Black Panther Villain Out to Expose Wakanda’s “Hypocrisy”

Andy Serkis, who plays the villainous weapons dealer Ulysses Klaue in 2018’s Black Panther, spoke to IGN this week about the “personal” vendetta against T’Challa that drives his agenda in the Marvel movie.

Serkis, who first played the character in Avengers: Age of Ultron (where he lost his hand to the sinister robot), said Klaue is “furious about what’s happened

. So it is personal with T’Challa.”

But Klaue’s vendetta extends to T’Challa’s nation of Wakanda as well, an African country shrouded in mystery and keeping its technological advancements secret from the rest of the world. Wakanda is seen as a third-world nation by outsiders whereas in reality it is wealthy and more advanced than any Western nation.

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HBO Is Going To Great Lengths To Protect Game Of Thrones Season 8 Spoilers

Season 8 of Game of Thrones is still a ways away, but after cyber attacks and material theft of Season 7, HBO is bringing down the hammer on the show’s spoilers. Actors from the show have revealed that this final season’s scripts are under more security than ever before.

AP reports that Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister) has also commented on how this season’s scripts are more locked down now than ever before. When speaking to Scandinavian chat show Skavlan, Coster-Waldau said dialogue is being delivered to the actors through ear pieces line by line. “We’re not even going to get the script,” he said.

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In addition, Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth) said to IGN, “I got six of [the scripts], I’ve got them all. I can’t open them because of all the security, and I can’t walk it out. I haven’t opened them.”

This hunkering down on scripts isn’t surprising. In July, HBO was reportedly targeted in a cyber attack that stole 1.5 terabytes of various TV scripts and episodes. During the the most recent season of Game of Thrones, scripts and episodes four and six were leaked online ahead of their premieres.

However, not all of this past season’s leaks were related to said cyber attacks. Four people were arrested in India relation to the leak of episode four, “The Spoils of War.” HBO Spain reportedly leaked episode six.

What we do know right now is that this final season of Game of Thrones will be its shortest yet at just six episodes, but those episodes will be longer than usual. While the show expected to premiere in summer of 2018, it’s starting to look unlikely that we’ll see the show before 2019.

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Vulpix Joins Build-A-Bear’s Pokemon Plushie Line

All your fire-type cuddle dreams are about to come true. Vulpix joins Build-a-Bear’s line of Pokemon plushies beside Meowth, Charmander, Pikachu, Squirtle, and Eevee.

Vulpix comes just a month after the release of Meowth’s plushie. Fashioned in it’s in-game likeness, this softer version Vulpix sports its six curled tails, but in a more convenient flat, fan-like form. You can check out its plush and the two outfits designed for it below.

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The plush itself is $28 in stores. On online exclusive bundle includes a cape, pokeball sleeper, 6-in-1 Vulpix sound box, and a Build-a-Bear Workshop Vulpix trading card for $60. The cape and trading card are exclusive to the online bundle.

In December of last year, Build-A-Bear added Charmander to its line-up. Along with the plush, Charmander came with a sound chip, a Great Ball hoodie, and a Lucario hoodie.

Build-A-Bear also offers bears based on characters from popular franchises such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony, Minions, and Peanuts. You can get your hands on Vulpix online here. The website is also offering $20 for orders of two bundles or more.

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