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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 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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  • MCU Faces Major Issues as Coronavirus Continues to Spread
        The spread of the novel coronavirus has done a major hit on the entertainment industry. The pandemic has forced the shutdown of major events like SXSW and the Emerald City Comic Con. Not only has it forced studio’s to close the production of upcoming projects like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Loki, but it’s also forced studios to delay the release of highly anticipated films like Mulan, The New Mutants, No Time to Die, and of course Black Widow. With so many movies seeing delay, Marvel fans can only wonder what odds the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to face in this kind of environment. Business Insider thinks that things aren’t going to be easy for Marvel. The studio has always had a release calendar for its upcoming movies and television projects. However, we can’t be entirely sure when the government will be able to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. We can’t be sure when things are going to go back to normal. How soon will Marvel be able to continue the development of its Phase 4 projects? That’s not the only concern, of course. With studios pushing back the release of upcoming films left and right, studios will find themselves fighting for calendar release space in fall and in winter. Perhaps they’ll have to duke it out until 2021. Now’s definitely a difficult time for Marvel. We can only hope that the spread of the novel coronavirus ends so that everything returns to what it once was. Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres. Read: Morbius Release Date Pushed Back to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
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  • Marvel Comics Decides to Pull All of Its Digital and Print Releases
        It looks like Marvel Comics is suffering from the effect that the novel coronavirus pandemic has had on the economy. According to a report by Bleeding Cool, Marvel Comics has just confirmed their release plans during the COVID lockdown. Not only does the publication intend to withhold the release of new print comic book titles in stores this week, but it also plans to keep from releasing any of its titles digitally whether it be through the Marvel App, through ComiXology, or through Kindle. Marvel Comics however has indicated that it may continue the release of the digital editions of collected editions of comic books. Releasing a statement to comic book retailers and to members of the press “As you know, unfortunately there will not be any new print titles available at your shops this week. Marvel will also not be releasing any new comic book titles digitally on April 1. This is a fluid situation with details changing every day, so we appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate our way through this. As soon as more information is available, we will outline our longer-term plans and opportunities to support you and the industry.” Marvel Comics aren’t the only ones taking action to preserve business during the spread of COVID-19. DC Comics has also decided to limit its digital releases. The spread of the novel coronavirus has certainly hurt the entertainment industry over the past few months. Not only are comic book publications taking a major hit, but so are studios and television networks. We can only hope that this pandemic ends soon. Read: Morbius Release Date Pushed Back to 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
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  • DC Comics Decides to Limit Digital Releases Due to COVID-19
        It looks like the novel coronavirus pandemic might have caused significant damage to the comic book industry because it looks like publishing houses have decided to make some major changes in their release strategies. Last weekend, DC Comics announced that it would only be releasing a limited selection of comics beginning Wednesday, April 1, because of the outbreak of COVID-19.   Now, according to a report by ComicBook.com, DC has decided to make a shift in its release plan. The publishing company now intends to release mostly collections and digital-first issues like Batman: The Adventures Continue #1. These comics are going to be released on Wednesday. Single-issue comic book releases originally set for the same date are being pushed back to the last Wednesday of April on April 29. DC’s digital releases on ComiXology for this Wednesday has been limited to nine titles. Six of these offerings are collections. These nine titles include the following: Batman: Creature of the Night Batman: The Adventures Continue #1 Doom Patrol: The Silver Age Vol. 2 Event Leviathan Harley Quinn Vol. 4: The Final Trial Justice League of America: The Nail: The Complete Collection Justice League: Origin Deluxe Edition Teen Titans Go! To Camp #6 gen:Lock #14 The titles being listed for release on April 29 are all single issues. This includes Batman #92, Harley Quinn #72, and Strange Adventures #2. COVID-19 has certainly hurt the entertainment industry. We’re hoping that comic book publications can deal with the current landscape of the industry. Read: DC Fans are Arguing About Whether Zack Snyder Really Understands Superman  
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  • Zack Snyder Almost Changed Wonder Woman’s Origin in Batman V ...
        The DC Extended Universe’s Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) might have joined the ranks of men about a hundred or so years before the events of Batman v Superman, however, it seems like Zack Snyder actually wanted Diana Prince to appear a lot earlier than 1918. Taking to Vero last weekend (via Cinema Blend), Snyder shared a live commentary of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice- The Ultimate Edition. During his live commentary, the director mentioned a few of his original ideas for Wonder Woman’s introduction into the DCEU. According to the filmmaker, he and his team considered the idea of having Diana participate in the American Civil War or the Crimean War instead of World War I. “Before we inserted this into the film, I’d shot a placeholder,” the director explained, “When we shot BvS, we hadn’t really finished the concept for Wonder Woman yet… Steve Berkman, who’d shot the image of Wonder Woman from World War I, we had shot that previous with an image from the Crimean War. Originally it had been the Crimean War because it was one of the early cons lists where photography was used, and I wanted to get the longest stretch possible. I think we originally talked about it even being the Civil War as a possibility. Just in our early conversations, we were like ‘What would really show the distance?’” Knowing how the Crimean War ran from 1853 to 1856 and how the Civil War was waged from 1861 to 1865, these two choices would have emphasized Wonder Woman’s agelessness. However, it seems like Snyder and his team decided to settle on World War I probably because it was a major war, in fact, the “war to end all wars.”  In the end, World War I was a good choice, because it introduced Wonder Woman to the world, not just to the problems of the US. Read: DC Fans are Arguing About Whether Zack Snyder Really Understands Superman
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    11 hours ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 11 hours ago
  • DCEU Director Zack Snyder Explains Controversial Martha Scene in ...
        Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice might have been a commercial success for Warner Brothers, however, the second installment in Zack Snyder’s DC Extended Universe easily gathered contention from fans and critics because of its narrative choices. One of the most controversial moments in the movie is when Batman (Ben Affleck) is just about to kill Superman (Henry Cavill). Before the Dark Knight pierces the Son of Kyrpton with his kryptonite spear, Superman begs him to save his mother Martha, a name which turns out to be the same name as the mother of Bruce Wayne. While most DC fans think the “Martha” scene is a tad bit heavy-handed and corny, Snyder believes that Batman pausing after being reminded of his mother has a lot of psychological implications to it. Taking to Vero for another question and answer session with fans, (via Cinema Blend), the director addresses the controversial “Martha” scene in Batman v Superman. “He's basically turned into the murderer of his parents. He's allowing them to kill Martha. He's blinded by his hatred. He's become the thing he hates,” Snyder explains. While it does still seem a little bit heavy-handed, Snyder does make a point. Bruce turned to a life of vigilantism because of his parents death. However, the Dark Knight in Batman v Superman no longer seemed to care whether he killed or not. In fact, Batman was very close to killing Supes. What do you think of Snyder’s explanation behind the “Martha” sequence? Feel free to make use of the comment section below. Read: DC Fans are Arguing About Whether Zack Snyder Really Understands Superman
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    12 hours ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 12 hours ago
  • Star Wars Jedi Academy Console Gamers Being Slaughtered by PC ...
        It looks like Star Wars players revisiting the classic 2003 Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy are being slaughtered by cross-playing PC gamers. Jedi Academy made its way to PS4 and Switch this month, and while console users are all excited to try out the Star Wars classic, it looks like they’re having a hard time competing with gamers on PC. According to a report by Engadget, PC gamers playing Jedi Academy have been cross-playing on consoles, conquering the online multiplayer game and killing off their hapless Jedi opponents who still have trouble with the game on PS4 and Switch. PC gamers have been playing the game since its release in 2003, so they have no difficulty at all operating the game using their keyboard and mouse. Console gamers haven’t had the same kind of time and experience. "Apparently, you have to do is take the server IP from a console match, which is clearly visible on console, and enter it in the PC server browser and join," a Jedi Academy console player wrote on ResetEra forum. "I joined a game where one player was absolutely mopping the floor with us and he had .twitchtv in his username. Sure enough, I looked him up and he was playing on PC in a switch server absolutely decimating everyone." Not only are the PC gamers cross-playing to console, but they’ve also managed to find new ways to cheat and troll new gamers. Gamers new to Jedi Academy aren’t really happy that PC players are massacring them the first time they log online. We hope that Aspyr responds to these issues soon, because it’s not a very good environment for gamers who just want to enjoy Jedi Academy. Read: Star Wars Reveals Leia Organa Wasn't Always Meant to be a General
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    13 hours ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 13 hours ago
  • Star Wars Reveals the Full Origin of The Knights of Ren
        The Knights of Ren might not have had that much screen time in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy but it looks like Star Wars fans are finally getting the full origin of the group thanks to Star Wars: Rise of Kylo Ren. While we’ve learned very little about the Knights of Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Marvel’s canon comic book miniseries The Rise of Kylo Ren offers the whole kit and caboodle when it comes to the followers of Kylo Ren (via Screen Rant). According to the comic book series written by Charles Soule, the Knights of Ren is a cult centered around a man named Ren who travelled the galaxy looking for followers with some (though weak) Force potential. This man taught his followers to use the Dark Side, calling it “the Shadow.” His teachings and philosophy where based on the ways of the Sith. To become a member of the Knights of Ren, a disciple would have to undergo some sort of initiation where they would have to kill someone that they loved. The Knights of Ren was just one of the many different cults that Palpatine planted across Star Wars’ galaxy far, far away to corrupt Ben Solo. Ben eventually killed Ren in a lightsaber battle after the man forced his disciples to attack two of Ben’s former Jedi classmates. After killing Ren, Ben continued down the path to the Dark Side, taking Ren’s place as the leader of the Knights of Ren. It’s such a shame that the full story never made it to the big screen. The Knights of Ren were all but wallflowers in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD. Read: Star Wars Reveals Leia Organa Wasn't Always Meant to be a General
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    14 hours ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 14 hours ago
  • War Machine Actor Don Cheadle’s Role in Space Jam 2 Revealed
        Warner Brothers is currently working on a sequel for Space Jam, and while Michael Jordon was the lead star in the original film, Space Jam 2 seems to be drawing its superstar power from War Machine actor Don Cheadle. While the Avengers: Infinity War and the Avengers: Endgame actor has yet to reveal his role in the upcoming Space Jam sequel, it looks like Cheadle’s co-star make have actually revealed the Marvel actor’s role in the movie. Best known for playing Andre in the FX series The League, actor Paul Scheer has been working together with Don Cheadle on the second season of Black Monday. Making a recent appearance on the Clip City podcast (Via Cinema Blend), Scheer decided to reveal a little secret about Cheadle’s role in Space Jam 2. “Actually Don Cheadle, who I do Black Monday with, he’s the bad guy in Space Jam [2], and he said LeBron’s really great. He was great in Trainwreck too,” the actor told the hosts of the podcast. While this isn’t an official confirmation that the Marvel star is going to be the villain of Space Jam 2, Scheer seems to be a close enough source of information. We’ll just have to wait and see whether Warner Brothers really is going to make Cheadle a villain –a bit surprising considering his role as hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Space Jam 2 is set to premiere in cinemas July 16, 2021. Read: Disney Executives Sacrifice Their Salaries to Fund Employee Compensation COVID Aid
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  • DC Fans are Agruiing About Whether Zack Snyder Really Understands ...
