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Bayani Miguel Acebedo

Star Wars nerd. Toy collector. Occasional Cosplayer. is a pop-culture dork. When he's not scouring the internet for news on the latest movies and games, he's building Star Wars model kits and playing Overwatch. He's a huge Star Wars geek, and his favorite X-Wing pilot is Jek Porkins. He likes Kevin Smith and Jared Hess movies, and he also does cosplay. What a nerd.

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  • Joaquin Phoenix's Joker Gets Amazing Fanmade Comic Cover
      A lot of people have been raving about the Joker movie online, and everyone is excited about the release of the film next month. A lot of online tributes have started pouring out for the new Clown Prince of Crime, and IG artist @dvglzv has come up with this neat comic cover of Phoenix’s Joker in the classic comic style. Check it out:           View this post on Instagram                   ? A post shared by @ dvglzv on Sep 8, 2019 at 7:51pm PDT   Despite the tribute to comics, director Todd Phillips has said Joker isn’t actually based on any comic at all, and it’s going to be its own original story. If anything, the movie looks to be a serious character study, and it’s just disguised as a comic book film to get all the fanboys in the seats. Though the movie is closer to The King of Comedy and Taxi Driver, you still can’t help but feel the influence of some comics. For one, the classic Gotham traits are all there, from Arkham Asylum to the GCPD. The final look of the Joker also seems to be a mix of Heath Ledger’s and Cesar Romero’s takes—the long hair and make-up from Ledger and the colors of the suit from Romero. With the DCEU slowly moving on to more kid-friendly entries like Aquaman and Shazam!, I’m more eager for this comeback to darker, more serious films. Hopefully, after this, WB will keep going with the DC Black label, and maybe they’d even consider coming back to the more serious tone that Zack Snyder started with Man of Steel. Catch Joker in theaters Oct. 4. Read Also: Todd Phillips Addresses Leonardo DiCaprio Joker Rumors
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  • GOTG’s James Gunn Shares Round Table Photo of Him With Other Big ...
      James Gunn may be working on The Suicide Squad now, but he’s set to make a Marvel comeback soon after he wraps filming for his DCEU film. Just in, he’s shared this neat picture of himself among other MCU directors around the time Infinity War was shooting.           View this post on Instagram                   Just came across this photo from the #Marvel Directors’ round table we recorded around Infinity War time. A post shared by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on Sep 12, 2019 at 9:39am PDT   From left to right you have Anthony Russo (Infinity War), Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), Joe Russo (Infinity War), Jon Favreau (Iron Man), Ryan Coogler (Black Panther), Gunn himself, and Joss Whedon (Avengers). It’s not all the MCU directors, but they’re handling some of the biggest films in the franchise. If anything, they probably shot this to commemorate the MCU lasting for 10 years. For now, it looks like only half the directors in the photo still have projects with Marvel. Gunn is set to come back for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 with Coogler set to make Black Panther 2. A third Ant-Man film hasn’t been announced, but it’s likely that Peyton Reed will be making a comeback. Other directors with upcoming films not in the photo include Taika Waititi (Thor: Love and Thunder), Scott Derrickson (Doctor Strange 2), Cate Shortland (Black Widow), Chloe Zhao (Eternals), and Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi). While the MCU looks to have the next two years planned out, I’m honestly feeling weary about what comes next. Besides Thor, the MCU has just lost two of its biggest players (three if you count Spider-Man). Hopefully, fans will still be up for this whole new roster of heroes moving forward. Catch Black Widow when it comes out on May 1, 2020. Read Also: The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Sebastian Stan Talks Bucky's Journey and New Look
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  • New Star Wars Comic Gives Us an Update on the Drug Dealer From Attack ...
