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– A new international trailer for Marvel’s Ant-Man has dropped, giving us new footage of the Paul Rudd film with the added bonus of Japanese narration, subtitles, and onscreen text. Part of me kinda wishes that narration was an MST3K-style commentary playing for local audiences, even thought I know that’s not the case (right? My Japanese is a little too rusty to confirm it isn’t…). I’m still not sold on how it’s all going to come together as a movie, but there are more bits in this that I like than ones that make me groan. Going the Scott Lang route seems more & more like a smart idea, tho, to distance the character from another “white dude inventor” trope they tweak in the trailer.
– Seven cartoonists talk about trying to cope with the Charleston tragedy and living in its aftermath. Despite the post’s title, any type of discussion about this has to be better than none at all.
– With less than two weeks to go until the show, the San Diego Comic-Con organizers are rolling out their panel schedule. So far only Wednesday and Thursday panels have been released, but the rest should be up at that link before too long. It’s a testament to how big the show has become and how much it covers that they have to do this in stages to allow us mere mortals a chance to take it all in without our heads exploding.
– The Image Expo 2015 panel schedule? Much easier to wrap your head around.
– The upcoming “Gods & Monsters” Justice League gets a new clip of Super-Zod having a glass of Scotch while watching TV news that’s still cooler than the last few DC Direct-to-video efforts. The full movie will be released July 28th, July 14th on digital platforms, and shown at San Diego Comic-Con on July 10th.
– It may not be news exactly, but you post an article on how awesome Alex Toth was and you get mentioned in The Rundown. It’s that simple.