Sean Gunn teases his return Kraglin in Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, possibly in . The actor played the Ravager in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy and 2017's , both of which were written and directed by his brother, James Gunn.Kraglin, though a supporting role, has still been a highlight of the series. His character often came across as timid compared to the other Ravagers, and even as warm-hearted when he at the end of Vol. 2. While most heroes in the MCU made an appearance in this year’s , Kraglin was one of few characters who did not show up because he has more important things to take care of elsewhere in the galaxy. It's unclear what that important stuff is or when audiences will see Kraglin again, but one thing's for sure, the character isn't gone just yet.Related: In an interview with , Sean Gunn discussed his future in the MCU, particularly in regards to . Although Gunn confirms that he is indeed returning for Avengers 4 to provide the on-screen motion reference to Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), as he had done in both Guardians of the Galaxy movies, he played coy about his appearance as Kraglin in the film. However, he did tease Kraglin's return sometime during Phase 4: "I can neither confirm nor deny whether I’ll be in the next Avengers movie. I did work on it as Rocket, but as for my other character, I think we’ll just have to keep watching. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him but there’s more coming somewhere."Gunn’s answer could possibly indicate that Kraglin could make an appearance in next year's Avengers after all, especially considering it's supposed to be even bigger than Avengers: Infinity War was with regards to the number of characters on-screen. And with most of the Guardians now gone, it's possible the remaining heroes may turn to unlikely allies in this time of need.If Kraglin doesn't show up in Avengers 4, though, then it's highly likely that he will at least make a final appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is currently targeting a 2020 release date. But that doesn't mean he can't also appear in a different movie down the line or in a Guardians of the Galaxy spinoff. There's plenty of story to tell on that front, and it's possible that Kraglin could even join the on their adventures, should Marvel Studios choose to pursue a spinoff film with that crew as the leads - but it seems fans will just have to wait and see what happens.More: Source: The post appeared first on
July 01, 2018
A new digital art design shows what 's Wakanda World Cup uniforms would look like in the real world. The fictional African country – an increasingly prominent part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – is renowned for its advanced society, its fighting prowess, and for being the primary source of vibranium - the material - on the planet.Despite these notable achievements, Wakanda's sporting prowess remains untested, which is something they could test now that the nation has opened its borders to the rest of the world. Interestingly, Okoye, the general of Wakanda's Dora Milaje, signaled the historically-secretive nation's willingness to embrace such contests as the Olympics and the World Cup during a lighthearted moment in . Leading up to Thanos' invasion in Wakanda, Okoye told King T'Challa that she did not imagine an alien invasion when they decided to reveal themselves to the world. Instead, she imagined hosting the Olympics... or just getting a local Starbucks. While seeing the Wakandans competing in the Olympics would be great, what about the World Cup?Related: Graphic designer Mark Yesilevskiy created designs for a possible Wakanda World Cup soccer team and posted them on his : a black home kit inspired by Black Panther’s own costume and a red away kit based on the Dora Milaje's uniforms. The all-black version draws clear inspiration from Black Panther costume designer Ruth Carter’s original creation, as worn by Chadwick Boseman in this year’s runaway blockbuster hit. Like Carter’s own design, Yesilevskiy’s vision blends futuristic chic with African tribal features, including the hero’s distinctive necklace. His second design is a more colorful effort, featuring red shirt and black shorts, with white and black patterns along the shoulders and down the sides representing the Dora Milaje’s armor. Take a look:Future Marvel installments are unlikely to see T'Challa and friends donning Yesilevskiy's designs to slug it out on the soccer pitch. Indeed, the Wakandans' first priority will be finding a way to bring T'Challa (and the other lost Avengers) back to life after he was during Infinity War's emotional finale. His return seems inevitable after was all but officially announced in the wake of its record-breaking box office performance, but how that will be achieved remains shrouded in mystery. It is likely that his compatriots will play a part, though, following T'Challa's decision drop Wakanda's fiercely-guarded cloak of secrecy and embrace both the superhero syndicate and the wider world.Other plot details for the as-yet-untitled also remain under wraps - but rumors and fan theories are abound. What is known is that it will mark the end of the MCU's first saga and lay the foundation for what the shared universe will become down the line. Of course, fans fully expect Black Panther to be part of that future, but considering he's gone at the moment, who knows what the future holds for the character and his country.More: Source: The post appeared first on
