What if The Dark Knight Rises took place in 1930s Shanghai?

We saw a snippet of this DC Nation cartoon come out of Comic-Con, but that was only the tip of the alternate reality iceberg. From Wolf Smoke Studios, here's an extremely gee-whiz animated short featuring Batman, Catwoman, and Bane running amok in 1930s Shanghai. Hopefully this means more short animations in the… » 8/28/12 7:15am 8/28/12 7:15am

3 Awesome Candidates to Direct the Hunger Games Sequel. Plus New Dark…

A trio of auteurs are being considered to direct Catching Fire. Robert Downey, Jr. starts a crazy Avengers rumor. Sin City 2 might really be happening. Plus a pair of Game of Thrones actors take you deep inside their characters. » 4/13/12 6:00am 4/13/12 6:00am

Latest Dark Knight Rises Pic: Batman's Bat-Buckle, Catwoman's Pointy…

This week's Entertainment Weekly has The Dark Knight Rises on the cover, and it's your best look yet at Catwoman's pointy ears. And my god, does Anne Hathaway look anorexic to anyone else? I know that she bragged that she lived on "kale and dust" for Dark Knight Rises, but I hadn't seen her looking quite so...… » 4/11/12 3:13pm 4/11/12 3:13pm

Upcoming Movie Sequels that Actually Have a Reason to Exist

Hollywood's appetite for endless sequels shows no sign of slacking — Transformers 4 is coming! — and these films often feel like exercises in futility. Last week, we listed a ton of movie sequels in the pipeline that felt totally unnecessary. As in, nobody had walked out of the previous movie saying, "I can't wait to… » 2/16/12 1:09pm 2/16/12 1:09pm

io9's Official Valentine's Day Cards, For That Special Geek In Your Life

This is Garrison Dean, io9's resident viscount of photoshopperie, reporting in. Much like your significant other, I've been distant, busy with work, and just not fulfilling your needs. But it's Valentine's Day! And on Valentine's Day, I can make up for all my shortcomings and patch our fragile relationship with a… » 2/14/12 7:00am 2/14/12 7:00am

Christian Bale explains why Batman is an anarchist in The Dark Knight…

An acting heavyweight joins Ender's Game. Joss Whedon debunks the hot new Avengers rumor. Roberto Orci discuss the script for the Star Trek sequel. Fringe prepares for its first ever Astrid-centric episode. Plus there's a new photo of Karl Urban in Dredd! » 2/01/12 6:00am 2/01/12 6:00am

Could the most unlikely Avengers cameo rumor really be true after all?

A horror legend says he wants to play a crucial character on The Walking Dead — and reveals which Oscar-nominated actor the producers supposedly have in mind instead. Plus updates on The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit, Riddick, and much more! » 1/31/12 6:00am 1/31/12 6:00am

New photos and videos for The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, …

Doctor Strange takes a huge step forward, while Iron Man 3 might start filming early. A photo reveals the back of a Batman villain's head. Terminator 5 will return to the franchise's R-rated roots. Plus the last word on Chuck! » 1/27/12 6:00am 1/27/12 6:00am

Fan-made Dark Knight Rises Titles So Good, They Deserve to be in…

Exceptionally gifted designer Doğan Can Gündoğdu decided to go ahead and make his own opening titles for Chris Nolan's upcoming Batman movie. And we're all pretty thrilled with the end result. » 1/26/12 3:40pm 1/26/12 3:40pm

Another major secret in The Dark Knight Rises is confirmed!

Joss Whedon reveals the greatest challenge of writing The Avengers — and some new toys give our first look at an important vehicle. Do we know the fate of a major Walking Dead character? The Crow reboot rises from the dead. Plus literally everything you need to know about Chuck's series finale! » 1/25/12 6:00am 1/25/12 6:00am

Dark Knight Rises actor finally confirms the movie's secret villain.…

Michael Fassbender will keep Magneto ambiguous in the X-Men: First Class sequel. Two actresses join Tom Cruise for Oblivion. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter will be bigger than The Matrix. Plus huge updates for Fringe, Once Upon a Time, and more! » 1/20/12 6:00am 1/20/12 6:00am

The Dark Knight Rises trailer, recut entirely with scenes from Batman:…

Inarguably one of the finest Batman narratives of all times, Batman: The Animated Series has been recut to fit Chris Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises trailer. And lo! The whole thing fits like a glove. » 1/16/12 7:55am 1/16/12 7:55am

6 new Dark Knight Rises snapshots show off Batman's Bat-abs

Bathe in the glory of Chris Nolan's new Batsuit. We assume his Transformer-like torso of nooks and six-pack crannies is for ergonomic reasons. Anyone else getting a mild Schumacher vibe off of this Batwashboard? Plus, here are some more photos that have nothing to do with abdominals. » 1/12/12 10:20am 1/12/12 10:20am