- Earlier in the week was the 15 year anniversary of the internet production company Rooster Teeth. To celebrate the milestone, the company is releasing a documentary going over the past 15 years. Rooster Teeth started with their show Red vs. Blue in 2003 and has grown to be a powerhouse with a large variety of content. You can watch Why We’re Here if you are a first member on their website. The documentary releases April 20th, and you can view the trailer below:
- With Oscar wins for The Shape of Water, Guillermo Del Toro has earned himself a massive deal with Fox Searchlight. Los Angelos Times reportedly have the news that Guillermo and Fox Searchlight have a five-movie agreement that ranges from the type of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy films that Guillermo is known for. His role in these films will vary from produce, writer, and be directing with each film being one or a mixture of those positions. The first film is called Antlers -based on the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca. So far what we know about the project that it is a supernatural film that is centered around an elementary school teacher and a troubled student. The film will be directed by Scott Cooper, who is best known for his work on Crazy Heart, Hostiles, and Black Mass. More information will be announced later about the label’s name and the other films that Guillermo will be attached to.
- The gaming industry is swarmed with games that include microtransactions. The hate for this business method is to the point that game developers will happily advertise to fans that their games do not have microtransactions. Recently, Middle Earth: Shadow of War has announced that they are ditching microtransactions. When the game announced back in October 2017, fans were furious with the microtransactions. People felt that the game was hindered towards its final act and that the store to buy microtransactions was shoehorned in front of the player. “While purchasing Orcs in the Market is more immediate and provides additional player options, we have come to realize that providing this choice risked undermining the heart of our game, the Nemesis System. It allows you to miss out on the awesome player stories you would have otherwise created, and it compromises those same stories even if you don’t buy anything,” writes developer Monolith from a recent blog post. It will be interesting to follow to see if other developers start to follow in this direction. Microtransactions have reached a breaking point with gamers, and the industry realizes it. Any opinions I have you can read here.
- This October we get to see Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock in the upcoming Venom movie. A lot of fans have been discussing whether Carnage will make an appearance as the film’s antagonist. Recent rumors not only point to a potential yes but even who might play as the serial killer infected with the symbiote. According to Bleeding Cool who claim to have a source who gave them a tip that Woody Harrelson will play as Carnage. These rumors have been circulating for a while since Woody has joined the cast rather late in the film’s production. Sony has not said anything about who Woody is playing, and that secrecy is only stirring up people’ curiosity. Only time will tell since the film is out in six months and we should be getting more information sometime this summer. The film is scheduled to release on October 5th. You can view the trailer below and see what I thought about the teaser trailer here.
- Game Informer has been lucky enough to get their hands on the upcoming Spider-Man game with a load of new information. They gave their impression of gameplay along with further details such as gameplay, how the open world works, collectibles, and a release date. The game will have a variety of features such as a very dynamic system when swinging around New York, crafting items, side quests, and more. For the next month, there will be constant more updates on the game via their magazine and website. You can preorder the game right now and is currently scheduled to release on September 7, 2018.
- Steven Spielberg has given an update on the upcoming Indiana Jones 5 and the future of the franchise. The next installment will be Harrison Ford’s last film as the iconic character. If you have kept your eyes open for this film then you know there is still a future. Spielberg has mentioned before about a sixth movie, and it looks like someone will carry the torch, even a possible female lead. Spielberg’s exact words on the subject are, “This will be Harrison Ford’s last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure, but it will certainly continue after that.” This leads a lot open for the future of this beloved series and makes a lot of sense because Harrison Ford is 75 years old. The fifth movie could focus on him retiring or dying with his last moments to carry the torch for future adventures.
- Experts have revealed their estimates for Avengers: Infinity War‘s opening weekend, and it is gigantic. These industry predictions are considering that the film might open with $200million or more. Since the film is the most anticipated of the year, Marvel building up ten years worth of movies that have added up to eighteen, and with its massive cast, it is not a surprise that the prediction is so high. As the trend has been with films like Black Panther, the forecast could easily be shattered. With the amount of awareness and hype behind the film, it is possible that this could be the largest opening weekend ever. The current record holder is The Force Awakens with an opening weekend of $247.9million. Since the film is only being predicted with an opening weekend that is 47.9million lower, it could be possible that the third Avengers can smash the most significant opening weekend record.
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