For those wondering just how Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) fits into the rich tapestry that is Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, then this new rumour might clear up a thing or two for you.
But first, these details are massively, massively spoilery, so beware.
Again, spoilers ahead.
...ok? Here we go.
Geek Tyrant has the scoop, via an anoymous extra who worked on the film's Detroit set for ten days. According to the extra, the ending of Dawn of Justice has already been filmed.
"One of the scenes shot featured Batman breaking into Lexcorp to steal kryptonite," reports the site, "and apparently Lexcorp had somehow gotten ahold of General Zod's body."
Full spoilers for the episode follow.
Extant managed to get weirder this week and followed the usual pattern of answering one or two mysteries while uncovering more new ones. That's not the worst way to approach a story, but it feels like there's already plenty of components to explore without introducing more. The juggling of conspiracies makes it challenging to keep track of what's left hanging. We've barely seen Yasumoto the past two episodes, and he's presumably important to what's happening. He's not the only dangling thread either.
“Nightmares” brought the circular symbol we've seen in Kryger's trailer and on Molly's pregnant stomach into harsh focus. It's intriguing, but the presence of a mysterious alien pattern and the whole “we must figure out what it means in order to save everything because it's all connected” is overdone in science fiction. The moving pattern is creepy, but I'm not convinced it's necessary.
Looking for our review of Wilfred's penultimate episode, "Resistance"? Click here.
Warning: Full spoilers from the episode to follow.
Coming full circle, Wilfred's series finale amusingly opened as the show once began, with Ryan nonchalantly planning his suicide. In a way, maybe Wilfred was just prolonging the inevitable, but this time Ryan's decision was much more bitter than before, as he looked out the window to see Jenna packing her bags and playing it safe. ("So long, girl next door," indeed.) But instead of Jenna interrupting Ryan's untimely demise, it was Catherine who came knocking on Ryan's door -- and she had quite the info dump prepared on The Flock of the Grey Shepherd.
Warning: Full spoilers from the episode to follow.
Wilfred's penultimate episode, appropriately titled "Resistence," successfully turned the events of last week's episode completely on their head -- and in a tragically beautiful way, befitting of Ryan's journey. Of course, it might have been a bit naive to assume that Ryan would reach true happiness at the end of "Courage," but to so utterly reverse that euphoria was a bold move, especially considering this was the penultimate episode.
Indeed, "Resistance" brought about some excellent and surprising moments, but I think it was the general lightheartedness of the first half that perfectly set up the imminent devastation to follow. For instance, I thought Ryan's first scene with Jenna here planted the seeds of their ruin quite nicely: on the one hand, it was interesting to hear Jenna confess that she'd never felt more true to herself than she did with Ryan; on the other hand, Ryan's inability to give up hope on Wilfred was simultaneously driving a wedge between them, as Ryan attempted to get Wilfred to stop smoking weed and eat more healthy foods. ("I draw the line at carrots.")
Playground Games has revealed a new set of confirmed cars for Forza Horizon 2 as it continues to publish fresh snapshots of the game’s 200+ vehicle garage each week leading up to release.
Leading the pack this week is the 2014 Local Motors Rally Fighter, an insane, V8-powered, mid-engine, rear-wheel drive Baja beast. New to the series the Rally Fighter should do well adapting to Forza Horizon 2’s new drive-anywhere philosophy. The remaining models, which are making the migration from Forza Motorsport 5 to Horizon 2’s open-world, include the 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing Coupe, 1958 Aston Martin DBR1, 1998 Toyota Supra RZ, 1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock, 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z28, 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II, 1974 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale, and several others. Check out the official announcement page for a full round-up.
To add to the somewhat convoluted Texas Chainsaw franchise filmography, a prequel to the 1974 original is on its way.
"Leatherface" will focus on the original story of the eponymous villain and will be written by newcomer Seth M. Sherwood, The Wrap has confirmed. Bloody Disgusting first detailed the project back in July, suggesting the film will center on Leatherface's "teenage years."
Millennium Films, the studio behind last year's Texas Chainsaw 3D, will be financing the project. According to The Wrap, production could be starting as soon as the US winter, and a director is expected to be signed on in the next few weeks.
This week at Gamescom, developer Ninja Theory (the studio behind Heavenly Sword and Enslaved) unveiled their latest project: Hellblade. We don't know much about it (yet), but this action-packed video definitely caught our attention. Since it's so cool, we at IGN decided to break down all the best parts for you via Rewind Theater. However, if you'd like to read about it instead, you can do so by scrolling down a bit.
Here's what we saw:
006: We're immediately greeted with a quote from Nietzsche: "And if you stare into the abyss, the abyss will stare back into you."
016: We see a structure that looks very much like Stonehenge.
022: From above, we see the circle of stone is ringed by mysterious runes. In the center of this magic circle we see a woman kneeling with a sword.
Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II, Crash), who's spent two seasons now as the lead on DirecTV's Rogue - is joining the pilot episode of HBO's Westworld - a TV series adaptation of Michael Crichton’s 1973 sci-fi film being produced by J.J. Abrams and Person of Interest's Jonathan Nolan.
Interestingly enough, this news comes just days after DirecTV announced that they've renewed Rogue for two more 10-episode seasons.
According to THR, Newton will play Maeve Millay, a "beautiful and razor-sharp woman with a genius for reading people and a knack for survival. Maeve is the Westworld madame whose seen-it-all-before worldview is about to be truly challenged."
Gaijin Entertainment announced that its free-to-play MMO War Thunder is being developed for Sony's Project Morpheus.
