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Tiny Diapana

is a literary dilettante and warrior of the written word. She has a penchant for poetry, with some of her compositions seeing publication in various local and international anthologies. Tiny is drawn to magic realism (eg. Salman Rushdie, Etgar Kerret) and books that are stylistic and Kafkaesque. Her free time is often spent on boardgames, books, manga, comics, pop culture series, movies and practicing bass.

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  • Marvel Reportedly Interested in Introducing Third Thor
        It looks like Marvel may have plans to introduce another version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Asgardian God of Thunder after bringing in Jane Foster’s (Natalie Portman) Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. According to a report by We Got This Covered, sources close to Marvel say that the studio is considering bringing in the third iteration of Thor that would help tie in together the debut of Galactus. Rumor has it that Marvel wants a version of Thor from a recent comic book series where Galactus recruits Thor to serve him as one of his Heralds. It’s an interesting report, to say the least, though it’s hard to imagine Thor serving under Galactus. Perhaps the studio is thinking of introducing this version of Thor in an alternate timeline – there’s a lot of room for that in Marvel’s upcoming dimension-hopping movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, if Marvel does introduce the third iteration of Thor, one has to wonder whether the studio would cast another star to take on the role, or whether Chris Hemsworth would take on the part. Of course, as with all rumors, we advise fans to take the report with a grain of salt. As far as we know, Marvel is only interested in bringing Mighty Thor into the MCU. Juggling the third one may be too much for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth’s already pretty great as the Asgardian God of Thunder, why have another? Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on November 6, 2020. Read: The New Mutants Director Teases 'Cool' Deleted Scenes
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  • Marvel Fans Start 'Marvel is Over' Campaign on Twitter
        The Marvel Cinematic Universe might be Hollywood’s powerhouse comic book movie franchise, however, it seems disgruntled fans have begun campaigning the “Marvel Is Over Party” online. According to a report by Cosmic Book News, there’s a brand new “Marvel Is Over Party” hashtag, and it looks like it’s started trending on Twitter with nearly ten thousand posts complaining about Marvel Studios and it’s silence the past few months. One of the top tweets under the “Marvel Is Over Party” hashtag tells Marvel Studios to “drop a trailer or something,” a sharp request from a disgruntled Marvel fan.   #marvelisoverparty maybe if they hadn't k worded 3 of their best characterspic.twitter.com/OWusKEwA1g — fio (@notheprevengers) August 27, 2020   The hashtag is an expression of Marvel fan’s frustration over the studio’s silence on its plans for Phase 4 and 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It seems like fans’ frustrations doubled over when Warner Brothers held its epic DC FanDome virtual convention last weekend. Warner Brothers went all out during DC Fandome, delivering new announcements and rolling out brand new trailers and teasers for Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, Suicide Squad, and Black Adam. Of course, we wouldn’t blame Marvel fans for complaining over on social media – not after seeing how Warner Brothers has showered DC fans with great new previews for upcoming DC film projects. Marvel has been rather silent the past few months - fans have been shrivelling dry waiting for new announcements and new trailers for upcoming movies like Eternals and shows like Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Let’s wait and see whether Marvel listens to the people’s demands. Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on November 6, 2020. Read: The New Mutants Director Teases 'Cool' Deleted Scenes
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    92 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 92 days ago
  • New Mutants Comic Book Co-Creator Slams Josh Boone’s Movie
        It looks like issues in Josh Boone’s The New Mutants have started bubbling to the surface now that the film is slated to premiere this Friday. Despite his excitement and anticipation, New Mutants comic book co-creator Bob McLeod couldn’t help but lambast the film for spelling his name wrong, writing him as “Bob Macleod” in the film’s credits. Not only that, but McLeod also felt disappointed with the changes the movie gave his characters. Taking to Facebook, the comic book writer decided to talk about his experience watching The New Mutants. McLeod started on a positive note, saying that he was pretty eager when Sony announced that it was developing a New Mutants movie. "I thought making it into a horror movie was perhaps an interesting idea, but not at all how the characters should be introduced to the public at large. But, hey, my characters in a movie! I never would have thought that would actually happen,” the writer started.   