在SE最初被唤作手游大厂的那几年，做手游总被玩家们认作是一种“财富密码”，仿佛大厂入局就必然能降维打击，迅速有所成就。 Originally planned for one 24-hour period in August, DC FanDome wisely split into two events. August s Hall of Heroes focused on DC film efforts (with a few video game and TV presentations mixed in), while this past weekend s Explore The Multiverse centered on television, cosplay, fan interaction, and even a comic book or two. Despite switching to an on-demand system to deliver videos to the DC faithful, the September FanDome still offered an overwhelming amount of content.Luckily, we re here to parse through all of the television presentations as DC and Warner Bros. Television offered a surprising number of videos to watch. A few shows, like Black Lightning and Titans, mainly celebrated their existing seasons while other programs, like Batwoman and the upcoming Superman Lois, were better positioned to tease their 2021 seasons. So let s take a look at a few of the key takeaways from the weekend to get a sense of how we ll be spending next year in the DC Multiverse.1. Superman Lois Will Be A Family Drama With SuperheroicsFulfilling the idea Lois Clark: The New Adventures of Superman teased just before it was cancelled, The CW s upcoming Superman Lois will be something no other Superman TV could be: a family drama. Clark and Lois are married. They re not only married, they have two teenage boys, executive producer and showrunner Todd Helbing explained. The mission is, in part, to tell a story that is as grounded as it can be and still have Superman. The show will explore what it means to have children when the parents have demanding jobs like an investigative journalist and the world s most famous superhero.The show will also explore the sort of children people like Lois Lane (Elizabeth Tulloch) and Clark Kent (Tyler Hoechlin) would produce. Thanks to last year s Crisis on Infinite Earths, the couple now have a teenage son Jonathan (who appeared as an infant at the start of Crisis ) and his fraternal twin brother. According to Helbing, the writers used the universe-altering effects of the Crisis to age the kids up (and bring Jon s brother into existence) because teenagers create more conflict on family shows. Additionally, we wanted to present two kids with wildly different skill sets. Their skills, and the Kent family bond, will be tested in a somewhat familiar backdrop: Smallville. For reasons that will become clear, the family moves back to Clark s hometown —not that it s the idyllic place Clark remembers. I came from a small town in the Midwest. Helbing said. We had a business leave and the town started to dry up. Despite Smallville s upcoming economic trouble, Helbing said Clark and Lois will still find it easier to raise children [there] than it is in Metropolis. The storyline with the sons is really compelling, Tulloch said, also noting that though Lois s dedication to her work remains, the reporter wonders how much it alienates her children.Hoechlin suggested Clark will also face a similar internal conflict: When is it OK to turn off the world? he asked in regards to Superman making family time. The actor s father was a doctor and he recalled all the times he was called away to attend to his practice. It s a perspective shift for me to look back on how he accomplished that and wore both hats.
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With its fourth episode, Loki pivots beyond its initial conflict and introduces a handful of new shocking ideas. But just what is a nexus event so powerful that it threatens the Sacred Timeline by itself? And, for that matter, what was Sylvie s (Sophia Di Martino) great crime against the timeline? In an episode full of unmasking, introspection, loss, and a very special cameo, our own assumptions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe s reality are also once again in doubt. So let s start delving into variants, beings behind the curtain, and the nature of choice.Spoiler Alert: The following reveals details of the fourth episode of Loki season 1. Stop here if you have not watched The Nexus Event. Speculation includes information from Marvel comic books and may also be considered spoilers to some.Is Ravonna a Variant?