Monthly Archives: April 2018
The Killer: Lupita Nyong’o to Star in Gender-Swapped Remake
Black Panther's Lupita Nyong'o is reportedly set to star in the remake to John Woo's The Killer.
Per THR, Nyong'o is in talks with Universal for the lead role in what would be a gender-swapped remake. Woo will helm the project and produce alongside Mark Gordon (Source Code) and Matt Jackson. Luc Etienne is executive producing. A release date has not been set yet.
The remake follows an assassin (Nyong'o's potential role) who is sworn to protect a young woman she accidentally blinded years prior during a mob hit. The original film came out in 1989 and stars Chow Yun-Fat as the assassin Ah Jong. The landmark action thriller helped introduce Woo to Western audiences.
God of War Includes Infinity Gauntlet Easter Egg
God of War hides an incredible Avengers: Infinity War-themed Easter Egg, letting Kratos use his own Norse Infinity Gauntlet similarly to Thanos.
The secret was published on the God of War Reddit by user Moxxxxxi who put the pieces together. Players can find a talisman called the "Shattered Gauntlet of Ages" during the "Family Business" quest given by Sindri. The description heralds an untapped power hidden within the gauntlet.
"An ancient relic of Hel deemed too powerful to remain whole, fragments of its former strength lie scattered throughout the realms," reads the description for the talisman.
Kevin Feige Thanks Marvel Fans After Infinity War’s Record-Breaking Opening Weekend
Kevin Feige says "thank you" to Marvel fans for Infinity War's record-breaking opening weekend and the MCU's continued success.
The Marvel Studios head shared a note on Twitter thanking fans for their support these past ten years ever since the first Iron Man film hit theaters in 2008.
Thank You pic.twitter.com/IP3tLSwQmS
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige) April 30, 2018
Feige's note reads:
Top Comics to Buy This Week
With dozens of comic books to choose from, let us show you which are the best coming out this week. Take a look at this list spotlighting our favorite comics that we know are money well-spent and new books that look cool and are backed by some top-tier talent.
Once you check out our picks, head to the comments to let us know what you’ll be buying this week!
Writer Jason Aaron | Artist Ed McGuinness (Marvel Comics)
We know what you're probably thinking. Marvel just reverted The Avengers back to its legacy numbering, and already they're relaunching with a new #1 issue? But when you have a creative team as impressive as this attached, you can number your book however the heck you choose.
Ryan Reynolds Has the Best Deadpool Congratulations for Avengers: Infinity War
Deadpool is happy for the Avengers' incredible box office success.
Ryan Reynolds congratulated the MCU superheroes on Twitter for Infinity War's record-breaking opening weekend. The film had the biggest domestic opening of all time, making an estimated $250 million.
"From a guy who never knows when to quit, I’m glad you guys never did," Reynolds tweeted. "Congrats #Avengers." The actor also shared a hilarious rejection letter from Tony Stark about Deadpool potentially joining the Avengers.
God of War Director Has Plans for Five More Games
Update: Cory Barlog has clarified his statements from Kotaku's Splitscreen podcast to clarify he didn't mean five more God of War games are definitely in the works.
Barlog tweeted that the discussion on the podcast was much more "speculation" and not necessarily a declaration of exact plans for the God of War franchise. The future of the franchise "is going to be more measured" than what he discussed on the show.
"ok. to be honest, 5 games would literally kill me. you can rest assured the reality is going to be more measured than the speculation in the @kotaku discussion," he wrote.
Cyberpunk 2077: News, Trailers, Gameplay Rumors, and Map
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming RPG from CD Projekt Red, based on the Cyberpunk 2020 tabletop game. It was announced all the way back in May 2012 as an open-world sci-fi RPG set in a dystopian California city in the year 2077.
There’s no release date yet, but we have compiled all the news, trailers, rumors, and gameplay details about Cyberpunk 2077 in the lead-up to launch.
Cyberpunk Release Date, Platforms, Developer
- Release date: N/A
- Platform(s): PC (Console TBD)
- Developer: CD Projekt Red
- Publisher: CD Projekt
Fortnite Season 4 Starts Tomorrow – Let’s Celebrate With a Livestream at 10 AM PST!
Fortnite's fourth season is kicking off tomorrow, which means the meteor that has long ominously loomed over players will finally make its impact not only on the game world, but on the game proper! We're going to be streaming two hours of the game starting at 10:00 AM PST (5:00 PM GMT, 3:00 AM AU) to see what season 4 has in store for players. You should join us!
Jump into the action right here on IGN.com, or you can find us on twitch.tv/ign, youtube.com/ign and mixer.com/ign. Hope to see you all there!
American Gods Season 2 Gives First Look at House on the Rock
American Gods Season 2 is coming in 2019 and a new video gives fans a first look at the House on the Rock.
Production on the eight-episode second season has started and the new season will finally feature the aforementioned quintessential location in Neil Gaiman’s novel. The House on the Rock serves as a meeting place for a conference between the gods.
In Season 1, Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) were searching for the remaining Old Gods across America. It seems Season 2 will see Wednesday gather the Old Gods to discuss their plan to stop the New Gods. The meeting at the Carousel Room (pictured below) is regarded as one of the more standout moments from the book.
This Is How Much Avengers: Infinity War Cost to Make
Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War may be the biggest visual spectacle of the year, so it's no surprise that it cost Disney quite a few pennies to bring this epic vision to life.
According to Forbes, Infinity War cost $321.2 million to make, which does not include all of the marketing and other promotional costs that can easily add millions more to the overall budget. Surprisingly, Infinity War is not the most expensive Marvel film, as you can see from the list below of Marvel movies made in the UK and revealed in publicly available financial statements: