Stephen Amell hits all the marks on American Ninja Warrior course @ Blastr

Stephen Amell American Ninja Warrior

The Arrow star's impressive run earned a cool $35k for Red Nose Day, so it looks like art really does imitate life in this case.

First Look: The Sorcerer Supreme and The Kingpin team up in Doctor Strange #22 @ Blastr

Exclusive preview of Doctor Strange #22, featuring an offbeat team-up and a tie-in to Secret Empire!

In honor of World Dracula Day, suck on these 10 hilarious Dracula appearances @ Blastr

Dracula: he's not just a monster anymore.

Oscar Isaac fondly recalls getting slapped repeatedly by Carrie Fisher @ Blastr

Please tell us this will be on the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Blu-Ray/DVD extras.

Watch: Writer Shea Fontana teases her upcoming Wonder Woman arc @ Blastr

Shea Fontana discusses with us how she's going to be playing with shades of grey in Wonder Woman's world.

Blast into 17 out-of-this-world Guardians Vol. 2 fan posters @ Blastr

Behold this kaleidoscopic collection of Poster Posse's artistic salute to James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Objects in Space 5/26: Bad posters, pirates and modding The Last of Us @ Blastr

Plus, how Pandora changes Disney and the Logan Honest Trailer.

Joss Whedon was already working on Justice League before Snyder family tragedy @ Blastr

The director had previously been recruited to assist with reshoots.

The Hulk's Bed in Thor: Ragnarok Is Truly Incredible @ io9

Where does the Hulk sleep? Well, wherever the hell he wants. But when the big green guy’s at home, apparently, he curls up in one of the most weirdly majestic and oddly toothy beds you will ever see.


Bryan Fuller keeps teasing us with amazing Hannibal Season 4 ideas @ Blastr

Bryan Fuller still hasn't given up on a fourth season of Hannibal.

Enter the world of Wonder Woman in stunning new concept art @ Blastr

Ahead of the hotly anticipated premiere of director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman next week, new pieces of concept art taking us inside some of the Warner Bros. comic book movie’s locations have been unveiled.

Who Won the Week Episode 77: Pirates of the Caribbean, Justice League and more! @ Blastr

Does the Pirates franchise still have its sea legs? What's going on with Justice League? How about those New Mutants? Our look back at the week in geek has the answers!

Michael Keaton's Vulture scavenges alien tech in new clip from Spider-Man: Homecoming @ Blastr

Spider-Man: Homecoming has spun a web around a new clip and extended promo revealing some new footage from the superhero flick.

Spider-Man: Homecoming's Spider-Drone Is Now a Real Thing, and More Fantastic Toys of the Week @ io9

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's roundup of the shiniest toys currently threatening that pile of money you have in your back account. This week we’ve got an insanely detailed Wolverine figure, Spider-Man: Homecoming’s weirdest new Spider-tech made robo-flesh, and some unique DC comics statuettes. Hide your wallets!


Chosen One of the Day: The one person in Star City who still doesn't know Oliver Queen is Green Arrow @ Blastr

Somewhere in Star City there exists someone who doesn't know Green Arrow's identity, and we love them for it.

Watch: Writer Shea Fontana describes the thrill of introducing Wonder Woman to kids @ Blastr

Shea Fontana sat down with us to talk about the importance of seeing young girls connect with superheroes that speak to them.

Infographic of the Day: State-by-state favorite alien movie map @ Blastr

This geeky new chart maps out every state's most popular E.T. film.

Watch: Peter David looks back on his seminal Future Imperfect comic arc @ Blastr

With the Hulk enjoying a bit of a renaissance these days, we caught up with comic legend Peter David to talk about one of the greatest stories ever told about Bruce Banner.

Five ‘Fun’ Board Games About Real Disasters to Remind You We’re Completely Doomed @ io9

There are plenty of horror board games and tabletop RPGs that thrive on fantasy, whether it’s helping a ghost solve its own gruesome murder in Mysterium, or helping to stop (or aid) the rise of evil gods with Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game. But of course, the biggest horrors are the ones humans actually face in real…


Geek Girl Rising: Interview with Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravers @ Blastr

Authors Heather Cabot and Samantha Walravens discuss their new book Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech and the new culture that women are creating in tech jobs.

Image of the Day: Hulk's humongous bed from Thor: Ragnarok @ Blastr

Here's the monster bed the big guy sleeps in from a new Australian Marvel art exhibit.

