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July 28, 2014

I Know You're Not Going to Be Able to Believe This, But There's a Comic Book Series Debuting on TV

This is "Constantine," on NBC, from DC's "Vertigo" imprint, a "Mature"-oriented imprint where they're allowed to say "Bollocks" during standard comicbook shenanigans.

Eh.

Seriously this bubble is getting way too big. I actually know who Constantine is. I've read like three of the comics.

I think the character is kind of okay (for comic book characters, I mean).

But seriously-- in one year, Ant-Man will come out, a major motion picture starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. Douglas plays the original Ant-Man, noted wife-beater Henry Pym (seriously Pym beat up his wife in the comics), and, to get away from all that baggage, Rudd will play a successor character, a thief who stole Ant-Man's Ant Potion, or whatever the hell it is.*

Ant-Man.

John Constantine is now a tv series, and Ant-Man (Ant-Man!!!) is now a major movie.

Come on now. Come on.

Remember when it was virtually impossible to even get a live-action Spider-Man production in the works?

Now we've decided Ant-Man deserves his own movie.

That's how far we've come.


* I actually know what the hell it is that permits Ant-Man to shrink down to Ant-size. It's Pym Particles, but I want to pretend I don't know that.

I think I'm a self hating nerd. The crowd at Comic Con cheers the disclosure that Doctor Fate might show up in Constantine (late in the panel).

Now, I'll admit it: I do have some idea who Doctor Fate is. He's a superhero sorcerer, like Doctor Strange. (Fate came first.)

But should The American Public know this, or just silly dorks like me?

I feel like I'm somehow a vector for a terrible disease. I feel partly responsible for this madness.

Oh: Wonder Woman's costume below.


They also released a picture of Wonder Woman's costume from Batman Vs. Superman. Don't ask me why Wonder Woman is in a move called Batman Vs. Superman. (I'm sure the answer has something to do with getting an Avengers-like JLA film into production as soon as possible -- without each character getting an introductory movie.)

So this is what she'll look like.

Wonder-Woman-Gal-Gadot-1.jpg

The colors are wrong but Zach Snyder gets all the colors wrong. That's kind of His Thing.

It looks okay, though.

Hooboy: Gal Gadot is, it turns out, an Israeli model/actress. She recently tweeted out messages in support of Israel.

You can imagine how that turned out.

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