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Coffee Time News 03/08/15

Hey! It’s been a long time, but we’re back, after a week’s absence, which we apologise for, it’s time to get back to regularly scheduled programming!

Film

Zoolander 2, after years of rumours (and probably helped out by  the fact that they decided to make an Anchorman 2) has its first trailer (because we don’t quite count that time Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson crashed the fashion show.)

Ridley Scott’s The Martian looks to be a scientifically accurate sci-fi fare that’s also a tale of survival as one man is separated from his team on Mars when a dust storm rolls in, here’s some new images showing off the atmosphere and tone of the film.

You know how normally, we’d show you a teaser one week, and a trailer a few weeks later, and then as the film’s release gets closer we’d throw any clips that happen to come up your way? Well we sort of missed The Man from U.N.C.L.E and are jumping straight in with a bunch of clips from Guy Richie’s new spy film.

Television

AMC have graciously offered us a look at Better Call Saul season 2, and by that, we mean here’s two images of the season… Thanks AMC.

Game of Thrones is likely to end after 8 seasons, according to the powers that be. Though HBO has expressed their enthusiasm for more storytelling from that world (it is a huge world, and so much has been shaved off for the show) so we may only see 8 seasons of Game of Thrones, but perhaps more of the land of Westeros.

Steven Moffat has out and said that Maisie Williams’ Doctor Who character isn’t a returning one; no River Song, no Jenny, none of those other cool fan theories that have popped up since she was first seen in the trailer to be familiar with the Doctor.

Games

Soon, Playstation owners will get a say on which PS4 games they’ll get free each month, at least, one of the games. Sony is introducing a Vote to Play system, where player will get to vote on a selection of games, the winner of which will be free the next month, the runners up? They’ll be discounted. Winners all round.

Today is the last day you’ll be able to bag yourself the immensely fun Rocket League for free on PS4. And I’d heartily recommend it, but if my recommendation isn’t quite enough, try looking at some of the new dealies you’ll get when the first piece of DLC comes out.

The Taken King is set to be Destiny’s biggest update, and with it comes a whole new area, the Dreadnought, take a look over at Polygon for he sort of thing that Oryx has in store for you come September 15th.

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Coffee Time News 10/07/15

New trailer for Doctor Who season 9 as well as a clip from the Sherlock Christmas Special, and Black Ops gets a 1940’s era Zombies mode. With Jeff Goldblum.

Film

So far the Harry Potter spin off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, has a director and a few main characters, well now the  cast is being fleshed out a little bit. Singer songwriter Alison Sudol has been cast as Queenie, the sister to Newt’s potential love interest.

Take a look at the NEW look of Katniss all ready for the revolution and that in this new motion poster for the Mockingjay Part 2.

On Wednesday we showed you the new look Ecto 1 from the reboot of the Ghostbusters, well now we’ve got another little treat, straight out of comic-con; Ecto 2. It’s a bike. 

Television

Twin Peaks, oh Twin Peaks. At first you were back, then you weren’t, then you were back for a longer series than we’d thought, now you’ve been delayed until 2017.

Doctor Who Season 9 gets a trailer for its return on the 19th of September, which you can check out here. It’s got all the good stuff, running, screwdrivers, quarries.

Speaking of Trailers for British institutions, check out the first look at Victorian England in the standalone Christmas special of Sherlock, it’s full of references to the original stories, and the issues some of the characters have with them.

Games

GTA V has another free expansion for you, Ill Gotten Gains part 2 will introduce a new radio station, as well as the regular new vehicles, weapons and missions for you.

Gears of War Ultimate edition is to be bundled with every new Xbox One until the end of the year once the game releases on August 25th, while stocks last.

Call of Duty’s Zombies mode will be making a return in Black ops 3, and this time it will be set in the 1940’s. If that isn’t enough to entice you (and why wouldn’t it be, 1940’s ZOMBIES) check out the voice talent this time around, Jeff Goldblum, Heather Graham, Ron Perlman and Robert Picardo. Check out the trailer.

