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Streamers who are looking to capitalize on HBO Max's free trial offer may not like the sound of this news. The HBO streaming service has officially discontinued the feature ahead of Wonder Woman 1984's upcoming premiere on December 25. On the bright side though, they are now offering up to a 20% discount if you subscribe to the service for six months.
The said offer would only be valid for pretty much an entire month so it's up to you whether or not you'd like to avail. A fine print ad from the streaming service's app says: "Total discounted price is $69.99, plus applicable tax. Offer valid from December 3, 2020, to January 15, 2021."
Don't expect the feature to return anytime soon either. As much as I hate to break it to you, with the recent confirmation that all of Warner Bros. Picture's releases for 2021 will also be debuting on HBO Max, some fans will be forced to subscribe full-time to the service. Of course, there's always the option to go out and catch WB's upcoming offerings in the cinema but given the current pandemic situation, I don't think that'll exactly be a smart move.
The best option, for now, without a doubt is to subscribe full-time to HBO Max and take full advantage of its features. The streaming service's 2021 lineup includes titles such as The Matrix 4, Dune, Space Jam: A New Legacy, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Godzilla vs. Kong, Tom & Jerry, The Suicide Squad, and of course, the highly-anticipated Snyder Cut of Justice League. I don't know about you but those are pretty solid offerings and you totally get your money's worth.
Wonder Woman 1984 is hitting both theaters and HBO Max on Christmas day.
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Up-and-coming star Dafne Keen undoubtedly experienced her breakout moment thanks to her marvelous performance as Laura aka X-23 in 2017's Logan opposite Hugh Jackman. Now, we all know that the X-Men franchise is now owned by Disney but and Dafne recently expressed her desire to reprise her mutant role. However, the 15-year-old actress has some choice words about Disney's animated films which are deemed "classics" by its fans.
In a recent interview with Elle, Dafne made a bold claim about Disney's animated films and criticized them for being bad for girls. She said: "Disney movies, if you watch them back, were extremely bad for a girl to see, even the ones which aren't so old. They’re dangerous because you can't place your finger on what's really wrong. I think we've got a long way to go."
It's pretty admirable how Dafne seems to have so much wisdom at such a young age and whether you'd like to support her stand regarding Disney's stone-cold classics or not, I'll leave that one up to you. Hopefully, her harsh criticism (which I'm pretty sure is constructive after all) of Disney's product doesn't affect her chances of actually returning to the Marvel Universe because she's proven in Logan that she's got what it takes. And with Marvel Studios seemingly planning to do a Young Avengers project, recruiting X-23 would be great even though she was never part of the team in the comics.
Meanwhile, the MCU's Phase 4 will be kicked off by WandaVision, coming to Disney+ on January 15, 2021.
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2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is easily one of the best, if not the best Spider-Man films out there and it surely reinvigorated Sony's own Spidey franchise, giving them the opening they needed to expand their Marvel Universe. Looking back, Into the Spider-Verse was a huge gamble on the company's part considering it was just an animated film originally aimed towards children but boy, it totally exceeded expectations and now, we're set to get part 2.
One of the things that made it a success is the compelling story of Wilson Fisk aka Kingpin who was hell-bent on opening the portal to the Multiverse in order to bring back his wife and son. He also proved to be a formidable foe for Miles Morales who was making his Spidey debut. But apparently, Kingpin wasn't the true villain of the film, that's according to Sony and they have actual evidence to back this claim up.
In a hilarious Twitter post, the official handle of Into the Spider-Verse posted a side-by-side image of Kingpin and a random kid from Miles' school and according to producer Chris Miller, that kid is in fact the real villain of the flick. I'm not exactly sure why they came up with this one but I gotta say, it's wacky as heck. Check it out here:
He’s smiling because he knows... https://t.co/lOlwSTPxCB
— Christopher Miller (@chrizmillr) December 3, 2020
the movie villain ➡️ the real villain pic.twitter.com/M7gj3Tt0MH
— Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (@SpiderVerse) December 3, 2020
We still know very little about the film's sequel other than the fact that Sony is bringing in Spider-Man 2099 and possibly the Japanese iteration of the character Supaidaman, but one thing's for sure, the film's creators will more than likely be allowed to have a little more freedom with Spider-Verse 2 which is always a good thing.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 is slated for release in 2022.
