The Lion King Images Spotlight Timon, Pumbaa, Rafiki & More

Characters like Timon, Pumbaa, and Rafiki get the spotlight in the new images from Disney and director Jon Favreau’s The Lion King remake. The Mouse House’s live-action reimaginings of its animated films have grossed more than $5 billion at the worldwide box office to date, beginning with 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. As such, it’s little wonder that Disney has even more planned for the next few years, including live-action retellings of Aladdin and The Lion King this year, followed by Mulan in 2020. And that’s not to mention Lady and the Tramp, which is debuting on Disney+ when the streaming service launches in November.

The Lion King marks the second such remake for Favreau, who previously called the shots on Disney’s Oscar-winning The Jungle Book in 2016. And much like he did on that film, Favreau is using photorealistic CGI to retell lion cub crown prince Simba’s coming of age story on the big screen, complete with all the majestic settings and colorful animals of the original 1994 animated movie. Of course, characters like Simba, Mufasa, and Scar look a little different this time around, in keeping with the remake’s “live-action” aesthetic.

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Speaking of which: since The Lion King remake is entirely CGI (unlike The Jungle Book), many have fairly argued that it shouldn’t be referred to as “live-action”. Others, however, have reasonably pointed out that Favreau shot the movie in the same way that he would’ve done on a traditional live-action film. The director made a similar argument during his interview with EW, which also included several brand-new photos from The Lion King retelling. You can read his quote below, followed by the images.

“The whole reason for all of this is to make an animated film feel live-action – to have a real crew come in, interface with an animated film, and make all the camera decisions that you would on set, instead of somebody sitting at a keyboard programming in the camera moves. If you look at the way we’re covering and cutting [the animated performances], all of that is related to traditional cinema.”

Part of Favreau’s approach to modernizing The Lion King also involved casting actors who reflect the current pop cultural zeitgeist, as he explained to EW. Among the film’s cast members are Childish Gambino himself, Donald Glover, as the voice of adult Simba. The latter is shown loafing around here with his buddies Timon and Pumbaa, who are voiced by Billy Eichner (American Horror Story) and prolific writer-director-actor Seth Rogen, respectively. Also pictured here are the wise mandrill Rafiki (Black Panther‘s John Kani), prim and proper red-billed hornbill Zazu (Late Week Tonight‘s host John Oliver), and Oscar-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor as Simba’s scheming uncle Scar (who, yes, will get to perform the classic musical number “Be Prepared” in the remake, according to EW).

All in all, the “live-action” versions of these Lion King characters are pretty visually striking and convincing, yet remain faithful to the designs and appearances of their 2D animated predecessors… which is also the problem, for a lot of people. Basically, The Lion King remake isn’t really promising anything new so much as it’s aiming to deliver a more realistic-looking version of the same movie that so many have already watched (and, in some cases, never really had a desire to see in “live-action”). On the other hand, Favreau has promised the film isn’t a shot for shot retelling and will both “deliver on people’s expectations while surprising them somehow”. Time will tell on that one.

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Source: EW

2019-04-25 08:04:24

Sandy Schaefer

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 Images Preview Jaime’s Trial

Jaime prepares to answer for his crimes in HBO’s official photos for Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2. After seven seasons and enough deaths to give Thanos’ Decimation a run for its money, the network’s ultra-popular A Song of Ice and Fire adaptation is down to its last pack of episodes. Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season kicked off this week with a premiere that primarily took place in Winterfell, as most of the show’s remaining characters buckled down in preparation for the Night King’s arrival. However, the episode itself ended with someone else altogether making their way to the Stark family stronghold – Jaime Lannister.

In an intentional callback to the final scene in the Game of Thrones pilot, the season 8 premiere ended with Jaime getting off his horse at Winterfell… only to turn around and see Bran Stark (the boy he pushed out of a tower window, all those years ago) sitting in his wheelchair, waiting for the Kingslayer. This in turn set the stage for season 8 episode 2, which will begin with Jaime on trial as he reveals that his sister/lover Cersei’s troops won’t be helping the North in their battle to come against the Night King and his undead army. Needless to say, this news does nothing to lighten the general mood in Winterfell, as these stills illustrate.

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HBO has unveiled fourteen images in total from Game of Thrones season 8 episode 2, ahead of its airing this weekend. You can check them all out in the space below (via Vanity Fair).

