive producers of Star Wars Resistance confirmed that Orka and Flix—voiced by Bobby Moynihan and Jim Rash—are in fact a gay couple and have been since the show...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Sep 30, 2019. 5 comments

Deciding to Make Frozen II Was Much More Complicated Than You'd Expect

Deciding to Make Frozen II Was Much More Complicated Than You'd Expect

The idea of making a sequel to one of the biggest animated films of all time somehow seems more than just “obvious.” “Essential” is likely a better word. And yet, the filmmakers behind Frozen and the upcoming Frozen II say making a sequel wasn’t their first instinct and the road to get there was more than a little bumpy.

“We hadn’t been talking about [a sequel] at all,” Frozen II writer and...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Sep 28, 2019. 4 comments

Time Travel, Monsters, Aliens, Butts: Our 10 Favorite Films of Fantastic Fest 2019

Time Travel, Monsters, Aliens, Butts: Our 10 Favorite Films of Fantastic Fest 2019

The 2019 edition of Fantastic Fest , which wrapped up yesterday, once again lived up to its name. Over the course of several days I saw movie after movie and, after 19 total, there was only one I considered “bad.” That’s pretty fantastic.

Everything about Fantastic Fest this year lived up to that standard though. You rarely heard about movies people didn’t like. Everything was at least OK....

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