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Coffee Time News 10/08/15

Not so-Fantastic Four, Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition and the return of Walder Frey.

Film

The Fantastic Four reboot starring Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell, has not been received well, by critics or by fans, taking in just enough at the weekend to make it the eighth lowest ever earning Marvel film. Yikes.

There’s a few seconds of new footage in the new international TV spot for Star Wars The Force Awakens, go  on, watch it, you know you bloody want to.

Despite almost the entirety of 22 Jump Street making a joke at the expense of sequels (with the credits really hammering home the point) it looks like Sony is going forward with 23 Jump Street and they’re going to Medical School! Unfortunately, Phil Lord and Chris Miller will not be writing this instalment, but will only be on the project in a producing capacity.

Television

There’s a heap of on set photos from Daredevil season 2 depicting Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) brutally laying down his own kind of Punisher law. Go, observe, and get excited about this guy going toe to toe with Daredevil.

Sense8 has earned itself a second season from Netflix, not long ago Sara gave us a look into what it’s all about and, clearly, someone listened, because the reception of the show has been exceptional.

Get ready to throw stuff at your TV screens kids, because David Bradley has confirmed that he will return as Filch Walder Frey in Game of Thrones, at some point, probably season 6.

Games

Ori and the Blind Forest, which was received very well by critics and players alike, will be getting, not only an expansion, but a definitive edition later on in the year for Xbox one and PC.

Halo 5 Guardians had its beta earlier this year, and it turns out that it’s still a little bit accessible if you’ve downloaded it. Which means that when an update was launched, an eagle eyed player managed to snag some of the soundtrack and screenshots of a new play mode.

Coffee Time News 08/07/15

First look at the new Ghostbusters movie, Daredevil Se2 starts filming and introduces a cast Elektra and Fallout 4 wins E3’s best of show.

Film

The Ghostbusters Reboot starring Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig is gaining momentum and now the director has released the first image of the new Ecto-1, which is ever so different from the original. Also, the first image of McCarthy in her new uniform.

The final instalment of the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay Part 2, is on its way, and along with it comes a new host of nifty looking posters. 

The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams has been cast as a character with ‘a major stake in the franchise’ in the upcoming Assassins’ Creed movie, he’s also recently been cast in the Ghostbusters reboot.

Television

Daredevil season 2 has begun filming already, and some set photos have emerged right away, as well as that, it’s been revealed that Elodie Yung has joined the cast as Elektra, flashback? Return? Who knows. (probably both)

A few months ago Harry Shearer, voice of many iconic Simpsons characters including Skinner, Flanders and Mr Burns, left the show shortly after the announcement that it had been given two more seasons. Well, he’s back now.

Hayley Atwell, star of Agent Carter, has confirmed that Dominic Cooper (who played Howard Stark in Captain America and the first season) will be returning in season 2.

Games

Dragon Age Inquisition has a new DLC coming, but there’s a catch, it’s only for current gen consoles, as will all future updates of the game.

Destiny players who have done… a buttload of stuff in the first year of the game, will be getting a brand new, exclusive, never to be seen again, emblem for their efforts.

Fallout 4 has taken away the Best of Show award at E3 2015, which, given its sudden and immediate launch coming up, isn’t a surprise (I think the awarders may have shell shock still,) check here for the rest of the winners.

Coffee Time News 22/06/15

More Ant-man TV spots, Neil Gaiman’s American Gods coming to TV and Destiny gets even more PS4 exclusives.

Film

With Fathers’ Day being yesterday, and Ant-man having a daughter (and that relationship likely being a focal point of the upcoming Marvel film) 4 new TV spots have been released showcasing a few new scenes each.

As far as cameo rumour sources go, this has to be a first; Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine may actually appear in Xmen Apocalypse, but how do we know? Well a leather goods store named KikaNY posted some designs on Instagram of a, get this, duffle bag that Hugh Jackman ordered, stating that he’s filming the new Xmen film in Montreal. DUFFLE RUMOURS.

