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Captain America twist

With the release of Captain America: Steve Rogers #1 this week, Marvel has revealed that Cap has operated as sleeper agent for Hydra, the fictional terrorist organization closely associated with the Nazis.

In an interview with Time, Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort said that the plan to make Cap a villain has been in development since 2014, and aims to capture some of what's happening in politics today — particularly when it comes to discovering the ugly sides of our beloved public figures.

The author of the new Captain America comic, Nick Spencer, is getting death threats on Twitter over making Captain America a villain.

Pokémon Go Beta tests in US

Pokémon Go, the augmented reality game that let’s you live out your Pokemon dreams, is finally available for beta testers in the US as of today.

  • There will be more than a hundred different Pokémon to capture out in the real world and players will get a notification when a Pokemon is detected near them.

  • Pokeballs can may be purchased at PokéStops, or found in locations like monuments, historical locales, or public art installations.

  • Players can capture Gyms by battling then leave their own pokemon to defend the gym from others.

  • There is still time to sign up as a beta tester.

No Man's Sky Delayed

Kotaku reports that the highly anticipated video game No Man’s Sky is not going to make their June 2016 release date. GameStop has confirmed that they have yet to receive any promotional material for the game with the June release date and have instead been told to tell people that it’s “coming soon”. This isn’t the first time the game has reported delays but it’s still disappointing.

Fullmetal Alchemist--Live!

Warner Brothers has officially announced that a live-action film adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist manga is in the works and is slated to premiere in Japan in winter 2017. Filming is scheduled to begin in Italy at the beginning of June, and wrap up in Japan in the second half of August.

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Netflix gets exclusive Disney deal

Starting this September, Netflix will get exclusive access the Disney catalog including the right to stream hit movies like the Jungle Book, Captain America:Civil War, Finding Dory, and Rouge One. That means you won’t see those movies on  Amazon or Hulu. Even though Netflix is paying millions of dollars for this deal, this definitely gives Netflix the edge in the streaming wars.

CBS to drop fan film lawsuit

JJ Abrams has confirmed that Star Trek: Into Darkness director Justin Lin was outraged that Paramount and CBS were suing the makers of the fan-film Axanar. Lin pushed the studio and according to Abrams the lawsuit will be stopped “within the next few weeks.” CBS and Paramount told Buzzfeed reporter Adam Vary that the studios were in settlement talks. Axanar’s executive producer Alec Peters said new fan film guidelines will be handed down in the next few days.

Buckaroo Banzai TV

On episode 246 of the Kevin Smith’s podcast Hollywood Babble On, he confirmed that he’s in talks with MGM to create a TV version of the cult movie Buckaroo Banzai. Apparently, the episode of the Flash he directed aired MGM approached him with the opportunity. Kevin Smith accepted citing the project as a dream writing project.