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Netflix Doesn't Care That You Care About Ratings Netflix Doesn't Care That You Care About Ratings

One of the more interesting parts of Netflix becoming one of the most disruptive studios in Hollywood is that, from the outside, there’s no real way to measure just how successful any of its movies or series are, because the company doesn’t release comprehensive data about what subscribers watch. From Netflix’s…

Everything We Caught in the Surprisingly-Packed Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer

Much like a demogorgon breaching the barrier between dimensions, apropos of nothing, the first trailer for Stranger Things’ third season unexpectedly appeared today and while it easily could have been something slight and teaser-y, it’s actually quite dense with details about what to expect. Shocker: things are gonna…

In the First Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer, It's All Fun and Games Until the Monsters Show up In the First Stranger Things Season 3 Trailer, It's All Fun and Games Until the Monsters Show up

When last we caught up with Stranger Things’ heroes of Hawkins, they’d successfully managed to fend off yet another inter-dimensional threat seeking to breach the divide and enter our world. For about a few seconds it seemed as if Eleven and her friends were going to be able to enjoy their childhoods in peace. This…

Transgender Activist Chella Man Is Titans' Jericho Transgender Activist Chella Man Is Titans' Jericho

While the heroes of DC Universe’s Titans still have an otherworldly, apocalyptic threat to deal with, the team’s soon going to be tasked with fending off Deathstroke, one of their most iconic rogues—and apparently, they’re going to have a bit of help courtesy of the villain’s son.

Detective Pikachu's Creative Team Considered Danny DeVito to Star (aka We Could Have Had It All) Detective Pikachu's Creative Team Considered Danny DeVito to Star (aka We Could Have Had It All)

Those of us who’ve been fans of Detective Pikachu since his video game days know that even though Ryan Reynolds is voicing the character in Warner Bros.’ upcoming film adaptation, the assumption was that the electrical crime sleuth was meant to be played by one Danny DeVito. Apparently, the film’s production team…

Everything You Know About Captain Marvel's Cat Is a Lie

Goose is both Captain Marvel’s mascot and the movie’s breakout star, and the felines who appear in the film have become a topic of fascination. The cats are divas, the cats don’t play well with the Skrulls, the cats are really just there for treats. While that all may be true, it appears as if Marvel’s been…

Game of Thrones Challenges You to Find These Actual Iron Thrones Game of Thrones Challenges You to Find These Actual Iron Thrones

As a follow-up to its strange call for blood donations in celebration of Game of Thrones’ final season, HBO has now launched the third phase of its “For the Throne” campaign with a treasure hunt of sorts. Six Iron Thrones have been hidden across the globe, and should you be clever enough to figure out where they are,…

Doom Patrol Just Went Full Infinity War in the Best Way Possible

In a landscape that’s overcrowded with expensively-produced, live-action adaptations of comic books, Doom Patrol stands out in the canny way it picks and chooses some of the best tropes from the genre, tosses them into a blender, and turns them into a strange but smooth mix of human emotional arcs and unhinged,…

American Gods Is Coming Down to Earth, for Better or Worse American Gods Is Coming Down to Earth, for Better or Worse

American Gods’ season two premiere leaned heavily on the fantastical—but the second episode, “The Beguiling Man,” brought us a back down to Earth for a bit.

American Gods' Ricky Whittle on Why Shadow Moon Is All of Us American Gods' Ricky Whittle on Why Shadow Moon Is All of Us

The latest episode of Starz’s American Gods shines a fair amount of light on Shadow Moon’s past which, up until this point, was basically as enshrouded in mystery on the show as it was in the original novel. Learning more about Shadow and where he comes from, Ricky Whittle recently explained to io9, was important for…

Captain Marvel Presents Complicated Political Messages Worth Examining Captain Marvel Presents Complicated Political Messages Worth Examining

