Lev Grossman’s Magicians trilogy has won legions of fans, in large part thanks to its vividly described world. And now, Syfy is bringing that world to life, and we’ve been there. We sat in the front row at Brakebills’ magic lab, hung out in the Physical Kids’ Cottage, and met the cast of The Magicians.
The other night, my friend Fivestar said, “Hey, I’m going to be directing a Star Trek gang bang movie, you want to visit the set?” Just in case you are wondering, the answer to that question should always be yes.
“It isn’t just about getting bigger, but it’s about getting clever and getting more unique.” That’s what Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige said to members of the entertainment press during a visit to the set of Ant-Man. We were there, and learned more about Ant-Man—including how it fits in with other Marvel movies.
I've been to the Terminator: Genisys set. I witnessed four hot, moderately exciting seconds of walking and talking, touched a time machine, and smelled the T-800 in the flesh. And this involved a lot of emotions balanced with a lot of speculation. Here's our complete set report. Some spoilers ahead.
This week, Disney gives us its version of a superhero movie with Big Hero 6. We've got all the details on the huggable healthcare robot Baymax and the mashup city of San Fransokyo, plus how anime, Disneyland park mascots, and Clint Eastwood inspired the film.
Last year, we headed to Shepperton Studios to watch James Gunn film Marvel's first real space adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy. And we did not expect to get quite as excited as we did. Here's what we saw, and why it's good for our new batch of space scoundrels.
The Last Ship, the Michael Bay-produced show about the disease that wipes out most of humanity, and the one Navy vessel that can save us, premieres Sunday on TNT. The pilot was touted as the biggest TNT has ever done, but can the show sustain that level of action for the rest of the season? We visited the set to find…
We had the extreme fortune of visiting the set of Marvel's new space adventure Guardians of the Galaxy. And today we're allowed to give you a little taste of what we learned straight from Star Lord himself, Chris Pratt.
Originally slated for a release in November of 2012, then pushed back to February of 2013 — and finally shoved even further back to December 2013 — 47 Ronin has been a long time coming. But will it work? We visited this fantasy movie's set, and here's all of the Japanese madness we witnessed.
We were invited to the set of Divergent, the next dystopian future movie for teens. We saw the dark future Chicago, and learned how director Neil Burger would bring this beloved book to life. Here's everything we saw on the Divergent set.
Tons of futuristic books are being turned into movies, but there's still only one Ender's Game. When we visited the set during filming last year, we saw tons of signs of just how different this film is from all the other space adventures we've seen lately. Check out the complete lowdown on our Ender's Game set visit.
io9 was on set for the most anticipated movie of the summer Pacific Rim. And this is what we saw and what we learned about the biggest monster movie of the year.
Just how many hells did Vin Diesel have to crawl through to make a third Riddick movie a reality? And what sort of future epics about Riddick does Diesel plan to make? Here's part two of our report on our visit to the Riddick set, focusing on our interview with the legendary Furyan himself.
After almost a decade of cinematic silence, audiences will finally become reacquainted with Vin Diesel's Furyan killing machine in Riddick, the third installment of writer-director David Twohy's film series. We visited the set during filming in March 2012, and talked to the cast and crew. Here's what we found out.
Last summer, io9 headed out to Detroit's Cobo Arena for a set visit to the upcoming Hugh Jackman robotic boxing flick Real Steel.
Can Wall-E director Andrew Stanton capture the pulpy greatness of Edgar Rice Burroughs' A Princess of Mars, in his first live-action movie? We've been keeping all our appendages crossed. Here's the first inside scoop on Stanton's John Carter movie — including a first ever shot of the alien Tharks!
Earlier this year, we spent one hot summer day at New Mexico's infamous Plaza Blanca landscape watching Jon Favreau, Harrison Ford, and Daniel Craig make their alien abduction Western mash-up. Here's what we learned. Plus two new behind-the-scenes images!
The thought of Hollywood messing with John Carpenter's The Thing is enough to make our heads sprout spider-legs and run away. Which is why we brought our hardest-hitting questions to the set of the Thing prequel. Here's what we learned.