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“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Spinoff Spider-Ham Short Film Clip Released

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Now that Sony has announced that Into the Spider-Verse will be available on home media in just a few weeks. The animation studio has also unveiled one of the extras included with the release: an animated short film featuring Spider-Ham (John Mulaney).

You can watch the full clip below.

This hilarious minute-long clip is apparently just a preview for the “all-new mini-movie,” including as a bonus on the home media release of the film. Though Spider-Ham battle appears to be original to the short, it does resemble closely Crayfin – a villain from deep in the comic mythos of Spider-Ham.

During the events of Into the Spider-Verse, the entire clip appears to be in the same style that Spider-Ham was animated in. And it could act as a backdoor pilot of sorts for a potential pork-filled spinoff. Back in last December, the comedian John Mulaney joked about turning Spider-Ham into a Superman-esque crimefighter.

“He [Spider-Ham] is a fun guy who’s capable of great rage,” joked Mulaney. “Going see him back at the Daily Beagle. I could see a Watergate-like story at the Beagle where he is both a reporter and also Spider-Ham by night.”

“I’ve never thought that the Clark Klents and the Peter Parkers leaned enough into the day job,” he said. “That would be more like The Post or All The President’s Men or Spotlight. But we would make it family friendly. Lots of bacon jokes, or, ‘that is hamfisted.’”

So far, Sony reportedly has their eyes on a direct sequel of Into the Spider-Verse.

Moreover, there is another plan in the works: the spinoff featuring Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld), with Spider-Woman, Silk and other women spider-based characters.

During the press tour for Spider-Verse, the producers behind the film certainly made sure to point out that they did have every intention of exploring this new Spidey universe further.

“Look, we wanted to make the movie that felt like it was the tip of the iceberg,” admitted Lord. “You’d imagine all of those other things. So it is the music to our ears that people could imagine a Spider-Noir movie and the Spider-Ham insane cartoon.”

“Right, we still have the horse,” Miller echoed. “We have got to put the cart behind it. So we will let it ride down the road a few blocks before we get too big for our britches.”

So, will you be buying Into the Spider-Verse when it comes out?

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is set to arrive digitally on February 26. The film will be available for physical home media purchase on March 19.

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Marvel Rumoredly Considering Introducing Deadpool in Spider-Man 3

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One of the most pressing questions for Marvel Studios moving forward is how to integrate the wildly successful Deadpool franchise into the film universe. Now that the ink has dried on the contracts and the Walt Disney Company has fully acquired 20th Century Fox. And Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige has a dilemma on his hands when it comes to incorporating Ryan Reynolds’ popular film series into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

A new report from MCU Cosmic indicates that Kevin Feige and his round table are considering numerous options for the best way to move forward, hopefully capitalizing on the goodwill Ryan Reynolds has earned from the success of Deadpool and Deadpool 2, as well as the PG-13 rated version released over the holidays.

According to the fan site, Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios are looking at three possible paths. And at least, one of them is to bring the foul-mouthed Deadpool into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Those options include going forward with Deadpool 3, or introducing the character in a Disney+ series (which will likely soften the hard edges that are inherent to Deadpool’s current incarnation), or possibly even making him a big part of their third Spider-Man film, which would give Sony Pictures a cut of that pie.

Still, none of that has been confirmed. A Disney+ series seems unlikely, considering they are sticking to family friendly content and would likely not allow Ryan Reynolds to be as edgy as he’s in the first two movies (not to mention, paying the superstar salary for a streaming service show or run the risk of recasting the character outright). This also comes from the same site that says Disney+ will never revive the Netflix Marvel shows because of their mature nature.

One of the other options, of including Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in the sequel to Spider-Man: Far From Home, seems even less likely because of one core reason: Disney will not see any of those profits. Sony distributes the Spider-Man movies and makes all of the money off of their massive success, but Marvel and Disney benefit from the increased exposure and subsequent merchandise sales. It is hard to believe that they would even consider introducing one of their most popular characters in such a movie they will not even make money off of at the box office.

At this point, all of these are just rumors, but rest assured that Marvel Studios does have plans for the character going forward. Maybe they will call the movie Deadpool: Annihilation…

So, what do you think? The last film of the Marvel’s Phase 3, Spider-Man: Far From Home, hits theaters on July 2.

Stay tuned!

