Blade Relaunch and Indiana Jones Insights: Events of the Past Week22 July 2021
The past week was rich for TV and movie fans and gamers. We found out about the additions to the cast and crew of Indiana Jones and Blade, saw footage from the new Chucky series, and even heard the first rumors about the launch of a game section on Netflix. Read more about the news in the traditional WEGAME digest.
Games coming to Netflix next year
Information that Netflix streaming service is planning to launch games has been circulating on the Web for a long time. But now it has been confirmed.
According to Bloomberg, Netflix has already begun creating a new game division. VP of Facebook VR division and former CEO at EA Mobile Mike Verdu joined the company. In addition, game development jobs have already begun to appear on Netflix.
According to analysts, this will be a bold move for the company. But this will create "obvious risks" for large developers and publishers.
The exact dates of the large-scale update at the service are still unknown. But insiders say Netflix games should be out in 2022.
Popular HyperX gaming components will be released under a different brand
Kingston Technology sold its HyperX gaming division to HP a couple of months ago. The deal was valued at $425 million.
However, it is too early to say goodbye to the popular hardware. Kingston will continue to release it under the new Kingston FURY brand, which was unveiled last week.
As part of the rebranding, they plan to release DDR3, DDR4 and DDR5 RAM modules, as well as SSD drives for gaming PCs and laptops.
Antonio Banderas joins Indiana Jones 5
The last actor to join the cast of the movie about the archaeologist Indiana Jones is Antonio Banderas. The character played by the star performer remains a secret for the time being.
The new film of the franchise has a decent cast. Harrison Ford will play the main role. In addition to Banderas, he will be joined by Thomas Kretschmann, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renée Wilson.
The fifth movie about Indiana Jones will be the first to be filmed under the Disney brand. Despite the fact that the plot is still unknown, the premiere date has already been announced – July 29, 2022.
Chucky killer doll will return to screens this fall
The sensational Chucky doll franchise in the nineties will continue its life in the TV series. SyFy TV channel presented a promo shot and a teaser for a new TV show.
Author of the original Child's Play franchise Don Mancini became a showrunner. According to him, the plot of the series tells about a teenager Jake who finds a doll already familiar to the viewer at a garage sale. This is the beginning of the bloody consequences that will cover the quiet American suburbs.
The new TV show will have ten episodes. Chucky will premiere on October 12th.
Marvel announced the director of the new Blade
The search for a director to restart the Blade movie lasted for almost a year. Now Marvel and Disney have made a decision – the picture will be filmed by Bassam Tariq, known for Mogul Mowgli.
The starring actor was announced back in 2019. The new vampire hunter will be Mahershala Ali, winner of the Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Stacy Osei-Kuffour (Hunters, Watchmen, Run) will be responsible for the script.
As the final cast has yet to be confirmed, filming dates are still unknown. So it's too early to talk about the Blade premiere.
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