Day: 09/08/2012

Joss Whedon Signs Three Year Deal With Marvel Studios


By: Eric Eisenberg Joss Whedon has plenty of experience as a showrunner. During his years in television he brought worlds like Firefly, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel to life, and even managed to the connect the arcs of the last two together. And now it looks like Whedon will have to take that same experience and talent to the big screen as he is basically becoming the showrunner for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following news from earlier this afternoon, when it []

Jonathan Rhys Meyers In Talks To Join The Mortal Instruments Movie


By: Kelly West Something tells me The Tudors fans who also love the Mortal Instruments series are going to really appreciate this news. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is reportedly in talks to play a key role in the feature adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s young adult fantasy novel The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, which is expected to begin production this month in Toronto. The Mortal Instruments is a series of novels that tells the story of Clary Fray, a modern-day teenage girl who []

A Good Day To Die Hard Brings Back Another Familiar Face


By: Jesse Carp The Die Hard films comprise one of the best action series of all time and even though the fourth installment, Live Free or Die Hard, doesn’t measure up to the standard set by the previous three, the addition of Mary Elizabeth Winstead to the franchise was a more than welcome one. After kicking some ass as Lucy, Winstead then won our hearts (as well as continued to kick ass) as Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and []

Jeremy Renner Wasn’t Too Psyched About Hawkeye’s Role In The Avengers


By: Katey Rich It was surprising for a lot of us to go into The Avengers and be introduced to Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, only to have him out of commission for much of the movie. Hawkeye had been teased in a brief scene in Thor as a skilled and lethal S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, but in the opening scene of The Avengers he’s turned into a zombie servant by Loki, and it’s not even until the third act that he’s able to team []

Square Enix posts $26 million quarterly loss


By: Brendan Sinclair Square Enix expects to turn a tidy profit for its current year, but it’s off to a bad start. The publisher today reported results for its first fiscal quarter (the three months ended June 30), which saw net losses of nearly ¥2.1 billion ($26.4 million). For the same period the year before, Square Enix turned a profit of ¥690 million ($8.8 million). Despite the hit to the bottom line, Square Enix sales were up for the quarter. Citing the []

InSane cancelled


By: Brendan Sinclair THQ has given up on inSane. In a post-earnings conference call today, THQ president Jason Rubin announced that Volition has stopped preproduction on the Guillermo del Toro game collaboration and returned all the rights to the intellectual property to the filmmaker. Originally announced in 2010, InSane was not expected to debut in the market until as late as 2014. InSane is the latest in a string of high-profile cancellations and reconfigurations for THQ this year. The publisher had already []

Microsoft confirms new Xbox


By: Eddie Makuch After significant speculation spread over the span of years, Microsoft has finally spoken on-record about its next Xbox. During an interview with The Verge focused on Microsoft’s new Outlook email service (embedded below), general manager Brian Hall name-dropped a "new Xbox." “We’ve had Hotmail and operated Hotmail for about 16 years, we obviously have Exchange, and Outlook, that people use at work. We just decided it was time to do something new and bring the best from each of []