Report: Captain Marvel 2 Will Be Directed By Candyman’s Nia DaCosta

Captain Marvel 2 is in the works, and a new report suggests that a director has been found. Deadline is reporting that Nia DaCosta, the director behind the Jordan Peele-produced Candyman movie coming out later this year, is attached to direct the Marvel movie.

Disney and Marvel provided the outlet with no comment, so take this with a grain of salt for now, but it seems likely. DaCosta has only directed one feature before Candyman, an indie picture called Little Woods, which reviewed well. Along with directing, she also wrote the screenplay for Candyman, which is looking terrifying.

DaCosta, who is currently 30 years old, will likely tie with Ryan Coogler (who released Black Panther at 32) as the youngest Marvel movie director when the film premieres.

The first Marvel movie to be directed entirely by a woman will be Black Widow, directed by Cate Shortland. 2021’s The Eternals will be directed by Chloe Zhao. Captain Marvel was the first Marvel film to focus primarily on a female superhero.

It was previously reported that WandaVision writer Megan McDonnell was working on a script. The first Captain Marvel film was written and directed by team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

Captain Marvel 2 is currently planned for a 2022 release, but with the COVID-19 pandemic shifting schedules around, that could change.

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Author: James O’Connor

YouTube prank stars Stokes Twins charged with felony after fake bank robbery video


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Alan and Alex Stokes, 23-year-old twin brothers known best for posting prank videos to YouTube under their channel Stokes Twins, have each been charged with a felony related to a fake bank robbery, the aftermath of which the brothers recorded and posted to YouTube last October, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office (via The Hollywood Reporter.)

As part of the prank, the two brothers falsely presented themselves as criminals to an Uber driver and other random bystanders, who they then implored to give them clothes, rides, and other forms of assistance in a way that South California authorities say broke the law.

“These were not pranks. These are crimes that could have resulted in someone getting seriously injured or…

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Author: Nick Statt

Apex Legends Season 6 Hints Appear In-Game, Possible New Character Teased

With just weeks left in Apex Legends Season 5: Fortune’s Favor, Respawn has started dropping some serious hints for what might be on the way for Season 6. We’ve collected all of the teasers that we’ve found so far, and will continue to update this log as more show up.

As with most new Apex Legends season teasers, Respawn is being rather cryptic. That said, maybe we’ll get more information from whatever the developer has planned for Thursday, August 6 at 10 AM PT. Something will debut on YouTube at that time, implying that we may be getting a new Apex Legends Devstream, cinematic trailer, or Stories from the Outlands.

Tomorrow morning, 10am. See ya there, mates. 😉
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— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) August 5, 2020

While you wait for the video to premiere, there are clues to Season 6’s new character, storylines, and gameplay changes in Apex Legends right now. The most direct set of clues are found in the Season 5 Quest, so you should finish it if you haven’t already–it both sees the return of a familiar face from Titanfall 2 and hints at a possible new map.

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Author: Jordan Ramée

Facebook removes Trump post for falsely claiming children are ‘almost immune’ to COVID-19

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Facebook has removed a post posted by President Donald Trump’s account for violations of its misinformation policy, the company confirmed to The Verge. The video posted was of a Trump interview with Fox News’ Fox & Friends program, in which the president claimed children are “almost immune” to COVID-19, which is false. The interview also included Trump saying COVID-19 “is going to go away,” and that his view is that “schools should open” because “this it will go away like things go away.”

A recent study conduced by infectious disease experts at Children’s Hospital of Chicago found that children younger than five can carry the virus at levels far higher than adults, although there is still debate over whether children can pass COVID-19 to…

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Author: Nick Statt

Animal Crossing Was The Most Talked About Game On Twitter In 2020 So Far

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the most tweeted about game during the first half of 2020 and, the US ranked second for countries tweeting the most about gaming. Twitter has released official stats for tweets about gaming, revealing there was a 71% increase in volume year-over-year and “over 1 billion Tweets sent in the first half of 2020.”

