Star Wars news for the week of June 29, 2018 The purpose of this roundup is to put all the Star Wars news from the week of June 8, 2018 in one location. If you read this each week, you should be able to converse fluently with any fan on everything from the latest Star Wars developments to the latest toys. And maybe you’ll even share with them something that they might have missed. Let’s get to it! Solo: A Star Wars Story News and Rumors The exclusive 4K/Blu-ray/digital home video release of has been unveiled! Deets are still forthcoming, but I spy some Art Of concept art in the booklet, just like Target’s exclusive from earlier this year — Phil Szostak (@PhilSzostak) Ron Howard Doesn’t Believe Those Star Wars Spinoff Rumors, Either — Comic Book Resources (@CBR) Solo’s Jonathan Kasdan to script Indiana Jones 5! — ComingSoon.net by Mandatory (@comingsoonnet) Standalone News and Rumors Lucasfilm “licking their wounds” but not halting development — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) Episode IX News and Rumors Ewan McGregor Rumored to Return As Obi-Wan in Star Wars: Episode IX — Comic Book Resources (@CBR) Television News and Rumors Rey and Finn attempt to outrun the First Order in a dangerous chase across Starkiller Base. Watch Star Wars : “Perilous Pursuit.” — Star Wars (@starwars) Bring home the fourth and final season of July 31. — Star Wars (@starwars) Around the Web Han Solo’s ‘Return of the Jedi’ blaster sells for $550K at auction — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) Natalie Portman taking a selfie with a Stormtrooper at Disneyland is what dreams are made of. — That Film Girl, Britt. (@brittbarnim) Mark Hamill Talks To IGN About Luke’s Portrayal In ‘The Last Jedi’ – — Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) Redesigned launched today. Congrats to the team! Give it a whirl. — Chris Argyropoulos (@ThatChrisA) In the – NOIn the – Luke wouldn’t fight a hero, but if asked to do so, he could cut it into a million little pieces. — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) Such an amazing day being back at my old school training with these amazing kids. Thank you to Oliver Goldsmith primary school for having me back — John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) Benicio Del Toro wants more and movies — Variety (@Variety) From “The Usual Suspects” to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” Benicio Del Toro has been a strikingly economical actor, averaging an unusually high ratio of memorable moments to minutes on screen — New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) Exclusive: ‘Solo’ scribe Jonathan Kasdan writing ‘Indiana Jones 5’ for Steven Spielberg. — Collider (@Collider) directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Harrison Ford has been pushed back by months, perhaps even a year — Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) Books The future Grand Admiral meets Anakin Skywalker in this excerpt from Thrawn: Alliances. — Star Wars (@starwars) And while you’re there, check out this amazing variant on the Thrawn: Alliances cover art, which is going to be the cover for the San Diego Comic Con Exclusive edition of the book. Long time no see, Anakin! — Star Wars Books (@DelReyStarWars) Comics Neue Variantcover von und für den 18.07.2018. — Jedi-Bibliothek (@JediBibliothek) Video Games Amy Hennig Has Left Electronic Arts, Says ‘Star Wars’ Game Is “On The Shelf” – — Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) Attractions is celebrating its 10th anniversary at , and we’ve got all the details! Plus, comedian , ‘s new exclusive, and a deep dive into Rodians. This and more, on The ! — Star Wars (@starwars) is making the blaster fire at : Galaxy’s Edge’ extremely lifelike — HitFix on UPROXX (@HitFixUPROXX) Collecting STOP THE PRESS: The latest release from the Star Wars™ | Po-Zu co-branded footwear range.This is how we roll, R2D2 style. Launched for pre-order, for dispatch at the end of August 2018, with global shipping. — Po-Zu Shoes (@Po_Zu) . – part of the Funko family – is back at with some amazing totes and backpacks for , , and : — SDCC Unofficial Blog (@SD_Comic_Con) Hallmark: No ‘Star Wars’ Limited Quantity In-Store Exclusive This Year – — Jedi News (@JediNewsUK) GameStop Exclusive Black Series Shock Trooper Helmet — Yakface (@yak_face) Gentle Giant Ltd: Exclusive Jedi Luke Skywalker Mini Bust!. has announced another cool exclusive. Click through for images and information on the light up ! — Rebelscum.com (@rebelscumnews) Some great loose shots of the 6” Black Series Captain Phasma (Quicksilver Baton) figure via obsessivecollectingdisorder — Yakface (@yak_face) Here is a look at our exclusive Luke Skywalker (Jedi Knight) mini bust with the lightsaber illuminated! Today is the LAST DAY for Premiere Guild members to pre-order him. After today you will have to pick him up at booth 3513! — Gentle Giant Ltd (@GentleGiantLTD) The post appeared first on .
