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Elite: Why Christian & Nano Aren’t In Season 3 | Screen Rant

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Two of the original cast members of Netflix's Elite, Christian (Miguel Herrán) and Nano (Jaime Lorente), aren't in season 3, and here's why. Both Christian and Nano were central figures in the first season of Elite, with Christian being one of the three new students at Las Encinas and Nano as Samuel's (Itzan Escamilla) troubled brother. Christian found himself involved in a polyamorous relationship with Polo (Álvaro Rico) and Carla (Ester Expósito) that turned sour as the season went on - especially after Polo murdered fellow Las Encinas student Marina (María Pedraza). For much of season 1, Nano carried on a secret relationship with Marina and was initially arrested for her murder.

Christian and Nano both appeared in season 2 of Elitebut neither were there for the entire season. Christian was only present for the first episode, "20 hours missing," because when the guilt of knowing Polo was Marina's true murderer became too much for him to bear, he was struck by a car while biking to the police station. Due to the severity of his injuries, Christian was sent to Switzerland to recover. Meanwhile, Nano spent a portion of season 2 in jail before being released on bail. However, as the police had yet to clear him for Marina's murder, Nano eventually flees town for an unknown location in the sixth episode to avoid being arrested again.

Related: Netflix's Elite Season 3 Ending Explained

With the arrival of Elite season 3 on Netflix, fans wondered if Nano and Christian would return. Unfortunately, neither of them make appearances, though they do get name-dropped. Christian's season 2 fate means he's unable to return to Las Encinas, since he's still recovering in Switzerland. This is revealed when it's mentioned that Christian is unable to testify against Polo in a court hearing. There was a chance Christian would be unable to walk again following his hit and run, so presumably his recovery is going to take some time. However, there is also a chance that Christian chose to keep his distance from Las Encinas for his own safety, though that's never confirmed.

Nano's presence in season 3 is felt more than Christian's, though he is never seen. Nano is still on the run, though he briefly calls Samuel and their mother Pilar (Irene Arcos) to assure them he's okay. Fed up with the situation, Pilar leaves and joins Nano while Samuel stays behind, still desperate to prove Nano's innocence. Samuel gets his chance in the form of a deal with the Inspectora (Ainhoa Santamaría), where if Samuel helps the police gather evidence on Rebeca's (Claudia Salas) queenpin mother, Nano will be pardoned. However, even though Samuel goes through with it, Nano is still arrested from afar and awaits extradition.

Nano's woes finally come to an end when evidence pinning Marina's murder on Polo (aided by his own confession) comes to light. The Inspectora tells Samuel that Nano can come home, though by the time the season finale is over, he's yet to reappear. It's unclear if Nano will ever return, and there's a chance the already-ordered season 4 won't answer that question, because it will reportedly focus on a new cast of characters. On the other hand, Christian could very well return to complete his time at Las Encinas since some of his former classmates are still around. For now though, it seems like his, as well as Nano's, time on Elite is complete.

More: What To Expect From Elite Season 4

Joss Whedon Trolls Release The Snyder Cut With His Own Hashtag

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Justice League reshoots director Joss Whedon puts his spin on the popular Release the Snyder Cut hashtag. It's no secret that while Zack Snyder did get sole credit for directing Warner Bros. and DC's first ensemble project, it was Whedon who had the last say on its theatrical cut - manning extensive reshoots which effectively watered down Snyder's original plan. Between the mandatory 2-hour runtime from Warner Bros. and a couple of rewrites (including one even before filming began), only 10% of the original material made it to the big screen. Much of it was reworked, resulting in a noticeably incoherent film.

Justice League's poor quality was reflected in critical reviews, as well as its disappointing box office performance, which paved the way for the Release the Snyder Cut movement. The campaign demands that Warner Bros. roll out the original cut of the film with Junkie XL's (the initial composer before Danny Elfman stepped in) score. It's been more than two years since the movie hit theaters, but calls for Snyder's version continue, meanwhile Whedon joins the conversation with his spin on the petition's signature hashtag.

Related: Justice League Scenes Zack Snyder Can Add With His Reshoots

Taking to his official Twitter account, Whedon replied to Castlevania writer Warren Ellis' image of a hilariously old Batman. Whedon jokingly called the image Victorian Batman and capped off his reply with #ReleaseTheSnyderDaguerreotype, referencing the Justice League-related movement and a rarely-used word that defines an old-timey photography process. Check out his full tweet below:

As expected, fans in the comments section weren't thrilled with Whedon's hashtag wordplay. To be fair, a lot of Snyder Cut supporters weren't a fan of him anyway considering what happened with Justice League in his hands. However, fanning the flames like this could only have resulted in stirring the pot and riling up Snyder Cut fans. Whedon is a smart enough guy to know the reaction he would evoke with this tweet, so he was probably prepared for the backlash. If anything, the use of Batman in the image coupled with the Snyder Cut hashtag was too good an opportunity for him to pass up. A blunt poke at the legion of fans still unhappy with Whedon's directorial choices couldn't have been unintentional on the director's part.