I was very excited when I heard they were making a New Mutants movie. I thought making it into a horror movie was... Posted by Bob McLeod on Friday, August 28, 2020   Then, in the next paragraph, McLeod shares the many reasons why he’s disappointed with the film. "But then, I was disappointed when they didn't give Dani braids, although I like Blu Hunt," he explained. "I was disappointed when Rahne wasn't a redhead with spiky hair, although I adore Maisie Williams. I was disappointed that Sam isn't tall and gawky, although I do like Charlie Heaton. But mainly I was very disappointed that Roberto isn't short and dark-skinned. Yet another example of Hollywood white-washing,” McLeod explained. “ There's just no excuse. So basically, Josh Boone erased everything I contributed to the way the characters look,” the writer went on, “And now, the movie has come out at last, and apparently they've credited someone named Bob Macleod as co-creator. They couldn't even be bothered to check the spelling of my name sometime in the last three years. And that can't be fixed. That will be on the movie forever. I think I'm done with this movie." McLeod isn’t the only one disappointed with Boone’s iteration of The New Mutants. Fans and critics have also expressed their sentiments towards the film. Sony’s horror comic book movie now sits with an abysmal critic and audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Trade sites that reviewed the film call it “a movie best forgotten by all involved,” “the worst X-Men movie ever,” and “plodding viewing experience, even with lowered expectations.” Such a shame considering the excitement everyone had for the film. The New Mutants releases today, August 28, 2020. Read: The New Mutants Director Teases 'Cool' Deleted Scenes
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  • The New Mutants Frightens with Scores from Fans and Critics
        There might have been a lot of excitement building up over The New Mutants, however, now that the film’s finally set to premiere this Friday, it seems like the film is being bogged down by poor reviews from critics and from moviegoers. Despite critics’ campaign to refrain from reviewing the film until Disney offers safe screening options to moviegoers, a few Hollywood trade sites have decided to screen the film, and the reviews are far from stellar. Rotten Tomatoes has collated 14 reviews from critics so far, and only 4 are marked “Fresh” while the rest have branded the film as “Rotten.” So far, The New Mutants’ critic score sits at 29%  with trade sites calling it “a movie best forgotten by all involved,” “the worst X-Men movie ever,” and “plodding viewing experience, even with lowered expectations.”   #NewMutants has a lower RT score than Dark Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/jrS407RH9L — Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) August 28, 2020   Filmgoers seem to share the same sentiment, though it seems like X-Men fans are much more forgiving than critics. Right now, The New Mutants has a 56% score from audiences. The score could change as time goes on, however, early impressions of the film could make or break The New Mutant’s commercial success. It doesn’t help that the film is screening in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. While we’ve yet to see the film, it’s such a shame to hear that The New Mutants isn’t doing well among fans and critics. There was a lot of hope for the movie. Despite the many delays and issues, the film suffered during production, everyone was eager to see Josh Boone’s horror comic book movie. The New Mutants is set to release on August 28, 2020. Read: The New Mutants Director Teases 'Cool' Deleted Scenes
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  • Star Wars Actress Kelly Marie Tran on Being Disney’s First ...
        Rabid Star Wars fanboys may have forced Kelly Marie Tran to take a break from social media, however, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi actress continues to rise above the toxicity, nabbing the lead role in Disney’s upcoming animated movie, Raya and the Last Dragon. Entertainment Weekly dropped the news yesterday when it released Disney’s first look photo of its upcoming Southeast Asian-inspired computer-animated fantasy film, Raya and the Last Dragon. The report came as a warm and welcome surprise for Tran’s fans – the Star Wars star is now Disney’s first actress of Southeast Asian descent to play the lead role in a Disney animated movie. Speaking in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tran opens up about how she felt when she got the role, admitting that she had no idea how much she wanted to see someone just like her, a Southeast Asian, in a Disney movie. "I just cried and laughed through the whole thing," Tran tells EW. "I didn't know that I was yearning just to see someone who looks like me." In Raya and the Last Dragon, Tran plays the titular role of Raya, the daughter of the Chief of the Heart Lands, one of five lands in the kingdom of Kumandra. Years ago, humans and dragons in Kumandra lived in harmony. Until the invasion of the Druun monsters that is. When the Druuns invaded Kumandra, dragons were forced to sacrifice themselves to save humanity. Raya’s father was also killed during the encounter. Disney’s new movie follows Raya’s journey as a warrior searching for the last dragon who she believes can save the kingdom of Kumandra. Raya and the Last Dragon is set to premiere on March 12, 2021. Read: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Reveals First Gameplay and New Release Date
