Warner Bros. Montreal's Rumored 'Suicide Squad' Game Reportedly Canceled, Replaced With New 'Batman' Game

International Business Times

A new report claims that Warner Bros. Montreal has canceled its video game that's based on the DC Comics' "Suicide Squad." The studio has replaced it with a new "Batman" game that will focus on Bruce Wayne's son, Damien Wayne. The "Suicide Squad" game was canceled earlier this month by Warner Bros. executives as it simply didn't leave a very good impression, three insiders told Kotaku. The sources claimed that the game had been under development for at least two years, with only some small hints of it surfacing all over the internet for around the same time. The only other unconfirmed information about it is that it was supposed to be a cooperative game.


News Wrap: More towns evacuate amid Alberta wildfire emergency

PBS NewsHour

The FDA announces new age requirements in a crackdown on unregulated tobacco, while California raises the legal age for smoking to 21. How airlines are battling over bargain passenger fairs for trips to the Caribbean. MAN: The airlines are afraid that if customers are given the choice, they'll buy their tickets somewhere else from someone who will offer them a better deal. The last I heard, that was capitalism. HARI SREENIVASAN: In the day's other news, a raging wildfire forced new evacuations in the heart of Canada's oil sands country.


A Batman video game showed a real image of a murdered Russian ambassador

Mashable

Plenty of video games feature plenty of dead folks, but I think we can all agree that most of the dead "people" we see on video games were never alive on the other side of the screen. SEE ALSO: Facebook says 10 million people saw Russia's'divisive' political ads The video game vlogging channel Bro Team Pill was reportedly the first to notice that the image of a dead security guard in the game was strikingly similar to the infamous image of Andrei Karlov, moments after the former Russian ambassador to Turkey was assassinated at an art gallery in Ankara on Dec. 19, 2016. The assassin, killed in an exchange of gunfire following the murder, was a 22-year-old off-duty policeman. He reportedly shouted "Don't forget Aleppo, don't forget Syria" after he opened fire. News of an assassinated ambassador would have made headlines around the world anyway, but it spread even more rapidly in part due to the imagery.


'Wonder Woman,' 'Ready Player One' and others headed to IMAX screens in new Warner Bros. deal

Los Angeles Times

IMAX has signed a new pact with Warner Bros. which will send such high-profile films as "Justice League," "Wonder Woman," "Blade Runner 2049," and the latest films from Christopher Nolan and Steven Spielberg to IMAX theaters. The deal further extends the pair's initial 2003 agreement, and includes up to 12 new films from the studio. "The Lego Batman Movie," "Minecraft," "Kong: Skull Island," a "Godzilla" sequel, a "Tomb Raider" reboot, and the first sequel to this fall's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" are among the other chosen titles. Will Arnett comes to San Diego Comic-Con International to discuss his career and his work on "The Lego Batman Movie." Will Arnett comes to San Diego Comic-Con International to discuss his career and his work on "The Lego Batman Movie."


Telltale Games Reduces Workforce, Insists Layoffs Won't Affect Projects

International Business Times

Video games company Telltale Games has let go of 25 percent of its workforce. Still, the San Rafael, California-headquartered publisher maintains that the layoffs won't affect any of its previously announced projects. According to Telltale, the move to lay off 90 employees is part of its restructuring, which is expected to pave the way for the better. The company is currently working on "Minecraft: Story Mode – Season Two," "Batman: The Enemy Within" and the upcoming "The Walking Dead Collection," which is scheduled for release early December. Telltale has just finished Episode 5 of its "Guardians of the Galaxy – The Telltale Series."