Even before the action sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 had hit theaters, director Chad Stahelski was talking about his plans to make a third movie in the action series. Stahelski has now revealed that it could be here sooner than expected.
In an interview with Collider, Stahelski said: “We’re currently in the middle of writing it right now,” and went onto explain that the movie was very close to being greenlit by producers Lionsgate.
“It’s more [about] how fast can we get our s**t together,” he continued. “But I would assume that if not by the end of this year, the beginning of next year.”
Stahelski also hinted at what fans could expect from John Wick 3 in terms of the movie’s scale.”We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world,” he said. “I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in part 2, that I’d like to go back to [with part 3] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York.
“So rather than massive set pieces, I’d like to show you cooler and more intricate ones… I think it would be a mistake budget-wise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That’s not our gig. That’s a comic book or a Bond gig. We want to show you cool and intricate details. What are those little details in everyday life? Hopefully we make people look at garbage collectors and cleaner vans and homeless people a little differently now.”
There has also been talk of a John Wick TV show. In February, Stahelski said: “Lionsgate is very interested in doing a John Wick TV show, and that seems very appealing to us, to give those creative ideas to that entity. I think in TV you could really expand on what that is, and greater than we could in just a two-hour film.
“We’d like to wrap up the story we’re telling now and maybe save all our prequel ideas and impossible task ideas for that medium.”
Although there’s not been a mainline Halo game on PC since Halo 2, PC players still have something Halo-related to look forward to. Installation 01 is a fan-made tribute to the Halo series, and the developers just released a cool new cinematic trailer.
The video is essentially a tribute to Halo multiplayer with some flourishes thrown in. It gives a sense of the player models, environments, and gear that you can expect from Installation 01. The creators have clearly taken time to make sure that the Spartans and Elites look like you remember them. They seem to be based primarily off of Halo 3 models, and Halo 3-specific weapons like the detachable turret and the spike grenade appear. You can check out the video below.
There’s no word yet on when Installation 01 will be playable to a wide audience. However, if the website is any indication, the team has high ambitions: there are pages for in-game stat tracking and file sharing, and gameplay video from last year shows that they are shooting to make as realistic of a Halo experience as possible.
Installation 01 will launch for PC across Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems.
If you’ve been waiting for news from the official Halo series, you’ll have to wait a bit longer: developer 343 Industries is not planning to show Halo 6 at E3 2017. However, it will have “a little something” to share.
If you’re an Xbox One player in the mood for a ‘last man standing’ style fight to the death, you won’t have to wait long. The Culling is coming to Xbox One’s early access-esque Game Preview program. You can check out the new trailer above.
Developer Xaviant says the game captures “the spirit of the battle royale experience” brought to life in films like The Hunger Games, Battle Royale, and The Running Man. It was released on PC last year and is still in Early Access on Steam, but now Xbox players will have the chance to be dropped into a game show where they and their fellow contestants must “scavenge, hunt, trap, and kill each other.” There are no respawns in the game, but there is a Duos mode where you can team up with a friend.
The Culling will be released June 2 on Xbox One Game Preview. The game is still in development, and Xaviant says it will be monitoring players’ feedback and tweaking the game based on that. There’s no date or price yet for the full Xbox release. The PC version goes for $25.
The Xbox One version of The Culling will also feature “over a thousand unlockable customization items, game show-themed match events, a robust crafting system, multiple maps, and much more,” says Xaviant. There will also be offline training matches and survival modes, along with player perks and personal airdrops.
Capcom has announced its next major Street Fighter 5 update will arrive on May 30, bringing with it a new features, a character, and a stage to battle it out on.
The new stage is Flamenco Tavern, which is in Spain. As fans of the series will notice, it’s inspired by Vega’s stage from Street Fighter 2. As in its previous version, Vega players will be able to leap onto the steel fence, climb around it, and then launch themselves at their enemies. Flamenco Tavern will be available for $4/€4 or 70,000 Fight Money.