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Octopath Traveler PC Port Leaked By Square Enix

Octopath Traveler looks like it is heading to PC. The Square Enix game is currently only available as an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch, but has been wanted on other platforms for some time. A quickly-deleted post from Square Enix suggests that the RPG is on its way to PC very soon.

When Octopath Traveler was released last year, it was met with near-universal acclaim. The title was seen as a fantastic return to the JRPG gameplay of old, with a well-told story and a cast of enjoyable characters. As a matter of fact, Square Enix struggled to keep up with demand for the game, selling out in both Japan and the US and prompting an apology from the developer.

Related: Octopath Traveler Review: A Modern Classic JRPG

Such issues won’t be a problem with this upcoming PC release for Steam, though. As spotted by Gematsu, a blog post by Square Enix UK announced an upcoming version of the game that will be available through the digital distribution platform. The post itself suggested that Steam users would be able to add it to their Wishlists immediately, and since this is still not available it suggests this particular announcement jumped the gun.

PC gamers who were interested in playing Octopath Traveler but didn’t want to take the plunge into buying a Switch will see this as something of a win. After all, the game uses JRPG mechanics in a triumphant fashion, calling back to the heyday of the genre in stylish 2.5D. At the very least, it’s been a smash hit on Nintendo’s hybrid console.

This upcoming PC release is not the only way in which Octopath Traveler is breaking out from the confines of Nintendo’s console, either. Square Enix revealed last month that the RPG is getting a prequel called Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, which will be releasing exclusively for mobile devices. Described as a single-player RPG for mobile, Square Enix will be hoping to scratch that same itch as The Elder Scrolls: Blades, although no doubt the company will be hoping to avoid some of the backlash that the early access version of Bethesda’s mobile game is getting.

Given the different platforms that Octopath Traveler is coming to, whether as a re-release or as the aforementioned prequel, it certainly looks as though Square Enix sees the potential in this new franchise. Given the sheer amount of success it’s seen so far, and the possibility for further devices to come, fans will be wondering how long it is before a fully-fledged sequel is officially confirmed.

More: 25 Greatest Final Fantasy Games Of All Time, Officially Ranked

Source: Gematsu


2019-04-13 06:04:50

Rob Gordon

What Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s Leaked Poster Says About The Game

Amazon appears to have spilled the beans on one of the biggest pieces of gaming news to come from Star Wars Celebration, leaking a never-before-seen poster for Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Found on a t-shirt of all things, this single poster says a lot about the highly anticipated title, and it also just looks really, really cool.

Announced at E3 2018 during exclusive Star Wars license holder EA’s conference, it’s been known for a while now that Jedi: Fallen Order will see players take the reins of a surviving Padawan following the calamitous events of Revenge of the Sith. A single-player action-adventure game, this title will only mark EA’s third Star Wars release on consoles in nearly six years since it scored its priceless ten-year deal with franchise owner Disney. Accordingly, there’s a lot riding on this game’s critical and commercial success, but if any studio is capable of saving EA’s oafish keister from the Sarlacc pit, it’s Apex Legends developer Respawn.

Related: Sadly, Mark Hamill Will NOT Be At Star Wars Celebration Chicago

Interestingly, the leaked poster below was spotted on a graphic t-shirt by Twitter user Wario64, a reliable source with a reputably keen eye for leaks. The poster most notably features a young wielder of a blue lightsaber – presumably Jedi: Fallen Order‘s Padawan protagonist – on a rocky coast of an unknown planet with an adorably small droid at their side and a hulking crashed Republic ship in the background. A reminder of the Padawan’s status as a fugitive after Darth Sidious’ infamous Order 66, a swarm of foreboding TIE figthers appear to be scanning the scene from above. “Printed” on a black t-shirt, the page of the product originally bearing the beautiful poster has since been removed.

Looking more closely, some likelihoods about Jedi: Fallen Order can be gleaned, and they’re pretty compelling if true. First and foremost, the word “Jedi” in the title isn’t just for show; the Padawan’s possession of a functional lightsaber all but confirms reasonable prior assumptions that lightsaber combat will be at the heart of the game’s mechanics. Nevertheless, there’s nothing concrete here to confirm that the Padawan reached a point in their training to hold any mastery over the Force before Order 66, and it’s not likely that they dragged that ship to its grave a la Starkiller from the retconned The Force Unleashed. Still, it’s likely that the protagonist’s status as a Padawan serves as a smart way for Respawn to incorporate progression elements like an RPG-like skill tree, simulating the self-taught path the Padawan must take to master their combat abilities. Finally, the crashed ship appears to be either one of the Republic’s Acclamator-class assault ships or a Venator-class Star Destroyer. Considering it’s relatively fresh-looking wreckage, this strongly hints that the fight for galactic control between the dying Republic and budding Empire is still being fought in full-force despite the absence of the Jedi, which would place Jedi: Fallen Order much closer to the end of Episode III than previously speculated.

At this point, it’s relatively harmless to get excited and speculative, but it is worth mentioning that this poster resembles concept art, which often doesn’t accurately reflect a game in its finished state. Fans of the prequels, with all its many unexplored elements, will likely be holding be left holding their collective breath until further details are released at this week’s Star Wars Celebration. As always, make sure to follow Screen Rant’s coverage of the event to learn more as the facts surface.

