不仅如此，手游《实况足球2021》还把主机游戏上才有的大量物理碰撞细节一一还原，代入了手机上，经验丰富的玩家可以利用真实的推人、卡位、靠人等细微操作取得优势，把竞技性体现的淋漓尽致！ hip.”“The relationship [between Ellie and Carl] was drawn largely from both Bob Peterson s relationship with his wife and my own relationship. There s high points and low points, difficulties and successes, and so we really wanted to portray the full wide breadth of that relationship. [There were] two relationships in particular that we focused on. Marc Davis was one of Disney s nine old men. He and Alice have a sort of fabled marriage and getting to know them was amazing. We got to visit their studio and talk about a little bit of their life together. And, actually, the two of them traveled to Papua, New Guinea. They went on these fantastic adventures as well as both being artists. So they were a great inspiration. [The other relationship was that of] Joe Grant, who was a guy that was head of story basically on Dumbo. He developed Fantasia, all these amazing films, was second in position down with Walt Disney in the 30s and 40s. And I got to know him late in his life as well and he had a wonderful relationship with his wife. So just looking around us at all these great role models and people, you realize, OK, nobody s perfect. Everybody has their bumps. I think that s what makes the sequence feel a little bit more real for people.”Pete Docter says he knew Carl had to have a reason to go on his adventure. (Photo by ©Walt Disney Co./courtesy Everett Collection)THE MOMENT: Carl and EllieOver the last three decades, the animator-tormenters at Pixar have been jerking the tears from our eyes with precision. Think of Jessie s When Somebody Loved Me sequence from Toy Story 2, or the moment Bing Bong fades away in Inside Out. Or the final moments of Toy Story 3. Or any of the other dozens of times the studio has turned on our waterworks. Chief among these moving moments is the opening sequence of Up, which sees Carl and Ellie meet cute as roughhousing kids, then court, marry, and persevere through some very dark times, ultimately living out a happy life until eventually Ellie dies, leaving Carl alone. It s beautiful and wrenching stuff, and goes to places few expect a family movie to go (at one point, we see the couple visit a doctor and learn that they cannot have children). Docter says the sequence underwent a number of changes before taking its final form. An original slapstick-style approach was ditched, as was most of the dialogue, and the filmmakers debated just how far they could push their audience when it came to the darker side of life.Ellie and Carl meet as kids at the beginning of the sequence. (Photo by ©Walt Disney Co./courtesy Everett Collection)“[Originally] Carl was, in the very first bit, trying to catch a bird and Ellie came to the bird s defense and punched him. Now Carl was out for revenge.”“The first draft of this was showing how their relationship [started]. So we introduced the characters to each other. We saw them as kids when they first saw each other. And it became kind of a battle. In fact, Carl was, in the very first bit, trying to catch a bird and Ellie came to the bird s defense and punched him. So now Carl was out for revenge. It became a back-and-forth of punching contests in the most unlikely places; in the middle of a Christmas pageant or taking the trash out. These very innocent scenes – the characters would surprise each other and punch each other. We thought it was hilarious, but [then] we showed it to the audience – we do a screening here at Pixar as we re making the films, we screen them about every three months – and it just kind of went over like a lead balloon. Nobody really laughed. So we thought, Well, this has to be shorter anyway because it s taking too long to get to the main action of our film. As it turned out that sequence really reduced down to about four-and-a-half minutes. It’s really not too long but it also becomes the emotional bedrock on which the rest of the film relies to move forward.”“Ronnie del Carmen, who was our head of story, came to me and said, ‘I think this would work better with no dialogue.’”“That sequence started fully scripted. We wrote multiple short little scenes where they were finishing each other s sentences and discussing stuff. Then as we started to storyboard it, Ronnie del Carmen, who was our head of story, came to me and said, ‘I think this would work better with no dialogue.’ And I said, ‘No, I think you re wrong. I think we should continue with the direction we set.’ But he eventually talked me into it and boy, the further we went We initially had sound effects and we took those out. We basically stripped it down just to music. My theory is, and it’s a somewhat crackpot theory probably, but I grew up watching Super 8 films that my parents had taken of all of us, and there s something about stripping away some element that makes it more emotional. Similarly, I have some audio cassettes that my parents recorded of us when we were kids and you can t see but you can hear. Something about having something lacking makes the audience have to fill in. They have to be an active participant and get involved in a way.”Ellie and Carl as their relationship progresses in the opening sequence. (Photo by ©Walt Disney Co./courtesy Everett Collection)“The pain and loss of that situation bonded those characters together and made you empathize more with them.”“There s one moment in that montage where Ellie has to go to the doctor and it s sort of implied that they can t have children for whatever reason. We didn t spell it out because we didn t feel like that was necessary. That raised some eyebrows even here at work as we were developing the film. Someone – it was an anonymous person – it must have hit too close to home and [they] got very upset. So, we did experiment with taking it out. And we thought, Well, maybe [the sequence] could still work [without it] because there s some really charming stuff. But the strange thing was, not only did we not feel the emotion as strongly in that one little sequence, but as we watched the rest of the film the whole film lost a little bit. I can t really fully explain that other than to say it was a real dark, low moment for them that I think made that relationship feel more real. The sort of pain and loss of that situation bonded those characters together and made you empathize more with them.”THE IMPACT: Life s Complexities, DistilledThe accolades came quickly for Up. The movie became at the time only the second animated movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards (it would take home Best Animated Feature, as well as Best Original Score for Michael Giacchino, whose composition, Married Life, is so key to the success of the opening sequence). Just as quickly, it entered the canon of Pixar greats, right alongside Finding Nemo, Toy Story, Wall-E, and the rest. But for Docter, the real lasting legacy of Up is felt in the form of letters and fan interactions, not shiny awards, when he sees first-hand how the moving moment that he helped create has affected and helped others.“She said it was very cathartic and that she felt as though she got to spend some time with her husband in a weird way.”“When we start out making these films, we re just trying to make something funny and entertaining and hopefully with a bit of heart and emotion to it. But they sometimes really tap into people s own lives in ways that are completely unexpected. There was a woman who wrote to me who said her husband had just died and so she went to the film just needing a break from life to get away from the sorrow. As I m reading the letter I m thinking, ‘Oh no’ – the wife dies and so it s mirroring her own life experience. But in the long run she said it was very cathartic and that she kind of felt as though she got to spend some time with her husband in a weird way. Even though this is a bunch of pixels on the screen and none of it actually exists. Part of what I really love [about] making animated films is that none of it exists. It s all a big trick. And yet when done well we can really make the audience care about these characters, believe in them as though they re real people.”Pete Docter at the Los Angeles premiere of Up in 2009. (Photo by Michael Germana/Everett Collection)“These films are dress rehearsals for life for a lot of people.”“These films in a way are dress rehearsals for life for a lot of people. I know when kids play house or cars or whatever, they re kind of acting out what they re looking [at] around them. They re kind of trying this suit on, and I think films are a little bit the same way. It s a way of understanding the world. We’ve had a lot of people respond, both on Up and especially on Inside Out, talking about how their autistic children really use these films in very significant ways to understand emotion, to understand interaction, relationships. I think because you can watch it over and over. This is something animation does; we try to distill down all the complexity and nuance and messiness into something clean and easy to see. It s like a caricature. In three lines, Al Hirschfeld would do these amazing caricatures of people that looked more like them than their own face did. That’s what we re striving to do with animation: to take all the messiness of life and make it more pure and easy to understand.”Up was released on May 29, 2009. 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Gamble stressed that it wasn’t that Lifetime didn’t do right by You, but rather that times and viewer habits were changing in a way that gives streaming platforms a huge amount of influence.“It didn t feel like we were being snubbed, it just felt like we were on a cable network during this strange time where technology shifts how viewers, especially younger ones, consume content,” she said.You’s sophomore season will premiere on Netflix as a newly minted Netflix original (although the first season aired as an original on Netflix outside of the U.S., as is fairly common with international licensing deals). It’s hardly the first time that streaming has given a traditionally televised show a new lease on life, but a show doesn’t need to be saved from cancellation and reborn as a streaming original to enjoy the benefits of streaming.“Netflix gave the first season of The Magicians a big bump, and as a viewer, there are shows I caught up with [on Netflix] a couple of seasons in,” says Gamble, who also is executive producer, co-showrunner, and co-creator with John McNamara for the Syfy series, which recently saw its fourth season Certified Fresh at 100% on the Tomatometer (a rare achievement).The series actors report that they notice the bump offline in real life. I noticed we were getting more viewership last year when I would just be walking down the street, because people would start looking at me, and I d be like, OK— Summer Bishil, who plays Margo in the series, told Rotten Tomatoes during a set visit in the fall. I ve been working since I was like 17, and I ve never been recognized or anything like that But I m like, OK, I ve either become a supermodel overnight, or people are watching The Magicians. Bishil s costar Trevor Einhorn, who plays Josh, said the streaming effect is a strong reflection of the kind of fan who likes The Magicians style of fantasy television: It s a different age of watching TV, as we all know, and it s not so much about the water-cooler conversation of, Did you watch last night? The power of being able to stream something — whether it s on Syfy.com, or when it comes out on Netflix, or any of the different platforms — it creates this elongated fandom, which I think is great because the momentum doesn t really stop. Netflix calls the bump “The Netflix Effect,” a spokesperson told Rotten Tomatoes. The phenomenon, however, is not exclusive to Netflix, of course. It makes sense that a streaming service could bring new eyeballs to a show, since Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon’s algorithms are very good at showing audiences what they might enjoy (and might’ve missed during its initial airing). Netflix especially is so ubiquitous that it acts as a home page of sorts for many viewers, especially those without traditional TVs or cable. If Netflix prominently suggests a recently licensed show on the landing page, magnitudes more people will see it and consider hitting play compared to normal TV, where viewers need to actively seek out a show to watch it live.Netflix declined to elaborate on how widespread the bump is aside from providing data about You’s landmark success.(Photo by Bravo)Hulu has noticed a similar bump, with a representative from the streamer’s content acquisitions team telling Rotten Tomatoes that they have noticed licensed shows build momentum on Hulu. The representative also identified what they supposed could be called “The Hulu Effect”: Since episodes of many currently airing shows are added to Hulu’s library a day after they first air, Hulu has noted that viewers will use the site as a resource to get caught up while a season is still ongoing. Netflix, meanwhile, only adds completed seasons to its streaming library.With the exception of You, neither Hulu nor Netflix offered specific data about exactly how big any streaming second-life bump was. Netflix in particular is a black box when it comes to releasing viewership numbers, and other industry professionals tend to take the streamer’s vague boasts with a grain of salt. As a rough proxy for this data, though, we can look at the percent increase in page views for a show’s Rotten Tomatoes page during its initial run compared to its streaming release. In most cases, it’s a noticeable increase, suggesting that many more people are looking up a show once it’s streaming. Presumably, more are watching as well.
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We also see that Alexandria is thriving in certain ways; more crops, more organized, new structures and buildings, and they ve got a pretty well-oiled society going on within the walls. Can we assume Eugene has been a big part of engineering all that as well?McDermitt: Yeah, we saw that in the first five episodes. He was working on the plans for the bridge. He is the big brain that brings it all together. But the communities are definitely working together to make that happen, not kind of like just one person, which is awesome. Each community is six years older as well, and it s possible that we have other survivors that we ve come in contact with that maybe know a thing or two about building a pizza oven or whatever we were going to add. It s not all just on Eugene, so that s allowed him to continue to build his confidence as a survivor, learn how to be proficient in knives and that sort of thing.His last big interaction with Rick was Rick telling him how important he was to their family, to their community, at a time when Eugene was apologizing for not having done more. You could tell, visibly, it meant a lot to Eugene to hear that from someone he respected so much. How much of that evolution of Eugene and this new confidence in him is a result of having gotten that praise, that recognition, that respect from Rick?McDermitt: I think you nailed it perfectly. I think that s exactly it. He s received the recognition from Abraham back in season 6 when Eugene stepped up to take the RV and try to lead the Saviors away. Abraham said, You are a survivor, like, you are a person who can live in this world and be self-sufficient. That was huge for them, that moment. And then as we see him get kidnapped by Negan,Negan starts to (spark) more and more value within Eugene. I think Eugene needs that affirmation; he needs people to say, Hey, you re not just this guy that s annoying me. You actually add value to this group. And I think to finally get that last piece from Rick was awesome. It was something that he d never had, and he had been with Rick a long time. Not that Rick was mistreating him or anything, but it was this thing: Eugene said, “If I could have done more —” and Rick said, “Don’t say that. You did all this, and after everything, that is everything.” That’s a huge moment for Eugene. I think without that, we may not have seen Eugene, who he is after the six-year time jump.(Photo by Gene Page/AMC)His new confidence allows him to try to take his friendship with Rosita to the next level, too. Do you think he s always been in love with Rosita?McDermitt: I think he s always been girl crazy, and I think with her, she is probably the person that he s closest with who s left within this group of survivors. He s just always had an eye on her and been attracted to her, but also, they have a brother-sister relationship more than anything, so maybe he s never really stepped up to do anything. But I think what s really driving this is seeing that Rosita and Gabriel are together, Eugene maybe feeling left out, like, “How come I didn t get a chance?” He says, “Look, I get it: Machete-wielding men of the cloth aren t exactly a dime a dozen. If that s your thing, that s your thing. But there s other people, people who ve known you longer, people with a different set of skills that —” And as he s evolving and growing into this bigger survivor who can be extremely self-sufficient — we see Daryl off living on his own. It wouldn t surprise me if Eugene feels like he could do that, too, if push came to shove.I think he s been wanting to not be left out for his whole life. I don t know that he would necessarily settle down if the apocalypse didn’t happen. He s just comfortable being him, but he s grown so much it s like, OK, maybe I should try a relationship. And who s the person I know the best? And that would be Rosita.What do you think Eugene s romance history is? Do you think he s ever been in love before? Had he ever dated before? Or as you said, that just wasn t something that was really important to him before the apocalypse?McDermitt: I ve always assumed that he s never really dated. He was just comfortable being — I always thought he lived with his mother — just comfortable being in his own world, playing his video games and eating Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, and stuff like that.
This Week s Ketchup brings you seven headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Final Destination 6 and the sequel to Spider-Man: Far from Home.This WEEK S TOP STORYPARASITE DIRECTOR BONG JOON-HO MIGHT DO A MUSICAL NEXT (Photo by Kimberly French/©Netflix)Ever since director Bong Joon-ho s surprising victories for Parasite at the Academy Awards last month, discussions about what he might direct next have been frequent online. It wasn t until this week, however, that we got an idea directly from Bong himself, and the surprising answer is, I would love to make a musical. Bong continued, Characters would begin singing, then think, ‘Oh my God, **** this, this is too cheesy,’ and stop suddenly. There are amazing musical films, like Singin’ in the Rain. But when I watch them, I feel very embarrassed and start blushing. So it would have to be… different. Moving from Parasite to a deconstructed musical wouldn t be the first time Bong Joon-ho has switched genre gears drastically, as his filmography has also included a monster movie (The Host), post-apocalyptic science fiction (Snowpiercer), and most recently before Parasite, an action adventure about a genetically modified pig (Okja).Other Top Headlines1. TOM HOLLAND HINTS HIS THIRD SPIDER-MAN WILL BE ABSOLUTELY INSANE (Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/ © Columbia Pictures)The COVID-19 crisis is obviously causing many film productions to be delayed, but for now, the film industry appears to be sticking to existing plans further out. Tom Holland, for example, is apparently still planning to start filming of his third solo movie as Spider-Man in July. Although we don t yet have an idea of who the villain(s) might be (J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson might be one obvious answer), Holland did describe the third film as absolutely insane, and that Zendaya will be returning as MJ. The movie release schedule is very much still in flux, but Sony Pictures currently has the next Spider-Man scheduled for July 16, 2021.2. PAUL BETTANY JOINS DAVID GORDON GREEN S CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA MOVIE(Photo by Marvel Studios)Although some directors stay rather narrowly within their own personal wheelhouses, others seem quite comfortable with experimenting with a variety of different genres throughout their careers. One example is David Gordon Green, who started with the indie dramas George Washington and All the Real Girls, which then led to the comedies Pineapple Express and Your Highness, and is currently halfway through the horror trilogy of Halloween (Certified Fresh at 79%), Halloween Kills (10/16/2020), and Halloween Ends (10/15/2021). Green will reportedly film Halloween Ends late this year (depending on possible delays), and then move on to an untitled drama about the Cambridge Analytica data mining scandal. Paul Bettany, who later this year will star in the Disney+ series WandaVision, is reportedly now set to star in the project as the company s CEO Alexander Nix. The lead character of Christopher Wylie is still yet to be cast.3. WHAT STEVEN SPIELBERG REALLY WANTS IS FOR VIN DIESEL TO DIRECT (Photo by Universal Pictures)Many successful actors eventually expand into directing their own films, but Vin Diesel is actually a rare example of a movie star who actually directed a feature film before the roles that made him famous. In 1997, Diesel directed the indie drama Strays, which predates Pitch Black by three years and The Iron Giant by two. This week, while promoting Bloodshot (Rotten at 30%), Diesel talked about a recent conversation he had with Steven Spielberg, who reportedly said to Diesel, When I wrote the role for you in Saving Private Ryan, I was obviously employing the actor, but I was also secretly championing the director in you, and you have not directed enough. That is a crime of cinema and you must get back in the directing chair.’ I haven’t directed enough. Vin Diesel didn t give any indication about what sort of movie he might consider directing next.4. JAMIE FOXX TO DIRECT FAITH-BASED DRAMA WHEN WE PRAY (Photo by Warner Bros.)In addition to all of the movies that were recently delayed from release, it s also worth remembering all of the films that were already in release limbo before the coronavirus outbreak even started. Jamie Foxx made his directorial debut with the basketball comedy All-Star Weekend, which was filmed in late 2018, but going into 2020, All-Star Weekend had not yet secured a distributor in the USA. While the world still waits on his first film, Foxx is now gearing up for his second film as director, which we learned this week will be a faith-based drama called When We Pray. It s unclear if Foxx will also co-star in the film, which will be about two brothers who become pastors at different churches in the same community. The budget of When We Pray is expected to be less than million.5. FINAL DESTINATION 6 DETAILS REVEALED AS ORIGINAL CELEBRATES ITS 20TH ANNIVERSARY In addition to being St. Patrick s Day, this Tuesday was sort of dominated by news about the COVID-19 crisis, so even the most avid fans of the Final Destination franchise may have not noticed that the original Final Destination (Rotten at 34%) reached its 20th anniversary on that day. It has also been almost nine years since 2011 release of Final Destination 5 (Fresh at 62%), but screenwriters Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan are now developing a sixth Final Destination project. Producer Craig Perry revealed this week that their current plan for the next Final Destination is having it take place in the world of first responders: EMTs, firemen and police These people deal with death on the front lines every day, and make choices that can cause people to live or die. Most of the earlier films centered around high school or college students, so it sounds like Final Destination 6 might feature older characters.6. CATS FANS DEMAND TO SEE THE BUTTHOLE CUT (Photo by Universal Pictures)For a few years now since Justice League (Rotten at 40%) was released in 2017, there has been a #ReleasetheSnyderCut movement asking for Warner Bros. to release the film as it would have been before Joss Whedon filmed reshoots. With that as context, this Tuesday, actor and comedian Seth Rogen live-Tweeted his experience watching Cats while ahem under the influence, at the end of which he retweeted screenwriter Jack Waz, who had himself responded to another Cats-related tweet by Ben Mekler by saying that a VFX producer friend of a friend was hired in November [whose] entire job was to remove CGI buttholes that had been inserted a few months before. Which means that, somewhere out there, there exists a butthole cut of Cats. And this is how ridiculous online movements get started. Within hours, #ReleasetheButtholeCut was trending on Twitter, which led Universal Pictures to respond thusly, Hopefully that will add to the magic and mythical nature of the cinematic treasure. Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your perspective), Mekler received an email the next morning from an unidentified VFX artist who explained that there were never any buttholes to begin with, but that there were a dozen or so shots where the skin and fur sim was groomed or just folded in a way that really REALLY looked like very furry lady genitals and buttholes by accident, and that artists were charged with painting them out. Mekler then put out an open invitation to people who worked on Cats to DM him their best stories, so we may still get a juicy piece of Cats lore out of this after all.
