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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 various local and international 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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  • Joker Star Hates Marvel And Comic Book Movies Because They’re For ...
      Marc Maron might be set to appear in the DC Extended Universe’s highly anticipated Joker movie, but it looks like the comedian still hasn’t really acquired a taste for comic book movies. Making an appearance on Conan, Maron couldn’t help but go on a rampage about Marvel movies, griping about how he didn’t really go out to see the studio’s biggest film of the year, Avengers: Endgame. According to the star of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series GLOW, he didn’t really feel compelled to watch Endgame because comic book movies were only for “grown male nerd childs.” The conversation began when Conan asked Maron whether he was actually in Endgame, pointing out that fans thought that the comedian had actually played a younger version of Stan Lee in the film. Maron was quick to deny the claims, saying that he doesn’t really like comic book movies. “I have some issues with them and I generally don’t like them,” the actor admitted. While there’s some authenticity in Maron’s commentary, we can’t help but think that part of it was his comedian’s act because the Joker star admitted that the “grown-up” movies that he liked and would go to see had stories where he couldn’t really understand the ending. While some fans might be quick to point out that Maron appeared in Joker, another comic book movie, we have to remember that the film isn’t to be considered a typical DCEU entry but instead a character study of one of Batman’s most complex villains. Read: Spider-Man is Still on Disney's Marvel Banner for the D23 Expo
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    8 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 8 days ago
  • Captain Marvel Has Just Killed An Avenger
    Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers might be a photon-blasting heroine of justice in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it looks like Captain Marvel is heading towards a much darker path in the comics. Revealing The Last Avenger arc for the current Captain Marvel series, Marvel Comics has been showcasing a different direction for Carol Danvers, forcing Carol to go on a mission to kill the Avengers. Though we can’t be quite sure yet why she has to get rid of the Avengers or the events that lead up to the mission she embarks on, the new December Solicitations from Marvel Comics reveal that Captain Marvel may have actually killed at least one Avenger. Marvel has a new description for Captain Marvel #13, and the synopsis reads: One Avenger is dead at Captain Marvel’s hand. Who will be next? And why? What strange allegiance is driving Captain Marvel to the darkest edge? The cover art for Captain Marvel#13 also seems pretty dark, featuring Carol Danvers in bloody red and black hues. Check it out down here: MARVEL Reveals CAPTAIN MARVEL Kills An AVENGER - https://t.co/j1qjlopXR1 pic.twitter.com/RSNerBmRaW — ComicBook NOW! (@ComicBookNOW) September 19, 2019 ComicBook.com was able to speak with Captain Marvel writer Kelly Thompson for a short interview, and the comic book writer teased that her series is going to push Carol Danvers to the furthest edge. "I think it’s going to be a terrific Carol story that really highlights her strengths as a character – and maybe some weaknesses as well,” the writer explained, “Issue 12 is unlike any script I’ve written for Marvel before and unlike any Carol story I’ve ever read. It’s a little risky but I’m excited. I hope people love it." She isn’t wrong. The Captain Marvel series has been doing pretty well with sales going up. Are you excited for Captain Marvel #13? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Read: Scarlett Johansson's Agent Lashes Out as Disney for Attacking Black Widow Star
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    57 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 57 days ago
  • Star Wars’ Reveals Poe Dameron’s Tie to the Original Trilogy
