Dhaka, July 23 (UNB) - A stuntman was severely injured on the sets of Fast and Furious 9 after which the production on the film was halted, reports The Indian Express.
The crew member has been admitted to a hospital. He received severe head injuries after a fall at the Warner Bros studios in Leavesden, Hertfordshire, where the film was being shot.
A spokesperson for Universal Studios confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We had an injury on the set of Fast 9 today in Leavesden with one of our stuntmen. We have halted production for the day to focus on this situation,” the representative said.
The authorities said the injured man was taken to a hospital through an air ambulance.
“An ambulance, three ambulance officer vehicles and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Leavesden Studios shortly before midday today (July 22), following reports of a man injured in a fall. One patient with a serious head injury was transported to the Royal London Hospital by air ambulance,” they said.
The shooting on the new film, which has a release date of May 2020, started last month.
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Chris “Ludacris” Bridges are returning to the action series, with new entrant John Cena.
Justin Lin, who was at the helm of franchise’s third, fourth, fifth and sixth installments, is directing the new film.
Dhaka, July 23 (UNB) - Marvel announced several projects during San Diego Comic-Con. Some with new characters in the MCU (The Eternals, Shang-Chi), but there were a few that brought back our favourite Avengers (Thor: Love and Thunder, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), yet there has been no talk of Avengers 5. The Avengers franchise has been the most successful in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and not surprisingly since they bring nearly all the major superheroes in one movie, reports The Indian Express.
Avengers: Endgame, for instance, became the biggest film of all time globally, beating Avatar to gain the top spot.
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked about Avengers 5 by Terri Schwartz of IGN at San Diego Comic-Con. He replied, “We had a movie this year called Avengers Endgame, and it is very much an ending, as you saw, to so many of those characters.”
“So Phase 4 is about beginnings, and Phase 4 is about learning new things about characters you already think you know, like Black Widow; meeting incredible new characters like The Eternals and Shang-Chi; going on new adventures with Doctor Strange and Thor; and these Disney+ shows which I promise will be spectacular and what no one is expecting,” Feige added.
It makes perfect sense. Avengers movies were possible and we felt attached to them only because we intimately knew about characters like Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and Thor. With the newer superheroes, there is less of a connection since the characters like Black Panther, Doctor Strange and Spider-Man have appeared only in one or two movies.
Also, there would have to be a supervillain like Loki and Thanos who can bring several superheroes together. For now, we have none.
Loki and Thanos were teased in the movies that preceded their actual appearance as the Big Bad. Loki appeared in Thor movies and The Avengers and the Mad Titan made appearances in post-credit scenes.
It is also worth thinking that there might not be any more Avengers movies. Marvel might move on and introduce New Avengers instead or make the Eternals the elite superhero squad. One thing is for sure, that the era of Avengers, as we knew them, has ended.
Dhaka, Jul 22 (UNB) - HerNet TV, Asia’s first internet-based television channel solely focused on women’s wellbeing, was launched on Monday evening to help women share their stories with the world.
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader MP opened the HerNet TV through a grand launching ceremony held at Gulshan Club in the city.
With the slogan ‘Holding Hands Together’, the television channel will give them an opportunity to be heard on issues that may not necessarily command coverage in the mainstream media.
The goal of HerNet TV is to break away from the one-dimensional representation of women by creating such documentaries, factual entertainment, and educational, informative and reality programmes for female audiences.
Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, State Minister for Women and Children Affairs Begum Fazilatunnesa Indira and RAB Director General Dr Benazir Ahmed spoke at the launching event as special guests.
Besides, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller, Brazil Ambassador to Bangladesh Joao Tabajara Jr, HerNet TV chairman Hosna Pradhan and HerNet TV managing director Alisha Pradhan, herself an actress and model, spoke on the occasion.
Addressing the event, Obaidul Quader said Bangladesh attained huge progress in women’s empowerment. “The change maker (in the area) is a woman who is our leader,” he said referring to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Quader, also the general secretary of ruling Awami League, said Sheikh Hasina steered Bangladesh to a new height. “In the last 44 years of history of Bangladesh, there was no efficient, bold and honest ruler like Sheikh Hasina, who is also a woman,” he added.
The Road Transport and Bridges Minister expected the newly launched HerNet TV will maintain decency avoiding propaganda, obscenity and vulgarism.
He urged the media to criticize the government in constructive ways so that mistakes can be corrected.
Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam said they want to make Dhaka city as a women-friendly one. “We want to build a women-friendly Dhaka city.”
He said the city corporation will install complaint boxes in 58 places so that women can lodge their complaints over various issues particularly sexual harassment seeking remedy.
San Diego, July 20 (AP/UNB) — "Game of Thrones" may be over but the cast can't seem to get away from stray coffee cups.
Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Isaac Hempstead Wright and others took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con Friday evening for a goodbye panel and found some waiting at their places.
It was a cheeky reference to the misplaced coffee cup that viewers spotted in an episode of the final season that subsequently went viral. Although the moderator didn't make them answer for the coffee, actor John Bradley did have to defend himself against the other out-of-place item in the finale: The water bottle by his foot.
"I am right handed. I've thought about this very strongly," Bradley said, making a case that he would have put the bottle on the other side if it was his. "I'm not trying to clear my name, but ... I think I've taken enough blame for this one."
The cast was in good spirits after years of attending Comic-Con and not being able to reveal anything at the panels. Finally they were allowed to talk about things.
The big Hall H audience cheered to find out some of their favorite lines: Williams chose her own character's battle cry, "Not today," while Conleth Hill went for his co-star Peter Dinklage's, "I drink and I know things."
They also indulged in some fan theories, cleared up some burning questions and speculated about what happens after the finale.
Wright said that he can't imagine Bran's new government is a "barrel of laughs."
"Westeros is probably a surveillance state," he said.
But perhaps there is more fun happening on the new small council, according to Bradley.
"It basically turns into 'The Office,'" he said.
Cunningham posited that a spinoff could be called "Better Call Davos."
As for Arya and her quest to go "west of Westeros," Williams said, "I'm sure she's having a wonderful time, like Dora the Explorer minus the bob."
And Jacob Anderson thinks Grey Worm is off starting a new society with "a Wakanda kind of vibe."
There was some discussion of the divisiveness of the eighth and final season, although likely not as much as there would have been had showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss been in attendance as originally scheduled.
"Look at the amount of people here," Hill said, gesturing to the 8,000-some people in Hall H. "We're very grateful to your fandom over the years ... this is the reality as opposed to the media-led hate campaign."
Coster-Waldau said every season of "Game of Thrones" has been divisive in its own way, from Ned Stark's fate to the "Red Wedding."
"Obviously when it comes to an end it's going to (expletive) you off no matter what because it's the end,"Coster-Waldau said. "Just don't call people names."
Benioff and Weiss dropped off the schedule at the last minute, as did actors Iain Glen and Nathalie Emmanuel and director Miquel Sapochnik. Their absence was not addressed during the panel.
But everyone at Hall H seemed to be enjoying the victory lap. Earlier this week, "Game of Thrones" scored 32 Emmy nominations. It was a single year Primetime Emmy nomination record.
In addition to a best drama series nod, which the show has won four times, there were a handful of acting nominations for Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in leading performances, Dinklage, Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, Lena Headey, Williams, Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie in supporting performances, and Carice van Houten as a guest star.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Allen, Christie and van Houten all self-submitted for consideration, which involves paying a $225 entry fee,
"Game of Thrones" ended this past May after 8 seasons. Its finale brought in a series record 19.3 million viewers.
Dhaka, Jul 18 (UNB)- Ex-state minister for Home Affairs Tanzim Ahmed Sohel Taj is going to host a lifestyle reality show named ‘Hotline Commando’ for the first time on television.
The retired ruling party leader confirmed the matter in a press conference at a city hotel on Thursday.
The 12 episode programme will be screened on RTV from the month of September. It will be directed by Kawsar Mahmud and Gautam Koiri.
He said that the programme would focus on health awareness to change lifestyle including food habits of people.
The team Hotline Commando would knock on the doors of citizens to know their food habits and health related problems, said Sohel Taj, son of the country’s founding Prime Minister Tajuddin Ahmad.