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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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  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Production Reportedly in Major Trouble
        Star Wars fans might be eager to see Ewan McGregor return to Lucasfilm’s galaxy far, far away in the studio’s upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series, however, new reports reveal that the project might be encountering a few issues that are delaying the series’ production. According to a report by Cosmic Book News, fans may have to expect some sort of production delay on Kenobi. While Disney might want Lucasfilm to begin filming the series this July, the entertainment news outlet says that McGregor’s involvement in Ryan Murphy’s A Chorus Line is causing some sort of schedule conflict with the upcoming Star Wars series. The report also claims that the actor is experiencing more behind-the-scenes issues, adding to the production delay of Kenobi. This might come as disappointing news for Star Wars fans. Everyone’s been looking forward to Kenobi. For years, fans have been hoping to see McGregor return and reprise his role as everyone’s favorite benevolent Jedi Knight. Those dreams came true when Lucasfilm announced that it would be developing a new series revolving around the Jedi, and that the series would be aired on Disney+. Fans have also been itching to see the new Star Wars series ever since the first season of Star Wars: The Mandalorian came to an end on Disney’s new streaming site. Jon Favreau’s live-action Star Wars was a major hit among fans – everyone loved Pedro Pascals Mando and his green, doe-eyed little charge, Baby Yoda. Now, it seems like fans are going to have to wait a bit longer for their next Star Wars fix. Star Wars: The Mandalorian is currently streaming on Disney+. Read: Star Wars: Kylo Ren's Crossguard Lightsaber was Inspired by A New Hope Poster
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  • HBO Executive Says That Watchmen Season 2 Is Still A Possibility
        For the past few days, Watchmen fans have been coming to terms with the possibility that the series might not be returning for a second season. HBO declared that the second batch of episodes of the well-received live-action series all depended on showrunner Damon Lindelof, and this week the creator of the television sequel to Alan Moore’s Watchmen comics revealed that he wouldn’t really stick around to work on another season for the show. While this disappointed many, fans have been trying to accept the news knowing that Lindelof did say time and time again before the series began that Watchmen was supposed to be a one-season series. Now it seems like HBO is backtracking its little revelation. 'Watchmen' Season 2 Still A Possibility At HBO, Despite Reports https://t.co/FjvBIBD6Ul via @decider — Casey Bloys (@Caseybloys) January 17, 2020 HBO Head of Programming Casey Bloys just recently shared an article from Decided indicating the opposite of what everyone’s been reporting – Watchmen ending with only one season on HBO. Taking to Twitter, the HBO television executive shared an article saying that season 2 of Watchmen is still quite a possibility despite the many reports saying otherwise. This comes as another major twist in the call for another batch of episodes from Watchmen. Could Lindelof have changed his mind? Could HBO have convinced the showrunner to change his mind? Or, could the network be planning on moving on with another season of the series with another director or showrunner in mind? HBO replacing Lindelof with another showrunner seems like a possibility – the series creator did say that he didn’t really mind. Let’s wait and see what becomes of this story. Read: Is Jeffrey Dean Morgan Finally Going to Play Batman in The Flash Movie?
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  • Watchmen Writer Quotes Adrian Viedt When Commenting On The Absence Of ...
        Watchmen was a huge hit when it premiered last year. Not only did fans love Damon Lindelof’s live-action sequel to the events in Alan Moore’s Watchmen graphic novels, but critics loved the series as well, praising the show for the depth and complexity of its themes, characters, and narrive threads. Fans have been hoping that the success of Watchmen would result in a second season for the series, however, series showrunner Damon Lindelof has said that he isn’t really interested in working on a second batch of episodes for the show. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans – even before the show premiered, Lindelof reiterated time and time again that Watchmen would be a one-season project. We shouldn’t really be angry at the showrunner for making true something that he’s reminded fans over and over again. Taking to Twitter, Watchmen writer Lila Byock decided to comment on the news that Watchmen wouldn’t be getting any more new episodes from HBO. Actually, some things *do* end, and that’s okay. https://t.co/JuzzPIYxL5 — Lila Byock (@LByock) January 16, 2020 “Actually, some things *do* end and that’s okay,” the writer wrote on a post on Twitter. For those who aren’t familiar with the callback, the post is a reference to Doctor Manhattan’s advise to Adrian Veidt in the original graphic novels by Moore. While might some take this post as an acceptance that Watchmen isn’t going to have a second season, some can hold on to hopes that his could be a tease linking to Veidt’s return. We can hope, can’t we? Read: Is Jeffrey Dean Morgan Finally Going to Play Batman in The Flash Movie?
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  • Zoe Kravitz Confirms Her Catwoman Haircut For The Batman
        Matt Reeve’s The Batman movie is currently in production, and it looks like the movie’s Catwoman actress Zoe Kravitz is confirming that she got her cut so that she looks more like the Batman villain.   Kravitz just recently attended the TCA20 upfronts to help promote the Hulu adaptation of the book High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. During the event, the actress got to speak with person journalists who couldn’t help but complement her on her new style. Speaking in an interview with Emily Longeretta from US Weekly, Kravitz confirmed that she really did have her hair cut so that she could ready for her Catwoman role in DC’s highly anticipated Batman movie. "Zoe Kravitz just confirmed that YES she cut her hair for Catwoman. Side note: it looks freaking fabulous #TCA20,” Longeretta revealed in a post that she shared on Twitter. Check out Longeretta’s post down here: Zoe Kravitz just confirmed that YES she cut her hair for Catwoman. Side note: it looks freaking fabulous #TCA20 — Emily Longeretta (@emilylongeretta) January 17, 2020 It might seem like a whole lot of fuss over a simple hair cut, but DC fans are excited to know what The Batman’s cast is going to look like when they appear in the upcoming comic book movie featuring Robert Pattinson as the Dark Knight.             View this post on Instagram                   hair ✂️ A post shared by Zoë Kravitz (@zoeisabellakravitz) on Nov 26, 2019 at 5:25pm PST   Kravitz first got her hair cut in November last year, sharing a photo of herself on Instagram. Though she wouldn’t confirm what the new look was for, many fans speculated that it was for a role in Batman. Fans loved the look because while Catwoman has had different styles in the many years that she’s existed in comics, Kravitz hairstyle seemed to point to two eras of Batman lore. First was Batman Year One where Batman and Catwoman were still struggling to find their alter-egos. Two was the modern version where Selina Kyle becomes Bruce Wayne’s lover and partner. The Batman is set for release on June 25, 2021. Read: Is Jeffrey Dean Morgan Finally Going to Play Batman in The Flash Movie?
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  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Leaves More Than A Thousand Cinemas
        It looks like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywaker continues to do much, much poorly in cinemas. While the third and final entry in Disney’s Star Wars sequel trilogy finally managed to rake in $1 billion at the box office, the film continued trailing behind its predecessors, the weakest entry in Lucasfilm’s newest set of Skywalker movies. Now, it looks like the follow-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues to suffer losses. According to a report by Forbes, The Rise of Skywalker has just lost screenings in about 1,200 theaters, a major set-back to fans hoping that the film might do better at the box office. Apparently, the film is now just showing in 3,053 cinemas, a number that reads much, much less than the 4, 279 movie houses that were screening Episode IX during the film’s opening. It might even sound odd, but Jumanji: The Next Level even got to eat The Rise of Skywalker, opening in 200 films more than the third and final Star Was movie in Disney’s sequel trilogy. The Next Level also lost less cinemas than Episode IX. Right now, the Jumanji movie is screening in 3, 323 cinemas – much more than the number of cinemas screening The Rise of Skywalker. There are probably many reasons why The Rise of Skywalker isn’t doing as well as fans expected, but the main one is because of the film’s poor reception. Episode IX has become one of the most divisive films in the Skywalker saga, raking in mixed to negative reviews from critics.  How about you? What did you think of Episode IX? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is screening in cinemas. Read: Taika Waititi Reportedly Approached to Make New Star Wars Movie
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  • Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Gets Huge Crowds On Rise Of The ...
