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…

The Crimes of the Guardians of the Galaxy, According to Their Pants (and James Gunn)

In the prison scenes in the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, our gathered heroes unite first as inmates rather than cosmos savers—with matching yellow prison garb. Their trousers, however, don’t just have a cool spacey design on them, they actually fill out a long list of felonies committed by our not-so-good-guys.

Here's the Reason You Can't Find Some of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's Coolest Easter Eggs

James Gunn is notorious for hiding clever, fantastic Easter eggs in his two Guardians of the Galaxy of the films. Gunn’s always made a point of making the inside jokes incredibly difficult to find, but the director recently revealed the reason some of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's best gags are impossible to spot:…