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Shock as ‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Poster Leaks!

The Star Wars: Episode 9 Poster has been leaked! Well, it might not be the official poster, heck it might just be a draft that was floating around, but it does give us a sneak peak at what’s in store.

 

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Rey holds a lightsaber, Chewey stands with a tilted head behind her, and behind him is a women in a fluttering cape. Below Ray is C-3PO wearing a shoulder belt and armed with a bowcaster, on the left is Finn with an fish-headed alien over his shoulder, and on the right is is Poe armed with a plaster, a purple bodysuit-wearing individual behind him and BB-8 behind her on the rightmost side.

Below them we Kylo Ren below Rey holding his lightsaber. His helmet is back. Off to the right below him are the iconic storm troopers, and to his left is a cluster of what looks to be the Knights of Ren.

Now at the bottom are a team of Storm Troopers, but they are blood red. Of course there are star fighters and other star wars ships in the background, but notable the title below is just the iconic Star Wars insignia.

Looking at this poster, questions arise.

Why is C-3PO wearing Chewey’s gear?

Who is that fish-headed alien? The next Porg? Are the Porgs gone?

 

Porg

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Who is the woman in the cape?

Who is this person in a purple bodysuit?

The Knights of Ren? They’re here?

 

The Knights of Ren from Force Awakens

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Now we got some answers, but not a whole lot. Games Radar claims that “[a]ccording to some character sheets that MakingStarWars picked up along with the poster, those last two characters are Jannah and Zorri respectively.”

Jannah has been on Star Wars: Episode 9 set photos before. She packs a bow. It must pack a powerful punch considering all the villains have blasters.

 

Zorri, the person is purple, is possibly played by Keri Russell. She previously played Ellis from Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Lindsey Farris from the J J Abrams’ Mission Impossible III. There’s not much we know about her character, but she’s cool so she gets Star Wars points.

 

 

The Knights of Ren are back. We don’t have much on them besides what we know from Force Awakens, which is they are the other students Luke trained who, when given the option, went with bratty Ben Solo instead of Luke Skywalker. We don’t even have a comic on them.

 

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But we do have a comic called Star War Poe Dameron written by Charles Soule with art by Angel Unzueta that takes place directly after Last Jedi, bringing Poe and Rey together at last. There’s not much action, but the character banter is great. Poe brags about being the best pilot in the galaxy and how he survived so many crashes, causing Rey to ask him if he’s the best pilot in the galaxy, then why does he crash so much?

While it doesn’t fill in any information on the Knights of Ren, it does bring to light how Poe survived the crash on Jakku and has more scenes with Princess Leia.

 

 

The comic has new scenes with Carrie Fisher. For those unaware, Digital Spy reported that director JJ Abrams said in a statement in July:

 

“We desperately loved Carrie Fisher. Finding a truly satisfying conclusion to the Skywalker saga without her eluded us. We were never going to recast, or use a CG character. With the support and blessing from her daughter, Billie, we have found a way to honour Carrie’s legacy and role as Leia in Episode IX by using unseen footage we shot together in Episode VII.”

Star Wars Poe Dameron comic

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Until Episode 9 comes out….

 

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer Reboot Comic Releases in 2019

Buffy’s Back! Shedding her 90s familiarity, Buffy the Vampire slayer is stepping into the present with a new appearance and outlook on life. Along with a TV reboot on its way, Boom! Studios is revving up the comic book for release in 2019. The series will be overseen by creator Joss Whedon along with his creative team Jordie Bellaire and Dan Mora. Buffy and the Gang must juggle not only the monsters that go bump in the night but also themes of identity, agency and empathy. Being a teenager in 2019 just got more dangerous and the gang, Buffy, Giles, Willow, Xander and Cordelia, must figure out how to face it.

 

 

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Hellmouth, a gateway to demon realm located beneath the school is releasing demonic forces. While Buffy and the Gang are exploring self-discovery and learning the meaning of growing up, they are also trying to maintain the safety of the people of Sunnydale. Though the comic and the TV show are both reboots, the comic will not be following the story line of the show, so it’ll be fun to see where they take it. Buffy the Vampire Slayer # 1 will be arriving January 9th, 2019. Welcome back to Hellmouth! Slaying is in session!

