Quick News: Crackdown 3 Delayed Again + Killswitch Engage Sign to Metal Blade + Spider-Man Spinoff Movies Dropped + More!

    • People have been talking about the possibility of the next Devil May Cry, and now it looks like this might happen. On May 18, Capcom registered a domain for Devil May Cry 5. The domain was spotted by ResetERA. As of recently, the domain was spotted on Capcom’s servers by MysticDistance on Twitter. The site does not direct to anywhere, but these are signs of the possibility of an announcement will be coming soon. With E3 around the corner, this will be our best bet to hear about the next installment in the Devil May Cry series.

 

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      • Sony is starting to build their own films surrounding the iconic hero, Spider-Man. Nobody knows where they are going with these movies because Tom Holland is with Marvel and none of these movies are supposed to have any version of Spider-Man in them. Then there is the animated movie coming out later this year and Venom with Tom Hardy. Recently Sony has taken off one of their upcoming spinoffs, Silver & Black from the schedule. The films were supposed to be released in February of next year, but have been removed from the calendar. The report came in from Deadline who broke the news about the spinoff. Instead of opening on February 8, the film will go back into development. Instead, Tom Hanks’ upcoming WW2 flick Greyhound will release on that date. Initially, Sony had big plans with Amazing Spider-Man 3 and Sinister Six, along with Silver & Black which would feature Black Cat and Silver Sable. The news about the upcoming spinoff will increase the confusion that people have about Sony’s plans for their spinoffs in the world of the web swinging hero.

 

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      • On May 31 at a Ghost concert in Milwaukee, an attendee of the show Jeffery Fortune had died at the show. The band’s fans have come together to help raise money for Jeffery’s family on GoFundMe and shattered the goal. The initial goal of the campaign was to raise $1,000. As of writing, $9,726 has been raised by the Ghost fan base. During the band’s set, Jeffery collapsed and was unconscious. Fans were rushed out of the venue while CPR was performed. Jeffery was transported to the hospital where he had passed away at 52 years old. During the emergency, Ghost had stopped the show altogether and did not continue after Jeffery was transported out of respect. My condolences go to his friends and family.

 

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      • The beloved metal band Killswitch Engage have signed onto Metal Blade Records, while their international affairs will be handled by Sony Music Entertainment. This grows and an already strong roster that Metal Blade holds in the metal world with bands such as Whitechapel, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Cannibal Corpse. Metal Blade CEO and founder Brian Slagel made a statement about the band signing on by saying, “I have been a huge fan and friend of Killswitch for a long time, so it is truly an honor to be able to work with them. So happy to welcome them to the Metal Blade family.” Having this well-respected label is not only great for Killswitch but is just as good for the label as well.

 

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      • Earlier this week Kotaku made a report that inside sources of Microsoft have told them that Crackdown 3 will be delayed. A lot of speculation circulated about the story because the game has been pushed back so many times already. As of recently, Microsoft has confirmed this is the case. Microsoft says in their confirmation, “Our fans’ response to the signature antics and explosive gameplay of Crackdown 3 has been incredible. To ensure we deliver the experience they deserve, Crackdown 3 will be launching in Feb 2019. We look forward to sharing more on Crackdown 3 this Sunday during the Xbox E3 2018 briefing.” The news is quite shocking because Microsoft has been quite light on their exclusives for the Xbox One. Now the year is even lighter for Microsoft with one of their most anticipated games being delayed to February of next year. The blow will be significant, so they need to make sure that Crackdown 3 does well. The game was initially supposed to come out back in November 2017, but now the almost two-year delay could hurt them.

 

We managed to get through some highlights of the week today. A lot has happened, so be sure to comment what you think about these stories. How do you feel about Crackdown 3 being delayed again? Are you disappointed or just don’t care about what Sony is doing with their Spider-Man spinoffs? Comment all of your thoughts below.

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Quick News: Fallout 76 Announced, Andrew Lincoln Leaves The Walking Dead, Next Batman Movie Villain? + More!

