Robbie Amell, the actor who played Ronnie Raymond aka Firestorm (and Earth-2’s Deathstorm) on “The Flash” for roughly three years, will be joining Henry Cavill and the rest of “The Witcher” gang as a character named Gallatin, who was revealed and described online by Netflix on Thursday morning, April 14.
“A born fighter, Gallatin leads an army of guerrilla Scoia’tael fighting on behalf of Nilfgaard,” the description says. “Unafraid to speak his truth, Gallatin’s loyalty to his people ultimately leads him on a collision course with Francesca over power.”
It’s already been a great week for Amell so far, with the Canadian actor also making his return to “The Flash” on Wednesday, April 13, in the recent episode “Resurrection” (via IMDb). Amell reprised his Earth-2 Ronnie Raymond AKA Deathstorm role for the appearance. He’s also slated to show up in the April 27 episode, “Death Rises” (via IMDb). His previous stint on “The Flash” was from 2014 to 2017. He appeared in 10 episodes. In addition to Amell, Netflix also announced that actors Meng’er Zhang, Hugh Skinner and Christelle Elwin would also be joining the “Witcher” cast for Season 3.
Baymax! Trailer: The Adorable Robot from Big Hero 6 Returns in Disney+ Series
Baymax, the cuddly nursing robot from Big Hero 6, is back to help people in the new series, Baymax!. Disney+ has released the official trailer for Baymax!, which is Walt Disney Animation Studios’ first-ever animated series and serves as a spinoff to 2014’s Big Hero 6. Baymax! premieres June 29 on Disney+ and will continue the journey of the titular companion robot as he tries to treat patients in the fictional city of San Fransokyo.
The official synopsis for Baymax! reads:
Scott Adsit reprises his voice role from Big Hero 6 as Baymax in the upcoming series, with Ryan Potter and Maya Rudolph reprising their roles as Hiro Hamada and Aunt Cass. Emily Kuroda, Lilimar, Zeno Robinson, and Jaboukie Young-White will also feature in Baymax!.
Those expecting superhero mayhem and crime-fighting should dial down their expectations as Baymax! will employ an episodic storytelling format with the huggable nurse attempting to treat a patient each episode. But that’s not to say the show won’t be any fun. As we see from the trailer, the super-friendly Baymax will cause plenty of chaos with his insistence on providing medical care to those in need, even against their wishes.
Don Hall, who co-directed Big Hero 6 with Chris Williams, will serve as the creator of Baymax!. Hall talked about the series in a statement, saying:
Big Hero 6 was the highest-grossing animated movie of 2014 and even went on to win the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. But almost a decade has passed, and we have yet to see Hiro Hamada and his band of tech-savvy superheroes on the big screen again. However, the characters’ stories continue in the 2-D animated show Big Hero 6: The Series. Created by Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, the show ran on Disney XD and Disney Channel from 2017 to 2021. While Big Hero 6: The Series does contradict some plot elements of the film, it acts as a satisfying follow-up and features most of the original star cast.
As for the current status of Big Hero 6 2, there is no word yet, but Zach Parrish, who served as the head of animation on the film, gave a sequel update back in 2021. Although he didn’t confirm anything, he sounded hopeful. “There’s still plenty of time. The beauty of animation is that can pick up the story at the very end of Big Hero, or we could jump in time. We could go wherever we want since it’s animation,” Parrish told Collider.
Hopefully, Baymax! will be successful enough for Disney to greenlight other spinoffs and, in the best case, a sequel. There are also chances that Baymax! could open the door for more Disney+ animated series.
Snow White Set Images Reveal First Look at Rachel Zegler as the Disney Princess
Disney’s live-action Snow White remake has not been without controversy since it began earlier in the year. However, as new images of Rachel Zegler as the titular Princess surfaced online, there can be no complaints about how the new version of the classic tale has captured the animated costume of Snow White perfectly. Along with Zegler, the new take on Disney’s own version of the Snow White fairy tale stars Andrew Burnap and Gal Gadot as the Wicked Queen.
While Rachel Zegler seems to be just getting underway filming her role for the movie, Gal Gadot actually wrapped filming last month, posting a photo on her last day on set just short of a month ago. Like many movies these days, it looks like there is a chance that Zegler and Gadot could be appearing in the movie together without having actually met while filming.
Having wowed audiences with her role in West Side Story, Rachel Zegler’s transition from unknown to Hollywood superstar has been a blink-and-you-miss-it moment, and although her casting as Disney’s first Princess brought with it controversy, the new images show that there could be very few better actresses to bring the fairest in the land to life.
There is currently a lot of secrecy around the latest live-action Disney remake to go into production, with very little information coming from the set despite the production being underway for a while now. That said, with other aspects of the movie, such as the inclusion of the Seven Dwarfs, also having a portion of the internet in uproar, there could be a reason why didn’t are happy to keep as much of the shoot as possible out of the public eye in order to make the film they want to without the world of social media having their say on every piece of it.
Snow White was famously the first full length feature film to come from Walt Disney Studios, bringing the story of the young princess, seven little miners, a handsome prince and a wicked queen to life on screen in a way that had never been seen before. Since then, Snow While has been the subject of dozens of movies and TV shows, including two different iterations in 2012: Mirror Mirror, starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins, and Snow White and The Huntsman which featured Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.
However, since the release of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, there has never been a live-action version based on that animated classic until now. Like many of Disney’s revisited movies, the film has to include some expansion to bring the runtime of the movie up to a modern, acceptable length. The original animated Snow White comes in with a runtime of 85 minutes, so we can expect the addition of more music and story to end with a new length of somewhere closer to the 2 hour mark.