Grim Fandango Remastered Gets Surprise Release On Nintendo Switch

Double Fine Productions hasn’t been terribly vociferous in recent times due to the fact that the studio has been hard at work on the upcoming Psychonauts 2, which was crowdfunded back in 2016 via the investing platform, Fig. However, that doesn’t mean that Double Fine hasn’t been hard at work on secretly porting Grim Fandango Remastered to the Nintendo Switch, especially after it was announced that the game would be coming to the hybrid system back in June.

The classic point-and-click game dealing with macabre Latin American folklore is currently available at this very moment on the Nintendo Switch as a digital download. You can grab a copy for $14.99 by paying a visit to the Nintendo eShop.

The remastered version of the game features the new and improved HD visuals, including high-quality textures for the characters and brand new dynamic lighting modules to help make the world of Grim Fandango pop with the sort of aesthetic that only Double Fine — though at the time it was LucasArts — could muster.

The remastered version of the game also includes a completely re-sampled and recorded live orchestra for the soundtrack, along with the addition of the concept art browser to see what the artists came up with during development, and over two hours of additional and exclusive developer commentary covering the game’s development, gameplay, concepts, and designs.

This also comes with the news that, as part of the 20th anniversary celebration of the game’s release, there’s a physical version of Grim Fandango Remastered being released for the PlayStation 4, along with a vinyl of Peter McConnell’s re-recorded and remastered soundtrack from the game.

Niche gaming boutique iam8bit will be handling the physical rendition of Grim Fandango Remastered for the PS4, along with working with Double Fine Productions for a special Grim Fandango art show that will showcase the game’s art at the Day of the Devs event taking place at The Midway in San Francisco, California between November 11th and November 14th. The art show will also continue to run from November 14th through December 31st at the PWNshop in Los Angeles, California.

As for the game itself, Grim Fandango follows the ups and downs of a travel agent working in the underworld’s Department of Death division. He’s supposed to help departed souls find a travel package so that they can find eternal rest based on the deeds they’ve done (or haven’t done) when they were alive. However, it turns out there’s some corruption running amok within the travel agency, and the lead character, Manny Calavera, finds himself both on the run and in search of a mysterious woman who may have ended up with a raw deal due to the agency’s shenanigans.

It’s a very well-told story that takes a lot from Mexican folklore and a little bit of the storytelling from Casablanca and wraps it into a dark comedy that’s both funny and somber all at the same time.

The award-winning title was re-released over the course of the years for a wide variety of platforms, including the PlayStation Vita, on Steam for PC, the app stores for Android and iPhone devices, and now, finally, for the Nintendo Switch. You can grab digital (or physical) copies of Grim Fandango Remastered right now.

New Game Of Thrones Details Reveal How Season 8 Begins

More than a year has passed since the Season 7 finale of Game of Thrones, and HBO hasn’t released a whole lot in the way of what to expect from the eighth and final season beyond the episode count and general premiere window. Well, we still don’t have a trailer, but details about the very first episode of Season 8 have been revealed, and you may start to get more excited than ever about what’s to come.

The eighth season kicks off at Winterfell, which should be very white and snowy now that winter has fallen on the Seven Kingdoms. Daenerys will be arriving at the ancestral home of House Stark with her army, presumably comprised of her surviving Dothraki, Unsullied, the allies she’s managed to pick up since finally arriving in Westeros, and her two surviving dragons.

Dany’s arrival will bring about the meetings of a number of characters that have been separate for the entire or almost the entires series to date. Dany herself hasn’t met any of the Starks other than Jon, and EW reports that Sansa won’t be too happy that Jon left Winterfell as King of the North and will return after bending the knee to his secret cousin/lady love.

Assuming Jaime caught up with Dany’s forces by the time they get to Winterfell, we could get some compelling reactions to his return. Bran hasn’t seen Jaime since Jaime flung him from the tower and crippled him. Interestingly, Jaime never ended up on Arya’s kill list, unlike Cersei, Tywin, and Joffrey. That could change if Arya finds out what Jaime did to Bran.

Personally, I’ve been curious for years how the Dothraki and Unsullied would fare in the far North. The men of these groups are fierce fighters who are fiercely loyal to Daenerys, but they also lived and were trained in the much-warmer Essos. Could the snow and cold debilitate Dany’s most fearsome fighters?

