The Many Origins of the Joker

The Many Origins of the Joker

The Joker is a character bathed in mystery. The fact that we know so little about this villain and who he was before becoming Batman’s greatest foe is a big part of his charm. But that hasn’t stopped some Batman stories from trying to shed light on Joker’s mysterious past. Even next year’s Joker movie from director Todd Phillips will try to put its own spin on Joker’s origin. Are you familiar with the many conflicting stories about Joker’s past? If not, check out our slideshow or scroll down to learn the various explanations DC’s comics and movies have given for the rise of the Clown Prince of Crime. The Joker movie will be directed by Todd Phillips and star Joaquin Phoenix as the Clown Prince of Crime. The film was recently given a release date of October 4, 2019. The film will reportedly be set in the ’80s and have a budget of just $55 million, lower than other recent DC films. Continue reading…
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Daily Deals: Switch with Mario Odyssey or Zelda for $329, NES Classic on Amazon

Daily Deals: Switch with Mario Odyssey or Zelda for 9, NES Classic on Amazon

Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Like me on Facebook and follow me on Twitter to get the latest deals. Nintendo Switch Console with Your Choice of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, or Splatoon 2 for $329 Continue reading…
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Dave Bautista Defends James Gunn After Firing From Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Dave Bautista Defends James Gunn After Firing From Guardians of the Galaxy 3

Dave Bautista, Guardians of the Galaxy’s Drax, has come to the defense of the franchise’s writer and director, James Gunn, after he was fired from the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 for controversial tweets that were recently resurfaced. Continue reading…
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How a Venom Movie Works Without Spider-Man

How a Venom Movie Works Without Spider-Man

Director Ruben Fleischer has gone into detail about how a film about Venom works without his nemesis Spider-Man. “There’s more than enough Venom to go around,” Fleischer told IGN at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. “There’s plenty to mine just from Tom ‘s performance, the character, and the world he inhabits.” The Venom director explained that the film’s exploration of Eddie Brock’s relationship with the symbiote is what makes it unique. “It’s a really unique movie because it’s about a relationship,” he said. “The Eddie Brock and symbiote relationship is unlike any other superhero or comic book hero. It’s about that duality…it’s about two people coming together and forming a new identity. I think that’s plenty to explore in one film.” Continue reading…
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M. Night Shyamalan Explains How Unbreakable Got a Sequel in Glass

M. Night Shyamalan Explains How Unbreakable Got a Sequel in Glass

Duing IGN’s Comic-Con 2018 live show, Glass director M. Night Shyamalan discussed how this Unbreakable sequel came to be and that he’d been planning it for a very long time. “When I made Unbreakable, I kind of intended to do three movies.” Shyamalan explained. “Just in my head, I was thinking to do that. It was just such a weird reaction to the movie…It wasn’t received well, at the time. I just felt hurt, so I moved on.” You can watch the full interview here: He further explained how Unbreakable grew a cult following since its release in 2000 and he soon found his way to return to this universe. Continue reading…
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Venom: We Saw More of the Symbiote's Brutality in Action

Venom: We Saw More of the Symbiote's Brutality in Action

Sony Pictures showed a few more scenes of the symbiote itself in action during their Venom presentation at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The footage didn’t feature finished visual effects but it did show off the creature’s size, ferocity, and his interactions with Eddie Brock as well as his dark wit. The footage began with Eddie meditating while listening to self-help audio, which instructed him that while he couldn’t change what happened in the past, he can be in total control in the present. We then see the effects of the symbiote taking him over, some of which we’ve already seen in the trailers where he complains of feeling sick. We saw more footage of symbiote tentacles shooting out of Eddie’s body in his apartment as its voice speaks inside Eddie’s head. But our first real good Venom shot was an outdoor scene of the Venom symbiote’s head protruding from Eddie’s body in order to speak to him. Continue reading…
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New Venom Footage Teases More Symbiotes

New Venom Footage Teases More Symbiotes

Director Ruben Flesicher confirmed the symbiote Riot will appear in Venom, and there may be more villains to come in the Sony Marvel film. During the San Diego Comic-Con Hall H Sony panel this year, new footage showcased another symbiote in the mix for the film. Fleischer confirmed on the panel that this is indeed the symbiote Riot, one of The Five Symbiotes. According to IGN editors who saw the footage, the footage also possible teased the symbiote Scream, as a yellow symbiote was also seen. The identity was not confirmed, however. As for further confirmation, Fleischer did confirm that Michelle Williams is playing Anne Weying following previous reports, who is Eddie Brock’s (Tom Hardy) ex-girlfriend in the film. This is a slight alteration of the comic, as Anne is Eddie’s ex-wife there. In the comics, Anne also takes on the identity of She-Venom, however no mention of that particular symbiote was made at the panel. Continue reading…
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