Here's When We Think Game of Thrones' New Age of Heroes Spinoff Should Take Place

Game of Thrones may be ending in 2019, but the song of ice and fire will continue. HBO has greenlit a prequel series about Westeros’ Golden Age of Heroes, helmed by Jane Goldman (the Kingsman series, Kick-Ass) and A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin. This age spans thousands of years, and there’s no way…

It Took an Entire Year to Figure Out Into the Spider-Verse's Unique Style

It’s no secret that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse looks unlike every other Spider-Man movie that’s come before it. In fact, it looks different from most animated movies that have come before it, too. For the directors, it was important to create a unique, comic book-inspired visual style for Sony’s big screen…

The Director of Venom Explains How the Film Gets Around Spider-Man

When comic book fans think “Venom,” they automatically think “Spider-Man.” That’s not just because Venom is one of Spider-Man’s most famous villains, it’s also because his comic book origins are tied directly to those of Spider-Man. However, in Sony’s upcoming movie Venom, the villain is on his own—and we asked the…

History's Project Blue Book Let Me Slide Into Aliens' DMs

For a while, the History channel has focused its extraterrestrial coverage on that guy with weird hair who throws his hands into the sky and shouts: “Aliens!” Now, they’re getting into sci-fi, but sci-fi inspired by supposedly real UFO cases. We’re here to open up those case files—and see if aliens are interested in…

Famous Geek Props From Superman, Star Wars, and More Were on Full Display at Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con is a lot of things, but a high-end multi-million dollar auction? Well, yeah, it’s that too! io9 visited the Prop Store booth at the big convention to learn about what kind of folks shell out thousands of dollars for their favorite franchise souvenirs, and how their business has kept one-of-a-kind…

We Chat With Blumhouse About Glass, Halloween, and Whether Purge Night Includes Copyright Law

Blumhouse Productions is everywhere right now. In addition to the successful The Purge series, which continues with a TV show this fall, the horror studio is breaking into Hollywood adaptations with the latest Halloween movie, and continuing M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable series with Glass. There’s a lot to talk…

Taco Bell's Demolition Man Restaurant Gave Us Nacho Fries, Happy Feelings, and Seashell Butts

The Franchise Wars have come and gone, with one fast food chain emerging as the champion: Taco Bell. In honor of the five-star dining experience brought to life in Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipe, and Sandra Bullock’s sci-fi epic Demolition Man, io9's Germain Lussier has taken a voyage to the fancy Taco Bell…

Laika Shows Us How They Make Stop-Motion Animation Look So Ridiculously Perfect

If there’s one name that’s become synonymous with stop-motion animation, it’s Laika. The Oscar-winning animation studio has brought us iconic films like Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings. As they prepare for their latest venture, Missing Link, Laika has brought its best animators to San Diego…

Watch: DC Turned This Year's San Diego Comic-Con Into an Awesome Living Comic Book

DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are banking on fans’ interest in the new Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn, and Swamp Thing series being the key to the DC Universe streaming service’s future success. Rather than simply showing off what the new shows are about, though, the studio decided instead to bring San Diego…

Watch: Here's Why The Last Airbender's Katara and Zuko Are the Hottest Ship Around

Sure, Aang is cute, but there’s a reason why Avatar: The Last Airbender fans have continued to celebrate “Zutara Week” every year for the past decade. Even Avatar star Dante Bosco gets it: Katara and Zuko are one hot item. In the latest episode of io9's Total Shipshow, Gizmodo social editor Emily Lipstein talks about…