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Rumor: Marvel Studios Cancels Inhumans Movie

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 19:01

We must stress right up front that this is a RUMOR, pure and simple, and if/when the Marvel Studios camp responds to our request for confirmation, denial or comment, we shall certainly update this report. So without further ado ...

Bleeding Cool claims to have heard from sources while at New York Comic-Con that Marvel Studios has canceled the Inhumans movie, which is currently scheduled for a summer 2019 release. (It should be noted that Marvel's TV and Comics divisions are at NYCC, while its movie wing is sitting it out.) So why would Marvel Studios possibly cancel Inhumans when it has all the earmarks of being another Guardians of the Galaxy sci-fi comedy hit for the studio?

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Destiny's Microtransaction Worries and Secret Exotics - IGN's Fireteam Chat

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 19:00

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This week the crew is back discussing the Sleeper Simulant questline, how Nightfall missions should be fixed and addressing their concerns with microtransactions.

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Ubisoft: Assassin's Creed Movie Like Batman Begins

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:55

Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet recently said the big screen adaptation of their Assassin's Creed game franchise will not be unlike two very specific and beloved genre movies.

According to the French magazine Premiere (rough English translation via /Film), Baronnet said, "

accepted very quickly. And it was the only actor which we thought was obvious. So we started with the actor, which is incongruous. Even more incongruous, he engaged us with nothing. There was no script, no studio or anything. We told him we were going to build the project together, we have a huge brand and we want to make a make a film with references to feature films like Batman Begins and Blade Runner. That is why we tend to. He was promised that he could work with the writers, we would associate it with all key creative choices."

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NBC Gives Blindspot a Full Season Order

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:49

As one of the fall season's out-of-the-gate champs, Blindspot has been given a full season by NBC.

Per The Wrap, Blindspot, which stars Thor's Jaimie Alexander as a tattooed amnesiac, got its "back nine" order after airing three episodes, now bringing the Season 1 episode count to 22.

The Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash) produced show is the number one new series in the 18-49 demo, averaging 9.6 million viewers overall. Sullivan Stapleton, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Rob Brown, and Ashley Johnson co-star.

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Hasbro Announces The Prime Wars, Will Unify Transformers Universes

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:48

In an effort to create a more "cohesive" and "immersive" story, Hasbro will be uniting the universes shared by the Transformers toys and other entertainment media.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, company executives are planning to create a multi-year narrative shared by virtually all aspects of the Transformers property called The Prime Wars Trilogy.

This trilogy is currently being explored through the toys, Machinima digital series, and licensed video games, and working with this shared story arc is intended to provide a unified "framework" for the franchise.

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Marvel Animation Announces Holiday Film

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:26

Marvel boss Joe Quesada announced at New York Comic Con that Marvel Animation will release an upcoming full-length animated holiday film that will pit such heroes as Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Captain Marvel and the one and only Santa Claus vs. Loki and Ymir.

He, along with Marvel president of television and publishing Dan Buckley teased some artwork featuring Old Saint Nick in his own superhero costume for the film entitled, "Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!" Quesada and Buckley stressed that the film will be a family-friendly adventure about the holidays "told in a Marvel way."

They also dropped some information on upcoming Marvel animated shows that will air on Disney XD in 2016. Among them are Avengers: Ultron Revolution, a group of mini-series featuring the core Avengers team as well as appearances from Ant-Man, Black Panther and Ms. Marvel.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Goes Gold

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:16

Development on Rise of the Tomb Raider is now complete, as the game has officially gone gold for Xbox One and Xbox 360.

"We are pleased to confirm that gamers will be able to get their hands on Rise of the Tomb Raider very soon, when the game launches on November 10," Crystal Dynamics studio head Darrell Gallagher said. "The entire team challenged themselves to improve on the last game that millions of fans enjoyed so much, and we believe we have created a worthy sequel to Tomb Raider 2013.

"With the game development now complete we are excited to share this incredible next chapter in Lara’s journey as she continues her growth into the ultimate action adventure icon, and accepts her destiny to become the Tomb Raider."

