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Updated on 2022-06-01 14:53:33

2021-11-06

The latest installment in the "James Bond" franchise, "No Time to Die," starring Daniel Craig and Rami Malek, will soon be available to stream on-demand.

One of the longest-running franchises in Hollywood is the James Bond franchise, which began with the release of "Dr. No" in 1962, based on a character written by Ian Fleming. In subsequent years, the films have seen many performers take on the mantle of the titular character, with Daniel Craig assuming the identity of the super-spy in 2006 with "Casino Royale."

The latest entry in the franchise, "No Time To Die," sees Craig reprise the role for the fifth and final time. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the film also stars familiar faces Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, and Christoph Waltz, as well as newcomers Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch, and Rami Malek as the main villain. The film was previously slated to be released in April 2020 before the pandemic forced a delay, with the producers eventually settling on a theatrical-only release date of October 8, 2021. This left many fans wondering when they would be able to stream the film, especially since many are still forgoing movie theaters in the ongoing pandemic. The details on that have finally been released. Here's how you can stream "No Time To Die" at home.

An MGM representative spoke to Variety and said that "No Time to Die" will be available for digital rental in the US starting on Tuesday, November 9.

Major digital rental services will have the newest James Bond film available, such as Amazon, Vudu, Apple, DirecTV, Xfinity, and Spectrum. The cost to rent will be .99 and it will be available for 48 hours (per Variety). The film will also continue to play in theaters, giving viewers multiple options on how they'd like to see it.

There are no announced plans on being able to digitally purchase the film yet. It's unlikely that the film will be available for digital purchase until its theatrical run is complete, and it's similarly unlikely that the film will see a physical media release, either to purchase or rent, until it is out of theaters. It will likely be a very long time until the video hits any streamer for free.

Per Box Office Mojo, "No Time To Die" has earned nearly 7 million at the domestic box office since its release on October 8. It had the number one spot on its release weekend, before being dethroned by the horror franchise entry "Halloween Kills" the following weekend, falling further to third place with the release of the hotly anticipated adaptation of "Dune." 

The Conjuring 3 Release Date, Cast And Story

18-07-2019 · The Conjuring 3 Release Date, Cast And Story By Jennifer Arbues / July 18, 2019 2:12 pm EDT The Conjuring hit theaters the summer of 2013, one of a handful of horror films in a box office season...

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The Conjuring hit theaters the summer of 2013, one of a handful of horror films in a box office season ruled by action (R.I.P.D., Red 2, and The Wolverine were all released the same month). With a modest budget of million, the "based-on-a-true-story" movie directed by Insidious' James Wan managed to defy expectations, bringing in nearly million its opening weekend alone. 

The Conjuring was the first film in what would become a vast, interconnected horror universe that includes includes spin-offs like The Nun, The Curse of La Llarona, and the hugely successful Annabelle movies. It's also highly regarded by critics — both The Conjuring and 2016's The Conjuring 2 boast strong "fresh" ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Now, the third Conjuring film is on its way. While the The Conjuring 3 won't arrive in theaters until September of 2020, there's plenty of information out there to help appease fans until it does. Let's take a look at what we know so far.

When The Nun took nearly million in its opening weekend — essentially making double its production budget back immediately upon arrival — it seemed inevitable that The Conjuring universe would continue to expand (and it already has, with The Curse of La Llarona conquering Easter weekend of 2019 and Annabelle Comes Home opening second only to Toy Story 4 in June). In September 2018, Peter Safran, who's served as producer for all of the Conjuring films to date, spoke with CinemaBlend regarding the future of the franchise and confirmed The Conjuring 3 would begin filming in 2019. "It's actually coming along great," he said. "David Leslie Johnson is working on the screenplay, and I feel pretty confident they will have that one up and running next year."

According to Safran, the film would be ready for theatrical release in 2020, although at the time he wouldn't specify when exactly during the year that would be. Now, we know the exact date we can expect to see Ed and Lorraine Warren return to the big screen. At a CinemaCon presentation in April 2019, Warner Bros. announced that the film is set to hit theaters on September 11, 2020.

Obviously, since The Conjuring 3 is a direct continuation of the original film, we can expect for it to center on Ed and Lorraine Warren, played by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, respectively. Aside from the two leads, however, no other major roles have been confirmed. According to the film's IMDb page, newcomers include Westworld's Ronnie Gene Blevins, who's been cast as a character named Bruno, and Stranger Things' David Michael-Smith, who'll play a Danvers detective. 

Although David Leslie Johnson, who co-wrote The Conjuring 2, has returned as 3's writer, neither Chad Hayes nor Carey W. Hayes — credited writers on the first two films — seem to be coming back for this one. James Wan is attached as a producer (as he is with all the Conjuring universe films), but unlike the previous two flagship films, he will not be in the director's chair.  He's been pretty busy of late, after all — as he told Entertainment Weekly in 2017, "I just don't think it's realistic with my schedule... I'm going to be on Aquaman for a year-and-a-half. I just don't see that as a reality."

With James Wan's schedule preventing him from taking on The Conjuring 3, directorial duties have been passed on to Michael Chaves, a fairly new member of the Conjuring franchise. Chaves was actually discovered by Wan after the release of his horror short "The Maiden." From there, he went on to make his feature directorial debut with 2019's The Curse of La Llorona.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wan feels confident handing over the reins to Chaves. "Chaves' ability to bring emotion to a story, and his understanding of mood and scares, make him a perfect fit to direct the next Conjuring film," he said, adding that he was excited to return as a producer. 

