Stephanie Prange and Mass media Play News Staff Report

On this week’s episode of the Media Play News podcast, hosts Charles Parkman and Charlie Showley lead with a review for Avatar: The Way of Water as well as a quick recap and comparison to the original Avatar (available to stream on Disney+).

In short: the sequel successfully builds on the story of the particular first movie but the true attraction is the stunning visual effects. In Charlie’s words: it’s as though a documentary shoot took place on an alien planet because the CGI is so seamless and the particular ecosystem will be so vibrant the film will effortlessly transport you back to Pandora. Charles was similarly impressed, expressing his disappointment with the original but applauding The Method of Drinking water . Both hosts are looking forward to the next installment of the particular franchise. When it comes to box office performance, as of the time associated with recording the movie has broken $900 million worldwide and still easily taking the No . 1 spot domestically. It faces little to no competition in theaters until the next Marvel release, Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania in February.

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In streaming, it’s been a busy time with regard to actor Henry Cavill. Production disagreements plus friction between the showrunners/writers and Cavill on Netflix’s “The Witcher” have led to his departure from the series, to be replaced by Liam Hemsworth in the next season. Simultaneously, due in order to pivots in DC’s strategy (spearheaded by James Gunn and Peter Safran), Cavill will also not reprise their role as Superman within upcoming movies, despite his character’s recent cameo in the Black Adam post-credits scene. But with a trick up their sleeve, Cavill has announced his new role as executive producer and lead in Amazon Prime Video’s “Warhammer 40k” series, the sci-fi property popular along with tabletop role-playing gamers. Cavill himself is usually a huge fan of the IP and while little is definitely known about Amazon’s plans there can be universal positive buzz regarding his announcement.

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