ob体育官方采用百度引擎9（Baidu 6）Earlier this year, Starz introduced the world to a parallel universe in Counterpart. In it, Howard Silk (J.K. Simmons) — referred to by the series writing team as the Alpha Howard — met his counterpart from the other side, the Howard Prime (also Simmons).Howard Prime got Howard embroiled in spying between worlds. Howard took Howard Prime s place in a Berlin that fell into disarray after a devastating plague that the Prime world blamed on the Alpha world.Season 2 of Counterpart premieres on Sunday, less than a year after the first season. That’s because Starz was so confident in Counterpart they ordered two seasons back to back. The success of season 1 proved that was a wise investment.Counterpart stars Simmons, Nazanin Boniadi, and Betty Gabriel, along with creator Justin Marks and producer Jordan Horowitz, spoke with Rotten Tomatoes about the season 2, providing 10 things you should know about it before you watch.1. J.K. SIMMONS RETURNS AS HOWARD AND HOWARD PRIME(Photo by Starz)When Howard agreed to play Howard Prime for a short mission, he never expected to be stuck on the other side. It’s bad news for Howard, but good news for Simmons the actor.“Especially as both of them, to one extent or another, get a little bit better at pretending to be the other version of themselves, it definitely continues to add levels of complexity and continues to be an interesting challenge,” Simmons said. “I feel like these are two remarkably similar looking and yet distinctively different characters.”And which Howard does he know better after two seasons of playing them both?“My knee-jerk reaction was to say the kinder, gentler Howard,” Simmons said. “I think that may be starting to skew in the other direction. I obviously empathize with whichever one I’m playing in a given moment, but I’ve kind of always viewed the kinder, gentler Howard, the milder, meeker Howard, as the protagonist from when I first read the first episode. The scales are beginning to tip.”They tip further when Howard finds out about more secrets Howard Prime was keeping from him. Stay tuned.2. CLARE IS STILL A SPY — WITH REGRETSIn season 1, Peter Quayle (Harry Lloyd) found out that his wife Clare (Boniadi)’s other took over their marriage and even had his child. Season 2 finds them trying to fall in love now that both know the truth.“Can they find love in this place of they need each other to survive,” Boniadi asked. “I think season 2 for them is more about redefining the relationship and being completely honest with themselves, discovering themselves and therefore discovering themselves as they relate to this relationship.”But Clare still has a day job. Now she’s going on spy missions with a sense of doubt about whether her mission is truly just.“As the season goes on, you’ll see how that doubt plays out between her and Peter and the baby and the decisions they have to make, together and individually,” Boniadi said. “It’s a huge season of self-discovery for Clare. Season 2 is about her figuring out to live for herself.”3. NAYA TEMPLE IS HERE TO ROOT OUT ALL THE OTHERS(Photo by Starz)Gabriel joins the cast as Naya Temple, new to the Office of Interchange. Her job is to find the others who are there spying for the Prime world. You’ll see as she interviews Howard Prime and others, she takes a very gentle approach to spycraft.“It’s an approach that is designed to lull, I think, the people she’s investigating,” Gabriel said. “I think people let their guards down when they think that they’re not being intimidated or they’re not being threatened. Yes, people can crack under pressure, but I think people can also let things slip out when they’re comfortable. I think she definitely employs, at different moments, both tactics.”Naya is also dealing with her own personal crisis upon finding out the other universe exists.“I think there’s the awareness, the shocking awareness that there is this other version of her, but she doesn’t know who and where she is and what she does in her life,” Gabriel said. “She could be in a very different line of work. She could be part of a different religion. Who knows?”The arrival of Naya complicates the season for every Prime character trapped in our world.“The whole season 2 is about everybody from the other world being on the run,” Boniadi said. “Clare and Howard Prime have to worry about that.”4. EMILY WAKES UP(Photo by Starz)A big part of Howard s domestic life revolves around visiting the hospital to read to his comatose wife Emily (Olivia Williams), who wakes up in season 2. Marks offered a few clues about the secrets a waking Emily could reveal.“Emily and Emily Prime [are] both chasing after the Emily of the past,” Marks said. “So you have the present with two counterparts and then you’ve got this past that is a whole other version of oneself.”5. JAMES CROMWELL JOINS THE CAST, AND HE S GOT BAD NEWS FOR BOTH HOWARDS(Photo by Starz)Oscar nominee James Cromwell (Babe) joins Counterpart in episode 3 as the character Yanek, an officer at the Echo facility with whom Howard interacts quite a bit.“It was awesome,” Simmons said of sharing scenes with Cromwell. “He came in and really had the vast majority of the heavy lifting in most of our scenes together, certainly in our first couple of episodes. I was almost a spectator sitting there watching him, because my character just doesn’t have a lot to say early on in our relationship, and his character does.”Horowitz explained a little more about Yanek.“The Cromwell character with Howard as his prisoner furthers what I think the Howard/Howard stuff was doing in season 1,” Horowitz said. “[It] continues to have our Howard learn more about himself through seeing himself through his other character who is his peer in some respect.”Yanek’s theory is that when there are two of anything, one must ultimately destroy the other.