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Weather Wizard And Professor Zoom Confirmed For The Flash

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This won’t be the most earth-shattering report to come out of San Diego Comic-Con, because we already knew that these characters would appear on the upcoming CW series The Flash, but confirmation has come through that Flash villains Weather Wizard and Professor Zoom (also known as Reverse-Flash) will be a recurring part of the show’s first season.

Weather Wizard (played by Chad Rook) is the main villain in the show’s pilot episode, but has a very minor role, serving as more of a plot device than anything, so it will be cool to see him reappear at some point throughout the season. When Prison Break alum Wentworth Miller was cast as Captain Cold last week we heard that he’d be bringing the villain team The Rouges along with him so it’s safe to assume that Weather Wizard will be a part of that.

As far as Professor Zoom goes, »

- James Garcia

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Destiny Beta: Thoughts, Analysis & Concerns

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With the Destiny beta now officially offline across all platforms following ten days of sci-fi goodness, the Wgtc staff has had some time to marinate on the finer details of Bungie’s upcoming space opera.

Without doubt, the company’s ambitious new IP has been billed as one of the biggest titles of 2014, and understandably so. Here is a studio that remoulded the first-person shooter with the Halo franchise thirteen years ago and, in doing so, brought the genre from its once natural habitat on PC to consoles with aplomb.

And now, come September, Bungie is gearing up to redefine a whole new area of the video game industry: the Pandora’s box that is the console Mmo. Many titles have tried to perfect the formula in recent years, with ports of Diablo III, Defiance and the once-ailing Final Fantasy Xiv among the pack. But each of these games have »

- WGTC Staff

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Paul Greengrass And Scott Rudin To Go Inside Al Qaeda For Agent Storm

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Captain Phillips was an incredibly taut and finely made thriller that ranked among the very best films of last year, so it’s very exciting to learn today that its director Paul Greengrass and producer Scott Rudin are already planning another collaboration. Sticking to ripped-from-the-headlines drama, the pair are reteaming for the red-hot book Agent Storm: My Life Inside Al Qaeda, which is set to hit U.S. bookstores in September.

Written by Morten Storm, Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister, Agent Storm follows a former Islamic radical who becomes a double agent for the CIA and British and Danish intelligence. Greengrass is developing the story with intentions to direct, while Rudin is on board as a producer.

Amazon describes Agent Storm as follows:

Morten Storm was an unlikely Jihadi. A six-foot-one red-haired Dane, Storm spent his teens in and out of trouble. A book about the Prophet Mohammed prompted his conversion to Islam, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ar-k Review

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Given some of its backstory and the people behind it, the episodic point-and-click adventure game Ar-k sounds pretty promising at first glance. With an ongoing story told through four individual installments, a successful Kickstarter campaign, plus recognizable writing and voice acting talent, it sounds like a surefire success on paper. Unfortunately, the final product isn’t exactly that, as good dialog and acting can’t save the game from lackluster visual presentation and near-nonsensical puzzle logic.

Players assume control of Alicia, a college student who is down on her luck due to an unfortunate incident during her past attempt to follow in her father’s footsteps as a successful cop. When the game starts up, Alicia wakes up from a one-night stand with a massive hangover and no memory of the man she hooked up with, and efforts to piece together the previous night end up dragging her into a »

- John Fleury

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Legendary Wants Joe Cornish For Skull Island

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At Comic-Con this year, Legendary stunned panel attendees by revealing that it was planning a new King Kong feature, titled Skull Island. The reveal wasn’t accompanied by much information, just a tantalizing teaser, but today brings a pretty major update about the project – one which also serves as a reassurance (as if we needed it) that Legendary isn’t wasting any time with this one.

According to Deadline, Legendary wants to give the directing gig to Attack the Block director Joe Cornish, who co-wrote Edgar Wright’s version of Ant-Man before both decamped in the face of script changes. He’d be working from a script by Godzilla scribe Max Borenstein “based on the mythic origins of King Kong, where mutant giant creatures rule.”