For Chaves, the opportunity to take on The Conjuring 3 is an incredible one. "I am a huge fan of the Conjuring films," he said. "The movies are the rare combination that delivers both tremendous heart and awesome scares. It is both a total thrill and absolute honor to be working with James and the gang at New Line again."

While the exact details surrounding The Conjuring 3's plot remain under wraps, producer Peter Safran has confirmed the sequel will have an entirely new setting. He told JoBlo in 2017, "Clearly, we can't do another haunted house movie, right? We can't do another supernatural possession in a house, with a family in peril."

As of 2019, there are two Warren cases that are the most likely contenders for the film. In 2018, Vera Farmiga spoke with Metro and said she was given a book called Werewolf, which could serve as the basis for the movie. "I could be wrong. They could be scrapping it," she said. "But the last I heard it has something to do with some werewolf case." On the other hand, from what James Wan told Bloody Disgusting at the end of 2018, the story could go a completely different direction. "It's this guy who was on trial for committing a murder," he said. "I think it's the first time in America's history where the defendant used possessions as a reason, as an excuse."

Vera Farmiga's 2018 update on The Conjuring 3's source material points to a possession case about a man known as the Southend Werewolf. In the late '80s, a British man named Bill Ramsey underwent an exorcism with the help of Ed and Lorraine Warren after having exhibited wolf-like behavior since he was nine years old. On an episode of Sightings, Ramsey recounted his first experience, recalling, "Suddenly the air went very cold. There was a stench in the air, and I just flew into the most horrendous rage."

The ordeal would last for years, and Ramsey's episodes became more violent as time went on, to the point that he was sure he would be sent to prison for something he had no control over. The Warrens caught wind of the case and, convinced Ramsey had been possessed, asked him to come to the U.S. to be exorcised. "I believe that I was ultimately possessed by the Devil," he told Sightings afterwards.

The second possible basis for The Conjuring 3's story — and the more likely of the two — is the "Devil Made Me Do It" case, which centered on 19-year-old Arne Cheyenne Johnson, who in 1981 stabbed and killed his landlord, Alan Bono, during an argument. Johnson's defense was that he had been possessed by a demon while helping with the exorcism of his girlfriend's 12-year-old brother.

Ed and Lorraine Warren were called in initially to help the younger brother, but came to Johnson's defense when he was charged with Bono's murder. In a 1981 New York Times article, Lorraine Warren said Johnson had challenged the Devil to take him on. "He would actually say, 'Come into me — leave the little lad alone.'" 

When Johnson's story failed to sway a jury, he was ultimately convicted of first-degree manslaughter. Not only does this case seem to match Wan's hints about the third film's plot, but the fact that it took place in 1981 fits better within the Conjuring timeline than the 1989 Bill Ramsey exorcism.

The Conjuring, which centered on the Perron family and their fight against a Satan-worshipping witch spirit named Bathsheba, introduced audiences not only to the Warrens, but also to two other Conjuring universe entities: Annabelle the doll and Valak the nun-possessing demon. The latter is mentioned only in passing during a lecture, but it sets up both The Conjuring 2 and The Nun. The Conjuring plays out in typical haunted hosue fashion, with the Warrens banishing the demon and saving the Perron family by the end.

In The Conjuring 2, the Warrens go up against Valak, who this time takes the form of "The Crooked Man." This, too, is an exorcism story that takes place in a family home, so it'll be a welcome change to see a new setting in 3. The Warrens have also appeared in Annabelle Comes Home, which takes place a few years prior to The Conjuring 2 and introduces even more potential spin-off characters.

The Conjuring 3 will mark the eighth entry in the Conjuring universe. Although Ed and Lorraine Warren haven't appeared in every one of the films, each takes inspiration from their real-life case files and adds to their cinematic mythology. Of course, the various spin-offs have not been released in the chronological order of the narrative, so the timeline can be a little confusing.

While The Conjuring was the first film to be made in the series, it's actually the fourth to happen chronologically. 2018's The Nun flashes back to 1952, 2017's Annabelle: Creation takes place in 1955, and 2014's Annabelle brings us to 1967. Both of the 2019 entries, Annabelle Comes Home (1972) and The Curse of La Llorona (1973), are set between the two primary Conjuring movies. It's also worth noting that La Llorona is also the only film in the franchise that isn't directly connected to the Warrens themselves.

In April 2019, Vera Farmiga spoke with Entertainment Weekly on the set of Annabelle Comes Home and brought up working on The Conjuring 3, which was set to begin production a few months afterward. "Conjuring 3 is coming, and it will be a doozy," she said. "It will be big. So for me, visiting these characters [in Annabelle Comes Home], it's like practicing your scales and doing a few arpeggios before having to dive deep into the next one. Because the next one is massive."

In March 2019, a tweet from DiscussingFilm claimed that "'THE CONJURING 3' is set to begin filming on June 3rd in Atlanta." Meanwhile, a Backstage casting call expiring June 23rd noted that the production was looking for "1980s Looking People" who were willing to grow out their hair for background and extra work. 

