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The Head Hunter Review: Medieval Creature Feature is Low-Budget Fun

With films like ThanksKilling and the Critters: Bounty Hunter short under his belt, director Jordan Downey is firmly in his low-budget wheelhouse on The Head Hunter. A mashup of medieval fantasy and monster horror, Downey’s latest movie has screened at a handful of festivals ahead of its release, and even won some big prizes at Portugal’s Fantasporto 2019 in February. While he clearly had limited resources to draw from here, Downey is nevertheless able to deliver a mean and lean tale of revenge with a surprisingly rich sense of atmosphere. Armed with a pulpy spirit and plenty of monster gore to go around, The Head Hunter makes for enjoyably gnarly fantasy horror B-movie entertainment.

Christopher Rygh stars here as “Father”, a medieval monster hunter who sets out to slay the creature that murdered his daughter (Cora Kaufman) some years before. The film’s opening alone invites comparisons to something like The Revenant, with its beautifully desaturated visuals and chilling shots of seemingly endless frozen woodland. Downey and his cinematographer Kevin Stewart (who cowrote the script with Downey) make similarly heavy use of natural lighting and shadows throughout the movie to give it an unexpected amount of texture. The pair also made the smart decision to shoot The Head Hunter in comparatively remote locations in Portugal and Mammoth Lakes, California. These vast and unspoiled landscapes help to create the feeling that this story really is unfolding in an ancient setting where all manner of monsters roam the earth.

The first half of The Head Hunter is something of a mood piece that focuses on the grimly monotonous rituals of Father’s day to day life (hunting creatures for money, making fire, cooking a mysterious substance that heals his battle wounds). Rygh does a good job of carrying the film on his shoulders in these scenes, even with half a dozen to a dozen lines of dialogue (if that many) to flesh out the character and his motivation. In a way, this portion of the movie feels like a weird version of Never Cry Wolf, only with fantastical monsters running amok instead of Arctic fauna. The pacing never drags, however, and these moments do a nice job of establishing just how unforgivingly brutal and dangerous Father’s world truly is.

As the second half gets underway, The Head Hunter evolves into a monster horror-thriller more along the lines of Predator (where it’s not entirely clear who’s really the hunter and who’s the prey). While the movie offers little more than fleeting glimpses of Father’s opponent (aka. “The Head”), it’s for the best, given the character’s low-cost design. Downey smartly sets the action at night to better hide the limitations of the monster, which is brought to life as a blend of practical and digital effects. This further gives rise to some tense sequences where Father must struggle around the natural barriers of the movie’s setting, in his efforts to find and execute The Head. If anything, this segment of the film wraps up too quickly and feels like it could’ve benefitted from some additional breathing room.

All in all, The Head Hunter makes for a pretty creative exercise in minimalism and genre moviemaking. Of course, there are times when the film’s low budget shows, and those hoping for lots of monster brawls will disappointed to know that most of the fights take place off-screen (again, for cost-reducing reasons). The story is a real meat and potatoes narrative too, and is overall lacking when it comes to substance and emotional impact. Still, Rygh has the screen presence needed to pass for a convincingly Conan the Barbarian-like brutish warrior, and his adventure at large has an equally dark and rugged vibe. That goes double for the world he lives in, thanks to a combination of the scenery and the intricately detailed production design of Father’s cabin and weaponry.

While The Head Hunter doesn’t demand to be enjoyed on the largest screen available, its visuals are surprisingly rich for such a low-budget film, and would mostly benefit from being seen in a theater. Then again, it’s all the easier to be forgiving of the movie’s flaws and (very) short runtime when you’re watching it for a lower price at home, so On Demand might be the better option anyway. If anything, this is the sort of B-movie that leaves you wondering what its director and crew could do with a proper studio budget (even a mid-range one). Until that happens, here’s hoping Downey continues to make fun, pulpy genre fare along these lines in the future.

The Head Hunter is now playing in select theaters and available On Demand. It is 72 minutes long and is Not Rated.

Let us know what you thought of the film in the comments section!


2019-04-05 04:04:57

Sandy Schaefer

Will The Last Witch Hunter 2 Happen? Here’s What We Know

The original was a fun but forgettable fantasy adventure but will Vin Diesel return for more in The Last Witch Hunter 2? Given Vin Diesel’s current franchise dominance, it’s hard to imagine a time he was reluctant to make sequels. He passed on both 2 Fast 2 Furious and xXx 2 to work on other projects, but it was his return in 2009’s Fast & Furious that boosted his career to a new level.

He’s starred in every entry since and will return once more for Fast & Furious 9. He also came back for Riddick and 2017’s xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage. The Last Witch Hunter was intended to be another potential series for the action star, where he plays an immortal hunter tracking down witches in modern-day New York. Diesel’s Kaulder is actually based off of the actor’s own Dungeons & Dragons character. Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, and Michael Caine co-starred in the fantasy blockbuster.

Related: The Last Witch Hunter Review

The Last Witch Hunter attracted mixed reviews and lukewarm box-office upon release, putting a sequel in doubt. Vin Diesel has shown to be persistent about projects he loves, however, so could The Last Witch Hunter 2 still happen?

