Marvel's Secret Invasion Is Being Invaded by Oscar Winner Olivia Colman

How big is Marvel Studios these days? It can get Oscar-winning actors to appear not just in its movies, but on its streaming shows. Case in point: Olivia Colman, who won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2019, is joining up with Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn for Secret Invasion, one of several upcoming Disney+…

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Source: io9 – Marvel’s Secret Invasion Is Being Invaded by Oscar Winner Olivia Colman

Mortal Kombat's Stars Believe the Film's Diversity Gives It Added Resonance

Though Mortal Kombat is an action-packed adaptation of a hit video game, releasing it right now may wind up meaning a little something extra. The film is filled with actors from all walks of life, but many of are of Asian descent. In a time when violence against AAPI community is at the forefront of public discussion…

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Source: io9 – Mortal Kombat’s Stars Believe the Film’s Diversity Gives It Added Resonance

In Love, Death, and Robots Season 2, Poop Droids Are the Future

Netflix’s wild sci-fi animated anthology Love, Death, and Robots returns next month with tales of post-apocalypses, children in haunted houses, and flying techno-whales. But it’s the AI pooper-scooper in this new trailer for the show that has me the most intrigued.

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Source: io9 – In Love, Death, and Robots Season 2, Poop Droids Are the Future

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings's First Trailer Promises Martial Arts Galore

Marvel has finally, finally released the first look at its upcoming martial arts epic Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings—and if you were hoping for some stellar kicking and punching action, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. But it’s the family drama that really makes the movie look so compelling.

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Source: io9 – Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’s First Trailer Promises Martial Arts Galore

Courteney Cox Will Face Suburban Terrors in Starz Horror Comedy Shining Vale

Seems like Friends actress Courtney Cox has taken a liking to the horror genre as she’s set to star in the horror series Shining Vale for Starz. As one of the mains of the Scream franchise as Gail Weathers, Cox is no stranger to the genre. However, this new show is about possession, not a slasher.

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Source: io9 – Courteney Cox Will Face Suburban Terrors in Starz Horror Comedy Shining Vale

Are You Still Pissed About How Penny Dreadful Ended?

Showtime’s original Penny Dreadful seriesnot to be confused with the more recent installment with Natalie Dormer—had a three-season run from 2016-2018. It borrowed its premise from the Alan Moore graphic novel League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, wherein characters from famous English literature serve as protagonists…

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Source: io9 – Are You Still Pissed About How Penny Dreadful Ended?

The Batman's Jim Gordon Is Coming to TV With His Own HBO Max Show

HBO Max is bringing the Batman heat with a spinoff series, Gotham PD, which will focus on police commissioner James “Jim” Gordon. Gotham PD is a prequel to Matt Reeves’ 2022 Batman film, which is itself sort of a prequel since it’s set during the first year of the superhero’s career as a crime fighter. Reeves is…

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Source: io9 – The Batman’s Jim Gordon Is Coming to TV With His Own HBO Max Show

Horror Mangaka Junji Ito Rates the Internet's Spookiest Monsters

Master horror mangaka Junji Ito’s most popular books and stories, Uzumaki, Tomie, and The Hanging Balloon, contain some of the most disturbing imagery ever to burrow deep into your brain. Recently, he sat down with manga distributor Viz Media to talk about monsters he didn’t create, but probably inspired, that’ve been…

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Source: io9 – Horror Mangaka Junji Ito Rates the Internet’s Spookiest Monsters

Legend of Korra Fans! What's Your Favorite Episode?

It’s almost been ten years since “Welcome to Republic City,” the first episode of the Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko show, Legend of Korra, which aired on Nickelodeon in 2012. The show came four years after the success of Avatar: The Last Airbender. I know most fans favor The Last Airbender, but I wanted to…

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Source: io9 – Legend of Korra Fans! What’s Your Favorite Episode?

Black Panther's Ryan Coogler Explains Why He's Won't Move the Sequel From Georgia

Black Panther director Ryan Coogler has penned an article expressing his feelings on shooting the film’s sequel in Georgia, in the wake of the state senate’s decision to vote for restrictions to voting rights with Senate Bill 202.

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Source: io9 – Black Panther’s Ryan Coogler Explains Why He’s Won’t Move the Sequel From Georgia

Penny Dreadful and His Dark Materials' Helen McCrory Dies at 52

Helen McCrory, the British actress best known for roles in Harry Potter and His Dark Materials, and more, has died after a long battle with cancer. Her husband, actor Damian Lewis, announced via social media to inform the public on Friday, April 16.

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Source: io9 – Penny Dreadful and His Dark Materials’ Helen McCrory Dies at 52

That Surprise Falcon and the Winter Soldier Character Explained

This week’s episode of Disney+ and Marvel’s The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, montage by montage, set the stage for a grand showdown between our titular heroes, the Flag-Smashers, and the disillusioned “new” Captain America. But, out of nowhere, “Truth” dropped in a comic book character that is certain to have fans’…

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Source: io9 – That Surprise Falcon and the Winter Soldier Character Explained

The Mandalorian's Ahsoka Tano Hits Hot Toys, and More Bountiful Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9’s regular roundup of the latest and greatest in all things expensive and plastic. This week: The Mandalorian returns to Hot Toys with a mystical two-pack. The Looney Tunes are getting their own Lego minifigure line. And Batman’s a ninja. Sort of. On a horse? Definitely. Check it out!

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Source: io9 – The Mandalorian’s Ahsoka Tano Hits Hot Toys, and More Bountiful Toys of the Week

Zack Snyder's Atom Spin-Off Would Have Been a Thoroughly Chinese Movie

One of the niftier readditions to Zack Snyder’s Justice League was the appearance of Ryan Choi, aka the scientist who eventually becomes the hero the Atom, as played by actor Zheng Kai. It turns out Snyder had big plans for the Atom and for Zheng, and those plans started in China.

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Source: io9 – Zack Snyder’s Atom Spin-Off Would Have Been a Thoroughly Chinese Movie

Kristen Wiig and Disney Are Teaming Up for a Musical About Cinderella's Evil Stepsisters

Disney loves nothing more than repurposing its familiar properties, whether that means making a live-action version of an animated classic or elevating a fairy-tale villain into a protagonist. A new project in the works with Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo will do both for Cinderella’s dreaded evil stepsisters.

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Source: io9 – Kristen Wiig and Disney Are Teaming Up for a Musical About Cinderella’s Evil Stepsisters

Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV Series Costs Nearly Half a Billion Dollars for Its First Season Alone

It turns out Middle-earth doesn’t come cheap. Amazon Studios is spending an astonishing $465 million to make its Lord of the Rings prequel show… specifically, the show’s first season. That’s over $150 million more than Peter Jackson’s three Lord of the Rings movies cost to make. That’s more than the gross domestic…

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Source: io9 – Amazon’s Lord of the Rings TV Series Costs Nearly Half a Billion Dollars for Its First Season Alone

This Was the Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode We'd Been Waiting For

Great action, emotional character development, excellent reveals, and a Rocky-style training montage. Yup, the penultimate episode of Disney+ and Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was basically everything we’ve ever wanted from this show, all rolled into one. But it’s not over yet.

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Source: io9 – This Was the Falcon and the Winter Soldier Episode We’d Been Waiting For