    • The comic book character Spawn is getting another movie. The last time we saw the character brought to the big screen was in 1997 and was widely hated. Spawn recieved a 34% on Metacritic and an 18% on Rotton Tomatoes. Todd McFarlane is set to make his debut in the director’s chair with his take on the antihero. Just recently Jamie Foxx is set to star as Al Simmons who turns into Spawn after his death. Todd is best known for writing the animated series Spawn and the upcoming Venom movie with Tom Hardy. There is not much more infomration on the film, but keep an eye out as more updates arrive.
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      • For the longest time Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) has been the main protagonist for AMC’s The Walking Dead. It has been confirmed that Andrew will exit the show sometime in season 9. Fans can expect him to be in about six more episodes before he is no longer in the show. After being a part of a long running series like TWD, it is not a huge surprise that a main cast member wants out. Another cast member is set to leave too which is Lauren Cohan who plays Maggie. Maggie was introduced in season 2, so she has been around for a long time at this point. With such main cast members leaving, AMC has given Norman Reedus the main leading role to hold up the show for future seasons. The show will need a strong character like the beloved Daryl since the show is planned to last at least 12 seasons. Robert Kirkman, author of the comics, has said back in 2016 that the show will go on well into the 2020s. Even with Andrew and Lauren parting ways with one of the biggest shows on tv, we can expect to see plenty of more zombies in our future.
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      • Bethesda made a huge announcement earlier this week with Fallout 76. Not much is known about this new Fallout. The company had a long stream on Twitch that lasted for hours. Thousands of people came to watch a stream of a dark room with a bobblehead from the games. Eventually creative director Todd Howard came on screen to let everyone know that they are here to announce their latest project. Then a tease trailer for the new entry in the Fallout series played. Not much is known about the new entry, but with the title not being Fallout 5, people are speculating that we are getting something different. A lot of people are guessing this could be an online game similar to Elder Scrolls Online. Based on a clock the date marks the game to take place before the events of the original Fallout game from 1997. Bethesda will have plenty to show at E3 this year such as some more information on this mysterious Fallout game. The conference for Bethesda will start at 6:30pm PT on June 10. You can view the trailer below:

 

      • Ubisoft has announced the next title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Well, the company was forced to announce after a leak of a key chain that reveals the next game is called Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey. The game is taking place in ancient Greece. The teaser video shows a Spartan kicking a Persian man with the same style as 300. The game was also leaked by Walmart which leaked many other potential games. That leak was the same that came out before the official announcement of Rage 2. Word has it that some characters from Origins will come out in Oddyssey. More information will come out on the game during Ubisoft’s E3 conference will kick off at 1pm PT on June 11.

 

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      • Matt Reeves is making more progress with his untitled Batman solo movie. Rumor has it that he is setting his eyes on the Penguin to feature as the film’s main antagonist. The rumor comes from Variety’s Justin Kroll, who tweeted: “Take this with a grain of salt as things are constantly changing in the DCEU but I’m hearing the Penguin is possibly the choice to play the main villain in THE BATMAN. Sources add even if Reeves decide to go another route the studio could then make him the main villain in BOP (sic)”. Justin has been known to be on point with his reports with film, so this could be credible. Also, what makes Penguin a likely character to face off against our dark hero is the tone of the film. Penguin is just a crime boss with a few quirks that make him a major comic book villain. News broke that Reeves threw out Ben Affleck’s script to write his own. He has publically stated that this will be a noire styled superhero flick. Having Penguin as the antagonist could go with the noire theme that Matt is going for. Even then the script is still being worked on, so we will not be certain who will face Batman in the upcoming movie.

 

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That is it for this week’s roundup. A lot is happening in the leadup to E3 which starts in two weeks. What are you looking forward to the most this E3? How do you feel about the possibility of having Penguin be the antagonist of Matt Reeves’ Batman? Comment below what you think about these stories.

