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Stranger Things is showing the world how Will Byers is practicing social distancing. Even Hawkins is staying indoors these days. Production halted on the highly anticipated season 4 of the hit Netflix series a few weeks ago and it looks like we're going to have to wait a little longer to see it. Chief Hopper star David Harbour says that they originally wanted to have the show ready for early 2021, but that probably won't happen now.
9am: play on the stairs 12pm: call the homies3pm: see if my head fits thru the railing it does6pm: cookie dinner pic.twitter.com/lkGwhPbv20— Stranger Things @Stranger_Things March 26, 2020
The Stranger Things social media accounts continue to entertain fans online. Everybody could use a few laughs these days and today, we now have an example of what a typical day for Will Byers consists of. Here's what Will does: '9am: play on the stairs, 12pm: call the homies, 3pm: see if my head fits thru the railing it does, and 6pm: cookie dinner.' The social media account posted pictures of each of his activities and they warn to stay away from trying number 3. They don't want people getting their heads stuck through their railings.
While a lot of social media accounts will post something and then leave it alone, the Stranger Things account actually takes time to respond to fans in a humorous way. It's interactive in a time when a lot of fans could use some extra fun as they stay home and try to social distance from each other. While most of Will Byers' activities are questionable, calling 'the homies' is probably the best one and something that a lot of people should be doing more of. Eating cookies for dinner can be fun, but not every night.
Stranger Things season 4 will see the return of Chief Hopper, although we're not exactly sure how that happens at this time. On Valentine's Day, fans were treated to the very first footage of the upcoming season and it featured Hopper in Russia, working on some train tracks. He appears to be enslaved, but that won't last for long. The first footage was a great way to get everybody excited, which has now been ground to a halt with the rest of the entertainment industry.
Since nobody really knows when we'll have to stop social distancing from each other, it's unclear when Stranger Things season 4 will go back into production. For now, Netflix is looking out for the safety of their cast and crew, along with the fans, which is why we get to see how Will Byers spends his day at home. Regardless, we should find out in the next few weeks when everything is able to start production again, we're just going to have to be a bit more patient than normal. You can check out Will Byers practicing his social distancing above, thanks to the official Stranger Things Twitter account.
David Harbour is a charming guy, a good actor, and a genuinely beloved figure. So it pains me to see him talkin’ crazy about his failed Hellboy reboot. According to Harbour, the film’s failure was primarily due to fans of the Guillermo del Toro movies who were angry about a reboot. And while it’s certainly true that fans of the del Toro movies were unhappy the Oscar-winning filmmaker wasn’t allowed to complete his trilogy, that’s certainly not the reason the Hellboy reboot failed.
Pretty much no one liked the Hellboy reboot. And while David Harbour did his best, and wasn’t half-bad as the demon superhero, it wasn’t enough to salvage the film. There were also reports of behind-the-scenes problems involving the script, and that certainly played a part in the failure. But according to Harbour, the real culprit here are the fans of Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy movies.
On Instagram via Screen Rant, Harbour opened up about the film’s failure, saying:
“I think it failed before we began shooting because I think that people didn’t want us to make the movie and for some reason there was like a big… Guillermo del Toro and Ron Perlman created this iconic thing that we thought could be reinvented and then they certainly – the loudness of the internet was like, “We do not want you to touch this.” And then we made a movie that I think is fun and I think had its problems but was a fun movie and then people were just very very against it and that’s people’s right but I learned my lesson in a lot of different way.”
To be fair to Harbour, fans of the del Toro/Ron Perlman movies were pretty ticked-off at the idea of a reboot. But the failure of the new Hellboy can’t be blamed on them. Instead, it boils down to the simple fact that the movie just didn’t look very good, and received dreadful reviews. Plus, it wasn’t like del Toro’s movies were huge box office blockbusters.
The 2004 Hellboy earned $99 million worldwide against a production budget of $66 million, and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army drew in $160 million against a $85 million budget. Those are good numbers, but they’re not exactly grand slams. The truth is that while Hellboy has a strong cult following as a comic book character, it’s not exactly the most beloved property for mainstream audiences. Couple that with poor trailers and even poorer reviews, and it’s easy to understand why the Hellboy reboot failed.
April Fool's Day looks to be Christmas morning for fans of the popular Adult Swim animated series “Rick and Morty.” The adventures of the two dynamic characters is set to continue with Adult Swim announcing the premiere date for the back half of Season 4 on May 3.
In a new trailer to accompany the announcement fans see Rick and Morty fighting off bizarre creatures in “unnecessarily badass” suits of armor and arguing over whether to wear squid creatures on their face. We also get glimpses of a light saber battle involving Morty's sister Summer and more awkward family dinner table conversations. There isn't any particular discussion of a larger arc, which is par for the course; the big announcer voice emphasizes that this season looks to have everything you need and it will all be available on May 3 — five months after the premiere of the most recent half season.
Audiences have come to expect the Adult Swim heads to run with April Fool's Day. In 2017 they actually dropped “Rick and Morty's” season premiere early as a thank you to viewers. Critical reception and audience returns have remained high over the show's 3.5 seasons. It's so well-regarded that the channel has renewed it for an additional 70 episodes. We've even gone so far as to rank every single episode of the series which will be updated once the entirety of Season 4 is revealed.
The show has infiltrated other elements of popular culture, including product placement. The “Szechuan Sauce” gimmick at McDonalds is probably the show's biggest claim to fame outside Adult Swim, but also at this year's Super Bowl Rick and Morty found themselves in a Pringles commercial. They've also sparked a host of imitators, particularly Hulu's new intergalactic animated series “Solar Opposites” which is written by “Rick and Morty” co-creator and voice artist Justin Roiland.
Adult Swim used this time to also announce a string of other series, including “The Shivering Truth” and “JJ Villard's Fairy Tales” which will debut on May 10. The show “YOLO: Crystal Fantasy” will air sometime in August and “Dream Corp LLC,” “Robot Chicken,” “Tender Touches,” and “12 Oz. Mouse” will return sometime over the summer.
“Rick and Morty's” remaining season four episodes will debut on Adult Swim May 3.
The CW is looking ahead to sunnier days, setting season premiere dates for a quartet of its summer series: the unscripted Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller: Fool Us and dramas Burden of Truth and Bulletproof.
Season 7 of the magic-themed Masters of Illusion will appear at 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, while the show-us-what-you-got magic series Penn & Teller: Fool Us kicks of its seventh run at 9 p.m. Monday, June 22.
Kristin Kreuk is back for Season 3 of the legal drama Burden of Truth at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 21, with the sophomore season of Bulletproof, starring Noel Clarke and Ashley Walters, launching at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 17.
Fool Us and Burden of Truth are taking over for Roswell and Katy Keene at the end of their respective seasons. Both completed production before the coronavirus shutdown.
Here are details of all four shows from the CW:
MASTERS OF ILLUSION Hosted by actor Dean Cain, the series features amazing magic performed by cutting-edge illusionists, escape artists and performers in each episode displaying skills ranging from perplexing interactive mind magic to hilarious comedy routines. Live audience members and viewers at home will be baffled by the astounding skills of these modern illusionists. Masters of Illusion is from Associated Television International with executive producers David McKenzie, Gay Blackstone, David Martin and Al Schwartz and co-EP Jim Romanovich.
PENN & TELLER: FOOL US A one-hour competition series celebrating magic and featuring the legendary duo Penn & Teller and hosted by Alyson Hannigan. On each episode, aspiring magicians are invited to perform their best trick to try and fool the world-famous team of Penn & Teller. Anyone who succeeds wins the right to perform with Penn & Teller in their celebrated show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The live studio audience and the TV audience watch along with Penn & Teller as they try to figure out the secrets. Penn & Teller see the trick only once and have to immediately try to work it out. The live studio audience knows there are no camera tricks, secret edits or helpful camera cuts. This is all real magic. It is created and executive produced by Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden and Andrew Golder, in association with 1/17 Productions and September Films part of DCD Media.
BULLETPROOF Follows two undercover cops, Bishop Noel Clarke and Pike Ashley Walters as they chase down hardened criminals in London's East End. But the series is more than high-octane action and thrilling cases. On the surface, Bishop and Pike have a lot in common – they are cool, smart and unapologetically street-wise and tough. But even more, they share a deep, fraternal relationship and are always there for each...