Monthly Archives: March 2018

Dark Nights: Metal’s 6 Biggest WTF Questions

DC just wrapped up the massive crossover that is Dark Nights: Metal, and while there was plenty to like about this epic storyline, there were also a few head-scratching moments over the course of the series. From Batman's bad behavior to a questionable Sandman cameo, these are the biggest questions we have in the aftermath of Metal.

The first issue of Metal turned a lot of heads thanks to its cliffhanger, which saw Batman turning to none other than Dream of the Endless for help in his quest. Considering how rarely characters from the Sandman franchise interact with the lowly heroes of the DCU, that was a pretty big deal.

And then... nothing. We barely caught a glimpse of Dream for the rest of the series. The end result of this latest DC/Sandman crossover is that a single book went missing in Dream's library. No doubt that loose end will pay off when DC launches the Neil Gaiman-curated Sandman imprint later this year. But in the context of Metal itself, that much ballyhooed Sandman crossover seems to have been much ado about nothing.

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IGN UK Podcast #428: Two Boys’ Ghost Stories

Two boys, two films. Krupa and Joe cover Ready Player One and brilliant new horror anthology Ghost Stories before, like all the best horror films, we pull the rug right out from under you.

Krupa sat down with Ghost Stories' creators, Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson to talk through adapting their play as a movie, how it uses conjuring to frighten you, and the rise of anthology stories. Enjoy!

IGN UK Podcast #428: Two Boys' Ghost Stories

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Taylor Swift Episode Reportedly ‘Last Straw’ for Canceled Deadpool Series

According to Stephen Glover, an episode focused on Taylor Swift was the "last straw" that led to the departure of him and his brother, Donald Glover, from the Deadpool animated TV series.

"There really was a Taylor Swift episode," Glover wrote in a tweet, which has since been deleted, according to TheWrap. "It was HILARIOUS. And it definitely was the last straw lol." Glover went on to say, "We definitely wanted to give Rick and Morty a run for their money and I think we would have. Proud of the gang.”

Citing creative differences, the Glover brothers, FX, and Marvel TV recently parted ways on the project.

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How Gotham’s Jerome is Paving the Way for the Real Joker

Since it came back from winter hiatus, Gotham Season 4 has been largely focused on Jerome (Cameron Monaghan) slowly building a team of super villains to help him rule over Gotham City with an insane fist. With its latest episode, "One of My Three Soups," that plan has come to fruition and now it's game on.

Gotham star Ben McKenzie, who stepped behind the camera once again to direct this episode, elaborated a bit on Jerome's mission for the rest of Season 4 during a Q&A with reporters. "The end of the season -- this sort of kicks it off -- but it becomes, even more, a story of his Machiavellian plans to either take over Gotham or destroy it trying," he says.

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Celebrating 20 Years of Starcraft: An Interview with Starcraft’s Creators

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Starcraft, IGN talked with Chris Metzen, Starcraft’s Lead Designer and Sam “Samwise” Didier, Starcraft’s Art Director. We talked about the game’s influences, how the story evolved, and the creation of the now iconic three races of the genre-defining sci-fi real-time-strategy game.

Kerrigan_concept Art by Chris Metzen

While anti-hero/villain Sarah Kerrigan is the most recognizable character of the franchise, the “Queen of Blades” origin story is actually quite goofy. Chris Metzen, who developed a lot of the original Starcraft story with James Phinney, first conceived of the stealthy Terran Ghost units. They wanted to have a commando character, but they hadn’t decided on a name. “It started off as a joke,” Metzen reports.

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Ready Player One: Every Easter Egg We Could Find

Well, here it is - the Easter egg apocalypse.

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One was always going to be chock full of cameo appearances and references to our favorite pop culture properties… but wow, did we underestimate just how many there would be. We may not have Halliday’s keys or an OASIS visor, but we’re still going to do our very best to show you just how many Easter eggs there are in this movie, well, besides that one.

Watch the video in the player above for the full breakdown of all 100+ Easter eggs we spotted in the movie. Then check out the slideshow below for the very coolest Easter eggs and references all the trailers managed NOT to spoil! Obviously, full spoilers lie ahead!

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Harley Quinn Gets New Powers and Creative Team

This summer, fan favorite DC villain/anti-hero Harley Quinn will be getting a new look, and new powers, as a new creative team takes over the popular comic series.

Beginning with Harley Quinn issue No. 45, which will hit physical and digital shelves this July, Sam Humphries, who previously worked on Nightwing and Green Lanterns, will be the series' new writer, according to The Washington Post. John Timms is set to illustrate the series.

According to Humphries, the upcoming run will see DC villain Granny Goodness offer Harley a spot on the Female Furies of Apokolips, and Harley's decision will be part of the central theme of Humphries' arc. "Harley is a wild card and a survivor," Humphries said, "Does she

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Aquaman Director, IT Producer Team for Tommyknockers Remake

James Wan and Roy Lee are teaming up to make a film adaption of Stephen King's The Tommyknockers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wan and Lee are set to produce the project via their respective companies Atomic Monster and Vertigo, alongside Larry Sanitsky, the executive producer behind the 1993 Tommyknockers TV miniseries.

In addition to producing and helming The Conjuring movies, Wan is the director behind the upcoming Aquaman movie. Lee has produced a number of films, including last year's critically-acclaimed horror film IT.

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