We’ll have to wait and see. Plenty of meetings are in store. Although neither will be part of Dany’s procession, I’m going to be seriously annoyed if Game of Thrones ends without reuniting Gendry and Arya. She had people on her kill list because of him! Surely Thrones won’t end or kill one of them off before letting them reunite. As the last known son of Robert Baratheon — despite his status as a bastard — he could be key to the final season.

Speaking of Robert, Dany’s procession will reportedly feature callbacks to the Game of Thrones pilot and Robert’s grand arrival at Winterfell. The Seven Kingdoms changed a great deal since the days of King Robert Baratheon, so it should be fun to see the contrast between his arrival and that of Dany. Robert wanted to bring Ned south to run the Seven Kingdoms for him; Dany wants to save the Seven Kingdoms from ice zombies and win the loyalty of its people.

Co-executive producer Bryan Cogman teased what’s to come with the arrival of Dany and Co. to Winterfell, saying this:

It’s about all of these disparate characters coming together to face a common enemy, dealing with their own past, and defining the person they want to be in the face of certain death. It’s an incredibly emotional, haunting, bittersweet final season, and I think it honors very much what George set out to do — which is flipping this kind of story on its head.

It’s not surprising that Dany and her forces will arrive at Winterfell early in the season. There are only six episodes left, and the fight against the White Walkers and their dead army will almost certainly take place closer to the far North than King’s Landing, although we shouldn’t rule out King’s Landing being affected. Surely Dany’s desolate vision from all those years ago wasn’t for nothing!

There’s also the point that all signs point toward Winterfell not coming out of the series entirely intact. Back in February, news out of Belfast, Ireland (where Game of Thrones has long filmed) broke that the Winterfell set was set ablaze, with a fire large enough that folks could catch the flames on camera from a distance. No emergency services were required to put out the fire, indicating that it was deliberately set and controlled for the sake of filming.

At the time, reports stated that as many as 500 extras were present for a battle scene around the time of the fire. The grand scale of the battle was confirmed by a social media post courtesy of Game of Thrones assistant director Jonathan Quinlan. He commended the people on set for “enduring 55 straight nights,” which included “the cold, the snow, the rain, the mud, the sheep shit,” all for the sake of “something that’s never been done before.”

If Winterfell is indeed destroyed, at least it will probably go out in a blaze of glory! I do have to wonder if Dany’s dragons will be part of the reason Winterfell presumably goes up in flames. The Night King’s handy undead dragon (R.I.P. Viserion) would be a candidate, but it wasn’t clear when he took down the Wall if he was breathing fire or some kind of icy substance. Could Dany deliberately set fire to Winterfell if it was overrun with White Walkers and wights?

Dragon fire is one way to take them down. That said, it’s all speculation at this point. The good news is that we now have more information to speculate about with the confirmation that Season 8 opens with a procession to Winterfell. If we’re lucky, the next Game of Thrones release will be a trailer and/or release date. My fingers are crossed that we’ll get more sooner rather than later.

Only time will tell. At this point, we can only say for sure that Game of Thrones will return for its eighth and final season at some point in 2019 after taking 2018 off. For some viewing options to pass the time between now and whenever Thrones returns, check out our fall TV premiere guide and our 2018 Netflix premiere schedule.

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How Reverse-Flash Could Be Pulling The Strings Behind The Flash Season 5

Although The Flash has already established Cicada as its Season 5 big bad, that doesn’t mean there can’t be another one. That was clear when it was recently revealed some major villains would appear in the series’ 100th episode, but is that the only time we’ll see a past major villain make an appearance? We have reason to suspect Reverse-Flash is somehow pulling the strings in Season 5 and manipulating Nora towards some grand plot. Let’s go over our reasoning.

The Timeline Alterations

Nora’s arrival and interference have already been explained as the cause of the altered timeline, and that was a good enough explanation for fans until she got tripped up by Sherloque Wells. The great detective asked if Nora came to the decision to interfere with the satellite on her own, to which she hesitated before he let her off the hook. Clearly something or someone inspired Nora to interfere in that specific instance, but who?