June 29, 2018
Leaked promotional artwork gives fans their best look yet at Captain America in next year's ensemble film. Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, Marvel Cinematic Universe's ultimate culminating film is set to wrap-up the franchise 22-movie arc as Earth's Mightiest Heroes battle Thanos possibly for the last time. And, of course, at the forefront of the fight is Steve Rogers alongside his original Avengers teammates.It's no secret that Captain America was a bit sidelined in as the focus was mostly on Iron Man's and Thor's journeys. But the Russos promise that the Star Spangled Avenger will be back on the spotlight (alongside Black Widow) as he has his own intense arc in the still-untitled Avengers movie. Despite that, Steve Rogers was still a hot topic thanks to his glorious facial hair - which fans really like. Unfortunately, if this promo artwork for Avengers 4 comes to fruition, it seems like the super soldier is back to his usual clean-shaven look.Related: Courtesy of artist , on Twitter is a marketing image of Steve Rogers for Avengers 4 without his beard... and wearing his classic costume. The photo may be familiar with some fans considering that it's the same one used in the previously leaked ensemble concept art, but since it's bigger and clearer, fans can now examine the picture more thoroughly. Aside from Cap's facial hair, another key talking point in the image is his brand new suit which chainmail design was actually incorporated in his ripped costume in Infinity War. Check it out below:Another One..
June 29, 2018
Michael Moore's upcoming documentary film about Donald Trump and Roseanne Barr is officially titled a reference to Trump's election. While there have been - and will surely continue to be - many great feature-length documentaries made, it's pretty rare that a documentary filmmaker himself becomes a recognizable celebrity. Yet, that's exactly what happened to Michael Moore, for better or for worse. Due to his politically charged subject matter, Moore's work tends to be either championed or reviled by most, with little middle ground.Moore first gained fame via his 1989 feature debut Roger & Me, which looked at the dire economic impact the closing of several GM auto plants had on the director's hometown of Flint, Michigan. Moore's career really took off with his 2002 film Bowling for Columbine, which won him an Oscar, and took a harsh look at gun culture in America, a subject all the more relevant in the modern era of seemingly weekly mass shootings. Moore also holds an important record, as his 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11 - a deep dive into the George W. Bush presidency, his handling of the 9/11 terror attacks, and subsequent Iraq War - stands as the highest-grossing theatrical documentary of all time.Related: Moore would go on to earn acclaim for his documentary looks at the American healthcare system - 2007's Sicko - and economic system - 2011's Capitalism: A Love Story - both of which he believed to be in urgent need of repair. Now, his two latest targets are and actress/comedian . During an appearance on (via ), Moore confirmed that his next movie will center on the two controversial figures, and be called Fahrenheit 11/9. The title is both a play on Fahrenheit 9/11, and the day Trump officially became president-elect in 2016.This isn't the first time Moore has as he first confirmed its existence in May 2017. At the time, the film was said to be entirely about Trump, and does still look to be mostly focused on the president. Just how much focus Roseanne will get is unclear, although Moore has mentioned her several times in connection with the movie, including during Colbert. As a reminder, Moore vowed revenge on both Roseanne and Trump via social media the day after Moore had also been the target of Roseanne's Twitter ire that day, including one derogatory remark he found particularly upsetting.Whether one loves Michael Moore, hates him, or is one of the few to fall somewhere in between those two extremes, it's undeniable that the man knows how to get attention on his movies. Only time will tell if Fahrenheit 11/9 rocks the box office in a fashion akin to Fahrenheit 9/11, but Moore's shrewd decision to release the film during the first election year of Trump's administration certainly won't hurt its chances of success.More: Fahrenheit 11/9 hits theaters on September 21.Source: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
Amazon orders 3 YA pilot series including College, Panic, and The Wilds brings word that Amazon has ordered three YA (Young Adult) drama pilots as part of their effort to expand their YA selection. Jennifer Salke, the new head of Amazon Studios, had previously stated that the YA genre was one of her top priorities when she took on her new role. Now she has approved the pilot order of College, Panic, and The Wilds. You can read more information about the three YA series below. Created by Marja-Lewis Ryan, College digs beyond the headlines that make college campuses ripe for drama and steps inside the shoes of six roommates as they hook up, mess up and grow up on their own terms. Producers Channing Tatum and Jill Soloway (Transparent) bring style and relevance to this unabashed peek into the lives of the next generation. College is a joint production between Free Association and Topple Productions, with Tatum (6 Balloons), Soloway, Reid Carolin (6 Balloons), Andrea Sperling (Transparent) and Peter Kiernan (6 Balloons) as executive producers. The project falls under Soloway’s overall deal with Amazon Studios and comes as the showrunner is mulling the future of Transparent without fired star Jeffrey Tambor. Based on Lauren Oliver’s New York Times best-selling novel, Panic brings viewers to a forgotten rural town where every year the graduating seniors risk their lives in an illegal, high-stakes game to win life-changing money — and a chance to escape. Anonymous judges force the players through a series of challenges that will compel them to confront their deepest fears and upend their ideas of who they are, who to trust and who they might become. This year, 47 players will compete for the biggest pot ever. All of them will be changed. Only one will win. Panic is written and created by Oliver, executive produced by Joe Roth and Jeff Kirschenbaum of Roth Kirschenbaum Films (Maleficent 2) with Alyssa Altman serving as co-executive producer. Oliver will also be executive producing and Lynley Bird co-executive producing both for Glasstown Entertainment, and Elle Triedman (Siren, Revenge) also executive producing. The Wilds follows a group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds find themselves stranded on a remote island, unaware that they have just become the subjects of an elaborate social experiment. Part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds explores the past and present struggles of these young women, offering a vivid portrayal of what it means to grow up female in our time — whether you are lost in the wilderness or not. The Wilds is a co-production with ABC Signature and is written and executive produced by Sarah Streicher and executive produced by Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare and Dylan Clark Productions. The post appeared first on .
