Another Walking Dead character could return with Maggie in S10 finale
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Another Walking Dead character could return with Maggie in S10 finale

Published: 6/Aug/2020 15:08 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:22

by David Purcell

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The Walking Dead Season 10 finale is one of the most highly anticipated episodes in recent memory. Maggie Greene is already confirmed to return, but she might not be the only one coming back. 

AMC’s popular drama series has been on a surprisingly steady incline since its lead protagonist Rick Grimes disappeared in Season 9. Since then, it’s recorded an average of 5.4 million viewers per episode, with a rating of 1.9 among its core audience – as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. 

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A big part of that success has been the interesting feud between survivors and Whisperers. These monsters dress up as walkers to hide in plain sight, making them even more dangerous than the usual enemies they encounter.

With all of that going on, and certainly a lack of safety around Hilltop and The Kingdom, it might not seem like the most ideal time for characters to reappear.

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Maggie return confirmed for Season 10 finale

She previously featured in an official teaser for the finale, which saw her reading a letter informing her of Jesus’ passing. He was killed in Season 9 by the Whisperers in a dramatic graveyard scene, as fans will remember.

Maggie hasn’t been seen on the show since episode five of Season 9, where she apparently fled alongside mysterious figure Georgie.

Hershel could return in the Walking Dead

Lauren Cohan – the actress who plays Maggie – has teased another potential return as well: Her son, Hershel.

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Speaking on a Walking Dead panel, Cohan said:  “I want to meet little Hershel! I’m so excited.”

The time skip that the show experienced after the mid-season finale during Season 9 mixed things up. Since then, we’ve seen Rick’s daughter, Judith Grimes (played by Cailey Fleming), grow up and become a main figure of the story.

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Hershel was just a baby when Maggie left the group in The Walking Dead.

Now it looks like Maggie’s kid could also join her.

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“I feel really excited because Cailey is so good that whoever we find for Hershel, and pairing them together, is going to result in some really illuminating conversation.”

“So on all those levels, like meeting people and seeing everything the writers create for these kids.”

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Based on those comments, it looks all but confirmed that Hershel will have a part to play in The Walking Dead in the near future. The Season 10 finale would be a fitting way to make an entrance, but we’ll have to wait and see what they’ve got up their sleeve.

The Walking Dead Season 10 finale airs this October.

World of Warcraft

Henry Cavill as Arthas in Warcraft 2 makes perfect sense: here’s why

Published: 7/Oct/2020 4:11 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 5:03

by Isaac McIntyre

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Okay World of Warcraft fans, it’s time to go all-in… Henry Cavill would make a perfect Arthas in Blizzard’s newly rumored Warcraft 2 revival, especially after proving he’s got the fantasy chops as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s The Witcher.

The original Warcraft movie came out back in 2016, and landed with mixed reviews. World of Warcraft fans loved it, of course; seeing characters like Anduin, Medivh, Gul’dan, and Durotan brought to life on the big screen was a dream come true.

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Critics and general audiences were less convinced. Duncan Jones’ high-fantasy romp in the world of Azeroth was dubbed a failure. A sequel was stamped ‘highly unlikely’ after the box office flop. 

Except, just four years later, the Warcraft rumor mill has thundered back to life. Legendary Entertainment has already green-lit a sequel, according to insider Daniel Ritchman, with Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson involved.

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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the United States, but made $391.7m overseas.
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Warcraft raked in just $47.4 million in the States, but made $391.7m overseas.

And so, with Warcraft 2 reportedly in development, that leaves us with the biggest question for the sequel; what will the story be? Will the franchise take it step by step, and tell the story of “Tides of Darkness,” or head for a better-selling sequel?

In our opinion, Blizzard’s best bet for the sequel is to skip straight to “Reign of Chaos” and it’s genre-defining expansion “The Frozen Throne.” The third game’s storyline has plenty of ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ elements.

Enter fantasy’s man of the hour, Henry Cavill.

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Arthas Menethil is key to Warcraft 3, and Cavill is a perfect pick to play him. The prince’s path to the throne is littered with huge battles, dastardly schemes, and of course, the biggest twist Blizzard’s Warcraft franchise has ever offered up.

Reason number one: I mean, look at Henry Cavill. That speaks for itself.

Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Arthas Menethil.
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Henry Cavill in a fan-mockup depicting him as Warcraft’s Arthas Menethil.

There are other reasons too though. One is that Cavill is a big World of Warcraft fan himself, meaning he’d likely be eager to sign on. I mean come on, the guy missed the news he had been cast as Superman because he was deep in a WoW raid.

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Former Blizzard figurehead Chris Metzen and Rise of the Lich King writer Christie Golden have both given Cavill’s fan-casting their tick of approval too; the Warcraft duo are well and truly “on the [Cavill as] Arthas train.”

Finally, Warcraft 2 will need ticket-selling star power. The first 2016 flick did have plenty of big names ⁠— Vikings lead Travis Fimmell was among them, as was Marvel’s Dominic Cooper ⁠— but none command the same household stardom as Henry Cavill.

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Cavill, 37, is a little old for Arthas in “Reign of Chaos” and “The Frozen Throne,” but if Legendary and Blizzard plan out a trilogy leading into “Wrath of the Lich King” ⁠— which they absolutely should ⁠— the British star will fit perfectly for Menethil’s final Warcraft hurrah.

Heck, cast a younger actor for the opening stage of the prince’s life, then bring Cavill in with a narrative time-jump in the third or fourth Warcraft movie.

Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.
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Arthas Menethil and his path to the throne should be front and center in future Warcraft sequels.

The Superman star isn’t the only name being linked to Warcraft 2 either. Fimmel is expected to return as Anduin in the sequel, as is Ben Schnetzer as Khadgar. Paula Patton has also said she’d “love” to return for another Warcraft outing.

The same insider reports that suggested Warcraft 2 is now in the works also tipped Jurassic World lead Chris Pratt as another star who has already been tabled a multi-movie deal.

Duncan Jones, who directed the 2016 release, also said he would happily return as long as there are “less cooks in the kitchen.” Blizzard has yet to officially respond to the reported new sequel, so take everything with a pinch of salt… for now.