 

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Returning to Wakanda: Marvel Releasing a Killmonger Solo Comic in December

Returning to Wakanda on December 5th, we will be delving into one of Black Panther most skilled and multi-layered characters Killmonger. The vengeful yet captivating character caught the attention of the audience and had them questioning what side they were really on. The excitement from the movie has not died down but have only fueled the need for more stories from the Black Panther series. Marvel has announced that the fatherless boy, the vengeful man, long forgotten by Wakanda, will be getting his own solo comic. The comic, written by Brian Edward Hill and illustrated by Juan Ferreyra, will be a five-part mini-series, going into detail of the tragic life Killmonger. 

 

 

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The comic will explore how the choices we make can cause a domino effect. It explores the consequences of those choices as well as the failures that follow. When backed into a corner, no more choices and only what is here and now. The book is full of tragic moments, shady people and difficult choices.

 

The comic seeks to paint a picture of those forgotten by the beautiful and enchanting Wakanda, those who have been tossed to the streets, to fend for themselves. The world has failed him, and everyone like him. Erik Killmonger will be fleshed out in full glory as we are shown a new perspective of Wakanda through the eyes of Killmonger. Be sure to pick up a copy of Killmonger when it is published on December 5th. 

 

 

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The CW Makes History With First Transgender Superhero in ‘Supergirl’

At Comic Con last weekend, CW announced some exciting news for ‘Supergirl’ fans! They are welcoming their newest cast member to the team, Nicole Maines!

 

 

If Maines’s name sounds familiar, that’s because it should; in 2014, the then sixteen-year-old went head-to-head with the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (and won) when she claimed that her high school was violating her rights under the Human Rights Act by not allowing her to use the restroom of her choosing. The court ruled in her favor, and Maines has been a leading figurehead in the fight for transgender rights ever since.

 

Maines went on to be featured in the HBO documentary The Trans List, along with playing a guest-starring role on the television series Royal Pains. And now, the twenty-year-old actress and activist will take on the role of the newest Supergirl heroine, Nia Nal.

 

The character is said to based on the DC Comics character Nura Nal, otherwise known as Dream Girl, who has the ability to foresee the deaths of others. 

 

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This announcement came just days after the CW and Warner Bros. announced their plans to make Batwoman openly gay in their new Batwoman television adaptation, much like she is in the original comics.

 

It’s so exciting to see companies as prominent as the CW and Warner Bros. openly speak out and take a stand for the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ community is rarely depicted in a real, raw, and normalized human way within film and television; it’s refreshing to see that begin to shift, especially after Scarlett Johansson’s Rub & Tug casting, in which Hollywood decided to cast yet another cis-actor as a trans-role. Johansson has since relinquished the role. Maines herself, spoke out against the casting (and you can read more trans-actors’ takes on it here):

 

We have straight people playing gay people all the time and that’s because there isn’t a larger conversation around—there’s not so much harmful rhetoric flying around that they are parading around, dressing up, pretending and so you have to think about context with that. And with trans folks, we have a lot of people accusing us of just playing dress up for whatever reason, and that’s not true. And so having trans people play trans roles shows that we are valid in our identity and we deserve to exist as we do. And so when we have cisgender actors play trans characters, it further that stereotype that we are playing dress up, which is not true.

 

The transgender community is the most-targeted community regarding hate crimes, acts of violence, and even homicide of any demographic. Researchers in 2017 discovered that one third of the transgender community has been the victim of a hate crime. And 53% of anti-LGBTQ+ murders are transgendered women. (If you’re looking for ways to get involved or more information on how you can help, click here.)

 

The hatred and oppression will only continue if we, as a society, continue to fail; we need to allow transpeople to share their stories, to be on television, to star in movies, to be so clearly, unashamedly visible and present and equal and here without the constant fear of being targeted because of it. We are one people and we need to uplift and protect each other; failure to bring equality to all is immoral and inhuman in the cruelest of ways.

 

The CW is leading the way towards visibility in the media with Supergirl and it’s time for the rest of Hollywood to follow their lead.

 

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