We’re sure we’re not the only ones who have noticed that the first half of 2018 has had an inexcusable deficiency of dragon queens, adventurous hobbits, and muggle-born wizards. Sure, plenty of movies and TV shows dip their toe into the fantasy genre, including the countless number of superhero projects that dominate the box office this time of year. But those can’t replace the magic of getting swept off to another world entirely, whether that world is Westeros, Middle-earth, or Hogwarts.But rest assured, there a ton of fantasy projects currently in the works. Many of which are no doubt trying to swoop in just as soon as HBO's critically-acclaimed Game of Thrones wraps up for good.That being said, there's a fine line between projects that have been announced and those that are actually in development. Plenty of movies and TV shows will get a tentative release date and have various writers and directors attached to the project at one point or another. But until casting is finalized, a shooting schedule is set, and financing is locked in, any number of factors could waylay a project indefinitely. And because fantasy often involves establishing an entirely new world, it can be a much more timely and expensive undertaking than any other genre.Therefore, we've broken down this list into the most notable projects that are well on their ways to getting made, and those that are largely still up in the air.Here are 10 Fantasy Projects Currently In Development (And 10 Rumored). The post appeared first on
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director Scott Derrickson has expressed regret over the "extreme reshoots" on TNT's pilot that he originally helmed. Months after due to “creative differences”, Derrickson also finds himself at odds with the network’s vision. Derrickson’s issue with the network is the planned reshoots for the pilot. of the same name, directed by Bong Joon Ho. The film was based off French comic book, Le Transperceneige. Snowpiercer takes place in a future where an attempt at reversing global warming goes horribly wrong. Earth has entered an ice age where most forms of life have gone extinct. What’s left of humanity survives on the Snowpiercer, a massive train circumnavigating the globe, thanks to its perpetual motion engine. As if possible global extinction wasn’t bad enough, the characters also contend with class inequality. A group of rebels, living in the squalid compartment at the end of the train, decide to revolt against their oppressors. Snowpiercer follows the rebels as they fight their way through increasingly opulent cabins towards the engine room. The pilot will take place seven years after the events of the film.Related: The show’s pilot episode was penned by Friedman, a writer with numerous credits to his name, including and . Back in January he announced he would be leaving the project. He cited differences between himself and TNT. No further explanation was given. He was , co-creator of BBC sci-fi series . A provides more insight. Friedman’s script is facing, in Derrickson’s words “extreme reshoots.” He had nothing but praise for Friedman’s work, stating it “is the best I’ve ever read.” He also announced his decision not to take part in the reshoots, lamenting that viewers will never see what he and Friedman envisioned. For his part, Logan and Blade Runner 2049 writer Michael Green subsequently jumped in to praise Derrickson and bash TNT.The 72-page Snowpiercer TV pilot script by is the best I’ve ever read. The feature-length pilot I made from that script may be my best work.The new show runner has a radically different vision for the show. I am forgoing my option to direct the extreme reshoots.— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) Your cut from ’s script was astonishing. A network that unraveled a vision so powerful will not go far.— Michael Green (@andmichaelgreen) Production now continues with Manson still attached. and Daveed Diggs from Hamilton will be playing the leads, supported by a strong cast. The class inequality metaphor will continue as Snowpiercer makes its transition to the small screen. The 10-episode run allows time for further exploration of the themes present in the film. Connelly and Diggs’ characters will exist in opposing sides of the train. Diggs will play character Layton Well, the new face of the Snowpiercer's oppressed. Connelly's Melanie Cavill will flourish as part of the train's first class.Odds are viewers will never get the chance to see the initial pilot directed by Derrickson. With Derrickson declining to take part in reshoots, even more pressure has been placed on Manson. He's already proven he can handle a successful sci-fi show with Orphan Black. With Manson at the helm, viewers should logically be able to expect that the expanding world of Snowpiercer will include memorable characters as well as a deep and thoughtful examination of inequality. Sadly, one thing it won't include is Scott Derrickson.More: Source: The post appeared first on
