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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 Trek: Picard SDCC Trailer Calls Patrick Stewart Back Into Action ...
        Star Trek fans are having a field day today. CBS All Access just released the very first full trailer for its highly anticipated series, Star Trek: Picard. The Star Trek series brings back Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard, showing the former USS Enterprise Captain decades after the adventures of Star Trek: The Next Generation. While it seems like Picard is enjoying his retirement, the former Captain finds himself being called into action. Now, the former Starfleet Captain has to build a new team and return to the stars after being approached by a mysterious woman who brings with her the shadow of a very familiar threat. In previous interviews with Picard showrunner Alex Kurtzman, fans have been told that the series is going to take a very different tone from CBS All Access latest Star Trek series, Discovery – though it seems like both the shows are going to take on a serialized format. Along with Stewart is a few familiar faces from Star Trek: Voyager and from The Next Generation. There’s Brent Spiner who’s reprising his role as the android Data. There's also Jeri Ryan who’s returning as the rehabilitated Borg Seven of Nine. There are a number of new faces as well, including the actors and actresses Isa Briones who’s playing Dahj, Santiago Cabrera who’s playing Cristobal Rios, Michelle Hurd who’s playing Raffi Musiker, Alison Pill who’s playing Dr. Agnes Jurati, Evan Evagora who’s playing Elnor, and Harry Treadway who’s playing Narek.  Star Trek: Picard doesn’t have a release date yet but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word. Read: Quentin Tarantino Loves Star Trek More Than Star Wars Because Of William Shatner
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  • Watchmen’s Politically Charged First Trailer Teases Dr. ...
        HBO’s definitely showing off a lot at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International. The premium cable service just dropped the very first full trailer for Damon Lindelof’s highly anticipated live-action adaptation of Watchmen, and the footage is epic. While Lindelof has long since made it clear that his upcoming series won’t be a shot-for-shot adaptation of Alan Moore’s graphic novel like Zack Snyder’s Watchmen movie, we were never really sure how much of the series would be tied to the comics. Now, the new trailer for Watchmen shows us a world that comes ten years after the original graphic novel. Fans were a bit worried about how the series would turn out knowing that it wouldn’t be a direct adaptation of the books, but Lindelof certainly seems to have a good hold on the project.  The series seems like a pretty intelligent and modern adaptation – one that deals with modern-day issues like racism, heroism, and police violence. Not only that, but we also get to see the trailer tease the return of fan-favorite Watchmen character, Doctor Manhattan. “Doctor Manhattan lives on fucking Mars,” a character tells a police officer. Could we really get to see the all-blue nuclear physicist in the series? We’ll have to wait and see. Hopefully, we’ll get to see the extent of how Dr. Manhattan continues to influence modern-day society – Rorschack’s influence is evident in the trailer. Watchmen will feature Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, and Jean Smart. The series is set to air on HBO sometime this October. Read: Game Of Thrones Panel At SDCC Fails To Address Season 8 Controversy
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  • Marvel Releases Captain America’s Big “Avengers Assemble” Scene ...
        Avengers: Endgame was a massive film. Running for three hours on the big screen, the film not only closed Joe and Anthony Russo’s two-part Avengers movie, but it also culminated the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, fans have the chance to relive one of the biggest moments of the film. A few clips from the latest Avengers movie have been posted online today, and one of those videos includes that epic moment where Captain America (Chris Evans) finally says the line that fans have been waiting for him to say for years – “Avengers, assemble!”   Fans then get to see Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) use his portals to bring the rest of the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the Asgardians, and Wakanda’s warriors to the battlefield to help fight Thanos (Josh Brolin) and his army. It’s an epic scene, and one of the climactic points in the movie. Endgame has definitely been one of the biggest movie experiences of the year, and right now the film is trying its best to close in on Avatar to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. The movie may well be beyond its original theatrical release, but Marvel decided to rerelease the film so that it could compete with Avatar. The trajectory seems to indicate that Endgame will definitely surpass James Cameron’s science-fiction blockbuster, but we have to wait and see, really. Avengers: Endgame is out for digital release on July 30. Read: The Witcher Showrunner Answers All Your Questions About The SDCC Trailer  
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  • Henry Cavill Has Fans Concerned About His Future As Superman
