Coffee Time News 27/03/15

Bumper Games With Gold Month, Fifty Shades’ director won’t return for the sequel and Downton Abbey to finish after season 6.

Film

Well it was rumoured a while ago, but it looks like 50 Shades of Grey Director Sam Taylor-Johnson won’t be directing the sequel 50 Shades Darker. She’s thanked the cast and crew for the experience, though it’s no secret that she butted heads with author E.L. James, no word yet on her replacement.

X-Men: Apocalypse has added another young name to the cast: Lana Condor will be playing the role of pyrotechnic (see: Firework) mutant Jubilee. She’s joining the cast of youngsters such as Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) and Alexandra Shipp (Storm) alongside many of the Days of Future Past cast.

Ready Player One’s film adaptation has a steadfast director: Warner Bros announced that Steven Spielberg will be directing the film that focusses on a gamer who has to go up against corporations and other players to win a fortune after a games’ creator dies.

Television

Downton Abbey will officially end with season 6 this year, with the finale airing at Christmas in the UK. The showrunners expressed their want to end the show while it’s strong, and without running the show into the ground by over staying its welcome. Though fans shouldn’t fret too much, as there are talks of a movie in the works.

This clip from the Jimmy Kimmel show shows Arya Stark’s first look at the House of Black and White, and who we can assume to be the Kindly man. Book readers will know that this is a great story arc for Arya, and a change of pace from her usual stories of traipsing across Westeros.

Spoilers for the Arrow/Flash HO. A set photo has arisen that shows another crossover this season between the two shows. That’s really all I can say without spoiling it. So bloody click here.

Games

Hearthstone has a new expansion coming sooner than previously thought; Blackrock Mountain‘s five wings will unlock each week through April, and will come with 31 new cards, with 2 class specific cards for each class.

Rockstar brought out a GTA V patch recently that seemed to downgrade certain aspects of the graphics engine, well they’ve reported that they’re aware of the problem and are working on rolling out a new patch to rectify it.

April’s Games with Gold for Xbox is looking like a bumper edition with twice as many games as usual: Xbox One will see Child of Light (an excellent fantasy story with a great game mechanic) and Pool Nation FX (A game I have not played, but is not a swimming simulation, it’s the other kind of pool). Xbox 360 sees four games, up until the 15th of April you can get gruff shooter Gears of War Judgement and roguelike Terraria. After that, until the 30th you can get Assassins’ Creed Black Flag and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel.

That’s it for this week’s news, I’ll see you all on Monday!

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