More: Star Wars Just Made TARKIN More Badass Than Darth Vader

Sources: Wario64/Twitter, Amazon



2019-04-11 06:04:43

Phillip Tinner

Apex Legends’ L-Star Gun Leaked In Loot Packs

Latest in the series of leaks about the hottest new Battle Royale, Apex Legends, is yet another that seems likely to be true: it’s possible that one of Titanfall‘s iconic guns is going to make it into the game sometime soon. An Apex Legends L-Star gun leak has been doing the rounds on Twitter, alleging that players have been receiving skins for this weapon up until the last update that the title received.

Almost all of Apex Legends’ upcoming secrets for its season have been leaked online in some way, shape or form, and almost all of them have been accurate to date whether they were to do with weapons or characters. While there’s still some mystery surrounding upcoming changes to the season that’s just kicked off, the most recent Apex Legends L-Star gun leak looks like it’s a rumor that’s distinctly Titanfall flavored.

Related: Apex Legends Season 1: Content Rumor Breakdown

The Apex Legends L-Star gun leak appears to show that players in the game were receiving weapon skins for the currently unreleased gun from Respawn’s Titanfall. These photographs aren’t screenshots from the game itself: they appear to have been taken off-screen and show off legendary weapon skins that are distinctly labeled within the in-game UI as being for the L-Star gun. The L-Star was infamous in Titanfall for having a bottomless magazine based on timing when the weapon would cool down and heat up. More weapon variety in a Battle Royale game is never a bad thing, and if this leak is correct, then it looks like Apex Legends is looking to switch things up in their debut season on top of the work that’s already been done on introducing new characters.

The leaked tweet appears to suggest that the reason why the servers went down wasn’t actually a reported progression issue with Apex Legends, but that these L-Star gun skins were sent out erroneously and that the game was trying to roll them back. There’s been no confirmation at this stage from EA or from Respawn about the veracity of these leaks or about whether we’ll be seeing the L-Star gun in the game in this upcoming season, but they were pretty silent on previous leaks that also ended up panning out so that doesn’t mean anything in itself. Considering that Respawn has previously noted that datamined leaks aren’t reliable, it’s anyone’s guess about this latest bit of information.

There’s no actual word about when the Apex Legends L-Star gun leak is going to be verified or confirmation about when the actual gun will be released into the game if it ends up being an accurate rumor. That being said, we wouldn’t be surprised if there was more Titanfall content to come on account of Respawn’s involvement with both titles, so it’s not the hardest thing to believe!

More: Apex Legends Players Really Want Ankle Biting Mechanic

Source: Apex Legends – News & Leaks/Twitter



2019-04-05 10:04:25

Ginny Woo

Next Assassin’s Creed Game Leaked In Division 2, Set In Viking Era

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has always delved deep into the weird and wonderful parts of the world’s history when it comes to picking compelling locations for its flagship games. N0w, it looks like a leak in Ubisoft’s The Division 2 is hinting at the next big direction for the franchise being Assassin’s Creed vikings.

There were rumors after Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and its reception that the title was actually going to be part of a larger trilogy that would focus on Ancient Greco-Roman settings and characters going forward. Now, all that could be thrown into disarray if this latest Easter Egg in a Ubisoft game proves that Assassin’s Creed vikings are going to be making a presence instead of gladiators.

Related: Assassin’s Creed 2 Movie Updates: Will It Happen?

The Easter Egg was actually spotted by a YouTuber, JoRaptor, who’s famous for his Assassin’s Creed videos. JoRaptor pointed out in his video that The Division 2 has a specific location in-game, the Potomac Event Center, that is home to a bunch of posters featuring what looks like a figure that’s holding a Piece of Edenthe Apple. This poster also prominently features the text “Valhalla,” a reference to the Nordic hall of legend ruled over by Odin in the afterlife. This seems to suggest more than a passing connection to the fact that the next title is going to involve Assassin’s Creed vikings instead of taking the series back to Rome.

Whether or not we’re actually going to see Assassin’s Creed vikings become a reality has not been confirmed or disproved by Ubisoft at this stage. While there have been reports from places like Kotaku which hint at the Scandinavian origins of the next title being confirmed by unnamed independent sources, the lack of rebuttal or agreement from the horse’s mouth means that it’s likely all speculation at this stage.

That being said, the armor of the mysterious figure with the apple hints at a period ripe with conflict, which is a pretty good summary of the way things ended up with the vikings and their invasion of Britannia. On top of that, it wouldn’t be the first time that a Ubisoft Easter Egg in a game has actually eventuated in something in a later game; the teasers for the upcoming Watch Dogs 3‘s location contained in Watch Dogs 2 are a prime example of this.

Until there’s been a statement from Ubisoft about whether or not Assassin’s Creed vikings are real or just a figment of the imagination of fans who want more ship-based combat, there’s no real way to know how it’s going to shake out. The original rumors about the next Assassin’s Creed going the way of Rome would make sense as the series has been trying to explore the roots of the Assassin-Templar conflict which predominantly occur in the Ancient Hellenic period, but only time will tell.