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If you've already seen Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian, chances are you enjoyed the heck out of this particular episode but were surprised to learn how quickly it ended. "The Tragedy" had a total runtime of only 33 minutes, and while it was definitely a strong entry for Season 2, it was incredibly short, leaving a lot of fans wanting more.
After seeing the latest Mando episode, which finally saw Moff Gideon succeed in abducting Grogu aka Baby Yoda, as well as the return of Fennec Shand and Boba Fett, Star Wars fans wastes no time and sounded off on Twitter to air their grievances and disappointment over the episode's total runtime. Check out some of the reactions here:
The latest episode of #TheMandalorian was too short. I needed at least 3 more hours of it. That's my only complaint. Holy sh!t, that's what i'm talking about!
— DaemØn (@djdaem0n) December 4, 2020
Why the hell was Chapter 14 so goddamn short!??? Needs the be 40 minutes minimum!
— Anthony (@Anthony_Cep) December 4, 2020
Chapter 14 of #Mandolarian felt way too short. Lol I was so immersed and then bam! It was over. Lol why they gotta do us like that?
— Gabbie De Los Angeles (@GabsDLA) December 4, 2020
HEY @themandalorian !! WANNA TELL ME WHY IT WAS SO SHORT FOR CHAPTER 14!? CANT LEAVE US LIKE THAT! ? poor grogu...
— Cynthia✨ (@cynthiaclam) December 4, 2020
Mandalorian was awesome to watch over lunch :) Not happy about the constant changing of episode length tho. Whats up with that?#TheMandalorian#TheMandalorian chapter 14
— BradShort (@BradShort) December 4, 2020
Chapter 14 was way too short for my liking! I need me some hour long episodes of Mando but okay 45 minutes will suffice as well but 29 minutes is not enough at all! #TheMandalorian #TheChild #ThisIsTheWay
— #GoCougs (@rchrdnss) December 4, 2020
Chapter 14 was too short, but so good like last week’s. Might be my favorite #Mandalorian episode up to this point.
— S.Carter (@ThaHustleMan330) December 4, 2020
Me: How will they follow an episode with the great Ahsoka#TheMandalorian Chapter 14: Like this. In 33 minutes. ?
— Richie Yamashiroya ⛄️ (@richiety) December 4, 2020
nooooo why is chapter 14 only 33 minutes ?!? i want 2hr long episodes :(
— ? (@peeebrains) December 4, 2020
The Mandalorian chapter 14… That was the quickest 33 minutes I think I’ve ever experienced in my lifetime. And somehow they made the classic toys go up in value again. What a crazy ride.
— Joe Steinkamp In 5G (@RangerStation) December 4, 2020
Personally, I would've loved for "The Tragedy" to be a little longer but hey, the good thing about it is it leaves us looking forward to next week's episode. It's just so amazing how The Mandalorian becomes better and better after each episode and a lot of us are deeply invested with its story and to be honest, why shouldn't we? The show's Chapter 15 is a must-watch for sure and with all the stuff that went down in Chapter 14, expect the next episode to be nothing short of eventful.
The Mandalorian Season 2 is now streaming on Disney+.
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Kaley Cuoco has gained a strong following amongst DC fans for her fantastic work as the voice of Harley Quinn in HBO Max's Harley Quinn series but despite her fresh and vibrant take on the iconic DC Comics character, some fans still can't help but compare her portrayal to Margot Robbie who has had the privilege of playing Quinn in live-action form for four years now.
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Apparently, Kaley is already getting sick and tired of some fans pitting her against Margot. Addressing their non-existent "rivalry" in her latest Interview Magazine feature, Cuoco revealed that she hasn't even met Robbie and has no clue why fans are pitting them against one another. She said, "When Harley became a kind of a big deal and then when Birds of Prey came out, there were all these stories that I and Margot Robbie were feuding."
