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Justice League’s Darkseid Actor Isn’t Bitter Marvel Debuted Thanos First

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Ray Porter, who will play Darkseid in the Snyder Cut of Justice League has shared his feelings about Marvel debuting Thanos first. Thanos is the definitive big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, responsible for wiping out half of all existence at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Beyond that, he's responsible for the deaths of several Marvel heroes, including Black Widow, Iron Man, Vision, and Gamora. Thanos is imperative to the satisfying conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, as well as the Infinity Saga as a whole.

Darkseid, however, hasn't received the same treatment. The DC Comics character was expected to be a big part of Zack Snyder's Justice League. However, the character was pared down over time and eventually cut from the final film altogether. Luckily, Darkseid remains in the Snyder Cut of Justice League, which will debut on HBO Max next year. Snyder has previously revealed photos of Darkseid and confirmed that Porter completed all of his scenes for the film.

Related: Justice League: How Zack Snyder's Darkseid Was Different From Thanos

Thanos made his MCU debut in Guardians of the Galaxy, but his first full appearance didn't come until Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. This means that if Darkseid had appeared in Justice League, DC would have beaten Marvel to the punch. This would have been fitting, as Thanos was actually inspired by Darkseid in the comics. While speaking with TheFilmJunkee, Porter discussed the timing of Thanos' MCU debut and his feelings on it. First joking, "Give me that Gauntlet, shut up," Porter then revealed his admiration for Josh Brolin's performance. However, he also admitted:

You know, it was kind of a drag that there was a big bad in the Avengers movie and there isn't the same, like, level of big bad I guess. I mean, you could kind of say Steppenwolf, I don't know, maybe not. But yeah, I mean... I didn't dance around the room, I'll say that. I also wasn't broken up by it. I wasn't angered by it or anything like that.

Porter's comments make sense, especially considering his non-existent role in the final version of Justice League. If Darkseid had at least appeared in the movie, the debut of Thanos might have been easier to swallow. However, Porter's reveal seems to stem more from wanting Justice League to have been the best movie it could be rather than his personal feelings. Many DC Extended Universe fans have expressed a similar sentiment, especially when it comes to Steppenwolf as a big bad vs Thanos.

Of course, Porter likely feels better about the situation now that he knows fans will see him in Snyder's version of Justice League. Now that Thanos' time in the MCU is over, Darkseid and Porter will have a chance to shine. However, fans will have to wait until 2021 to see how the two villains compare.

More: Who Would Win In A Fight: Thanos Or Darkseid? The Answer Is Obvious

Source: TheFilmJunkee/YouTube

Justice League’s Darkseid Actor Isn’t Bitter Marvel Debuted Thanos First

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Ray Porter, who will play Darkseid in the Snyder Cut of Justice League has shared his feelings about Marvel debuting Thanos first. Thanos is the definitive big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, responsible for wiping out half of all existence at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Beyond that, he's responsible for the deaths of several Marvel heroes, including Black Widow, Iron Man, Vision, and Gamora. Thanos is imperative to the satisfying conclusion of Avengers: Endgame, as well as the Infinity Saga as a whole.

Darkseid, however, hasn't received the same treatment. The DC Comics character was expected to be a big part of Zack Snyder's Justice League. However, the character was pared down over time and eventually cut from the final film altogether. Luckily, Darkseid remains in the Snyder Cut of Justice League, which will debut on HBO Max next year. Snyder has previously revealed photos of Darkseid and confirmed that Porter completed all of his scenes for the film.

Related: Justice League: How Zack Snyder's Darkseid Was Different From Thanos

Thanos made his MCU debut in Guardians of the Galaxy, but his first full appearance didn't come until Avengers: Infinity War in 2018. This means that if Darkseid had appeared in Justice League, DC would have beaten Marvel to the punch. This would have been fitting, as Thanos was actually inspired by Darkseid in the comics. While speaking with TheFilmJunkee, Porter discussed the timing of Thanos' MCU debut and his feelings on it. First joking, "Give me that Gauntlet, shut up," Porter then revealed his admiration for Josh Brolin's performance. However, he also admitted:

You know, it was kind of a drag that there was a big bad in the Avengers movie and there isn't the same, like, level of big bad I guess. I mean, you could kind of say Steppenwolf, I don't know, maybe not. But yeah, I mean... I didn't dance around the room, I'll say that. I also wasn't broken up by it. I wasn't angered by it or anything like that.