New fan art for has surfaced online, depicting the characters in a much grittier tone than that of the animated Pixar films. Warrick Wong, an Australian concept artist, shared renderings of the film's characters this past week via Instagram.The Incredibles 2 released on June 15, already in its second week. The long-awaited and much-anticipated sequel came fourteen years after its predecessor. Brad Bird’s follow-up to the 2004 hit was heavily delayed, before its release date was eventually shifted ahead of , which itself was delayed to 2019. While the wait for The Incredibles 2 was agonizing for some fans, it seems the time spent in development was beneficial, given .Related: On his account, Wong posted his concept art for a version of the Parr family much darker than audiences are used to. Wong shared a different piece of art every few days, beginning with a version of that is far older than his infant counterpart from the movie. Since then, Wong also shared photos of All the characters appear worn from battle, their red and black spandex torn and tattered. Each piece also showcases the characters’ respective superpowers. Noticeably absent from the photo set is Elasti-Girl/Mrs. Incredible, the star of the new film. Wong explains that in the alternate reality this art is set in, Mrs. Parr is “presumed dead” and Violet has become the new matriarch of the family. However, “presumed dead” could mean that Wong will surprise us with a gritty portrayal of Mrs. Incredible after all. A post shared by (@warrickwongdesign) on Jun 20, 2018 at 6:06am PDT A post shared by (@warrickwongdesign) on Jun 23, 2018 at 5:48am PDT A post shared by (@warrickwongdesign) on Jun 24, 2018 at 5:58am PDT A post shared by (@warrickwongdesign) on Jun 28, 2018 at 5:53am PDT As an illustrator, Wong has an impressive online portfolio that boasts renderings of characters from fandoms like Marvel and Star Wars. The Incredibles are also not his first gritty reimaginings, as he's previously drawn up intimidating interpretations of normally cute Pokémon like Squirtle and Pikachu. While it’s likely that we'll never see a dark, violent version of The Incredibles hit the big screen, it’s hard to deny that Wong’s fan art - and his extremely creative backstory behind it - is fun to behold and ponder.Pixar’s newest release is yet another huge hit for the studio. Given the first film’s release date, many who saw The Incredibles as children were likely excited to see the sequel as adults, which no doubt helped fuel its mammoth box office. The next film on the slate for Pixar is Toy Story 4, an entry in another franchise that has seen the lucrative value of nostalgia. However, only time will tell if the demand for that sequel will be as high as that of The Incredibles 2. If it is though, it'll be interesting to see if Wong draws similar gritty versions of Toy Story characters like Woody, Buzz, Rex, and Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear.More: Source: The post appeared first on
season 2 is available now on Netflix, and like all the other Defenders shows it features a (sort of) cameo by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee. While the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe always include an in-the-flesh cameo by Lee, the TV shows often have to make do with simply somewhere in the background - and the Marvel/Netflix shows all share the same "version" of Lee.Of course, there are multiple Stan Lees running around New York (one of them was Peter Parker's bus driver in ), and many more running around the MCU. Lee's cameo revealed that are actually the same person, and that he's one of the Watchers - a group of aliens who are dedicated to amassing knowledge about the universe.Related: You could be forgiven for thinking that Luke Cage season 2 skipped over the obligatory Stan Lee cameo, but an eagle-eyed user on spotted a poster featuring Lee in the background of a scene. If you want to spot the poster for yourself, watch episode 12, "Can't Front on Me," and keep an eye out at around the 24:40 mark. Based on what we can see of the poster, it seems this latest incarnation of Lee is a personal injury lawyer offering to help you "get what you deserve."It's hardly surprising that most people missed this cameo, since the poster is only very briefly on-screen, and it's half-obscured by Luke when it is on screen. The poster is that was seen on the back of a bus in season 2, and advertises a law firm called Forbush and Associates. In the first seasons of , Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Lee appeared in background plaques and posters as an NYPD police officer called Captain Irving Forbush, so either Irving decided to pack in law enforcement in favor of a lucrative career in ambulance-chasing, or he has an identical twin brother.Irving Forbush is actually a character from Marvel Comics. Though by day he is an underdog at the in-universe publisher Marble Comics, Irving Forbush's super-secret, totally-impenetrable superhero identity is Forbush-Man, a comedic figure who wears a red onesie and a cooking pot with eyeholes on his head. Perhaps all of these sort-of cameos are actually building up to a real cameo appearance by Lee as Forbush-Man - cooking pot and all.The next time we'll see the Defenders' corner of the MCU will be in Iron Fist season 2, which is set to debut later this year. When those episodes do arrive, be sure to keep half an eye on the background, and see if you can spot another Forbush and Associates poster.More: Luke Cage season 2 is available now on Netflix. The post appeared first on
