Prevenge Delivers a Great Horror Story About the Terror of Impending Motherhood

So often, women get told that having a child growing inside their bodies is a sacred duty that will turn them into glowing demi-goddesses. That might be the case for some lucky people, but even if it is, becoming a mother changes everything about your life. Prevenge cuts right into the belly of those preconceptions to…

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The Spider-Man Homecoming Teaser Poster Is Perfect

One thing no one ever wants to see again is Spider-Man’s origin. We’ve got it. And maybe you didn’t get it from the trailer, but Spider-Man Homecoming is a whole new kind of Spider-Man. It’s not about his physical origin, it’s about his mental one. And the teaser poster hammers that point home.

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Mads Mikkelsen Can’t Complain About His ‘Super-Iconic’ Death in Rogue One

Mads Mikkelsen stepped into the hugely important role of Galen Erso, the man who made the Death Star work. The actor also had the equally Herculean task of keeping all the details about his character secret. Now that Rogue One’s out on Digital HD, we talked to Mikkelsen about all those details—and also about how some…

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Original Ghost in the Shell director: ‘no basis’ for whitewashing anger

Mamoru Oshii says he has no issue with casting of Scarlett Johansson since character is a cyborg and despite her name, ‘her physical form is an assumed one’

The director of the original Ghost in the Shell, Mamoru Oshii, has weighed in on the whitewashing controversy surrounding the remake, saying that there is no basis for the criticism leveled at the decision to cast Scarlett Johansson in the lead role rather than an Asian actor.

Related: Worse than a whitewash: has Ghost in the Shell been Hollywoodised?

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Hot Toys’ Spectacular ‘Homemade’ Spider-Man: Homecoming Figure, and More of the Best Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's new weekly series gathering the latest and shiniest pop culture toys and merchandise around. This week: a very fancy take on Peter Parker’s low-rent Spider-Man: Homecoming look, a giant Optimus Prime, and a fully armed and operational battle teapot. Let’s take a look!

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Run to Amazon In Under 12 Parsecs to Save on the Best Star Wars Board Game

Much like Chewbaca, the new Star Wars: Rebellion board game is intimidating and difficult to understand at first, but the more time you spend with it, the more you’ll love it. Amazon’s marked it down to $65 today, and yeah, that’s a lot for a board game, but it’s about $10 cheaper than usual, and each play-through…

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Super Spy Nick Fury Jr. Has Got Some Mad Sexy Style

His name’s Fury, Nick Fury. Some preview artwork has come out for the upcoming Nick Fury solo comic, and damn, young Nick is looking mighty fine these days. I’ve got the vapors.

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Shia LaBeouf’s Trump art project shut down one day after moving to Liverpool

He Will Not Divide Us is curtailed on police advice after reports of ‘dangerous trespassing’, with alt-right group thought to be involved

He Will Not Divide Us, Shia LaBeouf’s artistic protest against the Trump presidency, has been shut down again, just one day after moving to its latest location in Liverpool.

On Wednesday. the city’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Fact) centre announced that they would be displaying the project, which currently takes the form of a live stream of a white flag featuring the words: “He will not divide us.” The announcement came after the actor’s artistic group LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner said that it was not safe to display the artwork in the US.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s Kurt Russell Explains How Chris Pratt Is Fulfilling His Legacy

Kurt Russell is known for his iconic roles in countless movies, whether he played a badass (The Thing, Tombstone, Escape From N.Y.) or a goofball (Big Trouble in Little China, Overboard, etc.) He’s one of the very rare stars who can be cool and funny simultaneously—and Russell thinks Chris Pratt is like that too,…

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How the Power Rangers reboot morphed into a surprising triumph

Marquee superheroes such as Batman are failing on the big screen. So how can a film based on a trashy TV show soar despite its bargain basement origins?

Superheroes often come from humble origins. Peter Parker was a simple high school geek before a bite from a radioactive spider transformed him into Spider-Man. Captain America was a scrawny weakling who became the ultimate warrior after being injected with a super-serum. The classic origins tale for Wonder Woman, perhaps the most famous female superhero in DC’s grand pantheon of costumed crimefighters, is that she was sculpted from clay by her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and given life by the Greek goddess Athena.

Related: Kiss of the Spider-Man: what will a Venom movie actually look like?

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How To Get Into Dungeons & Dragons

Getting into Dungeons & Dragons can be intimidating. You need maybe three or four other nerds to play with, some pricey tomes full of numbers and tables, ample free time and several dice with as many as 20 sides. It’s a lot to fathom, and even more to set up. How will you find D&D-curious friends? How will you…

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The Director of Zombieland Will Bring Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong to the Big Screen

Valiant Comics is making a big step in the creation of its movie universe, by bringing one of its best books to the table: the sublime Archer & Armstrong, which is joining Bloodshot, Harbinger, and others in the Valiant cinematic universe.

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Kick Off the Weekend in Style With the Gif Party

We’re being bombarded with new Batman footage. We already got a teaser featuring the Dark Knight and there will be a Justice League trailer this weekend. So we thought Batman should take us into the weekend doing his signature dance move. Share yours, or any other gif, in the comments.

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American Company Recalls a Million Pounds of Cafeteria Chicken

A company producing ready-to-eat chicken is recalling 933,272 pounds of its ostensibly schoolhouse cafeteria-bound product. That’s equal to 26.5 million McNuggets, based on prior Gizmodo calculations. That is so much chicken. 

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American Company Recalls a Million Pounds of Cafeteria Chicken

A company producing ready-to-eat chicken is recalling 933,272 pounds of its ostensibly schoolhouse cafeteria-bound product. That’s equal to 26.5 million McNuggets, based on prior Gizmodo calculations. That is so much chicken. 

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The Hunt For The First Arcade Game Easter Egg

“I was torn between the irrational fear that someone else would stumble on and publish my 40 year old discovery before me, and the very real fear that when I did, no one would care.” Former Microsoft developer Ed Fries went on one heck of a journey to try and recreate one of the earliest easter eggs in video game…

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The Hunt For The First Arcade Game Easter Egg

“I was torn between the irrational fear that someone else would stumble on and publish my 40 year old discovery before me, and the very real fear that when I did, no one would care.” Former Microsoft developer Ed Fries went on one heck of a journey to try and recreate one of the earliest easter eggs in video game…

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Please Enjoy Steven Moffat’s 1999 Doctor Who Comedy Special

Today is Red Nose Day in the UK, an annual charity telethon organized by Comic Relief. Part of Red Nose Day is always a number of sketches and shorts from various TV shows. One of the most famous also happens to be Steven Moffat’s very first filmed Doctor Who story: “The Curse of Fatal Death.”

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Genius Behind Suicide Squad Claims Trump Has ‘Perfect Genes’ and Doesn’t Eat McDonald’s

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Trump appointee also known as one of the executive producers of the Oscar-winning (*shudder*) film Suicide Squad, was interviewed by Axios’s Mike Allen on Friday, and he had some insane things to say about our president.

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Genius Behind Suicide Squad Claims Trump Has ‘Perfect Genes’ and Doesn’t Eat McDonald’s

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the Trump appointee also known as one of the executive producers of the Oscar-winning (*shudder*) film Suicide Squad, was interviewed by Axios’s Mike Allen on Friday, and he had some insane things to say about our president.

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