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Half-Life 3: Valve Adds Suspicious Code to Dota 2

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:15

A set of text files uploaded to Dota 2 by developer Valve may suggest what's to come for the long-awaited Half-Life 3. SteamDB noticed a strange file called "hl3.txt" in today's update to Valve's Dota 2 multiplayer game, and a series of other out-of-place text files that detail the existence of quests, VR support, NPC squads and more. Whether it's genuinely for a Half-Life 2 sequel, however, is as mysterious as the game's existence has ever been.

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Agent Carter Announces Madame Masque at NYCC

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:05

Many new faces are coming to Marvel's Agent Carter in its second season. The series held its New York Comic Con panel on Friday, October 9th where Marvel announced a new slate of actors for Season 2, as first reported by Entertainment Weekly.

Wynn Everett will play Whitney Frost, known to Marvel Comics fans as Madame Masque. EW reports that she'll be a Hollywood actress and a brilliant inventor on Agent Carter. Playing her businessman husband Calvin Chadwick is Currie Graham. Also joining the cast is Outlander actress Lotte Verbeek as Jarvis's wife Ana, who becomes a new friend of Peggy's upon her move to Los Angeles, and Reggie Austin as Jason Wilkes, a "quirky, yet charismatic scientist who instantly charms Peggy."

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Once Upon a Time's Dark Swan Flocks to NY Comic Con

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 18:04

Once Upon a Time creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, along with series star Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) were on hand at New York Comic Con today to screen this week's upcoming episode and to answer questions about what's to come later this season.

You'll find no spoilers here about the episode, suffice it to say it's filled with exactly the amount of action, mystery, quests and treachery you've come to expect from the show over the years.

Jennifer Morrison spoke about her character going dark this season: "It's good to be bad. Dark Emma is is complicated. She's still the savior, but with dark in her. She's a constant cauldron of conflict." The creators confirmed that turning Emma dark was always in their plans for the show, and it was just a matter of timing.

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Bradley Cooper's Limitless Return Date is Set

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:40

There was never a doubt that Bradley Cooper would reprise his role of Sen. Edward Morra on CBS's new series Limitless after making his debut in the premiere, and now CBS has announced the actor's official return date.

The network revealed Friday that Cooper would be back on the show in episode 6, "Side Effects May Include...," which airs October 27th. In the forthcoming episode, Morra asks for a high price when Brian (Jake McDorman) needs another inoculation to help how the NZT is affecting his mental and physical health.

The involvement of Cooper, who also executive produces the series, is one of the main reasons it was positioned as a sequel. "We knew Bradley Cooper was going to be involved," EP Craig Sweeny said at summer TCA Press Tour. "And so it seemed like, if we wanted the option of having him on screen, we shouldn't recast the role of Eddie Morra, and that informed the show to a certain extent. 

But I think we would have done it that way regardless because part of what's appealing about this particular property is that the McGuffin of the NZT pills is infinite. So why not tell the story of somebody else's interaction with this drug?"

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Dark Souls 3 Network Stress Test Free on PlayStation Plus

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 17:11

Bandai Namco's Network Stress Test for Dark Souls III is available for free to PS4 owners who have a subscription to PlayStation Plus.

While you can download the client right now from the PlayStation Store, it isn't playable just yet. It's also important to note that the test is only available to those with an active PS Plus subscription who signed up last month to participate.

Last month at Tokyo Game Show, Bandai Namco confirmed that Dark Souls III is set to release sometime this coming April in the west. Meanwhile, those in Japan will be getting the game on March 24.

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Extant: CBS Cancels Spielberg-Halle Berry Sci-Fi Drama

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:48

CBS has axed its summer sci-fi drama Extant, which Halle Berry starred in and Steven Spielberg executive produced. The series wrapped up its second season in September.

"CBS, Halle Berry and the producers have decided to conclude the ‘Extant’ story after last season’s exciting and fitting conclusion," Glenn Geller, president of CBS Entertainment, said in a statement via Variety. "Extant played an important role in expanding CBS's lineup of original scripted programming in the summer. We are proud of the show’s success on the network, as well as its popularity on Amazon Prime Video. We also want to thank the incomparable Halle Berry for her commitment and support for the series, and look forward to working with her on our next project together."

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7 Dumb Walking Dead Decisions

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:43

The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, October 11th, and while it's arguably coming off its strongest season to date with Season 5, it wouldn't quite be The Walking Dead if some of the characters weren't making decisions so dumb and dense that they made you want to facepalm yourself into oblivion.

