The Handmaid’s Tale season 4: Will June be infertile after devastating shooting?

The Handmaid’s Tale has followed June (played by Elisabeth Moss) since the first episode, who has been kept captive in Gilead because she is able to bear children.

In a world where the amount of women who can have children is dwindling fast, June is almost invaluable – to an extent.

However the final moments of season three saw June catching a bullet in a crossfire, leaving her fate a little up in the air.

Fans of the show have been poring over the final scenes of season three, and pondering whether June will survive the seemingly fatal blow.

One fan in particular, however, has proposed that June will survive – but at a cost.

Reddit user himynameisjulz posted: “I noticed that in the end, when the handmaids were carrying June away, she had her hand over her belly.

“The blood stains on her dress also imply that she got shot there (I also don’t know how she managed to survive the night with a gunshot to her abdomen without bleeding out). I’m wondering… what if she got shot in the same area Serena did, which puts her at risk for being infertile?

“Is it possible for the uterus to get penetrated by a bullet if shot from behind?”

If this event did in fact render June unable to conceive, she may have found herself in a troubled position, as those held captive in Gilead are taken to harrowing colonies to carry out manual labour.

And this is exactly what the Reddit user has envisioned happening.

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Is it possible for the uterus to get penetrated by a bullet if shot from behind?

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They continued: “Pretending for a moment that June isn’t immune to consequences and she actually is shot in the uterus, rendered infertile, recaptured, and taken back to Gilead without getting executed somehow, I’m assuming they’d toss her in the Colonies.”

This would obviously be a tough situation for the infamous handmaiden, and indeed would hinder her rescue of the children from the draconian dictatorship.

Fans of the franchise have been spending a lot of time working out how the show will progress now the Waterfords have been arrested in Canada.

And viewer NickofSantaCruz recently theorised Serena Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) would be sent down once and for all by Rita (Amanda Brugel).

They explained on Reddit: “Cold open on Serena getting deposed, not understanding how she lost immunity.

“As the lawyers break it down for her, she gives the camera that fourth-wall-breaking stare and in voiceover narration says: ‘All I wanted was a child.’”

The user then went on to add: “Rita and Emily [Alexis Bledel] will have scenes with the ICC lawyers refuting or substantiating the Waterfords’ testimonies.”

Rita has been a loyal friend to the handmaiden’s since season one, and it would make sense for her to help them out once more – but will she bring about the end of the Waterfords?

If so, June may stand a chance of getting out of Gilead alive – providing her gunshot wound hasn’t deemed her unable to move.

The Handmaid’s Tale season 3 is now available to stream on Hulu.

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Tom Holland Speaks Out About Spider-Man's MCU Departure: "I've Had the Time of My Life"

By now, you’ve probably heard that Spider-Man will no longer be a part of the MCU after Marvel Studios and Sony failed to reach an agreement over rights to the webslinger. Fans have remained heartbroken since the split, but the franchise’s star Tom Holland has assured everyone that it’s going to be OK. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly at Disney’s D23 on Saturday, the 23-year-old actor opened up about his hopes for the future of Spider-Man.

“Basically, we’ve made five great movies,” he said. “It’s been five amazing years. I’ve had the time of my life. Who knows what the future holds? But all I know is that I’m going to continue playing Spider-Man and having the time of my life. It’s going to be so fun, however we choose to do it. The future for Spider-Man will be different, but it will be equally as awesome and amazing, and we’ll find new ways to make it even cooler.” Holland also addressed the news after taking the main stage at the event, telling the crowd, “I love you 3000” (a heart-rending reference to Tony Stark in Avengers: Endgame).

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the decision to part ways with Sony. “We got to make five films within the MCU with Spider-Man: two standalone films and three with the Avengers,” he said. “It was a dream that I never thought would happen. It was never meant to last forever. We knew there was a finite amount of time that we’d be able to do this, and we told the story we wanted to tell, and I’ll always be thankful for that.”

The MCU was graced with Spider-Man’s introduction in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before Holland starred in his first standalone film in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. Marvel fans then got to see Spidey swing into action again in 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War (in which Holland’s character had arguably the saddest death scene) as well as this year’s Avengers: Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home. We might not know what to expect for the future, but as long as Tom Holland remains as Peter Parker, we have hope. Look ahead to view photos of your favorite friendly neighborhood hero during his stint in the MCU!

