Bumblebee For the first time, a Transformers movie opens in the winter instead of summer, maybe in hopes of enjoying a non-Star Wars-dominated holiday season. However, not all the Transformers are taking the trip. Just Bumblebee, now as lovable VW Bug. And Michael Bay isn’t directing; instead, it’s Travis Knight who made Kubo and the Two Strings. That alone has us ultra curious about this one, and a more focused story couldn’t hurt either. (Dec. 21) … [Read more...] about io9’s Guide to All the Movies You Should Give a Damn About in 2018
At this year’s New York Comic Con, I got a chance to discuss this idea with Metal writer Scott Snyder himself and he explained that beneath its outlandish, Kirby-esque surface, Metal really is an exploration of Batman’s interiority that we seldom see. Metal’s squad of evil, alternate universe Batmen aren’t just villains, Snyder says in the interview that follows; they’re manifestations of the all-too human fears and anxieties that Bruce Wayne harbors within himself, the way we all do. … [Read more...] about The Dark Knights of DC’s
For instance, the visualization team modeled the black hole using bundles of light rays instead of individual ones, which evidently smoothed the appearance of the accretion disk. Lens flare was also added, to simulate the scattering and diffraction of light expected to occur in the lens of an IMAX camera trained on an accretion disk like the one in the film. Thorne tells io9 that "Chris [Nolan] loves lens flare," and that, as a physicist, he actually found it "rather annoying" (the artifactual glare actually hides some scientifically interesting images of the gravitational star field behind the black hole, says Thorne – more on that later); but he assures us that the decision was not made gratuitously. … [Read more...] about The Truth Behind
But perhaps this is overly paranoid. Some would argue that there are other more pressing risks to attend to, mostly of our own creation. And it's quite possible that we've already detected the most threatening asteroids. That means, in turn, that all these NEO concerns could be overstated. … [Read more...] about How serious does an asteroid threat have to be before we take action?
Ryall: I’d say that Rom on its surface might sound like something people have seen before—“noble hero comes to Earth to save us from evil aliens hiding among us”—but that what we have in mind should surprise, thrill, and entertain in hopefully new and definitely exciting ways. Christos Gage and I have both wanted to do this for a long time, and we’ve no interest in just delivering on peoples’ expectations but instead in pushing them and hopefully exceeding them. And I think that what we’ve got planned, especially thanks to the creativity and passion also invested in the series by artist David Messina, is going to do just that. … [Read more...] about The First Details on Rom’s Triumphant Return to Comics