Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of all the delightful toys hurtling around the internet demanding our attention this week. This time, everything is giant! (Except for the very tiny lightsaber remote!) But apart from that, if you want large robots, large dinosaurs, and large Jason Momoas, we’ve got the toys…
We’re inching closer and closer to the release of Thor: Ragnarok, where we’ll be treated to hours of Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, and the eternally delightful Jeff Goldblum—who even in smaller doses, like this adorable 10-second synopsis of his upcoming film, is still the grandest of masters.
Dr. George Church is a real-life Dr. Frankenstein. The inventor of CRISPR and one of the minds behind the Human Genome Project is no longer content just reading and editing DNA—now he wants to make new life. In Ben Mezrich’s latest book, Wooly: The True Story of the Quest to Revive One of History’s Most Iconic Extinct…
It’s official: Jurassic World 2 is now Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. But that’s not the most interesting thing about the first poster for the film, which was released this morning. It’s that the film’s tagline is a Jeff Goldblum classic that you’ve probably already guessed before I even finished this sentence.
Greetings, my little priority envelopes. I apologize for the spottiness of “Postal Apocalypse” recently, but rest assured I had very good reasons that I’m absolutely not going to tell you about. This week: Whether superheroes truly create their villains, the reason Jurassic World’s dinosaurs didn’t and won’t have…
Jurassic World 2 appears to be pulling a Dawn from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. James Cromwell has shared details about his character in the upcoming film, and how he’s connected to the original Jurassic Park series. Apparently, he’s the most important person you never knew was there. (Because he wasn’t.)
You’d think that putting dinosaurs in any movie would be blockbuster gold, but while Jurassic Park was a massive hit, its sequels aren’t remembered as fondly. Instead of rehashing the same ideas from the original, the sequels should have just put a talented parkour runner in a crappy T-rex costume. We could watch Jurassic…
Jurassic World 2 has been filming for about a week now and director J.A. Bayona just released the first official image. In it, we see a young girl in a museum filled with dinosaur fossils. Where could this be? Who is this character? And where did these bones come from?
Get ready for another entry in Deadpool 2's Cable casting saga. Has David Ayer started teasing the villain of Gotham City Sirens already? Chris McKay has new details for The Lego Movie 2. Plus, new footage from The Vampire Diaries’ final episode, and a ton of new images from Ghost in the Shell and Iron Fist. Spoilers…
The director of Jurassic World 2 knows he has some large velociraptor shoes to film. Sleepy Hollow’s new star has some very reasonable concerns. Plus, new images from Ghost in the Shell, The Mummy, Logan, and more. Spoilers ahoy, my mateys!
Way back in 2015, Jurassic World was one of the biggest films of the year. And one of the biggest news stories surrounding the film was the fact that the main character, Claire, wore high heels during the majority of it.
Even though Jurassic World came out on DVD last October, the official YouTube page has continued to fill up with featurettes, behind-the-scenes footage, and what in-process footage looks like. Also? A video of Vincent D’Onofrio kissing a velociraptor.
You can pretend you’re there to marvel at the Egyptian antiquities, but deep down the only reason anyone visits a museum is to check out its dinosaurs. And while a towering T-rex skeleton is impressive, the Melbourne Museum just opened a new exhibit featuring shockingly life-like animatronic dinos.
We show a lot of VFX reels at io9, because we always think it’s cool to see how much work goes into making fantasies look real. In that regard, this excellent Jurassic World VFX reel is no different. In another regard, it also features grown-ups pretending to be dinosaurs.
If you guys didn’t know, the dinosaurs aren’t real in Jurassic World. Sorry. As for the rest of the movie née money printing nostalgia machine that didn’t have half the soul of the original, not much of it was real either. Here’s how ILM pulled off the visual effects in Jurassic World, you can see the tricks they…
Of course Bryce Dallas Howard can’t talk about the Jurassic World sequel without addressing whether or not her character is going to be wearing high heels. That is literally the only thing that matters at this point.
This was a pretty good year for pop culture, but there were some terrible misfires along the way. Including some stuff that we’d all had high hopes for. But what was the biggest pop-culture letdown of the year for you?
You know that moment. The moment in a movie that you geek out over as soon as you walk out of the theater. The one that gives you goosebumps, or makes you whisper “Holy crap” as it’s happening. Those are the “wow” moments, and we’ve collected the best ones from 2015.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens was always destined for a huge box office debut. The question has been how much of a huge opening would it have? The answer came this weekend: A staggering $238 million in North America and $517 million globally.
Digging Deeper has impressed us before with some interesting analysis on Joss Whedon’s Serenity, and now, they’ve gone and taken an in depth look at The Lost World, making us look at it in a bit of a different light.