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Jason Patric Starring in Wayward Pines: Season 2

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:48

Wayward Pines: Season 2 has found its new leading man in Jason Patric.

According to THR, The Lost Boys actor will star in the second season of M. Night Shyamalan's television drama as Dr. Theo Yedlin, "a confident, driven surgeon whose leadership skills will prove invaluable to the residents of Wayward Pines."

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Colony Renewed for Season 2 on USA

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:47

USA's Colony will be coming back for a 13 episode second season.

The show has earned steady ratings since it premiered last month and half a million people saw the pilot when it was released two weeks early on VOD and online streaming services. Created by Lost writer Carlton J. Cuse and Ryan Condal, the show follows a family caught up in the alien occupation of a near-future Los Angeles.

IGN recently got to speak with Condal and the show's stars, Josh Holloway and Sarah Wayne Callies, about how Colony explores life under hostile occupation.

"One of the fascinating things about this world is

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Futuristic Zorro Movie Z Gets Director

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:45

Update: THR reporter Borys Kit reports that Cuaron's Z will see the director starting "from scratch." It will be "his vision and not a take on Zorro reborn."

Gravity co-writer Jonas Cuaron is set to direct the futuristic Zorro film Z.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cuaron has signed on to the project, with Lantica Media and Sobini Films producing Z. The son of Children of Men filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, he previously helmed Disertio as well as Gravity companion short Aningaaq.

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The DC Multiverse Exists!

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:33

While the announcement yesterday that The CW’s The Flash will cross over with CBS’ Supergirl was exciting news in and of itself, the implications of that team-up could mean even bigger things for DC Entertainment. That’s because it seems we now have proof that a Multiverse exists for the DC characters on TV and in film!

Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Multiverse is already in place in the world of The Flash (and Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow, of course, all of which already coexist on The CW as the Arrowverse). Grant Gustin’s Barry Allen and friends can zip between the worlds of Earth One and Earth Two, two separate and distinct realities that have duplicates of at least some of the same characters -- an Earth Two character might be the same person as an Earth One hero or villain, but their life may have played out differently so that they’re not super-anythings, for example.

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Thoughts on Prison Break Revival, Legends, People v O.J.

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:23

Hey guys, Eric and Matt with (at last!) our first podcast of 2016. Given how long it took, we have a lot to catch up on, so join us for a ton of TV news, plus our initial thoughts on Legends of Tomorrow and The People v. O.J. Simpson.

-Gilmore Girls return confirmed

-X-Files returns to a large audience

-FOX orders Exorcist pilot

-House of Cards renewed

-Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt renewed

-CW orders 6 pilots, including Riverdale

-Ricky Whittle starring in American Gods

-The Deadwood movie may be alive again

-Prison Break’s return is official

-FOX orders 24: Legacy pilot

-Westworld delayed

-FX’s Legion is not connected to the X-Men movie universe

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Batman Wields a Gun in The Dark Knight III

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:18

There's a new issue of The Dark Knight III: The Master Race hitting stores this month, and DC has revealed another impressive lineup of variant covers to go along with it. These covers will feature famous artists like Frank Miller, Jim Lee and John Romita, Jr. lending their own takes on the Dark Knight Universe.

Check out the main cover and all five variants for The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3 below:

As with issue #2, these variant covers are incentive-based rather than retailer-exclusives. They'll be available at any comic shop (assuming said shop ordered enough copies to qualify), but don't be surprised if you have to pay a premium to own them.

The Dark Knight III: The Master Race #3 explores what happens when a fanatical group of Kandorians are restored to normal size and begin a bloody war of conquest on Earth. Bruce Wayne and Carrie Kelly are determined to stop the so-called "Master Race," but to do so they'll have to free Superman from his icy prison.