More: Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered Is Getting A LOT Of Gameplay Improvements

Source: JoRaptor/YouTube


2019-04-05 02:04:49

Ginny Woo

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered Leaked Online

A remastered version of 2009’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sans multiplayer could be on the way if a recent ratings listing is to be believed. The news lines up with a March 2018 rumor that such a game was in the works. It certainly wouldn’t be the first time something like this has occurred. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare received a similar facelift in 2016 (albeit with its multiplayer intact) when Activision included it with special editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Modern Warfare 2 serves as the follow-up to the now-iconic Call of Duty 4. The campaign continues the previous game’s story of Roach and Task Force 141, who must combat a Russian invasion. It received widespread acclaim for its story and multiplayer, and is generally considered among the best shooters of the era. The game also garnered a fair amount of controversy for its infamous “No Russian” mission. In it, the player, in the role of a CIA spy infiltrating the enemy force, must engage in an airport shooting massacring dozens of unarmed civilians.  

Related: Every Call Of Duty Game, Ranked

Evidence of the remaster comes from a PEGI 18 board rating for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. Destructoid, who first reported the news, snagged a screencap of said listing. Don’t bother searching for the alleged game on the site now as doing so yields no results. That means someone somewhere had the listing taken down. If the game exists, it makes for an intriguing shift from the multiplayer-only Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (now with loot boxes) to a campaign-only entry, remaster or not.

Now, 2019’s Call of Duty title is slated to come from Infinity Ward. Whatever it is, it’s been rumored to be quite an ambitious project. It seems very plausible that Activision would repeat the same tactic it employed with Infinite Warfare three years ago. Hopefully players won’t have to wait months to purchase Modern Warfare 2 standalone. Regardless, losing out on improved versions of the game’s famed Spec Ops mode and the rest of its multiplayer could be a deal-breaker for some fans.

The only question bigger than the game’s potential lack of multiplayer is whether or not the remaster will still feature No Russian in its original state. The infamous segment was highly questionable a decade ago. Resurrecting it today, when shootings have, unfortunately, occurred far more frequently, could open a can of worms even messier than back then. With E3 just three months away, it shouldn’t be long before we get confirmation on this title one way or the other.

More: Unconfirmed 2019 Games We’re Excited To See

Source: Destructoid



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2019-03-01 01:03:43

Leaked Resident Evil 2 Remake Screenshots: Ada Wong & New Monsters

Update: Watch 45 minutes of Resident Evil 2 remake gameplay!

Capcom’s upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 is only two short months away, and hype is already at a fever pitch. The prospect of reliving the timeless horror adventure of Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy’s desperate escape from the zombie outbreak of Raccoon City has nearly arrived, but new information about the highly-anticipated release continues to trickle out – whether Capcom wants it to or not.

A whole bunch of images from have leaked, courtesy of All Games Delta. These screens show off some of what has already been shown in previous trailers for the game, but also feature some brand new characters and scenarios which Capcom’s marketing campaign have kept tightly under wraps.

Related: Resident Evil 2 Hands-On Preview

Even though the game is due out in January, there’s little doubt Resident Evil 2 is on its way towards being one of the biggest games of 2019, and these screens only serve to build hype for this blockbuster horror juggernaut. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard brought the series back to its roots with an increased focus on straightforward horror and resource management over the bombastic theatricality of titles like Resident Evil 6, and RE2 looks to continue that trend, broadening the scope and shifting to a third-person perspective, but still honing in on the survival horror essence which made the franchise so revered in the first place.

Ada Wong Unveiled In Leaked Resident Evil 2 Screenshots

One of the most compelling characters in the entire Resident Evil soap opera saga is Ada Wong, the mysterious agent who made her debut in Resident Evil 2 (though her name is mentioned – and used as a computer password – in the original Resident Evil). Until now, her appearance in the marketing for this remake has been limited to a single look, in which her visage is shrouded by a conservative trenchcoat and a pair of Audrey Hepburn-esque sunglasses.

These screens showcase the enigmatic spy sporting her classic look, an incongruously glamorous red dress which looks more suitable to a catwalk or a red carpet gala than a zombie apocalypse. Regardless, there’s no denying: Ada is a femme fatale with style to spare, and she looks faithful to her original look in these new pictures.

Even more exciting, one of the screens shows Ada in an over-the-shoulder perspective, fighting off a slew of zombies, proving that she will be playable in some capacity. In the original Resident Evil 2, Ada was briefly playable in Leon’s campaign, while players took a detour as young Sherry Birkin in Claire’s story; indeed, other screens in the leak show Sherry alone, suggesting she will also be playable in this remake.

Mr. X and William Birkin Appear In Leaked Resident Evil 2 Screenshots

The leaked screens also give audiences a great look at the two main monsters of Resident Evil 2: the Tyrant and Dr. William Birkin, following his G-Virus-induced extreme makeover.

The Tyrant, often referred to as Mr. X (though unnamed as such in the original game) terrorized players in the B Scenario of RE2. These screens show the monster attacking Claire and Sherry in numerous locations, including the ground floor of the police station lobby, something which never happened in the original. Further, one screen has the Tyrant fighting Claire alongside a licker, another scenario which was impossible in the original RE2.

Resident Evil 2 employs what Capcom is calling “wet gore,” in an effort to make the undead look as disgustingly horrific as possible; nowhere is that more evident than in these new screens of William Birkin, who becomes the horribly mutated G creature, a vicious monster which resembles David Cronenberg’s The Fly mixed with the half-dissolved victims of the 1988 version of The Blob. Basically, Birkin is the ultimate “body horror” monster, and he looks better – and worse – than ever in this remake.