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Spider-Man Trilogy Screenwriter Alvin Sargent Passes Away at 92

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Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter Alvin Sargent, who penned four Spider-Man films for Sony Pictures, has died on Thursday because of natural causes, The Hollywood Reporter reports. He was 92.

Alvin Sargent co-wrote the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man 2 and its sequel Spider-Man 3 (2007). He also served as a writer on Marc Webb’s 2012 reboot The Amazing Spider-Man. The screenwriter provided a dialogue polish on the David Koepp-penned 2002 franchise-launching blockbuster that starred the former Spidey, Tobey Maguire, as the web-slinger superhero but did not receive screenplay credit.

Pam Williams, friend and producer, confirmed Sargent’s death. Williams was partners with Sargent’s late wife, Laura Ziskin, who co-produced Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and the first Amazing Spider-Man.

Until it was unseated by Sony Pictures Animation’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, 2004’s Spider-Man 2 became the best-received Spidey movies on Rotten Tomatoes at 93%. Prolific movie critic Roger Ebert did praise Raimi’s sophomore Spidey outing for being “what a superhero movie should be.”

Spider-Man 2 believes in its story in the same way that serious comic readers believe, when the adventures on the pages express their own dreams and wishes,” the critic wrote of the screenplay written by Alvin Sargent, Michael Chabon, Alfred Gough, and Miles Millar.

“It is not camp, and it is not nostalgia. It is not wall-to-wall special effects, and it is not pickled in angst. It is simply and poignantly a realization that being Spider-Man is a burden that Peter Parker isn’t entirely willing to bear.”

Alvin Sargent was first nominated for an Academy Award for scripting director Peter Bogdanovich’s 1973 comedy drama Paper Moon. Sargent won his first Oscar for writing 1977’s Jane Fonda-led drama Julia. He was also awarded his second Oscar for 1980’s drama Ordinary People, which starred Mary Tyler Moore and Donald Sutherland as parents navigating the death of a son.

Across his nearly 60-year career, Alvin Sargent earned 43 writing credits. And The Amazing Spider-Man is his last.

Rest in peace, Alvin Sargent!

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Peter Parker Wearing Tony Stark’s Glasses in “Spider-Man: Far From Home”

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The official trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home has been released on Monday morning and, as promised, it was filled with spoilers from Avengers: Endgame. Lining up with the spoiler “ban” that the Russo Brothers previously set, this new trailer started things off with perhaps the largest spoiler from Endgame, directly referencing the fate of one of the most popular characters in the MCU. Not only that, but the Far From Home trailer also tied back to the same character once again a couple of minutes later with an incredibly touching and heartbreaking Easter egg.

Definitely, we are talking about Tony Stark, whose death sent shockwaves through the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. Peter Parker (star Tom Holland) is clearly having trouble suffering the pain as his mentor passed away. We even see Peter at the beginning of the trailer crying with Happy Hogan about the loss. However, the death of Tony Stark/Iron Man means that Peter has to step up. And he’ll likely spend the entirety of Spider-Man: Far From Home trying to do just that.

There are many other references to Peter becoming “the next Iron Man,” no matter how much he might not want to be. The connections to his beloved Tony only grow deeper for Peter as the trailer goes on. And he’s shown towards the end wearing one of Stark’s more memorable accessories.

If you pay close attention to the second half of the trailer, you will notice something about these glasses that Peter takes off when he sees something off in the distance. They are the exact same glasses that Tony Stark wore in Avengers: Infinity War, most notably when he fought Ebony Maw and Cull Obsidian in downtown NYC.

Nice try tho, Pete.

However, this is just another way that Peter Parker will honor his late friend and mentor in Far From Home, in addition to wearing the Iron Spider suit that Tony built just for him. By the looks of the trailer, a lot of Spidey stories will revolve around the loss of Tony Stark. So there’ll likely be even more nods throughout the film. Stay tuned!

Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2.

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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” New Trailer Addresses The MCU’s Multiverse

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With the latest Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man had a rough go of things, but it seems that the friendly neighborhood hero is now ready to swing out on his own again. This summer, Peter Parker will suit up for his standalone sequel at long last. And the new trailer for this movie revealed some spoiler-filled facts about his mission.

Oh, and it just so happens to involve a fledgling multiverse.

As we can see in the trailer, Spider-Man: Far From Home begins tackling the fallout of the latest Avengers film from the start. Peter Parker is left unsure how to deal with the death of his beloved Iron Man.

