“Hot off the heels of the successful Castlevania animated series, Netflix might be looking to add another video game adaptation to its library in the form of Blizzard’s Diablo.
Andrew Cosby, founder of comics publisher Boom! Studios, tweeted on Wednesday that he’s in talks to write the series in collaboration with Netflix and Activision-Blizzard. While the tweet has since been deleted, likely because it was publicly referring to a project that has not been announced, Variety managed to catch and report on it.
Judging by Cosby’s pedigree as the writer of the new Hellboy reboot and Netflix’s penchant for more adult animation, Castlevania included, a Diablo series would likely veer toward the more mature end of the animation spectrum in terms of subject matter and violence. Seeing as how it’s only in talks right now, however, it might be some time before we see anything from it. “
It’s not like he was amazing, but a change up at this point would just be bad.
“The DC cinematic universe appears to be losing its Man of Steel.
Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in three films, is parting ways with Warner Bros., sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. Though neither side is confirming, the British actor, who first donned the blue suit for 2013’s Man of Steel, and then starred in 2016’s Batman v. Superman and last year’s Justice League, is said to be hanging up the red cape.
Warners had been trying to enlist Cavill, who most recently co-starred in Mission: Impossible — Fallout, for a Superman cameo in Shazam!, which stars Zachary Levi and will bow April 5. But contract talks between Cavill’s WME reps and Warners broke down, and the door is now closing on other potential Superman appearances.
That’s because the studio has shifted its focus to a Supergirl movie, which will be an origin story featuring a teen superheroine. This effectively removes an actor of Cavill’s age from the storyline’s equation given that Superman, aka Kal-El, would be an infant, according to DC lore.
Furthermore, Warners isn’t likely to make a solo Superman film for at least several years, according to another source. “Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors,” says a studio source. As such, Cavill will join Ben Affleck, who isn’t expected to reprise his role for director Matt Reeves’ forthcoming Batman stand-alone film, as a hero on the way out.
A Warners source says the Shazam! deal fell apart because of scheduling conflicts. And that is backed up by the fact that Cavill recently signed on to star in the Netflix series The Witcher. However, another source says that the Witcher commitment came after the Warners impasse, suggesting a change in Warners’ strategy.
“There’s a recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn’t work,” says the studio insider. Another source says Warners is trying to hit a “reset” button with the DC universe, steering its ship slowly into another direction. ”
Beloved Beat-Em-Up Series Returns with Streets of Rage 4, Relentless Beatdowns Imminent
Publisher Dotemu (Wonder Boy, Windjammers) and developers Lizardcube (Wonder Boy) and Guard Crush Games today revealed Streets of Rage 4, an all-new continuation of SEGA’s iconic arcade brawler series known for its radical fights, jammin’ ‘90s beats and dashing sparring gloves and bandanas.
Featuring hand-drawn visuals from the team behind 2017’s gorgeous Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap remake, Streets of Rage 4 builds upon the classic trilogy’s gameplay with new mechanics, a fresh story and a gauntlet of dangerous stages with a serious crime problem. Streets of Rage 4 recalls classic gameplay but it stands as an entirely original arcade-style romp thanks to the expertise of Guard Crush Games and Dotemu.
Whether players gang up with a friend or clean up the city solo, Streets of Rage 4 is a skull-bashing, chicken-chomping delight all set to a thumping soundtrack sure to get your blood pumping.
“The production of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is being put on hold for the time being as Marvel and Disney regroup on the project, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.
Sources say that crewmembers, which is, at this stage, a small group that was prepping for preproduction, are being dismissed and are free to look for new work.
The Marvel project was originally to have been directed by James Gunn and was to have begun principal photography in the winter, either in January or February. The project was crewing up and was to have gone into full preproduction mode in the fall.
But Gunn was let go as the director in July when old tweets were resurfaced in response to his vocal political posts. While some held out hope that the director would be given a reprieve by Disney, a mid-August meeting with Disney chairman Alan Horn closed the door on that.