We may not yet have the first trailer for The Conjuring 3, but that doesn't mean its filmmakers are holding everything back. On Michael Chaves' personal website, the director has linked supporting materials related to his work, including trailers and posters. Under the heading for The Conjuring 3, Chaves has posted the first teaser image for the film, along with the Ed Warren quote, "Diabolical forces are formidable. These forces are eternal, and they exist today. The fairy tale is true. The devil exists. God exists. And for us, as people, our very destiny hinges upon which one we elect to follow."

The image itself doesn't give much away — a farmhouse, a church, the woods. Honestly, it could have been pulled from either one of the previous Conjuring films. But between its lack of people and its tintype feel, the image does portray an overall sense of creepiness that we're hoping the film will live up to.

The ever-expanding Conjuring universe has already seen its fair share of spooky spaces and frightening faces, but according to James Wan, there's more to explore. He told Entertainment Weekly in 2017 that he had always planned to get into the Warrens' entire world, saying, "When we were starting out, when we made the first Conjuring, we always kind of quietly, jokingly, among ourselves, felt that the world of the Warrens, and all the interesting artifacts they have in their haunted room, could have their own stories and therefore spawn movies."

Aside from a possible sequel to The Nun, which Wan told The Hollywood Reporter would make Lorraine Warren's story "come all full circle," there are definite plans for a Crooked Man spin-off, although when that happens is still up in the air. Peter Safran told ComicBook.com in 2019 that it comes down to the audience. "It's not that we won't do Crooked Man, but you kind of have to balance out [the franchise]," he said. "I'm sure that we have ideas of what we want to do beyond this, from the artifact room... The audience will tell us exactly what we should be doing."

You'll Barely Recognize Young Anakin From The Phantom Menace …

30-03-2021 · Jake Lloyd starred as young Anakin Skywalker, who later became the villainous Darth Vader, in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. In the movie, Anakin shows off his skills as...

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Jake Lloyd starred as young Anakin Skywalker, who later became the villainous Darth Vader, in the 1999 film Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. In the movie, Anakin shows off his skills as an expert podracer and droid engineer at the tender age of nine. He also meets his future wife Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) and is freed from slavery after Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) realizes he has an extraordinarily high midi-chlorian count. 

Unfortunately, fans of the Star Wars franchise heavily criticized Lloyd's performance as Anakin, even though he was just ten years old when The Phantom Menace was released. Nearly two decades later, during an interview with Vulture at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Mark Hamill, who famously portrayed Anakin's son Luke Skywalker, commented on the treatment the young actor received. "I'm still angry at how they treated Jake Lloyd. He was only ten years old, that little boy, and he did exactly what George [Lucas] wanted him to do," he said.

Lloyd has been out of the spotlight for some time, and he's pretty unrecognizable today.

After The Phantom Menace premiered, Lloyd starred in the 2001 film Madison and recorded voiceovers as Anakin Skywalker for several Star Wars video games. However, the child actor retired from the entertainment industry when he was just a pre-teen. 

A few years after he stepped away from Hollywood, Lloyd began struggling with his mental health. According to his mother Lisa Riley, Lloyd "began showing signs of schizophrenia when he was 19," in 2010. (via TMZ). In 2012, the former actor sat down with The Daily Mail and revealed that the fame that came with being in the Star Wars franchise made his life "a living hell." Lloyd reflected on his past, stating,  "Other children were really mean to me. They would make the sound of the light saber every time they saw me. [...] My entire school life was really a living hell — and I had to do up to 60 interviews a day. I've learned to hate it when the cameras are pointed at me."

In March 2015, Lloyd experienced adverse symptoms after he stopped taking his medications, and physically assaulted his mother on her property, as reported by TMZ. During the altercation, Riley sustained "abrasions and bruising on her arm." While the authorities were contacted, Riley chose not to file criminal charges. 

Three months after that upsetting incident, in June 2015, Lloyd was involved in a high-speed chase with police officers and was charged with "failing to stop for officers, resisting arrest, reckless driving and driving without a license," according to Entertainment Weekly. Per TMZ, he was later taken "to a psychiatric facility" in April 2016.

In January 2020, Lloyd's mother shared information about her son's mental health. In a statement released to Geek News Now, in which she's credited as Lisa Lloyd rather than Lisa Riley, she expressed gratitude for those who have been supportive of the former actor over the years. "We would like to thank everyone for their kind words, their support, and goodwill. Jake has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, but unfortunately he also has a symptom called anosognosia, which causes a lack of insight into his illness," a portion of the statement reads.

She also revealed that her son's mental state worsened when his sister Madison died in 2018, and mentioned that "he has moved closer to his family" to get the assistance he needs. "He is still a kind and caring person and we hope to have him back to his fun and entertaining self as soon as possible. Jake will continue to make progress with the love and support you continue to show," she wrote.

It appears Lloyd shares a similarity to his on-screen counterpart Anakin, as they both experienced troubles due to tragic circumstances that were outside of their control. But unlike Anakin, a bright future is still possible for Lloyd. We wish him all the best.

Megumi Fushiguro's Powers From Jujutsu Kaisen Explained

14-09-2021 · The "Jujutsu Kaisen" fan Wiki even includes "Megumi's willingness to use hand-to-hand combat" as one of his key characteristics. His signature ability is the Ten Shadows Technique MAPPA/Crunchyroll

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For most of the pilot episode of "Jujutsu Kaisen," one of the best anime series of 2020, series protagonist Yuji Itadori is a relatively normal high schooler. What sets Yuji apart from his classmates, and possibly most of humanity, is his physical strength. This catches the attention of Megumi Fushiguro, a student at Tokyo Prefectural Jujutsu High School, where teenagers with supernatural powers learn how to strengthen their abilities and battle villainous Cursed Spirits, sometimes simply called Curses.

