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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 Actor Oscar Isaac Promises Doubters That Episode IX Will ...
        Some Star Wars fans might have mixed feelings about Star Wars: Episode IX ever since the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi back in 2016, but sequel trilogy star Oscar Isaac promises everyone that the film is going to live up to expectations. Speaking in an interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast (via Bespin Bulletin), Isaac opened up about his work in the third and final film in Lucasfilm’s Star Wars sequel trilogy, saying that it was such an amazing experience acting in the film. "The experience of reading it definitely did and the experience of doing it. It's amazing how adaptable we are because the most crazy scenarios and situations can feel routine after a while," Isaac shared with told the interviewers.  "Even like, 'Oh, I'm in an X-Wing again,' I got to squeeze my ass into the Millennium Falcon chair. They clearly don't make it for ethnic hips. Harrison Ford did not have a butt because this is not working for me. Everything starts to feel like old hat and the fact, towards the end of shooting, when we were saying goodbye, it was very emotional for me." Isaac definitely has a sense of humor. It’s fun listening to the actor talk about Star Wars proportions, adding a bit of levity to what clearly is an emotional story. While we do expect actors to exaggerate the quality of the films that they’re in, Isaac doesn’t seem to be joking when he talks about the size and the spectacle of Episode IX. "It was such a huge chapter of my life for me, six years or whatever it was, it was a lot and the intensity of it and they're, like, the biggest films ever so being in the midst of all that was a lot," Isaac continued,  "And to have [director] JJ [Abrams] come back and the energy of the set and the energy of the whole thing was so distinct from the other ones in a great way." That’s a whole lot of great things to say about Episode IX. Hopefully, the film really does manage to live up to expectations. After all, there’s a lot riding on the film. Not only will Episode IX serve as the sequel trilogy’s final entry, but it will also serve as the culmination of the Skywalker saga. Star Wars: Episode IX premieres December 20, 2019. Read: Mace Windu Enjoys A Turkey Leg In Star Wars: Attack of the Clones BTS Photo
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy 3’s Production Start Date Set For 2021
        Now that Marvel Studios has finally rehired Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn, it looks like the studio has given Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 its production start date. There’s a new listing on Production Weekly, and according to the publication (via ComicBook.com), Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will begin production sometime in February 2021. The film’s production will work under the title “Hot Christmas,” a name previously rumored online. While some might lament over the two-year wait,  fans ought to remember that Marvel is currently filled to the brim with projects. After the release of Avengers: Endgame this April, Marvel will be dropping Spider-Man: Far From Home. Then, after that, the studio is set to begin work on other projects like Black Widow, The Eternals, and Shang-Chi. This 2021 production start date for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 gives the studio time to prepare. Not only that, but it allows Gunn to complete his work as the director of the DC Extended Universe’s Suicide Squad 2. The filmmaker was hired earlier this year, much to the surprise and pleasure of fans both in Marvel and DC. Gunn was previously fired from his role as a Marvel director by Disney after a right-wing extremist decided to dredge up old, insensitive, and inappropriate tweets that Gunn made fourteen years in the past. The entire affair created a whirlwind of controversy. While some believed that what Disney did was right, many others rallied behind Gunn, knowing that he had apologized for the tweets long before he was hired by Marvel and knowing that he had changed so much since then. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 doesn’t have a release date yet but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word. Read: Marvel Releases Avengers: Endgame Synopsis That Teases One Final Stand
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  • Armie Hammer Explains Why He Can’t Take Batman Role Even If He ...
        Ever since Ben Affleck’s future in the DC Extended Universe started coming into doubt, fans began naming alternative actors for the role, and one of the most popular names thrown into the ring was Armie Hammer’s. Not only did the Man from U.N.C.L.E. have the perfect physique to become the DCEU’s next Dark Knight, but he had experience playing roles in action movies too, giving him an advantage in action-heavy comic book projects. Not only that, but Hammer was originally cast as Batman in George Miller’s canceled Justice League Mortal. While Hammer recently confirmed that he would love to take on the cowl, the problem was that he was never really offered the part in the first place. "Yeah, that’s the problem: I’ve never been approached, but if I was, I would jump at the opportunity," Hammer said in an interview with the USA Today, responding to the question regarding the possibility of playing Batman. "You can only say 'no' or 'yes' to projects you’re offered." Of course, Warner Brothers may still be looking to cast the role. The Batman’s production has yet to begin. We just recently learned today that the film is set for principal photography sometime in December this year, and while the production listing didn’t specify a date, it did say sometime “early December.” There isn’t that much word about The Batman, though many reports say that the film will focus on a Bruce Wayne much younger than Ben Affleck. The Batman is set for release on June 25, 2021. Read: Star Wars Star Oscar Isaac Comments on The Batman Casting Rumors
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  • The Batman Reportedly Slated For Production Later This Year
        Sure, Ben Affleck might have decided to resign from his post as the DC Extended Universe’s Caped Crusader, but there’s still a lot of excitement over Matt Reeve’s upcoming The Batman. Now, after much discussion from fans and critics, it looks like the film is finally getting a production schedule. Production Weekly has a new listing revealing upcoming film’s schedules (via ComicBook.com), and according to the list, The Batman is slated to begin production sometime in December this year. Though the report doesn’t give out a specific date, it does indicate that the film’s production is set to begin around “early December.” The Publication has the film listed under DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures. DC’s former president, Geoff Johns, has been listed as the project’s executive producer, just like he usually has been titled in many of the DCEU’s other entries. With production set to begin this year, details about the project have gradually been released. Speaking in a recent interview, Reeves opened up about his project, emphasizing the need for good movies with great characters. "Right now, I'm involved in The Batman," Reeves explained,  "What it will be called ultimately, I don't know. Aquaman is going to be very different from the Todd Phillips Joker movie, and that's going to be different from Shazam and Harley Quinn. Warners believes they don't have to try to develop a giant slate that has to have all the plans for how it's going to connect. What they need to try and do is make good movies with these characters." Right now, The Batman is expected to feature a younger iteration of Bruce Wayne who has yet to be cast. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about the film as it approaches principal photography. The Batman is set for release on June 25, 2021. Read: Star Wars Star Oscar Isaac Comments on The Batman Casting Rumors
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  • Detective Pikachu’s Opening Weekend Projections Point To Larger ...