“We call it the Highlander theory, ” Marks joked, referring to the 1986 film in which There can be only one, among a murderous group of immortals that pick each other off. “Now he may not be right, but he’s certainly got some really good points.”In the case of Clare, one already has destroyed the other, but Boniadi doesn’t feel every counterpart will meet a violent end.“It’s like you have two voices in your head or there’s two sides of you,” Boniadi sad. “Eventually for there to be some kind of resolution or survival, one has to win over the other one.”Naya has not met her counterpart, but she’s not out to destroy Naya Prime either.“I think ultimately there’s a spirit of reconciliation in her,” Gabriel said. “I think she wants to believe that two possibilities can exist so perhaps that applies to how she would approach her counterpart. I think she would be more curious in her other and more interested than threatened.”6. THE DOOR IS CLOSEDAfter the terrorist attack on our world, the door to Prime world remains shut. While politicians work toward a diplomatic reopening, many counterparts are stranded in their others’ worlds.“Both Howards are stuck on the other side,” Simmons said. “When season 2 opens, they are both in their other’s world and neither one is entirely happy about it.”This means there will be few scenes with two Howards, but each Howard will learn more about the other on their own.“We also elevate the stakes of the world through Management, which was introduced briefly in season 1 and is really the big player in season 2,” Horowitz said. “We really get a sense of what that hierarchical structure is of the worlds and who’s actually controlling and pulling the strings between those two worlds. I think that has really interesting effects on Howard and that core pursuit of which Howard is the true Howard.”Marks wouldn’t reveal exactly when the door might reopen, but teased, “Nothing can stay closed forever.”7. NAYA’S RELIGION AND FAMILY WILL PAY OFF(Photo by Starz)As introduced, Naya regularly prays to Mecca as part of her Muslim practice, and Gabriel said her religion remains a prominent theme in season 2.“It’s not leaned into too heavily, which I think is a good thing,” Gabriel said. “It is very much about her relationship to God and how that’s being challenged with the awareness of this other world; that she’s primarily there to do her jobm so we’ll see that more and more, her getting closer to the truth.”Naya also reveals to colleagues that she’s a mother. Tune in to see how motherhood plays into Naya’s role this season.8. SEASON 2 INCLUDES ANOTHER HUGE CLARE EPISODE(Photo by Starz)Episode 7 of season 1 was Clare’s flashback to show her past. Boniadi said the new season’s eighth episode is just as significant.“It doesn’t go into backstory, but it’s an evolution to Clare,” she said. “It was a very raw and meaningful episode. Episode eight is more about who is Clare? The real Clare, not the one that was made that she thought she was or believed she was. That’s what begins to unfold for her in episode eight.”9. THEY SAVED SOME OF THE BIGGEST TWISTS FOR SEASON 2 (AND HOPEFULLY 3)The two-season order allowed the creators of Counterpart to parse out some of the plot twists over two seasons. Even though they’re still waiting to hear if there will be a season 3, they have the confidence to hold a few more surprises.“Also there were things that we were going to reveal in season 2 that now we’re just like, ‘Well, let’s hope for a season 3, and we’ll hopefully get to reveal it then,’” Marks said.Simmons certainly hopes Counterpart continues, but he’s not putting any pressure on Marks.“Obviously people like to have jobs, but both creatively and — whatever — lifestyle, it’s very much a one-season-at-a-time mindset,” Simmons said. “At least for me and I know for Justin as well.”10. COUNTERPART TALENT HAVE GINORMOUS PROJECTS IN THE WORKS(Photo by Starz)Counterpart stars and producers have some major upcoming projects; for one, Simmons hopes to reprise his role as Commissioner Gordon in Matt Reeves Batman film, The Batman.“I have not met with Matt as of yet,” Simmons clarified. “I know that I signed up to do as many as three moviesm and I would love to get a chance to expand on Commissioner Gordon. I kind of dipped my toe in that water — so yeah, I hope so. There’s a lot of DC stuff going on so I hope it’s the Matt Reeves Batman. If not, I hope it’s something else.”Horowitz is producing Damien Chazelle’s upcoming Apple TV series.“It will be ambitious and interesting and will hopefully approach the TV space in a new way and find a fresh way of using that medium to tell story in a way that hopefully you haven’t seen told before,” Horowitz said.The show won’t be about music like Chazelle’s Whiplash and La La Land were, but music will always be a factor.“I think music is always going to be a part of Damien’s filmmaking,” Horowitz said. “Even in First Man, I think, music is a huge part of that film even though the film isn’t specifically about a musician or music itself.”Horowitz is also producing the movie Star Girl for Disney’s Streaming service, based on the YA novel by Jerry Spinelli.“It’s really a story about two kids in high school and ultimately about young love and not being afraid to be the person you want to be,” Horowitz said.Marks, a screenwriter on Top Gun: Maverick, has already completed a screenplay for The Jungle Book 2. He told Rotten Tomatoes that he and Jon Favreau co-wrote the sequel to their blockbuster film in December 2017, but they have to wait until the director finishes work on The Lion King revival before they start production. Marks revealed that the character Mowgli has aged along with the young actor, Neel Sethi, who starred in the 2016 film and has said he s up for a sequel.“Jon and I saw The Jungle Book story as a coming-of-age story and the second movie continues in that direction,” Marks said. “Really, if it’s done right, it should break some hearts with where it goes.” He added that the sequel will pull in more animal characters from author Rudyard Kipling’s book because “there’s such a wealth of characters in that world.”Boniadi stars in Hotel Mumbai, based on the 2008 terror attack on the Taj Hotel. Her character is a composite of two real guests at the Taj during the attack. Armie Hammer plays her husband.“It’s a story of what we do when we are faced with such tragedy and how are able to set aside our differences and band together just to survive,” she said. “Bullets don’t discriminate based on religion and ethnicity and race. She’s a Muslim woman, so these Islamic terrorists and extremist don’t stand for what she has been raised to believe is her religion. More than that, it’s about the resilience of the human spirit to overcome and set aside differences.”Gabriel will appear in Human Capital from director Marc Meyers, based on the book by Stephen Amidon. She plays the wife of Liev Schrieber’s character and calls it an “intense tale to tell.”Her Get Out director Jordan Peele also offered Gabriel a role in his Twilight Zone reboot, but it would have conflicted with Counterpart.Counterpart returns Sunday, December 9 on Starz.
Earlier this year, the pop culture frenzy that is San Diego Comic-Con opted to go entirely free and entirely online, re-christening itself as Comic-Con@Home and offering fans a Zoom-ified version of what they might normally see at the annual event. Not to be outdone, DC Entertainment is offering a unique streaming experience unlike anything they ve done before also free, and also entirely online called DC FanDome.Initially conceived and promoted as a single 24-hour event, DC FanDome has expanded to accommodate fans who won t be able to see everything they want to see (you can read more about that here). But the main event will happen on Saturday, August 22, when viewers can tune in to the Hall of Heroes, which will cover most of DC Entertainment s tentpole properties, from their big-budget film franchises and a couple of their TV series to video games, comic books, and more. There will be a lot to take in, so if your time is limited, or you just don t want to sit around waiting for the next cool thing to happen, here are the 10 Hall of Heroes panels you probably won t want to miss.Wonder Woman 1984When: 10:00 am (PT)Length: 25 minutesDC FanDome will kick off with a bang with this panel dedicated to the highly anticipated follow-up to 2017 s Wonder Woman. Director Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, and Pedro Pascal will be on hand to answer fan questions and share a new sneak peek at the film. The panel description also promises a few more surprises, so you might want to make sure you catch it in case something big drops.Introducing Flash (Film)(Photo by Clay Enos/©Warner Bros. Pictures)When: 11:40 am (PT)Length: 10 minutesThe Flash standalone movie has been batted around in development since 2013, and we aren t officially getting that movie until 2022, but the fact that producer-director Andy Muschietti (It, It Chapter Two), his wife and producing partner Barbara Muschietti, screenwriter Christina Hodson (Birds of Prey), and star Ezra Miller are all showing up for this brief, 10-minute panel indicates they ll have some important things to say and possibly show, if Andy Muschietti s brief appearance in the trailer above is any indication about the upcoming film.The Suicide Squad(Photo by DC Entertainment)When: 11:55 pm (PT)Length: 30 minutesWriter-director James Gunn has been talking up his FanDome panel quite a bit, leading up to the event, and you know if he s excited, it s proba If you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at email@example.com.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
Jacqueline Coley for Rotten Tomatoes: How did you get involved with TCM? Tell us about the process.Jacqueline Stewart: Sure. I mentioned this Kino box set. Two summers ago, I think the summer of 2017, I was invited to present some of the films from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema Kino Box set on TCM. When I arrived, I learned that I would be talking about the film with Ben Mankiewicz, and they were devoting two Sunday nights to show a range of these films that were made for African-American audiences during the first half of the 20th century. It was really thrilling that TCM was going to be showing this work that most of his audiences would not have been familiar with, and yet this is a really rich and robust film production, film culture, that was coexisting with the classic films that TCM focuses on. These are the films that were showing in segregated black theaters.I was really thrilled to find when I sat down with Ben that he was really interested to dig into these films and the cultural histories and the political histories that they represent. The conversation went really well on camera. Off-camera, we were talking exactly the same way, and we were just really getting into the different directors and stars. I think, on both sides, TCM and I were really happy with how that went, and we stayed in touch. They invited me to event films at their last couple of classic film festivals in Hollywood, and then the invitation to join the team as a host came from there.You had your first Sunday night not that long ago. What was that moment like, watching yourself on screen?I was really nervous. I think anybody would be nervous who hasn t done that kind of TV work before. I think that I was