Arrow News: Interview with Willa Holland of Arrow from MCM London

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Flicks and the City have a great video of an interview from MCM London’s Comic Con with interview with Willa Holland (Thea / Speedy), Rila Fukushima (Tatsu / Katana) & Karl Yune (Maseo) where they talk and answer questions about Season 3 of Arrow, their characters, hopes for Season 4 and the possibilities with new spin off show ‘DC Legends of Tomorrow':

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Playstation 4 News: New Arkham Insider Dev Video – ‘Characters Unmasked’

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The next Arkham Insider Episode has been released and this time, it’s personal. Rocksteady Studios unveil a brand new mini-trailer featuring the Arkham Knight, and go into deep detail on some of the game’s key characters.

Arkham Insider is a weekly video series direct from Rocksteady Studios, bringing fans exclusive new gameplay, developer insights and a look behind the scenes on the development of Batman: Arkham Knight.

Coming June 23, 2015, Batman: Arkham Knight is the epic conclusion to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Trilogy. It will release on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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MARVEL News: Fantastic Four’s Michael B Jordan Pens Open Letter To Fans

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Ever since it was announced that the ‘Fantastic Four’ film series was to be relaunched with a rebooted new take on the heroes for the big screen, a small but vocal minority of people, were very critical over one change that had been made to the heroes line up. Jonny Story was recast from the blonde blue eyed brother of Susan Storm, but instead recast starring Michael B Jordan as the now African American brother of Sue Storm.

Immediately the backlash started about Johnny Storm being turned ‘black’ and Jordan himself has responded previously to some criticism. But with the the film preparing for release and new trailers being released which themselves have not had universal acceptance by some MARVEL Fans, this topic has always come up. This week, Jordan has used Entertainment Weekly to publish an open letter to those criticising his casting in the role, the change to the character and how he hopes fans will give him, the character and the film a chance:

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You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the pulse out there. I didn’t want to be ignorant about what people were saying. Turns out this is what they were saying: “A black guy? I don’t like it. They must be doing it because Obama’s president” and “It’s not true to the comic.” Or even, “They’ve destroyed it!”

Some people may look at my casting as political correctness or an attempt to meet a racial quota, or as part of the year of “Black Film.” Or they could look at it as a creative choice by the director, Josh Trank, who is in an interracial relationship himself—a reflection of what a modern family looks like today.

This is a family movie about four friends—two of whom are myself and Kate Mara as my adopted sister—who are brought together by a series of unfortunate events to create unity and a team. That’s the message of the movie, if people can just allow themselves to see it.

Sometimes you have to be the person who stands up and says, “I’ll be the one to shoulder all this hate. I’ll take the brunt for the next couple of generations.” I put that responsibility on myself. People are always going to see each other in terms of race, but maybe in the future we won’t talk about it as much. Maybe, if I set an example, Hollywood will start considering more people of color in other prominent roles, and maybe we can reach the people who are stuck in the mindset that “it has to be true to the comic book.” Or maybe we have to reach past them.

To the trolls on the Internet, I want to say: Get your head out of the computer. Go outside and walk around. Look at the people walking next to you. Look at your friends’ friends and who they’re interacting with. And just understand this is the world we live in. It’s okay to like it.

Michael B Jordan

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Playstation 4 News: WB Games UK Announces Batman: Arkham Knight Cape & Cowl Exhibition

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WB Games UK has teamed up with twenty of the most exciting contemporary artists and media celebrities to celebrate the launch of Batman: Arkham Knight with a new exhibition reimagining the Caped Crusader’s iconic Cape and Cowl headpiece.

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Using life-sized replicas of Batman’s famous costume as a blank canvas, each artist and celebrity will produce their own unique interpretation of the Dark Knight’s attire. Featuring celebrities from the worlds of TV, film, music and fashion, such as Jonathan RossJodie Kidd and Noel Clarke and high profile artists such as Nancy Fouts, Lauren Baker, Hayden Kays, Inkie, Pam Glew, INSA, The Connor Brothers, Zeus, Matt Small, Jon Burgerman, Case, CRASH, Lucas Price, Kid Acne, Logan Hicks and Pure Evil, the exhibition will run through launch week in an immersive Gotham City-inspired location in Central London. Details of how to secure tickets to this event will be confirmed in due course.