Captain Marvel is finally out in theaters and while it is set some 20 years prior to the current issues facing the Avengers following Avengers: Infinity War, the film offered a few intriguing clues to next month’s Avengers: Endgame and the ways Marvel’s newest hero may be involved in it. Also, there may even be some clues to the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the events of Endgame buried within Captain Marvel s plot. So let s dive in and see what we can guess about Marvel Studios next few moves from its most recent release.Of course, there are spoilers from here on out. Key spoilers in fact, so read on with caution.Carol Will Be Part Of The Fight(Photo by Marvel Studios)While all the previous Avengers: Endgame trailers have kept her presence something of a secret, Captain Marvel’s mid-credits stinger scene confirmed what just about everyone assumed would be the case – Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) will be part of the fight against Thanos (Josh Brolin). While Carol was not part of the team dedicated to stopping Thanos in the comic book story The Infinity Gauntlet, her predecessor Mar-Vell took on Thanos a number of times prior to the Gauntlet storyline.The release pattern of the two films certainly pointed to Carol’s presence in Endgame, but seeing her arrive at the Avengers base makes the team’s situation seem less dire. As seen in Captain Marvel, Carol is a powerhouse and potentially strong enough to physically restrain Thanos. And even when it comes to the Gauntlet, battered as it is at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, she may have an advantage.Carol Is Powered By The Space StoneBecause the psyche-magnetron – source of Carol s powers in the comics – was just a little too crazy for film, Carol’s powers derive from that old Phase I MacGuffin, the Tesseract. As we learn in Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell (Annette Bening) acquired the Tesseract in the 1980s and began using it to build a “light speed engine” capable of relocating the Skrull population far from the designs of the Kree Empire.Her experiment never really worked out, though, as the Kree attacked her experimental craft. Once it crashed, Carol blew up the engine, saturating her body with the energy of the Space Stone. As Ronan (Lee Pace) remarks late in the film, she’s the real weapon.And we think that might give her an advantage over Thanos if he tries to use the Gauntlet against the Avengers in Endgame. It is possible she may even be able to pry the Space Stone away from his control and make his absolute power a little less absolute. It may just be the thing the rest of the group needs to gain control of the Gauntlet and undo the Snap.At least, that’s one guess. Tying her to the Tesseract and even the Avengers Initiative makes sense on a thematic level, but it also suggests a ways for the Avengers to succeed in Endgame.Carol Hasn’t Aged(Photo by @ Marvel Studios)In the stinger scene, we couldn’t help but notice that Carol hasn’t aged. We’re going to assume that has something to do with the Space Stone energy. And while that may not really be a point to address in Endgame, it suggests subsequent Captain Marvel movies may keep their options in regards to story wide open.According to reports of Endgame footage screened for Disney shareholders on Thursday, Carol tells the Avengers she never returned to Earth because species other than the Skrulls needed her help. Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) page in the Infinity War credit sequence was the first indication Earth needed any sort of help. It suggests no one she knows out in the universe turned to dust, but she had to have noticed people vanishing en masse throughout her area of influence, right?That could suggest the Infinity Stones are not as powerful as legend tells, but we expect the more important aspect of Carol staying away from Earth is to set up future Captain Marvel movies set between the first film and Endgame. Alternatively, her lack of aging opens the door to a Captain Marvel 2 set after Endgame. After all, she has to explain herself to Maria Rambeau (Lashana Lynch) and Monica Rambeau (Akira Akbar) at some point, right? They cannot be pleased that her estimated return time of “before you know it” is 20-odd years later.And now we have to wonder if either of them survived the Snap.No Skrull Secret Invasion … Not Yet Anyway(Photo by @ Marvel Studios)In one of the more pleasant and interesting turns within Captain Marvel, the shapeshifting Skrulls were not Carol’s ultimate enemy. Instead, we learn they are refugees from a Kree war of aggression. Their ultimate aim: escaping from the Empire’s grasp.In our extensive look at the Skrulls, we noticed they only became aggressive after encountering the Kree, entering into a war that spanned millennia. We were inclined to believe that would be the case in Captain Marvel as well and that it might lead to a Skrull invasion of Earth following Endgame. But with the Skrulls only taking to battle to defend themselves and their nominal leader Talos (Ben Mendelsohn) becoming Carol’s ally halfway through the film, that Skrull secret invasion seems much less likely than it did a week ago.Of course, we also took note of Mendelsohn s Talos as he proclaimed “this is only the beginning” when he was reunited with his fellow Skrulls aboard Mar-Vell’s ship. That may just be an artifact of the actor playing so many bad guys of late, but it could indicate a heel-turn from the character or the alien race as a whole in a subsequent MCU phase. For the moment, we’re happy to see that aspect of Captain Marvel’s script defy expectations and introduce the Skrulls in a new, sympathetic way.The Infinity WatchAnd while we’re pondering MCU Phases past Endgame, there is always the possibility Carol’s tie to the Space Stone will lead to her taking on a new role: its protector. After the events of the comics The Infinity Gauntlet, six people were chosen to take care of the Infinity Gems (as they were called at the time) in lieu of anyone obtaining the full powers of the Gauntlet again. The group included Gamora, Drax, Pip the Troll, Moondragon – two characters not yet seen in the MCU – and, shockingly, Thanos!(Photo by @ Marvel Studios)As in the comics, the Infinity Stones of the MCU cannot be destroyed, so everyone is better off knowing where they are rather than scattering them again only for someone (like, say, a Kree commander) to collect them and reassemble the Gauntlet.Should such a plan become an aspect of the post-Endgame MCU, Carol is the obvious choice to guard the Space Stone. She’s already tied to it. The plan would also presumably see Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) reclaiming the Time Stone and the Mind Stone recreating Vision (Paul Bettany). Considering the end of The Infinity Gauntlet, the Soul Stone could be entrusted to Thanos or it could returned to the Red Skull (Ross Marquand) – interesting that the Soul Stone would be safest in the possession of a villain – with the Reality Stone choosing to stay with the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). Though her power originally came from the Mind Stone, she has been color-