(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.)Perhaps a strange question to ask, but it feels pertinent going forward — is Ravonna Renslayer (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) a variant? Everyone else in the TVA is one, as both Hunter B-15 (Wunmi Mosaku) and Hunter C-20 (Sasha Lane) have now confirmed for us. And then there s the discovery that she was the hunter who brought Sylvie in when she was a child. Upward mobility is seemingly possible at the TVA, which seems strange if they are all mind-wiped variants.The early scene in which she encounters the Time-Keepers suggests she is a variant. Although, anything could have happen in the cutaway and her uncomfortable meeting could have been with the real power behind the TVA (more on that in a bit). See also how hard she worked to keep C-20 s discovery under wraps. Then there s her seemingly genuine affection for Mobius (Owen Wilson) and her sadness in pruning him. And while that would appear to make her an accomplice to whatever is really going on, there is still a modicum of doubt there. All of her actions could be those of a variant compelled to keep the secrets of the TVA at any cost without understanding their true implications.So, if she is a variant, what is the real Ravonna Renslayer up to in the Sacred Timeline?Of course, the answer to that depends on whatever info Sylvie obtains from Ravonna next week. Presumably, it will reorder everything.What Is Sylvie s Crime?(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.)The episode s opening moments seemingly answers, once and for all, that Sylvie is Loki and not another character — like either of the Enchantresses — but it also brings up a new question: what crime against the Sacred Timeline could a 9- to 12-year-old Frost Giant commit? We think we have an answer: she presented as female.As we saw in episode 2 — and subsequently saw again here at the end of episode 4 — Loki variants tend to be present as male even if Loki (Tom Hiddleston) is technically genderfluid. As it happens, we ve really yet to see a Loki slip between genders, so it is possible female-presenting Lokis are pruned early on. Or, perhaps, Laufey himself deals with the problem back in Jotunheim shortly after their birth. No matter why female-presenting Lokis are a rarity, it leads to the new question: Why does the Sacred Timeline need a male Loki?Presumably, this goes back to one of the show s central themes: whether or not Loki (or anyone in the MCU) has free will. If we accept that the Sacred Timeline is preventing Multiversal chaos, then there is no free will as every wrong choice is clipped to ensure one outcome. Loki, for example, has been pruned to serve the exact purpose he serves in Thor, The Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, Thor: Ragnarok, and Avengers: Infinity War. His glorious purpose was to, ultimately, hand the Space Stone to Thanos and leave Thor with warm memories about his deceased brother.Well, provided that Loki actually died. Notice how often our Loki boasts of cheating death in this episode?But to bring it back to Sylvie, a female-presenting Loki is, seemingly, the ultimate expression of the chaos the Sacred Timeline strives to avoid. Sylvie says as much herself toward the beginning of the episode. Well, she frames it more as the universe attempting to break free of some stricture, but it still feels like part of her crime. Also, there is a fantastic meta-commentary buried in the narrative if her crime really was choosing her own gender expression. And it ties back into our belief that the show is ultimately about Loki s right to choose his/her/their role in the MCU.Is Love the Nexus Event?(Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.)Loki and Sylvie s heart-to-heart on Lamentis seemingly triggers a nexus event the likes of which no one in the TVA has ever seen before and, in all likelihood, made Sylvie s audience with the Time-Keepers possible. But what was it, really? Mobius seems to think it was a romantic bond between the two variant Lokis. As we would still like to see Loki become an aromantic character going forward, we are going to suggest something different: The nexus event is Loki caring about someone other than himself — even if the other person is still Loki.That change is key as Loki s selfless acts in the Sacred Timeline are meant to serve a different purpose. A Loki who discovers any sort of empathy years before the destruction of Asgard is a danger to the proscribed flow of time.And though we re weighing most of this toward Loki, a seismic change also occurs within Sylvie as simple survival is, for once, not her main thought. Those key changes to who they are meant to be could trigger an unprecedented nexus event just as easily as two Loki variants falling for each other.Then again, Mobius s description of the nexus event leads back to the joke about Loki only being capable of loving him/her/themself. Mobius almost even gets to that punchline.All that said, a power of love solution may draw the comparisons between Loki and Doctor Who even closer, but we hope the show is using that as another dodge before revealing the true nature of the TVA and the Sacred Timeline.Oh, also, it seems Sylvie s time bomb had no effect on the Sacred Timeline. We suppose the TVA had enough Hunters around to undo that damage.The Being Behind the Curtain(Photo by Marvel Studios)OK, we re ready to accept the Time-Keepers are just The Great and Powerful Oz. Their existence was always in doubt. But that leaves someone behind