The star of the hit American sitcom The Big Bang Theory continued, "But I've never even met her. I love her. There was an article that came out that said we would not show up together at Comic-Con. We refused to be on the same stage together. Neither of us was even at Comic-Con, okay?"
I mean, I don't think there was ever a need to compare Kaley and Margot's performances because that would be like comparing apples with oranges. Both actresses bring something great to the table and to be frank, they've aced their respective roles as animated and live-action versions of Harley Quinn. Now, considering Harley has somewhat become DC's female version of Deadpool, I think it would be great to see a crossover project between the two. That would be a riot.
Harley Quinn has been renewed for a third season.
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Black Panther star Letitia Wright is facing criticism for her alleged support of the anti-vaccination movement amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It all began when the Shuri actress shared a video from On The Table, a discussion channel on YouTube. The presenter of the show talks about whether or not we should get vaccinated. "I don't understand vaccines medically, but I've always been a little bit of a skeptic of them," presenter Tomi Arayomi says during the first half of the video.
The video link has since been taken down from Letitia's official Twitter account but it was already a little too late for the actress as users harassed her big time for posting the video. This of course led a lot of people to believe that Letitia is an "anti-vaxxer". A lot of people, including her fans were furious over the video and they wasted no time taking Letitia to "cancel city". See some of the reactions below:
so i guess we're all gonna cancel Letitia Wright for all that crap she said last night huh?
— Bruce (Agent Bruce) 42 days till WandaVision (@Scopevandyne) December 4, 2020
I'm not jumping on a hate or cancel bandwagon, but I really hope Letitia Wright takes some of these criticisms seriously and educates herself better because alot of young girls look up to her particularly young black girls who are more at risk to covid pic.twitter.com/zdSHQZzjFn
— Keiley Kaiser (@keileykaiser) December 4, 2020
All the questions you have have been answered, you’re just too lazy to read a medical journal.
— Laura Leishman (@lauraleishman) December 4, 2020
Ur “opinion” is rooted in nothing but religious dogma. You don’t need to “conform” to anything but when you share widely debunked and potentially harmful rhetoric you will be called out on it. Instead of engaging in conversation you cry about being “cancelled.” You’re almost 30.
— isa (@moisturizeds) December 4, 2020
You really out here believing false prophets and in the same breath talking about Lucifer and the Bible. LOL
No one is canceling you. Cancel culture isn’t real. You’re being rightfully confronted about spreading unintelligent discourse and falsehoods. Shame!
— Valerie Complex♓️♎️♋️ (@ValerieComplex) December 4, 2020
Letitia Wright being an anti-vaxxer is not what I'd expect on my end of the world 2020 bingo card. pic.twitter.com/0DOnHmJ3ov
— ? Princess Punchie Week EXTENDED! ? (@angelheart2015) December 4, 2020
Shuri would be disappointed in Letitia Wright over this nonsense smh pic.twitter.com/MRryBzTTxv
— Honey I Drank The Kids ???️? (@TopherFrance) December 4, 2020
Out of all people who decided to be problematic... Letitia Wright, LETITIA?!? #BlackPanther2 pic.twitter.com/E1dUTdE5aZ
— Sydney Toles (@TolesSydney) December 4, 2020
Letitia Wright? More like Letitia Wrong pic.twitter.com/aPq9ShweQO
— Borkeye ?? (@bork_21) December 4, 2020
Wright would later clarify that she only posted the video to create awareness and nothing more. In her latest tweet, she wrote, "my intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies. Nothing else."
my intention was not to hurt anyone, my ONLY intention of posting the video was it raised my concerns with what the vaccine contains and what we are putting in our bodies.
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) December 4, 2020
Just like that, cancel culture was able to claim another victim. Letitia seems to be unfazed though by the controversy and by the looks of it, she's firm about her stand regarding COVID-19 vaccines and I'm not exactly sure if that's a smart move. But considering the fact that she's already cleared the air regarding the issue, I think it's about time some fans go easy on her. This might've been just a huge misunderstanding after all.
In other news, Letitia Wright is set to reprise her role as Shuri in Black Panther 2.
