'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer Showcases Epic Scale of Prequel Series

Published on 13 Aug 1919
movie news 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer Showcases Epic Scale of Prequel Series

Netflix has released a trailer for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance that hints at the ambitious scope for the prequel to Jim Henson's 1982 film.

The 10-episode series is set many years before the events of the movie and follows three Gelfling voiced by Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy and Nathalie Emmanuel as they uncover the truth behind the power of the evils Skeksis &mdash the Crystal of Truth &mdash and set out on an epic journey to light the fires of rebellion and save their world. 

The show mixes puppetry from a number of long-time Henson collaborators and modern visual effects to tell its story. Age of Resistance also features an all-star voice cast that includes Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong, Lena Headey, Mark Hamill, Keegan-Michael Key, Olafur Darri Olafsson, Jason Isaacs, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg and Awkafina. Sigourney Weaver narrates.

Netflix previewed the series' first episode at Comic-Con in July to a very positive reception from the Hall H crowd. 

Louis Leterrier Now You See Me directed all 10 episodes and executive produces with Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford. Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews, Javier Grillo-Marxuach and Blanca Lista are co-exec producers.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance premieres Aug. 30 on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Published on 13 Aug 1919
movie news 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer Showcases Epic Scale of Prequel Series
220The Age of Resistance” is upon us to take on the corrupt people in power. In a new trailer for Netflix’s highly-anticipated prequel series to “The Dark Crystal,” the seven clans of Gelflings on Thra are starting to realize that their service to their Skeksis overlords needs to be questioned.

Netflix's 10-part series is a prequel to the 1982 Jim Henson cult classic film, in which viewers were introduced to the world of Thra, where the malevolent Skeksis use the power of the magical Crystal of Truth to replenish themselves and enslave the gentle race known as the Gelfling. A young Gelfling named Jen is taken in by the kind wizards known as Mystics and must fulfill his destiny to overthrow the Skeksis.

The new series takes place many years before the events of the movie and follows three Gelfling who discover the horrifying secret to how the Skeksis obtain their power. The cave-dwelling Deet voiced by Nathalie Emmanuel is called forth to take on something called the Darkening, while bookworm Brea Anya Taylor-Joy is tired of her princess life and seeks out the answer to a vision. Meanwhile, palace guard Rian voiced by Taron Egerton stumbles upon a horrifying secret and must spread the word that “Everything the Skeksis have ever told us was a lie.” The fires of insurrection are stoked, and the friends go on an epic journey to save the planet from a sickness that has spread across the land.

The series also features the voice talents of Mark Hamill, Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Sigourney Weaver, Keegan-Michael Key, Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Pegg, and many more. Take a look at the new trailer:

“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” will be released on Friday, Aug. 30 on Netflix.

Source: Indiewire

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Published on 25 Jul 1919
movie news 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer Showcases Epic Scale of Prequel Series

GLOW

Guys, August is here.

If that fact just blows your mind, wait until you see the lineup Netflix is giving subscribers this month. The second season of Mindhunter, more seasons of GLOW and Dear White People, a Tiffany Haddish comedy series, a Dark Crystal animated revival, and that’s just a handful of original content landing on the streaming platform soon. Blockbusters, dramas, comedies, and the latest seasons of TV’s biggest hits are also making their way to Netflix this month, so forget making any plans that don’t include the couch and a big-screen TV.

Here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in August.

MINDHUNTER: Season 2 Netflix series streaming 8/16

David Fincher returns to direct the second season of this true-crime series which also sees stars Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany step back into the shoes of FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench as they investigate the Atlanta Child Murders of the early 80s. The investigation into the killing spree - which saw 28 members of the African-American community dead when it was over - has been reopened recently, which makes the launch of season two all the more fascinating. Fans will also get a chance to see Charles Manson sit across the table from Ford and Tench, as the two study the infamous cult leader to help solve the Atlanta case.

Dear White People: Volume 3 Netflix series streaming 8/2

The third season of Dear White People will see the students of Winchester embracing change and new challenges as The Order of X is explored and new characters come on board. While Reggie continues to rebel against his carefully cultivated identity as a friendly activist, the rest of the group explores new romances and confronts old hurts.

