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Ninja and Jessica Blevins scene cut from Jumanji: The Next Level

Published: 15/Aug/2020 16:42 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 14:19

by Andy Williams

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Streaming megastar Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins was destined for his Hollywood debut by appearing alongside the likes of The Rock and Kevin Hart, only to find out his scene was cut from Jumanji: The Next Level.

Few streamers can dream of reaching the heights Ninja has soared to in his livestreaming career. After transitioning over to Fortnite, Blevins exploded in popularity.

After becoming the biggest name on Twitch, the former Halo pro penned an exclusive deal with Mixer, which rippled through the entertainment industry. Now a free agent, Ninja has his sights set on a different kind of fame: Hollywood stardom.

After seeing Welcome to the Jungle in 2017, Ninja was vocal about his love for Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Kevin Hart’s reboot of the original Jumanji. Little did he know the path that his livestreaming successes would pave for him.

Ninja’s Jumanji axe

Fast-forward almost three years and both Ninja and his wife, Jessica Blevins, were set to make their first appearance on the big screen with a brief scene in the latest installment to the Jumanji franchise, The Next Level.

The short but sweet stint in a Hollywood blockbuster would mark Blevins’ first steps into the movie industry — a move which the 29-year-old has been vocal about in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

Although, some months after it was settled that Ninja had a scene in The Next Level, Jessica Blevins confirmed that the pair had been cut from the final movie.

While there’s no doubt that both Tyler and Jessica were disheartened by being chopped out of the final cut, they remain optimistic that the scene will be released to the public at some point.

“I hope they release the scene on YouTube,” Jessica said in her Tweet. Although, Ninja won’t have to wait too long before his big-screen debut, as he is set to make a cameo appearance in Ryan Reynolds’ Free Guy — a film based in Free City, which is said to be an amalgamation of Grand Theft Auto and Fortnite.

Providing Ninja’s scene in Free Guy makes the final cut, he will make his first big-screen appearance on December 11, 2020.

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Uncharted movie – trailer, casting, and everything we know

Published: 23/Oct/2020 17:57 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 17:58

by Tanner Pierce

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The Uncharted movie is the latest video game movie in development, and it actually looks like it’ll be faithful to the source material if some recent stills released by Sony are to be believed. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming film. 

The Uncharted movie has been in development hell for around 10 years now. After having Mark Wahlberg originally attached to the film to play Nathan Drake himself, the script and director underwent massive changes multiple times. Most thought the film would never be released.

Now, Sony is pushing full-steam ahead with Uncharted, which is set to star Tom Holland as the titular character. Filming is currently underway, but we still don’t have an extensive look at the film. Here’s everything we know about the movie based on the hit video game.

Uncharted casting and plot

As previously mentioned, Tom Holland has been cast as Nathan Drake, while Mark Wahlberg, who was once himself set to play that character, will now portray Sully, Nate’s mentor in the film.

Given the age of both the actors, most people seem to believe that Uncharted will be a prequel set long before the first game, Drake’s Fortune. Aside from this, however, we don’t know anything else about the plot.

On top of Holland and Wahlberg, we also know that Antonio Banderas has also been cast in the movie, although his role has yet to be announced.

Uncharted trailer

As of October 23, 2020, the trailer for Uncharted has not been released. While filming was originally set to be completed by this point, shutdowns at the beginning of the year caused Sony to delay production by a few months until everything was safe again.

Despite no trailer being available, we do have the first look at Holland as Drake and if the image is anything to go by, this film is going to be game-accurate in some regard. Given the fact that the studio has released the look, it might not be too much longer until we see the trailer. Nevertheless, this is all we have.

Uncharted release date

Currently, Uncharted is set to release in theaters on July 16, 2021. That being said, due to the state of the world right now, it’s always worth noting that this has a good chance of changing.

It could end up being delayed, it could end up going straight to digital, or it could simply stay the same. Right now, it’s too early to tell.