Vin Diesel Teased The Last Witch Hunter 2 In 2015

Prior to the release of the original, Vin Diesel informed fans the studio was so excited by the movie they wanted to start prepping The Last Witch Hunter 2 right away. The actor labeled the would-be series the Axe and Cross franchise and the studio wanted him to block out time in his schedule for a follow-up.

Talk of a franchise immediately went cold following The Last Witch Hunter’s release, with the movie grossing less than $150 million worldwide on a reported $90 million budget. Factoring in marketing costs, its unlikely the movie turned a profit during its theatrical run. The fantasy project did particularly poorly in the U.S. too, taking in less than $30 million.

Vin Diesel Has Resurrected Dead Franchises Before

The weak financial return of the movie would seem to rule out The Last Witch Hunter 2, but Diesel isn’t one to let go of a series he’s fond of. The character of Riddick in Pitch Black helped make him a star, but after the disappointing box-office of 2004’s The Chronicles Of Riddick that franchise appeared dead. He refused to give up on it and helped finance a lower-budget follow-up simply labeled Riddick, which proved to be a hit back in 2013.

He did the same thing with xXx: The Return Of Xander Cage, following the box-office flop of 2005’s xXx: State of The Union starring Ice Cube – xXx 4 and Riddick 4 are currently being planned. The Last Witch Hunter may not have set the box-office on fire, but Diesel could find a way to keep the Axe and Cross series going, be it a lower-budget sequel, video game or another medium. The Last Witch Hunter 2 doesn’t appear to be in the works but given Diesel’s track record, a follow-up isn’t necessarily out of the question either.

Next: Everything We Know About Fast & Furious 9


2019-04-04 08:04:32

Padraig Cotter

The Division 2: Hunter Boss Fight Guide & Hunter Mask Locations

The endgame in The Division 2 becomes accessible to players once they hit level 30, and that opens up hunter bosses and hunter masks for people to obtain. After you’ve read our handy endgame unlock guide and gotten yourself to that point, what’s there to do next? If you’re feeling particularly like taking on other agents in Conflict Mode, then that option is open to you. However, if you’re wanting to chew a little more on the excellent PvE experience that the game has to offer then it may be that taking out the elite AI Hunter enemies is more your speed.

The Hunters in The Division 2 are formidable enemies who are Level 35, which means that even players who have cracked The Division 2‘s endgame are going to struggle to take Hunters down in one way or another. They’re enemies designed to pose as much of a challenge as possible to Agents, which means that any Division 2 Hunter boss is going to be an ordeal and a half.

Related: Division 2 Exotic Weapons – Complete List and How to Unlock Them

Summoning a Hunter is half the battle sometimes. They’re not just wandering around waiting for you to stumble upon them. You often have to do certain actions in specific locations so actually summon a Division 2 hunter boss to fight it and to take its mask.

Whether it’s navigating certain portions of Washington D.C. or shooting at a lightbulb in a particular place, there’s a myriad of different ways to lure out the Hunter bosses so it’s important to make sure that you don’t only have the locations down. They appear to be very sensitive to disturbances in the area so we would recommend dispatching other adversaries before starting to keep an eye out for your chosen Hunter.

Ghost and Spectre masks

To find the Hunter carrying the Ghost and Spectre mask, you’re going to need access to the Washington Monument. You’ll have to explore the underground below the area to find a room with a screen that will mark three graves on your map.

Once you salute each grave site on your map (one in Control Point, one to the northeast of the Monument, and one in a field near the Monument). After you’ve paid your respects at every grave, you’ll be able to go back to the Monument and track west to find a Missing Persons sign that will illuminate a Hunter perched on a container next to it. To get the Ghost mask, you have to one-shot this Hunter. If you want to get the Spectre mask, you’ll have to comb the rooftops surrounding the northern area around the Monument and to snipe the Hunter that you find.

Midas and Revenant masks

In order to get the Midas and Revenant masks, you’ll have to head to Hampshire Avenue NW in the Western portion of the map to an area that has a swimming pool. If you span the Jumping Jack emote, then you’ll find that two hunters appear, and killing them both will get you the Midas and Revenant masks.

Wraith mask

If you want to get to Wraith mask, you need to head over to Capitol Hill. The landmark will have a memorial wall with a water feature, and you will have to make sure that you take a shot at the source of light that’s casting shadows against the wall. Once you’ve done that, you’ll have to stand behind the light being cast on the memorial and to salute it. Kill the Hunter that spawns for the Wraith mask.

Cross, Diamond, Death and Phantom masks

This quartet of masks represents the most complex ones to obtain. You’ll need to have access to the Federal Triangle, where you’ll then head to the park nearby the Control Point that has a Christmas tree in it. There’s an office nearby which will have a desk with an accompanying lever. Pull this lever and return outside to lap the Christmas tree until smoke appears, signaling the arrival of three Hunters. Killing them will get you the Cross, Diamond and Death Hunter masks. After you’ve dispatched your foes, head cross the street outside the park to find a Hunter lying in wait and you’ll be able to pry the Phantom mask from his cold, dead face.

Ghost mask

You’ll need access to the Lincoln Memorial in order to pick up this mask. There’s an SHD cache which will have an entrance to a sewer nearby. Follow the path until you find a room that has a laptop in it; once you’ve inspected the laptop, the game will shine a light on a map at the wall. Return back outside and try to find a piece of constructed terrain at the Memorial which has a light stuck to it. Shooting said light will make sure that a Hunter is spawned, and defeating him will pick up the Ghost mask.

