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'Castlevania' Season 2 on Netflix Doubles Its Episode Run

The man who killed Dracula is back! After some pestering, comic book legend, and current Castlevania writer Warren Ellis has confirmed that the popular animated adaptation of the seminal classic Nintendo game will return to Netflix later this year.

On Friday, Ellis took to Twitter to clear up any misconceptions about the seconds season of Castlevania. Although Netflix did announce a second season of Castlevania on the same day the first season was released, there hasn’t been a clear idea of when that second season might materialize. Ellis has now made it clear: eight episodes are coming sometime in the Spring. The number of episodes is double the length of the first season, which will be welcome news to fans who felt as though the previous finale was somewhat incomplete.

Following the story elements of the 1989 Nintendo game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the story of the Castlevania series centers on the last of the Belmont clan, Trevor Belmont. He’s part of a family of monster hunters, which is sort of analogous to Van Helsing of the original Bram Stoker novel.

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However, Stoker purists probably won’t find much else in common with the famous horror novel. But, for vampire fans in general, the graphic imagery probably will remind old-school horror fans a bit of the famous Hammer Films starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, if not in tone, at least in terms of blood.

Ellis himself is a longtime comic book writer with credits including X-Men, and Iron Man, though he might be most famous for his groundbreaking science fiction series, Transmetropolitan which posits a future in which humans willingly undergo surgery to become aliens. In other words, Ellis is perfect for Castlevania in every way.

Now that the writer has revealed that the show will have an eight-episode run, it’s only a matter of time before Netflix announces the official release date.

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'Avengers: Endgame' Quantum Realm Theories May Be Focused on the Wrong Hero

Here's why Doctor Strange is the actual key to unlocking the Quantum Realm.

The Quantum Realm is all but confirmed to play a huge role in Avengers: Endgame, and that’s led everyone to assume Ant-Man is a key part of how the remaining Avengers will defeat Thanos. But what if another character is actually far more important when it comes to whatever quantum shenanigans occur in Endgame? What if it’s actually Doctor Strange who leads the way? After all, he’s already been to the Quantum Realm once before.

'Star Wars: Episode IX' Leak Seemingly Confirmed by Official Set Photo

The Star Wars: Episode IX title is still a mystery, but on Friday, fans got their first official look at the new movie courtesy of director J.J. Abrams. The image, which shows Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) in an emotional embrace is meant to mark the last day of filming for the latest Star Wars movie, but it might also confirm a pretty huge Episode 9 leak from earlier this week.

'Game of Thrones' Season 8 Premiere Is Missing One Very Important Character

Winter has arrived in Westeros, but the Night King may be missing in action when Game of Thrones Season 8 premieres this April. A full cast list of the first episode of the show’s final season leaked this week, and while it’s full of surprising characters we didn’t expect to see again, one major absence may be even more telling.

'Fortnite' Season 8 Map Changes Coming as Earthquakes Rip Up the Island

We could be looking at a whole new map very soon.

Rumbling deep below the surface of the Fortnite: Battle Royale island is the secret that could reshape the entire map before Season 8. There’s a lot more than just the Overtime challenges to keep us busy for the rest of the month.

Players have been reporting seismic activity in the form of in-game earthquakes in Fortnite for about a week already, and things began to get more dire Thursday and Friday as huge cracks began to emerge in the ground at various locations. The first seemingly formed Thursday southwest of Tomato Temple, a second formed north of Tomato Temple, and the third emerged overnight near Lazy Links.

'Alita: Battle Angel' Ending Cameo Was "Tough Casting" That Sets Up Sequel

There is a surprise waiting at the end of Alita: Battle Angel. The new sci-fi movie from Robert Rodriguez, based on Yukito Kishiro’s manga Gunnm, has a previously unannounced celebrity and former Marvel actor playing one of the movie’s biggest roles. But who? And, most importantly, why?

In interviews with director Robert Rodriguez, he revealed that the surprise casting is meant to lock in capable actors for big roles in future Alita sequels, which was a lot tougher to pull off than it looks. (Maybe not as tough as motorball, but still.)