Sopranos Prequel The Many Saints of Newark Character Details Emerge

Although it's now been off the air for over a decade, the HBO series The Sopranos is still very missed by its fans. Created by David Chase, the series ran from 1999 to 2007, taking its viewers on a thrill ride for its entire duration. The series starred the late James Gandolfini as the patriarch of the Soprano family, focusing on his struggles between balancing his life of crime and life at home. Those who loved the show will certainly be excited about its upcoming prequel film The Many Saints of Newark spearheaded by Chase, and details are now emerging about some of the main characters we can expect to see in the movie.Of course, a young Tony Soprano will serve as the central character of the film. Because the film will have a timeline playing out over many years, it will begin with a 9-year-old Tony, described as a passionate Yankees fan, later showing a 16-year-old version of the character, who's a long-haired "budding linebacker" on the school's football team. This means multiple actors will likely be playing the role. According to the timeline set by the HBO series, this effectively places the events of the prequel film between 1968 and 1975.Another returning character will be Dickie Moltisanti, the first cousin of Tony's wife, Carmela. Dickie's role in the show is minor, though his death brings about a key storyline by having Tony take in his son, Christopher. It hasn't been verified whether a young Christopher will appear in the film as well, though it certainly seems very likely. Dickie is also being described as Tony's uncle in the film, revealing the family relation between the two characters. While their relation had been referenced in passing on the TV series, it wasn't revealed exactly how, and this film should help clear up a lot of the questions fans have about the family tree.An all new character known as Aldo Moltisanti will be another lead character, described as an elegant, mid-60s wiseguy. The character is said to be Tony's grandfather, branching out the family tree we know from the TV series even further. The Many Saints of Newark will have Aldo recently married to 24-year-old Giuseppina Bruno. How this all will play into the ever-growing list of family connections in the series remains to be seen, but in the meantime, it will be fun for the fans to keep guessing.As of now, these roles have not been cast, but with production set to begin in March of 2019, news on those developments can't be too far off. We do know that Alan Taylor, who directed many episodes of the HBO series, will be on board to direct the film. With creator David Chase involved as well, all of the right pieces are there to keep the prequel faithful to the popular series, presenting an interesting new way to add to the mythology. This information comes to us from That Hash Tag Show. Topics: The Many Saints of Newark, The Sopranos

Dances with Wolves Collector’s Edition Steelbook Blu-ray Coming in November

Kevin Costner's sprawling epic journey, Dances with Wolves is coming home next month thanks to Shout! Factory. Kevin Costner stars in and directs the triumphant cinematic masterpiece Dances with Wolves, based on the novel by Michael Blake. Available November 13th, 2018 from Shout! Factory, this breathtaking three-disc Steelbook Collector's Edition includes the original theatrical cut for the first time on Blu-ray, an extended cut of the film and an entire disc of bonus features.Winner of seven Academy Awards®, including Best Directing and Best Picture, this modern classic tells the story of Lt. Dunbar (Costner), a Civil War hero who befriends a tribe of Native Americans while stationed at a desolate outpost on the frontier. What follows is a series of unforgettable moments - from Dunbar's tender scenes with Stands With A Fist (Mary McDonnell), to the thrilling, action-packed buffalo hunt. Experience the excitement, emotion and sweeping beauty of this cinematic treasure as never before on Blu-ray!Dances with Wolves Bonus FeaturesDisc One: Theatrical CutDisc Two: Extended Cut• Audio Commentary with actor/producer/director Kevin Costner and producer Jim Wilson• Audio Commentary with director of photography Dean Semler and editor Neil TravisDisc Three: Bonus Features• A Day in the Life on the Western Frontier• The Original Making of Dances with Wolves• The Creation of an Epic - A Retrospective Documentary• Music Video• Five Vignettes (Second Wind, Confederate March and Music, Getting the Point, Burying the Hatchet, Animatronic Buffalo)• TV Spots• Theatrical Trailer• Poster and Photo GalleriesFans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com. Topics: Dances with Wolves, Shout Factory

Avengers 4 Photo Shows Off Iron Man’s Proton Cannon?

