South American retailer LawGamers may have revealed the release date for the highly-anticipated sequel to The Last of Us.
Originally announced at PSX 2016, The Last of Us Part II has been long in development at Naughty Dog but the game could finally be arriving on the PlayStation 4 by the end of the year. A new promo poster revealed by the Peruvian retailer suggests The Last of Us Part II could be released as early as October 2019, however, an exact date has yet to be revealed.
This is not the first time that The Last of Us Part II was suggested to be arriving this year as there have been several hints before including one from the game’s composer Gustavo Santaolalla who recently teased that the game would be coming very soon during a live performance. In addition, Last year’s Outbreak Day saw a 2019 release date teased when Naughty Dog revealed a soundtrack description for The Last of Us Part II with a copyright date set to 2019.
NaughtyDog has also been beefing up its staff, which could be getting the development team ready to crunch its way to the finish line on The Last of Us Part II.
Although these teases could give hope to The Last of Us Part II finally releasing this year, it’s important to remember that Sony has opted to sit out of E3 for the first time in 24 years as they didn’t feel there was enough ready to show off from their upcoming slate just yet. Skipping E3 and releasing The Last of Us Part II just a few months later prior to PSX 2019 brings to question just how exactly Sony would reveal new details on the highly-anticipated sequel.
Official details on The Last of Us Part II are slim. Naughty Dog has only shown off a small amount of footage from the game so far. The sequel has been teased to feature a story that is the thematic opposite of the first game when we pick up with Ellie five years later after the events of The Last of Us, and will introduce the Seraphites, a religious cult that will serve as a threat to the survivors in the post-apocalyptic world and possibly Tommy’s camp in Jackson.
Both Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson will be reprising their roles as Joel and Ellie respectively. Newcomers to the cast include Westworld actress Shannon Woodard, Patrick Fugit, Laura Bailey, Victoria Grace, Ian Alexander, and Stephen A. Chang.
So what do you think? Could The Last of Us Part II finally be arriving this year? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.
Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.