Thor; The Dark World was an entertaining film, there’s no doubt about it, but it didn’t quite capture the magic of the first instalment, well Thor Ragnarok which will be the third solo film in the norse god’s story may have a familiar face behind the camera in the guise of Thor Director Kenneth Branagh.

Television

Daredevil is considered by many to be one of this year’s best pieces of TV, and so with the announcement that the Punisher will appear in season 2 as well as the excitement of the rest of the Defenders coming together eventually, actor Rosario Dawson talks about her character and the evolving role she’ll have in the culmination of the series.

While the Marvel Cinematic team won’t have a presence at Comic-Con this year, the Television unit will be represented in the form of a selection of the cast and crew of both Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter,

Not long ago it was announced that US television network Starz gave the go ahead to the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods, and now the producer Bryan Fuller, alog with Gaiman, have released some concept art, and here’s the intriguing synopsis,

American Gods posits a war brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs. Its protagonist, Shadow Moon, is an ex-con who becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to Mr. Wednesday, a conman but in reality one of the older gods, on a cross-country mission to gather his forces in preparation to battle the new deities. 

Games

Destiny‘s next piece of DLC The Taken King is apparently choc-full of content and stuff we’ve been waiting for in Destiny, but if you’re playing on a PS4, you’re going to get a bit more bang for your buck, that’s right; more exclusive content; A strike, armour, weapons and a crucible map are all PS4 exclusives,

It’s been a long wait for fans of the Batman Arkham games, and unfortunately the wait for Arkham Knight has gotten a fraction longer, providing you’re playing on a PS4; a 3.5 gb patch will go live at launch.

Kerbal Space Program, a game heavy on both scientific accuracy and little green men who can survive in space for years, is coming to the PS4… sometime.

Coffee Time News 10/06/15

Batmobile specifications, Shaun from the Walking Dead joins Daredevil as The Punisher, and Halo 5’s co-op won’t need a gold subscription.

Film

Over at Screenrant they’ve plucked a heap of posters for upcoming films from the Las Vegas Licensing Expo including Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, Power Rangers and Independence Day 2.

We’ve had plenty of looks at the Batmobile since it was revealed last year, but now we not only get a full description of the vehicle, but also of the specifications of the technology and weapons on board.

A new TV spot for Spectre reveals a load of new footage, as well as the iconic; Bond, James Bond. So, get watching Bond fans!

Television

While Jason Statham may not be appearing as Bullseye in Daredevil, Marvel have recently announced that The Walking Dead and Fury star Jon Bernthal will be taking up the mantel of Frank Castle, AKA The Punisher, in season 2. I for one can’t wait to see Murdock and Castle tango.

After the Pilot leaked a couple of weeks ago, news on the Supergirl television series has gone a little quiet, but no longer! The series will officially kick off on the 26th of October this year.

Games

Halo 5: Guardians will ship with over 20 multiplayer maps, with 15 more coming in DLC later in the lifeline of the game, but more exciting, Xbox Live Gold will not be necessary to play the Co-op story that accompanies the campaign.

Mirror’s Edge 2 is, well, no longer Mirror’s Edge 2. Instead DICE have named it Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst. It’s also not a sequel, it’s a re-evaluation of the experience… or something. 

Metal Gear fans who don’t yet own a PS4 might want to check out this special edition console that will be releasing with the newest game in the series, it’s very pretty.

Coffee Time News 09/06/15

Matt Damon is the Martian, Ant-man gets six minutes of footage before Jurassic World in Imax and Bart Simpson to die.

Film

Matt Damon stars in the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, which tells the story of a team of astronauts who, upon beginning a return trip, get caught in a storm, with one of the team left on mars and presumed dead, he must use his ingenuity to signal to earth that he is alive.

Six minutes of Ant-man will be yours to watch if you decide to watch Jurassic World in IMAX this weekend. You can’t afford NOT to watch that.