Obviously, we’re thinking Reverse-Flash. We know he’s a big fan of altering time for his own gain, whatever they may be. Thawne may have encouraged Nora to help destroy the satellite which led to Cicada’s early arrival, although we’re not exactly sure why. What we do know is that Reverse-Flash is pretty well-versed in screwing with time, and if he’s behind this, that interference could lead to some bigger trouble than what’s already been caused.

But Why Nora?

It would stand to reason that if Reverse-Flash needed to travel back in time and alter an event to set a chain of events in motion, he could do it himself. He’s far more experienced than Nora and has a better handle on his powers. That said, he’s a villain with a deep seeded hatred for Barry, and what better way to get under your rival’s skin that manipulating his daughter to do some evil bidding?

There’s also the obvious fact that Team Flash could learn that Reverse-Flash interfered regardless of how hard he tried to mask his identity during the satellite incident. Sending Nora is a safer option because she would serve as a distraction, and would be an easy scapegoat as an inexperienced speedster who interfered in an event. Reverse-Flash might also be busy with other parts of a hypothetical plan elsewhere, hence his enlistment of Nora.

Couldn’t Someone Else Have Trained Nora?

It’s possible someone like Future Wally might’ve trained Nora, but with all of Team Flash well versed in the danger of changing the past and Iris apparently against Nora having powers, we find it unlikely friends or family would help. Reverse-Flash may be that mentor Nora needed and could’ve secretly trained her without Team Flash interfering. After all, he’s done it once with Barry and would be one of few outsiders who know she’s The Flash’s kid.

Let’s also not forget that Nora had only been a hero in Central City for six months prior to her arrival. That’s weird, because she’s apparently pretty good at time travel and appears to be in far better control of it than Barry when he first did it. How did Nora manage to pinpoint her arrival into the past when simple techniques like phasing are still new to her? Perhaps she had help from someone who does it a lot.

Why Would The Flash Feature Reverse-Flash In Season 5?

Another big clue that Reverse-Flash could be pulling the strings in Season 5 is his tease in Season 4 hinting he’d see Barry again. The moment came during “Crisis On Earth-X” where he told Barry he might have a different face the next time they meet. Unfortunately, he didn’t pencil in a specific return date as well, so we have no idea when The Flash may show him returning.

That said, it wouldn’t be crazy to think a villain teasing a return in Season 4 would turn around in appear in Season 5. Additionally, the line was meaningful enough for The Flash to include in a jam-packed crossover, so we’re guessing it was some intentional tease these two heroes could meet again. That could happen via the upcoming crossover or possibly the 100th episode, but would a one and done appearance really warrant a tease a season in advance?

What Would His Plan Be?

Nora’s newspaper teased new details playing into The Flash‘s future, one of them potentially being Crisis on Infinite Earths. With The Monitor being introduced in the “Elseworlds” crossover, it’s possible The CW is preparing to introduce that storyline. This is important because the paper revealed Reverse-Flash has a sizable presence in whatever event inevitably leads to Barry’s disappearance.

Barry’s disappearance been known since the first future paper, as The Flash disappears following a big battle with Reverse-Flash. While Barry never returns, the fate of Reverse-Flash is unknown. In the hypothetical scenario where he vanished as well, Reverse-Flash has time remnants of himself placed across different periods. It’s completely possible a time remnant of Thawne could be around to influence Nora, and this could be the beginning of a sequence of events that lead to Barry’s disappearance.

What Does Cicada Have To Do With Any Of This?

Given Cicada’s hatred of metas good and bad, we don’t imagine he’d be a willing accomplish in this seemingly wild conspiracy theory. That said, Cicada may have been chosen by Reverse-Flash as a distraction because he’s a notoriously hard villain to capture. Nora knew that from his bio in The Flash museum, so it would stand to reason a future Reverse-Flash would know that as well.

According to Sherloque Wells, Nora’s satellite interference may have been what led to Cicada being a different person than he was on Earth 1. Provided that’s true, and Nora did indeed receive the suggestion from elsewhere to interfere in that specific event, it does feel as though it was a maneuver to prevent the villain from being a quick capture. This could occupy Team Flash for a long while and allow Reverse-Flash to do whatever he wants without raising too many alarms.

So, is anyone else thinking Reverse-Flash has a hand in what’s going on in Season 5? Fans can share their thoughts in the comments and catch new episodes of The Flash on The CW Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. For a look at what else is happening on television over the next couple of months, be sure to visit our fall premiere guide.

