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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…

We Built This Massive Lego Voltron So You Don't Have To

Here at io9, we love any excuse to foster our inner children. For Gizmodo video producer Tom Caswell, that opportunity came with Lego’s new Classic Voltron Set. It’s 2,300 pieces of 1980s Lego perfection that we put together over the course of eight glorious hours. Of course, we know not everyone has the time for…

Watch: Miles Morales Inspires Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is going to be filled with Spider-People. Not just people, but pigs, robots, you name it. Two of the most recognizable ones, though, are Peter Parker and Miles Morales, voiced by Jurassic World’s Jake Johnson and Dope’s Shameik Moore.

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…

All the Best Radvertising and Worst Badvertising of San Diego Comic-Con 2018

San Diego Comic-Con isn’t just about the panels. There are also tons of cool pop-ups, special events, and fun prizes for the con’s hundreds of thousands of attendees. Every year, advertisers spend millions of dollars to get fans excited about their films, shows, or other cool stuff. When it’s done right, it can be a…

io9 Dives Into a Human Claw Machine at San Diego Comic-Con

Ever wonder what it would be like to be worshipped by aliens—meaning the ones in Toy Story, who worshipped their almighty metal god the Claw?

The 'McVengers' Cosplay Franchise Is Here to Save Your Stomach

You might have seen Grimace Thanos making waves on social media over the past month. Well, he’s not alone! Grimos is just one member of the “McVengers” superhero team, and we’ve got an inside look at the heroes working to save fast food eaters everywhere...one chicken nugget at a time.

At the Purge City Emporium, Even Murderers Get a Place to Shop

Take me down to The Purge City, where the grass is green and the murders are plenty. One of San Diego Comic-Con’s strangest experiences is a shopping emporium for helpful citizens looking to survive the annual Purge—or participate in a bit of consequence-free mayhem.

Bow Before the Epic Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 3

We might be entering the final day of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but its incredible cosplay feels like it’s only getting starting. io9 has got the best looks from Saturday, arguably Comic-Con’s biggest day, and we’re sharing them with you right now! Check out the video and photo slideshow, where you can catch …

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…

All the Fantastic Cosplay We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 2

Things just keep getting better at San Diego Comic-Con—especially with the cosplay! io9 is on the con floor and scouting all of San Diego in search of the coolest cosplay we can find, and the Friday crowd definitely raised the bar. We’ve got Black Panther, Star Trek: Discovery, Disco Darth Vader, and many, many, many…

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…

All the Greatest Cosplay We Spotted at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 1

San Diego Comic-Con is now in full swing, and cosplayers are bringing their A-game in celebration of their favorite shows, films, and comics. Check out io9's video and photo collection showing off some of our favorite finds from Wednesday and Thursday. We’ve got My Hero Academia villains, Ms. Marvel, and of course...…

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: io9 Gives You a Tour of San Diego Comic-Con's Show Floor on Preview Night

The big show is on! Comic-Con officially began last night in San Diego and the crew of io9 is there to experience it first-hand and bring you all the fun. Our own Beth Elderkin and Germain Lussier took a stroll around the show floor on Preview Night to give you a sneak peak at what to expect.

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…

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