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Marvel fans have been toying with the idea of a live-action Spider-Verse film for years now and while it has loads of potential to be a great business move for both Marvel Studios and Sony, the idea has already been debunked multiple times over the last couple of months. However, Jamie Foxx's inclusion in the third MCU Spider-Man film as Electro leaves the door wide open for an epic Marvel crossover event.
Hold on to the edge of your seats, webheads as this could (emphasis on "could") possibly be the confirmation we've been waiting for all these months. A new promo from Sony's Latinoamerica YouTube channel is teasing the arrival of Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield in Earth-616. Now, this may appear as just a simple promotional teaser for some of you but the video's description is quite interesting. The clip's text graphics read: "Who is your favorite Spider-Man? You don't have to choose. In the Marvel Multiverse, anything can happen. In Spider-Man 3, it is very possible you will see everyone. Yes! The three Peter Parkers saving the world together."
The epic promo, posted on Sony Latinoamerica's official YouTube channel has since been turned private but you can watch the clip via Twitter below:
Une chaîne YouTube officielle de Sony tease un crossover #SpiderVerse avec Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield et Tom Holland dans ‘Spider-Man 3’ ? ??
"Dans ‘Spider-Man 3’ il y aura les trois Peter Parker sauvant le monde ensemble". ?
Affaire à suivre ... pic.twitter.com/ykaZNUNlQI
— Le QG des Supers (@LeQGdesSupers) December 4, 2020
Of course, this is all just speculation for now so we better not get our hopes up but on the other hand, a lot can still happen in the project considering the fact that they've just started production weeks ago. Could you imagine how massive it would be if the upcoming film ends up being a full-blown Spider-Verse flick with all three Spider-Men coming together to save the world? The possibilities are exciting.
Spider-Man 3 is slated for release in December 2021.
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A lot of fans (myself included) expected the latest episode of The Mandalorian to be just another filler entry for Season 2 and boy, were we ever wrong! Chapter 14 delivered a lot of intense action and a massive cliffhanger that left our jaws dropping to the floor. For starters, "The Tragedy" marks the return of two Star Wars characters, Fennec Shand and Boba Fett who have apparently formed a special alliance thanks to Fett saving Shand from a near-death experience.
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The episode begins with Din Djarin and Grogu (yeah, we better get used to calling Baby Yoda that) arriving on the planet Tython in search of the mysterious Jedi temple which could lead them to the person who will train the Force-wielding fellow. Right off the bat, they spot the said temple and Mando places Grogu on the rock, commanding him to use his powers to call the Jedi. It seems like it wouldn't work at first but a strong force suddenly engulfs The Child during the ritual, Shand arrives on Tython with Fett who is apparently after his Mandalorian armor.
The Galactic Empire then arrives at the scene to cause mayhem which left the trio with no choice but to briefly team-up in true The Mandalorian fashion. They were eventually successful in fending off the Stormtroopers but the real "tragedy" came after that. Now, in what could be best described as the episode's most shocking moment, Moff Gideon and his crew, aboard the light cruiser, also appear in Tython and their first move was to blow up the Razor Crest. Just one strike from the cruiser's laser blaster was enough to completely obliterate Mando's ship, rendering it pretty much non-existent after that.
Now that his trusty spaceship has been crushed to bits, this could totally mean that Mando is set for a vehicle update but let's be real here, the Razor Crest was already perfect. But still, they could go the route of creating a second version of the Razor Crest since the ship has already become so iconic. We'll see what happens next.
Chapter 14 of The Mandalorian is now streaming on Disney+.
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The fate of the DC Universe hangs in the balance in the comic book giant's upcoming crossover event titled Future State. We've covered this one previously on this site and as the title suggests, Future State will be a two-month event set to introduce new iterations of our favorite DC characters, with all the action taking place in the year 2030.
Future State will still be lead by DC's iconic Trinity of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, only this time, their mantles will be taken on by heroes from a different time. Not only that, but the comic book spectacle will introduce fans to several iterations of our beloved characters like the two Wonder Women — Nubia and Yara Flor and so much more. The comic's first issue will be hitting stores on January 5, 2021, spinning out of the epic conclusion of Dark Nights: Death Metal #7, and will carry over across multiple DC titles like Justice League and Teen Titans.
