It might be a match made in hell. Todd McFarlane, creator of Image Comics' flagship character Spawn, has announced he's partnering with Jason Blum and Blumhouse Productions — the company that produced Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed horror-suspense movie Get Out — to bring the character back to the big screen. According to Deadline, McFarlane will write the first draft of the screenplay and will also direct.
When Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige announced that the Captain Marvel origin film is going to be set in the '90s and involve Carol Danvers fighting Skulls, we were surprised and left with a number of burning questions. Where was Carol during the Battle of New York or Ultron's attack? Also, waiiaminute — did you say Skrulls?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is super-loaded with 1980s righteousness, so it should come as no surprise that even its freaking DVD/Blu-ray ad went the same route. We at io9 try to avoid posting commercials in general, so we find it deeply irksome that this one is so fun we felt we had to share it with you anyway.
We weren't stoked on the Ghosted trailer when it dropped in May, but now we've seen the full pilot for the Fox scifi buddy comedy starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott — and we can report that while the show's first episode is still a little rough, it has definite potential.
Fifty years ago the first Consumer Electronics Show was held in New York City, giving local nerds a sneak peek at all the electronic toys arriving in 1967. Twenty years later, Art Vuolo attended the 'Summer' edition of the trade show with a giant camera on his shoulder, giving us a wonderful time capsule of what was drool-worthy 30 years ago.
A lone brown bear is being blamed for a horrifying incident in which 209 panicked sheep plunged off a cliff in the Pyrenees near the border between France and Spain. It isn't the first time this has happened, and local farmers are pissed that brown bears are being reintroduced to the pastoral, mountain region.
If you're looking to get along better with your kids, maybe it's time to fire up the games console that's sitting under your TV. Rather than being an exclusive activity for shut-in nerds, there's now even more data to support the theory that digital bonding — spending time sharing an experience around a game or streaming a movie together — helps build family ties.
Since James Wan is still filming Aquaman, it won't be out for well over a year. Happily, Wan sent Jason Momoa from Australia, where the movie is being filmed, to Comic-Con to show fans a little something from the film — but only the few thousand fans who made into the Warner Bros. panel. But that isn't going to stop us from telling you all about it.
One of the former bosses behind the original build of the National Broadband Network has said that if the government-owned company is going to upgrade from the current fibre to the node tech to a more future-proof fibre to the curb, it may as well go all the way and connect fibre to everyone's homes — without spending significantly more money.
The Roomba is generally regarded as a cute little robot friend that no one but dogs would consider to be a potential menace. But for the last couple of years, the robovacs have been quietly mapping homes to maximise efficiency. Now, the device's makers plan to sell that data to smart home device manufacturers, turning the friendly robot into a creeping, creepy little spy.
Fox's first X-Men movie paved the way for the current age of comic book movies that we're living in. But after 17 years, 10 different movies, one soft but significant reboot, and a high-concept television show, the live-action X-Men universe has gotten... complicated. But The Gifted executive producer Matt Nix has a clever answer to how his show does actually fit in with the movies — and how all of Fox's other mutant-centric offerings do, too.
Two years after it first opened its warehouse doors in Melbourne, Zero Latency is launching a second free-roam multiplayer virtual reality space in Brisbane.