the curtains pulling the strings and securing the Sacred Timeline for an unknown purpose.Thankfully, the comics give us one key suspect — He Who Remains — who will serve as this week s candidate for a comics character the series might introduce. In Marvel Comics lore, He Who Remains was the final director of the TVA in the previous universe. Continuing on to the next cycle of creation, he created both the Time-Twisters and the Time-Keepers in the hopes of instructing the new multiverse in the correct path. His attempts lead to adversaries for Thor.Yeah, it s the heady, cosmic stuff you d expect from mid-to-late 1970s Thor comics (courtesy of Len Wein, John Buscema, and Joe Sinnott), but it is also a way forward for the MCU if He Who Remains is the man behind the curtain. For one thing, the notion of a previous Marvel Film Universe is fascinating. Galactus is also said to originate from an earlier multiversal cycle and that could matter when he finally appears in a Fantastic Four film. A previous universe could also be a nice way to include all of the Marvel films made before Iron Man while still giving Marvel Studios breathing room to recast the Fantastic Four and, eventually, Wolverine.But then there s also the apparent truth within the TVA: the Sacred Timeline. If He Who Remains is behind the curtain, then maintaining a complex sequences of decisions from the beginning of time to the end has to have some value beyond his own continued existence — he s already the ultimate survivor. Miss Minutes (Tara Strong) mention of that war in the Multiverse is a good place to start looking for clues. Although it could easily be another lie, there may be some more truth there, as He Who Remains could be the last survivor of that conflict. Forcing the MCU into a certain path may be preventing an number of sorrows and cataclysms beyond the things we ve seen in Marvel Studios pictures and shows thus far.Or it s just about control and cruelty. In which case, we ll add Kang (Jonathan Majors) and Mephisto to the list of suspects. And if we need a few other impossibly powerful to add as potential powers behind the TVA, there are Those Who Sit Above in Shadow — the beings who allegedly created the Asgardians and literally feed off the Ragnarok cycles — the Beyonder (an entity with a habit of kidnapping Marvel superheroes and villains), and One-Above-All, the apparent creator of the Multiverse itself. Loki taking on the ultimate authority does have a certain appeal.A Multitude of Lokis Invade the Stinger Scene(Photo by Marvel Studios)Then there s that whopper of a mid-credit stinger: An apparently pruned Loki wakes up to encounter Classic Loki (Richard E. Grant), Boastful Loki (Deobia Oparei), Kid Loki (Jack Veal), and Alligator Loki (an alligator) in the destroyed remains of New York. Presumably, they are also pruned variants, but their appearances suggest direct ties to Marvel history and possible story threads.Kid Loki, for example, seems to be a tip of the horns to the Marvel Comics Kid Loki — a manifestation of Loki who sought to be different, but was murdered by the older Loki to obtain a new body. A shred of Kid Loki remained to haunt Loki by shouting he is the crime that cannot be forgiven. He also, in the long run, symbolizes the way Loki cannot go against his nature.The Classic Loki, meanwhile, is a brave attempt to make Jack Kirby s design for the character work in a MCU context. Presumably, he will revel in being the villain — if he isn t the Old Loki we talked about last week — and is not to be trusted simply via the virtue of wearing Grant s face. Also, since we mentioned Doctor Who once already this week, Grant is also the face of a Doctor pruned from the show s canon and the face of one of the Doctor s long-standing foes.Oh, and what is he carrying in that bag?By virtue of holding a hammer and being called Boastful Loki in the credits, we re going to assume this is the variant who was deemed worthy of the power of Thor. Such an event has occurred in Marvel Comics history, but under wildly different circumstances and only for a brief moment. Taking a closer look at Boastful Loki s hammer, though, it is always possible the weapon is meant to mock the God of Thunder.And Alligator Loki feels like a reference to the time he manifested as Cat Thor in the pages of The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl or the time he turned Thor into a frog.But the quartet s purpose is a complete mystery. Are they the true power behind the TVA or are they just more refugee Loki variants because the power behind the agency needs Loki to be a certain person? Or, perhaps, they are remnants of the Multiverse trying to get their realities back.It remains to be seen, of course, but it at least gives us hope that Mobius will somehow be saved despite his apparent pruning.Loki episodes debut each Wednesday on Disney+.
