The new year opened with some absolutely frigid weather but is sure to heat up with incredible video games, movies and television shows on the way over the next few months.
“Anthem” and “Captain Marvel” are likely going to be pleasant treats in February and March before winter literally — and figuratively — ends in season eight of “Game of Thrones” mid-April.
Chris Pratt reprises his role as Emmet in “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” Feb. 8, where the original LEGO Movie heroes must save their world from the LEGO DUPLO space invaders. Emmet must go where no brick has gone before to help save the day alongside an incredible voice cast of Will Arnett (LEGO Batman), Nick Offerman (MetalBeard), Maya Rudolph (Finn’s Mother) and Charlie Day (Benny).
The film looks to continue the unique animation style and humor of “The LEGO Movie” while introducing a variety of new characters. Its diverse characters and LEGO sets shown throughout the film will be a welcome nostalgia trip for anyone.
February will close out with BioWare’s open-world role-playing game “Anthem” Feb. 22.
Players can venture the world alone or with friends to complete the story or hang out in free play mode. They will take on the deadly creatures throughout the planet to fight a nefarious group.
Each player will have the choice of robotic suit, known as a “javelin,” they start with and will progress their character and the suit through the story, unlocking other javelins along the way.
Gamers can rest easy even though the finer details of “Anthem,” such as when player-versus-player modes will be released, have yet to be announced. “Anthem” developers are rumored to be releasing post-launch content for free.
It will have been almost a year since moviegoers watched some of their favorite Marvel characters fade into dust as Thanos snapped his fingers in “Avengers: Infinity War” when “Captain Marvel” releases March 14.
Fans may get some hints as to how “Avengers: Endgame” will play out in this film but will surely enjoy their ride with Nick Fury and Captain Marvel in this installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Soon after on March 15, video game “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” continues the story of a post-apocalyptic America bordering on utter chaos. The country we know will be separated by a small group of highly-trained soldiers known as “The Division.”
The series moves from New York to Washington, D.C. to help contain the problems present in whatever remains of America’s capital.
Ubisoft has made adjustments to the player-versus-player Dark Zone aimed at making the online experience better, but it has yet to be seen if they can fix the mistakes of the first game.
March will finish off hot with Jordan Peele’s “Us” March 22.
“Us” seems to begin with the Wilson family, Adelaide, Gabe and their two children, meeting their longtime family friends, the Tylers at a beach — but things start to go sideways.
The family’s lives are turned upside down as they must fight for their lives against a group of four doppelgängers.
The events of “Us” will more than likely explain the odd trauma and coincidences that happened in Adelaide’s past while giving viewers a wide array of frights along the way.
HBO’s longtime series, “Game of Thrones,” will begin its six-episode final run April 14.
Winter has arrived but there are still plenty of questions to be answered, especially considering the season seven finale.
The epic battle for the Iron Throne is shaping up to be incredible and concludes right after classes finish, giving those looking to binge it all enough time to stock up on food and live on the couch once the final exams are all turned in.
Warner Brothers’ “Mortal Kombat 11” will continue the ultra-violent saga of the “Mortal Kombat” series as it releases the new video game April 23.
“Mortal Kombat 11” will play similarly to Warner Brothers’ other game, “Injustice 2,” but it is looking like it has tweaked some features to make it a unique experience in itself.
It will also be releasing on the Nintendo Switch so fans will not be entirely limited when it comes to where and when they play it as they can now take it on the go.
The semester will finish up with “Avengers: Endgame” April 26 and will hopefully answer all the questions “Avenger: Infinity War” prompted.
The remaining heroes will fight to bring back their friends and the entire half of the universe that was snapped away. How they will actually do this is not quite clear but the film seems to have enough of a sense that it will deliver a captivating story while keeping viewers interested with fun quips from heroes like Ant-Man.