You May Not Care About Avatar, But Its New Theme Park Is a Glimpse Into Disney's Future @ io9

Disney’s foundation may have been built on animation, but these days, Disney is powered by franchises. That’s especially true in the theme parks; where major expansions have recently been announced based on some of Disney’s newer, blockbuster franchises like Star Wars, Marvel and... Avatar. And while you may have no…


Can Spider-Gwen be saved from her own storylines? @ Blastr

Now that Spider-Gwen's solo book is a couple of years in, we have a few suggestions for how the SpiderVerse's breakout star can keep swinging.

The Amazons slaughter soldiers in two new Wonder Woman clips @ Blastr

Here's a pair of new Wonder Woman clips that demonstrate why it's unwise to mess with the Amazonians.

Bryan Fuller Still Has Hope Hannibal Will Get a Fourth Season, and Knows Exactly What It'll Be About @ io9

Bryan Fuller is a bit busy these days, what with the triumphant American Gods blowing our minds on a weekly basis. But the master showrunner can’t quite leave one of his beloved past creations behind: Hannibal. In fact, he’s already got some ideas just in case season four ever happens.


Turns Out Joss Whedon Has Been Working on Justice League for Quite Some Time @ io9

We were all saddened to learn that Justice League director Zack Snyder and producer Deborah Snyder were stepping down from the film after a tragic death in their family. Joss Whedon agreed to take over the film—partially because, as it turns out, he was already working on it.


Draculas on television, ranked @ Blastr

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Dracula has been an enduring icon of the silver screen for over a century. But how do the small-screen Dracs stack up?

Peter Jackson Releases Some Intriguing Concept Art for His Mortal Engines Film @ io9

Peter Jackson is hard at work on his latest adaptation: Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve’s steampunk saga that could be the latest YA series to become a big screen hit. Jackson has unveiled the first real look at the world of Mortal Engines, and it looks promising.


Over The Years, Violet From Peanuts Was Defined Only By Her Cruelty @ io9

Violet was the original mean girl of the Peanuts gang. She was even the first character to call Charlie Brown a blockhead. Her main weapon was social exclusion: “I’m having a party, and YOU’RE not invited!” She was, on the surface, an unrepentant bully and one of the least likable characters in Charles Schulz’s strip.…


May 26 in Sci-Fi History: Helena Bonham Carter Day @ Blastr

From Fight Club to Harry Potter to Sweeney Todd, Helena Bonham Carter is a badass who has long shown audiences how to act your way through any kind of messy hair-do.

This Futuristic Shape-Changing Pasta Was Inspired by Star Wars @ io9

Pasta might not make you think “science.” But then again, you’ve probably haven’t shouted “holy shit” while you watched it curl up before your eyes.


Stuff We Love: Little Petal's designer using geek fashion for good @ Blastr

These fundraisers will support Planned Parenthood and To Write Love On Her Arms.

Carrie Fisher Slapped Oscar Isaac So Many Times on the Set of The Last Jedi @ io9

Have you ever found out about something and then realize it was everything you’ve ever needed? Because that’s how I feel knowing there’s footage somewhere of Carrie Fisher slapping Oscar Isaac—as General Leia and Poe Dameron—over and over again.


Wonder Woman Worships Wonder Woman @ io9

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot and Wonder Woman Lynda Carter joined forces on the Wonder Woman premiere red carpet Thursday night in Hollywood, along with (in the background) many adoring Wonder Woman cosplayers of all ages.


Original vs. Remake: The Wolf Man vs. The Wolfman @ Blastr

It's Lon Chaney Jr. vs. Benicio Del Toro! Bela Lugosi vs. Anthony Hopkins! Werewolf vs. CGI werewolf!

John Barrowman announces his exit from the Arrow-verse @ Blastr

John Barrowman has been a staple of the Arrow-verse for five years, and has seen his presence extend out to a memorable role in Legends of Tomorrow, too. But it’s apparently coming to an end.

Today's Best Deals: 256GB Flash Drive, Cordless Dremel, Clear the Rack, and More @ io9

A cordless Dremel, a new Clear the Rack sale, and a $24 wake-up light lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.


Mark Hamill: I 'fundamentally disagree with every choice' for Luke in The Last Jedi @ Blastr

Mark Hamill seems pretty excited about how the new Star Wars trilogy is turning out, but that wasn’t always the case — at least not when he read the first draft of The Last Jedi.

