Ubisoft recently announced that they will be releasing the first DLC for Assassin’s Creed Origins. The new expansion called, The Hidden Ones, that takes place four years after the events of Origins, will be story driven and will focus on the growth of the Brotherhood and their clash with a Roman force, set to occupy a new region of the world, Sinai.
The DLC will also increase the level cap to 45 to allow players to further upgrade and customize their character. Players will also be able to access four new Legendary weapons, multiple new weapons, a new outfit, and two new mounts. Crafted gears will also be expanded with two new levels. The Hidden Ones will be available to season pass owners and can also be purchased separately on January 23, 2018.
Together with the announcement of The Hidden Ones, Ubisoft also revealed the release dates for all post-launch content, that will include free add-ons, and a season pass to all players. Several hours of new storyline will also be included when players continue their adventure through Ancient Egypt in a new mode called Discovery Tour by Assassin's Creed: Ancient Egypt. It will introduce several quests, timed events, and customization items and will let players, and history buffs alike, to experience the daily life in Ancient Egypt, and learn more about its history through guided tours curated by historians. The Discovery Tour will be available for free for all owners of the game, and can also be purchased separately on Uplay and Steam on February 20, 2018.
Lastly, Ubisoft also teased on a second DLC for the game called, The Curse of the Pharaohs, this new expansion will be released on March 6, 2018 and will include a new storyline as players explore the land of Thebes, investigating “an ancient curse that is plaguing the region.” This DLC will focus on Egyptian mythology and the mysterious curse that is bringing dead pharaohs back to life.
Assassin’s Creed Origins is available on the PlayStation4, XboxOne, and Steam. What do you think of all the new content headed for Origins?
We have a little over four months before the highly anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story comes to theaters. That’s not very long. Some people are wondering where the trailer is, and the answer is, we still don’t have one. I wouldn’t be terribly surprised if Disney waited until the Super Bowl on February 4th since they like to give these types of trailers at big events. With that being said, German filmmaker Holger Frick has announced on social media that he has seen a sneak peek of the film as part of an Electronic Press Kit (EPK).
Frick praises the part he claims to have seen, saying:
Now, it’s important to note that this is the only thing we’ve heard about the movie and we can’t verify if he actually has seen a sneak peek. However, if this is true, it sounds like it’s already getting some pretty good praise. Are you excited for this film or are you waiting until you see the trailer to be hyped?
Solo: A Star Wars Story is slated for a May 25, 2018, release.
SNL alum Kristen Wiig is set to star in a new comedy series being produced by Reese Witherspoon. Apple just landed the 10-episode series, which is inspired by Curtis Sittenfeld's upcoming short-story collection You Think It, I'll Say It.
This marks Apples first scripted comedy pickup. I've always enjoyed watching Kristen Wiig in the projects she does. She's not only funny, but she's also a talented actress. Colleen McGuinness (30 Rock) created the show and she will serve as the showrunner. Here's a description of the upcoming book that the series is based on and the stories that fill it:
Throughout the ten stories in You Think It, I’ll Say It, Sittenfeld upends assumptions about class, relationships, and gender roles in a nation that feels both adrift and viscerally divided. In “The World Has Many Butterflies,” married acquaintances play a strangely intimate game with devastating consequences. In “Vox Clamantis in Deserto,” a shy Ivy League student learns the truth about a classmate’s seemingly enviable life. In “A Regular Couple,” a high-powered lawyer honeymooning with her husband is caught off guard by the appearance of the girl who tormented her in high school. And in “The Prairie Wife,” a suburban mother of two fantasizes about the downfall of an old friend whose wholesome-lifestyle empire may or may not be built on a lie.
With moving insight and uncanny precision, Curtis Sittenfeld pinpoints the questionable decisions, missed connections, and sometimes extraordinary coincidences that make up a life. Indeed, she writes what we’re all thinking—if only we could express it with the wit of a master satirist, the storytelling gifts of an old-fashioned raconteur, and the vision of an American original.
Apple has a few other shows that they are currently developing which include a couple that I'm excited about such as the Steven Spielberg-produced Amazing Storiesanthology and Ron Moore's space drama See. Apple is also trying to get their hands on J.J. Abrams' new untitled sci-fi series.
Karen Gillan has been in a couple of big movies lately including Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Nebula and Martha in her latest endeavor Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. She’s proved she’s a good actress, but how are her Power Ranger skills? In a recent tweet, Gillan showed us what we’re missing out on without her as the Pink Power Ranger. She starts out by throwing a couple of punches and kicks, but it’s not long before she starts showing her dance moves and finishing with a great Power Rangers pose. Not going to lie, if I was given a Power Rangers costume (preferably a Red one), I would probably do the same thing. What’s your favorite Power Ranger dance move?
