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(December 3, 2020) On Tuesday, December 8 at 6:00 PM ET, the Society of Illustrators will host a free, online lecture titled How Alternative Comics Found a Home on Kickstarter. 

The lecture will feature artist and designer Ganzeer and Oriana Leckert, the Senior Outreach Lead for Publishing, Comics, and Journalism at Kickstarter.

About the Panel:

While comic books and the comic arts have long held a prominent place in mainstream popular culture, there has always been an "outsider art" streak in the medium, particularly in alternative and underground comix. And outsider comic artists tend toward a strong DIY ethos, up to and including funding their work. Learn about the medium's alt-history from artist and designer Ganzeer, who recently crowdfunded his debut graphic novel The Solar Grid on Kickstarter, and from Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter's Senior Outreach Lead for Publishing & Comics, about some of the ways the platform has facilitated innovation and experimentation by queer people, people of color, and other marginalized people whose work is situated outside of the mainstream comics world.

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About the Speakers


Ganzeer operates seamlessly between art, design, and storytelling; creating what he has coined: Concept Pop. His medium of choice as described in Artforum is "a little bit of everything: stencils, murals, paintings, pamphlets, comics, installation, and graphic design." With over 40 exhibitions to his name, Ganzeer's work has been seen in a wide variety of art galleries, impromptu spaces, alleyways, and major museums around the world, such as The Brooklyn Museum in New York, The Palace of the Arts in Cairo, Greek State Museum in Thessaloniki, and the V&A in London. His current project, a sci-fi graphic novel titled The Solar Grid is the recipient of Foreign Policy's prestigious Global Thinker Award.

Oriana Leckert

Oriana Leckert is the Senior Outreach Lead for Publishing, Comics, and Journalism at Kickstarter, where she helps creators bring a broad range of literary projects to life. She's written and edited for Vice, MTV News, Slate, Hyperallergic, Gothamist, Atlas Obscura, and many more. Her first book, Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture and Creativity, grew out of a multi-year project chronicling the rise and fall of under-the-radar creative places across New York City.

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P&P Live! Nathan Hale | HAZARDOUS TALES #10: BLADES OF FREEDOM Politics and Prose December 2 2020

A discussion with author Nathan Hale about his new book BLADES OF FREEDOM, the latest Hazardous Tales graphic novel. Click here to purchase:

Join Nathan Hale—the graphic novelist, not the Revolutionary War spy—on a pulse-pounding adventure through the past! In a one-of-a-kind presentation, he'll draw scenes and characters on his iPad as he shares a fascinating tale from American history. Fans of Big Bad Ironclad might recognize the story of the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia, but they've never seen it quite like this. The event is part of a multi-city tour in celebration of the release of Blades of Freedom: A Tale of Haiti, Napoleon, and the Lousiana Purchase, which explores the connection between the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase.

Nathan Hale is the author and illustrator of Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales, the Eisner-nominated, New York Times bestselling graphic novel series on American history. He also created the sci-fi horror comics One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. He illustrated the graphic novels Rapunzel's Revenge and Calamity Jack, along with picture books including Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody and The Dinosaurs' Night Before Christmas. He lives in Utah.

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Friday, Dec. 4 Filming Locations Here’s a look at various filming locations for Dec. 4, 2020: Filming in California TV Series: NCIS Location: Lyons Ave and Main St, Santa Clarita Filming in New York TV Series: Hawkeye (project name: “Anchor Point”) Location: Park Ave. and 60th St. and 47th St. and 8th Ave., New York Credit: @chazman151 TV Series: Run  Location: […]

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The 10 Best Catherine O’Hara Faces The 10 best Catherine O’Hara faces

Before she became the Emmy-winning love of modern audiences’ lives on the acclaimed comedy Schitt’s Creek, Catherine O’Hara was dazzling audiences in everything from her breakout Emmy-winning work on SCTV to the too-forgetful Kate McAllister in Home Alone, overly-provocative Cookie Fleck in Best in Show and so much more. With the 66-year-old Canadian talent having her career revisited by fans on social media, is looking back at her various characters over the years and iconic facial expressions she’s delivered time and again.

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In its six-season run, the Canadian sketch series Second City Television saw O’Hara deliver a number of hilarious celebrity impersonations of everyone from Lucille Ball to Gilda Radner, but one of her most popular, and certainly on point, was her take on Golden Globe nominee Brooke Shields. The Blue Lagoon star has been parodied and impersonated in various shows and movies over the years, but O’Hara’s brilliantly captured the kind-yet-very-odd nature of Shields and this behind-the-scenes image of O’Hara doing a wardrobe test for the sketch is the epitome of a Shields impersonation.

Beetlejuice — Delia Deetz

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Before establishing herself in the hearts of ’90s kids as the kind-hearted mom from Home Alone, O’Hara was killing it as the cold-blooded and narcissistic sculptor Delia in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice. One of the most iconic sequences in the film also gave way to one of her best facial expressions as her and her uptight dinner guests are possessed by the ghosts of the house and lip-sync and dance to the tune of Harry Belafonte’s “Day-O (The Banana Boat Song).” She clearly gives herself over completely to the performance and the sudden exclamation of the lyrics from the song and this shot is one of the funniest moments of her career.

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The John Hughes-penned and Chris Columbus-helmed Home Alone franchise offered viewers a different side of O’Hara as the overwhelmed but caring Kate McAllister and though there are a number of amazing moments from her throughout the film, this moment in which she makes an emotional plea for help in getting back home to her left-alone child might be one of her most powerful of her entire career. In this shot, we see the fear, the concern, the heartbreak and the love of a mother clearly looking to right a big wrong for her child and certainly stands out as one of her best.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York — Kate McAllister

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After being able to breathe a sigh of relief for two years and almost avoiding the same mistake as before, O’Hara’s Kate McAllister once again found herself missing her youngest son on what’s supposed to be a family vacation in Home Alone: Lost in New York and it’s in this moment of realization that made for one of her best facial expressions. The first film saw her in mid-flight to Paris coming to the shocking revelation that they left her son at home, but the 1992 sequel saw her get all the way to her destination before realizing she had no idea where her son was and is so mortified by this though that she completely faints in the middle of an active airport. It’s a moment of pure physical comedy and O’Hara masters it entirely.

