Coffee Time News 06/03/15

Independence Day 2 casting news, Zachary Quinto in Hannibal season 3 and Third Person Alien Isolation.

Film

Will Smith won’t be returning for Independence Day 2, but Jeff Goldblum will be, he’ll be joined by Hunger Games star Liam Hemsworth, who will presumably be taking the place of the lead role. They’ll be joined by Jessie Usher from Survivor’s Remorse in June 2016.

Toy Story 4 is actually happening, despite the near perfect ending of the original trilogy, but it’s not all doom and gloom as Pixar President Jim Morris has said that they’re not focussing on another set of films, instead focussing on a solid, stand alone, separate story which isn’t planned to continue. Yes. This. More of this in big films please. 

Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens is set to play the Beast in the upcoming live action adaptation of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, alongside Hermione Watson, I mean Emma Granger I mean Emma Watson. They’ll also be joined by Luke Evans (The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug) who’ll be taking up the role of Gaston.

Television

Agents of SHIELD got their mid season off to a good start this week with ‘Aftershocks’ (check out Joe’s reaction here) and you can check out a promo for the next episode ‘Who You Really Are here, it features the return of Jamie Alexander who plays Lady Sif in the Thor films.

Mike Epps (The Hangover) will star as Uncle Buck in the ABC sit-com based off of the John Candy movie of the same name. The show will see the man-child Uncle Buck learning to grow up as he takes care of his brother’s children.

Zachary Quinto (Heroes, Star Trek) is set to feature in at least one episode the third season of Hannibal, alongside Richard Armitage (The Hobbit, BBC’s Robin Hood) as The Tooth Fairy as seen in Red Dragon.

Games

Alien Isolation got a lot of praise for its tension, immersion and atmosphere, I believe that in part that was because of the immediacy of the first person view, not being able to see anything other than what your character was facing made the game a lot more terrifying, well recently the design lead from Creative Assembly showed off some footage of the game in third person mode, and talked about the 3rd vs 1st debate they had.

The Game Developers Conferenc is this week, and it’s very heavily focussed on the indie scene, so to that end pop over to Kotaku to see all the Indie Game News and releases from the GDC,

Fable Legends will be playable cross platform, that much we know already, but it will also be platform blind, so that Xbox players won’t know if they’re playing with or against someone behind a PC or another console. ‘everyone is just a Fable Legends player, it doesn’t matter’  says engineering lead Raymond Arifianto.

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