Season 2 of Marvel’s Daredevil has fans glued to their sofas, the next Indiana Jones movie is confirmed, Xbox Live goes cross-platform, PlayStation VR gets a price tag, and a TV favorite is renewed.
Here’s “The Week in Fandom” for March 18:
Daredevil: The Binge is Back
Daredevil Season 2 is now on Netflix and fans are binging new episodes as fast as humanly possible. And while we know you’re hyped for all the Punisher and Elektra action, you may be asking yourself how the show’s second season can possibly top the breathtaking fight scenes of the first. Wonder no more. There’s your answer in the exclusive clip above.
Want more? Watch the video below for fan reaction and analysis of the scene’s MCU references and inspirations.
And that’s just a couple of minutes from Season 2. If you think you can handle more, all episodes of Marvel’s Daredevil are available to watch instantly, only on Netflix.
Fifth Indiana Jones Officially Official
Indiana Jones 5 is really happening. Disney and Lucasfilm announced this week that the movie is now officially in development with Steven Spielberg back in the director’s chair, and Harrison Ford reprising the iconic title role.
When Indy 5 comes out on July 19, 2019, Harrison Ford will have just celebrated his 77th birthday. While Ford is in amazing shape and doesn’t look to be going anywhere any time soon, this film is likely to lay the groundwork for a post-Ford future for the franchise. Just how that will be accomplished at this time is anyone’s guess. And, as always, it’ll be interesting to see what historic artifact or culture Indy will be involved with.
Xbox One Goes Cross-Platform
Xbox One owners may soon be able to play online with players on other consoles. In a post this week on Xbox Wire, Chris Charla, director of the independent games program for Xbox One and Windows 10, wrote that the doors have been opened for developers to begin supporting online play across various platforms.
“We’re thrilled to confirm that Psyonix’s Rocket League will be one of the first games to take advantage of this new capability by enabling cross-network play between Xbox One and PC players,” he wrote, adding that the invitation was open for other networks to participate as well.
So, what about the PlayStation? It could happen. Sony told Gamespot, “PlayStation has been supporting cross-platform play between PC on several software titles starting with Final Fantasy 11 on PS2 and PC back in 2002. We would be happy to have the conversation with any publishers or developers who are interested in cross platform play.”
PlayStation VR Details Released
At a press event this week, Sony announced the price and release date for its PlayStation VR hardware: It’ll retail for $399 this October.
That puts PlayStation VR at a significantly lower price point than competitors Oculus Rift ($599) and HTC Vive ($799) — a differential that gets even more vast when you compare the cost of a Rift- or Vive-ready PC (Oculus offers a handy bundle at $1499) to the cost of a PlayStation 4 plus a PlayStation 4 Camera ($408).
In other words, the PlayStation VR pricing news is a major shot across the bow in the war to dominate the virtual reality market.
Better Call Saul Renewed
Breaking Bad will go down as one of the best serialized dramas in all of American television history. There’s not going to be much debate about that. Will the same be said for its spinoff, Better Call Saul? We’ll have a third season to find out thanks to AMC’s announcement of a renewal order for the Emmy-nominated series starring Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show). Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will return as co-showrunners for another 10 episodes.
Better Call Saul’s second season premiered in February on AMC — if you just need a primer, we’ve got you covered.
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