      If you’ve watched Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, you’ll remember one joke scene where Obi-Wan does “instant rehab” on a sleazy drug dealer. We haven’t really gotten an update on the character since, but a new issue of Star Wars Adventures actually reveals how Elan Sleazebaggano’s life turned out. Finally @DelilahSDawson mentioned an Easter Egg from the prequel trilogies, and luckily someone pointed out what it was otherwise I would have missed it. So happy that someone else turned their life around and got to have a happy ending with a family of their own. ? pic.twitter.com/eIH4tY0UMv — bonny (@bonnystill) September 12, 2019 In the background of one panel, you can see Sleazebaggano walking with a child, meaning that he did end up turning his life around: Just in case you need a refresher, here’s the scene in Attack of the Clones where Obi-Wan uses the mind trick on him: With the Kenobi series coming up, it would be cool if they managed to have Obi-Wan come back in Coruscant and run into Sleazebaggano. Maybe Elan would be happy to see Obi-Wan, but Obi-Wan doesn’t remember changing his life at all. If anything, a lot of people are guessing that the series will keep Obi-Wan waiting on Tatooine, but it’s not really Star Wars unless there’s planet-hopping and meeting kooky aliens. Everyone’s guess is that a Sith Inquisitor finds out about Luke, and it would be up to Obi-Wan to track them down and make sure that nobody else knows about the little Skywalker. Fingers crossed we get some flashback scenes at the height of the Clone Wars or maybe of Obi-Wan’s time as a padawan under Qui-Gon. Star Wars Adventures 25 is now available. Read Also: Star Wars: Luke Skywalker Makes a Major Rogue One Reference
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  • Marvel’s Avengers Game Reveals Hulk’s Joe Fixit Skin
      We’re not getting an Avengers film next year, but Square Enix is going to release their highly anticipated Avengers game. As it turns out, each character is going to come with different skins. We already had a look at Captain America’s Secret Empire outfit, and now we have Hulk’s Joe Fixit. Banner’s alter-alter ego Joe Fixit trades scruples for extra intelligence, giving him the will and the way to act outside the moral boundaries of both Bruce and The Hulk. In the comics, Joe Fixit is considered to be the smartest version of the Hulk, in the sense that he has the intelligence of Banner and the strength of the Hulk (albeit, he isn’t as sturdy as the green Hulk). Though this Hulk is smart, he’s not really nice either. It’s said that Fixit channels all of Banner’s unwanted personality traits, making Fixit manipulative and greedy. Going back to the MCU though, I don’t think there’s a way for Joe Fixit to manifest with the latest version of the Hulk. If anything, Smart Hulk can probably put on a Halloween costume that nods to Fixit, or maybe go in disguise. Then again, I’m getting ahead of myself. We don’t really know when we’re going to see Hulk in the MCU again. I’d give it three to four years, depending on when the next Avengers film comes out. We don’t really know what other skins can come to the game, but Square Enix is sure to tease us until its release until 2020. While these comic skins are nice, I’m sure that a lot of fans want to see the MCU-accurate costumes come to the game as well. Catch Marvel’s Avengers when it becomes available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on May 15, 2020. Read Also: Marvel's Avengers is Getting an Iron Man Prequel Comic This December
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  • Spider-Man: Watch Tom Holland Do Peter and Ned's Handshake with a Fan
      Probably one of my favorite elements of Spider-Man: Homecoming is that they have Peter Parker a best friend in the form of Ned Leeds. The two actually have their own fun handshake in the films, and Tom Holland was nice enough to do it with a fan during one of his panels. Check it out: Tom Holland doing Peter & Ned’s handshake with a fan from r/marvelstudios It’s not perfect, but it’s cool enough that the girl should know most of it. If anything, she was probably too nervous since she actually got to do it with Holland himself. For now, it looks like ‘the door is closed’ for Sony and Disney to make a deal. We don’t know how Sony is planning to move forward with Spider-Man for now, but a lot of fans are definitely not happy. While a lot of blame was going to Sony for pulling out Spider-Man, some are also starting to blame Disney for asking too much of the deal. If anything, Holland is still coming back for a third Spider-Man movie, but it will have to cut ties with the MCU—confusing, as the MCU has spent so much time integrating Spider-Man into its world. They even got so far as to have Happy Hogan and Aunt May date. Hopefully, negotiations go back up again soon. Maybe Sony (or Disney) is just waiting to see if they can indeed push forward without the MCU connections. Maybe they’ll change their mind if Venom 2 bombs? Then again, production would have already started for Spider-Man 3 by the time the Venom sequel hits theaters. Catch Spider-Man: Far from Home still in theaters. Read Also: Tom Holland Says Mark Ruffalo Is The Bigger Spoiler Of Marvel Movies
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  • The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Sebastian Stan Talks Bucky's ...