Among the characters pictured here are, of course, the main players like Jon Snow, Sansa Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, Tyrion Lannister, Arya Stark, Bran, Samwell Tarly, and Jaime. Also shown here are Gilly and her young son Sam, snuggled up with the older Sam (who got some rather devastating news about his family last episode), Daenery’s relentlessly loyal ally Jorah Mormont, the ever knowledgeable (if, currently, out of his element) Varys, and the survivalist Davos Seaworth. Meanwhile, youngster – and certified badass leader – Lyanna Mormont is all armored up and ready to battle the Night King’s army, and Grey Worm and Missandei are seemingly bidding one another farewell, ahead of the terrifying battle to come.

Still, as tense as everyone looks here, it’s nothing compared to what lies ahead for them in season 8 episode 3. It’s pretty clear that Game of Thrones is going to give us one more episode of build-up before the fight between the living and the dead gets fully underway, which is good because there’s some important table-setting that needs taking care of first (and not just the matter with Jaime, either). The season 8 premiere was uncharacteristically light on deaths for a Game of Thrones opener, and that will probably be the case again in episode 2. Rest assured, though, Death and his forces are coming after that.

NEXT: Game of Thrones Season 8: Returning Cast & Character Guide

Game of Thrones continues next Sunday, April 21 @9pm on HBO.

Source: Vanity Fair

2019-04-17 03:04:59

Sandy Schaefer

The Flash: First Look Images Of Godspeed Revealed

The first official look at Godspeed in season 5 of The Flash has been revealed. The CW has become the definitive home for DC content on the small screen over the last several years. Once the Arrowverse began, it wasn’t long before The Flash started to expand the world through the lens of the speedster Barry Allen (Grant Gustin). The show is currently winding down its fifth season, which has seen a non-speedster in Cicada take on the main villain role.

This change was much appreciated by viewers after The Flash fell into a pattern of pitting Barry up against fellow speedsters. It wasn’t long before everyone on the show seemed to have super speed, and at this point most of them do have at least some form of powers. But, as the fifth season starts to come to a close, viewers will be treated to a new speedster foe, and one that’s a recent creation of DC Comics.

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The CW (via CBR) has officially released the first images of season five’s upcoming foe, Godspeed. The first of two images offers a detailed and close up look at the suit, with the all white design with gold lightning bolts and accents. The second image unveils the full design of the suit as the white electricity sparks around him.

August Heart aka Godspeed was only first created in 2016 by Joshua Williamson and Carmine Di Giandomenico. He was introduced as a coworker of Barry Allen at Central City Police Department and quickly became friends after a shared loss. After he was struck by lighting, Barry originally began mentoring him, but August was actually using his newfound powers for his own gain. He hunts down and murders the presumed killer of his brother. Other than getting revenge on his brother’s killer, Godspeed’s primary objective is stealing the Speed Force of fellow speedsters, which normally results in killing the other speedster.

Godspeed will make his debut in The Flash during the brand new episode airing tonight, April 16, that’s aptly titled “Godspeed.” It’s not yet clear how he’ll factor into this episode or the remainder of the season at this point, but that should change once the new episode debuts. Considering this is the first look at him and no casting has been announced at this point, he could largely remain a mysterious new speedster upon his debut. This could mean that The Flash is going to change up aspects of Heart’s backstory and changes will need to happen regardless thanks to the varying states of the world Godspeed was introduced in on the page and now here. Either way, it’s safe to say that his suit looks great and hopefully he’ll be a memorable addition to the series.

MORE: The Fastest Speedsters On The Flash Ranked

The Flash season 5 returns with “Godspeed” on Tuesday, April 16 at 8/7 central on the CW.

Source: The CW [via CBR]

2019-04-15 09:04:13

Cooper Hood

First Look Images Of Harry Potter’s Fluffy In Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Ride

Universal Orlando Resort has a new Hagrid ride on the way, and we’ve got the first look at his three-headed dog, Fluffy. The ride, called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, will join many other attractions at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including Flight of the Hippogriff and Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts. This particular ride will be located in Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, though guests can take the Hogwarts Express to Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida as well.