Japanese-style animation or anime is more popular than ever – and more accessible.In 2017, Sony Television has purchased popular anime streaming service Funimation and Amazon has folded its Anime Strike VOD service into Prime Video. Crunchyroll, one of the largest producers of anime content in the world, is now owned by AT T. And since 2018, Netflix has doubled down on its production of original anime content and launched @NX, a social media presence dedicated to its fantasy, genre, animation, and anime titles. Although many people are familiar with major anime titles, like Ghost in the Shell and Death Note, the sub-genre of horror anime has been growing in popularity. Horror anime is usually bloody, mildly suggestive, and almost always very creepy. The veneer of animation can make these works less terrifying than live-action horror movies, yet the best of the horror sub-genre often boasts incredible storylines as well as high-quality animation and voice acting. Curious? Here are nine anime horror series that you can stream just in time for Halloween.Tokyo Ghoul 100% What it is: This epic series is set in a world where ghouls – monsters that survive by eating human flesh – live on the outskirts of human society, secretly killing and feeding to survive. The series is the origin story of Ken Kaneki, a human teenager who becomes a half-ghoul after a transplant operation; he now has become his own worst nightmare and has to learn to navigate a world where neither side wants him.Why you should watch: Part horror, part existential think piece, Tokyo Ghoul offers one of the best character arcs since Daenerys Targaryen (and one that feels far less rushed).Episodes: 48Watch time: 19 hoursStreaming on: Hulu, FunimationJunji Ito Collection What it is: Junji Ito is regarded as the greatest horror mangaka ever. He is known for his freakishly detailed artwork and nightmare-inducing short stories, and this anthology series adapts several of his works for the small screen. Ito’s work is terrifying because it makes horror from the everyday: a girl gets sick at school and suddenly grows a giant slug out of her mouth, for example, and a murderous knife-wielding puppet controls an entire family. It’s freaky stuff. Why you should watch: The collection offers psychological thrills in small bites and an introduction to Ito’s work.Episodes: 14Watch time: 5.5 hoursStreaming on: Crunchyroll, Amazon Prime VideoDemon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba 100% What it is: In feudal Japan, a boy returns home to find his entire family viciously killed by a demon. The only survivor is his sister, who apparently has been turned, but still retains conscious human thought and cognizance — except when she’s hungry! The boy learns the ways of demon hunting in order to find a cure for his sister and to save others that are threatened by the demon horde.Why you should watch: Demon Slayer’s incredible animation makes it one of the most beloved anime series out right now.Episodes: 26Watch time: 10.5 hoursStreaming on: Crunchyroll, Hulu, FunimationParasyte: The Maxim What it is: Wormlike alien creatures invade Earth and begin body-snatching, turning their hosts into cannibalistic monsters. Their delivery method of choice? Drilling themselves into human flesh while potential hosts sleep and heading straight for the brain. However, Shinichi Izumi is unique, because he wakes up during an attack and stops the alien from burrowing through his body. The alien (now living in his hand), becomes sentient and begins communicating with him and together they save the world.Why you should watch: It’s the body-horror buddy cop anime you never knew you needed.Episodes: 24Watch time: 10 hoursStreaming on: HuluAnotherWhat it is: Kōichi Sakakibara transfers to a new school in a town where a young girl has died some 20 years prior. He soon meets Mei, a quiet girl with an eyepatch whom both the teachers and students seem to ignore. When students and relatives start dying in a variety of strange and bloody ways, the pair soon realize all the incidents are connected and try to get to the bottom of the mystery before anyone else gets killed.Why you should watch: It’s Final Destination, anime-style, and a lot of fun.Episodes: 12Watch time: 5 hoursStreaming on: CrunchyrollAjin: Demi-Human What it is: Kei Nagai is an aloof pre-med student who is hit by a truck and killed on his way to class one day. Moments later, his body resurrects and Kei realizes that he is Ajin, a demi-human with limitless regenerative powers. Those qualities have attracted government interest, which has been quietly experimenting and torturing Ajin in an effort to exploit their immortality. Kei is thrown into a world he never knew existed and must choose to fight for survival as a demi-human or fight for the entire human race.Why you should watch: Ajin gets the blood pumping with big scares and thrilling action, packing both into its intriguing central mystery. Episodes: 26Watch time: 10 hoursStreaming on: Netflix %What it is: Keiichi Maebara moves to a small rural town he quickly comes to love, but soon learns the village has a very dark secret. The series’ story is told in multiple arcs with a repeating timeline that differs based on who is telling the story. Don’t let the cuteness of the first episodes fool you – this series is so twisted it will leave you wondering if you ever learned the truth about any of the characters at all.Why you should watch: It’s a twisty psychological thriller with a lot of violence and blood, if that’s your thing. Episodes: 26Watch time: 10 hoursStreaming on: HuluNote: There are many versions and series called When they Cry. This is referring to the first anime series.Devilman Crybaby 89% What it is: Akira is your average sensitive teen who hasn’t seen his buddy Ryo since they were childhood besties. One day Ryo suddenly pops back into town and drags Akira to an underground rave orgy where he commences stabbing people. But that’s not the crazy part: The scent of blood makes some of the ravers transform into beasts themselves – including Akira, who becomes a human-demon hybrid. Convinced by Ryo that this is his true calling, Akira’s innate sensitivity transforms him into a rare breed: A demon with a human heart, or Devilman. That doesn’t make him any less violent, as his teenage desires and new body ratchet both his demon-hunting skills and his sex drive up to 1,000. Oh yeah, and he cries. A lot.Why you should watch: One of Netflix’s most violent and sexually explicit series ever produced. You’ll love the retro animation and over-the-top gore and violence. NSFW.Episodes: 10Watch time: 10 hoursStreaming on: NetflixHellsing Ultimate What it is: Integra Fairbrook Wingates Helsing is the new leader of the Helsing family. She commands the largest military fighting force dedicated to the eradication of the undead in England under Her Majesty the Queen. Her secret weapon is Alucard, a vampire who kills his own and his charge, a police officer named Seres. They all must fight the monsters of the night as well as the evil Nazi group Millenium, intent on destroying the world in this over-the-top vampire series.Why you should watch: If you like blood, gore and punching Nazis, you’ll be very happy.Episodes: 10Watch time: 8 hoursStreaming on: HuluLike this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
