Why You Can Never, Ever, Ever Make The Biggest Fans Happy

Or, "Why The New Power Rangers Movie Will Never Make Power Rangers Super-Fans Happy, For A Specific Example." It's a more accurate headline, but it was a little wordy, don't you think? » 5/14/14 8:00am 5/14/14 8:00am

Romance Fail: The Worst Fictional Pairings, and Why They Happen

Romance abounds in fiction — and science fiction and fantasy are full of epic romances too. But sometimes, it's just a bad idea. We see so many fictional couples that the writers clearly thought were a great idea, but are actually disasters. Here are the main signs that a fictional romance is a terrible, awful, bad… » 2/14/14 12:00pm 2/14/14 12:00pm

Is there a formula for what makes a movie flop?

We've all seen movies bomb, but what makes them a flop? Do we just know one when we see it, or is there a way to codify what makes a movie bomb, and by how much. » 2/05/14 4:20pm 2/05/14 4:20pm

Superman Returns Director Blames Women for Movie's Failure

Director Bryan Singer wants you to know that it isn't his fault that Superman Returns flopped. Rather, it's kind of sort of the fault of the women for whom he made this movie, but who didn't flock to the theaters to see his badly reviewed, boringly cast version of the franchise. » 2/04/14 6:21pm 2/04/14 6:21pm

Brainiac Concept Art from the Bryan Singer Superman That Never Was

Bryan Singer was hard at work on a sequel to Superman Returns when the studio pulled the plug. Which means we never got to see Brainiac on the big screen, since he was the intended big bad for the sequel. But at least newly revealed concept art gives us a hint at what could have been. » 12/23/13 1:30pm 12/23/13 1:30pm

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

Hit Movies That Everybody Thinks Were Flops

The history of genre movies is littered with massive, lavish failures — movies that took hundreds of millions of dollars and tossed the money down a sinkhole. But some of the movies that everybody "knows" were box office disasters actually did really well, when you look at the numbers. » 1/05/12 9:00am 1/05/12 9:00am

The REAL reason Sucker Punch will lose money

Since Sucker Punch failed to conquer the box office, there's been lots of speculation about why it was a box office failure. Was it too stylized? Was it the reviews? Did it fail to appeal to women or older adults? » 3/30/11 3:30pm 3/30/11 3:30pm

Unused concept art of Kal-El's costume and Doomsday from past Superman…

Costume and special effects designer Steve Johnson (who recently unveiled photos of Tim Burton's sparkling Superman suit) has now posted costume art from Superman Returns and J.J. Abrams-scripted Superman Fly-By. Check out art of a revamped supersuit...and Doomsday. » 12/05/10 7:15am 12/05/10 7:15am

When humans punch aliens: the io9 video mix

It's time for another io9 flashback, with this awesome video remix of every scene we could find where a human punches an alien. Set to L.L. Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out," for maximum impact! » 7/21/10 2:30pm 7/21/10 2:30pm

When an underwhelming movie has an amazing trailer

It's really true: You can't judge a movie by its trailer. Some of the worst movies had trailers that made us go, "Hell yeah, I wanna see this now." Sometimes they even make it look like a totally different movie. » 6/07/10 3:30pm 6/07/10 3:30pm

Why Can't Movie Superheroes Save The World?

James Bond saves the world sometimes. So does Captain Kirk. But at least in the movies, superheroes don't - they're too busy fighting personal spats. Here's why superheroes on the big screen should save the damn world now and then. » 5/10/10 5:17pm 5/10/10 5:17pm

When you look at it this way, a progression becomes pretty obvious — in…

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

Top 10 Science Fiction Disappointments Of The Past Decade

Disappointment sometimes seems the natural state of mind for science-fiction fans, but it's because we have so much hope. We raise our hopes again and again, only to suffer crushing disappointment. Here are the 10 worst letdowns of the 2000s. » 12/08/09 3:17pm 12/08/09 3:17pm

Is Spider-Man 4 Going The Way Of Superman Returns?

A new casting call has people worried Spider-Man 4 will be another Superman Returns. You'll never guess whom Lost's Sawyer is lunching with. Plus clips from Fringe, Heroes, Stargate and Smallville. And there are Superman, Planet 51 and FlashForward spoilers! » 11/17/09 6:00am 11/17/09 6:00am

Does Superman Returns Really Deserve A Director's Cut?

Fans online are planning to lobby Warner Bros into releasing a re-edited, special features-laden version of Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, thinking that it could uncover the hidden masterpiece in the released version. But... is there a masterpiece hidden in there? » 11/14/09 8:00am 11/14/09 8:00am

Would Warners Say Yes To An Abrams Superman Reboot?

Warner Bros. may not have been planning on making another Superman movie anytime soon, but now that Star Trek's JJ Abrams is announcing his interest in the project again, could that change...? » 10/27/09 6:40am 10/27/09 6:40am

Bryan Singer: I Want To Make More X-Men

After months of rumors, X-Men and Superman Returns director Bryan Singer has publicly stated that not only does he want to return to Fox's mutant angst franchise, but that he's spoken to the studio about the possibility. » 10/12/09 7:00am 10/12/09 7:00am

The Most Expensive Movies Of The Past Decade

The 2009 summer movie season ended, with a record-breaking box office. But 2009 will also go down as the year with the most movies that cost $200 million or more. We've compiled the most expensive movies of the past decade. » 9/21/09 12:04pm 9/21/09 12:04pm

DC Ent Prez: No Plans For Superman Movie

Apparently, there's one character who won't be benefiting from Warner's creation of an entire division to better leverage DC Comics' characters in movies, television and other media. Has the Superman's Curse finally struck the Man of Steel himself? » 9/15/09 12:00pm 9/15/09 12:00pm