is expanding its programming slate once again, ordering Wu Assassins, a new martial arts drama starring Iko Uwais. The series will be a blend of several genres, involving a combination of martial arts, science fiction, crime thriller, and drama.Wu Assassins will follow Uwais as the character Kai Jin, a Wu Assassin in San Francisco’s Chinatown that is tasked with hunting down an old organized crime outfit to find justice and balance in the city. Joining Uwais as a co-star is Byron Mann, known for his roles in Hell on Wheels, The Big Short, and The Expanse.The series order for Wu Assassins was announced on Friday . Tony Krantz, John Wirth, and Nomadic Pictures have all joined forces to produce the series, whose first season will be comprised of 10 episodes. Stephen Fung, known for his Hong Kong martial arts films such as the House of Fury and The Adventures, will direct the first two episodes of Wu Assassins. Producer Wirth will serve as both the writer and showrunner of the series as well. Wu Assassins is expected to begin production this summer on August 8.While Uwais may be most recognizable to American audiences through his role as the Kanjiklub lieutenant Razoo Qin-Fee in The Force Awakens, the Indonesian actor is best known internationally for his work in the The Raid franchise as protagonist Rama. Yet Uwais is not only an actor. He is also known for his work as a fight choreographer, having choreographed the fight sequences in both Raid films (which are consistently praised for their battle choreography), and the In May, Netflix officially became the , surpassing Disney in the stock market. As such, they've been able to attract a wealth of creative talent to create more and more original programming as a result, That deal comes as Netflix works on emphasizing the diversity of its programming slate, taking on more and more ambitious, convention-breaking projects such as the timely sitcom One Day at a Time or brash political comedy Dear White People. Centered as it is on Indonesian lead Uwais, Wu Assassins could end up being yet another example of how Netflix is challenging the status quo, and growing its original programming sector beyond Hollywood norms.Source: The post appeared first on
Jim Carrey will star in the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie as the villainous Doctor Robotnik.
A new report has revealed more information about in HBO's TV series. Based on the legendary graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Watchmen tells the story of a world similar to our own, where costumed crime-fighters were a grim reality until the American government outlawed those heroes unwilling to work directly for them.Rather than retelling the story of the original comics (a feat already accomplished by ), the new HBO series will instead tell . In addition to Jeremy Irons, the production has also seen the casting of such acclaimed actors as Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr. and Regina King.Related: issued a report, discussing the details of Irons' role.Referred to only as "The Blonde Man" instead of by a proper name, Irons' character is described as the "aging and imperious lord of a British manor." A breakdown for the character which previously appeared online described him as "highly intelligent and won't let you forget it. Think William Hurt with slight Asperger's. He's used to being obeyed and always correct. Arrogant, erudite and patrician. Physically fit, he's never missed a workout in his life."Given this description, it is easy to consider the possibility of Irons playing a retired British Batman - ironic given Irons' role as Bruce Wayne's butler Another possibility suggested by some fans is that Irons aka Ozymandias - the primary antagonist of the original Watchmen comics. Certainly the description of a blonde man who keeps fit and is arrogant about his abilities does sound a lot like Ozymandias.This seems unlikely, however, given the showrunners' efforts so far to build a series that does not draw directly upon the original Watchmen comics beyond utilizing the same setting. Additionally, Adrian Veidt in the comics was of Germanic heritage, not British, and it seems a waste to cast an actor with Irons' famous voice and proper mannerisms if one did not want him to play the part of a true British aristocrat. Time will tell the tale of whom Irons is truly playing, be he a retired superhero of some kind or just an idle rich bon vivant. Either way, it'll also be interesting to see the series expand into the world outside the U.S.More: Source: The post appeared first on