亚博买球APP (Photo by Warner Bros./ courtesy Everett Collection)All 8 Zack Snyder Movies, Ranked by TomatometerDirector Zack Snyder was among the frontlines in the battle to bring back the zombie, his 2004 Certified Fresh remake of Dawn of the Dead nestling in snugly with the likes of Shaun of the Dead and Land of the Dead. But it was with his second feature that he developed a signature style: 300, combining a comic-book palette with unflinching machismo and fetishistic style. The adaptation of the Frank Miller comic was a pop-culture phenomenon, and helped establish the gritty Warner Bros. look on comic-book movies that started with V for Vendetta and was furthered by The Dark Knight.There was no stopping Snyder now, as he next tackled Watchmen, once thought a graphic novel too dense and troubling for film. Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga Hoole and Sucker Punch were stepping stones into the world most know Snyder for: As the creative guide behind Superman movies, and the DC Extended Universe beyond. Man of Steel was a big enough box office hit for the studio, and if audiences had some qualms about the direction of the character, their curiosity was nonetheless piqued for the next movie.That would, of course, end up being the biggest title bout of comicdom: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Ben Affleck put on the suit, the first to do so after Christian Bale in his Dark Knight trilogy run, and went mano-a-mano with Henry Cavill. A single word may have put this quarrel between two mama s boys to bed, which opened the path to the next movie referred to in BvS s subtitle. Justice League arrived, pulling in Gal Gadot, who would go on to make the Certified Fresh Wonder Woman, and introducing the new movie versions of The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher). Justice League s disappointing Tomatometer and box office have made Release the Snyder cut! a clarion call for the online hordes, referring to the supposed three-hour version of the movie that existed before studio executives and meddling forced it down to its current 120-minute runtime.Snyder has since lessened his presence within the DCEU (he s still a producer on Wonder Woman 1984), and is returning to where it all began with Army of the Dead, an upcoming Netflix movie starring Dave Bautista about mercenaries who pull off a heist in Vegas during a zombie outbreak. And now, we re pulling a heist ourselves as we sneak into the past and bringing up every Zack Snyder movie ranked by Tomatometer!
顺便还增加了LOL手游中的公会系统，增加了公会战玩法。新增了峡谷宝典（腾讯游戏的战令礼包系统），让玩家可以获得更多的英雄、皮肤、及其他道具。 o the MCU. And as Feige put it at the 2019 D23 Expo, “You will meet her in her Disney+ series and see her in our films,” a commitment to what Ms. Marvel fans have wanted for ages. At the same time Bisha K. Ali was revealed as the series showrunner. In September of 2020, Bad Boys for Life filmmakers Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, documentary short Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, and Meera Menon emerged as the list of directors for the program. Shortly there after, Iman Vellani won the starring role of Kamala Khan. In February of 2021, Laurel Marsden reportedly joined the cast, which includes Vellani, Rish Shah, Mohan Kapur, Zenobia Shroff, Yasmeen Fletcher, Saagar Shaikh, and Matt Lintz. Production wrapped in early May. Despite Feige claiming the series would stream in late 2021, it is unclear if the program will debut immediately after Hawkeye in late December or start just after the New Year.How It Fits in the MCU: The series will reportedly feature some Inhumans besides Kamala, suggesting Marvel Studios will attempt to revive the concept after Marvel Television’s Inhumans seemingly poisoned the well. Also, Feige’s promise that Kamala will appear in films following her debut leaves us wondering if there will be some sort of Young Avengers type film by 2025. In the meantime, Vellani will appear in The Marvels alongside WandaVision’s Teyonah Parris.Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, © Marvel Studios)Release Date: March 25, 2022What We Know: Director Scott Derrickson finally signed on to return in December of 2018, but his involvement with the film ended in early January of 2019 when he departed the production, citing “creative differences.” His replacement is Spider-Man and The Evil Dead’s Sam Raimi, making a return of sorts to the Marvel universe. Benedict Cumberbatch returns as the Sorcerer Supreme with Elizabeth Olsen joining him as the Scarlet Witch in what Derrickson originally called the first scary MCU movie though some believe Marvel’s unease with that mission statement led to his departure. Raimi’s bonafides as a horror director suggest the film may still have some scares, but the script is being reworked by Loki head writer Michael Waldron and may yet conform to the Marvel house style. As teased at the end of the first film, Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) will return, as will Rachel McAdams and Benedict Wong. The film, which is still a ways from beginning production, is now set for release in March 2022 following multiple changes to Marvel Studios schedule. At the December 2020 Disney Investor Day presentation, Feige confirmed Xochitl Gomez will play Young Avengers favorite America Chavez. Production wrapped in mid-April. In May, writer Michael Waldron told Vanity Fair he wrote the script “from scratch” following Derrickson’s departure. In June, he added that film will lean into a “scarier direction,” even though he also mentioned it is not a horror film.How It Fits in the MCU: The addition of America Chavez all but confirms reality-hopping will matter greatly in the coming years – that ability is a key part of her skill set. The events of Loki and WandaVision (to say nothing of what’s teased in the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer) also suggest Strange will discover the real enemy lurking in the Multiverse as he deals with both Wanda’s actions and his own. Those who saw the fourth episode of What If…? may even wonder if that enemy is Doctor Strange.Thor: Love And Thunder(Photo by © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, © Marvel Studios)Release Date: May 6, 2022What We Know: Shortly before Comic-Con 2019, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi signed on to return for a fourth installment in the God of Thunder franchise. Chris Hemsworth will return as the wandering Odinson but not necessarily as Thor. In a surprise move, Marvel revealed Natalie Portman is returning to the series as the new Mighty Thor, a twist pulled from an excellent Thor comic book series by Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman, and others. Meanwhile, Tessa Thompson will return as Valkyrie, the king of New Asgard who must find a Queen, and we assume Loki (Tom Hiddleston) – in either of his manifestations – will return to mercilessly tease his now nameless brother. As 2020 began, Christian Bale emerged as a potential new member of the cast – Marvel subsequently confirmed he will play the main antagonist, Gorr the God Butcher. In February that year, Someone Great filmmaker Jennifer Kaytin Robinson reportedly joined Waititi as a co-writer. That March, Vin Diesel revealed the Guardians of the Galaxy will make some sort of appearance – which we’ve always assumed would be the case – but the addition of Chris Pratt to the cast, announced in