Wednesday Trending Topics: Ant Man Now

Couple hours late with the trends today but it looks like the con flu finally caught up with me (and alas, I didn’t even go to the show… but everyone else in the office did).  In any case, I have to admit there was about a solid year there where I flat out didn’t believe there would be an Ant Man movie, despite the pervasive rumors.  But he’s looking like the little character who could these days…

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes… Especially For Superboy 

Back in Blighty, but the world keeps turning (which is why it took us longer to get home that it did to get to Los Angeles) and the comic book industry continues it’s grind… here are a few comic creative changes since the books were solicited…

Chuck Dixon, Rush Limbaugh, Bane, Bain And The Dark Knight Rises

The intersection of political controversy and the mainstream comic book scene is rarely uninteresting these days, but this one — which has been building for several days and hit a crescendo today as Rush Limbaugh weighed in — qualifies for its own chapter in the book of you can’t make this stuff up.

Ant Man Returns To Marvel Comics

And, in what may become a rather repetituve act, Marvel have just released this updated Point One image that indicates Ant Man will be one of the characters getting his own strip in the anthology, which points to the future of Marvel’s publishing plans.

Most-Read TV/Film Stories Today:

How Man Of Steel May Have A Little More Action – Spoiler? 

No one doubted that Zack Snyder would reverse that. But I have been told details of one specific scene in particular, in which Superman breaks apart a building and uses the building itself as a weapon in some kind of ‘super martial art’ fashion. “Girders as throwing stars” was the specific example I was given.

Extended Cut Of The Shining To Get Theatrical Release This Halloween 

After its initial US launch but before its release in Europe, Stanley Kubrick cut 24 minutes out of The Shining. Some say he was spurred on by bad reviews; others have said that he quickly learned from the responses of paying audiences just how he could tighten up the experience.

How The Dark Knight Rises Got A Critic Banned From Rotten Tomatoes

There are, at the moment, two negative reviews for The Dark Knight Rises in the collection at Rotten Tomatoes, the website that collates professional reviews into a percentage-based approval rating.

 

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RT Mitte (Walter Jr.) Discusses His Breaking Bad Role At MCM Comic Con

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Finally, Brian Bendis Brings Us The Utopians

Dennis Barger Closes Wonderworld Comics

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Blood Will Flow – The Blood Queen Vs Dracula

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The Castle Of Horror Podcast Presents: Black Christmas

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IDW To Publish The Fly: Outbreak

Brian Wood States That He Is Not The Writer of Spawn Ongoing After All

Cinema Sins Shows Us How To Make A Zack Snyder Film

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Mayday, Mayday, It’s Black Mask Studios’ Complete March 2015 Solicitations

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Baby You Can Drive My Kaa – Talking With Jungle Book: Fall Of The Wild’s Mark Miller