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7.96.1 6月喜迎Rotten Tomatoes recently held its first Rotten Tomatoes Critics Workshop, designed to help freelance critics and journalists navigate festivals, develop industry contacts, and get their stories placed. We asked the industry professionals who spoke at our workshops to provide their top tips for freelancers; the below come from President of the African American Film Critics Association, Gil Robertson.Covering Sundance is an entertainment writer’s dream. As one of the industry’s most important festivals, it attracts the world’s biggest entertainers and decision makers. I’ve had the privilege of attending the festival for over a decade now as both a film critic and film advocate. Over the years, I have developed a few strategies that help me get the most out of each visit that I am now sharing with you. Check out some of my best practices below to help you get the most out of this incredible opportunity!1. PurposeSundance fosters a very “open” and inclusionary environment with films, installations and panel discussions that reflect the industry’s global diversity. New faces are plentiful and welcomed even, so make sure you have your game plan intact to meet your goals and get the most out of your experience. The festival is a tremendous opportunity to connect and network with those who can truly help grow your career and help you make a mark in this industry.2. PlanPlan: The best way to get what you need attending Sundance is to come pre-prepared. Study the program and be sure to sign up for all alerts. Send intro letters to PR professionals or points of contact for screenings and events that outline the coverage that you plan to provide. Also give yourself options with multiple events on your itinerary. Remember to be persistent, but not overbearing.3. WardrobeIt gets very cold in Park City, so dress warmly and layer well because you absolutely will spend a lot of time in long lines.4. PacingIt’s very easy to get overwhelmed by the glamour and fan fair at Sundance. There will be a lot of receptions, parties, premieres and even impromptu gatherings that will leave you exhausted and can throw you off track. Don’t lose your head! Enjoy everything, but remember to stay focused on your goals to manage your time wisely.5. ResponsibilityGetting Sundance media credentials is a huge opportunity and privilege and you should treat it as such. Make sure to show up to screenings and press opportunities on time. It’s also very important to file your reviews and articles covering the festival promptly so that they have the greatest impact. Doing this will ensure that you get invited back and will also provide you with entry to be invited to other film festivals.Gil Robertson is a journalist, author, and producer. He s the president and co-founder of the African American Film Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter @gilrobertson
The 140 Essential 2000s MoviesNew millennium, new technology. Film cameras were the standard way to shoot a movie for over a century, and now they to had to make space for upstart digital. Without digital cameras, zombies would ve stayed dead; 28 Days Later was only possible with how quick and easy it is to set up with them. Sofia Coppola (Lost in Translation) and Neill Blomkamp (District 9) certainly benefited from the new technology.Movies were also used to absorb our collective trauma. We escaped into magic and wonder in the months after 9/11 with Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, while we celebrated the end of the Great Recession by getting the hell off this planet with Avatar. And speaking of those series, we didn t want their installments taking up all the spots on this list, so one movie representing the whole franchise was chosen for those worthy.And your vast comic-book trivia knowledge became a social asset, not a bullseye for beatings. Iron Man, The Dark Knight, and Spider-Man 2 opened up new ways of connected storytelling (and money making). And it wasn t just superheroes making the leap to the mainstream. Fanboy culture, the internet, and sites like the one you re reading now helped bring genre movies to the cultural forefront: zombies (28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead), sci-fi (Avatar, Serenity), horror (The Descent, Saw), and fantasy (Pan s Labyrinth).Meanwhile, under-served voices started to make some noise in the mainstream with films led by females (Mean Girls, Whale Rider, Bend It Like Beckham, Twilight), made African-American filmmakers (Love Basketball, Barbershop), and featuring Asian-American stars (Harold Kumar Go to White Castle, Better Luck Tomorrow). And that s not including the increasingly easy access to international material like City of God and Let the Right One In.And we still haven t touched upon Pixar s golden age (WALL-E, Finding Nemo), Hollywood finding the formula for comedies perfectly balanced between smart and dumb (The Hangover, The 40-Year Old Virgin), or that the Fast Furious series got its humble beginnings here. A lot happened in this decade: Discover it all with the 140 Essential Movies of the 2000s!More Essential Movies By Decade1970s | 1980s | 1990s