July 01, 2018
star Noah Schnapp (a.k.a. Will Byers) accidentally revealed a minor spoiler for season 3. Taking questions from fans, he revealed the ultimate fate of Will's dog, Chester, who's been absent since the first season. The Byers family pet had an important role in Stranger Things season 1. Named "Chester" in the Duffers' pilot script, the dog appeared in the very first episode, attempting to protect its young master from the threat of the monstrous Demogorgon.Chester somehow survived that encounter - was no doubt far more interested in pursuing human prey - and was a background presence through the rest of the series. The dog actually seemed vaguely aware of the Upside Down, and is drawn to Will's fort, seemingly sensing that he's present there - albeit not in a way that can be seen. But Chester was mysteriously absent in season 2, and none of the characters even mentioned him.Related: Taking fan questions in a recent interview, Noah Schnapp accidentally let slip a minor spoiler, and explained what happened to Chester. "I think he died," Schnapp confirmed. "Like, in this season, there's a grave for him that you see." It was only after he'd said it that Schnapp realized he'd just dropped a spoiler, and desperately attempted to hush the crowd. Needless to say, these efforts were unsuccessful, and the video swiftly found its way to .It always seemed likely that Chester had died between the first two seasons; season 2 is set a year after the first season, and that's plenty of time for the family pet to pass away and the Byers household to recover from their grief. The absence had still led to debate online, and the stars had actually been asked about this directly. Hilariously, took to in November of last year to answer questions about Chester's disappearance. "The dog was let go after the first season," he explained. "Emotional problems. Wouldn’t come out of his trailer, threw coffee at assistants. Was too much." Harbour gave a more serious response to , "There was a day with this dog that was the worst actor I've ever worked with in my life," he revealed. According to Harbour, the dog was a nightmare to work with, and just wouldn't bark on cue. Harbour wound up storming off set, heading to his trailer for a break when the dog's failure to perform just became too much.It's actually remotely possible that fans will get to see Chester's passing. Netflix is teaming up with Dark Horse Comics to launch set within the Stranger Things universe, and the first will reveal Will's experience in the Upside Down. The idea seems to be lifted from the Star Wars universe, and it's possible the final issue of that miniseries will show a little of what happens to Will between the two seasons. That may well include Chester's fate. As spoilers go, this is clearly a minor one, but it's an interesting indication of just how much attention the Duffer brothers pay to their fans. In this case, they've clearly added a subtle detail that will resolve this fan question once and for all - and, thanks to Noah Schnapp, it's now been revealed in advance.More: Stranger Things season 3 is expected to premiere in 2019 on Netflix.Source: The post appeared first on
July 01, 2018
If you're a fan of Riverdale, you're familiar with Bughead, the couple name for Betty and Jughead, two of the show's main characters. Surprisingly, Betty Cooper and Jughead Jones have formed the defining romance for the entire show which is strange, given that the story ostensibly centered on Archie Andrews (as it is based on the classic Archie comics, with a darker, stylized edge).This, unfortunately, is far from the only thing that is bewildering or illogical about the relationship. Riverdale is not exactly known for its realistic depiction of American teenagers but for displaying a scandalous fantasyland where teenagers find the time to solve crimes, commit crimes, protest against other crimes, and have all kinds of relationship drama in the space of one episode. Bughead is no exception to this; in fact, the couple name being "Bughead" might just be the only thing about that does.From its humble beginnings, Betty pushed aside her feelings for the main protagonist Archie Andrew to be in a relationship with his best friend, Jughead Jones. Bughead has frequently been a difficult and puzzling relationship, but always a popular one.Fans love seeing the pair deal with unlikely situation, and the Serpent King and Queen have certainly had their share of those. But just because they're popular doesn't mean they make sense all the time, and this list counts down all those incidents where they veered far, far away from the confines of common sense.Here are 20 Things That Make No Sense About Bughead. The post appeared first on
July 01, 2018