GLOW: Season 3 Netflix series streaming 8/9

The ladies head to Las Vegas to perform a run of shows that test their bonds with each other and how far they’re willing to go to achieve fame and glory in the world of wrestling.

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Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready Netflix series streaming 8/13

ComedianTiffany Haddish introduces the world to six of her favorite comedians this collection of half-hour specials hosted by the Girl’s Trip star. Everyone from Chaunté Wayans Wild n’ Out to April Macie Last Comic Standing, Tracey Ashley The Last O.G., Aida Rodriguez Comedy Central’s This Week at the Comedy Cellar, Flame Monroe Def Comedy Jam, and Marlo Williams BET’s Comicview take the stage to perform bits as Haddish shines the spotlight on her contemporaries.

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Netflix series streaming 8/30

Fans of Jim Henson’s 80s dark fantasy epic should be happy with this animated revival from Netflix which signals a return to the world of Thra and a new adventure filled with Gelflings, rebellions, magic, and mayhem. Taron Egerton and Mark Hamill lend their voices to a couple of new heroes in this thing too.

Here’s the full list of titles coming to Netflix in August:

Avail. 8/1/19 Are We Done Yet? Boyka: Undisputed Four Weddings and a Funeral Groundhog Day Horns Jackie Brown Jupiter Ascending Now and Then Panic Room Rocky Rocky II Rocky III Rocky IV Rocky V Sex and the City: The Movie Something’s Gotta Give The Bank Job The House Bunny The Sinner: Julian To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar Why Do Fools Fall in Love

Avail. 8/2/19 Ask the StoryBots: Season 3 Basketball or Nothing Dear White People: Volume 3 Derry Girls: Season 2 Otherhood Netflix film She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: Season 3

Avail. 8/4/19 Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj: Volume 4

Avail. 8/5/19 Enter the Anime Netflix original No Good Nick: Part 2

Avail. 8/6/19 Screwball Sebastian Maniscalco: Why Would You Do That

Avail. 8/8/19 Dollar Netflix original Jane The Virgin: Season 5 Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer The Naked Director Netflix original Wu Assassins Netflix original

Avail. 8/9/19 Cable Girls: Season 4 The Family Netflix original GLOW: Season 3 The InBESTigators iZombie: Season 5 Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling Sintonia Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales Tiny House Nation: Volume 1

Avail. 8/13/19 Knightfall: Season 2 Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready Netflix original

Avail. 8/14/19 The 100: Season 6

Avail. 8/15/19 Cannon Busters

Avail. 8/16/19 45 rpm Netflix original Apache: La vida de Carlos Tevez Netflix original Better Than Us Netflix original Diagnosis Netflix original Frontera verde Netflix original Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus The Little Switzerland Netflix film MINDHUNTER: Season 2 QB1: Beyond the Lights: Season 3 Selfless Sextuplets Netflix film Super Monsters Back to School Victim Number 8 Netflix original

Avail. 8/17/19 The Punisher 2004

Avail. 8/20/19 Gangs of New York Simon Amstell: Set Free Netflix special

Avail. 8/21/19 American Factory Netflix film Hyperdrive Netflix original

Avail. 8/22/19 Love Alarm Netflix original

Avail. 8/23/19 El Pepe: Una vida suprema Netflix original HERO MASK: Part II Rust Valley Restorers Netflix original

Avail. 8/27/19 Million Pound Menu: Season 2 Trolls: The Beat Goes On!: Season 7

Avail. 8/29/19 Falling Inn Love Netflix film Kardec Netflix film Workin’ Moms: Season 3

Avail. 8/30/19 The A List Netflix original CAROLE & TUESDAY The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Netflix original Droppin’ Cash: Season 2 La Grande Classe Netflix film Locked Up: Season 3 Mighty Little Bheem: Season 2 Styling Hollywood Netflix original True and the Rainbow Kingdom: Wild Wild Yetis Un bandido honrado Netflix original

Avail. 8/31/19 Luo Bao Bei: Season 1

Here’s the full list of titles leaving Netflix in August:

