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guest star Jonathan Pryce joins Christian Slater and the legendary Glenn Close in . The film is based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer, directed by Björn Runge, with a screenplay by Jane Anderson. It tells the story of Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) reflecting on her life during a trip to Stockholm. Her husband, Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), is going to receive a Nobel Prize in Literature and the couple is travelling to Stockholm for the presentation. Pryce also gave an update on the journey of The Man Who Killed Don Quixote to U.S. theaters.Screen Rant: Amazing job on the film. I absolutely love it. For our audience, tell us a little bit about the relationship between Joe and Jane. Jonathan Pryce: Joe and Joan.Screen Rant: Joe and Joan. Did I say Jane?Jonathan Pryce: Well, there is a relationship I have with Jane, but we don't see that in the film. It’s odd to talk about this film. Difficult to talk about this film, because everything you say is a kind of spoiler alert for what's going on in the film. Because they're… it's an examination of a long marriage.People who have been together, since college through to being 70-year-olds. And it's a dissection of a long relationship, a loving relationship can be. The highs and the lows and whatever. And the good times and the bad times. And see all those things being resolved during the film. And the cost of film is based on a secret. And I think initially, that was what I felt would be the difficulty with the film. Was maintaining this secret and maintaining the film's credibility. And, I think we do it.Screen Rant: You touched on the complexity. This film has to deal a lot with the complexities of marriage along with sexism in the workplace. What do you want audiences to take away from that? Jonathan Pryce: Well, I want the audience to take away from the film the same thing I feel about any work I'm involved in, is they take away their own viewpoint. And you don't oversell. It's not an issue film. But the issue that is explored here is kind of coincidental to the issues that are being explored in society today. And like any good film, any social or political issue, is relevant to that time. And it's relevant 18 months later and 18 years later.Screen Rant: Right. Something that I noticed in this film too, everything seemed so organic. And I know that your director, who had come from the world of a stage plays. Can you talk to me about some of how the rehearsals went? Because everything, just the movement seemed organic. The dialogue, everything just seemed really organic. Jonathan Pryce: Yeah. Well, you've got two actors who have been doing it for 40 years and who listened to each other. In the past I've felt people's performances, they’re performing for the camera and not being honest and truthful to the person they're acting with. And I was so unaware of the camera, as was Glenn. So, it was about being together and trusting that beyond and off, the camera man would find all these moments. And that's what's so gratifying when you see the film. And you see your own work. You think he's got the moments that, wait, yes, where you're saying something. But also, the moments where you're not speaking, especially Glenn. Catches all her reactions and all her comments where she's saying nothing but thinking it.Screen Rant: Sure. And that bleeds through right through to the audience. Switching gears for a second, I know that you're working with Terry Gilliam on Don Quixote. Can you give us an update on that? Jonathan Pryce: Well it was a closing film at Cannes. Received incredibly well. 20-minute standing ovations. And it's released in France, and it's released in Spain, and lots of other European territories. And now working on a deal for America, so it will get here.It's a big crazy film. And I had one of the best times in my life working on it. How could you not, playing Don Quixote? And so, I got to ride a horse, I got to joust, I got to sword fight, I got to sing, I got to dance. And this is not a spoiler alert. I got to die. Because it is called The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.MORE:
August 16, 2018
The Star Wars franchise is home to a number of heroes and villains who fans have grown incredibly fond of. One of the most interesting aspects of the Star Wars characters to the fans is the sheer power that some of the heroes and villains possess.The Sith and other dark side users especially draw many fans in, simply because of how strong they appear to be. Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Kylo Ren are each admired by large portions of the Star Wars fan base due to their fighting abilities and impressive use of the Force.Even characters who never appeared in a movie, like Darth Bane and Mara Jade, are admired by Star Wars fans because of how profoundly strong they are. It's very clear that Star Wars fans value power, yet they regularly overlook just how powerful the main hero of the franchise is.Luke Skywalker, the iconic star of the Original Trilogy, is perhaps one of the strongest characters in the entire Star Wars franchise. His Skywalker genetics put him on the same level as Darth Vader, and after receiving the proper training, he arguably became more powerful than Vader himself.Of course, this doesn't necessarily mean that Luke Skywalker is the perfect hero. Like any good hero, Luke has a number of flaws, with some that have almost proven fatal for him and his friends. Luke's balance between his strengths and weaknesses are perhaps what make him into such a fantastic character.With that in mind, here are the 15 Hidden Powers Luke Has That Only True Fans Know About (And 7 Weaknesses). 22 Power: Changing His AppearanceIn the Star Wars Legends, Luke Skywalker once used the Force to alter his physical appearance. In order to disguise himself to rescue some kidnapped children, he used an illusion of the Force to change his face. It was a brief trick that was only used that one time, but it's still an incredibly cool ability.While being able to change one's appearance like Mystique in the X-Men franchise is always a cool power, it certainly proved useful for Luke.After the events of Return of the Jedi, Luke had become a well known public figure in the galaxy far far away, which would make it hard for him to sneak in anywhere without being noticed.21 Power: Freezing Items & People In MidairIn The Force Awakens, many Star Wars fans were introduced to a new Force ability that had never been shown on screen before: being able to freeze items, people, and even lasers in midair.Though this ability was demonstrated by Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens, it happens to be an ability that Luke Skywalker has as well.Luke's use of this ability is actually far more powerful than what we've seen from Kylo Ren. At one point in Star Wars Legends, Luke interrupted a food fight in the Jedi mess hall by freezing every person and thing in the room.This ability was so strong that he even managed to freeze the single drops and morsels of food and liquids. This careful attention to detail helped to show just how deep this Force ability went with Luke.20 Weakness: His Lack Of Proper MentorshipThough Luke was a great hero, he didn't have many people to look up to, or at least not for a long period of time.His first mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, became one with the Force only about a day after Luke's training began.Though Luke did train with Yoda as well, he left after only a day or two. By the time Luke returned, Yoda was in his final moments of life.Luke may have known enough about fighting and the Force to take down the Empire, but he was lost after that. He was told that he had to raise the new generation of Jedi, but he didn't know how to, as he had never been properly mentored himself, which is why he failed, leading to the creation of Kylo Ren.19 Power: Disabling And Overpowering Computer TechnologyThis is perhaps one of the most unique Force abilities. It is known as "lightning rod" ability. It was named this because, if the Force wielder used this power incorrectly, they would be repeatedly struck by lightning.Needless to say, it's a dangerous ability to practice.Someone who masters the lightning rod ability, like Luke Skywalker, is able to disable and overpower technological items, like prosthetic arms, computers, and other similarly-structured systems.Essentially, had Luke learned this power earlier, he would've been able to defeat Darth Vader simply by disabling all four of his prosthetic limbs.This Force power also allows the wielder to boost the range of antennas and other technological forms of communication, which probably could have helped at the end of The Last Jedi.18 Power: Being One With The Force In LifeSome Jedi managed to find oneness with the Force after their life had ended, such as Obi-Wan and Yoda, who displayed their oneness by being Force ghosts.It had always been viewed that in order to become one with the Force, you must pass onto the next life, but Luke disproved this theory.At one point in Star Wars