Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly round up of all things fun, collectible, and frivolous. San Diego Comic-Con is but a distant memory at this point, but thankfully there’s still plenty of toy news to be had. Lego’s still pumping out new sets, Jell-O’s trying its hand at making edible toys, and we’ve got some fun…
I’m a sucker for musicals—put something into song and I’m sold. For instance, you can damn well bet I’m gonna see the Mamma Mia! sequel, even though I know it’ll be terrible. But in the meantime, here’s a musical sequel that actually is worth a watch: A Deadpool musical crossover extravaganza.
When Ant-Man and the Wasp hits theaters next week, it’ll be the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe film released in the past 10 years. That’s a lot, and—especially after the unprecedented success of the last two films, Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther—it’s easy to forget this was never a sure thing.
The instant fans walked out of Avengers: Infinity War, we all started speculating. How did that happen? Is that character really gone? Can these events be reversed?
Up until Ragnorak, when it was destroyed by Hela, Thor’s Mjolnir was the perfect all-in-one-tool for everything from battling alien invaders, to flying, to even proving who in the world was truly worthy. But with this clever Mjolnir toolbox, the mighty hammer is now equally useful for small home repairs too.
Everyone was surprised at San Diego Comic-Con this summer when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige announced that the Captain Marvel movie would not only feature Nick Fury and the Skrulls, but also take place in the 1990s. That means the character was a ass-kicking hero long before Tony Stark revealed to the world he…
Carl Rodd, the owner of the Fat Trout Trailer Park in Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, has a sign on his door. It reads: Do not wake before 9am under any circumstances. When two FBI agents defy those instructions, he’s understandably dazed and angry. In a movie full of surreal terror, it’s a perfect moment precisely…
Do you live near a Cinemark Theater? If so, carve out some time starting Friday to take a big screen trip back through the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Imagine if Marvel’s Thanos and DC’s Darkseid had a baby, and then that baby hooked up with another giant, evil space demon thing and had another baby. That baby, according to Rick and Morty director Bryan Newton, would be the show’s newest big bad, Worldender, who went toe to toe with the Vindicators last night.
The Battle of New York at the end of The Avengers is a crucial moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s the moment the whole world changed. And when it happened, a little boy named Peter Parker was just a few miles away in Queens.
A church in Mexico is promoting some of its upcoming Easter celebrations with a bit of flair: putting Jesus Christ side-by-side with Iron Man and Captain America. Wait, does this make Jesus an honorary Avenger?
Companies like Hot Toys are known for their incredibly realistic action figures, but you can only pack so much detail into a toy that’s 12-inches tall. So a Chinese company called The Toys Asia has taken the concept of an action figure to a whole new level with a life-size, fully-animated version of Iron Man’s armor.
We all have a love/hate (mostly hate) relationship with the Infinity Stones, Marvel’s favorite magical McGuffin. So, will they make a cameo in the second Guardians of the Galaxy movie? Director James Gunn addressed it, plain and simple, on Facebook Saturday.
Everyone loves a good infographic. You see them constantly as you pop around the internet and yet, would you ever hang one on your wall? These you would. Three artists have combined to do a full gallery show of infographics based on your favorite pop culture properties and they are slick.
Over the long history of Marvel Comics, they’ve built some of their most memorable stories on “What If” scenarios. What if this character fought this character? What if this universe crossed over with that one etc. So, we posed our own “What If” to the president of Marvel Studios.
Nope. They’re not a fan at all. Especially the Hulk.
Given he’s appeared in almost as many films as Gene Hackman has, it was only a matter of time before Hot Toys’ talented artists would give us a figure based on one of Samuel L. Jackson’s characters. And Nick Fury from Captain America: The Winter Soldier is as good as any.
Jeremy Renner is a great actor, but either a new interview is his best performance yet or he’s really heard nothing about an eventual Avengers/Guardians of the Galaxy crossover. When asked about the proposition, the Hawkeye actor seemed incredibly sincere in his belief that it’s not happening.
Now that Ant-Man is out, Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is over. This slate of six movies began with Iron Man 3, and included some bold experiments (Guardians of the Galaxy) as well as huge upheavals. Now that it’s over, where do all our favorite characters stand? Let’s get you up to speed for Phase Three.
“To me, he’s like the human heart and soul of the Avengers,” comics author Matt Fraction told Seth Meyers of Hawkeye on a recent Late Night appearance. The Sex Criminals co-creator also shares some sex tips, to be followed at one’s own peril. Enjoy!