The Original God of Thunder Is Back and Ready to Prove Himself in The Unworthy Thor

You might have noticed that for the past few years, Thor has not been a title used by the man who’s been Thor since 1962. The role has been taken up by none other than Jane Foster, and she’s been doing a damn good job. But although her adventures are continuing, the Odinson is finally back with a comic of his own.

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Director Duncan Jones Answers All Your Burning Questions About the Warcraft Movie

As much as Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie tries to be a faithful adaptation of the popular game series, fans surely noticed some massive, massive differences between the two. The paths of many popular characters changed, stories pivoted in unexpected ways, and cities literally shifted. To make sense of it all, we went…

The Director of Now You See Me 2 Describes the Magic Behind the Film's Best Scene

Making a movie is a kind of magic. A group of talented people, working together to make you believe something that’s not real. Making a movie about magic takes that up a notch, because he audience expects to be wowed not just by the movie, but the magic too, which requires a certain level of awareness. An awareness…

How Conjuring 2 Director James Wan Continues to Terrify Audiences

Battling an evil force seems easier than making a horror movie. In horror, the audience goes in expecting to be frightened so, at every moment, they’re trying to stay ahead of the filmmaker. Plus, they’ve seen hundreds of horror movies beforehand. Keeping things fresh seems impossible. Unless you’re one of the best.

Inside the World's First POV Action Movie: 'Everybody Has To Be Awake or Somebody Could Die'

Hardcore Henry is the world’s first fully first-person action movie, in which the audience sees from the point of view of the main character. That’s a simple idea, but making it happen was insanely complicated—and dangerous. People were, at times, flirting with death. But for director Ilya Naishuller and star Sharlto…

The Producer of Star Wars Rebels Answers Your Burning Questions About That Epic Finale and Beyond

The second season of Star Wars Rebels just ended, with an episode that had huge ramifications not just for the show, but for Star Wars as a whole. Death! Deceit! New characters! Old characters! Twists! Mystery! It’s the kind of episode you just have to talk about—and we did just that, with the best person possible. …

The Director of 10 Cloverfield Lane Explains All About That Wild Ending

We all went into 10 Cloverfield Lane wondering how it connects to the original Cloverfield. We walked out of it analyzing the totally bonkers ending, and realizing the thriller is actually a kind of heroic origin story. io9 spoke with director Dan Trachtenberg, who explained why the ending was the whole point of the…

The Bizarre Facebook Hoax That Escalated Into a Real-Life Double Murder

The media scrambled to make sense of this strange, baffling double homicide—the angle that most outlets came up with was “unfriending on Facebook leads to murder!” (Including 20/20, which devoted an episode to the case.) But as prosecutor Dennis Brooks explains in Too Pretty to Live: The Catfishing Murders of East…

Here's Your First Inside Look at Marvel's All-New, All-Different Wasp

Janet Van Dyne’s legacy as the Wasp is interwoven through decades of Marvel Comics—but now, a new character is going to take the moniker. Who is she? What’s her agenda? What’s her connection to the Wasp’s legacy? We sat down with writer Mark Waid to exclusively unveil the first details about the new Wasp.

Brian Michael Bendis on the Evolution of Ultimate Spider-Man, Miles Morales

Ever since Miles Morales took the role of Spider-Man over from Peter Parker, he’s had to fight his supervillain uncle, he’s seen his entire universe get destroyed, and he’s become one of the most prominent heroes in Marvel’s push for diversity. But now that he’s joined the main Marvel universe in his new series,…

How Star Wars: The Force Awakens Combined Practical and Digital FX in a Revolutionary Way

Star Wars and visual effects have always developed in tandem. The original trilogy is known for its groundbreaking practical effects; the prequel trilogy was made with landmark digital effects. Now, with The Force Awakens, both the practical and the digital have been fused in ground-breaking ways.

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It’s a Freaking Miracle That We Got a Man in the High Castle TV Show

The producers of the Man in the High Castle TV series spent eight years trying to get it off the ground, and having doors slammed in their faces. For a while, the BBC was going to make it, but it fell through. In order to finally get it made, they had to make one crucial change, that makes it a bit less bleak.