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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: Episode IX Leak Suggests Rey And Palpatine Relationship
      Star Wars fans have been wondering about Rey’s (Daisy Ridley) origin ever since her appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Sure, Star Wars: The Last Jedi might have revealed the Jakku Orphan as nothing but the abandoned daughter of drunken nobodies, but some continue to hold on to the hope that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker reveals Rey to be connected to something more. Now, as fans patiently wait for the first full trailer for Episode IX, a new leak suggests that Rey might actually be related to Emperor Palpatine. According to a new report by Making Star Wars, The Rise of Skywalker might actually reveal Rey as a secret relative of Emperor Palpatine “She’s a Palpatine by blood a Skywalker by choice,” Making Star Wars editor Jason Ward says in a post. This might come as a bit of a shock considering that fans have always hoped that the Jakku Orphan would be tied to Luke (Mark Hamill) or to Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor). However, there have been quite a number of theories linking Rey to Palpatine before. Ever since fans got to hear the familiar cackle of Darth Sidious in the first teaser for The Rise of Skywalker, theories about Rey’s secret link to Palpatine have been making the rounds online. There have been theories suggesting that the Jakku Orphan might actually be Palpatine’s Clone. Some say that she’s Darth Sidious’ mind-wiped apprentice. Others say that she’s Palpatine’s reincarnation. The list goes on, and on. Of course, as with any rumor, we suggest that fans take this leak with a grain of salt. Sure, Making Star Wars might have had released pretty reliable leaks before, but we can never be sure till Lucasfilm confirms the information itself. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019. Read: Star Wars May Have Confirmed Rey Prophecy In The Empire Strikes Back
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  • Aquaman’s Jason Momoa Has A Subtle Response To Body Shamers With ...
      Last month, Aquaman star Jason Momoa was harassed by fans who couldn’t help but notice that the DC Extended Universe star was no longer in the superhero shape that he was known for. Body shamers were calling out the actor for his “dad bod,” criticizing the actor for gaining a few pounds while he was on vacation with his family. After firing back at his haters with a video proudly showing off his dad bod, the actor has returned to social media with recent pictures that show his return to superhero form. Taking to Instagram to promote his latest collaboration with So iLL, a company creating dirtbags and shoes for those interested in the outdoors, Momoa decided to post a series of pictures of himself together with the merchandise. The items look great, but Momoa looks even greater. It’s clear that the actor has returned to his stunning superhero body. Check the post out down here:             View this post on Instagram                   I am so very proud to release our new @soill collaboration. This is just a taste of what’s to come, we have so much more. Introducing the waterproof dirtbags in black wolf and dirty pink. Also the wino shoes, with sticky rock climbing rubber + and a ballistic canvas upper, both in black wolf and dirty pink. Very limited quantities. If you want shoes or bags over the next year, now is the time to order. I picked So iLL because they are small and family owned. They put their heart into every step of this process with me. 45 / 25 Liter Dirt Bags will be delivered December 15th. Shoes will be delivered March 15th. I’m so stoked stay tuned for more and please rock my first line. Cheehuuuu Link in Profile #pinkonpink #blackonblack #soill #takehold #ontheroam #prideofgypsies A post shared by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on Sep 12, 2019 at 1:22pm PDT   It’s definitely great to see that Momoa’s back in shape, though we’d still be happy with the actor relaxing with his dad bod. Keeping up a superhero shape can be quite a task, and now that Momoa’s no longer working on Aquaman, the actor deserves a break. Sure, Warner Brothers is definitely going to bring the actor back in for a sequel to Arthur Curry’s water origin movie, but there’s nothing wrong with the actor taking his time to relax and let his body breathe. Aquaman 2 isn’t scheduled to begin production just yet – let Momoa have time to enjoy himself. Aquaman 2 is scheduled for release on December 16, 2022. Read: Jason Momoa Doesn’t Care That Fans Are Bashing Him For His New Look
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  • Stranger Things Star Millie Bobby Brown Issues Apology For 'Fake' ...
