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Sophie Turner’s Stunt Double Broke Her Leg Filming This X-Men: Dark Phoenix Scene

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Sophie Turner’s stunt double broke her leg whereas filming a scene from X-Males: Darkish PhoenixDarkish Phoenix was the final film within the main, X-Males film franchise. Regardless of the price range and all-star solid getting back from earlier movies within the collection, the film underperformed. It ended its theatrical run because the worst-performing X-Males film. It was additionally critically panned, scoring 23% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Darkish Phoenix was the second try at a live-action film adaptation of the Darkish Phoenix Saga from the X-Males comedian books. The primary try got here within the type of X-Males: The Final Stand, one other film that was equally panned by critics and viewers alike. It is unclear what the way forward for the film collection will maintain. Whereas there was pleasure over the thought of mutants coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, additional particulars stay a thriller. It is potential the mutants from X-Males could not even be referred to as “mutants” within the MCU. Nevertheless, James Marsden, who portrayed Cyclops in Fox’s X-Males motion pictures, has already expressed he would be open to reprising his position in future MCU motion pictures.

Associated: How Marvel’s Part four Is Setting Up MCU’s X-Males & Implausible 4

On the newest episode of “Stuntmen React” on the Hall Crew’s YouTube channel, the workforce invited Parkour grasp and stuntman, Jesse LaFlair, to the studio. LaFlair mentioned a few of his profession highlights and former work. Whereas speaking about Darkish Phoenix, he shared that Sophie Turner’s stunt double broke her leg whereas capturing a scene. Throughout a digicam rehearsal, LaFlair and Turner’s double rolled down a roof for a stunt, and Turner’s double instantly broke a leg. Take a look at the interview beneath.

LaFlair explains the mat the stuntmen had been imagined to fall on was lowered, making the drop a lot steeper. “Her leg got here previous her this fashion, then we continued to go previous it this fashion, and it simply…increase. The bone is protruding of the boot.” LaFlair mentioned the implication of stunts and the risks stunt individuals face. Every trick might doubtlessly influence or finish their careers without end. LaFlair completed by stating the capturing for that scene resumed the following day, with a special stunt individual changing the injured one.

The Hall Crew is a well-liked YouTube channel composed of VFX artists from Hall Digital. On the channel, the hosts evaluation particular results from in style Hollywood motion pictures or share examples of particular results that they love or dislike. Typically, the members of Hall Crew invite particular company to their present, resembling stuntmen or different digital results artists, who then react to dangerous and nice scenes and provide up their skilled take.

LaFlair supplied up nice perception on stunts and parkour throughout this most up-to-date episode of Hall Crew. The anecdote about Sophie Turner’s stunt double getting injured is considered one of many tales and insights that he shared. Be sure you try the Hall Crew’s different movies. Concerning X-Males: Darkish Phoenix, and the remainder of the X-Males franchise, it doesn’t appear that anybody is at any danger of accidents on an X-Males film any time quickly. Nevertheless, Sophie Turner did categorical an curiosity in returning to the position sooner or later, ought to the chance come up.

Subsequent: Concept: Marvel Has Modified Eternals’ Origins (To Keep away from Clashing With X-Males)

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Contacts of two South African nationals test -ve for Covid: Karnataka minister | Latest News India

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The primary and secondary contacts of the two South African nationals who tested positive for the Covid-19 have tested negative, Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar said on Tuesday.

Sudhakar on Monday had said the sample of one of the South African nationals, who tested positive for Covid-19, is ‘different from the Delta variant’. Refusing to further divulge details, the minister said that he is in touch with the Union health ministry and the Indian Council for Medical Research officials.

Two travellers from South Africa tested positive for Covid-19 in Bengaluru and their samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine the variant. Officials said they tested positive for Covid during the RT-PCR tests conducted at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). The first passenger arrived in Bengaluru on November 11 and the second arrived on November 20. Both were in quarantine after the positive result.

“We have sent the samples for further genome sequencing and results are expected in two to three days. But both patients don’t have any symptoms. In fact, they didn’t even require hospitalisation but we have kept them in a hospital as a precautionary measure,” he said.

