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Kreese to be a permanent fixture on Cobra Kai Season 2

Martin Kove reprises his legendary role for YouTube Red series

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Martin Kove, the legendary “Karate Kid” villain whose character John Kreese popped up at the tail end of YouTube Red’s “Cobra Kai”, will be a series regular on the online sequel’s second season.

In the last episode of “Cobra Kai”‘s first season, Kove’s Kreese – who most thought dead – turned up at the dojo, much to the surprise of former student Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka).

Kreese will make his presence felt even more in the next season of the successful series, no doubt ruffling both Lawrence and Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) feathers.

Speaking to Forbes, Kove said the plan is for Kreese to be a large part of both season two and three.

“Well, Ralph Macchio, Billy Zabka and I have now been friends for 30 years. They came to me last September, we had dinner at Dan Tana’s in Los Angeles, they told me that they wanted me to come in on the 10th episode of the series, that I would be a surprise and that I’d become a regular in seasons two and three. When Kreese turns up, the audience has no idea what he’s been up to. They basically think he’s dead. I’d been sworn to secrecy about this whole show. These writers on Cobra Kai are intelligent. These three men know more about our characters than we ever did and they convinced me to it. As much as I did not want to just drop in on episode 10, they made it make sense to me. It’s such a great show and I would be amazed if we don’t get picked up for a third season.”

Season 2 of “Cobra Kai” is due to hit in 2019.

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Junkie XL scoring new Terminator

The film reunites the artist with “Deadpool” director Tim Miller

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Junkie XL, the famed movie musicsmith who provided the audio backdrop for such films as “Alita : Battle Angel” and “Mad Max : Fury Road”, will compose “Terminator : Dark Fate”.

The film reunites the artist aka Tom Holkenborg with his ‘Deadpool’ director Tim Miller, as well as “Alita” producer James Cameron.

“It’s great to be working on another project with Tim,” Holkenborg said in a statement to THR. “The original Terminators were such iconic movies, and having James back as a producer with Tim directing is an amazing dream team. It’s going to be a fantastic movie to be part of.”

The Miller-directed “Terminator” reboot, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, releases November 1.

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

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Avengers‘ Idris Elba set for another comic book movie

Actor recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s “The Suicide Squad”

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“Thor” and “Avengers” alum Idris Elba is in final negotiations to star in “Mouse Guard”, Fox’s adaptation of the Boom! Studios comic.

Wes Ball (“The Maze Runner”) will direct the film, also featuring Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, which has been described as “Game of Thrones with mice”.

Shot in motion capture with WETA providing visual effects, “Mouse Guard” is a set in a medieval world and tells of an order of mice who are the sworn protectors of their realm. Enemies range from predators such as foxes and eagles to other rodents.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Elba will play Celanawe, an Obi-Wan Kenobi-like figure who was once a legendary champion and now thought long gone.

Serkis is the villain of the piece, the Guard’s blacksmith known as Midnight who turns against it. Brodie-Sangster is Lieam, one of the Guard’s newest and youngest members who will be called upon to prove his bravery.

Matt Reeves, director of the upcoming ‘Batman’ reboot, is producing the film.

In addition to his roles in the Marvel cinematic universe, Elba recently signed to play Deadshot in James Gunn’s reboot of DC title “Suicide Squad”.

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Efron, Seyfried starring in Scooby Doo! movie

The “Mamma Mia!” and “Baywatch” actors join “Scoob”

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Amanda Seyfried (“Twin Peaks”) and Zac Efron (“The Greatest Showman”) will lend their lungs to Warner Bros Animation Group’s “Scooby-Doo” feature film “Scoob”.

The pic, opening in 2020 and directed by Tony Cervone, sees the Mystery Inc. team up with other characters in the Hanna-Barbera universe to save the world from the evil Dick Dastardly.

Efron will play Fred, while Seyfried is Daphne.

The other cast includes Will Forte, who will play Shaggy, Gina Rodriguez is Velma, Tracy Morgan is Captain Caveman, and Frank Welker will reprise the voice of Scooby. Matthew Lillard, who has voiced Shaggy for umpteen years, wasn’t too pleased to hear he’d been left out.

Chris Columbus, of “Home Alone” and “Night at the Musueum” fame, is one of the film’s producers.

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