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Waiting for Guffman — Sheila Albertson

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O’Hara and co-writer/director Christopher Guest partnered for four outrageous feature efforts and in their first, 1996’s Waiting for Guffman, she delivered one of her most delightfully odd and offbeat characters in travel agent Sheila Albertson, and this shot just feels like the ultimate embodiment of the character and her personality. The archetype of women salespeople of the mid-to-late ’90s with the large hair and bright smile hiding pent-up frustrations with her life, this moment not only gives audiences an idea of what antics they can expect from the character, but the level of authenticity O’Hara goes in portraying her.

Best in Show — Cookie Fleck


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Don’t let this bubbly-bright smile and perfectly-curled hair fool you, O’Hara’s Cookie Fleck is no Southern angel in 2000’s Best in Show, her second film with co-writer/director Guest and co-writer/co-star Eugene Levy. One of a middle-class couple from Florida, Cookie may appear like a sweet-natured dog show enthusiast, but she’s got a little more to her as we frequently see in the film her reunite with a number of former lovers looking to reconnect with her and this shot is one of the most indicative of her responses to it. She clearly doesn’t have as much love for her husband as he does and while not fully ready to abandon her marriage, she’s willing to flirt with all prospective lovers for some wonderfully comedic moments.

Tales From the Crypt — Geraldine Ferrett

Picture this: You’re a fast-talking, successful ambulance-chasing lawyer who is hit with a seemingly-minuscule charge in a small-town and you learn that not only are the judges of the courthouse harsh, but that you’re being represented by an eye-sore of a public defender. If you’re not making the same face as O’Hara’s Geraldine Ferrett here from the season six episode of Tales From the Crypt, you’re clearly not in the same headspace as she brilliantly taps into in this feeling and depicts it with ease in this shot.

Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events — Justice Strauss

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Interestingly enough, of its varied talented ensemble, Netflix’s series adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events actually saw O’Hara be the one performer to return from its film adaptation, albeit in a different character role, changing from Justice Strauss in the film to Dr. Georgina Orwell in the series. But, here, in the shot above, O’Hara perfectly captures the range of thoughts and emotions going through Strauss’ head as she presides over the faux play/wedding. Thinking she may be making her big break on stage thanks to the help of her neighbor Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), there’s a slight tinge of both excitement and fret on her face as she prepares to play the important part of the judge to wed Olaf and 14-year-old Violet Baudelaire (Emily Browning) that also taps into the naiveté of her character.

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For Your Consideration — Marilyn Hack

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This is a moment about as layered as an onion when it comes to the facial workings of our piece-centered star as her and Guest’s fourth collaboration, For Your Consideration, centered on a group of actors of a prestige drama who learn their performances are garnering Oscar buzz. In the moment pictured above, audiences watch as O’Hara’s Marilyn Hack portrays the dying matriarch of the movie-within-a-movie as she reminisces on the good times and how important Purim means to her and this shot just feels like the epitome of how hard Hack is trying to be an awards-worthy performer in the project, albeit maybe a little too hard.

Schitt’s Creek — Moira Rose

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I mean how does someone pick just one iconic shot of the number of amazing faces O’Hara’s made across Schitt’s Creek‘s six-season run, but it’s this moment right here that captures so much about her character and tells audiences a lot of what they need to know about her. She’s unwilling to adjust to their new lives as a not-so-wealthy family, the eccentricities of the world of soap operas she used to be a part of has either bled into her personality or was always there and made her a star, and this moment is one of the ultimate depictions of this persona that would earn O’Hara two Emmy nominations and one win for her performance.

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Want to learn how to draw Miles Morales as Spider-Man? How many copies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Last Ronin have sold so far? What’s one request Rosie Perez has if there’s a Birds of Prey sequel? Which characters are joining Marvel Future Fight in December? How will the Batman in DC’s Future State be different? What did Jamie Foxx say about returning as Electro in Spider-Man 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Using basic techniques and simple tools, Marvel artist Brian Crosby teaches you how to draw Miles Morales!

The Flash season seven’s first five episode titles have been revealed, starting with “All”s Well That Ends Wells.”

Here’s the trailer for DC Future State, the upcoming comic book event that will unfold across 25 miniseries.

After selling out the first printing, IDW’s second printing of TMNT: The Last Ronin #1 hit a 50,000-unit run.

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Comic book artist Jim Lee shared another sketch he created of Robert Pattinson suited up as The Batman.

Superman & Lois star Elizabeth Tulloch showed off some of the Super Safety Signs on the set of the series.

Norman Osborn’s Dark Avengers are coming to Marvel Future Fight in the December update for the game.

John Ridley talked about the different direction he’s taking with Batman for DC’s Future State comic event.

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‘Lupin’ Trailer: The Gentleman Thief Gets His Own Live-Action Netflix Series Lupin trailer

In 1905, French writer Maurice Leblanc created a character named Arsène Lupin, who embodies one of my favorite archetypes in all of storytelling: the gentleman thief. Since his creation, the suave, crafty Lupin has appeared in several short stories, books, comics, and movies over the years, and even inspired a grandson character, Lupin III, who was the subject of acclaimed animation director Hayao Miyazaki’s feature directorial debut and, more recently, a new CG animated film called Lupin III The First.

Now Lupin will live to outwit his enemies once again, thanks to a new Netflix series from Now You See Me and Transporter 2 director Louis Leterrier. Check out the full trailer for the show below, but be warned: you’re about to see some truly awful dubbing.

Lupin Trailer

That dubbing is so off-putting and unnatural that it makes me question how anyone would be willing to watch any piece of content with dubbing turned on instead of being engaged enough to simply read the subtitles as the show plays out. (Naturally, my bafflement does not apply to people with terrible vision or with any other legitimate reason why this wouldn’t make sense for them.)