Coffee Time News 08/04/15

Five Nights at Freddy’s movie in the works, Bloodborne load times explained and Doctor Who confirmed for 5 more seasons at least.

Film

Rumour has it that DC’s cinematic universe could see the appearance of an iconic character in Batman’s life. Jason Todd, the second Robin, is killed by the Joker and returns (because comic books) bent on revenge towards the villain and resentment to Batman for not avenging him, he trains to be as skilled as Batman, but more violent. Laying the groundwork for the Red Hood (Todd’s eventual alias) in Batman Vs Superman and The Suicide Squad, makes this the perfect story to tell in a solo Batman movie.

Good news Tron Legacy fans; both lead actors Olivia Wilde and Garret Hedlund will be reprising their roles as Quorra and Samm Flynn in the upcoming third film which is slated for a 2017 release.

Five Nights at Freddy’s the incredibly simple, incredibly popular, horror game, looks like it might be getting a movie adaptation. Set to be produced by talents behind the likes of The Lego Movie, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and The Goldbergs, the project currently has no writers. I for one, would like to see a single actor facing off against the machines and the lore behind them. Films heavily featuring only one live action actor have a tendency to be tense and driven (Hey there Moon), but we’ll see what comes of it.

Television

 Doctor Who will be going until 2020, all being well and good with the series. The show is incredibly popular, not just here in the UK but overseas as well, and so it’s not much of a surprise that a show with the ability to replace cast members so easily has gotten another few years ahead of it at least.

The best thing about The Flash and Arrow, apart from Felicity Smoak and Oliver Queen (by decree of myself and Sara respectively), is the crossover potential, that and the fact that the shows are just so much fun. Anyway, things have been heading towards a huge pair of season finales that look like they’ll be another crossover event, check out the trailer for that here.

Arrested Development is returning again for 17 more episodes! Brian Grazer, executive producer has announced, saying that it’s because of the fans’ loyalty to the show that it’s happening.

Games

Bloodborne is a great game, if you’ve got the bottle to carry on, however, one of the main complaints about the game is the long load times, when a game expects you to die again and again, iteration times are important, but, it’s not laziness that’s the reason, as an interview with From Software by Games Radar pointed out, it’s safety. The game resets the entire world when you die, replacing not only enemies, but books, crates, anything in the world that can be tampered with. This, they say, is to prevent any bugs or glitches; if the memory is wiped and reset, any issues you encounter will be rectified. Read more about it here, and know that Sony and From Software are working on a way to reduce this iteration time.

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt will be getting 2 pieces of paid DLC on top of the previously announced 16 free pieces of DLC. According to developers CD Projekt Red the two pieces will run at over 30 hours between them, with the first piece Heart of Stone costing $9.99 and the second Blood and Wine running at $19.99. the DLC will be coming in October and early 2016 respectively, while the game itself comes out on May 19th.

There’s been some leaked images and information about the sequel to 2011’s Deus Ex Human Revolution, titled Deus Ex Mankind Divided. It will carry on from the events of the previous game and feature a further enhanced Adam Jenson (He never asked for this),  working for Interpol and hunting down augmented terrorists. As long as they fix those damn boss encounters I’m game.

Coffee Time News 31/03/15

J.K. Simmons in new Terminator Genisys trailer, Maisie Williams in Doctor Who Season 9 and Mulan could be getting the live action treatment.

Films

A new trailer for Terminator Genisys is out, and it’s heavy on the Oscar winning J.K Simmons, which is a smart move. You can take a look at it here, and I have to admit, I’m more excited to see it now than I was before. It’s probably J.K. Simmons. It’s definitely J.K. Simmons.

The mutant Angel shows up in this new production art from Xmen Apocalypse, he seems to be in some sort of sideshow, ‘the amazing birdman’ perhaps. Oh wait, no that’s that other film. Anyway, in the comics the mutant Apocalypse recruits Angel as one of his horsemen/ turns him into ArchAngel, who’s got metal wings, so that could be a route they’ll take in the movie.

