Steven Spielberg believes anything on Netflix is television and should be treated as such. In a new interview, the powerful director said he doesn’t believe films that premiere on the streaming service should be considered for Academy Awards nominations.
We at io9 pray to the altar of Grand Admiral Thrawn. This is a well-known fact. So when the first excerpt from Timothy Zahn’s new book, Thrawn: Alliances came online, there was quite a bit of excitement followed by pure elation at its awesome revelations.
How far does Marvel go to keep the secrets for a film like Avengers: Infinity War? Most of the actors never get to read the entire script. Obviously, they see the scenes they’re in, but otherwise, directors Anthony and Joe Russo—along with the writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely—tell the actors the general…
It’s called...The Rain.
Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One is bursting with so many winks, nods, and references to all areas of pop culture that sometimes, even the people who created those things aren’t aware they’re in the film. Case in point, Ready Player One co-writer Zak Penn.
After ten years making short films and working the festival circuit, this weekend will be the first time writer-director Emily Carmichael has a feature film released in theaters. It will not be the last.
The first trailer for a new YouTube Red series called Impulse just came online and, on the surface, it looks like your basic, intriguing, YA science fiction series. But this isn’t a basic YA science fiction series.
After a video devoted solely to the introduction of the gun-toting, time-traveling mutant Cable and a Bob Ross homage, the Merc with a Mouth finally takes center stage in his new trailer, which is, full disclosure, pretty fantastic. It’s chock full of Deadpool’s trademark violence and nonsense, a couple of excellent…
When it comes to protecting secrets, Disney and Lucasfilm are always extra careful. For example, concept art of Han Solo’s death wasn’t included in The Force Awakens Art Of book. It was included two years later in The Last Jedi Art Of book. So, if we go by that, what you see below may just be your first look at the …
Fans who’ve been playing Cryptic’s free-to-play MMORPG Star Trek Online and felt a certain emptiness may have that filled with the latest expansion. It’s called Victory is Life and it’s inspired by Deep Space Nine.
The best around is back on May 2. That’s the date Cobra Kai, the new Karate Kid sequel series, will debut on YouTube Red. The news came along with the release of the brand new, full trailer for the show, which takes places several decades after the original movies.
In a cinematic universe often criticized for its lack of strong villains, a strong villain is the star of their biggest movie yet.
Long before Pixar pays thousands of people millions of dollars to animate their incredible films, the people responsible for the story make the movie again and again.
A year after Star Wars makes its home at Disneyland, Marvel is moving in right across the street. Marvel Studios has just announced several updates to how their heroes will be integrated into Disney theme parks in the coming years. New themed areas and attractions are coming in Hong Kong, Paris and, of course,…
In this day and age, knowing everything that’s coming to the popular streaming services is incredibly useful, bu tit can be hard to find the geeky things you’ll really want to watch. io9 is here to help—as your humble stewards, we’ve whittled down the new-addition lists to just the cool, nerdy, genre stuff coming to…
The crux of Pacific Rim Uprising is how it handles the idea that sequels always need to be bigger. Being a sequel, the expectation is that it should include more robots, larger monsters, and more expansive set pieces. Those are certainly all in there, but at the same time, the movie is so focused on its two main…
No one knows if we’ll ever see “Bill” S. Preston Esq and “Ted” Theodore Logan together on the big screen again, but you can see them every day with this gorgeous new poster.
Last week, Justice League quietly ended its domestic box office run with a total gross of a little over $229 million, making it the lowest-grossing film in the new DC Universe.
Not only is John Boyega the star of Pacific Rim Uprising, he’s also a producer. And when io9 spoke to the film’s director, Steven S. DeKnight, he explained there was one arena in particular where Boyega really got his hands dirty in terms of producing.
The second season of the Star Wars animated series Forces of Destiny is now online—and one of the eight episodes answers a seemingly unimportant, but nevertheless interesting, question from Return of the Jedi.