Microsoft Confirms That HALO: INFINITE Is HALO 6

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Microsoft has been adamant for years that they wanted to drop the numbered label in Halo games. However, a few fans were still confused when the publisher revealed Halo: Infinite at E3 and not Halo 6. Fans were not sure whether this game is a prequel, a spin-off or a proper entry in the main series. To clear up the confusion, Jeff Easterling from 343 Industries has spoken to make it clear that Halo: Infinite = Halo 6. 

“It is Halo 6, Easterling cleared up in a Mixer broadcast (via Gamespot). “You should just consider it Halo 6. Don’t think of it as a weird prequel kind of thing. It’s the next story. It’s the next chapter in what is going on.”

This is not the first time the developers of Halo tried to clear up the confusion as studio head Chris Lee already mentioned that Halo: Infinite will continue the events of 2015’s Halo 5: Guardians. Moreover, 343 also revealed that although Halo 5 revolved around on both Master Chief and Agent Locke, Infinite will primarily focus on Master Chief. 

Halo: Infinite still doesn’t have a release date at the moment but is expected to release on the Windows PC and Xbox One. 

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Dave Filoni Discusses His Role With STAR WARS RESISTANCE and How He’s Getting Back into CLONE WARS Mode

For all of you who are excited for the upcoming Star Wars Resistance, we still don't know very much. Just a few little things here and there that we've gotten. But just the thought that showrunner Dave Filoni (Star Wars: Clone Wars) is going to bring us another show helps boosts its awesomeness. Then here lies the rub. Filoni isn't going to be involved very much with the project. 

In an interview with IGN, this is what Filoni says concerning his role in the upcoming series:

"Resistance is a bit different, in that I’m not on that day-to-day. I created and set it in motion, but I’ve given that to other people to raise up, people that I’ve worked with a long time, who I think deserve the opportunity to tell stories and I think it’s exciting, and I give them my thoughts and notes – I was just doing that this morning, like George would give me. So that’s fun."

There will be touches of Dave’s work in the series, but he is leaving most of the heavy lifting to his trusted co-workers. He also goes into how jumping back into Clone Wars is going:

"With Clone Wars I’m very in the weeds on that and will have to be, because I myself have had to go back and watch a whole bunch of stuff that I had done, and I went back and watched Revenge of the Sith and Attack of the Clones in depth again. I’m like, 'I have to upload this whole timeline.' Just the intricacy of how the clones got made and where Dooku was and all of those things were stuff that I was just doing from memory at the time, because I was in it. Then I switched time periods and went on and did Star Wars Rebels, so to go back into Clone Wars, I have to remember, “Wait – where was everybody? How did that work?” And I had charts and figured all this stuff out, but I’ve uploaded the chip now, so I’m good."

When the show was first announced, we learned that it would revolve around a character named Kazuda Xiono, who is described as "a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order." We also knew that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) would be a part of this new Star Wars adventure. We also have a synopsis for the series:

Resistance fighter Poe Dameron tasks young pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono with spying on the First Order. At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength.
In order to fulfill his mission, Kaz travels to the space station Colossus, which is being used by many ships as a port to refuel and do repairs. However, there are also dangerous races taking place there. After Kaz bragged with his piloting skills at his arrival there, he is soon drawn into one of the races…

To be honest with you, there has been a hole in the Star Wars universe for me since Rebels ended. The last few episodes were very emotional for me, but we can talk about that later. For now, it is good to know that there are more stories to come. What do you think?

Jesse Plemons Joins Keri Russell in Guillermo del Toro’s Horror Thriller ANTLERS

Jesse Plemons is set to star along Keri Russell in the upcoming supernatural horror-thriller Antlers. The film is set up at Fox Searchlight and it's one of the projects that Guillermo del Toro set up to produce with David Goyer.

The movie is being directed by Scott Cooper, who previously worked with Plemons on Black Mass and Hostiles. We don't know who exactly Plemons is playing but the story follows a teacher (Keri Russell) "who takes an interest in a mysterious and withdrawn student. As they become closer, she discovers that the boy is harboring a secret that could have deadly consequences."

The script for the film was written by Nick Antosca and Henry Chaisson and it's based on Antosca’s short story "The Quiet Boy."

Plemons is currently filming Jungle Cruise opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt and will next be seen in the Martin Scorsese gangster film The Irishman

Source: Variety

The Full Trailer For Marvel’s IRON FIST Season 2 Unleashes The Fury

I'm not the biggest fan of what Marvel has been doing with Iron Fist on Netflix. But, today we've got a full trailer for Season 2 for you to watch and it looks a lot better than I was expecting. Sure, it's a trailer and the purpose of them is to make movies and TV shows look good, and it succeeds in that. It has yet to be seen if the upcoming story that Season 2 will tell will actually be good.

