Inferno Squad, a new novel set after the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, has been announced.
As revealed by StarWars.com, this new book from author Christie Golden will center around an elite Imperial squad who embarks on a mission to take down the remaining Partisans of Saw Gerrera after the climactic events of Rogue One.
Temporary cover for Inferno Squad by Christie Gold, via StarWars.com
After working on a number of games at Valve, writer Erik Wolpaw has left the studio.
News of Wolpaw's departure comes by way of former Valve scriptwriter Marc Laidlaw, who posted on Twitter: "Wolpaw left Valve so I can now insult him freely without damaging the company's reputation. He's a comic genius and a true original."
Shortly thereafter, Wolpaw took to Twitter to confirm that Jay Pinkerton, who co-wrote Portal 2 with Wolpaw, hasn't left the company, saying, "Pinkerton's still at Valve! Stop sending him concerned emails!"
In some ways, Logan is the Wolverine film that many fans have long awaited, replete with a heavy dose of R-rated violence, adult language and earth-shattering, gut-wrenching revelations. And yet, Hugh Jackman’s final appearance as the X-Man that made him famous also serves as a meditation on the very nature of superhero stories and the comic-book movie genre itself.
Based loosely on the Old Man Logan storyline from the comics, the film takes place in a future that’s not quite post-apocalyptic, but sure seems to be teetering on the edge. Mutants have all but vanished from the population, and the few that remain appear to be in hiding. That includes Logan and a diminished, ancient, and mentally deteriorating Professor Xavier. The return of Patrick Stewart to the role is one of the hugely satisfying aspects of Logan, as the revered thespian finally gets to bring a true depth to the character -- if in a distinctly new way. His Professor X has always been mostly sidelined in the movies, but not in Logan: Sometimes tragic, sometimes hilarious, this is an Xavier you’ve never seen before.
Shazam may be zeroing in on a specific director.
The Wrap reports David F. Sandberg, known for his breakout hit Lights Out, is reportedly in talks to helm the DC Comics film. Sandberg also has another movie on the way in Annabelle 2, set to be released this summer.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson first announced he'll be starring as the villain turned antihero Black Adam in a Shazam movie several years ago. There was little movement on the project until recently when Johnson met with DC to discuss Shazam and the DCEU as a whole.
In anticipation for The Flash's upcoming two-part Gorilla City event, The CW has released a batch of new photos, including a first look at the sentient gorilla leader Solovar (voiced by Keith David) and the return of supervillain Gorilla Grodd (voiced by David Sobolov).
Check out the gallery below to see what lies ahead for Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) in the upcoming episode "Attack on Gorilla City."
Following the events of "Untouchable" (read IGN's review), Barry Allen and co. must brave Gorilla Grodd's domain in an attempt to rescue Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanagh) from the villainous ape.
Beware of some SPOILERS ahead for M. Night Shyamalan's movies!
According to the Wall Street Journal, Universal Pictures and Disney are looking to work together on the long-awaited Unbreakable 2. Why would two rival studios have to partner for that sequel? Again, spoilers ahead ...
As revealed at the end of Shyamalan's current hit Split, that film takes place in the same universe as the filmmaker's 2000 movie Unbreakable. Split's finale features a cameo by Bruce Willis' David Dunn and also references Samuel L. Jackson's Mr. Glass.
Comedian Pete Holmes, of the You Made It Weird podcast and TBS' (regrettably) canceled Pete Holmes Show, has landed on HBO with executive producer Judd Apatow -- who directs this first episode -- and a quasi-autobiographical story about an aspiring stand-up whose life is thrown into upheaval after he catches his wife having an affair.
It's an incident that leaves him "crashing" on people's couches while his life, in turn, "crashes" down around him, forcing him to live a bit more dangerously and uncomfortably than he'd grown accustomed to. Holmes has an amiable, squishy and unassuming presence and I'm really happy he's rounded third here with an HBO series, but, as with most Apatow tales of woe, he's become nestled within this "unlikable nice guy" persona where he's almost too milquetoast to be believed. It's sort of an aggressive version of being obtuse that really tests our limits for sympathy.
World of Warcraft: Chronicle, Volume 2 hits on March 14, but until then you can feast your eyes on this exclusive preview inside the hardcover collection from Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books.
