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First Telltale Batman Video Game Details Revealed

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A few months ago saw it announced that TellTales Games is developing a new Batman video game, with an announcement trailer released (watch below).

Now new details about the Batman game have come to light from the recent SXSW (via IGN):

• The TellTale Games Batman game will take place in modern day Gotham.

• It will not be tied into any existing Batman adaptation in comics, films or games.

• The story will focus on both Bruce Wayne and Batman.

• Player decisions will shape the city Bruce encounters in daylight, and the criminals Batman encounters at night.

• Don’t expect to see Robin or Nightwing.

• Key secondary characters will be featured such as Alfred, James Gordon and Vicky Vale.

• Specific villains are presently unknown.

• The series will feature a non-photorealistic interpretation of the Batman universe to deliver a more seamless living comic book art direction.

• The game will be rated Mature.

• CEO of Telltale, Kevin Bruner, also previously offered up to Kotaku: “Our Batman series is looking fantastic. I think it might become one of the best things we’ve ever done. I can’t go into much detail, but the Batman team is amazing and they are really on top of it. It’s not like any other Batman game out there. This game really explores all aspects of Batman, not just the the “fighting in the suit” side of him. There’s a lot of subplots to explore and some really amazing choices that have a big impact on the story being told. I really think it might be the peak of the mountain for us so far.”

• The Batman game will debut this Summer.

The TellTale Games blog also offered similar details and released an image of the script:

Batman is the perfect character for the studio to explore in a Telltale series, giving the team the opportunity to dive deeper into the mind of the man behind the mask. Each night, Bruce Wayne chooses to change Gotham for the better. The team wants to explore what the consequences are of the player’s actions when decisions made as Bruce have a critical impact on his nightly crusade as Batman, and vice versa. Certain key situations will give the player the decision to approach a scene as Bruce or Batman, with consequences for both sides.

Fresh interpretation of the universe set in current times, not tied to any existing iteration of Batman in games, film, or comics. Story will focus on Bruce and Batman, not an examination of the extended ‘Bat-family,’ (Robin, Nightwing, etc.) Fans can expect certain series staples such as Alfred Pennyworth, Vicki Vale, James Gordon, and Renee Montoya. Telltale is looking to keep the villains more tightly under wraps until closer to the premiere.

Certain characters will have a deeply personal relationship with Bruce in his private life, and decisions made as Bruce or Batman will affect their paths towards corruption or redemption.

The player’s actions will help shape the Gotham that Bruce deals with during the day, as well as the criminals that Batman faces at night.

Team is committing to a non-photorealistic interpretation of the universe, enhancing engine and technology to deliver a more seamless living comic book art direction. Taking inspiration from the works of over 75 years of artists such as Jim Lee, Greg Capullo, and Neal Adams.

Like some other Telltale series, the game will be landing at M (Mature 17+) rating, and the cinematic approach will feel more akin to an R-rated film. 

TellTale Games Batman announce teaser:

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Watch: Preacher TV Series Featurette

AMC continues with Preacher promotions by releasing a new featurette featuring Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin.

Earlier also saw Preacher footage from the SXSW exhibit hit the net.

Preacher premiers on May 22nd AT 10:00 P.M starring Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.

Synopsis:

“Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

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Watch: AMC’s Preacher SXSW Trailer Leaks Online

AMC showed off a new promo for the Preacher TV series at the SXSW as part of an exhibit, and now footage has leaked online.

Check it out below.

Preacher premiers following the mid-season finale of Fear The Walking Dead on May 22nd AT 10:00 P.M and stars Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Joseph Gilgun as Cassidy, Ruth Negga as Tulip, Lucy Griffiths as Emily, W. Earl Brown as Sherriff Root, Anatol Yusef as DeBlanc, Tom Brooke as Fiore, Derek Wilson as Donnie Schenck and Ian Colletti as Eugene/Arseface.

Synopsis:

“Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.

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Watch: Star Wars: The Force Awakens Documentary Teaser

Today at the SXSW will see the debut of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray documentary.

Good Morning America released a preview, which can be viewed below. The documentary features an inside look at the making of this epic movie, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens goes on sale April 1st digitally followed by the April 5th Blu-Ray release (full details here).

