Postal Apocalypse: How Can Marvel Update Magneto's Origin?

Hey, gang! The main topic of today’s “Postal Apocalypse” is much more complicated than you might initially realize, so I hope you read on. If not, I also have an explanation why Star Wars Resistance looks so different, a much-too-personal rant about She-Ra and He-Man’s secret identities, and a question about the…

A Brief Guide to the Long, Ever-Changing History of How Star Wars Has Portrayed Mandalorians 

From the Holiday Special to The Mandalorian, the Star Wars race that counts Boba and Jango Fett among its numbers has a long history in and out of the narrative of the galaxy far, far away. It’s one that Star Wars has long been enamored with—but its portrayal has ebbed and flowed in fascinating ways over the last four…

Someone Used a Deep Learning AI to Perfectly Insert Harrison Ford Into Solo: A Star Wars Story

Casting anyone other than Harrison Ford in the role of Han Solo just feels like sacrilege, but since Ford is now 76 years old, playing a younger version of himself would be all but impossible. Or at least impossible if you rely on the standard Hollywood de-aging tricks like makeup and CG. Artificial intelligence, it…

Star Wars Resistance Just Made Us Look at the Franchise in a Whole New Way

When you’re watching a Star Wars TV show or movie, it’s easy to think what’s happening on screen is the most important thing imaginable. What could be more important than defeating the Empire, becoming a Jedi, or crushing the First Order? Maybe nothing—but what you tend to forget is, while that may be important to…

Lego Overwatch and a Wild Groot Puppet Are Among the Most Delightful Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round-up of the coolest toys we’ve seen draining our wallets for a perpetually growing list of preorders. This week: Bastion the robot gets turned into Lego! Hot Toys is making an Infinity War meme a very expensive reality! Groot gets a disturbingly detailed puppet! And more!

Star Wars Writer Chuck Wendig Claims Marvel Fired Him for 'Vulgarity' and 'Too Much Politics' On His Social Media

At New York Comic Con last weekend, Marvel Comics officially announced Shadow of Vader, a five-part Star Wars miniseries written by Star Wars: Aftermath book trilogy scribe Chuck Wendig. Except, the last two issues will no longer be penned by Wendig, as the author has just revealed Marvel has fired him.

More Intriguing Rumors About The Mandalorian

Zoe Saldana offers some cryptic Avengers 4 clues. The Rock is teaming up with his Jumanji director for a wild new fantasy film on Netflix. Mädchen Amick offers a detailed take on Alice Cooper’s headspace going into Riverdale’s return. Plus, Richard Wenk on his script for the Kraven movie. Put Captain Spoilers in the…

The Coolest Star Wars, Marvel, and DC Toys Revealed at New York Comic Con

Another New York Comic Con has come and gone, and that means cool trailers, rad panels, and great cosplay has come and gone with it. But we can still look forward to all the shiny new toys and collectibles revealed at this year’s convention—so here’s our favorite pickings from what’s to come in the world of Star Wars,…

Star Wars, Spider-Man, and Game of Thrones Collide in the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's round up of the best toys we’ve seen all week. This time round, a very cool take on the comic book Iron Spider suit, Obi-Wan Kenobi reaches out into the Star Wars figuarts line, Darth Vader’s sinister castle gets a slightly less sinister Lego set, and more. Check it out!