One person characterized the production hold as temporary and more of a “regrouping” as Marvel and Disney look for a filmmaker to take on the third installment of a franchise that has grossed over $1.6 billion and made stars out of Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista and Zoe Saldana.”
“After a strong push to get James Gunn back as director of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” following his firing from the project, Disney and Marvel are standing by their decision to not reinstate him as helmer for the next installment. The decision came following a meeting between Gunn and studio chairman Alan Horn.”
People are shocked The Meg took the top spot this weekend, but really I’m more shocked anybody went to see Slender Man after checking out any of the reviews (12% on Rotten Tomatoes).
1. The Meg $44.5 Total: $44.5
2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout $20.0 Total: $161.9
3. Disney’s Christopher Robin $12.4 Total: $50.0
4. Slender Man $11.3 Total: $11.3
5. BlacKkKlansman $10.7 Total: $10.7
6. The Spy Who Dumped Me $6.6 Total: $24.5
7. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again $5.8 Total: $103.8
8. The Equalizer 2 $5.5 Total: $89.6
9. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $5.1 Total: $146.8
10. Ant-Man and the Wasp $4.0 Total: $203.5
Blizzard has dropped some news on Twitter regarding the dungeon-crawling Diablo series. In addition to saying it would continue using themes for future seasons of Diablo III, community manager Brandy Camel said in a video that Blizzard is currently working on multiple other Diablo projects.
“The forges here at Blizzard are burning hot, and we have multiple Diablo projects in the works,” Camel said. “Some of them are going to take longer than others, but we may have some things to show you later this year.”
Lightning bolts flash out from a Poke Ball on this dramatic Pokemon t shirt! The The Pokemon Electric Poke Ball T-Shirt is black. The front features a large image of a red and black Poke Ball from the Pokemon universe, with yellow flashes of lightning extending in all directions. Gotta catch ’em all!
“When asked by GameSpot if the series, which is expected to begin shooting in 2019, would feature fan-favorite character Master Chief, both Showtime Networks president David Nevins and president of programming Gary Levine confirmed he would. What’s more, when pressed during a small group interview after the Showtime panel, Levine added that Chief would be a lead character on the show.
Longtime fans of the Halo franchise might find that odd, given that Master Chief has never shown his face. What other TV shows feature human characters that remain faceless? However, according to Levine, the issue of Chief never unmasking is central to the show.
“It is a key question and an important part of our series is all I’ll say,” he teased.
As for what the show will look like, Nevins was quick to point out this is now Showtime’s take on Game of Thrones. “It is futuristic space-based science fiction,” he said. “It is not fantasy. I think there’s been one iconic franchise in my opinion in the history of television in that category and that’s Star Trek. Probably 10 or 12 of the top 20 movies of all time are futuristic sci-fi and, weirdly, television hasn’t turned up those kinds of franchises.”
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is just a solid all around great movie and totally deserves to be #1 again this week.
1. Mission: Impossible – Fallout $35.0 Total: $124.4
2. Disney’s Christopher Robin $25.0 Total: $25.0
3. The Spy Who Dumped Me $12.3 Total: $12.3
4. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again $9.0 Total: $91.3
5. The Equalizer 2 $8.8 Total: $79.8
6. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation $8.2 Total: $136.4
7. Ant-Man and the Wasp $6.1 Total: $195.4
8. The Darkest Minds $5.8 Total: $5.8
9. Incredibles 2 $5.0 Total: $583.1
10. Teen Titans Go! To The Movies $4.8 Total: $20.7
Harley Quinn shows off different looks on this colorful and wild Harley Quinn t shirt! The Harley Quinn Gang of Harleys T-Shirt is black. It features a giant image of the psychotic psychiatrist and Joker’s girlfriend from DC Comics’ Batman universe, surrounded by other versions of Harley with different looks. “We’re bad guys, it’s what we do!”