Frank Miller is developing a new comic book story set in the universe of his 300 franchise, which Zack Snyder adapted into 300 and 300: Rise of an Empire. I love these stories and Miller is adding a new prequel chapter to the franchise. It's being published by Dark Horse Comics and it's called Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander. Miller is both writing and illustrating the series and Alex Sinclair (Dark Knight III: The Master Race ) will be doing the colors.
The story follows the Persian King Xerxes as he "sets out to conquer the world to avenge his father Darius’s defeat and create an empire unlike anything the world has ever seen . . . Until the hardy Greeks produce a god-king of their own, Alexander the Great."
That's a cool direction to take the story and I'm pretty fascinated by the idea of Xerxes and Alexander The Great being pitted against each other. When talking about the comic, Miller said:
"300 was an interlude in the great story of the Persian Wars. The battle of 300 represented one episode in a much greater series of wars. This series tells the story of the first great clash of civilizations, the first bloody contest between east and west. The odds vastly favor the Persian forces, but the Greeks have Alexander, the greatest military commander of all time."
The comic is a five-issue miniseries, the first issue of which will be released on April 4th, 2018. It'll be interesting to see how Miller ends up retelling the story of Alexander The Great.
Here's a badass video shot by the Navy that shows a full-sized aircraft carrier hauling ass at high speeds and making sharp turns. I don't know about you, but I always wondered what that would look like... now we know! Usually, we see aircraft carriers keeping at a steady speed in a straight line, but these things actually have some awesome power!
Video shows amazing aircraft carrier high speed turns as a drifting US aircraft carrier performs evasive action during aircraft carrier maneuver capability demonstration while the aircraft carrier is at full speed.
Daniel Radcliffe has a new movie coming out called Beast of Burden from Swedish director Jesper Ganslandt. Radcliffe plays a pilot who is forced to deliver an illegal cargo of cocaine across the US-Mexico border for his final run as a smuggler to save his wife. This looks like a solidly intense and unique thriller worth checking out. Radcliffe also tends to make movies that tell interesting stories.
The movie stars Grace Gummer, Pablo Schreiber and Renée Willett and this is the synopsis that was released:
Sean Haggerty (Radcliffe) only has an hour to deliver his illegal cargo. An hour to reassure a drug cartel, a hitman, and the DEA that nothing is wrong. An hour to make sure his wife survives. And he must do it all from the cockpit of his Cessna.
The movie will be released sometime in 2018. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think.
I honestly don’t know what more could be said about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I liked it, and the more I think about it, the more I feel I understand a lot of the choices that director Rian Johnson made. That doesn’t explain all of the choices though. I also know a lot of people didn’t like or even hated the film, but this fan-made short video is fantastic. Before we get any further, I guess SPOILERS if you haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet.
Towards the end of the film, Resistance fighters are preparing to face off against the First Order on the planet Crait. It then cuts to a scene that focuses on two soldiers and one of them licks the ground, and then informs the other that it is salt. This is one scene that I don’t understand the idea behind it, but whatever. Well, YouTuber LeeAnna Vamp decided to make some minor improvements to the scene. This video is less than a minute long and totally worth it. What’s more is Johnson’s reaction to the short on Twitter:
Chris Hemsworth is making the talk show rounds to promote his new movie 12 Strong as well as the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Thor: Ragnarok. In his recent interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Hemsworth reveals that he has 5 hammers from being the Norse god Thor in the Marvel movies. It’s not uncommon for actors to take home their props; Ben Affleck took home a Batarang and Ryan Reynolds went home in a Deadpool costume, but five?! That’s a bit excessive in my opinion. As Kimmel points out, I think he may have too many hammers. After all, he’s keeping one in the bathroom. Enjoy the interview below where he talks about wrapping up Avengers as well as the stunts his kids do.
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith, who recently starred in Netflix's The Crown is currently in talks to take on the role of Charles Manson in a new film called The Family.
The movie is being developed by the creative team who previously made American Psycho including director Mary Harron and screenwriter Guinevere Turner. With a talented team like this involved, you know we are going to get a crazy movie about the infamous cult leader and killer. Smith seems like a great choice for the role of Manson and it will be interesting to see him in this role, which is very different than anything he's done before.
The Family is based on the nonfiction book The Long Prison Journey of Leslie van Houten: Life Beyond The Cult written by Karlene Faith, as well as Ed Sanders’ 1971 novel The Family.
According to Tracking Board, the film will "follow grad student Faith as she works with three brainwashed young women who were part of the Manson family — Leslie Van Houten, Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan Atkins. The story will be told via a series of flashbacks after the three women are incarcerated in a special security unit at the California Institute for Women."
The report also says that Detroit star Hannah Murray is in talks to play Van Houten and Imposters actress Marianne Rendón is in talks to play Atkins.
What do you think about Matt Smith playing Charles Manson?