Ridley Scott Thinks Disney Should Hire More Experienced Directors for Star Wars

Ridley Scott has more than earned his right to speak with authority about Hollywood’s approach to producing big-budget scifi films, and he absolutely knows it. In a recent interview with Vulture, the director shared his thoughts about Star Wars—arguably the most popular scifi franchise in the world—and he did not …

A Very Cool Take on the First Appearance of Batman, And More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly recap of the most delightful toys we’ve seen on the web. This week, a Grand Moff Tarkin figure that could give the Rogue One recreation a run for its money, some very cool (and very weird) robot monkeys, and even more Bat-mania with a slick new ride for the Dark Knight.

You've Only Got Six Months to Build This Wearable K-2SO Puppet For Halloween

If you’re planning to build your own lightsaber, droid, or time-traveling DeLorean replica, the first place you need to visit is the Replica Prop Forum. It’s the online hangout for builders to share tips and photos of their creations. It’s also where you’ll find Darren Moser detailing his build of a life-size K-2SO…

12 Questions We Want Answered at This Week's Star Wars Celebration

This Thursday, the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy blasts off. It’s Star Wars Celebration Orlando, the franchise’s last official con until 2019, and it’s expected to focus heavily on 2017 being the 40th anniversary of the first film, as well as the new film, The Last Jedi. This means we’re heading into…

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