Demon mask

The Demon mask can be found pretty close to The Division 2‘s first major landmark: the White House. You will have to go to the shopping mall in that part of the map and head down into the mall until you encounter a particularly placed platform with some windows across the way from it, each one framing a target. Take out the targets starting from the highest window to the lowest, and a Hunter will appear. Once you kill him, you’ll be able to loot the Demon mask.

Crimson mask

To get this mask, you’ll need to have access to Judiciary Square. There’s an empty courtyard nearby which will be flanked by two walls, one containing a room with one door and another a room with two doors. You’ll want to head for the room with two doors first and take a peek at the computer on the desk. Once you’ve done that, head to the other room and interact with the phone. Smoke will start pouring into the courtyard, and the Hunter carrying the Crimson mask will spawn.

Now that you’ve got a rundown of all the different Hunters that you can encounter in the endgame and what you need to do to summon them thanks to our Division 2 hunter boss guide, get out there and get those masks!

More: The Division 2 Guide: Best Perks To Unlock First


2019-03-24 07:03:32

Ginny Woo

The Flash Confirms [SPOILER] Still Happens In Barry’s Future

Warning! SPOILERS for The Flash season 5 premiere ahead!

The Flash season 5 premiere just revealed the full impact of the Crisis of 2024 – the future event from which comes the newspaper headline, “Flash Missing, Vanishes in Crisis” – and it’s not good.

As far back as season 1, we’ve known thanks to the future edition of The Central City Citizen stored in Gideon’s archive that come April 25th, 2024, The Flash would disappear. Some details have changed with the various timeline shake-ups, but that fact remains the same – during a battle with the Reverse-Flash, Barry disappears. We also know that when they disappear they actually travel back to March 18th, 2000, where the Reverse-Flash attempts to kill a young Barry but instead kills his mother. The Reverse-Flash then tries returning to his own time but can’t because he’s been disconnected from the Speed Force, and what follows leads to season 1 of the show.

Related: The Flash Fixes Plot Hole By Secretly Changing Arrowverse History

As for The Flash, it’s been assumed that after saving his past self, but not his mother, Barry returns to 2024 to face whatever new timeline awaits him. But as we learn in tonight’s season 5 premiere, that isn’t at all what happens. Nora, Barry’s daughter from the future, shares with 2018’s Barry a newspaper headline dated April 25th, 2049 which reads: “25 Years Later – Flash Still Missing.” So The Flash did not return home after chasing the Reverse-Flash to 2000, and by the time Nora travels to the past to spy on her parents, he has yet to return.

Nora’s behavior makes a lot of sense now that we know her father has been missing since she was a toddler. All throughout the premiere, she’s spouting off factoids she learned by studying every single one of his adventures, and when it comes time for their first attempt at sending her back to the future, she hugs Barry like she’s never going to see him again. Nora has clearly grown up not knowing her father so she’s spent a lot of time trying to learn everything she can about him. It’s why she travels back in time – to see her dad in action as The Flash. Of course, with traveling back in time comes the risk of changing the future – something Nora may have already done.

But the more distressing news is what happens to The Flash of the future? Why after following the Reverse-Flash to the year 2000 did he not return for at least another 25 years? The Flash season 5 is absolutely going to explore this, possibly even flashing-forward to that future date and showing what really went on – which, according to Iris’ original article, should see The Flash teaming up with Green Arrow, The Atom, and Hawkgirl to fight the Reverse-Flash as well as the ominous red skies and the immense destruction of Central City.

What The Flash season 5 may also do is explore how it is the future Flash comes back. We know that he must return because in 2056, a future Barry sends a message to Rip Hunter in 2016 warning him of Savitar. So he isn’t gone forever, just a lot longer than we initially thought. Nora’s newspaper has Barry gone for 25 years, and that isn’t exact but it’s very close to how long Barry is gone in the comics after Crisis on Infinite Earths – possibly DC Comics’ most famous storyline and in where The Flash sacrifices himself to save the world. He returns 23 years later in Final Crisis, revealing he had been stuck in the Speed Force. The CW’s The Flash has already done the whole ‘stuck in the Speed Force’ thing, so hopefully it won’t repeat itself, but it does appear as if they are preparing for The Flash of the future to finally make his return after being gone for a quarter-century.

Next: The Flash Season 5: New Cast & Character Guide

The Flash season 5 continues next Tuesday with ‘Blocked’ at 8pm/7c on The CW.



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2018-10-09 07:10:13 – Sarah Moran

Sony’s Kraven Movie May Include Spider-Man, Will Adapt Last Hunt Story

Richard Wenk, writer of Sony’s Kraven the Hunter movie, has revealed he’s currently working on the script – and that the film could even feature Spider-Man. It seems Sony intends to draw upon the famous Kraven’s Last Hunt comic book arc.

Venom was something of a gamble for Sony Pictures; could their Spider-Man spinoffs possibly work? Although the critics haven’t been kind, the film’s box office performance has been even better than anticipated. It shattered October’s box office record, grossing $80 million domestically and a staggering $205 million worldwide in its opening weekend. So it’s hardly a surprise that Sony is now pushing full steam ahead with further spinoffs.