However, the newly rewound world must go on. For Peter, this also means going on a European vacation with his classmates, but things end up getting hairy when Nick Fury shows up and introduces him to Quentin Beck, a man from another-well-universe.

“[Quentin] Beck is from Earth. Just not ours. The snap tore a hole in our dimension,” Nick Fury tells Peter once he is able to introduce Spider-Man to their ally, Mysterio.

Obviously, this comment piques Peter’s attention. And he says the things Spidey fans have been waiting for.

“So, you are saying there is a multiverse?”

The Far From Home trailer does not confirm the suspicion, but Peter’s question seems spot-on if Beck really came from another version of Earth. However, Marvel Studios is acting coy about the multiverse’s actual existence. So we’ll have to wait and see Spider-Man: Far From Home to get a proper answer.

Definitely, such a debut would be welcome to comic book fans as the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been the Marvel Multiverse for decades now. Comic books did embrace the story device years ago, and Avengers: Endgame set up a couple of major timeline discrepancies when it introduced time travel. While Mysterio could be pulling everyone’s chain with his origin story, fans are hoping the multiverse will have well and truly hit the MCU. Or, in the best case scenario, the Marvel Cinematic Multiverse.

So, what do you make of this big trailer? Let us know in the comments!

Spider-Man: Far From Home officially swings into theaters on July 2. Other MCU films include Captain Marvel now playing in select theaters and Avengers: Endgame has arrived since April 26.

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“Spider-Man: Far From Home:” When the Film Takes Place In the MCU Timeline

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Today, Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. The trailer also references some of the events of Avengers: Endgame, confirming that the film does take place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after the five-year gap in Endgame and the reversal of the effects of the Snap.

For a time, there was speculation that Far From Home may take place earlier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe timeline. These theories were about time travel in Endgame that might affect the MCU going forward, but Endgame established that time travel cannot really change the past.

Instead, Peter Parker has to soldier on into the future. The trailer has Peter considering whether Spider-Man can step into the shoes left vacant by the death of Tony Stark and carry on the legacy of Iron Man.

Another side effect of those four uses of the Infinity Stones is a hole torn in the fabric of reality. Meanwhile, Quentin Beck, a.k.a. Mysterio (played by Jake Gyllenhaal), claims to have come through that hole. Those who already know Mysterio’s comic book origin as a master of illusion may question this story.

According to the film synopsis, “Peter Parker returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home, the next chapter of the Homecoming series! Our friendly neighborhood SuperHero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of his gang on a European vacation. However, his plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped as Peter begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent!”

Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts returns to direct the sequel Far From Home. Tom Holland reprises his role as Spider-Man. Returning supporting cast includes Zendaya as Michelle, Michael Keaton as the Vulture, and Marisa Tomei as Aunt May. Samuel L. Jackson and Cobie Smulders also reprise their MCU characters as Nick Fury and Maria Hill, respectively. Jake Gyllenhaal debuts as Mysterio.

What do you think of the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer? Share with us in the comments!

Spider-Man: Far From Home opens on July 2. Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel are playing in theaters now.

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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Official Trailer Has Released

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Along with Avengers: Endgame spoilers warning, news broke early on in the month that Sony had finished work on a brand new trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home that would likely arrive in theaters in time for Detective Pikachu. Thankfully for all of Marvel fans out there, that report was accurate. And now we have got some new footage from the “final chapter” of Phase 3 in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.












You can watch the full Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer in the video above.

Earlier this year, while there was a ton of excitement surrounding the first Far From Home trailer, the second one will undoubtedly be a bigger topic of conversations, mainly because of the recent release of Avengers: Endgame. When the first trailer arrived, no one had a clue how Far From Home would work. The last time we had seen Peter Parker was dusted away by Thanos’ snap, along with half of all the creatures in the known universe. That created a giant could of mystery around Spider-Man: Far From Home, but now the fog has been lifted.

With Endgame now behind us, everything about Far From Home makes much more sense. We figure out why Peter Parker is back, and we know what happened to the world after the Snap, and we also know when the film is taking place. Now, this new trailer of Far From Home can be viewed in an entirely different light.

