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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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  • Star Wars Officially Confirms Baby Yoda Twist in The Mandalorian
        Star Wars: The Mandalorian brought a lot of major surprises to the Star Wars fanbase when it premiered last Tuesday. Not only did the series introduce fans to Pedro Pascal’s The Mandalorian, but it also introduced everyone to the franchise’s most-loved creature as of the moment – Baby Yoda. Though we can’t really be sure about the identity of the Baby Yoda, the Twitter account for Star Wars and The Mandalorian has seemingly confirmed the spoiler. Taking to social media, Lucasfilm decided to share a shot taken from the first episode of The Mandalorian showing Pascal’s lone warrior playing around with Baby Yoda. In the caption, Lucasfilm reminds fans that “species age differently,” a little fact that IG-11 (Taika Waititi) shares when the Mandalorian exclaims in surprise that the asset was supposed to be 50 years old. “Species age differently.” #TheMandalorian pic.twitter.com/7XF4L1VKWY — Star Wars (@starwars) November 18, 2019 While the post doesn’t seem to be that much of a surprise, the years of age reveals a whole lot about Baby Yoda. It rules out the possibility of Baby Yoda being a reincarnation of everyone’s favorite Jedi Master – sure he might be Force Sensitive like Yoda, however, The Mandalorian baby was born years into the prequel trilogy. The Mandalorian picks up five years after the events of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi. That means that Baby Yoda existed around the same time as Yoda did, meaning that the Baby could not have been a reincarnation of the Jedi Master. Could he be Yoda’s child? Or could the baby be something entirely else? We can’t wait to see. Star Wars: The Mandalorian is streaming on Disney+. Read: New The Rise of Skywalker TV Spot Confirms Return of Vader's Mask
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  • James Gunn Says a DC vs. Marvel Movie is Still Possible
        Marvel and DC’s heroes might belong to entirely different universes, but Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn believes that it’s possible that heroes from the DC Extended Universe and heroes from the Marvel Cinematic Universe might share the same space on the big screen someday. Taking to Instagram, Gunn decided to take the time to answer questions from his fans about his upcoming projects. One of the filmmaker’s followers decided to ask Gunn whether he thought there was a chance that a DC vs Marvel movie would ever happen someday. It seems like the director doesn’t rule out the possibility.   James Gunn answers a question... hmmm? from r/marvelstudios   It doesn’t seem that much of a surprise seeing Gunn respond the way he did on Instagram. Not only did the filmmaker have the opportunity to direct films in the MCU, but he’s also just recently directed DC’s newest project, The Suicide Squad. Gunn is the living representation that Marvel and DC can exist in the same place. If it's possible to see a Marvel filmmaker to take up projects in DC, then we won’t close our minds to the idea of DC vs Marvel movie either. After all, DC and Marvel fans would probably love the idea of seeing a versus film as well. Sure, versus movies might not exist in the MCU or in the DCEU today, however, there have been quite a number of versus comics that have brought Marvel and DC heroes together. It would be pretty cool to see a versus movie come to life on the big screen. Avengers: Endgame is available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Read: Aquaman's Willem Dafoe Says Modern Superhero Movies are 'Too Long, Too Noisy' and 'Overshot'
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  • Thousand Of Disney+ Accounts Have Reportedly Been Hacked And Sold
        It looks like Disney’s having a bit of trouble with its new streaming site. Disney+ made its big debut last Tuesday, however, new reports indicate that user accounts have been hacked and resold on the black market. According to ZD Net, thousands of Disney+ user accounts have already been hacked and have been sold on hacking forums. Though some of these accounts are being offered for free on these forums, others are being made available for prices that range between $3 to $11 online. Apparently, there are a number of users who have reported losing access to their accounts on Disney+, saying that hackers were accessing their accounts, logging them out of all their devices, and then changing the email and password on the account. This effectively takes over the account and locks the original owner out. These Disney+ subscribers have been reporting these hacks on social media sites like Twitter and Reddit. Hacking is just one of the issues Disney faces with its new streaming site. Disney+ was littered with technical issues during its launch with multiple users reporting that they were unable to access and stream their favorite movies and shows. While this new report might sound alarming, others have been defending Disney+, saying that these users making these reports may have been compromised because of weak passwords. According to some, hacking has happened to other sites like Netflix, Hulu, and NBA Game Pass where accounts would be sold on the dark web for around $5. We’re just hoping that Disney looks into this issue soon. Disney+ is now available online. Read: Aquaman's Willem Dafoe Says Modern Superhero Movies are 'Too Long, Too Noisy' and 'Overshot'
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  • Disney Has Just Removed Two Live-Action Movies From Its Slate
        It looks like Disney has removed two movies from its slate. According to a report by Deadline, Disney has just removed two different untitled live-action movies that it had previously listed down in a slate that had been revealed back in May. These live-action movies were previously set for October 7, 2022, and February 17, 2023 release. However, it seems like the Mickey Mouse House has taken these films off its slate which already has more than forty movies set for release through December 2023. While this might cause some concern for Marvel fans, the publication notes that the two removed projects are not from Marvel or any of Fox’s live-action properties. Marvel fans should celebrate. Both of Oct. 7, 2022, and Feb. 17, 2023, release dates have been repurposed by Disney as release dates for untitled Marvel Cinematic Universe projects, meaning that Marvel is going to get three to four films in both 2022 and 2023. Perhaps the movies were for Star Wars. Perhaps they were for a couple of Disney’s live-action adaptations of its classic animated movies. In other news, Disney is now beginning work on its upcoming live-action adaptation of the classic animated feature, The Little Mermaid. Starring Halle Bailey and Melissa McCarthy, The Little Mermaid is set to be directed by Rob Marshall. Disney is also busy working on the upcoming series it has prepared for Disney+. This includes its slew of Star Wars projects like the Rogue One spinoff centered on Diego Luna’s Captain Cassian Andor and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series which promises the return of Ewan McGregor. Marvel has several shows prepared for the site – there’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Loki, WandaVision, Hawkeye, What If...?, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel. Disney+ is currently available online for streaming. Read: Aquaman's Willem Dafoe Says Modern Superhero Movies are 'Too Long, Too Noisy' and 'Overshot'
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  • Captain Marvel 2 Reportedly Covering Secret Invasion Together With ...