November of 2020, confirmed the Guardians will be along for the ride. Production began in early 2021 with all manner of Guardians characters reportedly spotted on set and Jaimie Alexander said to be returning as Lady Sif, who must have been away from Asgard during the events of Ragnarok. In April of 2021, Russell Crowe seemingly confirmed he is playing Olympian god Zeus during a radio call-in show. In June of 2021, Chris Hemsworth took to Instagram to share a photo of himself and Taika Waititi, in costume and on set, to announce that filming had officially wrapped on Love and Thunder.How It Fits in the MCU: Now that we know where Loki is in his own series, it remains to be seen if he’ll even be able to take part in the film. Nevertheless, it is possible the Multiverse will make its presence known even if the former God of Mischief is missing for the first time in the Thor film series. Also, as the film will predate Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, you can expect Rocket (Bradley Cooper) to offer a tearful goodbye as Odinson leaves the group to deal with his loss of name and status.PHASE 5 AND BEYONDDuring the 2019 Comic-Con presentation, Kevin Feige made a few strategic teases about Phase 5, which was set to begin after the release of Love and Thunder. MCU Phases are not set in stone, though – and can even be changed after the fact – so a 2021 teaser of upcoming Marvel Studios films appeared to move the change of phase to 2023. For the moment, though, we’re going to keep the following projects as Phase 5 until Feige appears on stage with an updated calendar. Also, not everything is officially on the release schedule, but we have our guesses as to when some of the features will be released – check them out below.She-Hulk (series)(Photo by © Marvel Studios, © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)Premiere Date: 2022What We Think Might Happen: According to Feige, “Bruce Banner is no longer the only Hulk in the MCU.” Based on fan favorite She-Hulk, the Disney+ series will focus on Bruce’s cousin Jennifer Walters. As the Marvel chief put it, “She’s a Hulk and she’s a lawyer.” Fans of a 2014 run by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido hope some of its irreverent tone and legal action will filter its way into the series. Though She-Hulk was the last series announced at the 2019 D23 Expo, it also became one of the quickest to come together with head writer Jessica Gao – a Rick Morty veteran whose appointment suggests the series will be more comedic – director Cat Coiro, and star Tatiana Maslany, who joined the series in September of 2020, signing on. At the December 2020 Disney Investor Day Presentation, Feige confirmed Maslany as the star, and announced Mark Ruffalo and Tim Roth will appear as The Hulk and The Abomination, respectively. Also, when referencing Jen’s day job, Feige said, “you never know what Marvel characters are going to up” in the courtroom, leaving many to speculate what it means for Marvel’s other well-known superhero lawyer. A.P. Bio veteran Anu Valia will also direct episodes. In January of 2021, Ginger Gonzaga reportedly joined the cast as Jennifer’s unnamed best friend. Considering that role is typically filled by Marvel Comics character Patsy Walker – a.k.a. Hellcat – it is possible She-Hulk will offer the first concrete change from the old Marvel Television programs. On Jessica Jones, Patsy was better known as Trish and played by Rachael Taylor. In April, Renée Elise Goldsberry joined the program as a character reportedly called “Amelia. “In June, Jameela Jamil reportedly joined the series as Titania, a super-strong woman who has tussled with Jennifer in the comics from time to time.How It Fits in the MCU: Besides Jennifer’s familial relationship to Bruce, she’s been known to take on well-known Marvel characters as clients and even tussle with Daredevil in court. In fact, depending on the timing of the She-Hulk TV series, Matt Murdoch could make his return to the MCU within the series. Also, we imagine the series will address why Bruce isn’t hulked out in the Shang-Chi mid-credit stinger.Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
The first appearance of DC Comics Doom Patrol advertised the ragtag group as the world s strangest heroes. More than half a century later, those misfits have their own series on the DC Universe streaming service, Doom Patrol.Premiering February 15, the series follows a group of very unusual characters — a human brain contained in a robot body, a former actress with the ability to stretch her body into impossible shapes, a horribly burned pilot containing an electromagnetic force, and a paraplegic genius who brings them together — as they begrudgingly embark on a mission to stop the supervillain Mr. Nobody from plunging the world into a fit of absurd madness. They re all weird, confirmed Timothy Dalton, who plays the group s de facto leader, Dr. Niles Caulder. Also known as The Chief, Caulder is an avid collector of odd personalities.“He s obviously got a very particular kind of personality; it s a rich and complex personality,” Dalton told Rotten Tomatoes. “But he might be the sanest one of the lot — or the most normal at times.”(Photo by Jace Downs / 2018 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.)While the Doom Patrol cast was previously introduced in an episode of DC Universe s first live-action series, Titans, the characters made their first appearance in the DC Comics anthology My Greatest Adventure in 1963. The low-selling series was in danger of cancellation when writer Arnold Drake was tasked with creating a new lead feature that could potentially save the title. Drake, fellow writer Bob Haney, and artist Bruno Premiani assembled the group of very unusual characters he dubbed collectively the Doom Patrol, which were advertised on the cover of My Greatest Adventure #80 as the world s strangest heroes. Now, 56 years later, their creations are leading their own TV series, which is based on Drake, Haney, and Premiani s work and later comic book stories by Grant Morrison, Richard Case, and a number of other artists.Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman, Crazy Jane, and new recruit Cyborg are led by the Chief, whose keen analytical mind and mechanical prowess was able to save the brain of Cliff Steele (Brendan Fraser), a race car driver from the 1980s who survived a terrible accident only through The Chief’s intervention. While Cliff is still alive, the fact that he is trapped in a mechanical body means he s without his five senses or full range of emotions — and without his full identity.“Hubris got the best of this narcissistic daredevil race car driver who cheated in more than one way,” Fraser told RT.But in cheating death, Cliff also became Robotman, a person only partially aware of Cliff’s life as the series begins. According to Fraser, there is a clear delineation between Cliff and Robotman that will be explored as the series progresses.“He needs to learn to be a better human being than he ever was in a human body,” Fraser explained. “And he can only do that by being trapped in this mechanical creature.”