2K United Kingdom tweets an image of a poster for Eve’s Garden from BioShock, unashamedly teasing us with the following caption: “Oooo, what COULD this mean?!” The folks at Videogamer.com decided to ask them just that, but they report that 2K declined to honor their request for further comment.
Columbia Pictures has announced its updated release strategy for its blockbuster Spider-Man franchise, which will continue next in 2016 with Drew Goddard‘s villain-centric movie “Sinister Six” before “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” swings into theaters in 2018.
The first of several planned character and story expansions, “Sinister Six” will be produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, and hit theaters on Nov. 11, 2016. It will mark the first time a movie in the franchise will be released outside of summer.
Columbia Pictures will then release “The Amazing Spider-Man 3” in 2018.
“With ‘Sinister Six’ in the hands of writer-director Drew Goddard, we feel extremely confident placing the film on a prime date in 2016,” said Doug Belgrad, president of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.
The studio also announced that it has slated “Uncharted” for June 10, 2016, a prime summer release date for the action-adventure moved based upon the bestselling PlayStation video game series featuring the adventures of treasure hunter Nathan Drake.
Seth Gordon will direct the film, which has David Guggenheim writing the latest draft of the screenplay. “Uncharted” will be an Arad/Atlas Entertainment Production, produced by Charles Roven, Avi Arad, Alex Gartner and Ari Arad. The video game series was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America.
“Uncharted” takes the date on the release schedule previously held by “The Amazing Spider-Man 3.”
“June 10 is a great date for ‘Uncharted.’ It’s just the right place for this exciting action-adventure film,” added Belgrad.
Meet the newest hero of DC’s live-action universe: Arsenal.
Entertainment Weekly reports that in the upcoming third season of DC’s Arrow on CW, Roy Harper (played by Colton Haynes) will take up the life of a costumed crusader under the name of Arsenal. For the first two seasons, Harper merely hoped to emulate Green Arrow, then dubbed ‘the Hood’ by the media. In season 2 after fighting crime on his own, he is abducted and injected with Slade Wilson’s super serum, Mirakuru, giving him superhuman abilities but also a bit of a rage issue. Arrow takes in Harper as a trainee, and eventually inducted him into Team Arrow.
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has added a Warrior Princess to its cast. That’s right, E! News has confirmed Lucy Lawless—you may know her as Xena, Lucretia from Spartacus or Number Three on Battlestar Galactica—will guest star in the upcoming second season of the ABC drama.
We’ll let that sink in for a moment because you know what that means? Lawless is now part of the Marvel universe.
In true S.H.I.E.L.D. fashion, Lawless’ role is being kept under wraps. The New Zealand native also recurs on NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Ron Swanson’s (Nick Offerman) wife Diane and will likely pop up in the show’s final season.
As for the role that made Lawless a household name, Xena: Warrior Princess, there’s been some talk here and there about reviving the property—don’t forget, revivals are all the rage in TV and movies these days. “It goes thru many incarnations. Sometimes I’m in it, sometimes I’m not!” Lawless said during a recent live chat. “Truthfully, I don’t know where it’s at. Rob [Tapert] is incommunicado so I can’t ask the latest.”
Now that How I Met Your Mother is done, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will likely bring back Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders). “We have plans to bring her in and see her,” Jed Whedon told E! News, while Maurissa Tancharoen added, “We love Cobie, we love the character. She’s so great.”
“She fits really nicely on the show and has good chemistry with Coulson and the others,” executive producer Jeffrey Bell said.
After “Thor 2,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” our superheroes are pretty much in retirement mode.
Thor has given up his right as the leader of Asgard, Captain America has gone off in a search of his friend Bucky, and Tony Stark rid of all his Iron Man suits.
According to EW, the Avengers team now wants someone — or something — else to take the lead when it comes to fighting off villains.
Enter Ultron, a drone that was originally built by Hank Pym (the original Ant-Man) in the comics back in 1968. This time; however, he’ll be built by Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) as a means of protection gone awry.
“The ‘Avengers’ sequel begins with Stark’s latest plan to fix the world: Ultron will be an all-seeing, all-knowing captain of the Iron Legion, a planetary force of robotic beat cops that resemble blue-and-white versions of the Iron Man suit but have no human core … If it all works out, the superheroes can just sit back. It does not work out.
“In a bid to give his creation a dose of humanity, Stark programs Ultron (James Spader) with elements of his own personality—which proves to be Mistake No. 1 … It seems our new robot overlord is an absolutist with all of Stark’s cynicism but none of his kindness.”
As you could imagine, eventually, Ultron will go rogue and announce a plan to “bring peace” to Earth by ridding of the entire human race.
How J.A.R.V.I.S., who has been voiced by Paul Bettany up until this point, will appear in the film:
Bettany, who has been voicing Stark’s A.I. system J.A.R.V.I.S. up until this point on screen, will finally appear in human form in the “Avengers” sequel.
However, Bettany was cast as The Vision, described by EW as a “synthetic, superpowered human designed by Ultron.”
What does this mean for Jarvis? Fans can probably put two and two together and imagine that J.A.R.V.I.S. will be transformed into The Vision.
It is thought that: We’re thinking Ultron will manipulate the A.I. system into working against the Avengers team by offering him the gift of life — something Stark didn’t do for his beloved J.A.R.V.I.S. (Vision is used in a similar way in the comics.)