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Entertainment News September 13, 2014: Vision of Robot Tears Edition

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First Look at The Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Hope that trailer comes out soon so we can see him in motion.

Robert Downey  Jr. Says that there is no Iron Man 4 in the Works.

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Source: Variety.com

In not-all-that-surprising news, Robert Downey Jr. spoke to Variety this week confirming that Marvel currently has no plans for a fourth outing for the iron avenger.

When Variety also asked if he would be open for someone else playing Tony Stark, Downey quipped “I like that the idea is that it would be up to me, like I’m casting director for Marvel.”

With the introductions of Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and the crew of the Guardians of the Galaxy becoming fan favorites, it makes sense that they would be moving away from Tony Stark being the lead of its franchise. If Marvel is to keep the ball rolling, they need to introduce new stories and characters.

Also, this idea that they would recast Tony is silly. If anything, they would get a new character to fill the mantle, just like the comics.

23 Jump Street Coming Despite the Obvious Joke.

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Source: Deadline.com

Sony Pictures, MGM, and Original Films have started plans on a third installment of the Jump Street franchise. Rodney Rothman, who previously co-wrote 22 Jump Street, is set to pen the script.

It’s unknown if previous films’ directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will be back for a third installment. Deadline is reporting that Lord and Miller are supervising the script writing process.

Even with the last film joking at all the sequels they could do, I guess the news to this isn’t too surprising when both films have made $520 million with a combined budget of $107 million.

Shadow of the Colossus gets a new Director

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Source: Destructoid.com

Sony Pictures has moved forward with its proposed Shadow of the Colossus adaptation with Mama director, Andrés Muschietti.

Previously, Chronicle director Josh Trank had been attached to direct, but with him being busy with the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four and currently unknown Star Wars project, it’s not’s surprising to see this.

Shadow of the Colossus, based on the 2005 Playstation 2 game, is based around Wander and his horse Agro as they slay sixteen legendary creatures known as Colossus. Outside of some narrative parts, there is little dialogue in the game and the only action bits are parts with the Colossus. Needless to say, I don’t know how you do this as a two-hour action film.

In This Week’s Edition of “Things No One Asked For,” Top Gun 2 is Moving Forward

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Source: Hollywoodreporter.com

Justin Marks, Hollywood’s go-to writer as of late, has been tapped to pin a sequel to the 80’s classic, Top Gun.

Jerry Bruckheimer will serve as producer and Tom Cruse is to return as Maverick, star of the original. The story is to revolve around aging pilots dealing with new-fangled technology.

The idea of a Top Gun 2 isn’t new as Tony Scott, director of the original, was working on the sequel back in 2010. These plans fell through in 2012 with Scott’s death and the project seemed shelved.

It’s strange that this is still in the works.

 

TV

Supergirl TV Show Coming Soon

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Source: Comingsoon.net 

DC Entertainment seems to be expanding its TV market with plans for a Supergirl TV show with Greg Berlanti of Arrow and Ali Adler of Chuck producing.

“We’re just starting to work on it,” Berlanti said. “We haven’t gone to the networks yet, so. I’ll be happy, very excited to talk about it once we know where its home will be and that kind of stuff, but not at this moment.”

It’s also unknown that since Berlanti and Adler haven’t gone to a network, if Supergirl will find a home at CW with Arrow and The Flash.

Teen Titans Coming to TNT Because They Know Teen Drama

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Source: Hollywoodreporter.com

TNT is nearing pilot production order for Titans, a drama based on DC Comics’ Teen Titans.

This version of the team will written by Akiva Goldsman and Marc Haimes and both will serve as executive producer.

Titans will focus on Dick Grayson, former Robin, creating a new identity as Nightwing, and forming a team of his own from all over the DC Universe. The only two names that were announced as part of the team were Starfire and Raven.

With DC also having Arrow and Flash at CW, Constantine at NBC, Gotham at Fox, and the upcoming Supergirl, I wonder if these shows will have a shared continuity?

Legend of Korra Returning October 3
http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/digital-short-legend-of-korra-uploader-special-announcement.html
That was quick. The supposedly last season of Korra will only be seen though the Nick app and Nick.com with new episodes debuting on Friday.

American Horror Story: Freak Show Trailer

I wasn’t excited for American Horror Story: Coven, but I’m on board with this.

Attack on Titan Season 2 Moves into Production

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Source: Bleedingcool.com

Good news, Attack on Titan fans, season two just went into production. Bad news, season two is still a ways off.

To keep fans from withdrawal, two original episodes will be released between seasons based on Attack on Titan: No Regrets manga on December 9, 2014 and April 9, 2015.

This is on top of the first season being split up and retold into two films, Attack on Titan Part 1: Crimson Bow And Arrow on November 22nd and Wings Of Freedom in 2015.

That’s a “Colossal” amount of Attack on Titan. Ha, see what I did there?

 

Games

Batman: Arkham Knight Pushed to June

Source: Destructoid.com

Batman: Arkham Knight’s been pushed back from 2014 to early 2015 and now Summer of 2015.

Developer Rocksteady announced a new date of June 2, 2015, leading that next summer may not be as dead as this summer was.

With Arkham Knight being Rocksteady’s last Batman game, if they need extra time to make the best game possible, I say take as long as you need.

Sequel to Five Nights at Freddy’s Announced

Image from scottgames.com

Game creator Scott Cawthon has updated his site, scottgames.com, with the above image, signaling that our days at Freddy Fazbear’s is far from over.

Five Nights at Freddy’s become an indie darling over the summer as players played as security guard watching the cameras of a Chuck E. Cheese-like restaurant where the animatronics come to life and try and kill you. It’s creepy.

 

Comics

Spider-Man Joins the faculty in Spider-Man and The X-Men

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Source: newsarama.com

With the death of Wolverine, who’s gonna take over his classes?! Peter Parker, that’s who!

Marvel announced that the previously titled, Wolverine and The X-Men, will restart as a new title called Spider-Man and The X-Men.

This new series will have the team of writer Elliott Kalan and artist Marco Failla. Kalan is most known as the head writer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

“The X-Men aren’t very happy with having Spider-Man involved with the school,” Kalan said in the announcement interview. “He’s not a mutant, and though he may be a friend of the X-Men, he’s not a member of the family.” It does seem like Spider-Man being brought into the fold may have been a wish by Wolverine before his death.

Kalan also spoke about some characters he’s excited to use out of the X-Men stable.

“Time for Shark Girl and Glob Herman to take the main stage!” Kalan said. “I want to spotlight some of the newer X-men students who have been around for a little while but haven’t gotten all of the attention I think they’ve deserved. The stars of this book are Spider-Man and his class of students. We’ll see many of the other X-Men, but characters like Storm and Beast get plenty of attention.”

Spider-Man’s team will consist of No-Girl, Rockslide, Glob Herman, Ernst, Hellion, Shark Girl, and Eye Boy.

Spider-Man and The X-Men will launch in December.

John Seiler makes his home in Fairbanks, Alaska. He works at The Comic Shop - a local comic book store - and is currently a Journalism major at UAF. He also hosts Spoiler Alert on KSUA 91.5 FM, a radio program where he and a co-host talk about comics, movies, TV, games and more. You can Follow John on Twitter or like Spoiler Alert on Facebook.

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