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To boost profits, Capcom could be revisiting old IP that "have not yet been utilised to their full potential," the company says...
We've already heard Capcom admit to investors that Street Fighter V required "a little more time" in development before its release in March, and how its lower-than-expected sales have prompted a bit of a rethink at the Japanese firm. In short, it pledges to spend more time polishing a game rather than rush it out for a preset release window; "It's best to spend a littel more time in developing and running a high-quality title that will perform well globally," Capcom said.
As part of its future strategy, Capcom has said it's also set to "increase the ratio of internally developed titles" and also look back into its extensive archive of games and properties.
"We also possess a vast library of content in which there »
Way back in 2012, The Avengers not only brought Marvel Phase One to a close, but the now-iconic post-credit scene introduced us to the villain pulling the strings all along, Thanos. It wasn't until 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy that we got our first full look at The Mad Titan, played by Josh Brolin, but there is still very little we know about the villain himself. While promoting Captain America: Civil War, screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely teased that fans will learn a lot more about Thanos early on in Avengers: Infinity War Part I, which they are also writing. Here's what Christopher Markus had to say, when it was mentioned that fans don't known a whole lot about Thanos up to this point.
"That's a good point. We don't get an element of surprise. Everyone knows he's coming, and yet he hasn't had terribly many scenes that have illuminated very much about him. »
Despite their unremarkable use so far as little more than cosmic MacGuffins, the Infinity Stones do play an integral role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They represent a connection between the disparate sides of the McU and promise to lead into two glorious team-up movies in Infinity War.
As such, their part in the next wave of Marvel movies is crucial, for without all of them, Thanos will be unable to assemble his all-powerful Infinity Gauntlet. Notably, of the six stones, two are still unaccounted for: we know of Mind Stone (Loki’s Sceptre), the Power Stone (the Orb), the Reality Stone (the Aether), and the Space Stone (the Tessearact), but have yet to encounter either the Soul Stone or the Time Stone.
With the power to manipulate souls and control time, respectively, these Stones are hot commodities and figure to feature prominently in whatever movie they do turn up in. »
- Connor Briggs-Morris
Director James Gunn swung open his ever-active Facebook feed to solicit fan questions about all things Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and though Gunn stopped short of commenting on rumors and speculation, the filmmaker did touch base on the presence – or lack thereof – of both Thanos and the Infinity Stones in the 2017 sequel.
Indeed, those who have kept pace with Guardians 2 will already know that the Mad Titan won’t feature in next year’s space-faring adventure, with Marvel creatives keeping Josh Brolin’s galactic menace on that floating throne just a little while longer in anticipation of Joe and Anthony Russo’s two-part Infinity War.
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On the one hand, the elusive Power Stone underpinned James Gunn’s 2014 original – now housed up safely in Nova Corps’ vaults – but it would appear that the director will branch off into a different storyline with the follow-up.
“Thanos will not appear in Vol. »
- Michael Briers
Ever since the Tesseract was introduced in Captain America: The First Avenger, the Infinity Stones have loomed over the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, though it wasn’t until Thor: The Dark World that they were actually identified as those objects of power. Four Stones have been seen so far, leaving two to be introduced sometime before Avengers: Infinity War. Fans are speculating where in Phase Three the Time and Soul Stones will pop up, but at least we can take out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as a potential candidate. Despite Guardians of the Galaxy revealing the purple Power Stone, a.k.a. the Orb, to audiences in 2014, director James Gunn let fans know during a Facebook video Q&A that none of the Infinity Stones will factor into the sequel’s plot. As he put it: We're not really so much about the »
Last night, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 director James Gunn held an impromptu Q&A session on his Facebook page, where he answered questions for nearly an hour through a live video feed. We know production will begin soon in Atlanta, with Marvel already setting a May 5, 2017 release date. There is very little we know about the story thus far, but one of the most interesting tidbits he shared is that there will be no Infinity Stones featured in the sequel.
"We're not really so much about the Infinity Stones in Guardians 2. Is that a spoiler? It's not really a thing."
As of now, four of the six Infinity Stones have been revealed, but it isn't known when the last two will come into play. The Space Stone was the Tesseract, which is currently housed in Asgard, with the Mind Stone currently serving as a power source for Vision. The »
Given there are still two Infinity Stones to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe before the two-part Avengers: Infinity War, next summer’s Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol 2 seemed to be the likely Phase 3 film where one of the gems would show up. Especially considering the first movie had established the Power Stone and its current whereabouts. However, writer/director James Gunn has dismissed that assumption during a Facebook Q&A, and also reiterated that a certain purple supervillain will not be in his Marvel sequel. “As I've said before, Thanos isn't in this movie,” said James Gunn of Josh Brolin’s mad titan who is expected to make a full-fledge return in Avengers: Infinity War – Part I and Part II. “I think he's gonna have a little bit to do and say when it comes to a certain wars and infinity. We've got other fish to fry »
This summer, Captain America: Civil War kicks off Marvel Phase Three, which culminates with the epic two-part adventure Avengers: Infinity War Part I and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, arriving in 2018 and 2019, respectively. One of the biggest pieces of the Marvel Phase Three puzzle is Thanos (Josh Brolin), although we don't know when we will actually get to see him next. While doing press for his new movie Hail, Caesar!, Josh Brolin teased that he's about to meet with Marvel's Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito and Avengers: Infinity War directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, where they will hash out Thanos' future in the McU.
"So Kevin [Feige], Louis D'Esposito - who I've known for a long time, since he was a First Ad that I worked with on Hollow Man with Paul Verhoeven - and then the brothers... the Russo brothers. I get together with them next week, maybe the week after, »
Luke Owen speculates on who might be in the cast of Avengers: Infinity War…
It was revealed yesterday that the cast of Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 was currently a wall with 67 character names on it. Sixty-seven. That’s a lot of characters. Suddenly that rumour of a $1 billion budget doesn’t seem too out of the realm of possibility.
But who will be in the film? I’ve gone back through the various Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to speculate on all 67 members of the cast, as well as make predictions on future films to fill out the numbers. This is not an exact science, as you can imagine.
Let’s start things off with what we can probably guess for certain – the cast of both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War (as there is a lot of cross-over). Presuming that no one in the main cast dies »
- Luke Owen
In just a few months, Marvel kicks off Phase Three with Captain America: Civil War, which features perhaps one of the biggest ensemble casts in the studio's history. All of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, old and new, will be back, except for Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), with new characters getting introduced like Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman). This movie will help set the stage for Avengers: Infinity War Part I in 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II in 2019, but it seems those two movies might have the biggest casts yet.
Directors Anthony Russo and Joe Russo will move directly from Captain America: Civil War to Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Avengers: Infinity War - Part II, which we reported will shoot back-to-back over a nine-month stretch, starting in late 2016. There is very little we know about the plot yet, but the directors both appeared »
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