Nobody’s Fool Review

Tyler Perry is an brand unto himself, as his films offer the audience an experience unlike most others on the market. Given that they are mostly centered around larger than life characters who have a habit of sticking their noses in other people’s business, Nobody’s Fool looks like a film that should continue that very tradition. Unfortunately, you can tell something is wrong when Tiffany Haddish’s usual outrageous behavior is forced to take a backseat to a more pedestrian romantic comedy, trading in both her and Perry’s usual schtick for something that wants to be rote – but ultimately it can’t even muster the effort to reach that level.

Danica (Tika Sumpter) has been in a long-distance relationship with a man that she’s never met or even seen in the year they’ve been together. Tanya (Tiffany Haddish) is Danica’s sister, who’s staying with her after just finishing a years-long prison sentence. The two siblings already have an interesting, combative relationship on a normal basis, but once Tanya finds out about Danica’s “boyfriend,” things get pretty interesting, as Tanya thinks something’s not right, and she’s got a plan on how she’s going to fix it.

A lot of attention is being put onto the fact that Nobody’s Fool is writer/director Tyler Perry’s first R-rated comedy, as well as his first film outside of his usual realm of Lionsgate. You wouldn’t know it based on the final product, though, as there are still many of the hallmarks of Perry’s previous work, for better or worse, are on full display in this romantic comedy. The only real difference is that there’s some more swearing, and the sex scenes are a little more risqué. Other than that, your enjoyment of this film depends on how keyed in you are to Perry’s sensibilities as a storyteller and filmmaker.

Speaking of story, Nobody’s Fool finds its greatest struggle in that field of play, as the over-arching narratives of Danica’s relationship history, or the relationship between her and her sister, Tanya, are never properly set up. Even as a basic romantic comedy, the film lays down the most basic of tracks for the story to run along, which only leaves Perry’s script easy to derail at a moment’s notice. An example of such derailment is in the various jokes that land at inopportune moments, belittling any sort of emotional dialogue it tries to open with its characters. Nobody’s Fool even ends properly, albeit on its second try, only to fade up from the black screen to tack on just one more gag that could have been better used as a post-credits stinger.

As a result, the pacing of Nobody’s Fool is severely off, with its main conflict coming to somewhat of a resolution halfway through the film. “Somewhat” is the key word, because as it turns out, that moment that would have served as a natural end point for said story feels like it’s only included in the film so that a major, scene stealing cameo can take place. While that cameo does lead to a good handful of laughs, it’s ultimately useless as that resolution is un-done to push the film to an almost two hour running time. By time you get to the finale, the result you’d predicted in the first act still stands true, although you might not be convinced the film has truly earned it.

The MVP of Nobody’s Fool is, without question, Tiffany Haddish, as she takes the comedic material to her usual extent of manic delight. That’s not to take away from any of the other cast members in the film, as everyone from Tika Sumpter to Whoopi Goldberg get a good laugh or two in edgewise. But the most energy is exerted by Haddish, leaving the audience to wonder why she’s not the center of the movie’s universe, if only to keep things moving and interesting.

Nobody’s Fool could have been a fun, if not standard, romantic comedy that showed off its ensemble cast to their fullest potential. But with a script that repeats lines of dialogue, and lines of plot, in its execution, it feels like it’s wasting time for no reason other than it likes to hear itself talk. If anything, the audience could use a Tonya-like figure to tell them to avoid this film. The only people Nobody’s Fool is going to fool are those that think an R-rating would improve Tyler Perry’s comedic storytelling.

Rating:
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Netflix Is Starting To Change Its Mind About Theatrical Releases

Netflix may soon join the ranks of having Oscar-winning films under its belt. 2018 marked the year that the streaming service tied with HBO in Emmy wins after years of highly-acclaimed original series releases. Now the company has made a case for film recognition by backing the projects of masterful directors, including Alfonso Cuarón and the Coen Brothers. The studio is now also officially giving three of their releases exclusive runs in theaters before placing them on its streaming service.