Related: All The Spider-Villain Movies Coming After Venom

The Discussing Film podcast posted an interview with Wenk, who’s dropped what may well be something of a bombshell for Marvel fans. Wenk has revealed that he’s playing around with the concept of Kraven’s Last Hunt – and that he’s currently envisioning a story in which Kraven “comes face-to-face with Spider-Man.

It’s an interesting world, a great character… it’s in the Spider-Man universe. I’m going to adhere very closely to the lore of Kraven the Hunter, and he’s going to come face-to-face with Spider-Man. I think that where we’re all circling is that this is Kraven’s Last Hunt, and whether this is the precursor to that movie, whether it will include it, we’re talking about those things. And even the idea that maybe Kraven could be like Kill Bill, basically a two-part movie. It’s all in the mix.

This is a pretty remarkable statement, as it suggests Spider-Man could yet be considered part of Sony’s Spider-villains universe. It’s important to stress that Wenk is pretty early on in the writing process; he’s at the stage where, as he puts it, “you just kind of throw everything at the wall” to see what sticks. And yet, not only does Wenk explain that he’s been enjoying a collaborative relationship with other Sony (and Marvel?) figures, but he also sounds very confident indeed when describing the plan to have Kraven face off against Spider-Man. Even his references to Kraven’s Last Hunt should be seen in that light; that arc focused on the relationship between Kraven and Spider-Man, and on Kraven’s desperate desire to prove himself the wall-crawler’s equal before he passed away. It’s very hard indeed to imagine a version of Kraven’s Last Hunt without Spider-Man in it.

Assuming Wenk is right, there are two possible ways this could play out. Venom was deliberately designed to be easily retconned into the MCU, and its director Ruben Fleischer has openly said he believes a crossover between Hardy’s Venom and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man is “inevitable.” Given that’s the case, Marvel and Sony could have agreed to incorporate the Sony films into the wider MCU, with Tom Holland serving as a bridge between the franchises. The other possibility is that Sony is looking to cast their own version of Spider-Man, so viewers would get two distinctive big screen Spider-Mans at the same time. That approach would surely cause some problems between Marvel and Sony, though. Only one thing is certain; right now, the writer of Kraven the Hunter believes that his film will feature Spider-Man. It’ll be fascinating to see if he’s right.

More: Venom Ignoring Spider-Man is MORE Faithful To Comics

Source: Discussing Film



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2018-10-09 04:10:30 – Thomas Bacon

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Legendary Armor Locations Guide

In Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, there are legendary armor sets that players can obtain by completing missions, defeating specific bosses, or simply opening the right chests in the right areas. Obtaining and equipping a full set of legendary armor will grant players bonuses, some of which may change the entire course of their journey (including how they approach Odyssey‘s abilities).

While some legendary armor pieces may be acquired early on in the game, it’s best to wait until at least halfway through the story until players start to really try to obtain full sets. After all, most of them require defeating members of the Cult of Kosmos – and that can be harrowing in and of itself. Plus, the Cultists aren’t even introduced until quite a bit into the story.

Related: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: How To Get The Best Ending

Furthermore, equipping just one piece of legendary armor will grant players a bonus, but equipping all five pieces of equipment can either increase damage for all weapons and abilities, increase armor resistance, and perhaps even make players immortal in the grand scheme of things. Here’s a full guide on the all the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey legendary armor sets (images via PS4Trophies):

Pilgrim’s Legendary Armor Set

Players have to scour the Greek world looking for specific chests on specific islands. And acquiring each Pilgrim armor piece allows players to spend 40% less adrenaline when using the Shadow of Nyx ability.

  • Pilgrim’s Hood – Inside a chest in the Eleusis Telesterion in Attika.
  • Pilgrim’s Gloves – Inside a chest in the Akropolis of Argos.
  • Pilgrim’s Garment – Inside a chest in the Temple of Athena in Sparta.
  • Pilgrim’s Belt – Inside a chest in the Temple of Artemis in Lakonia.
  • Pilgrim’s Boots – Inside a chest in the Temple of Britomartis in Messara.

Amazon/Achilles Legendary Armor Set

Players who play as Kassandra will obtain the Amazon legendary armor set (something akin to Wonder Woman’s armor), whereas players who play as Alexios will get the Achilles armor upon defeating all the members of the Heroes of the Cult. Both armor sets provide players will a full set bonus of +2% damage dealt restored as health.

  • Helm of Achilles – Defeat Pallas the Silencer.
  • Bracers of Achilles – Defeat Swordfish.
  • Armor of Achilles – Defeat Belos, The Beast Of Sparta, in the Arena.
  • Waistband of Achilles – Defeat Okytos the Great.
  • Sandals of Achilles – Defeat Deianeira.

Agamemnon Legendary Armor Set

Agamemnon’s legendary armor set provides players with a full set bonus of +50% burning rate. But first, players have to defeat all the members of the Silver Vein branch of the Cult of Kosmos.

  • Agamemnon’s Helmet – Defeat Machaon The Feared.
  • Agamemnon’s Gauntlets – Inside a chest at the Silver Mine in Athens.
  • Agamemnon’s Body Armor – Defeat The Silver Griffin.
  • Agamemnon’s Waistband – Defeat The Centaur Of Euboea.
  • Boots of Agamemnon – Defeat The Chimera.