        DC fans might love Henry Cavill’s look as the DC Extended Universe’s version of the Man of Steel, but it looks like fans aren’t quite sure whether Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder totally understands superman. Taking to Twitter, a fan decided to put up a hefty declaration saying that she believed that the DCEU director “understood Superman 100%” and from there fans all over decided to argue around to debate whether the filmmaker really understood the character. Sure, Cavill might look great as the Man of Tomorrow, but there were a whole lot of fans who didn’t like how Snyder wrote the character in Man of Steel. The narrative in Batman v Superman divided the fanbase as well, with many fans expressing their outrage over how Snyder had written Supes in the movie. Check out some of the tweets that fans have been posting about Snyder’s Superman: Zack Snyder understands superman 100% pic.twitter.com/sDrFYzDwoQ — Soumyadeep Das (@Soumyad85742777) March 29, 2020 He understands Superman about as much as J.J. Abrams understands Star Trek. — AckAckAck (@MartianOvrlord) March 29, 2020 Zack Snyder understands superman 100%, and thats final.#BvS4Years — meg. (@ya_girlmeg) March 29, 2020 Man of Steel had a very different approach when it came to Superman. The film had a rather serious take on the Son of Krypton, and DC’s boyscout was also given a rather serius demeanor. “It’s really this whole concept of branding criminals. The idea was that [Batman] had lost his own moral compass and he had become what he beheld. The whole idea of this movie is to create this arc where [Batman] confronts Superman’s humanity, that he finds himself again,” Snyder explained, “That’s what the thesis of this thing is, that we’re all humans and that we all connect on a level. Our mothers have the same name. That is really sort of this fundamental, ‘we both have a mother, so we are both human.’ Even though Superman is from another planet, his connection to humanity is so clean that Batman is able to re-energize himself.” Did you like Snyder’s version of Superman? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Read Disney Executives Sacrifice Their Salaries to Fund Employee Compensation COVID Aid
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  • Stargirl Set Photos Reveal Doctor Mid-Nite’s Costume
        The COVID-19 pandemic might have shut down the production of many upcoming films and television series, but that doesn’t mean that production crew members can’t keep fans busy with photos taken from previous sets. Taking to Instagram, DC Specialty Costume Designer Laura Jean Shannon decided to share a series of behind-the-scenes photos taken from the set of DC’s highly anticipated comic book series, Stargirl. In the images that Shannon decided to post on social media, fans can get an up close look at the “Golden Era” version of Doctor Mid-Nite set to be played by Haunting of the Hill actor Henry Thomas. “Some behind the scenes looks on the set of Stargirl. LJ and ACD Sarah will always visit the set for the start of filming to “establish” characters, like Doctor Midnite Golden Era seen here. Meaning that she ensures that each character is dressed and styled to her exact vision, and that is what will remain the standard for the rest of the season!,” Lauren wrote on her post. Check out the images down here:             View this post on Instagram                   Some behind the scenes looks on the set of Stargirl. LJ and ACD Sarah will always visit the set for the start of filming to “establish” characters, like Doctor Midnite Golden Era seen here. Meaning that she ensures that each character is dressed and styled to her exact vision, and that is what will remain the standard for the rest of the season! #dc #dcuniverse #dcustargirl #stargirl #cdg #cdglocal892 #cwstargirl A post shared by Team LJ Supersuits (@ljsupersuits) on Mar 27, 2020 at 3:53pm PDT   To the uninitiated, Doctor Mid-Nite a blind superhero physician who’s often been considered to be one of the very first comic book heroes to exhibit a physical impairment. The hero is a progressive and forward-thinking Medical pioneer who helps found the justice league of America. The character got to appear in a cameo in Stargirl’s “Crisis on Infinite Earths” moment which had Courtney Whitemore (Brec Bassinger) show up together with several other young superheroes. Stargirl is set to premiere on Monday, May 18, 2020. Read: Disney Executives Sacrifice Their Salaries to Fund Employee Compensation COVID Aid
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