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Avatar: Actress Edie Falco Joins The Cast For Upcoming Sequels

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In 2009, the world was set a blaze by the all-time best grossing film, Avatar. Directed by James Cameron, Avatar broke records and launched the film industry to incredible new heights.

While it’s been nearly a decade since we were gifted the jaw-dropping film, there’s been recent news of Cameron and co. working on upcoming sequels. Yes, plural. That’s not a typo. When Cameron approached screenwriter for a follow-up to Avatar, he realized he had enough material for up to four more sequels to Avatar, all of which have release dates in place. If things stay the way they are now, we will be getting four new Avatar films through 2025.

While this news is a bit dated, some current news has surfaced following the upcoming production of the next Avatar. The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie actress, Edie Falco, has officially joined the cast of Avatar, as announced via a tweet from the film’s official Twitter page.

 

 

Falco is best known for her roles as Tony Soprano’s wife, Carmela Soprano, in the HBO series, The Sopranos. She also starred in the dramatic comedy, Nurse Jackie, as the lead role. She went on to win three Emmy Awards for her role in The Sopranos, and reeling in one Emmy Award for Nurse Jackie. She raked in a whopping total of 12 Emmy nominations across both shows (six each).

Falco joins the returning cast from Avatar with the likes of Zoe Saldana from Guardians of the Galaxy films, Sam Worthington from Clash of the Titans, and veteran Hollywood icon, Sigourney Weaver who’s known for a flurry of roles, most notably Ghost Busters, Alien series, Wall-E, Galaxy Quest, and even Futurama. There are also a few more new faces that were recently added to the Avatar cast, such as Game of Thrones‘ own Oona Chaplin and Titanic‘s, Kate Winslet.

The upcoming timeline for the next four Avatar films are all to be released (for now, anyway) on the same weekend in December for the next six years. “Avatar 2” is set to release on December 18, 2020, “Avatar 3” on December 17, 2021, “Avatar 4” on December 20, 2024 and “Avatar 5” to close out the series on December 19, 2025. Who knows what’s in store for the multi-billion dollar series, bu it’s looking like one heck of a star-studded project. All of the titles for the upcoming films have not been revealed at this time

With so many films upcoming for the Avatar series, will the industry grow tired of Pandora by 2025? With so much material already written and in production for the mega franchise, where exactly can we expect the series to take us? Only time will tell, and it appears we have a lot of it left to ponder these burning questions.

Writer and avid gamer, Chris will put together an article to keep the reader engaged, informed and moderately happy for a solid 4 minutes. That my friend, is no easy feat.

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Last of Us HBO Showrunner Quietly Removes Name from Troubled Borderlands Flick

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When your writer—one of Hollywood’s hottest—tries to hide their involvement, it’s a bad sign. The Borderlands film’s original script was written by Craig Mazin (The Last of Us, Chernobyl), who recently asked the WGA to use the pseudonym “Joe Crombie” instead of his name.

We hope this means Mazin considers Joe Abercrombie, Lord Grimdark, the grittiness GOAT, but that theory is unproven. Since Mazin wrote the script in 2015 for Eli Roth to direct, a steady stream of writers has been brought in. Aaron Berg, Chris Bremner, Sam Levinson, Zak Olkewicz, Tony Rettenmaier, Juel Taylor, and Oren Uziel have put around 70 fingers in the honey pot.

The name change likely avoids confusion. Mazin probably doesn’t want to be blamed for Jack Black/Claptrap madness, but he wants to keep his rights.

To clarify, the Borderlands film finished filming in 2021, but Roth was replaced by Tim Miller (Deadpool) in January.

When this surprising star-studded film (Kevin Hart, Jamie Lee Curtis, Cate Blanchet) limps out, what are your expectations? We think this was supposed to coincide with Borderlands 3’s 2019 release, but it’s overshot the mark.

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Monday’s YouTube premiere of “Foundation” is free

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Apple is streaming the first episode of “Foundation” on YouTube and hosting a Q&A on Monday before the second season’s premiere.
“Foundation” will return for ten more episodes on Friday, July 14, on Apple TV+. Apple is streaming the first episode of the first season to promote it.

“The Emperor’s Peace” will air on YouTube on Monday at 11 am Pacific, 2 pm Eastern. After the episode, executive producer and showrunner David S. Goyer will answer questions live.

 

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Netflix cracks down on password sharing worldwide

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After a delay, Netflix’s password sharing crackdown is reaching U.S. and international subscribers. After experiencing cancellations in regions where it had already implemented “paid sharing,” the streamer delayed the debut till the summer. U.S. Netflix consumers must either remove people from their account or pay $7.99/month for an additional membership for non-household members.

In weeks and months, many of worldwide markets will undergo similar transformations.

Current members can examine which devices are signed into their account and remove unwanted ones, as well as reset their password, to make this transfer smoother.

A “Transfer Profile” feature lets Netflix account sharers move their viewing history and watchlist to their own account.

Netflix informed investors that despite early cancellations, the password enforcement will benefit its long-term development and financial health.

Netflix co-CEO Greg Peters said the password enforcement in its first supported markets was similar to how subscribers reacted to pricing increases during its first-quarter earnings.

“We see an initial cancel reaction and then we build out of that, both in terms of membership and revenue as borrowers sign up for their own Netflix accounts and existing members purchase that extra member facility for folks that they want to share with,” Peters told investors on the April earnings call. “First of all, it was a strong validation to see consistent results in these new countries, because there are different market characteristics different from each other and also from the original Latin American rollout countries,” he said.

Netflix tested the feature in Latin America before adding Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain this year. It will reach more global markets today, including Brazil, Bolivia, Belize, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, the Philippines, Malaysia, Israel, Thailand, Taiwan, Switzerland, Sweden, and others.

The corporation may have postponed the crackdown in Q1 to avoid hurting net additions. Last quarter, the corporation added 1.75 million global customers, below Wall Street’s 3 million projection, to 232.5 million accounts.

It announced at results that U.S. members would receive the password-sharing adjustments “on or before” June 30. Netflix may have accelerated the timing.

Netflix revealed on its blog today that it will email U.S. account sharers.

“One household per Netflix account,” the firm advises. “Everyone living in that household can use Netflix wherever they are—at home, on the go, on holiday—and take advantage of new features like Transfer Profile and Manage Access and Devices,” the post adds.

The email, labeled “An update on sharing,” lists options and links to support documentation.

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Netflix explains in a press email that it is “now starting to roll out updates to sharing to countries around the world, including the U.S.”

Netflix has yet to see the effects of a password crackdown in the U.S., where it faces increased competition for users’ time and money.

Today, HBO Max becomes Max, a new service that combines HBO and Discovery+ content, doubling the amount of programming. Paramount+ will add Showtime next month on June 27. Disney plans to merge Disney+ and Hulu into one app. Subscribers get more content with some price increases. Netflix is charging more for the same.

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