12 Monkeys' Amanda Schull on the New Season, Giving Birth to the Villain, and '80s Fashion

Syfy’s 12 Monkeys is in an… interesting situation. The show has already been renewed for a fourth and final season, but season three—which premieres tonight, May 19, at 8:00 pm ET—is going to air in its entirety over the course of this weekend! We talked to star Amanda Schull, who plays Cassandra Railey, about this…

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Source: io9 – 12 Monkeys’ Amanda Schull on the New Season, Giving Birth to the Villain, and ’80s Fashion

Mickey Mouse Becomes a Transformer, and the Rest of the Coolest Toys We Saw This Week

Honestly, this is usually the bit of Toy Aisle where we tease the rest of the fancy toys and merchandise we’ve spotted over the past week. But when you learn that there’s a goddamn giant Mickey Mouse mecha that turns into a truck, Optimus Prime-style, do you really need to know what else there is in here? Let’s…

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Source: io9 – Mickey Mouse Becomes a Transformer, and the Rest of the Coolest Toys We Saw This Week

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.

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Source: io9 – The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Doctor Who Michelle Gomez on 'The End of an Era' for Missy

For nearly three years Michelle Gomez has delighted and horrified Doctor Who fans as Missy, the latest maniacal incarnation of the Master. But ahead of her return to the series in this weekend’s episode, we sat down to speak with her about how it might herald the final bow for her time on the show.

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Source: io9 – Doctor Who Michelle Gomez on ‘The End of an Era’ for Missy

The First Video of Disney World's New Avatar Ride Looks Fantastic

When the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride first opened at Disneyland in 1967, it represented the cutting-edge of amusement park technologies. Fifty years later, this video is our first glimpse at how far ride technologies have advanced, as Disney World’s new Avatar: Flight of Passage attraction is set to open…

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Source: io9 – The First Video of Disney World’s New Avatar Ride Looks Fantastic

The Black Lightning Series Won't Be Part of the Arrowverse, and That's a Big Mistake

After months of speculation as to whether the network would greenlight yet another DC superhero show, it’s official: Black Lightning is finally making its way onto the CW later this year. For some strange reason, though, Black Lighting won’t be a part of the Arrowverse.

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Source: io9 – The Black Lightning Series Won’t Be Part of the Arrowverse, and That’s a Big Mistake

Rogue One Prequel Comic to Show How Cassian and K-2SO First Met

“Every story has a beginning…” or so the Star Wars: Episode I: the Phantom Menace tagline goes. So it makes sense that while Marvel has its ongoing adaptation of Rogue One in the works, this summer it’s also going to reveal how the partnership of Rebel officer Cassian Andor and ex-Imperial droid K-2SO came to be in…

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Source: io9 – Rogue One Prequel Comic to Show How Cassian and K-2SO First Met

'Panda' Porpoise Could Be Extinct In Months

Vaquitas are cartoonish-looking porpoises that swim around, bothering literally no one. These little guys, which only weigh about 120 pounds, are found in just one region in the world— the Northern Gulf of California. Their nickname—the “panda” porpoise—comes from the dark rings around their eyes, similar to that of…

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Source: io9 – ‘Panda’ Porpoise Could Be Extinct In Months

This Batman Joke Was Months in the Making, and the Payoff Was Totally Worth It

Tom King’s run on Batman hasn’t been afraid to dive deep into the darkest or weirdest aspects of the Dark Knight’s mythos. But it’s also been unafraid of poking some fun at the more goofy parts of Bat-canon. Case in point, a joke about one of Bruce’s silliest villains that began a year and a half ago, and finally paid…

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Source: io9 – This Batman Joke Was Months in the Making, and the Payoff Was Totally Worth It

The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular

The release of Wonder Woman is just a few short weeks away and DC’s latest film is currently screening for the media. Full reviews are still under embargo—but tonight, Warner Bros. allowed non-spoiler reactions on social media, and they were almost overwhelmingly positive.

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Source: io9 – The First Reactions for Wonder Woman Are Spectacular

Carrie Brownstein Will Direct Fairy Godmother, a Movie That Suddenly Just Got Way Cooler

So, MGM has this teen romance called Fairy Godmother that’s about to go into production. You’re bored already. But! What sounds like a sappy fantasy suddenly got extremely interesting, because the studio just made an unexpectedly awesome choice when it hired a director: Carrie Brownstein.

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Source: io9 – Carrie Brownstein Will Direct Fairy Godmother, a Movie That Suddenly Just Got Way Cooler

Marvel Trolled Fans to Keep a Major Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Plot Twist Secret

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 features one of the most emotionally charged deaths in all of Marvel’s cinematic universe, and according to James Gunn, Marvel was able to keep it under wraps before the movie’s premiere by trolling fans.

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Source: io9 – Marvel Trolled Fans to Keep a Major Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Plot Twist Secret

Here's How Much Bubble Wrap You Need To Wrap A Giant Whale Heart

It’s not every day one stumbles upon a 400 pound whale heart, but when you do, you put that shit in a museum. Thankfully, that’s exactly what the folks at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) did when they uncovered a dead blue whale in Newfoundland back in 2014. Since then, biologist Jacqueline Miller and her team at ROM…

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Source: io9 – Here’s How Much Bubble Wrap You Need To Wrap A Giant Whale Heart

Adventure Time and Regular Show Will Cross Over Again in Their Own Comic

Adventure Time and Regular Show have crossed over before—and they already both have their own ongoing comic series from Boom Studios imprint Kaboom. Now, those two things are combining into a totally mathematical new creation: a special crossover comic book series beginning later this year.

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Source: io9 – Adventure Time and Regular Show Will Cross Over Again in Their Own Comic

Could a Facehugger Implant an Alien in Your Butt?

Salutations, my pensive postage meters. In honor of Prometheus 2: The Search for Michael Fassbender’s Severed Head’s Gold, I bring you an answer to the biggest mystery in the Alien universe. Plus, the best Game of Thrones episode, the age conundrums of both Gotham and the Star Wars prequels, and… (dun dun dunh) I…

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Source: io9 – Could a Facehugger Implant an Alien in Your Butt?