      Bucky has always been more of a side character to Steve Rogers, but he’s going to be sharing the spotlight with Sam Wilson in The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. While we know that the show is going to tackle Sam’s transition into being Captain America, Sebastian Stan talks a bit about Bucky’s journey. Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Stan comments that the show will delve into Bucky coming into terms with himself. He says, “It is a bit of a new Bucky, the guys’s got to go out there and figure out what’s next, and sometimes you wanna change it up, you wanna see what the hell’s happening, but in a way, look—I think this is gonna be the closest we’re gonna get to him finding his identity again; so it almost feels like a way back to the past, before his 50s look and stuff like that. I think it’s the first time the guy is looking in the mirror and going like, ‘shit what happened?’” Asked Sebastian Stan about Bucky’s new look in #TheFalconAndTheWinterSoldier Full intv here: https://t.co/uRnm0i4KUT pic.twitter.com/BEI3qERxKQ — Ash Crossan @ TIFF (@AshCrossan) September 12, 2019 The most stable Bucky Barnes we’ve gotten was in Captain America: The First Avenger, then we spent the next two films just trying to “fix” Bucky. He seemed fully formed come Infinity War, but he never really got that much screentime to delve into his character. Hopefully, with Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Bucky will be fully aware of himself, what with all that time in Wakanda to heal. I’m curious if Zemo is going to try and exploit his weakness though, and try to pit him against Sam’s Captain America. The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is aiming for a fall 2020 release. Disney+ officially launches on Nov. 12. Read Also: Marvel VFX Producer Reveals Old Captain America's Age In Avengers: Endgame Final Scene
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  • Star Wars TROS Figures Give Us Look at Knight of Ren and Sith Jet ...
      With all the big Star Wars properties coming in November/December, Lucasfilm has been very careful when it comes to the marketing of The Rise of Skywalker. We have yet to get a full trailer for the film, but some toys have been making their way to the market. Thanks to u/theonlyfidget on Reddit, we have a better look at a Knight of Ren as well as a Sith jet trooper. Check them out: Got these tonight from r/starwarscollecting What’s interesting about the Knight of Ren is that it has the weapon that was supposedly spotted in Dryden Vos’ collection in Solo: A Star Wars Story. I’m sure it doesn’t really have a significant connection, but it’s a neat Easter Egg for fans who like attention to detail. via: Empire As for the new jet trooper, it has a very bulky look to it compared to the First Order trooper—maybe that’s because its armor comes from being built during the Imperial era. Rumor has it that the Sith troopers were a secret army that Palpatine kept hidden away, and Kylo Ren will discover them in the film. It’s said that there’s a Sith TIE pilot that will come with a jetpack so it can keep fighting after its ship is blown up. I’m curious if that soldier is the same as the jet trooper, then again, he doesn’t come with the breathing apparatus that all TIE pilots have. We don’t have any idea when the full trailer for TROS will drop, but with the movie set to come out in a few months, I think October would be a nice time. Let’s just hope Lucasfilm doesn’t wait that long because I know the fans are just dying to hear more. Catch Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in theaters Dec. 20. Read Also: Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Reshoots Involve Surprising Scene With A New Alien
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  • Disney+ is Already Available in the Netherlands
      A lot of people are eagerly awaiting the launch of Disney+ on Nov. 12, but news has it that the streaming service is already available for free—in the Netherlands. According to The Verge, a pilot version of Disney+ has gone live in the Netherlands, and it will be available until launch on Nov. 12 when it will go for €6.99. The version released there has far from a complete library, and has been described as “empty but elegant.” It’s also been said that there are no bugs so far, so at least the test must be going good. If there was any gripe though, it’s said that the service doesn’t automatically list which films are available on 4K; users will have to click into a movie’s page before finding out that UHD is available for a film or series. What’s also interesting is that the service currently has 18 Marvel titles on it, as opposed to the official launch which is said only to include Captain Marvel, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man, and