Immortal Legendary Armor Set

Although players can’t become immortal while wearing the Immortal legendary armor set, they do get an additional 20% health restored to them upon respawning. However, they first need to defeat the entire Worshippers of the Bloodline branch of the Cult of Kosmos.

  • Helmet of the Immortal – Defeat Zoisme.
  • Gauntlets of the Immortal – Defeat Chrysis.
  • Armor of the Immortal – Defeat Diona.
  • Waistband of the Immortal – Defeat Melite.
  • Boots of the Immortal – Defeat Harpalos.

Greek Heroes Legendary Armor Set

Instead of taking down Cultists, for the Greek Heroes legendary armor set, players have to take on mercenaries, who will drop the Perseus Helmet, Jason’s Golden Fleece, Bracers of Theseus, Hippolyta’s Belt, and Atalanta’s Sandals. However, different mercenaries may drop different items for different players. The armor set provides a bonus of 20% to all resistances.

  • Defeat The Translucent
  • Defeat The Flash
  • Defeat The Lucky Drunk
  • Defeat The Frenzied
  • Defeat The Resplendent

Arena Fighter’s Legendary Armor Set

In order to obtain the Arena Fighter’s legendary armor set, players will have to complete the Arena – defeating every champion – for a second time at or near the max level. Wearing the full set provides players with a bonus of +10% health restored with overpower.

  • Arena Fighter’s Helmet
  • Arena Fighter’s Gauntlets
  • Arena Fighter’s Armor
  • Arena Fighter’s Waistband
  • Pit Fighter’s Boots

Artemis Legendary Armor Set

The Artemis legendary armor set is obtained by essentially completing the Daughters of Artemis quest. A full set gives players a bonus of +15% damage on all Hunter abilities.

  • Master’s Artemis Hood – Defeat the Krokottas Hyena and deliver the pelt to Daphnae.
  • Master’s Artemis Gloves – Defeat the Erymanthian Boar and deliver the pelt to Daphnae.
  • Master’s Artemis Outfit – Defeat the Krekatan Bull and deliver the pelt to Daphnae.
  • Master’s Artemis Belt – Defeat Kallisto the Bear and deliver the pelt to Daphnae.
  • Master’s Artemis Treads – Defeat the Lykaon Wolf and deliver the pelt to Daphnae.

Snake Legendary Armor Set

One of the more intriguing legendary armor sets in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the Snake set, which grants players a bonus of +10% intoxicated damage and weakening effect. The entire Eye of Kosmos branch of the Cult of Kosmos needs to be defeated in order to obtain the full set.

  • Viper’s Hood – Defeat The Master.
  • Venom Gloves – Defeat Hermippos.
  • Scaled Armor – Defeat The Snake.
  • Slithering Belt – Defeat Sotera.
  • Noxious Boots – Defeat Midus in Argolis.

Athenian War Hero Legendary Armor Set

Players have to defeat all the cultists part of the Delian League to obtain the Athenian War Hero legendary armor set. A full set grants a bonus allowing players to penetrate shields with arrows.

  • Athenian War Hero Helmet – Defeat Kodros the Bull.
  • Athenian War Hero Gauntlets – Defeat Brison.
  • Athenian War Hero Armor – Defeat Iobates the Stoic.
  • Athenian War Hero Belt – Defeat Rhexenor the Hand.
  • Athenian War Hero Boots – Defeat Podarkes the Cruel.

Spartan War Hero Legendary Armor Set

Considering that Sparta famously fought in the Peloponnesian War, it makes sense that players have to defeat the Peloponnesian League of the Cult of Kosmos to get the Spartan War Hero legendary armor set, which appropriately grants players +15% damage to all Warrior abilities.

  • Spartan War Hero Helmet – Defeat Monger in Korinthia.
  • Spartan War Hero Gauntlets – Defeat Silanos of Paros.
  • Spartan War Hero Armor – Defeat Skylax the Fair.
  • Spartan War Hero Belt – Defeat Lagos the Archon.
  • Spartan War Hero Boots – Defeat Kallias.

Pirate Legendary Armor Set

To get the Pirate legendary armor set, perhaps one of the coolest looking armor sets in the game, players have to take down the Gods of the Aegean Sea cultists. Then, the full armor set grants a +15% damage to all Assassin abilities.

  • Pirate Hood – Defeat Melanthos.
  • Pirate Gauntlets – Defeat Asterion.
  • Pirate Armor – Defeat The Octopus.
  • Pirate Waistband – Defeat Sokos.
  • Pirate Treads – Defeat The Mytilenian Shark.

Demigod Legendary Armor Set

Loot Deimos at the end of the main story to obtain four of the five pieces of armor needed to complete the Demigod legendary armor set. The four pieces of armor are: Demigod’s Chestplate, Demigod’s Bracers, Demigod’s Belt, and Demigod’s Boots. The final armor piece, Aspasia’s Circlet, is obtained by defeating the final Cult of Kosmos member, the Ghost of Kosmos.

In total, there are 12 legendary armor sets in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Some of them will be relatively easy to obtain, while others will require some skill and ingenuity. But Ubisoft’s latest installment is quite long and expansive, so there’s no rush. After all, one or two of them can only be acquired after completing the game itself.