June 29, 2018
Titan Comics - publisher of the comics line since 2014 - have revealed the first comic book to feature The Doctor's thirteenth incarnation. First airing in 1963, in television history, having gone on hiatus but never having been cancelled in its 55 year run. The series focuses upon the adventures of The Doctor - a time-traveling alien, both a genius and a pacifist, who acts as a defender of the weak and the oppressed.The reason for the show's longevity lies in a conceit that Time Lords like The Doctor have the ability to regenerate their bodies in moments of great stress or trauma, becoming entirely new people. Originally introduced to continue the popular show after The First Doctor, William Hartnell, had to leave the role for reasons of ill-health, the idea of regeneration has allowed the show to go on, even as the actors playing The Doctor retired from the role.Related: Titan Comics announced the new comic The Many Lives of Doctor Who in a press release today, a zero-issue special that will lead directly into a monthly Thirteenth Doctor series, whose release will coincide with the start of the latest season of the legendary show. The story will be told from the perspective of , as her previous lives flash before her eyes as she is born.It's said that your life flashes before your eyes when you die, and the Doctor’s had many of them! As the Doctor regenerates from his twelfth incarnation to her thirteenth (as played by Jodie Whittaker), she relives unseen adventures from all her past selves from Classic through to New Who. Hitting stores in September 2018, The Thirteenth Doctor #0 features a stellar cast of Doctor Who comic creators including writer Richard Dinnick and artists Mariano Laclaustra, Giorgia Sposito, Arianna Florean, Iolanda Zanfardino, Brian Williamson, Claudia Ianniciello and Rachael Stott, the artist of Titan’s new Thirteenth Doctor series!This special 64-page edition - the first Thirteenth Doctor comic - comes with two covers to collect: an art cover by Claudia Ianniciello and a photo variant by designer Will Brooks - only available in comic shops. The Thirteenth Doctor #0 is part of Titan Comics' larger plans for the Thirteenth Doctor, which includes the launch of issue #1 in October and Doctor Who Comics Day on November 24.The preview artwork shows an impressive variety of scenes and art styles. Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor - the one with the long scarf and big smile - is rendered in an appropriately animated style by Arianna Florean - an artist on the Tenth Doctor monthly comic book. A more realistic style is utilized by Mariano Laclaustra (artist on Titan's Twelfth Doctor series), who rendered the above image of William Hartnell's dour First Doctor and his companions watching the sun stretch across an apparently alien landscape.While it is still uncertain when Whovians everywhere will finally get and the first female Doctor in action, it seems that Titan Comics is ready and able to whet their appetites for new Doctor Who adventures until then. The preview artwork for The Many Lives of Doctor Who is fantastic and while the story concept is hardly original (with previous episodes of the show having depicted The Doctor flashing back through his earlier adventures while in the throes of regeneration sickness) it seems likely that veteran Doctor Who writer Richard Dinnick will find a way to put a unique spin on the story.More: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
Warning: Spoilers for Sicario: Day of the Soldado. may successfully make a franchise from the 2015 original, but it's missing one key element: Emily Blunt. For the most part, Sicario 2 is a worthy follow-up, not quite matching Denis Villeneuve's film but certainly not besmirching it, although audiences are sure to be questioning where the lead has gone.Emily Blunt's Kate Mercer was the protagonist of the first , an FBI drug sting enforcer roped into an illicit inter-agency task force that played liberally with state, federal and international law in America's war on drugs. The film left her broken, used by the CIA's Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) to enable a hit on drug kingpin and threatened into silence by enforcer Alejandro (Benicio del Toro); the audience's view into this morally grey world, it left a bitter taste. In Sicario 2, however, she's not present or even mentioned.Related: This is doubly surprising as writer Taylor Sheridan initially said in the movie alongside Brolin and del Toro (who do return, both in beefed up parts thanks to their co-star's absence). However, he later backtracked, saying he couldn't find a way to make it work. Based on where he left Kate in Sicario 1, though, that's hardly surprising.Why Emily Blunt's Absence Helped Sicario 2Kate Mercer was a puppet, only on the team because the CIA needed an FBI agent to work on US soil; now the mission was over, her usefulness had ceased, and with her barely able to cope with what had happened, she was hardly an asset. Sicario 2 details a covert operation put together by Graver, and Blunt's character offers nothing logical to that sting.Emily Blunt's absence does offer Day of the Soldado some fresh opportunities that Sheridan definitely uses to his advantage. Whereas the first Sicario was seeing this cynical in-between from an outsider's eyes, slowly revealing to the audience how the illicit war really operated, Sicario 2 flips it to start from the top and look down; we learn straight-up the extents that Matt Graver and his team are willing to go to, and so are instead watching the fallout as that cracks and becomes public. This culminates in the hard-lined Matt ending up seeing the emotional and personal cost of what he does when Alejandro is seemingly killed, a twisted mirror to Kate's arc. Putting Blunt into this story could distract from that.Will Emily Blunt Be In Sicario 3?That arc is also why Blunt should return for . We now have the two principals - Kate and Matt - on opposite trajectories: the brute has seen the light; the rule-abider has tasted the dark. The natural progression of Kate's arc is for her to begin to lose herself in this newly discovered world just as Matt flips. While Sicario 2 could exist without Emily Blunt and benefitted from her absence, the story set up here needs her.Related: And it may just happen. Multiple people involved with the Sicario franchise, including , have said they would like to see Emily Blunt return in a likely Sicario 3. Given how tight the series has become on its characters as much as the gang war, it's the only right thing to do.Next: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
