90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days fans want to know, did Varya know about her ex Geoffrey Paschel moving on and dating Mary before her trip to the US to surprise him? Fans are curious to understand what the Russian really knew as she surprised her love on his doorstep.
Geoffrey has been in hot water with fans and the network due to his long rap sheet as he had charges brought against him in June 2019 for allegedly beating and raping one of his wives. After being banned from the tell-all episode, fans are now appalled by how Geoffrey reacted when two women he said to have had feelings fought decided to fight over him. Now, the question on fans' minds is did Varya know that something was up, or was she completely clueless?
TLC viewers are pretty sure that Varya had no idea that Geoffrey had started to shack up with his old flame, Mary. According to Varya, she messaged him every day since he left Russia, informing him of her day and how she was doing, but the Tennessee native claim he never responded. It was revealed that he did text her, keeping her at arm's length with one-word responses. When the DJ watched the American walk away at the airport, she felt she had made a mistake, even texting him that she had made a mistake and that she loved him. After Geoffrey returned home he ghosted her, leaving her to have many questions unanswered. Varya felt like the best thing to do was to see him again, so she saved up money, got a visa, and boarded a plane to visit Geoffrey in his hometown of Knoxville.
Fans are convinced more than ever that Varya had no idea what she was walking into on her first trip to the United States. She planned her vacation for two weeks with only spending one night in her hotel, assuming she would be able to stay at Geoffrey’s house. When speaking to the cameras, Geoffrey even said that producers had not given him a heads up about her arrival as they did not even know that Mary was staying at his house. Varya looked seriously upset that he had moved on without telling her the relationship was officially over, while poor Mary was stuck in the middle of Geoffrey's lies.
Fans wished that the two women and banned together to inform one another of Geoffrey’s misdoings. But sadly, the women just got into a catfight that resulted in a good show for Geoffrey and his ego. Fans now are looking forward to next week to see what the outcome is between the two women. Many are hoping that both the ladies walk away from the toxic relationship and leave the troubled man behind in their rear-view mirrors. As far as we can tell, Varya and Geoffrey are no longer together as he was banned from the reunion show and she did not make an appearance.
90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days airs Sundays at 8pm EST on TLC.
Zack Snyder has revealed that Kryptonians were originally not going to speak English but have their own language in Man of Steel. The Superman reboot was Snyder's first installment at the helm of the DCEU. Released in 2013, the film starred Henry Cavill in a fresh, somewhat darker take on the iconic superhero. Man of Steel also starred Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, and Michael Shannon as General Zod. Despite middling reviews, the film became the highest-grossing solo Superman film ever, as well as ranking as one of the most profitable reboots of all time. It also garnered an increasingly passionate following in the years since.
Following his initial five-film DCEU plan, Snyder went on to direct the 2016 follow-up Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to equally moderate success. A personal tragedy, however, led to Snyder having to step away from the third installment: 2017's Justice League. In his stead, Joss Whedon was brought on to overhaul the script and oversee extensive reshoots. The results proved were less than well-received by fans - prompting the emergence of the Snyder Cut campaign. As well as producing a wealth of charitable donations, those efforts recently bore fruit when it was announced that Snyder's version of Justice League will debut on HBO Max in 2021. The news emerged during a live-stream event for Man of Steel hosted by Snyder himself - during which the kind of details that made the film such a cult favorite were highlighted.
Streaming via Snyder's personal account on Vero, the director offered a running commentary of the film. Complete with glimpses at his array of storyboards, he delved into the opening scenes taking place on the ailing Krypton, in the wake of Kal-El's birth and General Zod's attempt at a coup. As well as addressing the various animals native to the planet and the potential history of the Codex, he addressed the fact that everybody on the alien planet spoke English. "There was a time when we really, I'll be honest, early in the development of the movie where we talked about developing the language and having them speak only Kryptonian on Krypton," Snyder said. "And do the whole thing with subtitles and have everybody have to learn Kryptonian."
Ultimately, however, they decided to forgo that element of the idea. "In conversation, I think we all felt like it could create a barrier to the viewer and not be as immersive right out of the box." The concept wasn't entirely scrapped, though, as they still created "a super complex Kryptonian alphabet" that could be read and written by those who took the time to learn it. The alphabet itself was developed by Dr. Christine Schreyer. Seen all throughout the opening scenes of Man of Steel, Snyder also revealed that portions of it translate to a famous Joseph Cambell quote - one that holds personal significance to him and that he believes mirrors Clark's heroic journey.
The residents of Krypton using their own language has roots in the original comics - known both as Kryptonian and Kryptonese, depending on the run. As such, the inclusion of it would no doubt have delighted fans. Not to mention it would have continued a trend of memorizing fictional languages, as exhibited by the widespread familiarity with Star Trek's Klingon and, more recently, Game of Thrones' Dothraki and High Valyrian. Equally, the potential continuation of General Zod and his forces using it on Earth would have lent itself to the feeling of an invasion film that Snyder wanted to infuse Man of Steel. The decision to scrap it, however, does make sense. Still, in any case, it serves as another testament to the depth of thinking and world-building Snyder tried to weave into his version of the DCEU.
Source: Zack Snyder/Vero
Where's Captain Kirk at the time of the new Star Trek series, and could the iconic Enterprise captain actually make an appearance? CBS All Access recently announced a brand new Star Trek television series called Strange New Worlds as part of its continued expansion into Gene Roddenberry's world. The new project is set to feature Anson Mount as Captain Christopher Pike, Ethan Peck as Spock and Rebecca Romijn as Number One, and follows on from the trio's popular stint in Star Trek: Discovery. Chronicling the new/old adventures of the USS Enterprise and its crew, Strange New Worlds looks to hark back to a more traditional Star Trek formula.
Inevitably, producing a new Star Trek series set firmly within James T. Kirk's time frame engages speculation as to whether the character previously played by William Shatner and Chris Pine could potentially make an appearance. On one hand, the recasting of Spock makes a Kirk appearance distinctly possible, but whether that could happen without being viewed as an exercise in fan service is another matter. Even more problematically, Kirk and Pike never actually meet until Pike transfers captaincy of the Enterprise to his younger successor in the Prime Star Trek universe. Nevertheless, what was Kirk was up to during Pike's stint on the Enterprise and how this could possibly lead to a guest role in Strange New Worlds?
The fact that Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is set following the Enterprise's tag team partnership with the Discovery places the new show in the latter years of Pike's command - the late 2250s. Therefore, Pike will be keeping the center seat warm for approximately 7 more years before Kirk saddles into his chair. In terms of what Kirk's doing during those 7 years, romancing numerous women, making a baby and messing up the Kobyashi Maru probably wouldn’t be too far wrong. However, he also found time to graduate from Starfleet Academy with the rank of Lieutenant and get assigned aboard the USS Farragut under the command of Captain Garrovick, all of which happened in the mid to late 2250s. As such, it's certainly possible that the Farrgut, being another constitution class vessel, could rendezvous and potentially work alongside the Enterprise without Kirk and Pike actually coming face to face. There's no reason why young Lieutenant Kirk couldn’t interact with other members of the Enterprise crew, many of whom we've yet to be introduced to.
One significant event of Kirk's tenure on the Farragut was the crew's encounter with the dikironium cloud creature which resulted in the deaths of 200 crewmen including Captain Garrovick himself. The creature was sentient and aggressive, and managed to escape once it had decimated the Farragut. Such a tragic happening certainly wouldn't have gone unnoticed by a fellow Starfleet crew, so it would be intriguing to have the Enterprise crew involved in the aftermath of the slaughter, coming to the aid of its sister ship or perhaps even pursuing the creature with the help of an emotional, surviving Kirk. Young Kirk was understandably traumatized by the encounter and blamed himself for not firing the ship's phasers in time - another aspect that could be skillfully woven into Strange New Worlds to balance the usual brash and bold characterization of Kirk.
Following the Farragut incident, Kirk soon found himself back on Earth. Clearly, the appetite for the center seat was still burning within him as he rose rapidly through the ranks, spending time instructing at Starfleet Academy as well as in a desk job. There is an element of vagueness surrounding this era of Kirk’s career, so incorporating the character into Strange New Worlds shouldn't mess too heavily with Star Trek canon. One can only hope that if James T. Kirk is to feature, the actor who takes this iconic role enjoys the same success and popularity of Mount, Peck and Romijn, who all skillfully made their Star Trek parts their own.
The latest title being offered to PlayStation Plus subscribers in June is Call of Duty: WWII. Despite having a history with World War-based content, the series wouldn't truly explode in popularity until 2007's Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which took the series away from its World War II roots and into the present day. For nearly ten years, 2008's Call of Duty: World at War was the final entry in the series to take place during World War II.
After Black Ops 3 and Infinite Warfare took the series further into futuristic science fiction territory than some fans would have liked, developer Sledgehammer Games brought the shooting series back to its roots with Call of Duty: WWII. Call of Duty: WWII used the advanced capabilities of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware to bring the realistic depictions of combat to life in visceral fashion. The game was a massive success, praised for its cinematic story mode and its engaging multiplayer, which slows things down from the hyper-kinetic Black Ops games.
Any players who missed out on Call of Duty's return to the second World War now have the chance to rectify their mistake, since Call of Duty: WWII has just been announced for the free PlayStation Plus games for June 2020. Every month, PS Plus allows subscribers unlimited access to two video games for as long as they remain a member, and WWII is the latest title to join the roster.
In addition to its story mode and multiplayer, WWII also features the series staple Nazi Zombies mode. While the rest of the game goes for unbridled realism, the Zombie mode delves straight into gothic horror, with a mad scientist (played by Udo Kier) and a slightly more narrative-driven approach to the popular horde mode. Given the popularity of the Call of Duty series as a whole, the addition of Call of Duty: WWII is a big get for the platform, and is likely timed for summer months when more players have excess time to spend on multiplayer titles.
While many players have moved on to Black Ops 4 and, subsequently, Modern Warfare, the multiplayer of Call of Duty: WWII is still active due to its unique differences from other entries. With its lack of regenerating health, distinct progression system, and period-authentic armaments, Call of Duty: WWII has a totally different feel from its peers. Now, players who missed out the first time around have another chance to dive into one of 2017's best shooters.
New Batwoman fan art imagines what The Magicians' Jade Tailor would look like as Gotham City's female vigilante. The CW's Arrowverse introduced Kate Kane/Batwoman in the 2018 Elseworlds crossover, where she was played by Ruby Rose. Then, in fall 2019, Rose went on to star in the solo Batwoman series and even appeared in that season's massive Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover. Season 1 of Batwoman came to an end just last week, but fans only had days to wrap their heads around the finale's major twists before a bigger shocker arrived: Rose is leaving Batwoman, and The CW is recasting her role.
Needless to say, this came as quite the surprise for fans who expected Rose to be in it for the long run. However, reports soon emerged saying on-set tension and Rose's dissatisfaction with television work led to her departure. Additionally, the initial news made it seem as though it was entirely Rose's decision, but the newer reports suggested that wasn't the case. Nevertheless, Rose will no longer be a part of the Arrowverse, and while that is disappointing for some, producer Marc Guggenheim thinks it will be a great creative opportunity.
Since Rose's Batwoman exit was announced, a couple of actresses have put themselves forward as possible contenders for her role. The latest was Tailor, who played Kady Orloff-Diaz for all five seasons of Syfy's The Magicians. Not long after, she gained some supporters on social media, including graphic artist Apexform. To demonstrate, Apexform created a piece of art that shows what Tailor might look like as the character. You can see it for yourself in the space below.
The other major contender is Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Stephanie Beatriz, who shared her interest in the role on social media and received some fan art of her own. It might be too soon to declare either of these actresses as serious possibilities for Kate, though both have gotten thumbs-up from some fans. The CW hasn't mentioned any actresses who are being considered for the role, though they did stress that they are looking for an LGBTQ actress to play Kate, who came out as a lesbian during Batwoman's first season.
With Batwoman delayed until 2021 along with the other Arrowverse shows, there is still plenty of time to recast the character. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is likely making things difficult, but it's probably safe to say that The CW is starting the casting process now. Fans are eagerly awaiting the reveal of their newest Batwoman, so hopefully they won't have to wait too long.
Batwoman season 2 will premiere on The CW in 2021.