Here's the Thursday round-up for this week:
- Rage Against the Machine is releasing a 20th Anniversary special edition of their self-titled debut album, including demos, previously-unseen live footage, and more. The various box set versions of the remastered album are due out on November 27th.
- Muse's new album, The 2nd Law, is now their highest-debuting collection, coming in at #2 in its first week on the Billboard 200 and selling just over 100,000 copies in its first week. It's just behind the Mumford & Sons chart-topper Babel, which is now #1 for its second week in a row.
- Looks like Mary Jane Watson and Harry Osborn will return to the web-headed cinematic universe in the Amazing Spider-Man 2 when it releases in May of 2014. Casting calls have been sent out for both parts, with actress Shailene Woodley reportedly already in talks for the MJ role. It's also rumored that Electro may be the villain for the film, though it's likely he would be a secondary to a more powerful character.
- Fox is pressuring writer Max Landis to re-work the script he turned in for a sequel to his hit found-footage superhero film Chronicle. Landis says the studio wants "more of the same," instead of the "evolved sequel" he originally presented. Director Josh Trank is already working on the Fantastic Four reboot.
- The latest entry in the Lord of the Rings gaming franchise will be out in December. Guardians of Middle-Earth will release as a downloadable title on the Xbox Live Arcade December 4th, coming to Playstation Network afterward on the 5th. A retail, on-disc version will be released for the PS3 only on the 7th, including a season pass for all the impending DLC for the game.
- The PS Vita version of Call of Duty: Black Ops (subtitled, "Declassified") will not include the expected zombies mode. The console versions of the game will still have zombies, but "Hostilities" mode replaces the zombies in the handheld game, which is a similar style of gameplay with with hoardes of living enemies.
Closing out the week tomorrow! Until then...ROCK!
(News credit to 411mania.com)