Because an amnesiac Carol Danvers spends so much time during Captain Marvel trying to figure out who she is, there’s a way in which she’s never quite given a chance to deeply grapple with some of the moral issues the movie presents to her. That job largely falls on the audience, and the film’s relative…

Meet the New Replicant Hunter in Titan Comics' Blade Runner 2019 Meet the New Replicant Hunter in Titan Comics' Blade Runner 2019

Unlike the comic book companions to most other major cinematic universes, Titan Comics’ upcoming Blade Runner books are all canon and set within the same continuity of the original Blade Runner and its sequel, Blade Runner 2049. That’s what makes this exclusive look at the first cover to Blade Runner 2019 so…

Steven Universe's Adventures Might Not Be Over Just Yet Steven Universe's Adventures Might Not Be Over Just Yet

The heartfelt finale of Steven Universe’s most recent season brought this part of Steven’s story to a close in such a profound way that you could easily get the impression the series as a whole was coming to an end. That might not be the case.

Captain Marvel's Cat Actors Had Trouble Performing With the Skrulls Captain Marvel's Cat Actors Had Trouble Performing With the Skrulls

Because Goose plays such an integral part in Captain Marvel’s story, it was necessary for four different cat performers to be brought onto the film’s set in order to capture the range of Goose’s feline emotions. Some scenes featuring Goose, like when the cat first meets Nick Fury, were predictably easy to shoot, but…

Marvel's Shang-Chi Movie Has Found Its Director and Writer  Marvel's Shang-Chi Movie Has Found Its Director and Writer 

While Marvel’s still moving forward with its slate of more cosmically-focused movies like Endgame and Eternals, it’s also making progress with a Shang-Chi feature film that, considering the character’s depiction in the comics, could be decidedly more grounded.

The Origins of Captain Marvel's Powers Raise Some Interesting Questions About the Larger MCU The Origins of Captain Marvel's Powers Raise Some Interesting Questions About the Larger MCU

Early in Captain Marvel, after Carol Danvers and Nick Fury have met, the Kree warrior explains that her signature photon blasts are all the proof anyone needs that she’s not a member of the Skrull race stealthily invading Earth in 1995. Fury, understandably, has no reason to believe or doubt Carol because he has no…

Noah Hawley's Doctor Doom Movie Has a Script, But Its Future Is Uncertain Thanks to Marvel Noah Hawley's Doctor Doom Movie Has a Script, But Its Future Is Uncertain Thanks to Marvel

The future of Noah Hawley’s Doctor Doom movie was immediately thrown into question the moment news broke that Disney had designs on purchasing 20th Century Fox in order to regain the cinematic rights to a number of Marvel characters, like the X-Men and the Fantastic Four. At some point, it’s likely that all of those…

io9 Roundtable: Captain Marvel's Epic Crash Landing Into the MCU io9 Roundtable: Captain Marvel's Epic Crash Landing Into the MCU

Captain Marvel is finally in theaters. Unsurprisingly, the movie’s doing gangbusters at the box office, and Carol Danvers’ status as one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most powerful heroes has been solidified. But there’s so much more to Carol and Captain Marvel’s story than her cosmic powers and, while we liked…

Swamp Thing's Going Back to Middle School in The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid Swamp Thing's Going Back to Middle School in The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid

While most of the monstrous heroes known as Swamp Thing (there are quite a few of them) have been loners in DC’s comics, Russell Weinwright, the star of Kirk Scroggs’ upcoming The Secret Spiral of Swamp Kid series, is a regular preteen who’s just trying to make his way through middle school and chronicle his life on…

Captain Marvel's Clark Gregg Opens Up About His Deep Connection With Agent Coulson Captain Marvel's Clark Gregg Opens Up About His Deep Connection With Agent Coulson

As relatively small as SHIELD Agent Phil Coulson’s role was in Iron Man almost 11 years ago, the character’s gone on to become one of the most important pieces of connective narrative tissue tying the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe together.

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