      It looks like Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown is having a bit of trouble online.  The young British actress has been receiving some negative feedback on a skincare routine video that she shared on YouTube, and it looks like Brown has had to issue a formal apology to all of her fans and followers. Posting on YouTube last week, Brown decided to share a skincare routine video to help promote her new makeup line, Florence by Mills. While the video seemed innocent enough, fans couldn’t help but criticize the actress, calling her out for misleading the public. According to these fans, the Stranger Things star shouldn’t really be making a skincare routine video when she doesn’t really use any of the products that she’s promoting on her own skin. This Thursday, Brown decided to take to her official Instagram account to respond to the allegations. The Godzilla: King of the Monsters star issued an apology to all her fans, asking netizens to be patient with her. “I’m still learning the best way to share my routines as I get to know this space better – I'm not an expert. I thought doing a quick video replicating my personal process for that night was okay, but that’s not what was conveyed,” the actress wrote on her post, “I understand, I appreciate all of your feedback on this journey, please keep sharing your thoughts and I will too! Ily guys x #loveandlight.”             View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by mills (@milliebobbybrown) on Sep 12, 2019 at 8:05am PDT   It seems like Brown didn’t really let the criticism get her down. Instead, the Stranger Things actress decided to listen to her fans and apologize for what she did wrong. Netflix has yet to officially greenlight Season 4 of Stranger Things, but we can’t wait to see Brown again, especially now that her character, El, is having trouble with her powers. Stranger Things Season 3 is available for streaming on Netflix. Read: Netflix Viewers Outraged Over Show Cancellations, Decided To Cancel The Site
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  • HBO Close To Making Pilot Order For House Targaryen Game Of Thrones ...
        Game of Thrones might have already come to an end, but that doesn’t mean fans are going to have to leave Westeros so soon. HBO has been developing a number of Game of Thrones spinoff series, and now, it looks like the network is planning to order a pilot for a prequel series focusing on the House Targaryen. According to a report by Deadline, another prequel series based on HBO’s massively successful fantasy epic is being eyed to green light. The network is reportedly on its way to request a pilot order for a Game of Thrones prequel from A Song of Ice and Fire author and GOT co-executive producer George R.R. Martin as well as from Ryan Condal, the co-creator and executive producer of the series Colony. This new prequel is reportedly set 300 years before the events in HBO’s Game of Thrones. It tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen and is reportedly based on Martin’s book, Fire & Blood. This prequel spinoff series has been in development at HBO since fall last year. While this news might come as a surprise to fans, Martin may have actually been dropping clues about the House Targaryen prequel series way before this report came to light. “We have had five different Game of Thrones successor shows in development at HBO, and three of them are still moving forward nicely,” the author wrote in his blog back in May. This is definitely exciting news. The Targaryen’s have had such a complex history. We’d love to see how this new series explores the life of Aegon the Conqueror of House Targaryen. The House Targaryen prequel has yet to receive a release date but we’ll update everyone as soon as we get word. Read: Terry Pratchett's Discworld TV Series The Watch Casts Game Of Thrones Star
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  • Disney+ Includes Marvel Movies Deleted Scenes And Other Extras
        Marvel fans have even more reason to subscribe to Disney’s upcoming streaming platform, Disney+. Not only is Marvel developing a slew of brand new series for the site, but it looks like the studio is going to include deleted scenes and other extras along with the Marvel movies being offered on Disney+. Disney+ may have yet to launch here in the US, however, Disney decided to test launch the site early in the Netherlands, allowing fans a glimpse of all the content they can enjoy when they subscribe to the streaming site. Taking to the Marvel Studios subreddit, one Disney+ subscriber in Netherland shared a post revealing that Disney included deleted scenes and a number of other extras along with the Marvel movies posted on the site.   Disney+ will include deleted scenes and other extras with the movies. Infinity war has a "the Directors' Roundtable" extra. from r/marvelstudios   The screenshot shows “The Guardians Get Their Groove Back” featurette for Avengers: Infinity War, as well as “The Directors’ Roundtable,” a video showcasing how “Eight amazing directors reflect on how their movies contribute to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s larger storytelling adventure." This is definitely going to be a big factor in fans' decision to subscribe to Disney+. Marvel fans would love to see all the extra features usually made exclusive to home releases of films like Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War.   Of course, even without the extras and the deleted scenes, fans would probably want to subscribe to Disney+ for all the new material that Marvel is offering on the site. Marvel’s preparing quite a number of exciting new mini-series, including Hawkeye, Loki, WandaVision, The Hulk and the Winter Soldier, Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, and What If....? Disney+ launches in the US on November 12, 2019. Read: Lord of the Rings Aragorn Star Reportedly Being Considered For Doctor Doom Role In MCU
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  • Lord of the Rings Aragorn Star Reportedly Being Considered For Doctor ...