What that means exactly is unclear, but it seems unlikely that Skull Island‘s Kong would be dragged back to New York City by explorers »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Disney’s The Jungle Book Adds Giancarlo Esposito And Christopher Walken

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Disney’s upcoming adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book has been ahead of a competing project set up at Warner Bros. for a very long time, and that’s not changing today. The Disney version, which Jon Favreau is directing, just added Breaking Bad alum Giancarlo Esposito and acting legend Christopher Walken to its already impressive voice cast (to compare, Andy Serkis’ WB adaptation doesn’t have a single actor cast yet).

Esposito, whose turn as Gus Fring on Breaking Bad earned him numerous accolades including a Critics’ Choice Award, will be voicing Akela, the leader of the wolf pack. Meanwhile, Walken, a prolific A-lister who won an Oscar for The Deer Hunter and has racked up many awards since, will be lending his iconic vocals to the role of King Louie, the ruler of a troop of monkeys and apes.

The pair join a voice cast including »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Eva Green In Talks To Star In Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children For Tim Burton

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After scaring the pants off us throughout Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, Eva Green is heading back into spooky, supernatural territory, with news that she’s in talks to topline Tim Burton’s upcoming Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Adapted from the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children follows a teenage boy who travels to a mysterious island following his grandfather’s unexpected death. There, he finds a group of orphans with extraordinary powers, individuals who his grandfather told him stories of but whom the boy never believed to be real. After meeting the orphans’ enigmatic headmaster (Green), he works to protect his new acquaintances from creatures out to destroy them.

As a fan of the novel,  I’m excited to hear that Green is coming aboard. She’s a terrific character actress, and her ability to unsettle and beguile »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Cinema Assault: Comic-Con, Comic-Con And More Comic-Con (Episode 5)

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In this very special episode of Cinema Assault, we cover all the fantastic news coming out of Sdcc 2014! We have news, clips and a ton of commentary surrounding one of the biggest events in cinema this year!

Plus, we talk about The Expendables 3, Ant-Man, Kevin Smith, King Kong, Evil Dead, new monster movies, Sin City, a real-life zombie attack, Justice League, Jessica Alba getting angry with your man-parts and so much more!

As always, feel free to send any and all questions/comments to podcast@wegotthiscovered.com, and enjoy the show!

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- Dariel Figueroa

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Paul Rudd Opens Up About Edgar Wright’s Exit From Ant-Man

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Paul Rudd is usually all smiles, but he was a little more solemn during the Comic-Con press junket this weekend, especially when the topic shifted to the departure of his Ant-Man director, Edgar Wright. Speaking to reporters from iGN after the Marvel Panel on Saturday night – one that did not live up to fans’ lofty expectations – Rudd revealed that he deeply misses his old collaborator.

“It was pretty bumpy, for sure. I’m really sad about it,” he said about Wright’s walking away from a project that had been in development for years. “Edgar’s brilliant and Edgar brought me on. Edgar’s my friend. I still talk to Edgar just about every day almost.”

However, despite the Shaun of the Dead director’s absence, Rudd remained optimistic about the road the film is currently on. It helped that his Anchorman director, Adam McKay, joined the project as a »

- Jordan Adler

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Prepare For War With The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies Trailer

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Peter Jackson’s second Middle Earth trilogy will comes to an explosive close this December when The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies finishes an extensive adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s adventure, while also tying in with the Lord of the Rings films. So far, the marketing campaign has been pretty quiet, but that all changed today when the first trailer dropped.

The mood is certainly not as playful or triumphant as the other Hobbit trailers have indicated, which means one can expect a lot of intense violence (although likely little bloodshed, so that there is a more family-friendly PG-13 rating). While the trailer is stirring and does emphasize the prelude to an enormous, climactic action sequence, it also continues with a trait that Tolkien fans have criticized with Jackson’s Hobbit films: too much CGI and not enough practical effects. For a film that has been so long out of production, »

- Jordan Adler

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The Cast Inside The Strain: Gone Smooth (Episode 3)

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The Cast Inside The Strain is back to dive into the latest episode of Guillermo Del Toro’s The Strain. This week’s outing, Gone Smooth, continues to give us an uncomfortable slow burning sensation as the inevitable vampire pandemic continues to build to an explosive game changing climax(or so we hope). Even though it may feel like it’s crawling to the eventual starting line, the latest episode packed in some great character beats and some of the biggest gross out moments yet.