FOX sets premiere date for The Gifted season 2 Your favorite underground mutant group is coming back this fall. has set the fall premiere date for The Gifted season 2, bringing back the X-Men spin-off series on Tuesday, September 25. Along with the premiere date, FOX has released some new psychedelic character posters which you can check out below! Season two has already and is expected to have a trailer shown during their panel at San Diego Comic-Con. Details for the second season of the popular X-Men show have been shrouded in secrecy but what is for certain is the Mutant Underground is divided and everyone must deal with the aftermath of the season finale. New characters have been added and even creator/showrunner Matt Nix has also hinted at the Morlocks appearing in the show. Produced in association with Marvel Television, and set in the “X-Men” universe, family adventure series The Gifted tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their teenage children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Stephen Moyer leads the cast of The Gifted as Reed Strucker and is joined by Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker, Sean Teale as Eclipse/Marcos Diaz, Jamie Chung as Blink/Clarice Fong aka Clarice Ferguson, Coby Bell as Jace Turner, Emma Dumont as Polaris/Lorna Dane, Blair Redford as Thunderbird/John Proudstar, Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker, and Percy Hynes White as Andy Strucker. The Gifted is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television. Matt Nix (Burn Notice), Bryan Singer (the X-Men franchise), Lauren Shuler Donner (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory serve as executive producers. The post appeared first on .
June 29, 2018
M. Night Shyalaman reveals the teaser poster for his upcoming film, Glass. Last year, the director delivered one of his best twists in years, when audiences were shocked to learn Shyamalan's thriller Split took place in the same universe as his beloved superhero film Unbreakable. For years, fans have clamored for a proper followup to the story of Bruce Willis' David Dunn, and now that project is almost upon us. In addition to Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy are reprising their roles from the previous installments of this unlikely franchise.The turnaround on Glass was extremely fast. It was officially confirmed by Shyamalan in April 2017 and quickly made its way through production, wrapping last December. Shyamalan has been hard at work editing the film, but he's taking time out of his busy schedule to showcase Glass at San Diego Comic-Con next month. Hall H should have plenty of surprises, but the director's getting the hype train started a little early.Related: Shyamalan took to his official Twitter account, sharing the teaser poster for Glass. It depicts David Dunn, Mr. Glass (Jackson), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (McAvoy) confined in chairs, while the reflections of their alter-egos stand strong. Check it out for yourself in the space below:Developing...MORE: Source: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
FX has announced the premiere date for upcoming crossover between seasons one and three. Since its premiere in 2011, the show typically follows a different horror-based theme each season. For this upcoming eighth season, the network is putting together a , which currently does not have an official subtitle.Ratings have taken a dip in recent years, and some people are starting to wonder if the . However, the hope is this crossover event may signal a return to form for the series. Already, several cast members from previous seasons, including , , (among others) are all coming back. Now, fans know when they'll get to see everyone on the small screen again.Related: FX revealed on American Horror Story's official Twitter account that the next season will premiere on September 12, teasing viewers with the caption "Not Long Now." Check out the post in the space below:American Horror Story is not new to crossovers, as plot lines and characters from previous seasons periodically make reappearances. For instance, fan-favorite Sarah Paulson's Billie Dean Howard showed up in both Murder House and season 6, subtitled Roanoke. This marks the first time two seasons will meet. Paulson, along with Farmiga, played two different characters in Murder House and Coven. There is a possibility some or all of the cast may play multiple roles in the crossover. It'll be interesting to see if Farmiga's season 1 character, Violet Harmon, will come back as a ghost. Ghosts were a key part of the show in seasons 1 and 3. We do know that Farmiga is portraying season 3's Zoe Benson again.The announcement of a Murder House/Coven crossover dispelled most of the rumors that American Horror Story was looking to tackle allegedly set . However, this event does feed into the theory stipulating all seasons of American Horror Story are connected in some way. Some fans believe this represents some deeper meaning that will be revealed during the show's finale. American Horror Story has been renewed for a ninth season, so audiences will have to wait at least two more years to find out. There's always the possibility FX keeps the anthology series going for a tenth year and beyond, leading to more crossovers between the various iterations.MORE: American Horror Story season 8 premieres on FX on Wednesday, September 12, at 10 ET/PT.Source: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
