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– Never one shy to drum up self promotion or tease things, Vin Diesel has posted a fan-created photo to his Facebook page, which features him wearing an Inhumans shirt – sleeveless, of course. Comic Book Resources talks a bit about Diesel’s Facebook page, which features one of the greatest sentences ever committed to (digital) paper: “Diesel’s also posted fan art to his Facebook page that ties him to Kojak, angels and Santa Claus.”
– Three of the folks behind the upcoming Netflix Daredevil series – showrunner Steven S. DeKnight, star Charlie Cox, and Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb – spoke today with Entertainment Weekly about the series and dropped a few bits of new information: the show would not, in the first season, feature Bullseye, the show will be gritty, but not excessively so, and – in a phrase certain to rankle old school fans – that Daredevil is not “the man without fear.” I’ll let Cox explain:
“The way I like to think about it is that he is a man with fear, but he on a daily basis decides to confront that fear and to overcome it. So the title of ‘the man without fear’ is almost a title that the public in his world gives him just because of what he does. But inside himself, he’s very afraid at times. And he finds a way to confront those fears and punch through it.”
Somwehere Ben Affleck is shaking his head.
– A commenter on Bleeding Cool has posed an interesting theory: could “Time Stands Still” effectively quarantine the Fantastic Four and X-Men books to a place where the Fox-controlled properties would exist more in their own world and, more importantly, let the offspring of those characters exist in the 616 and, most importantly, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While his theory is intriguing, I don’t know if Marvel is that committed to spiting Fox.
– Dustin Weaver sat down with Newsarama to talk “S.H.I.E.L.D.” – not the new Mark Waid scripted series, but rather the Jonathan Hickman 2010-2011 series that never got finished. He also talks about his experiences as a young man meeting Jim Lee, his battle with cancer as a teenager, and teases a bit about his “Secret Wars” tie-in, “The Infinity Gauntlet,” which he will be both co-writing and penciling.
– So this is what Yellowjacket will look like in Ant-Man. Huh.
– And, finally, in the department of ‘Totally Unnecessary Toys That Will Probably Sell Like Hotcakes,’ I give you: Arkham Batman in Adam West’s costume.