Netflix initially planned on simultaneously releasing its award hopefuls in theaters and for streaming, but theaters were understandably concerned. Why would Netflix users pay admission for a ticket to see a movie when it’s already waiting for them in their queue at home? Of course, giving one’s full attention to a film on the big screen and an at-home watch are completely different experiences, but convenience would sway most in favor of streaming the titles. According to The New York Times, Netflix is cooperating with these concerns and will give its movies Roma, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Bird Box some time in theaters before moving them to the streaming platform.

The films will get a limited release period of one to three weeks in theaters to give them each a chance to make box office numbers and garner the attention of the Academy and Hollywood talent to work with them on future projects. Depending on how well the movies do commercially, Netflix expects the select theaters to keep them in their line-up once they hit the streaming platform as well. This compromise hasn’t fared well with big theater chains such as AMC and Regal, which still insist upon a 90-day exclusivity period, but maybe the releases could still end up on their rosters.

Gravity‘s Alfonso Cuarón both penned and directed his Mexico-set passion project inspired by his childhood. Critics who have seen it along the festival circuit have been calling it a masterpiece not to be missed on the big screen. The film is a deeply-emotional chronicle of a year in the life of a family living in Mexico City in the ’70s. The film is set to come to theaters on November 21 before hitting Netflix on December 14.

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part western anthology from the Coen Brothers starring the likes of James Franco and Liam Neeson. For fans of the filmmakers behind cult hits including Fargo, The Big Lebowski and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, it has certainly earned a shot at the big screen. Bird Box similarly has a star-studded cast as it stars Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich and Lil Rel Howery. The Quiet Place-esque thriller has Bullock hiding and protecting her family and fellow survivors from an unseen threat that can manifest itself into one’s darkest fears if seen.

Unlike Roma‘s near-month theater exclusivity, Buster Scruggs will have theatrical engagements starting on November 8 before it hits Netflix on November 16 and Bird Box will premiere in select theaters on December 13 before its December 21 Netflix debut.

Mr. Robot’s Rami Malek Hit Up Sons Of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam To See How He Let Go Of Jax Teller

As fans are sadly aware, Mr. Robot is winding down. The series will end with its fourth season. This puts Mr. Robot‘s star in a position many actors have been before: on the verge of saying goodbye. Rami Malek revealed that he reached out to Sons of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam regarding his exit. Malek said:

Talk about a wise move! Rami Malek opened up about chatting with Charlie Hunnam in an interview with IndieWire. Picking Hunnam’s brain was a good choice because Hunnam knows all about saying goodbye to a long-running character. Hunnam bid adieu to Jax Teller four years ago in 2014, when Sons of Anarchy came to an end. Hunnam played the mega-popular character for seven seasons.

Based on what Rami Malek said, it sounds like it was difficult to imagine leaving the character behind. Mr. Robot premiered in the summer of 2015. A year after, Sons of Anarchy came to an end. Rami Malek has had a taste of what it has been like without Mr. Robot. The show last aired in 2017. He has remained busy though.

He plays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, the new biopic of the Queen frontman. Speaking of movies, Rami Malek and Charlie Hunnam have something else in common. Along with saying goodbye to long-running characters, the two co-starred in the 2017 film Papillon.

Rami Malek also discussed the impending end of his time on Mr. Robot with Aaron Paul. The Breaking Bad star said goodbye to Jesse Pinkman in 2013. Paul played Jesse for five seasons. Out of the group, Charlie Hunnam played his Sons of Anarchy character the longest.

There is positive news for Rami Malek fans hoping Mr. Robot will not be his last television show. In his interview, Malek expressed his affinity for the television medium. He also shared that the producers of Bohemian Rhapsody watching him in Mr. Robot led to him landing the role. So, while his days as Mr. Robot are running out, his time on TV sounds far from over.

A lot of shows are getting ready to come to an end. So, Rami Malek will not be alone in sifting through his feelings. At this point, actors may want to consider setting up some sort of support group to help them work through it. Mr. Robot is one of many series that will be over by the time 2019 ends.

Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory are among other series that will be bidding farewell to their devoted audience. Like most things, it will take time to move on. The fourth and final season of Mr. Robot will premiere sometime in 2019. While fans await the bittersweet end in sight, there is lots of new fall television to keep them occupied.

