8/25/2019 0 Comments
One of Marvel's most intriguing Phase 4 projects is Loki, a series created for the Disney + streaming platform starring Tom Hiddleston as the favorite Asgardian god of deception. At San Diego Comic-Con, the studio confirmed that the series would continue right after Loki's stealing Tesseract in Avengers: Endgame and follow the much-loved deity through time. Now, thanks to an interview with Hiddleston on MTV News, we know that the first season of this Loki series will consist of six episodes, each lasting exactly one hour.
Hiddleston casually mentioned the number of episodes while talking about the opportunity he got to play that character, which first debuted in 2011, and Hiddleston though he ended up playing that character in Thor: The Dark World, and now he's got an opportunity for another “six hours.” The actor also mentioned that there will be humor throughout the series - which is not so strange when you have Rick & Morty screenwriter Michael Waldron directing the series - and that Loki begins the story in the vicious state of mind he was in Avengers of the movie by Joss Whedon before he was introduced to a completely new evolution.
"It was the most interesting part of the process," Hiddleston says, essentially taking the character he went through in one development over nearly a decade and re-developing it from scratch. That challenge involves some "terrible opponents."
"I feel like I know him, I've been playing him for the last 10 years and it's crazy for me. By the time the series comes out, I will be 40 years old. When I was selected, I was 29, which is a big part of my life ... but the point is, there is a feeling like 'I know this character now, I feel the viewers know him too.' Acting him and playing him truthfully, but presenting him new challenges that then have to change it in different ways is the most exciting aspect of it. You have his specific powers, his intelligence, his betrayal, his mischief, his magic, and then seeing him come across as envious opponents he has never seen and knows. "
Check out the full interview below. The part about Loki starts around 1:26 pm and also contains a very interesting anecdote about Josh Brolin apologizing for killing Loki.
And while the focus on the new He-Man series has been through the big screen so far, it came as a surprise this weekend at Power-Con, a convention dedicated to all things He-Man and She-Ra, as Mattel announced that Clerks and Red State director Kevin Smith is working on a new He-Man series for Netflix called Masters Of The Universe: Revelation.
This is the first announcement of a new series and the only thing that has been revealed about it is that it will continue exactly where the 1980s animated series stood, unlike the recent Netflix reboot of She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power. It will focus on unfinished stories and Powerhouse Animation, who worked on the Castlevania series, will provide the footage, with Smith being the showrunner of the series and journalist / TV screenwriter Marc Bernardin working alongside him.
"I am eternally grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for the trust they have given me not only with Greyskull but their entire universe," Smith said in a news release. "At Revelation, we continue exactly where the classic era ended to tell the epic story of what could have been the last fight between He-Man and Skeletor. Brought to life by the best Powerhouse Animation character designers, this is the Masters of the Universe story you've always wanted to see as kids! ”
The series will be produced by Mattel TV VP Rob David, with a team of screenwriters that include Eric Carrasco (Supergirl), Tim Sheridan (Reign of the Superman), Diya Mishra (Magic the Gathering) and Marc Bernardin (Alphas).
The Masters of the Universe franchise continues to expand. The third season of the She-Ra animated series debuted on Netflix earlier this month, with the live-action Masters of the Universe movie currently in the works with Noah Centineo as He-Man.
Masters Of The Universe: Revelation series has no release date yet.
Netflix will introduce a large number of new fans to the world of The Witcher later this year, but for those unfamiliar with games or books, the concept of Witcher may not be completely clear. Henry Cavill will bring Witcher, known as Geralt, to life in this highly anticipated series, and has recently been on the panel alongside Lauren S. Hissrich, Yennefer actress Anya Chalotra and Ciri actress Freya Allan at San Diego Comic-Con. ComicBook.com was on the panel, where Cavill gave a perfect and succinct overview of what a Witcher is, starting with the chance that someone who goes through the ordeal will survive.
"Most of these kids don't survive, like 1 in 10," Cavill said. "They travel the world hunting for monsters for money, and that is their sole purpose, but they are often rejected by the world because they should not have emotions ... but ultimately they should be a bunch of wicked ones who kill monsters."
