The Latest Batman News Is Both Surprising And Not Surprising At All

Thanks to DC's Diamond Previews solicits for January 2015, the next person to step into the green boots of Batman's sidekick Robin has been revealed. Since it's a spoiler, the reveal is after the jump — but I do feel confident the new Robin's identity will not shock you. Something else will, however. » 10/20/14 7:00pm 10/20/14 7:00pm

How Can a Movie Series Bounce Back From "Franchise Fatigue"?

X-Men: Days of Future Past didn't just have one of the biggest Memorial Day openings ever. The seventh X-Men movie also had the best opening since X-Men 3 in 2006, nabbing $110 million over four days. Does this mean that "franchise fatigue" is over? Or just that the right movie can overcome it? » 5/27/14 1:09pm 5/27/14 1:09pm

What makes a movie "so bad it's good," instead of just bad?

Midnight movies. Guilty pleasures. Cult classics. We have lots of terms for films that are so bad, they're good. But why do we really love terrible films, sometimes more than good movies? And why aren't all bad movies wonderfully bad? » 1/27/14 12:21pm 1/27/14 12:21pm

Amazingly Beautiful Advertisements for Gotham City's Weird Companies

Weirdness permeates Gotham City, what with all the spooky architecture and homicidal maniacs around every corner. So it makes sense that advertisements for local businesses would be kind of trippy and off-balance. See for yourself, in concept art by Mary Locatell. » 12/09/13 3:30pm 12/09/13 3:30pm

Honest Trailers takes on its easiest, greatest target: Batman & Robin

"Shooting fish in a barrel" is a phrase that has a negative connotation, implying that it's too easy to shoot fish which are trapped in such a contained space. But what if the fish really have it coming? Find out as the Honest Trailers guys work their magic on the most anemic of opponents, Batman and Robin! » 7/31/13 1:40pm 7/31/13 1:40pm

Batman and Robin's cast and crew sit down to eviscerate the world's…

Stop what you are doing and watch the most amazing Hollywood pile-on we've ever seen. Joel Schumacher, Chris O'Donnell and the rest of the cast and crew from Batman and Robin sit down to autopsy the worst Batman movie created, and they are brutally honest — emphasis on the "brutal." Words like overhyped, rushed, and… » 4/09/13 8:40am 4/09/13 8:40am

Choose the 4 Worst Science Fiction Movies Ever: The Last Airbender Vs. …

We're down to the Elite Eight in our quest to find the worst science fiction movie ever made. Who will it be? Mac & Me or Catwoman? Battlefield Earth or Batman & Robin? The time to vote is now! » 3/27/12 11:40am 3/27/12 11:40am

Without further ado, Mr. Freeze: The Musical, starring Arnold…

Jon and Al Kaplan have regaled you in the past with the Predator and Conan the Barbarian musicals. Now gird your loins for their take on the former Governor of California in his prime, crooning "Batman, You Son Of A Bitch." To be honest, I grew up thinking Batman and Robin was a musical (and that my local theater's… » 3/12/12 2:20pm 3/12/12 2:20pm

Read a preview of Batman and Robin, starring Bruce Wayne's ninja…

One of the newer cast members in the Batman comics is Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne and Talia al Ghul's semi-sociopathic offspring. Since his birth, Damian has been trained in the art of murder by the League of Assassins. Damian's mellowed considerably since taking up the mantle of Robin, but he's still a pint-sized rebel. » 2/01/12 2:25pm 2/01/12 2:25pm

DC Comics tells us about Bruce Wayne's secret identity bombshell

Grant Morrison's final issue of Batman and Robin came out today. In the comic's final panels, Bruce Wayne revealed a huge secret to the press. io9 spoke with DC Comics editor-in-chief Bob Harras about Batman's new status quo. Spoilers! » 11/03/10 12:11pm 11/03/10 12:11pm

The Top 10 Killer Body Mods - And We Mean Killer Literally

What's the best part of being posthuman? Smiting your enemies with but a single touch, of course! Here are 10 mutants, cyborgs, and martial artists who are equipped to take down their nemeses using deadly limbs and epidermis. » 5/05/10 6:30pm 5/05/10 6:30pm

Hellboy + Tequila + Aztec Vampires = One Helluva Miércoles

What do you get when you dump Hellboy in 1950s Mexico, team him up with three vampire-fighting luchadores, and douse this gang in tequila? You get Hellboy in Mexico (Or, a Drunken Blur), a comic ready-made for Cinco de Mayo. » 5/04/10 9:00am 5/04/10 9:00am

The Top 10 Weirdest Songs From Superhero Movies

Mika's single for Kick-Ass continues the cherished tradition of musicians penning (often absurd) songs for superhero flicks. Here are some of the best and/or worst songs from comic-book cinema. And no, that Nickelback song from Spider-Man ain't on here. » 4/26/10 5:40pm 4/26/10 5:40pm

The Weather Is Awesome Edition

It's Batman, Buffy, and a tripped-out Peter Parker this week! Also, S.H.I.E.L.D. goes old-school, Jonathan Ross debuts his supernatural crime drama, and Wee Hughie meets some supes who aren't total wankers. When the sun's shining like this, we crave comics! » 4/06/10 9:00am 4/06/10 9:00am

40+ Examples Of How Big-Screen Superhero Costumes Fail

When superhero/supervillain costumes succeed on the big screen, it's a miracle. But it's also rare. The movie superhero outfits are a multiverse of fail, and here are 40-odd examples of total costume catastrophe. Brace yourself, this won't be pretty. » 3/26/10 3:48pm 3/26/10 3:48pm

Science Fiction's Greatest Love Potions And Devotion Rays

Are you facing the prospect of being alone on Valentine's Day? It's not too late to make someone fall in love with you. Science fiction's full of handy ways to make someone swoon into your arms, and here's a list. » 2/12/10 6:22pm 2/12/10 6:22pm

The Truth About Pirate Batman

To everyone who got excited over the prospect of seeing a time-traveling Bruce Wayne dressed up like Johnny Depp's Cap'n Jack Sparrow in next year's Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne series: We're sorry... but it's not going to happen. » 12/26/09 7:00am 12/26/09 7:00am

Akiva Goldsman (Sorta) Admits Batman And Robin Was Terrible, But He's…

Akiva Goldsman finally admitted it: Batman And Robin was not his finest hour. But superhero buffs it was the most important movie in superhero history, and Goldsman is planning a slew of new movies about DC's heroes. » 10/19/09 11:12am 10/19/09 11:12am

The Real Reason Marlon Wayans Passed On Playing Robin

We talked superheroes with the all-new "real American heroes," Marlon Wayans and Channing Tatum, and found out the real reason Marlon wasn't cast as Joel Schumacher's Robin — and why he couldn't pull off the "motorcycle in the rain" scene. » 8/04/09 5:10pm 8/04/09 5:10pm

Why Are Movie Threequels Always So Terrible?

Movie sequels that don't suck are rare creatures — like flying unicorns — but they do exist. But it's almost impossible to find an example of a third movie in a series that didn't self-immolate. Why is that? » 7/07/09 4:04pm 7/07/09 4:04pm