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Only The Biggest Simpsons Fans Will Be Able To Ace This Quiz

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Martin Freeman actually went for another role in The Office – not Tim

When Martin Freeman landed a role in what could have turned out to be just a little cult comedy show, he can never have imagined it would lead to the glittering acting career that followed.

But 18 years on from landing the role of Tim in The Office, the 47-year-old has leapt seamlessly to the big screen to star in everything from Love, Actually to, oh, just the minor part of Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy.

And on the small screen, he’s come one heck of a way, appearing in everything from Sherlock to Fargo – and now he is set to star in a new ITV drama A Confession.

Martin, who has two kids Joe, 13, and Grace, 10, with ex-partner and fellow actor Amanda Abbington, talked to BAFTA at his Life In Pictures event to look back on his career, and discusses corpsing on set, acting opposite a tennis ball and being a moody bastard…


Are your kids impressed their dad is a famous actor?

My kids don’t give a sh*t.

Do you know what they like?

The American version of The Office.

After I played Tim, I was in Love, Actually because Richard Curtis loved The Office, and I could honestly say at that point ‘I’m in a number one film in America and Britain’.

Great, I could retire on that, that’s something to tell your kids.

But they don’t give a sh*t, they’re texting.

You actually auditioned for the part of Gareth and almost didn’t get cast in The Office…

I could very nearly have not been in it.

It’s a showbiz story – and I don’t know if it’s become a showbiz story because I’m an actor and therefore am a tw*t and built it up to being this, but I’m pretty sure this is really what happened – I did my reading of Gareth, and I was on my way out the door and Stephen Merchant said, ‘Can we get Martin in to read Tim? I think that might be a good thing.’

So I sat back down and read Tim and thank God I did because I wouldn’t have got cast as Gareth over Mackenzie Crook because he was so perfect for it.

We all loved Tim…

I loved him, I really loved him.

I was able to put a lot of me in him as someone who is an observer of stuff and finds things ridiculous and awkward and embarrassing a lot of the time.

Do you still hang out with Ricky Gervais?

I’ve not seen him for a long time, but he’s an amazing person.

He is one of the best natural actors I’ve worked with.

And if he’s not making you laugh at any given moment, life is a waste of time.

Like, it’s not actually worth living unless you are convulsing in pain at something he’s just said.

Brilliant, but on the other hand really infuriating – you think, ‘Mate, this is your show, stop making everyone laugh!

Deliberately corpsing me isn’t going to get the day finished because I can’t carry on if you’re making me laugh’.

It’s a pathological thing for him, I think.

Like all good actors, you started out on The Bill, didn’t you?

It ended up being good training.

I didn’t know what anyone was talking about.

People would say, ‘Favour the wall,’ what?!

Favour the wall?

Oh, you mean walk near the wall, right?

And, ‘If you could just banana over there’.

What the f**k are you talking about?!

You mean walk in a curve?

Right, OK.

Also, the common thing with young actors is you put them in front of the camera and they’re going to do all of their acting in one go.

I was fairly bad on The Bill but the next time I was in front of the camera I knew to just do slightly less.

We bet you never thought then you’d go on to all these amazing parts, like The Hobbit and Sherlock. You weren’t sure Sherlock was going to be much of a hit, though, were you?

We made an hour-long pilot and then we were told it was going to be 90 minutes and I thought, ‘Well that’s a bad idea, it doesn’t need to be 90 minutes, that’s rubbish. Bloody BBC.’

And I’m really glad that was the decision because it made it like a film – I think that was why people were able to get behind it so much.

How was working with Benedict Cumberbatch?

Ben is very, very good at his job – he’s brilliantly cast in that role, and something happened, some little game of table tennis where we were just knocking it back and forth.

When I got into a room with him, it worked, something worked.

Neither me nor Ben can take credit for that, it’s good fortune.

What was it like being in The Hobbit?

I think everyone on the set of The Hobbit films thought, ‘How is this going to work?

We’re filming in a sort of nothing space and it's going to become this Elvin kingdom.’

It is very impressive.

You’re doing your bit, but you’re a little cog in a massive wheel.