even more nervous because I just feel a real sense of responsibility. This is an opportunity for me that is not just about expanding my own audience or the next phase of my own career, but it s a really important moment to demonstrate that expertise about film exists in all of our communities. I know that there is an African American audience that is really rooting for me and want to see that I m bringing the expertise and the unique perspective that I have to discuss the work that we re presenting there. I feel a real privilege and an honor and a responsibility to be true to those values. So that also makes it feel like the stakes can be higher for some of us in some of these situations, you know?When did you first fall in love with classic film, or film in general?Well, that s really easy; [it was] when I was a kid. When I was a girl, I spent a lot of time with my auntie Connie, and she loved these classic Hollywood films, and every night we d watch Johnny Carson. I m dating myself. [laughs] Then we d watch, like, The Tomorrow Show, and then there was always a movie that came on TV, and we would stay up well past midnight watching these old movies, and since this was not a TCM presentation of the films, there were commercial breaks. During the commercials is when she would really break these things down for me and talk about various actors and themes. Just her enthusiasm about all of that. I don t know if watching them by myself if they would have been compelling to me, but it was something about the interest that she had in it and her desire to teach me something, not just looking at the films themselves, but how this film is connected to a whole bunch more. It was almost like when you are learning about the constellations of stars in the sky and somebody points out to you, Oh, there s the Big Dipper. There s the Little Dipper. She made it possible for me to see all these kinds of systems at play, and so when I had the opportunity to study film history as an undergrad at Stanford, and then I think about graduate school. I do think, like, on a lower frequency, even though film studies was not like a huge part of my undergraduate education I was an English major but I became really curious about film and thought, Oh, maybe you can write about films and how they re made, how they tell stories in much the same way that you would talk about novels. That s what I ve continued to do over all these years.Jacqueline Stewart is currently hosting Slient Sunday Nights every Sunday night on TCM.ob体育官方手游用户基数还是很大的，日活、在线时长，因为玩游戏方便，大家都是碎片化时间，但也肝，不过很多时间都放在了个人对游戏的体验上
spirit of the holidays. It premieres on Lifetime on December 1.As part of an overall deal with Lisa Ling, HBO Max has greenlit Ling’s travel docu-series Birth, Wedding, Funeral, which will take viewers to a new country in each episode, and immerse them in that country’s culture and customs. The concept for the series was created by iconic newsman Dan Rather, who serves as an executive producer.And yet another series announcement from HBO Max, which is set to launch in spring 2020: The Ho’s, a docu-series about Binh and Hue Ho, who immigrated to the United States from Vietnam with little money and have built a multi-million dollar bank and real estate empire. The series will follow their family life in Houston – including son Washington Ho and his kids, named Lincoln and Roosevelt – in what is described as a real-life Crazy Rich Asians–like story.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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The bond between Marvel and Hulu is growing thanks to a recently announced plan to develop four animated series and, with a certain amount of tongue planted in cheek, unite the main characters of each in an animated special called The Offenders. But the move also indicates the increasing importance of animated projects based on comic books. Of course, both Marvel and Warner Bros. have been making programs aimed at younger viewers for decades, but the new crop of announced projects indicates a great focus on a broader age range. Considering the high quality of animated superhero shows for children (a la Batman: The Animated Series) or a slightly older demographic (Young Justice: Outsiders), these new shows will definitely have to bring something new to the medium to find critical and commercial success.So what is on the horizon and can we predict a project s success from what we know of its development so far? Let’s take a look.Marvel’s Howard the Duck(Photo by Marvel)Based on: The comic book character created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik, featured in his own self-titled comic book from 1976-1979, and short-run series in 1986, 2001, 2007, and longer run from 2015-2017. He also makes appearances across the Marvel Universe.Premise: Transported to Earth against his will, Howard does his best to make do under the circumstances. He generally finds work and sometimes even gets paid for his troubles. He also battles absurd villains, like the obsessive Dr. Bong, while also trying the best way to get rich quick and escape the quarrelsome tendencies of the Marvel Universe.Status: Announced as part of the Offenders quartet of Hulu projects in February, Clerks director Kevin Smith and Aqua Teen Hunger Force co-creator Dave Willis are developing the project for Marvel Entertainment. The pair seem suitably chosen for Howard s anarchic take on comic book tropes.Chances for Success: If it can get out from under the shadow of the infamous Howard the Duck feature film, the irreverent humor baked into the premise should keep this around for a few seasons. But as with almost all of Howard’s solo outings, it will probably end prematurely.Marvel’s Tigra Dazzler Show(Photo by Marvel)Based