The first season of Iron Fist was a major disappointment compared to the high standards of other Marvel Netflix shows, but hopes are high for Season 2. It hits the streaming service next month, and the first full trailer has been released.
Last month’s first teaser hinted that Danny Rand would face a threat from his past, and this new trailer reveals who it is. It’s another Iron Fist, known as Steel Serpent, who trained with Danny, and it looks like he will be a real threat to our hero. There’s also plenty of action from Colleen Wing, and an appearance of Luke Cage‘s Misty Knight. Check it out above.
Iron Fist Season 2 stars Finn Jones as Danny, Jessica Henwick as Colleen, plus Simone Missick (Missy), Sacha Dhawan (Steel Serpent), and Alice Eve as the villainous Typhoid Mary. The whole season will be released on Netflix on September 7.
During the Iron Fist panel at last month’s San Diego Comic-Con panel, Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb recognized that the second season of Iron Fist needed improvement. He stated that the makers would “up the game” in terms of the show’s fight choreography, with Creed and Black Panther choreographer Clayton Barber on board for this season. In addition, the series has a new showrunner, with former Sleepy Hollow executive producer Raven Metzner taking over from Scott Buck.
In related news, the third season of Daredevil is also expected in 2018. Netflix is yet to confirm the release date, but Netflix VP of Original Content Cindy Holland previously told Deadline that Daredevil Season 3 would be a “return to form,” without the logistical difficulties of Season 2. “The biggest issue was the timing of production and launching of The Defenders,” she said. “We had to shut down all of the shows, so all the actors be available for The Defenders. There is no problem with this season, I think it’s fantastic, it’s a real return to form in my view.”
PART 1: Marquise Goodwin and Pierre Garçon of the San Francisco 49ers learn the ropes and rules of Rainbow Six Siege from GameSpot and some of R6’s biggest community members – TheRussianBadger, Cartoonz, Macie Jay and TuxBird – to celebrate the Rainbow Six Free Weekend – August 16-19.
Players will be able to complete tasks from the Mew or Celebi line of Special Research simultaneously without having to abandon one or the other.
Celebi was previously released to players who attended Pokemon Go Fest in Chicago. Those players will not be able to earn a second Celebi from this new set of research, but will instead receive “a new bounty of Candy to power up your Celebi.”
If you haven’t picked up a Nintendo Switch yet, a new bundle offers a pretty good deal to get you started. The Walmart-exclusive set includes the console along with Mario Tennis Aces and 1-2-Switch for $360. Since both games are still regularly priced at $60, the bundle essentially includes one for free.
Mario Tennis Aces is a pretty well-regarded arcade tennis game, despite some initial balance issues that have since been addressed. In GameSpot’s Mario Tennis Aces review, Justin Clark wrote, “I still crave the satisfying thwack from a Power Shot, mentally replay matches and imagine how I might do things differently given a bit more focus and know-how. Mario Tennis Aces does what this series has done best, and for the most part, improves what it’s rarely gotten right prior.”
1-2-Switch received a more middling reception. As a Switch launch game, it seemed mostly a tool to show off the new tech with a variety of somewhat inventive but short mini-games. It was among the top-selling Switch games so far, but the lack of depth meant the games didn’t have much longevity.
If you live or plan in to visit the New York City area, you can take part in a special bit of promotion for the upcoming Spider-Man PS4 game from Insomniac. Community manager James Stevenson has shared photos of the Times Square Shuttle, the subway car that has been decked out with a special paint job to celebrate the wall-crawler.
The images show a subway car emblazoned in bright red with a giant Spidey portrait on one side. The interior is just as bright, with the same red color scheme, posters advertising the game, Spider-Man logos on each seat, Daily Bugle ads, and a Daily Bugle paper printed onto one of the seats.
Stevenson’s tweet didn’t specify just how long the special train will run, but it’s a smart bet it will go at least until the game’s release date on September 7. If you plan on visiting Manhattan before then, you may want to head towards the Times Square subway stop and see if you can catch it.
