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Comic-Con at Home: How to watch The Walking Dead’s livestream

Published: 24/Jul/2020 18:37 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:23

by Daniel Cleary

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Comic-Con fans can catch all of their favorite stars online for this year’s event. Here’s what you’ll need to tune into The Walking Dead’s panels for 2020’s Comic-Con at Home.

For the first time in the convention’s history, the massive San Diego Comic-Con event will be held completely online in 2020 but still has an action-packed show lined up for its fans.

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2020’s Comic-Con, which has been renamed to ‘Comic Con at Home,’ will feature over 350 virtual panels, interviews, teasers, and more from a variety of stars in the comic book world.

When does The Walking Dead’s Comic-Con stream start?

One of Comic Con’s key attractions over recent years has been any news or panels surrounding AMC’s hit TV series, The Walking Dead.

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With the show’s tenth season underway, as well as Fear the Walking Dead going strong and new spinoff, World Beyond, in the wings, there is tons of zombie talk planned for this year’s convention.

The Walking Dead’s Comic-Con at Home livestream will kick off at 12:00 PM (PT) / 3:00 PM (ET) / 8:00 PM (BST) / 9:00 PM (CEST) on Friday, July 24.

What to expect from Walking Dead’s Comic-Con panels?

The Walking Dead’s three-hour time slot will be split up into three, one hour for each of their shows, with Fear The Walking Dead up first.

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At 12:00 PM (PT), the panel for AMC’s popular spinoff, Fear The Walking Dead, will include producers and cast members: Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades making their virtual appearance to discuss all things Season 6.

Following that up at 1:00 PM, will be another panel featuring stars from the original show, The Walking Dead, as director Greg Nicotero will be joined by Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, and Paola Lazaro.

Finally, the third and brand new Walking Dead series, World Beyond, will make its debut at Comic-Con and is likely to drop some teasers about what fans can expect from the upcoming show.

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Cast members for The Walking Dead: World Beyond will also be featured in their panel at 2:00 PM (PT), with Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Joe Holt, all expected to be present.

The Walking Dead writer and executive producer Robert Kirkman will also be host to his own Solo Panel later in the day, at 4:00 PM PT.

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If you happen to miss out on any of the action or simply want to watch something over, Comic-Con has revealed that they will also be uploading all of the panels to their YouTube channel as well.

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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.
Legendary Entertainment
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.