​Why Is The Strain So Much More Interested In Assholes Than Vampires?

The second episode of Guillermo del Toro's The Strain seems disinterested — almost maliciously — in advancing the plot. I thought this was going to be a show about a vampire plague as seen through science. So why do I have to watch all these terrible characters not getting eaten by vampires? » 7/21/14 2:45pm Yesterday 2:45pm

The Rock Has Pretty Much Admitted He's Playing Shazam

In a recent interview with Total Film, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson confirms he's playing a DC superhero that will be announced shortly — a character that "has the power of Superman." Unless there's some major disinformation going on here, it sounds like the Rock is almost certainly Shazam. » 7/21/14 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am

12 Guardians Of the Galaxy Facts The Movie Won't Tell You

Everybody's super-excited about Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and justifiably so, but there's one problem: if you're only watching the film, you're not getting the truth. The Guardians — the group and the members — have a far weirder history than the movie will acknowledge, and here's the proof. » 7/21/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

J.J. Abrams Reveals Star Wars: Episode VII's Brand New X-Wing

The Episode VII director has released another video for Force for Change, the Lucasfilm-led charity organization, which is offering another chance to star in the new movie. But he's also made sure people pay attention by including the first look at the new design of Star Wars' iconic X-Wing, too. » 7/21/14 6:20am Yesterday 6:20am

io9 Favorite The Girl Who Would Be King Will Be A Movie!

It was only in March of 2013 that io9 called your attention to Kelly Thompson's novel The Girl Who Would Be King. We loved the modern fatasy, but we're even happier to exclusively reveal that the book has been optioned as a film, and we got all the details for Thompson herself! » 7/18/14 8:00am Friday 8:00am

These Are The Longest Words In The English Language, And They're Insane

What is wrong with the English language? I know it's one of the most difficult languages to learn because it's made entirely out of exceptions and we refuse to acknowledge the rest of the planet's agreed-upon vowel usage. But as Tom Scott shows in his new "Things You Might Not Know" video, this is just madness. » 7/17/14 5:30pm Thursday 5:30pm