All month long, IGN First is spotlighting the Films to Watch in 2018. Today, we take a look at Sony's Venom, a much-anticipated upcoming film starring Tom Hardy as the lethal protector and directed by Zombieland's Ruben Fleischer.
With Sony's upcoming Venom, the studio is branching out from the Spider-Man universe with a darker take on the iconic Marvel anti-hero.
Details about the movie have been kept top secret, with a closed set and only a few behind-the-scenes images. That's why IGN is thrilled to offer this exclusive first official still from the movie, which shows Tom Hardy as main character Eddie Brock in the upcoming film. Check out the photo below, and click through to get a closer look at the full-sized image.
Full spoilers for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD's winter premiere, "Fun & Games," continue below.
Neither space nor time can keep the First Couple of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD from being together. The Season 5 winter premiere, "Fun & Games," not only finally reunited Fitz and Simmons after five episodes apart, but also saw the first engagement of the TV series.
It's a moment that the cast sees as a long time coming. IGN was on set for the big proposal scene (well, the second one, when Jemma could actually hear Fitz) and spoke to stars Iain de Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge about their reaction to this latest FitzSimmons plot twist.
With 2018 marking the 10 year anniversary of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it's fitting that the new year kicks off with one major Marvel milestone: Clark Gregg's first directorial effort in the MCU will air as this Friday's Marvel's Agents of SHIELD, four movies and five TV seasons after the actor first made his debut as SHIELD agent Phil Coulson in 2008's Iron Man.
It's an opportunity that's a long time coming for the actor, and it's fitting that the on-again, off-again on-screen Director of SHIELD would become a real-life director of SHIELD as well.
"It's a big episode with some big stuff, and they really went with my ideas," Gregg told IGN several days before the debut of his episode, titled "Fun and Games." "Coming from indie film, I've really done something that's at the farthest end of different and still is the same concept. It was like doing a mini-Marvel movie. It's that episode, as people will see, that's a little bit like our version of Downton Abbey-meets-a very bloody, sci-fi version of Gladiator."
The Walt Disney Company has set a deal to purchase 21st Century Fox for an all-stock transaction valued at $52.4 billion, Disney announced Thursday. This historic deal will include a number of Fox's assets including FX, National Geographic and Fox's stakes in Hulu.
As part of this announcement, Bob Iger has extended his contract with Disney as chairman and CEO through 2021. Certain Fox assets including Fox Broadcasting Co., Fox Sports and Fox Television Stations, as well as the 20th Century Fox lot in Los Angeles, will spin off into a new company.
"The acquisition of this stellar collection of businesses from 21st Century Fox reflects the increasing consumer demand for a rich diversity of entertainment experiences that are more compelling, accessible and convenient than ever before,” Iger said in a statement. “We’re honored and grateful that Rupert Murdoch has entrusted us with the future of businesses he spent a lifetime building, and we’re excited about this extraordinary opportunity to significantly increase our portfolio of well-loved franchises and branded content to greatly enhance our growing direct-to-consumer offerings. The deal will also substantially expand our international reach, allowing us to offer world-class storytelling and innovative distribution platforms to more consumers in key markets around the world."
Spoilers for Arrow's episode continue below! Make sure to read our reviews for the first two parts of the "Crisis on Earth-X" crossover for Supergirl's and Arrow's respective episodes.
After being unable to reprise his role for 2016's four-show Arrowverse crossover (which also doubled as Arrow's 100th episode), Colin Donnell reprised his role as Tommy Merlyn for the first time in years. In "Crisis on Earth-X, Part 2," Donnell played the Fatherland-following Earth-X Nazi doppelgänger of Tommy... and in doing so brought a popular fan theory to life.
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD ended Season 4 with one heck of a cliffhanger, and IGN's first look at Season 5 proves that the upcoming premiere will pick up right from where things left off.
Check out this exclusive clip from the Season 5 premiere, airing December 1st, which gives a hint at who exactly ended up in outer space with Coulson, and what they might be up against:
Season 4's cliffhanger ending hinted at a time jump that seems to be present here -- after all, everyone seems to be way too comfortable fighting aliens in space. For more of a hint at what's ahead in the two-hour Season 5 premiere, here's our breakdown of the episode's first scene, which was shown at New York Comic Con.
With Justice League only weeks away from hitting theaters, it was inevitable that there would be discussion about the transition of directing duties from Zack Snyder, who stepped away from the film due to personal tragedy, to Joss Whedon, who handled directing reshoots.
At a press conference at the film's London junket, star Ben Affleck and producer Deborah Snyder spoke out about the transition between the two directors, and why, in their minds, Justice League remains Snyder's movie.
"The movie is Zack's DNA," said Affleck, who reprises his role of Batman/Bruce Wayne from the Snyder-directed Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. "He cast the movie, he designed the movie. People, I think, don't understand who don't work on movies, which is how much work is done in prep. The casting, the sets get built, the story is written, the ship is in essence sailing.
For a score as iconic as The Walking Dead's, the series is only just now getting an official soundtrack, timed to the zombie drama's upcoming 100th episode.
Bear McCreary's genre-defying score will be released by Lakeshore Record and Sparks & Shadows digitally and on CD on October 20th and on LP October 27th, and IGN has a first-listen for one of its most important tracks, "The Governor."
"The sound of The Walking Dead has evolved many times over the course of the last 100 episodes, but never more radically at one moment than it did with the introduction of 'The Governor’s Theme,'" McCreary said in a statement to IGN.
"The low-end synths that had been a very subtle background texture before were suddenly pushed to the forefront, and the score would never be the same. From this track onwards, the score would become increasingly seared by electronic textures. Our characters were never the same after they encountered this terrifying man, so I think its fitting his music had a permanent effect on the music of the show."
It's not October with out New York Comic Con at NYC's Javits Center, and this year some big news broke out of the fall convention that has major repercussions for pop culture.
In case you missed some of the biggest headlines, we rounded up the 15 most important stories out of New York Comic Con to help you stay up-to-date with all the news that's fit to print. From the multiple Marvel controversies that made headlines to the Watchmen character back from the dead to a massive Walking Dead crossover in the works, here's what you might have missed from NYCC:
That's not all of IGN's New York Comic Con coverage. We got a first look at several notable new TV series, including a Marvel's Runaways pilot review and Future Man pilot review. We also reviewed the early premiere of Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 3, and offered our impressions of Black Mirror's Season 4 Christmas episode.
Marvel fans rejoice, because Hasbro has a lot of awesome Marvel products in the works for 2018. At New York Comic Con, IGN got a chance to preview the company's lineup of 2018 Marvel figures, as well as some other exciting initiatives they have in store.
Five new figures made their debut at NYCC, including Spider-Man's Prowler and Spider-Man Noir, X-Men characters Multiple Man and Gladiator, Avengers' Taskmaster.
Here's a look through all of Hasbro's Marvel figures, including lineups for Spider-Man, Deadpool, X-Men and Thor: Ragnarok.
The Spider-Man line will be available in spring 2018, with X-Men's lineup releasing in the second half of 2018. The Deadpool figures will also be available next year. Each figure will retail for $19.99.