Hardly anyone could explain it better than him, but he also clarified the lack of Witcher's emotions, describing it more as a choice rather than something they absolutely must live with.
"It's not that the Witchers don't have to make moral decisions, it's a myth that they don't have emotions, but that's what drives them when they ask for money for monsters, and if they don't have feelings, they can negotiate as much as they want and someone can't use the line 'my kids ',' Cavill said. "Geralt is much more than that. He has this hard exterior because he believes he is the way the world is, but the truth is that deep down there is this man who believes in what the world can be like. ”
The official synopsis of The Witcher series can be found below.
"Witcher Geralt, a mutated monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often turn out to be more sinister than the monsters themselves." Daniel and Jason Brown reveal a little more, showing that the series follows an unconventional family who "come together to fight for truth in a dangerous world."
The Witcher series stars Henry Cavill (Geralt of Rivia), Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), Jodhi May (Calanthe), Björn Hlynur Haraldsson (Eist), Adam Levy (Mousesack), MyAnna Buring (Tissaia). Mimi Ndiweni (Fringilla), Theresa Wilson-Read (Sabrina), Emma Appleton (Renfrey), Eamon Farren (Cahir), Joey Batey (Jaskier), Lars Mikkelsen (Stregobor), Royce Pierreson (Istredd), Maciej Musiał (Sir Lazlo), Wilson Radjou-Pujalte (Dara) and Anna Shaffer as Triss.
The Witcher is coming to Netflix in late 2019.
Check out the first teaser trailer of The Witcher series:
Although Marvel is the absolute king of connected superhero universes and epic crossover events in the movie, DC and the CWev Arrowverse universe still hold their territory on small screens, which is why it is not surprising that they do not intend to stop with this television universe anytime soon.
The Arrowverse came to life in 2012 with the launch of the Arrow series, and its expansion began two years later when the series The Flash began, and a year later was joined by Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. This fall, the fifth Batwoman series will launch, and two animated WEB series has been created as part of this universe, with the third being in the early stages of development.
Although CW, at least for the time being, is not yet entitled to use the most important DC characters like Batman, Wonder Woman or Aquaman, they still have a very large and colorful range of characters whose stories can be told as part of this universe, but maybe even this new series it won't be about a new character, as there is even mention of a spin-off of Arrow where Mia Smoak (daughter of Oliver / Green Arrow and Felicity Smoak), played in the secondary plot set for the future in the seventh season of Arrow by the excellent Katherine McNamara, who will also return in the upcoming eighth season, which will also be the final. CW President Mark Pedowitz said this spin-off was possible but also looking for new characters to expand the universe:
"The fact that we introduced Arrow seven years ago, who would have thought he would have created six series, the entire universe he was able to create. It's a pretty remarkable feat. "
Arrow will end this season after the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover, which will be the largest crossover ever and a kind of Endgame, the culmination of what has been so far and an introduction to the future of the Arrowverse.
This fall, October 6th, will have its Batwoman premiere, which Pedowitz has announced:
"It's the next step to do something. We believe that these franchises will continue this universe for many years to come, so it is important to ensure that you have characters that will keep fans coming back. How it will play out, time will tell. ”
Arrow begins its final season on October 15, and the Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover will begin December 8. Which characters would you like to see more in the Arrowverse?
8/18/2019 0 Comments
Despite a pretty bad summer for movies at movie theaters, The Lion King was a huge success for Walt Disney Studios. Thanks to another very good weekend, the photorealistic remake has now become the highest-grossing cinema box office movie in history. The movie has now made huge profits of $ 1.33 billion worldwide, of which $ 473.10 million is worldwide. The first place to date was the movie Frozen, which ended its screening with earned $ 1.28 billion, of which $ 400.73 million is in America.
We must emphasize that The Lion King is technically an animated film! Although some call it a live-action remake, it is still a classic animated film because of the computer-generated nature of its characters.
That's just another win for The Walt Disney Company, which has already set a new record for three quarters of the year. Through July, Disney earned $ 7.67 billion worldwide, breaking last year's record of $ 7.61 billion five months earlier.