But aside from the distracting voice work here, this show actually looks like it could be really fun. I like the modern setting, and how it’s not actually about Lupin, but instead about a guy who is inspired by the character (who evidently exists in literary form in this universe). Omar Sy (The Intouchables, Jurassic World, X-Men: Days of Future Past) plays the protagonist, a different gentleman thief named Assane Diop who takes the Lupin legacy and runs with it. Here is the official description for the series:

As a teenager, Assane Diop’s life was turned upside down when his father died after being accused of a crime he didn’t commit. 25 years later, Assane will use “Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar” as his inspiration to avenge his father.

Leterrier, who also directed Marvel’s The Incredible Hulk, will be behind the camera for at least one episode as a director on this show. This will be his second recent series for Netflix, after he was part of the creative team that brought the puppet-centric The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance to the streaming service.

I give Miyazaki’s Lupin III film, The Castle of Cagliostro, my highest recommendation – even for people who don’t traditionally like anime. 1932’s Arsène Lupin, which starred John and Lionel Barrymore, doesn’t have the same panache, but may still be worth a watch if you’d like to see what the Lupin character is like in live action.

Lupin hits Netflix on January 8, 2021.

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Watch: Francis Ford Coppola, Al Pacino, and Andy Garcia Talk About ‘The Godfather Coda’, the New Cut of ‘Godfather Part III’ the godfather coda interview

There’s a new cut of The Godfather Part III making headlines –  The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. Director Francis Ford Coppola has recut his films in the past – Apocalypse Now has several different cuts, and he recently released The Cotton Club Encore, a recut of The Cotton Club. Now, with The Godfather, Coda, Coppola hopes to show the world the movie he always hoped to make. In a new interview with film critic Leonard Maltin, Coppola and Godfather, Coda stars Al Pacino and Andy Garcia talk about the new cut.

The Godfather Coda Interview 

With The Godfather, Coda, director Francis Ford Coppola said: “For this version of the finale, I created a new beginning and ending, and rearranged some scenes, shots, and music cues. With these changes and the restored footage and sound, to me, it is a more appropriate conclusion to The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II.” Coppola talks more about the film in a new interview with Leonard Maltin, telling Maltin that as he went through The Godfather Part III for this recut, he found himself making choices he never thought to make when shooting the film.

The biggest change is a new opening scene which really sets the movie’s plot in motion. The new opening features his Michael Corleone meeting with the head of the Vatican Bank. As I wrote in my review:

As far as big changes go, Coppola has tweaked the beginning and end and then trimmed down some scenes. The theatrical cut opened with a haunting look at the abandoned, rotting, ghostly Corleone compound at Lake Tahoe. It was Coppola signaling the death and decay that lurks in every shadowy corner of the film. Here, the filmmaker nixes that, jumping instead to a scene where aging Corleone Family Godfather Michael (Al Pacino) meets with the head of the Vatican Bank. The bank has racked up a huge deficit and they want this distinguished mobster to bail them out. And Michael is more than happy to intervene – not because he’s a particularly faithful man. Rather, he longs to be seen as a legitimate businessman, not just another greasy hoodlum. But more than that, he wants redemption.

In this interview, Pacino says the new opening “centers the film” and focuses it in a different way. And he’s right.

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Watch: Clever Mobile Phone Short '#eyewitness' Shot in Single Takes Eyewitness Short Film

"Dude, so many comments." Whoa. Ever since mobile phones were implemented high quality cameras, the world has begun to respond and change. We can now capture anything and everything (good and bad) as it happens - sometimes unexpectedly. This short film, titled #eyewitness, is one in a series of shorts made by the Amsterdam creative agency Vertov Media and founder / filmmaker Martijn Winkler. Swiped (aka #tagged) is "a seven-part drama series about the influence and unforeseen consequences of smartphones on the lives of several twentysomethings, told from the perspective of their phones." This particular short film is about a young man capturing a car accident which turns out to be an attack. It follows Karim as he deals with the aftermath of recording and uploading the video, including threats from the man perpetrator. This short stars Roy Kaneza and Samer Fahad. All of the shorts were made in The Netherlands and shot in single takes, without any VFX (so they claim), with a camera rigged attached to the phone. A must see short. ›››

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John Mulaney Says He Was Investigated by the Secret Service After An ‘SNL’ Joke john mulaney fbi investigation

John Mulaney may look like a very tired tall child, but that didn’t stop the Secret Service from taking his jokes a little too seriously when the comedian appeared on Saturday Night Live back in February. During his monologue, a harmless joke about leap years and Julius Caesar put the comedian on the radar of the Secret Service, who interpreted his joke as a potential death threat against Donald Trump. It makes the latest backlash against the comedian — also relating to a poorly made SNL joke — seem like child’s play.

During an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live! Tuesday, Mulaney talked about backlash to his jokes — one of which was on a national security scale. A joke he made during his SNL monologue back in February earned him the attention of the Secret Service, which launched a probe into him, Mulaney revealed.

“In February, I did a joke that was not about Donald Trump. The joke was about how it was a leap year, and leap year had been started by Julius Caesar to correct the calendar, and another thing that happened with Caesar was that he was stabbed to death by a bunch of senators because he went crazy. And I said I think that’s an interesting thing that could happen.”

But since the comment made no direct mention of Trump and Mulaney hadn’t penned any “manifestos” or “rants” against the president online, he was given the all clear and and not deemed a national security threat. “The person vetting me was very understanding that the joke had nothing to do with Donald Trump because it was an elliptical reference to him,” Mulaney said. “I didn’t say anything about him. In terms of risk assessment, no one who’s ever looked at me thought I registered above a one.”

“I said I have been making jokes about him since 2007, so I have been making fun of him for 13 years,” he added. “They said if it’s a joke, then I am cleared by the Secret Service.”