The leaked screens also show off some cool details, like Chris Redfield’s “Made in Heaven” jacket in the S.T.A.R.S. office, a brief look at the Umbrella Corporation’s secret underground lab, and a shotgun-wielding civilian who might be Robert Kendo, the owner of Kendo’s Gun Shop who is killed off early in the adventure.

More: 15 Things You Never Knew About Resident Evil

Resident Evil 2 is slated for release on January 25, 2019.

Source: All Games Delta, Imgur



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2018-12-02 09:12:15

How Game of Thrones Prevented Set Photos From Spoiling the Series Finale

When it comes to avoiding spoilers for Game of Thrones, filmmakers are taking no chances for season 8. The story of Game of Thrones started in 1996 when author George R.R. Martin published his book titled A Game Of Thrones, which stands as his first entry in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. His series of novels is what HBO decided to adapt into Game of Thrones which came on the air in 2011.

The show has been running for seven seasons, but Game of Thrones very quickly became one of HBO’s most popular TV shows. The series has a truly ensemble cast including actors like Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and Lena Headey. All of these characters survived the end of season 7, but it is up in the air whether they will survive the eighth and final season. Thankfully, spoilers for the upcoming season haven’t leaked yet, which is because HBO is taking special precautions to ensure that doesn’t happen.

Related: Emilia Clarke Commemorates Game Of Thrones Ending With New Dragon Tattoos

According to EW, HBO is using new high-tech instruments to make sure drones cannot fly over filming locations called a “Drone Killer“. Previously, Game of Thrones has had leaks due to flying drones and even actual photographersAs explained by actress Sophie Turner at New York Comic Con, “If a drone flies above sets, there’s a thing that can kill the drones, which is really cool. It creates a field around it and the drones just drop. It’s very X-Men.” While this new development will no doubt help contain spoilers on the highly anticipated season, the show has still had trouble in the past keeping elements of the plot a secret.

Last August, hackers stole 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO which contained Game of Thrones scripts as well as the cast’s personal information. The leak was a big blow to HBO as people were less inclined to tune in if the episodes had been spoiled. The filmmakers behind the newest season seem to not be playing games when it comes to season 8. In addition to this, the Game of Thrones scripts now supposedly vanish after the scenes have been filmed. It was also rumored that the show would film multiple endings, but those rumors have since been debunked by the cast.

Even though Game of Thrones is still quite a ways away, the eighth season is looking to be the biggest one yet (despite being the shortest in number of episodes). After all, this season will feature the biggest battle in Game of Thrones history. The series will also have to effectively tie up each of the characters storylines and finally reveal who will sit atop the Iron Throne. Regardless of what HBO has in store for fans, they are doing everything they can to ensure that this season doesn’t get spoiled early.

More: Game of Thrones’ Jamie Lannister Didn’t Think He Would Live to Season 8

Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on HBO in 2019.

Source: EW



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2018-10-11 05:10:42 – Christopher Fiduccia

Zoe Saldana Teases Her Return As Gamora On Avengers 4 Set

Zoe Saldana teases her return as Gamora in Avengers 4. Even before reshoots for the Phase 3 capper began, the actress already let it slip that she’d be back as Gamora, despite her fate in Avengers: Infinity War. However, it wasn’t until now that fans finally learned that she’s partaking in the scheduled reshoots that will serve to wrap-up the blockbuster sequel.

One of the most integral relationships in Infinity War was that of Gamora and Thanos, who were finally reunited for the first time following the former joining the Guardians of the Galaxy. Despite what his adopted daughter thought of him, it turns out that the intergalactic villain did love Gamora, which helped make the Mad Titan compelling to viewers. With his goal of balancing the universe now fulfilled, Thanos is enjoying retirement, but with the surviving heroes gearing up to avenge the universe following the galactic genocide, the original Avengers may have one more ally to help them take down Thanos, in the form of Gamora.

Related: Bradley Cooper Defends the Thanos Snap: He Has a Point

Taking to Instagram, Saldana posted an image of her getting prepped to reprise the Gamora role for Avengers 4. The caption may have indicated “flashback,” but it could very well be in reference to Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,” which lyrics she used in the caption. Additionally, actress Karen Gillan (Gamora’s sister Nebula) also added an Instagram story of her being made-up, using it to announce her last day on set. While some wondered if Saldana’s post might have been a throwback to a prior shoot, the fact that Gillan was on set at the same time lends credence to Saldana’s image being new. Check out Saldana and Gillan’s posts below.

While it’s no secret that Avengers 4 will bring back characters who were dead by the end of Infinity War, resurrecting Gamora will be a bit trickier compared to those who were affected by Thanos’ snap. Instead of being turned to dust, the character was thrown off a cliff, as her life was sacrificed in exchange for the Mad Titan to get the Soul Stone. Of course, since fans don’t really know much about how exactly the exchange works – with a young Gamora seemingly reunited with Thanos in the Soul World – there’s a possibility that she was just trapped in the alternate dimension like some popular theories claim. That said, Marvel Studios would have to craft a solid explanation if they decide to revive her, so as not to cheapen the impact of her emotional death in Avengers 3.