We Chatted With the World's Coolest Astronaut About Inspiring Kids and Sending Dogs to Space @ io9

Leland Melvin is a unicorn of a human being. He’s been drafted to the NFL, flown in the final frontier (twice), and now, written a book called Chasing Space. On the internet, the former NASA astronaut is best known for this unforgettable photo with his two dogs, Jake and Scout, who grace the cover of his new memoir.…


Game of Thrones' Final Season Is Going to Be Very, Very Short, Like Arya @ io9

The past six seasons of Game of Thrones have all managed to spread their stories of love, lust, murder, and war over uniform sets of 10 episodes each. Season seven’s shaking things up a bit by cutting down its episode count down to seven (the Faith of the Seven will be pleased,) but a new report says season eight will…


Disney XD sets premiere for Avengers: Secret Wars animated series @ Blastr

The animated corner of the Marvel universe is getting ready to tackle its own version of Secret Wars, and now we have the first details on how it’ll play out.

Mark Hamill Has a Big Issue With Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi @ io9

Some very ominous news about The Last Jedi. The New Mutants movie is taking a surprising direction. The Doctor may change, but Doctor Who itself doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. Plus: A tease about the setting of the Wonder Woman sequel, hints about the monsters of Stranger Things’ second season, and more! Spoiler…


We should not expect The Last Jedi to unravel the mystery of Snoke @ Blastr

Apparently Star Wars: The Last Jedi isn't giving us too much insight into the Supreme Leader of the First Order.

Summer comes to Saturn @ Blastr

This week marks the advent of summer in Saturn's northern hemisphere, and with it, changes in the weather there.

Actor Jared Martin, Fantastic Journey and War Of The Worlds series star, 1941-2017 @ Sci-Fi Storm

We’ve just learned that actor Jared Martin, who genre TV fans would remember from the short-lived Fantastic Journey series as well as the TV series adaptation of War Of The Worlds, along with a small role in the original Westworld, passed away this past Wednesday at the age of 75 at home after suffering from pancreatic cancer.

He was probably more well known as rodeo cowboy Dusty Farlow who seduced Sue Ellen Ewing only to die in a plane crash on Dallas, although he was resurrected due to fan popularity. He was also a roommate to Brian de Palma at Columbia University, who gave Martin two of his first acting jobs, in 1968’s Murder a la Mod and 1969’s The Wedding Party.

As the lead character of Dr. Harrison Blackwood in War Of The Worlds, he was one of the few characters to survive the retooling of the series in the second season, which took the show from a contemporary setting to a more post-apocalyptic world and a “second wave” of aliens take over.

Dynamite's Turok reboot ropes in Star Wars: Aftermath scribe Chuck Wendig @ Blastr

The legendary dinosaur hunter is back, and led by Star Wars writer Chuck Wendig.

Celebrate Geek Pride Day with 11 of the geekiest museums to get totally lost in @ Blastr

Museums swarming with action figures, video games and wax Draculas actually exist. 

Injustice 2 Almost Had a Version of Static, Milestone Media's Awesome Electric Superhero @ io9

Damn it, we were so close to getting one of Milestone Media’s best characters in the new superhero fighting game. Heroes and villains from all over the DC Comics multiverse are part of the roster in Injustice 2 but, for the most part, they come from the well-known core of characters clustered around the Justice…


Warner Bros.' Jetsons movie is finally moving forward with an animation veteran @ Blastr

The Jetsons just took a big step on their way to the big screen.

A Sanitation Worker Learns Why You Should Never Cross a Raccoon in This Surreal Comedy Short @ io9

In Alan Miller’s Garbage Man, a grouchy sanitation worker makes the grave mistake of pissing off the wrong “trash panda.” He’s soon afflicted with a peculiar curse that turns him into the literal personification of the film’s title—and his crummy day on the job gets way stinkier before taking a surreal, weirdly…


40 Years Later, Star Wars is the most important franchise in genre @ Blastr

On Star Wars' 40th anniversary, we look at why it's still the single most important franchise in genre entertainment.

HotShot Trailer: Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer #3 @ Sci-Fi Storm

A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Tom Holland), who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.). Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture (Michael Keaton) emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

In theaters July 7th!

HotShot Trailer: Final trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets @ Sci-Fi Storm

The final trailer starts with a close look at the alien people and creatures we will see, along with a sequence that looks a bit like a third person video game…Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets debuts July 21, 2017.

Cast joins third installment of Channel Zero @ Sci-Fi Storm

Syfy’s Channel Zero extended anthology series has a third installment (and a fourth), and a cast, although it doesn’t have a title yet.