    Star Wars fans might know very little about Poe Dameron’s (Oscar Isaac) origin, but it looks like Star Wars may have just revealed how the sequel trilogy actor ties together with the original Star Wars trilogy. In the Star Wars novel, Resistance Reborn there was a significant reveal. The book covers a whole lot of the aftermath of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, showing what Leia (Carrie Fisher), Finn (John Boyega), Poe, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Rose (Kelly Marie Tran), Chewie and the others have been up to after the big fight between the Resistance and the First Order on Crait (via Digital Spy). Searching for sympathetic friends after The Last Jedi, Poe and the rest of the members of the resistance realize the members of the group have begun disappearing from the franchise. While to book panics over the revelation that the Resistance is having some sort of trouble before The Rise of Skywalker, the book reveals the return of Snap Wexley (Greg Grunberg), Kare Kun, and another familiar pilot, Wedge Antilles. Star Wars fans might not have seen Wedge for a very long, long time, but it looks like the ace Rebellion pilot has actually been fighting for the Resistance. He’s also been training Poe Dameron, linking the Resistance Fighter to Lucasfilm’s Star Wars trilogy. Read: The Mandalorian Returns to Iconic Star Wars Planet
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    57 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 57 days ago
  • Disney Has Changed Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’s Title
      It looks like Disney has decided to retitle the original Star Wars movie so that it fits the company’s new titling approach for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars sequel trilogy. This is the third time that the film has been retitled. During its release back in 1977, George Lucas’ science fantasy space opera was referred to as Star Wars. However, when the film’s sequel, Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back was re-released in cinemas back in 1981, the original Star Wars movie had been changed to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope to set its place in Lucas’ budding Skywalker saga and then added the title in the opening crawl. Now, the name’s been changed again. According to a report by Screen Rant, Disney has changed the title of Star Wars: A New Hope, allowing the movie to fit in with Lucasfilm’s simple titling for the sequel trilogy. Disney recently had a presentation for its new streaming service, Disney+, and during the presentation the Mickey Mouse House confirmed the change to Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, saying that the new titling tradition has been applied to earlier films in the franchise as well. Not only is Disney now using A New Hope’s simplified title in its Star Wars banner in Disney+, but it’s also using the new name in the film’s newly released merchandise. Read: Hawkeye: Marvel Studios Confirms Release Date of MCU Series with First Official Image
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    58 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 58 days ago
  • Harley and Poison Ivy Finally Get Together in Harley Quinn Series
    Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy may have always had a romantic history in DC comics, however, fans have yet to see the two ever really come together in DC Universe’s Harley Quinn series. The DC Universe has taken its sweet time developing the relationship between the two DC villains. Harley and Poison Ivy started as barely friends when they were introduced as doctor and patient. They eventually became closer as Harley tried to make her mark as an independent supervillain, seeking revenge of the Injustice League taking over Gotham City. They did share a kiss while escaping the prison run by Bane, but Ivy and Harley ignored the implications of the kiss, saying that it was no big deal. Now, it seems like the relationship has finally progressed with Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn getting together in the latest episode of the popular DC animated series (via Screen Rant). In the episode “Bachelorette,” fans get to see Harley and Ivy flying over to Themyscira (the home of Wonder Woman and the Amazons) which recently opened itself to the world as a woman’s only spa. The two wanted to celebrate Ivy’s engagement to Kite Man with a killer bachelorette party, and so they decided Themyscira was the best place. The plan was to enjoy all the pleasures that the spa had to offer it before destroying it – somehow the two had discovered that the goddess of discord, Eris, had been mind-controlling Amazon Queen Hippolyta into turning Themyscira into a resort, plotting to sell the island to Lex Luthor.   sure pic.twitter.com/ZcV9OM4680 — HARLIVY IS CANON (@exoplanetverse) May 28, 2020   It was a simple plan, however, it was nearly undone when Harley and Poison Ivy ended up in bed together after a night of debauchery. Though the couple agreed that it was only a “two-time thing,” the incident became something more with the two waking up in the same bed again. Will Harley and Ivy ever figure out their relationship? We’ll find out in the next episodes. Read: Where to Watch The Dark Knight Trilogy Online For Free
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    67 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 67 days ago
  • Marvel Fans Aren’t Too Happy with the Black Widow Trailer ...