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Path of Exile Introduces the Elementalist as New Ascendancy Class

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 15:00

Path of Exile didn't really have a mage class when it first came out — the closest you could really get was The Witch, a sort of River Tam lookalike who tossed out spells with an unmistakable touch of malice. That'll change a bit, though, with the free-to-play action RPG's upcoming Ascendancy expansion. Developer Grinding Gear Games' lead designer Chris Wilson tells me they're introducing the new Elementalist class as a specialization for the Witch, which channels the class' energies into a purer focus on fire, ice, and lightning. It's not concerned at all with chaos damage. If your magical inclinations thus tend to favor Warcraft's Jaina Proudmoore over, say, Dragon Age's Morrigan, you might want to jump in when Ascendancy drops in March.

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Dan Stevens, Aubrey Plaza and Jean Smart Join Legion

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:55

The Guest and Downton Abbey actor Dan Stevens will portray Professor X's son David Haller in Legion.

FX also announced that Parks and Rec actress Aubrey Plaza and Fargo actress Jean Smart have also joined the superhero show's cast. Plaza is set to play Lenny, a friend of Haller's who's optimistic but battles drug addiction.

Meanwhile, Smart will portray the therapist Melanie. It's intriguing to note that Smart's addition means she'll pair up again with previously cast Rachel Keller (Syd). Smart was Keller's grandmother in Fargo.

The Fargo connection for Legion doesn't stop there, though. Legion executive producer Noah Hawley — who penned the pilot — also serves as the TV showrunner for Fargo.

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Daily Deals: Uncharted PS4 Bundle, Doom Collector's Edition, Cheap Laptop

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:31

Uncharted 4 Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Bundle

If Uncharted 4 is the game that will have you buying a PS4, you'd might as well get this slick look limited edition gray blue PS4.

Save $24 on this Doom Collector's Edition

If you have Amazon Prime you automatically get 20% off all games and collector's editions, which includes this awesome Revenant statue with your copy of Doom. If you don't have Amazon Prime, you can get a 30-day free trial.

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Mad Max Director Talks Lost Justice League Film

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:25

Did you know there were plans for a Justice League movie as far back as 2007? Except it wasn't Zack Snyder who was attached to direct it back then.

After the massive success of Max Max: Fury Road, director George Miller recently had a in-depth interview with The Hollywood Reporter (via CBR) about his career in which he reminisced about the Justice League movie he was set to direct several years ago.

"That was, oh, seven years ago, I think," said Miller. "And there was a really great script. And Warners said, 'Let's do it. Let's do a Justice League

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Magic Tree House Movies in Development at Lionsgate

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:19

Here's some good news for the all the Master Librarians out there, The Magic Tree House series of children's books is coming to the big screen.

According to Variety, Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment label have picked up the rights to the 54-book saga with author Mary Pope Osborne and her husband Will Osborne executive producing.

The books follow siblings, Jack and Annie, who discover a magical tree house in the woods of Frog Creek, Pennsylvania that sends them on adventures throughout history on behalf of the sorceress, Morgan Le Fay.

The first movie will be based on the 29th book of the series, Christmas in Camelot, in which Jack and Annie return to the tree house after outgrowing it. The script is being written by Jenny Laird and Will Osborne, who also put on a Magic Tree House musical.

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$25, One-Time Halo 5 REQ Pack Revealed

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:22

343 Industries is unlocking its next premium REQ bundle for Halo 5: Guardians, focusing on exclusive add-ons for Arena. The Arena REQ bundle will become available on February 16 in the Halo 5: Guardians REQ store, as well as on Xbox.com, Xbox Dashboard, and in retail stores.

Similar to the Warzone REQ bundle, the Arena REQ bundle is a one-time purchase of $25 USD, and available worldwide. With it, players will have access to the newest armor and weapon skins from 14 premium Arena REQ packs. Each pack will be released two per week, for seven weeks—the same as the Warzone bundle.

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Mother 3 Rumored for Western Release

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:00

Nintendo's Mother 3—the successor to EarthBound—could finally see an official English release. Eurogamer reports that anonymous sources suggest Mother 3 will come to Wii U's Virtual Console in the West in celebration of the game's 10th anniversary.

