Fans of the Guillermo del Toro’s CGI-animated Tales of Arcadia fantasy saga on Netflix do not have to state bye-bye just. As announced on Friday, the adventure is set to continue for the characters of Trollhunters, 3Below, and Wizards in the original Netflix movie Rise of the Titans in 2021, which waspromised to be a spectacular finale by del Toro
Derived From del Toro and Daniel Kraus’ Trollhunters book series, the interconnected world of Tales of Arcadia introduced with the 2016 Trollhunters, focused on a mortal young boy, Jim Lake (Emile Hirsch), stabilizing school work and dealing with the hidden society of giants in the small rural town of Arcadia. It was followed by the 2017 sci-fi series 3Below, which checked out the exploits of 2 royal extraterrestrial brother or sisters, Krel (Diego Luna) and Aja, as they lay low in Arcadia.
Now the miniseries Wizards brings the announced trilogy to an end with 10 new episodes. In this latest installment, the nine-centuries-old teenage-looking wizard Douxie (Colin O’Donoghue), his dependable shapeshifting partner (Alfred Molina), and his Trollhunters allies are swept into a time portal that tosses them into ancient Camelot. Magic, giants, amulets, revisionary Arthurian drama, and a dash of alien tech, it’s all there.
[Ed. note: The rest of this post contains major spoilers for Wizards.]
Wizards left a cliffhanger: After guaranteeing the Trollhunters gang a reunion sooner or later, Douxie and the ancient wonderful being Nari (Angel Lin) conceal in a metropolitan area to avoid the dubious Arcane Order. The duo of bone-clad wonderful villains is out to take their former member Nari and open a seal that can release magic throughout the world.
Securing Nari from the Arcane Order is most likely the main dispute of Rise of the Titans, which is in production. It is directed by Johane Matte, Franisco Ruiz Velasco, and Andrew L. Schmidt and composed by Marc Guggenheim, Dan Hageman, and Kevin Hageman.Del Toro’s tweet teases a “first-quarter 2021” release
However like all great cliffhangers, Wizards leaves some burning questions for the movie:
How are Jim’s trollhunting responsibilities impacted by his amulet’s damage?
In his restored human type, Jim Lake asks if he’s still the Trollhunter. His renowned magic amulet is gone now, so he’s left with neither his signature armor nor a sword. How will the giant society of the former Trollmarket require to the news that the Trollhunter amulet is gone?
Who will pull Excalibur from the stone?
All Of Us know how the “sword in the stone” trope goes. He attempts, Jim has yet to be able to pull out Excalibur, the wonderful sword left behind by the fallen King Arthur, setting up Jim’s journey for Rise of the Titans. A shot recommends that Jim will end up being the wielder of Excalibur. It makes good sense for the cast to pin Jim as the most likely prospect due to his honorable character and Trollhunterexperience Let’s not rule out any possible curveballs. If Jim is suggested to be the next wielder, we have yet to see yet.
Will the underground hedge wizards play a role in the movie?
The Hex Tech electronic repair work shop works as a momentary haven for the main characters in the second-half of Wizards, however the society itself is rather under-fleshedout As the manager Zoe (Sandra Saad) puts it, the hedge wizards earn a living “charming the mortals’ electronics into shape.” For how long have they existed in Arcadia?
3 background and supporting human characters in 3Below are revealed to be a substantial part of the underground wizards. Zoe, who has her record shop next to Douxie’s shop, is revealed to be a wizard and mentions searching wonderful animals with Douxie. Likely, her teenage look hides a centuries-old status like Douxie’s.
We see Seamus, Krel’s former bully, reassembling a microwave with a contemporary wand. We also see the currently unnamed lady who offered the chronically unfortunate background character Shannon a kiss in 3Below. For Seamus and the lady, this raises the concern: Were they magic professionals all this time? Or did their work train them in magic? Possibly after conference the giants in the preceding series, regular Arcadians beyond Jim Lake’s main circle has actually grown more than accepting of hidden wonderful beings to the point of partaking in wonderful negotiations.
Let’s hope Hex Tech can rebuild after all the Arcane Order’s carnage. Their presence in Arcadia shows that underground wizards might be anywhere around the world.
How will the 3Below return for Rise of the Titans?
On the release of Wizards, a del Toro’s tweet announced, “EVERYBODY — And I mean, everybody, comes back 2021 for a big, bold, spectacular feature film that ties every part of the myths!” So reunions are in order.
Wizards reunites the gang with Krel, the Akirdion prince who elected to remain on Earth at the end of 3Below, without monitoring in on other 3Below alumni, Aja, Varvatos Vex, Zadra, and Eli, who all left for world Akirdion-5. They’re sure to be back for the movie event however to what capability is unidentified. Akirdion-5 would likely be delighted to aid the world that protected their royals and Eli requires to reunite with his Creepslayerz buddy Steve.
Will the Woman of the Lake be released?
Douxie wasn’t sure how to help the Woman of the Lake (Kathleen Turner), although he vocalizes that it was wrong for his master Merlin (David Bradley) to imprison her. While no official guarantees were made, Douxie would not be living up to his perfects if he does not find a way to free the Woman of the Lake.
And will we see Charlemagne again?
If del Toro assures that everyone will exist, it much better consist of Charlemagne. Since let’s be sincere, Brian Blessed as the wise-cracking papa dragon Charlemagne is the best and the Arcadia guardians might use his tea, pies, sagely knowledge, and papa jokes.