There's been some buzz recently about The Rock, aka Dwayne Johnson, assuming the coveted role of Luke Cage in one of Marvel's upcoming film projects.
In a recent interview with Collider, Marvel boss Kevin Feige was asked whether or not he'd considered casting Johnson in the Marvel universe, to which he replied, "I think yeah, I mean his name has come up in the past. I'm a gigantic fan of his... I think he’s an unbelievable personality and an unbelievable sort of force of nature. He's awesome in Pain & Gain, he was great in G.I. Joe, he's really kind of an amazing human being. His Twitter's always cool and he promotes the hell out of everything he does. I would love him to be part of the Marvel universe somewhere, someday."
Seth MacFarlane has announced, for the third time, that he will not return to his hosting duties for the 2014 Academy Awards, Variety reports. executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are set to return for the upcoming telecast sparking speculation that MacFarlane may have a change of heart and come back for round two.
Every day hundreds of new apps make their debut on the App Store, and hundreds more are updated or reduced in price. We have sifted through the noise and highlighted those select few that might be worth your attention. For more mobile game trailers, reviews and news be sure to Subscribe to IGNMobileGames on YouTube.
Street Fighter IV – ($0.99)
This iOS installment in Capcom's famous fighting franchise has been sitting up at $4.99 since last August, but now that summer's upon us again, the price has dropped back down to 99 cents.
Rumor has it that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is up for a role in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Latino-Review doesn't know what role Rhys Meyers may play in Episode VII, but they claim the actor is "in talks to star" in the J.J. Abrams-directed film. Rhys Meyers and Abrams previously worked together on Mission: Impossible III.
In last summer's The Dark Knight Rises, Anne Hathaway's Selina Kyle spends a good deal of the movie trying to get her paws on a software program that will delete her criminal history from every known computer database in the world.
In the film, the program is referred to as "Clean Slate" several times, and believe it or not, Warner Bros. was actually sued over the use of this term by a company called Fortres Grand, which sells a computer security program called -- duh -- Clean Slate. As the name implies, the product is used to erase the trail of history from one's computer.
Emmy-winning animation and comedy writer Jon Vitti will script the 3D animated feature film version of the video game Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment announced today.
Vitti's written dozens of episodes of The Simpsons, and has also written for Saturday Night Live, King of the Hill, The Larry Sanders Show, and The Office. Vitti also shared a writing credit on the feature films The Simpsons Movie and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
The film's producers include Catherine Winder and John Cohen and executive producer David Maisel. Commenting on the announcement, Cohen said, “I'm thrilled to have Jon and Catherine joining the project. Jon is one of the funniest writers I know, and we’re looking forward to working with him to bring the birds and pigs to life on the big screen. Catherine is a fantastic producer, with over 20 years of film and television experience, and I'm very excited to have her as a part of our filmmaking team."
EA has confirmed that a next-generation version of FIFA will be shown at tomorrow’s Xbox Reveal event. In a post on the franchise’s official Facebook page, EA confirms that tomorrow will be your first chance to “see the next generation of FIFA” and includes the event’s official #XboxReveal hashtag.
New evidence makes an announcement of Forza Motorsport 5 look even more likely for tomorrow’s Xbox Reveal event.
In a post on its official Facebook page, car manufacturer McLaren Automotive wrote that tomorrow “Xbox is revealing something special. We think you might like what they’re announcing...” McLaren, of course, has had cars in previous Forza installments and could be hinting at an additional appearance from one of its vehicles.
Meanwhile, Siliconera has spotted a trademark for Forzavista filed by Microsoft, potentially hinting at a new name for the Autovista feature seen in Forza 4.
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Family Tree felt like it really stretched out and found more of a comedic element to play around with this week. Fans of Christopher Guest's work know that artistic communities, especially the bizarrely niche ones, are fertile ground for his improv style and "Treading the Boards" not only took Tom to an old historic theater down in Hove (not "Love"), but it steadily diminished the acting talents of his great grandfather, Harry, over the course of the episode to the point where he was literally most famous for being a horse's ass.
I found myself laughing a lot more in this episode than the pilot as Tom grew ever more disappointed with Harry's theatrical legacy. He still remained proud though, determined to make the best of the former "Nanki Poo"'s career, even taking it so far as to competing in an actual pantomime horse derby - a legacy which has continued on into the modern era with the slight drawback of now allowing pretty much any man in an animal costume (bipeds included!) to compete. Of course, Tom and Pete lose their footing and manage to completely collapse on the track.
Microsoft is announcing its next-gen console at a big Xbox Reveal event tomorrow which you can watch in full, with analysis, on IGN from 5pm BST tomorrow.
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Batman: Arkham Origins’ creative director Eric Holmes doesn’t believe “the Arkham franchise is a lot of stuff done 'okay.' It’s about certain things done to a great level of quality.” As such, Holmes’ team at Warner Bros. Montreal isn’t phoning in their Arkham Asylum prequel. “We went through a bunch of ideas,” he tells IGN, “and we picked a small number of the best ones that we felt would give the game its own identity, give it a meaning to exist.”
To that end, tweaks to Batman’s personal progression and combat systems were not made lightly – and anything that didn’t make Warner’s demanding grade was cut without prejudice.
“We had a weather system that was dynamic in the city,” says Holmes. Gotham City’s snowy Christmas Eve isn’t the aggressive visual obstacle it once was. Breezy weather could escalate into low-visibility, leaving marksmen completely vulnerable to Batman’s stealth. “That’s something we tried and we didn’t go ahead with because it didn’t seem up to Arkham quality when we executed on it,” Holmes says. “We didn’t think that we would be able to pull it off with great quality in the time we had for it. So the best thing to do, rather than ship a half-done feature, is to pull it.”