    Marvel released the first trailer for Black Widow today, and the video introduced fans to some of the newest additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Not only the trailer showcases Florence Pugh’s Yelena Belova, but it also featured David Harbour’s Red Guardian, the Soviet equivalent of Captain America. A little bit chubby and bearded, Alexei is a bit past his prime superhero years, and yet, he seems to emanate a whole lot of charm and power. Marvel fans instantly fell in love with the hero, and they’ve taken to Twitter to celebrate Red Guardian. However, it seems like fans aren’t too happy with one particular Red Guardian sequence in the Black Widow trailer. In the later part of the video, the trailer features a clip where Alexie tries his best to fit back into his Red Guardian outfit. He does manage to put on his costume, but then Melina (Rachel Weisz) sharply notes that he’s gotten fatter. Fans have been calling out this scene, saying that Marvel is obviously “fat-shaming” the Red Guardian. Check out some of the tweets down here: is marvel rlly playing the "hahaha this superhero is fat now hahaha" trope again because i swear to god i will throw hands — sneeze (@danveragnarok) December 3, 2019 Me being subjected to the thousandth, reused fat joke in a marvel movie pic.twitter.com/YYqHBSYyxf — into the unknown ❄️ (@daria_jayne) December 3, 2019 David Harbour: **rocking arms that could crush a yaris in a hug** Marvel Writers: lol funny big tummy fat joke time, #BlackWidowTrailer — Floydasaurus (@FloydZamarripa) December 3, 2019 I Wish Marvel Stop Making These Hero’s Fat And Out Of Shape. — Hephaestus? (@That_Kid_Suppa) December 3, 2019 My biggest takeaway from the #BlackWidow trailer is why is the MCU obsessed with shaming those who gain weight.... ? pic.twitter.com/peACRm5Cdo — TheNiceCast (@TheNiceCast_) December 3, 2019 It doesn’t look like fans are too happy with how Red Guardian’s weight has been turned into a joke in Black Widow. Certain groups weren’t too pleased with how Marvel dealt with Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth) weight gain in Avengers: Endgame either. The film turned Bro Thor into a source of comic relief and shame, poking fun at the Asgardian God of Thunder’s weight gain at every turn. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below. Read: Where to Watch and Stream Venom For Free
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    67 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 67 days ago
  • Marvel Reportedly Interested in Introducing Third Thor
        It looks like Marvel may have plans to introduce another version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Asgardian God of Thunder after bringing in Jane Foster’s (Natalie Portman) Mighty Thor in Thor: Love and Thunder. According to a report by We Got This Covered, sources close to Marvel say that the studio is considering bringing in the third iteration of Thor that would help tie in together the debut of Galactus. Rumor has it that Marvel wants a version of Thor from a recent comic book series where Galactus recruits Thor to serve him as one of his Heralds. It’s an interesting report, to say the least, though it’s hard to imagine Thor serving under Galactus. Perhaps the studio is thinking of introducing this version of Thor in an alternate timeline – there’s a lot of room for that in Marvel’s upcoming dimension-hopping movie, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. However, if Marvel does introduce the third iteration of Thor, one has to wonder whether the studio would cast another star to take on the role, or whether Chris Hemsworth would take on the part. Of course, as with all rumors, we advise fans to take the report with a grain of salt. As far as we know, Marvel is only interested in bringing Mighty Thor into the MCU. Juggling the third one may be too much for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hemsworth’s already pretty great as the Asgardian God of Thunder, why have another? Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on November 6, 2020. Read: The New Mutants Director Teases 'Cool' Deleted Scenes
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    394 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 394 days ago
  • Marvel Fans Start 'Marvel is Over' Campaign on Twitter
        The Marvel Cinematic Universe might be Hollywood’s powerhouse comic book movie franchise, however, it seems disgruntled fans have begun campaigning the “Marvel Is Over Party” online. According to a report by Cosmic Book News, there’s a brand new “Marvel Is Over Party” hashtag, and it looks like it’s started trending on Twitter with nearly ten thousand posts complaining about Marvel Studios and it’s silence the past few months. One of the top tweets under the “Marvel Is Over Party” hashtag tells Marvel Studios to “drop a trailer or something,” a sharp request from a disgruntled Marvel fan.   #marvelisoverparty maybe if they hadn't k worded 3 of their best characterspic.twitter.com/OWusKEwA1g — fio (@notheprevengers) August 27, 2020   The hashtag is an expression of Marvel fan’s frustration over the studio’s silence on its plans for Phase 4 and 5 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It seems like fans’ frustrations doubled over when Warner Brothers held its epic DC FanDome virtual convention last weekend. Warner Brothers went all out during DC Fandome, delivering new announcements and rolling out brand new trailers and teasers for Wonder Woman 1984, The Batman, Suicide Squad, and Black Adam. Of course, we wouldn’t blame Marvel fans for complaining over on social media – not after seeing how Warner Brothers has showered DC fans with great new previews for upcoming DC film projects. Marvel has been rather silent the past few months - fans have been shrivelling dry waiting for new announcements and new trailers for upcoming movies like Eternals and shows like Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Let’s wait and see whether Marvel listens to the people’s demands. Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on November 6, 2020. Read: The New Mutants Director Teases 'Cool' Deleted Scenes