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Quick News: PlayStation 5 is Coming? + Jake Gyllenhaal in Spider-Man? + Boba Fett Movie Gets a Director + More!

  • Since the post-credit scene from Spider-Man: Homecoming, fans have speculated that the villain for the next film would be Scorpion. Now it seems Mysterio will be the villain, and a high profile actor is in talks to play the supervillain. Jake Gyllenhaal is currently in talks to play as the iconic antagonist. Mysterio is a man named Quentin Beck, a special effects expert who uses who skills to commit crimes. The upcoming Spider-Man sequel is set to release on July 5, 2019.

 

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  • Resident Evil 7 is being ported to the Nintendo Switch. The catch is that the game is only going to be available in Japan. To make it weirder is that the game is a cloud version that players can rent. The version will come with the base game and the DLC with some added features for the Joy-Cons. Players will only be able to rent the game for 180 days for 2,000 yen. As of writing, it is unknown whether this version for the Switch will appear outside of Japan, so keep an eye out!

 

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  • After weeks of Avengers: Infinity War dominating the box office, Deadpool 2 comes in to have a phenomenal opening weekend. Deadpool 2 won the domestic box office with $125 million in its opening weekend. Worldwide the film earned $176 million to make for a total of $301 million for the foul-mouthed hero. While the first film earned more on its opening weekend with $132 million, Deadpool 2 still manages to have one of the biggest opening weekends for a rated R movie. This trend is happening more and more with rated R movies smashing the box office. Just last year IT dominated the box office domestically one the opening weekend with $123 million and ended up earning $700 million worldwide by the end of its run in theaters.  We can expect to hear more news like this for rated R movies in the future especially when X-Force and It: Chapter 2 are released.

 

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  • The past few months have been full of rumors about the next PlayStation. Now we are getting some rough details on what the next generation of consoles will look like for Sony. CEO of Sony Interactive, Tsuyoshi “John” Kodera, says, “We will use the next three years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future.” While the PlayStation 4 has sold incredibly well with over 79 million units, this is the time we see consoles die down a bit. Usually, a console generation lasts about 5-7 years. The last generation was unusually long, but the standard timeline might be going back into place. Of course, the timeframe for console generations is not an exact science and Sony are making a ton of money off of the PlayStation 4. They had previously said that the console is in its last phase, but it appears the last phase will still extend for at least three years. So, there is no need to bury your PS4 yet to get ready for the next console. A focus will be on exclusives until the PS5 becomes a reality.

 

  • Solo just released and Lucasfilm are already discussing the next spin-off movie for Star Wars. The legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett is getting his own movie. Hollywood Reporter has reported that James Mangold will be writing and directing the next film that will release sometime after Episode 9. James Mangold has earned his reputation for a variety of films, but most recently he directed Hugh Jackman’s last film as Wolverine, Logan. Not much is known about the project, but that has not stopped fans from speculating. Currently, people generally think the film will take place before A New Hope. When news comes out about casting or the story is unknown because there was a lack of marketing for Solo. If this approach will continue is unknown, but we can expect the movie to come out around 2020.

 

  • A Las Vegas show for Life of Agony was canceled after a terrorist threat. The band was scheduled to play on May 19 at the Las Vegas’ Beauty Bar. Las Vegas Now reported that the show had to be canceled after a local high school teacher made some threats to go there to shoot and kill as many people as she could. On May 16, Leslie McGourty was arrested after some of her threatening texts were reported. Some of her texts said, “The timing couldn’t be any better and the irony of it all, it’s all perfect. A perfect plan with my favorite song surrounded by a bunch of fucked up misfits like I am. Imagine knowing exactly the moment that you’re going to die. I know exactly that your favorite song will be playing, by your favorite band. It’s just too perfect.” Her friend who was receiving the texts reported the messages right away to the police. The band is safe and concluded the rest of their tour on May 22. You can see any other future shows coming up here.

