Postal Apocalypse: Will Fan Toxicity Ever Get Better?

Hello, all! It’s your friendly neighborhood postman, except I’m not that friendly, there are no more neighborhoods since I live in the post-apocalypse, and also I’m a fake postman anyway. It’s been a year since I last answered your letters, so let’s just get to it—it being the futures of Star Wars: Episode IX,…

The Universe's Coolest Dentist Channels Guardians of the Galaxy in the Fight Against Bacteria

As someone who used to work in local news, I’m a sucker for local ads. They’re practically in a world of their own. After spotting a billboard on Twitter for an Indiana dental office going by...wait for it...the Guardians of the Gums, I only had one thought: “Oh please let there be a commercial.” Luckily for us, the…

Watch How the Guardians 2 VFX Wizards Created David Hasselhoff's Brief But Memorable Cameo

Ego revealing the truth about Star-Lord’s mom is one of the saddest scenes in the entire Marvel film universe, but James Gunn still manages to inject some humor into the moment with Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's best cameo: David Hasselhoff. Here’s a look at how Weta Digital morphed a disintegrated Kurt Russell…

Ant-Man and the Wasp Gets a Snazzy Lego Set, and More of the Most Amazing Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly roundup of all the coolest new collectibles we’ve seen this week. We’ve got even more Marvel movie merchandise (only one of which has anything to do with Infinity War!), an X-Files icon, and a very silly Rick and Morty umbrella. Check it out!

Watch a Gorgeous Groot Sculpture Grow From a Lifeless Lump of Clay Into Your Favorite Badass Tree

What’s more impressive than Nicholas Brown’s sculptures—which seem to breathe life into giant lumps of clay—is the fact that Brown has only actually been sculpting since 2017. I’ve been using my hands for 40 years now, and I only just recently consider myself proficient in using a spoon.

Chris Pratt Flips Out (Literally) in This Goofy Avengers: Infinity War Reel

With each trailer or TV spot released for Avengers: Infinity War there’s always one or two standout moments. Cap holding off Thanos’s Infinity Gauntlet, Spider-Man and Doctor Strange bantering, Star-Lord telling Tony Stark his plan sucks, etc. Now there’s a new behind-the-scenes video—and yes, once again, there are…

The Weirdest Rumors About the Marvel Cinematic Universe That Never Came True

This month, years of meticulous movie planning will culminate in the release of Avengers: Infinity War, smashing together heroes from a decade’s worth of some of the biggest films on the planet. The road to Infinity War has been paved with a decade of reporting around it—some of it leading to some very bizarre rumors…