The new season will find Danny Rand (Finn Jones) at the mercy of his former friend Davos, a.k.a. The Steel Serpent (Sacha Dhawan). The trailer is packed full of action and also gives us a few glimpses of The Daughters of the Dragon (Simone Missick and Jessica Henwick), as well as Typhoid Mary (Alice Eve).

Here's the synopsis that was released for the second season:

Iron Fist Season 2 features Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as he fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.
Season 2 furthers the transformation of Danny , a character with a fish out of water coming of age story making his way in a harsh new world, battling to work out who he is. This season, Dann y has promised that with Matt Murdock gone, he will step up and protect his city. But a sinister plot twist threatens his very identity and he must conquers his villains to protect the town and people he holds close to his heart.

Marvel’s Iron Fist Season 2 is set to premiere on September 7th, 2018. 

MoviePass is Facing a Class-Action Lawsuit From Shareholders

It’s no secret that MoviePass is in deep doo-doo. The last month or so has featured several blunders with the most recent one involving resubscribing people who had canceled their service. Needless to say, customers aren’t happy with the company. However, it’s not just the customers that are angry. After reporting a loss of $126.6 million for the recent quarter, shareholders of MoviePass’ parent company Helios and Matheson (HMNY) are filing a class action lawsuit against the company. With stock down to $0.05 each, Jeffrey Braxton filed the suit against HMNY’s CEO Ted Farnsworth and CFO Stuart Benson touting:

MoviePass’ business model was not sustainable because there was no reasonable basis to believe MoviePass could monetize the model to a degree that could be maintained before being too buried in debt to survive.

False and misleading statements or material omissions … caused the damages suffered by [Braxton] and the other class embers.

You can read the full suit if you so desire, and how long do you think before MoviePass is officially dead?

Source: Deadline

Just in Case You Didn’t Know There Will Be Predator Dogs in THE PREDATOR

It looks like director Shane Black's The Predator will include Predator Hounds! The big reveal came from Funko's line of POP! figures for the film. One of the figures also features Jacob Trembley's young character wearing a Predator mask. I'm not sure why he's wearing the mask or even if it will somehow play into the story, but we'll just have to wait and see. 

As for the Predator Hounds, there was a different version of dog-like Predators in the Robert Rodriguez-produced film Predators, but these look much more like Predator-type creatures. What do you think about the upcoming movie involving these Predator dogs?

The full lineup of POP! figures include:

  • The titular creature with a one-in-six Chase, a Super Predator (in case the Predator wasn’t sufficiently terrifying) and a Predator Hound with a one-in-six Chase.
  • A highly colorful heat vision version of a Predator Hound is available as an Amazon exclusive.
  • Rory wearing a Predator mask is available as a Funko Shop exclusive.
  • A chrome version of the Predator is available at FYE.
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From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race.

The movie stars Boyd Holbrook (Narcos, Logan), Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Olivia Munn (X-Men: Apocalypse), Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight), Jacob Tremblay (Room), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Sterling K. Brown (The People vs. O.J. Simpson, This is Us), Keegan-Michael Key, and Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica).

Director Shane Black co-wrote the script with his Monster Squad co-writer Fred Dekker, and it will be released in theaters on September 14, 2018.

Source: Bloody-Disgusting

DIABLO III Is Heading To The Switch This Year

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Remember when Blizzard posted a tweet of a Diablo-themed nightlight being switched on and off? As soon as the tweet was published, people began speculating on whether the developer is suggesting the possibility of Diablo III heading to the Switch. As it turns out, people were right. 

Yesterday, Forbes accidentally published an article, that has since been deleted, confirming the news of Diablo III Eternal Collection on the Nintendo Switch. According to the post, the Switch collection will include the original game, the Reaper of Souls expansion, the Rise of the Necromancer pack, and everything that has been released so far. 

Moreover, the Switch version of the game will feature a multiplayer mode that will have a variety of configurations including four-player local co-op using the same Switch, four-player local co-op on separate Switches, and an online co-op. 

Diablo III on the Switch will serve as the first Blizzard game on a Nintendo system in the last 15 years. The game will cost players $59.99 and will be released later this year. 

What are your thoughts on Diablo III for the Nintendo Switch? 

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David Harbour on Taking Risks With STRANGER THINGS Season 3 and Teases Hopper’s Story

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While we all impatiently wait for Stranger Things to return to Netflix, we have a few new comments from David Harbour to share with you in which he talks about what we can expect from Season 3. He shares the fact that they are all out of their comfort zone this season and teases a few things regarding Hopper's story arc. While talking to THR, the actor said:

"Certainly, acting is my favorite thing to do — but acting on this material with this group of people is just beyond. The scripts are really great this year. And in the new directions that we're going, all of us are taking a lot of risks. We're all a little bit out of our comfort zone."

As the interview continued, Harbour went on to tease the scope of the series and how it has continued to expand in Season 3. He also offers a little insight into Hopper's story arc.