Megumi meets Yuji while investigating a Cursed Object at Sugisawa High, the school Yuji attends. Yuji is searching for that same object as a member of his school's Occult Club. Unbeknownst to Yuji at the time, said object is one of the fingers of Ryomen Sukuna, historically the most dangerous Curse of all. Megumi's combat proficiency, learned in part during his time at Tokyo's Jujutsu High, comes in handy in the ensuing fight against various Curses unleashed upon Sugisawa High amidst their attempts to secure the Cursed Object. From that point on, Yuji and Megumi become classmates, often battling foes alongside one another.

Over the course of the first season of "Jujutsu Kaisen," Megumi wields a variety of powers, some supernatural and others learned through more traditional martial arts training, providing him with a wide range of tools in battle.

Given that almost every fight in "Jujutsu Kaisen" features either Cursed Spirits or supernaturally powerful humans, Megumi accordingly seems to default to weaponry and/or Cursed Techniques — which refer to forms of sorcery fueled by their users' magical Cursed Energy, oftentimes varying in form depending on their wielder's particular area or areas of expertise.

That said, like Yuji, Megumi is demonstrably physically fit even without taking into account his superpowers. "The Origin of Obedience," the 22nd episode of "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 1, reveals that during his middle school years, Megumi not only fought other students frequently but beat up virtually every one of his delinquent classmates. Megumi's base, physical strength comes in handy during, for example, his fight alongside fellow Tokyo and Kyoto Jujutsu High students against Cursed Spirit Hanami. 

At the beginning of their fight, Megumi and co. are primarily attempting to flee or subdue their more powerful foe rather than battle him. Megumi's physicality allows him to keep up in battle fighting alongside his allies. The "Jujutsu Kaisen" fan Wiki even includes "Megumi's willingness to use hand-to-hand combat" as one of his key characteristics.

One major reason physical fitness is a necessity for Megumi is the fact that his signature Cursed Technique manifests entirely separate from himself. Megumi's most frequently used ability in battle, introduced in the pilot episode of "Jujutsu Kaisen," is his Ten Shadows Technique, inherited from the Zenin family, his royal bloodline. In practice, it allows him to summon friendly Cursed Spirits that will fight against whomever or whatever may be a threat to his wellbeing. Much of the time Megumi spends in combat, then, is not directly battling against his foe but commanding an ally or team of allies to fight in his stead.

Later episodes reveal that the Ten Shadows Technique functions such that Megumi summons Cursed Spirits with whom he has entered into an alliance from a liquid-like shadow he manifests with his Cursed Energy. That shadow acts like a portal, transporting Megumi's Cursed Spirit allies to his side. It also doubles as a trans-dimensional storage space from which he can pull weapons and other objects.

All of Megumi's Cursed Spirit allies (called Shikigami) closely resemble real-life animals. One of his most frequently-summoned Spirits is a pair of Divine Dogs. As suggested by their name, Divine Dogs are doglike in appearance, and even similarly possess a heightened sense of smell — but attuned to Curses, rather than anything in the human world. At first, Megumi summons two dogs who fight in tandem, then during the battle against Hanami, he summons a strengthened version of one of his dogs, called Divine Dog: Totality.

Megumi also frequently fights alongside Nue, an electric bird-like creature. Nue can provide support from the air, and is even large enough to transport Megumi should he desire the power of flight.

Rounding out his team of Shikigami are a Toad with a long, powerful tongue; a giant elephant, called Max Elephant he summons in the fight with Hanami, capable of expelling large amounts of water from its trunk; and a Great Serpent, though Sukuna destroys the serpent and renders Megumi no longer able to call upon it early on in the series' run.

Perhaps the most powerful kind of technique Jujutsu Sorcerers and Curses can utilize in battle is the Domain Expansion. In short, the user of a Domain Expansion technique creates an area around them and their opponent in which the effectiveness of their particular supernatural combat proficiencies is amplified.

Megumi first activates his Domain Expansion technique, called Chimera Shadow Garden, in "The Origin of Obedience, Part 2," the 23rd episode of "Jujutsu Kaisen" Season 1. Within Megumi's domain, the entirety of the ground is covered in the shadowy liquid from which his Curse companions can emerge. Not only does this allow him to call upon his allies with greater ease, but he can even summon more than one of the same Shikigami at once. Against his opponent in "The Origin of Obedience, Part 2," Megumi summons multiple Toads and Nues both, while using the openings they create to land physical attacks, making use of many of his predominate combat skills at once.

In situations where hand-to-hand combat might not be feasible but he still wants to fight alongside his Shikigami companions, Megumi has proven capable of wielding a variety of weaponry over the course of "Jujutsu Kaisen." He first realizes how he can best incorporate weaponry into his fighting style in Episode 6, recalling a conversation from the previous episode in which Sukuna compliments his Ten Shadows Technique. This recollection compels him to use the technique to store weapons, thus introducing them into his repertoire.