Whether or not Justice League's Snyder Cut ever sees the light of day remains to be seen. Warner Bros. has been mum about the movement, even with big-name backing from Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot. Snyder has confirmed that his original cut of the movie does exist, and others have come forward claiming they've seen (and loved) it. If the studio plans to eventually give in to the demands and roll out Snyder's cut, now might be the perfect time to do so (via a streaming platform) considering the ongoing, massive, coronavirus-related quarantine we're all experiencing.

More: Justice League: Why Zack Snyder Isn't Calling His Version The Snyder Cut

Source: Joss Whedon via Twitter

Joss Whedon Trolls Release The Snyder Cut With His Own Hashtag

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Justice League reshoots director Joss Whedon puts his spin on the popular Release the Snyder Cut hashtag. It's no secret that while Zack Snyder did get sole credit for directing Warner Bros. and DC's first ensemble project, it was Whedon who had the last say on its theatrical cut - manning extensive reshoots which effectively watered down Snyder's original plan. Between the mandatory 2-hour runtime from Warner Bros. and a couple of rewrites (including one even before filming began), only 10% of the original material made it to the big screen. Much of it was reworked, resulting in a noticeably incoherent film.

Justice League's poor quality was reflected in critical reviews, as well as its disappointing box office performance, which paved the way for the Release the Snyder Cut movement. The campaign demands that Warner Bros. roll out the original cut of the film with Junkie XL's (the initial composer before Danny Elfman stepped in) score. It's been more than two years since the movie hit theaters, but calls for Snyder's version continue, meanwhile Whedon joins the conversation with his spin on the petition's signature hashtag.

Related: Justice League Scenes Zack Snyder Can Add With His Reshoots

Taking to his official Twitter account, Whedon replied to Castlevania writer Warren Ellis' image of a hilariously old Batman. Whedon jokingly called the image Victorian Batman and capped off his reply with #ReleaseTheSnyderDaguerreotype, referencing the Justice League-related movement and a rarely-used word that defines an old-timey photography process. Check out his full tweet below:

As expected, fans in the comments section weren't thrilled with Whedon's hashtag wordplay. To be fair, a lot of Snyder Cut supporters weren't a fan of him anyway considering what happened with Justice League in his hands. However, fanning the flames like this could only have resulted in stirring the pot and riling up Snyder Cut fans. Whedon is a smart enough guy to know the reaction he would evoke with this tweet, so he was probably prepared for the backlash. If anything, the use of Batman in the image coupled with the Snyder Cut hashtag was too good an opportunity for him to pass up. A blunt poke at the legion of fans still unhappy with Whedon's directorial choices couldn't have been unintentional on the director's part.

Whether or not Justice League's Snyder Cut ever sees the light of day remains to be seen. Warner Bros. has been mum about the movement, even with big-name backing from Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot. Snyder has confirmed that his original cut of the movie does exist, and others have come forward claiming they've seen (and loved) it. If the studio plans to eventually give in to the demands and roll out Snyder's cut, now might be the perfect time to do so (via a streaming platform) considering the ongoing, massive, coronavirus-related quarantine we're all experiencing.

More: Justice League: Why Zack Snyder Isn't Calling His Version The Snyder Cut

Source: Joss Whedon via Twitter

Morbius The Vampire is Taking On Marvel’s Grossest Army

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In his relentless hunt to cure vampire curse, the research of Michael Morbius has fallen into the hands of a madman, with twisted designs on transforming the world. With allies Spider-Man and a former friend that wants him dead, the philosopher-with-fangs fights for his very life in the latest Morbius the Living Vampire.

Since his youth in Greece, Dr. Michael Morbius has suffered from a rare blood disorder, and his experiments into antidote transformed him into a bloodthirsty vampire. Yet, while the act of drawing blood from his prey allows him to revert to his human form, the scientist is wracked with chronic guilt and abhorrence over his craven, animalistic behavior. His metamorphosis has also reaped a greater tragedy -- the death of his childhood friend Emil, and the lasting animosity between his fellow researcher’s sister Elizabeth... and the devil that slew her brother. 

Related: How Morbius Saved Spider-Man With His Poisoned Blood

Elizabeth’s ambitious schemes of vengeance go astray when her hired-hand, the mercenary Melter absconds with Morbius’ experimental serum and injects it into unwilling sacrifices in the villain’s secret lair. Spawned from the Morbius' own serum, Melter’s human test subjects are turned into hideous creatures: a giant cricket, a deformed pigeon-man, a bat-like fiend, and a were-rat of impossible proportions. Like an animal cornered, Melter lashes out when confronted by Morbius and injects himself with his modified serum. Transformed into a canine-humanoid hybrid, Melter masters the mutated mob and it falls to the tortured doctor to cure the malformed menace in Morbius the Living Vampire.

Writer Vita Ayala leads an exceptional creative team on Marvel’s Morbius the Living Vampire with Marcelo Ferreira, Francesco Mobili, Roberto Poggi, JP Mayer, Scott Hanna, and Dono Sanchez-Almara. The artwork has an elegant density, designed to create a dark, cinematic style with heavy shadowing accentuating the bleached-white highlights. Vita Ayala’s Morbius is a gothic tale of tragedy, cruelty, and the supernatural Yet it is more psychological than most tales of blood-thirsty vampires and their thralls. Michael Morbius is torn between the avaricious vampire-within and humanity that he craves to rejoin, lamenting, “I only pray that my need for a solution will not overcome my reason. I only wish to be a man.”

The existential and melancholic vampire, doomed by a ghastly blight of his blood, continues his search for a cure in Vita Ayala’s latest Morbius the Living Vampire, from Marvel Comics. Morbius the Living Vampire is available now for digital download at Marvel and Comixology, and a curbside-comic shop pick-up near you!

  • Morbius the Living Vampire #5
  • Writer: Vita Ayala
  • Pencillers: Marcelo Ferreira and Francesco Mobili
  • Inkers: Roberto Poggi, JP Mayer, Scott Hanna
  • Colorist: Dono Sanchez-Almara
  • Cover Artist: Skan
  • For years, Michael Morbius has looked in the mirror and seen a monster. Thanks to his recent tampering with his own genes, that horror has become a reality. Can his immortal bloodlust finally be satiated – and at what cost?

More: Who is Morbius? Marvel’s ‘Living Vampire’ Powers & Origin Explained

Morbius The Vampire is Taking On Marvel’s Grossest Army

0

In his relentless hunt to cure vampire curse, the research of Michael Morbius has fallen into the hands of a madman, with twisted designs on transforming the world. With allies Spider-Man and a former friend that wants him dead, the philosopher-with-fangs fights for his very life in the latest Morbius the Living Vampire.

Since his youth in Greece, Dr. Michael Morbius has suffered from a rare blood disorder, and his experiments into antidote transformed him into a bloodthirsty vampire. Yet, while the act of drawing blood from his prey allows him to revert to his human form, the scientist is wracked with chronic guilt and abhorrence over his craven, animalistic behavior. His metamorphosis has also reaped a greater tragedy -- the death of his childhood friend Emil, and the lasting animosity between his fellow researcher’s sister Elizabeth... and the devil that slew her brother. 

Related: How Morbius Saved Spider-Man With His Poisoned Blood

Elizabeth’s ambitious schemes of vengeance go astray when her hired-hand, the mercenary Melter absconds with Morbius’ experimental serum and injects it into unwilling sacrifices in the villain’s secret lair. Spawned from the Morbius' own serum, Melter’s human test subjects are turned into hideous creatures: a giant cricket, a deformed pigeon-man, a bat-like fiend, and a were-rat of impossible proportions. Like an animal cornered, Melter lashes out when confronted by Morbius and injects himself with his modified serum. Transformed into a canine-humanoid hybrid, Melter masters the mutated mob and it falls to the tortured doctor to cure the malformed menace in Morbius the Living Vampire.

Writer Vita Ayala leads an exceptional creative team on Marvel’s Morbius the Living Vampire with Marcelo Ferreira, Francesco Mobili, Roberto Poggi, JP Mayer, Scott Hanna, and Dono Sanchez-Almara. The artwork has an elegant density, designed to create a dark, cinematic style with heavy shadowing accentuating the bleached-white highlights. Vita Ayala’s Morbius is a gothic tale of tragedy, cruelty, and the supernatural Yet it is more psychological than most tales of blood-thirsty vampires and their thralls. Michael Morbius is torn between the avaricious vampire-within and humanity that he craves to rejoin, lamenting, “I only pray that my need for a solution will not overcome my reason. I only wish to be a man.”

The existential and melancholic vampire, doomed by a ghastly blight of his blood, continues his search for a cure in Vita Ayala’s latest Morbius the Living Vampire, from Marvel Comics. Morbius the Living Vampire is available now for digital download at Marvel and Comixology, and a curbside-comic shop pick-up near you!

  • Morbius the Living Vampire #5
  • Writer: Vita Ayala
  • Pencillers: Marcelo Ferreira and Francesco Mobili
  • Inkers: Roberto Poggi, JP Mayer, Scott Hanna
  • Colorist: Dono Sanchez-Almara
  • Cover Artist: Skan
  • For years, Michael Morbius has looked in the mirror and seen a monster. Thanks to his recent tampering with his own genes, that horror has become a reality. Can his immortal bloodlust finally be satiated – and at what cost?

More: Who is Morbius? Marvel’s ‘Living Vampire’ Powers & Origin Explained

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