Zimbio http://www.zimbio.com en-us Copyright 2017 Livingly Inc. support@livingly.com (The Livingly Team) Who's the Prince That Was Promised on 'Game of Thrones'? <p><span class="dropcap">T</span>hroughout the seasons of <em>Game of Thrones</em>, The Prince That Was Promised (or Prince Who Was Promised) has been mentioned a number of times in conversation (usually by Melisandre).&nbsp;It happened again on Sunday's episode, "Stormborn," when the Red Woman arrives at Dragonstone and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HLFdg7CRkI">meets</a>&nbsp;the Mother of Dragons. So who is this fabled savior?</p> <div class="widget right pull-quote-big-icon w50 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="mFjPOfUiDy-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/pull_quote_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="pull_quote_widget"> <p class="text primary">The Long Night is coming. Only the Prince Who Was Promised can bring the dawn."</p> </div> <p>Before we get into this important meeting, let's go through the history of the promised&nbsp;prince: Millenia ago in the Known World, a winter that lasted a generation fell upon the land. This is known as The Long Night and different cultures have different accounts of this dark age. It was during this time the world of men came face to face with the people from the Land of Always Winter known as The Others. They rode giant ice spiders and dead horses and ran roughshod over man's world on a mission to bring everlasting winter to every land. Today, they're known as the White Walkers.</p> <p>The Long Night only ended thanks to the coming of a warrior who wielded a red or flaming sword. His name was Azor Ahai and his sword was Lightbringer. Prophecy states another Long Night is coming and Azor Ahai will be reborn to battle the darkness once again. The prince that was promised is the reincarnation of Azor Ahai, either from the dead, or in the form of another "prince" who wields the same power.</p> <p>George R.R. Martin's <em>Song of Ice and Fire</em> book series never makes an explicit connection between Azor Ahai and the Prince That Was Promised, but Melisandre uses the names interchangeably in the books and fans have long theorized they are one and the same. She does the same thing on the show, but there is a possibility they are two different people. Either way, the prophecy heralds the coming of Azor Ahai with certain omens. These are the three most important references to the prince in the novels, and our best clues as to who he (or she) might be:</p> <p><strong><em>"When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone."</em></strong><br /><em>-A Storm of Swords, Chapter 25, Davos III</em></p> <p><strong><em>"There will come a day after a long summer when the stars bleed and the cold breath of darkness falls heavy on the world. In this dread hour a warrior shall draw from the fire a burning sword. And that sword shall be Lightbringer, the Red Sword of Heroes, and he who clasps it shall be Azor Ahai come again, and the darkness shall flee before him."</em></strong><br /><em>-A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I</em></p> <p><strong><em>"Aegon&hellip; What better name for a King&hellip; He is the Prince that was Promised, and his is the song of ice and fire... There must be one more&hellip; The dragon has three heads."</em></strong><br /><em>-Rhaegar Targaryen in Daenerys' vision at the House of the Undying,&nbsp;A Clash of Kings, Chapter 48, Daenerys III</em></p> <div class="separator one"></div> <p>Fans know well the second prophesied Long Night is on the horizon with the Night King and his Army of the Dead bearing down on Westeros like a storm. This makes Melisandre and Daenerys' meeting at Dragonstone all the more important. The show wouldn't waste time on the prince that was promised unless the prophecy held some significance for the future. We also learned the word "prince," as translated from High Valyrian, has no gender which means the prophecy refers to a prince or princess as Azor Ahai reborn. You might think this cements Daenerys Stormborn's case to be the prince, but Melisandre leaves things ambiguous. She tells Dany, "The Long Night is coming. Only the Prince Who Was Promised can bring the dawn... Prophecies are dangerous things. I believe you have a role to play, as does another &mdash; the King in the North, Jon Snow."</p> <p>So who is the prophesied prince? Daenerys and Jon Snow remain the two fan favorites, but there are others with cases as well. Here's a quick breakdown of the leading candidates:</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="WDvYKUDx_c-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="WDvYKUDx_c-"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/CSOTBgF1WA4x.jpg" title="Daenerys" alt="Who's the Prince That Was Promised on 'Game of Thrones'?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Daenerys Targaryen</h3> <p><strong>Red star bleeds</strong> - A <a href="http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Red_Comet">red comet</a>&nbsp;burns in the sky after&nbsp;Daenerys is "reborn" in Khal Drogo's funeral pyre.<br /><strong>Born amidst smoke</strong> - The smoke of the pyre. She was also born during a hellish storm on Dragonstone, hence "Stormborn."<br /><strong>Born amidst salt</strong> - The tears of Mirri Maz Duur, who burned alive in the pyre. Again, born in a maelstrom.<br /><strong>Wake dragons from stone</strong> - Her three dragon eggs hatched in the pyre.<br /><strong>Royalty</strong> - Targaryen princess and now a queen.<br /><strong>Lightbringer</strong> - No sign of a flaming sword yet, but her dragons may be metaphorical flaming swords.<br /><strong>Song of Ice and Fire</strong> - May refer to the the <a href="/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/RnOkWOOr85h/Case+Jon+Snow+Daenerys+Targaryen+Marriage">Pact of Ice and Fire</a>.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Jon Snow</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ODySqaIXgUv" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ODySqaIXgUv"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/nQRzq8Vez7Tx.jpg" title="Jon Snow" alt="Who's the Prince That Was Promised on 'Game of Thrones'?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Red star bleeds</strong> - The hilt on Ser Arthur Dayne's sword, detailed <a href="/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/iAVD0Ya1by_/How+Ser+Arthur+Dayne+Sword+Links+Jon+Snow">here</a>.<br /><strong>Born amidst smoke</strong> - No evidence.&nbsp;<br /><strong>Born amidst salt</strong> -&nbsp;Jon was born in the Tower of Joy, which rests on the ocean. It could also refer to his mother, Lyanna Stark's tears. She died in childbirth.<br /><strong>Wake dragons from stone</strong> - Could refer to his recruitment of Daenerys at&nbsp;Dragonstone to fight the Night King.<br /><strong>Royalty</strong> - Targaryen prince and King in the North.<br /><strong>Lightbringer</strong> - Longclaw is a Valyrian steel weapon so maybe we'll see this unfold if it touches dragonfire and burns red.<br /><strong>Song of Ice and Fire</strong> - See above, may refer to the the Pact of Ice and Fire.</p> <p><strong>*Jon also seems to be Melisandre's choice, or at least one of them:</strong></p> <p><em>"He is the Prince Who Was Promised."</em> <br />-Melisandre about Jon Snow, Season 6</p> <p><em>"The Lord let you come back for a reason. Stannis was not the Prince Who Was Promised, but someone has to be."</em><br />―Melisandre to Jon Snow, Season 6</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Tyrion Lannister</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3BkRzXHVdyV" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3BkRzXHVdyV"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/hHZj21lB4Qcx.jpg" title="Tyrion" alt="Who's the Prince That Was Promised on 'Game of Thrones'?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Red star bleeds</strong> - May refer to the death of Oberyn Martell, whose house sigil is a red sun. Tyrion was "reborn" after Oberyn fought for him against the Mountain in a trial by combat &mdash; He killed his father and left the country.<br /><strong>Born amidst smoke</strong> - Could be argued he was reborn after winning the Battle of Blackwater Bay where he burned the Baratheon fleet to embers.<br /><strong>Born amidst salt</strong> - Could refer to his voyage across the Narrow Sea after killing Tywin, or to his mother, Joanna Lannister's tears during his actual birth. Joanna died in childbirth.<br /><strong>Wake dragons from stone</strong> - Tyrion set Rhaegal and Viserion free in the Meereen dungeon.<br /><strong>Royalty</strong> - He could be a Targaryen prince. More details <a href="/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/k4g9LNmHE4e/Tyrion+Lannister+Must+Tyrion+Targaryen">here</a>.<br /><strong>Lightbringer</strong> - Tyrion rarely touches a sword so no clue.<br /><strong>Song of Ice and Fire</strong> - No evidence.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain right w30 gutter no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="YnOFhidqcu6" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="YnOFhidqcu6"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/tTkLCu6Ykz1x.jpg" title="Hound" alt="Who's the Prince That Was Promised on 'Game of Thrones'?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Sandor Clegane, The Hound</h3> <p><strong>Red star bleeds</strong> - If you interpret this as "born in fire," as some do, then young Clegane having his face pressed to the stove by his brother&nbsp;may fit.&nbsp;<br /><strong>Born amidst smoke</strong> - The smoke from his flesh burning.<br /><strong>Born amidst salt</strong> - The salt from his tears.<br /><strong>Wake dragons from stone</strong> - No evidence.<br /><strong>Lightbringer</strong> - He's now in the company of Beric Dondarrian, who's been known to <a href="https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/12/129924/3665682-tumblr_mm8vs4gouw1sp6labo1_500.gif">wield</a>&nbsp;a flaming sword. If Beric falls in battle, perhaps the Hound will pick it up.<br /><strong>Song of Ice and Fire</strong> - No evidence.</p> <p></p> <div class="separator three"></div> <p>Fans have come up with possible scenarios for many other <em>Game of Thrones</em> characters to support theories about Jaime Lannister being the prince who was promised, for example. Bran also, and Cersei... Beric Dondarrion is mentioned thanks to his flaming sword and seeming immortality. Gendry is talked about since he has Baratheon blood which is a fraction Targaryen also. But none of these candidates have the checkmarks the above characters do. Personally, I believe it's between Daenerys and Jon and it may be both of them. It may include Tyrion also if the dragon really has three heads. Who do you think is the prince that was promised? Comment below with any thoughts.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <p><strong><em>Game of Thrones</em> returns this Sunday with an all-new episode on HBO.&nbsp;</strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w80 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="iQhrS-NROSM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="800" height="450" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/z2pRLR6Ns5I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:05:49 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/6iP9YgdL3A1/Prince+Promised+Game+Thrones 6iP9YgdL3A1 ‘Riverdale’ Lovebirds Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Are Dating! <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="LP8TZ5rNNoC" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="LP8TZ5rNNoC"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Wg7sPEYrM17l.jpg" title="Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart" alt="‘Riverdale’ Lovebirds Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Are Dating!" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Instagram | @lilireinhart</div> </div> </div> <p>Do you hear that? It&rsquo;s the sound of #Bughead shippers crying buckets of joy.</p> <p><a href="http://www.eonline.com/news/869068/riverdale-s-cole-sprouse-and-lili-reinhart-are-dating">According</a>&nbsp;to E! News, <em>Riverdale</em> co-stars <a href="/Cole+Sprouse">Cole Sprouse</a> and <a href="/Lili+Reinhart">Lili Reinhart</a> have taken their romance from the small screen to real life. Multiple sources confirmed that The CW stars &ldquo;could not keep their hands off of one another&rdquo; during Comic-Con 2017. It&rsquo;s unclear just how serious the relationship is at this point, although the couple was &ldquo;very open with their PDA at parties during the event, and close friends did not seem surprised&rdquo; by their romance.</p> <p>Another eyewitness claims that Reinhart &ldquo;was mostly hanging out with the other&nbsp;<em>Riverdale</em>&nbsp;girls&rdquo; at a Comic-Con party on Friday night, but that she &ldquo;always had her eye on where Cole was.&rdquo; The good-looking pair was also spotted talking closely by the pool. Even though they weren&rsquo;t showing any obvious PDA, it was clear to onlookers that &ldquo;something was going on&rdquo; between them.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="r1GNlFnCXIG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="r1GNlFnCXIG"><a target="_blank" href="/photos/Lili+Reinhart/Comic+Con+International+2017+Riverdale+Special/l1aPsGP3y-i"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Comic+Con+International+2017+Riverdale+Special+l1aPsGP3y-ix.jpg" title="Lili Reinhart Photos Photos: Comic-Con International 2017 - 'Riverdale' Special Video Presentation and Q&amp;A" alt="‘Riverdale’ Lovebirds Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart Are Dating!" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Sprouse and Reinhart met on the set of <em>Riverdale</em> last year, and it looks like they have moved way past the friend zone. In fact, during <em>Entertainment Weekly</em>&rsquo;s party on Saturday night, <em>People</em>&nbsp;<a href="http://people.com/celebrity/riverdale-cole-sprouse-lili-reinhart-dating/">reported</a> that the couple was spotted &ldquo;canoodling, holding hands and kissing.&rdquo;</p> <p>Well, this is certainly great news for most fans of <em>Riverdale</em>. It&rsquo;s obvious that Sprouse and Reinhart have great chemistry, so this new romance totally makes sense!</p> <p>Are you happy about #Bughead becoming the real deal, or are you worried their romance could potentially affect the show? Hit the comments to dish and discuss all your unfiltered thoughts.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="RPFknznKhI-" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-version="7" style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 658px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);"> <div style="padding: 8px;"> <div style="background: #F8F8F8; line-height: 0; margin-top: 40px; padding: 61.94444444444444% 0; text-align: center; width: 100%;"> <div style="background: url(data:image/png; base64,ivborw0kggoaaaansuheugaaacwaaaascamaaaapwqozaaaabgdbtueaalgpc/xhbqaaaafzukdcak7ohokaaaamuexurczmzpf399fx1+bm5mzy9amaaadisurbvdjlvzxbesmgces5/p8/t9furvcrmu73jwlzosgsiizurcjo/ad+eqjjb4hv8bft+idpqocx1wjosbfhh2xssxeiyn3uli/6mnree07uiwjev8ueowds88ly97kqytlijkktuybbruayvh5wohixmpi5we58ek028czwyuqdlkpg1bkb4nnm+veanfhqn1k4+gpt6ugqcvu2h2ovuif/gwufyy8owepdyzsa3avcqpvovvzzz2vtnn2wu8qzvjddeto90gsy9mvlqtgysy231mxry6i2ggqjrty0l8fxcxfcbbhwrsyyaaaaaelftksuqmcc); display: block; height: 44px; margin: 0 auto -44px; position: relative; top: -22px; width: 44px;"></div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BU8J6iWg1Bu/" style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" target="_blank">Thanks for having us, Philly ❤️</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by Lili Reinhart (@lilireinhart) on </p> </div> </blockquote> <script async="" defer="defer" src="//platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js"></script> </div> <div class="separator three"> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="bf28Cl62Ma9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:BCoRu9FGU27"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> <p></p> </div> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:33:30 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Cole+Sprouse/articles/p__iNG601pG/Riverdale+Lovebirds+Cole+Sprouse+Lili+Reinhart p__iNG601pG Jon Snow Chokes Out Littlefinger for All of Us <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="JzeyigKx2pR" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="JzeyigKx2pR"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/NiH-zl7rljOl.jpg" title="GoT" alt="Jon Snow Chokes Out Littlefinger For All of Us" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>Oooooooooooo Littlefinger you had it coming you sniveling weasel turd. Long the narrow eye&nbsp;in the peephole, little Peter Baelish from the Fingers finally got bullied last night on <em>Game of Thrones</em>. The former Master of Coin is also a master at evading recompense, but not for this brief moment. The King of the North Jon Snow had his prayer interrupted by Baelish&nbsp;in the Winterfell crypt on last night's episode and Jon responded by soundly choke-slamming the little guy up against the wall.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cCo-7CE5s_9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="cCo-7CE5s_9"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/4ghdY5Z8zC5x.jpg" title="GoT" alt="Jon Snow Chokes Out Littlefinger For All of Us" /></div> </div> </div> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="_nwpGLkJbS9" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="_nwpGLkJbS9"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/eQVf20d6G7Cx.jpg" title="GoT" alt="Jon Snow Chokes Out Littlefinger For All of Us" /></div> </div> </div> <p>To this we can only say:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="kwkSui6DdLl" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="kwkSui6DdLl"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/-mFWAqvuFlOx.gif" title="Stallone gif" alt="Jon Snow Chokes Out Littlefinger For All of Us" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Tumblr</div> </div> </div> <p>The incident immediately recalled the last time a Stark&nbsp;laid his hands on&nbsp;Littlefinger on <em>Game of Thrones</em>. Not so coincidentally, it was Jon's Uncle Ned:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ahr9BDQ8gDJ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ahr9BDQ8gDJ"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/Zlz2BOn1lswx.jpg" title="Ned chokes Littlefinger" alt="Jon Snow Chokes Out Littlefinger For All of Us" /></div> </div> </div> <p>Here's an artist's rendition:</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="QKSMzW3dvx2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="QKSMzW3dvx2"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/T9Y4Zneb6cVx.jpg" title="Ned chokes Littlefinger" alt="Jon Snow Chokes Out Littlefinger For All of Us" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Kaktus-Olya</div> </div> </div> <p>Littlefinger knows "<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRS8a8HjqFs">chaos is a ladder</a>" and he's stayed in the Game of Thrones this long by wreaking havoc and sowing controversy wherever he is. His allegiances are only to himself and his every move is a carefully considered maneuver. His rat-like appearance is belied by his brilliant immorality since which he's carefully crafted over the years. He's the best liar in Westeros.</p> <p>All of these reasons are why we, of course, love and despise Littlefinger as a TV character. He's utterly unpredictable and played perfectly by the great Aidan Gillen, who gained plenty of weasel experience as Tommy Carcetti on <em>The Wire</em> before <em>Thrones</em> came calling. Littlefinger is both great and entirely loathsome, but even his biggest fans must've been grinning through that choke-slam last night. Hopefully, it won't be the last time.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Mf5beJcWMAn" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:Ywfpe3C7lQ-"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="oaAn-y_ZZ0J" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:YrheeENtJCk"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:00:47 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/kWCLAHIF3J2/Jon+Snow+Chokes+Out+Littlefinger kWCLAHIF3J2 The Internet Ripped Into Theon Greyjoy and Forgot He's a Traumatized Man <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="t-GIl-WuG4Z" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="t-GIl-WuG4Z"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/xmuajoFn4vex.jpg" title="Theon Greyjoy " alt=" The Internet Ripped Into Theon Greyjoy and Forgot He's a Traumatized Man" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Spoilers ahead!&nbsp;</em></p> <p>Last night's episode of <em>Game of Thrones</em> came and went in spectacular fashion. In the end, Euron Greyjoy finally caught up with Theon and Yara, stormed&nbsp;their boat, and, like a madman, hacked everyone and everything to pieces.&nbsp;In the wake of the fighting, the two Sand Snake sisters,&nbsp;Nym and Obara, were left dead (RIP), and the fate&nbsp;of Yara, Ellaria, and Tyene made unknown. All in all, if you are a fan of&nbsp;<em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em>, you were certainly a huge fan of&nbsp;<em>GoT&nbsp;</em>last night.&nbsp;</p> <p>But the real climatic moment that truly shocked the good people of&nbsp;the internet was when Theon jumped ship instead of fighting&nbsp;Euron, who held&nbsp;his big sis Yara at knifepoint. Yeah, his decision&nbsp;certainly&nbsp;isn't going to get Theon back in our good graces anytime soon.&nbsp;</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="dK6AZCuwoNZ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yara: He's my protector <br /><br />Theon: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameofThrones?src=hash">#GameofThrones</a> <a href="https://t.co/j08f8QDoXW">pic.twitter.com/j08f8QDoXW</a></p> &mdash; Cathy Holland (@cathymholland) <a href="https://twitter.com/cathymholland/status/889351805334945792">July 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="B3G7uAzCuDp" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Theon Greyjoy be like <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameofThrones?src=hash">#GameofThrones</a> <a href="https://t.co/KojQ6zmImR">pic.twitter.com/KojQ6zmImR</a></p> &mdash; Jack Doyle (@JackkDoylee) <a href="https://twitter.com/JackkDoylee/status/889481889085612032">July 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="sCunm2t6Sud" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">My face when Theon just jumped off the boat without helping <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThones7?src=hash">#GameOfThones7</a> <a href="https://t.co/MuyGPEfTE2">pic.twitter.com/MuyGPEfTE2</a></p> &mdash; Majin (@MoePicasso) <a href="https://twitter.com/MoePicasso/status/889305515360124928">July 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="mWhLh96RSvL" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Euron: "Come &amp; get her." <br />Theon: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThrones?src=hash">#GameOfThrones</a> <a href="https://t.co/L0USnskGUf">pic.twitter.com/L0USnskGUf</a></p> &mdash; Internet Palace (@InternetPalace) <a href="https://twitter.com/InternetPalace/status/889306725978976257">July 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="tCLjCGeb7ak" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Everyone looking at Theon Greyjoy like.... <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/GameOfThrones?src=hash">#GameOfThrones</a> <a href="https://t.co/Yls6mRdbDB">pic.twitter.com/Yls6mRdbDB</a></p> &mdash; King Jon Snow (@LordSnow) <a href="https://twitter.com/LordSnow/status/889313261195321346">July 24, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Though the internet had a good Theon <a href="https://www.moviefone.com/2017/07/24/game-of-thrones-fans-roast-theon-hilarious-memes-stormborn/">roasting party</a>&nbsp;(I'm not going to lie, the memes are&nbsp;pretty priceless), it&nbsp;seemed to have forgotten how much of a broken man he really is. Remember, he spent years as Reek, was tormented both physically and mentally by Ramsay Bolton and forced to play his twisted psychological mind games.&nbsp;He even had his cut-off man parts sent to dear old, for crying out loud. Seriously, the&nbsp;guy has had&nbsp;it rough. So we totally understand why Theon would freak out and leap dramatically into the water instead of facing the potential&nbsp;horror of another captivity. It's not cowardice, it's PTSD.&nbsp;</p> <p>Hopefully, Theon will find&nbsp;his inner strength soon and take action. Maybe he'll be the one to track down and kill Euron, and re-gain Yara's respect. I'm not sure where Theon is headed next, but I do know that seeing him&nbsp;float like soggy driftwood in the ocean while watching&nbsp;Euron's boat sail away into the fiery night sky&nbsp;was so sad.</p> <p>Sigh, you got this, Theon.&nbsp;</p> <p>Now with that out of the way, can we <em>please</em> talk about that extremely awkward&nbsp;sex scene between Greyworm and&nbsp;Missandei?&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:45:02 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/KlEeJI_aPus/Internet+Ripped+Theon+Greyjoy+Forgot+Traumatized KlEeJI_aPus 5 Burning ‘Game of Thrones’ Questions We Have After Watching ‘Stormborn’ <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZcVZyCLjjJq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZcVZyCLjjJq"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/U3v14zd5euwl.jpg" title="Game of Thrones" alt="5 Burning &lsquo;Game of Thrones&rsquo; Questions We Have After Watching &lsquo;Stormborn&rsquo;" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>Let the madness ensue!</p> <p>The second episode of <em>Game of Thrones</em> Season 7 &mdash; aptly titled &ldquo;Stormborn&rdquo; &mdash; provided a series of reminders to how and where the HBO series began. Parts of the episode particularly called back to Season 1 with Daenerys&rsquo; long-winded anecdotes about her brother Viserys and Arya&rsquo;s magnificent reunion with Nymeria.</p> <p>By the end of the episode, we were most certainly left feeling both satisfied and perplexed. <em>Game of Thrones</em> always offers enough of a glimpse into what&rsquo;s to come, but the anticipation of it all can be emotionally crippling. That feeling certainly rings true after last night&rsquo;s episode! In fact, we have 5 burning questions after watching &ldquo;Stormborn&rdquo; and they need to be answered ASAP.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">1) Does Varys truly believe in Daenerys?</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Xphn1wXzOZO" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Xphn1wXzOZO"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/rFaRE7ojnY7x.jpg" title="Game of Thrones" alt="5 Burning &lsquo;Game of Thrones&rsquo; Questions We Have After Watching &lsquo;Stormborn&rsquo;" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>The man with the little birds and hush-hush conspiracies sure knows how give a speech about democracy. While Varys laid bared his desire to support the Mother of Dragons, his loyalty will always be questioned. The man is as unpredictable as a Ouija board which is why Daenerys better sleep with one eye open. While Varys attests that the &ldquo;people&rdquo; will always have his allegiance over any monarch, it&rsquo;s hard to truly believe him. There&rsquo;s always a chance that Varys is working as a secret agent for someone else. Plus, he despises all things magic, so Melisandre getting into Daenerys&rsquo; ear would only further irk Varys &mdash; it could perhaps even push him into committing treason against his queen.</p> <h3 class="article_heading pine">2) Will the real Azor Ahai please stand up?</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="0cnGaOTASgz" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="0cnGaOTASgz"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/KzEm_qJMHZ6x.jpg" title="Game of Thrones" alt="5 Burning &lsquo;Game of Thrones&rsquo; Questions We Have After Watching &lsquo;Stormborn&rsquo;" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>According to prophecy, Azor Ahai will wake dragons out of stone, will be kissed by fire, will murder a loved one, and will also wield Lightbringer. Clearly, Daenerys is a strong contender since she&rsquo;s got the whole dragon part down and has already murdered her brother. Of course, Jon Snow is still in the running since he inadvertently played a role in his mother&rsquo;s death &mdash; Lyanna died during childbirth. Plus, Jon came back from the dead which is no easy feat.</p> <p>Most likely, both Daenerys and Jon will rule together because they are trailblazers and two Iron Thrones look cooler than one. Either that, or one of them will sacrifice their life for the other. (Our money is on Jon if that happens, given his inclination for dying.)</p> <h3 class="article_heading pine">3) Can a dragon really be killed by a crossbow?</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="l224glTWvqj" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="l224glTWvqj"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/knjykKvf6g6x.jpg" title="Game of Thrones" alt="5 Burning &lsquo;Game of Thrones&rsquo; Questions We Have After Watching &lsquo;Stormborn&rsquo;" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>Qyburn lured Cersei down to the creepy dragon crypt of the Red Keep and presented her with a rather lackluster crossbow. Was this creation meant to be ominous because it totally fell flat. One would think that the master of torture would come up with something more intimidating than a ginormous&nbsp;crossbow.</p> <h3 class="article_heading pine">4) What&rsquo;s the purpose of Jorah surviving?</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="cYakB0J5nS0" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="cYakB0J5nS0"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/8DnGCCZV1M4x.jpg" title="Game of Thrones" alt="5 Burning &lsquo;Game of Thrones&rsquo; Questions We Have After Watching &lsquo;Stormborn&rsquo;" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>Now that Daenerys has Tyrion by her side, the need for this lovestruck knight makes little sense. Clearly, Sam will successfully cure Jorah which means that something big is coming. Now that Yara and Theon Greyjoy have failed their end of the plan, perhaps Jorah will finally get his moment to shine and make Khaleesi proud.</p> <h3 class="article_heading pine">5) When will Sansa mess up as Wardeness&nbsp;of the North?</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="kw4ciYEIBv4" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="kw4ciYEIBv4"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/4TmNQbQX-9nx.jpg" title="Game of Thrones" alt="5 Burning &lsquo;Game of Thrones&rsquo; Questions We Have After Watching &lsquo;Stormborn&rsquo;" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>Listen, we <em>love</em> Sansa. The woman is a beast and a survivor. Still, it&rsquo;s clear that with Littlefinger in the way, Sansa will end up making some questionable decisions despite having the best of&nbsp;intentions. Another storm is heading toward&rsquo;s Sansa&rsquo;s direction and with Jon away, she could falter big time.</p> <h3 class="article_heading pine"><strong>Bonus question:</strong> Why is Archmaester Marwyn such a turd?</h3> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="tqTp_pHWlvH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="tqTp_pHWlvH"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/qiBHQNsenC2x.jpg" title="Game of Thrones" alt="5 Burning &lsquo;Game of Thrones&rsquo; Questions We Have After Watching &lsquo;Stormborn&rsquo;" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>After giving poor Sam the worst internship in the world, Archmaester Marwyn is hellbent on breaking Sam&rsquo;s spirit by going on and on about his boring research. &ldquo;A Chronicle of the Wars Following the Death of King Robert the First&rdquo; sounds like a dissertation from hell. We feel your pain, Sam. Hang in there, buddy.</p> <div class="separator three"> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="9xiTCDv3g1R" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="trivia:Ywfpe3C7lQ-"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> <p></p> </div> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:21:36 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/hzJSJ8A8N19/5+Burning+Game+Thrones+Questions+After+Watching hzJSJ8A8N19 Surveying the Carnage After Episode 2 of 'Game of Thrones' <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Dq4upneKe9R" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Dq4upneKe9R"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/SYPWnGlGymrl.jpg" title="Euron Greyjoy" alt="Surveying the Carnage After Episode 2 of 'Game of Thrones'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Game of Thrones</em> is settling in. After a season premiere that was relatively free from bloodshed (Arya's extinction of the Freys the lone exception), the HBO series got serious in Episode 2 of Season 7 last night.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>**Spoilers ahead, of course**</strong></p> <p>In Dragonstone, Daenerys Targaryen decides on an invasion strategy with the help of her Hand, Tyrion Lannister. The Unsullied will attack Casterley Rock while the Dornish and Reach armies invade King's Landing.</p> <p>The Iron Fleet, led by Yara and Theon Greyjoy, was tasked with ferrying the Dornish from the South but they never get started. Uncle Euron leads a surprise attack on his niece and nephew and splinters their fleet somewhere on the outskirts of Dragonstone and King's Landing.</p> <p>Blazing arrows fly in every direction and Euron leads the attack himself, taking on his "traitorous" countrymen and welcoming on all comers with a psychopath's glee. It seems he'll get Cersei a coveted gift after all. Yara Greyjoy, Ellaria Sand, and Tyrene Sand are all taken prisoner by Euron. Theon, faced with confronting his murderous uncle, tucks tail and runs, jumping overboard to save his own skin.</p> <p>There are significant casualties, however. Both of the elder Sand Snakes are killed by Euron himself during the battle. Obara is skewered with her own spear after Euron snaps it in half and gets her close enough. And, Nymeria Sand is, likewise, killed with her own weapon. Euron strangles her with her whip and hangs her from the ship's bow in the aftermath.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="6ItgJUuA6-W" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="6ItgJUuA6-W"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ioG6-93W89yl.jpg" title="Sand Snakes" alt="RIP Nymeria and Obara Sand. (HBO)" /></div> <div class="below">RIP Nymeria and Obara Sand. (HBO)</div> </div> </div> <p>While the Sand Snakes haven't had too much screen time over the course of the series, these are two major deaths that stand as a harbinger of things to come. Now that Cersei has drawn first blood, expect the violence to come in waves and drown familiar face after familiar face as the season draws to a close.&nbsp;</p> <p>What will become of Euron's hostages? I wouldn't hold out hope. Ellaria Sand killed Cersei's daughter, Myrcella. Will the Queen return the favor and murder her youngest, Tyrene, in some gruesome fashion? Probably. Although there is a wild card: Bronn has yet to make an appearance in Season 7, and he has a (sort of) friendly connection with Tyrene.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain center w50 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="enzb5JKmf9q" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="enzb5JKmf9q"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/tJ6fie2G2Xnx.gif" title="GoT" alt="Surveying the Carnage After Episode 2 of 'Game of Thrones'" /></div> <div class="below attribution">HBO</div> </div> </div> <p>Maybe he'll spring her from the black cells and save her life. Ellaria and Yara? They're dead meat.</p> <div class="separator three"></div> <p><strong><em>Game of Thrones</em> returns next Sunday night on HBO.&nbsp;</strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="muOshgyzMiG" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="338" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/z2pRLR6Ns5I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RU8cuXBEZJK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <div class="crowdleap-game" data-id="quiz:YrheeENtJCk"></div> <script>// <![CDATA[ (function(e,a,f){var c,b=e.getElementsByTagName(a)[0];if(!e.getElementById(f)){c=e.createElement(a);c.id=f;c.src="//widget.crowdleap.com/widgets-0.9.js";b.parentNode.insertBefore(c,b)};})(document,"script","crowdleap-js"); // ]]></script> </div> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:36:32 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Beyond+the+Tube/articles/lR7b29UoKBl/Surveying+Carnage+After+Episode+2+Game+Thrones lR7b29UoKBl That'll Do, Doctor Who: BBC Series Cast Says Goodbye to Peter Capaldi at Comic-Con 2017 <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="3ayENrc-9HN" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="3ayENrc-9HN"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/k3oGrHoRTeZl.jpg" title="Peter Capaldi at Comic-Con 2017" alt="That'll Do, Doctor Who: BBC Series Cast Says Goodbye to Peter Capaldi at Comic-Con 2017" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p><em>Doctor Who's</em> <a href="/Peter+Capaldi">Peter Capaldi</a>&nbsp;said time had&nbsp;escaped him at the BBC series' Comic-Con panel on Sunday. The somewhat ironic statement was followed by no less than 40 minutes of celebration of his performance.</p> <p>"I love [Doctor Who]. He's my favorite doctor. He's certainly the most handsome, and he's got the biggest hair," Capaldi joked. "My ambition with him was not to make him a human being but to make him a strange and mysterious&nbsp;creature... we perceive him as human, but I think he's stranger and darker and cleverer."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="RNPt7STk_oy" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="RNPt7STk_oy"><a target="_blank" href="/photos/Peter+Capaldi/Comic+Con+International+2017+Doctor+BBC+America/8gcyonTLc16"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Comic+Con+International+2017+Doctor+BBC+America+8gcyonTLc16x.jpg" title="Peter Capaldi Photos Photos: Comic-Con International 2017 - 'Doctor Who' BBC America Official Panel" alt="That'll Do, Doctor Who: BBC Series Cast Says Goodbye to Peter Capaldi at Comic-Con 2017" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>The actor went on to heap praise on cast mates Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, and Michelle Gomez. Lucas, he said, had delivered a "huge contribution" despite being "immensely famous and immensely talented." Writer/actor Mark&nbsp;Gatiss and showrunner Steven Moffat, he expressed, were the lifeblood of the story.&nbsp;</p> <p>"The show hasn't always enjoyed the success it enjoys at the moment," he said, "and Mark has always been there."</p> <p>Gatiss called Season 10's highly anticipated Christmas special a "lovely exit," adding that it was "very Christmas-y." Unfortunately, Mackie's&nbsp;Bill Potts will be retired following the finale.</p> <p>When asked to cite&nbsp;his own Doctor Who's most iconic moment, he said it was decided for him courtesy of the 50th anniversary special.</p> <p>"When my eyebrows popped over," he said. "That set what my Doctor Who&nbsp;was going to be: a middle-aged Scotsman with hairy eyebrows... of which there are many."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="PKR3BOTEtnS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="PKR3BOTEtnS"><a target="_blank" href="/photos/Peter+Capaldi/Entertainment+Weekly+Hosts+Annual+Comic+Con/tZ4ByfERR1K"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Entertainment+Weekly+Hosts+Annual+Comic+Con+tZ4ByfERR1Kx.jpg" title="Peter Capaldi Photos Photos: Entertainment Weekly Hosts Its Annual Comic-Con Party at FLOAT at the Hard Rock Hotel" alt="That'll Do, Doctor Who: BBC Series Cast Says Goodbye to Peter Capaldi at Comic-Con 2017" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>In mid-July, actress <a href="/Jodie+Whittaker">Jodie Whittaker</a>&nbsp;was announced as the first female Doctor Who. Some were pleased with the&nbsp;casting, others took issue. But Moffat had very strong words for those claiming Whittaker's casting caused "backlash."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="bqtI5S4Zazn" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DoctorWho?src=hash">#DoctorWho</a> cast collectively challenges so-called "backlash" against female Doctor Who <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JodieWhittaker?src=hash">#JodieWhittaker</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ComicCon?src=hash">#ComicCon</a> <a href="https://t.co/Ga08OqamnT">pic.twitter.com/Ga08OqamnT</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/889245862332780544">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>For Gatiss, however, "the doctor is always the doctor."</p> <p>"You have a default version...it's a basic kindness, an attitude toward the universe," he said, adding that the Doctor had a sort of "beautiful eccentricity."</p> <p>"He's not <em>trying</em> to be that [kind, compassionate fellow]," Moffat said, "he just can't help himself from being that. That's the best story you can tell: the man who fights monsters and yet never becomes one. 'Doctor' is the best possible name for him &mdash; or her."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NfjEps3pvfu" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NfjEps3pvfu"><a target="_blank" href="/photos/Jodie+Whittaker/Get+Santa+UK+Premiere+Arrivals/HDpgd-_jg50"> <img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Get+Santa+UK+Premiere+Arrivals+HDpgd-_jg50x.jpg" title='Jodie Whittaker Photos Photos: "Get Santa" - UK Premiere - Arrivals' alt="That'll Do, Doctor Who: BBC Series Cast Says Goodbye to Peter Capaldi at Comic-Con 2017" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>At the end of the day, Capaldi said the hardest part of filming <em>Doctor Who</em> was leaving it.</p> <p>"Every day has its hardships," he shared. "It's wonderful."</p> <p>That'll do, Doctor Who.</p> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 18:52:52 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Matt+Lucas/articles/kCdautmIY3H/ll+Doctor+BBC+Series+Cast+Says+Goodbye+Peter kCdautmIY3H Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles Reveal They Want Sam and Dean to Die at the End of ‘Supernatural’ <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="yfQRLN48G9F" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="yfQRLN48G9F"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/bSwgoKzUo_Bl.jpg" title="Supernatural" alt="Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles Reveal They Want Sam and Dean to Die at the End of ‘Supernatural’" /></div> <div class="below attribution">The CW</div> </div> </div> <p>Saving people and hunting things will forever be the family business for the Winchester brothers, but is that really a satisfying existence?</p> <p>Things got morbid real fast during the Season 12 finale of <em>Supernatural</em> &mdash; Crowley succumbed to a grim fate after finally redeeming himself; Lucifer killed Castiel (because he&rsquo;s a murderer of love and laughter); Mary was trapped in another world with Lucifer; and the Nephilim was finally born. Yeah, that&rsquo;s a whole lot of drama jam-packed into a series that has never backed down or opted out of going the extra mile.</p> <p>Apart from giving fans many things to cry and get excited about, the Winchester brothers have also put their lives on the line time after time. What their ultimate fate will be has yet to be determined, but the stars of <em>Supernatural</em> certainly have a few ideas about how things should end.</p> <p>During the show&rsquo;s press room at Comic-Con 2017, both <a href="/Jared+Padalecki">Jared Padalecki</a>&nbsp;and <a href="/Jensen+Ackles">Jensen Ackles</a>&nbsp;revealed their ideal endings for Sam and Dean. Turns out, both actors have a very similar vision, and it most definitely ends in death!</p> <p>&ldquo;I really think Sam needs to die,&rdquo; Padalecki stated bluntly. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve felt for many years that the way Sam started was always as the reluctant one. Although he wasn&rsquo;t dragged into it against his will, Sam has always had this internal struggle of not wanting to be there and then he resigned himself to accepting that this is his life. This is never going to change, and this is who he is. Sam has lost everybody, so I don&rsquo;t think he would stop hunting unless he dies. I also think it would make for good TV, at the end of day.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="gYe0uFatg9f" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="gYe0uFatg9f"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/ZCamX34N0FVx.jpg" title="Supernatural" alt="Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles Reveal They Want Sam and Dean to Die at the End of ‘Supernatural’" /></div> <div class="below attribution">The CW</div> </div> </div> <p>&ldquo;I go back and forth about how I view the show coming to a close,&rdquo; said Ackles. &ldquo;Part of me thinks that it should be with the brothers finally dying and not having a way back, but I also feel like it would be nice to leave it open in case there&rsquo;s a film down the road. That&rsquo;s just the more business mind of me,&rdquo; Ackles joked.</p> <p>But what if one of the brothers died and the other had to carry on without him? That&rsquo;s also a potential outcome&nbsp;that Ackles has often mulled over.</p> <p>&ldquo;Maybe the other brother tries it out and just can&rsquo;t do it,&rdquo; said Ackles when discussing the possible aftermath of one of the Winchester brothers dying. &ldquo;Maybe he turns a totally different corner and kind of becomes something he never thought he would become. I kind of view it like the movie <em>Where the Red Fern Grows</em>. I think it&rsquo;s going to be like that. When one brother goes, the other brother is not far behind.&rdquo;</p> <p>What do you think about Padalecki and Ackles&rsquo; revelation? Do you want <em>Supernatural</em> to end with both or one of the Winchester brothers dying? Hit the comments to dish and discuss all your unfiltered feelings.</p> <p><strong><em>Supernatural</em> returns on October 12 at 9/8c on The CW.</strong></p> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:36:33 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/s0ibADjS9nA/Jared+Padalecki+Jensen+Ackles+Reveal+Want s0ibADjS9nA 'Supernatural' Stars Address Season 12 Deaths, Tease Possible Spin-offs at Comic-Con 2017 <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NbWDSyzoqNU" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="NbWDSyzoqNU"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/gi_pkrqonY2l.jpg" title="'Supernatural' at Comic-Con 2017" alt="'Supernatural' Stars Address Recent Deaths, Tease Possible Spin-offs at Comic-Con 2017" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Warner Bros.</div> </div> </div> <p>The <em>Supernatural</em> panel at Comic-Con went down like most other <em>Supernatural</em> interviews: a whole lot of Misha bashing.</p> <p>Following an&nbsp;impressive panoramic video presentation/mini rock concert courtesy of Kansas (seen on video below, SUPER cool),&nbsp;quite a few spoilers on Season 12 deaths and Season 13 returns were revealed... as well as news on possible spin-offs.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="dg8TQqGC_Ns" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Supernatural?src=hash">#Supernatural</a> just blew it out of the water <a href="https://twitter.com/comiccon">@comiccon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarnerBrosSDCC?src=hash">#WarnerBrosSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/FBoVBwfO1A">pic.twitter.com/FBoVBwfO1A</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/889178213728911360">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>"In Season 12,&nbsp;[Sam and Dean] have the happiest situation they can have... For Season 13, we were&nbsp;like, 'That was a horrible idea. Everything's nice, who wants that?'" said series writer <a href="/Andrew+Dabb">Andrew Dabb</a>.</p> <p>This change of heart ultimately led to the hellacious season that premieres in the fall.</p> <p>Following a surprise appearance by <a href="/Misha+Collins">Misha Collins</a>, otherwise known as our dearly departed Castiel, the actor&nbsp;offered the happiest spoiler we've ever heard:</p> <p>"Castiel is dead, but I'll&nbsp;definitely&nbsp;be back," he said, adding that the writers "had to do what they had to do."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="pXa-iLx_Jrm" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Misha Collins is the sweetest. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Supernatural?src=hash">#Supernatural</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ComicCon?src=hash">#ComicCon</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarnerBrosSDCC?src=hash">#WarnerBrosSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/tm3H67PTL3">pic.twitter.com/tm3H67PTL3</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/889192792378834944">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Director <a href="/Robert+Singer">Robert Singer</a>&nbsp;went on to offer insight on the brothers' mentality going in to Season 13:</p> <p>"Dean is pretty sure it's curtains for mom," he said, "and he's bereft over that... but Sam is holding on to the fact that she could still be alive."</p> <p>Understandably, this will create a rift between Winchesters.</p> <p>"Spoiler alert," he added. "Mom is NOT&nbsp;dead."</p> <p>MOM IS NOT DEAD, GUYS.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="1J7vPWOgGwF" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Supernatural?src=hash">#Supernatural</a> spoilers on deaths and returns at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ComicCon?src=hash">#ComicCon</a>! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarnerBrosSDCC?src=hash">#WarnerBrosSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/m7LgQc3DZh">pic.twitter.com/m7LgQc3DZh</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/889186163558293504">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Later, Dabb dropped bombs on the realities of "long dead" characters of the series. Turns out, they're not that dead.</p> <p>"A&nbsp;lot of people who have been long dead will be less dead in the apocalypse," he shared casually as Hall H exploded in applause.</p> <p>He went on to answer one fan question (and then some) on which&nbsp;character would make the most interesting spin-off.</p> <p>"We feel that we have some really strong female characters on the show," he said, citing Jody&nbsp;Mills (Kim Rhodes), Sheriff Donna Hanscum (Briana Buckmaster), and Alex Jones (Katherine Ramdeen). "They would make an extremely exciting addition to the <em>Supernatural</em> universe."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="YqgFd5TmWt8" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="YqgFd5TmWt8"><a target="_blank" href="/photos/Jared+Padalecki/Comic+Con+International+2016+Supernatural/ZMYOqSrlcrC"> <img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Comic+Con+International+2016+Supernatural+ZMYOqSrlcrCx.jpg" title="Jared Padalecki Photos Photos: Comic-Con International 2016 - 'Supernatural' Special Video Presentation and Q&amp;A" alt="'Supernatural' Stars Address Recent Deaths, Tease Possible Spin-offs at Comic-Con 2017" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Finally, <a href="/Jensen+Ackles">Jensen Ackles</a>&nbsp;and <a href="/Jared+Padalecki">Jared Padalecki</a>&nbsp;offered their own perspectives on the statuses of the Winchesters.</p> <p>"Obviously with&nbsp;mom being gone and all this turmoil the bros find themselves in, now they have this entity... and in Dean's mind, it just simply has to go," Ackles said.</p> <p>But because&nbsp;the beast they need to defeat is&nbsp;half-human, the conflicting feelings of "ever-optimistic Sam Winchester" (Padalecki) result in major contention&nbsp;between brothers.</p> <p>"Dean's a little more practical," Ackles said. "I have an idea: Let's&nbsp;shoot&nbsp;it in the face."</p> <p>"We've danced around this a couple times, but not to this degree," Padalecki added, "the whole nature&nbsp;versus&nbsp;nurture argument."</p> <p>The cast finished up with a major thank you for the fans.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="KuHcJaUVqId" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles thanking fans at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Supernatural?src=hash">#Supernatural</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ComicCon?src=hash">#ComicCon</a> panel. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarnerBrosSDCC?src=hash">#WarnerBrosSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/9jrN27M4xH">pic.twitter.com/9jrN27M4xH</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/889193784419811328">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p><em>Supernatural</em> Season 13 premieres Thursday, October 12.</p> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:25:43 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Jensen+Ackles/articles/n6xdmKV4AVt/Supernatural+Stars+Address+Season+12+Deaths n6xdmKV4AVt All the Major Revelations From ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ Comic-Con 2017 Panels <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding" data-widget-guid="paH37d36PE1" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="paH37d36PE1"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/MDr8dGJj5IOl.jpg" title="The Flash and Arrow" alt="All the Major Revelations From ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ Comic-Con 2017 Panels" /></div> <div class="below attribution">The CW</div> </div> </div> <p>Let the tears and ass-kicking ensue!</p> <p>On Saturday, the stars and creative geniuses behind The CW&rsquo;s juggernaut hits <em>The</em> <em>Flash</em> and <em>Arrow</em>&nbsp;gathered at their respective panels at Comic-Con, San Diego to spill some serious tea on what lies ahead for their shows. If you thought things were going to slow down for a hot second, you are quite mistaken. In fact, the drama will be amplified to the umpteenth degree on both shows come fall.</p> <p>Keep reading to find out all the juicy details we gathered up at Comic-Con 2017. You won&rsquo;t regret it.</p> <div class="separator one"></div> <h3 class="article_heading pine">The Flash</h3> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="FkWnsH8w2Jf" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bYDdu_mC6cI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Biggest revelation:</strong></span> Season 4&rsquo;s Big Bad will be The Thinker (a.k.a Clifford DeVoe). <a href="/Neil+Sandilands">Neil Sandilands</a> (<em>The 100, The Americans</em>) is slated to take on the coveted role.</p> <p>The CW&rsquo;s interpretation of the iconic comic book character shows him as a meta-human who is a true genius. According to co-executive producer and writer of <em>The Flash</em>, Todd Helbing, the forthcoming season will be all about &ldquo;The fastest man alive versus the fastest mind alive.&rdquo;</p> <p>So what exactly is The Thinker&rsquo;s deal? Turns out, he wants to fix all the wrongs he sees in the world. In fact, The Thinker has devised quite an intricate plan for his misguided goals to be carried out. Of course, every good super-villain needs a trusty sidekick. <a href="/Kim+Engelbrecht">Kim Engelbrecht</a> (<em>Dominion</em>) has been tapped to play The Thinker&rsquo;s right-hand woman, The Mechanic, and she&rsquo;ll be using her knowledge as an engineer to design some crazy weapons of destruction. Apparently, The Mechanic is such a die-hard devotee that she&rsquo;ll do anything to help The Thinker achieve his twisted fantasy to fix humanity.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Bonus spoilers:</strong></span> <strong>1)</strong> <a href="/Danny+Trejo">Danny Trejo</a> (<em>Machete, Sons of Anarchy</em>) will star as Breacher, a formidable bounty hunter from Earth-19 who also happens to be dear Gypsy's father!&nbsp;<strong>2)</strong> Fan-favorite Caitlin Snow/Killer Frost (<a href="/Danielle+Panabaker">Danielle Panabaker</a>) will be returning to Team Flash as a combination of her two characters.</p> <p>&ldquo;We're really trying to lighten a tone a little bit,&rdquo; added Helming. &ldquo;Last year got really dark and we want to get back to the jokes.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong><em>The Flash</em> returns on October 10 at 8/7c on The CW.</strong></p> <p></p> <h3 class="article_heading pine">Arrow</h3> <div class="widget html-widget w60" data-widget-guid="NZMem2F3D0o" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/DHZEeDEwRE0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Biggest revelation:</strong></span> The geek love for <em>Arrow</em> is about to hit an all time high thanks to the addition of <a href="/Michael+Emerson">Michael Emerson</a> (<em>Lost</em>) as a recurring, unnamed villain.</p> <p>But that&rsquo;s not all! <a href="/David+Nykl">David Nykl</a> will reprise his role as Anatoly Knyazev because the show isn&rsquo;t ready to say goodbye to Oliver&rsquo;s Russian connections. (Whhyyyy???!!!) This time around, Anatoly will be seeking vengeance against Oliver rather than serving as an ally. Yikes! That means&nbsp;Anatoly will make up part of the villainous group that is out to terrorize Team Arrow in Season 6.</p> <p>&ldquo;We want to really double down on family and groups and found families,&rdquo; revealed <em>Arrow</em> showrunner Marc Guggenheim at the show's panel. &ldquo;To that end, we started to think about a group of villains.&rdquo;</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Bonus spoilers:</strong></span> <strong>1)</strong>&nbsp;<em>Arrow</em> will still use flashbacks, but they will be more character specific instead of being represented as serialized stories like they have in the past five seasons. <strong>2)</strong> &ldquo;Manu Bennett is back for the season premiere, but he's also coming back for a special two-part episode in the first half of the season where we're really going to be focusing hard on his character post-everything he's experienced on the show,&rdquo; added Guggenheim. &ldquo;And we intend to do a Slade Wilson flashback story.&rdquo;</p> <p>So get ready to see a whole new Oliver Queen. Clearly, the past 10 years have changed him, and not necessarily in good ways. Turns out, Oliver is quite the horrible father! His son, William (<a href="/Jack+Moore">Jack Moore</a>) will undoubtedly experience the worst of good ol&rsquo; Olly.</p> <p><strong><em>Arrow</em> returns on Thursday, October 12 at 9/8c on The CW.</strong></p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:14:39 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/xTrC-PTm2g_/Major+Revelations+Flash+Arrow+Comic+Con+2017 xTrC-PTm2g_ The First Official Trailer for 'Thor: Ragnarok' Reveals One Very Vulnerable Thor <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="SmBNOxro-kr" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="SmBNOxro-kr"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/AdkbjaEgKoGl.jpg" title="Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo in 'Thor: Ragnarok'" alt="The First Trailer for 'Thor: Ragnarok' Reveals a Whole New Thor" /></div> <div class="below attribution">YouTube</div> </div> </div> <p>Get ready to see a side of Thor you thought didn't exist.</p> <p>In the all-new trailer for&nbsp;<em>Thor: Ragnarok</em>, released just after its Comic-Con debut, everything has been shaken up and turned upside-down after Thor (<a href="/Chris+Hemsworth">Chris Hemsworth</a>) and The Hulk (<a href="/Mark+Ruffalo">Mark Ruffalo</a>) are captured and imprisoned on Sacar, planet of shenanigans and tomfoolery.</p> <p>During the Marvel panel at SDCC, <a href="/Jeff+Goldblum">Jeff Goldblum</a>&nbsp;was confirmed as Grandmaster, ruler of Sacar and the driving force behind the heroes' capture.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="NANvQQnKV1N" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Chris Hemsworth teases "incredibly unique, different" <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/thorragnarok?src=hash">#thorragnarok</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarvelSDCC?src=hash">#MarvelSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/ejf7IMYWzI">pic.twitter.com/ejf7IMYWzI</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/888929640118501376">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>On Sacar, Hemsworth makes intriguing new friends like Korg (<a href="/Taika+Waititi">Taika Waititi</a>) and obsesses over how to defeat new enemies (<a href="/Tessa+Thompson">Tessa Thompson</a>) while trying to escape his unfortunate situation.</p> <p>Fans will note&nbsp;<em>Ragnarok</em> has taken a distinctively humorous tone while still managing to be <em>totally</em> badass.</p> <p><strong><a href="/Movie+News/articles/KUGXip0_RVG/Michelle+Pfeiffer+Announced+Wasp+Other+Thrilling">Check out the trailer below, and learn more about Marvel's jaw-dropping Comic-Con presentation&nbsp;here.</a></strong></p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="YGF_GR4EGGH" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="600" height="400" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ue80QwXMRHg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p>See <em>Thor: Ragnarok</em> in theaters November 3.</p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:59:00 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Mark+Ruffalo/articles/TSkCpOASCA6/First+Official+Trailer+Thor+Ragnarok+Reveals TSkCpOASCA6 Michelle Pfeiffer Announced as The Wasp and Other Thrilling Revelations From Comic-Con's Marvel Panel <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="UCDln6OqEfq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="UCDln6OqEfq"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/08B-g8wpuRYl.jpg" title="Marvel Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017" alt="Michelle Pfeiffer Announced as The Wasp and Other Thrilling Revelations From Comic-Con's Marvel Panel" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Marvel</div> </div> </div> <p>Saturday's Marvel panel started off with a bang, and by "bang" we mean a massive announcement courtesy of Marvel head <a href="/Kevin+Feige">Kevin Feige</a>. For the most part, however, Feige let many minutes of prime <em>Thor: Ragnarok</em>, <em>Black Panther</em>&nbsp;and <em>Avengers: Infinity War</em> footage do the talking.</p> <p>While neither <a href="/Paul+Rudd">Paul Rudd</a>&nbsp;nor <a href="/Michael+Pena">Michael Pe&ntilde;a</a>&nbsp;were present for the panel itself, their faces lit up the screens of Hall H as they offered&nbsp;a rundown of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, from Iron Man to Dr. Strange. At the end of the reel, it was revealed that actress <a href="/Michelle+Pfeiffer">Michelle Pfeiffer </a>has been cast as&nbsp;Janet Van Dyne, or "The Wasp."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="kYmKzPfFCKl" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="kYmKzPfFCKl"><a target="_blank" href="/photos/Michelle+Pfeiffer/Premiere+Amazon+Goliath+Red+Carpet/P5N5Xs0e7pa"> <img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Premiere+Amazon+Goliath+Red+Carpet+P5N5Xs0e7pax.jpg" title="Michelle Pfeiffer Photos Photos: Premiere of Amazon's 'Goliath' - Red Carpet" alt="Michelle Pfeiffer Announced as The Wasp and Other Thrilling Revelations From Comic-Con's Marvel Panel" /> </a></div> <div class="below attribution">Getty</div> </div> </div> <p>Pfeiffer will join&nbsp;<em>Ant-Man and The Wasp</em>, one of the studio's newest film projects, which will also star actress <a href="/Hannah+John-Kamen">Hannah John-Kamen</a>&nbsp;(<em>Killjoys</em>) as The Ghost, <a href="/Walton+Goggins">Walton Goggins</a>&nbsp;(<em>Django Unchained</em>)&nbsp;as Sonny Burch, <a href="/Randall+Park">Randall Park</a>&nbsp;(<em>Veep</em>)&nbsp;as Agent Jimmy Woo, and <a href="/Laurence+Fishburne">Laurence&nbsp;Fishburne</a>&nbsp;(<em>The Matrix</em>)&nbsp;as Dr. Bill Foster.</p> <p>Pfeiffer's induction was followed by concept art for <a href="/Brie+Larson">Brie Larson's</a>&nbsp;Captain Marvel, whose casting was announced&nbsp;at&nbsp;last year's Marvel panel. In the dedicated film, which will see Larson fighting never-before-seen Skrulls in the '90s era,&nbsp;<a href="/Samuel+L.+Jackson">Samuel L. Jackson</a>&nbsp;will also return as Nick Fury... with <em>both</em> eyes, no less.</p> <p>Later on, <a href="/Chris+Hemsworth">Chris Hemsworth</a>, <a href="/Mark+Ruffalo">Mark Ruffalo</a>, <a href="/Tom+Hiddleston">Tom Hiddleston</a>, and other Marvel big shots graced the stage to promote <em>Thor: Ragnarok</em>. Hemsworth called the third film in the <em>Thor</em> franchise&nbsp;"incredibly unique and different," claiming it&nbsp;would&nbsp;push boundaries not just for <em>Thor</em> but for&nbsp;the Marvel universe at large.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8hprGW_8aqS" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Chris Hemsworth teases "incredibly unique, different" <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/thorragnarok?src=hash">#thorragnarok</a> at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarvelSDCC?src=hash">#MarvelSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/ejf7IMYWzI">pic.twitter.com/ejf7IMYWzI</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/888929640118501376">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Ruffalo shared insight on&nbsp;The Hulk's current status, referring to the big green as "perma-Hulked."</p> <p>"He refuses to turn back into Banner," he said, adding that Hulk enjoys his time on frivolous&nbsp;planet Sacar because&nbsp;he's the reigning gladiator champion. Another fun spill is that Hulk is now "speaking Hulk." Not full sentences &mdash; more like, "Hulk like fire. Raging fire," if the trailer is any indication.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Hikzm5gcYCq" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Hikzm5gcYCq"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/XM_wigGx_gFx.jpg" title="The Hulk" alt="Michelle Pfeiffer Announced as The Wasp and Other Thrilling Revelations From Comic-Con's Marvel Panel" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Marvel</div> </div> </div> <p><a href="/Jeff+Goldblum">Jeff Goldblum</a>&nbsp;(<em>Independence Day: Resurgence</em>)&nbsp;was introduced as the&nbsp;Grand Master, or the leader of Sacar, responsible for forcing&nbsp;Thor and Hulk to battle in his planet's games. <a href="/Taika+Waititi">Taika Waititi</a>&nbsp;was also present to share details on his fresh new character, Korg, an alien made of rocks, and a friend to Chris Hemsworth's Thor on planet Sacar.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="utDY-iOigVK" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jeff Goldblum plays leader of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ThorRagnarok?src=hash">#ThorRagnarok</a>'s Sacar, responsible for epic battle b/w Thor &amp; Hulk <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarvelSDCC?src=hash">#MarvelSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/YYkN0Zwfzm">pic.twitter.com/YYkN0Zwfzm</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/888933528108281856">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p><em>Thor: Ragnarok</em>&nbsp;is out November 3.</p> <p><em>Black Panther</em> was up next, its never-before-seen trailer followed by a standing ovation.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="okUaLJvCxqx" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="okUaLJvCxqx"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/DxKMJkGuucZx.jpg" title="'Black Panther'" alt="Michelle Pfeiffer Announced as The Wasp and Other Thrilling Revelations From Comic-Con's Marvel Panel" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Marvel</div> </div> </div> <p>The film boasts stars like <a href="/Chadwick+Boseman">Chadwick Boseman</a>, <a href="/Lupita+Nyong'o">Lupita Nyong'o</a>, <a href="/Ryan+Coogler">Ryan Coogler</a>, <a href="/Letitia+Wright">Letitia Wright</a>, <a href="/Danai+Gurira">Danai Gurira</a>, <a href="/Daniel+Kaluuya">Daniel Kaluuya</a>, <a href="/Andy+Serkis">Andy Serkis</a>, and <a href="/Winston+Duke">Winston Duke</a>, who were all present in Hall H.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="t0mjTFzVgx2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackPanther?src=hash">#BlackPanther</a> is here! Here's Chadwick Boseman discussing T'Challa <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarvelSDCC?src=hash">#MarvelSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/ALG3jKzARr">pic.twitter.com/ALG3jKzARr</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/888935945654878209">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Coogler said he was thrilled to bring a film that was so "incredibly important to African culture"&nbsp;to the&nbsp;world while Wright&nbsp;revealed her character as the sister of T'Challa (Boseman), the tech wiz of Wakanda.</p> <p>Gurira and Nyong'o, whose characters are both the beauty and the brains of T'Challa's operation, also shared info on their roles.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="8K1J6qWNQCD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p lang="ro" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheWalkingDead?src=hash">#TheWalkingDead</a>'s Danai Gurira teases her <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BlackPanther?src=hash">#BlackPanther</a> role at <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MarvelSDCC?src=hash">#MarvelSDCC</a> <a href="https://t.co/bRTgdbUB7B">pic.twitter.com/bRTgdbUB7B</a></p> &mdash; Cecily Trowbridge (@wellhellocecily) <a href="https://twitter.com/wellhellocecily/status/888938099925012480">July 23, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async="" src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> </div> <p>Lupita's character will serve as Wakanda's international spy.</p> <p>Duke confirmed he would reprise his role as M'Baku, who he called the "big, strong, ferocious, majestic, charismatic, beloved leader" of "the best tribe in Wakanda."</p> <p>The first trailer for <em>Avengers: Infinity War</em> was also shown for the first time, revealing that at least&nbsp;part of the film will focus on a <em>Guardians</em>/<em>Thor</em> cross-over.</p> <p><em>Avengers: Infinity War</em> is currently slated to hit theaters in 2018.</p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:07:37 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/Michelle+Pfeiffer/articles/KUGXip0_RVG/Michelle+Pfeiffer+Announced+Wasp+Other+Thrilling KUGXip0_RVG Here’s Why Black Lightning Will Be the Wokest Superhero on TV <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="uoybPyem_gD" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="uoybPyem_gD"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/vcSETkPerQsl.jpg" title="Black Lightning" alt="Here&rsquo;s Why Black Lightning Will Be the Wokest Superhero on TV" /></div> <div class="below attribution">The CW</div> </div> </div> <p>Oh, lighten up!</p> <p><em>Black Lightning</em> is the latest addition to The CW&rsquo;s superhero lineup, and its Comic-Con debut left us feeling pumped. Based on the exclusive sneak peek presented during the panel, the thought-provoking new series will explore the push-and-pull of the justice system, and how it can often fail the people who need it the most.</p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s time [for Black Lightning],&rdquo; stated executive producer Salim Akil at the show&rsquo;s panel. &ldquo;Jefferson Pierce is the epitome of what black men are: He loves his wife, his children, and the community. This family is the Obamas of the superhero world. This show will have an authentic black voice. This character will add something to the conversation. We&rsquo;ve always been character-based and we&rsquo;ll continue to be character-based. It&rsquo;s about when and how he uses his powers and why. We want people to get to know this family. Their powers, like their race, is only part of who they are. There&rsquo;s definitely a problem with police brutality and we will get into that. There&rsquo;s also a problem with us killing each other and we&rsquo;ll talk about that too.&rdquo;</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="YozScHK1npQ" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="YozScHK1npQ"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/y8ENGg5JchQx.jpg" title="Black Lightning" alt="Here&rsquo;s Why Black Lightning Will Be the Wokest Superhero on TV" /></div> <div class="below attribution">The CW</div> </div> </div> <p>In fact, Pierce returns to his superhero roots because he refuses to let darkness consume the light he so desperately needs to hold onto.</p> <p>For <a href="/Cress+Williams">Cress Williams</a>, who is taking on the iconic role of Jefferson Pierce, the shift from bad guy to good guy is a huge one. The actor has mostly portrayed villains in the past, so it&rsquo;s definitely a delight to see him switch sides. In fact, Pierce takes his responsibility as a superhero one step further by going directly into the community to effect change positively &mdash; not only for his family but for those who have been crippled and overlooked by the system.</p> <p>&ldquo;He&rsquo;s trying to save the world one person at a time,&rdquo; added Williams.</p> <p>More power to that!</p> <p>Oh, and if that wasn&rsquo;t a good enough reason to start watching <em>Black Lightening</em>, here are two more: <em>Dextar</em> star <a href="/James+Remar">James Remar</a> has been cast as Gambi, while <em>Criminal Minds</em> alum <a href="/Damon+Gupton">Damon Gupton</a> will portray Inspector Henderson. Both actors will appear as series regulars.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="vSbFdrvwr6_" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/RZpJeuXo2CY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><strong><em>Black Lightning</em>&nbsp;will debut midseason on The CW.</strong></p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 20:06:09 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/XPTOqA3g5Ek/Black+Lightning+Will+Wokest+Superhero+TV XPTOqA3g5Ek ‘The Gifted’ Is Bringing the X-Men Family to TV, But How Does It Compare to the Movies? <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="ZZqlKjf6QUP" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="ZZqlKjf6QUP"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/NxTNNn83wYkl.jpg" title="The Gifted" alt="&lsquo;The Gifted&rsquo; Is Bringing the X-Men Family to TV, But How Does It Compare to the Movies?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Fox</div> </div> </div> <p>Ready, set, action!</p> <p>This fall, Fox will bring the X-Men to TV with its new series <em>The Gifted</em>. The superhero drama centers around a suburban couple, Reed and Caitlin Strucker (played by <a href="/Stephen+Moyer">Stephen Moyer</a> and <a href="/Amy+Acker">Amy Acker</a>), whose rather mundane lives are rocked by the discovery that their children posses mutant powers. The tension is further amplified by the fact that Reed works for a government program that hunts mutants through subversive methods.</p> <p>So where exactly does <em>The Gifted</em> fit when it comes to the world of the X-Men movies? Does it lean more towards the older generation of the franchise that was headlined by <a href="/Patrick+Setwart">Patrick Setwart</a>, or is it more in line with those headed by <a href="/James+McAvoy">James McAvoy</a>?</p> <p>At Comic-Con 2017, star <a href="/Stephen+Moyer">Stephen Moyer</a> explained that <em>The Gifted</em> exists in one of the &ldquo;streams&rdquo; created by the <em>Days of Future Past</em>. Essentially, the new Fox drama will be built in its own universe that is separate from the timeline of the movie franchise and the comics.