For a long while, there have been a number of rumors that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness would be one of the longest movies in the entire Marvel franchise, but with tickets about to go on sale, new information has suggested that those expecting a bladder busting epic runtime are going to be slightly disappointed. The film has been listed on a number of sites previously with lengths of 148 minutes, 136 minutes and other times in between, but the official time seems to come in much shorter than that at 126 minutes.
Benedict Cumberbatch will lead an ensemble cast in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which sees Strange following up his dabbling in the multiverse from Spider-Man No Way Home by breaking reality in a way that is serious enough to have him brought before The Illuminati to answer for his actions. Along the way, he will seek out the help of Wanda Maximoff, who appears as more than one variant of herself, meet the multiverse traversing America Chavez, and face many unknown worlds. That’s a lot to pack into a two-hour runtime, but it seems that is what we are about to get.
The initial reports of a 148-minute runtime may have seemed quite outlandish at one point in Marvel’s history, but given that recent entries such as Eternals and Spider-Man: No Way Home have clocked in around the 150-minute mark and adding in the epic nature of the plot, it was a very plausible possibility. While there will be many worlds being explored in the movie, new characters to introduce, various cameos and a lot of conflicts to resolve, it doesn’t look like the film is going to have a lot of filler, which in some ways can only be a good thing.
So far in Marvel’s Phase Four, there have been a number of projects that have scratched the surface of the multiverse. Loki appeared to break the timeline with the death of He Who Remains, then the mulitiverse was breached and restored in Spider-Man: No Way Home, but in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness it looks like this time things may not be all nicely wrapped up by the end of the movie and the ramifications could be felt throughout the MCU for some time to come.
Of course, there is very little known about the exact plot details of the film, there is plenty of speculation about who could make an appearance in Doctor Strange’s latest outing and what it could mean to the future of the MCU. With many believing that the film will open the door to the introduction of the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the MCU, it is clear that there will be more wild and far-ranging theories in the coming month until we all finally discover what dangers are lurking on the other side of the multiverse for the Doctor and his companions.
Indiana Jones Will Never be Recast, Says Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has assured Indiana Jones fans that they will never make an Indiana Jones movie without Harrison Ford. Speaking to Vanity Fair, Kennedy revealed that the studio learned a valuable lesson following the release of the Star Wars prequel, Solo, and will never again attempt to recast iconic characters.
Watching Harrison Ford don the hat and whip once again for the upcoming Indiana Jones 5 reminded Kennedy why no other actor can play the role. Combined with the response to the recasting of another beloved Harrison Ford character in Solo, Kennedy and the studio concluded that this was not the way to go. Indiana Jones fans can now rejoice then, as it sounds like we will never see Indiana Jones played by another actor.
We will, of course, see Indiana Jones played by Harrison Ford again in Indiana Jones 5. Directed by Logan’s James Mangold, with a script co-written by Mangold, Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth, the plot of the fifth Indiana Jones outing remains a secret at present, but it is hotly rumored that the story will reunite the adventurer with his old enemies the Nazis through their involvement in the 60s Space Race.
While Kathleen Kennedy has now ruled out recasting the role of Indiana Jones, this does not mean we won’t perhaps see another character take over the franchise someday. With Harrison Ford now approaching 80 years old, the actor can’t be expected to punch bad guys and leap around underground tombs forever, and no doubt the studio will want to continue the popular franchise without him somehow.
If recasting is no longer an option, then changing the focus to a different character certainly seems the most likely outcome. Recent rumors have claimed that Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who will star alongside Ford in the fifth installment, is being tapped to take over. “Insiders claim Kathleen Kennedy, the Hollywood producer behind the franchise, is keen to make ‘big, bold’ changes – with few bigger than switching the lead character to a woman.” Another source added that, “It would be a huge statement, and a great role for Phoebe.”
Should this turn out to be false, the franchise could bring back Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom star Ke Huy Quan, who recently made a triumphant return to the big screen with Everything Everywhere All at Once. Asked recently whether he would like to return, the actor excitedly responded, “YES! Absolutely to more Indiana Jones movies.”
Indiana Jones 5 is scheduled for release on June 30, 2023, following several delays caused by production setbacks and the pandemic.
Big Sky Season 3: Renewed or Cancelled?
Created by David E. Kelley, ‘Big Sky‘ is a crime thriller series based on ‘The Highway’ series of books by C. J. Box. When two sisters are kidnapped by a truck driver on a remote highway, detectives Cassie Dewell and Cody Hoyt are put in charge of the case. The two team up with Cody’s estranged wife, Jenny Hoyt, who used to be a cop. While investigating, they realize that the kidnapping is not an isolated incident and is related to a string of disappearances. Things take a grimmer turn when the group loses a member.
While some have expressed skepticism regarding the show’s setup, many find its thrilling narration entertaining. Since the series first aired on November 17, 2020, it has maintained high and steady viewership. Season 2 of the crime show finished airing recently, and fans cannot wait to find out more. So, if you too are looking forward to a third iteration of the crime drama, we have all the answers you need!
Big Sky Season 3 Release Date
‘Big Sky’ season 2 premiered on September 30, 2021, on ABC, with the finale airing on May 19, 2022. The season has 18 episodes, each with a runtime of 42-44 minutes.
As for season 3 of the thriller series, you are going to like what we have to share! To the delight of its fans, the show has been renewed for a third installment. ABC announced the news on May 13, 2022, before season 2 ended its run. Though the show may not be on the top of the charts, its viewership numbers are by no means small. The series has a dedicated fanbase and steady audience, which may have been one of the biggest reasons behind the show’s continuation.
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According to sources, seasons 1 and 2 began filming in August 2020 and 2021, respectively. Therefore, we are hopeful that the production for the upcoming round will commence by the end of summer 2022. Moreover, season 2 began airing in late September 2021, which means that episodes are filmed not too long before they arrive on the television network. So, if the cast and crew follow a similar schedule, we expect ‘Big Sky’ season 3 to release sometime in Q3 2022.
Big Sky Season 3 Cast: Who is in it?
The third season of the show will see the return of Kylie Bunbury and Katheryn Winnick as Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt, respectively. Jensen Ackles, who appears in the season 2 finale, will join the show’s main roster to play temporary Sherriff Beau Arlen. However, the actor is apparently on a one-year deal for just the third season. Jamie-Lynn Sigler will also be back to reprise the role of waitress Tonya Walsh, but now as a series regular.
Other actors who may be back for the third round include Brian Geraghty (Ronald Pergman), Dedee Pfeiffer (Denise Brisbane), Omar Metwally (Deputy U.S. Marshal Mark Lindor), and Anja Savcic (Scarlet Leyendecker). On the other hand, it remains to be seen if Logan Marshall-Green (Travis Stone), Janina Gavankar (Ren Bhullar), and Vinny Chhibber (Jag Bhullar) will return to portray their characters in the much-anticipated season 3. More additions to the cast lineup will not be so surprising.
Big Sky Season 3 Plot: What can it be About?
In season 2, we see many new characters within the storyline of the crime series. In the season finale, Jenny rushes to find Travis before he is lost and compromised. Meanwhile, Ren and Jag find a way to strengthen their sibling bond as they agree on how to deal with their father. At the same time, Cassie’s quest for justice may have been altered forever.
With such intense twists, it is no wonder that fans are so eager for season 3. Travis may be a new name to the series, but his journey has been compelling to watch. What happens to Jenny after her experience with Travis in the season 2 finale might shape the storyline for the third season. Moreover, what lies ahead for Cassie is another thing fans can look forward to, given her actions in the last two seasons and the consequences of what she has done.
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