Probably two of the most important characters in The Witcher series have got to be Yennefer and Ciri. As Witcher fans prepare themselves for Netflix's rendition of The Witcher universe through a TV show, writer Lauren S. Hissrich has revealed the actors casted for both roles.
We have been hearing about The Witcher TV show for quite some time now, to give a little bit of a road map from where we started; I reported on the pilot script being finished back at the end of February. Then the first 8 episodes were completed and announced via Twitter from head writer Hissrich. Then Superman himself, Henry Cavill announced he wanted to play the role as Geralt in the new show, the following month he was signed in to be taking the role as The White Wolf.
Moving onto current events now, Freya Allan who starred in The War of the Worlds and Into the Badlands will be taking the pivotal role as Ciri. Anya Chalotra from The ABC Murders and Wanderlust will be putting on her soccers robe as she will be playing Yennefer. For those that don't know, Ciri is the princess of Cintra and a daughter in both Yennefer's and Geralt's eyes. To complete the rest of the roles, we have Jodhi May from Game of Thrones as Queen Calanthe and Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson from Fortitude as her husband. For further information regarding The Witcher TV show, refer to the full interview with lead writer Hissrich here.
Mega Man fans are going to be over the moon to know that they favorite blue hero is coming to the big screen in the form of a live action movie.
In a recent press release from Capcom, the upcoming movie titled MEGA MAN is going to be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3). 20th Century Fox has also stepped up to the plate and of course Capcom will also be heavily involved within its creation.
According to the press release, Capcom has said that they plan to "appeal to a diverse audience, including not only game players but action movie fans as well, with an adaptation that maintains the world of the Mega Man games, while incorporating the grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for." We will be sure to update you with more information as its released.
It is Spider-Man everything recently, as fans of the web head fly through the concrete jungle of New York in Insomniac's Spider-Man PS4 title, movie goers might be taking a fancy towards Sony's latest Spider-Man related trailer release.
From the above trailer we are introduced into a animated world where each of the studios' previous Spider-Man movies have been connected into one. The web of storylines have come together with different Spider-hero's from other universes have come together, we can spot Miles Morales, Gwen Stacy and Peter Parker all making their way to the big screen to save each of other.
Also spotted in the trailer is some classic Spider-Man villains, we get very brief looks at Kingpin, Green Goblin and also Scorpion. Sony has planned for the release of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse close to Christmas, December 13th to be exact.
I can't believe I'm typing this, but Russian trolls and bots are being blamed for the highly debated Star Wars: The Last Jedi. In a new academic paper by researcher Morten Bay titled 'Weaponizing The Haters: The Last Jedi and the strategic politicization of pop culture through social media manipulation' he looks into the reception of The Last Jedi, and stamps a big 'IT WAS RUSSIA' stamp on it.
Bay said that the negative reception of The Last Jedi might not be because it was one in a string of rushed Star Wars movies, and instead his paper "finds evidence of deliberate, organized political influence measures disguised as fan arguments".
He continues: "The likely objective of these measures is increasing media coverage of the fandom conflict, thereby adding to and further propagating a narrative of widespread discord and dysfunction in American society. Persuading voters of this narrative remains a strategic goal for the U.S. alt-right movement, as well as the Russian Federation".
Well known around the planet as the man who couldn't play a better Deadpool if he tried, Ryan Reynolds will soon be taking on another role. This time around though he will be hanging up the Deadpool costume and diving into the position of an non-playable-character or NPC who realizes he is in a video game.
According to the recent announcement, the movie is a sci-fi action-comedy and is being organized by 20th Century Fox. The current plans are that Reynolds is meant to be starring in the film which will be directed by none other than Shawn Levy. Levy is known for directing other 20th century titles such as Night at the Museum and also being a executive producer of the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things.
Writing wise, reports have said that the movie which is titled 'Free Guy' is going to be written by Matt Lieberman. Lieberman will be bringing to life Reynolds' character who has become sentient in the game that he is trapped in, he realizes that his creators are eventually going to be shutting down his game and in turn his world so he sets out to stop them.
News has surfaced regarding an animated series being in development at Netflix, IGN and Variety have reported that officials from both companies are in the "final talks" about the show.