A new clip from offers an extended look at a battle between Wasp and Ghost. Far from the typical big-screen cat-fight, the action sequence depicts an all-out comic book brawl, with both characters utilizing their respective powers to the fullest.Much as Hope Van Dyne was (where she was a super-villain in an alternate future) to create the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of The Wasp, the new film's version of The Ghost is also a largely original character. The original Ghost was a brilliant engineer and information technology specialist, who developed a new form of computer processor that become intangible to prevent itself from overheating. He turned upon his employers after he learned of the truth of their immoral business practices and their efforts to silence him caused him to merge with his technology. Now able to become invisible and intangible at will, The Ghost became an anti-corporate saboteur-for-hire and crossed swords with Tony Stark more than once.Related: The fight scene, which can be viewed in the clip above (via ) confirms that the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Ghost has the same powers as her comic book counterpart. It's still uncertain, however, if or the same anti-business beliefs as the original version.Interestingly, Scott Lang is seen watching Wasp tangle with Ghost from the safety of a vehicle, with Hank Pym by his side. The two Ant-Men are clearly a bit worried for Wasp's safety, although she seems to be up to the task of holding her own against the mysterious villain. Scott eventually heads out to help, but before he goes, Hank hands him what looks to be a new piece of Ant-Man technology, one that the genius inventor says is "still a work in progress." Scott looks quite intrigued, and Marvel fans are sure to be as well, as is usually cooler than the last.Thrilling and funny as these clips and trailers have been, it's natural to be afraid that the best moments of the movie may have already been revealed by the film's advertising. Fans can only hope that these promotional materials won't give away the entire movie before Ant-Man and The Wasp finally makes its way into theaters next week. Thankfully, it seems that the chances of that happening are, much like the titular heroes, very small.More: Source: The post appeared first on
July 01, 2018
Magical items are one of the staples of the fantasy genre: even the low fantasy world of Game of Thrones is home to gems that can change someone's physical appearance and swords that always remain sharp.The big names in the genre are usually focused on the power provided by a single magic item, such as the One Ring in Lord of the Ring or Stormbringer in the Elric series.The different editions of Dungeons & Dragons have been no stranger to magic items, as they are often the most highly-sought out pieces of treasure in the game.There are limits to what you can purchase with gold and silver, but magic items will make you more effective in combat and give you more of a shot at surviving the attacks of your enemies.The mere existence of magic items gives players the chance to temporarily bend the rules of the game, as even the dumbest warrior can be given the chance to use magic.It is in these moments that the player can use their magic items to try and gain an advantage that the dungeon master wasn't expecting, leading to an exploit that can easily ruin a campaign.We are here today to look at the ways you can use magic items to break the rules throughout the various editions of Dungeons & Dragons; from the cube that does the exact opposite of what is it supposed to do to the wand that can break the challenge in any dungeon.Here are the 20 Ways To Use Magic Items To Cheat In Dungeons & Dragons! The post appeared first on
July 01, 2018
July 1st is not only Canada Day, but its free agency day in the NBA and NHL and what a day it's been for major moves. On the hockey front, the Toronto Maple Leafs invested $77 million for seven years of the native 27-year-old centreman John Tavares, but in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers are making damn sure they don't miss out on another playoff appearance.The Lakers have just signed LeBron James for four years at $154 million, one of the most lucrative deals the league has ever seen. Proving rumors of LeBron leaving his home town (again) to head to LA true, the Lakers are making other moves too.The Lakers put Thomas Bryant on waivers, signed guard Malik Newman to a two-way contract, and signed center Moritz Wagner, the 25th overall pick from the 2018 NBA Draft. The move for LeBron (which we can call "The Decision 3" do the publicity around his team choices) comes after a crushing NBA Finals defeat for his home team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, against the Golden State Warriors.Why Did Lebron James Leave Cleveland Again?LeBron joins Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma and LA still has cap room to make another move. But what we're all really wondering about is when we're going to , which was reportedly going to get its first trailer released by LeBron James during all the hype via his own Instagram TV app. This is all just business and publicity, after all.ESPN shared some interesting statistics about LeBron, the Lakers, and the movie:This is the 3rd time LeBron James has changed teams after a top-3 MVP finish. It's happened 3 other times in NBA history, once by Moses Malone, Wilt Chamberlain and Lenny Wilkens.The Lakers have not made the playoffs in 5 straight seasons, the longest such streak in franchise history.LeBron James has made the NBA Finals in 8 consecutive seasons.With LeBron joining, 6 of the top-8 scorers in NBA History will have played for the Lakers.LeBron will be coached by Luke Walton, who was drafted 31 picks after him in 2003.There's been over $1 billion spent in the NBA today.News on Space Jam 2 has been super scarce every since on it a year ago.More: Sources: , , The post appeared first on