Our first few hours with Spider-Man show good reason for the proverbial (and now literal) hype train. Aside from some reservations about the dated tower-climbing mechanic, it has a lot going for it. The launch trailer recently showed even more signature Spidey action beats. Check out our pre-order guide for more details.
Xbox Game Pass is becoming a fantastic service for anyone who wants to play games without spending a lot of money. For $10 a month, Xbox One owners can get access to over 100 games they can download and play until their subscription runs out. The newest addition to the service is a game that just released: Graveyard Keeper.
Advertised as “the most inaccurate medieval cemetery management sim of all time,” Graveyard Keeper has you build and manage a graveyard before the days of science and health codes. You’ll gather resources to craft items and expand your morbid business. As you can probably tell from the description, it’s a quirky game.
To maximize your profits, you’re encouraged to cut every corner you can and make increasingly ethically questionable decisions. For instance, to make a few extra bucks, you can do some under-the-table things with the corpses coming through your business. If you want, you can sell their organs to the butcher down the lane, or use them as a burger substitute for the attendees of the witch-burning festival.
The tone is lighthearted, so it doesn’t come off as disturbing as it might sound. You can also go on quests and explore dungeons to get new crafting materials and alchemy ingredients. You can fish and chat up villagers and plant crops.
The financial woes continue for subscription service MoviePass. Parent company Helios and Matheson, CEO Ted Farnsworth, and CFO Stuart Benson are now being sued by shareholders over alleged false and misleading statements about its business prospects.
Deadline reports that shareholder Jeffrey Braxton filed the class action suit, claiming that he was misled by the company and suffered significant financial losses as a result. The suit claims the business model was unsustainable and that it was always inevitable that the parent company would run out of cash. It claims there was “no reasonable basis to believe” that MoviePass could monetize the model fast enough to maintain the business.
The company has been bleeding losses recently, having closed the most recent quarter with a reported operating loss of $126.6 million. HMNY has remained between $0.03 and $0.08 for the last week, after having fallen sharply in late July.
The sharpest stock drop came the week after the release of Mission Impossible: Fallout, when money problems with the subscription service led to it restricting tickets to blockbuster movies. It subsequently announced a change that would deny access to big new releases, then quickly changed course to offering access to new releases but only to three movies per month. Most recently, a report surfaced that MoviePass was subtly signing users back up after they had cancelled.
Gamescom 2018 in Europe may still be a few days away, but EA DICE is giving Battlefield fans something to cheer about early. After previously teasing the video, it has now unveiled the full Gamescom trailer for Battlefield V, coming in October on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s suitably epic, and may include a tease of the game’s anticipated battle royale mode.
The trailer, called Devastation of Rotterdam, shows just that; in a mix of cutscenes and gameplay footage, we see soldiers battling each other (and dodging a lot of gunfire and explosions) on the Dutch city’s crumbling streets while a haunting rendition of “House of the Rising Sun” plays in the background. The trailer also shows off tank warfare, both what it’s like to control one in the game and what it’s like to narrowly escape being blown up by one, and we get a glimpse of air combat.
Battlefield V’s developers have promised the game will feature emotional story missions, and no doubt surviving the brutal Battle of Rotterdam (which involved an intense Blitz by German planes) will be one of them. However the map looks like it would certainly lend itself to the game’s multiplayer.
The trailer takes an interesting turn towards the end, as well. After the initial part of the video ends, it cuts to shots of a ring of fire quickly closing in on soldiers (and tanks). It’s just a short tease, but could be our first glimpse at the game’s Battle Royale mode, which EA announced during E3 2018. You can get a look at an aerial shot of the ring of fire below.
We expect to see more about Battlefield V during Gamescom 2018 (and learn more about Battle Royale mode, hopefully). Battlefield V will release on October 19, but purchasing the Deluxe edition will get you access three days early, on October 16. In the meantime, PC players can check out the system requirements for the game, and check out our Battlefield V pre-order guide for more details on all the editions.