BUZZ News Shorts: Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, Assassin’s Creed, The Walking Dead

••• Production has officially began on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 in Atlanta and to mark the occasion director James Gunn has posted this first look at the movie’s logo on an on-set chair. “To quote the great poet David Coverdale, Here I Go Again,” he writes.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 logo

••• Ubisoft has confirmed that 2016 will be the first time in eight years that there will be no new Assassin’s Creed Game (which does seem a little odd as there’s the film coming out in December which you’d think they’d take advantage of). The official press release says: “This year, we are stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise. As a result, we’ve decided that there will not be a new Assassin’s Creed game in 2016. Since the release of Assassin’s Creed Unity, we’ve learned a lot based on your feedback. We’ve also updated our development processes and recommitted to making Assassin’s Creed a premier open-world franchise. We’re taking this year to evolve the game mechanics and to make sure we’re delivering on the promise of Assassin’s Creed offering unique and memorable gameplay experiences that make history everyone’s playground… We’ll have more to share on all of the above soon. In the meantime, we want to say thank you to our millions of fans around the world for your continued support.”

••• Entertainment Weekly has assembled a bunch of actors whose characters have all been killed off on The Walking Dead for a special photo. From left to right the are Madison Lintz (Sophia), Kyla Kenedy (Mika), Jeryl Prescott (Jacqui), Brighton Sharbino (Lizzie), Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Tyler James Williams (Noah), David Morrissey (The Governor), Emily Kinney (Beth), IronE Singleton (T-Dog), Lawrence Gilliard Jr. (Bob), and Robin Lord Taylor (Sam).


••• Deadpool got off to a good start at the worldwide box office, having taken $12 million in seven territories outside of the US. In Australia, Deadpool accounted for 75 per cent of ticket sales, with $2.1 million. In Britain it took $3.8 million which is better the first day for X-Men: Days of Future Past did in 2014. It also had the second biggest IMAX opening in the UK ever after SPECTRE.

azrael-gotham••• Azrael, the villain who became a hero in the DC universe and took over from Batman after Bane broke the Dark Knight’s back in “Knightfall”, is coming to Gotham, but with a twist, says executive producer John Stephens tells “In many respects, Azrael will have many of the hallmarks and traits that we know from the comics. But we will have a brand-new twist upon that character; the way we’re going to bring that character into being on our show will be different than anything we’ve seen in the comics. It will be identifiable as Azrael in all respects, just a version of him we’ve not seen before, which is the point of doing these! How can we do the character with a fresh twist?” Well, that is Gotham’s MO.



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