Megumi then wields a variety of weapons during the Kyoto Goodwill Event Arc. In his semi-friendly fight against classmate Noritoshi Kamo, for example, Megumi wields a pair of wooden tonfas. Then, when Megumi, Noritoshi and others battle against Hanami, Megumi attacks the Curse with a black-bladed sword. Finally, Megumi provides his Zenin family relative Maki with a three-section staff called Playful Cloud in the midst of that same fight. He later wields it too, proving capable not just at a few different weapons, but a wide variety ranging from blades to the large -nunchaku-like Playful Cloud.

In essence, Megumi's proficiency with a wide variety of weaponry mirrors his multifaceted fighting style, which makes use of the ability to summon helpful creatures alongside whom he's more than capable of fighting with his own raw strength.

The Umbrella Academy Season 3 Release Date, Cast, And Teaser

15-03-2022 · Given the way things were set up for Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy," there's obviously going to be a lot of narrative ground to cover. And as it is, fans of the first two …

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For fans of Netflix's bombastic superhero bonanza "The Umbrella Academy," the wait for the show's new season has been the very definition of agonizing. That naturally has a lot to do with the way things were left in the final minutes of the Season 2 finale, which found the time-hopping Hargreeves staving off another apocalyptic event and returning to their own timeline. Only, when they arrived, they found their home occupied by a different group of supers calling themselves The Sparrow Academy.

It was a head-spinning turn of events to be certain, and one that most fans of the series never saw coming. It also teased what's sure to be another truly wild adventure for the upcoming Season 3, and fans have been waiting to see exactly how that adventure will play out. Thankfully, we're set to find out what troubles lay ahead for the Hargreeves faction soon enough. Here's everything we know about Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy" so far.

It's hard to believe, but by the time Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy" makes its way to Netflix, nearly two years will have passed since that Season 2 finale shocker. Or, we should say, shockers, as loads of major twists dropped during the final hour of Season 2. Let us not forget the revelation that Lila Pitts (Ritu Arya) is one of the Hargreeves' super "siblings" and a supremely powered mimic, which dropped before she vamoosed to some unknown point in time via one of those handy Commission cases. 

There's certainly more to come with that story, even as The Umbrella Academy's tango with The Sparrows is likely to dominate the Season 3 narrative. According to a recently released teaser (more on that in a moment), fans will get to see those storylines play out before the actual two-year anniversary of the show's last installment. Season 2 debuted on July 31, 2020, and we now know that Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy" is officially set to hit Netflix on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Given the way things were set up for Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy," there's obviously going to be a lot of narrative ground to cover. And as it is, fans of the first two seasons of the series will likely be delighted to know that Tom Hopper, David Castañeda, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Justin H. Min, and Elliot Page are all set to reprise their roles in the upcoming season (per Polygon). Given the character's overall reception in Season 2, fans should be equally happy to know Ritu Arya is indeed returning as Lila Pitts in Season 3, as well. Likewise, Colm Feore is slated to return as Sir Reginald Hargreeves, with Adam Godely almost certain to be back as the voice of Pogo, and Jordan Claire Roberts a sure-ish bet to step back into the role of Grace.

As you might expect, the Season 3 cast of "The Umbrella Academy" is getting significantly bigger with the arrival of The Sparrow Academy. The new faces in that motley crew belong to Justin Cornwell, Britne Oldford, Jake Epstein, Genesis Rodriguez, and Cazzie David. As for who else might turn up in Season 3, that's anybody's guess, but even despite the events of the second season finale, we'd be far from shocked to see the return of Kate Walsh's The Handler, or Marin Ireland's Sissy, as well as some version of her now-powered kiddo, Harlan (Justin Paul Kelly).

As for what that super-sized cast will be up to in Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy," that remains less than certain, as Netflix has yet to release a proper trailer for the new season. Still, given the arrival of The Sparrow Academy, theories abound that the new run of episodes will cover the "Hotel Oblivion" storyline from Gerard Way's and Gabriel Bá's source material. Should that prove to be the case, well, we're all in for a legitimately mind-bending treat.

While we await a proper trailer for Season 3 of "The Umbrella Academy," Netflix has just released an intriguing teaser. It is brief and doesn't give much away, but it seems to confirm that the new season will pick up exactly where Season 2 left off, with Luther (Tom Hopper) and his crew staring down their presumed replacements — not to mention their long-departed brother, Ben (Justin H. Min) — in The Sparrow Academy. If the new teaser is any indication, those crews are not taking kindly to each other as they appear to be prepping to throw down in Sir Reginald's posh library. And if nothing else, the prospect of the Season 3 opener fronting full-on fisticuffs between The Sparrows and The Umbrellas should have us all desperate for June 22, 2022 to hurry up and get here already.

Strongest Superheroes In History Ranked

13-10-2021 · 14. Colossus. Marvel Comics. Introduced in 1975's "Giant-Size X-Men" #1 in 1975, Piotr Rasputin was born and raised on a farm in Russia until he discovered that he could turn his entire body into ...

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Much ink has been spilled attempting to determine which characters make up the most powerful superheroes in fiction, but this list seeks to answer a slightly different question. Which heroes are physically the strongest? Forced to compete in a powerlifting competition, who would come out on top? 

