The Man With The Iron Fists isn't bad if you imagine Russell Crowe…

Incidentally, this isn't too far from the truth. As reality would have it, Crowe (a main character in Iron Fists) spent all of ten days on set, channeling legendarily unhinged and deceased Wu-Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard. Said Robert "RZA" Diggs — the film's director and famed Wu-Tang producer — in the movie's … » 11/06/12 2:15pm 11/06/12 2:15pm

Does Grant Morrison know the secret of the Wu-Tang Clan?

At New York Comic Con, io9 met up with famed comic scribe Grant Morrison. We picked his brain about such topics as the RZA, Batman and Superman's S&M games, and that time Wonder Woman built a sneaky sculpture of herself out of cured ham. » 10/12/12 1:05pm 10/12/12 1:05pm

It's bloody explosions a-go-go in the first trailer for Wu-Tang rapper…

Witness the first, unapologetically over-the-top trailer for the RZA-directed, Quentin Tarantino-approved kung fu flick The Man With The Iron Fists. In the film — which hits theaters later this year — sees Lucy Liu killing feudal Chinese warriors with a fan, Russell Crowe moonlighting as a cowboy, and a character who… » 6/29/12 6:55am 6/29/12 6:55am

RZA's G.I. Joe action figure, Jar Jar Binks in Carbonite, and other…

Starting tomorrow, the Toy Fair 2012 trade show will engulf Midtown Manhattan in a tide of roiling plastic. Points of articulation will blot out the sky, and reality itself will polymorph into one cosmically absurd play set. » 2/11/12 4:10pm 2/11/12 4:10pm

Ghost Dog: Why this katana-swinging hitman is an urban legend

Jim Jarmusch's 1999 thriller Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai is a stunning meditation on race, death, cultural cross-pollination, and Forest Whitaker killing gangsters. But what's most intriguing about Ghost Dog is how Jarmusch transforms the film's flesh-and-blood samurai into a nigh mythical wraith. Here's why this… » 2/28/11 3:20pm 2/28/11 3:20pm

New trailer for "The Golden Phoenix" is hip hop kung fu fantasy…

Basically there is nothing more sublime than this. RZA teams with Eli Roth to bring you hard core kung fu - set in "another world - where everybody fights!" » 6/28/10 1:12pm 6/28/10 1:12pm

The Hip-Hop-SciFi Connection In 5 Easy Videos

At first glance, your average Biggie verse doesn't have much in common with Isaac Asimov. But when you look closer, the connections between hip hop and scifi really aren't so hard to find. Here's a primer, with five visual examples. » 4/04/10 10:00am 4/04/10 10:00am