July 01, 2018
The time has come for Howard the Duck to claim the powers of the Juggernaut in Marvel's cosmic universe. The time of the Juggerduck is upon us. Seriously, it's really happening.Marvel fans who enjoyed seeing Thanos alone at the end of universe in his own comic series are already used to the outlandish ( is a prime example). But it was the Cosmic Ghost Rider who bore the strongest solo potential, winning himself a comic book of his very own. A comic that, according to the artwork released so far, will put a ridiculous twist on several of Marvel's space-based characters.None more incredible than the Juggerduck: the super-powered titan Marvel's Universe didn't know it needed.Related: Not until writer Donny Cates and cover artist Geoff Shaw brought him into existence on the cover of Cosmic Ghost Rider #3 as one of the apparent "Future Guardians of the Galaxy." Soon after, Cates took to social media to confirm that the duck bill and white, feathery arms of the massive Juggernaut do, indeed, belong to the duck formerly named Howard.Take a look at the cover art in question.Exactly what transpires to make this strange cosmic future possible, or alternate reality, or divergent timeline isn't clear just yet. Whatever that is, it sounds like the Cosmic Ghost Rider deems it the "obvious" move needed to save the universe for everyone in it. But that is especially hard to predict, considering that the fiery avenger is the result of Frank Castle dying, making a deal with the devil, spending millennia alone on Earth, and eventually serving first Galactus, then Thanos as the last living being in the universe ().According to Cates, there's no trickery or playful misdirection at work: this story sees Howard claim the true Crimson Gem of Cyttorak. As some casual fans of the X-Men universe may think that Juggernaut's powers are a mutation, it will be news to hear his size and strength are gifts of that very same gem. Apparently, gifts that can also transform a humanoid alien duck into the same basic form. Awarding the future team of Guardians a heavyweight hitter far more powerful than Drax, Groot, or any other alien to have filled their ranks.For now the Cosmic Ghost Rider series is confined to a five-issue run. But if the Juggerduck is the first sign of just how outlandish Cates is willing to get (not to mention playfully ), we wouldn't expect the story to conclude for good. The final verdict will have to wait for the actual series to be released, but the promise of fun - fully encouraged by Marvel Comics - may be the difference maker.And hey, with the Guardians of the current Marvel universe stepping aside to let team take the spotlight, would a future version of the team be any harder to imagine? Whatever the odds, it seems unwise to bet against the Juggerduck.Cosmic Ghost Rider #1 will be available on July 4th from .MORE: Source: The post appeared first on
July 02, 2018
This week The Bishopgate Institute, in partnership with Musical Theatre International presents Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s classic West Side Story. This is The Bishopgate’s in house production and is set in The Grand Hall in traverse. Written sixty years ago this show, like the original star crossed lovers tale is a classic. This is Bishopsgate’s first solo venture in to the Non-professional Theatre scene after working with Centre Stage London in 2016 when the co-produced Ragtime in Concert. I use the term ‘Non-professional’ as AmDram always makes me think of village halls and Tinkly out of tunes pianos: this is far from it. First off it’s such a treat to sit in Bishopsgate’s Great Hall listening to a full orchestra playing Bernstein’s masterpiece. It’s no wonder West Side Story is so timeless. Conducted by Ben Ferguson, the orchestra bring every moment and nuance to life. It’s resplendent to say in the least. Director Toby Hine’s set is minimal leaving the full stage for the actors and the music to shine and shine they did. Unfortunately these were the only things that did shine brightly. I believe that musical theatre progresses and evolves by new musicals being created and grown, not by taking works of art that have been around for several decades and giving it your own spin: especially when it’s West Side Story. The reason it’s so timeless is because it’s perfect. Hine’s artistic liberties drastically changes things. I really do have to speak about one vital change - Tony kills Bernardo by snapping his neck. By accident. Since watching the show I have looked in to how easy it would be to snap someone’s neck and the answer is ‘not easy at all’, it is a deliberate killing. In the situation of the rumble, where everyone is on guard, it’s highly unlikely this would have happened - this is a case of stick to the source material. Guy Salim, Lemington Ridley and Chris Whittaker’s choreography wasn’t as structured as expected with West Side; the music is the air for the lungs of the choreography and at times it seemed a bit chocked; Perhaps a case of too many cooks. However the cast delivered it sensationally and America, as