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Comic-Con hype is starting now, and we have the first look at Agent 47 in Hitman: Agent 47. The official Hitman Facebook page has posted the image featuring actor Rupert Friend (Homeland) as the silent assassin sitting down with his hands in chains.
Hitman: Agent 47, set for a February 2015 release, is the second Hitman movie that’s based on the stealth video game series and is being directed by Aleksander Bach. This will be his first feature film.
Paul Walker was originally set to play Agent 47, but he was killed in a fatal car accident.
“The story is focused a young woman named Katia van Dees who teams up with Agent 47 in order to find her father and her true ancestry. They both discover that Katia is a genetically engineered assassin just like 47. Together, they fight the Syndicate to find Katia’s father.”
So what do you guys think of Rupert as Agent 47?
Disney Interactive has announced today that Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be available in North America on September 23, 2014. It’s the sequel to Disney Infinity, a game that allows you to transport Disney Infinity Disney figures into a virtual world. With Marvel Super Heroes, you’ll be able to do that with Disney Infinity Marvel figures. These include Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, Venom and more.
You can now pre-order the game, with consumers getting a free Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel figure from big retailers nationwide. If you’re attending San Diego Comic-Con, you can pre-order at the Disney Infinity Pop-up Shop (343 4th Ave. San Diego, CA 92101) and at the Marvel booth (#2329) inside the San Diego Convention Center. Attendees will also get a chance to demo the game at both locations.
The best thing about this release is that characters and power discs from Disney Infinity will be compatible with the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Toy Box.
Checkout out the gameplay trailer featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set, with playable characters including Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, Gamora and Groot.
Today on Amazon’s Gold Box, get 50% off on a Polk Audio N1 39″ Bluetooth Soundbar. Looks like it would be nice in an RV and not just for gamers (although those headed back to College may want one for their dorms).
If you are a Settlers of Catan fan, be sure to check back on the Lightning Deals this evening, when a Hardcover, Deluxe Collector’s Edition of the original novel goes on sale (or, pick up the Kindle edition for $4.99)
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The process of Orphan Black media domination begins.
IDW announced that they would be bringing the BBC America series to comics next year in a series of all-new stories. Right now it’s just a done deal between IDW and Temple Street Productions, the company behind Orphan Black. What that means (for now) is that IDW hasn’t attached a creative team to the book, but we should expect to hear more about it in the coming months.
IDW says that they went after the license after seeing fan response to the series at last year’s Comic-Con, so good on you, fans.
In the meantime, the publisher has released this first cover image from artist Nick Runge, who I would be completely cool with handling interiors should IDW just decide to tap him for the book.
In the press release, IDW was careful to note that the series wouldn’t simply reproduce the stories from the series, meaning we’ll likely see even more clones of Sarah Manning than we’ve seen up to this point.
But if you’d like a bit of background for the storytelling process of Orphan Black, series creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett sat down with the Nerdist Writers Panel to chat about the series, where it’s coming from, and a little about where it’s going. While the new season of Orphan Black hasn’t been officially dated, we can probably expect it sometime next spring on BBC America.
The Orphan Black comic will be out in 2015.
On the eve of Comic-Con, Marvel made sure that no one else was going drop the good stuff ahead of their Saturday panel (moderated by the Nerdist himself, Chris Hardwick) and released two major bombshells for both their present and future endeavors last night.
The first was this tweet sent out yesterday afternoon revealing something very interesting about the future of the MCU:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 23, 2014
There have been rumors for a while now that Marvel was going to start expanding and releasing more than two films a year, given their box office success. Considering the rumors they want enter into a model that would see one sequel and one new property launch per year, our best guess (given the May 4th date) is that the third film exists so the company can still do that while keeping Avengers 3 in play in the same year. So – in theory – things could go sequel-Avengers 3-new property.
In addition to the announcement of a new phase three (or maybe even phase four) film, the company also unveiled – via Entertainment Weekly – their first official concept-art poster for the upcoming Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd. Check it out:
A little old school, a little new school, all awesome. With the film officially a year away, this year’s convention will really be Marvel’s first chance to get ahead of all the ups-and-downs they’ve had in the press lately and sell people on this movie, which is finally on track for principle photography.
What do you think of the new poster? What film do you think is coming out in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!
The stellar rise of Karen Gillan continues unabated as LA played host to The Guardians of the Galaxy premiere – the latest potential mega-hit from Marvel Studios – where the girl formerly known as Pond stunned onlookers in a sheer purple dress and cute, newly regrown do.