News first broke about Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure back in February, when it was revealed that the new attraction would allow visitors to choose from riding in Hagrid’s motorbike or sidecar, and would feature some of the most famous creatures from the Potter series. Since then, we’ve learned that riders will also see more than 1,200 live trees on the ride, as well as a new creature that wasn’t featured in the movies. There will also be obstacles that guests encounter, including Devil’s Snare, which Hermione helps Ron and Harry escape from in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.  

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If that wasn’t enough to get fans excited, here’s the official first look at Fluffy, as he’ll be seen inside the new Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure ride. Appearing only in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Fluffy nonetheless plays an important role in the Potter books and movies, as he’s one of the first creatures Harry and his friends tackle on their own.

Universal Orlando also revealed today that riders will encounter Fluffy “deep in the Forbidden Forest” and that he weighs 8,000 lbs, which is “roughly as big as two standard Muggle cars.” They also teased Cornish Pixies as the next character from the ride to be revealed, calling them “a swarm of mischief-makers who love their tricks.” Previously, Universal confirmed that the new attraction will also feature a Centaur, though we’ll have to wait and see if it’s a specific character, such as Firenze.

Fluffy is chosen by Hagrid to guard the Sorcerer’s Stone after Dumbledore asks for his help with protecting it. Fluffy looks ferocious, but as Harry and his friends soon learn, he’s easily lured to sleep with a bit of music. Fluffy is one of Hagrid’s most-prized magical creatures, so it makes sense that he’s featured in the new ride.  This version of Fluffy looks similar to the one in the first Harry Potter movie, with the same yellow eyes and large fangs. However, it’ll definitely be a scarier experience to see him up close instead of onscreen, especially weighing in at 8,000 lbs. The background behind him is different, probably because he shows up in the Forbidden Forest rather than the castle like he does in the books. Either way, Harry Potter fans will no doubt be delighted to meet him.

More: Why JK Rowling Keeps Changing (& Hurting) Harry Potter Canon

Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure opens June 13 at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Source: Universal Orlando

2019-04-15 05:04:41

Rebecca VanAcker

Mandalorian Official Images Reveal Gina Carano & Carl Weather’s Characters

New official images from The Mandalorian give fans their first look at the characters played by Gina Carano and Carl Weathers. While this year marks the end of an era for Star Wars on film (with the premiere of The Rise of Skywalker), it also marks the beginning for the franchise in a new medium. At long last, the galaxy far, far away is coming to live-action TV with The Mandalorian, a series spearheaded by executive producer Jon Favreau. Running eight episodes long, the show boasts an all-star lineup of directors including Taika Waititi, Dave Filoni, and Bryce Dallas Howard (among others).

With The Mandalorian debuting on Disney+ this November, Celebration Chicago read as the ideal opportunity to promote the project. Indeed, there was a panel at the convention where Favreau, Filoni and some members of the cast were on hand to tease what they have in store. Unlike The Rise of Skywalker, the panel did not end with an official teaser trailer, but Lucasfilm did share some new photos of the characters.

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Following the conclusion of the Mandalorian panel, the studio released a batch of images, giving fans their first looks at some of the new characters. In addition to fresh glimpses Pedro Pascal’s titular Mandalorian, Gina Caraon’s Cara Dune and Carl Weather’s Greef were also spotlighted. Check them out in the space below:

Much of The Mandalorian remains heavily guarded for the time being, but the actors were able to reveal some small details about their characters. Cara Dune is an ex-Rebel shock trooper who’s described as a bit of a loner struggling to re-acclimate into society. Greef, on the other hand, is the head of a bounty hunter guild who ends up hiring The Mandalorian for a mysterious job. In all likelihood, The Mandalorian and Cara end up working together to accomplish the mission, but it remains to be seen how that dynamic plays out. Regardless, The Mandalorian looks like it will be a deep-dive exploration into the galactic underworld, fully fleshing out a corner of the universe that’s only been hinted at before. The Empire will also have a heavy presence on the show; set photos depicted stormtroopers and Mandalorian footage shown during the panel revealed Giancarlo Esposito’s character is some kind of Imperial officer looking to keep their control over the galaxy intact.

