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Rape Crisis praises EastEnders consent storyline as Louisa Lytton receives messages from survivors

Stacey has been supporting Ruby (Picture: BBC)
Louisa Lytton has been left surprised by how quickly ..

Stacey has been supporting Ruby (Picture: BBC)

Louisa Lytton has been left surprised by how quickly she received reaction from EastEnders fans after the soap aired Ruby Allens rape storyline.

[It was] a great reaction, I was quite surprised, she said.

I had loads of people message on social media saying, “this is the closure I needed for so long, this incident happened to me and I questioned if it was rape or not and this episode has confirmed to me in fact it was.”

It was surprising how quickly that reaction happened but thats the whole point of this storyline. Its important to open this conversation for men and women and hopefully educate.

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Viewers have praised EastEnders for the story (Picture: BBC)

Ultimately were only telling one story but you have to do it justice because there will millions of viewers who will relate and need this as support or confirmation so its important it is done right, added Louisa.

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Viewers have been praising Louisas performance as a bewildered Ruby who was blaming herself and wondering if her own actions led to what happened – and also commending EastEnders for raising the subject of consent.

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Rape Crisis joined Louisa as she appeared on Lorraine on Thursday morning, with spokeswoman Katie Russell praising the show for tackling the topic.

It will be evident as the story unfolds but it is evident with the way the public has received the scene so far that we still have a lot of education and public awareness rising to do when it comes to the issue of consent, she said.

People refer to this as a grey area but its actually quite straight forward in law. We know about fight or flight as responses to terrifying situations, but there is also freeze and flop, which are actually much more common… consent is not just saying no or not fighting back, its actively, positively, freely saying yes, added Katie.

Raising awareness of that so survivors who will inevitably be watching can understand its a common reaction and its not your fault.

It is never the victim or survivors fault, we all have responsibilities in sexual relationships to be 100% confident the person we are with is just as happy with everything happening between us as we are, and remembering that their consent cab been given refused or taken back at any time.

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We need to be aware, consent is a live thing its not something you get once and bank for the future.

You can find information, support and advice by visiting Rape Crisis. 0808 802 999 is the confidential helpline number.

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Marvel Studios president claims hundreds of superheroes could join MCU after Disney merger

The MCU looks set to expand (Picture: Marvel Universe LIVE!)

The president of Marvel, Kevin Feige, ..

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The MCU looks set to expand (Picture: Marvel Universe LIVE!)

The president of Marvel, Kevin Feige, has said that hundreds of superheroes could join the MCU after the huge deal with Disney last year.

The MCU looks set to get a lot bigger.

The truth is Im excited for all of the [Fox properties]. And its not just the marquee names, you know, Kevin revealed while at the Golden Globes earlier this week.

He added to MTV News: There are hundreds of names on those agreements and the fact that Marvel is as close as we may ever get now to having access to all of the characters is something Ive been dreaming about for my almost 20 years at Marvel.

Its very exciting.

Back in December, the 45-year-old Marvel boss also opened up about the ending of Avengers Infinity War, as he explained that he never planned for the good guy to win.

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We did Infinity War and Endgame at the same time, but those have been the longest gestating movies weve ever made.

Four years now, almost five years. And it was always about delivering on the promise that we had set up. And the way the world received Infinity War was amazing, it was exactly what we wanted.

Kevin enjoyed playing around with the idea of leaving the movie on a cliffhanger with villain Thanos seemingly being the victor, as he and his crew were tired of the predictable storyline of the good guy winning.

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Speaking to Varietys Playback podcast, Kevin added: And that ending, which we had been working on for many years, and I do remember people, on all of the movies weve made and Im sure on many of the movies well make in the future, whenever the good guy wins, which is often – good guy, good woman, good hero wins – they go, “Eh, its kind of predictable. Good guy wins.”

Just a thought though, Kevin, we could sure do with a win at the end of Endgame.

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Groots name could actually be Tree and Thor has been telling us all along

Is Groots name a bit more literal than we thoght? (Picture: Marvel)

We may be waiting for a long ti..

