The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for May 30, 2018
Will we be saying goodbye to Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead? Sources say Andrew Lincoln, who has starred as the lead of The Walking Dead will reportedly be leaving the series. Lincoln will only be appearing in only a handful of episodes in the upcoming season nine. Reports also say that Norman Reedus‘ Daryl will be stepping up as the new leadof the show.
Lincoln isn’t the only star stepping back either. Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie, will be starring in the new ABC series Whiskey Cavalier and reports say she will only be starring in six of the first eight episodes of the next Walking Dead season. If Whiskey Cavalier survives, fans may have to say goodbye to Maggie for good as well.
Jamie Foxx is set to star in the latest Spawn from Todd McFarlane, who created the original comic and is on board to write and direct. The “Spawn” character first appeared in print in 1992, and gained popularity in the comics community almost instantly. In 1997, a feature film starred Michael Jai White. HBO also took a crack at the antihero in an animated series that lasted for three seasons, each with six episodes, and earned two Emmy Awards. In the comics, Spawn is a human-turned-Hellspawn who possesses superhuman strength and speed, and near immortality. Spawn also has the ability to teleport, shapeshift, and heal.
Just as Maleficent II starts production, Robert Linsday and Chiwetel Ejiofor are confirmed as joining the cast, toplined by Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Jolie and Fanning are reprising their roles as the dark fairy and Princess Aurora, respectively. They are based on characters in the animated Sleeping Beauty classic.
The Harry Potter film franchise is indelibly linked to Alan Rickman and his portrayal of Professor Severus Snape. But Rickman wasn’t as enamored with the role as fans were (and still are), a new trove of letters reveals. Thirty-eight boxes of correspondences, photos, fan mail, film scripts and entries from diaries belonging to Rickman released for auction by Neil Pearson Rare Books offers a glimpse into some serious behind-the-scenes drama.
In a letter from producer David Heyman, he thanked Rickman for his work on 2002’s The Chamber of Secrets. “Thank you for making HP2 a success,” said Heyman. “I know, at times, you are frustrated but please know that you are an integral part of the films. And you are brilliant.”
In a note titled “Inside Snape’s Head,” Rickman wrote about his frustrations and lashed out at director David Yates. “It is as if David Y. has decided that this is not important in the scheme of things i.e. teen audience appeal,” Rickman said.
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