More: Every Assassin’s Creed Game Ranked

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2018-10-08 07:10:42 – Mansoor Mithaiwala

All The Spider-Villain Movies Coming After Venom

Venom is the first Sony-Marvel film in a planned Spider-Man villain universe – and there’s a lot more on the way. If all goes well for Sony then Venom, in theaters this weekend, will set the ball rolling for a darker version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Once The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox is complete, the world of Peter Parker and friends will be the only major segment of the Marvel canon not exclusively under their control. And, although Spider-Man is already part of the MCU, Sony has high hopes for creating their own franchise that can both stand on its own two feet (albeit with the possibility of tying it into the MCU down the line). Spider-Man remains one of the most iconic characters in comic book lore, and his most infamous foes are equally as popular with audiences thanks to the cartoon series and Sam Raimi trilogy.

Related: Is Venom In The MCU? Marvel/Spider-Man Movie Rights & Shared Universes Explained

Their current plans, which are reportedly being referred to internally as Sony’s Universe of Marvel Characters, or SUMC for short, involve expanding the world of the Spidey villains into their own saga. Venom, the human-symbiote who has become one of the series’ most beloved anti-heroes, is only the starting point in these plans. Sony has a whole host of other Spider-villain movies planned. Here are the titles that are either in pre-production or are currently part of the studio’s Spider-verse strategy.

  • This Page: Sony’s Confirmed Spider-Man Villain Films
  • Page 2: Spider-Man Villain Films Sony Has In Early Development

Morbius, the Living Vampire Is The Next Spider-Man Villain Movie

In an unexpected step, Sony has confirmed that the first film to follow Venom would be one centered on Morbius, the Living Vampire, and that the lead role would be played by Jared Leto. The character was created in the 1970s when the Comics Code Authority, the industry’s censorship board, lifted its ban on depictions of vampires and the supernatural. His true identity is that of Michael Morbius, a biochemist whose experiment to cure his rare blood disorder goes awry and gifts him with vampiric abilities.

The Morbius film will be directed by Life‘s Daniel Espinosa, based on a script by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless (writers of Gods of Egypt). on screenwriting duties. Morbius is also one of the favorite comic book characters of Avi Arad, who told Screen Rant at a Venom press junket:

We are excited about Morbius. Morbius was always one of my favorite characters. I love the story about the healer that becomes a killer, and how do you deal with it.

Audiences may get Morbius sooner than expected; Sony was last said to be eyeing a November start to production, making a 2019 release possible.

Read More: Morbius the Living Vampire: Who Is He, and What Are His Powers?

Venom 2 Is Likely Going To Happen

WARNING: Spoilers for Venom in this entry.

While we still have to wait for news of Venom’s success before sequel talk begins at Sony for real, it’s clear from the film itself that the studio is eager to establish follow-up films. In one of the two end-credit scenes, Eddie goes to San Quentin prison to interview a prisoner and comes face to face with serial killer Cletus Kasady, a.k.a. Carnage. The part is played by Woody Harrelson, who had previously worked with director Ruben Fleischer on Zombieland.

Like Eddie and Venom, Kasady becomes a host for the Carnage symbiote and proves to be far more powerful and deadly than Venom; in the comics, Carnage leads to Venom teaming up with Spider-Man to take on his uncontrollable rage. Introducing Carnage to their Spider-Man universe would be a strong way for Sony to bring Peter Parker together with Eddie Brock, or otherwise make him more of a hero in his own right.

Silver Sable & Black Cat Are Getting Individual Movies

Originally, Sony had announced plans for a Silver Sable and Black Cat team-up movie, to be titled Silver and Black and released in February 2019. Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Love and Basketball as well as the pilot for Cloak and Dagger, was attached to helm the project. Now, the two characters will be given their own films and Prince-Bythewood is no longer directing, although she will still receive a producer credit.

Silver Sable (real name Silver Sablinova) is a mercenary and leader of the Wild Pack, a title she inherited from her father, who ran a Nazi-hunting team. Given the character’s roots as a Nazi hunter, it would be difficult for Sony to overlook this crucial part of her backstory. However, it could also open up many storytelling possibilities. Sony are hoping to bring on another female director for the project, but other than that, little else is known about production.

Felicia Hardy, the infamous cat burglar with the ability to produce bad luck in her enemies, is one of Spider-Man’s most popular adversaries as well as a collaborator and on-again, off-again romantic interest. Felicia was previously played by Felicity Jones in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, where she served as Harry Osborn’s assistant, but none of her extra-curricular activities fit into the stuffed movie. Black Cat will reportedly be a re-worked version of the Silver & Black script and Prince-Bythewood will remain a producer.

Page 2: Spider-Man Villain Films Sony Has In Early Development

Spike Lee Was Reportedly In Talks For Nightwatch

While no other films have gone as far in development, Sony has several other Spider-Man villain films in the works. Earlier this year, it was reported that Spike Lee had been in talks to direct a Nightwatch film, with a potential script from Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, although both Sony and Lee declined to comment.

Doctor Kevin Trench watched a costumed man die while battling terrorists armed with invisibility devices. When he unmasked the dead men, he was shocked to realize that it was an older version of himself. Afraid for what this meant for his future, he stole the costume and fled to a deserted island in the hopes that, if he just never wore the suit, he could avoid his own death. In more recent comics, including She-Hulk, Trench is portrayed as a wealthy philanthropist who secretly spent most of his career as a supervillain and retconned everyone’s memories of his nefarious past.