Iron Man 3. The Dutch pilot currently has all Marvel movies on it save for Captain Marvel, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Avengers: Endgame which is set to release in December. As for Star Wars, the entire Skywalker saga is said to be available (save for The Rise of Skywalker), as well as the anthology films like Rogue One and Solo. Series like The Clone Wars and Rebels are also listed, plus some LEGO shorts. The Mandalorian is not up yet, and will likely come out during the official launch. So far, everything looks good, and I’m hoping that these trial runs will find their way around the international market. If anything, I’m expecting Disney+ to be free for a month for every user, and the money should start coming in December when trials start to expire. Catch Disney+ when it launches officially on Nov. 12. Read Also: Disney+ Will Have the '90s Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and X-Men Shows
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  • Ryan Reynolds' Advice for Showing Deadpool to Your Kids
      Deadpool has been a franchise that is famously not for kids but seeing as he’s a Marvel hero, the Merc with the Mouth can’t help but have some younger fans. When asked by a fan how to show Deadpool to their kids, Ryan Reynolds shared his solution on Twitter: No. Put on Spider-Man (from 2002) and tell him it’s Deadpool. It’s what I do with my kids. Remember to look him straight in the eye when you lie. Good luck. ? https://t.co/FbDhj69a7x — Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 12, 2019 Interestingly enough, the only Deadpool film to get an official PG rating was the sequel (i.e., Once Upon a Deadpool), but the original film is yet to get an official kid-friendly cut. If anything, some local channels have opted to edit their own cable-friendly version of the film, so you can probably lookout for those in your area. Going back to Deadpool though, it’s still unknown how Marvel Studios plans to move forward, now that they have all the Marvel Fox characters under their banner. The guess is that they will continue with R-rated Deadpool films, but have him act PG-13 when he crosses over to other franchises. It’s also been said that Ryan Reynolds is the only actor they want to keep playing Deadpool, so we shouldn’t be worried about the part being recast in the future. Personally, I think it would be great to just have Deadpool introduced in a Doctor Strange movie, where it can be said that he was pulled out of an alternate dimension. Then when asked if he could be sent back, Deadpool would just say he can’t because his universe was “canceled.” Maybe he can even make jabs at the Sony/Disney divorce over Spider-Man, seeing that everyone was finally hoping for a team-up, only to have the rug pulled under them. No release date has been set for the next Deadpool film. Read Also: Deadpool's Rob Liefeld Wants the Snyder Cut of Justice League as Well
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  • Joker: Joaquin Phoenix Thanks Late Brother River for His Career
      Joker is set to come out next month, but everyone online is already raving about Joaquin Phoenix’s performance. Phoenix actually won the Toronto International Film Festival’s Tribute Actor Award, and Phoenix used the time to thanks his late brother River. The bit starts at 5:29: When I was 15 or 16, my brother River came in from work, and he had a VHS copy of a movie called Raging Bull, and he sat me down and made me watch it, and the next day, he woke me up and he made me watch it again, and he said, “you’re gonna start acting again. This is what you’re gonna do.” He didn’t ask me, he just told me, and I am indebted to him for that because acting has given me such an incredible life. Back in 1993, Phoenix’s older brother River Phoenix, who was also an actor, had died of a drug overdose. River was only 23 at the time, and Joaquin was only in his teens. It would have been interesting to see what kind of career the two brothers would have had if River didn’t pass; the two would have been like any famous acting family like the Gyllenhaals, Baldwins, or Wilsons. Going back to the speech, though, it’s interesting that Phoenix should mention Raging Bull. That film was directed by Martin Scorsese, whose filmography is said to be a huge influence on Joker. Scorsese is even attached as a producer for the film. As a fan of the darker DCEU, I’m excited to go back to this mature tone of films. Hopefully, WB will be more open to risks like this in the future. Fingers crossed we finally get the release of the Snyder Cut as well. Catch Joker in theaters Oct. 4. Read Also: Rotten Tomatoes Lambasted For Joker’s Negative Label Despite Having Same Score As Marvel Movies  
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