Japan tweeted the most about gaming, with the US and South Korea rounding out the top three. The PS5 event was the most tweeted about event, followed by Niconico Net Chokaigi 2020, a Japanese festival. The Xbox Games Showcase came in third, rounded out by PAX East 2020 and Ubisoft Forward.

Animal Crossing was the most tweeted about video game, with Final Fantasy in the third spot and Fortnite at number five. Backing up Japan as the country tweeting the most about gaming, half of the top ten are Japanese language accounts. All of the games on the list are live-service games or have live service games in their series, like Final Fantasy XIV.

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Author: James Carr

California labor commissioner sues Uber and Lyft for alleged wage theft

Transportation Union And Rideshare Drivers United Members Hold Rolling Vehicle Protest Calling On State To Enforce AB5

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Uber and Lyft are committing wage theft by misclassifying drivers as independent contractors, California’s labor commissioner alleges in separate lawsuits against the companies. The classification of drivers as freelance workers has deprived them of “a host of legal protections in violation of California labor law,” the lawsuits say.

“The Uber and Lyft business model rests on the misclassification of drivers as independent contractors,” said California Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower in a statement. “This leaves workers without protections such as paid sick leave and reimbursement of drivers’ expenses, as well as overtime and minimum wages.”

The pair of lawsuits are the latest legal challenges against Uber and Lyft in California,…

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Author: Andrew J. Hawkins

More Impractical Jokers Coming To TruTV And Franchise Grows To HBO Max

Fans of the comedy group known as The Tenderloins, a collective made up of Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, and Sal Vulcano, will be happy to know there is a lot more of the Impractical Jokers headed to both truTV and HBO Max in the near future as production has resumed on Season 9 of the series.

However, that’s not all. 10 more episodes of the quarantine-friendly Impractical Jokers: Dinner Party–which will air this fall–have been ordered for truTV as well. Additionally, the Impractical Jokers movie will make its way to HBO Max on September 1. The film follows the group as they head to a Paula Abdul concert, and along the way, they challenge each other to embarrassing tasks, of course.

Additionally, truTV’s incredibly fun and purposely cringe-worthy game show The Misery Index, hosted by Jameela Jamil (The Good Place) and featuring the Impractical Jokers, has been renewed for Season 3. The second half of Season 2 will arrive this October.

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Author: Mat Elfring

Intel’s own website leaks Tiger Lake CPU event happening in early September

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A few weeks ago, Intel teased that “something big” is happening on September 2nd. Now, thanks to the event calendar on the company’s own investor relations site (and eagle-eyed Twitter user @SteakisGood for spotting it), we have confirmation that this is when Intel plans to talk more about its 10nm 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs, the ones featuring its anticipated Xe graphics.

Acer has already promised machines that feature the new processor, so perhaps we’ll hear more about OEM support.

Another notable date on the calendar is even sooner. Next week, on August 13th, Intel is hosting an event called “Updates from our Chief Architect, Raja Koduri.” We suspect the company will be providing more details about its first discrete GPU, the DG1, w…

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Author: Cameron Faulkner

Fortnite: Destroying Shipping Containers At Dirty Docks Guide

Fortnite’s Week 8 challenges include a few treks to named locations that have been previously flooded. Dirty Docks has been submerged in water for the majority of the season, but you’ll need to head there to complete a new challenge that asks you to destroy shipping containers at Dirty Docks. This guide will show you a quick and easy way to complete the challenge.

This challenge has leaked early. Check back tomorrow to try it yourself in Fortnite.

Where Is Dirty Docks?

Dirty Docks is a named location on the map, although it’ll be hidden until you visit it for the first time now that it’s no longer flooded. You can find it on the right-hand side of the map in the H4 tile. It’s right on the water surrounded by green rolling hills.

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Author: Aron Garst