According to a new report, Sony and Marvel have a shortlist for their new Spider-Man.
Obtained by The Wrap, the shortlist is made up of up-and-coming teenage actors, which is in step with last month's rumour that Marvel was casting a teenager. Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars/Paper Towns), Asa Butterfield (Ender's Game/Hugo), Tom Holland (The Impossible), Timothee Chalamet (Homeland) and Liam James (The Way, Way Back) are the five actors reported to be "strong contenders" for test offers.
Apocalypse survivor MMO H1Z1 will get lady character models very soon, Daybreak Game Company president John Smedley revealed on Twitter recently.
“Hoping to get the female model into H1Z1 in the next 2 weeks,” Smedley writes. “Trying for late next week.”
Daybreak Game Company announced last month that H1Z1 has sold more than one million copies via Steam since its early access release on January 15, and that more than 5,000 users have been banned for cheating.
Currently only available on PC, the game is slated to launch on PlayStation 4 at an unannounced date in the near future. In the meantime, find out what our first 15 minutes were like in the survival sandbox massively multiplayer. IGN’s Alex tells Marty about his post-apocalyptic adventures, which includes punching a deer and creatively murdering zombies.
Writer-directors Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) have received expanded Ant-Man writing credits after arbitration.
According to The Wrap, Wright and Cornish, who wrote the initial Ant-Man screenplay together, have received sole story credit as well as joint writing credit with Adam McKay (Step Brothers) and lead actor Paul Rudd.
Wright and Cornish worked together as a writing duo for the first version of the script, while McKay and Rudd wrote together for the revised script that was used to shoot the film.
Edgar Wright was originally supposed to direct the script he wrote with Joe Cornish, but left the project because of creative differences. Peyton Reed (Yes Man) was hired to replace Wright as director.
Sony Pictures presented attendees at Wednesday's industry trade expo CinemaCon an advanced look at their forthcoming slate, including extended peeks at SPECTRE, Pixels, Hotel Transylvania 2, Goosebumps, and The Walk to name a few.
New studio boss Tom Rothman introduced a CinemaCon exclusive scene from the 24th James Bond film, SPECTRE, with a pre-recorded message from director Sam Mendes asking the attendees and press not to reveal the scene's big spoiler.
What I can reveal is that it's a scene between 007 and Miss Moneypenny set in James Bond's sparsely decorated London flat. Yes, we get to see Bond's apartment in the film. There was also a sizzle reel showing more new footage not seen in the trailer including a very sexy encounter between 007 and Monica Bellucci's Lucia Sciarra.
A new animated Spider-Man film is in the works.
The news is fresh out of CinemaCon, with the first-of-its-kind animated Spider-Man feature set to exist independently of the in-development live-action Spider-Man movies.
Rumours about this project first surfaced during the Sony hack and leaked emails. The untitled Spider-Man animated movie is being produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie), with the in-demand duo also in charge of writing the story treatment.
We recently reported that Lord and Miller are said to be writing the story treatment for The Flash film.
Note: Full spoilers for The Americans: Season 3 finale follow.
Compared to the first two Americans season premiere, this one felt a bit quieter, as the Jennings themselves weren’t involved in any high-speed chases or trunk-related mayhem. Still, some notable events occurred, along with a “Oh nooooo” closing few moments that could once again blow up the dynamic of the series.
Poor Paige. Yeah, I know, it’s easy to villainize her and I’m sure some already are for calling Pastor Tim and telling him her parents were Russians (though we never heard her tell him they were spies, did we?). But moments before, as she lay in her bed crying, I jotted down in my notes, “This is too much to ask of her,” as we felt the weight of all she’d discovered and what it was her parents wanted from her. Because not only was she being asked to now lie to every single person in her life, including her brother (as she noted to Elizabeth), but it was clear that her visit to see her grandmother was also turning into a bit of a recruitment for her. “You would never have to do anything like that, okay?”, Elizabeth told her, as they talked about Elizabeth’s mom letting her go away forever… but with that came the implication that she’d have to do some things. Things she wouldn’t like. And so she turned to the guy who, over two seasons, has become another, and in many ways more dependable, parental figure for her. And who now may need to be taken out.