August 1 A Cinderella Story A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song Another Cinderella Story Austin Powers in Goldmember Beverly Hills Chihuahua Chuggington: Season 1-5 Death in Paradise: Season 1-7 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Final Destination Final Destination 2 Final Destination 3 Good Will Hunting Gosford Park Hairspray 1988 Hairspray 2007 Hot Fuzz Just Friends Legion Poltergeist Scarface Secretariat The Butterfly Effect The Butterfly Effect 2 The Da Vinci Code The Fifth Element The Final Destination The Hurt Locker The Master The Village W. World War II in Colour World War Two: 1941 and the Man of Steel: S1 Zombieland

August 2 The Founder

August 5 Mothers and Daughters Slow TV: Collection

August 6 Love, Rosie Zodiac

August 8 The Emoji Movie

August 11 No Country for Old Men

August 14 The Royals: Season 1

August 15 World War Two: 1942 and Hitler’s Soft Underbelly: Season 1

August 16 The 40-Year-Old Virgin

August 20 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

August 21 Beautiful Creatures

August 28 Wind River

August 30 Burnt

August 31 Straw Dogs

"THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE" RELATED
Published on 20 Jul 1919
movie news 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer Showcases Epic Scale of Prequel Series

On Friday, Netflix aired the first episode from its highly-anticipated series “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance,“ delighting fans crowded into San Diego Comic-Con's Hall H &ndash and the streaming giant additionally released a sneak peek of a “making of“ documentary special that will serve almost as an 11th episode of the series.

The documentary will allow audiences an opportunity to experience the intricate, handcrafted artwork that populates every frame of “Resistance,“ director Louis Leterrier explained at a press conference  before the panel.

“Resistance“ has been in the works for over five years and is a prequel, not a reboot, of the original 1982 feature film “The Dark Crystal“. The timeline caused some questioning if fans would be distracted during the series by knowing where the story eventually ends up.

“We don't really expect the audience to be thinking about that when they're watching this,“ executive producer &ndash and daughter of Jim Henson, creator of “The Muppets” and co-director of the original film &ndash Lisa Henson remarked when asked, speaking to the poetic nature of knowing our own narratives will change profoundly in the far future.

In addition to Henson and Leterrier, the panel featured stars Taron Egerton and Mark Hamill, both of whom reveled in the ability to participate in the project. “To be able to do the things you loved as a kid,“ Mark Hamill remarked, “I'm the luckiest guy in the world. I’m so grateful.“

“The amount of craft that goes into the making of the puppets, the artistry that goes into those creatures, and then the guys who operate them. We arrive and it’s there. It’s inspiring in itself, the work that everyone else has done kind of feeds your performance,“ Egerton said.

It's that level of craftsmanship that spurred the creation of the documentary, in order to better expose the extensive work put into the tangible elements that underlie any kind of computer enhancement on the series.

“CGI is the norm now,“ Leterrier said, but puppets provided a wonderful obsolescence that he wanted to shine a light on. “There's more puppeteering, more captured on camera than on anything I've ever done.“

Those involved also could not say enough about the puppeteers who committed to bringing the series to life. “Every shot was the most complicated shot of my career. But the true heroes are the puppeteers,“ Leterrier said, a sentiment that Henson shared earlier in the day.

“We can never forget about the incredibly hard work of the puppeteers. It's extreme physicality,“ Henson said. “It's hard to explain. You just have to see it and see the nuance and delicacy.“

Fans don't have much longer to wait. “The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance“ premieres Aug. 30 on Netflix.

Source: Indiewire

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Published on 18 Jul 1919
movie news 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer Showcases Epic Scale of Prequel Series

Marvel Comics writer Mark Millar has a penchant for predicting the future, and now, the Nostradamus of comic books is at it again by predicting Taron Egerton will be the next live-action Wolverine. Millar is well-known to comic book readers, with some of his work including Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Civil War, and Ultimate Fantastic Four. Recently, while reading through a 2002 issue of Marvel Unlimited, one fan noticed Millar seemingly predict the future twice in one panel and tweeted the image. Millar retweeted the picture, offering a new bold prediction along with it. "Always remember I'm never wrong. PS Taron Egerton will be the next Wolverine," the writer states.

In the 2002 comic, Nick Fury is depicted, hough this is clearly modeled after Samuel L. Jackson's take on the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The character also specifically name-drops Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. in a line of dialogue as well. Now, fast forward about six years to 2008, and things get a bit eerie in retrospect. Not only did Downey first appear as Tony Stark in the first MCU movie that year, but Jackson also made his debut as Nick Fury in Iron Man as well, looking exactly as he did in the Mark Millar 2002 comic book.