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    92 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 92 days ago
  • EA Releasing Exciting Story-Driven Star Wars DLC for The Sims 4
        Star Wars gamers have been having quite a week. Not only did EA release a campaign trailer for its upcoming dogfight videogame Star Wars Squadrons, but Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment also dropped its very first preview of the highly anticipated LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Today, EA’s decided to drop even more Star Wars news, announcing (via The Washington Post) its upcoming story-driven Star Wars game pack for The Sims 4. Set for release on September 8, the upcoming DLC “Star Wars: Journey to Batuu” will introduce a Star Wars-themed area in Sims 4.     Allowing sims to travel to the BlackSpire Outpost on the planet of Batuu, the new Sims 4 Star Wars DLC will offer familiar characters, destinations, and ships from the galaxy far, far away. That includes sequel trilogy heroes Rey Skywalker and Kylo Ren. It even includes the Millennium Falcon. Sims gamers can also play classic Star Wars games like Sabacc in Oga’s Cantina. “The Sims has always been about letting players tell their own stories and explore a lot of different aspects,” said The Sims executive producer and general manager Lyndsay Pearson, “That feels very complementary to the way that we were approaching ‘Journey to Batuu,' which is: ‘What is your story in this universe? How do you want to be a part of this?’” “Journey to Batuu” also offers simmers an overarching story – a surprising element in The Sims gaming series. The DLC allows gamers to choose different factions to side with like The Resistance, the First Order, and the rebels fighting for control over the planet. As exciting as this new DLC might be, Simmers have to be reminded that “Star Wars: Journey to Batuu” is a destination world. Sims can’t live on Batuu full-time, they can only pay visits to the planet – although the destination location does have a home base where sims can get their basic needs. “Star Wars: Journey to Batuu” is set to release on September 8, 2020. Read: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Reveals First Gameplay and New Release Date
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    92 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 92 days ago
  • Star Wars Fans Mourn Canceled Celebration
        The COVID-19 pandemic did quite a number on the entertainment industry. Not only did the novel coronavirus outbreak force cinemas to shut down and studios to delay the release of highly-anticipated blockbuster movies, but it also forced organizers to either cancel or postpone major events like this year’s San Diego Comic-Con and the 2020 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Lucasfilm was also forced to cancel this year’s Star Wars Celebration, postponing the event to 2022. While the studio has put up a site where fans can purchase merchandise meant for the Star Wars convention, Star Wars fans remain disappointed. Taking to social media, fans have been expressing their disappointment over this year’s circumstances, talking about what they would have been doing had COVID-19 not spread across the globe and Star Wars Celebration went on. You can check out their posts down here:   Happy “would-have-been” Star Wars Celebration day! To think that I’d be in California right now hurts, but let’s spend the weekend by supporting Fan Creators who are gracious enough to keep the Celebration spirit alive, be excellent to one another, and maybe cross fingers that 1/ pic.twitter.com/bl1KoSfiKs — Kyle B. (@LukesGreenSaber) August 27, 2020   In honor of what would have been Star Wars Celebration, I'm going to stand for ten hours then sit on the floor, eat only one meal a day, and buy a bunch of things I don't need. — Darth Himbo (@zed_pm) August 27, 2020   was supposed to be at star wars celebration today and disneyland for star wars after dark tonight! but instead i’m going to work pic.twitter.com/5Pib7uBlLN — babs‎ (@babsisnotsocial) August 27, 2020   Should be at @SW_Celebration right now. Sucks hope @starwars releases new mando trailer within next couple of days to take the sting away — HeartstopperJoinedDarkOrder (@HeartstopperDWF) August 27, 2020   In a normal 2020, I was supposed to be at Star Wars celebration right now, and then from there drive to my house in Palm Springs, and sit by the pool and lounge. Instead I'm sitting on my patio in my bathrobe, watching Clone Wars on my iPad. — Kyle McLain (@FarmboyinJapan) August 27, 2020   Star Wars Celebration has always been a major event for Star Wars fans. Not only does the event offer great Star Wars merchandise, but it also gives Lucasfilm a place to make major Star Wars announcements. Lucasfilm has been laying low the past few months, keeping mum on its plans for the galaxy far, far away. Sure, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy may have come out with an interview last week, but all the producer could really say was that the studio is taking a step back to find its center and find the proper direction to take now that the Skywalker saga’s come to an end. The Skywalker saga is available for streaming on Disney+. Read: Rosario Dawson Has Reportedly Shot Ahsoka Tano Footage For The Mandalorian Season 2 Marketing
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy Star Dave Bautista Featured in Leaked Dune ...