Joel Meares for Rotten Tomatoes: You clearly know your directors, and Tom McCarthy is so incredible and was just coming off Spotlight when Stillwater was coming together. Was Tom a big part of the reason that you wanted to make this project?Matt Damon: That was the main draw. I ve been hoping to work with him for a while. And then I thought the script was just beautiful and totally unique and not like any movie I ve seen before, but really had a lot of humanity. I thought the story was heartbreaking and beautiful and I really believe the dynamic between the characters, and that was before I even started researching these roughnecks and really understood the specificity of that world and how that would be brought to bear on the movie.Leaving out the fact that he was a roughneck, it s just that dynamically, the script just really worked between the characters. I just totally believed this relationship with the father and the daughter; the father is carrying all this pain and grief and shame and regret for the ways in which he s failed her and feels some level of responsibility for the life that she finds herself living and the trouble that she s in. And the terror of waking up out of years of addiction and realizing that you entirely failed this person who doesn t even count on you anymore and how heartbreaking that is.Then, getting into the specificity of that, of the roughneck thing, and going there and meeting those guys. Everything about the physicality of that character comes from these guys and this research that we did. And they could not have been more helpful, and they just gave us unbelievable access and let us parachute into their lives for a little while and look at how they live. That s really how we built the character.Rotten Tomatoes: I wanted to ask about that trip to Oklahoma to hang out with the roughnecks, because as a journalist, sometimes I know it can be awkward to cold-approach subjects and ask them questions about their lives they re not used to answering. How was that trip to see the roughnecks and talk about their lives? Was there any nervousness?Damon: Yeah. It was very much like being journalist. I mean, it s the same research trips that you do. And they were wary of us, like, You guys are making a movie about roughnecks. You Hollywood liberals are? What are your intentions? What s this movie about? Are you making fun of us? Because these are the kind of guys that normally get caricatured or stereotyped in Hollywood movies, or that the cultural elite would look down their nose at. And they know that, and they re like, Well They had to decide help us. And I think it was when they talked to us about what we were trying to do [that they opened up], when they realized that our intentions were pure and that this was a story that had incredible empathy and compassion for Bill s character. We just wanted to get the roughneck stuff right.(Photo by Jessica Forde / Focus Features)And then once they realized that, they just were great. They were just so incredibly helpful. And all of the physicality of this character came directly from those guys.Rotten Tomatoes: One last thing: Your character, like myself sometimes, has a particular taste for Subway sandwiches and is in this amazing city, Marseilles, but keeps getting Subway. Is there something American or comforting that you seek out when you re overseas, like a go-to thing that reminds you of home?Damon: Well, I think in Bill s cases, it s more that he s got a routine that he s figured out that works for him. And so then he doesn t have to go and order something in French, it s a safe routine. And so, he just goes and gets a Subway sandwich.I can definitely relate to that, being overseas and being overwhelmed by the idea of going out to try to rustle up a meal for myself when I don t speak the language. It s challenging. It can be really challenging. So, it was kind of a nod to that.Stillwater is in theaters from Friday July 30, 2021.Thumbnail image: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images, © Paramount, © Universal, © Warner Bros., courtesy of the Everett CollectionOn an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)FALL 2019 TV SURVEY: 20 TV Shows That Defined the 1990sFor Rotten Tomatoes’ annual Fall TV Survey, we asked thousands of our users what they’re most looking forward to in the coming TV season and to reflect on the best shows from seasons past.They ll be there for you — unless you re assembling a giant TV survey, in which case Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer are nowhere to be found! (That joke has never been made before.)Friends celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, so we couldn t help but give a little cheer when you voted the comedy as the defining series of the 1990s. The cast also took top spot in our list of stars who ruled the decade.The series won 64% of your vote. Seinfeld came in second with 51%, then The X-Files with 50%, ER came in fourth with 47%, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer took 44%.The show s cast nabbed 32% of the vote when we asked which star ruled the decade, followed by Jerry Seinfeld with 17%, Will Smith with 10%, the ER cast with 7%, and the Beverly Hills, 90210 cast came in fifth with 6%.Disagree with the survey results? Tell us in the comments who you think should have made the list or have been ranked higher.
