Wonder Woman has reportedly found its Ares in Harry Potter star David Thewlis.
According to Batman News, "multiple sources" have told the outlet that Thewlis—best known for his role as Professor Remus Lupin in the aforementioned wizarding film series—has been cast to star as Wonder Woman's lead villain. Ares will reportedly be portrayed through a blend of practical effects and CGI.
David Thewlis as Remus Lupin in Harry Potter
This weekend at Toy Fair 2017, Good Smile Company showcased its upcoming pair of Portal 2 figma figures based on Atlas and P-Body.
The release date and price of the figures have yet to be determined. In the meantime, check out the gallery below for a look at the highly-detailed duo.
Portal 2 released back in 2011 to much critical acclaim. Valve's first-person puzzle game handles co-op in a very unique way, and is regarded by many as one the funniest, best-written games of all time.
The LEGO Batman Movie held strong in first place at the box office this weekend, outpacing the debuts of The Great Wall and Fist Fight with an estimated $34.2 million.
As noted by Variety, Warner Bros. animated feature, which enjoyed the biggest opening of 2017 so far when it debuted last weekend, is on track to make $44 million by the end of President's Day weekend, nearly matching the combined Friday-Monday estimates of Fifty Shades Darker and The Great Wall.
Game of Thrones stars Liam Cunningham and Jacob Anderson have been inside a Meereenese pyramid, north of the Wall and in the presence of dragons and giants during their time filming the HBO hit series, but both of them were still in awe when they first saw the stage being used for Thrones' upcoming live concert experience.
"I assumed there might be a screen involved, but I was not expecting this," Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, told IGN. "It’s extraordinary."
Built inside a studio soundstage with multiple moving stages and massive screens, the stage is intended to bring to life some of the most famous moments from Game of Thrones' previous six seasons. The concert experience has been a dream three years in the making for composer Ramin Djawadi, who initially conceived it with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as a small, one-off concert before it morphed into the massive, city-traveling experience that kicks off on February 20th.
McFarlane Toys showcased its new line of Destiny action figures this weekend at Toy Fair 2017.
Through Bungie's new partnership with McFarlane, a trio of Guardian 7-inch action figures, including the Vault of Glass Titan, King's Fall Warlock and Iron Banner Hunter, will be available this fall for a suggested retail price of $19.99. See all three and more in the gallery below.
Also pictured in the gallery above is a 10-inch Lord Saladin figure, which will be available this fall for $34.99, as well as a life-size Iron Gjallarhorn replica for $149.99, and a Gjallarwing Deluxe Box Set, which will release this holiday for $34.99.
This weekend at Toy Fair 2017, LEGO showcased its new Batmobile set, which features four separate Bat-Vehicles in one.
The set, which includes four DC-inspired mini-figures and an exclusive witch figure, will release on June 1 for a suggested retail price of $139.99. See the transforming Batmobile, the Dark Knight and his sidekick Robin, and more from the new line of sets inspired by The LEGO Batman Movie in the gallery below.
For more brick-building fun, check out our look at the 5 best LEGO Batman sets, including the Tumbler as seen in The Dark Knight Trilogy, as well as the Joker's highly detailed Steam Roller.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
Considering it was a pretty direct follow-up to the last episode, it’s too bad there was several weeks between the airing of “Trial of the Darksaber” and “Legacy of Mandalore.” Then again, “Trial” was such a heavy, emotional episode perhaps it was for the best to give us a bit of a breather.
Ultimately, if viewed as a two-parter, “Legacy” was the weaker installment, though to be fair, it’s being measured against one of the best episodes the series has ever done. But there was still a lot to enjoy here, as we delved into “modern” Mandalorian society (modern as measured against its portrayal in The Clone Wars) a bit more directly, having only seen certain warrior factions in previous installments.
McFarlane Toys' new Mass Effect: Andromeda action figures were on display this weekend at Toy Fair 2017, and we got an up-close look at the figures ahead of their release this summer.
The figures are of Scott and Sara Ryder, the twin siblings who serve as the lead characters in BioWare's upcoming sci-fi RPG. Check out the gallery below to see the two 7-inch figures, which come with swappable helmeted heads, and have a suggested retail price of $19.99 each.
The Sara figure is holding the Camifex Assault Rifle and features over 12 points of articulation, while the Scott model is holding the AAX5 Assault Rifle and has over 14 points of articulation. The figures are currently available for pre-order. You can reserve the Scott Ryder figure here and the Sara Ryder figure here.
This week at the Monaco Anime Game International Conference 2017 (MAGIC 2017), Square Enix pulled back the curtain on new screenshots of Final Fantasy VII Remake and Kingdom Hearts III.
Game director Tetsuya Nomura revealed the images at the event, which include two screenshots of Final Fantasy VII Remake and one of Kingdom Hearts III.
Cloud ducking behind cover in Final Fantasy VII Remake, via Twitter
During its annual press event, NIS America outlined its games lineup for 2017, announcing release dates for Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony, Disgaea 5 Complete and several other titles.
As outlined in NISA's 2017 event wrap-up, Danganronpa V3 will release for PS4 and PS Vita on September 26 in North America and September 29 in Europe. Killing Harmony is the third main game in Spike Chunsoft's visual novel adventure series and was confirmed for release in the west last year at PSX 2016.
For Honor’s combat is the kind of brutal melee I always wanted, but never thought I’d actually get to play. Its third-person action-game exterior hides a strategically complex fighting game, mixing team-based action with less interesting solo modes, all built on the most flexible and technically complete melee fighting system I’ve ever experienced.
For Honor lives and dies on its fighting system, dubbed “The Art of Battle” by Ubisoft, and it’s the reason For Honor is more like a traditional fighting game in the vein of Street Fighter or Soul Calibur than the hack-and-slash Dynasty Warriors it appears to be at first glance. Locking onto an opponent puts you into “duel mode,” for lack of a better term, where you can change your guard to block left, right, or top. You can block incoming attacks from the direction you’re guarding, and you have to read which direction your opponent is guarding and attack from one of the two directions from which they’re vulnerable to successfully hit.