“James Bond meets The Godfather.” That’s how executive producer Nate Moore describes Marvel Studios’ latest film, Black Panther. It’s not the answer we expected, but it accurately describes a high-tech spy adventure, set in an insular world where warring factions vie for leadership. But, last year on the Atlanta set…
Altered Carbon takes place in a world where the mind has been digitized, turning bodies into disposable “sleeves.” The main character is a man of Japanese descent whose mind has been forcibly put in the body of a white man—which means Joel Kinnaman, the show’s star, is portraying an Asian character. This has raised…
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Spider-Man’s suit is built by Tony Stark, which means it has tons of new features and upgrades—more like Iron Man’s get-up than the Spider-suit we’re all familiar with. On our set visit, we learned a lot more about the superhero’s new outfit.
When you’re the sixth Spider-Man movie in 15 years, you better be able to distinguish yourself from what came before. In the case of Spider-Man: Homecoming, everything is different. Almost nothing you remember from the previous films will return.
The excitement for the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie has been palpable. But when the sequel begins, that enthusiasm is strictly in the audience. As we learned on the set of the movie, things are not going smoothly for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket, and Groot.
All the stories you’ve heard about a Michael Bay film set are true. It’s fast, loud, intense and frankly, it’s kind of amazing. Six cameras shoot simultaneously, ranging from 2D to IMAX 3D. Dozens of real Navy SEALS pour out of a crashed ship. Hundreds of live rounds are being fired. Several massive explosions go off.…
After Coraline, Paranorman and The Boxtrolls it would be easy to simply call Laika a stop motion animation studio. They are definitely that. But with each movie, culminating with August’s Kubo and the Two Strings, the company continues to change what stop motion can be.
Last Friday, io9 was among a group of journalists invited to the London set of Justice League. There director Zack Snyder, star/executive producer Ben Affleck, and everyone involved all had one, simple message for us: We know. And we’re trying.
Last year, Killjoys and Dark Matter premiered on Syfy, two shows which returned to a formula that had been long missed by viewers: a story about a spaceship, its crew, and their adventures. Both series are poised to return for their sophomore seasons in July, and they’re coming back bigger than before.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and the latest film, Star Trek Beyond, is well aware. Its mission? Give fans a film with the spirit of the original series, but also figure out what it actually means to Trek through the Stars. The stardate is August 7, 2015, and we’re witnessing day 30 of 77 on the…
The fact the set of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is so quiet on a Wednesday afternoon is in direct opposition to the insanity of the show itself. We visited the Culver City set and there was nothing going on in Coulson’s office. Fitz and Simmons’ lab was silent and the common area was deserted. But on the show, which…
Watery footprints are scattered around the floor of the humid soundstage. Men in creepy makeup pop out from behind doors. A dark, murky underground basement has been flooded by God knows what and just then, all the lights go out. Yup, it’s about to get real Conjuring up in this bitch.
Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy has won legions of fans, in large part thanks to its vividly described world. And now, Syfy is bringing that world to life, and we’ve been there. We sat in the front row at Brakebills’ magic lab, hung out in the Physical Kids’ Cottage, and met the cast of The Magicians.
The other night, my friend Fivestar said, “Hey, I’m going to be directing a Star Trek gang bang movie, you want to visit the set?” Just in case you are wondering, the answer to that question should always be yes.
“It isn’t just about getting bigger, but it’s about getting clever and getting more unique.” That’s what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said to members of the entertainment press during a visit to the set of Ant-Man. We were there, and learned more about Ant-Man—including how it fits in with other Marvel movies.
I've been to the Terminator: Genisys set. I witnessed four hot, moderately exciting seconds of walking and talking, touched a time machine, and smelled the T-800 in the flesh. And this involved a lot of emotions balanced with a lot of speculation. Here's our complete set report. Some spoilers ahead.
This week, Disney gives us its version of a superhero movie with Big Hero 6. We've got all the details on the huggable healthcare robot Baymax and the mashup city of San Fransokyo, plus how anime, Disneyland park mascots, and Clint Eastwood inspired the film.
Last year, we headed to Shepperton Studios to watch James Gunn film Marvel's first real space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. And we did not expect to get quite as excited as we did. Here's what we saw, and why it's good for our new batch of space scoundrels.
The Last Ship, the Michael Bay-produced show about the disease that wipes out most of humanity, and the one Navy vessel that can save us, premieres Sunday on TNT. The pilot was touted as the biggest TNT has ever done, but can the show sustain that level of action for the rest of the season? We visited the set to find…