        Earlier this week, word came out that the very first trailer for Denis Villenueve’s Dune would screen together with Tenet once Christopher Nolan’s movie drops on August 31.  Today, images from the teaser have somehow made their way online, and while most of the shots feature characters that fans have seen in official stills of the film, it also gives us our very first look at Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Beautista’s character, Glossu Rabban Harkonnen. Pictures of Glossu Rabban Harkonnen have been making the rounds on Twitter the past few hours, and it looks like Raban has really pale, nearly chalk-white skin. For those who aren’t familiar with the character, Rabban is the older nephew of Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. Like his uncle, Rabban is cruel and sadistic. He’s nicknamed by the Fremen as “The Beast.” In the original novel by Frank Herbert, Rabban is instructed by the Baron to terrorize the people of Arrakis and break their spirits so that Feyd-Rautha would be welcomed as a hero when he would take over the place. You can check out Bautista’s iteration of Rabban down here:   dave bautista as the beast rabban ends all "post your 2020 mood" threads instantly, it's over, it's all over pic.twitter.com/r6IcJkCGkG — christian (@christianmccrea) August 26, 2020   For those who aren’t familiar with Dune the book, the story focuses on the Atreides family as they relocate to the planet of Arrakis to assume control of the production of the Spice Melange, one of the most valuable resources in the galaxy. The very first trailer for Dune is reportedly set to release on September 9, however, with so many pictures circulating online, it’s possible that the preview may come sooner than expected. Read: Rosario Dawson Has Reportedly Shot Ahsoka Tano Footage For The Mandalorian Season 2 Marketing
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  • The New Mutants’ First Review Bashes Film for Being 'Generic' and ...
        The New Mutants is coming out tomorrow, and while a lot of major Hollywood critics have decided not to review the upcoming X-Men spinoff until Disney offers safer screening options for viewers, The Hollywood Reporter’s Paris-based film critics have come out with their own verdict for the film, and it seems like their response has been tepid. The Hollywood Reporter has been one of the very first trade publications to review The New Mutants, and according to the entertainment news outlet, the only way that viewers are going to be impressed by the film is if they’ve never seen teen movies, superhero movies, and asylum-set psychological thrillers. “Generic and, at its best, straining to be heartfelt, director Josh Boone’s adaptation of the Marvel spin-off comic series is a Marvel movie spinoff in its own right, making vague references to the X-Men franchise but attempting to stand on its own,” THR writes, going full blast against the film, “Unfortunately it rarely does, even if the film’s trio of young and tough female leads manages to give your typically male-dominated genre something of a feminine twist.” Apparently, The New Mutants feels as if it belongs to a more innocent time when there were fewer horror films to compare the movie to. The trade news outlet also takes a swipe at Disney’s decision to release the film at this point in time despite the fact that COVID-19 continues to ravage the planet.   5 days. 5 mutants. coincidence? we think not. #NewMutants is in theaters august 28. get tickets now, https://t.co/yEuEZJnmoS pic.twitter.com/Fi0H2zd7hQ — New Mutants (@NewMutantsFilm) August 23, 2020   Of course, this is only one review for the film. Perhaps other critics might relent and see whether or not The New Mutants is as tepid as it’s been painted to be. The New Mutants is set to premiere on August 28, 2020. Read: Rosario Dawson Has Reportedly Shot Ahsoka Tano Footage For The Mandalorian Season 2 Marketing
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  • Marvel Officially Changes the Title of The Eternals
        It looks like Marvel has decided to add a little update to the title of The Eternals. According to a report by ComicBook.com, Marvel has officially decided to drop the word “The” from The Eternals. We’re not quite sure why the studio has decided to change the movie’s title at this point in time (though we do admit the update is a rather small one), but perhaps Marvel thought it would be snapper to call the film Eternals without having a determiner hanging on its lip.   Still can't believe we're getting the Stark brothers back together on the big screen as Ikaris and Black Knight in The Eternals!! Robb Stark did not lie when he said to Jon, "Next time I see you, you'll be all in black." (....yknow, like....BLACK Knight ?) pic.twitter.com/AIoPYNgUwL — Shruti Rao (@shrutiraoart) August 27, 2020   Aside from the title update, there hasn’t been that much news about Marvel’s Eternals movie. Fans have been itching for a teaser for the longest time now, however, it seems like Marvel won’t be dropping any previews for the Eternals anytime soon. There have been a few interviews though. Speaking with ComicBook.com, Eternals writer Kieron Gillen discusses his main goal in writing Marvel’s new comic book movie – to show how Marvel’s cosmic gods fit in the larger narrative tapestry of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "At least part of what I’m trying to do is to tie all these strands together, into a coherent, epic history of the Eternal’s own," Gillen told the entertainment news outlet, When you’ve finished the first issue, you’ll know what the Eternals are for, and why they’re not really like anything else. From that point on, I’m just adding more to it – details, angles, worlds to lose and find yourself in." According to Gillen, the Eternals are Marvel’s “angels,” serving as the oldest protectors of the universe. We wonder how the Eternals are going to fit into the MCU timeline once the film comes out. The Eternals is set to release on February 12, 2021. Read: Rosario Dawson Has Reportedly Shot Ahsoka Tano Footage For The Mandalorian Season 2 Marketing
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