I walked on to the set for the first time and it was like walking into NASA, it wasn’t like a normal film set, it was very techno.

But we were also shooting a lot of the time in a car park.

In the first film there’s a scene where all the dwarves and Gandalf come to Bilbo’s house, so there are about 50,000 people in my house and because we’re all small but Gandalf is taller, Ian Mckellen had to be on a separate set and they filmed us both simultaneously.

So two cameras doing exactly the same movements at exactly the same time but filming different sets.

Me and the dwarves had each other to look at and a fake Gandalf, like a green tennis ball Gandalf, and Ian just had a load of green tennis balls to look at.

You find yourself in situations where you think ‘this is not what the careers officer at school had in mind’.

You spent two and a half years in New Zealand on The Hobbit. It must have been hard being away from your family?

That was a big decision for me.

All around me people were going ‘Well of course it’s a yes, of course it is.’

And I can see why they were saying that but I had two young children so it was a difficult yes.

Amanda, who I was with at the time, is a brilliant actor, and it wasn’t the 1950s, I couldn’t just say ‘right you’re coming with me.’

She had her own life.

What would you say to someone who wants to be an actor?

You better be doing it because you love it, because if you don’t love it, it’s a terrible job.

It’s hard to make a living at, it’s hard to even make a bad living at.

Having fun is important, not taking yourself too seriously is important, as is having a thick skin.

If you want to be good at something it’s really hard.

Football’s easy unless you want to be good.

After all these big roles, do you still get star struck when you meet your heroes?

Star struck is rare.

I’m not easily struck, but I did say ‘hello I’m Michael’, to Sir Michael Caine.

There aren’t many of him in my mind.

There are many fantastic actors but in terms of what occupies that piece of real estate in my brain, there’s not many people like him.

Are you the sort of actor who goes all method and takes it home with you?

I’m always aware when talking about acting that you’re not down a coal mine.

There’s hard work and then there’s hard work.

But I don’t pretend that doing it is easy.

I’m not having a tea and then ‘Oh yes love I’ll come and do the graveside scene,’ because you’ve got to get into a zone.

But as soon as you call wrap on a day it’s over.

I want to get out of that as soon as possible because I’ve got to go home and see kids and be a normal person.

There’s no virtue in bringing a character home with you and treating your wife like a tw*t.

I’m a fairly moody bastard anyway, so I don’t need that from work.

True confessions…

Martin’s latest role is in ITV’s A Confession, the true story of Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher who deliberately breached police protocol to catch the killer of two young girls, a decision that cost him his career and left his reputation in tatters.  

How did this role come about?

The director sent me some news footage of Steve Fulcher and said, ‘Take a look at this guy.’ I was on board pretty much straight away.


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Jordyn Woods Thinks There's a Possibility That Her Friendship with Kylie Jenner Could Rekindle

Six months after the Jordyn Woods and Tristan Thompson cheating scandal, the Red Table Talk, and Kardashian family canceling her, Woods is finally looking back on her friendship with Kylie Jenner and tells People that a reconciliation isn't completely out of the question. In a new interview with Teen Vogue, Woods says that while the end of that friendship was a huge blow to her, it isn't the toughest breakup that she's ever had to endure.

When woods was asked about the end of her friendship with Jenner, she got philosophical. Instead of a straightforward answer, Woods turned the question back on the interviewer, asking what a breakup really entailed to figure out whether or not she and Jenner actually went through it. In the end, she decided to stay vague about the possibility of things returning to the way they were pre-scandal.

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"What's the definition of a breakup?" she said before looking up the official definition on her phone. "'The separation or breaking up of something into several pieces or sections. The end of a relationship.' Those are the two things. What I'd ask is, 'Does anything really end? Or is it a cycle?'"

She explained that the worst breakup she's been through involved the loss of her father back in 2017. Comparing the two gives her perspective, she added, saying that his death "prepared" her for life's difficulties.

"The toughest breakup I had to go through was losing my father," she said. "Everything doesn't feel as intense as that. Losing my dad prepared me for everything that happens in life, and … life has thrown some really crazy things at me. That's part of the process."

Woods also said that she's not letting the scandal define who she is. Even though most people are going to connect her to Keeping Up With the Kardashians and what happened with Tristan Thompson, she's looking ahead. She says that she's still young and still finding her self-worth.