Jordan Peele sets sci-fi comedy anthology at YouTube After making one of the most acclaimed and financially successful horror films both last year and of all-time, Jordan Peele has no inclinations of slowing down or taking a step back. Having co-created one of TBS’ new comedy hits The Last O.G., announcing his next writing/directorial project starring Lupita N’yongo and Winston Duke, and now the Oscar winner has a comedy sci-fi anthology series Weird City which has been ordered by YouTube for a full season, according to . Co-created and written by Peele and Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders, the series takes place in a metropolis city named Weird in the not-too-distant future with each of the six episodes depicting a day in the life of this city, with an emphasis on a combination of sci-fi and comedy. “Writer/creator Sanders and I collaborated on some Key & Peele sketches that took on everything from the ‘Black Republicans’ to ‘Continental Breakfasts’ to ‘Family Matters’,” Peele said. “Now, with YouTube we present a series of comedy driven twisted-ass science fiction stories that take place in a world close to ours but just a little bit off.” The series, which is currently aiming for a 2019 release date through YouTube Premium, will be produced by Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions and will see Adam Bernstein (Fargo) direct the first two episodes of the first season, as well as Jose Molina (The Tick) acting as showrunner. Peele originally had Weird City set at Hulu back in 2015 after developing it over a few years, and after moving his production company to Amazon Studios, the show will now debut through the Google-owned platform. “We are thrilled to be in business with Jordan, Charlie and Jose, who have brilliantly created a highly entertaining satire that will be a timely send up of modern society,” YouTube content chief Susanne Daniels said. “We are excited to partner with Sonar Entertainment and all of the innovative storytellers behind Weird City to push boundaries and redefine what a comedy series can be.” YouTube Premium, which used to be known as YouTube Red, is currently available for $13-a-month and offers subscribers ad-free video and music streaming, as well as access to original series including the acclaimed Karate Kid sequel, Cobra Kai, and Doug Liman-produced drama Impulse. (Photo credit: Getty Images) The post appeared first on .
June 29, 2018
writer/director Dean DeBlois says that a year has passed between the end of and the third movie, making the franchise's bold young protagonist Hiccup 21 years old when the movie begins. The mostly showed Hiccup looking around the same age as the previous movie, but there is one intriguing shot of an older, bearded Hiccup with Toothless.Based on the book series by Cressida Cowell, the first How to Train Your Dragon movie was released in 2010 and introduced audiences to a 15 year-old Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III. When his story began, Hiccup was the underdog in his Viking village of Berk, being rather scrawny and not particularly keen on killing dragons. In How to Train Your Dragon 2, there was a five-year time jump that caught up with Hiccup at age 20, having ushered in an age of peace between Vikings and dragons.Related: Speaking in an exclusive interview with Screen Rant, writer/director Dean DeBlois clarified that Hiccup is one year older when The Hidden World begins, but audiences can also expect to see an older and wiser Hiccup, since How to Train Your Dragon 3 will :"The main narrative of the film takes place about a year after the events of Dragon 2. So there's a five year jump from 1 to 2, and about a year jump from 2 to 3, because we wanted to focus on Hiccup's rookie run at being Chief of Berk. Bearded Hiccup is indicated in the trailer, which is a little misleading because it doesn't speak to the main narrative of the story. There will be moments in the movie where we play with the timeline a little bit. We go forward, and we also go backward. It's all about wrapping up Hiccup's journey from being one of the ne'er-do wells of the Viking tribe to being a wise and selfless Viking Chief."How to Train Your Dragon 2 ended with both Hiccup and Toothless being elevated to positions of serious authority, as Hiccup took over as Chief of Berk and Toothless became the Alpha of the dragons. "The carefree abandon of youth has now been replaced with some fairly weighty responsibilities," says DeBlois. As a new threat to Hiccup's friends arrives in the form of the Grimmel, a villain who is "of the belief that dragons need to be eliminated or enslaved," Toothless discovers a female dragon of his own kind and (as we saw in the trailer) goes through the awkwardness of dragon courtship.With How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World promising to wrap up Hiccup and Toothless' stories, it looks like we'll get to see the new Chief of Berk at various points in his life. But if dragons are no longer around when the older Hiccup tells his story, as the trailer's opening line portends, we're almost certainly in for an emotional farewell.More: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
Brand new fan-art imagines what Jared Leto may look like as Morbius in Sony Pictures Entertainment's spinoff film. Daniel Espinosa is poised to direct the movie after proving himself with the Ryan Reynolds/Jake Gyllenhaal-starrer last year, and will be part of the studios' efforts to create a sustainable Spider-Man franchise without the web-slinging Marvel hero.Earlier this week, fans were shocked when news broke out that . Not long after that, the actor himself confirmed the report via a social media post. As people are still trying to process this huge casting announcement made complicated by the fact that Leto is also attached to the DC Universe playing Joker, some can't help but look forward to how he can bring the Living Vampire to life on the big screen.RELATED: For instance, digital artist BossLogic has conjured up an artwork of what Leto might look like as Morbius. Taking it to his official account, the creator revealed his latest illustration which garnered people's attention pretty quick. Check out the nifty artwork below.Hearing the news about as at first I was like