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Yn9pot9q8gt" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Yn9pot9q8gt"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/J90dJ7dN5bQx.jpg" title="The Gifted" alt="&lsquo;The Gifted&rsquo; Is Bringing the X-Men Family to TV, But How Does It Compare to the Movies?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Fox</div> </div> </div> <p>Of course, the show does share some of the same characters that exist in the movies and the comic books. For example, the character of Blink was featured in <em>Days of Future Past</em> and was played by Fan Bingbing. <em>Once Upon a Time</em> alum <a href="/Jamie+Chung">Jamie Chung</a> will take over the role of Blink on <em>The Gifted</em>.</p> <p>&ldquo;The show&rsquo;s story is more grounded,&rdquo; said Chung. &ldquo;Although there are so many interpretations of Blink which was daunting. In this version, she&rsquo;s independent because Blink grew up in a world where mutants were hated. Since she had markings all over, Blink couldn&rsquo;t hide who she was, so she&rsquo;s tough. It&rsquo;s fun to play a version of Blink who is socially awkward and okay with having been on her own,&rdquo; added Chung.</p> <p>So will we ever see the actual X-Men team on <em>The Gifted</em>?</p> <p>It&rsquo;s a totally valid request, considering Moyer is married to <a href="/Anna+Paquin">Anna Paquin</a> (a.k.a. Rogue from the original<em> X-Men</em> franchise). Unfortunately, there has no plans of reuniting the big-screen and small-screen X-Men stars. In fact, the absences of the X-Men is one of the premises explored on the show.</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Q-hiX0zEgF2" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Q-hiX0zEgF2"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/t3-Eccs0TOAx.jpg" title="The Gifted" alt="&lsquo;The Gifted&rsquo; Is Bringing the X-Men Family to TV, But How Does It Compare to the Movies?" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Fox</div> </div> </div> <p>Another element that sets <em>The Gifted</em> apart is that it follows Reed who has no mutant powers and is put in a moral dilemma when he must choose between his family and his profession &mdash; the two most integral parts of Reed&rsquo;s identity. In fact, Moyer discussed how the new Fox drama essentially offers social commentary on real-life issues, especially in relation to how the government is treating a specific group of people (in this case, mutants).</p> <p>&ldquo;I was very drawn to the idea that this person who has these beliefs and thinks that he is doing the right thing is challenged in such a way,&rdquo; said Moyer. &ldquo;He&rsquo;s not a bad man; he&rsquo;s been trained to do this, but suddenly he has to turn his back on everything because of how everything is affecting his son. I was drawn to how these people have to start living this hand to mouth existence and the parallels those have to our world with what&rsquo;s going on here &mdash; today, not just here but everywhere in the world.&rdquo;</p> <p>On the other hand, creating a new world from scratch allows The Gifted to write up and explore mutant powers that the movies were unable to. Watching the slow development of powers would be quite interesting, especially if they are paired with newer mutants like Andy and Lauren Strucker.</p> <p>In fact, the idea behind these mutant powers is to add character development with purpose. Giving a self-conscious your girl the ability to manifest her powers as a shield makes sense, while a boy who&rsquo;s being bullied would more likely use his powers in a more destructive manner. There's also a chance we'll get to see these powers are always subject to evolve with the characters throughout the seasons.</p> <p>Guess we&rsquo;ll just have to wait and see how else the show weaves the<em> X-Men</em> movies and comic books into its narrative.</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Yz4ErXhwpO1" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qTzW9rMcbzk" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><strong><em>The Gifted</em> premieres on Monday, October 2 at 9/8c on Fox.</strong></p> <p></p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:47:20 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/qEbJxuIb39F/Gifted+Bringing+X+Men+Family+TV+But+How+Compare qEbJxuIb39F 'Stranger Things' Season 2 Is Going to Be Terrifying, and Here Are the Comic-Con Spoilers to Prove It <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="h45sZsPPyFA" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="h45sZsPPyFA"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/W0YajGPJ9hUl.jpg" title="'Stranger Things' Season 2 at Comic-Con" alt="'Stranger Things' Season 2 Is Going to Be Terrifying, Here Are _ Comic-Con Spoilers to Prove It" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p>There <em>will</em>&nbsp;be justice for Barb!</p> <p>The <em>Stranger Things</em> panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 was chock full of delectable teases, but the highlight may have been a surprise appearance by Shannon Purser. Fans of the show will recognize the star as Barb from Season 1 and Ethel from <em>Riverdale</em>.</p> <p>While creators&nbsp;Matt and Ross Duffer confirmed Barb would <em>not</em> be returning for Season 2 (sad day), they did confirm that "Barb will be avenged."</p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Unp1Op4iNSM" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Unp1Op4iNSM"><img src="http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/qyDM4Xjr3BKx.jpg" title="Shannon Purser" alt="'Stranger Things' Season 2 Is Going to Be Terrifying, and Here Are the Comic-Con Spoilers to Prove It" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p>Demogorgon be damned.</p> <h3 class="article_heading maple">Other fun spoilers include...</h3> <p><strong>We pick back up with Eleven where we last saw her</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="DqKc68bV2Xm" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="DqKc68bV2Xm"><img src="http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/BThX5IAO7EHx.jpg" title="Eleven, Stranger Things" alt="'Stranger Things' Season 2 Is Going to Be Terrifying, and Here Are the Comic-Con Spoilers to Prove It" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p>In two all-new trailers aired during the panel, Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) can be seen in the Upside-Down version of the classroom in which we last saw her. Moments after having defeated the Demogorgon for good, she's able to make her way through the sticky mucus of the Upside-Down, entering the real world once again and surely rejoining her friends immediately.</p> <p><strong>Noah Schnapp's Will Byers is still stuck between dimensions</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="Hq1mb_LWdci" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="Hq1mb_LWdci"><img src="http://www3.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/NTCTtFRIsyKx.jpg" title="Will, Stranger Things" alt="'Stranger Things' Season 2 Is Going to Be Terrifying, and Here Are the Comic-Con Spoilers to Prove It" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p>Following his time in the Upside-Down, Will is back in the real world... but is he really? In the trailers mentioned above, Will is seen flashing between his own world and that of the Demogorgon's. "Sometimes, I feel like I still see it," he's seen telling his mom (Winona Ryder).</p> <p>One major challenge for the crew, it seems, will be to help Will move fully to the real world and leave the Upside-Down in the past.</p> <p>"Compared to last season, Will shows more bravery," Schnapp said.&nbsp;"You'll learn how the Upside-Down affected him, get more into his storyline."</p> <p><strong>The official introduction of three brand new characters</strong></p> <p>Actor Paul Reiser (<em>Alien</em>) probably plays a villain: "I basically come in from the government to clean up the mess," he shared.</p> <p>Newcomer Bacre Montgomery, meanwhile, portrays Billy, a high school friend, foe or something in between of Nancy Wheeler's (Natalia Dyer).</p> <p>"I was a huge fan of the first season," he said. "The Duffers want him to be a human antagonist versus the&nbsp;monster antagonists of the past. I'm dropping a little spice into the recipe that you&nbsp;all know&nbsp;and love, which is an honor. It's been a lot of fun."</p> <p>And young Sadie Sink, who has worked with&nbsp;Gaten Matarazzo and&nbsp;Caleb McLaughlin previously, plays Mad Max.</p> <p>"I watched the first season... all my friends loved it. I loved it," she enthused. "So getting the audition was so exciting. [Mad Max]&nbsp;moves from California, so that's how she fits&nbsp;into Season 2.</p> <p><strong>A hint at Chief Hopper's Season 2 storyline</strong></p> <div class="widget imagewidgetmain w60 no-top-padding mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="BPEGvi_ucqE" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/image_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="image_widget"> <div> <div class="image-and-info-box" data-guid="BPEGvi_ucqE"><img src="http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/mp/4Olp8nl1X2hx.jpg" title="Hopper, Stranger Things" alt="'Stranger Things' Season 2 Is Going to Be Terrifying, and Here Are the Comic-Con Spoilers to Prove It" /></div> <div class="below attribution">Netflix</div> </div> </div> <p>Hopper gets to do some very thrilling, sexy things in Season 2, so enjoy, kids.</p> <p>"In&nbsp;Season 1, Hopper gets to go on such a classic journey," actor David Harbour said. "He was such a loser, but by Episode 4,&nbsp;you're like, 'If he dies, I'm suing Netflix.' Keep those emails coming, by the way," he laughed.</p> <p>"The journey was so satisfying, to see him come to life," he continued. That breath he takes after he revives Will, he sort of wakes up. In Season 2, it's a year later and you can't do the same thing... you can't wake up again. So you're gonna see a wildly different arc in Season 2,&nbsp;but for me, it's just as satisfying. And it all begins with leaving eggos in the woods for someone he thinks might still be out there. He's got daughter issues of his own, so we'll also get into that."</p> <div class="widget html-widget w60 mceNonEditable" data-widget-guid="43qO66tI_6D" data-widget-edit-url="/widgets/html_widget" data-widget-modal="true" data-widget-type="html_widget">[4:29] <iframe width="600" height="400" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vgS2L7WPIO4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></div> <p><em>Stranger Things</em> Season 2 premieres Friday, October 27.</p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:12:51 -0700 http://www.zimbio.com/TV+News/articles/21z9oZ0ZTNz/Stranger+Things+Season+2+Going+Terrifying 21z9oZ0ZTNz