Otherwise, Gamora can appear in Avengers 4 in flashbacks or via time travel. Loki, who also died differently from those who were snapped out of existence, looks likely to make a return in the still-untitled sequel, after leaked set images made their way online last year. His involvement, however, is believed to be limited to flashbacks, as the film revisits the Battle of New York, which he was an integral part of. Considering Gamora’s large part in Thanos’ history, not to mention the fact that Nebula is still around, the sisters’ relationship with their adoptive father could be further explored, and might even factor into the villain’s defeat.

More: Loki’s TV Show Means His Infinity War Death Should Be Undone

Sources: Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan





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2018-10-09 06:10:17 – Ana Dumaraog

30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles

Landing a part in the latest major superhero movie release represents the pinnacle of many an acting career. Michael Keaton, Hugh Jackman, Chris Evans and, to some extent, Robert Downey Jr might not be the household names they are today were it not for their comic book exploits.

However, while headlining the latest cinematic effort involving a caped crusader of some kind represents a dream come true for many, it’s proven to be something of a nightmare for a rare few. Bad scripts, difficult directors and a toxic work environment are just some of the many myriad reasons cited by the actors and actresses in this list – yet that’s really only the tip of the iceberg. Studio politics, stalled contract negotiations or issues around costume, make-up and iffy computer effects have also played a role in making these superhero movies not-so-super for the stars involved.

More often than not, the resulting movie has been forgettable at best and downright terrible at worst – but there are exceptions to the rule. Sometimes, an actor ended up enduring a miserable time on an otherwise enjoyable project. Other times, far sinister things were going on, unbeknownst to many involved in the finished movie.

Plenty of flops feature on this countdown but some major moneymakers can be found too, with comic book movie properties tied to Marvel, 2000AD, DC and Titan Comics all present and not very correct. Yes, landing a part in the latest superhero movie blockbuster has represented the pinnacle of many an acting career down the years but for this lot, it represented the pits.

Here are 30 Actors Who Regretted Superhero Roles.

30 Hugo Weaving – Red Skull

Hugo Weaving originally signed a multi-picture deal to play the Red Skull across various future Captain America movies. However, when the character returned in Avengers: Infinity War the character had been recast with The Walking Dead’s Ross Marquand taking Weaving’s place. It wasn’t a huge shock.

A few years prior, The Matrix actor told Collider playing the Red Skull was “not something I would want to do again.”

“It’s not the sort of film I seek out and really am excited by,” he said. “I increasingly like to go back to what I used to always do, which is to get involved with projects that I really have a personal affiliation with.”

29 Ryan Reynolds – Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds has made no secret of the fact things didn’t exactly go to plan with 2011’s Green Lantern. He even went as far as to include a gag, poking fun at the project, in Deadpool 2. Though it’s something he is able to laugh about now, it’s clear the actor regrets signing on that particular dotted line.

“When we shot Green Lantern, nobody auditioning for the role of Green Lantern was given the opportunity to read the script because the script didn’t exist,” Reynolds told The Hollywood Reporter. The experience did at least teach him some valuable lessons about making superhero movies which was good news for Deadpool fans.

28 Jessica Alba – Invisible Woman

Jessica Alba’s experience playing Sue Storm in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer was so bad it left her considering a career change. “I wanted to stop acting. I hated it. I really hated it,” Alba told Elle [via SyFy].

“I remember when I was dying in ‘Silver Surfer’. The director [Tim Story] was like, ‘It looks too real. It looks too painful. Can you be prettier when you cry? Cry pretty, Jessica.’ He was like, ‘Don’t do that thing with your face. Just make it flat. We can CGI the tears in.'” She continued: “It all got me thinking: Am I not good enough?”

27 Ben Affleck – Daredevil

Ben Affleck doesn’t just regret starring in the 2003 movie adaptation of Daredevil, he hates it. Affleck let his feelings be known to TimeTalks [via NME] during a discussion about why he signed on for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. Affleck said: “Part of it was I wanted for once to get one of these movies and do it right – to do a good version. I hate Daredevil so much.”

“The Netflix show does really cool stuff,” he added.

“I feel like that was there for us to do with that character, and we never kind of got it right. I wanted to do one of those movies and sort of get it right,” Affleck stated.

26 Terrence Howard – War Machine

Terrence Howard has always blamed Robert Downey Jr for the fact he never got to reprise the role of James Rhodes in the Iron Man sequels. “It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to re-up for the second one, took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out,” Howard told Watch What Happens Live [via Vulture].

Howard claims the studio offered to pay him “one-eighth of what we contractually had” and when he tried to call Downey Jr to talk about it “he didn’t call me back for three months.”

25 Idris Elba – Heimdall

Idris Elba’s experience working on Thor: The Dark World was so bad the actor described parts of it as “torture” to The Telegraph. In the interview, Elba recalled how he was forced to complete reshoots in London for the Thor sequel just days after return from filming the prestige biopic Mandela, in South Africa.

“In between takes I was stuck there [hanging from a harness], fake hair stuck on to my head with glue, this fucking helmet, while they reset, he said. “And I’m thinking: ‘24 hours ago, I was Mandela.’ … Then there I was, in this stupid harness, with this wig and this sword and these contact lenses. It ripped my heart out.”

24 Ryan Reynolds – Wolverine: X-Men Origins

Ryan Reynolds’ appearance as Deadpool in Wolverine: X-Men Origins was plagued with problems, starting with the character’s appearance. “He wound up being this abomination of Deadpool that was like Barakapool, with his mouth sewn shut and weird blades that came out of his hands and these strange tattoos and stuff like that,” he told GQ.

