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Magic the Gathering gets War of the Spark event

Wizards of the Coast has unveiled details for War of the Spark Chronicles, a free multi-week event where players can explore the history of Magic: The Gathering and earn exclusive cosmetic rewards in the process.

Click below to watch the launch video and to read more about the event.

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Taking place from May 23 to June 28, War of the Spark Chronicles will provide MTG Arena players the opportunity to play through five key moments in Magic, each with a specific play format. As players secure wins, they’ll unlock beautiful, exclusive stained-glass card style variations of Planeswalkers from War of the Spark, while others will be available in the game’s store. And, for fans and followers of Magic lore and history, each Planeswalker card will provide additional story and background.

Below are the details for the War of the Spark Chronicles event, broken down by week, dates, event name, and per-week playing format.

Week 1

May 23-31

Event Name: Part I: Ravnica at War

Format: Momir (Momir is a format that makes use of the “Momir” avatar  which allows you to pay X and discard a card to make a random creature with the converted mana cost of X, but only as a sorcery and only once each turn). Momir is also a special 96-card deck that includes 1 of each Planeswalker from War of the Spark.

Week 2

May 31-June 7

Event Name: Part II: No escape

Format: Pauper (Pauper is a format in which all cards used must have been printed at the common rarity in a Magic set or product. Other than that, the usual rules for constructed decks apply)

Week 3

June 7-June 14

Event Name: Part III: Storm the Citadel

Format: Singleton (Singleton, also known as highlander, is a constructed variant where each deck is restricted to only one copy of a given card, sans basic land)

Week 4

June 14-June 21

Event Name: Part IV: Commence the Endgame

Format: Counters (Counters (includes an emblem that puts an extra +1/+1 counter on anything with one on it already, an extra loyalty counter on Planeswalkers, and Amass 1)

Week 5

June 21-June 28

Event Name: Part V: Gideon’s Sacrifice

Format: Ravnica Block (Play done via Ravnica block of cards)

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Live-action Mulan trailer revealed

Disney has revealed a trailer for its live-action Mulan movie, which is set to hit cinemas in March 2020.

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Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. 

Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

Disney’s Mulan opens in cinemas on March 27, 2020.

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Black Widow trailer debuts

The latest movie from Marvel, Black Widow, has been teased in a trailer and a movie poster.

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Scarlett Johansson reprises her role as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow” — the first film in Phase Four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena, David Harbour as Alexei aka The Red Guardian and Rachel Weisz as Melina. The film is directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige.

Black Widow is set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, and showcases how Romanoff deals with being on the run and forced to confront her past.

The film will be in cinemas on 1 May 2020.

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