This week’s episode of The Strain blows the lid off of Jim Kent’s motives to leak Cdc info and Dustin and I try and decide if we’d trade our loved ones at the risk of a vampire outbreak. The Goodweather custody battle over Zach continues as wel,l while our good friend the pilot and the sex crazed rockstar continue to lose »

- Caleb Masters

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Watch The Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Comic-Con Teaser Right Here

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Update: This trailer has been removed at the request of the studio. Apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Warner Brothers pulled out all the stops on Saturday morning by opening their Hall H panel at San Diego Comic-Con with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The highly anticipated Man of Steel sequel wasn’t scheduled to make an appearance at the convention, but we knew they couldn’t resist showing fans something, and oh, show something they did!

Not only did Zack Snyder bring out the film’s trio of stars, Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Gal Gadot, but he revealed the first official image of Gadot as Wonder Woman and showed off some great teaser footage. There unfortunately isn’t a high quality video available, and the footage likely won’t be officially released for a while, but we’ve managed to find a leaked copy, which »

- James Garcia

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Masters of Sex Review: “Fight” (Season 2, Episode 3)

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A couple of weeks ago, I started to re-watch Mad Men, hoping to go through a few episodes each week leading up to the show’s (likely) return and denouement next spring. The show took a couple of episodes to find its footing, but was stunning television from episode three forward. One of the things that have inspired discussion about it being the finest drama on television is how it displays its themes and connects the characters with the periphery of what is happening in the world around them or in other subplots. Little details, like having the artwork in one of the ads being pitched at the agency show up in the set design of a later scene or two characters giving the same facial expression at different moments, add texture to the characters’ development and meaning as their lives intersect. These traits give the show an endless rewatchability, »

- Jordan Adler

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BioWare Teases New Information On Next Mass Effect At Comic-Con

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While the next title in the Mass Effect franchise is presumably years away, that didn’t stop BioWare from taking stage at this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con in order to talk about the future of the series.

Similar to its debut at E3 2014, concrete details on the next Mass Effect have been hard to come by. Specific info such as a title, release date, what planets will be available for exploration or where this entry fits into the series’ canon were not discussed during the panel. Panel-goers did say that BioWare offered some brief details on the story, though, such as that it may be set during Shepard’s life-span and that some familiar faces could possibly return.

While the lack of actual information on the game may be disappointing, BioWare didn’t come to Comic-Con completely empty-handed, as the studio trotted out some smaller details that will excite fans. »

- Eric Hall

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New Gotham Trailer Packed With Easter Eggs

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Fox’s upcoming series Gotham, which charts the struggles of Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) to clean up the streets of Gotham City long before Batman ever arrived on the scene, fared very well at Comic-Con this year. The pilot episode was screened in Hall H on Saturday night to major applause from attendees – in particular, Sean Pertwee’s edgier Alfred Pennyworth was a hit, and audiences also loved Gordon’s action heroics.

Now, a new trailer for the series has arrived, including teases for Oswald Cobblepot’s (Robin Lord Taylor) transformation into the villainous Penguin and a better look at the fateful night in Crime Alley when young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) lost his parents to an armed mugger. There’s a lot of other exciting stuff on display in this trailer as well, including some cool lines from Gordon, glimpses of Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and more of »

- Isaac Feldberg

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August’s Xbox Live Games With Gold Have Been Revealed

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Thanks to Major Nelson, we now know which Xbox One and Xbox 360 games will be free-to-download between August first and thirty-first, through Games With Gold.