It’s ironic that his Julius Caesar joke (a pretty funny one, if I remember!) was what landed him in hot water with the government, because a joke from his more recent SNL appearance got him in hot water on the internet. In the opening monologue, Mulaney made the mistake of claiming that “no matter who wins” the election, things will remain the same, including economic depression, drug addiction, Jane Lynch booking every gig, and children leaving sleepovers early because their stomachs hurt. Told on the eve of the election, many people took this as bad form from the usually politically astute Mulaney, which the comedian acknowledged:

“In the setup, I said, ‘No matter who wins,’ which I really didn’t even agree with. I often say things on TV in front of 10 million people that I’m just kinda floating as ideas. I should have said, ‘I very much want one to win over the other, and there will be improvements if one wins.’ And I flat-out deserve the backlash. I flat-out forgot to do it. I ran the joke in a field in Connecticut and I was like, ‘Alright, let’s rock and roll,’ and I never was like, ‘Hey, don’t you mean that one guy’s worse than the other?’ And I forgot to make the joke good. So the beginning was a strange thing to toss out there three days before an election in front of a lot of people going, ‘Look, it doesn’t matter who wins because, and now I’ll get to the Jane Lynch joke.’ My wife, everyone who knows me was like, ‘What the hell did you just say?’ And I was like, ‘What, no good? No good?’ There’s no excuse for not working out the wording of a joke that you then do on television.”

Check out the full clip of Mulaney explaining his comedy missteps below:

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Picture this: you and your significant other are out in the wilderness somewhere. Secluded. No people, or man-made structures, for miles and miles – just open wilderness as far as the eye can see. And then suddenly, the red dot from a weapon’s laser aim appears directly on you. You can’t see the shooter, but you know they’re out there – somewhere – and they’ve got you in their sights. It’s a pretty neat idea, and it’s also the premise of Red Dot, a new Swedish movie coming to Netflix. Watch the trailer below.

Red Dot Trailer 

In Red Dot, “David and Nadja attempt to rekindle their relationship on a romantic hiking trip to the North of Sweden. The trip quickly turns into a nightmare when a red laser dot appears in their tent, and they are forced to flee into the unforgiving wilderness pursued by an unknown shooter.”Anastasios Soulis and Nanna Blondell star in the movie, which comes from director Alain Darborg.

This is a fun premise! It’s so simple in theory, and chilling at the same time. Sure, a red dot on its own isn’t particularly scary, but imagine knowing it was from a weapon trained directly at you, and there was nowhere to really hide? That’s disturbing stuff.

All that said, I’m pretty sure I won’t be watching this. Why? Well, because the couple in the trailer has a very cute dog with them, and then, when they’re on the run, the dog is nowhere to be seen. Which means the sniper probably kills the dog. Which means I just don’t have any time for this movie, sorry. It’s a stubborn hangup I have – I just can’t handle dogs being bumped-off in films. Yes, I know it’s fake. No, I barely blink an eye when humans meet their end on screen. But if you kill off a dog, you’ve lost me. That’s my problem, I admit – it’s not the movie’s fault. So if you’re okay with that sort of thing, you should definitely check out Red Dot.

Or maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the minute the shooting starts, the dog runs away to get help, like Lassie. Maybe the movie ends with the dog showing up at the last minute and pushing the sniper off a cliff or something. If so, I might have to change my entire stance on this movie and check it out. If someone can watch it and get back to me, I’d appreciate it.

Red Dot hits Netflix on February 11, 2021.

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Gravity Rush & Silent Hill Creator Keiichiro Toyama Forms Bokeh Game Studio Thu, 03 Dec 2020 19:00:01 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Business Games Sony Anime Announcements Toyama Sony Interactive Entertainment PV Silent Hill Keiichiro Toyama Gravity Rush Kazunobu Sato Junya Okura Full Trailer for Thriller 'Fatale' Starring Hilary Swank & Michael Ealy Fatale Trailer

"Life is a road straight and narrow - stay on the road, and it will take you safely home. But make a wrong turn, and you will meet the darkness." Lionsgate has finally unveiled an official trailer for a psychological thriller titled Fatale, which is opening in theaters in 15 days. This is the first of any footage we've seen for this film, which was delayed from the summer and is now opening in theaters (whatever ones are open) this December. The film stars Michael Ealy as Derrick, a married man who is tricked into a murder scheme by a female police detective. Fatale is described as "a suspenseful and provocative psychological thriller and an unpredictable game of cat and mouse where one mistake can change your life." Also starring Hilary Swank with Ealy, joined by Mike Colter, Danny Pino, and Tyrin Turner. Be careful, friends. This looks super creepy and more intense than expected - Ealy giving one hell of a dark, angry performance. Check this out. ›››

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Watch: Peter Jackson Talks About Remastering ‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy and the ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy in 4K Lord of the Rings 4K Restoration Featurette

The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit trilogy are both now available on 4K for the first time ever, which means that director Peter Jackson had to go back and go through all six films to get them up to snuff. In a new featurette, Jackson explains that the biggest problem he had was inconsistency – the six films are meant to tell one huge, linear story, but since they were all shot at different times on different kinds of cameras, they all looked different. But that’s changed.

Lord of the Rings 4K Restoration Featurette

For the first time ever, all six of Peter Jackson’s Middle-earth movies are now available on 4K – and they look great. If you’re hoping for a deluxe release with many special features, well…you’re going to have to wait. Because a 4K UHD “Middle-earth” Ultimate Collectors’ Edition featuring the theatrical and extended versions of all six films, along with new bonus content, previously released Blu-ray discs of The Hobbit trilogy, and remastered Blu-ray discs of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy will be released in the summer of 2021, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy featuring remastered Blu-ray discs of the theatrical and extended versions of the 3 films will also be released in the fourth quarter 2021, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.