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    394 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 394 days ago
  • New Mutants Comic Book Co-Creator Slams Josh Boone’s Movie
        It looks like issues in Josh Boone’s The New Mutants have started bubbling to the surface now that the film is slated to premiere this Friday. Despite his excitement and anticipation, New Mutants comic book co-creator Bob McLeod couldn’t help but lambast the film for spelling his name wrong, writing him as “Bob Macleod” in the film’s credits. Not only that, but McLeod also felt disappointed with the changes the movie gave his characters. Taking to Facebook, the comic book writer decided to talk about his experience watching The New Mutants. McLeod started on a positive note, saying that he was pretty eager when Sony announced that it was developing a New Mutants movie. "I thought making it into a horror movie was perhaps an interesting idea, but not at all how the characters should be introduced to the public at large. But, hey, my characters in a movie! I never would have thought that would actually happen,” the writer started.   I was very excited when I heard they were making a New Mutants movie. I thought making it into a horror movie was... Posted by Bob McLeod on Friday, August 28, 2020   Then, in the next paragraph, McLeod shares the many reasons why he’s disappointed with the film. "But then, I was disappointed when they didn't give Dani braids, although I like Blu Hunt," he explained. "I was disappointed when Rahne wasn't a redhead with spiky hair, although I adore Maisie Williams. I was disappointed that Sam isn't tall and gawky, although I do like Charlie Heaton. But mainly I was very disappointed that Roberto isn't short and dark-skinned. Yet another example of Hollywood white-washing,” McLeod explained. “ There's just no excuse. So basically, Josh Boone erased everything I contributed to the way the characters look,” the writer went on, “And now, the movie has come out at last, and apparently they've credited someone named Bob Macleod as co-creator. They couldn't even be bothered to check the spelling of my name sometime in the last three years. And that can't be fixed. That will be on the movie forever. I think I'm done with this movie." McLeod isn’t the only one disappointed with Boone’s iteration of The New Mutants. Fans and critics have also expressed their sentiments towards the film. Sony’s horror comic book movie now sits with an abysmal critic and audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Trade sites that reviewed the film call it “a movie best forgotten by all involved,” “the worst X-Men movie ever,” and “plodding viewing experience, even with lowered expectations.” Such a shame considering the excitement everyone had for the film. The New Mutants releases today, August 28, 2020. Read: The New Mutants Director Teases 'Cool' Deleted Scenes
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    394 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 394 days ago
  • The New Mutants Frightens with Scores from Fans and Critics
        There might have been a lot of excitement building up over The New Mutants, however, now that the film’s finally set to premiere this Friday, it seems like the film is being bogged down by poor reviews from critics and from moviegoers. Despite critics’ campaign to refrain from reviewing the film until Disney offers safe screening options to moviegoers, a few Hollywood trade sites have decided to screen the film, and the reviews are far from stellar. Rotten Tomatoes has collated 14 reviews from critics so far, and only 4 are marked “Fresh” while the rest have branded the film as “Rotten.” So far, The New Mutants’ critic score sits at 29%  with trade sites calling it “a movie best forgotten by all involved,” “the worst X-Men movie ever,” and “plodding viewing experience, even with lowered expectations.”   #NewMutants has a lower RT score than Dark Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/jrS407RH9L — Jeremy Conrad (@ManaByte) August 28, 2020   Filmgoers seem to share the same sentiment, though it seems like X-Men fans are much more forgiving than critics. Right now, The New Mutants has a 56% score from audiences. The score could change as time goes on, however, early impressions of the film could make or break The New Mutant’s commercial success. It doesn’t help that the film is screening in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. While we’ve yet to see the film, it’s such a shame to hear that The New Mutants isn’t doing well among fans and critics. There was a lot of hope for the movie. Despite the many delays and issues, the film suffered during production, everyone was eager to see Josh Boone’s horror comic book movie. The New Mutants is set to release on August 28, 2020. Read: The New Mutants Director Teases 'Cool' Deleted Scenes
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    394 days ago By Tiny Diapana By Tiny Diapana - 394 days ago