Legends, Luke Skywalker showed just how deep his connection to the Force was by actually becoming one with it while still being alive.He did this during a fight against an army of enemies, and those who witnessed it were in absolute awe towards Luke's abilities.His movements were swift and described to be without thought. It is the fighting style that nearly every Jedi sought to achieve, and Luke pulled it off seamlessly.17 Weakness: Relying Too Heavily On EmotionRelying on emotion is perhaps the greatest weakness that a Jedi can have. Typically the Sith rely more on emotion, whereas the Jedi rely on confidence.Unfortunately, Luke was one of those Jedi who dangerously relied on emotion to make decisions.The best example of this weakness is in The Empire Strikes Back. When Luke was training with Yoda, he abruptly decided that he needed to leave in order to protect his friends.Yoda showed Luke that logically, the best option was to stay on Dagobah and avoid confronting Vader until he was ready.Despite this, Luke still left to save his friends and confront Vader.It wasn't a decision of logic - it was a decision of emotion, which is why Luke failed to defeat Vader and protect his friend.16 Power: Walking On LavaOnce in Star Wars Legends, to prove his incredible connection with the Force, Luke walked across lava.While he did this, he was described to be "throbbing" with the Force, focusing on his connection as he walked to ensure that he didn't get a single burn on his body.If you think this ability is already cool, the situation was actually a lot more intense, as Luke was also fighting a giant Fireworm as he did this, which he succeeded in defeating.This feat was so remarkable that he managed to convince a number of people to join his Jedi Order.After all, if Luke can walk on lava while fighting giant lava snakes, he is surely a powerful Jedi who can teach you a thing or two.15 Power: FloatingThis is one ability that was briefly shown in The Last Jedi during Luke's time on Ahch-To.Though he was apparently disconnected from the Force at the time, Luke still managed to use the Force to hold himself in the air, which is an ability we have never seen another Jedi do in the movies.Luke first demonstrated this ability during his brief fight with Rey when Luke used his floating ability to keep his body from hitting the ground when he was knocked back.Finally, the floating ability was shown at the end of The Last Jedi when Luke was Force projecting on his rock.It's actually quite possible that Luke wasn't even trying to focus on floating at this time, and just did it inadvertently while projecting himself across the galaxy.14 Weakness: His Lack Of ConfidenceOne of the greatest traits a Jedi can have is confidence, and unfortunately, this is something that Luke Skywalker simply does not have. This can be blamed both on his lack of mentorship and the way that he was raised by Uncle Owen, who told Luke his entire life that he would be nothing but a moisture farmer.Though Luke did show confidence at times, specifically during times when he would succeed, he surely was not confident enough.His lack of confidence hit an all time high between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens when Luke stopped believing that he could be a decent Jedi.This resulted in him running away from everyone close to him and cutting himself off from the Force.13 Power: Force LightAt one point in Star Wars Legends, when all hoped seemed to be lost for Luke at the hands of one of his enemies, he used an incredibly rare Force power known as Force Light.This ability gave Luke a bright, golden glow, freeing him from the arms of his enemy.This moment of Force Light seriously heightened Luke's Force abilities, allowing him to crush the entire building that they were in, ending the life of his foe but sparing his with ease.It was an incredible feat, and would have surely put any witnesses in awe.Luke Skywalker is already cool when he uses his Force abilities, but seeing him with a bright golden glow would have been astounding.12 Power: Communicating Through The ForceThis was an ability that was briefly demonstrated in The Empire Strikes Back, but only to a small extent.In Empire, we witnessed Luke communicating through the Force with Leia and Darth Vader, both of whom he had a blood connection to.However, the Star Wars Legends revealed just how deep this ability went for Luke.After he went through more training and practice, Luke was eventually able to communicate with any Force user telepathically.Typically, we've only seen this ability used by Force ghosts, so the fact that Luke was able to pull it off was absolutely remarkable.Luke then took things up to a new level in The Last Jedi by physically communicating with others through the Force, but that's a completely different ability, though they are in a way related.11 Weakness: His TemperOne of Luke's greatest weaknesses is his emotion, but more specifically, his temper.Luke has a bad habit of relying too heavily on his feelings, which means that when he gets mad, he isn't always able to think rationally.Unfortunately, this is something that was used to his disadvantage.It didn't take Darth Vader long to realize that Luke had a temper, as it was a weakness that he had himself around the same age.During the final fight of Return of the Jedi, Vader used this weakness against Luke to bring him out of hiding by bringing up Leia.Luke's temper also damaged his relationship with Rey in The Last Jedi and kept him from seeing things clearly, resulting in Luke being abandoned on Ahch-To for the rest of his life (which, consequentially, wasn't too long after that point).10 Power: Becoming UnmovableAt one point during the Star Wars Legends, Luke was confronted by a group of dark side users who attempted to overpower him using the Force.However, their Force pushes and other attempts to overpower him failed, as Luke had used the Force to make himself unmovable.Luke did this by rooting himself in the Force, which apparently gave him the essence of an immovable object. No matter what Luke's enemies tried, they could not knock Luke down or push him back.Though it was not tested, it was said that not even a black hole could have moved Luke, as his connection to the Force was simply too powerful even for one of the most powerful forces in the galaxy.9 Power: Sensing Other Force UsersSimilar to his ability to communicate with other Force users, Luke eventually became able to sense the presence of other Force users.Essentially, if another person who wielded the Force was in the presence of Luke, he would be able to feel their presence, and even be able to identify the person if he had encountered them before.Granted, this isn't really an ability unique to Luke Skywalker, as Darth Vader also demonstrated this ability in A New Hope when Obi-Wan Kenobi boarded the Death Star.This ability doesn't just help Luke sense the Force, though - it also helps him identify the type of Force user that was there.Essentially, if a dark side-user tried to sneak up on Luke to attack him, Luke would know, thus foiling the surprise attack.8 Weakness: Holding Himself Responsible For Too MuchLuke's great flaw that led to him retreating to Ahch-To before The Force Awakens was simply how much responsibility Luke put on himself.However, this wasn't just Luke who created this problem, but more so the entire galaxy, as it put Luke on a pedestal, hoping that he would be something he was not.Desperate to appease the rest of the galaxy, Luke took on this great responsibility, becoming the leader of the new Jedi Order, despite not knowing nearly enough about the traditions of Jedi.When Luke fell, he fell hard, resulting in his temple being burned to the ground, and his Padawans going down with it.Luke blamed himself for the rest of his life, feeling guilty for not living up to the galaxy's expectations of him.Had Luke not taken on these responsibilities and just done what he felt was right, perhaps things would have turned out differently.7 Power: Force ProjectionThis is perhaps the most well known power on this list, but it is still a recently revealed power that we discovered Luke had in The Last Jedi, so it's undoubtedly worth mentioning.At the end of The Last Jedi, Luke demonstrated that he had mastered the ability of Force Projection by making himself appear physically on Crate, when really he was sitting on his rock on Ahch-To.His physical appearance, voice, and Force abilities all appeared on Crait.The fact that Luke wasn't even transparent was truly remarkable, as most Force projections (Force ghosts) are able to be seen through. This was not the case for Luke Skywalker.Perhaps the best example of how powerful Luke's projection was was the dice from the Millenium Falcon that Luke gave to Leia.The dice disappeared when Kylo Ren found them, but this was a few minutes after Luke's demise. Even after Luke was gone, he was still able to project this item through the Force.6 Power: Taking Hold Of A Black HoleEarlier, it was mentioned that Luke was so strong with the Force that not even a black hole could move him. This ability takes that up to a new level, as Luke is so powerful that he can