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Is Groots name a bit more literal than we thoght? (Picture: Marvel)

We may be waiting for a long time for Guardians Of The Galaxy 3, after director of the first two films James Gunn was sacked from the franchise.

But at least we have plenty of fan theories to tide us over.

A Marvel fan has suggested that Groots name isnt actually Groot, and we are shooketh.

Redditor CheMc questioned if Groots name is Tree, as this is what Thor calls him, and hes one of the only people who understands Groots language after learning it on Asgard.

They wrote: I realised that when Thor introduces Groot to Captain America he introduces him as “Tree” rather than Groot, which got me thinking what if Groots name is actually Tree and that he is merely only able to say “I am Groot” leaving the Guardians to believe that is his name, but Thor actually understanding the language knows that to be wrong.

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Thor can understand Groots language (Picture: Marvel)

The Reddit post continued: Thor also calls Rocket by the name of rabbit the entire film but I did all of Thors scenes and at no point does anyone call him Rocket which means unless Rocket told Thor his name which doesnt really seem like something he would do Thor would give him his name while Groots name is one of the only 3 words he can say. It seems weird that Thor would incorrectly introduce his friend when he would know his name.

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Thor has a habit of referring to people by their surname like “Stark”, “Rogers”, “Banner” and so on which means its possible that Groots full name is actually Groot Tree and Thor is referring to him by his surname.

In the subtitles rabbit is not capitalised while referring to Rocket as rabbit while Tree is, implying it is a proper name or even a title.

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Interesting – very interesting.

James Gunn previously shot down this rumour, tweeting: His name is not Tree – however, theres no confirmation that this is canon.

One theory about the fan favourite was previously confirmed – that the Groot in Vol 2 is actually a descendant of Groot, after the first Groot sacrificed himself in the first movie.

While GOTG 3 has been wiped from the schedule due to the director issues, Marvel boss Kevin Feige this week maintained that a third film will be made.

Speaking to MTV, he said: Guardians will happen. When, where, how? For a later time.

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Samuel L Jackson reveals Captain Marvel superpower that could save Avengers in Endgame

Brie Larson is avoiding spoiling Endgame using a novel method (Picture: Marvel)

As fans, weve come ..

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Brie Larson is avoiding spoiling Endgame using a novel method (Picture: Marvel)

As fans, weve come up with a theory or two that addresses what we think may happen, or at the very least, hope to happen in the next Avengers saga.

With Endgame only a mere four-and-a-half months away, Captain Marvel is going to quench our information thirst before we catch up with the rest of the crew battling the wake of Thanos mighty snap.

Samuel L Jackson plays Nick Fury in the Avengers franchise as well as the Captain Marvel prequel spinoff, and whether or not the SHIELD leader meant to or not, he may have just revealed a superpower punters didnt know the Cap M had which might come in handy.

Which, of course, brings about a whole new wave of theories.

So according to Jackson, as well as Carol Danvers being a regular legend with the might to take the Titan Thanos down, shes also a time traveller.

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Wow, the more you know, eh?

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Shes pretty much the strongest character – in terms of someone with powers are able to do things – in the Marvel universe, he said of his compadre, played by Brie Larson. So, for Carol Danvers to be that person and for Brie to become that person, its gonna be a dynamite thing.

He added of the upcoming Endgame and how Captain Marvel will slide right on in there: I mean, [the Avengers] are up against some really, really tough odds right now – we saw throughout Infinity War – so now we know that we need something thats as powerful as Thanos, continues Jackson.

And at some point, well find out how powerful she is and all the things that shes capable of. Shes one of the few people in the Marvel universe that can time travel, so…

CLANG! Sorry, shall we pick up that massive spoiler for you, Sam?

The whole time travel palaver has been floating about the MCU for some time, with many a punter proffering the theory the Avengers will use the means to claim back half the population obliterated at the end of Infinity War.

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Its also been a long-held theory Scott Lang AKA Ant-Man (Played by Paul Rudd) will use the Quantum Realm to get about the various times and realities to stitch everything and everyone back together.

Guess well just have to wait and see.

Captain Marvel is in cinemas 8 March, 2019 and Avengers: Endgame is in cinemas April 28, 2019.

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