A Sherlock Escape Room Is Opening in London

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Get ready to don your deerstalker cap and start thinking like a detective: An escape room based on the hit television series Sherlock is coming to London this October, Entertainment Weekly reports.

In this hands-on challenge, titled “Sherlock: The Game is Now,” teams of four to six people will have 90 minutes to solve puzzles and mysteries on sets modeled after scenes from the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring series. There will even be exclusive videos featuring characters from the franchise, Steven Moffat, co-creator of the TV series, told Entertainment Weekly.

“There is some of the Sherlock cast in it—obviously not turning up on a daily basis, with their costumes, because they’re quite expensive,” Moffat said. “But, yes, you will see new footage of them, never seen before!”

Co-creator Mark Gatiss (who also plays the character of Sherlock’s brother, Mycroft) says the game will make players feel like they’re immersed in the world of Sherlock.

“It’s as close as you can get to being in an episode of Sherlock without becoming an actor, working for years of disappointment, and gradually dragging your weary carcass into the show!,” Gatiss said.

The game, which will be the first official Sherlock-themed escape room, is being created by the escape room extraordinaires at Time Run, in partnership with KIN Partners and Sherlock producer Hartswood Films. The exact location has yet to be announced, but the game will be based in central London. Creators are considering bringing it to other international locations, which is great news for Sherlock fans worldwide who have been anxiously waiting to learn whether the show will return. (The jury's still out on that, but if it does, it looks like it will be a while.)

Tickets to the "The Game is Now" can be booked here, and you can watch a teaser for the escape room below.

[h/t Entertainment Weekly]

Mark Hamill Confirmed How He'll Be Returning in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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We can always count on Mark Hamill to give us some early intel on the next Star Wars movie—whether the studios like it or not. And earlier this week, the 67-year-old actor came through for us yet again.

While attending the Child’s Play premiere, the Associated Press asked Hamill about The Rise of Skywalker and whether he would be involved in the final film in the Skywalker Saga. Hamill confirmed that he would indeed be making an appearance, and shed new light on how.

When asked if this would be his final appearance in the Star Wars franchise, Hamill replied, “I sure hope so,” before elaborating, “I had closure in [The Last Jedi]. The fact that I’m involved in any capacity is only because of that peculiar aspect of the Star Wars mythology where if you’re a Jedi, you get to come back and make a curtain call as a Force ghost.”

The fact that Hamill will appear as a Force ghost doesn’t come as a big shock to fans, as most have been convinced that was the only way he could return to the franchise. (He did die in the previous film, The Last Jedi, after all.) However, suspicious fans have been speculating about other ways he could come back, with some using promotional photos as possible evidence that Luke will be resurrected.

Despite knowing a major part of Luke Skywalker’s return in The Rise of Skywalker, we still have plenty of questions. We’ll just have to wait until the film debuts on December 20 to find everything out.

[h/t Associated Press]

Fans Are Rallying for Macaulay Culkin to Play Joker in The Batman

Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone (1990).
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After months of speculation, it was only recently announced that Robert Pattinson will be the next actor to don the Dark Knight's iconic cape in Matt Reeves's upcoming film The Batman. Unsurprisingly, the response to the casting news was mixed.

While it’s believed The Batman will center around a younger version of Bruce Wayne than we’ve seen previously, there is still a lot of mystery surrounding other major plot points—including which villains will be included, and who will play them.

We Got This Covered reports that various DC characters are being rumored to appear in the film, including Penguin, Catwoman, Riddler, Firefly, Two-Face, and the Mad Hatter. But fans are desperate to know if the most notable Batman villain will be included on the roster: the Joker.

Though there has been no mention of the Joker in conversations surrounding the new film, that hasn’t stopped the rumor mill—nor has it prevented fans from offering up their ideas on who could nail the iconic role, and Macaulay Culkin is apparently at the top of the list.

The former child star has not commented on the validity of the rumors, but many DC fans are on board with it, including digital artist Bryan Zapp who created an image of what Culkin would look like as the Joker.

Meanwhile, Todd Phillips's Joker, a standalone film focusing on the villain’s origin story and starring Joaquin Phoenix, is set to hit theaters on October 4.

Although it could get confusing, The Batman will be part of the DCEU, while Joker will not live in the shared universe, which means there could very well be two portrayals of the same character at the same time. Whether or not Culkin would take on the role—or if there will be a Joker at all—is only up for speculation right now.

[h/t We Got This Covered]

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