Kraven The Hunter Has A Script From The Equalizer’s Writer

One character who’s long been eyed for a solo movie is Kraven the Hunter. A Spider-Man villain who’s been rumored for inclusion in movies for years – including the MCU side – it now looks like he could be getting a solo movie at Sony. In August, it was reported that a Kraven script was being written by The Equalizer‘s Richard Wenk, although there’s been no talk of the project since then.

Kraven is one of Spider-Man’s well-known villains, remembered best for the Kraven’s Last Hunt arc which saw him travel to New York in a bid to hunt down and kill Spider-Man, then taking over as a more brutalized version. An involving story, it’s one that would definitely lend itself well to a big screen adaptation.

Read More: Who Kraven Can Hunt In His Movie Instead Of Spider-Man

Jackpot & Silk Have Movies In Development

A couple of other movies have been reported recently. First there’s Jackpot, a more recent addition to the Spider-verse, created by Dan Slott and Phil Jimenez, who only got her own mini-series in 2010. The character also has two aliases: Sara Ehret, a scientist who accidentally gives herself superhuman strength; and Alana Jacobson, who uses performance-enhancing drugs like Mutant Growth Hormone to mimic Jackpot’s powers. A Jackpot movie could open new ground for Sony and the superhero genre: Sara is a 40-something woman with a daughter while Alana is a lesbian, which could bring some much-needed diversity to the field.

There’s also Korean-American superhero Cindy Moon, a.k.a. Silk. Cindy first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 in April 2014. Her own powers, similar to Spider-Man’s, manifested when the same radioactive spider bit her after biting Peter Parker. Unlike Peter, Silk has the ability to create organic webbing, something she has trouble controlling. She is later approached by businessman Ezekiel Sims, who offers to guide her in her newfound abilities. Cindy briefly appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming as a classmate of Peters and is portrayed by Tiffany Espensen, although the in-development Silk movie is more likely to recast.

Next: Sony’s Marvel Universe May Already Have A Spider-Man Replacement



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2018-10-08 03:10:27 – Kayleigh Donaldson

Monster Hunter: Milla Jovovich Posts First Image From Movie Set

Milla Jovovich shares the first look at the Monster Hunter movie as production begins. Capcom launched the first installment of the Monster Hunter video game franchise in 2004, and it’s grown immensely ever since. Earlier this year, latest installment Monster Hunter World became the studio’s best-selling game ever. This excitement for the franchise in video game form comes at the perfect time, as a live-action movie adaptation is in the works.

Jovovich first broke out via 1997’s The Fifth Element, and just five years later would find herself leading an action franchise of her own. She’s no stranger to adapting video games to cinemas, after playing the lead role of Alice in six Resident Evil movies, with the franchise concluding in 2016. Now, she’s set to star in another video game adaptation with Monster Hunter, and she’s sharing her excitement as the project takes a major step forward.

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The Monster Hunter star posted on Instagram the first look at the movie, kind of. Jovovich shared an image of her in the makeup trailer on the set. She confirmed that production is now underway, and offered up the first tease of her character Artemis, reportedly the leader of a U.N. military team.

Fans of the video game series may have wished a first look image would possibly show off some of the monsters Jovovich and company will be hunting, but this tease of her character will have to do. She clearly hasn’t been taking it easy either. Based on the dirt and blood that covers most of Jovovich, her character may have recently been on the hunt for a monster or two. Of course, those monsters will surely be created through CGI, and since production is just now beginning, any such looks likely are not ready.

To bring Monster Hunter to the big screen, Jovovich is reuniting with her Resident Evil director (and husband) Paul W.S. Anderson. The quality of their collaborations can be debated, but they’ve at least shown the ability to make mid-tier action movies based on a video game property that can make a lot of money at the box office. Jovovich won’t be the only one hunting these monsters though, as Ron Perlman and T.I. Harris previously joined the cast. Other additions include Diego Boneta and Tony Jaa, with more casting announcements still possibly coming. After all, filming just began on Monster Hunter in Cape Town, South Africa, so more updates could be on the way, whether officially or through posts by its star.

MORE: Monster Hunter Generations Review – The Wrong Direction

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2018-10-07 06:10:28 – Cooper Hood

Best Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Abilities to Unlock First

Unlocking abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is paramount not only with regards to surviving in the open world game but also being able to complete it without having to resort to constantly retreating. Just like most action-adventure and role-playing games, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey gives players several tools to aid them in their journey, of which the abilities section is what elevates the playing experience above what franchise fans are perhaps used to.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey contains three sections of abilities – Hunter (ranged), Warrior (close-quarters combat), and Assassin (stealth) – and neither section should be ignored, for having a well-rounded skill tree provides for a more holistic experience. Every time players level up, they receive one new skill to redeem for any ability that’s currently available. And after progressing far enough into the story, they can even upgrade certain abilities, namely the ones that are assigned to their combat wheels.