Just like the first volume, it features full-page artwork of iconic WoW moments, characters and creatures, plus a written account of what happened during large battles and turning points in Azeroth history. Take a look:
Also, Dark Horse has made these pages available to download, DRM free, until the book releases on March 14.
Kevin Smith is working on a new BBC America series based on two popular Spawn characters.
Deadline reports Smith is attached to direct, write, and executive produce a show about Sam and Twitch. Created by Tod McFarlane, the two characters are NYPD homicide detectives who first made their debut in the Spawn comics helping out the titular anti-hero. Due to their popularity, they eventually received their own comic book series where the duo go up against an occult and try to solve several grizzly crimes.
“I bumped into Kevin Smith at Sundance and he is beyond himself excited about this, about the show,” said BBC America and GM Sarah Barnett.
We've been covering Injustice 2 all month long as part of IGN First, and to close things out at the end of the month we'd like to offer you a chance to ask NetherRealm founder and Injustice 2 boss Ed Boon your burning questions about the superhero fighting game sequel. Remember that Boon is unlikely to share any more character reveals, but if you've got questions about gameplay mechanics, his character preferences, etc., there's a good chance he might reply!
Please leave your question in the Comments below, and we'll send the best of the bunch to Boon for his consideration. Look for the answers soon! In the meantime, catch up on any of our exclusive Injustice 2 coverage you might have missed!
Hasbro is releasing the biggest Transformers Decepticon toy ever this fall, and IGN has your exclusive first look.
The Trypticon action figure, part of the Transformers Generations Titans Return line, will release this fall and cost $149.99. Set to be showcased at New York Toy Fair, IGN has a preview of the final figure's three modes, as well as a look at the Trypticon concept art and original modeling:
Trypticon can be transformed into three different modes — a Dino form, a Spaceship form, and a City form. In City mode, Trypticon can connect to other figures in the Titans Return Leader Class line to create Nemesis Command. In T-Rex mode, Trypticon can "eat" Titan Master figures , which can then be pulled out of the figure's stomach. Trypticon comes with a Deluxe Class Full-Tilt figure, as well as a Titan Master Decepticon Necro figure.
Prepare your eyeballs for the 2nd episode of Augmented, IGN's action packed 360 VR experience. After a thrilling escape in Part 1, The Asset is being transported by a group of dangerous terrorists intent on harvesting the highly valuable technology embedded in his body. Where are they taking him to? Will he survive? Watch and interact to find out!
Augmented is an high octane three-part episodic escort mission that is best experienced in VR on YouTube’s mobile app or supported platforms. It can also be viewed 360 on desktop. In Augmented, the not-so-distant future inspired by Deus Ex, you are a highly-coveted human carrier of an extremely advanced and dangerous technology; so valuable that everyone in the world is out to get you. What do they want? Who can you trust? One thing’s for sure: finding out won’t be pretty.
Game of Thrones is getting ever closer to the end with the upcoming premiere of Season 7, as the hit HBO fantasy series is expected to conclude with the not-yet-greenlit Season 8. As Thrones ties its storylines together in its shortened final seasons, Liam Cunningham promises you'll see a lot of your favorite characters meeting for the first time.
IGN spoke to Cunningham, who plays Davos Seaworth, and his co-star Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, while they were promoting the upcoming Game of Thrones Live Concert Tour Experience during a preview event in Los Angeles. While both were sworn to relative secrecy about what specifically will happen in Season 7, they did offer some solid teases of what we can expect.
Things you buy on the Nintendo Switch eShop will reportedly be associated with a user account, rather than a specific piece of hardware.
On current Nintendo systems, if you buy a digital game for a console, it stays there and it can't be recovered if you want to download it on another system. According to NintendoLife, a statement in the Switch UI suggests this will no longer be the case when the Switch launches.
A NeoGAF user who received one of the new consoles early has apparently found a statement saying: "Your Nintendo account contains your Nintendo eShop purchase history and current balance. By re-linking your Nintendo Account after initializing the console, it will be possible to redownload any software or DLC purchased using that account. (Software that has been discontinued may not be available for redownload in some cases.)"