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Inside the Superhero Clubhouse

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 28, 2014 17:25:01 July 28, 2014 17:25:01
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First, Marvel’s panel started nearly twenty minutes late. Then, they didn’t announce anything new, except that the Guardians of the Galaxy’s pre-destined sequel will open on July 28, 2017. There was no news on Dr. Strange, or long-awaited confirmation of a Black Panther and/or Captain Marvel movie. Full Story

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Superhero Face Punch looks dumb

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 28, 2014 15:58:06 July 28, 2014 15:58:06
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Warner Brothers did a good job of keeping the appearance of Zack Snyder and comics’ Holy Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman) a secret in the run up to their panel on Saturday morning in Hall H. When Snyder took the stage and introduced his trio of stars, it felt like a legit surprise, and made for a great Hall H moment—the first time the Trinity has appeared together. Full Story

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Mad Max is hotter than puppies

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 28, 2014 15:26:31 July 28, 2014 15:26:31

Sarah has written at length about Comic-Con strategy – how often false hype can be generated out of San Diego (Sucker Punch) that ultimately leads to disappointment. But Comic-Con can also be a legitimate momentum build, especially for projects that seemed worrisome, projects that may have been burdened by the weight of expectation. Full Story

Wonder Woman’s new look

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 28, 2014 13:42:56 July 28, 2014 13:42:56

After having the new costume for Wonder Woman teased last month, at Comic-Con on Saturday Zack Snyder unveiled the first look for his cinematic version of the character, and it’s not bad. It’s still pretty T&A for a character who is supposed to be a warrior first and foremost, but let’s be real—it could have been much worse. Full Story

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dear Gossips,

I really, really want to see Boyhood this weekend. Duana and Lara went the other night and yesterday sent an email to a few of our friends with the title “ALERT”:

“Boyhood made me love Ethan Hawke again. Use at your own risk.”

That is a risk. Because I’d been going off Troy Dyer for a while. And then… Before Midnight. Also, there was a Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight marathon on TV recently. That didn’t help either.

Experiment: Can Richard Linklater’s Ethan Hawke stand up after a viewing of Billy Idol’s Ethan Hawke? This is what I’ll do as soon as I leave the theatre after Boyhood. Pull up a shot of Billy Ethan Hawke on my phone as a fickle test.

Trying to decide whether or not I should blind you again today and make it a 3-blind week. It’s Friday and so many people are taking off early. Hold to next week or do now? Tell me.

Have a great weekend!

Yours in gossip,

Lainey

Wes Bentley is my Dr Strange

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 25, 2014 19:13:36 July 25, 2014 19:13:36
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Is this a gift for you? If not, it’s a gift for me. I’m into Wes Bentley. Sarah’s been texting me today about all the mystery around who’s going to be Dr Strange per the big Marvel announcement coming tomorrow and all the speculation and my vote, although they’ve not spoken of him as a possibility, would be Wes Bentley. Full Story

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Vin Diesel gets into it

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 25, 2014 17:34:10 July 25, 2014 17:34:10
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Tim P. Whitby/ Getty

Yesterday was the London premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy, and Vin Diesel showed up in a tee shirt with his one line from the movie, “I am Groot”, printed on it and wearing a pair of stilts to make him taller like his space ent character, Groot. While Bradley Cooper is maybe-fighting Full Story

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Cumberbatch Con

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 25, 2014 15:00:55 July 25, 2014 15:00:55
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Comic-Con is in full swing and yesterday Benedict Cumberbatch kicked it off in good old fashion convention style—thousands of screaming girls yelling his name in an enclosed space. Actually, I’m trying to remember if Comic-Con was like this in the pre-Twilight days. While I remember plenty of excitable nerds, Twilight brought fangirls, which I don’t really remember before 2008. Full Story

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Katie by the pool

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 25, 2014 14:45:23 July 25, 2014 14:45:23
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Ilya S. Savenok/ Getty

Katie Holmes attended a party in New York last night for the World Surf League. Random, right? Well… no. Harvey Weinstein was hosting. And he produced The Giver. Everybody has to be nice to Harvey. Now here’s a question: Harvey Weinstein or Scientology? Ha. This is a great white dress. Full Story

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Batfleck suit

Sarah Posted by Sarah at July 25, 2014 14:32:39 July 25, 2014 14:32:39

It’s the 75th anniversary of Batman comics, and as part of their celebration at Comic-Con, DC Comics has a display of Batman suits throughout the ages—including Ben Affleck’s new costume from Superhero Face Punch. Well, part of it. Full Story