      It looks like Marvel may be looking to bring a Lord of the Rings star to play Doctor Doom in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to a report by Cosmic Book News, there are rumors that Lord of the Rings’ Aragorn actor Viggo Mortensen is being eyed to play Doctor Doom for Marvel. There have been quite a number of Marvel rumors as of late, and according to the entertainment news outlet, Marvel is hoping to bring Doctor Doom and Galactus into the MCU as “Endgame-type” villains. Though we do advise fans to take the report with a grain of salt, it’s definitely interesting to hear that Marvel might be considering Mortensen for the Doctor Doom role. Aside from his role in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mortensen is known for taking on films like A History of Violence, Far From Men and Green Book. The Golden Globe-nominated actor has yet to star in a comic book movie, let along join a comic book film franchise. For those who aren’t familiar with the character, Doctor Doom is a Marvel villain closely tied to the Fantastic Four. Gifted with abilities like technopathy, energy absorption and projection, mind transference, and demonic summoning, the lord of Latveria is a popular comic book villain that Marvel fans would love to see on the big screen. Unfortunately, fans would probably have to wait for a while to see Doctor Doom join the MCU. Marvel has yet to establish the X-Men into the franchise, and we’re not quite sure whether the studio would begin introducing the mutants in Phase 5 of the MCU. Let’s just wait and see. In the meantime, catch other Marvel superheroes on Disney+ when it launches in the US on November 12. Read: J.J. Abrams Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Deal With WarnerMedia
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  • Daniel Radcliffe Is Open To Joining Fast & Furious Film Franchise
      It looks like Daniel Radcliffe wants to join another major franchise outside of Harry Potter. The English actor and producer just recently spoke in an interview with MTV news to help promote his new movie Guns Akimbo, and during the discussion, Radcliffe opened up about how he hasn’t really done that much stunts since he starred in the Harry Potter franchise. Radcliff was asked if he considers his action role in Guns Akimbo as the start of a career as an action star, the British actor cast the question aside, saying that he doesn’t really get cast in action movies. Somehow the discussion then moved on to the possibility of Radcliff joining the epic, action-heavy franchise, Fast and Furious. The Harry Potter actor said that he’d be interested to join Fast & Furious – as long as he isn’t made to drive. It’s a fun thought seeing Radcliff in the Fast & Furious film franchise. The actor doesn’t often take action roles, instead of taking on films like Kill Your Darlings (2013), Frankenstein (2015), Swiss Army Man, Imperium, and Now You See Me 2. He even branched out to stage acting, starring in London and New York productions of Equus as well as the 2011 Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It would be interesting seeing Radcliff doing action stunts for the Fast & Furious series. It would be his first major film franchise outside the Harry Potter film series. Unfortunately, it seems like Radcliff wasn’t really serious with his answers. Fast and Furious 9 is set for release on May 22, 2020. Read: J.J. Abrams Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Deal With WarnerMedia  
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  • Star Wars: Episode IX May Feature Hundreds Of Sith Troopers
      Star Wars might be expecting to see at least a handful of Sith Troopers in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but it looks like the film could feature hundreds of the red armored troopers in the First Order’s battalion. According to Screen Rant, Lucasfilm just recently shared a picture of a t-shirt for Episode IX on the official Star Wars site. The shirt has since been deleted from the site, but according to the entertainment news site, the design features Sith troopers together with the First Order’s battalion.   It might not mean much to Star Wars fans, but the inclusion of the Sith troopers in the battalion suggests that we’re going to see quite a number of the red armored troopers in Episode IX.  In Star Wars, battalions are large military units of ground troops. They can have multiple companies as well. Battalions like those in Stormtrooper Corps usually have four companies, making for a total of 800 troopers. Battalions don’t appear that often in the Skywalker saga, but they have appeared in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. They’ve also appeared in the novelization of Star Wars: The Last Jedi as well as the prequel novel for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If the image used in the t-shirt was taken from a scene in The Rise of Skywalker, then that means we’ll be getting hundreds of Sith Troopers in the film. We can only wonder though if we’re going to see the Sith Troopers in action. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker premieres December 20, 2019. Read: Jeremy Renner And Hailee Steinfield Stand Back To Back In Epic Hawkeye Image
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  • Marvel Reportedly Introducing Galactus And Doctor Doom As ...