But for now, you can still pick up the six films in their newly restored 4K forms. But to get the films ready for release, some work was needed. As Peter Jackson explains in the video above, the first film to be shot – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – was shot on 35mm and used an old mechanical color timing process. The next two films – The Two Towers and The Return of the King – were also shot on 35mm, but they used digital color timing. Then when it came time to shoot The Hobbit trilogy, Jackson shot everything digitally. As a result, all of these films looked different, even though – according to Jackson – they’re supposed to look like one continuous story.

Now, with advanced technology, Jackson was able to go through all six films and create something that looked like they were all shot at the same time. Jackson also points out that restoring the films to 4K revealed some imperfections in the visual effects. That’s to be expected, since – believe it or not – the first of the films was shot 20 years ago, so technology has only advanced. Jackson took this opportunity to “paint out” the imperfections – although he’s also quick to add that none of the special effects have been changed or updated. Just cleaned up a bit.

But most of all, Jackson adds that the films – which are about ordinary people (or rather, ordinary hobbits) trying to fight back against a harsh world – feel more resonate than ever. “It’s not a story of heroes of superheroes, it’s about ordinary people who set out to save their world,” the filmmaker says.

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‘Black Mirror’ Creator Charlie Brooker’s Mysterious 2020 Project Gets a Mysterious Teaser black mirror 2020

This year has been such a shit-show that it makes episodes of Black Mirror look almost quaint by comparison. Black Mirror creator Charlie Brooker is aware of that, so rather than bring us a new season of Black Mirror he’s unleashing a new, mysterious mockumentary about the hell year that was 2020. Brooker just dropped a new teaser for the project, which may or may not be called Death to 2020.

— Charlie Brooker (@charltonbrooker) December 3, 2020

At the end of November, Hugh Grant casually revealed he was working on something with Charlie Brooker, creator of Black Mirror. Grant said that the project was a “mockumentary about 2020,” and that he was playing a historian being interviewed about the year in question: “I’m doing a thing tomorrow, actually. Charlie Brooker [the creator of Black Mirror] has written a mockumentary about 2020. It’s for Netflix, and I am a historian who’s being interviewed about the year. I’m pretty repellent, actually! And you’ll like my wig.”

Now it looks like we have our first teaser for whatever the hell this mystery mockumentary is. “2020: even the creators of Black Mirror couldn’t make this year up,” the text in the teaser tells us. “But, they do have something to add. Death to 2020.” That final appears on the screen in such a way that it suggests this is titled Death to 2020, but we’ll have to wait for confirmation to be sure.

Beyond that, all we know is that it’s “coming soon” to Netflix. Would Brooker actually be able to get this thing wrapped up in time to release it this year? Maybe, depending on what type of footage he’s using. Black Mirror season 4 dropped on December 29, 2017, and the Black Mirror movie Bandersnatch arrived on December 28, 2018. So there’s certainly some precedent there. But this is all guesswork on my part – we might not see 2020 until 2021. Stay tuned.

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Gift Guide: Games on every platform to get you through the long, COVID winter Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide! Need help with gift ideas? We’re here to help! We’ll be rolling out gift guides from now through the end of December. You can find our other guides right here.

It’s a great time to be a gamer — I mean, what else is there to do? And with the prospect of a long winter and lonely holiday season ahead of us, here’s a list of games on all the major platforms that you can really sink your teeth — and a few dozen hours — into.

Buying for a gamer and have no idea what’s worthwhile? Once you’ve figured out which gaming system is their platform of choice, any of these should be guaranteed wins.

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All major platforms: Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Image Credits: Ubisoft

I genuinely enjoyed AC: Odyssey’s gorgeous landscapes and main characters, but the game systems felt disconnected and arbitrary. That’s much less the case with AC: Valhalla, which tells a similarly sprawling tale of vikings in England but works a little harder to put it together into a cohesive whole. It’s still very much “Ubisoft Game, but with Vikings” but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Price: $50 from Amazon

Minecraft Dungeons

I thought this game was a bit limited when it first came out, but since then it has gotten several new areas and cross-platform multiplayer. Between that and its simplified systems and PG-level violence, Minecraft: Dungeons is a great option for families that want to fight monsters together.

Price: $20-30 (depending on platform) from Mojang

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Reviewers agree: the new CODBLOPS is definitely more CODBLOPS. The latest in the gritty military series is the one everyone will be playing for the next year, so it’s definitely a must-have for quite a few people.

Price: $50-60 (depending on platform) from Amazon

Cyberpunk 2077

Image Credits: CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077, the futuristic RPG from the creators of the Witcher, isn’t out yet, but it’s one of the most anticipated titles in recent years and your special someone might like the idea that they’re getting it day one. Of course if it’s anything like The Witcher 3, they’re probably going to want to wait a few months for the bugs to get ironed out. But hey, it’s an option.

Price: $50 from Amazon

PS4 and PS5 Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Image Credits: Sony

This semi-sequel to the much-lauded 2018 Spider-Man is smaller in scale but plays even better. Plus it has a wonderfully inclusive cast and tone and feels authentic where the original, for all its strengths, had a pretty flat take on New York. Bonus: If you buy the PS5 version of Miles Morales, you get the remastered 2018 game for free. I’d argue you’re simply not going to find a better bang for your buck right now with any other new game.

Price: $50 on Amazon

Demon’s Souls

Image Credits: Sony

The only “true” next-generation game out there right now is a remake of a PlayStation 3 game, and in many ways it feels like it. But in other ways, it’s the most amazing game on the market right now. If your loved one has enjoyed Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Sekiro, and other incredibly hard games, this is the one to get.

Price: $70 on Amazon

Ghost of Tsushima

Between Nioh 2, Sekiro, and Ghost of Tsushima, there’s a real bumper crop of samurai and ninja action to be had. But Ghost is the broadest and most beautiful of them all — if not necessarily the deepest.

What it lacks in challenge… first of all, is more than made up by the difficulty of those other two games I mentioned, give me a break. But Ghost’s draw is in the unity and beauty of its game world and systems. For example, instead of a quest marker or arrow pointing towards your objective, the wind is just always blowing in that direction. Amazing, right? The single player campaign is remarkably well acted, and a free update has brought a surprisingly extensive multiplayer co-op mode as well. This is truly a game you can lose yourself in. Just don’t start trying to collect everything or you’ll never leave the first area.

