Morgan's Fear The Walking Dead Season 6 transformation finally revealed
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Morgan’s Fear The Walking Dead Season 6 transformation finally revealed

Published: 31/Aug/2020 13:00 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 11:57

by David Purcell

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 6 is approaching and Morgan Jones appears to have undergone a huge character transformation since the curtain’s closed last time out. 

He is one of the series’ most complex figures, without doubt. Morgan is loved by many in the TWD community and Robert Kirkman himself has even admitted that the actor who plays the role, Lennie James, has done things with the character nobody could have imagined.

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At the end of Season 5, we saw Morgan struggling after being shot. He was pretty much left to die in the closing scene as a herd of zombies came rushing towards his location, and a teaser released since confirmed he survived the attack.

Now, we know even more about what’s happened to him. A new look has been revealed, as well as a fresh attitude.

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What happened to Morgan in Fear The Walking Dead?

Morgan Fear The Walking Dead
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Morgan was left to die in Season 5, but it looks like he escaped.

On August 27, the FearTWD account on Twitter posted yet another teaser. This time it was a short trailer.

It shows him with a whole different look, messy hair and all. That patented stick he uses to fight with is also by his side, foreshadowing a return to the dark days.

He says: “Morgan Jones is dead. You’re dealing with somebody else now.”

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Many fans might have thought he actually might be dead in Season 6, although now we know he’s just talking about the softer side of his character.

In the past, particularly in the original Walking Dead series, Morgan went through a rough patch where he felt like he had to “clear” different areas of territory. Then, the figure eventually left the series to heal mentally, before appearing in the popular spinoff.

Knowing what we do now, you could soon see the emergence of one of the show’s biggest villains after being gunned down. Revenge looks to be on the menu, which puts a big target on Virginia’s head. After all, they pulled the trigger and he could easily have been a walker this season.

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Other Morgan teaser

A previous teaser simply read: “The Past is Dead” showing his face, painted with red text over the top.

No matter what the future holds for Morgan, one thing is certain: the next time we see him wield the stick in Fear The Walking Dead, we can’t be sure what he’s going to do.

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The show’s first episode of Season 6 premieres on October 11, 2020 on AMC.

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.