Millar knows Taron Egerton all too well, based on the actor's acclaimed performance in the Kingsman movies. Marvel fans will know Egerton stars in the appreciated role of Gary "Eggsy" Unwin in the 2014 movie and its 2017 sequel. Since then, the actor has found even more success in Hollywood, recently appearing in the lead role of director Dexter Fletcher's Rocketman movie. A biopic of famed singer Elton John, Egerton shines as the Rocketman himself, and even if he doesn't become Wolverine, we'll likely be seeing much more of Egerton on the big screen regardless.

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Previously, it was reported Egerton was one of the names in consideration at Marvel to play the next Wolverine when the X-Men finally show up in the MCU. For the most part, the idea was met with very positive reception from fans. Comic readers were quick to point out how Egerton's physical stature is closer to the comic version of Wolverine, even more so than Hugh Jackman. The rumor brought about so much chatter that Egerton was even asked about it, and while he says he'd accept the part, he doesn't seem confident about his chances. "I don't know if I'm quite grisly enough," Egerton said. "I mean if the people at Marvel think I am, then great, let's go. But I think there are probably better candidates."

It's likely going to be years before we see the X-Men back on the big screen, so chances are, we won't know for a while who our next Logan officially will be. In the meantime, you can catch Egerton in the upcoming Netflix prequel series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. You can take a look at Millar's Wolverine prediction below, courtesy of Mark Millar on Twitter.

Source: Movieweb

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Published on 01 Jul 1919
movie news 'Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Trailer Showcases Epic Scale of Prequel Series

Netflix is heading down to San Diego Comic-Con with a pair of their highly anticipated new series The Witcher and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. The streaming giant will take the stage at the coveted Hall H on July 19.

The original series The Witcher will be the first to take the stage on Friday, July 19 from 2:15 pm to 3 pm. Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated new Netflix original series centering around famed monster hunter, Ger of Rivia. Be introduced to the world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.

Henry Cavill leads the show as Ger of Rivia which has set Lauren Schmidt Hissrich Marvel's Daredevil, The Umbrella Academy as writer, executive producer and showrunner of the series. The cast also includes Freya Allan The War of the Worlds, Into The Badlands as Ciri, Anya Chalotra The ABC Murders, Wanderlust as Yennefer, Jodhi May Game of Thrones, Genius as Calanthe, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson Fortitude as Eist, Adam Levy Knightfall, Snatch as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring Ripper Street, Kill List as Tissaia, Mimi Ndiweni Black Earth Rising as Fringilla, Therica Wilson-Read Profile as Sabrina, and Millie Brady The Last Kingdom, Teen Spirit as Renfri.

Following The Witcher will be the prequel based on Jim Henson's groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal. The panel, which is slated to take the Hall H dais from 3:30 pm to 5:15 pm, will give a sneak peek of the fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. In the prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis' power and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all of your burning questions about bringing Thra to life.

The series includes a robust roster of voice talent with Taron Egerton, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Nathalie Emmanuel leading as Rian, Brea and Deet, the three aforementioned Gelfling heroes. Other Gelfling characters are voiced by Caitriona Balfe, Helena Bonham Carter, Harris Dickinson, Natalie Dormer, Eddie Izzard, Theo James, Toby Jones, Shazad Latif, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mark Strong and Alicia Vikander. The Skeksis & Mystics are voiced by Harvey Fierstein, Mark Hamill, Ralph Ineson, Jason Isaacs, Keegan-Michael Key, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Simon Pegg, Andy Samberg. It was also recently announced that Lena Headey, Benedict Wong, Awkwafina, Sigourney Weaver, Hannah John-Kamen and Dave Goelz had joined the voice cast.

The full lineup for both panels has yet to be announced.

Deadline will be on the ground in San Diego for the confab. Attending Comic-Con will be Editorial director Anthony D'Alessandro, Associate Editor Dino-Ray Ramos, Hero Nation columnist Geoff Boucher and senior editor Dominic Patten who will all be breaking all the news inside and outside the Convention Center.

Source: deadline.com

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