Now that the Minnesota Vikings have extended the contract of the first of their core potential free agents, linebacker Eric Kendricks last week for $50 million for five years, negotiations for defensive end Danielle Hunter could become very interesting. So much that it could take designating a franchise tag on Hunter if a mega-contract agreement can’t be reached. The 6-foot-6, 240-pound Hunter, who has had 25.5 sacks in his first three seasons in Minnesota, doesn’t turn 24 until October. Talent that young is hard to find in the NFL, making Hunter’s value as a potential free agent after the coming season in the $15 million per year range. That’s more than Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen’s $14.5 million per season average. Franchising Hunter for the 2019 season could cost the Vikings about $18 million. The team can’t afford to let him go. Kendricks’ $50 million deal could turn out to be the least expensive of the Vikings’ other … [Read more...] about Charley Walters: Will Vikings’ Danielle Hunter get franchise tag?
With Justice League in his rearview mirror, Zack Snyder can start looking to the future. And, while he may be done with the DCEU, there are plenty more franchises for him to pick from. At the moment, Snyder is currently in pre-production on his first post-Superman project, The Last Photograph, but that’s not to say he isn’t preparing for the future. Between directing, writing, and producing, Snyder moves faster than a speeding bullet, so it’s only right that he starts considering his options.Snyder is, above all, a visual director. In fact, he’s routinely a filmmaker who has been accused of preferring style over substance, but that’s not to say that his films haven’t captured the attention of audiences all over the world. He embraces his love of comic book heroes, leaning towards darker interpretations of established characters with unexpected (and sometimes divisive) narrative choices. … [Read more...] about 5 Franchises Perfect for Zack Snyder to Tackle Next
Stranger Things won’t turn into a franchise once the series ends. Netflix was once the service that killed the video rental industry by delivering DVDs straight to subscribers’ homes. Then, it got into the streaming service game and started developing original content, beginning with House of Cards. From then on, they became a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry, providing some of the highest (and, occasionally, lowest) quality content out there – that includes TV shows such as Stranger Things.Stranger Things – a sci-fi horror series created by Matt and Ross Duffer that’s set in the 1980s – is one of the most talked about TV shows in the industry today. It took the world by storm when it premiered in 2016, and its impact didn’t slow down when its second season aired in 2017. And while it’s undoubtedly one of the biggest properties under Netflix’s belt, the Duffer Brothers only plan on making four or five seasons … [Read more...] about Stranger Things Won’t Become A Franchise Says Producer
Warning: Spoilers for Star Wars Rebels Season 4– Star Wars animation has always pushed the boundaries of what we know about Star Wars, especially when it comes to the Force, be it the introduction of new Force powers, the introduction of new factions of Force users, or the introduction of pocket realities within the Force. Star Wars Rebels continues this strong tradition by bringing time travel to the Star Wars universe. This is not the first time Star Wars has played with time. In fact, time-bending has happened even more than most fans realize, with Luke’s training on Dagobah in The Empire Strikes Back possibly serving as the first example. While it wasn’t specified at the time, more recent canon has shown that various Force Nexus – places where there’s an abnormal concentration of Force energy – can result in a time dilation effect. This is why Luke was able to train as much as he did with Yoda in what seemed like only a few … [Read more...] about Rebels Introduces Franchise-Changing Sci-Fi Plot Device To Star Wars
Cyberpunk 2077 is closing in on being one of the most ambitious games CD Projekt Red has ever made, and now they’re taking things a step further by touting it as their next blockbuster franchise. Video game developers, like film studios, are always looking for ways to turn their latest triple-A titles into an ongoing series with potentially multiple sequels and spinoffs. CD Projekt Red is no different; they just take a bit longer to develop their sequels.CD Projekt Red is primarily known for developing The Witcher series – based on the novel series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski – which ended with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015. Ever since then, they’ve refocused their attention towards Cyberpunk 2077, a game that was first announced way back in 2012. It’s somewhat of a follow-up to Mike Pondsmith’s original games, particularly Cyberpunk 2013 and Cyberpunk 2020. Since cyberpunk games haven’t been greatly explored by major studios, CD … [Read more...] about Cyberpunk 2077 is CD Projekt’s Next ‘Blockbuster Franchise’