Coffee Time News 06/05/15

Martin Freeman cast in Marvel’s Civil War, Spiderman’s directorial short list and the return of Tony Hawk ProSkater!

Film

Mr. Holmes the newest take on the world’s greatest detective (No, not Batman, that dude with the pipe) which stars Ian McKellen as an ageing Sherlock Holmes who spends the autumn of his years learning about bees and trying to solve his last unsolved case, has a new trailer. This one mentions very little of his waning memory however, which the previous one alluded to heavily.

Martin Freeman has been cast in Captain America Civil War. Now before you start to imagine Bilbo Baggins as a super hero, there’s a pretty high chance that he’ll be cast in a more civilian role, the sort that brings on the superhero registration act that is the story’s main driving force in the comics, his role has not yet been announced, in case you didn’t catch that bunch of conjecture.

A shortlist of directors for the upcoming reboot of Spiderman has been announced, with a decision reportedly to be made at the end of next week. The directors include; Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies), Ted Melfi (St. Vincent), Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect), Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein (Vacation).

Television

Ahead of its release on June 4th Hannibal has three dark character posters, all featuring the man himself, all with the tag line ‘come and get it’. So you know, sounds like a challenge.

Puzzle/point and click game Myst could be getting a Hulu series from Legendary, pending a good reception to the pilot. Producing the series will be Mat Tolmach (The Amazing Spiderman) and Divergent screenwriter Evan Daugherty will be penning the series. The show will most likely be a mystery thriller of sorts, considering the content of the games.

Games

Mirror’s Edge 2 will reboot the franchise for the next generation, according to EA have claimed, they also say that the game is progressing nicely, with a passionate team behind it. Oh, and it’s due out early 2016.

EA also announced a new Need for Speed game to come out later this year, which will be a ‘highly innovative’ game from Ghost Studios. At the same time, a new Plants Vs Zombies game is in the works for the early part of 2016, it will be a bigger, bolder experience according to EA, and there will be more to see at E3.

Tony Hawk Proskater will return, according to this new article from Gameinformer in the guise of Tony Hawk’s ProSkater 5. Which will not only feature the eponymous proskater, but also a host of new maps, game types and… projectile weapons? Have I got two pages stuck together and this is an article about Mario Kart?

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