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亚博APP买球 You probably remember where you were the first time you came across A’ziah King’s Internet-exploding story about why she and “this b h here fell out.” Back in 2015, King’s road-trip-gone-WTF tale – a seemingly harmless trip to Florida takes some incredibly wild and potentially harmful turns – played out in 148 Tweets sent from King’s @Zola handle and gave new meaning to the word “viral.” Seriously, for a while there Zola/A’ziah and “this white b h” she met at Hooters (that would be Jessica) were all anyone on the Internet could talk about. And so naturally someone had to make a movie about it.This month, Zola, co-written and directed by Janicza Bravo, finally arrives in theaters on a wave of buzz thanks to its inventive direction, razor-sharp and hilarious script (co-written by Tony-winning Slave Play playwright Jeremy O. Harris), and star-making performances from Taylour Paige as Zola, Riley Keough as Stefani (a fictionalized Jessica), as well as Nicholas Braun, and Colman Domingo. Ahead of the movie’s release, Rotten Tomatoes editor Jacqueline Coley spoke with Bravo, Harris, Paige, Keough, Braun, and King herself about their first reactions to the @Zola thread, Bravo’s “genius” direction, and how they managed to capture the spirit of the Internet on film.Zola is in theaters Wednesday June 30, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
…. It was pretty funny, but we didn t not take it seriously or not try and make it at its highest level, but we still had the joyous child-like glee from the experience.Rotten Tomatoes: And I think the audience will share that feeling, because you watch that scene with Garret and that tiger and it s just delightful in its gory way.Snyder: Yeah, I know. If you can t have fun watching that in the movies, then you ve lost touch of your inner gore child that is waiting to get out.Rotten Tomatoes: I want to talk to you about runtimes, because it s a two-and-a-half hour zombie movie, and we ve come off a four-hour Snyder cut, Zack Snyder s Justice League. What do you say to people who think a popcorn movie needs to be two hours, that s what an audience can handle, that s what makes for good pacing, when you re delivering these long movies that people are eating up?Snyder: I don t know. I mean, the record doesn t hold that. If you go look at the top box office movies of all time, Jim Cameron sure doesn t make short movies, I ll tell you that. You know what I m saying? And Lord of the Rings is no matinée quickie and is better for it; the Dark Knight trilogy, they re not short movies. And the movie s as long as it is. I don t think you can back into it that way. I mean yeah, you have a target, you have an area, two-and-a-half hours. Beyond that, sure, we re constantly trimming. Was the first pass of Army of the Dead three hours, three-and-a-half hours? Probably. I was conscious of it. I was like, Oh, it d be good if it was just under two-and-a-half hours. That d be good. (Photo by Clay Enos / © Netflix)Rotten Tomatoes: And we re actually getting more of this world, right? Snyder: There’s an animated series, a prequel. I m directing two of the episodes of the animated series. Yeah, it s fun. And I came up with the story with Shay [Hatten, co-screenwriter of Army of the Dead] and well, because Shay and I actually, we were ready to go if there was a sequel that anybody ever wanted, we know how to do it, and so the world of the animated series is directly related to what would be the world of the sequel. So I really had to very carefully plan out and construct the entire “what happens in that world” in the world of the animated series. And then the prequel, also Shay and I wrote the story for that. That’s another genre bender – Matthias [Schweighöfer] directed basically a romantic comedy heist movie. We constantly keep doing this genre mashing.Rotten Tomatoes: Can you give us a sense of what we can expect from the animated series? Snyder: In the animated series, we trace the origins of the zombie plague, not only where it came from, but then its actual origins and what is the “why” of it. And from a scale standpoint, it s hilarious. It really is a crackup if you can imagine the kind of things that you could do in animation, where there s no rules and nothing to stop you.Rotten Tomatoes: Also a hard R rating?Snyder: Oh God, yeah. It s very adult animated series, yeah. Very adult.Army of the Dead is in theaters now and available on Netflix from Friday May 21, 2021. 在战斗上，手游同样完全还原了端游的数据：对角速度、命中、锁定等一系列《EVE》星际战斗的核心要素都进行了继承，这也保证了手游玩家同样能拥有指派军舰、运筹帷幄的战斗感。
This week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles as Downton Abbey 2, Furiosa, Haunted Mansion, and Muppet Man.This WEEK S TOP STORYMAD MAX: FURY ROAD SPIN-OFF FURIOSA WILL BE BIGGEST AUSTRALIAN MOVIE EVER (Photo by Jasin Boland/Warner Bros)Director George Miller and various Australian government agencies came together this week for an official statement announcing that the upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road spin-off Furiosa (featuring Anya Taylor-Joy as the younger version of Charlize Theron s character) will be the biggest film shoot ever in Australian history. Filming of Furiosa is scheduled to start in New South Wales in June, 2021, aiming for a release date of June 23, 2023, and is made possible by financial incentives on both the federal and state government levels. Taylor-Joy will also be joined in Furiosa by Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. The production of Furiosa is expected to