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From Missandei to Stanley Hudson: the black TV characters that deserve their due | Television

In these febrile times, there is little more comforting than rewatching a much-loved series or film: at this point, the dopamine hit of nostalgia deserves “key worker” status. But often, as we look back with a more critical eye, joy can be accompanied by the uncomfortable recognition of a lack of diversity in our old favourites. All too often, black actors have been cast in minor roles, their characters a footnote to the main story. Here are some of TV and film’s black characters who deserve their dues …

Bend it like Peckham … (l-r) David Jason, Paul Barber and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses.
Bend it like Peckham … (l-r) David Jason, Paul Barber and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Only Fools and Horses. Photograph: Radio Times/Getty

Denzil Tulser in Only Fools and Horses

(played by Paul Barber)

Loyal as they come, Liverpudlian lorry driver Denzil was the perfect foil for the Trotters’ escapades. Whatever mad scheme the brothers hatched, he’d be there to help. Without

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25 Best Pixar Movie Characters

Ever since Toy Story introduced audiences to the joys of bickering action figures over 20 years ago, Pixar has continually set the standard for how to do animated characters right: give them humanity, a sense of humor, and a lot of heart; get some top-notch talent to voice them; and provide them with a story that taps into the ties that bind all of us, from the joys and fears of childhood to finding your bliss. We take it for granted now that, in the era of Woody, Remy and WALL E, animated features have to bring the complexity to the multiplex.



a close up of a toy doll: 25 Best Pixar Movie Characters


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25 Best Pixar Movie Characters

Here, we rank our top 25 favorite Pixar heroes, villains, and sidekicks. From plucky trash-collecting robots to anthropomorphic emotions, go-getter cowgirls to culinary rodents, Buzz Lightyear to Bing Bong — these are the characters, creatures and classic cartoon creations

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Iconic DC Comics Characters Created for Film and TV

The Wonder Girl coming to The CW’s DC Comics universe looks to be a brand new take on the Amazonian superhero. Earlier this week, Deadline described the character, named Yara Flor, as “a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God, who learns that she is Wonder Girl.” Of course, longtime comic book fans might be scratching their heads, as this is a totally non-comics-based version of the character.

In the comics, Wonder Girl has taken a few different forms, including a younger version of Wonder Woman, as well as the Teen Titans’ Donna Troy and Cassie Sandsmark. But hold the phone—just a few weeks ago, DC Comics announced that a “future Wonder Woman” named Yara Flor would debut in their Future State event, which as the name suggests, takes place in the future. Future State’s Wonder Woman issues are coming from Catwoman creator

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‘Tom and Jerry’ Trailer Revives the Animated Characters for Live-Action Film

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Everyone’s favorite cat and mouse are taking their antics to New York City. Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled a trailer for the upcoming “Tom and Jerry” movie, scheduled for a 2021 theatrical premiere.

While the titular characters are animated in similar styles as the original television show, the new film diverges from tradition with live actors and a real-world set. Chloë Grace Moretz stars as an event planner hired by a hotel to organize a wedding, but she’s also expected to remove a pesky mouse — Jerry — from his recent residence within the building’s walls.

Written by Kevin Costello and based on Joseph Barbera and William Hanna’s classic characters, “Tom and Jerry” revives the decades-old rivalry as Tom is enlisted to help remove Jerry from the premises before the date of the wedding arrives. Cartoon violence ensues as Tom contrives various schemes

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The most unintentionally annoying movie characters ever



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‘I Just Don’t Want to Play Straight Characters’

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Wentworth Miller has no plans to revisit Prison Break.

The 48-year-old actor addressed a potential sixth season of the beloved Fox series in an Instagram post on Sunday, revealing that he has “officially” stepped down as his role of Michael Scofield because he does not wish to play straight characters anymore.

Miller, who came out in 2013, shared the news when he called out negative remarks that had been left on his page, explaining that he will soon be disabling comments due to “the possibility of queer kids visiting here, recently out of the closet or exploring the idea… I don’t want them exposed to bulls—.”

“On a related note… I’m out. Of PB. Officially,” he announced. “Not bec of static on social media (although that has centered the issue). I just don’t want to play straight characters. Their stories have been told (and told).”

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Don’t Panic, but Some Characters Have Been Recast for ‘After We Fell,’ the Next Movie in the ‘After’ Series

Photo credit: @aftermovie/Instagram
Photo credit: @aftermovie/Instagram

From Cosmopolitan

Good news! We just got After We Collided—aka the second movie in the After series based on a steamy Harry Styles fanfic—and we already know the next film, After We Fell, is on its way. Full disclosure: The sequel almost left me feeling like we ended right back where the first film left us, but a very unexpected cliffhanger swooped in to fix that. So what’s next for our intense on-again, off-again couple, Tessa and Hardin, in the third installment? Here’s everything we know so far.

Is After We Fell really happening?

Yes! In fact, shooting has already started on the third and fourth films. That’s right, we’re getting After Ever Happy too! The stars of the series, Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, shared the news on Instagram. FYI, this leaves the fifth book in the series, Before, a fittingly

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Artist Turns THE MUPPETS Into Famous Horror Movie Characters

The Muppets don’t exactly scream “horror.” Unless you insult Miss Piggy’s hair, that lovable group doesn’t seem capable of hurting—or even scaring—anyone. But during the Halloween season the right costume can turn even the most wholesome person into a frightening figure. And that’s what one artist has done with his fun series “The Muppet Maniac.” It re-imagines The Muppets as infamous scary movie characters.

The Muppets as horror movie characters

Jason Beck

Artist Jason Beck says he really enjoys “mashing things up…especially things that are considered cute with things that are gruesome.” He did just that with his fantastic Muppets and horror movie crossover.

He turned those lovable characters into some of cinema’s most notorious killers and supernatural beings.

The Muppets as horror movie characters

Jason Beck

The collection includes:

–Gonzo as Jason Voorhees, with Camilla as Mrs. Voorhees
–Fozzie as Freddy Krueger
–Miss Piggy as Carrie White
–Kermit as Norman Bates
–Beaker as Michael Myers, with Dr. Bunson Honeydew as Dr.

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BTS Universe guide: K-drama Youth tells the BTS members’ story, plus Save Me webtoon, BT21 Line Friends characters and Break the Silence: The Movie



Rap Monster et al. sitting posing for the camera: BTS and their fictional counterparts in the BTS Universe Story mobile game. Photo: @BigHitEnt/Twitter, Netmarble


BTS and their fictional counterparts in the BTS Universe Story mobile game. Photo: @BigHitEnt/Twitter, Netmarble

BTS is now way more than a mere music group – and its universe is expanding at a phenomenal rate.

In August 2019, during Big Hit Entertainment’s corporate briefing, CEO Bang Si-hyuk announced that “We will be expanding the universe storyline … experimenting with other platforms such as webtoons, novels, games, animations, dramas and movies.”

Slowly but surely, this goal is becoming reality. The BTS Universe (BU), a fictional narrative created by the agency that unfolds in BTS’ music videos, includes a webtoon (online comic series), a book series and short films. The story sees the fictional counterpart of BTS member Jin trapped in a time loop that he can only escape after helping his old friends overcome their various personal troubles.

BU’s latest addition is the K-drama Youth, the casting list for which recently

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‘Black Widow’ Isn’t the First MCU Movie to Use Its Tricky Timeline to Resurrect Dead Characters

Black Widow was supposed to kick off a whole new era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Instead, Phase 4 will likely start on Disney+. For now, Disney is saving Black Widow for when theaters are in better shape. Even when Scarlett Johansson does return, Black Widow won’t be the first Marvel movie to manipulate the timeline to bring characters back to life.

Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson at San Diego Comic-Con | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney
Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson at San Diego Comic-Con | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney

‘Black Widow’ brings Scarlett Johansson’s Avenger back to life

For years, fans were asking Marvel Studios to give Black Widow her own movie. After all, Johansson first played Natasha Romanoff in 2010’s Iron Man 2. And her character only became more popular as she appeared in Captain America and Avengers films. Finally, Marvel announced Black Widow was on its way in Phase 4.

The ironic part of its release, of

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