Back in November, Mother 3 was announced for the Wii U Virtual Console in Japan, but there's been no official word on an English release.

When asked for comment, a Nintendo representative simply told IGN, "We have nothing to announce on this topic."

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Every Episode of IGN Unfiltered Ever

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:00

IGN Unfiltered is our new long-form interview show – think Charlie Rose, but with game developers, executives, luminaries, and other notable industry personalities. The goal is to examine the lives and career's of the industry's most interesting people to get a new perspective on who they are and where they came from. Look for new episodes once per month, and we hope you enjoy the show!

See every episode below, but if you'd prefer audio, you can subscribe to the RSS feed or the iTunes feed.

Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews and Xbox Guru-in-Chief. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Podcast Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.

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Soderbergh May (or May Not) Be Coming Out of Retirement

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:45

Following his work on the 2013 film Side Effects, Steven Soderbergh hasn't directed another major motion picture. However, the esteemed director may be coming out of film-directing retirement, according to various reports.

A number of outlets, including VarietyThe Hollywood Reporter and Deadline have all heard that Soderbergh may return to the director's chair for a new film starring Channing Tatum. However, there are few discrepancies among the reports. Both Variety and Deadline claim Soderbergh is directing, while THR says it's not yet known if he's on board to direct or just produce.

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Mirror's Edge Catalyst Closed Beta Sign Ups Are Open

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:07

If you’re interested in trying Mirror’s Edge Catalyst before it launches in May, you can sign up for the closed beta now.

The game’s official site offers the choice of PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, and you simply need to sign into your EA account to register.

It should be noted that registration does not guarantee access to the closed beta whenever it launches. EA also points out any gameplay or character progress in the beta will not carry over into the final version of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

A launch date for the closed beta has not been revealed at this time.

In addition to the beta sign ups, EA has released a new story trailer detailing some of the drama in store for Faith in Mirror's Edge Catalyst.

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Adam West to Appear on The Big Bang Theory

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:38

The Big Bang Theory is about to celebrate its 200th episode, and Adam West will join be joining a cast of other famous faces.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam West will play himself, and will join the likes of John Ross Bowie, Christine Baranski, Sara Gilbert, and Wil Wheaton for the landmark episode.

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Star Wars Rebels: "Legends Of The Lasat" Review

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:34

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

 

Arguably the least fleshed out member of the Ghost crew up until now got his own episode this week, and it was a really strong spotlight for Zeb – or Captain Zeb, as we discovered.

The back-and-forth Zeb had between processing the incredible fact that at least two of his people were alive, mixed with his resentment for their pacifist, spiritual ways, was an interesting place to put the usually comical character in – and it was great to see Ezra flat out ask Zeb why he was acting so strangely, in the face of what was such amazing news. Zeb’s story, about the fall of Lasan and the destruction of the palace, and how he felt responsible, was an impactful beat as well.

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Funko Announces Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Mopeez

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:27

Funko has announced that a line of Batman v Superman Mopeez will be coming out in March.

You'll soon be able to get Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman in cute, plushie from from the Funko website.

Funko also has a number of DC Pins available now, from heroes such as Batman and Robin, to villains like The Joker and The Penguin.

The Mopeez will be out just in time for the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is hitting theaters on March 26. If Mopeez aren't your thing, maybe you'll want to check out this Batman Barbie instead.

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The Division Is Free When You Buy a Logitech Gaming Keyboard

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 11:13

Logitech just unveiled its latest and greatest gaming keyboard, the G810 Orion Spectrum, and we have the full review here. To sweeten the deal, the company is bundling Ubisoft’s The Division with three of its gaming keyboards starting February 8th in the US.

The three keyboards that come bundled with The Division include the all new G810 Orion Spectrum, the G910 Orion Spark, and the 10-keyless G410 Atlas Spectrum. All of these keyboards feature Logitech’s proprietary Romer-G mechanical switches and full RGB lighting.

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