        Marvel may not have included Captain Marvel 2 in its Phase 4 lineup for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, rumors are circulating online about the comic book movie and one of the newest reports suggests that the film may include Spider-Man (Tom Holland) in a “Secret Invasion” adaptation. According to a report by Cosmic Book News, Marvel just recently opened up a May 5, 2023 release date and apparently, the spot is going to go to Captain Marvel 2. The report also suggests that it’s highly likely that the Captain Marvel sequel is going to adapt the “Secret Invasion” arc while bringing in Peter Parker for a little bit of good-old-fashioned Spider humor. For uninitiated, the “Secret Invasion” is a comic book storyline where the Skrulls slowly invade Earth by shapeshifting and pretending to be Marvel superheroes. Many fans believed that the first Captain Marvel movie would adapt the comic book narrative, however, the film turned the Skrulls into the victims of the Kree. While it seems like the Skrulls have been turned into allies of the Avengers, rumors suggest that there are other members of the species out in space hoping to take over Earth. The “Secret Invasion” storyline would allow Marvel to bring in several cameo appearances in Captain Marvel 2, allowing for interesting interactions with Marvel’s Strongest Avenger. The report also suggests the appearance of Spider-Man, a character that Marvel hopes could bring some levity into the movie. There have been numerous reports going around saying that Marvel wants to feature Peter Parker with a crush on Captain Marvel, so a Spider-Man appearance doesn’t really sound so odd – though we do suggest that fans ought to take this report with a grain of salt. What do you think? Will we still be getting a “Secret Invasion” adaptation? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.   Read: Aquaman's Willem Dafoe Says Modern Superhero Movies are 'Too Long, Too Noisy' and 'Overshot'
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  • Star Wars Fan Pinpoints Origin of Star Wars: The Rise of ...
        Lucasfilm might have revealed very little about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, however, in one of the trailers for the film, the studio teases an important sequence between Leia (the late Carrie Fisher) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). In one of the teasers, fans get to see Leia and Rey hugging each other, seemingly comforting each other in a jungle planet. Now, taking to Reddit, a Star Wars fan tries to decipher the sequence. Taking note of the short scene between Leia and Rey, this Star Wars fan notes that Leia is the one holding the medal in the sequence. The fan notes a scene towards the very end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens which could have been the original source for the footage between Rey and Leia – in this scene in Episode VII we see Leia gazing downwards at something in her hands. In the original scene, Leia was feeling devastated by the death of Han Solo (Harrison Ford) at the hands of her son, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). “Since we know most, if not all, material for Leia's appearance in TROS will be taken from TFA, could it be that this scene, which happens after R2D2 comes back to life and shows Leia silently mourning Han Solo while looking down, might have originally been Leia looking at the medal?” the Star Wars fan openly wonders. According to the post, the scene must have been cut because it must have been strange to see Leia having a medal lying around in the sequence. If the sequence isn’t from The Force Awakens, then it could have been taken from a deleted scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi, though the fan thinks that it seems highly unlikely. We can’t wait to see what kind of story The Rise of Skywalker has for Leia. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019. Read: Daisy Ridley Loved Being The “Worst Version” Of Rey In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker  
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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Director J.J. Abrams Says Leia’s ...
