Alphabet Squadron Is the Closest Thing to an X-Wing Book Star Wars Has Had in Years, and I Love It

When you announce a new Star Wars novel about a ragtag team of hypercompetent pilots, it’s hard not to immediately draw connections to Michael A. Stackpole and Aaron Allston’s work on some of the best Star Wars books of all time: the X-Wing series. Alphabet Squadron, this Disney-canon successor to the throne, is the…

Action Figure Sarah Connor Has No Time For Your Bullshit, and the Rest of the Ass-Kicking Toys of the Week

Welcome back to Toy Aisle, io9's weekly gathering of all the action figures tempting our wallets on the internet lately. This week: a very tall dinosaur, D23 shows off an exclusive Woody, and Terminator: Dark Fate is already kicking off its merch cycle with a very badass Sarah Connor. Check it out!

Final Fantasy XIV's Director Wants a Game of Thrones Collabo...But Only If the Books Are Done First

Final Fantasy XIV—the second MMORPG in the long-running JRPG series laden with drama, swords, spells, and enough hair product to pollute multiple planetary biomes—is no stranger to crossovers. While so far they’ve mostly been with other games, its director has been thinking about another teamup he wants...with a very…

A Quiet Place 2 Could Delve Into the Mystery of Its Horrifying Aliens

Some wild rumors about The Batman are quashed. Quentin Tarantino still wants to make his sweary Star Trek. Peter Parker ponders plans in a new Far From Home clip. Plus, a sneaky tease for a very good boy on Titans, a new look at Monsters at Work’s hero, and Kate Kane rebels in a new Batwoman TV spot. Spoilers away!