1998’s Mulan could be the next runner in the current Disney trend of Live Action retellings, if the Hollywood Reporter is anything to go by (it is). After the success of Cinderella it’s only natural for the studio to start looking for other viable properties, and what’s more viable than the timeless story of Mulan? Who disguises herself as a man to save her elderly father from the toils of war. The script, written by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, still needs a director, however.

Television

Game of Thrones actor Maisie Williams will be appearing in a two part episode in season 9 of Doctor Who, little is known about her role, but it’s said that she’s going to give the Doctor a run for his money. Considering the secrecy and the infamy, as well as a shot of her in the Tardis, this could be a little bit more than a bit role for the actor, who’s come out and said that she’s excited to be involved in such a big part of British Culture.

The Daily Show has found its Jon Stewart replacement, in South African comedian Trevor Noah. Previously Noah has worked with Stewart on the show, but he also has an extensive stand up career to add to his comedy chops.

DC television news now; the pilot for Supergirl has finished filming, and should be pitched to advertisers in May, so it will be a while until we see any of the show. in other news, the Arrow/Flash Spinoff (is it weird that a Spinoff got a Spinoff?) adds two more names and heroes to the cast: First up is Hawkgirl, to be played by Law and Order actor Ciara Renee, she’ll play Kendra Saunders, who’s kind of a reincarnation of the original Hawkgirl/ancient warrior. The other role, the one of time traveller Rip Hunter, will be filled by Doctor Who actor Arthur Darvill. who is apparently responsible for all of history. Seems like a heavy Burden.

Games

Dragon Age Inquisition DLC The Jaws of Hakkon will be coming to Playstation and Xbox 360 some time in May. The DLC launched as a timed exclusive for Xbox One and PC on March 27th.

Music Streaming service Spotify is now available on PS4 and PS3, which will replace Sony’s own music app on those consoles. PS4 users will also be happy to know that you can stream music while simultaneously playing a game, Meaning I can listen to Barenaked Ladies while roaming around Thedas waiting for that DLC.

English Screenwriter Jay Basu has been picked to write the Metal Gear Solid movie, while Jordan Voight-Roberts (Kings of Summer) is attached to direct. More on the project as we get details.

 

Coffee Time News 20/02/15

District 9 Director to helm Alien 5, Community gets a poster and stills and Aquaman gets his big reveal!

Film

The internet has been awash with rumours recently about the future of the Alien franchise, especially after Prometheus left many fans with a nasty taste in their mouths. Well, after releasing concept art for his own instalment in the series Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Chappie) has been given the directorial chair for Alien 5, as he announced on Instagram earlier this week. It’s also worth noting that series staple Sigourney Weaver has stated her interest in the film.

Jason Momoa, who played dothraki horselord and badass Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones (before he got on the wrong end of a nasty boo boo – oh come now, it was season 1.) will be playing Aquaman in Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice and we’ve got the first image of the actor in costume, and boy howdie does he look terrifyingly awesome.

This week we’ve already talked about the input authors should have in the adaptations of their work, and now it looks like the writer of Fifty Shades of Grey Kelly Marcel may be leaving the production of the sequel along with director Sam Taylor-Johnson. So author E.L. James is reportedly trying to get the go ahead to write the screenplay for the sequel Fifty Shades Darker herself. This means that there could be a substantial delay in the production of the film.

Television

Supergirl audition scripts have shown that Kara’s cousin (the man of steel) not only exists in the show’s universe but is well known, and that the costume will be the traditional fare of costume and cape. 

Greendale assemble! Season 6 of Community has a new poster as well as some stills which seem to feature an alumni dance. Of course it’s a dance, it’s Greendale!

Michelle Gomez is to return as Missy in Doctor Who Season 9, and fans of the female master won’t have to wait long, as she’ll be turning up in the season 9 premier and the second episode (it’s a two parter).

Games

Bloodborne, the dark fantasy adventure game from Dark Souls From Software has a new story trailer; it’s dark, gruesome, and tells us a little more about the world players will be occupying on March 24th.