Not only Far From Home brings Tom Holland as Peter Parker back into the fold, but once again he is also joined by some other prominent figures from the MCU. In the previous Homecoming, it was Tony Stark joining the fight. This time around, that will be Happy Hogan, Nick Fury, and Maria Hill. They will all be a part of the friendly neighborhood web-slinger’s adventure.

The movie even sees the big screen debut of one of Spidey most popular comic book villains, Mysterio, played by Jake Gyllenhaal. The version of this character comes with a bit of a twist, as Mysterio is first introduced to Spider-Man as an ally by S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Nick Fury.

“If Tony Stark was sort of the mentor in the previous films, we thought it would be interesting to play Mysterio as almost like the cool uncle,” director Jon Watts said during an interview with EW.

So, are you excited for Spider-Man: Far From Home? The film swings into theaters on July 2!

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Next “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Trailer Reportedly Comes With “Avengers: Endgame” Spoiler Warning

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The release of another upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer is imminent, and it might have a big moment or two.

According to Trailer Track, the trailer has already been distributed to theaters in Germany with a special clip from Spider-Man star Tom Holland warning audiences about potential Avengers: Endgame spoilers. It is undoubtedly a unique move from Marvel Studios, which may spell out the fact the next Far From Home trailer will touch on one of the biggest moments of Endgame, something involving Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man.

“In an interesting move, this trailer is set to be accompanied by a special message from Tom Holland, warning viewers that the forthcoming trailer will contain spoilers for Avengers: Endgame,” says Trailer Track. “The special clip was sent out, alongside the new trailer, to German cinemas today – indicating an imminent online release on the horizon. Now we know why the Russo Brothers spoke of a ‘spoiler ban’…”

During a speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Far From Home director Jon Watts previously explained the relationship between Tom Holland’s Peter Parker and Jake Gyllenhaal’s Quentin Beck/Mysterio in the upcoming sequel.

“Nick Fury also connects Peter with a new ally: Quentin Beck, aka Mysterio, a powerful magician played by Jake Gyllenhaal. So if Tony Stark was sort of the mentor in the previous films, we thought that it would be very interesting to play Mysterio as almost like a cool uncle,” Jon Watts said.

A different take on Mysterio, Spider-Man: Far From Home will initially portray the character as an ally to both Peter Parker and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), in spite of life-long Spidey fans recognizing the character as an iconic villain of the web-slinging character.

Avengers: Endgame is now playing in theaters while Spider-Man: Far From Home swings into theaters on July 2.

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Kevin Feige Confirms “Spider-Man: Far From Home” Will End Phase 3 of the MCU

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After over 20 movies throughout the last decade, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will eventually see the end of an era when Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters. While we have a slight idea of what Marvel Studios is planning in the future, president Kevin Feige has made sure to keep key details under wraps. However, fans will get their first glimpse at the MCU future when Spider-Man: Far From Home premieres in July.

Recently, while speaking with Bilibili, Kevin Feige has confirmed that Phase 3 of the MCU does not end with Avengers: Endgame, but instead will conclude in Spider-Man: Far From Home.

“It is the end of the third phase. You are the first person I have told that to,” Feige revealed.

There was some confusion over the specific for Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it has significantly expanded the scope and size of the franchise, some people assumed it would end after Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home would kick off Phase 4. It turns out that we’ll have to wait just a bit longer for our first look at the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

However, Kevin Feige is excited for what is in store as they continue to lean on the newest heroes in the franchise, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, and Captain Marvel.

“Anna [Boden] and her directing partner, Ryan [Fleck, Captain Marvel filmmakers], did an amazing job. They made the movie what it is, so yeas, we did believe it was very important that this story is told with a female voice behind the camera, many female voices behind the camera in this case,” Kevin Feige previously told the Wrap. “It is all about going forward. We will not discuss anything past Endgame and Spider-Man: Far From Home, but there’re many things coming.”

The Marvel Studios head also confirmed that the Disney+ series such as Loki, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and WandaVision would play key roles in the MCU future. But that they will not speak about their movie plans until these films premieres.

“As we have been doing for years, we aren’t going to announce anything post Avengers: Endgame or Spider-Man: Far From Home until post Endgame and Spider-Man,” Feige told The Hollywood Reporter.

Maybe we will find out at San Diego Comic-Con, but we still have to deal with Avengers: Endgame hitting theaters on April 26.