Porter's comments make sense, especially considering his non-existent role in the final version of Justice League. If Darkseid had at least appeared in the movie, the debut of Thanos might have been easier to swallow. However, Porter's reveal seems to stem more from wanting Justice League to have been the best movie it could be rather than his personal feelings. Many DC Extended Universe fans have expressed a similar sentiment, especially when it comes to Steppenwolf as a big bad vs Thanos.

Of course, Porter likely feels better about the situation now that he knows fans will see him in Snyder's version of Justice League. Now that Thanos' time in the MCU is over, Darkseid and Porter will have a chance to shine. However, fans will have to wait until 2021 to see how the two villains compare.

More: Who Would Win In A Fight: Thanos Or Darkseid? The Answer Is Obvious

Source: TheFilmJunkee/YouTube

Mandalorian Can Make Boba Fett As Good As Star Wars Fans Think He Is

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The Mandalorian can finally make Boba Fett as good a character as Star Wars fans think he is. Fett will return in season 2 of the Disney+ series after being teased in season 1. The infamous bounty hunter has been a fan-favorite character since his big-screen debut in The Empire Strikes Back.  A Boba Fett movie was in development, but after Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed at the box-office, its status went into limbo, but now the character will finally get a chance to properly return in the second season of Jon Favreau's live-action series.

A Boba Fett spin-off was announced in 2013 when the first wave of Disney's solo ventures were being revealed; Josh Trank was initially set to helm the project but he quit due to creative differences in 2015. The film was then shelved for a few years before Lucasfilm decided to give it another attempt, this time bringing James Mangold on-board to direct. But, a few months later, it was scrapped entirely. The studio has, instead, turned their attention to the small screen and The Mandalorian was created as an answer to the lack of Boba Fett in Star Wars and now the famed gunslinger will appear in the show.

Related: The Mandalorian Is Everything Star Wars Fans Think Boba Fett Is

With Boba Fett now confirmed for The Mandalorian season 2, Star Wars viewers will finally get to see the return of the iconic anti-hero for the first time since Return of the Jedi. The enigmatic hunter quickly acquired a cult following among fans despite his limited screentime, mostly due to his gritty aesthetic and cold-blooded reputation in the Galaxy. Even Darth Vader turned to Fett's skills for help in Empire Strikes Back, although the Sith Lord criticized him for being too trigger-happy and constantly disintegrating his victims. While fans haven't had much opportunity to see this side of Fett in action, The Mandalorian season 2 will hopefully utilize Fett in a way that capitalizes on these traits.

Fett's role in The Mandalorian season 2 remains under wraps for now. However, Chuck Wendig's Aftermath trilogy suggested that he escaped the Sarlaac in Tatooine. Since that's where the show first teased Fett, it's possible he's still there after the events of Return of the Jedi. What he's doing there remains to be seen but Tatooine has fallen hard in the years since the Empire was dismantled, so a man of his abilities could have a variety of reasons for hanging around.

In any case, fans are eager to see Fett back in action. His season 2 appearance could set him up for additional appearances in The Mandalorian, perhaps even as the show's real villain. It'll be fascinating just to see what became of the bounty hunter since his last appearance; considering that fans are fond of the taciturn character, The Mandalorian has a real opportunity to make him a far more nuanced and compelling rogue and build on what everyone loves about him. His mysterious backstory and gunslinging skills will, no doubt, make for some exciting action sequences and set him up as a tough adversary for Mando. Much like how Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars elevated Maul by fleshing him outThe Mandalorian season 2 can make Boba Fett as good and exciting a character as Star Wars fans think he is.

Next: Every Star Wars TV Show Releasing After The Clone Wars

Mandalorian Can Make Boba Fett As Good As Star Wars Fans Think He Is

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The Mandalorian can finally make Boba Fett as good a character as Star Wars fans think he is. Fett will return in season 2 of the Disney+ series after being teased in season 1. The infamous bounty hunter has been a fan-favorite character since his big-screen debut in The Empire Strikes Back.  A Boba Fett movie was in development, but after Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed at the box-office, its status went into limbo, but now the character will finally get a chance to properly return in the second season of Jon Favreau's live-action series.

A Boba Fett spin-off was announced in 2013 when the first wave of Disney's solo ventures were being revealed; Josh Trank was initially set to helm the project but he quit due to creative differences in 2015. The film was then shelved for a few years before Lucasfilm decided to give it another attempt, this time bringing James Mangold on-board to direct. But, a few months later, it was scrapped entirely. The studio has, instead, turned their attention to the small screen and The Mandalorian was created as an answer to the lack of Boba Fett in Star Wars and now the famed gunslinger will appear in the show.