June 29, 2018
Marvel's resident evil, secret criminal organization, HYDRA, serves as a counterpoint to the more noble S.H.I.E.L.D.While the bad guys love to capitalize the name of their group, as far as we know, it's not an acronym. Or at least, no writer has ever come up with a longer version. That "Y" really makes a tough job of it (at least in English), so we're fine just letting it sit.However, just because the letters of HYDRA aren't initials, that doesn't mean the baddies don't stand for anything.They have a full set of methods, values, and rules by which their members must live. Most of these amount to "we should be in charge, and we have ways of taking care of anyone who interferes with that." However, it does get a little more specific than that.Membership in HYDRA comes with a few concessions. That's not much of a surprise considering it's a fascist association with the small goal of total world domination.They started out more as a comic book take on SPECTRE, the similar group from the James Bond movies.If you were wondering, theye do have a longer name: They're the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Torture, Revenge, and Extortion. Doubling up on the "SP" in "Special" is kind of cheating. However, they really wanted to be ghosts, even though their symbol is an octopus. It doesn't have to make sense.If you want to be a part of HYDRA, though, membership comes with a bunch of regulations, most of which carry harsh penalties for violation.Here are the 21 Crazy Rules HYDRA Members Are Forced To Follow. The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
It appears that another major software company is looking to enter the video game industry, as has been quietly making moves the past few years to hint that they are developing a gaming platform that could rival and Gaming consoles and platforms have been around for decades, but the bulk of the 21st century has been comprised of consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony. through YouTube already, but their attempts to create an actual device, such as the botched Android-based console a few years back, have been met with failure. But that seems to be changing. Earlier this year, the company hired former video game executive Phil Harrison, who had spent time at both Sony and Microsoft. Additionally, they have been on quite a hiring spree as of late, picking off talent not only from console manufacturers but also triple-A publishers such as EA. While Google has been flirting with the idea of a platform since 2014, the company recently met with multiple video game companies at E3 to gauge interest in a streaming platform.Related: reports that Google is working on a streaming device code-named Yeti. Their approach is three-pronged, first building a streaming platform, then hardware, and finally bringing various game developers “under the Google umbrella.” Google’s reported plan at E3 was not just to woo developers to their platform, but to actually gauge interesting in buying development studios in their entirety. That's something that Microsoft has been doing recently as well, hence their .What this new system could look like is still a well kept secret. Google does appear to be focusing almost entirely on creating a streaming platform, a trend that has been . Their aim would perhaps be to bring console quality games to any PC, including less expensive options such as Chromebooks, by moving processing to offsite data servers. This idea is, of course, helped by the growing interest in Google Fiber, which could reduce the amount of lag already present in streaming games.If streaming really is the future of gaming, then Google is probably the company to figure out an affordable way to do it. , including Amazon, have tried to compete with the Nintendo, Xbox, and Playstation, almost all have failed. Google, however, has a seemingly endless reserve of money. If they can figure out a way to eliminate console-dependent gaming and create a streaming network capable of delivering high end gaming on a budget, Google can become a fierce rival. The big question remains if Yeti can materialize into the game-changing platform that Google is capable of, or if it goes the way of so many other aborted gaming platforms.More: Source: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
The latest video from How It Should Have Ended showcases five ways that the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe could have won the battle with Thanos in . The methods vary wildly, but all of them seem Thanos getting his just deserts in some form or fashion.First premiering in 2007, How It Should Have Ended is one of the most popular video parody channels on YouTube. The series presents animated cinematic parodies which demonstrate how various films could have been handled differently to deliver more satisfying or logical conclusions. The series has inspired two spin-offs - Super Cafe and - which are set in a unique shared continuity, where the heroes and villains of various films get together to talk shop at the end of a rough day of saving the world or failing to conquer it.Related: Surprisingly, the Avengers: Infinity War video (above) is far less comedic in tone than is typical for How It Should Have Ended. The five ways in which Thanos might be defeated (all of which are based on popular fan theories) are played decidedly straight. What humor exists is in the movies, such was when Tony Stark attempts to call dibs on the Infinity Gauntlet once it is out of Thanos' grasp.Naturally, the heroes all retire to the Super Cafe and a ludicrously over-sized table once the battle is