How Much Ralph Breaks The Internet Could Make Opening Weekend

Families will be feasting, footballers will be playing, shoppers will be fighting and two huge sequels will be battling it out at the box office over the Thanksgiving weekend. Creed II and Ralph Breaks the Internet are both hitting theaters on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and while both are poised to do well, it’s Ralph that has the eye of the tiger and is expected to break the box office with a $65 million opening.

As always, these projections could fluctuate as the release draws near, but the early tracking pegs Ralph Breaks the Internet for $65 million over the five-day weekend from Wednesday to Sunday. The animated sequel is tracking particularly well with younger females, but interest is high in all demographics, according to Deadline.

Wreck-It Ralph debuted to $49 million over the first weekend in November in 2012. Although not over the Thanksgiving weekend, the five-day haul for that film was $56.7 million. It went on to make $189.4 million domestically and $471.2 million worldwide.

Ralph is poised to debut at number one for the Thanksgiving weekend, but there is plenty to go around, and Creed II also has a ton of interest from audiences. The sequel to Ryan Coogler’s 2015 film is looking to put in a solid round on the scorecards with $48 million over five days. That would best Creed, which made $42.1 million over the Thanksgiving period when it opened.

Also opening over the Thanksgiving frame is Lionsgate’s Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx and Ben Mendelsohn in what looks to be an action-packed retelling of the classic tale. Robin Hood is tracking at $17 million.

As it often is, the Thanksgiving holiday is looking to be a big one for moviegoing, and despite some strong competition, it looks like Ralph Breaks the Internet will continue Disney’s reign of dominance over the holiday where its other films like Frozen and Coco have found success.

Ralph Breaks the Internet picks up after the events of the first film with Ralph and Vanellope now friends. When the arcade owner plugs in a wi-fi router, it opens up the world of the internet to the characters. And that’s a world they’ll have to venture in to when the Sugar Rush game is broken, leaving Vanellope homeless. The trailers for Ralph Breaks the Internet have been hilarious and see Disney actually poking fun at itself (although not Kylo Ren).

The original Wreck-It Ralph followed the disappointing box office of Winnie the Pooh, which was bafflingly released opposite Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and marked the end of 2D animation for the storied studio.

Since then, Walt Disney Animation Studios has been on a hot streak with Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana. The animation studio doesn’t historically do many sequels, but it is looking to buck that trend with a one-two punch of Ralph Breaks the Internet this year and Frozen 2 in 2019.

Ralph Breaks the Internet opens in theaters on November 21. Check out all the movies you can look forward to this holiday season in our release calendar.

Outlander Season 4: What To Remember Before Watching The Premiere

The long hiatus between the third and fourth seasons of Outlander is almost over, and fans will get to see what’s in store next for Jamie and Claire. The course of true love never did run smooth for these two, and all the trailer footage we’ve seen so far (not to mention the incredible new opening credits) points toward more trouble ahead for them. They won’t have lost their spark, however, and here’s what you need to remember about their Season 3 journey before tuning into the Season 4 premiere!

A Whole New World

Season 3 took Jamie and Claire on a wild ride, with Claire traveling a couple centuries back in time just in time to join Jamie on a quest to the Caribbean to recover Young Ian after the young man was kidnapped. There were more than a few near-death experiences, and their time seemed to be up in the finale when their ship was smashed to pieces.

Since the Outlander saga isn’t anywhere near complete, however, of course Jamie and Claire survived, along with a number of their friends. They washed up on the shores of Georgia and are poised to build a life for themselves in Colonial America. This means new people in new places with new challenges, and nobody will be able to just beat a hasty retreat to Lallybroch when times get tough. At least Geillis is out of the picture!

Young Ian’s Ordeal

Speaking of Geillis, we shouldn’t expect Young Ian to just shrug off his ordeals from Season 3. Although the majority of the second half of the season followed Jamie and Claire’s adventures in the Caribbean, Young Ian had his fair share of harrowing experiences after being kidnapped for sacrifice by Geillis Duncan, whose determination to put a Scot on the throne didn’t die with the Highlanders at Culloden.

The good news is that Geillis did meet a bloody end before she could kill Young Ian or reach through time to kill Brianna and theoretically fulfill a prophecy, but not before traumatizing Young Ian by striding naked out of a pool of blood. That would be awful enough without Geillis forcing Young Ian to do things against his will. As Outlander already proved with Jamie at the mercy of Black Jack Randall, characters can’t just shrug off these horrible experiences.