Destiny‘s Weekly Heroic Strikes, which give players the chance to take part in tougher, higher reward strike missions, will feature matchmaking after the next update. Bungie have also acknowledged the want for a matchmaking system for the Raids, but have said that they’re still working on a way to make it right.

Eiji Aonuma, series producer of The Legend of Zelda has attempted to explain one of he stranger characters in the Zelda series: the man fairy Tingle. Check out the interview over at Kotaku.

Coffee Time News 16/01/15

Tom Hardy leaves Suicide Squad, Doctor Who guest stars announced and Nintendo Direct’s slew of announcements.

Film

Dark Knight Rises actor Tom Hardy has dropped out of the Suicide Squad movie, originally set to play team ‘leader’ Rick Flagg, the actor has had to drop the role after his project with Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenent has run over schedule. The good news is that Jake Gyllenaal (Nightcrawler) seems to have stepped in to fill his boots.

Theories surfaced  a few days ago that Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson, would be the one to bite the Whedon bullet in Avengers 2 Age of Ultron. But that’s probably not the case now, since Johansson will return in Captain America Civil War, alongside Mackie and Evans (and everyone else who’s involved in the superhero registration act.)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Michael Bay’s most recent attempt at nostalgia/explosion fever, has a sequel on its way. TMNT 2 will begin filming in April, and is set to release in 2016. 

Television

The BBC has announced a bunch of guest stars for Doctor Who season 9, which started production in Autumn last year, you can check some of them out here.

Some promo images for The Flash‘s return (which will rush to our screens on the 20th of January) have arrived. The episode ‘Revenge of the Rogues’ will see the return of Captain Cold and his new heat inspired sidekick, as can be seen from these images.

More promo images! This time its for Arrow‘s return; Left Behind, all I can gather is that Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) will be fiddling with something on his wrist an awful lot.

Games

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is free on steam right now, until Sunday night. If you like what you play the game is currently reduced by 40% too.

Bungie’s newest weekly update for Destiny has also announced the Hard Mode for the newest raid; Crota’s End has a release date, it’s next Wednesday.

For all those Nintendo fans who missed the Nintendo Direct on Wednesday, you can catch all 45 minutes here, but if you just want to browse through the announcements, Nintendo Life has you covered. 

What To Expect from the TV of 2015

By Joe Strange


So far this week we’ve had Sara talking about her most anticipated films of this coming year and James talking about the pitfalls of 2014’s year in gaming so today, to round things off, I’m going to be turning our gaze to 2015’s television schedule because this year looks to be a super exciting one for the small screen.

Superheroes All Up In Here

Man, there’s no escaping comics nowadays is there? Superheroes are just as busy on the small screen as they are in our cinemas, not that we mind here at Axby because, let’s face it, more superheroes are the only thing keeping us from going out to fight crime and failing spectacularly.

DC

Last year saw the premier of The Flash, the next show in the now inclusive universe created by Arrow, and it didn’t disappoint. The fun, bright, exciting atmosphere of the Speedster’s adventures (with a great leading man in Grant Gustin and with plenty to love about the supporting cast) really complimented Arrow’s more brooding, dark and tense feel. With an amazing two part cross over event and two excellently delicious mid season finales, the Flash and Arrow proved that while Marvel might have the big screen’s tied down for the minute, DC will make themselves very much at home in our living rooms.

With more revelations than ever on their way in the next halves of the two seasons, and with the inevitable 4th and 2nd seasons of Arrow and the Flash on their way in the fall, 2015 will more than satiate our DC need before Dawn of Justice arrives in 2016. On top of all that we’re getting more and more news of the Supergirl show that’s on its way, with casting announcements on the horizon and talk of it being included in the WB’s Flash and Arrow universe, that world is only going to get bigger and more super as time goes on.