Related: The Mandalorian Is Everything Star Wars Fans Think Boba Fett Is

With Boba Fett now confirmed for The Mandalorian season 2, Star Wars viewers will finally get to see the return of the iconic anti-hero for the first time since Return of the Jedi. The enigmatic hunter quickly acquired a cult following among fans despite his limited screentime, mostly due to his gritty aesthetic and cold-blooded reputation in the Galaxy. Even Darth Vader turned to Fett's skills for help in Empire Strikes Back, although the Sith Lord criticized him for being too trigger-happy and constantly disintegrating his victims. While fans haven't had much opportunity to see this side of Fett in action, The Mandalorian season 2 will hopefully utilize Fett in a way that capitalizes on these traits.

Fett's role in The Mandalorian season 2 remains under wraps for now. However, Chuck Wendig's Aftermath trilogy suggested that he escaped the Sarlaac in Tatooine. Since that's where the show first teased Fett, it's possible he's still there after the events of Return of the Jedi. What he's doing there remains to be seen but Tatooine has fallen hard in the years since the Empire was dismantled, so a man of his abilities could have a variety of reasons for hanging around.

In any case, fans are eager to see Fett back in action. His season 2 appearance could set him up for additional appearances in The Mandalorian, perhaps even as the show's real villain. It'll be fascinating just to see what became of the bounty hunter since his last appearance; considering that fans are fond of the taciturn character, The Mandalorian has a real opportunity to make him a far more nuanced and compelling rogue and build on what everyone loves about him. His mysterious backstory and gunslinging skills will, no doubt, make for some exciting action sequences and set him up as a tough adversary for Mando. Much like how Star Wars Rebels and The Clone Wars elevated Maul by fleshing him outThe Mandalorian season 2 can make Boba Fett as good and exciting a character as Star Wars fans think he is.

Next: Every Star Wars TV Show Releasing After The Clone Wars

Why Amazon Is Reportedly Postponing Prime Day Until September

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Amazon's annual Prime Day is now due to take place in September instead of the Summer as usual. Since the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon has seen an unprecedented rise in demand and production. Furthermore, the company has been adapting the business to better ensure the safety of both employees and customers, although the company has also faced backlash for its conduct toward employees. As the stay-at-home orders begin to be lifted, and parts of the country slowly transition out of quarantine, companies like Amazon are looking to return to normal operations, but finding a full return might take longer than expected.

Like many companies, Amazon has adapted to the crisis in a variety of ways, whether it be limiting online purchases to help manage human-to-human interactions, extending the expected delivery times to alleviate stress on workers, or enhancing its delivery services like Amazon Fresh and Amazon Go to accommodate those stranded at home. Due to these steps, Amazon doesn't believe it can expect Prime Day, one of its busiest days of the year, to start so soon after the crisis.

Related: Amazon Robots With UV Light Could Kill Viruses At Whole Foods

According the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has not only scheduled Prime Day for the Fall, but has taken steps to allow unlimited shipments of nonessential goods to warehouses. This indicates the scale of production Amazon was once known for pre-pandemic is starting to normalize again. However, while the company plans to increase production, it won't be as fast in terms of shipping as previously, and it remains to be seen when that will change. For example, One-Day shipping has yet to be reinstated. Furthermore, Amazon's net income fell 29 percent, which in contrast to one of its major competitors in the online shopping world, Walmart, who recently saw an increase in earnings by nearly 4 percent, thanks to improved delivery services, including express delivery.

Prime Day is still coming this year. For those less familiar with Amazon's annual sales event, Prime Day has become the company's most popular and profitable day since it first started. Every July since, Prime Day has been one of the many perks of being a Prime subscriber and essentially offers customers flash sales, huge discounts on products, and exclusive deals during the limited-time sales event. One of the reasons Prime Day has become so popular is that it doesn't limit the shopper, instead giving everyone equal opportunity on all the deals - as long as they can stay on top of everything going on sale with products often selling out within minutes. The popularity has translated into exponential growth with Amazon previously disclosing that Prime Day 2019 surpassed sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, combined.

As mentioned, Amazon has been under tremendous strain during the pandemic and since the company has been rapidly adapting, it can't properly take on the workload expected from Prime Day by the summer. Prime Day would only mean more production, more deliveries, threatening the already vulnerable warehouses staff and delivery workers tasked with getting merchandise to customers. In order to take the necessary precautions, Amazon is delaying Prime Day to prepare and plan further, and when it finally comes in September, Amazon will be better able to get everything everyone wants to them, and as safely as possible.

More: Why Facebook & Twitter Decided to Have Employees Work Remotely  From Home Permanently 

Source: WSJ.

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