Stay tuned!
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“Spider-Man: Far From Home” Moves Up Release Date

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Oops. It looks likes our friendly neighborhood hero will be swinging into theaters a little bit earlier than previously thought. Sony Pictures has just announced the release date for Spider-Man: Far From Home is being moved up several days, from July 5 to July 2.






This update comes from a listing on Sony’s official website, revealing that the film will be debuting on Tuesday, July 2nd. But it is pretty easy to see why this change would be made, as it will allow Far From Home play throughout the July 4 holiday week, as opposed to having the first Thursday showings on the holiday itself.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home will follow Peter Parker/Spider-Man (star Tom Holland) on a globe-trotting adventure during his summer vacation, as he attempts to leave his Spidey persona at home during the trip. And this is complicated by the arrival of Nick Fury (star Samuel L. Jackson) who needs Peter’s help in fighting a group of supervillains called the Elementals. In the process, their fight puts Peter alongside Quentin Beck/Mysterio (star Jake Gyllenhaal). But Mysterio might not be as much of an ally as he initially seemed in the trailer.

“There are those threats to the world, the Elementals, elemental creatures. Mysterio is someone who knows about them. He wants to make sure that the world is safe from them,” Jake Gyllenhaal previously teased in an interview. “Nick Fury asks him to come on to help because he is the only one who really understands them. And he teams up with friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, but unfortunately, he has to make him become more than a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.”

As for Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige, he also spoke in a statement about the upcoming movie.

“Much like Ant-Man, there’re things that people know about the movie, which is a great deal of it: the villain of the movie, the storyline of the film, that we are shooting in Europe and Peter Parker goes on continuing that [Captain America: Civil War] was a big giant superhero class movie,” Feige said. “The fall out of that in [Spider-Man:] Homecoming was John Hughes and him going to the high school. So that is what is fun to us about the Spider-Man movies — and again going from [Avengers:] Infinity War to Ant-Man and the Wasp, the tonal shift. So, there is a lot of fun stuff. How it connects, where it connects, and when it takes place, very similar to Ant-Man and the Wasp in that we are not gonna say right now.”

So, are you excited to get to see the film earlier? Share with us in the comments?

In the meantime, Captain Marvel is now in theaters. Avengers: Endgame is coming in just a week. Spider-Man: Far From Home officially arrives on July 2!

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Former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire Is Open to Another Superhero Role

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Ever before the Marvel Cinematic Universe existed, Tobey Maguire stole the hearts of movie lovers around the world with his original portrayal of Peter Parker version in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy. Obviously, he looked a little bit too old for that role, but the movies were instant hits with audiences. And two of the tree are often regarded as some of the best superhero films of all time. In the 13 years since Tobey Maguire last starred the web-crawler in Spider-Man 3, there are two other actors who have taken on the mantle: Andrew Garfield and the latest Tom Holland. Despite seeing his iconic role recast, Maguire has not at all soured on the prospect of big-screen heroes. In fact, it looks like he would be willing to take on another comic book role in the future if the opportunity did present itself.

While speaking to THR about his new production banner, Material Pictures, Tobey Maguire was asked about the influx of superhero films in theaters today. And if there were any, he would be open to taking on. The producer/actor explained then. While he may not have had something in his mind already, he is still keeping the door wide open.

“I just do not really have an ‘I would, or I would not do’ mindset,” Maguire said. “I will just do whatever, and whatever it is that comes that I’d feel called to, that may or even may not fit in any kind of the box.”

While Tobey Maguire has yet to take on another superhero role, the iconic character of Spider-Man character has been incredibly busy.

Andrew Garfield tackled the role for two movies. But his franchise really hit the reset button after the critical failure of 2014’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, with the deal Marvel Studios previously made with Sony in order to use Peter Parker in the MCU. After the deal was announced, young Spidey Tom Holland landed the popular role. And he has appeared as the superhero in three films so far, with at least one more forthcoming this summer.

Tobey Maguire also noted in the interview that he had not seen all of the new Spider-Man franchise yet, but that he did like the direction both Garfield and Holland took the character.

“I have not seen all of them,” continued Maguire. “What I have seen, I have appreciated. I like both of them a ton. And I think they are both super talented. I’d just say that I appreciated them. And I like the actors. I like the choices.”

So, would you like to see Tobey Maguire return in another superhero film sometime soon? What role do you think is the most suitable for him? Share with us in the comments!

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