Though Reynolds objected, the studio pressed on.

“The conversation at the time was ‘If you want to play Deadpool, this is your chance to introduce him. And if you don’t want to introduce him in this fashion, we’ll have someone else play him.'”When the film leaked online and fans reacted angrily, Reynolds response was simple: “told you so”.

23 Ed Norton – Hulk

Ed Norton clashed with producers behind the scenes on The Incredible Hulk, having only agreed to play Bruce Banner on the proviso he could have a say on the script and direction of the film. Replaced by Mark Ruffalo in the MCU, Norton couldn’t resist having a dig at the film during an appearance on Comedy Central’s Roast of Bruce Willis.

“I tried to be like you,” he told Willis [via Indiewire]. “I did a big action movie called The Incredible Hulk. You know what went wrong? I wanted a better script…I thought we should make one Marvel movie as good as the worst Christopher Nolan movie, but what the hell was I thinking.”

22 George Clooney – Batman

Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin may have fallen flat with critics and fans alike but it proved to be a serious career wake-up call for its star, George Clooney. “Up until that moment, I was an actor only concerned with finding work,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “After the failure of that film creatively, I understood that I needed to take control of the films I made, not just the role.”

Clooney successfully banished memories of his time as Batman with next three films: Out of Sight, Three Kings and O Brother, Where Art Thou?

21 Tommy Lee Jones – Two-Face

Tommy Lee Jones hated working on Batman Forever or, rather, he hated working with co-star Jim Carrey. “I was the star and that was the problem,” Carrey explained on Norm MacDonald Live [via THR].

The situation came to a head when Carrey ended up in the same restaurant as Jones during filming.

“I went over and I said, ‘Hey Tommy, how are you doing?’ and the blood just drained from his face,” Carrey said. “He went to hug me and he said, ‘I hate you. I really don’t like you.’ And I said, ‘What’s the problem?’ and pulled up a chair, which probably wasn’t smart. And he said, ‘I cannot sanction your buffoonery.'”

20 Topher Grace – Venom

Topher Grace never felt entirely comfortable in the role of Eddie Brock/Venom having bagged the role in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3. “I was a huge fan of the character of Venom when I was a kid when Todd McFarlane brought him into the comic,” he told Michael Rosenbaum on the Inside of You podcast [via Cinemablend]. “And I was surprised and a little bit like ‘Huh?’ when they wanted me to play it.”

Not only does Grace accept he was miscast, but he also agrees Tom Hardy is perfect for the role. “When I look at it now… [at Tom Hardy’s Venom movie] I go ‘That’s the guy.'”

19 Mickey Rourke – Ivan Vanko

Micky Rourke trashed the bigwigs over at Marvel Studios for what they did to his character Ivan Vanko, in Iron Man 2. Rourke told Syfy that he had worked hard with writer Justin Theroux and director Jon Favreau to flesh out his Russian villain and turn him into a three-dimensional character. Someone behind-the-scenes had other ideas though.

“I wanted to bring some other layers and colors, not just make this Russian a complete murderous revenging bad guy,” he said. “Unfortunately, the [people] at Marvel just wanted a one-dimensional bad guy, so most of the performance ended up the floor.”

18 Alicia Silverstone – Batgirl

Alicia Silverstone was on the receiving end of some serious body shaming while working on Batman & Robin. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Silverstone, who was a huge star following the success of Clueless, was under intense scrutiny over her weight with one critic reportedly observing she “looked more Babe than babe.”

When rumor got out on set that she was having issues with her costume fittings, a storyboard artist ever put together a joke cartoon of Batgirl, mocking Silverstone’s issues.

The fake poster for Clueless 2: The Casting of Batgirl might have gone down well with the guys in the film’s art department but studio bosses were far from impressed.

17 Nicolas Cage – Ghost Rider

Nicolas Cage has previously spoken of his disappointment at his two Ghost Rider movies, which he felt played it too safe. Speaking to JoBlo [via Bloody Disgusting], Cage explained that he and writer David S. Goyer had always envisioned the films as being gritty and, most importantly, R-rated.

“Ghost Rider was a movie that always should’ve been an R-rated movie,” Cage said. “David Goyer had a brilliant script which I wanted to do with David, and for whatever reason, they just didn’t let us make the movie.” Though he believes there is the potential for someone else to take on the role and go down that dark path, Cage is done with the character.

16 Jim Carrey – Colonel Stars And Stripes

Jim Carrey stunned social media ahead of the release of Kick-Ass 2 by denouncing the film and its “level of violence” in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. Carrey, who is an outspoken advocate for increased gun control, took to Twitter following the incident to explain that he could no longer support the film.

“I did Kick-Ass 2 a month b4 Sandy Hook and now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence,” he wrote [via The Guardian]. “My apologies to others involve[d] with the film. I am not ashamed of it but recent events have caused a change in my heart.”

15 Michael Jai White – Spawn

He may have been among the first African American actors to portray a major comic book superhero but Michael Jai White has little love for his sole outing as Spawn. In fact, White is a much bigger fan of his small but powerful role as the gangster Gambol in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.

He even went as far as to conduct an interview with The Hollywood Reporter revisiting his performance alongside Heath Ledger.

