Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we have the latest on Assassin’s Creed, Daredevil, and Deadpool.
Ubisoft recently announced that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed released this year, and that the next instalment of the franchise will come in 2017. You may be wondering why this is news, since it’s essentially an announcement that something isn’t happening. However, this will be the first year that an Assassin’s Creed game hasn’t come out since the release of Assassin’s Creed 2 in 2009. I have personally been burnt out on the series for a while, having loved AC2 and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood but getting diminishing returns from then on. I still haven’t gotten around to finishing 2013’s game, and I’m not particularly eager to get to the ones from 2014 or 2015.
I think the series could really benefit from a longer development cycle and more time between releases, and it looks like Ubisoft agrees. Gamespot has some quotes on the matter from Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO. He said, “The goal is not automatically to come back on annual cycle but to come on a regular basis. We saw it was time to give it lots of time so [developers] could really work on the property and all the mechanics to make sure we could take [the series] to another level.” I want to be excited about these games again, so I’ll be hoping that this new strategy works well for them.
Welcome back to Geekly World News, our round-up of all the biggest news from the world of comics, video games, movies, and more. Today we have a special edition of GWN, featuring some of the trailers for comic book movies that played during the Super Bowl this past Sunday night.
First up, we have Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War, coming to theatres on May 6, 2016.
My anticipation for this movie already couldn’t be any higher, and this trailer is keeping the hype train going at full speed. We get a very clear look at who’s on each side of the battle, though it remains to be seen how stable those allegiances are. I can’t wait to see it all play out on the big screen.
Bryan Singer returns for the latest installment of the popular franchise, and it results in easily the strongest of any non-Disney Marvel Film to-date in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Based off of the seminal comic run by Chris Claremont, John Byrne, and Terry Austin, the film starts in a bleak future where super-adaptable robots called Sentinels have pushed both mutants and humans to the brink of extinction. Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen reprise their roles as Professor X and Magneto, using the powers of Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) to send the consciousness of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time to stop this apocalypse from happening.
Back in 1973, Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) assassinated scientist Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage), designer of the Sentinels, in an attempt to stop their production. However, the opposite occurred, with his death convincing the government that they needed the Sentinels to combat the mutant “threat”, they used Mystique’s DNA to bio-engineer the Sentinels’ capacity to adapt and nullify any mutant power. To stop this from happening, Wolverine must bring together the younger Magneto and Xavier (Michael Fassbender and James MacAvoy) and stop Mystique from beginning down the dark path to their mutual destruction.
This week, we mark the return of The Rogues’ Gallery’s best (and only) comic book podcast, as Noah and Sandy take the reins and discuss the lead up to and fallout of the Avengers vs X-Men crossover, and talk about what happens when Doc Ock gets to joyride around in the body of Peter Parker in the inaugural issue of the new Superior Spider-Man series from Marvel NOW!
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