Science Fiction vs. Fantasy Round One: Space Opera and Epic Fantasy!

In this year's edition of io9 March Madness, we're on a quest to find the greatest series in all of science fiction and fantasy. On Wednesday, we kicked things off by making eight classics battle it out just to make it into the tourney. Now it's time to start voting on the round of 64! » 3/14/14 11:18am 3/14/14 11:18am

New Hints on the Terminator, Highlander and Fantastic Four Reboots!

Is Marvel really backtracking on the "Mandarin twist" in Iron Man 3? Also, Alan Taylor, director of Thor: The Dark World, seems to be inching toward a deal to direct Terminator. The first choice for Reed Richards in the Fantastic Four movie may be out due to scheduling conflicts. Spoilers now! » 10/31/13 6:00am 10/31/13 6:00am

What killed the Golden Age of Cartoons?

Um, you guys realize it’s the government shutdown that leads directly to the mysterious apocalypse that destroys the U.S. and which I now currently wander around in delivering mail, right? I don’t want to ruin the surprise, but you should all start stocking up on underpants. Better than gold nowadays. Just sayin’. » 10/09/13 8:30am 10/09/13 8:30am

12 Great Science Fiction Actors Who Don't Get Enough Props

Science fiction is an actor's dream. The genre has created some breakout stars, like Harrison Ford, but it's also turned scores of working actors into beloved fan-favorites, who work the convention circuit. But here are 12 great science fiction actors who swing for the fences, and just don't get the appreciation they… » 5/17/13 10:31am 5/17/13 10:31am

12 Movies That Filmed Happy Endings You Never Saw

Everybody likes a happy ending... right? Actually, no. Sometimes a happy ending is the absolute wrong thing for a movie, because it throws away everything the film-makers worked to build up throughout the film. Sometimes, a movie has to end with fire, tears or blood. Here are 12 movies that had happy endings, but… » 5/08/13 10:04am 5/08/13 10:04am

50+ Glorious Opening Voiceovers from Science Fiction Movies

Behold the wondrous opening sequence of Spielberg's War of the Worlds. Any movie that starts with Morgan Freeman's cask-aged voice, telling us we're screwed, is off to a great start. Many science-fiction movies open with voiceover narration, which prepares you for greatness... or bombards you with backstory. » 12/11/12 2:00pm 12/11/12 2:00pm

10 Upcoming Science Fiction and Fantasy Movie Remakes (and Why They…

Hollywood loves remakes. After all, old movies have instant name recognition, and material that's already been proved to work on the screen before. When remaking a book adaptation, you can draw on the previous movie as well as the source material. Of course, remakes are hit and miss — as witness the trail of films like … » 7/31/12 10:00am 7/31/12 10:00am

Get a better look at the villains of Amazing Spider-Man and Falling…

Start your day with spoilers! Amazing Spider-Man set photos reveal the villain's practical make-up. Woody Harrelson joins Hunger Games. Could Tom Welling be a Marvel superhero next? The Highlander reboot is still alive. Will Neil Gaiman write more Doctor Who? » 5/11/11 6:00am 5/11/11 6:00am

Has The Dark Knight Rises already started filming? Plus The Avengers…

The Dark Knight Rises doesn't start filming in earnest until the Spring, but they might actually be shooting some key location shots this week. A bizarre press release might have revealed a new Avengers character. Plus Roberto Orci talks bringing Ender's Game to the screen, Jamie Bell explains the voice of Tintin, we… » 2/10/11 6:00am 2/10/11 6:00am