won. It is here the comedy begins in earnest, with Superman - ever quick to continue the Marvel vs. DC rivalry - asking nit-picky questions, like in all of this and Rocket finally stealing the Winter Soldier's new arm. Even Batman joins in the cheerful mood, dancing The Batsuit when Korg from (who it turns out is not dead) shows up to play some music on the jukebox.The video closes with a sudden shift in tone, as we cut to The Villains' Pub, where all the baddies are comforting a one-armed Thanos on his defeat. Suddenly, the villains all begin to crumble into dust - the result of Thor snapping his fingers while enjoying the music across town. In a callback to the final post-credits scene of Avengers: Infinity War, we see Emperor Palpatine - the owner and bartender of the pub - rushing to retrieve and activate an ancient pager before he too is erased from existence. The person he is trying to message will be no surprise to longtime fans of How It Should Have Ended and promises big things in their next video.While it's easy to look back and determine what the film's heroes could've done to prevent Thanos from winning in Wakanda, everything that happened was meant to set up Avengers 4 as well as the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Avengers: Infinity War was merely the beginning of the end of the MCU's first saga that began a decade ago.More: Source: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
AMC is hosting a 10th anniversary panel for at next month's San Diego Comic-Con. It may be hard to believe for fans of the unforgettable, landmark drama that it's already been a decade since it first aired. But it speaks to the lasting imprint that the show left on viewers and on television as a whole. Breaking Bad lasted five seasons and 62 episodes on the air, but it rarely wasted a moment in consistently captivating audiences all the way to Walter White's bitter end.Now, it's time for one of the most celebrated shows in TV history to celebrate a major milestone. The cast has already , which also honored Breaking Bad for the 10th anniversary of its debut year in 2008, when it first aired on January 20. It's about to get an even bigger celebration at San Diego Comic-Con next month.Related: reports AMC will hold a Breaking Bad 10th anniversary panel in Hall H at SDCC on Thursday, July 19. Creator Vince Gilligan will join main cast members Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt, and R.J. Mitte, along with recurring stars Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jonathan Banks at the panel.The Breaking Bad panel joins a Hall H event for spinoff earlier that day, which will feature Gilligan, Odenkirk, and Esposito, in addition to fellow cast members Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Patrick Fabian. Echoing the time Breaking Bad aired its season 5 premiere at the annual entertainment mecca, Better Call Saul will premiere the first episode of season 4 at SDCC as well. This marks the first time Breaking Bad has gone to SDCC since July 2013.Breaking Bad's indelible mark can be felt in every single episode of Better Call Saul, and it's only going to be greater when that Gilligan says fans are very familiar with already. That inevitably invites speculation of whether there's going to be a surprise appearance from Jesse Pinkman (Paul) or Hank Schrader (Norris) - Gilligan has previously hinted at the prospects of . It's the latest indication of how much intrigue the show can still generate, despite being wrapped up for five years.It will be interesting to see if Gilligan addresses that mystery character at all during the Breaking Bad panel, or if he lets any more hints slip out. He commented in recent months on at the height of its popularity, which was a pretty simple explanation - he went out while it was still going strong. The anniversary panel, which almost certainly won't be the last, is a reminder of how much he left fans wanting more.More: Source: The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
It's fair to say that the original The Crew was something of a mixed bag. It offered up something impressive for players that stuck with it, but it was easy to be turned off by either its po-faced gritty crime story or the sheer level of dedication that was required to reach a decent level in the game. Although it had its fans, it meant that had some big changes to make to improve upon its predecessor.Developer Ivory Tower has done something of a major revamp of even the core concepts for the sequel. That -style story and street racing emphasis has gone out of the window, instead replaced with not only a more generic story about growing in fame and popularity but also a smorgasbord of different race offerings.Related: Quite simply, there's a lot more on show in The Crew 2 than simple street racing. Would-be champions will have plenty of chances to drive souped-up vehicles through city streets, to be sure, but equally there's the chance for off-road rallying and motorcross, airborne style competitions and speedboat racing. There's a little something for everyone in The Crew 2, a self-identifying buffet of motorsport that never dwells too long on one game mode.Within that, players can find their preferences and stick with them, to an extent. It's quite possible to power through the different social media-based driver ranks by sticking primarily to a preferred method of racing, so those who find a lack of excitement in rally raid can easily stick to boats and street racing if they so choose. It's a good thing, too, as the mileage certainly varies from mode to mode.Thankfully, those core races are still the best, and it's hard to find fault in traditional gameplay modes such as the city racing, the pro circuit touring cars, or the impressive hypercar events. Outside of that, though, things can vary from the mildly diverting minigame of drag racing through to the chore of drift competitions, with nothing quite reaching a level of depth to make racers stick around for long.Indeed, the game