Pedro Pascal to lead The Mandalorian @ Sci-Fi Storm

Lucasfilm announced today that Pedro Pascal (Narcos, Game Of Thrones, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) will join an all star cast and crew and take the title role of The Mandalorian, the live-action Star Wars series set to debut on the upcoming Disney+ streaming service. The show will follow a lone Mandalorian (Pascal) gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

Pascal joins a cast that includes Gina Carano (Deadpool), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man), and Nick Nolte (Affliction).

Dave Filoni (Star Wars: Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels) will direct the first episode. Other directors to follow include Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates), and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok).

Netflix's Marvel Shows Can't Come Back For at Least Two Years @ io9

Each time Netflix has cancelled one of its Marvel shows, the network teases that the characters will live on. That may be true, but it’s sounding less and less likely that it’ll be in their current iterations.

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The Marvel Netflix shows won't be able to continue elsewhere until 2020 at the earliest @ Syfy Wire

Things aren't looking too good for our Marvel heroes over on Netflix. Though the five shows seemingly managed to escape Thanos' snap, the streaming service gave them a surprising snap of its own. More than half of the Defenders are now dust in the wind, and they won't be able to mount a comeback anytime soon. 

Mortal Engines' very long, eventful road to the big screen ran through Middle-earth @ Syfy Wire

In 2006, Jackson optioned the rights to turn the Mortal Engines series of novels into movies. Now, 12 years later, the first Mortal Engines movie is finally hitting theaters — and Jackson is not its director.

Supernatural: Jeffrey Dean Morgan bringing back John Winchester for 300th episode @ Syfy Wire

A reunion for the ages!

io9 Roundtable: Blog Worlds Collide as We Break Down the Elseworlds Finale @ io9

Last night, the final part of the CW’s big DC crossover for the year, Elseworlds, aired its conclusion. It had everything it could possibly jam into 40 minutes of superhero TV, and then some—and ramifications for the entire Arrowverse so huge, we had to do a little bit of crossing over ourself to discuss it.

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Comics: Chip Zdarsky returns to Spider-Man, Kevin Smith tackles Hit-Girl miniseries, Cosmic Ghost Rider rewrites Marvel history @ Syfy Wire

Chip Zdarsky is about to launch another Spider-Man story, Kevin Smith's Hit-Girl miniseries gets more details, and Cosmic Ghost Rider is about to rewrite the history of the Marvel Universe, all in today's comic book roundup. 

Riverdale's Mark Consuelos explains Hiram's hatred for Archie and that Gargoyle King theory @ Syfy Wire

During a Riverdale set visit last month, Consuelos spoke to the press about Hiram’s hatred for Archie, his power struggle with Hermione, whether Hiram is the Gargoyle King and why Riverdale has become a family affair.

Casting: Joel McHale to shine bright as Starman; Ali Wong swoops on Birds of Prey; more @ Syfy Wire

Do you like casting roundups? Oh, you do. Well, we've got four pieces of good news for you, and they range from superhero properties to big Star Wars news. Let's dig in. 

Into the Spider-Verse Looks So Goddamn Great, Sony Wants to Patent It @ io9

This may be a bit in-Spider-y, but stay with us.

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Crisis on Infinite Earths could be the perfect way to wrap up Arrow next season @ Syfy Wire

Looking to the wider message and story of the Green Arrow, having Oliver sacrifice himself to save all of reality would certainly make for a fitting end to his adventure.

The Top 10 Deals of December 12, 2018 @ io9

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If You Believe, They Put a Moore on the Moon, Alan Moore on the Moon @ io9

After spending years criticizing how Hollywood has adapted his iconic graphic novels, Alan Moore is finally taking matters into his own hands. Protagonist Pictures has unveiled the first look at Moore’s upcoming fantasy film, The Show. And yes, you can insert your The Tonight Show joke here.

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The New Trailer for the Alien Occupation Thriller Captive State Just Might Blow You Away @ io9

We hate to be presumptuous, but this new trailer blew us away, so there’s a chance it might do the same for you.