Warning: full episode spoilers follow.
This week Oliver Queen finally learned the lesson that there’s just no refusing Ra’s al Ghul. He refused the Demon’s offer week after week, enduring having his identity leaked and his city turned against him, only for Thea to finally become his Achilles heel. Our hero reached what was perhaps his lowest point in a season full of lows, and naturally that made for a memorably dramatic episode.
From the opening moments, this was really Stephen Amell’s week to shine. Amell did a great job of conveying Ollie’s raw emotion and anguish at seeing his last surviving family member bleeding out on an operating table. That scene, without much in the way of dialogue from Ollie, was a gripping way to kick things off. It certainly justified the notion that Ollie would give in and embrace his “destiny.”
The cast for director Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse continues to fill out as they get closer to the start of production. IGN was able to sit down with the titular villain himself, Oscar Isaac, recently to talk about his science fiction thriller Ex Machina - expanding in theaters on April 24.
The last time we spoke with the actor about the project, he discussed he and Singer's approach to bringing the iconic character to life. At the time, Isaac also mentioned being a huge fan of the Archangel storyline as a kid. Ben Hardy has since been cast as Angel in the film, and Singer has assured that this is 'not a very nice angel.'
During last weekend's Star Wars Celebration, star Oscar Isaac made the bold claim that his character Poe Dameron is the "best frickin' pilot in the galaxy," which is pretty much fightin' words if you're Han Solo. IGN recently had the opportunity to speak with Isaac about the beautifully crafted sci-fi tale Ex Machina, which goes into wide release on Friday, April 24.
During the course of the conversation, we touched on his role in Star Wars, as well as the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, in which he plays the titular villain.
Mattel has teamed with DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. to launch its first line of action figures aimed squarely at girls.
Coming third quarter 2015, the DC Super Hero Girls line features DC's "most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as relatable teens," according to a press release, and will launch on multiple platforms and media, including books and LEGO playsets.
The toy line was developed for girls ages 6-12 and focused on female superheroes and supervillains during their "formative years, prior to discovering their full super power potential," according to Mattel.
The IGN team and Universal Pictures would like you to join us for a screening of Unfriended in Sydney! With an exciting new take on the found footage genre, Unfriended looks to be one of the surprise hits of 2015.
We have a stack of double passes to give away, so all you need to do is enter your details below and tell us in 25 words or less about a time you 'unfriended' someone and how that played out.
When: 6.30pm Wednesday 29th April
Where: Event Cinemas George St, Sydney
For the full review, check it out here.
Earlier today, Bungie put on a big Destiny live stream to show off the upcoming House of Wolves expansion, and how it's going to change the game - even for players who don't purchase it. There was a ton of info, but here are the big highlights in one handy-dandy place. For more detailed info on stuff that's exclusive to the expansion, check out our House of Wolves wiki. Guardians assemble!
This is probably the single biggest piece of info to come out of the event. Where all your gear became obsolete to The Dark Below's vendor and raid gear unless you erased all the leveling progress on it to start from scratch, once House of Wolves hits, that will no longer be the case. Even if you don't buy the new DLC, everyone will be able to upgrade existing gear to the new stat thresholds, ensuring you can continue to level and play with the gear you've likely invested a lot of time and resources into. It's nice to see Bungie learning from their mistakes here.
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode follow...
While Penny Dreadful's Season 2 premiere isn't set to air on Showtime until Sunday, May 3rd, it can be currently viewed online (in a TV-14 version) here, as well as on the Showtime Anytime app and Showtime on Demand.
Showtime's Penny Dreadful has (sort of stealthily) returned to our lives! Ready to run rampant with freaks and ghouls and things that go "murder" in the night.
With Season 1 having the benefit of revealing most every character's twisted, dark secret, Season 2 feels like it might have less to play with. Ethan's backstory is still a mystery, but his wolf secret's out. At least to us. So the bulk of "Fresh Hell" -- Season 2's macabre opener -- was spent establishing this year's big threat. Witches. Namely, a satanic coven led by medium Madame Kali (with staunch support from her beastly daughter, Hecate).
Patrice Desilets, the creator of Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise and founding head of Panache Digital Games, will likely reveal his next big title during tomorrow's Reboot Develop conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
The former Ubisoft creative director will be giving the conference's keynote presentation, where he plans to discuss what's next for him and his new studio. In a post on Twitter, Desilets teased "there's a good chance" we'll get a proper reveal of his new project at that time.
A construction project underway in the Chinese city of Heyuan accidentally unearthed a total of 43 dinosaur eggs. Archaeologists were called to the scene to excavate the eggs, a process that took them over two hours.
According to official state news, of the 43 eggs discovered at the site, 19 were removed from the site intact. Du Yanli, curator of Heyuan's dinosaur museum, commented that the eggs were large in size, with one measuring 13 cm in diameter.
What type of dinosaur the eggs belonged to remains to be seen, but the eggs have been sent to the museum for further study.
Heyuan is somewhat of a dinosaur egg hotspot, with over 17,000 eggs discovered since a group of the world's luckiest children discovered the city's first group of fossils while playing at a construction site in 1996.
Elon Musk isn't content to just power automobiles with batteries. The billionaire entrepreneur wants you to power your home using a battery from Tesla Motors Inc.
In an email to investors, Tesla announced it will announce a home battery and a utility-scale battery at its event on April 30. Bloomberg Business reported the company will explain the advantages of its solutions and why "past battery options were not compelling."
At the end of last month, Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla, tweeted that the company would unveil a major new product line on April 30, and it wouldn't be a car.
The advantage of powering a home using a battery over traditional distribution methods is that the batteries can charge during the night time, when demand for power, and therefore rates, are lower. The home would then run off the battery during the day time.
While at Missouri's Cape Comic Con, The Flash star John Wesley Shipp -- aka Henry Allen, aka the original TV Flash -- dropped some interesting hints about the speedster show, as well as the upcoming Flash/Arrow spinoff on The CW.
Most notably, Shipp may have revealed the spinoff's title. During an interview with Comic Book Resources, the actor casually referred to the series' title as "Legends." That might ring a bell for DC fans -- Legends was also the title of a limited series published in 1986 and was the first major crossover after the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths. Hmm...
Destiny’s upcoming House of Wolves expansion will introduce an upgrade system that allows players to upgrade Legendary and Exotic gear to a higher max damage threshold.
Upgrading Legendary equipment will require a new resource, called Etheric Light, which can be obtained from House of Wolves’ new endgame activities Prison of Elders (a co-op arena based mode) or Trial of Osiris (a new PVP mode). Etheric Light can also occasionally drop outside of House of Wolves during co-op Nightfall sessions or Iron Banner events.
Meanwhile, upgrading Exotic Gear will not require Etheric Light. Instead, players will use a combination of Exotic Shards and other materials to overhaul the gear. Upgraded armor will bump the players to the new Level 34 cap. Meanwhile Legendary and Exotic weapons will get pushed to 365 damage limit (up from 331). Players will not need to own House of Wolves in order to upgrade gear.
A ton of new Conker-related content hits Project Spark tomorrow, including the hour-long first episode of Conker's Big Reunion and the Conker Creation Pack.
You'll be able to purchase Conker's Big Reunion through the Project Spark store for $5 / €5 / £4 or 500 in-game tokens.
Find more pricing details on the Project Spark forums.
The Conker Creation Pack, detailed last month, comes only as part of the Conker Mega Pack for $10 / €10 / £8 or 1000 in-game tokens.
An automated online shopping robot set up by a Swiss art collective has run afoul of law enforcement. The bot purchased a Hungarian passport, a baseball cap with a built-in camera, and some Ecstasy.
The bot, known as the "Random Darknet Shopper," is given a weekly allowance of $100 USD in Bitcoin and then let loose on the so-called "dark web," where illicit substances can be bought and sold in a more protected environment than the normal old internet.
According to cnet, the Swiss authorities confiscated the bot and its illegal wares in January, and the bot was recently returned to the artists with its purchases intact. Well, the ones that weren't illegal party drugs at least. The MDMA tablets were destroyed by the authorities.