Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the sweet toys and merchandise we’ve seen this week. We’ve got a magical Doctor Strange figure, a rather large Homecoming Spider-Man, and a miserable way to treat your favorite astromech unit. Also: Legend of Zelda Clue. No, really!
Sorry about last week! Your not-very-approachable neighborhood post-apocalyptic fake mailman caught… I don’t know, the space flu or something. Short version, I had more phlegm than mail, and I had a lot of mail—so let’s get to it! This week: The best ’90s cartoon intro, why nerds argue so much, and whether it’s worth…
A blockbuster like Marvel’s Doctor Strange relies on countless visual effects studios to help bring the film’s imaginative world to life. We’ve already seen how Industrial Light & Magic warped New York into a giant knot, but now we’re getting a peek at how Framestore created Doctor Strange’s spells, portals, and that…
The 2017 Oscars are tonight, and while scifi and comic book fans didn’t get everything they wanted this year, there are some cool nominations that are worth getting psyched about. What are you hoping takes home the trophy this time? And just how pissed are you that Deadpool got snubbed?
The Oscars are right around the corner, and Industrial Light and Magic has been working hard to show off its contenders for Visual Effects. For Doctor Strange, they started by showing how they bent space. Now, they’re bending time.
The Oscars are a little over a week away, which means we’re finally getting a bunch of peeks at the visual effects behind 2016’s biggest blockbusters, including Doctor Strange. Here’s how Industrial Light & Magic twisted New York City into a giant mind-melting knot that would have impressed M.C. Escher.
Darryl and Thor are back, and I can’t lie—I’m currently more excited to see the rest of this short right now than I am Thor: Ragnarok itself.
One of the most charming moments of Doctor Strange was the end tag which brought Thor into the Sanctum Sanctorum to ask some help from the Sorceror Supreme. Here’s a little behind-the-scenes featurette from the Doctor Strange release which shows what goes into making these tags (besides beer).
In Doctor Strange, Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) spends a lot of the movie trying to get everything he needs to summon the evil Dormammu from the Dark Dimension. In this cut scene, he and his followers attempt the ritual. Except for one very stupid one.
Folks, it’s been a banner week for Guardians of the Galaxy merchandise that looks like it’s contemplating the nature of the cruel, remorseless world we live in.
Usually, importing one of Figuarts well-sculpted, well-articulated action figures can be a costly endeavour—but the company’s upcoming Doctor Strange is actually making an official journey to western shelves... and he’s bringing a lot of giant plastic bits of fire with him.
Doctor Strange was a perfectly serviceable and forgettable movie that isn’t on anyone’s “must watch” list. But now that the Blu-ray is going to have a sequel to the hilarious Thor mockumentary that introduced us to Thor’s beleaguered roommate, Darryl? Sign me up.
Earlier today, we posted about Margaret Cho’s account of a “fight” she had with Tilda Swinton regarding her controversial casting in Doctor Strange, in which Swinton played the Ancient One, a character who originally was written as Tibetan in the Doctor Strange comics.
I love it when a good portmanteau comes to life.
Stephen Strange’s first outing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe saw him go up against Kaecilius and... well, another villain that in hindsight was quite obvious, but one we’ll avoid openly mentioning just yet. But according to director Scott Derrickson, Strange almost went up against another of his iconic early foes.
Composer Michael Giacchino has confirmed that he’ll be returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to score Spider-Man: Homecoming, after a rumor circulated online over the weekend.
Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson had a problem with bringing the magic of the Sorcerer Supreme to the big screen—namely, he didn’t know how he should do it. Should Strange mutter incantations? Use a wand like Harry Potter? He found the answer, surprisingly, on YouTube, in the videos of a dancer who goes by…
An arrogant genius whose confident snark keeps people distant finds themselves humbled after an accident leaves them gravely injured. The event sets the genius on a journey of self-discovery, in which they learn their talent can be used to help save the world. So. Am I describing 2016's Doctor Strange, or 2008's Iron…
And there’s new details on another humongous new scene in season seven. A Wrinkle In Time expands its cast. Fox buys the rights to another young adult novel franchise. Plus, the first pictures from filming The Defenders, new footage from Doctor Strange and Assassin’s Creed, and things get weird on Class. To me, my…
If the Doctor Strange movie coming out this week is half as ridiculous as this 1978 made-for-TV production was, it’s gonna be a good trip to the theaters. It’s well past time for Marvel to embrace the cheese.