The new documentary “Secrets of the Force Awakens” gives fans an inside look at the making of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Documentary Coming To SXSW


Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-Ray Trailer
 

The Star Wars: The Force Awakens documentary “Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey” will premiere this Monday at the SXSW, and then will be featured in the home video release. You can check out full details below. Disney also released two new behind-the-scenes high-res photos.

Update: Check out the First Order arriving at the SXSW in the video below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens goes on sale April 1st digitally followed by the April 5th Blu-Ray release (full details here).

 

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“SECRETS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS: A CINEMATIC JOURNEY” TO PREMIERE AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL 2016

Feature-length Documentary—an in-Depth Bonus Feature on the Upcoming Digital HD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack— Debuts at the Paramount Theatre March 14 in Austin, Texas

 

“Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey,” a feature-length documentary will have its world premiere during the South by Southwest Film Festival (SXSW®), being held in Austin, Texas, March 11-19, 2016. The documentary, a bonus feature on the upcoming Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo Pack release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is an inside look at the making of this epic movie, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers.

The documentary will be shown at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Austin on Monday, March 14, at 12:00 p.m. Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ BAFTA Award–winning and Academy Award®–nominated visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett, Academy Award®–nominated supervising sound editor Matthew Wood and co-producer Michelle Rejwan will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered box office records upon its debut to become the cinematic event of a generation with over $926 million domestic and $2 billion worldwide. The epic movie will be available to own early on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on April 1, and is available on iTunes and other digital providers for pre-order now. Fans can also explore all things Star Wars at iTunes.com/Starwars. It comes home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on April 5.

ABOUT STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as Star Wars returns with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Max Von Sydow. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. The screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan & J.J. Abrams and Michael Arndt.

ABOUT SXSW
Now in its 23rd year, SXSW Film brings together creatives of all stripes over nine days to experience a diverse film line up and access to more than 500 Conference sessions with visionaries from all corners of the entertainment and media industries. SXSW 2016 takes place March 11-20 in Austin, TX.

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals offer the unique industry convergence of music, film, and interactive technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery. The event is a launch pad for innovative content with new media presentations, music showcases and film screenings providing exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for attendees. For more information, please visit sxsw.com.

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Godzilla (2014) SXSW Mondo Movie Poster

With Gareth Edwards and Godzilla coming to the SXSW, the Austin-based art studio, Mondo, has commissioned a new Godzilla movie poster.

Edwards will be at the SXSW tomorrow at 9:30pm where attendees will receive the poster in addition to a viewing of the uncut 1954 original Godzilla film.

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“Godzilla” opens May 16, 2014 in 3D starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. The screenplay is by Max Borenstein and Dave Callaham.

Synopsis:

An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.

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All-New Marvel AR App Announced At SXSW (Video)

Marvel Comics’ popular AR App that makes the pages come to life on your various digital devices is getting an upgrade as announced at the SXSW.

Marvel revealed the following video showcasing the better functions of the APP and more.

The all-new Marvel AR App becomes available April 2014.

By opening the app and scanning select Marvel products featuring the Marvel AR logo, you’ll unlock exclusive content starring the world’s most popular super heroes– including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk and more! Go behind the scenes of your favorite comics, experience mind-blowing 3D action scenes, see new footage, get caught up on past events and more!

Just what can you discover with the Marvel AR app?
Key features on select comics; 
-3D shorts 
-Video Recaps 
-Character Bios 
-Exclusive commentaries 
-Exclusive Art 
-Script excerpts
Keep checking for new activities on select Marvel products throughout the world

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Guardians of the Galaxy Announced For Marvel Avengers Alliance (Trailer)

The Marvel Avengers Alliance Facebook video game heads into Season 2 with the Guardians of the Galaxy.

At the annual SXSW, a new trailer was revealed which includes the Guardians of the Galaxy as well as how the story continues.

Fans of the DnA 2008 comics should be happy as the art uses their costumes.

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Godzilla (2014) Comes To The SXSW With Gareth Edwards QnA & Original Movie Viewing

Godzilla is coming to the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) for a special viewing of the original movie followed by a QnA with director Gareth Edwards.

The SXSW takes place March 7-16th in Austin, Texas and features over 16,000 registrants focusing on music, film and interactive technologies.

The date for the Godzilla event is to be announced.

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GODZILLA: THE JAPANESE ORIGINAL (Japan)
Director: Ishiro Honda, Screenwriters: Takeo Murata, Ishiro Honda

The 1954 classic that inspired the modern monster movie (national re-release from Rialto Pictures in April). Q&A with Gareth Edwards, director of the summer 2014 film Godzilla, from Warner Bros Pictures and Legendary Pictures.
Cast: Takashi Shimura, Akira Takarada, Momoko Kochi

The 1954 classic Godzilla is one of the most influential monster films of all time. For its 60th anniversary in 2014, Rialto Pictures will re-release the restored Japanese original envisioned by writer/director Ishiro Honda & SFX legend Eiji Tsuburaya incl. 40 mins cut from the US release version. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or have yet to witness the original, uncut masterpiece, now is the perfect time to see how the epic saga began. After join a Q&A with Gareth Edwards (2010’s Monsters) director of the new Godzilla from Warner Bros & Legendary Pictures out May 16, 2014. Godzilla® Gojira and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. © 1954 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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SXSW 2012: Marvel Announces New Nova Digital Series By Mark Waid and Stuart Immonen

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:853:]]Marvel is currently at the big SXSW, the music, film and tech conference held in Austin, TX — with an expected big announcement coming.

Earlier they teased “Infinite Comics,” and now via Twitter we are receiving updates.

Marvel EIC Axel Alonso is there along with Head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, and Marvel SVP & GM, Marvel Digital Media, Peter Phillips.

It was just announced that Nova will debut in a new series — Digital only, created specifically for tablets, like the iPad. Also, it has been confirmed to be Sam Alexander, the Nova announced for Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man (See Update #3, below).

Update: It’s by Mark Waid and Stuart Immonen.

Update #2: CBR has an article up on the whole thing while the panel is going down.

Regarding Nova:

Alonso noted that the original stories created for Marvel Infinite Comics and on sale via the company’s comiXology-powered app will take advantage of the story possibilities inherent in tablet technology. “Infinite Comics utilize the tools of digital world while preserving all the features that make a comic book reading experience unique,” he said. “The tablet provides a new canvas for comic book storytelling. It provides new ways for us to tell stories, and for you to read them. This is comics storytelling like you’ve never seen before – not print comics, but also not animation. Familiar comic conventions – like word balloons, caption and panel borders – still exist, and the reader still controls the pacing of the reading experience, just like he would if he were turning a page. But this new canvas allows for a sense of motion not available to the printed page. ‘AvX’ will feature out first ‘Infinite Comics’ outing, a story by Mark Waid and Stuart Immonen that ties direcly into ‘AvX’ #1 and features Nova, and it is eye-popping, trust me. It will definitely enhance the reading experience of anyone who picks up ‘AVX.’ Expect more stories like this, and expect stories that will be best told using this new canvas.”

Nova Marvel Digital Comic

Update #3: CBR has an interview with Mark Waid

Noteworthy:

The first story stars new Nova Sam Alexander on his way towards “AvX” after his first appearance at the hands of creators Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness from Marvel’s “Point One” one-shot. “We started the digital process a little far along as far as ‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’ was concerned, and Joe had a pretty clear idea of where we could pick up,” Waid said. “This was Nova fleeing from space and spinning off of the ‘Point One’ stuff. He’s fleeing Phoenix and trying to warn the Avengers, and that folds into the start of ‘AvX’ #1 from Nova’s perspective. It was up to me and Stuart to use that premise not only to launch these amazing visuals of a kid flying through space but also to set up what’s going on in his head and explain some of the ‘Avengers Vs. X-Men’ back story for anyone not up on the print stuff and to create a conflict and resolution so it’s a story unto itself.

“I’ll be frank, this first round of Marvel Infinite Comics is as much about technique as it is about story. It’s as much to show off what we can do visually as it is about Nova because a lot of what we’re showing from his point of view is material that dovetails to ‘AvX.’ And also, Jeph Loeb has a very, very, very strong idea of who that character is. In a lot of ways, I was taking my cues from Jeph about the character.”

Updates forthcoming….

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