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Exclusive: Alex Ross' new Origins: Aquaman litho tracks the life of Arthur Curry @ Syfy Wire

The tsunami of marketing behind Warner Bros.' splashy Aquaman feature is cresting as we approach its release date on Dec. 21 and fans of DC's King of Atlantis are riding an unprecedented wave of anticipation.

Early reviews for Mary Poppins Returns find long-awaited sequel a whimsical good time @ Syfy Wire

After the early reactions to Disney's Mary Poppins Returns proved to be supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (that means ‘good,’ right? We’re…we’re going to go ahead and assume that means ‘good’) it’s looking like several critics are giving the sequel to the classic film high marks.

Why do the live-action Sonic's legs look so weird and horny? @ Syfy Wire

Gotta go fast... into our self-inflicted doom.

What I Married a Witch, Bewitched and Bell, Book and Candle say about women having it all @ Syfy Wire

In The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) is torn between the witch and the mortal world, as certain expectations have been placed on her teen shoulders. Dating a human is not the done thing, but this is 2018 and Sabrina wants to have a choice in the way she lives her life. First love is intoxicating, particularly if there is also a forbidden factor. This is far from the first complicated romance between a person in possession of magical abilities and someone that has none.

The Mandalorian Cast Has Officially Been Announced @ io9

It’s true. All of it.

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6 Actors Who Were Double-Duty Genre Superstars in 2018 @ io9

It’s not unusual for popular actors to be cast in multiple movies and TV shows in a relatively short time period—but 2018 had an unusual number of performers doing double duty in notable genre projects. Here are six of our favorite ubiquitous faces this year.

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Development: Netflix orders teen superhero series; Brandson Sanderson enters Magic: The Gathering; more @ Syfy Wire

The latest in genre development news!

3Below: Tales of Arcadia adapts aliens to Earth in first trailer @ Syfy Wire

Since Diego Luna and Tatiana Maslany popped into Guillermo del Toro’s Trollhunters as exchange students, fans have known something big was coming to the world of Arcadia. Now, after plenty of teasing and a pilot debut at New York Comic Con, the first trailer for the alien royalty show is here.

Stranger Things and Arrival Producers Are Working on a Netflix Show About a Teenager With Superpowers @ io9

Think Family Circus meets American Horror Story: Coven. Netflix has ordered eight episodes of a new series based on Charles Forsman’s self-published graphic novel, I Am Not Okay With This, about a teenage girl who struggles to balance life, relationships, and her deadly telekinesis.

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Into the demonic duo of The Batman Who Laughs and the Grim Knight with Jock and Scott Snyder @ Syfy Wire

Go inside The Batman Who Laughs with in this interview with writer Scott Snyder and artist Jock.

The Biggest and Most Important Comic Book Crossover Is Coming to TV Next Year @ io9

The Arrowverse’s big three-part crossover ended last night and it was a lot of fun, but the last minute of the crossover was truly unprecedented. It contained the announcement of a sequel to the crossover in 2019, and its title: Crisis on Infinite Earths.

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Play Bears vs. Babies Over the Holidays For $6 Off. Or Just Pet the Box. @ io9

You know the guy that makes The Oatmeal webcomic? He does card games too, and this family-friendly card game back on sale for $6 off.

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The Last Kingdom Discussion: Season 3, Episode 9 mourns the death of a king @ Syfy Wire

As The Last Kingdom draws to a close, changes are coming to Wessex. Uhtred, the Viking thirst trap, has returned to his old stomping grounds to make amends with a dying King Alfred, who has one final request of his former right hand. The season's penultimate episode sets the stage for an epic battle and a transition of power that could alter the course of history.

Debate Club: The 5 best moments in holiday genre films @ Syfy Wire

From Shane Black's holiday cheer to Christopher Walken's villainy, here are some great Christmas moments in movies.

Pixar moves forward with suburban fantasy film Onward; cast includes Chris Pratt, Tom Holland @ Syfy Wire

The company's first original film since Coco.