move a black hole.Luke once used this ability to save his own skin when he moved a black hole out of his path in order to not have his ship be sucked into it.Rather than deciding to just move away from the black hole like a logical person, instead, Luke decided to move the entire black hole out of the way.Luke actually hit two birds with one stone in this instance, as he moved the black hole into the path of one of his pursuers, effectively defeating his enemy in the most over-the-top way possible.5 Weakness: Lacking PatienceFor whatever reason, Luke simply does not like staying in one place for too long. He'd rather be out doing stuff and saving the day, which has proven both good and bad for the Jedi over the years.In A New Hope, Luke was told to wait with Han and Chewbacca aboard the Death Star, but instead, he got antsy and decided to head off to save the prisoners.In The Empire Strikes Back, Luke ditched Yoda after only training for a few days in order to try saving his friends.Even after Yoda told Luke that he needed to be patient and wait to fight Vader when he was ready, Luke simply wasn't patient enough to wait any longer.Evidently, his right hand paid the price for this.4 Power: Travelling Into The Realms Of The ForceThe Force realm known as "Beyond Shadows" is a place where incredibly powerful Force users are able to travel to if they are able to completely leave their physical state behind.Luke traveled to this realm only once when he went to receive more knowledge, and ultimately ended up fighting and permanently defeating one of the most powerful dark side users of Star Wars Legends.For reference, travelling to Beyond Shadows is very much like Force Projecting.Though Luke is physically still in the normal universe, his mind and spirit are somewhere else entirely. It takes a great deal of power and concentration to pull off, which is why Luke is one of the few Jedi in history to travel there.3 Power: Force HealingLuke's abilities in the Force could also be used on a more personal level for the Jedi Knight, as he is actually able to heal himself from physical wounds.While it's not exactly immediate, this Force ability does allow the user to heal in an amount of time that's incredibly faster than the average person.At one point in Star Wars Legends, Luke was fatally wounded after he was ambushed by a number of enemies.Despite the fatal wounds, Luke was able to Force heal himself in order to keep himself alive. He was back on his feet within a few hours.Unfortunately, this ability only heals physical wounds. After Luke pushed himself too far while Force Projecting in The Last Jedi, his spirit had become damaged, which meant that his Force healing would have done nothing to save him.2 Weakness: His Trust In His FatherThis is both a good and bad quality for Luke, as it shows the better side of him, but also nearly cost him his life.After the events of The Empire Strikes Back, Luke's view of Darth Vader changed from "tyrannical monster" to "a father figure who probably isn't as bad as people say."Despite not knowing anything about his father before he became Darth Vader, Luke illogically saw the best in his old man even though he knew that Darth Vader was an evil Sith who had caused the demise of millions.In Return of the Jedi, Luke literally turned himself over to the Empire in the middle of the Rebel's final chance to defeat the Empire just so he could talk to his father and try to turn him. It was a bad idea from the start that nearly cost Luke his life.Though it did sort of pay off as he redeemed his father, it did nothing to help the rebellion's plan, as the Empire would have fallen either way.1 Enhanced Force DuelingLuke used a Force ability known as "Force Speed" in order to seriously enhance his dueling abilities. While Luke was already proficient with a lightsaber, he became even better when he learned how to fight at roughly twice his normal speed.With the help of the Force ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke learned how to seemingly slow down time for himself in a fight, giving himself more time to react to his opponent's movement.This became an incredibly useful skill for Luke, leading him to win nearly every lightsaber fight from that point forward.This combination of dueling skills and Force skills made Luke Skywalker one of the fiercest fighters in the galaxy, turning him into a true Jedi legend.---Are there any other hidden powers or weaknesses that Luke has in Star Wars? Sound off in the comments!
August 16, 2018
Game publisher THQ Nordic has acquired the rights to the popular early 2000s video game trilogy, In an announcement today via press release, Nordic stated that their subsidiary Koch Media will be publishing future games in the series via their label Deep Silver. After over a decade since the third installment TimeSplitters: Future Perfect, this news will come as a shock (and delight) to die-hard fans of the time-traveling first-person shooter.The first entry, TimeSplitters, was released in 2000 as a PlayStation exclusive title. Featuring a robust multiplayer mode in addition to a one or two-player campaign, the game was mostly similar to other shooters at the time. Reviewers drew comparison to both Rare's and Perfect Dark, which checks out: many of the game developers at infant studio Free Radical Design were former programmers at Rare. What made TimeSplitters stand out among its competition was its oddball humor and the addition of a level editor. The game was met with acclaim, warranting two sequels before the studio was bought out by Crytek and began developing other titles.Related: All was silent on the franchise until today, when THQ Nordic announced their acquisition of TimeSplitters, reopening the possibility of a long-awaited fourth game. Klemens Kundratitz, the CEO of Koch Media confirmed, "We are hugely excited to have acquired TimeSplitters. The original games gave fans a massive content offer and provided a pure and genuinely fun arcade shooter experience. We have many fans of the TimeSplitters series among our own staff who are passionate about creating a product that will thrill today's gaming audience.”In addition to the recent absorption of Deep Silver, THQ Nordic has obtained a large number of popular franchises including Saints Row, , , and . The Sweden-based publisher has a reputation for turning out high-performing titles on a consistent basis. Formerly known as Nordic Games GmbH, the company acquired THQ in 2016, giving Deep Silver creative control over the future of numerous well-loved series. TimeSplitters' journey to revival has a been a long one, changing hands and seemingly getting lost in the shuffle, but hopefully the wait will be worth it.TimeSplitters wasn't the only property Koch announced was in development; the adventure game Second Sight was also notably included in the release. Also made by Free Radical, this third-person stealth-action hybrid was a departure for the developers. Its console release saw favorable reviews, but demand for a sequel was never as vocal as the TimeSplitters' fanbase. It will be interesting to see if an increased popularity in unique story-driven action adventure games (a la ) will inspire Koch and Deep Silver to make a second Second Sight. With both games considered, Deep Silver has their work cut out for them. TimeSplitters specifically is considered among one of the They'll have to capture the wit and humor of the series, while adapting graphics and gameplay for new audiences. The chaotic multiplayer mode is the most exciting aspect to fathom; the previous online capabilities were limited to say the least. The announcement of a new TimeSplitters game is a shining example of something great coming from the confusing bureaucracy of game development. Only time may tell if the newest game can live up to the originals.More: Source: THQ Nordic
August 16, 2018
James Gunn will not be rehired as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Gunn has been an instrumental voice in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the last several years, as he turned the obscure Guardians of the Galaxy property into a massive hit. He was set to be the first director to complete a trilogy, prior to him being fired due to resurfaced tweets. Although Disney acted quick, their decision has not been without controversy, including a growing push for Gunn to be brought back.There have been several different reports since about the possibility of Gunn being rehired. The conflicting nature of the reports made it difficult to sort out what exactly Gunn's true chances were of returning to the gig. After meeting with the Disney executive who made the statement announcing Gunn's dismissal, he won't be coming back after all. reports that Disney chairman Alan Horn is standing by his original decision to fire Gunn as the director of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and has elected to not rehire him for the film. The decision comes after a courtesy meeting between the two that was reportedly civil, but failed to change Horn's mind. The report also notes that Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige, while not able to attend the meeting, fully supports the decision.Developing...Source:
August 16, 2018
It looks as though has reached the end of the line, as USA announces the series will end with the current season. The conspiracy thriller is adapted from the Stephen Hunter book series, which was the basis for the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film directed by Antoine Fuqua. Telling the story of Bob Lee Swagger, a decorated military veteran who is roped into preventing a twisty plot to assassinate the president of the United States, USA’s series stretched the idea into a long form story, one that delved deeper into both the conspiratorial aspects of the narrative, as well as Swagger’s personal and professional life. Shooter premiered in 2016 to decent reviews and favorable ratings, but the overall viewership of the show has declined in season 3, leading to USA’s decision not to move forward with a fourth season. What led to the ratings downturn is not entirely clear, but the fact that the network aired a truncated eight-episode second season following Phillippe’s off-screen injury may not have helped matters. More: As reported by , series co-producers Universal Cable Productions and Paramount Television are not necessarily done with the series, and have begun the process of finding a new home for a potential fourth season. An obvious choice would be the recently rebranded Paramount Network, which airs the Kevin Costner-starring as well as the Emmy-nominated limited series. Despite it seemingly being a shoo-in for placement at the network, Variety’s sources say Shooter's chances of ending up there are slim. That leaves the usual streaming suspects as far as potential new homes for Shooter. Both Netflix and Amazon have done their duty by nabbing the recently canceled and , respectively, so in terms of fairness, perhaps now it's Hulu’s turn at bat. Hulu seems like an obvious choice, but Netfilx does currently carry the streaming rights to the first two seasons of the series, giving the streaming giant an incentive to add a fourth season of conspiratorial Phillippe action to its catalog of original content. There is, of course, the likelihood that no one opts to pick the series up for season 4, in which case Shooter will come to an end in just a few weeks time. Given the nature of the show’s central storyline, it will be interesting to see where the writers leave the series, and whether or not that can be seen as an indication of their confidence it will continue on somewhere else. Next: Shooter continues Thursday with ‘Alpha Dog’ @10pm on USA. Source:
August 15, 2018
What will happen to the dead victims of Thanos' snap in ?The cliffhanger ending of saw Thanos achieve his insane goal of "rebalancing the universe," snapping his fingers and erasing half the life in the cosmos. Viewers watched in heartbreak as beloved heroes like , Black Panther, and Star-Lord crumbled to dust before their eyes. But these heroes will be back in next year's Avengers 4.As much as Marvel insist otherwise, the fact of the matter is that . Marvel has already started production on , a film set "" Avengers 4 that sees Peter Parker introduce viewers to the post-Phase 3 MCU. And if one of the "snap" victims is going to come back, it's safe to say they all are; the "snap" will either be averted or undone, and the lost heroes will return.Related: So how could these heroes come back, and what role will they play in the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4? Here, we're going to examine all the possibilities, rumors, and evidence.This Page: The Soul World and Alternate Versions Of Dead AvengersNext Page: Are The Snap Victims In The Soul Stone Or Not?One common theory is that the dead Avengers are in . In the comics, the Soul Stone is hungry to consume souls. Anyone who is devoured by the Soul Stone finds themselves living inside it, in a bright orange realm that is known as the "Soul World." , with Thanos's consciousness slipping into it for a moment, where he talked to Gamora. That clearly implies that Thanos's decision to sacrifice Gamora meant that her soul was absorbed by the Soul Stone.Some fans believe that everyone else who died because of the "snap" are also now trapped inside the Soul Stone. Thus, somehow they could potentially escape from the Soul World and play a major role in Avengers 4.The problem with this theory is that there's absolutely no evidence for it. Thanos willed that half the life in the universe be killed, not absorbed into the Soul Stone, and the dust effect is reminiscent of bodies dissolving when in contact with the Power Stone; there's certainly no telltale flare of orange light associated with the deaths. What's more, Thanos's experience in the Soul World made one thing abundantly clear; it is empty except for Gamora's spirit. There's no hint in that brief scene that other souls are somehow being absorbed into the Soul Stone at that precise moment.Related: The main reasoning for the theory seems to be that it provides a way to bring back the heroes, but such an explanation may not be necessary. All evidence points towards ; the surviving heroes will travel back in time, revisiting key moments in the history of the MCU, including . If this meddling with the past is going to lead to the return of the dead, then there's simply no need for the plot to have them trapped within the Soul World.Will We See Alternate Versions Of Snap Victims In Avengers 4?Time travel doesn't just mean (it's commonly expected the survivors will try and collect the Infinity Stones from the past), it means bringing back earlier versions of characters. So far, set photos have shown younger iterations of Captain America, Iron Man and Thor from The Avengers and Nebula and Gamora from . Of course, none of these died in the snap, but the door is wide open for more.If the team is jumping back to the films with Infinity Stones, that means we could see the likes of Loki (Thor: The Dark World), the Guardians, Doctor Strange and more in their pre-snap form. This allows the actors to all play a part in Avengers 4 despite presently being dead (although doesn't do much for heroes like Spider-Man and Black Panther who haven't had any direct contact with Infinity Stones before Avengers: Infinity War).Depending on , though, we could also see alternate versions of the heroes killed by Thanos. The Avengers taking the Power Stone before Ronan uses it to attack Xandar could potentially create an alternate timeline in which the Guardians of the Galaxy never became a team. And if they take the Mind Stone from the Battle of New York, then Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver will never be granted their powers; they may well remain normal, human Sokovian rebels. Little is known about Avengers 4's time travel, but the opportunities for "dead" characters to factor in are many.Page 2 of 2: Avengers 4's Shooting Schedule Hint at a Mass ResurrectionWe know that the "snap" will either be undone or averted; Marvel has openly discussed sequels to Black Panther and Doctor Strange, production is already underway for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and despite the firing of James Gunn, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still in the works as well. The question of "how" is yet to get a satisfying theory, although we do have a better idea of "when".Related: Looking at the shooting schedule of Avengers 4, there's a clear point when both the "snap" victims and survivors were on set - December 2017. Going by Instagram and other social media posts, it looks like Anthony Mackie, Dave Bautista, Elizabeth Olsen, , Pom Klementieff, Tom Holland and Samuel L. Jackson - all killed by Thanos - were in Atlanta around the same time. It certainly seems to indicate a major "return" scene: a mass resurrection of the dead heroes.But note that this scene was shot relatively late in filming, after over four months where the main actors on set were the survivors (as well as new additions Brie Larson and Scott Lang). That in itself hints at the structure of Avengers 4; the bulk of the movie will be about how the heroes are restored, only coming back towards the end of the film. It seems likely this is tied to the famous "" teased by Sebastian Stan.So, what role will the returning heroes play? There are really two possibilities. The first is that their restoration is at the climax of the movie, with the Avengers triumphant and the world put to rights. The second - which would definitely be more satisfying - is that they return to participate in one final battle against Thanos. That would certainly be a perfect way to celebrate the end of the MCU's Phase 3, with every hero we've seen to date united against the Mad Titan.Potential Snap Victim Team-Ups In Avengers 4Whatever the case of a return, we know some details about how the snap victims will interact with each other; there have been a number of comments about potential team-ups that failed to materialize in Avengers: Infinity War. All the way back in 2016, talked about the difficulty of aligning his schedule with "those of Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany." While Doctor Strange shared some scenes with Iron Man in Avengers: Infinity War, he never interacted with Thor, Vision, or Scarlet Witch at all. That suggests some pretty important scenes - and, significantly, they involve characters who were killed by Thanos.A couple of other oddball team-ups appear to be on the cards as well. Letitia Wright, for example, hinted that her character . Evangeline Lilly noted how much of a pleasure it was working with Brie Larson, suggesting work together at some point. Those comments are currently bereft of context, so we have no idea how they'll play out. Some may be a result of time-travel, with alternate reality versions of the "snap" victims working alongside the surviving Avengers. Others, though, may well be after the resurrections.-We don't know exactly how things are going to play out in the as-yet-untitled Avengers 4, but it's clear the "snap" victims will return - and, most likely, play a role in the last battle against Thanos himself. Perhaps the most exciting promise is that there's a scene in which every MCU hero to date gathers together. It's possible that will involve them standing united against Thanos, with Captain America finally getting the chance to utter that famous cry: "Avengers Assemble".More:
August 15, 2018
To mark his 50th birthday, Will Smith is set to take part in a charity bungee jump over the Grand Canyon in Will Smith: The Jump and is offering one lucky fan the chance to be there in person to watch. Since rising to international prominence as the star of NBC's , Will Smith has become a bona fide Hollywood juggernaut over the past two decades, appearing in the likes of Ali, Men In Black, Bad Boys and . As he nears the grand age of 50, Smith still has several high-profile projects lined up, perhaps the most notable being his role in Guy Ritchie's forthcoming live-action movie, taking over a part made iconic by the late Robin Williams.While most people might choose to celebrate their 50th birthday with a big party or a fancy restaurant dinner, Will has decided to mark the occasion in a very different manner after accepting a challenge issued by YouTube channel Yes Theory. As lifelong fans of the actor and proponents of a 'love over fear' philosophy, Yes Theory were inspired by Will's previous attempt to overcome his fear of Skydiving and challenged him to take things "to the next level". The next level apparently being a bungee jump out of a helicopter. Of course, Will gamely accepted the dare, albeit only on the conditions that the jump would be performed for charity and would take place over the Grand Canyon.Related: The details,which can be seen in the video above, have now been ironed out and the stunt has been announced as taking place on September 25th, with proceeds going to Global Citizen's education campaigns. Will Smith: The Jump will stream live on YouTube but one lucky fan will have the chance to watch the event in person.To enter, fans need to make a $10 dollar donation via Omaze and the prize includes travel and accommodation, a hangout and photo with Will and his family and an opportunity to video chat with a friend to prove that you really did just watch Will Smith jump out of a helicopter.The proceeds of the competition will be donated, via the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, towards Global Citizen's efforts to bring education to every single child, regardless of circumstances. This will include the Education Cannot Wait campaign, which seeks to provide education for children in areas of crisis (for example, places impacted by natural disasters or violent conflicts) and ensure as far as possible that the children involved don't miss out on their opportunity to learn.Whatever your opinion on their movie and music output, there's no denying that have been heavily involved in philanthropy and donated large amounts of money to charity (particularly towards education-based projects) and Will's birthday Heli-Bungee is bound to generate even more cash to help those who aren't afforded the opportunity of education that is so often taken for granted. A Hollywood superstar jumps out of a chopper and a charity gets a big pile of money. Everybody wins.More: Will Smith: The Jump streams live on YouTube on September 25th.Source: Westbrook Entertainment/Fly On The Wall Entertainment
August 15, 2018
MCU journey is revisited in this impressive new fan-created movie. Thanks to Marvel Studios' understanding of their characters, coupled with Chris Evans' brilliant portrayal, they were able to translate what's sometimes touted as a boring character in the comics into a big screen favorite. His boy scout image from print was very tricky to successfully adapt to the movie realm, especially since DC's Superman - who is often dubbed the epitome of the classic boy scout hero - already exists.Over the years, Steve Rogers evolved to become one of the MCU franchise's most developed characters. And while he may not be as cool as Tony Stark or as powerful as Thor, Captain America remains a pivotal part of the Avengers, as he's efftively the team's moral compass. Ever since fans were introduced to him in Captain America: The First Avenger, his morality, confidence, and unwavering heroism have stuck with him through good times and bad, as emphasized in this brand new fan-edit.Related: From promo and trailer editor comes a recut trailer highlighting Captain America's journey so far in the MCU. Including clips from The First Avenger, , and , the almost seven-minute video reminds fans of the tremendous character arc Steve Rogers has had since starting out as a scrawny Brooklyn native in the early 40s. Watch the full video above.While the fan-edit does not include clips from , it still gives fans a full sense of where Cap is right now in his person narrative. Great as Avengers 3 was when it came to juggling a slew of characters and providing each their own time in the spotlight, the film noticeably. Aside from his epic arrival to save - the Star-Spangled Avenger didn't really have a lot to do in the film, at least compared to other MCU founding heroes such as Iron Man and Thor. If anything, the was a good way to link Cap's own journey to the overall MCU story that the franchise has been telling for the last decade.Despite this obviously being frustrating for his fans, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely promise in , although they're mum on what it might be about. With coming into next year's still-untitled ensemble film, Rogers will once again have the attention that he deserves. Until if and when those Thanos snapped out of existence are revived, Avengers 4 should have plenty of time to focus on key players like Steve.This is extremely important considering that some of the MCU's principal heroes are strongly in the film - whether by death or by walking away from their world-saving gig, including Cap. And while it won't be easy to bid these beloved characters goodbye, it's essential to the franchise's sustainability. Fans can just hope they are given the send-off they deserve.More: Source:
August 15, 2018
Taking a break from filming season 7, Stephen Amell took a moment to share how much pain he's enduring for the show. Even for a series known for its stunts and its star's penchant for performing them himself (along with plenty of reps on the salmon ladder) this new season seems to really be putting Amell through the ringer.Arrow wrapped last season with a finale that ushered in major changes to the status quo. After six seasons and several close calls, the law finally caught up with Amell's Oliver Queen, the mayor of Star City and the local hero known as Green Arrow. A season-long war with gangster Ricardo Diaz (Kirk Acevedo) led to the breakup of Oliver's team, severe strain on his relationship with his son William (Jack Moore), and (Paul Blackthorne). Finally, Oliver had to give up his identity and face imprisonment for his vigilantism in order to save his friends from a similar fate.RELATED: Taking to Twitter, describing his current predicament. With his bearded face showing plenty of bruises and scrapes (though it's unclear if those are genuine or make-up), he describes the first few episodes of the season as more "physically taxing days" than other full seasons. He also describes the experience as "getting the s*** kicked out of me" on a daily basis. Based on the actor's demeanor and tone, he's not kidding.After last year's developments, Arrow season 7 looks to pick up with Oliver enduring , a prison specially designed for metahuman criminals. Considering that the Green Arrow has spent several years filling that prison with any number of powerful and sinister criminals, he's not likely to find much of a warm welcome. Whether those prisoners account for the beating that Amell's been taking isn't known, but they do seem the most likely candidates.If this sounds familiar, it may be due to by showrunner David S. Goyer that would follow Green Arrow's attempts to escape from a supermax prison. While DC has moved on with its cinematic universe since those days, it looks like the Arrow writers this season will be treading similar ground. This will provide audiences with a chance to see what the Green Arrow is made of without his friends, his gear, or even a decent bow.Of course, Oliver can't stay locked up forever, especially with Diaz returning to menace Star City, aided by . Meanwhile, Amell himself is scheduled to compete . With all of that on his plate, it doesn't look like Oliver Queen or Stephen Amell will be getting much rest any time soon.MORE: Source:
August 15, 2018
After dominating the streaming corner of the gaming industry for several months, has now been (briefly) topped by as Twitch's most popular game. Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft is one of the most iconic and influential video games ever made. It originally released way back in 2004 but has maintained a loyal player base ever since then, despite a constant stream of competition arising from all corners of the industry, including games like BioWare's .Although World of Warcraft's player base is not at the level that it once was, which is understandable given that the game is more than a decade old and requires a monthly payment in order to play, hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of gamers routinely come back to the title whenever a new expansion releases. And it looks like that's true even for the Battle for Azeroth expansion, which is the game's latest content update that released this month, seeing as thousands of players are now streaming the title.Related: On August 14, World of Warcraft has taken over Fortnite as Twitch's most popular game, with 249,414 streams for WoW compared to 105,713 for Fortnite (via ). Of course, those numbers are bound to fluctuate, and Fortnite will more than likely retain the title of being the most popular game on the streaming service for the month of August - a title that it has held since March 2018, when it overtook League of Legends and as Twitch's most streamed game.Developing...Next: Source:
August 15, 2018
Star Trek: Voyager was the fourth main Star Trek TV show. It ran from 1995 to 2001. It was the first Star Trek TV series to feature a female captain as the head of a starship crew.Captain Kathryn Janeway led the crew of the starship Voyager on what they believed would be a quick mission to track a rebel Maquis ship.Unfortunately, Voyager and the Maquis ship were transported by a powerful anomaly across the galaxy to the Delta Quadrant. In order to protect the vulnerable Ocampa from the marauding Kazon, Janeway decides to destroy their easiest means of getting back to the Alpha Quadrant.Thus their epic journey begins to return to the Alpha quadrant. Along the way, the two contentious crews become a family and Voyager becomes their home.The crew of Voyager braved many dangerous parts of space and even more dangerous alien species. Throughout their journey, they stood by the principals of the Federation and promoted exploration and diplomacy.The characters on the show developed individually and together. The audience got to know the crew of Voyager very closely. However, there is a whole different side of the show and the cast that most audiences didn’t get to see.Thanks to these photos, we can see the cast and crew of Voyager in a whole new light. They and other players in the Star Trek franchise had roles we never realized.Prepare to be fascinated by these 20 Behind-The-Scenes Photos That Completely Change Star Trek: Voyager! 20 JERI RYAN AND KATE MULGREW WITH CHAMPAGNE Seven of Nine was always reluctant to participate in social gatherings on Voyager. She found them awkward and inefficient.Captain Janeway wasn’t always the most social captain, but she always commanded attention even at informal occasions. Janeway was always a mother figure and role model for Seven, even if Seven didn’t directly say so often.Jeri Ryan was much more sociable than her on-screen character. Here, Ryan and Kate Mulgrew pose together for a photo while at a cast and crew party.Each are holding a glass of champagne. Drinking alcoholic beverages was another activity you would seldom, if ever, see Seven doing.The fact that both actors are in their costumes makes the photo even more jarring.19 ROBERT DUNCAN MCNEIL AND ANTHONY MONTGOMERYMost Star Trek viewers only see the roles that the actors play on screen in the franchise. However, plenty of Star Trek actors have taken on other jobs.Robert Duncan McNeil is most famous for playing Tom Paris on Star Trek: Voyager, but he also has worked as a director on Star Trek and other shows.He directed four episodes of Voyager and four episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise.In the photo above, he appears alongside Anthony Montgomery, who played fellow starship pilot Travis Mayweather.Both are wearing their Star Fleet Uniform costumes. It’s strange to see Montgomery smiling for the camera with a bloody cheek, but it's most likely just makeup, and not a real injury.18 FROZEN SEVENIn the season 5, episode 6, “Timeless”, a grim fate seems to befall the Voyager crew. They were testing an experimental new slipstream drive to shorten their journey back to Earth.However, they ended up crashing on a frozen planet and becoming entombed.Chakotay and Kim made it back to Earth in a shuttle, but now they are trying to change the past.They return to the icy planet and delve into the frozen wreck of Voyager to recover Seven’s Borg implants.For this part in the episode, Jeri Ryan had to put on some icy crystalline makeup. It makes her look like she’s been buried in ice for many years.However, in the photo above she’s standing upright and looking alert, which is very eerie.17 KATE MULGREW, TIM RUSS AND GEORGE TAKEIIn season 3, episode 2, “Flashback”, Tuvok experiences disconcerting memories from his past. He cannot remember them in context or why he’s experiencing them so forcibly now.To explore and stop these visions, Janeway participates in a mind meld with Tuvok.In exploring his memories, they focus on Tuvok’s time aboard the U.S.S. Excelsior under the command of then Captain Sulu.George Takei guest stars in the episode as Sulu. Tuvok was just an Ensign at that time in his life. However, that didn’t stop him from raising logical objections to Sulu’s loyal but reckless actions.To see the three Star Trek characters in their different era uniforms around a pool table is definitely unusual.16 ~~11. ROXANN DAWSON KLINGON MAKEUPRoxann Dawson played B’Elanna Torres on Star Trek: Voyager. Torres comes from a mixed family of Human and Klingon parents.She never quite fit in with her peers or in Star Fleet. On Voyager, she frequently buts heads with the other crew members, especially the regular Star Fleet officers.She eventually forms healthier, more stable relationships with the other main characters. She and Janeway build up great respect for each other, and Torres even marries Tom Paris.Her distinctive Klingon forehead ridges always set her apart from the other characters. Even if her forehead isn't as pronounced as a pureblood Klingon, it’s still a long process in makeup to get it on every day.This behind the scenes shot shows the edges of the prosthetic without a wig to cover it up.15 VOYAGER 100 EPISODE CELEBRATIONWe don’t get many chances to see all of the Voyager crew happy at one time. There’s always some dangerous species or special anomaly or personal conflict that troubles them.Also, it’s not like they are on a mission they wanted to be on in the first place. Celebrating how long their journey has lasted doesn’t make sense.However, for the show’s cast and crew, reaching 100 episodes is quite a milestone.Everyone looks happy as Mulgrew prepares to cut into the cake shaped like the number 100.The most interesting thing about the picture is who appears at the party in their Star Fleet uniform and who appears in more casual clothing.Roxann Dawson and Ethan Phillips are also not in their makeup.14 ROBERT BELTRAN TATTOORobert Beltran joined the cast of Star Trek: Voyager in 1995. He was cast as Commander Chakotay. Chakotay started the series as the leader of a Maquis ship of Federation dissidents.When his crew and the crew of Voyager became stranded together in the Delta Quadrant, they grew to work together as one crew.Chakotay always has a distinguishing tattoo around his left eyebrow. It’s supposed to be a signifier of his Native American ancestry.Beltran himself has both Latin and Native American heritage, but the tattoo was created for the show.In this behind the scenes photo, Beltran sits in the makeup chair while his tattoo is applied.Fans have become so used to seeing Chakotay with it on-screen that the idea of having to apply it every day for filming seems strange.13 LEVAR BURTON AND KATE MULGREWLevar Burton first joined the Star Trek franchise when he was cast as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation.He served as the Enterprise’s Chief Engineer for the entire show.However, Burton is also among the Star Trek actors who have contributed to the franchise behind the camera. Burton has directed several Star Trek episodes, including two from The Next Generation.He also directed several episodes of Deep Space Nine, Enterprise, and Voyager.In the behind the scenes photo above, Burton is in his director workman’s garb, while Mulgrew in in costume as Janeway.This looks like part of the Delta