Jake Gyllenhaal May Play Mysterio in the Spider-Man: Homecoming Sequel [Updated]

Though it’s sure to be a while before we learn more specific details about the plot of Sony’s followup to Spider-Man: Homecoming, the latest bit of casting news suggests that the webhead’s about to go up against one of his wildest classic villains. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has its sights set on Jake…

Adorable Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Figures, and More of the Most Totally Radical Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's regular dosage of all things merchandise. This week, we’ve got claws out for a very cool Iron Spider figure, Lego’s descent into chibi-figurine madness continues, and Overwatch’s premiere edgelord slinks into action figure form for the first time. Hide those wallets, the toys are here!

This Artist Transforms Spider-Man Comics Into Powerful Statements About Being Black in America

Spider-Man is one of the most easily-identifiable characters in comic book history, but when I recently received a message from a colleague about artist Kumasi J. Barnett’s paintings based on the character, I could barely recognize him. Instead, all I saw was myself and all of the other black men living in America who…

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Sony Very Nearly Had the Movie Rights to Almost Every Marvel Character Decades Ago

This year, Marvel Studio’s cinematic universe of superhero films turns 10—a milestone for a movie franchise that’s had such a fundamental impact on Hollywood, and shows no signs of stopping. But it only happened because of what turned out to be a monumental mistake a decade before Iron Man hit screens... a mistake by…

Spider-Men II's Final Issue Has No Answers About Miles Morales, Only More Questions

Brian Michael Bendis’ Spider-Men II began with the same confounding question the original Spider-Men ended with: Who was the Miles Morales of Earth-616, Marvel’s prime universe? Rather than answering that question in its final issue, Spider-Men II #5 closes out suddenly, with even more mysteries and a shocking…

Marvel's Death Just Claimed Responsibility for the Cubs Winning the 2016 World Series

Even though Thanos has been trying his damnedest to get her attention for eons, Marvel’s abstract concept of Death’s been spending the bulk of her time lately hanging out with Ben Reilly, Spider-Man’s clone. In this week’s Scarlet Spider, Death visited Ben for a friendly chat about her involvement in the 2016 World…