Best Assassin Abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Starting out, it’s always best to begin filling out the Assassin category seeing as this game is, well… an Assassin’s Creed game, and stealth is just as prominent in this title as previous installments. For this section, unlocking Shadow Assassin is key to starting off, seeing as it allows players to assassinate stronger targets. Upgrade it along the way as well, whenever possible. Then, unlocking Venomous Attacks and then later Poison Mastery helps in injuring the enemy, even with ranged attacks; it’s especially useful when fighting captains and tougher enemies who have high endurance. Next is Hero Strike, which uses the full power of the Spear of Leonidas to deal a powerful strike. Along these lines, Critical Assassination is also enormously helpful in assassinating captains and various other mini-bosses who would otherwise require multiple strikes to defeat. Unlocking Shadow of Nyx is certainly useful, but it’s not something that players would use often unless they are in a hectic situation and have nowhere to go.

Best Warrior Abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

From the get-go, most players would want to start out with Sparta Kick, an ability which general gamers will recognize from the movie 300. Beyond being cool, it actually comes in handy when attempting to create some distance between yourself and the enemy. After that, acquiring the Bull Rush ability will help in clearing out a horde of enemies that have lined up. Even though those two aforementioned abilities will help clear out enemies, players will come face-to-face with some people with shields. To defeat them (or, at least disarm them while fighting), players should unlock the Shield Breaker ability. Then, in order to protect themselves and increase their damage, it’s best to acquire the Weapons Master and Gear Master abilities next – and upgrade them whenever the opportunity arises. Increasing damage and armor is vital to surviving harrowing fights later on.

Best Hunter Abilities in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Continuing off Assassin’s Creed Origins, archery in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is of utmost importance. Predator Shot should be selected first, seeing as it’s strong and allows players to guide the arrow themselves. It’s good at hitting hard to reach targets. Next up, Devastating Shot; a special ability that unleashes a powerful arrow, which can be even more powerful if fully charged up, to significantly damage stronger enemies. In fact, to completely master and utilize the hunter abilities to their fullest, it’s best to unlock the entire right column of that category: Archery Master (increases hunter damage), Overpower Bow Strike (a fully charged arrow that deals 1000% damage), and Ghost Arrows of Artemis (an arrow that be shot through shields, walls, etc.). The only other ability worth getting from the hunter category is Multi-Shot, which is useful in targeting four or more enemies at once. It helps with crowd control.

If players choose to follow this guide, they may unlock the aforementioned abilities at whatever point they feel like, but those are undoubtedly the best abilities that will aid players in their journey across Greece.



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2018-10-05 02:10:28 – Mansoor Mithaiwala

Solo Writer Reveals Bounty Hunter Bossk’s Original Role

Solo: A Star Wars Story co-writer Jonathan Kasdan reveals his original idea to incorporate the bounty hunter Bossk into the narrative. Though the spinoff continued the franchise tradition of introducing new characters to the canon, it of course featured plenty of familiar faces. Outside of the obvious, Solo also included a surprise cameo for the one and only Darth Maul and made some clear allusions to Jabba the Hutt via dialogue. Given the film’s criminal underworld setting, rumors persisted some bounty hunters would show up at some point, though the famous ones were never seen onscreen.

Still, there were references. Early on in Solo as Beckett organizes the Conveyex heist, Val questions why they’re bringing Han and Chewbacca along for the ride when they could call a proper mercenary like Bossk. That’s a nod to The Empire Strikes Back, where the Trandoshan was one of many bounty hunters Darth Vader hired to find the Millennium Falcon. Prior to Solo’s release, Kasdan said Bossk would be a must if Solo ever got a sequel, and he tried to get the character a role in Ron Howard’s film.

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On Twitter, Kasdan shared a long list of various behind-the-scenes trivia on Solo, and one of the items discussed the one-time plan for Bossk, who would have been a member of Enfys Nest’s Cloud-Riders.

“In many drafts of the script Enfys’ #2 was the mercenary Bossk who abandoned her at the end of the movie, as he is truly a soldier of the future. This was another thing I fought long and hard to keep but was ultimately overruled.”

It’s worth mentioning Bossk isn’t averse to aiding the Rebels. He once joined forces with Ezra Bridger to take down a corrupt Imperial officer. Still, this would have been a strange retcon considering the nature of the Cloud-Riders. At the end of the film, they’re revealed to be a proto-Rebellion cell, fighting hard to stop the spread of tyranny across the galaxy. Solo’s novelization even includes a scene where Enfys conducts business with Saw Gerrera and a young Jyn Erso, illustrating her commitment to the cause. Bossk was always one who liked to play both sides; despite his brief partnership with Ezra, Bossk would accept work from the Empire as well. As fun as it would have been to see Bossk onscreen, it’d have been odd if he was a freedom fighter years before being summoned by Vader. It’s true Kasdan had Bossk abandon Enfys, but that’d still be head-scratching.

That Kasdan was “overruled” is likely for the best. As it stands, the Bossk Easter egg is a cool bit for longtime fans, serving as a piece of universe building to let viewers know these bounty hunters are out there. Unless there’s a natural fit for a legacy character in one of the new films, there’s no need to force it simply because the creatives like someone. Some of the previous Disney era Star Wars films have been guilty of this kind of empty fan service (R2-D2 and C-3PO’s cameo in Rogue One, for instance), so it’s nice to see Lucasfilm nixed this. Maybe one day Bossk will return.

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2018-09-14 02:09:28 – Chris Agar