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The First Look Of Avatar 2 Reminded Us Why We Hated Avatar 1

Literally, who asked for this?

Amongst all the futuristic sex toys that were unveiled at this year’s CES tech conference, something nostalgic also took everyone by surprise. 

Titanic director, James Cameron, has unveiled some concept art from the upcoming film Avatar 2. The result saw everyone in the world remember that they did, in fact, see that movie, in addition to questioning whether or not they even liked it. 

Honestly, I could not tell you what happened in this movie.

Check out the concept art which depicts the future world of Pandora:

The Avatar content doesn’t even stop there. The conference also saw the debut of a Mercedes Benz concept car that was inspired by the world of Avatar, described as “a completely new interaction between human, machine and nature”. Right.

Given the sequel-reboot-mania that we’re currently in the midst of, it’s not surprising that a movie that was once the highest-grossing film of all time is getting a sequel. However, what is surprising, is that Avatar is signed on for four more films (release dates in 2021, 2023, 2025 and 2027), with a plot that happens more than a decade after the first.

Over a decade? Really?

A lot of time has happened since the premiere of the first Avatar flick, which means a lot of advancement has been made in the world of CGI. But, much of the chat that followed the unveiling on Twitter didn’t take the form of excitement but merely reflected on the forgettable nature of the blockbuster. 

Me, running away from the cinema.

With the filming wrapping up at the end of last year, we should expect Avatar 2 to hit theatres at the end of this year. Are you excited? Because we’re not sure we are… 

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BTS Could Cough Into A Mic And They’d Go Viral

But there's legit new music OTW!

If you hopped onto the Twittersphere this morning, you would have noticed the trends were heavily skewed to one topic in particular, BTS. The biggest, most-talented, boyband in the world right now announced they’re releasing a new album and it’s coming in a matter of days. 

OMG OMG OMG

Their new project is called, Map of the Soul: 7, and it drops on Feb. 21 so get those wallets ready! While the announcement itself was lackluster – in that there was no album cover, no video, not even a single photo – the ARMY did its thing and sent the internet into a frenzy. 

Me, waiting for this release, going crazy.

Within seconds, #7isComing and #BTSisComing started trending worldwide. Some members of the ARMY even trolled through old videos of the group and pointed out that Jimin had a startled reaction when he heard the number. The clues were there all along!

How did we NOT see the signs?

It hasn’t even been a year since their last release and BTS are already gearing up for a comeback. If you’re into buying albums even in this streaming age, you can pre-order the album starting tomorrow! This new LP follows the incredibly successful Map of the Soul: Persona, which dropped last year and featured the hit single “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey)

The song of the millennium folks.

Considering the title of the new project, it is likely that this new album will be a repackaged version of the Persona LP from last year. For context, early in 2018, the band released Love Yourself: Tear before releasing the album again (with more songs and an updated tracklist) under the name Love Yourself: Answer. 

Whatever it is, we’ll love it.

The group recently welcomed the new year with Post Malone in Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve event in Times Square, NYC. Is there potentially be a collaboration in store for us? Only time will tell. Whatever the case is, there’s new music and the ARMY (along with myself) could not be more excited!

Will Timothee Chalamet Eff A Peach In The Bob Dylan Biopic, Yes Or Yes?

Bohemian Rhapsody and Rocketman are shaking!

Peach advocate and general cutie-pie, Timothee Chalamet, is set to play the one-and-only Bob Dylan in a movie biopic for Fox Searchlight. However, the only question on everyone’s minds is, will the infamous peach make an appearance? The answer is unknown. 

Me, thinking about a movie without the peach.

The biopic, titled Going Electric, is set to follow the iconic musician as he evolves from folk singer to rock-and-roll superstar. The motion picture going to be directed by Ford V. Ferrari director, James Mangold, and feature creative input from Bob Dylan himself.

Bob Dylan, keeping a close eye on the film’s production.

The release date of the film is still to be announced, but filming is reportedly due to start as soon as Timothee Chalamet finishes up in his London stage-debut in May this year. According to Deadline, Chalamet is already “taking guitar lessons so he can familiarize himself with the acoustic and electric guitar.” Can we just get the soundtrack already, please? 

Can he sing as good as he can stare into the camera? Time will tell.

But let’s be real, are we really surprised at the announcement of this movie? The announcement of this film comes just a day after Taron Egerton won Best Actor for his Elton John portrayal in Rocketman at the 77th Golden Globe Awards. Not to mention, it wasn’t long after the release of Bohemian Rhapsody that the Queen biopic became the highest-grossing music biopic ever. The trends are clear; music biopics are in and Bob Dylan is a fascinating subject. 

This music biopic earned over $900 million USD.

There hasn’t been a high-profile Bob Dylan in over a decade with the last one being that of the unconventional, 2007 film, I’m Not There. As a result, Timothee Chalamet will join Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere and Heath Ledger, as actors who have played the legend. Prior to that, Martin Scorsese directed a documentary on the star called No Direction Home.

Taken from Martin Scorsese’s 2005 documentary.

Also, back in 2018, the director of Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino, said that he planned to turn Dylan’s 1975 album Blood on the Tracks into a motion picture. Given the mutual love of Bob Dylan, it is plausible that Bob Dylan was playing in the background of that peach scene. 

Bring back the peach! Please!

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