 

That is it for this week’s news roundup. A lot of people are not excited about a Boba Fett movie, so how do you feel about it? Were you one of the many people, myself included, who saw Deadpool 2 on its opening weekend? What do you think of Jake Gyllenhaal of potentially playing as Mysterio in the next Spider-Man movie? Comment below on any of the stories here that interested you.

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Quick News: Rage 2 Announced + Zombieland 2 Date + No Borderlands 3 at E3? + Jonathan Davis Wants a Metal Musical + More!

  • After some rumors and some mysterious teases from Bethesda, Rage 2 is official. A game that most people forgot or had on the back of their minds, but we have two trailers of the upcoming open-world shooter. The Mad Max looking shooter is full of color and destruction, other than that not much is known about the post-apocalyptic game. Id Software and Avalanche Studios are the developers while Bethesda is publishing. The game is scheduled to come out Q2 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You can watch the gameplay trailer below:

 

  • One of the most iconic and popular shows to ever feature on Adult Swim was Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law. From its run that started in 2000 and abruptly ended in 2007, the show is being brought back. This time Harvey will have a slightly different job. The title of the new show is Harvey Birdman, Attorney General. Well, the show is not returning for a new series, but the return is a special episode coming this fall that will reunite the original cast of the show. None-the-less the fans of the original will be happy. Also, nobody knows if this is successful enough then a proper show could happen.

 

  • For years since the release of the zombie comedy Zombieland back in 2009, fans have wanted a sequel. A TV series was supposed to come, but after a dud of a pilot, the show was dropped. Now we have confirmation that a sequel to the film will arrive October 2019, just in time for the ten year anniversary. The new movie will bring back the original cast along with the original writers. Zombieland has launched Rhett Reese and Paul Wenrick’s careers. They have been busy with movies like the Deadpool movies, but now they have time to deliver fans what they have been wanting. The original film was a surprise hit that blew everyone away. With a budget of $23.6 million, while earning $102.4 million at the box office, it is a surprise that a second installment has taken this long. Fans are finally getting what they want, and the wait is only a little more than a year.

 

  • Jonathan Davis is quite the busy guy. His solo album Black Labyrinth is on its way soon. On top of that, he is working on the next album for Korn.  With all of that work, the man is looking further down the road for his next project. He is thinking about creating a “dark metal musical.” In an interview with Kerrang he says, “A long time ago, I was talking to Clive Barker about doing a dark, fucked-up musical, but people get busy, and it didn’t happen.” Until this happens, we will have plenty of work to listen to with Jonathan’s solo album and the next Korn record.

 

  • To end on a sad note with these next two stories, we have a new development on what to expect at E3. Gearbox has confirmed that we will not see Borderlands 3 at E3. Last week, a Walmart in Canada leaked that a bunch of games will be at E3. One of those games was Borderland 3. Some of the games on the list were accurate such as Rage 2, but this one has been shut down by developer Gearbox. On Twitter Randy Pitchford, Gearbox CEO confirmed that we would not be getting the game at E3 this year. After announcing the game a few years ago and fans have been waiting nearly six years for a proper sequel, we will have to wait a bit longer. E3 this year will run through June 12-14 to give journalists and gamers all of the information they need about upcoming games.

 

  • A major surprise that came last E3 was Metro Exodus. The reveal of the post-apocalyptic shooter made fans excited that they will dive into this world for the third time. The original release date was meant to come fall 2018. Now THQ Nordic confirmed this in an earnings report that Metro Exodus will be slated for a Q1 2019 release date. The company released a statement to clarify on their website.  In this statement, they said, “The development of Metro Exodus is progressing well; we are all really excited by what we are seeing. We have been constantly reviewing the games progress to ensure that we deliver a product that gamers and fans of the Metro series want and deserve, as well as keeping an eye on announcements from our competitor products. We want everyone to be able to experience what is the most ambitious Metro game to date at its absolute best, and therefore we have taken the decision to move the release date to Q1 2019.” As disappointing the news is, at least it should be out at the beginning of the year.

