Welcome to Deja News, the every Monday article where I talk about the news you already know about, and if you don’t know about it, you’re welcome.
The Hulk Trilogy:
During a recent interview with IGN, Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo explained that Thor Ragnarok would begin a 3 movie story arc for his character. Based off of the interview, link below, it sounds like we’ll soon be getting Hulk vs Bruce Banner in some form as Ruffalo explains that becoming the Hulk is no longer dependent on being angry. “The rules have changed,” explained the actor.
What I find most interesting about this entire story is the workaround that Marvel has had to do to begin telling their Hulk story. If you’re not aware, Universal owns the rights to any standalone Hulk movie and since they hate money and aren’t willing to do business with Disney/Marvel, Disney is forced to use the other Marvel hero’s films to tell their Hulk story.
Based off what’s said in the interview, the story arch begins with Thor Ragnarok and ends with Avengers 3. With the leaked Infinity War trailer, we’ve already seen hints of what might be Thor’s fate at the end of Ragnarok but noticeably missing from the trailer was the Hulk. If these 3 big Marvel movies are all intended to tell THE Hulk story, it makes me wonder what we’ll see when Ragnarok comes out this November.
The End of an Era:
Mike Laidlaw, Mr. Dragon Age himself, has announced that he’s leaving Bioware. The now-former Creative Director of the popular Fantasy RPG broke the news on his Twitter account where he said one of the things he plans on doing with his free time is playing all the games he missed out on. Personally, I think the man that worked on Jade Empire, Mass Effect, and Dragon Age deserves some “me time.”
So what does this mean for Bioware? Laidlaw isn’t the only big name at Bioware to leave the studio this year as General Manager of Bioware Aaryn Flynn announced back in June that he too would be leaving the company. Both men were with the company for over a decade, but even with the departures, I’m not quite ready to start screaming the end is near, after all, I’m the one person in the world claiming Mass Effect Andromeda was a good game. I do, however, think it’s important to keep an eye on Bioware’s upcoming games.
As of right now, we know that Anthem, the game that appears to be Bioware’s answer to Destiny, is currently scheduled to come out November 2018, but other than that, there’s really nothing else confirmed. There are rumors of another Dragon Age game but with the story of Laidlaw’s departure, does that mean his work on a possible future game is complete or does it mean that we’re a very long ways off from getting the next Dragon Age title? Only time will tell.
The New Mutants Trailer
As a kid growing up in the 90’s, I obviously loved the XMEN. I watched the show, read the comics, and played the games. Unfortunately, everything since then has been a roller coaster of emotions. As a lax comic reader, the comics are really hard to follow and nearly impossible to know where to jump in at, the XMEN have been completely erased from the Marvel vs Capcom franchise, and the movies seem to take one step forward and two, sometimes three, steps back. It’s that reason specifically as to why I’m very skeptical of the latest XMEN movie, New Mutants.
Going into this trailer, I was mostly blind. All I knew was that it was a horror movie that featured Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. After seeing the trailer, I now know that it’s a horror movie that features Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams and Charlie Heston who I thought was really great in the first season of Stranger Things.
I really like the idea of turning one of these superhero movies into a horror film and while I’m not familiar with the New Mutants comic, we have seen in recent XMEN movies people being experimented on, resulting in them turning into Mutants (Dead Pool and Logan). So this genre seems to fit with the overall XMEN story. Fox did a fantastic job when they turned the XMEN into an INTENTIONAL comedy (I’m looking at you Wolverine Origin) with Deadpool and here’s to hoping that they can repeat that performance as they enter yet another genre.
Well, this has been yet another week of Deja News. What do you think? Are you excited to finally see Disney tell their Hulk story? What about Bioware? Are you a fan of their games? Are you at all worried that the big names are leaving? And New Mutants? After Age of Apocalypse, are we ready to give Fox another chance to do XMEN correctly, and what do you think about this movie being a horror film? No matter what you think, let’s keep the conversation going, either down in the comments on the site or over on the facebook page. I will see you guys Friday where I’ll be talking about… I can’t ruin the surprise now, can I?