In a new phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the comic book characters from The Eternals will be taking the spotlight. The latest addition to the cast were announced at this years San Diego Comic Con.
Supreme Geek and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is expected to unveil brand-new franchise starters at the convention in late July. Chief among them is The Eternals, a series about godlike alien beings to be adapted by indie director Chloé Zhao (The Rider), which has widely been reported to star Angelina Jolie, Kumail Nanjiani and Richard Madden [Game of Thrones], as well as Stranger Things lead Millie Bobby Brown.
Based on the Jack Kirby created title The Eternals, the story is about superpowerful and near-immortal beings known as Eternals and a more monstrous offshoot known as the Deviants that were created by the cosmic beings called Celestials.
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Further details about the plot and cast have yet to be released!
Sink your teeth into this, vampire fans. A new Draculatv series, based on the original novel by Bram Stoker, is coming to Netflix and the BBC. While not airing for quite a while (the supernatural drama is expected to air in late 2019 or early 2020), what details have been revealed are quite salivating. According to The Radio Times the series will be a collaboration between the BBC and Netflix, with the two corporations working together to air the series. Dracula will be helmed by the creators of Sherlock, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss. Dracula himself will be played by Claes Bang, a Danish actor who said he would be ‘thrilled’ by the opportunity. He was further quoted as saying:
“I am thrilled to be taking on the role of Dracula, especially when the script is in the hands of the incredible talents of Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss and the team responsible for Sherlock.”
Bang will be joined by a wide ensemble of actors to help bring the bloody world of Dracula to life. Actors Joanna Scanlan, Chanel Cresswell, Matthew Beard, Lydia West, Dolly Wells, John Heffernan, Lujza Richter and Morfydd Clark, Paul Brennen, Sofia Oxenham, John McCrea, Phil Dunster and Millicent Wong will be joining the drama in as-yet unknown roles. Mark Gatiss himself will also be in the cast, having expressed an interest in playing Dracula’s mad henchman Renfield. But nothing is set in stone yet.
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The show will last approximately three episodes, each of undisclosed length but since this is from the creators of Sherlock, we’re guessing each episode will be movie length in runtime, an hour or more to get their money’s worth of the material. The show’s plot will be, naturally, an adaptation of the Dracula novel but offering a new spin to make it relevant to modern audiences. Moffat said the show will re-centre Dracula as the hero of his own story, as opposed to the antagonist he was in the book and most other adaptations. He will be at the center of the action, as opposed to a more shadowy figure who makes fleeting appearances to menace the heroes. Moffat and Gatiss described the process as difficult, keen to give Dracula center stage but also not take away from his evil at all. They hope their hard work pays off and say they ‘handled’ making Dracula both the main character and truly evil. But we’ll have to wait to see how that plays out onscreen.
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The series is currently in production, having recently completed its second episode. The show is currently filming at Bray Studios, Maidenhead, which was also the location of many classic vampire films starring Christopher Lee as the titular Count, made by Hammer Film Productions. Not much else is known about the show at this time, how closely it will adapt the book or even what the plot will be but the BBC released a short synopsis as a little teaser:
‘Three feature length episodes will re-introduce the world to Dracula, the vampire who made evil sexy. In Transylvania in 1897, the blood-drinking Count is drawing his plans against Victorian London. And be warned: the dead travel fast.’
We can’t wait to see this adaptation of a classic horror novel coming to television. We’ll keep our eyes and ears peeled for further developments. Until then, watch the shadows and keep your garlic close!
The dark prince of industrial metal has announced he will be acting in the upcoming mini-series based on Stephen King’s post-apocalyptic novel The Stand.
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Marilyn Manson will be been busy on tour this summer, but not busy enough to neglecr his acting career. While interviewing with music and culture magazine Revolver, he not only discussed the “Twins Of Evil” tour, but also revealed his part in the adapted mini-series.
[Country rocker Shooter Jennings] and I also did a cover of “The End” by the Doors, for a new miniseries of The Stand by Stephen King, which I’m also going to be acting in. I think that sort of kick-started our process for the album, and started us exploring different things.
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The article continues focusing on the tour and Manson’s music and experience. Sadly, Manson’s role is unknown, though it won’t be the first time the singer, songwriter, and producer, has acted before.
Marilyn Manson has had roles in a number of television series such as Eastbound & Down, Once Upon A Time, and more recently Sons Of Anarchy. Manson has also done a great deal of work on the soundtracks for television as well as films – e.g., Luther, Preacher,The Matrix, and John Wick. For The Stand, it looks as though Manson will be combining his acting with helping to make the soundtrack.
Millie Bobby Brown’s success as an actress has boomed since her debut in Stranger Things, but what few realize is this little girl is also calling the shots as a producer.
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An article from Variety confirms that Brown herself will not only be acting as the heroine in Enola Holmes, but she is also producing the film alongside Legendary Entertainment. The film will be based on the Enola Holmes Mysteries book series by Nancy Springer, which follows the younger sister of the iconic Sherlock Holmes.
Legendary and Brown have built a strong relationship after the Stranger Things star was tapped to topline Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and the studio was quick to attach her to star in Enola Holmes after she wrapped filming on the MonsterVerse pic.
Acting alongside Brown will be Henry Cavill (Justice League, Mission: Impossible), Helena Bonham Carter (Sweeney Todd, Harry Potter), Fiona Shaw (Harry Potter, Killing Eve), Adeel Akhtar (The Big Sick, Four Lions), and, most recently, Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Snow White and The Huntsman)
Working with so many famous actors after creating such a huge name for herself, with the title of “producer” under her belt at only the age of fifteen, it looks as though she has a brilliant career ahead of her.
Starved for more Harry Pottercontent? Well look no further, Potterheads, as exciting news as been unveiled today! According to Book Riot, Warner Brothers is in the very early stages of developing a Harry Potter prequel series for TV. The series will be attached to Warner Brothers’ upcoming streaming service. The series will occur mostly at Hogwarts, according to the press release, as well as occasional visits to other parts of Europe. While the Harry Potter franchise is already packed to the brim with novels, video games, board games, movies, comics, and Broadway plays, we can’t help but be excited for this latest addition to the ever popular young adult fantasy series!
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More news has been released, including that the show will center around new characters (although if it’s at Hogwarts we can bet you’ll see cameos of fan favorites like various professors and administrative presences in the Wizarding World). However, being in the early stages of development, the plot, the premise, and even the characters themselves haven’t been announced yet for obvious reasons. But we can always speculate about WHAT will happen in this prequel series.
Here are a few premises we’d love to see in the show:
+ A show about a new batch of students dealing with the ins and outs of daily life at Hogwarts with no overarching main villain. One of the greatest strengths of HarryPotter was its relatability for young people about the hardships of growing up and schoolwork. No need to thrust Voldemort 2.0 in there, fretting about O.W.L.S. is drama enough.
+ A flipped premise, showcasing the POV of the teachers instead of the students and pulling back the curtain to give us a behind the scenes of Hogwarts.
+ An anthology series, showing different stories about Hogwarts, with a different premise and storyline every week. One week you’d have a student, one week you’d have a teacher, maybe the following week someone gets lost in the Forbidden Forest, and maybe one week it could center around some of the ghosts that haunt the school!
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What premises would you personally like to see in this show? Are you excited to see a Harry Potter television series? Let us know in the comments! And keep an ear peeled for further news, we’ll let you know when we hear anything more!