Fergus And Marsali Tied The Knot

In one of the most uplifting scenes of Outlander Season 3, Fergus and Marsali were married in the Caribbean. It wasn’t the most traditional wedding, what with the officiant being a loopy former priest and the ceremony happening pretty quickly, but it brought a pair of sweet young lovers together and saw Jamie officially make Fergus a Fraser.

Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s book saga know that Fergus and Marsali’s story as a couple definitely didn’t end with getting hitched, and viewers should expect Fergus to have priorities other than serving Jamie in Season 4. It’s a whole new world for everybody, and that includes unconventional newlyweds.

The Redcoats Are Still In The Mix

Will Jamie ever escape the redcoats? Probably not, unless that ghostly figure from way back in the series premiere proves to be a Jamie who made it to the 20th century somehow. While he’s not being actively hunted thanks to the intervention of John Grey in Season 3, he has a knack for attracting their attention in the most unfortunate ways, and he can’t exactly pass for anything other than a Scot. He’ll still be a former Highland warrior who fought at Culloden.

That said, America is a whole new world, and Jamie will find some Brits who don’t want to give him a hard time, even if early footage proved that there are still some who will get in his way. The bigger question may be whether Jamie can accept a future surrounded by Brits. War is after all coming to the Colonies, and Jamie might not be inclined to fight for the redcoats, no matter how he may be welcomed and no matter what his feelings for certain Brits, including his wife and John Grey.

Claire Has Inside Info

While we’re on the subject of that upcoming war, we have to bear in mind that Claire knows the outcome of the American Revolution. She may not have the historical facts to say the outcome of every single battle, but she lived in the U.S. for a long time. Her knowledge from the future can help the Frasers avoid ending up on the wrong side of another war involving the British.

Her future knowledge of America could come in handy in other ways as well, including the state of the relationships between colonists and the Native Americans. Native Americans will have a presence in Season 4 (and look to know a bit about time travel via stones like those at Craigh na Dun and Abandawe). Throw in what Claire must know of the geography and even culture of the time, and she could be the key to success in the colonies.

Brianna Is In The 1960s

Although we do know that Brianna will be traveling through time at some point in Season 4 to have an important meeting (and suffer something terrible), we can expect that her Season 4 story will start with her in the 1960s. She’ll undoubtedly be on both of her parents’ minds, and a early trailer indicated that part of Jamie’s motivation to stay in America will be to try and make it a better place for Brianna in the future.

Brianna may impact the events of the past even before she makes the journey herself. Jamie’s interest in his daughter won’t have gone away just because he was swept across the ocean to America.

A New Villain

Thanks to the deaths of Black Jack Randall and Geillis Duncan, Outlander ended its third season without a primary antagonist. Well, that is certainly going to change in Season 4 thanks to the introduction of Stephen Bonnet, who is a far cry from Geillis and reportedly even worse than Randall. Bear in mind that he’s not to be trusted, no matter how charming and charismatic he may seen.

Honestly, it may just be a good policy to remember not to automatically trust new characters on Outlander. Claire and Jamie have a bad habit of running into unsavory characters and finding out too late that they made a mistake of trusting them.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens. The Season 4 premiere of Outlander airs Sunday, November 4 at 8 p.m. ET on Starz. For more viewing options in the not-too-distant future, take a gander at our fall TV guide. There are plenty of shows without mind-boggling time travel if you’re in the mood for something more straightforward.

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Looks Like Austin Powers 4 Could Actually Happen, According To Mike Myers

While James Bond is still chugging along 56 years after he made his big screen debut in Dr. No, the character who’s a parody of 007, Austin Powers, has been absent for 16 years. There’s been talk for a long time about whether or not Austin Powers 4 will actually be made, and Mike Myers‘ latest comment suggest that currently the fourthquel stands a good chance of moving forward. When asked when we’re going to see the next Austin Powers movie, Myers responded:

Between family life and working on other creative endeavors, it sounds like there just hasn’t been any time for Mike Myers and director Jay Roach to collaborate on Austin Powers 4 over the years. However, listening to Myers’ tease while speaking with Access, he makes it sound like rather than just being a pipe dream, the pieces are starting to fall into place for Austin Powers 4.