on: The stalwart Avenger Tigra, created by Roy Thomas and Wally Wood — later refined by Tony Isabella and Don Perlin — and the mutant pop star created by Tom DeFalco, John Romita Jr., Louise Simonson, and Roger Stern. Both have had storied careers in and out of the core Avengers and X-Men titles, joining various super-teams, going solo, and changing their looks to match the times. Fun fact: Dazzler began her career as a disco singer in a cross-promotion with Casablanca Records. Both the label and Marvel hoped to launch her as a multimedia entity in film, music, and comics. An animated series 40 years later may not have been what Casablanca wanted, but we ll take it.Premise: The politically minded duo make their way to Los Angeles, a world apart from Marvel’s favored Manhattan, where they try to get their superpowered heads, hands, and hearts around their lives.Status: Chelsea Handler and The Last Man on Earth veteran Erica Rivinoja are developing the series for Marvel.Chances for Success: The unusual pairing of Tigra and Dazzler makes this the outlier of the new Marvel animated projects, as does Handler’s brand of humor. That said, it could always prove to be the standout thanks to those very elements.Marvel’s Hit-Monkey(Photo by Marvel)Based on: The simian assassin created by Daniel Way and Dalibor Talajić, who appeared in a 2010 Hit-Monkey one-shot release, a Deadpool storyline, and a three-issue, self-titled miniseries.Premise: An angry Japanese macaque makes for Tokyo to avenge the deaths of his clan. Luckily, he has the skills and aid of a ghost who was once an American assassin. And if the two have anything to say about, all of the city’s criminal underworld is going to pay.Status: Blades of Glory directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck are currently developing the series as part of Marvel and Hulu’s Offenders initiative.Chances for Success: While Blades of Glory has a Tomatometer score of 70%, the duo s subsequent films have not been as fresh. The Jennifer Aniston/Jason Bateman comedy The Switch struck out at 51%, while their most recent film, Office Christmas Party, stumbled with a 41%. Of course, the absolute wackiness of the premise may give them a renewed energy.Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.(Photo by Marvel)Based on: One of the greatest gifts Jack Kirby and Stan Lee ever gave to comics. Making his full debut in 1967’s Tales of Suspense #94, the Mental Organism Designed Only For Killing and his successors in name and appearance became one of the Marvel Universe’s most constant, bewildering, and wonderful foes.Premise: The egomaniacal supervillain with a really big head and a really little body struggles to maintain control of his evil organization and his demanding family. He also faces an inferiority complex of sorts as villains like Doctor Doom look down on him.Status: Hulu and Marvel secured the services of Patton Oswalt and Jordan Blum to develop the series, with Oswalt set to voice the lovable, if misunderstood, M.O.D.O.K.Chances for Success: We might be a biased, but we’re sure viewers will love M.O.D.O.K. once they meet him.Harley Quinn(Photo by DC Universe)Based on: Batman: The Animated Series’ breakout character Harley Quinn. Created by series producer Bruce Timm and writer Paul Dini as a one-time gun moll for the Joker, she took on a life of her own, eventually debuting in the DC Comics universe in 1999. She’s since become a big deal thanks to her own monthly comic, her appearance in the Suicide Squad feature film, and her own upcoming spinoff film, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).Premise: Harley has finally kicked the Joker to the curb. Her next target: a spot within the Legion of Doom. And she ll push her way past any and all of the DC Comics ne er-do-wells to do it. With some help from Poison Ivy, of course.Status: First announced in late 2017 as one of the key projects on the then-unnamed DC Universe streaming service, the series will debut this October with Kaley Cuoco voicing Harley, Lake Bell voicing Ivy, and Alan Tudyk voicing Joker. Other cast members include Diedrich Bader (once again playing Batman), Ron Funches, Wanda Sykes, Natalie Morales, Jim Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Jason Alexander, and Christopher Meloni as Commissioner Gordon. Powerless s Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, and Dean Lorey developed the series and serve as executive producers.Chances for Success: The service s first animated offering, Young Justice: Outsiders, has a 93% on the Tomatometer. If Harley Quinn is of similar quality, it will no doubt return to the service for a second season. Then again, Powerless folded after one 61% season on NBC. But with the metrics between network and streaming being wildly different, Harley could prove victorious in the end.Invincible(Photo by Image Comics)Based On: The Image comic book series by The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman and artists Cory Walker and Ryan Ottley, which ran for 144 issues and a number of special releases from 2003 to 2018.Premise: Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) is your typical 17-year-old boy. Well, as typical as he can be when his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet, Omni-Man (J.K. Simmons). Thanks to his father’s alien physiology, Mark is super-strong and possesses the ability to fly. But as Mark develops these and other powers, he discovers that his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.Status: Amazon revealed a rich and varied voice cast for the series in January 2019, which includes Yeun, Simmons, Sandra Oh, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs, Andrew Rannells, Zazie Beetz, Mark Hamill, Walton Goggins, Jason Mantzoukas, Mae Whitman, Chris Diamantopoulos, Melise, Kevin Michael Richardson, Grey Griffin, and Max Burkholder. In a break from traditional half-hour format for animation of all stripes, Invincible will feature hour-long episodes. The first eight-episode season is expected to debut in 2020.Chances for Success: The comic book series ran for a long time, indicating the story has an engrossing appeal — not unlike The Walking Dead. But the hourlong format is untested and it remains to be seen if viewers will take to the longer runtime. Of course, viewers may hardly notice if they binge-watch it as they do Amazon’s The Tick and other original programs.What If ?