Latest Trailer for The Mummy Confirms That Tom Cruise Will Have Monster-Fighting Superpowers

Universal’s hoping that its reboot of the Mummy franchise will be just the kind of hit that’ll sell the world on its shared universe of gods and monsters. The latest trailer for the movie shows just how different this take on the Mummy story will be.

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Source: io9 – Latest Trailer for The Mummy Confirms That Tom Cruise Will Have Monster-Fighting Superpowers

In the First Look at CW's Black Lightning, a Retired Hero Returns to Kick Some Ass

Say hello to the latest member of the CW’s roster of comic book heroes: Jefferson Pierce. But as the first trailer for Black Lightning shows, there’s dark times ahead for the titular character, as he chooses to don his mask once again after giving up on being a superhero for his family.

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Source: io9 – In the First Look at CW’s Black Lightning, a Retired Hero Returns to Kick Some Ass

The First Trailer for Netflix's Fantasy Film Okja Is All About Heartbreak and Evil Corporations

The first official trailer for Bong Joon-Ho’s Okja has everything. A superhippo, an evil corporation fronted by Tilda Swinton, and an important message about the power of love.

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Source: io9 – The First Trailer for Netflix’s Fantasy Film Okja Is All About Heartbreak and Evil Corporations

A New Look at Proxima b's Potential Climate Offers Hope for Future Colonists

Ever since astronomers announced the discovery of an Earth-sized exoplanet less than five light years down the cosmic street, the question on every good space cadet’s mind has been whether or not we can colonize it. We’re not going to know if Proxima b is habitable until we can point some very powerful telescopes at it

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Source: io9 – A New Look at Proxima b’s Potential Climate Offers Hope for Future Colonists

Supernatural Is Crossing Over With Scooby Doo Next Season

I guess when you are fated to run until the end of time itself, at some point an animated crossover is a natural turn of events. Announced at the currently ongoing CW Upfronts presentation, the 13th season of Supernatural—unlucky for some, but clearly not the Winchesters—will feature an all-animated episode, which…

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Source: io9 – Supernatural Is Crossing Over With Scooby Doo Next Season

Surprise, a Dark Crystal Prequel Series Is Coming to Netflix

The last time we heard anything about a prequel to Jim Henson’s fantasy classic The Dark Crystal, it was in book form, not in Netflix original series form. But that has changed today, with the announcement of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. It’ll run 10 episodes and yes, there will be puppets.

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Source: io9 – Surprise, a Dark Crystal Prequel Series Is Coming to Netflix

Cold War Nuclear Explosions Freakishly Impacted Space Weather

The overdrawn game of nuclear chicken between the USSR and the United States—now known as the Cold War—lasted about 45 years. While neither superpower ever deployed nukes on each others’ soil, high-altitude bomb testing caused a kerfuffle in Earth’s atmosphere. Though the conflict has (thankfully) long since ended,

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Source: io9 – Cold War Nuclear Explosions Freakishly Impacted Space Weather

Everything the Discovery Trailer Tells Us About the Future of Star Trek's Past

Last night we got our first good look at the new Star Trek TV series, Discovery; its trailer was packed with some gorgeous shots, as well as new ships, uniforms, and tech of the show, which is set 10 years before the original series. Here’s everything we noticed.

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Source: io9 – Everything the Discovery Trailer Tells Us About the Future of Star Trek’s Past

Even More Rumors About the Next Director of The Flash Movie

Sony might have a shortlist to play its first Valiant Comics hero. A former Game of Thrones star joins Amazon’s Philip K. Dick anthology. There’s a tiny chance Karl Urban could be part of the Judge Dredd TV show. Plus, trailers for Arrow and Flash’s season finales, and new Star Trek: Discovery pictures. Spoilers now!

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Source: io9 – Even More Rumors About the Next Director of The Flash Movie

There Are No Plans in Place, But Kevin Feige Would Love the X-Men to Meet the Avengers

Five years ago, if you asked anyone if Spider-Man would ever appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the answer would’ve been no. There was no way Sony was going to share Marvel’s most popular superhero with Disney. But, miraculously, it happened. That leaves only a few major Marvel superheroes who aren’t in the…

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Source: io9 – There Are No Plans in Place, But Kevin Feige Would Love the X-Men to Meet the Avengers

A Time-Travel Experiment Works All Too Well in Scifi Short The Constant

In a makeshift lab, a trio of brainiac students argue over their time-travel device. The skeptic on the team has her doubts—not that the invention will work, but whether they should be mucking around with time in the first place. Ben Tedesco’s The Constant feels a bit talky at first, but the payoff is well worth it.…

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Source: io9 – A Time-Travel Experiment Works All Too Well in Scifi Short The Constant

Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars With a Mashup of Bonkers Footage From Throughout the Years 

With the 40th anniversary of Star Wars coming next week, everyone is going to celebrate in their own special way. However, one theater in Los Angeles might have everyone else beat with the weirdest collection of footage this side of the Outer Rim.

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Source: io9 – Celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars With a Mashup of Bonkers Footage From Throughout the Years 

Check Out Nathan Fillion's Meta Tony Stark Cameo That Was Cut From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The Internet’s favorite fan casting choice, Nathan Fillion, is not in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But that wasn’t always the case. Last year, fans caught a glimpse of some very interesting posters of Fillion on the set of the sequel and now writer-director James Gunn has explained what happened.

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Source: io9 – Check Out Nathan Fillion’s Meta Tony Stark Cameo That Was Cut From Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Stranger Things' Shawn Levy Is Making an Alien Invasion Drama

Shawn Levy is busy as hell. He’s one of the producers behind the highly-anticipated second season of Stranger Things, plus he has the Uncharted adaptation and the Starman remake on his directorial slate. But he’s also got his eye on an original movie that is, as it happens, also scifi: The Fall.

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Source: io9 – Stranger Things’ Shawn Levy Is Making an Alien Invasion Drama

The Thing Injustice 2 Gets Right About Harley Quinn That Suicide Squad Got Wrong

Much of Injustice 2‘s charm stems from how it gives players the ability to make their favorite DC comic book characters beat the crap out of each other. Fighting aside, though, the game also features some pretty solid character development for one of DC’s most iconic antiheroes, Harley Quinn.

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Source: io9 – The Thing Injustice 2 Gets Right About Harley Quinn That Suicide Squad Got Wrong

SpaceX to Perform Its Most Heartwarming Mission Yet

The typical SpaceX payload might include a communications satellite, some ISS supplies, even the occasional spy network. But later this year, the aerospace company will embark on something quite a bit more endearing: a Falcon 9 rocket will carry the cremated remains of beloved family members into space.

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Source: io9 – SpaceX to Perform Its Most Heartwarming Mission Yet

Read the Entire First Chapter of Charles Stross' New Laundry Files Novel, The Delirium Brief, Right Here

Charles Stross’ Laundry Files is one of the best and best-loved scifi series running (and a personal favorite). His upcoming installment, The Delirium Brief, not only begins with the titular secret occult-protection organization being dragged into the public eye—spoiler: everyone is very upset—but brings back beloved…

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Source: io9 – Read the Entire First Chapter of Charles Stross’ New Laundry Files Novel, The Delirium Brief, Right Here