(Photo by Quantrell D. Colbert / 2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)The nature of Cliff s confinement, and that of fellow Doom Patrol member Larry Trainor (Matt Bomer), is obvious from their lack of human faces — Cliff’s robot face cannot mimic expression; while Larry, the former test pilot, hides his badly burned visage behind bandages — but another longtime resident of The Chief’s home uses a very different mask to hide her internal prison. The third member of the group, Rita Farr (April Bowlby), was an actress in the Hollywood studios of the 1950s. But an on-set accident turned her into a blob of stretchy gelatinous flesh that she struggles to keep in lockstep with the celluloid memory of her more glamorous appearance. While it may seem narcissistic on its surface, Bowlby said the underlying nature of her character s identity crisis makes her all the stranger.“I think she pushes people away, but all she really wants is people to love her,” Bowlby said. “She s surrounded by old memorabilia of herself, obsessed with herself, and then doesn t understand why other people aren t.”Also strange for Bowlby was creating two different versions of Rita. One appeared in an episode of DC Universe’s Titans last October, but the other is the one audiences meet on Doom Patrol.“Rita [on Titans] was, I felt, very loving and kind, almost like a 50s housewife,” Bowlby said. But when Jeremy Carver came on board to develop Doom Patrol into its own television show, he decided to rethink the characters and set it apart from Titans entirely. Bowlby abandoned the motherly Rita in favor of the one she read in Carver’s first script.“She s crippled emotionally,” she said of the revised character. “And she likes to protect herself from people and being outside in the world.”(Photo by Jace Downs / 2018 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.)The sense that she must protect herself from the world and protect the world from her abilities left Bowlby with the sense that Rita is not a hero.“I imagine that eventually we ll see Rita own her power, but right now it is not a power. It s a threat to her. She doesn t like it. She doesn t know how to control it,” she explained. “It s almost like she s working against even what [the Doom Patrol is] trying to do.”In fact, Fraser and Dalton both feel their characters are far from the hero archetype. Although Dalton joked that the Chief is somewhat heroic in giving the group a place to live, he added that the viewer should be “left in two minds about him” and his motivations. And as Fraser put it, Cliff is “not out to fight crime and make the world a better place like the Justice League.”But there is one character on Doom Patrol is looking to be a hero: Victor Stone, also known as Cyborg (Joivan Wade). The character may be the best known of Doom Patrol’s cast thanks to his appearances on Teen Titans, Teen Titans GO!, and in the Justice League feature film. The series honors that rich media history by envisioning him as a young man anxious to get on a big superteam like the Justice League. The survivor of a horrific accident that took the life of a close family member, Vic was rebuilt with cybernetic limbs and neural implants that offer him greatly enhanced speed, endurance and a few other abilities. With his promising football career ended by the accident, Vic is dedicated “to being that superhero and protecting people and essentially giving back,” Wade explained.“Being with the Doom Patrol is a great opportunity for him to do that and to learn,” he continued. “He gets to test out being a leader within the group and train to function within a team, which are skills he’ll need.”But even Justice League candidates can have some strangeness to them, and Wade teased a potential oddity for the Vic.“He s a computer as much as he is a human, Wade said, so having this piece of software and the cybernetics which made his body up, there is this question of, ‘Well, it s programming, isn t it?’ So based on that, how does he know what s real and what s not real?”While that leads to a question of identity, Wade is certain Vic’s desire to be a hero is genuine to the man and not his program.When it comes to identities, though, Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) has the market cornered. Created by Grant Morrison and Richard Case in the author s seminal 1980s run on the Doom Patrol comic book, Jane is a metahuman dealing with Dissociative Identity Disorder — and each of her 64 personalities has a superpower of its own. Jane s struggle leads to plenty of trouble at the Caulder mansion and plenty of strange happenings in the town nearby. But Guerrero said there is a very mundane and relatable aspect to Jane that viewers will connect with right away.“Her brain s never off,” she said. “That s part of the reason why some people drink or take on hobbies. It’s just to quiet the mind. Something s always constantly battling to surface.”For Jane, the battle is containing those personalities – all with their own scruples in addition to their powers.“Her job is to be steady and to be neutral and not to feel.” Guerrero said. It makes the character a hero in her eyes just be trying to manage it all.(Photo by Jace Downs / 2018 Warner Bros Entertainment Inc.)Nonetheless, less heroic personas do emerge, like Hammerhead, a super strong and extremely angry person who manifests despite Jane’s best efforts to keep the anger contained.“[Jane is] the person who has all these feelings, but doesn t want to feel too much, and Hammerhead is just is totally OK being in that space and unapologetic, Guerrero said. While the personality often makes life in the mansion worse, There are situations that present themselves where you need Hammerhead’s force and anger to sort of help you through it.”Though Hammerhead s strength can be advantageous, it may be no match for the group s principle antagonist in the the first season: Mr. Nobody. Played by Alan Tudyk, the character is an old foe of The Chief and someone against whom the five main characters must unite. While several members of the Doom Patrol cast question their status as heroes, Tudyk said Nobody is “embracing his villainy” as the series begins.“He wants to hurt Niles, so he uses everything at his disposal — and so much of the world is at his disposal — to hurt him.” Unlike the others, Nobody chose his strangeness. That decision led him to a power and an understanding of the absurdity behind the world, which means he might be able to see himself as a therapist to the group but would take “too much joy in the pain it causes.” As Tudyk explained, “He would use the information you gave him as a therapist against you.”Though Nobody s intentions may be malicious or even heroic in some absurd way, they will change the Doom Patrol forever. As Guerrero put it, “I love how these people are forced to look at themselves — to really, really look at themselves — because they ve all pretty much given up.”Said Dalton, “Their potential strengths are their downfall. They don t know how to use them in any other way than in this self-destruction, really.”In the comics, the group eventually found a way to become heroes, as the cover blurb promised. Perhaps all their television counterparts need to do is find a way to care again, embrace their strangeness, and curb their self-destructive tendencies. It would be heroic enough of an act — at least for one season.Doom Patrol launches on Friday, February 15, with new episodes released on subsequent Fridays on DC Universe.