"Everyone is trying to figure out what I'm doing but, to be honest, I don't know what I'm doing. I'm finding my self-worth," she said. "At 21, this is the very beginning, even though I feel so old. This is the time you figure out who you are, and don't let anyone define you."

Jenner hasn't made any official statement on her current status with Woods, but People notes that Jenner unfollowed Woods on Instagram last month. Sources close to Jenner say that she's moved on and is surrounding herself with a different group of friends. Making things unofficially official by unfollowing her was just one way to show she's moved past it all.

"Kylie is just over it," the source said. "She has her circle of friends now that she is happy with. She wants to live as drama-free as possible. She just doesn't need Jordyn in her life. Unfollowing her on Instagram was kind of the last step to break away from Jordyn."

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‘Breaking Bad’ Movie, Starring Aaron Paul, Coming to Netflix in October

Nearly six years ago, viewers of “Breaking Bad” watched the final episode of that series, in which the drug kingpin Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) emerged from hiding and sacrificed his life to rescue his one-time partner, Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) from an Aryan Brotherhood gang. When White expired in a meth lab and the credits rolled, audiences believed it might be the last time they would see many of these characters.

But it turns out the story of “Breaking Bad” isn’t quite finished.

On Monday, Netflix plans to announce that it will release a new “Breaking Bad” movie that will center on Pinkman, the excitable meth cook played by Paul, who was last seen in the TV series speeding off in a stolen Chevrolet El Camino to parts unknown.

The film, called “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” was written and directed by Vince Gilligan, the creator of “Breaking Bad,” and will be released on Netflix on Oct. 11. The film is also expected to be broadcast at a later date on AMC, the cable network where the TV series was originally shown from 2008 to 2013.

“It’s a chapter of ‘Breaking Bad’ that I didn’t realize that I wanted,” Paul said in an interview. “And now that I have it, I’m so happy that it’s there.”

Netflix provided only the briefest plot summary of “El Camino,” which states, “In the wake of his dramatic escape from captivity, Jesse must come to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.”

Paul said in the interview that he was forbidden from revealing anything more about what happens in the film. But, like the show’s fans, he said he also believed he had said goodbye to the world of “Breaking Bad” when the TV series concluded.

“It was a hard, emotional thing for all of us,” Paul said. “And when the finale happened, we all got together and hugged it out and said I love you. And that was it.”

In his final screen appearance as Pinkman, Paul said, “I loved the way Jesse was flying through the exterior gates of the Nazi compound. He’s screaming, he’s crying. He’s got these emotions going through his body. And then it just cuts away from him.”

But Paul said that about two years ago, he received a phone call from Gilligan, ostensibly to talk about plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the debut of “Breaking Bad.”

“At the very end of the conversation,” Paul said, “he mentioned that he had an idea of where to take it from here, and he wanted to hear my thoughts on it. I quickly told Vince that I would follow him into a fire.”

Paul said he could understand if audiences were wary to revisit the conclusion of “Breaking Bad,” whose last episode remains one of the few highly regarded finales of the modern TV era. (A spinoff series, “Better Call Saul,” starring Bob Odenkirk, has stuck to the origin story of the Saul Goodman character, before Walter White crossed his path.)

But Paul said any potential misgivings were quickly dispelled when he finished reading Gilligan’s script for “El Camino.”

“I couldn’t speak for a good 30, 60 seconds,” he said. “I was just lost in my thoughts. As the guy who played the guy, I was so happy that Vince wanted to take me on this journey.”

As with “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul,” production for “El Camino” took place in and around Albuquerque. Last year, publications like the Albuquerque Journal got wind of a movie being filmed under the code name “Greenbrier” and quickly deduced that it was connected to “Breaking Bad.”

But Paul said that, by the time the news media became aware of the project, “The movie had already happened and was in the can. It was done.”

If anyone asked him what he was up to during this time, Paul explained, “I just said I was doing this small little indie out in New Mexico and that was it. No one second-guessed it.”

He added, “I definitely had people asking, ‘Are you doing ‘Better Call Saul’?’ And I’d go, ‘Hey, man, I wish I was. But they’re on hiatus right now.’”

