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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, watch the battle sequence in the Mines of Moria from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring with all the sword blades replaced by lightsabers. Plus, watch as some of Ellen DeGeneres‘ frequent kid guests check out Toy Fair 2020 back in February, and watch as The Eternals star shows off his fridge and gym that helped him get in tight shape for Marvel Studios.
First up, the Mines of Moria is already an awesome sequence from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. But it’s made even more epic when Immersion VFX has all the swords are replaced by lightsabers. In fact, even the arrows shot from bows are given a glowing lightsaber tip. I’m willing to bet almost and battle sequence can be improved with lightsabers.
Next, Ellen DeGeneres had some of her frequent kid guests go to Toy Fair 2020 in New York back in February, but The Ellen Show only just recently showed off what their experience was like. See what toys captured their attention, and see what happens when they talk to Shaquille O’Neal at the Tonka trucks booth.
Finally, you’ve probably heard that comedian Kumail Nanjiani got ripped to take a superhero role in Marvel’s The Eternals. And if you’re wondering how he pulled it off, Men’s Health had him show off the kind of stuff in his fridge and the workouts he does at the gym in order to get that tight physique that Marvel Studios needs for their big screen superheroes.
Game of Thrones star Robert Aramayo is officially taking over for Will Poulter in Amazon's Lord of the Rings TV series. Aramayo will be playing the lead character known as Beldor. It is believed that Poulter had to step down from the role because of scheduling conflicts. At any rate, Amazon has already gone ahead and renewed the new show, which hasn't even aired, for a season 2, which just goes to show how much confidence they have in their new property.
With Will Poulter now out of the way, Robert Aramayo stars in Amazon's Lord of the Rings along with His Dark Materials star Morfydd Clark, who is playing a young Galadriel. The rest of the cast is believed to be Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, and Joseph Mawle. However, Amazon has yet to confirm the castings. The series is set in Middle Earth and it will explore new storylines preceding J.R.R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring. This is going to be huge if Amazon can pull it off correctly.
As for Robert Aramayo's role in Game of Thrones, he played the young Ned Stark through flashbacks in seasons 6 and 7. Robert Aramayo was pivotal in exposing the true identity of Jon Snow, which is something that fans will forever remember. With that in mind, his casting for the Lord of the Rings series seems like a wise choice, especially since Game of Thrones fans wanted to see more of what he could do in the young Ned Stark role, though that had a lot more to do with the storyline.Amazon's Lord of the Rings season one will go on a 4 to 5-month hiatus after shooting the first two episodes, in order properly map out and write most of the scripts for season 2. There's a lot of work to be done on the upcoming series and this hiatus shows just how much effort Amazon Prime is putting into the show. With that being said, fans have been waiting a long time to see what the streaming service was going to do, and this makes the wait a lot longer, so they better hope that they're sitting on something good.
Amazon's Lord of the Rings series is produced by Amazon Studios. Showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay executive produce, along with director J.A. Bayona and his producing partner Belén Atienza, Lindsey Weber, Bruce Richmond, Gene Kelly, Sharon Tal Yguado. The writers for the show include, Gennifer Hutchison, Jason Cahill, and Justin Doble. It's not clear when we'll get our first glimpse of the show, but it doesn't look like it's going to be for a while, judging by the hiatus after the first two episodes. Hopefully Amazon will provide some production updates in the near future. Deadline was the first to report on Robert Aramayo's Lord of the Rings casting.
Joby Harold, whose writing credits include Awake, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead, has been hired as the new writer of the untitled Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. Get the details below.
Variety has the news, reporting that Harold is taking over as the show’s writer after the show was shut down earlier this year. Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini turned in scripts, sets were built, staff were hired, and star Ewan McGregor was back on board…but Lucasfilm decided to pull the plug and start from scratch, throwing out Amini’s scripts and beginning the search for a new writer to come in and take over. That search, which at one time reportedly included The Mandalorian veterans Dave Filoni and Christopher Yost as options, is now over, as the studio has hired Joby Harold to get things back on track.
Harold is an unexpected choice for this job, since he’s arguably better known as a producer than a writer at this point. He’s produced or executive produced Edge of Tomorrow, Robin Hood, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, and the WGN America series Underground. On the writing side, he wrote and directed his first feature film, Awake, back in 2007, and a decade passed before his script for King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword was eventually produced. That film was supposed to launch a six-movie franchise, but didn’t perform well enough to even get a single sequel, let alone five. Army of the Dead is in post-production and he’s on board to write another Transformers project, but those are the only four writing credits listed.
More to come…
On the April 1, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.
Opening Banter: We did it! We finally conquered the month of March! Or did it conquer us?
At The Water Cooler:What we’ve been Doing: Jacob wants to know which stores and shops near you are taking the pandemic seriously. Brad participated in a Google Hangout trivia night with friends, played Pictionary with his parents through Skype. HT sat on her fire escape and got drunk singing Cats songs because there’s NOWHERE ELSE TO GO. What we’ve been Reading: Peter has been reading or looking at The Art of The Rise of Skywalker by Phil Szostak. Ben read The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs What we’ve been Watching: Brad, HT and Jacob watched Tiger King. Peter watched Castaway with Kitra who had never seen it, binge-watched Ozark season 3, and the two-part season 2 opening of Darkside of the Ring on Vice, and is still enjoying Westworld even though it’s inching back towards the mystery box. Brad watched The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Ringer, the second season of A.P. Bio. Jacob is binge-watching New Girl. He also watched The Gift, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Furies. Chris watched Little Women. Ben rewatched Portrait of a Lady on Fire and watched The Long Good Friday, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Happy Death Day, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, and the first two episodes of AppleTV+’s Home Before Dark. Hoai-Tran watched Little Fires Everywhere, Tower of God, the new Amazon series Tales from the Loop, Space Jam, The Rocketeer, West Side Story, rewatched Mask of Zorro. What we’ve been Eating: Brad tried Mountain Dew Frost Bite and Canada Dry Bold Ginger Ale What we’ve been Playing: Brad tried the trial preview demo for Predator: Hunting Grounds Jacob is all-in and fully obsessed with The Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild. He also participated in his first online game night.
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