This edition of the Geek News Brief includes stories about Amy Hennig's new studio making a Marvel video game, GTA: San Andreas coming to VR on Oculus Quest 2, and Bill Murray coming to the MCU.

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Amy Hennig’s new studio is making a game with Marvel

Skydance New Media, the game development studio headed by former Uncharted creative director Amy Hennig, will partner with Marvel Entertainment to produce a new video game.

The upcoming title will be a narrative-driven, action-adventure game, featuring a completely original story and take on the Marvel Universe. The companies did not announce which Marvel characters would be featured in the game, nor a release date or platforms for the project.

Hennig said of the project, “I can’t imagine a better partner than Marvel for our first game. The Marvel Universe epitomizes all the action, mystery, and thrills of the pulp adventure genre that I adore and lends itself perfectly to an interactive experience. It’s an honor to be able to tell an original story with all the humanity, complexity, and humor that makes Marvel characters so enduring and to enable our players to embody these heroes that they love.”

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is coming to VR on Oculus Quest 2

One of the most-loved entries in Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto series is coming to VR. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that a version of 2004’s GTA: San Andreas is in development for the company’s Quest 2 VR headset.

As stated by Zuckerberg, “This new version of what I think is one of the greatest games ever made will offer players an entirely new way to experience this iconic open world in virtual reality.”

No other details, like price, a release date, or game footage have been revealed, but many outlets are comparing the effort to the recently released and surprisingly successful VR adaptation of Capcom’s Resident Evil 4.

Bill Murray implies that he’ll play a part in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania

Bill Murray is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in an unknown role. In a recent interview with a German outlet, Murray said, “You know, recently I made a Marvel movie. I probably won’t tell you, but never mind. In any case, some people were quite surprised why I decided on such a project. But for me the thing was quite clear: I got to know the director – and really liked him very much. He was funny, humble, everything you want from a director. And with the cheerleader story Bring It On he made years ago, which I think is damn good. So I agreed, although I’m not interested in these huge comic book adaptations as an actor otherwise.”

While Murray never confirmed the specific movie he worked on, the logical connection is Peyton Reed, the director of both his cheerleading movie Bring It On, and Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

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Rob Logan

Rob is a movie buff, computer whiz, gamer, huge Batman fan, and above all... a geek. In addition to being the Founder and Host of The Geek Generation, he is also a photographer, graphic designer, certified clinical hypnotherapist, a former professional wrestler, and a current superhero.

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