Kevin Smith did not receive an invitation to attend the upcoming roast of Bruce Willis. Many expected the director - who openly discussed his unfavorable experience working with Willis - to be a part of the event. Smith has replied in his typical sarcastic fashion.According to Smith, before the director worked with Willis on in 2010, Smith had been a huge fan of the action star. But his experience Smith first tried not to call out Willis by name, merely hinting that one of the actors in the film "wouldn't even sit" for a photo shoot while implying that the troublesome actor was notTracey Morgan. Smith was later quoted warning fans not to meet their heroes. This incident made Smith a prime candidate for the roast in many's eyes. The bad blood coupled with Smith's comedic abilities seemed like a lock. Well, not so much.Related: Smith did not receive an invitation to the upcoming Comedy Central roast, a fact that did not go unnoticed by his fans. In true fashion, the director to comment on the apparent slight by referencing the very film that led to their falling out. Smith first noted that he doesn't actually like to make fun of other people. He also admitted that he didn't mind skipping the event entirely. But he couldn't help but make a jab at Willis for not allowing Smith the option, calling the decision a "cop out." Read the full tweet below:I have a hard time making fun of others (which is why I tend to turn inward and mock myself). And honestly: even though I’ve worked with him twice, I’m way okay with not being invited to this Roast. But it does kinda feel like a... what’s the term I’m looking for here? A cop out. — KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who played a younger version of Willis' character in 2012's Looper, is set to host the event. Seven celebrities were added to the guest list yesterday, including Edward Norton, who co-starred in Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom with Willis, and Kevin Pollack, who appeared with Willis in The Whole Nine Yards.Smith has had a rough time, recently. He in February after collapsing before a comedy event. AMC also recently announced their Smith's long-running cable series, Comic Book Men. The director has been taking things in stride, however. After his health scare, he adopted a vegan diet and has successfully and proudly lost a lot of weight in the process. In lieu of the series, Smith's attention has been spent resurrecting his popular characters Jay and Silent Bob. The characters recently of The Flash and will be featured in an .Related: Source: The post appeared first on
Dancing duo Laurent Nicolas Bourgeois and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois have also joined the new Men in Black.
Vin Diesel's upcoming film has added Game of Thrones actor Johannes Haukur Johannesson to its . Johannesson had a short stint on the popular HBO series during season six. Now he is taking on a role in the latest comics to film adaptation featuring Diesel.Johannesson appeared on two episodes of Game of Thrones. The actor played Lem Lemoncloak in season six episodes "The Broken Man" and "No One." Following his time on Thrones, Johannesson appeared in the 2017 film Atomic Blonde and two episodes of the BBC America series The Last Kingdom. The actor has a slew of projects lined up in the future, including a role in Alpha, due out in theaters this August. Now Johannesson can add to his growing list of credits a role in Bloodshot.Related: According to , Johannesson will be playing a villain in the film, which is slated to . This will be the The project will also reunite Diesel with Fast and Furious producer Neal Moritz. It will be the first time the pair work together outside of the high-speed franchise. Founder of DMG Entertainment, Dan Mintz, will serve as executive producer.Bloodshot found great success following its debut in 1992. Created by Kevin Van Hook, Don Perlin and Bob Layton the series amassed 110 issues with more than 7.5 million copies sold via publisher Valiant. The story follows a mortally wounded soldier . He is then tasked with rounding up super-powered outcasts known as “harbingers.” The film, directed by Dave Wilson, will follow the form of more mature superhero films the likes of Logan and Deadpool. This will mark Diesel's return to his genre roots. Prior to his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, Diesel was known for his hard-hitting roles in xXx and Pitch Black. He was 2017's top-grossing actor at the box office, bringing in $1.6 billion in global ticketing receipts.A film starring Diesel is sure to give Johannesson's growing career a huge boost. Just as with - who might well be up teaming with Johannesson in the film as both are playing villains - this new project grows the actor's reach in the entertainment industry. Johannesson has a long list of future projects in store, with some debuting in just a few months. But the boost he may get to his career following Bloodshot's release could very well lead to even greater recognition, more high-profile projects, and more leading roles.More: Source: The post appeared first on
A Quiet Place 2 producer says that John Krasinski will be involved while also stating that the sequel will take its time.