Marco J. Ramirez, who is taking over as Marvel’s Daredevil’s showrunner from Stephen S. DeKnight, has reportedly begun writing a script for the slow developing Akira live action adaptation.

Television

Bart Simpson is finally going to be killed by Sideshow Bob, but no, it won’t last, because it will be in Treehouse of Horror number 26. It’s about time though, that little Brat had it coming.

MTV’s Scream television series has its first trailer, you can take a look here… It’s pretty much everything we expected right? Though with reports of Ghostface being a literal ghost this time… well, maybe it’ll be good.

AKA Jessica Jones is now going to be titled Marvel’s Jessica Jones. as seen on this Netflix screenshot. The show is due out later this year and will act in the same world as Daredevil and the rest of the MCU.

Games

Capcom have announced the Megaman Legacy Collection will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and PC this summer, the collection will include the first 6 games in the series as well as a unique challenge mode. Read more here.

Exploration and crafting game Terraria is coming to the WiiU and 3DS, according to a developers post in the official forums.

Destiny’s next big expansion, The Taken King, is set for release on September 15th, according to a leak, and will include a new subclass for all characters, filling in the element that they are without (Void for Hunter, Solar for Titan, Arc for Wizard).

Is the Marvel Cinematic Universe Too Big?

By Joe Strange


The year is 2017, (I don’t know how, maybe time travel, you grabbed that time gem or something) and on the Marvel slate this year is the sequel to a film that stars a raccoon and a tree, yet another Spiderman reboot and the third Thor entry, and that’s just on the big screen.

In other mediums you’ve already had four seasons of Agents of SHIELD (ABC), two seasons of Daredevil (Netflix), as well as a series Agent Carter (ABC), Luke Cage, AKA Jessica Jones and at some point around this time you’ll have Iron Fist and the Defenders (All on Netflix) to binge on.

On top of all of that we’ve also maybe seen the Hunter/Bobbi Morse spin off from ABC that will feature the two Agents of SHIELD characters in lead roles, as well as the John Ridley reinvention of an existing Marvel property, also in ties with ABC.

By the end of 2017, a year and a half away, all of this plus the five Marvel One Shots and dozens of tie in comics, amounts to seventeen feature films, four television shows and five Netflix originals, some of which have multiple seasons.

That’s a buttload of stuff to watch, but I suppose it keeps Coffee Time News ticking over doesn’t it?

What I want to talk about (now that I’ve got the counting out of the way) is whether or not Marvel is going a little overboard with its cinematic universe.

Back in 2014 it was easy to follow; we had the films for everyone, Agents of SHIELD for those who liked a weekly dose of the MCU and the one shots for a bit of short fun, as well as the comics for those who were really committed, but it’s looking like one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s biggest strength; interconnected serial story telling, could also be its down fall.

Think of the impact that Captain America The Winter Soldier had on the first season of the Agents of SHIELD. Here’s a film that absolutely turned the world of a TV series upside down, which assumed that the viewers of the show had already seen the film, which wouldn’t really have been an issue, but it’s worth noting that the episode that recognised the events of the film aired the same week as the Winter Soldier‘s release. So if for some reason you couldn’t get to the cinema in the opening week but kept up with the show, then bamn, that’s the twist of the film ruined for you. Sorry about that.

Now imagine if every instance of a big crossover or repercussion was this volatile. Did you watch all of Luke Cage in one week? (Umm, yes, we probably did) well I hope so because there’s a huge spoiler for it in this week’s Adventures of Hunter and Bobbi (that’s what we imagine it’s being called). Oh and did you manage to watch Doctor Strange? No? Well tough because he’s about to make waves in the world of Iron Fist.

Now I realise that I’m exaggerating quite a bit, and Marvel has a good habit now of making their cross over mentions to a minimum, Daredevil was a great example of simple references that helped incorporate the show into the universe without over doing it, but with more shows and properties to keep track of how long will they be able to keep it up?

