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Luke Wilson's Current Renaissance Now Includes a Role in Zombieland 2 Luke Wilson's Current Renaissance Now Includes a Role in Zombieland 2

He was just cast in DC Universe series Stargirl, and then he popped up as an extreme close-talker in a now-inescapable toothpaste ad that debuted during the Super Bowl. But Luke Wilson has a new big-screen project for his suddenly very busy schedule: Zombieland 2, a.k.a. Zombieland: Double Tap.

Will Smith's Genre Movies, Ranked Will Smith's Genre Movies, Ranked

He started out in music, got his big break acting on a sitcom, and has earned Oscar nominations for his dramatic work, but Will Smith’s screen career has a hefty concentration of big-budget sci-fi and fantasy films. He’s almost always fun to watch, but his movies are sometimes...not. With that Aladdin trailer fresh on…

Hagrid Leads a Magical Ride in the Newest Wizarding World of Harry Potter Attraction Hagrid Leads a Magical Ride in the Newest Wizarding World of Harry Potter Attraction

Time to start planning your next trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, because there’s a brand-new ride opening this summer. According to the amusement park, it’ll be a new rollercoaster called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, opening June 13.

Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House Announces a Second Season, With a Twist Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House Announces a Second Season, With a Twist

Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House was one of our favorite TV shows of 2018, but the story of the troubled Crain siblings seemed too self-contained to extend it for another season. Not to worry, though; the horror hit will return, this time with an all-new set of characters and story. It’s going anthology, baby!

Aliens Visit Earth for an Eerily Specific Purpose in Sci-Fi Short Seedling Aliens Visit Earth for an Eerily Specific Purpose in Sci-Fi Short Seedling

We’ve shared lots of cool sci-fi shorts on io9 over the years, but it’s especially exciting when we get to host a premiere. Stevie Russell’s Seedling takes place during an alien invasion that rattles the world—but especially a scared young couple who are waiting it out at their beachside home.

6 Sci-Fi Movie Remakes That Actually Don't Suck 6 Sci-Fi Movie Remakes That Actually Don't Suck

Sci-fi movie remakes are a genre constant. Good sci-fi remakes, however, are surprisingly difficult to come by. While you nervously wait to pass judgment on in-the-works projects like Dune and Escape From New York, though, here are eight movies that prove sci-fi remakes can be amazing.

Spider-Ham Has a Snack Attack in This Into the Spider-Verse Bonus Clip Spider-Ham Has a Snack Attack in This Into the Spider-Verse Bonus Clip

With just over a week to go until Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verses’s much-anticipated digital release, Sony has released a short but action-packed, not to mention joyfully goofy, glimpse at one of the special features: Caught in a Ham, starring John Mulaney’s wisecracking Peter Porker, aka Spider-Ham.

Artificial Humans Fight for Freedom in This Stylish Sci-Fi Short Artificial Humans Fight for Freedom in This Stylish Sci-Fi Short

We’ve sung the praises of filmmaker K-Michel Parandi on io9 in the past, and now there’s a new verse: XYZ, From Fire and Dust, a proof-of-concept short about artificial humans that Parandi hopes may become a series one day, according to Short of the Week.

Javier Grillo-Marxuach Takes on Fandom's Generation Gap in 'The Audacity of Being Jaded' Javier Grillo-Marxuach Takes on Fandom's Generation Gap in 'The Audacity of Being Jaded'

Javier Grillo-Marxuach is beloved by genre fans for the many TV shows he’s had a hand in writing and producing—including Lost, The 100, the Xena reboot that sadly never was, and the upcoming Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. A few years back, he released a book of essays about his time in the TV trenches, and he just…

This Presidents' Day, Let's Celebrate the Fact That We Don't Live in the Reality of Escape From LA This Presidents' Day, Let's Celebrate the Fact That We Don't Live in the Reality of Escape From LA

On that fateful day of November 8, 2016, we counted down science fiction’s most blatantly evil presidents, not anticipating that we’d soon be plunged into a real-life political situation that often feels utterly dystopian. But even at its worst, it’s still not as bad as the America seen in Escape From LA.