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has its villain and it's none other than Jim Carrey. Paramount is moving full speed ahead with a live-action/CGI hybrid movie starring one of SEGA's biggest characters. Sonic the Hedgehog has been around for nearly thirty years, but has yet to receive a live-action take on the big screen. Paramount has not slowed down the film since late last year. It's being produced by Deadpool's Tim Miller and directed by Jeff Fowler, and now the cast is starting to fill out. in Sonic as a cop who befriends Sonic on his solo adventure. There were reportedly several other actors in the mix, but the Westworld star came out victorious. The film has since added Ride Along's . No voice actor has been revealed yet for the leading blue hedgehog, but we now know who'll take on the role of his archenemy.Related: reports Jim Carrey is heading back to the big screen, and is in talks to play Dr. Ivo Robotnik aka Doctor Eggman in Sonic the Hedgehog. This will be the comedic legend's first major blockbuster in a number of years. His more recent theatrical work worth mentioning includes The Bad Batch, Dumb and Dumber To, and Kick-Ass 2. None of these films were terribly successful, so Sonic gives Carrey a role that will hopefully reach the masses, and possibly restore a bit of his old movie star sheen.Throughout Robotnik's many appearances in various Sonic materials, his look has largely remained the same. His egg-like figure, bald head, giant mustache, and red and gold jacket help make up his trademark aesthetic. Carrey's appearance is much different than that, so this could either be quite the transformation for him to undergo, or a signal that fans of the character and property should be prepared for some alterations to be made.Regardless of how Carrey looks while playing Doctor Eggman, it's a role that could allow his naturally goofy nature to shine - especially if he transforms his appearance to match the villain's classic look. While Carrey is much more than just a comedian at this point, that is an aspect to his career that many would like to see more of. Sonic could give him the chance to play a zany, over-the-top villain, while also giving the project a big name talent. How well it plays on the screen remains to be seen, but Paramount is certainly aiming high as they finish casting Sonic the Hedgehog.MORE: Source: The post appeared first on
While the PlayStation brand continues to dance around some negative buzz coming out of E3 for a few anti-consumer policies, seems to be making move after move after move in consumer-friendly offerings and plans for the future.That continues this week with several key reports, one being that Microsoft may be partnering with Razer to bring in a big way - which makes sense given that Microsoft is bridging the gap between Xbox and their Windows PC platform. The more recent news it that Xbox is also planning to offer mod support for games on the Xbox platform, bringing over one of the key features many PC games have exclusively. Because every Xbox game should have the opportunity for players to add a "Macho Man" Randy Savage dragon.Related: got their hands on internal documents which reveal that Microsoft is working on having the Xbox have the ability to support community-made mods and to be able to offer and promote them in the Xbox Store. Companies like Bethesda who offer their own mod solutions for Fallout and Skyrim still will be able to do so, but the idea is that everyone can support mods should they choose to.The "Xbox Community Content" system could be ready for launch as early as this summer and developers will have full control over what elements of their games can be modded - whether it be as big as total conversions or as small as changing character models and weapon skins. The skepticism comes in with the ability for devs to monetize mods which sometimes defeats the purpose of community modding and has caused nothing but trouble for Bethesda in their efforts to charge cash for approved mods, when it's all available for free on PC.Money aside, adding community mod support in full to the Xbox ecosystem and building it into store and and game pages, and further bridging the gap between it and the PC (again, throw in mouse and keyboard support), gives the Xbox another competitive advantage as they and competitors plan for the next console generation. It also helps extend the life of games in a big way. The next Xbox platform (currently codenamed "Xbox Scarlett") is