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Legion Creator Explains the Show's Mutant Team

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:18

While lead character David Haller (Dan Stevens) is from Marvel's X-Men comics, the new FX series Legion has also quickly introduced both David and the audience to a whole new group of mutants. So who are these people and how have their abilities shaped them?

Legion executive producer and showrunner Noah Hawley gave IGN his insight into these characters -- who operate under the leadership of Melanie Bird (Jean Smart) -- along with some info on what makes them tick and what to look for.

Check out the slideshow below to see what Hawley had to say about this unusual group.

Legion airs Wednesdays at 10:00pm ET/PT on FX.

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Logan May Not Be Patrick Stewart's Last X-Men Movie

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 17:13

While Hugh Jackman has said that Logan will serve as his final big screen outing as Wolverine, recent comments from Patrick Stewart suggest the Professor X actor isn't quite ready to leave the X-Men film franchise behind.

"Hugh has raised the flag that says goodbye. I haven't done that yet," Stewart told ET.

In Logan, Stewart stars as a much older Professor X, who appears to be in pretty rough shape. Read IGN's review of Logan to find out why we found the return of Patrick Stewart as Xavier to be "one of the hugely satisfying aspects" of the film.

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Overwatch 'Interview' Seems to Tease Next Hero

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 16:04

Overwatch is apparently gearing up for a new roster addition, with Blizzard teasing an 11-year-old inventor in the process.

Efi Oladele is introduced on the Overwatch website. She has apparently received a grant from the Adawe Foundation for her "impressive achievements in robotics and artificial intelligence."

Efi Oladele, an 11-year-old inventor (Courtesy of Blizzard and the Overwatch website)

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Marvel's Inhumans TV Show Casts Game of Thrones Star

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 15:03

Marvel's The Inhumans TV series has found one of its leads in a Game of Thrones star.

Iwan Rheon, who played Ramsay Bolton on the HBO hit drama, has been cast as Maximus. The character is described as a charming and clever Inhuman that is devoted to his brother, the King, and his people of Attilan. However, underneath all that charm is Maximus' strong desire to be king himself and wear the crown. In the comics, where he's nicknamed "Maximus the Mad," the character has often fought his brother, Black Bolt.

Iwan Rheon (seen here in Game of Thrones) will play Maximus in Marvel's The Inhumans.

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The Great Wall Is Matt Damon's Lowest Opening Weekend Box Office Since 2011

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:32

The Great Wall surpassed many industry expectations for its opening weekend, but the Matt Damon-starring action film's third-place debut ranks as Matt Damon's worst wide release since 2011.

With an estimated $18,475,685 this past weekend, The Great Wall's wide release is the Jason Bourne actor's lowest since We Bought a Zoo released in 2011. That Cameron Crowe-directed movie, which also starred Scarlett Johansson and Elle Faning, opened to $9,360,434 unadjusted. Even adjusted for inflation, the film only comes in slightly above $10 million.

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A Complete Guide to Horizon Zero Dawn's Preorder Bonuses

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 14:11

Horizon Zero Dawn is almost here. In case you haven't read our review, here's the short version: you shouldn't miss it.

As with most major releases, multiple versions of Horizon Zero Dawn will be available when it is released on February 28. Plus, if you're planning on preordering, some retailers offer much more bang (and exclusive goods) for your buck than others. If you're a more casual player, the standard $60 version ($48 with Amazon Prime) will be just fine, but we're here to break down all the various preorder bonuses and exclusives if you want something more.

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Top Comics to Buy This Week

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 13:45

With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money-well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.

Check out our picks, then head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!

By writer Steve Orlando & artist Ivan Reis | DC

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Han Solo Movie Cast Photo Released, Shooting Begins

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:38

Principal photography has begun on Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Disney has released a picture (below) of the main cast, alongside the film's co-directors.

Beginning shooting yesterday at Pinewood Studios in London, and announced on StarWars.com, the film is scheduled for release on May 25, 2018.

The story says that "the movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian."

From left to right: Woody Harrelson, Chris Miller (director), Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo (as Chewbacca), Phil Lord (director), Donald Glover.

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Mortal Kombat Creator on Possibility Street Fighter Crossover

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:00

NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon recently spoke to the possibility of a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game, noting that while there would be many hurdles to overcome, if Capcom approached him about a crossover, he'd "have to entertain it."

"There's part of me that's like, 'That would be such a cool dream,' and then there's another part of me that goes, 'There's no way would that satisfy everybody,'" Boon said on the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered.

The Mortal Kombat co-creator went on to explain that, even if the game was rated M and they could "tear Ryu's head off," it would still be difficult to make a successful crossover because of how differently the two games play. "There's different pacing, there's different fundamentals with both of them," Boon explained.

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Marvel to Launch 12 New Comics in May

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:00

Marvel released their full lineup of solicitations for May 2017 today. May is shaping up to be a pretty huge month for Marvel, as the X-Men and Inhumans lines continue to grow and the company kicks off 2017's big summer event, Secret Empire.