While these images obviously don’t delve into the show’s plot, they do illustrate all of the time and care that went into crafting The Mandalorian. The photos look like they could be from one of the feature films, meaning Lucasfilm is taking their Disney+ endeavors very seriously and went the extra mile to make them special. With the Star Wars movies going on hiatus for a couple of years after The Rise of Skywalker, the studio will be counting on their TV shows to be one of the franchise’s main attractions and help fill the void. If the early looks at The Mandalorian are anything to go by, fans will definitely love what Favreau and crew delivered.

More: What To Expect From The Mandalorian TV Show

Source: Lucasfilm

2019-04-14 10:04:02

Chris Agar

The Terror Season 2 Gets a Premiere Date & First-Look Images

AMC has revealed the official premiere date and first-look photos for The Terror season 2, aka. The Terror: Infamy. The Terror season 1 premiered on the network in early 2018, and was originally intended to serve as a one-off miniseries based on Dan Simmons’ 2007 historical fiction novel about Captain Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition to find the Northwest Passage. However, in the wake of the show’s initial success, AMC decided to expand The Terror into a horror anthology series, and announced that season 2 would take place in a Japanese internment camp during WWII.

Developed by Max Borenstein (Kong: Skull Island) and Alexander Woo (True Blood), with Woo serving as showrunner, Infamy follows the members of a Japanese-American community as they’re forced into an interment camp after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and come to realize they’re being hunted by a murderous supernatural being. Derek Mio (Spooked) leads the cast here, with George Takei, Kiki Sukezane, James Saito, Cristina Rodlo, Naoko Mori, Miki Ishikawa, Asako Nakayama, and Shingo Usami among those playing key roles in the story. Now, AMC has revealed a proper sneak peek at the cast in their period costumes, along with the show’s historical scenery.

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In addition to releasing the first images from The Terror: Infamy, AMC has announced that the new season will premiere this summer on Monday, August 12 at 9 pm EST. You can check out the first-look photos below.

Among The Terror: Infamy cast members pictured here are Mio as Chester Nakayama, the son of Japanese-born immigrants who joins the army and attempts to learn more about this mysterious specter, in an effort to stop it. The photos also highlight Takei as Yamato-san, a former fishing captain and elder in Chester’s community, along with Usami and Mori as Chester’s father Henry and mother Asako; Sukezane as Yuko, a mysterious woman with connections to Chester’s past; Rodlo as Luz, Chester’s secret girlfriend; and Ishikawa as Amy, a friend of the Nakayama family.

Between its cast and creatives, The Terror: Infamy has a lot going for it right off the bat. The season’s historical backdrop is equally fascinating and represents a dark chapter in American history that hasn’t been explored all that often in pop culture over the years. That lends Infamy an air of cultural relevance that season 1 didn’t necessarily have, and makes it all the more noteworthy as an example of much-needed representation on both sides of the camera. For AMC, Infamy has the potential to match or even exceed The Terror season 1’s critical acclaim and prove to be similarly successful in terms of ratings, making a third season all the more likely to happen. Its will also serve to fill a hole in the network’s programming this year, now that Better Call Saul season 5 has been formally delayed until 2020.

MORE: What to Expect From The Terror Season 2

The Terror: Infamy premieres Monday, August 12 on AMC.

Source: AMC

2019-04-08 08:04:20

Sandy Schaefer

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Linda Hamilton Return In Terminator: Dark Fate Images

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton are back together in brand-new images from the upcoming Terminator sequel, Terminator: Dark Fate. It’s been thirty-five years now since Schwarzenegger and Hamilton first shared the screen as the T-800 and Sarah Connor in James Cameron’s 1984 sci-fi action-thriller classic, The Terminator. Where Hamilton has only reprised her role once in the decades since then (for Cameron’s 1991 sequel, Terminator 2: Judgement Day), Schwarzenegger has playing a leading role in three of the four Terminator films released over that same period of time.

Following Terminator Genisys‘ failed attempt to kick-off a new trilogy back in 2015, the franchise is going back to the drawing board with Dark Fate. The film will ignore the events of the previous three Terminator sequels and serve as a direct continuation of Judgement Day, complete with Hamilton playing a nearly thirty-years older version of Sarah. It will also introduce a fresh set of characters who could potentially carry the franchise forward from here – all of whom are featured in the latest promotional stills from the movie.