Price: $40 on Amazon

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Image Credits: Vanillaware

This totally unique game came out of left field and obsessed me for two solid weeks. A combination of adventure game, visual novel, and tactical action game, 13 Sentinels puts you in charge of a bunch of high school kids piloting giant robots to save the world from alien invaders. (In case you can’t tell, it’s a Japanese production.)

Sound familiar? That’s the idea — and then it starts pulling rugs out from under you and doesn’t stop until the last few minutes. The labyrinthine story, which progresses simultaneously through 13 interwoven narratives, is the very best kind of sci-fi mind-boggler and a pleasure to unravel from start to finish. The combat is also compelling and satisfying, if not particularly deep or challenging. There’s simply nothing else like this out there.

Price: Currently $30 from GameStop

Xbox One and Series X Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Image Credits: Microsoft

If your loved one is a Halo fan, they’re likely very sad since Halo: Infinite, once a launch title for the new console, won’t be coming out until next year. But it can’t hurt to have the original games all updated and beautified to play through as an appetizer. Plus there’s the famous Halo multiplayer to get everyone through the winter.

Price: $30 from Amazon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Image Credits: Sega

The latest in the long-running and beloved Yakuza series of character-driven adventures of Japanese gangsters set in a fictional Tokyo neighborhood, this one changes up the style with a turn-based combat system and new protagonist — but some are calling it the best yet.

Price: $35 from Amazon

Gears Tactics

Image Credits: Microsoft

No one really expected that the Gears of War series would lend itself to a tactics game in the style of XCOM — let alone that it would leapfrog others in the genre and become one of the best you can get, period. Naturally it isn’t quite the urgent, visceral experience that Gears normally is, but this is a surprisingly deep and engrossing game.

Price: $38 from Amazon

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The sequel to the lauded “metroidvania” Ori and the Blind Forest is technically on several platforms, but the Series X seems to be the absolute best one on which to play it. With beautifully updated art and a silky-smooth framerate, this will look better on that new 4K HDR TV than many “real” next-generation games. But don’t let the beautiful yet cute art style make you think this is will be a cakewalk. Like the first in the series, you’ll need some serious dexterity to complete this platformer.

Price: $30 from Moon Studios

Risky move: Preorder Halo: Infinite

No one is quite sure whether the first Halo of the next generation is going to be as good as everyone hopes, and a delay to early next year didn’t allay anyone’s fears. That said, many a gamer will cherish the idea of playing the latest in this venerable series day one, so pre-ordering a copy is a possibility if none of the other games really ring their bell.

Price: $60 from Amazon

Switch Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Technically this is also a “toy,” because it’s real-life RC carts zooming around your home on an augmented-reality racetrack. We thought it was tons of fun, and it’s a great way to take video games off the TV and into real life… kind of. Just be aware that every player needs their own cart and their own Switch.

Price: $99 from Best Buy

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Don’t go into this game expecting a full-on new Zelda title, and you’ll do just fine. This is definitely an action game, and a big, rather mindless one at that. But it’s hard to resist the concept of playing as Link, Zelda, or any of the champions from Breath of the Wild and dispatching enemies by the hundreds.

Price: $50 on Amazon

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Image Credits: Ninendo

Okay, I gave Nintendo some guff over the perfunctory nature of this collection of amazing games. I’ve wanted to replay Mario 64 for years and was waiting for Nintendo to touch it up just a bit — but it, and Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy, are virtually unchanged in this retro package. Really, you couldn’t make it widescreen? But for most, the chance to play these games again (or for the first time) on the Switch is worth the price of admission, period.

Price: $60 from Amazon

PC Spelunky 2 and/or Hades

The “roguelite” genre, with its randomly generated levels and complex interlocking systems, has grown in popularity and sophistication for years — and here we have two fine examples that take the genre in different directions.

Spelunky 2 is the most traditional, in a way. Sequel to one of the best games out there, this one adds more variety, more weirdness, and more challenge to the unforgiving platforming of the original. Like before, every death (and there will be a lot) is avoidable and while some runs may last only seconds, it’s hard to be deterred when you know that if you just paid a little more attention, or saved your bombs, or went over that other way… just one more game. (Pro tip: Buy a couple copies for friends and indulge in jolly cooperation.)

Hades combines the procedurally generated levels with an incredibly beautiful art style and an ingenious story and progression system. Escaping from the ever-shifting landscape of Hades, you’re going to die over and over, but as a young god that’s more inconvenience than obstacle. Meanwhile every death and every inch of progress moves you closer to the mystery of your birth in a clever modern take on Greek mythology. It’s honestly hard to imagine how Hades could be improved in almost any way.

Price: $20 for Spelunky 2 on Steam | $25 for Hades on Steam

Crusader Kings III

Image Credits: Paradox

This long-awaited strategy title puts you in the throne room of a European medieval dynasty, where you can do… pretty much anything to get ahead. Assassinations, proxy wars, brutal taxes, religious cannibalism, strategic marriages… it’s all on the table. This is a story-telling engine that’s remarkably robust and, once you get past the initial learning curve, very fun. It’s also very, very nerdy, and proud of it.

Price: $50 on Steam

Other options Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros

Image Credits: Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch

This little gadget has the original Super Mario Bros, its sequel (not the weird one — what we knew as “The Lost Levels”), and a remade LCD game all built in. It’s a charming device and the games play well, plus you can turn it off and resume progress later, making it that much easier to get through the whole game.

Price: $50 (but finding one in stock can be challenging.)

Backbone One for iPhone

Image Credits: Backbone

Got a friend who prefers to game on their phone? The Backbone is built for them. This snap-on controller brings buttons and analog triggers (and good ones, at that!) into the iOS gaming world, along with a surprisingly solid companion app that can do things like record your gameplay and help you edit and post your highlight reels. It only works with select iOS titles, but the library is growing. TechCrunch Editor-In-Chief Matthew Panzarino reviewed it in October and gave it his stamp of approval with very little reservation.