Most heroes have some amount of superhuman strength, even if it's just enough that they are capable of throwing and then catching a mighty shield made out of pure metal, but few make it into the upper leagues. Traditionally, Marvel Comics has classified how strong their characters are based on how many tons (2,000 lbs. or 907 kg.) they are capable of lifting. Rather than performing as a literal measurement, the system essentially functions as a simple comparison system used to establish how strong one character is in relation to all the rest. 

Spider-Man, for example, is commonly categorized as being able to lift around 10 tons, despite sometimes being shown to lift objects whose real-world equivalents weigh far heavier. That lets fans know that he is weaker than Luke Cage, who was classified as being able to lift 50 tons in 2007's "Civil War: Battle Damage Report." Every person on this list is capable of lifting at least 100 tons, and those near first place are capable of much, much more. 

Introduced in 1975's "Giant-Size X-Men" #1 in 1975, Piotr Rasputin was born and raised on a farm in Russia until he discovered that he could turn his entire body into living metal. Already a towering and physically imposing man in his human form, Piotr found that his strength and durability was magnified a thousandfold when he turned to metal. 

Eventually, Professor Charles Xavier approached Piotr and offered him a place among the X-Men. He accepted and has been known as Colossus ever since, the traditional winner of the "Strongest Member of the X-Men" award. Though his strength increased over time as he grew from a teenager into a fully formed adult, there's no indication that he'll continue to get stronger, and 2008's "Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z" #2 classifies the X-Man as being able to lift exactly 100 tons, placing him firmly at the bottom of our list. 

Carol Danvers is a special case. She began her career as Ms. Marvel in 1977's "Ms. Marvel" #1, after meeting the Kree warrior Mar-Vell in 1968's "Marvel Super-Heroes" #13 (while head of security at NASA) exposed her to energies that transformed her into a human-Kree hybrid. In this form, she could lift roughly 50 tons until future X-Men member Rogue managed to steal her powers permanently. When she regained them and became Binary, she was capable of lifting 100 tons, though she eventually returned to her original Ms. Marvel levels of strength. 

However, after experiencing several power boosts since becoming Captain Marvel, comics like 2018's "Avengers" #2 have shown that Carol has a "resting strength" of at least 100 tons that can be increased to unknown levels through her power absorption abilities. It's unknown exactly what her upper limits might be, but since Carol has to rely on her non-physical powers to achieve that lift, she ranks lower than some of the other competition she has on this list. 

Born from the love affair of a human sailor and an Atlantean princess, Namor is often met with distrust by his blue-skinned people, but as their king, he strives to serve them and put their safety above his own. Despite serving as both an X-Man and an Avenger, Namor is nearly always an anti-hero and is infamous for his raging temper and extreme vanity. Though his skin is nearly indestructible, his pride and ego are easier to bruise than a peach. 

Created by Bill Everett in "Motion Picture Funnies Weekly" #1 in 1939, Namor the Sub-Mariner is one of Marvel Comics' oldest characters and is said to be the mightiest person on the planet when underwater, where he can easily achieve feats greater than 100 tons. However, his strength decreases dramatically the longer he is exposed to open air and the more dehydrated he becomes. Thus, though he sometimes manages to outmatch other members of this competition, his strength is still only enough to earn him the 12th spot. 

An expert pilot and the college best friend of the smartest man on Earth, Benjamin J. Grimm agreed to fly his pal Reed Richards' experimental rocket ship into outer space so it could be tested. In the end, the ship ultimately performed pretty well, until its radiation shielding failed to protect its crew from the cosmic rays that transformed Ben into the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing. 

The Thing's strength has steadily increased ever since through further mutation and near-constant strength training. It's not known if there's a limit to how strong he could become in the future, but he hasn't found it yet. He actually used to be weaker than the last person on the list, but during the "Avengers vs. X-Men" comic book event in 2012, Thing actually managed to defeat Namor in a fist fight while underwater in "Uncanny X-Men" #12. Namor may be the strongest thing from the seas, but he sure isn't the strongest Thing in them any longer. 

Unfortunately for the Thing, he still has a long way to go if he ever hopes to catch up to the next hero — excuse us, heroine — on our list. Lawyer Jennifer Walters was visiting with her cousin Bruce Banner in 1979's "Savage She-Hulk" #1 when a gunshot wound forced Bruce to give her a blood transfusion in order to save her life. Though the procedure succeeded, Jennifer found that she could transform into the She-Hulk. Though not as strong as her cousin, she was able to retain both her intelligence and her sense of self while in "Hulk-mode." 

Her strength has fluctuated over the years, but like many others on this list, she's steadily grown stronger since her creation. In 2004's "She-Hulk" #9, she effortlessly lifted the Thing's weight-lifting machine at its maximum settings with one hand. In the same issue, she had to throw an arm-wrestling match with Hercules in order to spare his feelings. More recent stories like "Immortal Hulk" #7 in 2018, however, have shown She-Hulk begin to close in on her cousin's levels of strength.

When an infant Kal-El was rocketed to Earth to save him from Krypton's destruction, his 15-year-old cousin, Kara Zor-El, was sent in another rocket to follow him. They were meant to arrive at the same time so that Kara could help keep her baby cousin safe on their strange new world. However, when Kara finally woke up on Earth, she was shocked to find her cousin was now an adult named Clark Kent who also called himself "Superman." 

Eventually, Kara joined her older cousin in his fight for truth and justice as "Supergirl," and though she's still a teenager, she is one of the single most powerful people on the planet. Various stories throughout the years, like the second "Supergirl" season finale, "Nevertheless, She Persisted," on the CW, have postulated that Supergirl is, might be, or will become stronger than Superman, but in the comics where she is still currently a teenager, that is not the case. 