        It looks like there’s a lot of hype surrounding Legendary Film’s live-action Pokemon movie because Detective Pikachu is projected to perform exceptionally well at the box office. According to a new report by Box Office Pro, industry analysts say that Detective Pikachu is projected for at least a $75 million opening at the domestic box office during its first three days in cinemas, allowing the film to surpass the numbers for the DC Extended Universe’s Aquaman standalone movie. The DC powerhouse made $67.4 million domestically during its first three days in cinemas, and while this was the lowest opening for the DCEU, the film went on to become the highest grossing film in the franchise.   Detective Pikachu may do much better. If the film’s marketing push success, then the movie might reach the higher end of analyst’s projections, giving Detective Pikachu a haul of around $90 million during its premiere. Of course, these projections only measure the film’s domestic box office performance. It doesn’t take into account Detective Pikachu’s global numbers. The Pokemon franchise has a huge following around the globe, so it’s very likely that we’ll see Detective Pikachu doing even better overseas. Maybe the film might even end up as leggy as Wonder Woman and Aquaman, reaching the $1 billion box office club during the end of its theatrical run. A science fiction action comedy mystery film, Detective Pikachu s a joint venture by both Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures, and The Pokemon Company. Detective Pikachu is set for release on May 10, 2019. Read: Detective Pikachu Makes Major Changes to Pokemon Battles
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  • Marvel Releases Avengers: Endgame Synopsis That Teases One Final ...
        Now that Captain Marvel is well on its way to its third week in cinemas, Marvel fans are moving on to the big event of the year – Avengers: Endgame’s premiere later this April. Everyone is looking forward to the second installment in Joe and Anthony Russo's two-part Avengers movie knowing that the film will close a chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After the debut of its first full trailer last week, Disney has decided to release the official synopsis for the film, giving fans a bit of a hint at what they can expect from Endgame when it hits cinemas next month. Reminding fans of the Decimation brought about the Mad Titan Thanos (Josh Brolin), the synopsis says that Captain America (Chris Evans), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and the rest of the Avengers are here to take one final stand to bring back everyone that was lost in Avengers: Infinity War. Check out the synopsis down here: "The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame." The synopsis doesn’t give away too much info about Endgame – Marvel is very careful about the details it releases, keeping spoilers from making its way online. The new trailer for Endgame, on the other hand, gave fans a lot to talk about. Not only did the  footage give fans a look at the team’s new costumes, but it also gave us a glimpse at Carol Danvers’ (Brie Larson) teaming up with the rest of the Avengers to bring back the lives that were lost during the Snappening. Avenges: Endgame premieres April 26, 2019. Read: Disney Issues Statement After The Completion Of Its Fox Acquisition  
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  • Avengers: Endgame Directors Admit To Manipulating Trailer Footage To ...
      Marvel fans shouldn’t trust any of the trailers for Avengers: Endgame. While the promotional videos for the film give fans a gist of what’s to come in the follow-up to Avengers: Infinity War, directors Joe and Anthony Russo have admitted that they manipulated Endgame’s trailer footage in an attempt to keep spoilers at bay. Speaking in an interview with Empire Magazine (via ComingSoon.net), the Russo Brothers talk about crafting a carefully measured marketing campaign for Endgame. The directors excuse their trailer manipulation by explaining that fans have a tendency to scrutinize everything that they see, so they have to be extra careful about the things they put in. According to Joe, he and his brother “use all the material that we have at our disposal to create a trailer. We look at the trailer as a very different experience than the movie, and I think audiences are so predictive now that you have to be very smart about how you craft a trailer because an audience can watch a trailer and basically tell you what’s gonna happen in the film."  But that’s not all. The Russos go as far as manipulating the footage by using CG. “We consume too much content. So at our disposal are lots of different shots that aren’t in the movie that we can manipulate through CG to tell a story that we want to tell specifically for the purpose of the trailer and not for the film,” the director explains further. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to Marvel fans. Marvel Studios usually keeps a tight lid on its projects, and last year the studio was especially careful with Infinity War. In fact, the studio was so careful that the Russos have to use various methods of trickery to keep fans from spoiling themselves. Avengers: Endgame premieres April 26, 2019. Read: Disney Issues Statement After The Completion Of Its Fox Acquisition
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  • Deadpool Is The Only X-Men Franchise To Continue After Disney/Fox ...
