Whether they come from popular game franchises, comic books, TV shows or classic pieces of literature, the most iconic characters eventually find their way onto the big screen. And this month at Vue, we’ve got a whole bunch of them.
Check out the illustrious lineup below – they don’t bite. Well, not all of them.
Sonic the Hedgehog
The fastest hedgehog in existence has come a long way since his days of 2D side-scrolling. Now he’s ready to make his second big screen appearance in a super speedy sequel, which also features Tails and Knuckles! That’s all the primary colours sorted.
We know Jared Leto likes to transform for his roles, but he’s really taking the bat-shaped biscuit with his latest performance. Prepare to meet Morbius, Marvel’s blood-sucking anti-hero, as he leaps from the comic book page to the big screen.
We all know who Dumbledore is, but do we really *know* him? Jude Law’s back as the Hogwarts headmaster, and it looks as though he’s got a few secrets to reveal. Catch him in the latest installment of the Fantastic Beasts saga.
So Kit Harington ended up on the throne after all… He stars as Henry V in a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic play, broadcast live on the big screen. Why the modern setting, you ask? Because chainmail and swords are so six centuries ago.
The Dowager Countess – Violet Crawley
Dumbledore isn’t the only one revealing some secrets this month… It turns out Violet Crawley lived quite the life back in her day, and has now come into possession of a massive villa in the south of France. Alright for some… Thankfully, we’ll be paying a visit in Downton Abbey: A New Era.
“But Nicolas Cage isn’t a character?” we hear you cry. Well, he is in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, an action-packed comedy in which the iconic actor plays a fictional version of himself. Things get messy when he’s dragged into a dangerous mission by the CIA. As you do.
No, it’s not the Hamlet you’re thinking of, but rather the Viking version of him. Funnily enough, Shakespeare’s classic play was actually based on an old Scandinavian folktale, so this epic new depiction is technically bringing things full circle. We can’t wait to see Alexander Skarsgård’s Danish Prince go on a vengeful rampage in The Northman.