(Photo by Marvel)Based On: Marvel Comic s What If ?, an anthology series that ran from 1977 to 1984 and again from 1989 to 1998 — with a handful of shorter runs in the years since — and told stories based around different outcomes of various classic Marvel tales. Issues centered on questions like What if Spider-Man joined The Fantastic Four? and What if Daredevil became an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Premise: Taking inspiration from the comic book, each episode will explore a pivotal moment in Marvel Cinematic Universe history and turn it on its head. The first episode, for example, will ask What if Peggy Carter took the super soldier serum? Status: The project was announced in April of 2019 as another partnership between Marvel Studios and the Disney+ streaming service. Because of the studio s involvement, MCU actors including Hayley Atwell (Carter) will reportedly reprise their roles. It is currently unclear when the series will debut, but the service is set to launch in November 2019.Chances for Success: It is a Marvel Studios project on Disney+. The only thing that could hobble it would be Disney+ failing to woo enough subscribers when it launches in November.Magic: The Gathering(Photo by Wizards of the Coast)Based On: The legendary collectible card game that kept many comic book shops afloat in the dark days of the 1990s. Players choose elemental forces to power their armies and face off against friends and strangers. The game continues to thrive more than 25 years later with professional leagues, online games, and various other forms of merchandise.Premise: The Planeswalkers — the game s unique magic-wielding heroes and villains who travel across Magic’s own multiverse — vie for control, not unlike players of the game in the real world.Status: Announced in June 2019, the series will be overseen by Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo, who will develop a never-before-told story of the Planeswalkers. Bardel Entertainment will animate the series for Octopie (the animation studio that is producing it), and it ll debut on Netflix in 2020.Chances for Success: Considering Magic s appeal spans decades, generations, countries, and various types of media, it should work about as well as other Magic initiatives. At the same time, film and television are new realms for the Planeswalkers, and they may find their adventures there as perilous as Dungeons Dragons s attempts at crossing into those same arenas.Jurassic World: Camp CretaceousBased on: The Jurassic World movie series, which is itself based on the Jurassic Park movie series. Both are based on the novel by Michael Crichton in which a Walt Disney-type industrialist recreates dinosaurs to open an amusement park. Jurassic Park represents it going disastrously wrong while Jurassic World shows it as a viable business — at least for a time. Then, disaster strikes (as it always must).Premise: Six teenagers find their once-in-a-lifetime trip to a new adventure camp on the opposite side of Isla Nublar (where most Jurassic films occur) is anything but a wonder summer vacation. The dinosaurs wreak havoc across the island — as they often do — forcing the stranded campers to bond and help each other survive the ordeal.Status: As revealed in June, the series will be part of Netflix’s ongoing animation initiative with DreamWorks Animation, the company behind the excellent Voltron and She-Ra revivals. Pinky Malinky’s Scott Kreamer and Kung Fu Panda: The Paws of Destiny’s Lane Lueras will serve as showrunners and executive producers while Jurassic Park director Steven Spielberg, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow, and overall Jurassic producer Frank Marshall will be on board as executive producers. Thor screenwriter Zach Stentz will be a consulting producer. The series is set to debut in 2020.Chances for Success: Netflix’s partnership with DreamWorks yielded Voltron: Legendary Defender (95%), She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (95%), and Guillermo del Toro’s Tales of Arcadia series. The animation and storytelling is top notch and surprisingly compelling. If they can bring that standard to the Jurassic World brand, the only real concern will be making the kids’ summer vacation last for 65 episodes.