And while The Walking Dead itself, the original series, has certainly gotten better about character choices and motivations, spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead hit the air at the end of this past summer and introduced us to a whole new cast of characters dead set on driving us mad with cringe-worthy choices and bonehead moves.

Look, The Walking Dead universe is an intense one. The weak don't survive. Hell, sometimes the strong don't either. And when every episode's about survival it's only natural that viewers become super-invested in every choice the survivors make, comparing those choices to what they themselves would do in the same situation (while also knowing full well that none of us would survive a single afternoon in this zombie-filled hell). So we scrutinize. And hold characters to very high, pragmatic standards. But even knowing this, and our pickiness, these guys have made some stupid-ass decisions.

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Disney Sets Premiere Date for Lion King Movie Event

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:30

The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar will make its Disney Channel debut on November 22 at 7 p.m., Disney has announced.

Dubbed a "television movie event," Return of the Road will serve as both a sequel to the classic 1994 film as well as a primer for Disney Channel's upcoming television series The Lion Guard, which will air sometime in 2016. For an early look at what's to come, check out the new teaser below.

The story of Return of the Roar centers around Simba's second-born cub Kion, who's voiced by Max Charles. Additionally, Mufasa voice actor James Earl Jones is reprising his role as Simba's father, and Ernie Sabella is returning to voice Pumbaa. Rob Lowe is voicing Simba and Gabrielle Union is set to play Nala.

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Power Rangers Movie Villain, Timeline Revealed?

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:12

The Power Rangers movie may not quite be the classic revival we expected according to a new report on the film's timeline and villain.

Warning: Spoilers below.

According to Collider's sources, Lionsgate's new Power Rangers movie will continue the story of the TV show. That means it will take place after the current iteration, Power Rangers Dino Charge. A battle in the opening scene, in which the Dino Charge Rangers are protecting the Morphin Grid, may even serve as a handoff from the Dino Charge crew to the new team.

The sources also claim that early antagonists Rita Repulsa and Lord Zedd won't be involved here. Since it's continuing the timeline of the show, both of those characters have been wiped out by an energy wave. Instead, the villain may be one who escaped that fate, Scorpina.

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Flash Movie Costume Reportedly More 'Tech-Based'

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:07

The Warner Bros. movie version of The Flash isn't going to be copying the sleek costume used in The CW series of the same name.

Reports suggest that the Seth Grahame-Smith directed film will feature a suit along the lines of one of Flash's costumes in the fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Den of Geek claims the suit will be designed to have more of an armored, "tech-based" look than the clean-cut suit worn by actor Grant Gustin on TV.

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Franchise Futures: Terminator, 007 and the MCU

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 16:01

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Welcome back to Keepin' It Reel! In this week's episode of IGN's movies podcast, Jim Vejvoda and Terri Schwartz bring you some of the latest in genre movie news.

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Bryan Cranston Wants to Play a "Nasty" Marvel Movie Villain

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 15:55

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston would like his next sinister role to be that of a "nasty" villain in one of Marvel's next superhero movies.

"You know what I’d like to do? I’d like to do some big superhero villain in some Marvel classic," Cranston told Metro. However, instead of playing a recognizable big bad from the comics, the Walter White actor said he would like to "create one from scratch," adding, "I don’t know what I would do but it would be nasty."

Before Jesse Eisenberg was cast as Lex Luther in Zack Synder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Cranston expressed interested in playing the DC Comics' supervillain. While that ultimately didn't work out, perhaps he'll have better luck with Marvel instead.

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Batman Begins: Why Nolan's Monologue Wasn't Included

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 15:21

The first teaser trailer for Batman Begins featured a dark and ominous monologue that didn't make it into the final film, and writer Jonathan Nolan has spoken out to address why.

In a post on Reddit regarding the trailer (via io9), director Christopher Nolan's brother explained: "I wrote this in a couple hours in my brother’s trailer while he was shooting the scene in which Bruce is arrested for stealing Wayne corp supplies on his 'journey.' Remains some of my favorite writing from these films. Was written specifically for the trailer. Wouldn’t have worked in the film."

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