Fans will be able to catch an early sneak peak of a few of the exhibits on the WB Games stand at the MCM London Comic-Con at ExCeL from 22nd -24th May, as well as see the life-size Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile, built by West Coast Customs.

Batman: Arkham Knight will be available from 23rd June on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Playstation 4 News: ‘Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series’ Continues Next Week with ‘Sons of Winter’

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The fourth of six episodes in the series, ‘Sons of Winter’ will be available starting Tuesday, May 26th on PC/Mac from the Telltale Online Store, Steam, and other digital distribution services, as well as the PlayStation Network for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in North America (SCEA) and Europe (SCEE). The episode will be available on Wednesday, May 27th on the Xbox Games Store for Xbox One and Xbox 360 , and will be coming to compatible iOS devices via the App Store and to Android-based devices on May 28th.

In Episode 4, the fate of the scattered Forresters hangs in the balance, and no one allied with the family is safe. An unexpected meeting offers Rodrik a new opportunity to free Ironrath from its Whitehill stranglehold, but with young Ryon Forrester still held prisoner, his next moves are critical. Gared must abandon Castle Black and venture beyond the Wall in search of the mysterious North Grove, risking encounters with Wildlings and worse. In King’s Landing, the population is reeling from a recent royal death, and Mira must step carefully in an increasingly complex game of politics where secrets are traded as currency. Far away in Essos, Asher infiltrates the slave city of Meereen at the behest of Daenerys Targaryen, but will the friendship he holds dear break under the strain of a mission that raises memories best forgotten?

 

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Based on the award-winning HBO television drama series, Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series tells the story of House Forrester. Caught up in the events of The War of the Five Kings, they are placed in a precarious position where members of the household must do everything they can to prevent the house from meeting its doom.

The game series is based on the world, characters and events seen in HBO’s TV show, which in turn is based on George R. R. Martin’s books (A Song of Ice and Fire). The events in the game series begin towards the end of Season Three of the series, and end right before the beginning of Season Five. Players will visit familiar locations such as King’s Landing and The Wall, as well as unfamiliar locations such as Ironrath, the home of House Forrester.

You can check out my reviews the first three episodes for Sticktwiddlers.com below:

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Playstation 4 News: EA Announce ‘Need For Speed’ Reboot this Autumn

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Ghost Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, announced today the return of Need for Speed in a full reboot of this storied franchise. The game delivers on what the fans want, and what Need for Speed stands for – deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game.

Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we’re returning it to greatness in this reboot,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games. “Pulling on our 20 years of history, and then taking a year out from releasing a game, we are making the game we’ve always wanted to. We’re listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination and unleash their passion for cars and speed.”

Fuelled by EA’s own car culture community, Speedhunters (www.speedhunters.com ), Need for Speed will deliver an experience that’s grounded in authentic car culture by diving into the rich world of past, present and emergent trends of the urban car scene. This collaboration with Speedhunters in the research and development of the game means the level of detail and real-world authenticity will envelop gamers in an exciting world to discover and enjoy in a way that only Need for Speed can deliver.

Need for Speed will launch worldwide in Autumn 2015 on Origin for PC , PlayStation 4  and Xbox One. To join the Need for Speed conversation please visit:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/NeedforSpeed

Follow on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NeedforSpeed

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Playstation 4 News: The Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Be The Batman”

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today released a live action video from the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight game.

Directed by Tim Cronenweth and Jeff Cronenweth (director of photography for Gone Girl, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Fight Club), with Trent Reznor serving as music consultant, the Official Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer – “Be The Batman” features “The Wretched” by Nine Inch Nails and showcases everyday people being determined, courageous and fearless as they rise to become the Batman.

Batman: Arkham Knight releases on Playstation 4, Xbox One on June 23rd.

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