always was the moment the roof was raised! Bravo Sharkettes! The cast were brilliant and it was hard to remember that all of them are workingin a non-professional show. As the star crossed lovers we have James Gower-Smith and Emily McDouall. Gower-Smith’s Tony is a fantastic vocalist, making easy work of the score, smooth and very pleasing to listen to. As Maria McDouall’s control is superb in the upper notes demanded of the part. Together their voices blend superbly, marrying and working together to pull at the audience’s heart strings. Playing Anita is Victoria Greenway bringing a slightly older interpretation of the character. I believe the dichotomy to Maria worked well in this production as McDouall played her more naive than I have seen previously. Greenway’s vocal is strong and wonderful to listen to, demanding your attention; reminds me of Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, brilliant.Both groups of men were very good. Form the Sharks Charlie Smith as Baby John and Glen Jordan as A-Rab were brilliant, keeping the energy high which clearly filtered through to the other boys. Their dancing was strong as well as their characterisation, comedy and vocals. Bernardo (Christopher Georgiou) led a strong group of boys in the form of the sharks. This gam commanded the stage each time they walked on. Georggiou’s strong characterisation was a stark contrast to the Jets and grounded the piece. The most perturbing part of the piece was a girl holding down Anita during the scene we all feel uncomfortable watching. Unfortunately having the chorus of girls taking Anybody’s (Lauren Pears) story arc was a poor directorial choice and spoiled what was a spot on, superb performance from Pears. This cast gave stellar performances; which combined with good choreography and the grandeur of the orchestra sat perfectly in this venue. Heartfelt and moving. The cast did Bernstein and Sondheim proud: sadly some directorial decisions let the production down. Review by Samuel ClemensRating: ★★★★Seat: C11 | Price of ticket: £25
July 02, 2018
The Harry Potter movies gave us gorgeous scenery, amazing character designs, diverse magical creatures, and terrifying villains. The artists and filmmakers brought the Wizarding World to life with an unceasing dedication to creating a fantasy world unlike anything the audience knew.Everything from the Hogwarts Castle to the werewolves and Dementors had to take fans away to an unfamiliar world.However, the designs and visuals that made it into the final cut of the movies were not necessarily the best concepts out there. Many incredible designs were changed or cut because of reasons such as differing creative visions, technological challenges in the effects, and the time constraints of feature films.Sometimes they left behind concept art that would have created poignant and beautiful scenes, different character depictions and roles, and stunning costume design and cinematography.While many of the unused concept art designs are top-tier, there are also some that fall flat and were better off left behind and altered for the movies.The art is often still amazing, but it does not quite match the effect the filmmakers needed to create. They took character, creature, and scene designs in the wrong direction for the tone and meaning that they were aiming for, and the final movie versions were a vast improvement.By looking at both good and bad designs, fans can get a sense of how much tireless work went into creating these movies and making Hogwarts real for everyone.Here are the 20 Best (And 10 Worst) Unused Harry Potter Concept Art Designs. The post appeared first on
July 02, 2018
Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent got an '80s makeover in some inspired fan-art. The Wonder Woman sequel isn’t planned to hit screens until 2019, but fans are already having fun envisioning how the DCEU’s stroll through the 80s could look, often with hilarious results.With Wonder Woman having taken place during World War I, that leaves a lot of downtime for the titled superhero between the period of her breakout film and the events of . The demigoddess hasn’t kept silent and appears to have continued her fight for justice long before Batman and Superman needed her help. Having the next Wonder Woman film take place in the 1980s does call into question what Bruce meant in when he accused Diana of “[running] away for a hundred years” due to the death of Steve Trevor. However, Gal Gadot attempted to clarify that line last year by saying during this time - just out of the public eye.Related: Artist BossLogic created a pair of Wonder Woman 1984 fan posters for Clark and Bruce and posted them on his . Both characters rock an '80s vibe. Clark sports a period appropriate mullet and mustache. With his new look, Warner Bros. wouldn’t have to make another attempt at , a decision that continues to be criticized by fans. Bruce, on the other hand, now wears a sports jacket and fanny pack bearing the Batman logo. In order to convince others he is definitely playboy billionaire Bruce Wayne and not Batman, a solid gold B hangs around his neck. As if he didn’t look '80s enough, he carries a can of Jolt cola in his hand. Neither Jolt nor that iteration of the Batman logo would have been available in 1984 but they’re both so iconic the look wouldn’t be complete