The Lion King is a huge money-maker for House of Mice, but it's still nowhere near overtaking Marvel Studios Avengers: Endgame (which I thought would be a little closer). The Russo brothers took the Avatar off the throne, earning a whopping $ 2.79 billion.
The studio has more big hits this year - like Frozen 2 and Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker - which means the studio's earnings will only continue to grow. If these films earn close to their predecessors, that is an additional $ 2 billion for Disney by the end of this year.
The Lion King is still playing in theaters and it will be interesting to see how much more he will be able to earn by the end of his screening. Who knows, if they cast a deleted scene and release it again in theaters, it could be up to $ 2 billion.
Disney doesn't seem to have finished with the live-action version of Aladdin and the company is reportedly talking about putting the sequel to work. During a recent interview with Comicbook.com, Aladdin's producer Dan Lin talked about the possibility of a sequel to a Disney movie. He mentioned the positive reactions Aladdin had with fans and that they did not plan to shoot all the scenes the same as in the original animated version. But obviously, he and the other people behind the live-action adaptation feel there is more to tell here.
Lin didn't want to give anything away, but said they were watching what was done with Disney's home video sequels as soon as possible, and they were exploring which direction to go with the franchise:
"We have now. We, when we made the first movie, wanted to make as good a movie as possible and let the viewers tell us if they wanted to see more. And I would firmly say that the audience wants to see more. They have watched this movie more than once. We have a lot of fan letters where people say they go back and take their families and friends. So we think there's more to tell here. We will treat Tom the same way we treated the original Aladdin movie and we will not make the same sequel to anything that was made before. We are looking at what has been done in the past for home video and this is just more of a story subject to adaptation. Well, without revealing too much, we're definitely exploring where we can go with the franchise. ”
This live-action Disney movie was definitely a huge success with viewers, earning over $ 1 billion worldwide. And while critics were divided about the movie, mostly everyone agreed with the excellent Naomi Scott in the role of Princess Jasmine. So it's very possible that Disney doesn't want to release a potential franchise and a new star like Naomi Scott.
I do not doubt that the same situation will happen with their other successful live-action remake films, such as Lion King.
With Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood coming to theaters (soon to us), director Quentin Tarantino is free to work on a new project, which could be a Star Trek movie. The two stars of Once Upon a Time wish to embark on a new mission with him.
JOE.ie asked Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie if they wanted to join the Starfleet under Tarantino's directorial baton. They responded enthusiastically. "Good!" Pitt said. Robbie went on to say, "I would do anything, anything Tarantino does." Then they joked about not being able to share the scene, talking about Once Upon a Time is their second movie, after The Big Short, in which both, but they do not appear on the screen at the same time.
"Well, that was the idea and then we got together and talked, and we hired Mark Smith, who wrote the script for [The] Revenant," he told presenter Josh Horowitz. "I don't know how much I can say. The only thing I can say is that it will coincide with Chris Pine's timeline. Now, I still don't completely understand and JJ [Abrams] can't explain it to me and my editor tried to explain it to me and I still don't understand ... about something that happened in the first movie that now kind of wiped the board. I don't accept that. I do not like it. I don't appreciate it. I don't know - Is ... what ... I want the whole series to happen, it just hasn't happened yet. No, Benedict Cumberbatch or whatever his name is not Khan, okay? Khan is Khan. And I said to JJ, like, 'I don't understand this, I don't like it.' And then he said, 'Ignore it! Nobody likes it. I don't understand that. Just do what you want. If you want it to happen exactly the way it happened on the series, you can. '”
"The reason I was intrigued by JJ Abrams' version of Star Trek is that I think Chris Pine did a fantastic job with not just Capt. Kirk, then William Shatner's Captain - he's William Shatner, ”Tarantino continued. "He's not just another guy, he's William Shatner's Capt. Kirk. And that's literally, Zachary Quinto is Leonard Nimoy - because they both have the same scene together - he's Spock. They ... hit her. They hit well. ”
What do you think of Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie in Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie?