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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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  • Ant-Man 3 May End Up Gathering the Young Avengers
        Ant- Man 3 might not be part of Marvel’s roster of films for Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, the sequel to Ant-Man and the Wasp may turn out to be the most important Marvel movie ahead of Avengers 5. There might not have been that much news about Ant-Man 3 ever since Marvel announced in April that the script of the upcoming film would be penned by Rick and Morty script writer Jeff Loveness, however, it seems like there’s a new update from Charles Murphy. An anonymous Marvel movie leaker, Murphy has had a proven track record providing insider information to the public about pop culture movies and series. Writing on Murphy’s Multiverse, the movie leaker says that Ant-Man 3 has been “rescheduled to begin production in June of 2021 in Atlanta” and that the movie could very well premiere sometime “late 2022 or early 2023.” That’s not the only news that Murphy brings, of course. The pop culture insider says that Marvel has adjusted the production date of the film because it hopes to “give the film some room to breathe.” Not only does Marvel hope to give the project some time seeing that they’ve just hired a new writer for Ant-Man 3, but it seems like the studio has “big plans for the film.” Though Murphy doesn’t explain what those plans are, the leaker did previously say that “Ant-Man 3 may serve as the platform on which the Young Avengers assemble.” It doesn’t seem too farfetched seeing how fans get to see Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) daughter, Cassie, all grown up in Avengers: Endgame. In Marvel comics, Cassie eventually becomes a hero of her own, joining the Young Avengers. Having the group assemble in Ant-Man 3 makes sense somehow. Let’s just wait and see whether it ends up happening in the film. Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on November 6, 2020. Read: Former Lucasfilm Editor Says Disney 'Was All About Control, Fear, and Paranoia'
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  • Avengers: Endgame Directors Reveal What They Would Have Changed in ...
        Lucasfilm’s Star Wars sequel trilogy may have been a commercial success for Disney, however, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker have all had their fair share of divisiveness and controversy.  Some fans want The Force Awakens to feel less like a copy of A New Hope, some fans want The Last Jedi to be less subversive, while others are looking for more narrative cohesion and less fan service in The Rise of Skywalker. Even Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo have their own pointers for Star Wars final triumvirate. Speaking in an interview with Coming Soon, the Marvel filmmakers talk about the influence that Star Wars had had on their own movies over at the Marvel Cinematic Universe. During their discussion with the entertainment news outlet, the Russo Brothers admit that they replicated some of the elements of Star Wars in Avengers: Infinity War and in Endgame. Interestingly enough, while the filmmakers do admit the influence that Star Wars has had for them, the Russos do have their own ideas for the sequel trilogy. "I mean I think being such Star Wars fanatics, we would've probably focused on the Luke Skywalker story. And so, to me, there was the potential for three movies focusing on that arc coming to completion," Russo stated, "But different choices you can make." As Star Wars fans know, the sequel trilogy was meant to move beyond the Skywalker saga, focusing on a new set of characters like Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac), and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). Of course, every director would have written the sequel trilogy differently. Every filmmaker has their own narrative style. What about you? What would have you focused on if you were in charge of the Star Wars sequel movies? Let us know in the comment section below. The Skywalker saga is available for streaming on Disney+. Read: Former Lucasfilm Editor Says Disney 'Was All About Control, Fear, and Paranoia' 
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  • Aquaman Actress Amber Heard Reportedly Defecated on Johnny Depp’s ...
        The legal battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is becoming even more graphic as the case between the former couple continues. While the toxicity of the relationship between Heard and Depp had already been established during the early stages of their lawsuits, fans are constantly surprised to hear about just how toxic the two were when they were together. The battle between the two began when Heard wrote an op-ed claiming that her former husband had been physically abusive towards her during their relationship together. The Pirates of the Caribbean star then sued his ex-wife for libel, claiming that none of what the actress wrote in her article was true. Later on, Depp filed another lawsuit, this time against journalist Dan Wooton and Ruper Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers for an article in The Sun which called him a “wife-beater.” This case has been going on for the past few months, and Depp has been to court to testify the past few days (via Heroic Hollywood). The trial has revealed the depths of toxicity in the relationship that the actor shared with the Heard. Today The Sun tried to use Johnny Depp saying he accidently bumped heads with Amber Heard into him headbutting her giving her black eyes/nearly broken nose. Photos are from the same night, the next day and then four days later. Also a declaration from her stylist the next day. pic.twitter.com/3UBAANjJMZ — mandy (@queenbpip) July 9, 2020 Not only did Depp reveal that he had written notes in blood at some point after an altercation with the Aquaman star, but the actor also claimed that his former spouse had once defecated on their bed as punishment for showing up to Heard's’ birthday party late. A day after the two argued over Depp’s tardiness, the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them star found bowels all over the bed that he and his former wife had shared. “It was one of the most absurd, unexpected statements that I have ever witnessed in my life, so, yes, initially I did laugh because it was so strange,” Depp said during the hearing. According to the actor, he was convinced that it was either Heard or one of her friends to blame for the mess on their bed. “I was convinced that it was either Ms. Heard herself or one of her cohorts involved in leaving human feces on the bed,” Depp said. It’s a really strange development, and while the disturbing nature of this piece of information might be in a way, sensational, we’re not entirely sure how this helps in Depp’s case against The Sun. What do you make of this revelation by Depp? Feel free to share your thoughts inthe comment section below. Read: The Batman is Launching Its Own Universe Separate from the DCEU    
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  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian Receives Nomination from Television ...
        Star Wars: The Mandalorian was an instant hit when it premiered on Disney+ in November last year. Not only did Pedro Pascal draw in fans with his phenomenal work as Dinn Djarin, but the entire fanbase was captivated by the charms of the wrinkly, doe-eyed Baby Yoda. Now, it looks like The Mandalorian is in the running for an award from the TV Critics Association. According to a report by Fantha Tracks, the TV Critics Association has just announced its nominations for the year, and it looks like Jon Favreau’s hit Star Wars series is in the running for an award from the organization. Together with shows like The Great from Hulu, The Morning Show from AppleTV+, Never Have I Ever from Netflix, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist from NBC, and the critically acclaimed adaptation of Alan Moore’s Watchmen on HBO, The Mandalorian is now up for the Outstanding New Program award from the TV Critics Association. The series might have to contend with Watchmen, but we have confidence that The Mandalorian does have its merits. This isn’t the only award that the series is being put up for, of course. The Mandalorian has been nominated for the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation at the Nebula Awards, and it’s also won a number of accolades from the Visual Effects Society Awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode, Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project, and the Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Snowmaship Television Award. Right now, fans are eagerly waiting for news about the second season of the hit Star Wars series. Star Wars: The Mandalorian is available for streaming on Disney+. Read: The Mandalorian Music Video Featuring Composer Ludwig Göransson Gets Released 
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  • The Russos Reveal How Star Wars Had a Hand in Avengers: Infinity War ...
        Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War might belong to an entire universe outside of the Star Wars franchise, however, directors Joe and Anthony Russo say that their two-part Avengers omnibus was actually influenced by the galaxy far, far away. The Marvel directorial duo just recently spoke in an interview with Coming Soon to talk about various topics including their love for the Coen Brother’s movies and for Star Wars. According to the Russos, George Lucas’ galaxy far, far away was such an important part of their childhood that they’ve actually been replicating a few narrative elements of Star Wars into their own films, particularly in Infinity War and Endgame. This admission doesn’t come as a surprise of course. After all, like Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back, the Russo’s Infinity War ends with the Avengers facing defeat, much like Luke Skywalker and the Rebellion. "I mean I think being such Star Wars fanatics, we would’ve probably focused on the Luke Skywalker story. And so, to me, there was the potential for three movies focusing on that arc coming to completion. But different choices you can make," Joe told the entertainment news outlet, "I think you know, the fact that Star Wars is so important to us growing up, we got to make our Star Wars Empire in Infinity War and Endgame. That was really our expression of what those commercial films meant to us as children and what we took away from them and the patterns of narrative structure that were so profound to us. We were able to replicate those patterns in those movies. So I think we speak to those films rather than the Star Wars films."  We wonder whether the Russos will ever try to take on a Star Wars film in the future. It doesn’t seem like a farfetched idea – the directors are big fans of the franchise, they’re great at what they do, and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is already on his way to develop his own Star Wars movie. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait and see. Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War are available for streaming on Disney+. Read: Johnny Depp Texted WandaVision Star Paul Bettany About 'Burning' Amber Heard 
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  • Marvel Star Brie Larson in Controversy as YouTube ‘Faker’ ...
        There might have been a lot of buzz when Brie Larson launched her YouTube channel with a brand new video last week, however, it seems like the Captain Marvel star is gaining a lot of negative rap on her latest project. While a lot of fans were eager to see the Marvel star try out YouTube seemingly for the very first time, viewers have started to consider the channel somewhat “fake.” Not only has Larson been deleting negative comments on her video, but she’s also been knocking out dislikes. Her first video titled “So I made a decision,” might have gained more than 100 thousand likes on the video hosting platform, however, it’s also raked in more than 80 thousand dislikes.     Fans on the comment section have noted that the dislikes were at a higher number, suggesting that the actress may have been deleting some off of her account.   Brie Larson has allegedly been deleting comments on her YouTube channel, knocking out dislikes, and flagging videos critical of her pic.twitter.com/Nqsn3Eo3yp — TapioCat (@tiny_tapioca) July 9, 2020   YouTube content creators have also cried foul over Larson’s new channel, stating that while the actress is trying to pitch her videos as a DIY project, the Avengers: Endgame star seems to have a production and PR team behind her channel. One of these content creators is That Star Wars Girl who posts her own video to call out Larson’s PR movie flagging down videos critical of her. YouTubers are also complaining about how the site has been favoring Larson’s channel, noting how quickly the actress was able to start monetizing the project despite the fact that it takes regular YouTubers thousands of hours to do the same thing. What are your thoughts on Larson’s controversial YouTube channel? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Read: Avengers: Endgame Co-Director Reveals Why Wolverine Recasting Should Wait
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  • Black Widow Director Promises a Better Ending for Natasha Romanoff
        While Marvel fans were wowed by the spectacle of Avengers: Endgame, many were outraged by the treatment that Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) was given in the movie. Despite the fact that the Avenger had sacrificed her life for the sake of the time-traveling mission in the film, Natasha Romanoff never got a proper funeral, not like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) who received a formal burial at the end of the film. Speaking in an interview with Empire, Black Widow director Cate Shortland discusses this oversight, explaining that the lack of funeral actually works for the character. "In Endgame, the fans were upset that Natasha did not have a funeral. Whereas Scarlett, when I spoke to her about it, said Natasha wouldn’t have wanted a funeral," Shortland told the entertainment news outlet. According to the filmmaker, the feelings of grief that fans felt for Natasha in Endgame will be finally addressed in her film, allowing for a better ending for the character. "So what we did in this film was allow the ending to be the grief the individuals felt, rather than a big public outpouring. I think that's a fitting ending for her,” Shortland said. We hope that Black Widow does become a fitting final film for Natasha. Black Widow has been one of the pillars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – it would be remiss for the studio to fail the character twice. Black Widow is set to premiere on November 6, 2020. Read: Avengers: Endgame Co-Director Reveals Why Wolverine Recasting Should Wait
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  • Marvel Reportedly Planning on Replacing Wasp with Woman of Color
        Marvel has been planning to refresh its roster of heroes as it enters Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Studio has already planned replacements for the original six Avengers – Captain America (Chris Evans) passed on his shield to Falcon (Anthony Mackie) in Avengers: Endgame, Natasha Romanoff is passing on the baton to Yelena Belova (Florence Pugh) in the upcoming Black Widow movie, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) is going to see his cousin Jennifer Walters turn into She-Hulk in the She-Hulk series, and Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner)is set to pass on his role as Hawkeye to Kate Bishop in his upcoming Disney+ series.     Interestingly enough, it seems like the original six aren’t the only Marvel heroes making their way out of the MCU. According to a report by We Got This Covered, Marvel is reportedly hoping to phase Wasp star Evangeline Lilly out of the franchise. Lilly just recently made a few controversial comments about the coronavirus pandemic, and according to the entertainment news outlet, this has resulted in a reduced role in Ant-Man 3. While Marvel has yet to confirm this report, it doesn’t seem like a surprise to hear that Wasp would be out after the third Ant-Man movie. After all, Marvel would probably want to focus on newer heroes in Phase 5 of the MCU. What’s surprising is that Marvel is allegedly planning to have a woman of color take Lilly’s place in the MCU. This means that Marvel wants Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) to stay longer in the MCU. Of course, as with any rumor, we advise fans to take this report with a large grain of salt. Marvel has yet to announce its plans for Ant-Man and his partner. We’ll have to wait and see whether the report has any sort of truth to it. Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on November 6, 2020. Read: Avengers: Endgame Co-Director Reveals Why Wolverine Recasting Should Wait
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  • Kanye West Plans to Run for President and Operate the White House ...
        Influential rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, composer, and entrepreneur Kanye West has expressed interest in running for President of the United States of America. Speaking in an interview with Forbes, West has decided to give the world a preview of the platform that he’d run on when he would become the President. According to the rapper, he would model his Presidential operations to that of Wakanda, the fictional Marvel kingdom where Black Panther rules as king. It doesn’t come as a surprise to see West use pop-culture rhetoric, though we highly doubt that the country would have the means to emulate the fictional success and technological advancement of Marvel’s Wakanda. That wasn’t the only thing that West shared with Forbes though. Describing the discussion with West as “Four rambling hours of interviews,” the publication learned that West was planning on deciding within the next thirty days whether or not he would really stake his name and run for president in November’s election.   Kanye West in his recent Forbes interview: •He will be running for president with guidance from Elon Musk •He no longer supports Trump •He is pro-life/anti-abortion •He has never voted •Claims COVID vaccine is ‘the mark of the beast’ Very hard to defend him... pic.twitter.com/cmPJu4scMg — All Love Hip Hop (@AllLoveHipHop) July 8, 2020   If Kanye does decide to fully commit to running for President, he would do so under the banner of The Birthday Party “because when we win, it’s everybody’s birthday.” Despite the rapper’s seemingly ridiculous ideas, Kanye says he’s put some thought into his plan. According to the artist, he’s series about running, “like anything I’ve ever done in my life, I’m doing to win.” “When I’m president, let’s also have some fun. Let’s get past all the racism conversation, let’s empower people with 40 acres and a mule, let’s give some land, that’s the plan,” Kanye told the publication. Kanye’s priorities as president would also be to end police brutality, end the death penalty, clean up the chemicals, and protect America. What do you think of Kanye West running for president? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Read: Avengers: Endgame Co-Director Reveals Why Wolverine Recasting Should Wait
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  • Star Wars: The Mandalorian Creative Team on Baby Yoda’s Biggest ...
        Star Wars fans were instantly captivated when Baby Yoda appeared at the end of the first episode of Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Despite being 50 years old, the target that Dinn Djarin (Pedro Pascal) was tasked to retrieve turned out to be a small child of the same species as Jedi Master Yoda. With his small crinkled face and doe eyes, Star Wars fans were instantly captivated. Baby Yoda was an instant hit, pushing the success of Jon Favreau’s Star Wars live-action series. The Child’s place as a Star Wars legend was solidified when Baby Yoda uses the Force to save the Mandalorian in a fight with a massive Mudhorn. Though Mando tries his best to defeat the beast, Mando finds himself out of options. The bounty hunter seemingly resigns to his fate when the Mudhorn makes its final charge, but before the animal can make contact with Mando’s body, he sees the best lifted off the ground by Baby Yoda who uses the Force for the very first time in the series. Speaking in an interview with Variety, the creative team behind this particular episode of The Mandalorian reflects on the Force-wielding sequence. Episode director Rick Famuyiwa discusses the importance of the sequence, saying that he and his team wanted to make Baby Yoda’s big Force-sensitivity reveal as cinematic as possible. “Going into it, [executive producers] Jon [Favreau], Dave [Filoni] and I talked about this scene being a pivotal narrative moment, both for Mando and the Child. Having this big reveal of the Child’s abilities and it saving him, it felt like the perfect culmination of this episode and a way to set up their relationship for the rest of the season,” Famuyiwa explained, “We wanted to make it cinematic — on the scale of a theatrical film — that was the expectation both from us and the fans. What was even more tense about that scene for me was that it was our first week of shooting.” It was certainly a pivotal moment, one that fans cheered for while watching the series. We hope we get to see Baby Yoda use the Force more in the second season of The Mandalorian. Star Wars: The Mandalorian is available for streaming on Disney+. Read: Star Wars Writer Reveals What Count Dooku’s Origin Story Would Be Like
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