Gotham, meanwhile, proved that you don’t have to be part of a big, interconnected world to be thrilling, entertaining and addictive. With its… alternative, take on the origins of many of Batman’s villains, friends and his city, Gotham is a comic book show that doesn’t care if you’re a comic book fan at all. With Robin Lord Taylor absolutely killing it as Oswald Cobblepot I find myself wondering if we really need a Joker anyway. The Penguin is much better suited to deal with Jim Gordon, and the Joker has always been the Yin to Batman’s Batayang.

Marvel

On the Marvel front, after a shaky first season (but an awesome second half) Agents of SHIELD continues on its new path in the second season, focussing on the Inhumans and introducing some really exciting characters in the mid-season finale and dealing with some very touching story lines (Fitz and Simmons make my heart hurt) the second season of the show looks to be a step up from the first. All the while there’s rumours of the second half connecting in some way with the Avengers Age of Ultron. The first season’s tie in to Captain America 2 saved the show, so hopefully the connection to Marvel’s next big team up will be just as healthy for the show.

While we wait for SHIELD to pick up again, we’ve also got Agent Carter, which is showing promise as a well written piece as well as connecting more of the dots in the bigger universe. Something we might be grateful of come April and beyond.

We’ve also got the first in the Defenders series when Daredevil hits Netflix in April. Opening up a whole new world in Hells Kitchen with more street level crime fighters, including Jessica Jones, Power Man and Iron Fist.

Neither Nor,

With Heroes Reborn set to hit our screens for 6 episodes this year, with some recurring characters, and not forgetting the Powers series that will air on the Playstation network later this year, a show that’s based on the graphic novels of the same name, which looks to be a more mature take on super heroes and powers, even if you’re not into the traditional comic book tales, you won’t be short of a super powered fix.

Not So Super Powered, but Still Super Shows.

It’s not just the spandex suits that are having all the fun, there are plenty of other great shows that should shine this year.

One of the most consistently brilliant sit-coms on television, Parks and Recreation, will see its final season early this year. Set two years in the future, the show will not only see the return of the beloved main cast (yes, including Jerry, unfortunately) but a host of other side characters that we’ve come to love over the years, including Ant-man star Paul Rudd, who’s coming back for a few episodes. It’ll be sad to see it go, but Parks and Recreation was never going to outlive its welcome, and will definitely be going out with a bang.

Speaking of going out with a bang, the Breaking Bad spin off that no one really asked for but no one is going to complain about, Better Call Saul, will be gracing our screens on February 8th. Apparently working as a Prequel/Sequel and everything in between, the show will follow the lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) on his journey to the main events of Breaking Bad.

Last year saw a rollercoaster ride for fans of the apparently unkillable Community. First it was cancelled, then it was un-cancelled, then it was canned again, then it was picked up by Yahoo video, and now we’re onto the sixth season part of ‘Six Seasons and a movie’. Community hasn’t been without its bad seasons, (the Gas Leak shall forever haunt our memories) and the show has lost a fair few cast members, with Chevy Chase and Donald Glover leaving last season and Nicole Yvette Brown not returning for the online season, this is a show that many fans wished had gone out on a high, but we can still wish for a good farewell before they, most probably, make a movie.

The opinions were mixed when it was announced that The Thick of It star Peter Capaldi would be taking up the mantle of the Doctor in season 8 of Doctor Who, but after a rocky start the newest Doctor brought a new kind of charm and a refreshing new feel to a show that had too long laboured under the interwoven, contrived plot lines of the Pond saga. With Jenna Louise Coleman’s Clara Oswald finally starting to earn her place and become more than just another companion, and confirmed to be returning for a whole season in season 9, hopefully the BBC team can build on a solid foundation this year.

Finally, we’ve got the HBO epic Game of Thrones coming to us in April. We’re in for ten episodes of drama, intrigue and violence as the story of Westeros and the Free Cities unfolds in the fifth season. Spoiler blinkers will be on, book readers will be shunned and fan favourites will most definitely die as the series gets perilously close to the end of the source material.

So that’s a selection of the big television events of the upcoming year, did I miss out one of your favourite shows? Leave a comment below.