Anyone that watched the Vampire Diaries season 3 finale knows that the main characters have some pretty dramatic changes to adjust to in season 4. Rather than be a cause for concern, I think it’s a great opportunity for the show to push forward to even more exciting plot territory. Don’t believe me? Read on to find out why! **Spoilers Ahead**

Elena isn’t so fragile anymore. Damon, Stefan, Caroline, Tyler, Bonnie, Jeremy, and Matt can finally relax and maybe take that beach vacation they have been putting off. Elena is no longer usable as the doppelganger and will be able to put up a reasonable fight if a baddie comes knocking at her door. No more “How do we keep Elena alive this week?” conversations. She is now a part of the undead, and therefore a lot more durable.

Jeremy and Matt are the last remaining humans. There are bound to be a few interesting stories left to tell from the human perspective, especially now that we have so many main characters that we saw during their human days and are now supernatural. I would love to see more of Team Human working together when trouble comes-a-knocking. They can keep an eye out for each other. Especially since it now seems inevitable that the vampires of Mystic Falls are going to be hunted by the Founders Council (by the way, thanks for that Evil Alaric). Hopefully, having a couple of humans on the supernatural side will come in handy.

Elena will now get back the few beautiful memories that Damon compelled her to forget. Remember the scene from “Rose” where Damon tells her he loves her and therefore can’t be selfish with her? How about Elena meeting Damon right before the infamous crash? One of the side effects of being in transition is that she will get those memories back. Will this affect the decision Elena made in the finale? How will Damon react to her getting those memories back?

No more hybrids. I had been getting really tired of hearing Klaus’ standby plan, “I’m going to take Elena and sire myself a new family.” As if taking Elena and leaving Mystic Falls would have been easy. Did he really think that the brothers Salvatore (amongst many others) wouldn’t have done everything in their power to keep him from leaving with her? I’m sure if he would have ever tried to live out this plan that it would have ended in a bloody battle. One of the fringe benefits of Vampire Elena is no more Doppelganger Elena, and thus, no more hybrids.

It will start a whole new kind of drama. Is Vampire Elena going to be like Caroline? Or Damon? Or Ripper Stefan? Or squirrel-eating Stefan? Will the brothers Salvatore still be as drawn to her? Whose blood was used to turn her? How will the Salvatore brothers feel about Vampire Elena? If the blood belonged to one of them, will it upset the balance of Team Salvatore that has been so strong lately?

The Tyler/Caroline/Klaus triangle is heating up. So season 3 brought us a brand new love triangle and a complicated one at that. Caroline has never really given Klaus too much consideration, but with Klaus currently taking up residence in Tyler’s body, how could this affect the triangle? Will Caroline know about Bonnie’s spell work, or will that stay a secret from her? What happens if/when Klaus gets his body back? There are definitely some very interesting twists and turns in store for this triangle…

With so many new avenues for the season 4 plot to take, I can’t help but shiver with anticipation when I think of the incredible possibilities. What do you think? Could the show lose a bit of its identity with Elena’s transformation? Or was it time for her story to take that next dramatic step? Feel free to sound off in the comments below!

The film adaptation of Wicked is currently in production and Stephen Schwartz revealed at Comic Con that the film will feature plenty of new songs!

Warm up those vocal pipes and get your best “Defying Gravity” cape dry cleaned, the Wicked film is gearing up for production at long last! The Broadway hit, currently in its 13th year, has had audiences clamoring for a filmed production since Idina Menzel Kristin Chenoweth brought Elphba and Glinda to life. Now, that dream is becoming a reality, but probably not with the original cast.

At the CW3PR’s 8th Annual Behind-The-Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection Panel at Comic Con, Stephen Schwartz the man behind the music of Wicked appeared to announce that the film will feature songs both old and new. The “old” of course includes songs from the stage production such as “Defying Gravity,” “Popular,” and most likely, “One Fine Day.” But it also includes songs that were written and cut from the production before its Broadway opening.

Winnie Holzman will be writing the screenplay as she also wrote the book to the stage show based on Gregory Maguire’s novel. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is attached to direct.

You can watch Schwartz’s announcement from the panel below!

Now its time to start some casting speculations! It is my hope that the casting director sticks with strong Broadway talent to carry the roles. The musical has enough of a following to garner a strong viewership, but it also wouldn’t hurt to throw Menzel and Chenoweth in for a cameo or two!

Wicked is expected to hit theaters in December 2019.

U! S! A! U! S! A! A new Fantastic Beasts poster debuting at San Diego Comic-Con has American pride peppered into the design, giving us a hint at the film’s plot.

The film’s official social media channels unveiled Fantastic Beasts’ SDCC poster on Friday morning, just a day before the movie hosts a panel at the conference with the cast and crew. Presumably these posters will be handed out on the show floor, and/or at the Fantastic Beasts event.

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There’s a lot to unpack in this poster, which features Newt and a brightly lit “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sign.

Newt is looking over his shoulder in the middle, holding a wand in one hand and a suitcase (with a beast trying to get out!) in the other. Supporting characters Graves, Jacob, Queenie, and Tina appear in the wings. Also here: Our very first looks at two female characters. We believe the one in the bottom left is Mary Lou, played by Samantha Morton. The guy on the right is Credence played by Ezra Miller.

So what’s with the American flags? They’re not only to remind fans that the movie is set in New York — We believe they’re teasing an election of some sort. The last Fantastic Beasts trailer briefly depicted a political event (See a screenshot below). We’re guessing an election will be taking place over the course of the movie with possible ramifications for the well-being of the North American Wizarding World.

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Fantastic Beasts opens this November. Return to Hypable on Saturday to check out our coverage of everything that happens during the movie’s panel!

Have a round, or two, with Lin-Manuel Miranda when he steps in to tell the story of Alexander Hamilton on Drunk History.

Comedy Central is keeping Lin-Manuel Miranda connected to Hamilton for a little while longer by setting the scribe up on the next season of Drunk History to spin another verse about the founding father. The show will concentrate on the rivalry between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton duel that resulted in SPOILER Hamilton’s death.

Hamilton was the first subject that the series took on in season one. With the rising success of the Broadway hit, fans clamored for Lin-Manuel Miranda to give Alexander Hamilton a reprise on the series.

Miranda is not throwing away his shot at telling another version of Hamilton’s decision to throw away his on the shores of New Jersey in 1804. Even though Miranda stepped away from the show on July 9, we expect to see him sticking close to the production for quite a while, especially as the show begins performances across the nation.

Miranda was not the only guest announced for Drunk History‘s fourth season. Joining him will be Aubrey Plaza, Ben Folds, Billie Joe Armstrong, Busy Phillips, Dave Grohl, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Charles, Mae Whitman, Michael Cera, Rachel Bilson, and Tony Hale, to name a few.

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Drunk History returns for its fourth season on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET on Comedy Central.