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Paramount released half a dozen fresh images from Dark Fate online today, including photos of Schwarzenegger and Hamilton in the film. The pair are joined in these stills by their costars Natalie Reyes (2091), Mackenzie Davis (Blade Runner 2049), Diego Boneta (Scream Queens), and Gabriel Luna (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). You can check all six of them out in the space below.

Schwarzenegger is believed to be playing the human model for the T-800 in Dark Fate (hence his grey-haired appearance in these photos), with Genisys actor Brett Azar reportedly bringing the T-800 itself to life again. Meanwhile, Reyes is playing Dani Ramos, a young woman who finds herself being hunted by a new Terminator model (Luna) that’s traveled back in time from the future to kill her. Boneto is also playing a human by the name of (again, reportedly) Miguel Ramos, which begs the question of whether his character is related to Dani in some way (a la her brother, husband, or perhaps even her future son). Lastly, Davis is playing Grace, a soldier-assassin from the future who’s heavily speculated to be a cyborg of some kind.

It’ll be interesting to see if Dark Fate is the sequel that finally reaches the bar set by Judgement Day, when it comes to both critical and commercial success. Deadpool director Tim Miller’s involvement here is certainly encouraging, as are the talented cast and Cameron’s contributions as both a producer and a cowriter on the screen story. Paramount isn’t short-changing the film when it comes to budget, either, and is supposedly spending upwards of $200 million to get things right this time (according to Schwarzenegger, anyway). We will see if this time’s the charm when Terminator: Dark Fate reaches theaters this fall.

MORE: Everything You Need to Know About Terminator: Dark Fate

Source: Paramount Pictures

2019-04-04 09:04:20

Sandy Schaefer

Netflix’s Lord of the Flies-Inspired TV Show First Look Images Revealed

Netflix’s Lord of the Flies-inspired TV show first look images have been revealed. The upcoming TV series, known as The Society, has been building momentum over the last few months, in anticipation of its upcoming May release. The series is not to be confused with the in-development female-centric remake of Lord of the Flies.

Originally published in 1954, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies tells the story of a group of preadolescent boys who attempt to form their own society after the plane they are traveling on crash lands near a deserted island in the Pacific Ocean. As life on the island becomes increasingly frightening and difficult, the boys devolve into a somewhat barbaric state and begin to turn on one another. The novel has won numerous awards since its publication, including the 1954 Nobel Prize for literature. It has been adapted into a wide array of stage productions, television dramas, and films.

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As it’s been some time since a new version of the acclaimed story has seen the light of day, Netflix is now getting ready to launch their own take on the concept with The Society. Thanks to a press release, we’re able to get our first look at the series with a diverse selection of photos, which can be viewed below:


Though the new series is inspired by Lord of the Flies, it charts its own course by seemingly keeping its cast of characters at home in their familiar New England town. Due to mysterious circumstances, a group of teenagers are transported to a replica of their town where none of their parents exist. Struggling to uncover why and how they ended up in this strange place, the teens must form alliances in order to survive when the carefree initial days of fun and recklessness turn to a much more serious focus on the challenges of every day life. The series is executive produced and directed by Mark Webb, who is responsible for some popular film and television titles, including both of the Amazing Spider-Man films, 500 Days of Summer, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and a wide assortment of well known music videos. As previously mentioned, the new 10-episode series will kick off in May on Netflix, but at present, an exact date has not been confirmed.

So far this sounds like an interesting take on Lord of Flies, with an apparent supernatural element that is reminiscent of Lost. The original Lord of the Flies offered a rather cynical take on humanity, so it will be interesting to see how someone like Webb, who has a fair amount of experience with dramas and rom-coms, will handle the concept of morality among a group of stranded, self-organizing teens. All things considered, it’s not hard at all to believe that Netflix could easily have another hit series on their hands if this new society is a strong one.

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Source: Netflix

2019-03-28 04:03:45

Mike Jones

Hellboy Is On Horseback In New Images From The Reboot Film

David Harbour is on horseback in new images of the Hellboy reboot. After showing up briefly in the first trailer for the film, some characters taken straight out of the comics – alongside the titular Hellboy himself – are shown in clearer detail in a handful of new photos.