Flyer or another Voyager shuttlecraft. It also looks like there’s some incredulity between Burton and Mulgrew in this shot, but it could just be the momentary camera.12 VOYAGER MODELThe USS Voyager (NCC-74656) is an Intrepid-class Federation Starship. It launched from Earth Station McKinley on stardate 48038.5 in the year 2371. It was one of the first Intrepid-class models ever constructed.Captain Kathryn Janeway took command of Voyager before the launch of its first mission.Due to extraordinary circumstances, the ship became stranded in the Delta quadrant with a hybrid crew of Star Fleet officers and Maquis dissenters.We see Voyager travelling through space all the time on the show.However, in the production photo above, we can see modeler Mike Okuda applying decals to the actual prop in a workshop. The show Voyager is capable of carrying a crew of 150, but here Okuda looks like he could carry the whole ship in his arms if he had to.11 BORG CHILDREN ON SETIn season 6, episode 16, “Collective,” Voyager comes upon a damaged Borg vessel. Seven accompanies the away team to investigate.Once on board, they discover that all of the vessel’s drones have been disabled or destroyed - except for 5 juvenile drones at various stages of development.They may not be as numerous or focused as a full blown collective, but they are still Borg and impetuous as other children. Two of them are twins, Azan and Rebi.They were played by real life twins Kurt Wetherill and Cody Wetherill.In the photo above, they are in their full Borg makeup and costumes standing in broad daylight.Perhaps Borg are made to look best in dark, harsh green lighting.10 JERI RYAN AND ETHAN PHILLIPSNeelix and Seven of Nine were both outside additions to the crew of Voyager. Neelix is a Talaxian who joined the crew after they all arrived in the Delta Quadrant. Seven was a Borg drone that the Voyager crew liberated from the collective.Both took some time to adjust to life on Voyager and to find their roles.Each of them also had radically different personalities. Neelix was always excitable and social, while Seven was reserved and solitary.However, in this photo, you can see Jeri Ryan with a big smile, arm in arm with Ethan Phillips.Ryan was clearly friendlier behind the scenes than what her role called for on camera. We hardly ever get to see Seven smile on the show.9 ROXANN DAWSON, ROBERT PICARDO AND BABYIn the finale of Star Trek: Voyager, B’Elanna Torres goes into labor just as their finale mission home is about to begin.Overseen by the EMH, the labor begins while the ship is still in the Delta Quadrant and the baby arrives when they arrive in the Alpha Quadrant.It’s a heartwarming culmination of the journey of the Voyager crew and of Tom and B’Elanna’s relationship.In this behind the scenes photo, Dawson and Picardo smile for the camera with the newborn baby, commemorating this profound moment in the show’s history.The newborn Miral Paris was actually played by babies Carolyn Corey and Mathew Corey.While neither were actually credited in the episode, they did play a special role nonetheless.8 JERI RYAN AND JONATHAN DEL ARCOJonathan Del Arco may be most recognizable from the TV series Major Crimes and The Closer. Both shows had more to do with modern day crime instead of spacefaring futuristic sci-fi. Still, Star Trek fans should definitely recognize him.In The Next Generation, Del Arco played Hugh, an individual Borg drone that becomes separated from the collective and taken aboard the Enterprise.In Star Trek: Voyager, Del Arco portrays a deceptively intelligent alien that Voyager encounters while in the Void. The Void is a perilous region of space with no natural resources whatsoever, but this alien seems to thrive in it.The Doctor calls the alien Fantome after a piece of classical music that seems to soothe it.In this photo, Del Arco is arm in arm with Jeri Ryan.7 ROBERT PICARDO WITH GUITARVoyager’s onboard Emergency Medical Hologram was just designed to supplement the crews’ medical needs. However, he became the chief medical practitioner on board when their main doctor was lost on their disastrous trip to the Delta Quadrant.The EMH or the Doctor grew, both as a character and as a hologram. He expanded his program to include all kinds of interests and skills unrelated to medicine.Music was one of the Doctor’s biggest passions. He became very fond of classical music and sang in various episodes of the show.In the photo above, Robert Picardo sits in the captain’s chair, no less, with a guitar and a confident grin.The guitar even has a star field on it.6 DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON WITH THE CASTDwayne The Rock Johnson started his career on TV in wrestling. He quickly became one of the most popular personalities in the WWF and the WWE.In 2000, he took one of his earliest steps into “serious” acting. He played the champion of an interstellar martial arts competition called Tsunkatse on Star Trek: Voyager.In the episode, Seven of Nine and Tuvok get abducted and pressganged into the televised matches. Seven goes up against The Rock in the match and loses.Having The Rock cameoing on Star Trek looks like a big deal for at least some of the cast. Chakotay, Harry, Tom and Neelix all unexpectedly end up watching Seven’s match.These four cast members are the ones in this photo, making over the top poses along with Dwayne Johnson.5 JERI RYAN AND ETHAN PHILLIPS IN FRANCEIn a two-episode arc in season 4, “The Killing Game”, a species of merciless hunters called the Hirogen take over Voyager.For their own sadistic amusement, the Hirogen launch a ship wide holodeck recreation of occupied France during WWII. Then they brainwash most of the Voyager crew into playing roles in the militant French resistance, while they take on the role of the invaders.Star Trek always finds excuses to dress their cast up in period clothing.In this behind the scenes photo, Jeri Ryan and Ethan Phillips pose in their 1940s French attire.It’s quite a contrast to see Ryan as Seven dressed in a beret and a skirt with white socks and heeled shoes.4 ROBERT PICARDO, ETHAN PHILLIPS AND LEVAR BURTONEthan Phillips played the Talaxian wayfarer Neelix all throughout Voyager’s 7 seasons. Neelix stuck with the Voyager crew even though he wasn’t in Star Fleet.He formed deep friendships and relationships with many of the other main characters.However, in season 7 episode 23, Voyager encounters a colony of Talaxians, trying to make a new home for themselves.Compelled to help his people, Neelix and Janeway agree to let him stay with the colony, and to stay in contact with the Federation as an ambassador to the Delta Quadrant.The crew give him an honorary send off, with Tuvok even given him a farewell dance.Levar Burton also directed this episode.Phillips, Burton, and Robert Picardo all stand shoulder to shoulder in this photo.3 JERI RYAN AT DELTA FLYER CONTROLSThe Delta Flyer is a prototype shuttle craft designed by Tom Paris. The crew use it frequently on away missions.Various characters over the course of the series get stranded in it or save the day with it.Some CGI obviously goes into the realization of the Delta Flyer on screen, as with most ships in Star Trek.We don’t yet have the technology to film entertainment like space battles and exploration actually in space.However, film crews can make the ship interiors as real sets and add the external space with special effects.In this behind the scenes shot, Jeri Ryan sits at the controls of the Delta Flyer. From this angle, you can see out of the shuttle’s window into the surrounding blue screen of the soundstage.2 JENNIFER LIEN AND EXTRA ON LOCATIONIn the season 2 finale of Voyager, “Basics, Part 1”, the Kazon launch a hostile takeover of Voyager.They seize the ship and leave the crew stranded on an uninhabited planet - supposedly uninhabited, anyway.The crew has to adapt to survive, relying on basic survival skills and some help from their crewmates still hiding on Voyager.The scenes on the planet were shot on location in Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California. In this simple '90s photograph, Kes actor Jennifer Lien takes a breather with her arm around an extra playing a Voyager crew member.You can even see the time stamp on the photo as April 16th, 1996. That would put this photo approximately a month before the episode premiered.1 JERI RYAN AND SCARLETT POMERSEnsign Samantha Wildman became pregnant before she joined the Voyager crew. When the crew was unexpectedly transported to the Delta quadrant, she realized that she would have to have the baby on board the ship.Once she had matured into a young girl, she was played mostly by actress Scarlett Pomers on the show.Naomi was insatiably curious and developed close relationships with Neelix and Seven of Nine.In this behind the scenes photo, both Pomers and Jeri Ryan are in their character makeup. Pomers has her Ktarian forehead horns and Ryan has her ocular Borg implant.Ryan is also kneeling to let the camera holder take an easier shot with both of them in frame.---What do you think of these Star Trek: Voyager behind-the-scenes photos? Are there any others that we need to see? Let us know in the comments!