This week s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news (the stories about what movies Hollywood is working on for you next), covering stories for titles like Bambi, Lethal Weapon 5, The Matrix 4, and more Transformers.This WEEK S TOP STORYTHE THING TO BE REMADE AGAIN(Photo by Universal courtesy Everett Collection)John Carpenter s science fiction horror movie The Thing remains one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed (Certified Fresh at 84%, Audience Score 92%), but explaining its cinematic genealogy gets tricky. The 1982 film was actually a remake of 1951 s The Thing from Another World (Fresh at 89%), which was itself adapted from the 1938 novella Who Goes There? We also have to fit in the 2011 movie also called The Thing (Rotten at 35%), which was actually a prequel to the 1982 film. And then, last year, a new book called Frozen Hell: The Book That Inspired The Thing was published, adding another 45 pages to the original novella to make it a proper novel-length story. So, now that we have a longer version of the story behind The Thing, Universal Pictures and Blumhouse are teaming up to fast track a new adaptation. This new movie promises to be a direct adaptation of author John W. Campbell, Jr. s original story, but it s also going to be remaking the story of at least two of these previous movies. It s also worth noting that this whole thing originally started with a Kickstarter campaign, which you can read about right here.Other Top Headlines1. DISNEY TO GIVE BAMBI THE LION KING TREATMENT(Photo by ©Walt Disney courtesy Everett Collection)The world has gotten very used to seeing new remakes of classic Walt Disney animated films a couple times a year (Dumbo, Aladdin, and The Lion King last year, and the upcoming Mulan on 3/27/2020), but it s far from a very recent phenomenon. Back in 2016, there were already enough such movies that Saturday Night Live was able to make a spoof trailer starring Dwayne Johnson as a gun-toting, cigar-chomping, live-action Bambi. We ve now gotten far enough from that parody that we can report, without irony, that Walt Disney Pictures is indeed developing a remake of the 1942 baby deer drama Bambi (Certified Fresh at 90%). The way these remakes are announced is changing, as the language live action is now dropped in favor of photo-realistic CGI, which acknowledges what most people realized, namely that a movie like last year s The Lion King was not live action. Screenwriters Geneva Robertson-Dworet (co-writer of Captain Marvel and Tomb Raider) and Lindsey Beer (co-writer of the upcoming Chaos Walking) are now working on a screenplay that will update the dialogue and narrative of the original 1942 classic.2. TWO NEW TRANSFORMERS REBOOTS IN DEVELOPMENT (AND ONE MIGHT BE BEAST WARS)The 2018 Transformers prequel Bumblebee (Certified Fresh at 92%) earned over 8 million worldwide, which is a lot of money, but it was perceived as a disappointment, because it was part of a franchise that has had two movies that earned over .1 billion (movies #3 and #4). Probably inspired by those prior successes, Paramount Pictures has announced that it is developing two separate projects to revamp the Transformers franchise. The screenwriters working on these new projects are James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, Murder Mystery) and Joby Harold (co-writer of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword). Officially, Paramount hasn t said what either of these two movies is about, but rumors quickly spread online this week that one of them might be Beast Wars, which is basically about Transformers that turn into animals instead of cars and planes. You can read about other directions Transformers might go next in this piece over at Collider.3. PRIYANKA CHOPRA JONAS TO JOIN THE MATRIX 4(Photo by Ganesh Patil/©Aanna Films)Ever since Warner Bros. and the Wachowskis confirmed last summer that The Matrix 4 is officially a go, we ve received a steady drip of casting news, both old (Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss) and new (Neil Patrick Harris, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II). The latest addition to the cyberpunk saga to be announced is Priyanka Chopra Jonas, the now more available star of ABC s Quantico, which ended its three-season run in 2018. Priyanka Chopra Jonas is also both a singer and a Bollywood star with over 60 films to her credit. Warner Bros. is currently remaining quiet on the nature of Chopra Jonas character (as they have been for all of the new cast members). The Matrix 4 is currently scheduled for release on May 21, 2021, up against John Wick Chapter 4, which is obviously another fourth franchise installment starring Keanu Reeves.4. PEE-WEE HERMAN S NEXT ADVENTURE MIGHT BE WITH THE SAFDIE BROTHERSThe way that Hollywood works leaves some projects waiting for years and years (or decades) to get produced, and many movie concepts just never happen at all. Comedian Paul Reubens most well-known character, Pee-Wee Herman, lay dormant for a long time, but starting in the 1990s, Reubens had a screenplay treatment in which Pee-Wee would emerge from a dark period in his life as a celebrity, mirroring what he himself went through. Hollywood, however, never bit on that premise, so instead his comeback came in 2016 with the Netflix movie, Pee-Wee s Big Holiday (Certified Fresh at 80%). Paul Reubens now hopes to finally get that dark Pee-Wee Herman movie produced, having recently talked to the Safdie Brothers (Uncut Gems, Good Time) about getting it made. (Stay tuned for any news about them actually signing on.)5. ANDY SAMBERG S PALM SPRINGS SETS SUNDANCE RECORD BY 69 CENTS (SORT OF) (Photo by ©Paramount courtesy Everett Collection)Every January, distributors both big and small head to the Sundance Film Festival in the hopes of snapping up one of the festival s most talked-about movies for amounts both frugal and ambitious. It is, however, those larger amounts that generally make the most news (especially since so many of those projects end up having disappointing box office results upon release). Until this week, the record was held by 2016 s The Birth of a Nation (Certified Fresh at 73%), which was acquired by Fox Searchlight for .5 million. With that amount very much in mind, Neon and Hulu broke the record this year by acquiring the Andy Samberg comedy Palm Springs for a total of ,500,00.69, which is exactly 69 cents more than the previous record. It made for a great headline, but this news comes with a big asterisk, because The Birth of a Nation was a deal for just theatrical, while