        Lucasfilm always had an outline of what was going to take place in Star Wars sequel trilogy. Sure, production might have become a bit difficult ever since Star Wars legend Carrie Fisher’s passing, however, it seems like there’s been little done to change Leia’s story in the franchise. Speaking in an interview with Total Film (via Digital Spy), Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams talks about Leia’s story in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The filmmaker admits that it has been a bit difficult working on Carrie’s scenes without her, but while Episode IX has to make do with recycled footage of the Star Wars legend, Abrams says that Leia’s story in the movie has changed very little from what was originally planned. "There are scenes where she's interacting with other characters in a way that is uncanny,"  Abrams admitted in his discussion with the entertainment news outlet. “Hopefully, if it works, it will be an invisible thing and if you didn't know, you would never know. But we got to tell the story with Leia that we would have told had Carrie lived. And that's kind of incredible." We can’t wait to see what The Rise of Skywalker has planned for General Organa. Star Wars: The Force Awakens was dedicated to Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Star Wars: The Last Jedi was an ode to Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Episode IX is for Leia and for Carrie Fisher. We hope that the film tells Leia’s story the best way that it can. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019. Read: Daisy Ridley Loved Being The “Worst Version” Of Rey In Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
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  • Marvel Reportedly Has Sophie Di Martino Playing Female Loki
        Earlier this week, word came out that Marvel had officially cast The Darkest Universe star Sophia Di Martino in the highly-anticipated Disney+ series, Loki. Aside from Tom Hiddleston who is expected to reprise his role as Marvel’s Asgardian God of Mischief, Di Martino was the first to be named in the cast list for the project.  Though Di Martino’s role in the series was never really revealed, a new report suggests that the British actress may very well become Marvel’s female Loki. According to a report by Deadline, one source close to the production of Loki suggests that Di Martino may very well be set to play a female incarnation of the Asgardian God of Mischief, allowing the actress to share the Loki role together with Hiddleston. The news may sound like a bit of a surprise to fans considering that we’ve never really had female Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, many forget that Loki is a trickster and a shapeshifter who has taken a female incarnation multiple times in Marvel Comics. Not only will a female Loki in Disney’s upcoming web series cater to Marvel comic book fans, but it will also help Marvel in its push for diversity and representation in the MCU. There isn’t that much information about Loki right now, however, the series reportedly follows the adventures of the Asgardian God of Mischief as he travels through time, finding himself embroiled in a few major historical events. Loki doesn’t have an official release date yet but the series is set to premiere on Disney+ in early 2021. Read: Thor: Ragnarok Originally Gave Odin an Even More Depressing Death
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  • Deleted Scene Reveals Potential Relationship Trajectory In Thor: Love ...
        Marvel fans might be wondering how exactly Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster is going to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe after her lengthy absence from the franchise, but it seems like a deleted scene from Thor: The Dark World could set the character up for her appearance in Thor: Love and Thunder. Marvel just recently released The Infinity Saga box set, and together with the merch’s release came a slew of deleted scenes (via Screen Rant). This includes a deleted scene for The Dark World which offers fans a look at the break-up between Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Jane Foster. In the scene, we get to see Jane explaining that though she’s genuinely in love with Thor, she can’t return with the God of Thunder to his home in Asgard because there’s nothing really there for her. Thor can’t stay on Earth as well because he has responsibilities as the successor Odin’s throne. This is the first time that fans actually get to see what becomes of Thor and Jane’s relationship – the break-up was only briefly mentioned in Thor: Ragnarok. The sequence helps give more substance to the break-up between Thor and Jane, helping us understand where the two will be coming from when they reunite in Love and Thunder. We can only wonder whether or not the two might ever get back together in the fourth Thor movie – though there are some fans who are hoping that Jane makes it together with Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson) who has become the new ruler of Asgard. Let’s wait and see. Thor: Love and Thunder premieres November 5, 2021. Read: Thor: Ragnarok Originally Gave Odin an Even More Depressing Death
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  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Fan Theory Suggests The Return Of ...
        A long, long time ago in 2014, rumors began circulating that Star Wars: Episode VIII would open with Luke Skywalker’s (Mark Hamill) severed hand floating through space with its fingers holding on to the Jedi’s blue lightsaber. Though The Force Awakens ended up being very different from what fans expected, various iterations of the concept would run around the rumor mill before the film’s release. Now, a new fan theory suggests that Luke’s severed hand has been saved for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker instead. As unlikely as it seems, Inverse suggests that the hand concept would make a great way to open up Episode IX, saying that the sequence would help explain how Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber ended up with Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) in The Force Awakens. The pirate and smuggler didn’t really explain how she managed to find the weapon, dismissing the story for “another time” that never really comes around in Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy. The Rise of Skywalker seems like the perfect time for that plot hole explanation. The movie’s supposed to mark the end of Star Wars’ sequel trilogy – the best time to tie all of Disney’s loose ends. Of course, Lucasfilm could explain Maz’s possession of the lightsaber differently. We don’t really need a floating Jedi hand in space, though that would make for a really cool sequence. Right now there’s a lot of excitement building up over The Rise of Skywalker. Not only is the film the final chapter in Lucasfilm’s sequel trilogy, but it’s also supposed to serve as the final entry in the Skywalker Saga. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019. Read: Star Wars: Bib Fortuna Trolls Greedo On Disney+ Maclunkey Cut of A New Hope
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