BOOM! Studios Co-founder and writer Andrew Cosby has taken to his Twitter with a now deleted tweet to confirm his involvement in a new Diablo animated TV series project with Activision Blizzard and Netflix. The tweet has now been removed but luckily someone managed to grab a screenshot of it before it was removed, it reads as follows "I guess I can confirm I am indeed in final talks to write and show-run the new Diablo animated series for Activision and Netflix. It's very exciting and I hope to the High Heavens it all works out."
IGN reached out to Netflix for a comment on the matter and Netflix responded with "no comment", the reaction of both Activision Blizzard and Netflix showcases that the deal isn't at 100% completion as of yet, but I'd say it is most likely going to happen sometime soon. Video game fans may have already noticed the animated Castlevania TV series that is on Netflix, the success of that show may have sparked an idea with the universe of Diablo and the already very loyal fan base that follow it. In other news about Diablo, the Diablo III Eternal Collection is on the way to the Nintendo Switch, check that story out here if you happened to miss it.
I woke up this morning to some distressing news: Henry Cavill, the actor who has played Superman in the recent string of DC movies, is out. Warner Bros. has reportedly cut him out from future DC Universe projects in favor of making Supergirl movies.
Cavill played Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the recent mess, Justice League. Cavill was reportedly ready to make a cameo as Superman in Shazam! next year, which is being led by Chuck star Zachary Levi and will hit April 5... but, that's reportedly not happening.
WB has shifted focus to Supergirl, something that will be an origin story with a teenage superhero - something that will not require Cavill at his age to play Superman, as Kal-El would be an infant at this time. It's not just that, because WB hasn't penciled in a Superman movie for the next few years at least with Hollywood Reporter's studio source saying: "Superman is like James Bond, and after a certain run you have to look at new actors".
Netflix has announced that the sixth and final season of House of Cards will stream on November 2, with Robin Wright taking top billing as President Claire Underwood.
Earlier this year, disgraced actor and main star of House of Cards, Kevin Spacey, was booted from the show in more ways than one. Netflix shut production of House of Cards' final season down at the time, removed Spacey as the lead actor and producer, and had to chuck Robin Wright in as the lead. Wright was already a major star and producer on the show, but now that's in a much stronger capacity... at least for the sixth and final season.
All Witcher fans are excited about the upcoming Netflix series being on the way, many people have tried to pick the actor to play the complicated Geralt but at the moment there has been no castings made. Henry Cavill, Superman himself has spoken out about the role, saying he would love to play the character.
In a recent interview with IGN for Cavill's Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Cavill was asked what video games he has been playing lately, the actor replied with "The Witcher 3. I just replayed all the way through. Love that game. Really good game." When asked a the follow up question regarding if he was interested in picking up the role as Geralt in the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher, he responded with: "Absolutely. Yeah, that would be an amazing role."
For those that didn't know, Netflix are putting together a Witcher T.V show. The first season will have 8 episodes and the script will be sourced from the original series of fantasy novels by Andrzej Sapkowski's, as well as the video games by CD Projekt RED. Currently the script for the pilot has been written by Lauren S. Hissrich but no actors have been casted for the main role as Geralt. Could it be possible that we see Superman hang up the symbol of hope and take the Trail of Grasses?
I still remember growing up as a kid and my Dad being an avid Star Trek fan, and a huge fan of Patrick Stewart playing Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. Well, Picard is coming back to the franchise which is huge news.
It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Read my full statement in the photo. #StarTrek @cbsallaccess Photo: @shervinfoto pic.twitter.com/8Ynuj3RBNm— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) August 4, 2018
CBS has announced a new All Access series that will continue the story of Captain Picard, with Discovery co-creator Alex Kurtzman looking over the show with the help of other veterans from All Access' Star Trek show. We have no idea what it'll be about, when it'll arrive, or anything - but the news of Patrick Stewart returning to the role of Picard is big enough on its own.
Stewart took to his personal Twitter account to announce the news, and release a statement. In his tweet, he said: "It is an unexpected but delightful surprise to find myself excited and invigorated to be returning to Jean-Luc Picard and to explore new dimensions within him. Read my full statement in the photo".