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Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) to play “a giant serpent” in the upcoming episode of DuckTales

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Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) to play a giant serpent in the upcoming episode of DuckTales

Whenever you remember a film or TV show, there are some memorable moments or characters that you instantly recall. Game of Thrones has had plenty of such moments and characters. Still, some of them stand out from the rest. Tormund Giantsbane fascinated us beyond our expectations. The fierce wildling, played by Kristofer Hivju, became a symbol of free will, courage, and madness. Now, Nerdist reports that Hivju is ready for yet another role that fits this raw, charming, and beastly mold. But this time, Hivju has lent his voice to an animated cartoon. He will play Jormungandr, a beloved Viking wrestling champion in the upcoming episode of DisneyXD’s DuckTales, “The Rumble for Ragnarok!”.

DuckTales is an American animated TV series running in its third season currently. It is a reboot of the original animated series of the late ‘80s. The sneak peek into the episode shows us that Jormungandr is a giant serpent, who may look like a lizard. He is in a wrestling ring surrounded by the cheers of the fallen warriors of Valhalla. The battle will now be fought for the fate of the Earth, where the fighters from Team Earth will face off against Team Valhalla. Leading Ragnarok (an apocalyptic war) is “the baby face People’s Champ”, Jormungandr. And his foe is none other than “the Gilded Greed Monger, the Hated Hoarder, and the Infamous Millionaire Miser”, Scrooge McDuck; who plays the role of a villainous heel.

We are quite certain that all fans of DuckTales would remember the cruel, rich old man – Scrooge McDuck; whose heart skips multiple beats at the thought of spending money but who manages to retain his humanity in times of crisis. Here, he seems ready to fight in his wrestling outfit while his grandnephews and Launchpad (his pilot) watch on. Before entering into the ring, Scrooge, being true to his nature, collects “back taxes” from the people on the ringside. Later in the episode, Dewey (one of the grandnephews) will have to accept his inner heel and defeat Jormungandr in a battle royale to save the Earth.

Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) to play a giant serpent in the upcoming episode of DuckTales

It’s a refreshing change of pace to see Kristofer playing such a fun and powerful role in animation. All the more so, because his voice and dialogues aptly complement Jormungandr’s personality. The experience with Tormund must have helped here, as just like the wildling, Jormungandr too is a roaring delight. Hivju’s other forthcoming role is in the second season of The Witcher, where he plays Nivellen; a brief yet pivotal character. The COVID-19 situation had stopped the filming and production of The Witcher 2. We’re not sure when the work will resume and whether it will stick to its release in 2021 or not.

Kristofer Hivju had tested positive for coronavirus. But after several weeks of self- isolation with his family, he told us that he had recovered completely. Another Game of Thrones actor who tested positive for COVID-19 was Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand). Sadly, we are unaware of her current situation. We wish her good health and a speedy recovery.

Kristofer Hivju (Tormund) to play a giant serpent in the upcoming episode of DuckTales

The Rumble for Ragnarok! is the seventh episode of DuckTales’ third season. It premieres on May 9, 2020, at 9:30 am ET/PT (Eastern Time/Pacific Time) on channels, DisneyXD, and DisneyNOW.

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Game of Thrones writer George R. R. Martin applauds Joe Biden’s speech

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The political drama in the US Presidential election was no less than the hustle for the Iron Throne on the Game of Thrones. The twists and turns were similar to the epic fantasy, that ended with Joe Biden’s victory. Biden gave his first speech as the new US President on the night of 7th of November. The speech was very well received by the general public.

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin welcomed Biden’s win through his blog Not a Blog. He lauded the new President’s speech with heaps of praises. He wrote:

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin applauds Joe Biden’s speech

Joe Biden gave a marvellous speech tonight: eloquent, uplifting, stirring, a speech that spoke to all that is best in America, to our hopes and dreams rather than our fears. Time will tell what kind of president he will be, but everything about the campaign he waged confirms the fact that this is a good, decent, and intelligent man. 

It brought to my mind the classic Democratic hymn that was FDR’s campaign song, and later used by JFK, LBJ, and many others.”

Game of Thrones cast has often expressed their dislike for the former US President Donald Trump. Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) even raised a toast to Biden’s victory, mocking Trump at the same time.

What do you think of the US Presidential election? Talk to us in the comments below!


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Alfie Allen debuts as a sex-obsessed pimp in BBC’s Harlots season 3

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Alfie Allen debuts as a sex-obsessed pimp in BBC's Harlots season 3

Game of Thrones saw many ups and downs in the lives of its characters. For some characters, like Jaime Lannister and Theon Greyjoy, the series was a path to redemption. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who played Jaime, was satisfied with his character’s arc. So was Alfie Allen, who played Theon Greyjoy.

Theon went through a series of hardships to redeem his sense of pride and honour. He went from a sex-obsessed and self-indulged sidekick to a hero who sacrificed his life protecting Bran. Alfie, however, has landed another sex-obsessed role in BBC’s Harlots.

Alfie Allen debuts as a sex-obsessed pimp in BBC's Harlots season 3

Allen plays Isaac Pincher in the 3rd season of the 18th century period drama. Isaac Pincher is a sex obsessed pimp in Georgian London. He is enthusiastic about sex work both as a businessman and client.

Alfie’s entrance was a pleasant surprise for Harlot viewers who are also Game of Thrones fans. It would be worthwhile to see what he does with his new role. Whether he goes through some kind of redemption or gets his genitals chopped off (again). We can be sure of one thing though, Alfie Allen’s fabulous performance!

Have you watched the show? Tell us how you feel about Alfie’s debut in the comments below!


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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (the Mountain) promotes Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

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Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (the Mountain) promotes Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

The year 2020 has proved to be the Longest Night humanity has ever faced. Even though the skies seem stark red as the Red Wedding (pun intended), some people have managed to thrive in the current crisis. Just as the assassins of the Ubisoft game Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla.

Filled with battle scenes as brutal as the Battle of Bastards and the Battle of Winterfell, Assassin’s Creed is one of the most anticipated games of the year. The game is set in the period when Vikings were still around, conquering parts of the world. Nonetheless, Ubisoft has chosen a worthy ambassador for their upcoming game, someone who has the looks of a Viking. No man better suits the criteria than Game of Thrones’ Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson.

Once dubbed the World’s strongest man, Björnsson was definitely the strongest man on Game of Thrones as the Mountain. The Mountain was the most feared warrior on the show, who could crush skulls with bare hands. His stature alone proves how strong he is in real life. (Also check out how the strongest man welcomed his newborn baby!)

Assassin’s Creed games have been around for nearly two decades now. The game series is highly reputed for its story and gameplay. The new instalment is sure to up the level in that context, other than the fact that the Mountain himself is endorsing the brand. All these factors make Valhalla a must-try, if not, your head might hurt a bit! (Sorry Pedro!)

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