Not everyone can watch all of Daredevil in 3 days, not everyone can get to an opening night screening of the latest MCU film, a lot of people don’t have enough time to keep up to date with all of the series, especially if the two ABC spin offs run simultaneously besides Agents of SHIELD or one another. It’s a danger that Marvel has to take into account as they ride this freight train of a franchise.

Don’t get me wrong, I really admire the scope of this project, this multi-media universe that is so accessible and rich, but as it gets bigger, the chance of it imploding under its own hubris grows as well.

It’s something that I really like about the DC universes; The Flash and Arrow run side by side, but even when they cross over (as some characters visit the other city or the like) they never give too much away, as I found out when I realised that I was a week behind on Arrow and watched the Flash episode in which they visited Starling City and nearly pooped my pants because I was afraid of spoilers.

It was fine, I made it to the loo in time and the show was very spoiler free.

Not only this but, as we’ve been told time and time again, the television universe of DC is absolutely separate from the film universe that includes the Man of Steel and Dawn of Justice. Which means that if you can’t seem to get into the adventures of Oliver Queen or Barry Allen, you need not worry about not catching something in the upcoming Batman Vs Superman.

It might all be fine, Marvel’s Universe may grow and grow and become more powerful than you could possibly imagine, and I’d be happily proven wrong, but there’s always the chance that we’re overcome with characters, story lines and lore that make keeping up with the MCU a chore.

Likewise, the introduction of the DC spin off Legends and Supergirl (if the latter has the rumoured connection) could cause that universe to fall into a downward spiral, or it could make it all the richer, we just don’t know.

For now, all we can do is hope that our shows stay entertaining, our worlds rich and our actors in the studio’s good books, because I don’t want to even think of the raucous that recasting beloved in-universe characters would cause.

Coffee Time News 24/04/15

The first Ant-man clip releases, the last Top Gear episodes will air later this year, and Bloodborne finally gets that load time patch.

Film

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are in huge demand at the minute, what with them being at the forefront of two of the biggest comedies last year (The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street), and they’re now apparently due to write the treatment for an animated Spiderman movie (which will be separate from the MCU) for July 2018. No directors have been announced for the project, but there’s a chance that Lord and Miller could be filling that role, considering their penchant for animation, and comedy.

The release date for robot fighting monster sequel Pacific Rim 2 has been pushed back, from April 2017 to August of that year, most probably making the most of the summer blockbuster season. In other Universal news, Warcraft, the adaptation of the popular MMORPG will be pushed back too, from from March to June of 2016.

Well with the Avengers Age of Ultron officially out in all the countries that matter (oh, sorry about that America…) it’s time to look ahead, I guess, to Antman, which is good, because here’s a clip showcasing Scott Lang’s master thief skills.

Television

We know that Wally West will most likely be making an appearance in season 2 of the Flash, but could that character then be moving onto join the spin off series that’s being pieced together as the weeks go on? Maybe.

If you’ve got a spare 5 minutes and fancy hearing Charlie Cox talk about his time on Daredevil and the future of the show, Flickering Myth have an exclusive interview with the incredibly charming Brit.

Those of you who are Top Gear fans will be happy to know that the final few Clarkson filled episodes of the motoring magazine show that were filmed before the firing of host Jeremy Clarkson will be shown later this year.

Games

Bloodborne players rejoice, the most recent patch has reduced load times by 5 -15 seconds, which doesn’t sound like a lot, but considering we were looking at 40 second load times, it is. Add onto that the fact that From Software now layer the loading screens with useful item information will mean that those loading screens should go by a little quicker.

House of Wolves, the next DLC for Destiny will reportedly fix many of the issues that long term players of the game have been suffering from, read up here on the information that was released in a recent live stream, including weapon upgrading changes and currency alterations.

Marvel has its hands in a lot of pies at the minute; film, tv, netflix, there’s probably a Stiltman radio drama out there too, but one thing they’ve not done is a good video game, well, until now, maybe? Telltale games are almost universally loved, and what better team up to have with a studio that is looking to focus on character driven stories than the guys behind the Walking Dead video game?