August 15, 2018
A new casting breakdown for DC Universe's upcoming live-action series revealsnew information on the title character of Courtney Whitmore. The character was created by legendary DC Comics writer , based-on and named in honor of his younger sister, who tragically died during the explosion of TWA Flight 800 in 1996.The Stargirl series is being primed for a premiere in 2019 on the streaming service, and is being written by Johns himself. The show is being produced by DC Entertainment through Johns' production company, Mad Ghost Productions, in association with Berlanti Productions (the same company behind all of the series on The CW), with and Sarah Schechter executive producing.Related: revealed the following the character details, via a newly released breakdown. The producers are seeking an 18+ actress of any ethnicity to play the 15-year old Courtney, who is described as an "intelligent, compassionate and athletic young woman." The breakdown also unveils Courtney's backstory, describing her as living the perfect teenage life in Los Angeles until her mother's new marriage forces her to move to the small town of Blue Valley, Nebraska.This backstory and the details that follow in the breakdown seem to be taken directly from Courtney's first comic-book appearance in Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. #1. After discoveringthat her stepfather, Pat Dugan, had once been a superhero's sidekick and still had all of his old partner's equipment, Courtney stole some of the gear (purely for the purpose of annoying her stepdad) to serve as part of a costume for a school dance. She soon found herself thrust into the role of hero, however, and eventually adopted the name of Stargirl, with Pat Dugan keeping an eye on her in a suit of powered armor that he dubbed S.T.R.I.P.E. - Special Tactics Robotic Integrated Power Enhancer. Despite this ignoble start, Courtney would go on to join the and become one of the most respected heroes of her generation.While the breakdown does not say if S.T.R.I.P.E. will be a part of the show, it does confirm that Johns is staying close to his original vision for Courtney. The only significant change seems to be Courtney's graduating directly to being Stargirl, rather than run through a brief period where she was The Star-Spangled Kid. She will also start out wielding the cosmic staff - a weapon from the comics usually associated with the 1990s version of Starman - rather than the Cosmic Converter Belt worn by The Star-Spangled Kid. Regardless, the series sounds sure to please fans of the character, though itll be interesting to see what other aspects of Courtney Whitmore's history from the comics come into play in the show.More: Source:
August 14, 2018
Disney's live-action remake has now found their Lady, with Tessa Thompson signing on to lend her voice to the beloved cocker spaniel. Thompson has already put together a rather stellar year, starring in indie hits and , while also being cast in Sony's , reuniting with her co-star Chris Hemsworth. This casting only proves that Thompson is a true force to be reckoned with, as she now continues to broaden her range by taking on one of the most iconic animated characters in history.This remake of Disney's 1955 animated classic will blend CGI and live-action elements, with Charlie Bean () directing from a script by Andrew Bujalski (Support the Girls). Disney has not yet set a release date for Lady and the Tramp, but this remake will forgo a theatrical release and debut on the upcoming , which is slated to launch by the end of 2019. Given how fast the cast is coming together, it's possible that Lady and the Tramp could be one of the first movies to debut under this still-unnamed streaming service, but if not, it will most likely arrive sometime in 2020.Related: reports that Thompson is voicing Lady, the American cocker spaniel who lives with a well-off family in Manhattan. She joins the previously cast , a mongrel who lives on the street and forms a surprising connection with Lady. The cast also includes Kiersey Clemons as Darling, Lady's owner and one of the human/non-CGI roles in the film, while Ashley Benson is voicing Jackie, a gender-swapped version of Jock. In the original animated movie, Jock was a Scottish terrier, who, along with the bloodhound Trusty, were Lady's neighbors, although it's not clear if Jackie will be different breed of dog. This report also reveals that Benedict Wong, best known for playing Wong in and , has been cast to voice the bulldog Bull, one of Tramp's fellow strays.The casting of Thompson falls in line with a report from June, which revealed for this remake. While that report was never officially confirmed, the studio is seemingly following this edict, with the casting of both Clemons and Thompson, and there are still several more characters to be cast from the original that could go to people of color. Live-action roles from the original that have still not yet been cast are Darling's husband, Jim Dear, and Aunt Sarah, who watches after Lady's home (and the baby) while Darling and Jim leave for a trip. Remaining voice roles include Lady's other neighbor dog, the bloodhound Trusty, the Pekingese named Peg, Tramp's other stray friend, and Aunt Sarah's cats, Si and Am.With Disney's commitment to casting people of color, it will be interesting to see how this cast continues to unfold, both in the live-action and voice roles alike. Thompson has gone from a relative unknown, after being cast in the 2014 indie hit , to being a bona fide star with box office draw, who will return as Valkyrie in next year's highly anticipated . It seems there is no limit to both her range, and the constantly intriguing choices she makes with the roles she chooses to pursue.More: Source:
August 14, 2018
Although the freshman outing of Marvel’s was self-contained, it seems that the show’s second season will connect to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. Season 1 was an addictive slow burn, finally culminating in the titular teens actually running away from their villainous parents. It was recently announced that the series and will pick up directly where it left off. The episode order has been upped from 10 to 13 installments.Runaways is based on the comic of the same name, created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona. It was adapted for television by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, who worked together on two other beloved teen dramas, The O.C. and Gossip Girl. The book centers on a group of teens who discover that their parents have rather nefarious plans and team up to stop them. Its original run began in 2003 and although critically-acclaimed, the comic was canceled after 18 issues. However, Runaways was resurrected less than a year later thanks to high numbers in digest sales. These characters have continued to endure, with their most recent stories being written by Rainbow Rowell and drawn by Kris Anka. The Hulu series has garnered positive reviews, keeping the essence of the book intact, while Schwartz and Savage have undeniably added their own spin.Related: reports that the show’s sophomore season will indeed connect to the rest of the MCU. "We'll have a reference, late in the season, that will probably be our first real breadcrumb that connects us to the MCU in some way,” Savage stated. This season will also introduce more characters that readers are familiar with and see the group relocate to the Hostel, which serves as their base of operations in the comics.Although the MCU has done an amazing job of building up their Cinematic Universe in the movies, the TV shows often get the shaft. This makes sense, considering that they are airing on networks as varied as ABC, Netflix, Hulu and Freeform. Some shows have definitely been connected to the larger continuity more than others. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has featured direct fallout from the films, although it has distanced itself more in recent years. The Netflix shows have dropped minor hints here and there - although they have connected to each other. Surprisingly, both movies and TV shows. Showrunner Joe Pokaski has even expressed interest in. Considering the fact that Runaways is got , perhaps this will one day become a reality.Although the first season of Runaways was undeniably good, many felt that it took a bit too long for the team to live up to their name and actually leave home. That is where the series left off, though, so it’s likely the plot is only going to accelerate from here. Season 1 certainly took its time, but Schwartz and Savage did a great job introducing viewers to these characters. One aspect that majorly differed from the comics is the far more nuanced approach taken to the parents. The writers made them far less straightforward villains, adding some real depth to them in the process. Schwartz and Savage obviously love this comic, but they aren't afraid to take some risks with the source material. It remains to be seen how Runaways will connect to the MCU, but fans are certainly looking forward to discovering where the story goes from here.More: Source:
August 14, 2018