Greetings, little ones! It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks, so let’s open my mailbag and see what nonsense we can solace ourselves with. We’re talking the chances of the Wheel of Time series becoming a reality! The ramifications of James Gunn joining DC and Warner Bros.! And how Aquaman could survive jumping out of…
New York Comic Con is upon us and, as usual, its aisles are filled with all kinds of nerdy merchandise and collectables. A few of our favorite poster producers are also there, and we’ve got just a handful of their offerings to share in case you can’t make it to NYC to check them out.
Fighting king, young and free, only 93.
It’s a fact that queer people throw the best parties (come at me straights!). So, obviously, the Ignite! kick-off party for Flame Con 2018—the quintessential convention for LGBTQ+ fandom—was on our must-attend and must-film list.
In the wake of Thanos’ snap in Avengers: Infinity War, fans have slowly been figuring out which characters we didn’t see on screen may still be alive. For example, we know half the animals in the galaxy were killed. But the most humorous reveal now comes straight from Australia and Thor’s roommate, Darryl.
In defiance of chaos theory, these jigsaw puzzles bring some order to the world. Some Goldblum-y order.
The Infinity War was a dangerous time for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. And Jeff Goldblum has his own take on how the Grandmaster from Thor: Ragnarok fared during Thanos’s invasion.
Every year, GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) publishes an analysis of the current state of LGBTQ representation in Hollywood. This year’s analysis took Marvel and Warner Bros. to task for some of their most recent blockbusters.
Some of last year’s best comics, movies, and genre prose works are in the running to win the prestigious Hugo Award. Get ready for a cinematic battle royale between Get Out, The Shape of Water, Wonder Woman, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok and Blade Runner 2049.
When Hela destroyed Thor’s hammer near the beginning of Thor: Ragnarok, we knew we were in for some serious shit. And this godlike moment needed a lot of VFX love in order to make it a reality.
The Thor: Ragnarok gang’s getting back together! Tessa Thompson will star in the Men in Black spinoff, joining Chris Hemsworth to basically create the greatest film of all time.
If you thought we were still a few years away from human actors believably being replaced by digital replicas, we’re actually already there. Check out this behind-the-scenes look at Framestore’s work on Thor: Ragnarok’s visual effects to see how.
Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige may get the headlines, but few people have as much tactile influence on the Marvel Cinematic Universe as its design department—in particular, head of visual development Ryan Meinerding and visual design supervisor Andy Park. Their teams split up design duties on Marvel’s schedule and…
In Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok, there’s a moment when Hela runs her fingers through her helmed mane, creating luscious tendrils of might and power—inspiring nearly every cosplayer in the world to wonder, “Holy crap, how am I going to create that?” Now, one cosplayer has achieved the impossible, and is free to roam…
It’s no secret that blockbuster movies rarely get a lot of love on Oscar night. So, this year, producers tried to remedy that by hiring comedy songwriters the Lonely Island to tackle the subject. However, the resulting idea was deemed “financially and logistically impossible” and cut from the show.
Few Marvel films have reimagined a character as radically as Thor: Ragnarok. Director Taika Waititi took the things fans already loved about the character, filtered them through a new visual palette and added more jokes than almost any other Marvel movie. The result is probably one of the most rewatchable films in the…
Pretty much anything can be improved by adding Jeff Goldblum, but Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok really used the actor to his fullest potential. Marvel has been releasing a few of their bonus clips from the upcoming Blu-ray release and with them we get to see Goldblum at his... Goldblum-iest.
It’s been a while since we last heard from Cindi Mayweather, but the Archandroid has a new message for all of her believers. It also happens to come with a guest appearance from Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson.
Valentine’s Day is upon us, and—what?! You haven’t bought your loved one a valentine yet? Or, rather, you bought one and it sucked because it wasn’t from io9? Lucky for you, we’re here to help with our annual batch of super-special Valentine’s Day cards for all the nerds and geeks in your life. Because we just love…
It’s easy to see why this scene was ultimately cut out of Thor: Ragnarok—it doesn’t really have much to add to the movie’s context, other than to cram even more jokes into a film already delectably stuffed with them. It does, however, feature Jeff Goldblum caressing himself with tentacles, which is a sight the world…