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I Tried Giving The Hobbit Trilogy a Chance, But It Just Hurts So Much I Tried Giving The Hobbit Trilogy a Chance, But It Just Hurts So Much

We’re nearing Hobbit Day—the birthday of J.R.R. Tolkien’s beloved heroes, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. I also happen to be a few months away from celebrating my own Hobbit Birthday, 33 and a third years young. So, I foolishly thought: I’ve avoided watching Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit movies until now, maybe it’s time I…

Tour Your Nightmares With This Inside Peek at Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights is back, once again bringing your favorite scary franchises to life. Every year, properties like like Stranger Things, The Purge, The Walking Dead, and Halloween get their very own freaky mazes, terrifying fans who are brave enough to stand in line and venture into the dark abyss.

Yandy Pulls Its 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume After a Swift Backlash Yandy Pulls Its 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume After a Swift Backlash

Yandy is pretty well known for making “sexy” costumes out of anything—from South Park to Slender Man. But people drew the line on one of the company’s latest ensembles—a sexy version of the handmaid outfit from Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale—leading Yandy to remove it from its site and issue an apology.

This Theory Shows Why C-3PO Is the Secret Hero of Star Wars

In Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (aka Star Wars), C-3PO lays this self-deprecating confession on Luke Skywalker: “I’m not so good at telling stories.” Yet, two films later, he’s literally telling the story of Star Wars to a bunch of Ewoks. C-3PO might seem like a bumbling idiot, but in this video we show why he’s…

It's Official: Jordan Peele Will Host His Twilight Zone Reboot

Jordan Peele is reviving Rod Serling’s iconic series The Twilight Zone, in more ways than one.

Ralph Breaks the Internet's New Trailer Promises to 'Never Give You Up' Ralph Breaks the Internet's New Trailer Promises to 'Never Give You Up'

It’s time for cat memes, princess selfies, and the darkest corners of the webiverse in the latest look at Disney’s sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet.

LeBron James Assembles His Tune Squad for Space Jam 2, Including Black Panther's Ryan Coogler LeBron James Assembles His Tune Squad for Space Jam 2, Including Black Panther's Ryan Coogler

Come on and slam, and welcome to the jam. LeBron James has his starting lineup for the Space Jam sequel, with Black Panther director Ryan Coogler serving as producer and Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness) coming on board to direct. Oh right, here’s a reminder that Space Jam is getting a sequel.

Report: AMC's The Walking Dead Universe Will Expand With New Movies and Shows Report: AMC's The Walking Dead Universe Will Expand With New Movies and Shows

It looks like The Walking Dead is going to be alive and kicking for many years to come. A new report claims that AMC is working on plans to expand the zombie thriller franchise with new TV movies that could turn into shows, with at least one of them taking place outside the United States.

A Script Outline Shows How Star Trek: The Next Generation Almost Had Its Own Young Spock A Script Outline Shows How Star Trek: The Next Generation Almost Had Its Own Young Spock

Star Trek: Discovery is getting ready to introduce Spock in its second season, but this isn’t the first time a non-Original Series show has tried to bring young Spock into its timeline. A script outline shows how we almost got two Spocks for the price of one in an early episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Tales From the Loop's Publisher Discusses the New '90s Expansion and the Big Amazon Adaptation Tales From the Loop's Publisher Discusses the New '90s Expansion and the Big Amazon Adaptation

Tales From the Loop is getting more ironic, don’t you think? The innocence of the 1980s is now venturing into 1990s nihilism with the role-playing game’s first expansion. io9 recently spoke to Free League Publishing’s co-founder about Things From the Flood—also based on the world created by Simon Stålenhag—to find out…

Game of Thrones Continues Its Emmy Awards Reign Game of Thrones Continues Its Emmy Awards Reign

This year’s Emmy Awards weren’t the slam dunk for genre fiction that we’ve gotten in previous years. The Handmaid’s Tale, which swept the awards last year with five wins, didn’t even make a dent this time around. However, as Game of Thrones continues to dominate as the world’s best drama series, we also got a surprise…

Get to Know the Coven in These New Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Photos Get to Know the Coven in These New Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Photos

Hail Satan! As the temperatures start to drop and autumn slowly creeps back into our lives, we inch ever-closer to the haunting debut of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. With a little over a month to go before the teenage witch returns, here are some new looks at Sabrina’s circle of family, friends, and…

The New Trailer for Mary Poppins Returns Reveals a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Emily Blunt

When I heard that Disney was making a sequel to the beloved Julie Andrews film Mary Poppins, I was...hesitant. Now, we’ve gotten a new look at Emily Blunt’s debut in Mary Poppins Returns. And let me just say: This woman is practically perfect in every way.

Strut Your Stuff for This Week's Gif Party

A horse is a horse of course of course. But do you know what’s better? A dancing horse. That’s right, it’s time for the weekly gif party! Oh, you didn’t know we were back in full stride (get it)? Well, then you’ve got serious gif-ing to do. Fill up these comments with some fun dancing times. Bonus points for ponies,…

Artist Jen Bartel on Turning Fan Art Into a Comics Career and Paying It Forward

Artist Jen Bartel may have started out drawing Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Ghostbusters fan art, but now she’s creating covers for some of today’s biggest comic books. Black Panther: World of Wakanda, Josie and the Pussycats, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, just to name a few.

The Strange, Beautiful, and Now Tumblr-Friendly History of Sci-Fi Musicals The Strange, Beautiful, and Now Tumblr-Friendly History of Sci-Fi Musicals

Science fiction has a complicated history in musical theater. Much like the Academy Awards, which usually reward stories about “real people” over sci-fi and fantasy (with 2017's Best Oscar win for The Shape of Water being a notable exception), musical theater audiences tend to scoff at spacey sagas. However, some…

The Captive State Trailer Reveals a Totalitarian World Run by Aliens The Captive State Trailer Reveals a Totalitarian World Run by Aliens

Films like War of the Worlds and Independence Day looked at what would happen when aliens who were smarter, stronger, and deadlier invaded Earth. The first trailer for Captive State, the latest film from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt, doesn’t bother with the fight. Instead, it asks: What would…

The First Trailer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Is Legitimately Creepy The First Trailer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Is Legitimately Creepy

Welcome to the coven, my sistren and brethren. Let us light our candles, pray to the Dark Lord, and find a creepy wooded glen to sign a harmless blood pact with the forces of evil. Because the first devilishly charming trailer for Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is here, and it’s going to make a sacrifice…

Disney's Mistresses of Villainy Descend Upon New York Fashion Week  Disney's Mistresses of Villainy Descend Upon New York Fashion Week 

Disney’s villains may be doomed to fail, but damn are they going to look fabulous while doing it. Fashion house the Blonds debuted its Spring 2019 collection at New York Fashion Week, inspired by the lovely, the powerful, and the so-bad-they’re-good Disney queens and kings of evil.

Report: American Gods Is Experiencing More Showrunner Issues Report: American Gods Is Experiencing More Showrunner Issues

American Gods is only about to enter its second season, but it’s had almost as much turnover as the Trump administration. The newest shake-up involves showrunner Jesse Alexander, who himself replaced Michael Green and Bryan Fuller after they were pushed out. Now, it looks like he’s being pushed out too. As the…

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