A new variant of the coronavirus, classified as Omicron, has spread in several parts of South Africa, forcing many countries to shut their borders. Karnataka has instituted a mandatory test-on-arrival, and a seven-day quarantine thereafter if people are negative.

“We are taking every possible step to contain the spread of the new mutant strain. However, it is said to be spreading rapidly and I’m afraid we cannot stop it as India sees an influx of millions of people every day, being a large country. What we can do, however, is contain it,” the minister added.

Sudhakar also said that he has sought a detailed report on the Omicron variant. “We will get clear information on December 1 about how the Omicron behaves after the genomic sequencing. Accordingly, we will initiate all measures,” he explained.

Speaking about Omicron, Sudhakar, a medical professional, said he has spoken to doctors working in South Africa, who told him that the new variant is not as dangerous as the Delta variant.

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Town planning officials give nod for building on disputed plot | Coimbatore News

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Coimbatore: The city corporation’s town planning officials have given a two-year extension for building approval for a residential house on a plot at Krishna Colony in the east zone after the intervention of the Madras high court.
The town planning approved the extension through an order dated October 6, 2021.
However, the building approval, which was given in 2016, was cancelled by the then corporation commissioner in 2019 after learning that the approval was obtained by fabricating documents.
The 2,796 square feet plot at Krishna Colony was part of the 30 feet road as per the layout approved by the DTCP. The worth of the plot is more than one crore rupee. The layout owned by the National Workers House Building and Benefit Society was approved by DTCP in 1977. Subsequently, 131 plots were earmarked and sold on the 13.4 acres.
D Robinson Selvam, who claims ownership of the disputed plot, is also the owner of plot numbers 62 and 63 located next to the disputed plot. He allegedly named the disputed plot as 62A and forged documents to get building approval, despite knowing that it was part of a road. He soon started constructing a building.
He approached the Madras high court in March 2021 complaining that officials had cancelled the building approval without giving him an opportunity to explain his position and to extend the building plan approval so that he could finish the construction activity.
According to activist S P Thiyagarajan, the high court in its order on August 16, 2021, directed officials to provide an opportunity for Robinson to explain his side and take a call based on legal standings. But the town planning officials had acted in favour of the applicant in haste instead of going by documents available, Thiyagarajan alleged.
He urged the corporation officials to take action against the town planning officials responsible for acting in favour of the violator and to demolish the under-construction building.
When contacted, deputy commissioner of city corporation Dr M Sharmila said that she has instructed officials to check the genuineness of documents submitted by the applicant. Appropriation decision will be taken on the issue, she said.

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HBO is taking us back to Westeros again, this time with more Targaryens, more fire and more blood. The network has a handful of Game of Thrones spinoffs in the works, but the first one, House of the Dragon, is set to premiere in a matter of months. Now, fans can meet the cast and prepare to love and hate their characters to various degrees.

House of the Dragon is based on a portion of Fire & Blood — a fictional history book written by George R.R. martin about the reign of House Targaryen over Westeros. It is set about 180 years before the events of the main book and covers a civil war fought between two factions of the Targaryens, both with dragon-riders on their sides. The main players have been cast, and some set photos have already been released, along with a brief teaser. Putting these together with the source material makes for an exciting teaser.

Fire and Blood covers about 130 years’ worth of history in Westeros, ending shortly after “the dance of the dragons” — the civil war that House of the Dragon will be about. It lays out all the major events but only in a historical style, not in a straightforward narrative. This means the show will only use about a third of the book’s content and will focus on a few years of the characters’ lives where the book describes them from birth to death.

Still, it is enough to introduce the main players and their roles in the conflict to come. There are plenty more characters that need to be cast or revealed, as well. House of the Dragon is expected to premiere sometime in 2022 on HBO. Fire and Blood is available now in print, digital and audiobook formats. In the meantime, here’s a look at who has been cast so far, and who they will be playing.

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen

Paddy Considine will play King Viserys I Targaryen — after whom Daenerys’ brother is named in the main series. He is the fifth king of the Targaryen dynasty, taking over after his grandfather, King Jaehaerys I Targaryen passed away. Viserys is a dragon rider, though by the time he took the throne his dragon had passed away, and he never bonded another. He is also a widower and is described by Martin as an amiable man averse to conflict.

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Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

Emma D’Arcy will play the king’s eldest child, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Rhaenyra is the only living child from the king’s first marriage to Queen Aemma Arryn, so he publicly declared her his heir to the Iron Throne. However, King Viserys would later remarry and have more children, including boys. This will call Rhaenyra’s claim to the Iron Throne into question — something she is not happy about at all, and it is never wise to displease a dragon rider like the princess.

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Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower

Alicent Hightower is the second wife of King Viserys I Targaryen, though she is closer in age to Princess Rhaenyra. She is an ambitious woman, eager to see her own sons on the Iron Throne in spite of the king’s earlier declaration that Rhaenyra is his heir.

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Steve Toussaint as Corlys ‘The Sea Snake’ Velaryon

Steven Toussaint has been cast as one of the most interesting characters in Fire and Blood — “The Sea Snake” Lord Corlys Velaryon, Lord of the Tides and Master of Driftmark. House Velaryon did not feature heavily in Game of Thrones, but in the books, it is an island-dwelling great house with close ties to House Targaryen. That’s because it too traces its ancestry back to Old Valyria — though its ancestors were never dragon riders.

Corlys is an old man by the time of the dance of the dragons, but the book details his entire life, including his travels around the entire known world. HBO is reportedly developing another spin-off series tentatively titled 9 Voyages, about the Sea Snake’s famous nine voyages away from Westeros. If that’s the case, Toussaint may have more work ahead of him than any of his castmates.

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Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen

Matt Smith will play the rogueish Prince Daemon Targaryen — another figure described from birth to death in Martin’s book, but who is middle-aged at the time of this story. Daemon is arrogant, ambitious and bloodthirsty, and rides the formidable dragon Caraxes. At one point before the dance of the dragon, he even declared himself “king” of a small island chain off the coast of Westeros.

In this story, Daemon may remind fans of Jaime Lannister in the original series. While he is undoubtedly a murderer and a warmonger, he seems to be pursuing a bit of redemption arc here. Hopefully, fans like the ending he receives better than the one Jaime got.

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Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower

Rhys Ifans will play Ser Otto Hightower — Lady Alicent’s father and a shrewd player of the “game of thrones.” Otto served as Hand of the King to Viserys’ predecessor, King Jaehaerys, and then to Viserys himself. He then bound himself to the throne even further by persuading the aging king to marry his own daughter in the hopes of having more children to protect the line of succession. Otto will continue playing these political games throughout House of the Dragon.

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Rhaenyra and Daemon

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One of the first set photos released shows D’Arcy and Smith in costume standing on a beach, which fans speculate may be the shore of Dragonstone, or perhaps the island of House Velaryon, Driftmark. Either way, seeing the silver-blonde wigs back in action finally made the adaptation feel real for many fans out there.

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The Sea Snake

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Fans were also ecstatic to get a first look at Toussaint in costume as Lord Corlys Velaryon, one of the most interesting characters from Fire and Blood. Many had not imagined the character as Black in the books — though it makes sense and even enhances the story as Martin wrote in, in some ways. For book readers and casual viewers alike, “The Sea Snake” is sure to become a fan-favorite character.

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Alicent and Otto Hightower

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Finally, the last photo released so far shows Cooke and Ifans in costume as Lady Alicent and Lord Otto Hightower, again on a mysterious beach. The inclusion of Otto in these early photos implies something about the story, letting fans know that the character may loom larger here than he did in the book. However, at its hear the war is between Rhaenyra and Alicent.

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To Be Cast

A few actors confirmed to be cast in House of the Dragon have not yet been featured in production photos — Eve Best as Princes Rhaenys Velaryon, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole and Sonoya Mizuno as the mysterious Mysaria. Meanwhile, other key players remain to be cast — including the sons of both Princess Rhaenyra and Lady Alicent, and the contemporary leaders of all the great houses of Westeros. Fans are likely excited to meet Tyland Lannister, Cregan Stark, Borros Baratheon, and so on.

House of the Dragon is in production now, and is expected to premiere on HBO sometime in 2022. Fire and Blood is available now in print, digital and audiobook formats wherever books are sold.

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