        It looks like Henry Cavill’s future as the DC Extended Universe’s Superman is being put into question again. Speaking with fans during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Cavill came face to face with a question about his role as Kal-El and the actor’s reaction has fans wondering whether or not he still has the role. Cavill’s reaction to the question has been posted on Twitter, and fans seem to take the DC star’s body language as a sign of doubt. Check out the video here: y'all pic.twitter.com/CJE89qJCFP — v (@gothamcltysiren) July 19, 2019 Of course, fans could be taking Cavill’s response to the question in the wrong light. After all, the actor didn’t explicitly say that he was going to quit being Superman. Perhaps he was just a bit shocked by the fan’s question. Perhaps he was tired.   Last year, rumors started spreading that Cavill was going to exit from his role as DC’s Man of Steel so that he could focus on his other projects. Not only was the actor able to branch out and take on a villain role in Mission: Impossible, but Cavill was able to land the lead role in Netflix’s highly anticipated live-action adaptation of The Witcher book series. We’re still hoping that Cavill stays on as Superman though. Sure, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League may have been troublesome films, but Cavill is perfect for the role, and we’re hoping to see more of him on the big screen. Hopefully, we’ll get more news about the future of the DCEU as SDCC rolls along this weekend. DC’s latest release, Joker, premieres on October 4. Read: The Witcher Showrunner Answers All Your Questions About The SDCC Trailer
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  • Deadpool Creator Rob Liefeld On Why Disney’s Making Deadpool 3
        Disney might have promised to keep the Deadpool film franchise going even after its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, however, Marvel’s been rather quiet about its plans for the Merc with a Mouth and his films. Now, speaking with ComicBook.com together with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, Deadpool comic book creator Rob Liefeld tries to answer questions about upcoming installments in the Merc with a Mouth’s (Ryan Reynolds) film franchise. Liefeld was asked to clarify comments that he had made on Twitter earlier this week declaring that Deadpool 3 would “totally happen.” While the comic book writer’s post seemed to be certain about the Deadpool film franchise’s future, Liefeld says that he’d still be good without another movie. "I've got to be honest, if they don't ever make another Deadpool, I'm good," Liefeld told the publication, "I got everything I need out of those two movies. So if they're going to make it three, they better make it good.” The comic book writer, however, sees no reason why Marvel wouldn’t try to make Deadpool 3. "Of course they're making [Deadpool] 3. 800 million and 800 million make 1.6 billion, that's more than Doctor Strange did... I know there's an accountant at Disney that goes, 'Hey the Deadpool franchise is more popular than these 10 other franchises,'" he continued. "C' mon, I will tell you they're going to make a [Deadpool] 3. What year? I don't know. ... What if I said no? How stupid would I be right now to say, 'Well Jim, no they're never making one.' Which sounds more insane -- 'yes they are' [or] 'no they're not?'" Liefeld does make a good point. Disney doesn’t want to let go of such a lucrative franchise. Marvel must have plans for the Merc with a Mouth – we just have to wait for them to announce it. Marvel’s latest film, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is currently screening in cinemas. Read: The Witcher Showrunner Answers All Your Questions About The SDCC Trailer
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  • Avengers: Endgame Originally Had The Severed Head Of Captain America ...
        It might sound horrifying, but Avengers: Endgame writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus actually considered the “extreme” idea of having a time-traveling version of Thanos (Josh Brolin) going around carrying the severed head of a former Captain America (Chris Evans) in the massive Marvel movie. Speaking with fans during one of Marvel’s panels at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International (via ComicBook.com), Markus and McFeely opened up about discarded ideas for Avengers: Endgame, and according to the writers, they once wanted a decapitated Steve Rogers in the movie. Of course, the idea was shot down as soon as it was considered. Fans would have probably gone crazy over the sigh of a sliced Captain America, something that Markus jokes would have been rather “awesome.” Another idea that the two had eventually discarded was the idea of showing Giant Man’s corpse in the movie. It was supposed to be a nod to Marvel’s Old Man Logan comic book which features the universe in decay after Red Skull and a group of other supervillains lay waste to the Earth’s mightiest heroes. McFeely and Markus also dropped the idea like a hot potato, knowing that the graphic nature of a decapitated head and a decaying corpse wouldn’t really leave a pleasant taste in viewers mouths. While it would have given the film a bit more gravitas, we’re sure that fans would be outraged to see Captain America’s sliced head hanging on Thanos’ hand in Avengers: Endgame. Avengers: Endgame is set for Digital HD release on July 30 and then on 4k Ultra HD and Blu-ray on August 13. Read: The Witcher Showrunner Answers All Your Questions About The SDCC Trailer
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  • Game Of Thrones Panel At SDCC Fails To Address Season 8 Controversy
        HBO might have held a special panel for Game of Thrones during this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, but it seems like fans weren’t that pleased with the gathering despite the opportunity that it posed for attendees to say goodbye to the series. For the past few weeks, there’s been a bit of controversy boiling around Game of Thrones and its last batch of episodes on HBO. Not only were fans complaining about the show’s rushed pace, but they were also complaining about how the series did fan-favorite character Daenerys Stormborn injustice by turning her into a villain without any proper descent to the role. Still, while Game of Thrones SDCC panel posed as an opportunity for fans to finally throw in their questions about the contentious season, Screen Rant says there was very little talk about the latest batch of episodes. Apparently, there was very little effort at addressing concerns and criticisms to Game of Thrones’ eighth season on HBO. The panel also missed out on some very important individuals, like the series showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The two were supposed to be part of the panel, however, made last-minute changes yesterday. Instead, present during the panel were some of the show’s biggest stars like Maisie Williams who plays Arya Stark, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who plays Jaime Lannister, and Isaac Hempstead Wright who plays Bran Stark. Hopefully, fans who attended the panel at least got a bit of value for the money that they spent for the gathering. Read: The Witcher Showrunner Answers All Your Questions About The SDCC Trailer