 

That is it for this week’s news roundup. What do you think of not seeing Borderlands 3 at E3? Are you excited about the idea that Jonathan Davis might make a musical? Will you be playing Rage 2 when it comes out? Be sure to comment on any of these stories below.

Quick News: Deadpool 3 Not Happening? + Gibson Files Bankruptcy + God of War Sales + More!

  • With Deadpool 2 coming shortly and X-Force in the future, surely we will get another standalone sequel to the foul-mouthed anti-hero, well we are not sure. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly Reynolds discussed the character’s future. Despite unconditionally loving playing his dream role, the future is not what people have expected. Here is what Ryan Reynolds had to say: “I don’t know that there would be a Deadpool 3. I really don’t,” says Reynolds. “I feel like the character, in order for him to function properly within his own universe, you need to take everything away from him. I don’t think that you can keep doing that. I do see him as being a part of X-Force, obviously. I would love to see him in a team-up sort of thing, like a mano a mano or a great female character from the X-Men universe. I just think if you’re going to do another Deadpool solo film, you’ve got to really, like, get that budget down to nothing and just swing for the fences, and break all kinds of weird barriers, and do stuff that no one else can do.” Things are not entirely sure about there being no third film, but things do seem bleak for the next solo film for the character. Deadpool 2 comes out May 18, so be sure to buy your tickets soon!

 

  • God of War has crushed a record for the PS4. After three days, the game has sold 3.1 million copies. That makes it the fastest selling exclusive on the console. The news comes from PlayStation themselves. Santa Monica Studios who developed the game had a statement from the head of the company, Shannon Studstill who says, “I would like to personally thank the millions of fans around the world who decided to embark on Kratos’ latest adventure with us. Your support is truly inspiring, and it’s a reason why we push ourselves every day to go beyond the boundaries of play. I’d also like to thank our Creative Director, Cory Barlog, and Director of Product Development, Yumi Yang and our entire amazing team at Santa Monica Studio. The belief in the game’s vision and the passion for storytelling across the team is undeniable. We look forward to hearing more about how fans are creating new memories of their favorite God of War gameplay moments that will be remembered for a long time.” With the fantastic news about how well the game is doing is an excellent sign that there are more adventures for Kratos. If you have not bought your copy, then you can check out my review for the game here.

 

  • It is not a surprise that Avengers: Infinity War is crushing at the box office. The gigantic superhero flick has smashed the previous record holder for the biggest opening weekend in the USA which was The Force Awakens. The opening weekend numbers in the USA were at about $250 million while The Force Awakens opened with $247 million. Just this Monday the film hit $750 million worldwide and $83 million the next day. The film is tracking to hit a 1 billion by this weekend. The current record holder for the fastest for a billion is The Force Awakens by reaching those numbers in 12 days. It is safe to assume that this will be another record crushed by Avengers. If you need anymore motive to see the film, then check out my non-spoiler review here.

 

  • People say that nobody buys music, and it is all illegal downloads, but Breaking Benjamin just proved those people wrong. The rock group just released a brand new album Ember (my review is here), and the album is crushing sales numbers. The album charted at #1 on Top RockAlternative, and Hard Rock. The record sold 88,000 copies in the week of April 19. This will make for the band’s third time topping at  #1 on Top rock and alternative charts. The band’s first album Phobia and the 2015 album Dark Before Dawn had reached #1 on top rock. 2009’s Dear Agony had reached #1 on the alternative rock chart.  With the current track record the band has, it seems the only direction they will go in the future will be up.

 

  • CD Projekt Red who have developed The Witcher games and the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 have listed some mysterious game to show at E3. To be honest, we can all assume it is their forthcoming sci-fi game Cyberpunk 2077. All it really says is that they will be showing an RPG that comes out for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Another reason to suggest that the game is Cyberpunk is that the game’s official Twitter is alive after a long time of being dormant. E3 starts June 12 to June 14, so we do not have to wait that much longer to see what CD Projekt has up their sleeve.