Though many people don't realize it, J'onn J'onzz, the Manhunter from Mars, is one of DC Comics' most powerful superheroes. In addition to possessing all of the many powers of Kryptonians like Supergirl, he is also a shapeshifter who can morph his body however he wishes and is one of the DC Universe's most powerful telepaths. At the end of the day, there aren't many powers that he doesn't have.

He can turn invisible, effortlessly phase through solid objects, or make his fist as hard as a diamond as he punches someone in the face nearly as hard as Superman can. When it comes to this list, however, that "nearly" makes all the difference. The exact difference between J'onn's and Superman's strength is unclear, but it's likely that he's at least on par with Supergirl if not somewhat stronger since she's still growing into her full Kryptonian strength. 

In search of a new champion, the Wizard Shazam discovered an orphan named Billy Batson, brought him to the Rock of Eternity, and determined that the boy had the potential to be an incredibly good person. Knowing this, the Wizard decided to grant Billy Solomon's wisdom, Hercules' strength, Atlas' stamina, Zeus' power, Achilles' courage, and Mercury's speed. All Batson has to do is say the Wizard's name, and he will transform into a superhero. 

Taking on the name for himself as well, Shazam is one of DC Comics' most powerful heroes. By channeling the powers of literal gods through the Wizard, he is one of the few heroes who is almost capable of keeping up with the Flash and who can make Superman worry during an arm-wrestling contest. Nearly every time the two have squared off, however (which happens pretty frequently), Superman comes out on top. Shazam may have the strength of Hercules, but apparently that just isn't enough to break even with the Man of Steel.z

Over the years, Marvel has created a number of Superman-like analogues and stand-ins. Hyperion is the most literal of these. He's from an alternate Earth whose premier superhero team is the "Squadron Supreme." It's filled with purposefully obvious stand-ins for the main members of the Justice League. One story in "Avengers" #147 from 1976, where the Avengers and the Squadron Supreme clashed, was even titled "Crisis on Other-Earth" in homage to DC's long history of using the word "crisis" to title its multiverse-heavy stories. 

Others are more ambiguous. Gladiator, for example, is an alien who merely has the same power-set as Superman, while another character, Blue Marvel, shares Superman's moral fiber and many of his powers, but also has energy powers that make him a bit more similar to Milestone Comics' Icon. One of the most famous examples in recent years is the Sentry, who is often serves as an "Evil Superman" analogue specifically. At this point in the list, the criteria is basically Superman-level strength and above, and since Marvel's Superman stand-ins are rarely quite as strong as Thor, they have collectively been placed here in 6th place.  

After crashing in the deep American South in 1837, the alien who came to be known as Augustus Freeman copied the form of the enslaved woman who rescued him and has lived on earth as an African American man ever since. By the present day, Augustus had become a wealthy lawyer who lost touch with normal people until a young teenager named Raquel broke into his home. During the incident, she saw what he could do and ultimately managed to convince him to become a superhero and an Icon for her community. 

Created by Dwayne McDuffie and Mark Bright, Icon was Milestone Comics' Superman. As such, he had many of the Man of Steel's standard abilities, but unlike Superman he also possessed the ability to create and disrupt energy fields and to fire concussive bolts that could stun or destroy in equal measure. He is likely as strong as Superman, but there are simply not enough interactions between Icon and the DC heroes to be able to confidently rank him above them.

Thor: God of Thunder, Son of Odin, and Prince of Asgard. He is all of these things and more, and he is mighty. With the mighty hammer, Mjolnir, at his side, Thor has few equals in the Marvel Universe and the strength to match. 

More than any other character on this list, Thor's strength is surprisingly complicated. To start, though it's not all that widely known, he is actually Asgard's "God of Strength," making him the strongest of that realm's gods. In addition, he wears a mystic belt named "Megingjord" that doubles his already incredible natural power. 

Thor is known for his insane physical feats, but it's not clear exactly how strong he is with or without the belt. In theory, removing the belt could throw him halfway down this list, or he might already be so strong that he would only move a few places. But the fact that his strength could be reduced by removing that belt is one of the key reasons he lands here in fourth place.

Whether she was made from clay and then given life by the gods or the result of a love affair between Zeus and Queen Hippolyta, Princess Diana of Themyscira still chose to leave her island paradise in order to travel to the world of men and fight to make it a better, safer place. Like Superman, most early versions of Wonder Woman were far less powerful than her modern counterpart (some even lacked powers altogether), but this Amazon changed with the times and has since become one of DC Comics' most powerful characters. 

Either a god herself or a mythical figure granted powers by them, Wonder Woman is easily the strongest woman in the DC Universe. She's fought Superman and Supergirl to standstills, and in one particular story from 2012, Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's "Wonder Woman" #12, taking her indestructible bracelets off actually made her more powerful because wearing them helped her contain the more extreme elements of her godhood. It's not clear if this is still canon, but it paints a stark contrast with Thor's belt. 

Her most impressive feat of strength, however, came in 2000's "Green Lantern: Circle of Fire" #1. On a space adventure to save the people of Earth yet again, the Martian Manhunter became caught in the irresistible pull of a black hole. Even J'onn's insane amount of strength wasn't enough for him to escape it. Instead, Wonder Woman snagged J'onzz with her magic lasso, pulling him to safety by herself. 