      Marvel might not have announced all of its future plans for the Marvel Cinematic Universe just yet, but now rumors are spreading saying that Kevin Feige is hoping to use two major Fantastic Four villains for the franchise. Cosmic Book News has been keeping up with the latest MCU rumors as of late, and according to the entertainment news outlet, word on the street has it that Marvel plans to turn Doctor Doom and Galactus into major villains in the MCU. According to the rumors, these Marvel villains are supposed to be major “Endgame-type” villains appearing in the new films that Marvel has prepared for fans. For the uninitiated, Galactus is a cosmic entity that consumes planets to sustain his life force. The character is often depicted as a god-like figure that operates outside of the morality and conscientiousness of mortal beings.  Galactus started out as a space explorer named Galan who gained cosmic abilities after passing very close to a star. In the current story, Galactus story has Galan as a space explorer that merged with the “sentience of the universe” to eventually become Galactus, devourer of worlds. Meanwhile, Doctor Doom is an archenemy of the Fantastic Four. The monarch of the nation Latveria, Doctor Doom also comes into conflict with other major marvel heroes like Iron Man, Thor, Doctor Strange, and Captain America. Both Doctor Doom and Galactus are popular comic book villains. It would be interesting to see them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe - though it might take a while for Marvel to do so. After all, the studio has yet to introduce the X-Men and the Fantastic Four into the franchise. Avengers: Endgame is currently available on Digital HD, Blu-Ray, and DVD. Read: Jeremy Renner And Hailee Steinfield Stand Back To Back In Epic Hawkeye Image
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  • Marvel Reportedly Considering Race Bending The X-Men And Wolverine
      There might not be any official news about Marvel’s plans for Fox’s mutant superheroes just yet, but word has it that the studio may very well race to bend a few of the X-Men, including Wolverine. According to a report by Cosmic Book News, there’s a rumor going around saying that Marvel may have plans to change the race of a few X-Men characters, including Wolverine. These rumors suggest that Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is currently looking for persons of color to play different versions of Magneto and Professor X in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The site links these rumors with comments that Feige made before, saying that Marvel’s future is linked closely to diversity and representation. While this might seem like major news, fans have to remember to take the rumor with a large grain of salt. Marvel has yet to announce its plans for the X-Men – right now the studio is busy working out Phase 4 and then Phase 5 of the MCU. Besides, it’s probably going to take Marvel sometime before it can properly introduce the X-Men into the studio’s interconnected comic book movie universe. The studio will need to find a way to bring the X-Men into the current timeline of the MCU, and that may take some time considering how the Marvel retconned Scarlett Witch’s (Elizabeth Olsen) origin. Not only that, but we highly doubt that the studio would make major changes to the X-Men knowing how popular the heroes are. What do you think about this rumor? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Meanwhile, catch other Marvel superheroes on series that will be streamed in Disney+, which is set to launch in the US on November 12. Read: Jeremy Renner And Hailee Steinfield Stand Back To Back In Epic Hawkeye Image
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