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Timothée Chalamet With A British Accent And A Long-Haired Robert Pattinson Is Your New Thirst Trap

Cedric Diggory really glowed up.

Let’s put all our cards on the table right off the bat: Netflix’s new film, The King, is less of a historical epic about King Henry V and more of a dangerous thirst trap because it contains a double whammy of Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson.

Let’s focus on Timothée first, who hacked off his trademark locks for a somewhat questionable bowl cut that King Henry V was known for having. But whatever he may be lacking in the hair department, he more than makes up for it with his deep-voiced British accent.

It’s the kind that’ll send shivers down your spine. You know the sort.

But whatever hair Timothée lost for the part, Robert appears to have gained because the ridiculously talented actor playing a dashing French knight who is rocking some seriously luscious long locks.

Let me repeat that: Robert Pattinson is playing a French knight and has got long hair like a shampoo model.

Talk about a huge glow up from Cedric Diggory.

Netflix definitely knew what they were doing with The King by bringing in both Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattinson because that’s guaranteed to draw attention.

But The King has more going for it than just being a thirst trap masquerading as a historical epic. It’s got famous faces like Lily-Rose Depp and Sean Harris, as well as talented Aussie talent like Ben Mendelsohn and Joel Edgerton, who co-wrote the film.

Throw in Aussie director David Michôd (who made Animal Kingdom and The Rover) into the mix and you’ve got the pieces for a surprisingly stacked movie.

As for when The King will make its way to your TV screens for an evening of historical intrigue and excessive frothing over Timothée and Robert, it’s going to get a limited release in cinemas on October 11 before hitting Netflix on November 1.

There's A Jesse Pinkman Scene You Need To See As Prep For The Breaking Bad Movie

Mr. White isn't the only one with a plan.

Netflix pulled a fast one on everyone by not only revealing that a Walter White-less Breaking Bad film – titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie – starring Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman was shot in secret, but we won’t have to wait long before it’s on our screens as it’s scheduled to drop on October 11.

It’s a perfect amount of time as it gives everyone enough time to re-watch the all 63 episodes of the original series as a refresher, as well as Better Call Saul because it’s arguably the better show and deserves more attention.

But if you’re a little pressed for time and can’t binge everything, Aaron Paul has revealed on Twitter the scene everyone must watch as prep before El Camino comes out.

For those who are unaware, the scene takes place midway through season three after Hank beats up poor Jesse and puts him in the hospital. When Walter White visits his recovering partner, Jesse launches into a gutwrenching monologue about how everything he’s cared about is gone, ruined and/or turned to sh*t ever since they met.

It’s one of Aaron’s finest scenes as Jesse and ranks up there as one of Breaking Bad‘s top moments, which you can rewatch here.

Based on Aaron’s hint at the scene’s importance and the dialogue spoken in the sequence, it appears that El Camino will be a Jesse Pinkman redemption film. Perhaps it’ll revolve around Jesse trying to fix everything with all the people he wronged when he was cooking meth with Walt.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted the cast and crew filming in Albuquerque, which suggests that some of the film could be taking place at Jesse’s childhood home as well as some flashbacks to the events of Breaking Bad.

There’s not long to wait before we see what happens to Jesse after he escaped the neo-Nazi compound in an El Camino (hence the title, geddit?) in the Breaking Bad finale, but here’s hoping he has something of a happy ending or at least finds some peace. He’s been through so much and deserves some sunshine in his life.

Hollywood Is Going To Screw Up The New Mortal Kombat Reboot, Isn't It?

No end to the video game movie curse just yet.

If you’re one of the many who are hoping that the new Mortal Kombat live-action film reboot will finally crack the Hollywood video game movie curse, you’re probably going to be disappointed.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the James Wan-produced project has cast Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade and Josh Lawson playing Kano.

Now that’s all good and all, but here’s the worrying part of the report: Lewis Tan has been cast as an “undisclosed lead character.”

Uh, what?

Mortal Kombat has had an established line-up of characters throughout its 27-year existence with the only changes being the addition of new fighters every now and again. It’s not rocket science to work out who is going to be in every new game or the movie.

This means there’s simply no reason to hide the identity of a lead character because we already frigging know who they are. It’s either going to be Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Sonya Blade, Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), or one of the other seven or so characters who have been around since the first game.

Since most of those aforementioned main characters already cast, we’re left with two possibilities:

  1. Lewis is playing either Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Princess Kitana, Shang Tsung, Reptile, or Goro.
  2. Lewis is playing a new, original character.

Even with the dumb “undisclosed lead character” description, we can easily work out who Lewis is playing in the Mortal Kombat reboot by a simple process of elimination.

But since the filmmakers are going though this effort to hide Lewis’ character’s identity, this means we’re left with the possibility of Lewis playing some new character, which is stupidity of the highest order because no one is going to watch Mortal Kombat for some new fighter they’ve never heard of.

All this makes no sense because there’s simply no logical reason to announce that Lewis is playing “an undisclosed lead character,” and it’s a worrying sign that Hollywood may be screwing up yet another video game movie by adding unnecessary changes.

It would be a ridiculously dumb move if this is indeed the case, which is kind of weird to say about a movie that’s about killing people in hilariously gruesome ways, like shoving a grenade down someone’s throat or freezing them before ripping out their spine. Then again, Hollywood has never been good at the video game movie gig so we shouldn’t be too surprised.

Anyway, we’ll see whether Mortal Kombat is a flop or a winning fatality when filming gets underway in Adelaide in late 2019 for a March 5, 2021 release date.

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