Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 ARG Calls For Agents

Update: A third teaser (below) has now appeared, showing the first half of a previously redacted line. It says “Origin,” suggesting that we’ll see the other half of that line sometime soon. Original story follows.

Fortnite‘s new season, Chapter 2 – Season 2, is launching on February 20, and Epic has started to tease the big seasonal changeover with a continent-spanning alternate reality game that seems to be hinting at spycraft plot elements.

The teasers began on Sunday, February 16 with posters and digital ads across the globe, in countries including the US, Brazil, Russia, France, and Italy. Those give a phone number to call, which deliver various messages about agent recruitment and missions. One data miner compiled the messages from various locations. Then, the official Fortnite Discord saw some activity, with a bot called “The Agency” recruiting members.

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Venom 2 Image Reveals A New Look For Woody Harrelson’s Carnage

The sequel to 2018’s hugely successful Spider-Man spin-off Venom is currently in production, ahead of its October release. The movie stars Tom Hardy as reporter Eddie Brock, who is host to the titular alien symbiote, Venom. Woody Harrelson will play the character of Cletus Kasady, who has been possessed by the equally dangerous Carnage. The first image of Harrelson from the Venom 2 set has been posted by Hardy.

Fans of Venom will remember that Harrelson actually appeared as Kasady in that movie’s post-credit sequence, where he was sitting behind bars. Based on the new image, it seems that he’s out of jail in Venom 2 and has undergone a makeover.

More specifically, the terrible wig that Harrelson was wearing has thankfully gone, and he’s now wearing a very colourful shirt. Check Hardy’s Instagram post out below:

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New Shadowman Leans Into Horror, Check Out The Bloody Preview

This May, Valiant comics is giving a fresh start to one of its darkest characters. A brand-new ongoing series for Shadowman is coming soon, and instead of being the traditional superhero comic, it’s going to lean heavily into horror.

While it’s still a few months away, Valiant has given GameSpot an exclusive early look at the series, written by Cullen Bunn, art by Jon Davis-Hunt, colors by Jordie Bellaire, and letters by Clayton Cowles. While the preview pages don’t have lettering yet, you can check out the first five of the issue #1 below.

Unlettered pages for Shadowman #1
Unlettered pages for Shadowman #1
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“Shadowman is effectively a superhero, operating in a horror movie,” explained David-Hunt in a press release. “He travels the world, hunting monsters, and when he finds them, he punches them into oblivion or slices them up with his seriously lethal shadow-scythe. He protects our reality from the horrors of The Deadside, and though that burden hangs heavy upon him, he still manages to keep a calm, cool attitude, even when he’s faced with unspeakable evil.”

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007: No Time To Die’s Premiere In China Has Been Canceled Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Multiple events related to the James Bond movie No Time To Die have been canceled in China amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Deadline reports that promotional events for the movie, including premieres in Beijing and other cities, have been canceled in the wake of the virus that has already killed more than 1,600 people in China alone.

Star Daniel Craig and other members of the No Time To Die cast were reportedly set to appear at the Beijing screening and other promotional events in China, but those plans have been scrapped “because of uncertainty surrounding the evolution of the epidemic.”

China is the world’s second-largest movie market, following the United States, and the Coronavirus has already impacted the country’s movie scene. Numerous theatres have closed indefinitely, and there is no word on when operations will resume.

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Finally, A Goonies TV Series Is Coming–Sort Of

Like many other beacons of ’80s nostalgia, such as Ghostbusters, fans have clamored for a reboot or sequel to the 1985 adventure film The Goonies for decades now. While Fox has finally ordered a pilot for a Goonies-related TV series, according to Variety, it’s probably not exactly what fans had in mind. The untitled project will follow a substitute teacher named Stella Cooper who helps three students make a shot-for-shot remake of their favorite movie, The Goonies.

Writer Sarah Watson–best-known as the creator of the acclaimed feminist TV drama The Bold Type–will helm the production. Goonies director Richard Donner will serve as executive producer. The plot of this new effort shares certain similarities with that of ambitious real-life fan-films, such as a shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark created by three Mississippi teenagers in 1989.

Over the decades, there have been many, many rumors about a potential Goonies 2, including a shelved animated series for Cartoon Network, and several scripts in varying levels of completion. Several cast members have previously indicated their lack of interest in reprising their roles, but it’s unclear if any of them will appear in this new TV series. Regardless of how that shakes out, as far as we’re concerned, there’s only one true Goonies 2: the 1987 NES game from Konami.