Fortnite Season 8’s battle pass has arrived, and it features a surprise mythic at the end: Carnage, the extraterrestrial symbiote from Spider-Man. For those who hate waiting, Epic Games also added symbiote weapons to the battle royale game that can be discovered. Before we get started, keep in mind that since the symbiotes are Mythic weapons, they occupy one item slot in a player’s inventory when picked up, but immediately grants the wearer zero gravity jumps as well as the ability to re-deploy a glider during any high jump. Read more for two videos showing exactly where to find everything.
Marvel’s Midnight Suns by 2K and Fireaxis Games is set to launch in March 2022, and this new tactical RPG is set in the darker side of the Marvel Universe that brings players face-to-face against supernatural forces as they team up with Earth’s last line of defense against the underworld. It will be available on the PlayStation 4|5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam / Epic Games Store platforms. Read more to see the first gameplay trailer.
CJ 4DPLEX, a company who specializes in premium film formats and cinema technologies, announced a new multi-year Sony Pictures Entertainment deal that will add up to 15 films over three years to play on immersive, panoramic, 270° viewing experience ScreenX, starting with Venom: Let There Be Carnage in September. This new Marvel Comics movie will play in over 350 ScreenX auditoriums around the world, placing the audience directly at the center of the story. Read more for two videos about the technology and a bonus new Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer.
In the comic books, vibranium absorbs the energy transferred to Captain America’s shield, yet still allows the shield to transfer its energy out, redirecting it with little loss. However, this material does not exist in real-life, so one comic book fanatic had to get creative to build a real-life version that actually bounces. To start, the shield itself is made of carbon fiber with a fiberglass ring to provide bounce while keeping maximum strength. Read more for a video and a few bonuses.
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Avengers Campus is set to open this Friday (June 4th) at Disney California Adventure and the grand opening ceremony just took place tonight. This new themed area takes the place previously occupied by A Bug’s Land and will include the following attractions: Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission Breakout!, Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Dance Off!, Heroic Encounters, Web Slingers: A Spider-Man Adventure, Ancient Sanctum, and Avengers Headquarters attractions. Read more for three videos and additional information.
At 4:00pm EST today, millions of Fortnite players attempted to enter Battle Bus to fight Galactus on the Island. Unfortunately, the game went down shortly after, which left the fate of all Reality in the hands of Epic Games. However, some still managed to record their battle with the Devourer of Worlds. As you’re about to see, Galactus towers over the island, and players are rescued by Iron Man as their helicarrier is destroyed. Read more for the footage and additional information.
Many long running Halloween events may have been canceled this year due to the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. How so? Pick up the Marvel Legends Deadpool Premium Interactive Head. This app-enhanced animatronic comes complete with over 600 different sounds, effects, and phrases to entertain you all day and well into the night. It features multiple sensors and motors for expressive movement, creating the illusion that you’re actually talking to Wade Wilson. Read more for two videos and additional information.
You definitely haven’t seen Captain America’s Arc Reactor Shield in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), but in Marvel Contest of Champions, a mobile fighting game, this is one of his tools. Steve Rogers avenges his fallen friend, Civil Warrior, complete with a new set of armor and an Arc Reactor shield in that game. James Hobson, better known as The Hacksmith on YouTube, decided to make this a reality. Read more for a video and additional information.
Hasbro may have unveiled this at San Diego Comic Con 2020, but unfortunately, that event has been cancelled. So, they came up with the next best thing, a crowdfunding campaign on HasLabs for their Marvel Legends X-Men Sentinel figure. If 6,000 people pay $350 USD for a pre-order, this giant 26.3-inch tall figure will go into production, complete with an 18-inch tentacle accessory, LEDs in the head / chest, as well as a 6-inch Bastion figure with its very own alternate Sentinel Prime head. Read more for a video and additional information.
Channing Tatum was originally slated to play Gambit in a full-length film based on Gambit, but that project was put on the back burner indefinitely for unknown reasons. If you don’t follow the X-Men universe, Gambit is a mutant with the ability to mentally create, control, and manipulate pure kinetic energy to his desire. He’s best known for card throwing, hand-to-hand combat, and the use of a bō staff. Read more to watch a fan film that should be made into a Hollywood blockbuster – note there is plenty of not safe for work language.