New Series:

  • All-New Guardians of the Galaxy #1-2
  • Black Bolt #1
  • Cable #1
  • Generation X #1-2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout #1 (one-shot)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Mother Entropy #1-5
  • I Am Groot #1
  • Jean Grey #1
  • Luke Cage #1
  • Rocket #1
  • Secret Empire #1-3
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Nioh: How to Get New Game Plus

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 12:00
Once you've finished Nioh for the first time you can complete these steps to unlock Nioh's New Game Plus.

Alien: Covenant Cast Photo Features James Franco

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:27

A photo featuring the cast of Alien: Covenant has been released ahead of an upcoming sneak peek that will air tomorrow, February 22, on FX.

20th Century Fox shared the photo in a post on Twitter, which provides an early look at James Franco as Captain Branson. Accompanying the photo was tease for the aforementioned sneak peek, which will be shown during tomorrow night's episode of Legion.

Alien: Covenant cast photo, via Alien Covenant on Twitter

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Daily Deals: Sony PS4 Slim Uncharted 4 Console Bundle with XCOM 2 for $230

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:07

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New Lowest Price Ever - Sony Playstation 4 Slim Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Gaming Console Bundle + XCOM 2 Game for $230

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Agents of SHIELD's Next Storyline Rewards Long-Time Fans

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 11:00

SHIELD is on fire. There's smoke and dust in the air, the top secret base is burning, and Daisy Johnson is fighting one of SHIELD's own: former director Jeffrey Mace. Pursuing him down a hallway, she takes a punch, jumping up and off a pillar for a stronger advantage...

And, cut.

Chloe Bennet readies for another take, doing a couple dry runs of Quake's superhero attack pose to get even more amped up for the next run-through of the stunt scene. The camera resets and Quake advances on her adversary once more, this time even more intense than the version they shot previously.

"That's the one," says co-showrunner Jed Whedon, who makes his directorial debut for the culmination of Season 4's "L.M.D." pod, Tuesday's "Self Control." Up next, the fight advances to the SHIELD lab.

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Hellboy 3 '100% Will Not Happen', says Guillermo del Toro

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:48

It's been at best a shaky proposition for almost 10 years at this point, but the nail seems to have been planted in the coffin for the possibility of Hellboy 3.

Speaking on Twitter, Guillermo del Toro (who directed the first two Hellboy films) explained that following discussions, a potential third entry in the eldritch superhero series will not be made:

Hellboy 3 Sorry to report: Spoke w all parties. Must report that 100% the sequel will not happen. And that is to be the final thing about it

— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) February 21, 2017

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9 Things John Wick Chapter 3 Needs to Do

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:43

Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter 2 aptly built upon the first film and left us with a tantalizing taste of what we might see in a potential John Wick: Chapter 3. Though a third film isn’t confirmed yet, director Chad Stahelski and Reeves have expressed their interest in continuing the saga. Through the first two films, the John Wick franchise has painted a picture of a world very much unlike our own, one which includes a specific assassin subculture and a general population that seems to actively avoid acknowledging the violence around them. There’s still a lot we don’t know about this universe, and there are probably still hidden secrets left to uncover in the third film.

Before you go any further, consider this your spoiler warning. We’re going to be talking about the end of John Wick 2 and what that means going forward. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you might want to do so before reading this list!

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8 Ways To Tell If You'll Like Horizon Zero Dawn

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:00

In a sea of sequels, it's rejuvenating to welcome the fresh face of Horizon Zero Dawn to the video games stage. To help you better understand this post-post-apocalyptic adventure, here are some elements from movies and games that it most reminds me of. If you like these, Horizon Zero Dawn could be a perfect match.

Both Aloy and the rebooted version of Lara Croft wield bows

The '90s was the era that birthed one of the defining virtual characters of a generation: Lara Croft. Her ability to down a T-Rex with a pair of pistols instantly won our hearts in a gaming climate barely touched by oestrogen, and Aloy is cut from the same cloth.

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Apply to IGN's 2017 Code-Foo Internship Program

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:00
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IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:00
Find out which class speaks to you and discover in-depth strategies on all of the characters.

Logan Reportedly Has a Post-Credits Scene

IGN.com - Tue, 02/21/2017 - 09:56

Logan seemingly has a post-credits scene, as 20th Century Fox has added three additional minutes to the film's runtime for its theatrical release.

While critics' screenings ended without an extra tag, the word is that the final version will include a little extra.

"Let the secret post-credits scene speculation begin: Fox just updated Logan runtime to three minutes longer than version screened this week," Mike Sampson, the senior marketing and promotions manager at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, said in a post on Twitter.

Similarly, Collider's Steve Weintraub has heard that a post-credits scene will be included in the theatrical release. "Forget about the rumors…I can confirm it’s true. When Logan is released on March 3 it'll have a post-credits scene," he said. Weintraub noted that he's not sure if it's at the very end or midway through the credits,  but "can 100 percent tell you something will be there."

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