without them. Check them out below. A post shared by (@bosslogic) on Jun 30, 2018 at 12:30am PDT A post shared by (@bosslogic) on Jun 28, 2018 at 10:58pm PDT It's safe to say that Bruce and Clark will not make an appearance in Wonder Woman 1984. Their inclusion would stand in defiance of the already established DCEU cannon and the film is planned as a standalone. What viewers can expect is the , once again played by Chris Pine. Fans were both thrilled and confused upon seeing looking overwhelmed in his new setting. Audiences will have to wait to learn how he came back to life after his heroic sacrifice at the end of Wonder Woman.News about Wonder Woman 1984 has been gradually doled out to fans. Along with a title and a release date (November 1, 2019), to be playing Cheetah, and has joined the cast, but his character hasn’t been revealed. With Wonder Woman 1984 still some ways off, many will have to rely on fan-art to tide them over until Wonder Woman returns to theaters.MORE: Source: The post appeared first on
July 02, 2018
celebrated Canada Day by posting an image of Ryan Reynolds. In typical fashion for the franchise, it praises the star in a somewhat touching manner.Ryan Reynolds is a Canadian actor who has widely become known for his love of the comic-book anti-hero . Over the past few years, his passion for the franchise has become obvious as the first film in the series was a project of his for over 11 years. Reynolds in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, though was unable to do justice by the character. Since then, he’s made it his aim to bring the real character of Deadpool to life. With the first film making a box office of over $783 million and shooting up to be the highest grossing R-rated film ever, his success is unchallenged. Along with his Deadpool credits, the star is known for a various number of other roles, including that of his character Michael Bergen on Two Guys And A Girl.RELATED: Of course, what better way to celebrate Canada Day than to post a photo commemorating the lead actor of the series? In a post dedicated to Reynolds, the official account for the Deadpool franchise praises his mere existence. The post has already racked up over 150,000 likes (as of this writing), with fans quickly also acting to share their love for the character throughout the comments. You can check out the photo for yourself in the space below: A post shared by @ on Jul 1, 2018 at 9:01am PDT Canada Day comes shortly after the premiere of Deadpool 2, which was also loved by audiences all over the globe. Whilst the stakes were set rather high by the first film in the franchise, both old and new fans of the character rejoiced in seeing him return to the big screen. The film was released in May 2018 and sets out to explore Deadpool’s journey as he teams up with certain X-Men to save the life of the young mutant Firefist. With fans quickly flocking to theaters to watch the film, the sequel has already been awarded with an impressive 82% rating by the review critic Rotten Tomatoes, along with becoming one of .Reynold’s love for Deadpool shines brightly and it appears that the feelings are mutual with the official celebration of the actor in honor of Canada Day. With the work that Reynolds has put in to bring the franchise to life and promote its immense success, he really deserves nothing less of a personal post dedication to celebrate his sheer existence. Not only has Reynolds become for his accurate portrayal of the character, he’s also worked towards changing the entire genre, as he’s brought attention to the .As for Deadpool's future on the big screen, the future seems to be (), meaning we'll be seeing plenty of the Merc With a Mouth and his new friends very soon.More: Source: The post appeared first on
July 02, 2018
Preacher Episode 3.03 Preview: Gonna Hurt has released the Preacher Episode 3.03 preview along with a a sneak peak of the episode, both of which you can find in the player below. Titled ‘Gonna Hurt’, the next episode of Preacher will air on Sunday, July 8 at 10:00 PM ET/PT. In Season 3, Jesse Custer’s quest for God takes him back to the place he’s been avoiding his whole life: home. Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised, and find old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends — and a few enemies — Jesse will need to escape his past… because the future of the world depends on it. Preacher stars Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Coletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Malcolm Barrett and new series regulars Betty Buckley (Supergirl, Split) and Colin Cunningham (Blood Drive, Falling Skies). Jeremy Childs (The Last Castle, Nashville), Liz McGreever (Star, Nashville), Jonny Coyne (Turn, Alcatraz), Adam Croasdell (Reign) and Prema Cruz (Mozart in the Jungle) are recurring guest stars. The Sony Pictures Television and AMC Studios co-production was developed for television by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Sausage Party, This is the End, Superbad) and showrunner Sam Catlin (Breaking Bad). The series is executive produced by Catlin, as well as Rogen, Goldberg and James Weaver for Point Grey Pictures, Neal H. Moritz and Ori Marmur for Original Film and Vivian Cannon, Jason Netter, Michael Slovis, Mark McNair and Ken F. Levin. The post appeared first on .