Gillan, who has been taking on the big time with a series of eye-catching roles, plays Nebula, daughter of the death-obsessed, world conqueror Thanos (Josh Brolin) and sister to the green-skinned Gamora (Zoe Saldana), and just so happens to be a blue, bad ass alien-killing machine.
The role presented numerous challenges: not only did she study Spartan history, train for two months and endure hours in the make-up chair as assistants turned her a deeper shade of blue; she also completely shaved her head bald.
It’s that level of commitment to the role that impressed Marvel Studios head honcho, Kevin Feige: ”She was willing to shave her head and she not only ended up shaving her head, but at Comic Con last year she came out on the panel in a wig and dramatically revealed it – it was so ballsy and it was so awesome,” he told TV3. “And she did all of her behind-the-scenes interviews completely bald and she is beautiful with hair and without hair, so it was really, really cool that she was willing to do that.”
In fact, it’s the first question put to her on the red carpet in this clip from Marvel Entertainment; where in the endearingly-geeky Karen discusses everything from the make-up process, meditation, and Nebula’s ‘interesting’ relationship with Gamora.
With all this attention from the glitterati, it’s humbling to hear that Gillan is still as a down to Earth as ever – she even went to In & Out burger after the premiere! And then Tweeted about it!
As if appearing in summer super smashes and mingling with the A- List wasn’t enough, Gillan can also be seen in the latest trailer for the third series of Charlie Brooker’s spoof cop show – A Touch of Cloth reports Wales Online.
The show, which sees John Hannah play the grizzled, damaged cop Jack Cloth solving outlandish crimes in a hilarious Naked Gun style romp through cop drama clichés, sees Gillan join the team as Kerry Newblood – a rookie totally unprepared for random Gorilla attacks.
You can watch the trailer above – A Touch of Cloth returns to Sky 1 on the 8th August.
For more about The Guardians of the Galaxy premiere, check out The Mirror.
Bugfixes of the latest build:
- Internal WebGuard improvement
- Avira Launcher for all Avira Free Antivirus installations.
Comic-Con starts today. For a lot of us it will be just a normal work day as we’re wishing we were there to see panels and buy collectables. While they can’t help you with collectables, MTV can help with some killer interviews with some of your favorite celebrities.
Starting today, MTV.com will air live-stream interviews with stars from extremely popular movies and TV shows you may already be addicted to and cosplaying from. The live streams will go on from July 24 – 26. Josh Horowitz will be hosting and getting stars to dish out as much as possible about new projects and maybe some spoiler.
This is just a short list of starts that will be appearing:
He stars in “Goosebumps” as a heightened version of real-life author R.L. Stine.
The “Sherlock” and “The Hobbit” actor lends his voice talents to the upcoming “Penguins of Madagascar.”
MTV will be chatting with Cumberbatch’s “Hobbit” pal, also known as Kate Austen of “Lost” fame, about her new children’s book “The Squickerwonkers.”
The “Expendables 3″ Cast
Including Kellan Lutz, Wesley Snipes, Dolph Lundgren and more.
The once and future Mr. Spock expands his geek cred with an upcoming role in “Agent 47.”
The Boy Who Lived comes to Comic-Con for the first time, in support of his new movie, “Horns.”
The man who cried on the “Star Wars” set is in town for his new directorial effort, “Tusk.”
The cast of MTV’s “Teen Wolf” will be on hand to break down all the wolfish shenanigans on the hit show!
“The Maze Runner”
The box has opened! Dylan O’Brien and the cast of “The Maze Runner” join us, assuming they actually remember to show up. That’s a joke about the characters losing their memories, by the way, the cast are very responsible young adults.
Samuel L. Jackson
Nick Fury himself will be lending us both of his good eyes, talking with us all about his work in “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” the secret agent comic book movie starring Colin Firth, who will also be with us at the convention.
The “22 Jump Street” and “Jupiter Ascending” star will be with us alongside Christina Applegate, the co-star of his upcoming “The Book of Life.”
“The Walking Dead” Cast
They’re free from Terminus! For now, anyway. We’ll have the cast of AMC’s zombie drama on hand to talk about what’s coming up in season five.
We’ll chat with cast members from “The Flash,” “Gotham” and “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” three of the hot new comic book TV shows premiering this fall.
Guillermo del Toro
The man who smashed Jaegers into Kaiju in “Pacific Rim” (and its upcoming sequel) will join us to talk about his upcoming horror movie “Crimson Peak.”
And Mike Tyson
Because that’s awesome.
A Boeing MD-83 passenger jet carrying 110 passengers and 6 crew people disappeared while flying over the Sahara from Burkina Faso to Algeria. Reports from aviation officials in the region confirm the plane has crashed, though the site of the crash and the fate of the people on board are yet to be confirmed.
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