Monthly Archives: July 2019

Avengers Writers Reveal Smart Hulk Was Cut From Infinity War

The writers of Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War have revealed that Smart Hulk originally made his debut in Infinity War, but a late change saw him cut from the film and reserved for Endgame.

As reported by Gamespot, screenwriter Steve McFeely explained in the Avengers: Endgame audio commentary that the merging of Bruce Banner and the Hulk was supposed to happen in Avengers: Infinity War.

"The whole arc of the story was Banner and Hulk were not getting along. Hulk wouldn't come out to help him. And at his hour of greatest need

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FIFA 20: The FUT Changes That Actually Matter

Unsurprisingly, Ultimate Team is back for another year in FIFA 20, complete with its familiar addictive squad building, plethora of game modes and microtransactions - or “surprise mechanics” as they are now known. These aspects aren’t changing, for better or worse, but what actually IS new this year? Here are what we think are the biggest changes to FUT in FIFA 20.

Season Objectives

“A new sense of progression” is apparently crucial to FUT this year and key to that are the new Season Objectives. EA hope that these will have the same impact on the game mode that Squad Building challenges did when introduced in FIFA 17. Essentially these work similar to a battle pass system - you earn XP for completing challenges, which will move you up into higher levels, thus earning better rewards.

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IT Returning to Theatres With Special Sneak Peak of Chapter Two

Stephen King's IT is scheduled to return to theatres in August with a post-credits sequence of footage from its upcoming sequel IT: Chapter Two.

Fandango made the announcement on Twitter, revealing that tickets are now available for Chapter One, which will return to theatres on August 3rd and August 6th at participating venues. The re-release of the original Pennywise picture will conclude with an eight-minute special sneak peak of the sequel.

The extended preview attached to this limited-time re-release comes just over a month before the sequel debuts in theatres, though curious cinemagoers might be enticed towards this refresher simply to catch a glimpse of Chapter Two.

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Rabbids Nintendo Switch Party Game Announced in China

A new Ubisoft Rabbids party game is due to be shown at ChinaJoy this week according to a new trailer.

As highlighted by noted games industry analyst Daniel Ahmad on Twitter, the new Rabbids game is a 4-player party game developed by Ubisoft Chengdu. It has a Journey to the West theme, with the Rabbids dressed in a variety of Chinese-influenced costumes. Ahmad’s tweet includes the game’s trailer, which can be seen in the embed below.

The Lion King Remake Beats Original at the Box Office With $1B

Disney's The Lion King roared past a huge box office milestone this week, as it officially crossed over the billion-dollar mark after less than three weeks in theatres.

The staggering box office performance of Jon Favreau's live-action remake has now also stampeded past the original 2D animated film to become the ultimate king of the charts, according to Collider. Plus it is the fourth Disney film to join the billion-dollar club this year.

Without adjusting for inflation, the 1994 classic finished its theatrical run with a worldwide gross of $968.5 million, including $422.8 million at the US box office, but the 2019 version managed to charge past the $1 billion threshold in just 19 days.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Duo to Reportedly Direct Dungeons & Dragons Movie

Spider-Man: Homecoming screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein and Jonathan Francis Daley are reportedly in negotiations to direct a Dungeons and Dragons movie.

Variety reports that the filmmaking duo is in talks with Paramount Pictures to replace director Chris McKay on a planned D&D film. McKay, who directed The Lego Batman Movie and is attached to direct a Nightwing movie, left the D&D project to focus on the movie Ghost Draft starring Chris Pratt.

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Is Ryan Reynolds Teasing Deadpool’s Phase 5 MCU Debut?

Could Ryan Reynolds' Deadpool be joining the MCU in Phase 5? That's certainly the implication from Reynolds' Instagram feed.

As spotted by ScreenCrush, Reynolds posted the following the teaser earlier this week:

Deadpool Tease

This post is timed to mark the fifth anniversary of the leaked test footage that wound up being instrumental in convincing Fox to greenlight the first Deadpool movie. However, there seems to be a deeper significance to the post. Between Reynolds name-dropping "Phase 5" and including Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi in the photo collage, Reynolds clearly wants fans to assume that Deadpool will be joining the MCU in Phase 5.

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Amazon’s The Boys: Season 1 Ending Explained

Warning: this article contains SPOILERS for The Boys: Season 1!

Amazon just debuted the first season of The Boys, a dark, raunchy superhero show based on the comics from Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. And true to the source material, the show leaves viewers with a surprising cliffhanger before wrapping up its eight-episode run.

Read on for a breakdown of Season 1's ending and what it means for the series going forward.

Homelander's Big Surprise

Over the course of Season 1, viewers learn why Billy Butcher hates superheroes, and Homelander in particular. Billy's wife Becca once worked for Vought International until she was raped by Homelander and mysteriously vanished several days later. Ever since, Billy has waged an obsessive crusade of revenge.

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All the Deleted Scenes and Bonus Features for Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame is now available to purchase in Digital HD format. But if you're holding out for the Blu-ray and still want a taste of the special features included with this release, you're in luck.

From deleted scenes to behind-the-scenes looks at Stan Lee's cameos and Chris Hemsworth's fat suit, here are all the bonus features included with Avengers: Endgame that are currently available online. And for more on the impending Blu-ray release and the various retailer-exclusive covers, check out our Avengers: Endgame pre-order guide.

Warning: some of these clips contain major spoilers for Avengers: Endgame!

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