War Thunder is already in development for Oculus Rift, but now PS4 players will be able to play the World War II game from inside ground-based vehicles and in the cockpits of fighter planes. Gaijin said it's aiming to allow a 360 degree view of the battlefield, making use of technology on two different virtual reality devices.
As of now, there is no specified release date for War Thunder's Morpheus version.
As of now, War Thunder has almost 8 million players across PS4, PC and Linux, and over 400 historic vehicles to use. In IGN's War Thunder review, we lauded the game's wide vehicle selection and generous reward system, but felt that it was held back by cumbersome menus and a less-than-perfect user interface.
Lionsgate and Saban announced today that their Power Rangers feature film will open in wide release July 22, 2016.
Here's the studio's official synopsis for the movie: "From a story by Executive Producer Roberto Orci (Transformers, Star Trek, Amazing Spider-Man 2) and screenwriters Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor) comes a modern reinvention of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of ordinary high school kids who find themselves infused with extraterrestrial powers and must harness those powers as a team to save the world."
We recently spoke with Orci, who told us, "
At its core, the Expendables franchise is all about bringing the world's biggest action movie heroes together and allowing fans to see how much they can blow up when they pool their resources. So far, these movies haven't disappointed. The Expendables 3 opens this week and adds several new action heroes to the roster, including Harrison Ford, Antonio Banderas, and Wesley Snipes.
We've decided to compare the action movie careers of the main stars of Expendables 3, from the new additions to returning favorites like Sylvester Stallone and Jason Statham. For each actor, we list their Hollywood stats and choose their best action movie. Which action hero has appeared in the most films so far? The answer might surprise you.
Gamescom is the largest gaming event in Germany and you can catch all of the news, updates, and trailers at: IGN.com/gamescom. The Gamescom hub also houses IGN's entire live show schedule. Every day we're featuring brand new footage of games, as well as interviews with the brilliant guys and gals who make them.
The live show kicks off on Thursday at 6AM PT / 11pm AEST / 2pm BST with a live demo of The Witcher 3.
Possible spoilers for The Interview follow.
Sony Pictures will reportedly digitally alter the movie The Interview so as to avoid giving offense to North Korea. At a minimum the studio will redesign certain pieces of military dress though the edits may extend to removing an entire scene.
The Interview is a comedy starring James Franco and Seth Rogen as a TV personality and producer, respectively, who are sent into North Korea to assassinate its ruler, Kim Jong Un. The film recently provoked comments from the rogue nuclear state condemning not just the movie but American foreign policy in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine.
The gorgeous 2D platformer Ori and the Blind Forest first wowed us out of nowhere at this year’s E3 and continued to impress at San Diego Comic Con, and at Gamescom the team from Moon Studio debuted a new level, Ginza Tree, taken from roughly three hours into the game. In this very vertical stretch of gameplay Ori learns the Bash ability, a move that allows him to propel himself off various enemies, objects and projectiles in the environment as the player directs the little white spirit towards the top of the tree.
WWE 2K15 is coming soon, and we can't wait to enter the virtual ring and punish our opponents.
Everyone in the office has strong opinions, but we wanted to know your favorite WWE finishing moves. So, we asked the question on Twitter. Check out what you had to say below!
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After the announcement of a Kinect-less Xbox One bundle and a number of studio redundancies earlier this year, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed in an interview with CVG that the UK studio Rare is working on a new project while considering what it wants to do heading forward. "I think it's about them
thinking about the next game that's going to be the next 'Rare game' and really stand for what they are. I know they've got some great ideas," he said. "So they've got some new ideas, they're excited about them and I think Rare should, can, and will be an important part of our game future."
Michael Fassbender has chosen a mix of large scale event films and smaller, more character-driven fare throughout the course of his career; and that trend has remained the same, even as his star has risen. The actor is busy working on his adaptation of Assassin's Creed, which he will both star in and produce, and will head into production on X-Men: Apocalypse in the not too distant future.
I’ve finally seen a solid chunk of gameplay from Quantum Break, and it looks every bit the AAA shooter experience we’ve come to expect from the team that brought us both Max Payne and Alan Wake. From the jaw-dropping ‘time stutters’ that freeze your surroundings, to the kinetic gun battles with enemies that go beyond Max Payne’s bullet dodging by allowing the player to catch bullets and hurl them back at enemies, to the jaw-dropping environmental effects that send ripples through concrete as though they were waves in the ocean. It’s a game seemingly designed to wow and bedazzle the player at every turn, and one that appears to push the Xbox One hardware like few games before it.
Behind closed doors at the Xbox booth in Gamescom, I was treated to a hands-off demo that included the combat heavy segment shown in Microsoft’s press conference (which you can watch in the video embedded below), but also extended beyond it to reveal a sequence that relied on main character Jack Joyce’s time-shifting abilities in order to solve a series of environmental puzzles.
Surgeon Simulator is getting VR support with Sony's Project Morpheus following the game's release on PlayStation 4 today.
This news comes after the announcement that Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition would also be getting PS4 exclusive local coop through a future patch. Bossa Games head Imre Jele made both announcements on Twitter today. No release date was announced for Morpheus support, as Jele only said the VR version is in progress.
When Surgeon Simulator released on Steam last year, IGN stumbled through the comedy's hilarious surgeries and gagged as they took a disgusting turn. You can watch every stabby, blood-soaked moment right here. Alternatively, if your stomach isn't the strongest, you can read IGN's Surgeon Simulator review, in which we praised the game's great sense of humor and awesome easter eggs.