Price: $99 from Backbone


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‘Earth at Night in Color’ Exclusive Clip: “Refuge in the Darkness” Shows Brown Bears After Dark Earth at Night in Color Exclusive Clip

Earth at Night in Color is not your average nature docuseries. The new Apple TV+ show uses special cameras and a unique editing process to capture crystal-clear footage of animals at night. Normally when shows want to do this sort of thing they rely on night vision, but the Earth at Night in Color process has bright, clear footage that would be pitch-black in other circumstances. Below, check out an Earth at Night in Color exclusive clip featuring some brown bears waking up for the evening.

Earth at Night in Color Exclusive Clip

Behold: animals at night! And in color! This clip from Earth at Night in Color really lives up to the hype – it looks like it was shot at twilight, but in fact, it’s late at night. And yet it looks sharp and clear thanks to the methods used to capture – and then edit – the footage. Here are some details:

Using cutting-edge cameras and a revolutionary editing process, “Earth At Night In Color” presents nature’s previously unseen marvels with striking new clarity. Captured across six continents, from the Arctic Circle to the African grasslands, this pioneering work follows the moonlit lives of animals at night, revealing new insights and never-before-seen behaviors into some of our favorite species’ nocturnal habits. The show will also introduce relatively unknown creatures who are sure to become new icons of the animal kingdom.

And hey, if none of that appeals to you, Tom Hiddleston is the narrator! You can hear his very fancy voice describing the actions of animals as they move about in the dark. And that’s really what mother nature is all about, right? The first six episodes of Earth at Night in Color premiere globally on Apple TV+ tomorrow, December 4. An additional six episodes will arrive in 2021. The series is produced by the BAFTA-nominated Offspring Films and executive produced by Alex Williamson and Isla Robertson.

Earth At Night In Color is part of a group of new Apple TV+ docuseries. The list includes the already-released Tiny World, narrated by Paul Rudd, which offers “a unique perspective on the natural world, exploring the ingenuity and resilience of the smallest animals on the planet,” and Becoming You, narrated by Olivia Colman, described as ” global child development series that explores how the first 2,000 days on Earth shape the rest of our lives.” There’s also Long Way Up, the docuseries about the road trip adventures of Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman.

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What would it be like to sit at a table with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci? Well, first it would be hugely intimidating, as those movie legends have all left such a profound mark on cinema over the last 50 years. But mostly, it would be enlightening and utterly delightful, as evidenced by the 20-minute roundtable with all four men in the newly released The Irishman featurette from the Criterion Collection.

The Irishman Featurette: The Actors

Originally recorded in 2019, the roundtable conversation between The Irishman director Scorsese and actors Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci was newly edited for the Criterion Collection Blu-ray release of the film. But you can watch the entire 20-minute conversation on YouTube, thanks to Netflix, which released the entire roundtable online.

Just as Scorsese got the spotlight with last week’s special features release, De Niro, Pacino, and Pesci take the stage in the roundtable featurette, which unfolds like a bunch of old friends sitting down over drinks. And old friends all of them are — with the foursome speaking about their relationships, both personal and professional, stemming back to the ’60s New York City movie scene, and bemoan the fact that it took Scorsese so long to work with Pesci again. It’s a wonderful, illuminating discussion between all four movie titans, and one that is part of the special features on the Criterion Collection release of The Irishman, which Netflix appears to be eager to share to its audience who aren’t willing to fork over money for the special Blu-ray release.

See the special features for The Irishman Criterion Collection edition below.

Special Features Include:

  • New 4K digital master, approved by director Martin Scorsese, with Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Newly edited roundtable conversation among Scorsese and actors Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, originally recorded in 2019
  • Making “The Irishman,” a new program featuring Scorsese; the lead actors; producers Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Jane Rosenthal, and Irwin Winkler; director of photography Rodrigo Prieto; and others from the cast and crew
  • Gangsters’ Requiem, a new video essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme about The Irishman’s synthesis of Scorsese’s singular formal style
  • Anatomy of a Scene: “The Irishman,” a 2020 program featuring Scorsese’s analysis of the Frank Sheeran Appreciation Night scene from the film
  • The Evolution of Digital De-aging, a 2019 program on the visual effects created for the film
  • Excerpted interviews with Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran and Teamsters trade-union leader Jimmy Hoffa from 1999 and 1963
  • Trailer and teaser
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’Brien

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‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Off Concept Art: Meet the Dragons of ‘House of the Dragon’ Game of Thrones spin-off concept art

Are you ready to get excited about Westeros again?

After revealing the game-changing news about how Warner Bros. is going to handle releasing its film slate in 2021, WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar wasn’t done. No, he still had one more thing to unleash upon the world: the first ever concept art for House of the Dragon, the upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off show that’s intended to debut on HBO sometime in 2022. Check out the images below to see the new dragons that are set to appear in the show.

Game of Thrones Spin-Off Concept Art

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“Principal photography starts on the next Game of Thrones series, House of the Dragon, in a few months,” Kilar promised in a blog post. “Look out for dragons overhead!”

House of the Dragon takes place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, has already cast Hot Fuzz and Tyrannosaur actor Paddy Considine to play King Viserys Targaryen, one of Daenerys’s ancestors and the man who is chosen to take over the throne from the Old King, Jaeherys Targaryen. He’s described as “a warm, kind, and decent man” who “only wishes to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy,” but the description warns that “good men do not necessarily make for great kings.”

These concept art images appear to depict two distinct dragons. After reading through the history of the Targaryen family dragons, I couldn’t discern which specific dragons these might be since none of them are described as having red or orange scales. There’s a chance this could be a dragon never before written about in the books, or it may be a reimagining of one that’s been previously described.

