Jonathan Nolan: 'Nothing That I Have Done Prepared Me' for the Challenge of Westworld

We’ve been anxiously awaiting HBO’s Westworld for what feels like forever. Originally, we hoped Westworld would arrive in 2015, then we heard 2016. And then production was shut down, and we heard it might be 2017 instead. What’s going on? We talked to showrunner Jonathan Nolan, and he filled us in.

J.J. Abrams and Daisy Ridley Will Reunite For A Very Non-Star Wars-y Film

Director J.J. Abrams and actress Daisy Ridley will forever be linked. Not just because of their work on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but because Abrams gave Ridley her big break. Now, the pair are continuing their good fortune with a new movie that feels as far away from Star Wars as that galaxy far, far away.

All the New Things We Learned From the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray

What more can be said about Star Wars: The Force Awakens that already hasn’t? It’s literally been a topic of conversation for years, and you’d think it would slow down eventually. Instead, it’s the opposite—especially since the film hits digital download today and we found a ton of new info in the extras.

How To Get Into Star Trek If You Only Know the J.J. Abrams Movies

Star Trek has a proud and complicated history, including six TV shows and stories in every medium. But to a whole generation of people, it’s just two movies. J.J. Abrams’ film reboot reached the biggest audience Star Trek had seen since the 1990s. So if you only know these two films, how do you get into the rest of …

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…


10 Cloverfield Lane Is Fun But It’s Not in the Same League as Cloverfield

You’ve probably heard that the new movie 10 Cloverfield Lane started out as an unrelated thriller called The Cellar (or Valencia). And then producer J.J. Abrams decided to rename it 10 Cloverfield Lane, and make it a “sister movie” to his 2008 sleeper hit. This was probably a mistake, because it underscores that this…

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About the Failed 2004 Batman Vs. Superman Movie

We’re just one month away from seeing Batman v. Superman, the long-awaited smackdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. But if things had turned out differently, we could have seen Batman fight Superman back in 2004. Here’s everything we know about Batman vs. Superman: Asylum, and how it would have been…