Over a decade after Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Neil Marshall’s reboot is revisiting the half-demon hero from creator Mike Mignola with a fresh coat of paint. With Stranger Things’ David Harbour taking over from Ron Perlman in the lead role, Hellboy is giving the source material another go at a live-action origin story, this time pitting Hellboy against an ancient sorceress known as Nimue the Blood Queen (Milla Jovovich). Expected to tackle elements that are decidedly more mature than the past two films from del Toro with its R rating, Hellboy also stars Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, and Daniel Dae Kim. Now, with the film nearing its release, some new photos offer a closer look at some characters introduced in the trailer.

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The official Hellboy Twitter account posted a handful of photos showing Hellboy in the company of some of the film’s characters – and some horses, too. In one photo, he’s even riding one of the horses alongside a group of characters called the Wild Hunt who look as though they’ve been pulled straight out of The Adventures of Robin Hood. The other photos reveal Lane’s Alice Monaghan in the background, while another shows McShane’s Professor Bruttenholm, who was originally played by the late John Hurt. Check out the tweet below to see the images:

With anticipation building, Hellboy is just one of several superhero movies releasing in 2019. In fact, 2019 will feature the most superhero movies released ever in a single year – 11 in total. As it so happens, it’ll be opening up just two weeks before Avengers: Endgame, roughly a month after Captain Marvel, and just a week after Shazam!, so the reboot has plenty of competition.

Mixing medieval inspiration with some modern technology, the Wild Hunt are more than happy to work side-by-side with Hellboy to rid the world of monsters. That said, being something of a monster himself, it’ll be interesting to see how exactly their relationship plays out. Hellboy is no stranger to shaky relationships – just look at the tension in that photo with Bruttenholm – and there is every reason to believe that this applies just as much to his work relationships as it does any other.

More: Screen Rant’s 50 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

Source: Hellboy

2019-03-09 05:03:54

Danny Salemme

New Captain Marvel Images Make Her MCU Origin Even More Confusing

The latest photos from Captain Marvel seem to make her origin story a whole lot more confusing. Captain Marvel isn’t your typical superhero origin story. When the film kicks off, Carol Danvers is already serving as a member of the elite Kree military unit known as the Starforce. The truth about her backstory will presumably be revealed through flashbacks.

Putting the pieces together from the trailers, it looks as though Carol Danvers was an Air Force pilot who was sent to investigate a UFO sighting. She wound up caught in a dogfight between alien starfighters, and was shot down. While exploring a crashed alien spaceship, Carol was exposed to unknown energies – possibly related to the Quantum Realm – and as a result was given vast superhuman powers. But the latest images from Captain Marvel suggest the truth about Carol Danvers is a little more complex.

Related: Marvel Is Releasing Captain Marvel Too Close To Avengers: Endgame

The latest issue of Total Film Magazine is dedicated to Captain Marvel, and features a couple of new images. Their sister publication, Games Radar, has shared these online – and they certainly confuse matters. Here are the photos:

The first of these shows Carol Danvers in her Nine Inch Nails shirt, something that was even seen in set photos. The last is a behind-the-scenes shot with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck. But the one featuring the Skrull is particularly interesting. It’s clearly at the crash site, confirming that USAF pilot Carol Danvers encounters an armed Skrull warrior as part of her origin story. Surprisingly, though, according to Games Radar the Skrull is Ben Mendelsohn’s Talos. While this is definitely a Skrull who’s been seen in the trailers before, visually it just doesn’t quite look like any of the other images that have been released of Talos to date. It all seems rather odd.

The trailers had already suggested a Skrull was present at the crash site, which made sense since by now it’s looking certain that the Kree wipe Carol’s memory of her life on Earth, and brainwash her into believing she’s one of them. One of the trailers included a disturbing voiceover in which Talos promised to reveal the truth to Captain Marvel, to explain who she really is. Presumably either Talos was personally on hand when Carol first gained her powers, or else his operatives have told him the truth. That should set up a very interesting dynamic. Is Talos really the villain after all, or are the Kree the actual bad guys, the ones manipulating Captain Marvel into serving in their wars? It’s been confirmed that Captain Marvel is loosely inspired by the Kree-Skrull War, a comic book arc in which Earth got caught up in the battle between two voracious alien empires, neither one of which was truly good. The same is probably true in Captain Marvel as well.

More: New Captain Marvel Stills Show Starforce, Skrulls & More

Source: Total Film Magazine (via GamesRadar)

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2019-02-05 01:02:22