From August first to fifteenth, Xbox 360 users will be able to download dirtbike racer Motocross Madness at no cost. Then, between the sixteenth and the thirty-first, the freebie will switch from that to former Game of the Year winner Dishonored.

Xbox One early adopters, on the other hand, will be able to download both on-rails shooter Crimson Dragon and space shooter Strike Suit Zero: Director’s Cut. Both games will be free from the beginning of August until its final calendar day.

As you’ll notice, August will mark the first time that the Games With Gold promotion will offer two “new” Xbox One games, free of charge. It’s something that Microsoft’s current-gen supporters will certainly appreciate, and we hope that it’ll »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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Locke & Key Being Planned As Trilogy

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Comic-Con is a wonderful place, one where exciting scoops can emerge from unexpected places. Attendees at the panel for Alexandre Aja’s upcoming Horns, a Daniel Radcliffe-led horror comedy about a young man trying to solve his girlfriend’s murder (which looks amazing by the way), were treated to plenty of information about that project, but one well-placed question led to an update about an entirely different but also promising project – Universal’s comic adaptation Locke & Key.

Joe Hill, the comic-book artist whose novel served as the inspiration for Horns, delivered the news, confirming that the long-in-development project will in fact be a trilogy and is currently taking shape at Universal Pictures. Albert Torres, the screenwriter of Henry Poole is Here, the upcoming Akira remake and an announced live-action version of Ben 10, has been tapped to adapt the L0cke & Key comic-book series, which Hill co-wrote with Gabriel Rodriguez. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Canada-Exclusive The Last Of Us: Remastered PS4 Console Bundle Announced

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If you’re a Canadian resident who’s been holding off on buying a PlayStation 4 until The Last of Us: Remastered is released then we have some good news for you.

Early this morning, Sony Computer Entertainment Canada sent out a press release detailing the existence of its Canada-exclusive The Last of Us: Remastered PlayStation 4 console bundle. Releasing tomorrow alongside the game, the bundle will not only come with a 500 gigabyte console and a DualShock 4 controller, but also a digital copy of the made over Game of the Year winner. What’s great is that the bonus will come at no additional charge, meaning that it’ll cost the same ($449.99) price to purchase this bundle as it will to pick up a regular PS4 set.

Look for this Canada-exclusive The Last of Us: Remastered PlayStation 4 bundle at all major, video game-selling retailers, nationwide.

Sony Computer Entertainment Canada Reveals The Last »

- Chad Goodmurphy

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George Miller Reveals Mad Max: Fury Road Sequel Script Already Written

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One of the movies that departed Comic-Con with the most wind in its sails this year was definitely Mad Max: Fury Road, which debuted a first trailer to widespread acclaim from fans of the dystopian franchise. And though we have a while to wait until the film, which stars Tom Hardy as Max and Charlize Theron as a new character named Furiosa, hits theaters next summer, recent comments by George Miller suggest that Fury Road will almost certainly lead in to even more Mad Max madness.

During the Comic-Con press conference, Miller revealed that he has already begun putting together sequels to Fury Road:

“In order to tell this story, we came up with two others. We’ve written the screenplay of one and the novelization of another, but it’s a very rough novel. We kept working on them while we were working on other things.”

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- Isaac Feldberg

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Bungie Responds To Fan Concerns Over World Variety Within Destiny

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In the wake of the generally well-received beta, Bungie has responded to fan concerns over the size and scope of Destiny’s world, after it emerged that each in-game planet will only contain one explorable location.

Though the studio hadn’t confirmed the number of environments up to this point, many users expected each stellar body to boast a variety of playable areas. However, during a recent Twitch stream, the studio’s community manager David Dague confirmed that this was not the case.

“Yeah, we’re calling them destinations,” Dague explained. “You go to Mars, you go to the Moon, you’ve got Venus, and you’ve got Earth.”

Dague also went on to outline the parameters of Destiny’s universe, which will incorporate co-operative and competitive play across those four aforementioned settings. So, in the case of our own home planet, players who venture toward Earth will only be »

- Michael Briers

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