July 02, 2018
Season 2 could turn Danny Rand (Finn Jones) into the best Defender. As unlikely as that may seem, especially after the poor critical and fan reception Season 1 received when it premiered on Netflix in 2017, Iron Fist has since been on a quiet road to redemption. When his second season arrives later this year, Danny Rand might just overtake his fellow street-level Marvel heroes Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), and Luke Cage (Mike Colter) as a fan favorite.The rehab of Danny Rand's image has already begun. When he was introduced in Iron Fist, Danny alienated many fans (and his fellow MCU allies). Returning home to claim his company, Rand Enterprises, after 15 years of living in the where he became the Immortal Iron Fist, Danny proved to be inexperienced, short-tempered and needed a lot of help in his quest to defeat the Hand. By the end of the season, Danny only won a partial victory against his enemies, discovering K'un-Lun mysteriously disappeared because he abandoned his duty to return to New York.Related: picked up the story a few months later, but as he teamed with his fellow superheroes to ultimately defeat the Hand, Danny's status slowly improved. Though he was still the butt of everyone jokes - Daredevil's sensei Stick even declared "The Immortal Iron Fist... is still a thundering dumb ass!" - Iron Fist finally won against his ancient enemies. Upon his apparent death, Daredevil charged Iron Fist with a new cause: become the protector of New York City. In Season 2, Iron Fist's image rehab continued. Danny guest starred and he appears to be excelling in his mission. Iron Fist is now centered, cool, and most importantly, he's treated with respect. Wherever in Harlem Luke took him, people were in awe to meet Danny Rand, billionaire superhero. He even had words of wisdom for Luke, placing him in the role of mentor for the Hero of Harlem.All of this sets the stage for . Here's why, when it arrives, the redemption of the Living Weapon of K'un-Lun could finally be complete:This Page: Iron Fist The Show Is Set To ImprovePage 2: Iron Fist Season 2 Has A New ShowrunnerThe blame for the poor quality of Iron Fist Season 1 falls on the shoulders of its former executive producer Scott Buck (Dexter). Issues with the season included the unlikable way Danny was written, the disappointing fight scenes (especially after set the bar high), and how the series centered on the shady corporate dealings of Harold Meachum (David Wenham) and the Hand as opposed to what fans had hoped to see: an exciting kung-fu superhero adventure story. Buck left Iron Fist to become the showrunner for , which likewise fared poorly. Luckily, Iron Fist is under new management.Replacing Buck as the . No stranger to Marvel, Metzner co-wrote the failed 2005 Elektra feature film starring Jennifer Garner but his filmography afterward greatly improved. As a writer and executive producer on Falling Skies, Heroes Reborn, and Sleepy Hollow, Metzer shows he's adept at the sci-fi and superhero genres. In addition, Marvel TV Head Jeph Loeb touted Metzner's lifelong love of martial arts films; this is the type of expertise the adventures of Iron Fist desperately needs. The jury is out until fans get to see Season 2, but there's reason to be optimistic that Iron Fist will benefit from and improve under Metzner's guidance. Finn Jones has already promised .Related: Iron Fist's Mythology Is Mostly UntappedDeveloping the rich backstory of Iron Fist will hopefully be one of Season 2's priorities. Fans justifiably groused that very little of Season 1 was actually set in K'un-Lun and that outside of a few brief flashbacks, the mystical city was mostly avoided. Danny spoke ad nauseam about how he became the Immortal Iron Fist by defeating a , which nearly everyone scoffed at upon hearing, but it's time fans got to see this legendary battle and how Danny earned the power of the Iron Fist. Season 2 will hopefully delve into not just Danny's time in K'un-Lun but also the history of the ancient city and of the many Iron Fists who preceded him.What's more, there are major story threads to pick up on. Chiefly, the fact that K'un-Lun has left this Earthly plane. Where did it go, and can Danny find the ancient city? There is also the fact that Danny's former best friend is still alive and was last seen recruiting Joy Meachum (Jessica Stroup) to his cause against Danny at the end of Season 1. Davos believes that he is much more deserving of the power of the Iron Fist and his alliance with Joy threatens Danny's existence on every level.Moreover, there's hope Season 2 markedly improves upon since Finn Jones should now have had ample time to master the necessary choreography; he was infamously given little notice of when season 1 began. Iron Fist simply needs to become the kind of kung fu superhero show fans deserve and that will hopefully be what Season 2 delivers.Page 2 of 2: The post appeared first on
July 02, 2018
John Malkovich joins Jude Law in The New Pope Oscar nominee John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Heart of Darkness, Mile 22) will be starring alongside fellow Oscar nominee Jude Law (Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Captain Marvel) in HBO’s The New Pope. The New Pope serves as the follow-up to , the 10-episode series that first aired in 2016. Paolo Sorrentino is returning to write the new season alongside Umberto Contarello and Stefano Bises. The New Pope will be produced by Wildside’s Lorenzo Mieli and Mario Gianani and co-produced by Mediapro. Details on the new season and Malkovich’s character have not been released. Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, The Young Pope told the story of Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history. Young and charming, his election seems to be the result of a simple yet effective media strategy on the part of the College of Cardinals. But appearances can be deceptive – above all, in the place where people have chosen the great mystery of God as the compass guiding their existence. That place is the Vatican and those people are the leaders of the Church. And Pius XIII proves to be the most mysterious and contradictory of them all. Shrewd and naïve, ironic and pedantic, primeval and cutting-edge, doubting and resolute, melancholy and ruthless, Pius XIII tries to cross the endless river of human solitude to find a God he can give to mankind. And to himself. Jude Law starred in the title role in The Young Pope with Diane Keaton as Sister Mary, a nun from the U.S. now living in Vatican City. The cast also included Silvio Orlando, Scott Shepherd, Cécile de France, Javier Cámara, Ludivine Sagnier, Toni Bertorelli and James Cromwell. Filming on The New Pope is set to begin this November in Italy. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) The post appeared first on .