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  • DC Announces Superman: Red Son Movie At SDCC
        There might not be much DC news coming along from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but it looks like DC fans still have something to be happy about from the convention. According to ComicBook.com, DC just recently announced its plans to release an adaptation of Superman: Red Son. The announcement was made during the panel for Batman Hush at SDCC, and according to DC, the adaptation of Red Son would be the very first DC Universe movie of 2020. For those who aren’t familiar with the title, Superman: Red Son is a three-issue comic book miniseries created by Mark Millar, Dave Johnson, and Killian Plunket that was released way back in 2013. The comic book series is an Elseworlds title that tries to imagine and alternative universe where the world has to go on and continue a universe where instead of fighting for America and for “truth, justice, and the American Way, after growing up on a far, Kal-El’s rocket finds its way into a field somewhere near the USSR back in the 1950s. Soon enough, Kal-El becomes a Soviet hero instead of the American Boyscout that we’ve always seen him as. We’re not quite sure when Superman: Red Son is going to be a live-action adaptation, but we have a feeling that Warner Brothers is planning a small, animated adaptation of the comics instead. We wouldn’t really mind either way, but the film doesn’t seem to align with Warner Brothers plans for the DC Extended Universe. Read: The Witcher Showrunner Answers All Your Questions About The SDCC Trailer
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  • Disney Faced With Claims Of False Advertisement For Its Movie ...
      It looks like Disney’s in a bit of trouble. The Mickey Mouse House is currently in the middle of a legal battle with Redbox with the former being accused that it’s been misrepresenting its digital download to customers. The actual court case isn’t all that new. The case began years ago when Redbox started dividing Disney’s “combo pack” to sell for themselves. The House of Mouse won the most recent ruling (h/t The Hollywood Reporter) when United States District Court Judge Dean Pregerson decided to side with Disney. Redbox was then faced with an injunction, and the home media kiosk company was forced to stop the sales of Disney’s digital codes. However, while the Mickey Mouse House has won the case so far, Pregerson says that Redbox still has the grounds to go after the company under the claim of false advertising. According to the Judge, while Redbox consumers don’t really encounter Disney’s Combo Pack packaging when the items are resold, those who purchase the code cannot really redeem their download codes without first viewing Disney’s redemption website terms. This includes terms that Disney actually owns the download codes and that the codes cannot be redeemed by those who purchase them as standalone. "Disney argues that these representations cannot lead to lost sales for Redbox unless a consumer “determines that Redbox is engaged in unlawful conduct... and decides not to buy additional Codes from Redbox...," the judge explains.  "That appears, however, to be precisely what Redbox alleges. Redbox has, therefore, alleged statutory standing under the Lanham Act.” This case might seem a bit problematic knowing how Disney is preparing to release a few major films for download like Spider-Man: Far From Home. Disney’s latest release, The Lion King, premieres tomorrow, July 19. Read: Shazam’s Zachary Levi Doesn’t Think He Can Play Flynn Rider In A Live-Action Tangled
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  • Titans Production Shuts Down After Crew Member Is Tragically Killed ...
      It looks like there’s trouble on the set of the second season of DC Universe’s hit series, Titans. TMZ just recently posted on a new report regarding a tragedy that struck the set, saying that Warner Appleby, the series special effects coordinator, passed away after being hit by a heavy object while working on the latest batch of episodes for the show. The incident occurred at a test facility where Titan’s crew tests out the process for the different stunts that they plan for the series before bringing in the stunts for actual production. According to the publication, one stunt went wrong during the testing process. The test involved having a car flip over its side, however, the vehicle’s shrapnel flew right off and struck the special effects coordinator right on the head. Appleby was rushed to the hospital, however, authorities in Toronto (the location where Titans is being filmed), say that the crew member succumbed to death while on the way to the hospital. Here is Warner Bros. Television’s statement on the tragic passing of Appleby: "We are heartbroken and devastated by the passing of our treasured colleague, special effects coordinator Warren Appleby, after an accident which occurred at a special effects facility during the preparation and testing for an upcoming shoot. Warren is beloved by all who worked with him during an impressive 25-year career in television and motion pictures. The executive producers, along with everyone, in the Titans family, Warner Bros. Television Group and DC UNIVERSE, wish to express our deepest condolences, and heartfelt love and support, to Warren's family and friends at this most difficult time." Right now, Titans Season 2 production has been temporarily shut down. However, the report says that it will resume in two days. Titans Season 2 has yet to receive a release date. Read: DC Titans Star Accidentally Reveals Donna Troy's Wonder Girl Costume
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