Pixar's Mysterious 'Suburban Fantasy Adventure' Now Has a Title and Superhero Cast @ io9

Way back at last year’s D23 Expo, Pixar announced that its next film after Toy Story 4 would be “suburban fantasy adventure” with a personal touch. Well, now that movie has a title. It’s called Onward, and the voice cast is nothing short of heroic.

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Netflix teases Season 2 of Punisher after fellow Marvel streaming shows get the axe @ Syfy Wire

It appears that Frank Castle is indeed a survivor. After several Marvel Netflix shows have been given the axe, Marvel’s The Punisher keeps soldiering on, with a second season set to air next year.  

Although a release date has not been announced, a promotional video posted by the streaming giant unveiling its January lineup reveals that Season 2 of The Punisher will be coming soon. 

Voyager 2 is officially in interstellar space. Now what? @ Syfy Wire

NASA’s Voyager 2 just became the second human-made object to boldly go beyond the heliosphere and into interstellar space, which blew everyone’s mind a little, but what will this intrepid probe be up to next?

Science Behind the Fiction: Can we believe the Area 51 witness or was he a liar? @ Syfy Wire

Anyone familiar with the UFO community has probably heard the name Bob Lazar.

Mary Poppins Returns Is Magical But It's Missing Something @ io9

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Game of Thrones rules On-Demand, Marvel dominates Google as year-end trends snap into focus @ Syfy Wire

You can't stop the Marvel train!

Watch BBC's Gorgeous Music Video for Doctor Who's Thirteenth Doctor Theme @ io9

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Exclusive: Valiant Entertainment unveils Breakthrough lineup for 2019 with four limited series @ Syfy Wire

Valiant Entertainment announces four titles in their Spring 2019 slate of new releases called the Breakthrough. 

You Need an SSD, It's Crucial (and Super Cheap Right Now) @ io9

It should be a crime for any computer to ship with a spinning hard drive. Why manufacturers continue to do so, despite the dropping prices of SSDs, astonishes me. But, of course, you can correct this wrong-doing.

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6 Ghost Stories to Read on a Cold Christmas Night @ Barnes & Noble: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

Art from A Christmas Carol, illustrated by Mark Summers

As pop songs go, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is a venerable seasonal classic—but what’s with that weird lyric about “scary ghost stories”?

Christmas is a holiday defined by brightly decorated trees, the exchange of presents, festive warm drinks, deadly earworms (the musical kind), and arguing politics with your family around the hearth during some of the coldest, darkest nights of the year. But there’s one yuletide tradition that’s been relatively overlooked in recent decades: yes, the annual sharing of ghost stories, a centuries-old practice with its origins in Norse, German, and Celtic celebrations of the solstice. The longest night of the year was thought to be a time when the barriers between the worlds of the living and the dead grew thin; hence, swapping stories of spirits seemed only natural. The rise of puritanical Christianity—and the subsequent push to quell the ancient rituals surrounding the solstice—meant the practice fell out of favor, though it briefly regained popularity in the Victorian era thanks to one Charles Dickens (more on him in a minute).

These days, we of course mostly associate scary stories with Halloween (another holiday that cribs heavily from pagan practices), but in the interest of reviving the tradition as a staple of the Christmas season, here are our suggestions for 6 spectral tales best enjoyed during the most wonderful (and darkest) time of the year.

A Christmas Carolby Charles Dickens
The most well-known example of the “ghost stories at Christmas” trend (and it should be, considering it managed to bring the practice back into fashion—and bring the once rather low-key holiday into the forefront of public consciousness), Charles Dickens’ morality tale about stingy miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounters with four unusual ghosts needs no introduction. But while numerous adaptations and retellings, the the Muppets to the Fonz, have unpacked the work in detail, nothing quite packs the punch of the original novella, in which Dickens layers on atmosphere to spare, generating palpable tension even before he sets off with Scrooge on a tour of the spirit world. Dickens’ familiarity with serialized fiction helps, making the most of every moment in a way that feels elegant rather than leaden. It goes without saying that this heartfelt classic holds up to multiple re-readings.

