We only got answers to a few of the questions we had going in there, but the con still loaded up down with plenty of news about Rogue One, Star Wars: Rebels, the Han Solo movie, and more. Here’s all of io9's coverage from this year’s Star Wars Celebration Europe.
Holy crap. Rebels has a new Big Bad, and it’s an old Big Bad—Grand Admiral Thrawn, the brilliant Imperial military commander who took over the remnants of the Empire in the old Expanded Universe, as revealed in the very first EU novel trilogy by Timothy Zahn.
As the reviews of Batman v. Superman have been rolling in, so have your questions about the suddenly shaky future of the DC movies. But if you’re ick of BvS ‘ BS, we’ve also got how Deadpool 2 will handle Cable’s parentage, why the Captain Britain show was never happening, and how to handle non-nerdy family invading…
The Star Wars universe is bigger than ever, thanks to Disney’s new mandate that everything that gets published is in canon, along with the movies. But if all you’ve done is watch the movies and TV shows, there’s a whole half of the universe you’re missing.
You can’t swing a dead womprat on a Star Destroyer without hitting a terminated Imperial officer, Force-choked to death by Darth Vader for some failure or another. But who deserved their termination the most? These dozen would-be heroes of the Empire, that’s who.
When a franchise is around for four decades, it can get impossibly unwieldy to try and grasp its lore — and Star Wars canon is no exception. Here's a guide to the origins of Star Wars Canon, the rise and fall of one of the most prominent Expanded Universes in fiction, and where the saga stands with Disney today.
After claiming the kill of an attack helicopter a few days ago, Syrian rebel forces have posted this video showing a MiG-23 being shot down over Al Muhassan, a small town near Dayr az-Zawr, 280 miles northeast of the capital Damascus and west of the country's Iraqi border.
Earlier this month PBS ran a story about an unorthodox method of phone charging that Syrian rebels were using. It sounded strange to us, so we tested it. It didn't hold water. Literally. So NewsHour followed up with the real story.
Libyan rebels are rejoicing in Tripoli by firing their guns in the air. Little do they know, this is one of the dumbest ways they could celebrate.
Syrian freedom fighters claim to have come up with a new and creative way of charging their cell phones when they're cut off the grid. It sounds too good to be true... and we think it is.
They've put missiles on the back of a pickup truck. They've put a tank cannon on the top of a car. But perhaps the most ingeniously over the top welded-weapon? Strapping captured, Soviet-built helicopter rocket pods to the car's roof.
You know the little Power Wheels-style ATV your kid uses to drive across the lawn? it turns out that it makes a great machine gun drone in the hands of Libyan rebel, and structural engineer, Mohammad Bin Saud.
TANGO ZULU, TANGO ZULU, THIS IS RED NINER, CAN YOU HEAR ME? GOD DAMNIT, YOU'RE BREAKING UP. WE'VE GOT HOSTILES ON THE GROUND, NEED AIR COVER NOW! DO YOU READ ME? Oh forget it, I'll just tweet at you.
An unidentified fighter jet plummets from the skies over Benghazi, Libya. CNN was unable to independently identify if the plane was indeed a rebel fighter sent to reinforce their position in that city, as was suggested by a source.