this deal is for both theatrical and streaming (Hulu), so it s not exactly apples-to-apples.6. ELDERLY CAST OF LETHAL WEAPON GETTING BACK TOGETHER(Photo by (c)Warner Bros. courtesy Everett Collection)At 64 (Mel Gibson), 73 (Danny Glover), and 76 (Joe Pesci), the cast of the Lethal Weapon franchise truly are now very close to being too old for this s t. On the other hand, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence just reunited earlier this month for Bad Boys for Life to pretty great box office numbers, so you can pretty much guess what the Lethal Weapon guys are doing. During a recent roundtable interview, producer Daniel Lin revealed that Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, and director Richard Donner are currently all in talks to return for a fifth film. It s unclear if there is an actual screenplay for such a reunion, but there have been reports off and on over the 22 years since Lethal Weapon 4 (Rotten at 52%), so perhaps they re thinking of just dusting off one of those old screenplays and adding more arthritis and Viagra jokes. Did we mention they re old?7. KEVIN HART S NEXT ACTION COMEDY STRAIGHT MAN TO BE JASON STATHAM (Photo by Warner Bros.)After starring in a couple of movies with Ice Cube (Ride Along, Ride Along 2) and more than a couple with Dwayne Johnson (Central Intelligence, and two Jumanji movies), Kevin Hart has found the next action star with whom he can pull off his comedy high jinx. Hart and Jason Statham will co-star in the action comedy The Man from Toronto, about an assassin who goes by the titular codename who is mixed up with a regular guy, leading to the obvious action movie duck-out-of-water shenanigans. The Man from Toronto will be directed by Patrick Hughes, who previously worked with Statham on The Expendables 3 (Rotten at 32%).8. HOLLYWOOD S REBOOTING OF THE 1990S CONTINUES WITH ANACONDA(Photo by (c)Columbia courtesy Everett Collection)One of the most complained-about Hollywood trends is the perceived new obsession with reboots and remakes, but it s worth remembering that this is far from a recent phenomenon, like at all. Classic Hollywood is full of remakes, such as 1931 s Frankenstein and 1939 s The Wizard of Oz, both of which were originally produced as silent movies decades earlier. Generally speaking, Hollywood tends to remake films that are anywhere from 20 to 40 years old. Average those numbers and you get 30 years, which means we re primed for movies of the 1990s to be updated for contemporary audiences. The latest example this week is the 1997 giant snake movie Anaconda (Rotten at 40%), which was an early movie for Ice Cube, Owen Wilson, and Jennifer Lopez. Columbia Pictures is now working on a Anaconda reboot/remake which will be written by screenwriter Evan Daugherty, whose previous films include 2014 s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Rotten at 22%) and Snow White and the Huntsman (Rotten at 49%).9. ADAM SANDLER SIGNS NEW NETFLIX CONTRACT(Photo by (c)Columbia courtesy Everett Collection)According to Netflix, since Adam Sandler first started making movies for them in 2015 with The Ridiculous 6 (Rotten at 0%), subscribers have collectively watched over two billion hours of his movies on the streaming service. Exactly how Netflix s streaming numbers translate into their production decisions has always been somewhat nebulous, but whatever the math, Netflix agreed this week to a new contract with Sandler for another four movies. These four movies will include an animated film that Sandler will write, produce, and star in, but the title and details of that movie haven t been revealed just yet.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
但是手游不同，基本上现代社会人人都有手机，不管是在宣传手段上，还是受众范围上它都占有优势，而且这是流量时代，哪怕一个人他几乎不玩游戏，但当一个手游火了以后，他可能也会出于好奇而去下载，毕竟几乎所有手游下载都是免费的，体验并不需要成本，也可能会为了跟朋友有共同话题而去玩那个手游，就像现在王者原神吃鸡等等手游所诞生出来的交流圈，手游它更多时候不单单只是一个游戏，除去社交，包括现在的网络直播，一款热门手游所带来的是隐性热度，更多的潜在观众，哪怕那些主播并不喜欢那款手游，但为了利益也会花心思和高投入在那款手游中。 (Click to enlarge.)After more than three weeks and literally hundreds of thousands of votes, we finally have a winner in the Disney Animated Films Showdown: With decisive wins in all six rounds of competition, 1994 s The Lion King is officially the Ultimate Disney Animated Film! Some of you saw this coming from the get-go, but The Lion King had to overcome some stiff competition to get here, from recent favorites Frozen and Moana to beloved classics like Mulan, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast that is an incredibly tough line-up. In the end, though, the record-breaking, award-winning story of Simba and his friends sang Hakuna Matata as it overwhelmed all of its challengers to win the tournament.As usual, thanks to everyone who participated these showdowns are always enhanc
Join us weekly as Rotten Tomatoes reports on what s indie features are streaming. From promising releases by new voices to experimental efforts from storied filmmakers – or perhaps the next indie darling to go the distance for end-of-year accolades – we will break it all down for you here each week.For the foreseeable future, the specialty box office and all theatrical releases will be on hold as we all make efforts to socially distance ourselves and reduce the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. With that in mind, we have reshaped our Indie Fresh List to reflect the specialty box office releases that are newly available on streaming services and VOD. This week in our fresh picks we have a sex-filled horror-comedy, a drama about the power of self-determination, a cabin the woods horror tale, and a beyond belief documentary about a science experiment gone awry. In our Spotlight section, we have a crime drama about two inseparable friends who are torn apart by gang violence.Streaming This Weekend