It’s important to clarify that this does not officially mean that Austin Powers 4 is happening. Even if the project is finally coming together over a decade and a half after the release of Goldmember, it may be a while before New Line Cinema announces it’s on the way. Still, for people who’ve been eagerly waiting for Myers to don the glasses, sketchy-looking teeth and colorful suits again, this update is surely most welcome.

Two years back, Jay Roach, who directed all three of the Austin Powers movies, stated that Austin Powers 4 was in a “latent phase,” but that might change if he and Mike Myers found the right idea. A year later, Myers echoed that sentiment, saying that they didn’t want to make Austin Powers 4 until they came up with something that “lived up to the concepts” in their minds. If Myers feels confident that Austin Powers 4 is “looking good,” then it seems that the men finally thought of a worthwhile idea.

Mike Myers has previously expressed interest in having Austin Powers 4 be told from Dr. Evil’s perspective, so maybe that’s still the idea he and Jay Roach are most comfortable tackling. Or maybe those two have changed their minds and want Austin Powers 4 to more closely take after its predecessors. Sadly, because Verne Troyer passed away, we wouldn’t see Dr. Evil paired with Mini-Me again, but Myers has hinted that Austin Powers 4 might contain a tribute to Troyer.

I’m also intrigued by Mike Myers revealing that we will see Dr. Evil again soon, though not in Austin Powers 4. In 2014, Myers reprised the bald criminal mastermind for a Saturday Night Live cold open, and earlier this year, Dr. Evil showed up in a sketch on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Methinks another one of these brief appearance from the man who loves sharks with frickin’ laser beams and doesn’t understand currency amounts might be on the way.

Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates about Austin Powers 4, particularly if it gets an official green light. For now, you can plan your visits to the movie theater over the next year accordingly by looking through our 2018 and 2019 release schedules.

The Fuller House Cast All Had A Blast At Bob Saget’s Wedding

The cast of Full House and its revival/spinoff recently celebrated a very special occasion: Bob Saget’s wedding! Behold the sight of nearly every member of the Full House cast reunited in the image below:

Bob Saget had a “full house” attend his wedding. Okay, I will cut it out with the puns. It had to be done though! Such a fun picture to see. To know that after all these years, the cast remains so close is comforting. Throughout Full House‘s eight-year run, you could always feel the comradery between the cast. It is part of what made the show so special. Clearly, that was not an act.

There is a new face from Fuller House present in the wedding picture. Actor Josh Peck will star in Season 4. Peck is no stranger to the Full House cast though. He previously co-starred in the short-lived Fox comedy Grandfathered opposite John Stamos.

The cast did not just show up to Bob Saget’s wedding. They are also sharing the screen again. They are all starring on Fuller House! During the show’s third season, many of the characters ended up moving back to San Francisco. We should get to see more of them interacting in Season 4, which is fast approaching. Netflix recently announced the premiere date and it is just in time for the holidays.

Candace Cameron Bure took a moment on her Instagram to share a picture of her and her co-stars. Check out Bure, Andrea Barber, and Jodie Sweetin striking a pose in front of a beautiful sunset below:

In the caption, Candace Cameron Bure congratulates her TV dad on his nuptials. It seems like everybody had a great time. The only original cast members missing from the picture of the wedding party are the Olsen twins. As fans know well, they played Saget’s daughter Michelle on Full House. Neither of the twins has taken part in the revival/spinoff either.

So, who is Bob Saget’s bride? He tied the knot to Kelly Rizzo. The marriage is the culmination of a courtship that resulted in a fantastic proposal. Saget memorably proposed to Rizzo while the two were watching Netflix’s Stranger Things. Celebrities — they binge-watch Netflix like the rest of us!

The Fuller House cast has maintained busy personal lives, and they have kept each other in the loop. John Stamos, who can currently be seen on Lifetime’s You, recently welcomed his first child. Stamos shared a moving picture of him introducing his son to his friends/co-stars Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin. As if that was not enough of a Full House connection, Stamos’ baby was wearing a Jesse and the Rippers onesie!

Thankfully, the cast of Fuller House should be going strong for some time to come. The fourth season of Fuller House premieres December 14 on Netflix. While fans wait, many TV shows will be making their debut this fall on the streaming giant.