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The Week in Fandom for August 19

The Week in Fandom returns to update you on the hottest news in games, movies, and TV. For the week ending August 19, the stop-motion awesomeness of Kubo and the Two Strings hits theaters, fans will have to wait for Final Fantasy XV, Metal Gear Survive is the sequel no one expected, and Marvel’s Runaways is a new series surprise.

Kubo and the Two Strings Director Interview

Animator and CEO of Laika, Travis Knight, talked with Fandom this week about his new film, Kubo and the Two Strings (in theaters this weekend), an action-adventure fantasy set in a mythical version of ancient Japan. The story centers around a young man, Kubo, who’s peaceful existence comes crashing down when he accidentally summons a vengeful spirit from the past. Now on the run, Kubo joins forces with Monkey (Charlize Theron) and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) to unlock a secret legacy. Armed with a magical instrument, Kubo must battle the Moon King (Ralph Fiennes) and other gods and monsters to save his family and solve the mystery of his fallen father, the greatest samurai warrior the world has ever known.

‘Kubo’ Director Travis Knight Interview

‘Final Fantasy XV’ Officially Delayed

Over the weekend we reported on the rumor of a Final Fantasy XV delay. On Monday Square Enix officially confirmed the delay. Here’s FFXV‘s director Hajime Tabata explaining why the game has been delayed two months to November 29…

‘Final Fantasy XV’ Officially Delayed to November 29

Metal Gear Survive Is the MGS Sequel No One Expected

The relationship between the Metal Gear series and its publisher Konami is extremely complicated. Metal Gear Solid V was one of the series’ most celebrated games, but it came amid the controversial exit of Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima from the company. Kojima’s exit pulled Konami’s name through the mud, so any new Metal Gear game made without Hideo was going to have a hard time with fans. And that brings us to Gamescom 2016 and the Metal Gear Survive reveal trailer from earlier this week. Let’s take a look…

‘Metal Gear Survive’ Is the MGS Sequel No One Expected

Marvel’s Runaways Coming to Hulu

Wait! Netflix isn’t the only destination for streaming Marvel shows? Yup. News of a big shakeup came this week in the form of a planned TV adaptation of Marvel’s Runaways is coming to Hulu from The OC and Gossip Girlshowrunners Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage.

The pilot episode of Runaways has just been officially ordered by the streaming service, according to an exclusive report from Deadline, with the intent of giving it a full-season greenlight. Here’s more…

‘Marvel’s Runaways’ Coming to Hulu From ‘OC,’ ‘Gossip Girl’ Team

That’s a look at some of the hottest topics in fandom this week! Keep it right here for more.


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Brian Linder

Brian Linder has been on the fan-media scene since dial-up. Arriving at Fandom by way of IGN, Brian was a founding editor at popular Star Wars fansite TheForce.net. He is co-creator of the groundbreaking movie site, FilmForce, which was absorbed by IGN in 2006. Today, he's Senior Editor of entertainment content at Fandom. He enjoys space sagas and superheroes.

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