"I wish I could characterize the season, but to me it's so big. For example, did you find last season to be darker? There were certainly elements of it that were scary, but I thought there was also a lot of fun, a lot of joy and a lot of silliness, with Steve being a dad and the kids as Ghostbusters. Just taking my story, for example, it's fun to see Hopper having adopted Eleven. She's become legitimized in the society, in the world of Hawkins. And he's a father now. He's raising a teenage daughter, with all that that entails. So I think that can be pretty funny to see his inadequacies in all of this."

It was previously reported that Stranger Things Season 3 would be the most ambitious season yet and that it was influenced by the films of John Carpenter, so that's exciting! 

We don't know much about the plot of Season 3, but Shawn Levy previously revealed that the third season would take place one year after the second season, so that would set it during the summer of 1985. He also teased the relationships of the teen characters. When the story picks up Eleven and Mike will be a couple as will Lucas and Max. He also said that Steve Harrington will have a bigger role in the story this time around and that Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg's film Back to the Future will be a reference in the upcoming season.

Stranger Things Season 3 also stars Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Noah Schnapp as Will, Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Dacre Montgomery as Billy, and Sadie Sink as Max.

Stranger Things Season 3 is set to arrive on Netflix in the Summer of 2019.

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne Featured in First Photo From Amazon’s THE AERONAUTS

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Amazon Studios has released the first photo from their upcoming feature film The Aeronauts, which stars Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Eddie Redmayne (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them). The two previously worked together on The Theory of Everything, and this next project looks and sounds great! 

The story revolves around a young widow and a scientist who embark on a journey to fly higher in a hot air balloon than anyone ever has. 

The film is being directed by Tom Harper (War & Peace, Peaky Blinders) from a script written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, WonderRadioactive). Here's the synopsis:

Set in 1862, THE AERONAUTS follow wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they mount a balloon expedition to fly higher than anyone in history. This is a journey to the very edge of existence, where the air is thin and the chances of survival are slim. As their perilous ascent reveals their true selves, this unlikely pair discover things about each other - and themselves - that help them find their place in the world they have left behind. 

Producer Todd Lieberman went on to say that they will be doing as much real hot air ballooning as possible and that the photo you see above was taken after the two actors soared to 2,000 feet in the air!

"A top priority for us on The Aeronauts is authenticity. With that in mind, we intend to do as much balloon filming in the sky as the weather will allow. This image was taken after we launched Felicity and Eddie 2,000 feet in the air, performing their scripted scene, while a helicopter captured it all.  We’re fortunate that Felicity and Eddie have the nerve to do these stunts themselves as it authenticates our entire approach."

The movie also stars Tom Courtenay (45 Years), Anne Reid (The Last Tango in Halifax), Rebecca Front (The Thick of It), Vincent Perez (Riviera), Tim McInnerny (Game of Thrones), Phoebe Fox (The Hollow Crown) and Himesh Patel.

Jerry Seinfeld Weighs in on James Gunn’s Controversial Jokes and Chris Pratt Opens Up About His Feelings on Gunn Being Fired

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is a pretty blunt guy when it comes to comedy and political correctness. That's one of the reasons why I like him so much. He doesn't care what anyone thinks about his point of view on the world. 

During a recent interview with the New York Times, Seinfeld weighed in on the controversy surrounding James Gunn be fired over his inappropriate jokes that resurfaced. He ended up comparing it to what happened with Roseanne. As you'll see, Seinfeld has a very different take on the matter.

"I didn’t read the jokes, but if they’re jokes, it doesn’t matter. I guess Roseanne Barr thought she was being funny, but it wasn’t funny — and if it’s offensive and not funny, then it’s not a joke. But any comedian that doesn’t understand that dynamic, you’re finished anyway."

He went on to explain that even if a joke is offensive he's not apologizing for it because it's a joke:

"No. Jokes are not real. People assume that when you say something that you believe it. It’s purely comedic invention. You know, I do this whole bit about Pop-Tarts and how much I love them. I don’t love Pop-Tarts. It’s just funny. It’s funny to say it, so I say it."

As for why you won't see Seinfeld making any jokes on Twitter, he doesn't see the point because there's no payoff.

"I don’t hear the laugh. Why waste my time? It’s a horrible performing interface. I can’t think of a worse one. I always think about people that write books. What a horrible feeling it must be to have poured your soul into a book over a number of years and somebody comes up to you and goes, 'I loved your book,' and they walk away, and you have no idea what worked and what didn’t. That to me is hell. That’s my definition of hell."

He makes a great point there. Anyway, on the other end of the spectrum, Chris Pratt recently opened up about Gunn being fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and how it's affecting him and the cast. This is what he said to Star Tribune:

"It's not an easy time. We all love James and he's a good friend of ours, but we also really love playing the Guardians of the Galaxy. It's a complicated situation for everybody. And you know, we just want to move forward and do what's right and be the best people we can be."

The last we heard, Disney is standing firm behind their decision in Firing Gunn and they will not rehire him.

What do you all think about Seinfeld's comments?