The comic book giant just released the official trailer for Future State and it'll surely get you hyped for 2021. "Welcome to DC Future State, a two-month extravaganza that reveals what lays in store for the World’s Greatest Heroes," the trailer's description reads. "DC Future State will take you on a journey from the near future to the end of time to witness the destinies of heroes like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, the Teen Titans, and so many more."
Like I've mentioned before, this new vibrant take on DC's iconic characters is a significant step in shaking things up in the world of comic books. The crossover event's success could play a vital role in shaping up the entire DC Universe moving forward. I mean, they can't rely on the original Trinity over and over again and it's a smart move to cash-in on new characters. After all, stories about the future have been a hit amongst fans in the past. I don't see how this one wouldn't work.
Before Future State unfolds, DC is also set to release another crossover event called Endless Winter which kicks off this month.
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It doesn't come as a surprise anymore how George Lucas has always laid out the foundation for Anakin Skywalker's epic Star Wars story long before the prequel films were established. Now, according to a new Lucasfilm book called The Star Wars Archives: 1995-2005, George shared information about Anakin's backstory during a conference meeting for Return of the Jedi in 1981. Present during the said meeting were director Richard Marquand, producer Howard Kazanjian, and writer Lawrence Kasdan who all saw how the tragic story of "The Chosen One" would've unfolded.
The book's author Paul Duncan shared the passage from the conference on Twitter and it'll give you a detailed idea of how Lucas' original plans for the character. Turns out, he was able to stick with his vision for the character and Anakin's backstory didn't go through some major changes. Read the full passage below:
Anakin Skywalker began hanging out with the Emperor, who at that point nobody knew was that bad, because he was an elected official. He was a politician. Richard M. Nixon was his name. He subverted the senate and finally took over and he was really evil. But he pretended to be a really nice guy. Luke’s father gets subverted by the Emperor. He gets a little weird at home and his wife begins to figure out that things are going wrong and she confides in Ben, who is his mentor.
On his missions through the galaxies, Anakin has been going off and doing his Jedi thing and a lot of Jedi have been getting killed - and it’s because they turn their back on him and he cuts them down. The President is turning into the Emperor and Luke’s mother suspects that something has happened to her husband. She is pregnant. Anakin gets worse and worse, and finally Ben has to fight him and he throws him down into a volcano and Vader is all beat up.
When he falls into the pit there is hardly anything left of him by the time the Emperor’s troops fish him out of the drink. Then when Ben finds out that Vader has been fished out and is in the hands of the Empire, he is worried. He goes back to Vader’s wife and explains that Anakin is the bad guy, the one killing all the Jedi.
Mrs. Skywalker has had the kids, the twins, two little babies who are six months old or so. The Skywalker line is very strong with the Force, so Ben says, “I think we should protect the kids, because they may be able to to help us right the wrong that your husband has created in the universe.” Ben takes one and gives him to a couple out there on Tatooine and he gets his little hideout in the hills and he watches him grow. Ben can’t raise Luke himself because he’s a wanted man. Leia and Luke’s mother go to Alderaan and are taken by the king there, who is a friend of Ben’s. She dies shortly thereafter and Leia is brought up by her foster parents. She knows that her real mother died.
I think you can make Ben take the blame for Vader. “I should have given him more training. I should have sent him to Yoda, but I thought I could be as good a teacher as Yoda. I wish that I could stop the pestilence that I’ve unleashed on the galaxy.” His burden is that he feels responsible for everything that Vader has done.
It's amazing how George has always been sure of how he wanted to execute the character and didn't bother altering his story considering the prequel trilogy came out almost 20 years after his conference meeting for Return of the Jedi. The end result was pretty astonishing as well and even though the prequel trilogy isn't exactly seen by a lot of fans as a flawless series, I gotta say it was still successful in fulfilling Anakin's journey to the dark side and that's what matters.
Meanwhile, The Mandalorian Season 2 is now streaming on Disney+.
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