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The Matrix 4: Neil Patrick Harris Teases Style Shift From Original Trilogy

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As production continues to get back on track in Berlin, Emmy nominee Neil Patrick Harris has finally opened up about his involvement in Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly-anticipated fourth installment to The Matrix films. While talking about director Lana Wachowski during a recent interview with SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show, Harris shared that The Matrix 4 will be different from its original trilogy in terms of its visual style while calling the movie “ambitious” and briefly mentioning the film’s use of wirework.

“I think she has a great inclusive energy and her style has shifted visually from what she had done to what she is currently doing,” Harris said (via The Hollywood Reporter). “…I’ve always wanted to be a lead in a big giant action movie with wires and stuff and this is not bad for me, but it’s certainly tangential and fun for me to be able to play in the sandbox a little bit.”

RELATED: Exclusive: Hugo Weaving Talks The Matrix 4!

Lana Wachowski co-wrote the script with Aleksander Hemon and David Mitchell, and will direct the film as well. Academy-Award winning cinematographer John Toll (Legends of the FallBraveheart) will shoot the highly-anticipated sequel, succeeding Bill Pope who was the cinematographer for The Matrix trilogy.

The Matrix 4 will be featuring the return of Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss and Jada Pinkett Smith, reprising their iconic roles as Neo, Trinity and Niobe. The film will also star newcomers Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jessica Henwick, Neil Patrick Harris, Toby Onwumere, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, who is rumored to be playing young Morpheus. It was recently teased that should scheduling work out, Lambert Wilson could possibly return for The Matrix 4 as the villain the Merovingian.

Plot details on the fourth live-action film in The Matrix franchise haven’t been revealed, and given the ending of 2003’s The Matrix Revolutions it’s not a clear cut answer.

RELATED: 6 Ways The Matrix Hold Ups Today

Last year we asked our readers if they were interested in more movies in the series, with 69% of those voting saying “Yes!” In a secondary poll, 58% said they wanted to see a continuation of the series. Looks like they’ll be getting what they wanted!

The three previous films—The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003)—have earned more than $1.6 billion at the global box office and were all top-10 domestic hits in their respective years of release. The Matrix Revolutions was also the first film ever to release simultaneously in every major country at the same hour around the world.

Originally scheduled for a May 21, 2021 release, The Matrix 4 has now been pushed back to April 1, 2022, due to the temporary production shutdown caused by the ongoing pandemic.

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TV Bits: ‘Riverdale’ Time Jump, ‘Altered Carbon’ Canceled, ‘Reno 911’ Renewed, Netflix Shows Resume Production, and More

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Riverdale season 5 is jumping forward in time.
  • Altered Carbon has been canceled.
  • Watch a trailer for the return of Supernatural.
  • Reno 911 has been renewed by Quibi.
  • Primal has also been renewed (and you can watch a teaser).
  • Lucifer season 5 is resuming production.
  • So is Locke & Key.
  • Showtime renews The Chi for season 4.
  • Mike Tyson Mysteries has been canceled.
  • Watch a trailer for the Showtime documentary series The Comedy Store.

Riverdale In Memoriam

When Riverdale returns for season 5, things won’t be the same. Because the show is jumping forward seven years. Appearing on  The Late Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Riverdale star Lili Reinhart said (via CBR), “Well, so, we’re taking the first few episodes to finish Season 4, technically. And then, Season 5, we’re actually doing, I believe, a seven-year time jump into the future. But we’re not going to be teenagers anymore.” Reinhart added “it’ll be nice to play an adult. But I also really appreciate that Roberto [Aguirre-Sacasa] our showrunner was like, ‘Yeah, let’s revamp.’ We’re not just stuck in high school for seven seasons.” Riverdale season 5 is set to arrive on the CW in January 2021.

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Altered Carbon, a show that really wasn’t very good, has been canceled after two seasons. The Netflix sci-fi series spanned thousands of years, and was notable for switching actors to play its lead character in season 2, with Anthony Mackie taking over for Joel Kinnaman (in the world of the show, people can upload their consciousness into new bodies, thus the actor switch). Per Deadline, the reason behind the cancelation “was made in April and is not COVID-related but stems from the streamer’s standard viewership vs. cost renewal review process.”

Supernatural, a show that feels like it’s been on for 500 years, is finally coming to an end. Eventually. The final 7 episodes of the show start up on Thursday, October 8, and ahead of that, you can watch this teaser above, where “Sam and Dean have spent their lives on the road, battling supernatural threats that include everything from the demon that killed their mother to the usual vampires, ghosts, shape-shifters, angels and fallen gods rampaging over the land. They’ve come out on top with the help of allies, both human and supernatural, but every victory comes at a price.” I watched the first three seasons or so of Supernatural, and mostly enjoyed it, but I eventually grew tired of it. I wasn’t in the majority there, though, since the show lasted 13 seasons total, because fans couldn’t get enough.

Not only is Quibi still around, but the streaming service devoted to short-form content is also renewing stuff! They just renewed Reno 911 for a new season. Reno 911 originated on Comedy Central, but Quibi revived it, and is now ready for even more. The comedy series “lets viewers ride shotgun with the courageous men and women of the Reno Sheriff’s Department as they lay down the law and put it all on the line. The Reno 911! camera doesn’t blink – and when danger is near, the Reno Sheriff’s Department will be nearer.”

Another series that’s been renewed: Genndy Tartakovsky‘s animated Primal. The Adult Swim series is set in a prehistoric world and “follows a caveman who is “a formidable hunter at the dawn of evolution,” and “a female Tyrannosaur on the brink of extinction, brought together by tragedy into an unlikely partnership as they fight to survive the violent creatures that also live in their world.” Five new episodes arrive on October 4, and then a second season will follow.

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Even though the coronavirus hasn’t gone away, several halted productions are still headed back to work. Per TV Line, Lucifer, which halted production in March, is gearing up to return to work on September 24. First, the show needs to finish filming the 16th and final episode of Season 5. Then, they’ll immediately move into shooting season 6, which is set to be the final season of the show that originally started on Fox before moving to Netflix.

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Another Netflix show resuming production: Locke & Key. Deadline says the Netflix series adapted from the Joe Hill comic is set to resume shooting on September 21 at Cinespace Film Studios in Toronto, Canada. The show plans to film its second season from September through March 2021. Netflix renewed the series for a second season back in March of this year.

Showtime has renewed The Chi for season 4. The series, created by Lena Waithe, brings back Justin Hillian as showrunner. Regarding the renewal, Gary Levine, president of entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., said:” Each season, The Chi’s authentic storytelling resonates more deeply with its devoted and growing audiences. Lena Waithe, together with Justin Hillian, explore the joys and the heartbreak of life on the South Side in a way that is unique on television, and we relish the prospect of continuing that exploration with them.” While Waithe added: “This show has definitely taken me on a journey. One of learning, healing and growth. I didn’t know how this season would be received, but the level of engagement and enthusiasm from the fans has been fantastic.”

Mike Tyson Mysteries, a show I didn’t even realize was still one, has been canceled. The animated Adult Swim show lasted four seasons, but recently, show writer Larry Dorf said (via Coming Soon): “Mike Tyson Mysteries is not a show anymore. It’s been canceled. … It was very fun. It was a funny show, but it’s all done.” The series followed “the fictional misadventures of boxer/actor Mike Tyson, the ghost of the Marquess of Queensberry, Tyson’s adopted daughter, and an alcoholic talking pigeon, as they solve mysteries around the world.” Tyson voiced himself.

Showtime is ready to bring viewers into The Comedy Store. The documentary series “brings to life the legends, heartbreak and history created at The Comedy Store, which over the past 47 years has launched the careers of a breathtaking array of stars. As a Comedy Store alum, former stand-up comic Binder spotlights one of pop culture’s great laboratories with never-before-seen footage and incisive, emotional interviews with some of the biggest names in comedy.” The five-part docuseries premieres on October 4.

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Hot Toys Reveals Lando & Boba Fett Empire Strikes Back Figures!

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Hot Toys reveals Lando & Boba Fett Empire Strikes Back figures!

In celebration of the iconic sci-fi adventure’s 40th anniversary, Hot Toys has unveiled new figures of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back‘s Lando Calrissian and Boba Fett that are set to hit shelves in early 2022. The figures can be viewed in the gallery below!

RELATED: The Clone Wars’ Ahsoka & Clone Trooper Figures Unveiled by Hot Toys!

In his youth, Lando Calrissian was a sportsman seeking a fortune at the sabacc tables. After he lost his beloved ship to Han Solo, Lando spent years living the high life and pursuing get-rich-quick schemes, with uneven results. He went semi-respectable as the baron administrator of Cloud City, only to be drawn into the fight against the Galactic Empire.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Hot Toys is thrilled to continue expanding the series of throwback collectibles based on this iconic film and delighted to officially introduce the new 1/6th scale collectible figure of many fans’ beloved smooth talker – Lando Calrissian!

The highly-accurate Lando Calrissian collectible figure is skillfully crafted based on his appearance in the movie featuring a newly developed head sculpt with astonishing likeness, meticulously tailored outfit and cape, two blasters, a communicator, a wrist link, a figure base with Cloud City backdrop all in a specially designed retro style packaging!

RELATED: Hot Toys Unveils New Cosbaby Figures with Venom & Disney Princesses

Armed in customized Mandalorian armor, dangerous weaponry and highly trained combat skills, Boba Fett has earned a notorious reputation as one of the deadliest bounty hunters in the galaxy as he takes on contracts from the criminal underworld and the Galactic Empire. 

Based on his famous appearance in the beloved film, the Boba Fett collectible figure features a meticulously crafted Mandalorian helmet and armor with distressed effects, his iconic jetpack, a cape, detailed blasters, and a display stand! Furthermore, this 1/6th scale collectible figure features an alternative version of Boba Fett’s armor including a range of interchangeable parts such as helmet, jetpack, gauntlets, cape, and a number of gloved hands all packaged in specially designed retro style packaging!

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Sherlock Season 5: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, And All The Latest Details You Need To Know!

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Here we’ve got great news for Sherlock fans, who BBC (British Broadcasting Channel) is set to reunite its fifth season.

This offense series is tremendously motivated by Sherlock Holmes’s detective stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The tales of Sherlock’s past four seasons are composed by Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, and Stephen Thompson. Featuring Benedict Cumberbatch at the character of Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman at the role of Dr. John Watson won the heart of the audience with their stunning performances.

This fabulous show is highly valued by its plot, script, and leadership.

The series has received numerous awards in a variety of classes in the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Such categorizes Outstanding Lead Actor in Miniseries or a film that Cumberbatch won, “Outstanding supporting actor in a movie or miniseries” that Freeman acquired, also outstanding writing in miniseries Moffat.

In Peabody awards, it was admired by Outstanding Television Film in 2011 since it had been initially released on 25th July 2010.

Read more concerning the fifth season of the most commendable series.

SHERLOCK SEASON 5: RELEASE DATE

The fifth season of Sherlock is supposed to hit the displays again in late 2021. As when we watched the various period between the Sherlock series’ two seasons, it required a very long time to sum an ideal season. Thus, we can presume that season 5 at 2021 since the international epidemic of deadly COVID-19 certainly requires a long time to restart the shooting. The entire world’s work procedure returns to normal. Until then, you need to wait a little longer.

THE STAR CAST OF SHERLOCK SEASON 5

We could expect some newly added cast to combine the team of Sherlock in season 5. Along with also, the subsequent star cast will reprise their roles again in the fifth version.

Benedict Cumberbatch at the character of Sherlock Holmes.

Martin Freeman, as in the role of Dr. John Watson.

Sian Brooke at the character of Eurus Holmes (Sherlock’s sister).

EXPECTED PLOT OF SHERLOCK SEASON 5

We expect the storyline of season 5 to be released by precisely the same cliff-hanger where it left in season 4. The entrance of Eurus Holmes creates the story more exciting. The forthcoming season will emphasize Eurus (Sherlock’s sister) motives and show her character when she understands Redbeard. Witty Black’s chapter also plays an essential part in creating the plotline of the season.

THE STORYLINE OF SHERLOCK SEASON 5:

Sherlock Season 5

The entire storyline goes around the many mysterious cases which happened in the lap of London. Sherlock Holmes and his flatmate Watson’s life got turned once they begin solving the persuasive instances daily that lead to various issues in their private life.

In last season, Eurus’s entrance as an expert manipulator will be continued in season 5. The mysterious tales of those three personalities will lead the plot of season 5 of Sherlock.

After an official preview of Sherlock season 5 has been released, we’ll return to you using a more comprehensive picture of its storyline.

Stay tuned with us to the latest updates!

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