During the interview, White couldn’t resist having a dig at Spawn: “There is no footage of me ever saying that I liked Spawn. I have never said that I thought that was a good movie.” Ouch.

14 Jared Leto – The Joker

Jared Leto was left far from happy with the version of Suicide Squad that made it to the cinemas. Asked by IGN whether any scenes involving the Joker were cut from the film, Leto let rip.

“There were so many scenes that got cut from the movie, I couldn’t even start. I think that the Joker… we did a lot of experimentation on the set, we explored a lot. There’s so much that we shot that’s not in the film,” he said. “If I die anytime soon, it’s probably likely that it’ll surface somewhere. That’s the good news about the death of an actor is all that stuff seems to come out.”

13 Halle Berry – Catwoman

Halle Berry’s regret at signing up for Catwoman was clear to see when she decided to make an appearance at the annual Razzie Awards back in 2005. A celebration of the year’s worst films and performances, Berry ‘won’ the Worst Actress gong for her efforts in Catwoman and, in a surprising turn of events, was on hand to deliver a memorable acceptance speech.

“I want to thank Warner Bros. for casting me in this piece-of-sh**, god-awful movie,” she said [via MTV], going on to mock the rest of her cast. “I’d like to thank the rest of the cast. To give a really bad performance like mine, you need to have really bad actors.”

12 Alan Cumming – Nightcrawler

Back when Alan Cumming was still in the frame to reprise his role as Nightcrawler in X-Men: The Last Stand, the Scottish actor shocked journalists with his response to the news Bryan Singer would not be returning for the third installment.

“I’m not disappointed, I can’t deny it,” Cumming said [via Movieweb]. “I think he’s really talented. I’m very proud of the film. I think it’s a great film. I didn’t enjoy working with him on the film.”

Evidently, Singer and Cumming didn’t see eye to eye on X-Men 2 though the source of their fractious relationship has never been divulged.

11 Ellen Page – Kitty Pryde

Ellen Page took to Facebook in 2017 to accuse director Brett Ratner of harassment during their time together on 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand. According to Page, Ratner mocked her sexuality during promotional work for the film. Page was only 18 at the time.

“‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’ He said this about me during a cast and crew ‘meet and greet’ before we began filming, X Men: The Last Stand,” Page wrote. “He looked at a woman standing next to me, ten years my senior, pointed to me and said: ‘You should f*** her to make her realize she’s gay.’”

10 Michael Fassbender – Magneto

Back in 2016, during the Toronto Film Festival’s pre-opening-night fundraising event, honoree Michael Fassbender surprised those in attendance by laying into his performance as Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past. According to Vulture, during a segment in which clips from several of Fassbender’s films were shown, Fassbender started “cringing and rubbing his face with embarrassment”.

“I don’t actually like that performance there, to be honest,” Fassbender said after the highlights reel finished. “I just think it’s me shouting. It’s just like [making a face and flailing his arms around] some dude shouting.”

9 Jamie Bell – Thing

Rumoured unrest on the set of Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie, coupled with the movie’s bad reviews left a bad taste in the mouth of its star, Jamie Bell. “There were several things on that movie I was clearly not privy to because I’m just an actor and I just do my stuff on set,” Bell told the Los Angeles Times.

“Everything starts with the best of intentions. A production begins with the idea to make something that’s unique and original and with integrity,” he said.

“I don’t know what happened between the launch of the voyage and the arrival. I think we were all bitterly disappointed with that film,” stated Bell.

8 Josh Brolin – Jonah Hex

Production delays, directorial changes, script rewrites, reshoots, and some pretty heavy-handed editing helped make Jonah Hex one of the most disappointing comic book movies of all time. It’s something the film’s star, Josh Brolin, is only too aware of. In fact, he revealed in an interview with the Nerdist that he hates it just as much as everyone else.

“Oh, ‘Jonah Hex,’ hated it. Hated it,” he said [via Collider]. “The experience of making it — that would have been a better movie based on what we did. As opposed to what ended up happening to it, which is going back and reshooting 66 pages in 12 days.”

7 Jennifer Garner – Elektra

While Ben Affleck bounced back from his Daredevil movie, Jennifer Garner never quite got going again after her spin-off effort, Elektra, bombed. Though Garner has never spoken openly about the film, her ex-boyfriend and close friend Michael Vartan revealed to Us Weekly [via SFGate] that the Alias actress was very unhappy with how the film turned out.

“I heard [Elektra] was awful. [Jennifer] called me and told me it was awful,” Vartan said. “She had to do it because of Daredevil. It was in her contract.” Garner has never denied Vartan’s claims.

6 Edward Furlong – The Crow

The Crow: Wicked Prayer is an absolute stinker of a comic book movie and currently boasts a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

It’s star, Edward Furlong, struggled to show much in the way of enthusiasm for the role during an interview with Movieweb.

Asked about how he prepared for the film’s starring role, Furlong said: “It’s sort of like a really slow process that Lance Mungia, the director, and I went through. Initially, I was just attracted to the script because it was The Crow and I got to put on some leather pants and kick people’s ass.” Given how it turned out, he must be regretting signing up for such flimsy reasons.

5 Chloë Grace Moretz – Hit-Girl

Chloe Moretz made her name as Hit Girl in Mark Millar’s original Kick-Ass but, despite the first film holding a special place in her heart, she’s always been less enthusiastic about the sequel.

