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Rejected Ms Marvel actress leaks script amid casting confirmation

Published: 1/Oct/2020 10:23 Updated: 1/Oct/2020 10:35

by Jacob Hale

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An actress who claimed to have been asked to audition for the lead role of Kamala Khan in Ms Marvel violated her NDA and leaked some of the script online to prove that she was telling the truth.

On Wednesday, September 30, Marvel confirmed that 18-year-old Iman Vellani would be playing Khan, otherwise known as Ms Marvel herself, in the upcoming Disney+ series.

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Though Vellani seems to have already managed to warm herself to fans, one aspiring actress seems to have done quite the opposite.

A young woman named Dua, who went on Twitter by LedomasFilm, tweeted that Marvel/Disney had contacted her to audition for the role and, before long, the meltdown ensued.

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Dua revealed that she had been contacted by Marvel to audition for Kamala Khan/Ms Marvel.

Naturally, as social media does, many people accused her of lying about it and questioned the legitimacy of her claims, especially with how much reach Marvel and Disney have so, realistically, they could cast just about anyone they wanted.

What those naysayers didn’t expect, though, was Dua to come back with receipts, including screenshots of her signed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and a copy of the script.

The script appeared to just contain a conversation between two characters and, while it doesn’t give too much away, you can expect some Marvel sleuths to pull as much information as they can from it before long.

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Really, what makes this as controversial as it is was the decision to also share screenshots of the NDA. Though it does provide evidence of Dua’s audition for the role, it’s an NDA for a reason: you’re legally obligated not to share it or disclose information from it and, while she covered up most of the incriminating parts, it still seems like a clear violation of the agreement.

Since the tweets blew up, Dua’s account has been suspended by Twitter, but we imagine that’s the least of her worries right now, because Marvel and Disney are probably the two worst bridges to burn in the film industry.

It’s unclear what happens next for Dua and Ms Marvel, but updates will be provided as and when they’re available.

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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.
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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.