        Last year, Disney opened up Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge thinking that fans would crowd the Star Wars theme park. To the surprise of many, the amusement park didn’t gather as many visitors as the Mickey Mouse House would like, mostly because of the ticket prices and the lack of attractions. Now, it looks like those numbers have significantly improved with Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance’s opening. Disneyland opened Rise of the Resistance earlier today, and according to posts of fans present in Galaxy’s Edge, the brand new attraction has managed to draw in massive crowds throughout the entire Star Wars theme park. Social media sites like Twitter are flooding with photos and videos from fans documenting their experience on Disney’s new attraction in Galaxy’s Edge park in Walt Disney World. Check out some of the posts down here: Even maintenance crews are getting the crowds pumped at @DisneylandToday for the opening of #RiseOfTheResistance pic.twitter.com/TwN0apSCZU — Theme Park Duo (@ThemeParkDuo) January 17, 2020 Me when I realize there are still 5 hours until park opening #RiseOfTheResistance Yes they really just played this bizarre astromech droid audio for like two minutes, and then went back to the usual music loop ??? pic.twitter.com/ai1fihFz5H — Dante (@dprincipe3) January 17, 2020 It’s Rise of the Resistance opening day at Disneyland. This is the crowd waiting to get inside the parks at 3:50am. #Disneyland #RiseOfTheResistance pic.twitter.com/HJHUTMJVY4 — Romeo Garcia (@tekmote) January 17, 2020 According to the posts, visitors were waiting in line for Galaxy’s Edge to open as early as 3 am. That’s more than three hours before the theme park was ready to open its gates and welcome guests. Walt Disney World allowed guests to get inside Galaxy’s Edge at 6:30 am, though the early birds couldn’t really do much but have some breakfast while waiting for the rides opened at 8 am. It looks like Disney’s finally gotten the number that it was expecting when it built Galaxy’s Edge. Now that the Star Wars theme park has its second main attraction, Star Wars fan are flocking to see what Disney has to offer in the newly opened area of Walt Disney World. Read: Taika Waititi Reportedly Approached to Make New Star Wars Movie
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  • Marvel Fans Petition to Have Brie Larson Replaced as Captain Marvel
        There might have been a lot of anticipation over Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel movie last year, however, it seems like there are quite a number of fans who want the Academy Award-winning actress replaced in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Marvel fans have created an online petition on Care2 Petitions asking Marvel to have Larson replaced as the MCU’s strongest Avenger. The results of the campaign might surprise Larson’s supporters, but it looks like the petition has gotten close to 30,00 signatures online. That number continues to rise as these fans advocate for the replacement of the Avengers: Endgame actress. According to the petition’s creator, Spike Valentine, Larson needs to resign from her role as Captain Marvel so that she can prove that she is an ally of social justice. The petitioners want Larson to prove that she really does care about the movements that she stands for.   “We need Brie Larson to step down from her role to prove she is an ally of social justice and ensure a gay woman of color plays the role. Let Monica, the original female & black Captain Marvel instead of white-washing characters for the benefit of the straight, white men running Disney,” the petition explained. Other fans that signed the petition had other reasons for asking Marvel to take Larson out of the MCU. Some didn’t really like Larson’s depiction of Captain Marvel. Others didn’t like the way the actress behaved during the promotional campaign for the Captain Marvel movie, attacking fans and attacking co-stars during interviews. Others simply don’t like Larson for the role. What do you think of this petition? Should Brie Larson quit playing Captain Marvel? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Phase 4 of the MCU begins with Black Widow which premieres on May 1, 2020. Read: Sebastian Stan Shares BTS Photo from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Set
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  • Parasite Director Bong Joon-Ho Doesn’t Want To Direct Marvel Movies
        Pop culture fans might want to see Bong Joon-Ho tackle major franchises like Marvel and Star Wars after the overwhelming success of his South Korean black comedy movie Parasite, however,  it seems like the Korean director has no interest in taking on franchises like those from Marvel. Bong Joon-Ho just recently made an appearance on Variety’s The Big Ticket podcast to discuss various things like Parasite and the 92nd Academy Awards this year. During the discussion with the entertainment news outlet, the filmmaker was asked whether he’d ever direct a comic book movie for Marvel. Then and there, Joon-Ho made it clear that he doesn’t really think he’d be a good fit for the Marvel Cinematic Universe, saying that his style doesn’t really fit in well with what Marvel is looking for in its filmmakers. "I don't think Marvel would ever want a director like me," Bong said. "I don't expect any offers from them anytime soon. Of their movies, I did enjoy the films by James Gunn and James Mangold's Logan, and I think there are great directors who can handle great projects like that. The film industry seems complicated, but I think it's quite simple for directors. It's just best to do what you're good at. And so I don't really think Marvel and I are suitable for each other. That's something I just intuitively feel." According to Joon-Ho, he usually takes on smaller and more intimate films like Parasite. These movies allow the filmmaker to focus on various details, allowing him to enhance the narrative that he wants to tell the audience. Joon-Ho likes movies that allow him a “very meticulous and focused approach,” and the filmmaker believes that major franchises like Marvel won’t allow him that kind of privilege. Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins when Black Widow premieres on May 1, 2020. Read: Sebastian Stan Shares BTS Photo from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Set
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  • Taika Waititi’s New Star Wars Movie Could Affect Thor: Love And ...
        Earlier today, word came out that Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi was reportedly being considered by Lucasfilm to develop the studio’s next Star Wars movie. The report came as a welcome surprise to the Star Wars fanbase. There’s been a lot of uncertainty over the future of the Star Wars franchise ever since Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decided to leave their highly anticipated Star Wars trilogy, the first entry of which was supposed to release in December 2022. However, while Star Wars fans are eager to see the well-loved New Zealand filmmaker take the director’s seat of Lucasfilm’s next Star Wars movie, The Hollywood Reporter’s initial reveal doesn’t really indicate how long Waititi might be involved with the project. This could threaten the director’s other projects. Right now, Waititi is attached to work on Marvel’s fourth Thor movie, Love and Thunder. Not only are fans excited to see Waititi returning behind the camera for the Thor film franchise, but they’re also excited to see Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster take on the role of Mighty Thor in Love and Thunder. Waititi is also set to direct Warner Brother’s live-action adaptation of Akira, the beloved animated classic that’s influenced so many other films in the animated movie industry. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Waititi’s involvement with Lucasfilm could very well impact these two projects. It would be difficult for the filmmaker to juggle these three major projects at the same time. For now, we can only hope that Star Wars will give Waititi the time that he needs to develop his new Star Wars movie and to work on the other projects that he’s been tasked to make. Crossing our fingers. Read: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Pre-Order DLC is Now Available for Everyone 
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  • Taika Waititi Responds to Reports of Him Taking on a New Star Wars ...
        It’s been quite a wild ride for the Star Wars franchise. The future of the galaxy far, far away has become quite uncertain ever since Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decided to exit from their promised Star Wars trilogy to focus on their new deal with Netflix. There’s been a lot of anxiety about what Lucasfilm has planned next for Star Wars because Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker has long since been released, marking the end of the entire Skywalker saga. Today, new reports came out saying that Lucasfilm’s finally managed to set a course for the franchise, revealing that the studio had tapped Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi to work on a new Star  Wars movie. The news riled up the entire Star Wars fanbase. There’s been a lot of love for Waititi’s style and sense of humor in the Hollywood industry. Ragnarok was seen as a welcome rejuvenation of the Thor film franchise and Waititi’s most recent movie, Jojo Rabbit, has been doing well at the awards circuit, raking in 6 nominations from this year’s Oscars. Responding to the reports, Waititi decided to take to Twitter to share a picture of the album cover of Rumors by Fleetwood Mac, seemingly indicating that the rumors are nothing more than that. pic.twitter.com/npDp5Pkrqa — Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) January 17, 2020 Whether Waititi’s trying to cover up the news or whether he's telling the truth, we know one thing’s for sure: having Waititi direct a new Star Wars movie would be welcome news. Not only is the director well-loved for his creativity and humor, but he’s also had experience working on a Star Wars project before, directing an episode of Jon Favreau’s Star Wars live-action series, Star Wars: The Mandalorian. Waititi would be the perfect fit for a new Star Wars movie. Star Wars: The Mandalorian is currently streaming on Disney+. Read: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Pre-Order DLC is Now Available for Everyone
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