What's next for Robert Downey Jr. while he renegotiates his Marvel contract for Avengers 2 and 3? He'll re-team with his Iron Man 1 and 2 director Jon Favreau for the indie comedy Chef.
The Hollywood Reporter says the movie, financed by Aldamisa, begins filming July 8 in Los Angeles.
Director Marc Webb tweeted this first official photo of Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich, aka Rhino, in The Amazing Spider-Man 2:
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens May 2, 2014.
Shahid Kamal Ahmad is a Senior Business Development Manager for Sony Computer Entertainment’s European division. And on his Twitter account, he recently posted a tantalizing tease of something big coming for PlayStation Vita.
“Oh and there is an AMAZING big title coming to Vita. I can’t tell you anything about it, except that you are gonna be hooked for hours,” one of his Tweets reads. A clarification later notes that gamers will be hooked “for hours a day” and that it’s “not indie.”
You can see both of Ahmad’s Tweets below.
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.
Last week’s big cliffhanger saw da Vinci in custody and accused of sodomy; a crime rarely enforced in the confines of a very liberal Florence. This week it’s a trial episode with Piero leading a defense that sees his own son’s life hanging in the balance. It’s a bit of a slow start but the episode eventually lets way to a rousing finish that delivers new, exciting, revelations; one of them having potentially huge implications for this young series.
The trial, fixed by Rome from the start, does a great job of providing deeper insight into the relationship between da Vinci and his father. We’ve watched as Piero has berated his son on more than one occasion, leaving us to wonder if there was any salvageable relationship left between the two. By the end of “The Tower” there is something familial between the two but both of them are far too stubborn to be willing to admit it. I’m not sure I would describe Piero as someone who has pride for da Vinci but I do think he has a sliver of respect for a man who won’t back down when the odds are stacked against him.
Note: Full spoilers for the episode follow.
Well, what better way to celebrate Thursday's announcement that there will be more Nikita next season than with an exciting and heartbreaking hour of television like "Invisible Hand"? I loved the fast start we got off to this week, with Nikita getting the tables turned on her and having to jump out of one of The Shop's ghost cars before it made a ghost out of her.
Much of this season has focused on Amanda's irrational obsession with Nikita, but its a two-way street so now we see Michael in the Ari role, wondering if Nikita can ever really leave her life as an operative behind and build a future with him. We don't know what Michael's childhood was like but we do know he was once married with a child. He knows what normal feels like while Nikita doesn't.
Community was renewed for Season 5 today, which is the latest example of the show’s miraculous ability to overcome the odds. At the same time, Community is coming out of a season that was much more polarizing for fans, on the heels of the absence of series creator Dan Harmon.
Now however is a piece of “this could happen” news that would certainly be huge if it ended up occurring, but that I wouldn’t get too excited for just yet, since it so easily could result in nothing - a report in Deadline saying there is actually the possibility of Dan Harmon returning to Community.
The most anticipated PlayStation 3-exclusive of 2013 -- Naughty Dog's The Last of Us -- is about a month away, and Sony has released another television commercial to tease the game. You can see it below.
Last month, Sony released a TV commercial for the game; the trailer below is an extended version of it.
The Last of Us launches on June 14th. Look for our full review in the coming weeks right here on IGN.
For whatever reason, ABC wait longer than the other networks to make any of their official calls on renewals, cancellations and new series orders. Tonight, the floodgates opened, including the slam-dunk that was picking up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to series for next season.
Also ordered by ABC was Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, the spinoff series, starring Sophie Lowe as Alice and featuring the voice of John Lithgow (replacing Paul Reubens) as the White Rabbit. There’s plenty more, but let’s look at the renewals and cancellations first.
Lucasfilm formally announced today that Star Wars: Episode VII will be shot in the U.K. The six previous Star Wars films were also filmed in the U.K.
"We've devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie, and I'm thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilizing the incredible talent there can be a part of that," said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. "Speaking from my own longstanding connection to the UK with films like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Empire of the Sun and recently War Horse, it's very exciting to be heading back."
This is a surprise. A lot of pilots are made every year and plenty of them don't get picked up to series, but Beverly Hills Cop seemed like a sure thing. It had the name value of the hit film series and the draw of being an actual sequel series, not a remake, focused on Axel Foley's son (played by Brandon T. Jackson). And it had Eddie Murphy actually onboard in a recurring role as Axel, in addition to executive producing. And while executive producer Shawn Ryan (creator of The Shield) has had series that didn't last, like Last Resort and Terriers, he's a highly-respected and acclaimed creator who the networks are eager to be in business with.
But CBS has indeed passed on Beverly Hills Cop, not picking it up for the new TV season. However, Deadline reveals the project may still live on. With such high profile talent involved, producers Sony are going to shop it to other networks. There was a bidding war for Beverly Hills Cop initially, when it was being developed, so it's very possible one of those previous suitors may be inclined to pick up the series at this point.
When you order a battleship to turn in one of Leviathan: Warships' multiplayer battles, you'd better mean it. Relative to most turn-based plan-and-go tactical games, this is a light and accessible game with easy-to-learn drag-and-drop controls, but against a worthy opponent it becomes a slow but tense battle of wits. Positioning a lumbering boat so that its gun firing arcs line up with where the enemy is going to be – while simultaneously doing everything you can to keep out of reach of their weapons – makes every turn of a multiplayer naval warfare engagement a satisfying mind game of anticipation and counters.
Unhappy news for my fellow Happy Endings fans, as ABC has cancelled the well-reviewed but ratings-challenged series. This is not a surprise, as Happy Endings had a tough time all season, with ABC moving it around, trying it on different nights (remember it airing Sundays at 10pm?) and ultimately doubling up on episodes on Friday nights, in what seemed like a classic burn off scenario.
There have been some reports that USA had some interest in possibly picking up the series, should ABC cancel it. As yet though, there's no confirmation that will occur. THR notes that Sony, who produce the series, are shopping it to several potential new homes.
In a recent deal between Virgin Produced and Overbrook Entertainment, it was suggested that a sequel to Will Smith's After Earth may already be in development.
Although After Earth isn't due out in theaters until May 31, the studios' new pact allows Virgin the option to co-produce, co-finance and co-market a potential After Earth 2. This agreement will begin with the first film's release.
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, After Earth centers on teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith), who are both stranded on Earth 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity's escape. The father and son must work together if they want any chance of returning home.
DC Collectibles has just released new images of its upcoming Batman: Arkham Origins collectibles, including the revamped Batman and Black Mask 6.75-inch action figures. These will be available starting in October and should retail for about $25 each. Check 'em out: