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Daniel Craig shares hilarious message for next James Bond actor

Published: 10/Oct/2020 12:28

by Joe Craven

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Acclaimed James Bond actor Daniel Craig has shared a hilarious and simple message for whichever actor is next to take on the role of Ian Fleming’s super spy. 

Since Casino Royale blew audiences away back in 2006, Daniel Craig has been widely acclaimed in the role of Ian Fleming’s James Bond.

The British super spy has grown to be the center of one of the world’s biggest and most successful movie franchises, grossing hundreds of millions upon each film’s release.

However, the most recent installment – No Time to Die – has fallen victim to the ongoing global health crisis, seeing its original release date of April 2020 pushed back to November, and then even further to April 2021.

Daniel Craig will be hanging up the James Bond mantle after 'No Time To Die.'
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Daniel Craig will be hanging up the James Bond mantle after ‘No Time To Die.’

With it previously confirmed that No Time to Die will be Craig’s last outing as the British double-0 agent, rumors have been swirling about who is set to replace him.

Some huge names in the acting world, including Tom Hardy and Idris Elba, have been touted as potential replacements. Whoever picks up the proverbial gauntlet will have a tough task keeping up with the gritty persona and critical praise Craig has received.

Luckily, the actor has some advice for whoever succeeds him in the role. During a virtual appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, the British star shared his brilliantly simple words of wisdom: “Don’t f**k it up. It’s a beautiful, amazing thing. Leave it better than when you found it.”

We’re not sure if Craig’s advice will comfort his successor, or simply add to the immense pressure that comes with playing such an iconic character.

Either way, it went down well with the show’s host who couldn’t contain his laughter. Only time will tell who succeeds Craig as Bond, and what they will offer to the role.

Barring any further delays, No Time to Die will release in cinemas worldwide in April 2021.

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When is The Boys season 3 on Amazon? Release date, cast, plot and more

Published: 23/Oct/2020 15:56

by Daniel Megarry

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Superhero satire The Boys has proven to be a runaway success for Amazon, and season 3 is officially on its way. We’ve rounded up all the teasers, cast details, and plot rumors we could find here.

In just two seasons, the streaming blockbuster has become one of the most talked-about shows of the moment, and there’s even a spin-off series in the works. It’s not surprising, really, given how wildly popular the superhero genre is right now.

But what makes The Boys stand out is its cynical view of those with superpowers, examining the corruption and self-serving motives behind their actions, as well as its brutal action sequences and mature themes.

It’s a far cry from Marvel’s idealistic view of superheroes.

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The Boys has been confirmed to get a season 3 as well as a spin-off series

While fans may have a while to wait until season 3 of The Boys arrives on their screens, there’s already plenty of teasing and speculation about what we can expect. Here’s everything we know so far.

The Boys season 3 release date: When will it air?

Like many other TV series and movies, production for season 3 of The Boys was halted due to the ongoing global health crisis. It’s now expected that filming will begin in early 2021, as confirmed by showrunner Eric Kripke.

There’s no official release date yet, and while there’s still a small chance we’ll get a release at the tail end of 2021, it’s looking more likely that we’ll be waiting until 2022 to get our next super fix. Yes, we’re as devastated as you are.

The Boys season 3 plot and storyline: What will happen?

While details on future storylines are scarce right now, we’re expecting to see the rivalry between Homelander and Butcher reach new heights, as both characters have now lost people they loved at the hands of the other.

Homelander actor Anthony Starr has promised that his character will be “let off the leash” following the season 2 finale, where, as well as being humiliated by Butcher and friends, he was blackmailed by teammate Queen Maeve and had his son Ryan taken away from him.

“It’ll be really fun, just seeing him go unhinged and exact revenge,” Anthony teased, explaining that showrunner Eric Kripke used the words “homicidal maniac” to describe his character in the upcoming season.

Homelander in The Boys
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Anthony Starr says Homelander will be “let off the leash” in The Boys season 3

“If you look at the end of Season 2, some people should be more scared than others, for sure,” he added. “William Butcher should always have an alarm bell ringing in his head, and I think some other people have firmly put themselves in the line of fire for season 3.”

It’s also expected that the new season will look into America’s “fraught” history with Vaught and the supes they create with the introduction of Soldier Boy, a twist on Marvel’s Captain America. He’ll be joined by his former team Payback, who have been described as “The Seven before The Seven”.

This gives the potential for the recently-decapitated Stormfront to get more screen time, too, as she was part of Soldier Boy’s Payback team in the comics. We’ll have to wait and see if she makes a return, either in the present or in flashback form.

Eric Kripke has teased that there will be tension between Homelander and Soldier Boy, explaining that the two are “pretty close in power” and that Soldier Boy was essentially “Homelander before Homelander, and for a much longer period of time”.

The Boys season 3 cast: Who’s joining the show?

Jensen Ackles – who starred in another of Eric Kripke’s shows, Supernatural – will be joining the cast to play Soldier Boy, who became “the first super celebrity and a mainstay of American culture for decades” after fighting in World War II.

“As Soldier Boy, the very first Superhero, he’ll bring so much humor, pathos, and danger to the role,” Eric said of Jensen’s addition to the show. “I can’t wait to be on set with him again, and bring a bit of Supernatural to The Boys.”

Jensen Ackles and Soldier Boy
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Jensen Ackles will star as Soldier Boy in The Boys season 3

We are of course expecting regulars Karl Urban (Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Antony Starr (Homelander), Dominique McElligott (Maeve), Nathan Mitchell (Black Noir), Jessie T Usher (A-Train), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko), Laz Alonso (Mother’s Milk) and Tomer Capon (Frenchie) to return.

It’s unknown whether Stormfront – who was only contracted for one season – will appear at this point, although it has been confirmed that she’s not dead after being badly burned and having her limbs severed in the season 2 finale, so there is potential.

“She’s not technically dead,” Stormfront actor Aya Cash told Entertainment Weekly, “but I think you’ll just have to see season 3 to find out what happened to her if she’s going to be around at all in her smaller form.”

Meanwhile, another minor character – but one who made a lasting impact – whose return has been teased is Love Sausage. Speaking during a Twitter Q&A about the show, Eric Kripke said that although it was “hard” to incorporate the character, he will indeed be making a comeback in season 3.

The Boys season 3 trailer: Is there any footage yet?

Maeve and Homelander in The Boys
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Queen Maeve and Homelander’s relationship will be rocky in The Boys season 3

There’s no trailer yet for season 3 of The Boys, and that’s (understandably) due to the fact that filming has yet to begin. We’ll keep you updated when one arrives.