Quick News: Josh Rand of Stone Sour on Recovery + Game of Thrones Biggest Battle + Ash vs Evil Dead Canceled + More!

  • The TV revival of the Evil Dead films, Ash vs. Evil Dead has been announced that it will not return for a fourth season. Sam Raimi’s horror comedy that shows Bruce Campbell reprising his role as Ash to face off more undead will be ending on April 29th. A statement about the show being canceled was made, “Ash v Evil Dead has taken audiences on a wild ride for three seasons thanks to the fantastic performances and creative efforts of Sam, Bruce, Rob and the entire cast and crew. We are proud to send the show out with a bang…and a splat,” said Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz.


  • Stone Sour fans might remember that back in January, guitarist Josh Rand had to drop out briefly to go to a treatment facility for unknown reasons. Now he is opening up about what really went on earlier this year. He has opened up about anxiety issues that drove him to alcohol and Xanax. On the band’s Facebook page, this statement from Josh was made, “As many of you may already know, in January of this year I made the difficult decision to step away from the Canadian leg of the Stone Sour tour. I hit a personal breaking point, and it was imperative that I address it. My high anxiety and desire to feel comfortable in my own skin over the years led to an alcohol and Xanax dependency. That along with aggression issues made me feel miserable, and I just could not continue to live that way. Thankfully, with the support of my band, family, and friends I was able to come home and seek help.
    Now (three months later) I’m doing well, but still a work in progress. I want to sincerely thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers, and positive words. It means a lot to me.” He is still working on his issues, as it does take a lot of time to take care of these things, and he is on the road to recovery. Best of luck to Josh on his journey.


  • Vocalist of the deathcore band Carnifex, Scott Ian Lewis has finally announced his graphic novel Death Dreamer. Scott has talked about making scripts for potential movies and writing graphic novels for a long time. We finally have a title plus a look at the cover of the upcoming graphic novel. Not much information is available besides Scott wrote the book, the length is 54 pages, and Christian DiBari illustrated it. More details will be available in the coming months.


  • It: Chapter 2 has secured some new cast members after so much time that was full of rumors. People have been guessing who will play as the adult versions of the kids from the first film, but not Jessica Chastain is confirmed to play as Beverly. Currently, a rumor for Bill’s adult actor is going to be James McAvoy and Bill Hader as Richie. Neither of these is confirmed, but the longtime discussion about Jessica came true, so you never know. The sequel is going to start filming this June, so the casting needs to get figured out in the next few weeks. It: Chapter 2 is scheduled to release on September 6, 2019.


  • Great news for Game of Thrones fans like myself, we have some exciting news.  Jonathan Quinlan, an assistant director who has worked on 20 episodes, has made a post to thank cast and crew for filming that took 55 days to film. The post he made on Instagram is now deleted, no surprise there. This scene is the largest battle in the show’s entire history and probably the history of TV. The biggest battle that we have seen so far is the Battle of the Bastards which took 25 days to shoot.  We can expect this significant battle to be the battle between the white walkers and pretty much everyone else that is alive, except Cersei Lannister who is sitting at her kingdom. All of these armies coming together to fight the undead will be massive, and we can expect a lot of characters to die.

That is it for this week’s news. Be sure to comment on what you found interesting and to discuss anything that was not included in this week’s rundown of the news.

Image via Starz


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