 

  • Now to end on a sad note. Guitar maker Gibson Brands Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Reported from Variety that this past Tuesday the legendary guitar company has filed bankruptcy after a devestating financial fall. The company requested protection from creditors, which will allow the company to survive. Despite the past few years the company has fallen down a bad path financially, the CEO Henry Jeszkeiwicz seems hopeful. He says he believes in the “company’s long-term stability and financial health.” Hopefully, he is right because this is horrible news to musicians and music lovers around the world. The company has many signatures that are legendary, so hopefully, there is a bright future one day.

 

That is it for the news. How do you feel about Ryan Reynolds’ comments about the future of Deadpool? What are some of your thoughts on Gibson filing from bankruptcy? Comment below on any of these stories or anything I may have missed that caught your eye.

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Quick News: Long Live Roc Doc + Cloverfield Sequel + Nintendo Switch Sales Updates + More!

  • It is not news that the Nintendo Switch is selling like crazy. Nintendo has given many financial updates on how those sales are impacting the company. Now the company has made another statement recently. Currently, the company has sold over 15 million Switches which has generated 178 billion yen ($1.6 billion US). Regarding games, those are selling an insane amount too. Super Mario Odyssey has sold 10 million copies, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is at 9 million, and Splatoon 2 is at 6 million. After the Wii U underperforming, people speculated how Nintendo would reignite the fire, but with the Switch, we now see they will always be on top.

 

  • Speaking of gaming companies selling well, Playstation has some news too. The PlayStation 4 has sold about 75 million consoles which crushes their competitors at Xbox and Nintendo. The consoles are slowing down a bit, but the primary driver that is making the company so much money is its software sales and PlayStation Plus Subscriptions. Their game software has sold 247 million units which are worth $8.4 billion. Out of the gamers who have signed up for PlayStation Plus has reached to 34.2 million users. Expect numbers to look better by the end of the year because God of War (be sure to check out my review here), Spider-Man in September, Detroit: Become Human comes out in May, and plenty of other major games for the platform will be announced in E3. The money train is not going to stop for Sony anytime soon.

 

  • Rooster Teeth, the Internet production studio, has announced a new office internationally. The company has made these thoughts clear in recent months on their podcast, but in a recent announcement they will be opening up an office in London to establish a closer connection to the UK and throughout Europe. The London office will be run by Eric Cherry, who joined the company back in 2008. CEO and co-founder Matt Hullum made some commentary while in an interview with Variety. One thing he said about opening this office is,” Building communities is a goal, and we’ve done a good job in the U.K., but know we could do more,” Hullum said. “The talent and community piece in the U.K. has been underserved, and we wanted to correct that.” The location choice is not a surprise because the company has been open that the UK is one of their biggest markets and their convention RTX had its first time in London with RTX London. For a first time convention, the attendance was up to 15,000. After that success, it makes sense to now open up this new office.

 

  • CinemaCon just happened a few days ago in which J.J. Abrams has announced the next film in the Cloverfield series. This time this film will be a direct sequel to the original movie. Having a direct sequel will be a first since 10 Cloverfield Lane and The Cloverfield Paradox are not directly linked to the first movie. Paradox gets closer, but not entirely related. For a while, a WWII horror/sci-fi film that J.J. has been working on was rumored to be the next film in the series. However, he has announced that this WWII movie Overlord is not the sequel that he is talking about. That will be its own standalone that is not in the series. Overlord will be Bad Robot’s first R rated film. During his presentation at CinemaCon this past Wednesday, Abrams does comment on Overlord by saying it is, “It’s batshit crazy.” Exciting projects that are in our future from Abrams. Expect to keep notified as we get more updates on these films.

