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'Logan' Actress Dafne Keen to Star in 'His Dark Materials' Series

Logan’s breakout star, the actress who played Wolverine’s daughter, is going to star in a new adaptation of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials fantasy book series.

Deadline announced Thursday that actress Dafne Keen signed on to the project with The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper at the helm. The eight-part series will be produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema and filming will start in Wales sometime during 2018.

His Dark Materials is a sweeping inter-dimensional fantasy story that includes a magical knife that can cut into alternate realities, armored polar bears, witches, and lots of talking animals. Its lead character is Lyra Belacqua — played by Keen — a young girl raised at Oxford that goes looking for her missing friend in The Golden Compass (Northern Lights in England) and uses the titular magical artifact to divine all sorts of secrets in the world. Per the production company’s website, Lyra “lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined.”

Yes, this is a truly bonkers story that goes to all sorts of weird places in its multiverse.

Dakota Blue Richards played Lyra Belacqua in a widely panned film adaptation of 'The Golden Compass' (2007).

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Despite being written for a younger audience, the series grapples with heady concepts of philosophy, physics, and even theology. It explores the nature of death and God all while children have cute physical manifestations of their souls that assume the form of talking animals. And they shapeshift until the children come of age and become one animal permanently.

A film adaptation starring Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman in 2007 was widely panned for being a bit too campy and childish for its own good, but with a more serious cast and crew on board for this new adaptation, fans of Pullman’s work have every right to get excited.

Furthermore, Hamilton hot-shot Lin-Manuel Miranda will play the cowboy balloonist-adventurer Lee Scoresby, who’s fun-loving joyous persona more accurately captures the spirit of the character rather than Sam Elliott’s portrayal in the 2007 movie.

This production was originally announced way back in 2015, but without any news in so long, most of us assumed it had been scrapped.

But with all these recent casting additions, our dreams might actually become a reality.

The Bad Wolf production company calls this new series His Dark Materials, but the title has yet to be confirmed. No release date has been announced.

'Avengers: Endgame' Theory Suggests Ant-Man Scene Is a Classic Misdirection

There have been three Avengers: Endgame trailers so far, but the first one might have been a complete misdirect. When Ant-Man appears at the door of the Avengers compound, Captain America asks Black Widow if the message is old. Fans have speculated that the two moments aren’t a part of the same scene, and an interesting new theory suggests the message is actually from someone else entirely.

'Apex Legends' Season 1 Battle Pass, Start Date, Challenges, Cost, and More

'Apex Legends' is about to get much bigger.

Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends took the world by storm with its surprise release in February, and the game’s burgeoning community is about to get even bigger when Season 1 launches in March.

Fortnite’s biggest free-to-play battle royale competitor will soon have a nearly identical seasonal structure that includes a premium battle pass available for purchase.

Here's When 'Avengers: Endgame' Tickets Will Probably Go on Sale

The most realistic window is actually very soon.

Avengers: Endgame is officially less than two months away, and anyone who wants to have prime seats for that Thursday night showing should start monitoring ticket sales immediately. There’s no official word just yet, but we can safely assume that Avengers: Endgame tickets will go on sale sometime within the next month or so.

Everything We Know About 'Love, Death & Robots' Season 2 Isn't Much

Netflix's bizarre, hypnotic new series will probably get a second season.

Netflix’s new NSFW anthological animated sci-fi series is unlike anything else on the streaming service, and we’re already wondering if we can expect a Love, Death & Robots Season 2, full of even more hyper-sexualized, and sometimes gruesome, sci-fi stories.

Love, Death & Robots Season 1 hit Netflix on Friday, March 15, 2019, offering 18 different stories of varied lengths between six and 17 minutes long, each telling a totally unique story using different animation styles.

Here's Where the Magnifying Glass Sits on the Treasure Map in 'Fortnite'

Look for the ice statues.

There’s a new challenge in the world of Fortnite: Battle Royale for Season 8, Week 3 that should also feel very familiar to players — it’s a fusion of two things we’re all used to doing.

Week 3 began Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, about 90 minutes later than usual, and even more delayed than Week 2. We predicted that treasure map challenges would return in Season 8, and here in Week 3, they have returned … sort of.