It’s 2016, and things are looking pretty grim. As prognosticators of the future, io9 is here to assess the present, and remind everyone that as bad things are, they can always get much, much worse—and they are much, much worse in mirror universes and parallel worlds. Here are 16 alternate realities that make the…
When you sit through an animated film, everything flies by so fast. You barely get a chance to think about how much work goes into it. Animation has no second takes—everything has to be perfect and ready before animation begins. That means directors take drastic measures to get things right from the start.
This weekend, Gods of Egypt arrives, and it’s already looking pre-mummified. But this is by no means the first time someone has made an uninspired, boring, or just plain dreadful retelling of classical mythology. What’s the worst adaptation of myths of all time?
A perfect video for all you poor, hungover people starting off the New Year. Created by Nerdwriter1, it's a compilation of 2014's greatest slow-motion movie shots, set to an appropriately slow jam. It'll surely aid in slowing things things down for you today.
This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year.
The C-130 Hercules can basically land whatever the hell it wants, so the Danish Air Force took it to the beach because a) it's fun! and b) you never know when you will have to invade a country. You can see it from multiple angles, including the cockpit. Bonus: A collection of all-terrain Hercules landings—and a…
This was a weird year for movies. The box office was weak, but also, most films didn't deserve love or hate. They were just... okay. But the genre movies that did stand out were either brilliant experiments, or horrible misfires. Here are the 10 best and 10 worst science fiction and fantasy movies of 2014.
Ever wondered what air-to-air refuelling looked like up in the night skies? Thanks to the UK's Royal Air Force we can show you: this is what a Lockheed C-130 Hercules crew sees when refueling at night. So, quite a lot like Tron, then. [Cpl Neil Bryden/Royal Air Force/Facebook)
First things first: Remember all those awesome Hercules trailers? All those fantastic shots of The Rock fighting the Nemean Lion, the Erymanthian Boar, and the Hydra? If they were what had you thinking about seeing Hercules, don't bother. They are lies.
There are more comic book adaptations on the way: one movie, and two TV shows. Simon Kinberg talks the alternate 1980s in X-Men: Apocalypse. Dwayne Johnson teases Shazam yet again. Check out amazing Avengers 2 concept art. And American Horror Story adds a soap opera alum to its cast. Spoilers now!
Here is a short (but fairly complete) list of things that I am into: magic, heroes, quests, monsters, Ancient Greece, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, thighs, chins, muscles, loincloths, and butts. So IMAGINE MY EXCITEMENT about Hercules, the new Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vehicle opening this Friday!
It's official, Sam Wilson will be the next Captain America - but he's already been Captain America, and so have a bunch of other people! Steve Rogers has long said that the tradition of Captain America should continue without him, and a lot of brave Americans (and others!) have taken up the shield!
After Hercules murdered his family in a fit of madness — a tragedy engendered by the goddess Hera, who hated him — the demi-god and son of Zeus was ordered to do penance by performing 12 Labors for the weaselly King Eurystheus of Tiryns. Here are those feats, ranked from most to least badass.
While previous trailers have featured him speaking very seriously about Hercules, the gods, and vengeance, this new bit has Hurt's little smirk. Look at that motherfucker. He knows exactly how ridiculous this all is.
Joss Whedon reveals his Age of Ultron inspiration. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was originally a very different movie. Tons of new Guardians of the Galaxy footage, described. Taylor Swift opens up about her Giver character. Plus hints for Game of Thrones season five. Spoilers now!
Steven Moffat is already planning next year's Doctor Who storylines. James Gunn explains how one person stood in for all of Guardians' CG characters. Another actor joins Batman v. Superman. According to Shane Black, his Predator movie is a sequel and not a reboot. Plus, Daredevil casts Foggy Nelson. Spoilers now!
The first Hercules trailer for Dwayne Johnson's epic action flick looked alright, but the second trailer appears to be (slightly) more self-aware. Crackin' jokes, fighting slo-mo lions and hydras and mugging for the camera — this is the demigod we want.
Are you ready for one wild summer? This year brings legendary superheroes, famous monsters, and fantasy icons. There are two Michael Bay films, but also the ultra-weird Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus the post-apocalyptic Snowpiercer. Here are 33 science fiction and fantasy movies you need to know about this summer.
Benedict Cumberbatch bows out of not one, but two major franchises. On the other hand, Harrison Ford's totally on board a Blade Runner sequel, and Paul Bettany talks playing the Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. And tons of information about Warehouse 13's final season. Spoilers now!
Look, I know Brett Ratner's Hercules movie is going to be terrible. This first clip — where a very large group of Greeks fall into a silly trap set by some bald, tattooed savages — is proof. But goddamn if every shot of Herc rocking the Nemean Lion skin doesn't make me want to see it anyway.