Monthly Archives: March 2018

Jurassic World 3 Director Revealed

Colin Trevorrow is on board to helm Jurassic World 3.

Steven Spielberg, who will return as an executive producer on the film, confirmed the news to Entertainment Weekly. "Colin Trevorrow is going write and direct the third Jurassic World story," Spielberg said.

Trevorrow co-wrote and directed 2015's Jurassic World and penned the script for the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is directed by J.A. Bayona (A Monster Calls). Trevorrow handed the directing reigns over to Bayona to work on Star Wars Episode IX. However, Trevorrow was later dropped from Episode IX and replaced by J.J. Abrams.

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Deadpool Animated Series Rejected Test Footage Reportedly Leaks

Rejected test footage for Donald Glover's canceled Deadpool animated series has reportedly been leaked online.

This test footage, which you can view here, is from animation company Titmouse. Per Reddit, while Titmouse pitched the footage, it didn't get the gig. Instead, FX went with Floyd County Productions, the company behind Archer, before ultimately parting ways with Marvel TV and Glover on the project.

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Black Panther Composer Will Score Venom

Black Panther composer Ludwig Goransson is set to score another comic book movie this year.

Deadline reports Goransson will compose the soundtrack for Sony's upcoming Venom solo film starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock. Goransson will reunite with the movie's director Ruben Fleischer, after the duo worked together on Fleischer's 2011 film 30 Minutes or Less.

Along with composing the music for Black Panther, Goransson also scored two of Black Panther director Ryan Cooler's other movies, Fruitvale Station and Creed, as well as Central Intelligence and Death Wish. Goransson is also the producer of Donald Glover's Childish Gambino albums.

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CinemaScore: Audiences Rate Ready Player One and Other Spielberg Movies

Steven Spielberg is one of those rare directors who consistently manages to deliver big, crowd-pleasing blockbusters that also resonate with critics. So it should come as no surprise that Spielberg has tended to fare very well when it comes to the all-important CinemaScore rating. CinemaScores are determined by polling domestic moviegoers on opening night, resulting in a letter grade that serves as a barometer of how moviegoers feel about a new film.

Spielberg's latest project has just hit theaters, and the verdict is now in. Ready Player One has received an A- CinemaScore, putting it on equal footing with past films like War Horse and Catch Me If You Can.

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Guacamelee! 2 Coming Soon to PC

Guacamelee! 2 is coming soon to PC via Steam.

DrinkBox Studios shared the news in a post on Twitter. A specific release date for the Steam version has yet to be announced.

The Guacamelee! 2 game page is now up on Steam, so any prospective luchadors can add it to their wishlist or check the game's minimum system requirements. In celebration of the announcement, and the upcoming 10th anniversary of DrinkBox Studios, the studio's games are available on Steam for a hefty 90 percent off.

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Level-5: ‘Basically’ All Future Main Titles Coming to Switch

Level-5 intends to be a big supporter of the Nintendo Switch going forward.

"Basically, in the future our main titles will all be released on Nintendo Switch," Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino said in an interview, published by Nikkei Trendy and translated by Gematsu. "The idea is that what we have created for 3DS will move over to Switch."

Level-5 is the development studio behind a number of popular series, including Yo-Kai Watch, Professor Layton, and Ni No Kuni. The studio's first title for Switch is The Snack World: Trejarers Gold, which launches on April 12 in Japan.

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God of War Will Feature Performance Mode on PS4 Pro

Santa Monica Studio's new God of War game will feature a performance mode for those playing the game on PlayStation 4 Pro.

When asked by a fan on Twitter if players need to upgrade to a PS4 Pro to "fully enjoy the new God of War," game director Cory Barlog replied: "Nope, you don't have to, but if you do 4K is AMAZING, if you have a 4K TV, of course. If you don't, we have a performance mode that puts the extra power to good use and makes the game run so so smooth!"

Performance mode, which is available for select PS4 games, allows those with a PS4 Pro to opt for a smoother experience at lower resolution (e.g. playing the game in 1080p at 60fps instead of 4K at 30fps).

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Opinion: Fantastic Four Is Marvel’s Biggest Challenge in 2018

Ever since the All-New, All-Different Marvel relaunch in 2015, there's been a giant, Fantastic Four-shaped hole in Marvel's comic book lineup. At long last, Marvel is finally filling that hole with the announcement that Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli are launching a new Fantastic Four comic in August. But as nice as it is to see Marvel's First Family returning to prominence again, it's hard to ignore the shabby way they've been treated over the last three years. Marvel has a long, uphill battle ahead of it if it's going to prove to readers that the Fantastic Four are truly a priority again.

Marvel hasn't published a dedicated Fantastic Four comic since canceling the previous series in May 2015. And while Human Torch and the Thing have popped up here and there in the years since, Reed Richards and his family have essentially been MIA since the end of Secret Wars. A series that once served as one of the fundamental pillars of the Marvel Universe quietly disappeared from the shelves. Not even the arrival of a new Fantastic Four movie was enough to revive the team's comic book prospects.

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The Conjuring Universe: How Does Annabelle Comes Home Fit In?

Every studio wants its own shared movie universe, but building the next Marvel Cinematic Universe is no simple task. It seems like the only other studio to really figure it out so far is New Line, thanks to the Conjuring franchise. What began as an unexpectedly successful haunted house movie has ballooned into a full-fledged series with multiple sequels and spinoffs (that includes The Nun and Annabelle) and a continuity all its own.

As we gear up for more spinoffs like Annabelle Comes Home (read our review), now is probably a good time to brush up on your Conjuring -- and Annabelle! -- history and learn how all these horror movies tie together to form a shared universe.

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