      Now that Disney’s completed its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Marvel fans have begun expecting the arrival of the X-Men and Fantastic Four in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The integration of Fox’s mutants has long since been confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger, however, Marvel has no intention of continuing the path that Fox set for the X-Men and for the Fantastic Four. The studio, does however, want to keep the Deadpool franchise just the way it is. According to a new post by The Hollywood Reporter, while Disney plans to continue working on Fox’s upcoming X-Men projects like Dark Phoenix and New Mutants, fans shouldn’t be expecting projects from the franchises for a while. The only franchise that the studio is welcoming with open arms is Fox’s Deadpool franchise, confirming Iger’s earlier comments that Ryan Reynold’s Merc with a Mouth could still be part of the studio. This might be disappointing news to fans. Ever since word came out that Disney was planning to acquire Fox and its various assets, fans began hoping for the arrival of the mutants in the MCU. However, Marvel may need some time to introduce the X-Men and Fantastic Four into the franchise. Besides, Disney wouldn’t want to continue mutant franchises that don’t necessarily do well in a commercial or critical sense. We understand why the Mickey Mouse House would want to take a breather before adding in the X-Men franchise. Atleast we have Deadpool. The Merc with a Mouth has a lot of antics to keep us entertained while we wait. Read: DC Film Producer Believes James Gunn Will Bring Together Marvel And DC Fans
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    16 hours ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 16 hours ago
  • DC Film Producer Believes James Gunn Will Bring Together Marvel And ...
      Marvel fans were pretty surprised when Marvel Studios announced that it had rehired James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The filmmaker was taken out of Marvel after an alt-right extremist dredged up some of Gunn’s inappropriate and insensitive tweets made 14 years in the past, creating a smear campaign that brought the director down with it. Though fans rallied behind Gunn, Disney refused to listen, letting the issue die out for months. Not only that, but Warner Brothers also managed to nab the director for its Suicide Squad sequel. Now, seeing Gunn as the first director to work for both Marvel Studios and for WB, DC Films producer Peter Safran believes that the filmmaker will be able to unify both Marvel and DC’s fandoms. Speaking in an interview with JoBlo, Safran talks about the power that Gunn has to bring peace to DC and Marvel’s rivalling fanbases. "And you know what I love about James directing for both Marvel and DC is he has always espoused the view that that which unites comic book and superhero lovers is much greater than that which divides us,” Safran tells the publication, “Because, there’s always been this Marvel/DC rivalry, which he has said, and I agree, is absurd. There’s room for everybody and certainly that which unites us all is far greater than that which divides us, so hopefully they’ll see that you can be both a Marvel and a DC fan and the world won’t spin off its axis." While some fans worry that Suicide Squad 2’s production might affect Gunn’s work on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Marvel has promised that they’d wait for the director to finish the Suicide Squad sequel. How generous. DC’s next film, Shazam!, premieres April 5, 2019. Read: Zachary Levi Confirms Which Parts of the Shazam Suit Are Fake Muscles
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  • Joss Whedon Believes Henry Cavill’s Superman Could Be Much Better ...
      Henry Cavill’s future in the DC Extended Universe might be up in the air as Warner Brothers busy itself with other DC projects like Shazam! and Wonder Woman 2, but that doesn’t mean that the actor isn’t a well-loved superman. Though the DCEU might have stumbled with entries like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, fans continue to praise Cavill’s performance as DC’s Man of Steel. Avengers and Justice League director Joss Whedon also has a lot of love for Cavill’s version of Sups, taking to Twitter to share his thoughts on the actor’s version of the character. Not only does Whedon say that Cavill is the best Superman since Christopher Reeve, but he also claims that the actor could be much better than the legendary Superman star as long as he works with “the right material.” Check out the filmmaker’s post down here: Cavill is a GREAT Superman - definitely the best since Reeves, and could take the top spot with the right material/barber https://t.co/FWwc3WBoLP— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 19, 2019 While Reeves’s Superman continues to be a beloved favorite for many DC fans, Cavill does exceptionally well in the suit too. Not only does he look great as Supes, but he has the charisma for the role too. Of course, one of Warner Brother’s strongest points in the DCEU has been its casting. Despite its earlier entry’s failings, the DCEU managed to make fans fall in love with Cavill, Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Ezra Miller (The Flash), and Ray Fisher (Cyborg). The only problem is the material the actors have to work with. That and WB’s tendency to meddle with its DCEU film productions. DC’s next film, Shazam! is set for release on April 5, 2019. Read: Zachary Levi Confirms Which Parts of the Shazam Suit Are Fake Muscles
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