Brandon Scott (Blair Witch, Guerrilla) and Holland Roden (Teen Wolf, Bring It On: Fight to the Finish) have signed on as leads for the third installment of the show. I haven’t seen plot details, but Scott will play a cop with a “world-weary” exterior, but a fierce commitment to justice, and a deep love for his troubled community. Roden is Zoe Woods, a sharp, tough young woman whose struggles with mental illness have worn her down over the years. She hates that her younger sister Alice has to take care of her and she’d give anything to go back to the way things used to be.

The second series, No-End House, airs in October and follows Brian Russell’s story of Margot (Amy Forsyth), a young woman who, along with her friends, visits the No-End House – a bizarre house of horrors consisting of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms.

io9 Is Proud to Present the Poe Dameron Scale, the Ultimate Star Wars Name-Ranking System @ io9

It is well documented that we—we being James and Katharine—are obsessed with the names in Star Wars. We even have our own not-at all-scientific rating system to judge our favorite, comical names from the galaxy far, far away: the Poe Dameron Scale. And we are proud now to introduce the PDS to the world.


Chosen One of the Day: The droid from A New Hope who looks like Jeff Goldblum in The Fly @ Blastr

This is a carefully crafted persona.

18 awesome Star Wars movie posters from around the world @ Blastr

A collection of 18 classic Star Wars movie posters from across the globe.

Valiant High Is Exactly How Publishers Should Get New Readers Into Their Books @ io9

I have a confession to make. Two years ago at New York Comic-Con, I picked up a bunch of Valiant trade volumes with the intention of getting caught up with the publisher’s rapidly expanding universe of heroes and villains.


Objects in Space 5/25: Star Wars, Star Wars and more Star Wars @ Blastr

May 25th will be a day long remembered. It has seen the birth of the Rebellion and will soon see another 40 years of Star Wars fandom.

First freaky peek at new South American horror film, What The Waters Left Behind @ Blastr

Here's a disturbing trailer for a brutal new indie horror flick from Argentina.

Scott Snyder and Jock's Wytches finally returns in August in IMAGE+ @ Blastr

The fan-favorite horror series will be serialized soon!

Watch Every Non-Eleven Stranger Things Kid Rock Out on Lip Sync Battle @ io9

The latest episode of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle is getting a visit from the Upside Down. The stars of the hit Netflix show, with one Eleven-sized exclusion, all show up to move their mouths and dance around in time with some of their favorite songs. And god help me, it’s the cutest thing I’ve seen all week.


6 Star Wars background characters who enriched the galaxy @ Blastr

One of the best things about Star Wars is seeing all the characters in the background that you desperately want to know more about. Here are seven we love.

Batman and Harley Quinn team up in first trailer for animated DC film @ Blastr

Dour Batman teaming up with the chaotic Harley Quinn? What can possibly go right?

Sony's Black Cat/Silver Sable Movie Might Have a New Name and a New Director @ io9

Sony’s Marvel Universe—yeah, that’s still a terrible name, right?—is making some big moves lately. While the Venom movie recently found its host, the studio’s other planned film, starring Spidey supporting characters Black Cat and Silver Sable, might have just landed itself a director in the form of Gina…


Watch: Celebrate Star Wars' 40th as fans remember their first time @ Blastr

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Star Wars, we hit the streets of New York City to find out why fans fell in love with the franchise all those years ago.

40 fun facts about Star Wars: A New Hope @ Blastr

Here's a crazy collection of Star Wars: Episode IV facts, tidbits and trivia to amuse you on the film's 40th birthday.

Robert Zemeckis' UFO series Blue Book picked up to series at History @ Blastr

History has been getting into the original series game lately, and now it's picked up Robert Zemeckis’ UFO-focused project Blue Book straight to series. 

What's the Best Order to Watch All the Star Wars Movies Now?! @ io9

Bonjour, my bonny mailboxes. Thanks to your abundance of excellent letters, I have an extra big mailbag for you today! So let’s get right to it: What’s the best Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack? Who could save the Transformers movie franchise? Why did WB decide to make the DCEU’s Batman so damn old? And more of …


Geoffrey Rush Reflects on More Than a Decade of Piracy on the Caribbean @ io9

After five movies playing a ruthless pirate, you might think an Oscar-winning actor like Geoffrey Rush would be tired of it. He is not. He relishes playing Captain Barbossa, the longtime nemesis of Jack Sparrow, because he believes Pirates of the Caribbean is the rare franchise that stands out in a world dominated by…


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