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Captain America villain returning in Falcon and the Winter Soldier

Published: 15/Sep/2020 2:08

by Brad Norton

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Former UFC champion and prominent Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) baddie, Georges St-Pierre is reportedly set to reprise the role of Georges Batroc in the upcoming Falcon and the Winter Soldier series.

While GSP is best known for his extraordinary run as a two-division champ in the UFC, the Canadian Mixed Martial Artist has also branched out as an actor. His appearances have been limited over the years, though his role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier is no doubt his biggest yet.

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He appeared early into the flick as Georges Batroc, where he went toe-to-toe with Chris Evans in an opening fight sequence. As the story progressed, his character faded into the background and has yet to be seen again in the MCU. Until now.

After major delays due to the ongoing global crisis, filming has now resumed on the upcoming Falcon and Winter Soldier show. Production on the Disney Plus series is in full swing, and leaked set photos have revealed GSP’s return.

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Georges St-Pierre on set for the Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney Plus series.

Not much is known about the plot in the upcoming MCU series. Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Falcon and the Winter Soldier should mark the first time we see Anthony Mackie wielding Captain’s iconic, vibranium shield. Beyond this, it looks like the duo will be up against some familiar foes.

With production back underway, filming has been taking place across Atlanta. While sets are closed off, that hasn’t stopped a handful of pictures from slipping through the cracks. Thanks to leaked images from Just Jared, we’ve been given our first glimpse of the returning GSP.

Georges Batroc, also known as Batroc the Leaper in the comics, first popped up in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Since then, his location has been a mystery. The villain hasn’t appeared in any mainline MCU production in the past six years, though that is all about to change.

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Falcon and Bucky Barnes appear to be lined up for a fight with the villainous figure. Though what he’s returning for remains to be seen. Perhaps he’s just one of many villains sharing the spotlight throughout the six-episode series, or maybe he’s teaming up with other returning faces. Only time will tell.

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GSP faced off against Captain American in 2014’s The Winter Soldier.

Avid Marvel fans haven’t had much to sink their teeth into of late, with delays hitting all Phase 4 releases. Falcon and the Winter Soldier is now eyed for a 2021 release. With set photos now leaking, there’s a good chance that principal photography will soon be wrapped up.

Keep your eyes peeled over the coming weeks for potential teasers. The MCU is sure to get back on track as we approach 2021.

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Dexter showrunner reveals Showtime revival details: setting, cast, canon

Published: 16/Oct/2020 19:44

by Michael Gwilliam

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Dexter showrunner Clyde Phillips has revealed a ton of new information about the limited series revival announced at Showtime starring Michael C. Hall.

The premium cable channel’s serial killer series first began in 2006 and lasted eight seasons, with its then-finale airing in 2013. While the show was a hit for the network, its finale left many fans disappointed.

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Now, according to Phillips, this ten-episode limited series will provide an opportunity to present a second finale to the show.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Phillips said that the team doesn’t want the project to be “Dexter season 9,” but rather something different than what fans are used to.

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Season 8 still happened, for better or for worse.

The original finale is still canon

When asked if the Dexter revival will be undoing the previous finale in Season 8, Philips was clear that they wouldn’t be “undoing anything.”

“We’re ten years later,” he said, explaining that the show will pick up with some significant passage of time. “We’re not going to betray the audience and say ‘that was all a dream,’ or whatever it is. What happened in the first eight years happened in the first eight years.”

Thus, the end of season 8 with Debra dying and Dexter leaving Miami to work for a lumber company is still canon.

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Debra Morgan may be returning from the dead.

Debra Morgan may be brought back

Even though certain fan-favorite characters such as Debra Morgan – played by Jennifer Carpenter – may be dead on the show, that doesn’t mean they won’t return.

“There is some flexibility to do some movie magic,” Phillips explained before being asked specifically about Debra. “My answer to that is I can’t answer that.”

One possibility that would fit the Dexter universe is to have Debra return as a guiding ghost or spirit, just as Dexter’s father and brother had.

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Dexter will have a major setting change.

The show won’t return to Miami

When asked about where the writers wanted to be situating Dexter geographically, Phillips simply revealed that Miami was off the table.

“I need to be a little coy, but I will say that it won’t be Miami,” he revealed.

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There are a couple of possibilities with the first being Oregon, where season 8 ended, and the other being Argentina, where Dexter’s former lover Hannah and son ran off in the original finale.

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Dexter’s Dark Passenger still remains.

Dexter will look and feel “different”

When pressed by THR about the character of Dexter and his evolution, Phillips explained that even though time has passed, it doesn’t mean his “dark passenger” isn’t still present within him.

“It’s what he does with it now that will be the gist of what we’re going to do with this last season.”

He also further stated that Showtime was firm about this revival being a limited series, so don’t expect to see any additional seasons after this one.

We can’t wait to see just what is in store once Dexter makes a return to TV.