During an appearance on a panel at the Provincetown Film Festival in 2018, Moretz made those feelings crystal clear. “I love the franchise, I think the first movie was really, really special. I wish the second one had been handled in a little bit of a different way,” she said [via Cinemablend]. “Because I think we were all kind of looking forward to something a little different than what happened with it all.”

4 Kate Mara – The Invisible Woman

Kate Mara played Sue Storm in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four movie and, in an interview with The Times[via Yahoo] revealed the negative aura surrounding the film made her “a little gun-shy” about seeing the finished film.

“You don’t always have to learn some incredible life lesson when making a s*** movie. Sometimes it’s just what happens,” she said. “[Fantastic Four] was a tricky shoot but you know when you know when you’re shooting it that a film isn’t going to be what you want it to be? That was not the case at all.”

3 Jamie Kennedy – The Mask

Son of the Mask saw Jamie Kennedy replace Jim Carrey as the franchise’s star, with almost unwatchable results.

Though the movie is widely regarded as one of the worst ever made, Kennedy’s biggest regret may boil down to the make-up he had to wear on the film.

“I wore it 6 days in a row, and after that it gets rough,” he told Movieweb. “I had ears in this one, and Jim Carrey didn’t in the first one, so they would like press against my real ears and cut the circulation, so I would have to like rub my ears a bit after having on the makeup to get the blood flowing again.”

2 Sylvester Stallone – Judge Dredd

Despite starring in such turkeys as Over The Top, Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot and Oscar, Sylvester Stallone’s biggest regret was reserved for another movie. “The biggest mistake I ever made was with the sloppy handling of Judge Dredd” he once declared [via Den of Geek]. “The philosophy of the film was not set in stone – by that I mean, ‘Is this going to be a serious drama or with comic overtones’, like other science fiction films that were successful? So a lotta pieces just didn’t fit smoothly.”

“The design work on it was fantastic, and the sets were incredibly real, even standing two feet away, but there was just no communication,” he stated.

1 Lori Petty – Tank Girl

Lori Petty had a very particular gripe with the way things turned out for her Tank Girl movie: it was given an R rating. “There is nothing about that movie that is R. Nothing. Except there’s a woman talking s***. That’s why they rated it R. If they were going to rate it R I should have been butt-naked all the time, running around,” she told AV Club.

Tommy Boy came out that weekend, too, which is a hysterical movie, but it was rated PG-13. Do you know how many people bought Tommy Boy tickets and went to see Tank Girl? A billion.”

Are there any other superhero actors who regretted their roles? Sound off in the comments!



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2018-10-08 03:10:25 – Jack Beresford

This Axe Looks Like It Could Be Captain Marvel’s Avengers 4 Weapon

Leaked concept art for Avengers 4 introduces a brand new weapon, possibly belonging to Captain Marvel. Marvel Studios is wrapping up the first eleven years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe next year, and almost every piece has been introduced for the conclusion. Avengers: Infinity War gave Thanos (Josh Brolin) a proper introduction, and they’ve spent 20 movies setting up the main heroes. Even though the next installment will tell a brand new story, the Russo brothers presumably created it with most of the important characters, locations, and such already introduced, as some characters prepare to leave. However, there will be some new elements included.

Early concept art for Avengers 4 teased some new looks for the heroes, such as Captain America’s chainmail suit, Hulk’s new look, and more. Furthermore, a recent leak revealed the best look yet at Thanos’ new sword, which he’ll use along with his battle armor and the Infinity Gauntlet. The heroes may be a bit outmatched, unless this new weapon is for their use.

Related: Avengers 4 Isn’t Going to Be MCU’s Secret Invasion

Marvel News Asia revealed a leaked piece of possible concept art for Avengers 4 that shows off a brand new weapon that is joining the mix. The weapon in question is a double-bladed axe. This is the first time such a weapon has been shown or linked to Avengers 4, and the leak doesn’t provide any additional context or insight as to whose axe this is.

Without any further information about the axe, the only thing to do is to look back at Marvel comics to see what it could be. The first and most popular suggestion is that this axe will belong to Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) in Avengers 4. This is based on the recent Fear Itself comic story where she and other Marvel heroes gained Asgardian crafted weapons, and Carol’s axe isn’t too different than the one designed here. The origins of the axe would likely change in Avengers 4, but it would give Captain Marvel an added source of power and destruction if this is indeed hers.

Although the Captain Marvel connection is one fans have already latched onto, there are some other notable axes in Marvel comics. Doctor Strange has wielded the Axe of Angarruumus in recent years, so this could be his once he is brought back to life. Another character known for his expertise with axes is Ares. There’s been no indication he is in the movie, but with rumors of a Dark Avengers script being completed, maybe he’s being set up through the use of his axe. There’s also the possibility that the axe has no connection to Marvel comics, making it even more difficult to pinpoint who this belongs to. If Thanos is already utilizing a sword, he could also grab this axe to battle the Avengers. It’ll only be a matter of time before Marvel starts marketing Avengers 4, so hopefully the first trailer can offer a clue as to whose axe this is.

MORE: Eternity War – The Best Avengers 4 Title Contender

Source: Marvel News Asia



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2018-10-06 09:10:35 – Cooper Hood