“The Nimble Men,” by Glen Hirshberg
Taking place entirely on a plane stuck in a de-icing station in the woods, “The Nimble Men” seems tailor-made for ghost story aficionados and the Christmas season both, serving up a tale of two pilots’ encounter with an odd supernatural force in the woods. It follows the structure of the classic ghost story pretty well—the two main characters even do their part to raise the tension by bantering back and forth as they share their own weird tales—and the tone is more about raising the hairs on the back of your neck than making you jump in fright. When the “nimble men” of the title finally reveal themselves, they seem more odd than dangerous, and the ending also provides no concrete explanation for what’s going on, making it all the more eerie. The sense that reality is off-kilter, coupled with the remote wooded setting, makes for this the perfect ghost story for a cold, dark night by the fire.

“The Reaper’s Image,” by Stephen King
More than a few of the stories in King’s literary canon would fit nicely on this list—the upsetting house-haunting in “It Grows On You,” the decidedly retro atmosphere of “The Breathing Method,” the isolated terror of the bathroom-set “Sneakers,” and any number of other stories from the exceptionally ghostly Skeleton Crew—all would be solid picks. But “The Reaper’s Image” gets by on just how eerie yet utterly simple it is: two men discuss a mirror’s supernatural history, something unsettling happens, and the ending is left ambiguous. There’s no “why,” no long history to explain what the mirror is, it’s just a haunted mirror, and we’re left with an odd sense that something upsetting has just occurred. It’s that simplicity that truly makes it a chilling story, and an excellent read.

“20th Century Ghost,” by Joe Hill
While a little lighter than other entries on this list, Hill’s entry is still a haunting—if bittersweet—tale of a movie theater occupied by the spirit of a young woman who touches the lives of cinephiles in an unusual way. It’s the story of how a place can change lives if it finds the right person. It’s the story of what “home” really is, of the power of art and stories to move a person, and it has one of the saddest, sweetest endings a ghost story ever could. I could go on and on about how wonderful it is, but as it’s very much in the “show, don’t tell” mode, it’s best experienced first-hand, rather than discussed at length. It does come with a brief warning, though—you may find yourself tearing up at the end.

“Spectral Evidence” by Gemma Files
Academic-flavored horror is a playground rarely played in, which is a shame, because any subgenre that contains such gems as Stephen Graham Jones’s zombie anthropology story “Chapter Six,” surrealist horror like House of Leaves, or Catherynne M. Valente’s fantastic Invisible Games deserves all the readers. A prime example of the form, “Spectral Evidence” takes the shape of a research paper on the photos from a parapsychological study. Files lures you in with the bizarre central objects, and the informal way the parapsychologist who ostensibly penned the paper peppers her comments throughout the scholarly text, and the amusing annotations from other researchers trying to decipher her work. As the photos go on, things take a turn for the sinister, but it never stops feeling like we’re reading about real, tangible objects. It’s an unnerving read, with just enough edge to cut you a little, and leave you bleeding.

“Is Your Blood As Red As This?” by Helen Oyeyemi
Oyeyemi’s collection of linked short stories is brighter in palette than some of her more gothic work, but the stories themselves are no less eerie for it, especially “Is Your Blood…” which manages to blend an unusual arts academy, a haunted brass puppet, and a young woman who can see spirits together into a tale of relationships, how an artist’s disposition can affect their art, and the weird ways we connect with one others—even if those others aren’t quite human. It’s a strange story, bursting with odd details and strange flourishes (like the nihilistic puppets of one of the art students, and the fear amid the puppet collection that they might all be split up) that only serve to deepen the weird sense of humanity and empathy the narrative creates.

What’s your favorite ghost story?

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Exclusive: Comics artist Jock unveils secrets behind 12 of his most memorable covers @ Syfy Wire

The Batman Who Laughs artist Jock breaks down a dozen of his craziest covers.

