Link Tank: New Dune Character Posters Show Off the All-Star Cast

There's a new batch of Dune character posters, Pokémon GO Fest was a total bust, J.K. Rowling shares a birthday with Harry Potter, and more in Link Tank!

Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Dune
Photo: Warner Bros.

A new collection of Dune character posters showcase the film’s insanely stacked cast.

“New character posters for Dune have upended the internet. While some are here for the power couple that will be Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, others are here for Jason Momoa and his cool-looking scars. And others, like me, are here for Oscar Isaac doing what he does best: looking amazing while sporting salt and pepper curls and a beard that even the gods would envy.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

Amazon’s upcoming The Lord of the Rings series might shed some light on underdeveloped legacy characters.

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy is overflowing with interesting characters — most of whom had been in Middle-earth long before Frodo came into possession of the One Ring. While Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films bring most of the series’ important characters to life in a faithful and well-realized manner, even a cinematic venture of that size didn’t make time for all of the series’ memorable figures.”

Read more at Inverse

A philosopher shares their take on Loki and Sylvie’s multiversal love story.

“Toward the end of Disney+ and Marvel’s fourth episode of Loki, ‘The Nexus Event,’ Loki and Sylvie were dumbfounded by their latest discovery about the all-powerful Timekeepers who oversaw the Time Variance Authority. In a very dramatic moment, the pair shared a rather eyebrow-raising look whose significance wasn’t spelled out until Loki’s finale.”

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Well, that was disappointing. Here’s why the end of Pokémon Go Fest was anti-climatic.

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“This last weekend offered the world Pokémon GO Fest 2021. This year, the mobile game’s biggest annual event attempted a more outgoing vibe yet still managed to end everything on the dampest squib imaginable: A questline entirely focused on Hoopa, that absolutely in no way included Hoopa.”

Read more at Kotaku

Check out Lost and other addicting shows that are hard to turn off currently streaming on Hulu.

“We know your habits. After a long day, and with an endless well of streamable television to choose from, you hit the couch and flip on Law & Order: SVU reruns. Not a jab at Law & Order (love you, ‎Olivia Benson), but there’s so much out there! And for TV junkies, few destinations are as expansive as Hulu. Here are the shows—and only the stickiest series that will get you totally hooked, and plenty of fresh plotlines to keep you guessing over the course of a single weekend—just waiting to be discovered by your random scrolling.”

Read more at Thrillist

Did you know J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter share a birthday? Here are some fun facts you might not know about the Harry Potter franchise.

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“They both blow out candles on July 31. And that’s not the only influence Rowling had on her characters: She’s said that Hermione is a bit like her when she was younger, and her favorite animal is an otter—which is, of course, Hermione’s Patronus. Plus, both Dumbledore and Rowling like sherbet lemons (Rowling has said that the wizards ‘got good taste’).”

Read more at Mental Floss