 

  • Rejoice rock and metal fans, we are getting a documentary that is filled with some of the best musicians in the music scene. From Corey Taylor, Rob Zombie, Lars Ulrich, and many more. The crowd-funded rock documentary is called Long Live Rock… Celebrate the Chaos is meant to give a look at both musicians and fans alike. A film that will celebrate everyone in the rock and metal community. Director Jonathan McHugh says, ” I really hope you – the true fan – will help support our mission to bring the hard rock culture back into the mainstream.” You can donate to the project here.

 

Be sure to comment below on these stories or any others that I have missed out on. Are you excited about the Cloverfield sequel? What do you think about the successful sales that Nintendo and PlayStation are seeing? Check back every week for more news roundups like these.

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Quick News: Josh Rand of Stone Sour on Recovery + Game of Thrones Biggest Battle + Ash vs Evil Dead Canceled + More!

  • The TV revival of the Evil Dead films, Ash vs. Evil Dead has been announced that it will not return for a fourth season. Sam Raimi’s horror comedy that shows Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash to face off more undead will be ending on April 29th. A statement about the show being canceled was made, “Ash v Evil Dead has taken audiences on a wild ride for three seasons thanks to the fantastic performances and creative efforts of Sam, Bruce, Rob and the entire cast and crew. We are proud to send the show out with a bang…and a splat,” said Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz.

 

  • Stone Sour fans might remember that back in January, guitarist Josh Rand had to drop out briefly to go to a treatment facility for unknown reasons. Now he is opening up about what really went on earlier this year. He has opened up about anxiety issues that drove him to alcohol and Xanax. On the band’s Facebook page, this statement from Josh was made, “As many of you may already know, in January of this year I made the difficult decision to step away from the Canadian leg of the Stone Sour tour. I hit a personal breaking point, and it was imperative that I address it. My high anxiety and desire to feel comfortable in my own skin over the years led to an alcohol and Xanax dependency. That along with aggression issues made me feel miserable, and I just could not continue to live that way. Thankfully, with the support of my band, family, and friends I was able to come home and seek help.
    Now (three months later) I’m doing well, but still a work in progress. I want to sincerely thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers, and positive words. It means a lot to me.” He is still working on his issues, as it does take a lot of time to take care of these things, and he is on the road to recovery. Best of luck to Josh on his journey.

 

  • Vocalist of the deathcore band Carnifex, Scott Ian Lewis has finally announced his graphic novel Death Dreamer. Scott has talked about making scripts for potential movies and writing graphic novels for a long time. We finally have a title plus a look at the cover of the upcoming graphic novel. Not much information is available besides Scott wrote the book, the length is 54 pages, and Christian DiBari illustrated it. More details will be available in the coming months.

 

  • It: Chapter 2 has secured some new cast members after so much time that was full of rumors. People have been guessing who will play as the adult versions of the kids from the first film, but not Jessica Chastain is confirmed to play as Beverly. Currently, a rumor for Bill’s adult actor is going to be James McAvoy and Bill Hader as Richie. Neither of these is confirmed, but the longtime discussion about Jessica came true, so you never know. The sequel is going to start filming this June, so the casting needs to get figured out in the next few weeks. It: Chapter 2 is scheduled to release on September 6, 2019.

 

  • Great news for Game of Thrones fans like myself, we have some exciting news.  Jonathan Quinlan, an assistant director who has worked on 20 episodes, has made a post to thank cast and crew for filming that took 55 days to film. The post he made on Instagram is now deleted, no surprise there. This scene is the largest battle in the show’s entire history and probably the history of TV. The biggest battle that we have seen so far is the Battle of the Bastards which took 25 days to shoot.  We can expect this significant battle to be the battle between the white walkers and pretty much everyone else that is alive, except Cersei Lannister who is sitting at her kingdom. All of these armies coming together to fight the undead will be massive, and we can expect a lot of characters to die.

That is it for this week’s news. Be sure to comment on what you found interesting and to discuss anything that was not included in this week’s rundown of the news.

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