describes itself as something of a buffet, and that rings true in both positive and negative ways. There's a variety in The Crew 2 that is definitely enticing, and the sheer number of different play styles means that it's very hard to get bored within the game. However, there's nothing truly fulfilling here, from the short, sharp races through to the transient nature of the player character's fame meter being the be-all and end-all of their status.Thankfully, this is negated by the tone which Ivory Tower has imprinted into the game. Getting rid of that dour crime-focused theme of The Crew was definitely the right decision to make, even if that now means that the name of the game itself feels a little out of sorts. Much like fellow Ubisoft stable-mate , The Crew 2 has found a lot more love in a more light-hearted tone and neon-tinged lighting, dropping failing heavy themes for something a little more cheery.That doesn't mean that the game's tone is entirely fitting. Aside from the drive-anything selling point, The Crew 2's other big gimmick was its large open world based on the entirety of the United States. At face value, the game world is very impressive, but before too long it shows itself as much less than a living, breathing world, and instead something akin to an America-themed amusement park.That means that players looking for a deep replica of the core locations seen in the game, from New York to St. Louis and Seattle to Miami, are going to be disappointed. The Crew 2 feels like a pastiche of the US, taking those few identifiable structures and unique points of its environments and using them to build a CliffsNotes version of the source material. Thankfully, racers will often be driving too fast to notice, but if you stop to smell the roses you'll realize they are made of plastic.Again, within this framework of a fun, five-minute-per-mode arcade racer, it's thankfully not too damaging to the overall quality of the game. Noticing something a little cheap in the smaller details is something that plagues racing games in general, and at least The Crew 2 is always willing to throw another distraction in the way, be it another race mode or another of its large, multi-vehicle competitions.However, the world around the player does begin to take its toll a little eventually, whether down to the cheap character models, blink-and-you'll-miss-it story arcs, or the instantaneous regrowth of damaged foliage and rebuilding of destroyed signs. The player will smash through the scenery like a B-movie film set, but find it returning within short turnaround. Whatever maintenance crew is running at this motor racing theme park, they are certainly earning their keep.It's this lack of permanence that also makes the player feel a little detached from the game world around them. The core racing is definitely good fun, particularly the off-road sections and the Pro Circuit, but it's best not to dwell on the world outside. Racers are given the option to drive between race locations rather than fast travelling directly, and although it's a fun novelty on the first few drives, it soon gets a little tiresome. Going off-piste, too, can feel almost like the notorious Mako sections of , the player traversing the landscape with an ethereal float.All in all, though, The Crew 2 is still a lot of fun. It's not going to be the killer that Ubisoft wanted, but nonetheless it's an enjoyable, if slightly shallow, racing romp. Its arcade racing is exciting, bumper car fun, and it's worth sticking around for the rest of the amusements without looking too closely behind the curtain.3.5/5Next: The Crew 2 releases June 29 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Screen Rant was provided with codes for the purposes of this review. The post appeared first on
June 29, 2018
FX sets premiere dates for It’s Always Sunny, AHS 8, & Mayans MC FX and FXX have finally announced big moves to their fall schedules with dates set for the return of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, American Horror Story and the premiere of the buzzed-about Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans MC. Read on for each of the premiere dates for the new and returning shows! Continuing the Sons of Anarchy saga, Kurt Sutter’s award-winning series that was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history for seven seasons, Mayans MC will premiere on Tuesday, September 4. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show’s seven-year run. Mayans MC is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp. American Horror Story has been one of the most successful series for FX over its seven-season run thus far, receiving rave reviews, 28 Emmy nominations and four wins. Though each season is set in an anthology format, with connections between prior seasons, and series creator Ryan Murphy has recently announced this season will be a crossover story between AHS: Murder House (season 1) and AHS: Coven (season 3). The eighth season will debut on September 12. After a year-and-a-half hiatus and many questions as to whether certain cast members would return, fans can finally rejoice as The Gang will finally return in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s thirteenth season, which is set to debut September 5 on FXX. The Gang Returns–mostly–in the 13th season of the FXX original comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Mac (Rob McElhenney), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Olson) and Frank (Danny DeVito) return to their duplicitous, scheming ways at Paddy’s Pub, while Dennis (Howerton) takes on the new role of father in North Dakota. Even without Dennis Reynolds, the Gang has its hands full as Charlie hopes to have a child with The Waitress, Mac sets out to understand his newfound sexuality, Dee takes feminism to new heights and Frank goes to great lengths for the Gang to experience the greatest moment in Philadelphia sports history – an Eagles Super Bowl victory. The post appeared first on .
June 29, 2018