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The ‘Deadpool’ Effect? ‘Suicide Squad’ Is Undergoing Expensive Reshoots To Add More Jokes

It’s common for movies, particularly blockbusters, to undergo reshoots. They’re no longer synonymous with doomed productions. Ryan Reynolds slipped on his Deadpool costume months after principle photography wrapped, for instance, and reportedly the same thing is now happening with <i>Suicide Squad</i>. …

Why ‘Dawn Of Justice’ Should Have You Excited About A Solo Batman Film

<i>Batman V Superman</i> left some critics and fans disappointed, inspired antipathy in others, drew raves (or, at least, acceptance) from some, and probably earned a few shrugs from those who aren’t interested in internet firefights. <i>Batman V Superman</i> is a divider, not a uniter, is what I’m saying. But… …

'Suicide Squad' is getting an expensive reshoot — here's why

Now the studio behind "Batman v Superman," Warner Bros., is reportedly trying to remedy the problem for its future comic book movies. ("Suicide Squad" director David Ayer said the reshoots are for more action).<p>According to Birth Movies Death, the studio has requested reshoots of its summer DC …

Comic Books

This ‘Star Wars’ character was supposed to be killed off early in the movie

Lucasfilm<p>Talk about a close call.<p>In an exclusive io9 preview clip promoting the release of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on Blu-ray, Oscar Isaac …

Jennifer Lawrence Is Suddenly Very Interested in Doing More X-Men Movies

Hey, remember when Jennifer Lawrence said <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> was going to be her last X-Men film? Well, not so much anymore. She’s now “dying to come …

Ben Affleck Has Written His Batman Script

Batman’s greatest strength is that he’s always one step ahead, and it looks like the latest actor to play him has taken that lesson to heart.<p><i>Batman v</i> …

Star Wars Path of a Lightsaber video follows Luke Skywalker's weapon

After two-and-a-half hours of nonstop explosions, space chases, and nostalgia, <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> ends on a quieter note: the wordless …

8 truly horrifying ways the Earth could die

When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him.<p>"People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider. "In reality, if you think about it, you go to heaven when you're born."<p>Lovell was referring to the …

Scientists create living ‘insect-computer hybrid’ with user-adjustable speed and gait

Circuit diagram for the cybrid beetle.<p>“Nature’s ready-made robot platforms.” That’s how a new paper from researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University describe insects — it’s excellent shorthand for the level of “playing god” we have attained, whether you find it fascinating or …

Why we love watching our superheroes take each other down

But mostly, Batman doesn't cut the battle short because the filmmakers know a brief, decisive takedown wouldn't be satisfying, or even story-worthy. People don't rush to check out a hero vs. hero battle to see how quickly or definitively one side can win. They want the drawn-out, detailed action. …

The director and stars of 'Batman v Superman' on what we can expect from the R-rated 'Ultimate Cut'

Say what you will about "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (and people have said plenty), at 2 hours and a 33 minutes — packing in three of the comic-book realm's biggest icons, a psychotic supervillain, a giant alien monster and more plot threads than you can shake a kryptonite-tipped spear at — …

America’s need for superheroes has led to the rise of Donald Trump | Annika Hagley

US national culture too often celebrates the swift, brutal justice embodied in the comic-book ideal, leaving a country divided and cinematic heroes at each other’s throats<p>Superhero movies have been one of the most successful mediators of post-9/11 American political culture. A national identity so …

A fan created an awesome video to show 'The Force Awakens' is really just 1977's 'Star Wars'

Many dedicated "Star Wars" fans noticed that "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" had more than a few nods to the original film, 1977's "Star Wars: A New Hope." But one fan took it to the next level.<p>Zachary Antell, a freelance videographer and Syracuse University student, created a slick side-by-side …

Star Wars

Bryan Cranston Was Considered For Lex Luthor In Batman V Superman

<b>Warning: Mild spoilers for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</b><p>The dust is starting to settle, and <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> is the big …

Lex Luthor

Warner Bros. Respond To BATMAN v SUPERMAN's Success; "There's A Disconnect Between Critics And Audiences"

<i>Batman v Superman</i> has been a massive box office hit, and in statements about the opening weekend, WB make it clear they're very happy with both that …

Some DC fans think Disney paid critics to give ‘Batman v Superman’ bad reviews

<b>Warning:</b> <i>This article quotes and references reviews of</i> Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice <i>but is otherwise spoiler-free.</i><p>The reviews are in for <i>Batman v</i> …

Survey Says: Wonder Woman is Batman v Superman's Biggest Draw

To movie fans, the two characters that make up the title of <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> don't deserve top billing. The third character in the …

Cuddling Helps Curb Depression And Anxiety, Study Finds

I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could …

Self-improvement

10 Things You Didn’t Know About X-Men The Animated Series

by Rose Moore<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>If you were a comic fan born in the ‘80s, chances are good you spent much of the ‘90s glued to your TV watching <b>X-Men: The</b> …

The Scientific Reason You Aren’t Enjoying Your Free Time

How many of you live and die by your paper planner (yes, those still exist) or smartphone calendar? Logging every meeting, doctor’s appointment, and, …

Last Time Carbon Emissions Were This High, The Dinosaurs Went Extinct

And that's bad news if we want to avoid going the same way.<p>A new study has found that carbon emissions are now so high, the last time they hit …

Amazon's Revival of 'The Tick' Casts Its Superhero Lead

You might not know his name—or be able to place him at first glance—but you know British comedian Peter Serafinowicz. Best reference is probably as …

Seriously, America? Study finds mere 2.7 percent of U.S. adults meet criteria for ‘healthy lifestyle’

By Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>Ariana Eunjung Cha<p>National reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>American portion sizes, our couch-potato ways and our waistlines are the punchlines of jokes around the world. But how bad are we really? Out here on the East Coast, in an urban area full of lots of highly educated people …

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Charlie Cox Is Already Thinking About Two Villains for 'Daredevil' Season 3

Last year Marvel made its Netflix debut with <i>Daredevil,</i> starring <b>Charlie Cox</b> as <b>Matt Murdock</b>. We loved the stairwell fight in Season 1 and the overall …

Al Roker Gives Batman V Superman 6 out of 5 Stars

There's a storm coming by the name of <i>Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> and meteorologist Al Roker is loving it.<p>Roker, a big fan of comic book …

The R-Rated Daredevil Film That Almost Was

The Devil of Hell’s Kitchen is currently rocking Netflix following the release of <i>Daredevil</i> season two this past weekend. But before Marvel got the …

What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say

If you dig deep enough into the Earth’s climate change archives, you hear about the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, or PETM. And then you get …

The Jungle Book cast, animal photos

While trailers for Jon Favreau’s upcoming take on <i>The Jungle Book</i> largely indicate Neel Sethi’s Mowgli as the only human character on screen, the film …

Ben Kingsley