July 02, 2018
Lewis Tan has confirmed that he's discussed the movie with DC, among other projects. The actor, who recently starred as Shatterstar in , announced that through his social media accounts last month. Tan further posted a photo of himself carrying a stack of comics books that included Ed Brubaker's Batman Vol. 2 and tagged DC's digital service in the image, but avoided shedding more light on what, exactly, he and the comic book company talked about beyond that.However, a few weeks after that, Tan posted , leading to fan speculation that he's gunning to play said character in DC's cinematic universe (aka. the DC Extended Universe). Tan has now confirmed that LEGO Batman Movie director Chris McKay's Nightwing movie was something that he and DC's executives talked about during their June meet-up.Related: Tan confirmed as much to , when the outlet caught up with him at the 2018 Saturn Awards this past week. The actor further discussed his desire to collaborate with DC, having already worked on a pair of Marvel projects (Deadpool 2 and Marvel TV's ): I know Chris McKay wants a martial artist, right, so that’s out there. He’s following me on Twitter, you know…there’s a lot of good juju vibes out there for that. Nothing that I can say that is confirmed. This is a project that he’s still developing and I sat down with DC, with some of the executives at DC, and they’re big fans, I’m a big fan, obviously. My father came to America, because of Batman (Tan’s father worked on Tim Burton’s 1989 film) and, you know, I definitely want to see that come full circle and give back. Im not trading in my Marvel roots, because they started me, but DC started my dad, so it would be nice to go over there and play around and find the right thing. So we’re looking for the right thing and there were a lot of different talks and Nightwing was one of those that were mentioned, so we’ll see.Between his brief, but memorable, turns in Iron Fist and Deadpool 2, and his role as the character Gaius Chau on AMC's martial arts fantasy epic series , Tan's star is very much on the rise right now. The actor has been aided in his quest to become an action star by his practical martial arts experience, which only further makes him a promising candidate to bring the acrobatic Nightwing to life in live-action. It is unclear at the moment where McKay's DC movie is at in development, especially now that the DC movie slate is being reorganized in the wake of . All the same, Tan clearly already has the support of many fans, when it comes to him possibly landing the Nightwing role.Tan and THS further discussed how, were Tan to land the role, it would mean that Nightwing would be biracial in the DC film universe. The actor has expressed a desire to see more non-white actors cast in comic book and/or superhero projects in the past, and was even in the running to play Danny Rand aka. Iron Fist in the Marvel TV show, at one point. DC has already began to diversify its cinematic universe by casting Jason Momoa (who is part Hawaiian, part Native American) as , and would only further do so by casting Tan (who is part Asian) as Nightwing. Plus, as the actor himself noted to THS, his ability to perform his own stunts would only further serve the film:Yeah, I would put everything into it. I think that, when you’re a martial artist and you’re doing an action show, you can do so much more. You don’t have to cut around the actor, you don’t have to hide the actor and the performance alone is going to show so much more because it’s all you and you’re all there and you’re putting your blood, sweat and physicality into the role which is a big part of these type of films, you know, like Deadpool and Batman and Iron Fist, all those roles that I did, I can put so much more into it and I think it comes across, you know, and when fans see it they go, “Wow, that was incredible!”, even if it was short they go, “Wow, that was incredible!” and I think it’s because of that effort you put into it.The actor has also confirmed that he's qualified to play Nightwing in other respects (per his account):MORE: We will bring you more Nightwing and/or Lewis Tan-related news as it comes our way.Source: The post appeared first on
July 02, 2018