Rocketed to earth as a small child to save him from his planet's destruction, Clark Kent grew up knowing he was different from everybody he'd ever met, but instead of letting that loneliness make him bitter, he used his empathy to realize that others felt the same way and chose to reach out to them and try to help. He became Superman, the world's — and often the universe's — premier symbol of hope. 

Though he was far weaker during his early days as the hero of the working class, Superman's strength has increased as dramatically as the rest of his powers over the last 80 years. Where he could originally leap tall buildings in a single bound, he can now fly beyond Earth's atmosphere. Where before he was more powerful than a locomotive, now he's strong enough to chain planets together and pull all of them through space at once. He's a powerhouse, and among the world's superheroes, he is almost without equal. 

From the beginning, you knew the end. Bathed in the radiation of a gamma bomb, Dr. Bruce Banner found himself transformed into a monster known only as "Hulk." The details of the pair's symbiotic relationship might change, but at the end of the day, superhero comic books have one unbreakable rule: Hulk is the strongest one there is, and that's really all there is to it.

Superman might be strong enough to move planets or bench-press the full weight of the Earth's core, but even his inhuman strength has its limits. Hulk's strength does not. It's a famous superhero equation: the madder Hulk gets, the stronger he gets, and there is no end to either. When Bruce Banner transforms, the Hulk wants to fight, and the more he fights, the angrier and stronger that he gets. It's a recursive loop, a self-fulfilling prophecy that ensures that in feats of strength, Hulk will always come out on top. 

On My Block Season 4 - What We Know So Far - Looper

16-04-2021 · Who's in the cast for On My Block season 4? Netflix The main four members of the cast will be returning for one more ride around Los Angeles, with Sierra Capri coming back as Monsé Finnie, Brett...

16-04-2021

It isn't easy for a TV series to merge humor with drama. In many cases, the jokes undercut the seriousness of a situation, or any darkness manages to make audiences feel uncomfortable laughing at the moments they should. Fortunately, On My Block on Netflix manages to avoid both of these issues as it deftly blends social commentary with hilarious bits from its talented young cast. 

The show follows four friends who go to high school together in the inner city of Los Angeles. The four have to contend with gangs and drugs on top of all the regular issues that plague teenagers in this day and age. For the last three seasons, On My Block has done an exceptional job of zeroing in on the nuances of societal problems largely impacting people of color. Critics like Liz Shannon Miller of Collider have this to say about the series: "This show at times delivers the textbook definition of emotional whiplash. But on the other hand, it's often a hell of a ride."

Fans can take some comfort in the knowledge a fourth (albeit final) season is on the way, thanks to a teaser posted by the show's Twitter account in January 2021. Here's what to know about On My Block season 4 so far. 

The first three seasons of On My Block dropped on Netflix during the month of March. Clearly, that isn't happening with season 4 seeing as how March 2021 has already come and gone. We suspect the delay is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, but getting a teaser confirming the fourth season is on the way should assuage fans who may be otherwise concerned about the fate of the series. 

No release date has been announced yet, but it may take a little while longer than you may have initially anticipated. Diego Tinoco, who plays Cesar on the show, posted a video of him on Instagram getting a haircut with the message: "1st day officially back! Shooting the last season of @onmyblock Comment your predictions!" That was on March 23, 2021, and if that was his first day on the set, then it could take a while for everything to wrap. We'd expect season 4 to come out in late 2021 at the earliest.

Who knows? Maybe Netflix will hang on to it to drop in March 2022 to stay in line with what's come before. 

The main four members of the cast will be returning for one more ride around Los Angeles, with Sierra Capri coming back as Monsé Finnie, Brett Gray as Jamal Turner, Jason Genao as Ruben "Ruby" Martinez Jr., and Diego Tinoco as Cesar Diaz. Other actors we'd expect to reprise their roles include Jessica Marie Garcia as Jasmine Flores, Julio Macias as Oscar "Spooky" Diaz, and Peggy Blow as Abuelita. Abuelita's been a fan-favorite character on the show so far, and for the final season, she'll officially be part of the main cast, as reported by Deadline

Despite the group's best efforts, it looks like they'll still have to contend with gang life going into season 4. As such, we wouldn't be surprised to see Ada Luz Pla return as Santos leader Cuchillo, as well as Gilberto Ortiz as Cuete, the leader of the 19th St. gang. There may even be a few new faces thrown into the mix.

The ending of On My Block season 3 really mixed things up for the central characters. Time jumps are nothing new in television series, but they usually happen at the beginning of a new season. This time around, the season 3 finale goes two years into the future, and the four characters we know and love have all drifted their separate ways. It's an emotional gut-punch and leaves viewers asking, "How did these kids end up so far apart?"

It was a purposeful decision on the creators' part, as executive producer Jeremy Haft told Paste Magazine. "Now the question going into Season 4... is, how did they get there?" he said. "Are they going to get back together? So yes, we have a ton more story to tell, and this propels us to a great, exciting place." What we do know is that Jamal and Ruby aren't on good terms. Monsé spends her time with a new clique at the boarding school she attends, and it looks as though Cesar has joined the Santos gang. It's a lot to take in, but fans can rest assured all will be revealed once the series returns to Netflix.

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