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Official Skyrim Monopoly Set Coming Next Year

A new The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim–themed Monopoly board game will be released in March 2017, video game merchandiser Merchoid announced today. Pre-orders are available now on the Merchoid store.

Skyrim Monopoly will allow players to buy and sell property around the realms of Tamriel, from creating villages in Winterhold to breaking ground on massive castles in Windhelm. In Skyrim Monopoly, players won't have to worry about dragons biting their heads off. Instead, they'll have to worry about them "destroy

your hard earned investment."

All of the lore, characters, and locations will be straight from the video game. When released in March 2017, Skyrim Monopoly will cost $48. Curious about other video game Monopoly boards? Merchoid will release a Final Fantasy VII Monopoly set in April 2017.

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These Unreleased Street Fighter Statues Are Spot On

Pop Culture Shock Toys has a bunch of unreleased Street Fighter figures on display at New York Comic-Con 2016.

These figures of Ryu, Evil Ryu, and Yuri all look amazing, but are still pending approval.

Details are slim on when these figures could be headed to market. Pricing isn't available, either. Ryu is a 1/6 scale figure, which usually costs just over $300 on the Pop Culture Shock Toys website. Comparable figures to Evil Ryu and Yuri—which are both 1/4 scale statues—usually go anywhere from $300 to $700.

Stay tuned to IGN for more of the coolest toys being shown off at NYCC 2016. Want to see some of our favorites? Check out Kotobukiya's Clan of Clans statues and Mega Blok's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle toys.

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Suicide Squad Extended Cut Coming to Blu-ray

Suicide Squad's home entertainment plan has been revealed, including the theatrical version and an extended cut of the film. It will be available on Digital HD on November 15, while the physical Blu-ray and DVD versions will be released December 13.

The extended cut adds 13 more minutes of previously unseen footage to the film, and will also be available to own on Digital HD. An Ultra HD Blu-ray of Suicide Squad will cost $44.95, while the Blu-ray 3D combo pack will go for $44.95, the Blu-ray combo pack for $35.99, and the 2-disc DVD special edition for $28.98. Suicide Squad: Extended Cut will be available on the Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D combo pack, and Blu-ray combo pack. All Blu-ray editions come with a digital version of both the extended film and the theatrical version in Digital HD.

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Booster Gold Movie Not Connected to Other DC Films

Greg Berlanti's Booster Gold movie won't actually be part of the DC Extended Universe, according to DC's TV universe mastermind himself.

"As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds," Berlanti told Vulture. "It'd be a separate thing." The DC Extended Universe currently includes the likes of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad. Justice League and Wonder Woman will arrive in 2017, but it sounds like Booster Gold won't be a reprieve from the darker DC Extended Universe.

Booster Gold first appeared in 1986, and many saw the superhero as a potential bright spot in the DC Extended Universe. He gains his powers by stealing equipment from the future, and bringing it back to the present to market himself as an advanced superhero.

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Jona Xiao Joins Spider-Man Homecoming

Actress Jona Xiao will appear in Sony-Marvel's Spider-Man: Homecoming, alongside Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Marisa Tomei.

Details surrounding her character are still unknown, according to Variety. Directed by Jon Watts, with a script by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Spider-Man: Homecoming will also star Hannibal Buress, Michael Keaton, Donald Glover, and Logan Marshall-Green.

Jona Xia

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Supergirl: Season 2 Adds Miss Martian and Mon-El

Supergirl Season 2 will add two new characters to the DC television universe—Miss Martian and Mon-El. Hellcats' Sharon Leal will play Miss Martian, with Containment's Chris Wood (who was previously announced to be joining Supergirl in Season 2) as Mon-El.

Miss Martian is a relatively new character in the world of DC. She was first introduced in 2006's Teen Titans #37. Like Supergirl, she was sent to Earth at a young age (but from Mars, just like the Martian Manhunter), so it seems like her story might parallel Supergirl's a bit. Mon-El, for those unfamiliar, is a superhero with powers similar to Superman.

Sharon Leal in Hellcats

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Sword Art Online Is Getting a Live-Action TV Series

Skydance Media has acquired the global live-action rights to anime franchise Sword Art Online and will be producing a live-action television series based on the property.

Alita: Battle Angel and Shutter Island writer Laeta Kalogridis will write the pilot, and serve as executive producer with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross.

Sword Art Online's live action television series will follow a group of friends trapped in a next-generation virtual reality online role-playing game. Among that group is a "brilliant young beta tester," Kirito, who, along with his friends, are part of the 10,000 people stuck inside the game, which is billed as "a world unto itself" filled with "sword fighting, monsters, and mystery."

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Won’t Have Any Infinity Stones

There won't be any Infinity Stones in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, according to director James Gunn.

Infinity Gauntlets won't show up either; in a comment on Facebook, Gunn confirmed there will be "infinity nothing" in the film.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is intended to a be a story about the Guardians, and not a lead-up to anything else—including Avengers: Infinity War, despite some characters, like Thanos, playing a large part in the extended Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Lots of new information regarding Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was revealed during San Diego Comic-Con 2016, including Kurt Russell's costume for the film. During the event, Russell's character was also confirmed; Marvel also debuted the film's new logo, and announced that Elizabeth Debicki will be playing Ayesha.

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The Flash Movie: Kiersey Clemons Now Set to Play Iris West

Kiersey Clemons has reportedly signed on to star opposite Ezra Miller in Warner Bros.' The Flash, according to Variety.

Clemons was reportedly a favorite for director Rick Famuyiwa, who took over as director of The Flash in June. Clemons previously worked with Famuyiwa on 2015's Dope, where the actress starred as Diggy. Most recently, Clemons appeared in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising.

Kiersey Clemons in the CBS series Extant Kiersey Clemons in the CBS series Extant

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Current Black Panther Comics Inspiring Upcoming Film

Ta-Nehisi Coates' Black Panther comics have been an influence for Black Panther film director Ryan Coogler. Coates, MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner for Between the World and Me, began writing for Blank Panther this year, bringing a new — and more diverse — insight to the Marvel universe.

"What

is doing with Panther is just incredible," Coogler told Vulture. "You can really see his background as a poet in some of the dialogue. And what Brian Stelfreeze is doing with the visuals in that book." It's an absolute inspiration for Coogler and co-screenwriter Joe Robert Cole, the director added.

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