bring in over 850 local jobs and increase the local economy by over A0 million (around 5 million U.S. dollars). As one can guess by the hiring of the much younger Anya Taylor-Joy to replace Charlize Theron, the film is expected to be a prequel depicting the earlier life of the woman who became known as Furiosa, though we don t know any details of what that might be (other than what we learned in Mad Max: Fury Road).Other Top Headlines1. SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE 2 DIRECTING TEAM ANNOUNCED (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures)The Miles Morales animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Certified Fresh at 97%) was both a critical hit and the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2018. That film was directed by the team of Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsay, and Rodney Rothman, but for the sequel, Sony Pictures has hired another trio of directors. The directors of the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse sequel will be Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Lost Airbender), Kemp Powers (co-director of Soul, writer of One Night in Miami), and Justin K. Thompson (an animator on shows like Star Wars: Clone Wars and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command). Dos Santos had previously been announced as the sole director of the the sequel, but both Powers and Thompson have been working with Dos Santos on the sequel since the project started. Although Sony Pictures has not yet announced the sequel s cast or premise, the film is scheduled for less than 18 months from now, on October 7, 2022.2. RUSSELL CROWE REVEALS GAMECHANGING ROLE IN THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER (Photo by © Universal Pictures)Marvel Studios does a pretty great job of keeping most of their secrets (who knew until last week that they had cast Julia-Louis Dreyfus in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier?). Having said that, the COVID-19 pandemic has arguably made keeping secrets a little more difficult, as the sequel Thor: Love and Thunder is being filmed in Australia, where stars have to quarantine upon arrival, making their presence there more obvious. That even applies to an actor who is himself Australian, like Russell Crowe, whom we ve known for a few weeks was filming a role in Thor: Love and Thunder, even if we didn t know what role he was playing. At the time, it seemed possible that Crowe s casting was another wink wink cameo like Matt Damon playing the Asgardian actor who portrays Loki on stage in Thor: Ragnarok, but Russell Crowe told an Australian radio show this week that he is instead playing the Greek god Zeus. The introduction of Zeus to the Marvel Cinematic Universe is significant not just because it expands the MCU beyond just Norse mythology, but also because it potentially sets up the introduction of long-time Avenger Hercules. Walt Disney Pictures is also developing a live-action adaptation of their 1997 animated film Hercules (Certified Fresh at 84%) to be produced by the Russo Brothers (the directors of the two most recent Captain America and Avengers movies). Thor: Love and Thunder is scheduled for release on May 6, 2022, starring Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher.3. DOWNTON ABBEY 2 ARRIVING JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS (Photo by ©Focus Features)While Downton Abbey was still on the air, the show regularly filled in the gap after the end of each season (except for the first) with a Christmas special. This week, Focus Features announced that filming has begun on the sequel to the 2019 Downton Abbey feature film (Certified Fresh at 84%), and it sounds like the sequel might be another Christmas-themed story (partly because Downton Abbey 2 is scheduled for Christmas, 2021). No actual premise details have been announced yet for Downton Abbey 2, but we do know about four new cast members. The rest of the large ensemble will be joined by Dominic West (The Wire, and Prince Charles in S5 of The Crown), Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Laura Haddock (Peter Quill s Mom in Guardians of the Galaxy), and French actress Nathalie Baye. Seemingly confirming the Christmas theme for Downton Abbey 2, Focus Features chairman Peter Kujawski said, There s no place like home for the holidays, and we can t imagine a better gift than getting to reunite with Julian, Gareth, and the entire Downton family in 2021 to bring the Crawley s back home for their fans. 4. SING STREET DIRECTOR TAKING ON THE FASCINATING RHYTHM OF GEORGE GERSHWIN (Photo by Andrew Schwartz/©Weinstein Company courtesy Everett Collection)Like many filmmakers on his level, Steven Spielberg is at any one time developing a number of projects, some of which don t end up happening. Spinning the clock back to 2010, there was once a time when Spielberg was developing a biopic about the life of composer George Gershwin in which Zachary Quinto would have starred (until it was eventually scrapped a while back). Fast forward 11 years to the present, and a different George Gershwin-themed film called Fascinating Rhythm is now in development, with Marin Scorsese aboard as one of the producers, and Irish filmmaker John Carney (Once, Sing Street) is attached to direct. Fascinating Rhythm is being described as an original musical drama that focuses on a young woman’s magical journey through past and present New York City, inspired by the life and music of American composer George Gershwin. It s not yet known who might be