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Zendaya confirms release date for two “special episodes” of Euphoria

Published: 20/Oct/2020 17:20

by Daniel Megarry

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Emmy-winning actress Zendaya has confirmed that Euphoria will be back for a pair of special episodes ahead of season 2, with the first episode coming in December.

The controversial HBO series was one of the biggest TV success stories of 2019, earning praise from critics and viewers alike for its story and stars, as well as the way it handled sensitive topics including gender identity, addiction and mental health.

While filming for season 2 of Euphoria was shut down just two days before it was due to start as a result of the ongoing global health crisis, fans will be glad to hear that two special episodes have been created that will tide us over and help “bridge” the gap between both seasons.

Rue and Jules in Euphoria
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Rue and Jules in HBO’s Euphoria

The first special episode, titled Trouble Don’t Last Always, was filmed under health guidelines and will follow Zendaya’s Rue as she celebrates through the festive season. It’s set to air on HBO on 6 December, although an air date for the second episode is yet to be announced.

Zendaya took to Instagram to confirm the news, sharing an image of her character reflected in an eye alongside the caption: “We really missed them. Two special Euphoria episodes coming soon. First one December 6th on HBO.”

She also tagged fellow Euphoria star Hunter Schafer, leading many fans to assume that her character Jules will also make an appearance in the special episodes.

 

Zendaya first floated the idea of a one-off episode during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this year, where she said it would have to be filmed with “a limited amount of people” and would be “something to live on until we are able to go into season 2”.

While details are scarce right now, it’s been promised that the special episodes will deal with Rue’s apparent relapse after being left by Jules at the train station.

Fear The Walking Dead star Colman Domingo is set to make an appearance, and we also know that the first special episode will be written and directed by series creator Sam Levinson, so it’s in good hands.

Gaming

Spider-Verse producer wants Spider-Man: Miles Morales glitches in sequel

Published: 28/Nov/2020 19:29

by Theo Salaun

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The transformational glitches in Spider-Man: Miles Morales are pretty hilarious. So hilarious, in fact, that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’s producer, screenplay and story writer, Phil Lord, wants to use them in the hit movie’s sequel.

Lord and his filmmaking duo, Christopher Miller, are no strangers to animation or comedy. With titles like Spider-Verse, Lego Movie, and 21 Jump Street under their shared filmmaking belt, it’s no wonder that the two are unafraid of getting a little weird with the animated Spider-Man flick’s sequel.

And if you want inspiration for red and blue weirdness, look no further than the Miles Morales game. Playable on PS4 and PS5, the title has apparently been a massive success, with 97 percent of Google users enjoying it. While people are typically annoyed with launch day bugs, the issues with this one are just too funny to chastise. 

With weird, viral videos of players transforming into various inanimate objects, it was actually a transformation of a patio heater that caught Lord’s eye. Now, it appears that “Heater Parker” could become a reality in Spider-Verse 2.

Since the original Spider-Verse movie was chock-full of absurdities and goofy odes to different genres or pop-culture references, invoking a video game’s glitch should be no problem. And, as far as content goes, few things evoke comedic surrealism as much as a patio heater using a web to swing from building to building in New York City.

For Lord, at least, the randomized development mistake appears too funny to ignore as film inspiration: “We’re putting this in Spider-Verse 2 if we have any self-respect at all.”

Hopefully, he and Miller have as much self-respect as the title’s developers, Insomniac Games, have humility. In response to Lord’s tweet, which has since gone viral, the game’s makers couldn’t help but acknowledge their imperfections with a pun.

While we were under the impression that patio heaters were meant to heat patios, not hearts, the Insomniac reflection remains accurate: this silly, inanimate object glitch is “equally as embarrassing as it is heartwarming.”

But, above all else, they’re just funny. It could legitimately be one of gaming and cinema’s greatest, most randomly inspired crossovers if Spider-Verse 2 involves an alternate dimensional Heater Parker.