The show is based on author George R.R. Martin‘s Fire and Blood, a book about the lineage of House Targaryen. Martin co-created this series with Ryan Condal (Colony), while frequent Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik will serve as co-showrunner with Condal and direct the pilot and more episodes later in the production’s run.

The series is set largely at Dragonstone, the Targaryen dynasty’s cliffside stronghold in Westeros which was shot in Game of Thrones using a combination of locations in Northern Ireland and Spain. House of the Dragon, though, is moving away out of Game of Thrones‘ old home base of Northern Ireland and will primarily shoot in England instead, so this new (er, old) iteration of Dragonstone may look a little different than how we’re used to seeing it.

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Remember this day. December 3rd, 2020. For today is the beginning of a new era in Hollywood. Warner Bros announced major, game-changing news: ALL of their big releases in 2021 will be available on HBO Max and in movie theaters on the same day. All of them. Every single one - from Dune to Godzilla vs Kong to The Matrix 4 to The Suicide Squad to Judas and the Black Messiah to Space Jam 2. (However, only in the US because HBO Max is currently only available in the US. International plans not yet confirmed.) This is major news - essentially meaning the era of "theatrical windows" (as they are known) is over. Let me be one of the first to say - good riddance. Theatrical windows were a hindrance, preventing innovation that is necessary in the world we now live in with wifi/streaming available worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic just helped speed up this evolution, and this decision was made to offer all of the movies safely to everyone throughout 2021. You now get to choose how you want to watch – in a movie theater or at home (or both). ›››

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Hawkeye Adds Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga & More to Cast! BEGIN SLIDESHOW Hawkeye adds Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga & more to cast!

A day after it was confirmed that Hailee Steinfeld would be joining the cast of Disney+’s Hawkeye series as Kate Bishop, Variety has brought word that the cast is expanding with the addition of six new stars including Black Widow‘s Florence Pugh and The Conjuring vet Vera Farmiga!

RELATED: Hawkeye Set Photos Reveal Closer Look at Hailee Steinfeld’s Kate Bishop

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Pugh will reprise her role of Yelena Belova from the forthcoming Scarlett Johansson-led Marvel Cinematic Universe outing while Farmiga is set to portray the character of Eleanor Bishop, mother to Steinfeld’s Kate. The two are also joined by Fra Fee (Animals), Tony Dalton (Better Call Saul), Alaqua Cox and Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep).

The Hawkeye limited series will see Jeremy Renner reprising his role as Clint Barton, with the story also set to introduce his protege Kate Bishop, who still hasn’t been officially cast yet. Hailee Steinfeld is reportedly in talks for the role.

It will be directed by Amber Finlayson and Katie Ellwood, aka Bert and Bertie, who are best known for their work on Troop Zero, and Rhys Thomas (Staten Island Summer). Hawkeye is expected to debut in Fall 2021 on Disney+.

In the comics, Bishop becomes Hawkeye after Clint Barton, and is also a member of the Young Avengers. Disney has not yet confirmed if they have plans to give Bishop her own spinoff show or have her appear in the MCU down the road, but it is certainly a possibility.

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The project’s working title “Anchor Point” is actually serving as a homage to the first volume of Kelly Thompson’s fan-favorite comic book series that was published in 2017. Titled as Vol.1: Anchor Points, it was Kate Bishop’s first solo comic series after appearing in the Young Avengers issues. However, it’s still unknown if the said comics’ storyline would connect to the series’ plot or not.

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‘Hawkeye’ Cast: Florence Pugh, Vera Farmiga, and More Will Appear; Hailee Steinfeld Confirmed hawkeye cast

Just in case you were still waiting for confirmation, it looks like it’s official: Hailee Steinfeld is part of the Hawkeye cast. Steinfeld has been rumored to play Kate Bishop for a while now, but there’s been next to no confirmation. In fact, at one point, Steinfeld seemed to flat-out deny she was even appearing in the series. But the other day, Steinfeld was spotted on the Hawkeye set in character, acting alongside star Jeremy Renner. And now a new report from Variety confirms she’s part of the cast – and she’s got company. Florence Pugh, who will appear in Black Widow, will pop-up on Hawkeye as well. And so will Vera FarmigaBetter Call Saul‘s Tony Dalton, and more.

Variety has the scoop on the Hawkeye cast. Jeremy Renner is, of course, returning as Clint Barton/Hawkeye. And he’s joined by Hailee Steinfeld, Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Alaqua Cox, and Zahn McClarnon. Steinfeld is playing fan-favorite Kate Bishop while Pugh is reprising her role of Yelena Belova, sister of Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow. Pugh is making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in the upcoming Black Widow movie, and by all accounts, that film will have Pugh’s Yelena Belova assuming the Black Window mantle (since Johansson’s Black Widow died in Avengers: Endgame).

Farmiga will play Eleanor Bishop, the mother of Kate Bishop; Fee is “Kazi, most likely short for Kazimierz Kazimierczak, known to Marvel fans as the mercenary villain Clown;” Dalton is playing “Jack Duquesne, more than likely a take on the Marvel character Jacques Duquesne or Swordsman;” Cox is “Maya Lopez, the true name of the Marvel character Echo, a deaf Native American who is capable of perfectly copying another person’s movements, making her a formidable fighter;” and McClarnon is playing “William Lopez, likely a take on Maya’s father Willie ‘Crazy Horse’ Lincoln from the comics.”

This is a damn solid cast. Pugh is consistently great, as is Farmiga. I was unaware of Dalton until I saw him on Better Call Saul ,  and his work there is solid. And I’m always happy to see MccClarnon, who has appeared on WestworldFargo, and in the movie Doctor Sleep.

The Hawkeye series comes from creator Jonathan Igla, with Igla serving as head writer and Bert & Bertie and Rhys Thomas directing. The show is said to pick up after Avengers: Endgame, and will have Hawkeye training Kate Bishop to take over as the new Hawkeye. It’s one of several Marvel Disney+ shows on the horizon, including WandaVisionThe Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki, all of which are set to premiere in 2021. Then there are future shows like She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and Moon Knight.

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