cast to star in Fascinating Rhythm.5. ANTOINE FUQUA TO DIRECT ALL-BLACK REBOOT OF CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Photo by Scott Garfield/©Columbia Pictures)Some classic writers are cinematic evergreens (Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens, for example), but others are not as in vogue as they once were. Tennessee Williams is definitely in that category, having given us several hits in the 1950s, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Suddenly Last Summer, but not much in the way of major Hollywood productions in the decades since. If a Tennessee Williams cinematic revival is indeed looming, it might be coming to us from an unexpected source. Frequent Denzel Washington collaborator Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) is now attached to produce and direct a new film adaptation of Tennessee Williams play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, adapted from the 2008 Broadway production featuring an all-black cast that included Terrence Howard, Phylicia Rashad, and James Earl Jones. It s not yet known if any of them will return for this film.6. JIM HENSON BIOPIC MUPPET MAN TO BE PRODUCED BY DAUGHTER LISA HENSON (Photo by ©ABC courtesy Everett Collection)Among the projects that spend the longest time in film development, a frequent theme is celebrity biopics, which can sometimes take decades to get produced for a variety of reasons. Some examples include films about Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, San Kinison, Richard Pryor, and Martin Luther King, Jr. One similar case can be found back in the February 8, 2008 edition of the Weekly Ketchup, which just happens to be this writer s very first entry in this column. Thirteen years later, the world still hasn t gotten the long-in-development Jim Henson biopic, but his daughter Lisa Henson is now putting together a project called Muppet Man to be produced by The Jim Henson Company and Walt Disney Pictures (which has been the Muppets corporate home since 2004). Although described as a biopic, the premise of Muppet Man will reportedly focus on Henson s struggle in the 1970s to convince broadcasters that The Muppets was a great idea and how he worked to get the characters on air where they became a comedy staple. The screenwriter currently working on Muppet Man is Michael Mitnick (The Giver, The Current War).7. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 SET PHOTOS REVEAL FAN FAVORITE KNUCKLES (Photo by SEGA)The ending of Sonic the Hedgehog (Fresh at 63%) teased the introduction of Tails the Two-Tailed Fox, so we ve known pretty much all along that Tails was almost guaranteed to co-star in next year s Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (4/8/2022). This week, however, set photos from Canada where Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is currently being filmed revealed that in addition to prop stand-ins for Sonic and Tails, there is also one for Knuckles the Red Echidna, one of Sonic s long-time racing rivals. We don t yet know who might be voicing Knuckles (or Tails), or really, much else about the sequel as of yet.8. DISNEY REBOOTING HAUNTED MANSION THEME PARK ADAPTATION (Photo by Walt Disney courtesy Everett Collection)Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Certified Fresh at 79%) was a hit that inspired several sequels, but it might be easy to forget that in the 2000s, Walt Disney Pictures attempted to adapt other theme park attractions as movies (like, say, The Country Bears) with far less success. Another theme park adaptation that flopped for Disney was 2003 s The Haunted Mansion (Rotten at 14%) starring Eddie Murphy, but 18 years later, it looks like Disney is ready to attempt another adaptation. Disney has hired Justin Simien (Dear White People, Bad Hair) to direct a new movie based on the Haunted Mansion theme park attraction, which will be adapted from a screenplay by Katie Dippold (The Heat, Snatched). We should also note that about 10 years ago, Walt Disney Pictures had been working with horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro on a Haunted Mansion reboot one of his unrealized passion projects that was eventually shelved.9. VIN DIESEL TO STAR IN TOY MOVIE ROCK EM SOCK EM ROBOTS (Photo by George Kraychyk/©Paramount)Several years ago, when we were frequently hearing about new movie projects based on popular toys (spurred on mostly by the success of The LEGO Movie in 2014), some people online started joking about the inevitiblity of a Hungry Hungry Hippos movie (until, almost inevitably, an actual Hungry Hungry Hippos movie project actually did enter development). Another game that was popular in the 1970s that had a similar mechanism was Rock Em Sock Em Robots, and that boxing game is finally getting its own movie as well. Vin Diesel is already attached to star in Rock Em Sock Em Robots, although it s unclear if he will be playing one of the boxing robots or perhaps a human coach, a la Hugh Jackman in Real Steel. Rock Em Sock Em Robots is being produced for Universal Pictures by Mattel Films and Vin Diesel s One Race Films production company. That was actually the first of two new Vin Diesel projects announced this week, as he is also attached to star in an action thriller called Muscle for director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton), who previously directed Vin Diesel in A Man Apart (Rotten at 11%) and The Fate of the Furious (Fresh at 67%). The premise of Muscle is being kept secret.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.