Comic-con took place over the weekend, and as always, it made me terribly anxious because all the buzz and activity and chaos gives it the illusion of creating very important news, when in fact, it’s mostly just cool filmmakers and actors talking about cool stuff that they’re doing. Don’t get me wrong: My stance on Comic Con has evolved over the years from a cynical perspective that it’s just a marketing opportunity for studios into less of a killjoy perspective: It’s still a marketing opportunity, but man, it’s cool to see people you like, admire, and respect shooting the sh*t with people who love their stuff (sorry, folks. Old age has made me less of an asshole).
Nonetheless, after all the dust settles, there’s not a lot of hard news to come out of the convention. But there are cool marketing posters like this new teaser poster for The Man of Steel.
Warner Brothers also debuted a trailer for The Man of Steel at the convention, and while you could go to any number of blogs to read a description of what happened, you could also wait and see it attached to The Dark Knight Rises, which you’ll all be seeing anyway.
One of the awesome people attending Comic Con (and congregating with the unwashed masses) was Joss Whedon, who has decided to take all his goodwill and massive popularity from The Avengers and …. star in a web series. According to THR, he’ll play the agent of the first out baseball player in Husbands, an Internet series from friend and long-time collaborator Jane Espenson.
The “Fringe” panel at Comic-Con also saw the release of a trailer for the final 13-episode fifth season of the show. I’d tell you about it, but I absolutely refuse to watch it. I’m currently catching up on the fourth season (I’m on episode 19 of 22), and I dare not spoil myself. I do have to say, however, that I am enjoying the hell out of the fourth season.
Last week, after we’d put the site down for the weekend, it was announced that Jessical Biel had been cast in the Wolverine sequel. According to Twitch, she’ll be playing Viper, the enemy and love interest of the title character.
Finally, as I reported over on UPROXX this morning, CBS is in preliminary talks with Carter Bays and Craig Thomas to extend “How I Met Your Mother” yet another season, because CBS HATES us. Plus, if The Office is cancelled after next season, someone has to fill the vacuum on broken-down shows that have survived past their expiration date. Full details over on UPROXX.
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