How the End Credits Scenes of Ant-Man and the Wasp Were Chosen

The end credits scenes in Ant-Man and the Wasp are deliberately meant to leave you asking questions—questions that won’t be answered until next summer’s Avengers 4 at the earliest. But the film’s director, Peyton Reed, was able to explain to io9 a few things about the scenes, including how the scenes came about, why…

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With Goonies and Lord of the Rings Star Sean Astin

Sean Astin is one of those actors you just have to love. Whether it was his turn as Mikey in The Goonies, Rudy in Rudy, Sam in The Lord of the Rings, or even Bob in Stranger Things 2, Astin’s kindness, determination, and earnestness make him a true fan favorite. Astin’s next project is out today. He’s the narrator of …

Crafting One of Marvel's Most Visual Villains to Date: The Ghost in Ant-Man and the Wasp

Most superheroes come prepackaged. Comic book history has long dictated their origins, powers, and adversaries, and most superhero movies simply follow suit. A rare exception comes in the form of Ant-Man and the Wasp’s villain. The character’s origins are muddy and their powers are rather malleable. So director Peyton…

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Captain America Is a Timely Story About Steve Rogers and the Country We Live In

Captain America is not just a superhero or the Avengers’ on-again, off-again leader. He’s a symbol, both in Marvel’s comics and here in the real world, for all of the potential the US has to be an agent of justice and change in the larger world. io9 recently spoke with writer Ta-Nehisi Coates about the politics (or…

The Handmaid's Tale Director Shares How the Show's 'Visceral' Moment Was Born

The latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale broke a lot of ground with its portrayal of a scene that was not only crucial for the series, but also a fantastic representation of a truly human experience. We spoke to the episode’s director about how she and star Elisabeth Moss brought that moment to life, and why it…

How Director J.A. Bayona Made Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom All His Own

In the world of Jurassic, J.A. Bayona is the new kid on the block. As the director of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, the young auteur worked alongside the original film’s director, Steven Spielberg; the previous film’s director, Colin Trevorrow; the franchise’s longtime producer, Frank Marshall; and so on. It may…

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Was Born Out of Several Moral and Ethical Dilemmas

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom centers on questions of animal rights, genetic power, war mongering, responsibility, and more. So, if you’re in the universe of Jurassic Park and want to talk about things like that, really there’s only one person you call: Dr. Ian Malcolm, played by Jeff Goldblum. And that’s exactly…