Here's Your First Tiny Little Tease for The Punisher Season 2 @ io9

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Ms. Blunt and Wakanda are having a very good year.

Chosen One of the Day: Booster from Jingle All the Way @ Syfy Wire

Several felonies were committed trying to obtain a Turbo-Man action figure in the film Jingle All the Way. An entire warehouse full of Turbo-Man-bootlegging Santa Clauses were raided by the police, and everyone risked spending years in an upstate prison when Booster was right there. Unfortunately, no one had an ounce of love to show Turbo-Man’s sidekick.

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About time!

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's Holiday Special Is More Somber Than Spooky @ io9

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Final night of ‘Elseworlds’ officially sets the stage for Arrowverse’s Crisis on Infinite Earths @ Syfy Wire

Yes, we got a Superman vs. Evil Superman face off, some great life lessons for our heroes, and a grand adventure to fix reality. But more than anything, the Arrowverse finally made it official: We’re getting a full-on Crisis on Infinite Earths. Fall 2019. The world(s) will never be the same.

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Some enthusiastic Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans ended up with some unexpected competition the other night for a rather surprising reason. 

Last Friday, Jovante S. Williams and his friends were playing Nintendo Switch's new Smash Bros. title when some of his neighbors in the apartment complex ended up calling the cops and complaining about the noise. 

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AMC's long-running zombie drama The Walking Dead is no stranger to bringing back dead characters. Sometimes as members of the undead, but much more often they'll appear as hallucinations as wounded characters near death's door. 

Now, they'll be bringing back a recently killed off character for the second half of Season 9 this coming spring. 

Objects in Space 12/11/18: War is coming to the surface @ Syfy Wire

Hey, Tuesday friends! It's somehow both a relief and a surprise to know that we're closer to the end of this year now than the start of it. Can you believe all of the things that happened in 2018? I can't, because I can barely remember what happened last week.

But I'm finding comfort in some very specific TV shows this time of year: Nailed It, anyone? Or Great British Bake-Off? I can only bake marginally well but watching others put together some magic in the oven (or not, depending on the show) has been a very cathartic experience.

Exclusive Vikings clip: Bishop Heahmund turns to Lagertha for help @ Syfy Wire

Desperate to seek refuge in England, Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) and Bjorn's (Alexander Ludwig) escape from Ivar the Boneless (Alex Hogh Andersen) has not gone as smoothly as they had hoped on History's Vikings.

Plans Are Underway to Build a New Ultraman Legacy in the West @ io9

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Star Trek: Insurrection was released wide in the United States of America on Dec. 11, 1998. It was the year of Armageddon, aka the year you don't want to close your eyes, you don't want to fall asleep, et cetera. It was the year Buffy had sex with Angel and then he became evil. And it was the year that a Windows operating system had a blue screen of death upon its debut.

So many exciting moments!

Once Upon a Deadpool Is Basically the Best DVD Special Feature Ever, But That's It @ io9

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What Jessica Jones teaches us about surviving sexual assault @ Syfy Wire

Warning: This piece includes frank discussions of sexual assault.

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Check Out This Artist's Adorable Mashup of Doctor Who and Star Wars @ io9

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Melissa Benoist talks Elseworlds' Supergirl finale and a Super showdown @ Syfy Wire

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Black Panther wins Best Picture and Director from African American Film Critics Association @ Syfy Wire

WAKANDA FOR EVER-Y AWARD!!!

Doctor Who changed more this year than it has in decades and that's great @ Syfy Wire

Whittaker, Chibnall and Strevens moved the needle so far in a scant ten episodes that we'll still be feeling the seismic shift of this season 45 years from now.

Marvel's Teasing Some Big Changes to the Fantastic Four's Origins @ io9

The Fantastic Four might have only just recently come back to the Marvel Universe—but that’s not going to stop Marvel Comics from getting its fans riled up about some plans to change everything we knew about how the First Family came together.

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