something Xbox boss Phil Spencer specifically mentioned during their E3 2018 showcase, revealing that of course they're already working on the Xbox One successor and are taking all the right steps to position it int he most positive, consumer-friendly way.Related: And that's the narrative Xbox has been smartly pushing hard as of late to plan for the future, which at this point in time makes whatever they do next on the hardware front already more appealing than PlayStation for a few key reasons (outside of them already having the most powerful console on the market). Think about it:Xbox supports cross-play with other platforms in Rocket League, Minecraft, and FortniteXbox supports cross-play (and Play Anywhere) with all first-party games, meaning when you buy Forza Horizon 4 and Gears 5 you also get it for PC and can play with those players.They're investing in cloud gaming so you can play anywhere at anytime.They acquired more studios to address their biggest hurdle - they want to be the leader in first party development.They launched accessibility support with new a new, innovative controller on platform that's open to everyone to share and use.They're working with Razer to bring mouse and keyboard support to Xbox.Xbox supports backwards compatibility for some Xbox and Xbox 360 games (for free).So, while PlayStation blocks cross-play and keeps promoting exclusive DLC (like the ), which are very anti-gamer business decisions, Xbox is taking steps to do everything pro-consumer with the next-gen console (except VR it seems) generation. If they can just get the first-party game production addressed (in quality and quantity), PlayStation has a challenge ahead of themselves dealing with the bad buzz. They are directly contradicting the messaging they launched the PS4 with.More: Source: The post appeared first on
Sony's new adaptation of Little Women will star Meryl Streep, Emma Stone, Saoirse Ronan and Timothee Chalamet.
actress Naomi Scott is reportedly set to star in Sony Pictures' upcoming movie reboot, from Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks. The movie is set for release in summer 2019 and was supposed to start filming in April of this year, though it doesn't sound like the cameras have started rolling yet.Charlie's Angels, which originally aired as a TV show in the 1970s, has since been rebooted twice: first, and most famously, in the movies starring Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu; and then later as a very short-lived TV show on ABC. Now the angels are once again flying down to kick ass and take names in another big-screen reboot - and it looks like the movie has found its third angel.Related: reports that Scott is set to star in Charlie's Angels alongside Kristen Stewart, while Lupita Nyong'o is still in talks for the movie. In addition to directing the movie, Banks will also be playing a gender-flipped Bosley - though we don't yet know who will be providing voiceover for the famous (and elusive) Charlie.Developing... The post appeared first on
Teenage actress Isabela Moner discusses the brutal sequel Sicario 2 and her Latina pride in taking on the Jumanji-esque live-action Dora the Explorer movie.
The Raid’s Iko Uwais joins Netflix series Wu Assassins Netflix has announced that Iko Uwais (star of The Raid: Redemption and The Raid 2) has signed on to star in their upcoming action-crime-drama Wu Assassins. Uwais will play the role of Kai Jin, an aspiring chef who becomes the latest and last Wu Assassin, chosen to round up the powers of an ancient triad and restore balance once again. RELATED: He will also serve as producer and lead martial arts choreographer and stunt coordinator for the series. A 10 episode order has been given to Wu Assassins. Nomadic Pictures Entertainment is producing hte series which has John Wirth (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles; Falling Skies) set as writer and executive producer.Stephen Fung will direct the first two episodes with additional directors to be announced. Chad Oakes (Fargo; Hell on Wheels; Mike Frislev (Fargo, Hell on Wheels), and Tony Krantz of Flame Ventures (24) will also EP. Uwais, whose other credits include the upcoming Mile 22 and 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens joins a cast that includes Byron Mann (Altered Carbon) as Uncle Six. More casting for the series will be announced later. What do you think of the Wu Assassin‘s announcement? Sound off in the comments below! The post appeared first on .