While it might be reasonable to wonder if “El Camino” will reunite him with other notable “Breaking Bad” alumni like Cranston, Odenkirk, Krysten Ritter or Jonathan Banks, Paul said he once again had to remain silent on this subject.

“All I can say, I think people will be really happy with what they see,” he explained.

Paul is holding onto a lot of professional secrets these days: He will also be appearing in the coming third season of the HBO science-fiction series “Westworld,” in a role he said he could not yet disclose.

Asked if he had ever had to keep quiet about so many things simultaneously in his career, Paul said, “Not at all. But I like it, man.”

Dave Itzkoff is a culture reporter whose latest book, “Robin,” a biography of Robin Williams, was published in May. @ditzkoff

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Strictly Come Dancing 2019: Is Mike Bushell’s fate sealed just weeks before show launch?

BBC Breakfast host Mike Bushell is getting ready to put on his dancing shoes and take to the floor for Strictly Come Dancing.

But ahead of the launch, Mike’s success in the BBC show may have already been revealed.

Mike Bushell is the current favourite at 3-1 with bookmaker Coral to be eliminated first.

Coral representative, John Hill said: ”Nobody wants to be the first contestant eliminated from Strictly and sadly for the BBC Breakfast presenter, punters feel as though Mike Bushell will be the first to leave as they don’t have much faith in him on the dancefloor.”

However Mike may have a chance to make it through to dance another day as there are other celebrities close behind him.

Will Bayley is available at 7-2 to go first followed by Emma Weymouth at 4-1 and David James is next at 5-1.

Meanwhile Alex Scott is the most popular contestant with Coral and is 5-1 to take home the Glitterball Trophy.

“Alex Scott is proving very popular in our outright betting. Over 60% of all the bets we have taken have been on the former Arsenal and England international footballer,” added Hill.

Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley follows closely behind and is tipped to win with odds of 6-1.

Meanwhile Alex could face stiff competition from one other surprising star. 

The former English footballer and television presenter has been hotly tipped for the top spot.

However another contestant has emerged to be a big hit with fans.

Chris Ramsey’s odds have fallen as Strictly fans pick who they think will take home the Glitterball Trophy.

The comedian is behind Alex with odds of 12-1 but has been posted out by Ladbrokes as one to watch.

 

Ladbrokes representative, Alex Apati said: “Alex Scott is running away with things as far as the odds are concerned but it’s Chris Ramsey who’s receiving all the backing of punters and his odds are continuing to tumble as a result.”

Elsewhere, professional dancer Diane Buswell has discussed the difficulties she has with her celebrity partner.

Speaking to Express.co.uk she revealed: “Motivation is not hard at all because it’s such a fun job and everything about it is so exciting so you never really lose motivation.

“Keeping your celebrity calm is certainly, that’s kind of tough in a way, they’ve never done anything like that before, it’s definitely new to them.”

Strictly Come Dancing returns to BBC One this September. 

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Will Aidan Turner from 'Poldark' Be the Next James Bond?

The new James Bond movie finally has a title. The 25th film about the suave super-spy will be called No Time to Die. The movie, which is directed by Cary Fukunaga, will be released on April 8, 2020, in North America.

No Time to Die is the fifth Bond movie for British actor Daniel Craig. He’s played the part since 2006’s Casino Royale, when he took over the iconic role from Pierce Brosnan. But Craig has decided to hand over the keys to the Aston Martin. The upcoming Bond film will be his last, the actor confirmed in 2017 after months of speculation. Naturally, there’s been plenty of chatter about who might step into the Bond role for a 26th film. So far, no announcement has been made, but there are plenty of contenders. 

Could Aidan Turner be the next Bond? 

Since Craig announced his Bond retirement, it seems that nearly every actor under the age of 50 has been mentioned as a possible replacement. That includes Aidan Turner, the 36-year-old Irish actor best known for playing Ross Poldark on the BBC/PBS series Poldark and the dwarf Kili in The Hobbit movies. 

Turner’s odds of being the next Bond are currently 8/1, according to Marathon Bet, a tie with Benedict Cumberbatch. Turner is trailing several other prominent actors, but is still within the top 10. Games of Thrones veteran Richard Madden is the favorite, with 5/2 odds.