It's beginning to look like Iron Man is going to utilize his Proton Cannon in Avengers 4. After Thanos took down half of the universe at the conclusion of Infinity War, Tony Stark will more than likely be hitting the lab hard to work on new technologically advanced weaponry to help take down the Mad Titan once and for all. Stark watched Peter Parker along with the Guardians of the Galaxy turn to dust on Titan, which is probably a huge motivator in wanting to get right back to work. Now, a new Avengers 4 set photo teased the iconic...

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Chucky Creator Explains Why Universal Cancelled Their Child’s Play Remake

Thanks to MGM, we can count on seeing no less than two alternate Child's Play timelines playing out in the future. Although the films in the franchise provided a new entry as recently as last year, MGM is fast-tracking a remake of the original film with an all new killer doll. Regardless, Chucky creator Don Mancini is still moving forward with his planned TV series continuation, keeping the original timeline alive. As it turns out, however, MGM isn't the first studio to plan a reboot of the series, as Universal had been looking into the idea several years ago as well, only to nix the idea at the zero hour. So, what happened?According to Mancini, who spoke about the situation at a Q&A session for Screamfest, it was the negative reception of similar remakes which put the kibosh on a rebooted Child's Play. As every horror fan knows, the new millennium saw the controversial remakes of beloved films like Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. While financially successful, the films weren't appreciated by the majority of the horror crowd. Although Universal and Mancini were considering the idea of doing their own reboot for Child's Play, those plans were shelved once it became apparent how unwelcome the film would be for fans, leading to the new sequel Curse of Chucky instead."They didn't really make that much of a splash, so then people started to rethink that. We thought with Curse we could have our cake and eat it too. We made it sort of a tonal reboot that turned out to be a sequel in disguise if that makes sense."In Curse of Chucky, the titular killer doll finds new victims to terrorize in a seemingly all new story. Although Brad Dourif was voicing Chucky once again, its connection to the prior films doesn't become apparent until one finishes watching the movie. It's only by the end when the loose ends are tied, which sees the returns of both Jennifer Tilly and Alex Vincent. Last year's Cult of Chucky, which picks up where Curse left off, ends with many unresolved storylines, which was deliberately done to set up Mancini's planned TV series continuation. By sticking with the original storyline established in 1988, Mancini's Chucky saga remains one of the very few franchises to maintain a consistent timeline over the course of three decades.MGM is clearly not as concerned about the fan reception towards a remake. News of their upcoming reboot has been met with vitriol from both the fans and several cast members from the original films. Still, the film is in the works with an expected release for next year, with Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry attached to star in the lead roles of Karen Barclay and Detective Norris. This time, the killer doll's actions will be the result of his artificial intelligence going haywire, rather than a serial killer's black magic.Don Mancini is continuing to promote his upcoming TV series, promising it will be closer in tone to the original Child's Play than its comedic sequels. There's no word on when we can expect it to be released, but it will likely come some time after the premiere of MGM's upcoming reboot. Mancini's words were originally printed at Bloody Disgusting.

Marvel’s Daredevil: Season Three Viewer Votes

Published: October 20, 2018 (Netflix) How fearless is Matt Murdock during the third season of Marvel’s Daredevil TV show on Netflix? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Marvel’s Daredevil is cancelled or renewed for season four. Netflix...

Greenleaf: Season Three Viewer Votes

Published: October 17, 2018 (OWN) Does the third season of the Greenleaf TV show on OWN lift your spirits? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Greenleaf is cancelled or renewed for season four. Unfortunately, most of us do not...

Splitting Up Together: Season Two Viewer Votes

Published: October 16, 2018 (ABC / Mitch Haaseth) Are Lena and Martin better off together or apart during the second season of the Splitting Up Together TV show on ABC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Splitting Up...

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