Gal Gadot responds to the critics of her casting as Wonder Woman

Chris Cooper hints that Norman Osborn will have a major part in Amazing Spider-Man 3. The next Game of Thrones season finale will be like nothing you've seen before. Plus photos from the season finale of Dracula and the return of Sleepy Hollow. And Nikita finale spoilers. Spoilers now! » 12/27/13 6:00am 12/27/13 6:00am

The Captain Marvel/Ms. Marvel/Shazam Clusterf*ck Explained

As a fake mailman living in the future, sometimes it’s funny to me what you people in 2013 freak out about. Ben Affleck as Batman? He actually ends up being okay. Not great, but definitely better than Kilmer or Clooney. But man, you guys are going to completely lose your shit in 20 years when Kim and Kanye’s kid North… » 9/04/13 8:15am 9/04/13 8:15am

In 1941, jai alai-loving hillbillies were America's future weapon…

In Captain America, a patriotic beanpole is buffed up with super-steroids and battles the Third Reich using his unconventional star-spangled shield. The following article from the December 1941 issue of the science and engineering magazine Mechanix Illustrated foresaw a similar destiny for real soldiers. » 4/17/12 10:55am 4/17/12 10:55am

How can Marvel and DC create the next Smallville?

Everybody's looking for the next Smallville. Both Warner Bros (DC) and ABC (Marvel) are aiming to create the next sensation based on existing comics properties. But given how bad most comics-to-TV adaptations have been, how do you copy Smallville's success? » 8/11/10 1:04pm 8/11/10 1:04pm

So What Happened To All Those Dark Knight Imitators?

It's been over a year since The Dark Knight made a billion dollars and revolutionized genre cinema. At the time, everyone said we'd be seeing a spate of Dark Knight-influenced "dark" superhero films. So are any of them still happening? » 9/03/09 12:30pm 9/03/09 12:30pm

I feel like there were other "dark" superhero movie ideas being tossed around…

Captain Marvel To Get Smart At Warners

It looks like The World's Mightiest Mortal may be making the move to the big screen sooner than expected. Get Smart » 11/21/08 11:08am 11/21/08 11:08am director Peter Segal has signed a three-year deal with Warner Bros, and is bringing the long-awaited movie with him. But how soon will we actually hear the word "Shazam!" come back into common usage?The…

Crooked Men And Futuristic Slayers In This Week's Comics

And here's another way in which DC Comics isn't celebrating Superman's birthday - There's only one Superman comic this week. How could they hate him so mu - Oh, wait, it's just a scheduling thing? Oh, alright. And there's also a Supergirl comic for those who absolutely have to have their S-Shield fetish fulfilled?… » 7/01/08 9:00am 7/01/08 9:00am

Zombies, Aliens And The Last Boy On Earth In This Week's Comics

Before I tell you all about Secret Invasion again — the first issue arrives in stores tomorrow — I have just five words for you: Zombies Vs. Robots Vs. Amazons. Ignoring the potential sequel, "Zombies Vs. Robots Vs. Amazons Vs. Your Mother," how much more awesome can one comic sound? Find out about the war to end all… » 4/01/08 9:00am 4/01/08 9:00am

Lightning Strikes With A Sucktastic Title For Shazam Movie

Director Peter Segal was at WonderCon plugging his upcoming Get Smart film, but he also talked a bit about the Shazam/Captain Marvel movie he's slated to helm. While he didn't reveal anything new (they're talking to The Rock about playing Black Adam, etc), he did say that the tentative new title for the project is » 2/26/08 10:20am 2/26/08 10:20am

io9 Discovers Mark Waid's Awesome Arsenal Of Scifi Gadgets

Mark Waid is best known for creating the Kingdom Come graphic novel with Alex Ross, but his more recent run on Brave and the Bold has been of the best comics from DC lately. He's one of the quickest people to label himself a comic book nut, and his house is full of memorabilia. He ran down to his local comic book shop… » 2/11/08 1:36pm 2/11/08 1:36pm