Now the long wait until it airs….
Now the long wait until it airs….
You might already recognize Alexander Ludwig, but soon you’ll know his name.
The 22-year-old Canadian actor is currently getting his big break with a starring role in the History Channel’s “Vikings” and the lead in the upcoming horror movie “Final Girl” and the buzzed-about horror comedy “The Final Girls.” Despite their similar titles, both movies should be hits, with the “Final Girl” cast including Abigail Breslin and Wes Bentley and “The Final Girls” cast including Nina Dobrev, Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman and Alia Shawkat.
Alexander began acting at the age of nine, appearing in commercials before moving on to movies like “Air Bud World Pup,” “The Seeker” and “Race To Witch Mountain.” He made his grown-up acting debut as Cato in “The Hunger Games,” the evil, talented Tribute from District 2. His performance earned him the MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (with Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson) and the Teen Choice Award for Best Villain, but he didn’t become as famous as the many other breakout stars of “The Hunger Games.”
Since “The Hunger Games,” Alexander has appeared in “Grown Ups 2,” “Lone Survivor” and “When The Game Stands Tall,” as well as, of course, “Vikings,” which has given him plenty of opportunities to show off his body in shirtless scenes. Alexander’s success also shows on social media, where he has over 442,000 Twitter followers and 190,000 Instagram followers. Those shirtless selfies definitely help – as do the dating rumors with his “The Final Girls” co-star Nina Dobrev.
First of all, I’m alikat7 and I created a new website called Vikings Fan (really original, aren’t I? lol) I’m trying to make this site a go-to place for all of the Vikings fans to get the most up-to-date information and photos, but I was curious to know a few things:
1. Would anyone be interested in a forum to meet other fans and discuss the show if I added it on the fansite?
2. Would you be more willing to contribute fanart to the site if I set up the gallery so you could create your own galleries and add the art yourself? Or would you be more likely if you just email it to me and I add it in an album with your name? (which is how I originally thought it best but I’m willing to consider other ideas)
3. If I were to do fanvideo and fanart contests, would people contribute and participate?
Please feel free to give your feedback and if you can’t fit it all in a message, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please stop by the site and let me know what you think! And follow us on here and on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vikingsfansite
I’d love to affiliate with the Vikings blogs on here so hit me up if you’re interested.
Vikings Season 3 Release Date, Spoilers: Paris raid ushers in the Viking Age; Lost’s Kevin Durand Joins Vikings Season 3 Cast
Vikings Season 3 news: Expect 10 new episodes from History Channel’s hit TV series as Vikings Season 3 release date is set for the summer of 2015.
The previous Vikings season ended with Earl Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) proclaimed King of Denmark, after killing its ruler Horik (Donal Logue).
So what’s going to happen next? Vikings Season 3 spoilers revealed that the upcoming season will see Lothbrok and his Viking warriors in The Great Raid in Paris, taking a fleet of 100 ships into battle. This event ushers in the Viking Age.
“Yeah, we’re gonna attack Paris. Paris was the most extraordinary city. It was still a Roman city, and it was like nothing else on earth,” said Vikings creator Michael Hirst.
Paris scenes are being recreated with CGI technology.
“We’re just building that, at the moment, on the back lot. It will also be CGI,” Rith shared.
Ragnar will reconnect with his brother Rollo (Clive Standen) as they raid the French capital.
“We go back to the raiding thing this year instead of all the dramas in Kattegat,” quipped Fimmel.
Meanwhile, Lost’s Kevin Durand joins Vikings Season 3 as Wanderer, a man who has more to him than meets the eye.
Vikings Season 3 cast also includes Lothaire Bluteau as Emperor Charles of France; Jennie Jacques as Judith, mother of Alfred the Great; and Morgane Polanksi as the Emperor’s daughter Princess Gisla.
Vikings Season 3 producers have shared that a character might bid the series adieu, but have declined to divulge more details.
Vikings’ 2013 arrival saw it lumped in with the so-called “white male antihero” TV glut, and not without reason. As a genre, such shows are, at heart, wish-fulfillment fantasies where an American man can shuck off the emasculating trappings of modern domesticity and thrill, however covertly, to the actions of “real men.”In Tony Soprano’s first therapy session with Dr. Melfi, he invokes the “strong silent type” (personified in his mind by Gary Cooper) and The Sopranos is informed by Tony’s interpretation of what that essential manliness entails. Walter Whitecouched his escalating lawlessness in familial concern, but as he finally confided to Skyler at series’ end, he became the biggest meth lord in America simply because he liked it. As Heisenberg, Walter could forget his perceived failures as a husband, father, and provider and stride manfully among the criminal underworld. Sons Of Anarchy trucks heavily in the idea that outlaw bikers, breaking from the strictures of civilized society, are both freer and more truly men than, say, the viewer with a mortgage and a minivan. Even in a period piece like Mad Men, Don Draper sees his unfiltered-cigarette-smoking, whiskey-swilling, fanny-pinching present as missing something—and looks to the past, as seen in the repeated motif of cowboys and astronauts.
Viking’s Athelstan might not make it through season 3.
The monk-turned-warrior will defiantly be with Ragnar and Co. at the start of season 3, but he may disappear around midseason. The cast of Vikings is still busy filming in Ireland, but Athelstan actor George Blagden is currently in Paris working on Jalil Lespert’s Versailles.
Blagden snagged the role of Louis XIV in the 10-part miniseries, and his Sun King commitment may result in his Vikings death. Could he be the character that the cast said was disposed of just before their trip to the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con? Or will his character just become removed from the main storyline towards the end of the season?
After a tumultuous second season and near crucifixion in England, Athelstan will need to undergo quite a bit of psychological during Vikings season 3. Hopefully series creator Michael Hirst can find a way for Blagen to stay in the story.
“Athelstan is one of those characters who has an effect on everyone else. For Rollo, it was anger. For Floki, it was maybe jealousy. And for Ragnar, it was curiosity,” Blagden explained to Spoiler TV. “The fact that we see Ragnar even considering to engage with the worship of a foreign god at the end of Season 2 is really powerful, and ultimately that was Athelstan’s influence. I can’t wait to see where Michael takes Ragnar with this this season.”
For what its worth, I don’t think this means Athelstan will die. The show likely juggled his filming schedule so he could do both shows!
‘Vikings’ Season 3: Bjorn Looks To Rollo For Advice? Clive Standen Teases Uncle/Nephew Relationship
By Vanessa Frith, EnStars
on Oct 02, 2014
Bjorn will look to his uncle for advice during Vikings season 3.
Rollo (Clive Standen) may not be Ragnar’s (Travis Fimmel) favorite person following his questionable season 2 decisions, but the King’s brother will be able to teach his nephew a thing or to as the Vikings spread their raiding to Paris.
“Rollo & Bjorn can learn a lot from each other…and they will in season 3,” Standen tweeted in September.
Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) may need that extra advice as he starts to leave his childhood behind. Historically more powerful than his father, Bjorn will run into conflict with his father as he grows older.
“It’s definitely been a coming-of-age story,” Lugwig explained to Zap2It. “Historically, this character goes on to do some pretty incredible things, so I think we’re setting up him coming into his own and becoming a man.”
When season 3 does premiere, Standen promises “it’s going to blow your heathen mind!”
Find out more when Vikings returns to the History Channel in 2014. Click the video below to see a teaser for season 3.