Horrified Board Game Brings All the Classic Universal Monsters Out to Play Horrified Board Game Brings All the Classic Universal Monsters Out to Play

Universal’s plan for a “Dark Universe” of films connecting all its monsters may be kaput, but there’s new life in the franchise with Leigh Whannell’s recently-announced Invisible Man project. And thanks to a new board game, you can soon build your own shared universe of monsters on your coffee table.

9 Geeky and Occasionally Romantic Movies to Stream on Valentine's Day 9 Geeky and Occasionally Romantic Movies to Stream on Valentine's Day

It’s the most romantic season—but it’s also go-for-broke tax time, and your well-worn DVDs of The Princess Bride and Shaun of the Dead could use a rest. Fear not, nerds! We’ve scoured the three big streaming services to find sweet (and not-so-sweet) genre picks perfect for Valentine’s Day viewing.

We've Got an Exclusive First Look at io9 Co-Founder Annalee Newitz's Latest Sci-Fi Novel We've Got an Exclusive First Look at io9 Co-Founder Annalee Newitz's Latest Sci-Fi Novel

We are thrilled to reveal the cover and an excerpt from io9 co-founder and awesome person Annalee Newitz’s The Future of Another Timeline, her second novel after Nebula Award nominee Autonomous—not to mention her many non-fiction books on science, tech, pop culture, and other topics.

The New Aladdin Trailer Finally Shows Will Smith's Blue Genie in Action The New Aladdin Trailer Finally Shows Will Smith's Blue Genie in Action

After an early teaser that revealed lots of sand dunes and just a glimpse of a familiar, treasure-stuffed cave, and some colorful set photos, we finally have a look at Will Smith in full genie mode in the first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin remake.

Marlon James' Black Leopard, Red Wolf Will Be Adapted by Michael B. Jordan Marlon James' Black Leopard, Red Wolf Will Be Adapted by Michael B. Jordan

Well, this is actually perfect. Marlon James’ epic fantasy novel Black Leopard, Red Wolf just his shelves yesterday, and it’s already been snapped up by Hollywood, in the form of Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan, who picked up the rights as part of a new producing deal with Warner Bros.

10 Horror Films That Contain Equally Horrifying Works of Art 10 Horror Films That Contain Equally Horrifying Works of Art

Netflix movie Velvet Buzzsaw stars Jake Gyllenhaal as an art critic who becomes engulfed in weirdness when paintings by a mystery artist take Los Angeles by storm. That got us thinking about other horror movies featuring sinister and/or strangely animated artwork—so here are our favorites.

Marlon James Talks Superheroes, the Joy of Fantasy, and His Stunning New Book Black Leopard, Red Wolf Marlon James Talks Superheroes, the Joy of Fantasy, and His Stunning New Book Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James is already a big deal; he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015 for his crime novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. But Black Leopard, Red Wolf—the first entry in his Dark Star fantasy trilogy, which the Jamaican-born author himself dubbed “the African Game of Thrones”—levels up in a huge way.

37 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Keep You Warm This February 37 New Science Fiction and Fantasy Books to Keep You Warm This February

February may be the shortest month, but it’s jam-packed with new sci-fi and fantasy books—including titles from big names like Marlon James, Ken Liu, and io9 co-founder Charlie Jane Anders! Plus: runaway space princesses, mythical monsters, post-apocalyptic survival stories, and tons more, including a few non-fiction…

The Undead Don't Stand a Chance in Zombieland: Double Tap, Especially With Rosario Dawson Along for the Ride The Undead Don't Stand a Chance in Zombieland: Double Tap, Especially With Rosario Dawson Along for the Ride

The versatile Rosario Dawson—last seen as Claire Temple on various shows across Marvel’s Netflix slate; last heard playing the voice of the “Power Caller” elevator in Sorry to Bother You—has another new genre project: the Zombieland sequel, which also just announced its full title, too.

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