Tom Hiddleston, James Norton, Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Cillian Murphy, and Damian Lewis are among the other leading contenders, according to bookmakers. Less likely candidates include Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, future Batman Robert Pattinson, and Gillian Anderson, the only woman to make Marathon Bet’s list. 

What Turner has to say about playing Bond 

The fifth season of Poldark (which is currently airing in the U.K.) features Turner’s character engaging in some stealthy work for the English government. That seems like it might have prepared him for a job as Bond, as the Irish Times noted in its review of the final season of Poldark.

Turner hasn’t said much about the possibility that he might be asked to be the next 007. The actor noted last year that the role was taken, but that he would be interested. 

“There’s someone else playing the role at the moment but when it’s free I’ll have a look at it,” he told the Daily Mail. 

He has one former Bond actor’s vote 

At least one former Bond actor has said Turner is the right person for the part. Roger Moore, who played the spy in seven films between 1973 and 1985 and died in 2017, said he thought the actor could pull off playing 007.  

“I do think Aidan Turner looks very good,” Moore told TalkRadio in 2016, as reported by the Huffington Post. Moore also thought Hiddleston, then coming off his role in the spy drama The Night Manager, might be a good fit.  

Read more: Season 5 of ‘Poldark’ Will Feature Aidan Turner’s Ross as a British Spy

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'Raya and the Last Dragon' Announced by Walt Disney Animation, Check Out Some Concept Art [D23]

In 2018, some details began to leak online about a possible new Walt Disney Animation project rumored to be called Dragon Empire. We knew that Disney story artists Paul Briggs (Frozen) and Dean Wellins (Zootopia) were attached to make their directorial debut, with Moana producer Osnat Shurer overseeing and Adele Lim (Crazy Rich Asians) writing the script.

Now that project has officially been announced, and its real title has been revealed to be Raya and the Last Dragon. Here’s what we learned about the movie at the D23 Expo.

Jennifer Lee, Walt Disney Animation’s chief creative officer, took the stage to introduce the filmmakers and announce Raya and the Last Dragon, a project that’s inspired by the beautiful and diverse cultures of Southeast Asia. They traveled the region for research to create this epic fantasy adventure. Lim says this film is special: she was raised in Southeast Asia and grew up watching Disney movies (attendees saw a photo of her dressed up as Snow White when she was a kid), and she loved Hong Kong action movies as well.

— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) August 24, 2019

This film takes place in a reimagined Earth with five distinct lands. Together, they form the land of the dragon, but actual dragons are long gone. It’s been invaded by a dark force, and Raya is on a quest to find the last dragon, which she thinks will save them.

The first footage showed a lush planet with a foggy sky. It’s raining, and a mouse-like creature runs on the plants. The footage looks incredibly realistic. “Our world was created by dragons,” a child says off screen. We see a warrior step in mud. “But before they left, they had a gift for people.” The warrior walks up an ancient staircase, still in the midst of a downpour of rain. The voiceover continues: “A powerful, yet dangerous gift.” The warrior continues through a tunnel with ancient carvings, with a torch lighting the way. “But what we will find? Hope, or destruction?” The warrior takes off a hat to reveal a young woman, and it’s revealed that a little boy is tagging along and was providing the narration the whole time and adding the score with a flute.

The girl warrior is annoyed by him, and something blows out her torch. It was a dragon. It was announced that Canadian actress Cassie Steele provides the voice of the girl, whose name is Raya, and Awkwafina will voice Sisu the dragon, a white dragon with a blue and pink tail, not looking anything like the way dragons have traditionally been depicted in pop culture. It’s inspired by the water spirit of Southeast Asia.

— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) August 24, 2019

The girl flies by, riding the rain drops, and she has a powerful gem in her possession. Sisu is first met in human form as an old woman, and she’s not the hero Raya was expecting. Raya must help the old woman become the dragon once again.

In a final clip, Raya’s father tells her that the last dragon gem holds all the powers and magic of the dragons: something that, in the right hands, could change the world. “I wish everyone could see this,” she says, and he responds, “Well, let’s show them.” Lastly, the phrase “Keep the light alive” appeared on screen.

Raya and the Last Dragon will arrive in theaters on Thanksgiving 2020.

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