Ahead of its July 4th debut, a preview for #1 from Ta-Nehisi Coates and Leinil Yu has arrived. While Steve Rogers has gone through a couple of changes in the MCU, it's nothing compared to his comic book counterpart. The Sentinel of Liberty spent last year as the head of Hydra before the whole incident was swept under the rug and the status quo was more or less reverted. But the Marvel Universe won't completely ignore Cap's fall from grace, as Black Panther comic writer .The issue, which launches appropriately on Independence Day next week, will pair Coates with artist Leinil Yu (with covers by Alex Ross) as Steve seeks to regain the public's trust whole battling some classic enemies. The past few issues of the comic have been telling a story about Steve's descendants in the future following .In truth, that was a bit of time-hopping confusion, or just another day in the life of Steve Rogers. Coates, however, is likely to keep things a little more grounded even as his other Marvel book heads into space.RELATED: has the first look at Captain America #1, which sees Steve back in his classic costume battling what looks to be multiple versions of Nuke. Whether clones or lackeys, it's unclear - but Nuke is a fitting first villain for the new run. And an always-relevant one, embodying the darker side of nationalism.Take a look:Along with the new pages, EW spoke with Coates about what makes Cap tick. For one, Coates attempted not to place his history into Steve's story but instead try to get into the character's head. He even looked to the MCU for inspiration, noting that it's been especially good at showing how Captain America is often at odds with his namesake country.I think the cool thing about those movies is they got across how Cap can be a defender of American ideals, and yet so often find himself in opposition to his own government. In two out of his three movies, he’s on the run from the American government, even though he’s Captain America! That is a very consistent theme in Captain America’s history, and one of the things people miss. You see the flag, and if you don’t think too hard about it, you just assume he’s a flag-waving defender of the American government. In fact, he’s a defender of American ideals, which is a very different thing. So those moments where the government doesn’t live up to those ideals, he finds himself in conflict with them.Since his origin, Captain America has always been more about the supposed ideas of America than the country, or rather its government. That's become especially true in modern stories, such as those by Ed Brubaker, and, of course, the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Coates' realignment of Black Panther certainly helped to inspire this year's film, so it's only fitting the MCU is now informing his take on Cap.Marvel is currently reestablishing many of its core characters. in his new solo book, while as he tries out a team-based approach that goes beyond his own ego. So while Captain America will be back in his familiar garb, it's clear his story will see him go in some new directions. But despite any new themes, the time-honored traits of Steve Rogers will remain.NEXT: Captain America #1 debuts on July 4th, 2018.Source: The post appeared first on
Better Call Saul season 4 photos and poster released AMC has released a ton of new photos from the upcoming fourth season of Better Call Saul along with the official poster for the new episodes! Check out the Better Call Saul season 4 photos in the gallery below! In Better Call Saul’s fourth season, Chuck’s death catalyzes Jimmy McGill’s (Bob Odenkirk) transformation into Saul Goodman. In the wake of his loss, Jimmy takes steps into the criminal world that will put his future as a lawyer – and his relationship with Kim (Rhea Seehorn) – in jeopardy. Chuck’s (Michael McKean) death deeply affects former colleagues Howard (Patrick Fabian) and Kim as well, putting the two of them once again on opposite sides of a battle sparked by the Brothers McGill. Meanwhile, Mike Ehrmantraut takes a more active role as Madrigal Electromotive’s newest (and most thorough) security consultant. It’s a volatile time to be in Gus Fring’s employ, as Hector’s collapse sends shock waves throughout the Albuquerque underworld and throws the cartel into chaos — tearing apart both Gus and Nacho’s well-laid plans. While Gus changes course, Nacho finds himself in the crosshairs of deadly forces. The critically acclaimed drama is executive produced by Peter Gould, Vince Gilligan, Mark Johnson, Melissa Bernstein, Thomas Schnauz and Gennifer Hutchison. The series recently garnered a 2018 Peabody Award, and, over three seasons, has earned 23 Emmy Award nominations, three Golden Globe Award nominations, two Writers Guild Awards, three Critics’ Choice Awards, a Television Critics Association Award and two AFI Awards for “TV Programs of the Year,” among many other Guild nominations. Created by Gilligan and Gould, the series stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito. Better Call Saul premieres with all-new episodes on August 6. The post appeared first on .