It doesn't actually start until 10 p.m., but I figured if I waited that long, there's no way you'd be expecting an open thread. As per the requests of some, I'm putting this up here before the open thread so that anyone in there who doesn't want to be spoiled doesn't have to be.
So we can start by looking back at Fred Topel's review for us...and then use comments to anticipate until the hour is upon us.
Because unlike JC on network TV, you are allowed to take smoke breaks.
John Constantine is the best there is at what he does and what he does certainly ain't pretty. Known as a magician, conjurer, con man, helper of the innocent and a generally dangerous person to be around, Constantine has been kicking around for nearly 30 years since first fully appearing in Swamp Thing #37 by Alan Moore and Stephen R. Bissette. Since then he starred in the long running Vertigo series Hellblazer, made his way into the New 52, featured on the big screen and, most recently, stars in his own television series called Constantine, the second episode of which airs tonight.More >>
Yes, Netflix has the Marvel stuff, which is cool. But by giving Adam Sandler a deal for new movies and greenlighting that douchey little brat in the picture above (from a production company called AwesomenessTV, of all things), they're not likely to win many new friends in this corner.
You may wonder how, in a country where the economy has been quite crappy for a while now, a show about the luckiest rich kid in the world is going to make its protagonist remotely sympathetic. Oh, but they have a genius idea for that. This Richie Rich didn't inherit his wealth - he earned it "after making a trillion dollars by inventing and selling a cool new green technology." TAKE THAT, LIBERALZ! U MUST LIKE HIM NOW LOL. His adventures will include "exploring Antarctica, making a movie with his friends and meeting famous celebrities."
Can't I just watch E! for shows that are exactly like that already? Make this a zombie reboot like Archie and I might reconsider.
h/t SlyDante777, as predicted by troi in a previous thread.
I might have guessed this would be inevitable, but I didn't think Groot would be the featured player, even if there are a million bad jokes about wood that promptly write themselves. Wood Rocket, after all, have made porn parodies of Bob's Burgers and The Room, and most recently did a pictorial of female porn stars crossplaying as Bill Murray characters...and the Caddyshack gopher [NSFW]
I imagine one of the upsides of making love to Groot is that you never have to worry about him calling out another woman's name.
The big question is: who do you want him to hook up with? Gamora, Nebula...or Rocket Raccoon?
We've got two whole months of wholesome family holidays ahead of us, but first we get to celebrate the most ridiculous, inane day of the year: Election Day. Also Halloween! Just remember, every time someone dressed as V calls themselves "4Chan Man," Alan Moore loses a little more of his soul (beard) to Yog-Sothoth. In this week's comics, two long runs and a short one close; a short marriage and a long war keep grinding to a halt; and the next issue of Joe Casey's best work since "Poptopia" comes out.More >>
If you missed it after Agents of SHIELD tonight, here you go - basically the teaser with a longer intro, featuring the party scene you've heard described since this past July.
Love how Thor seems to momentarily get worried that Cap might be worthy.More >>
I'm a little bummed she doesn't have the yellow goggles. Safe to say a lot is at stake in this scene.
Remember: NEW Age of Ultron footage tonight, and it won't be the clip I described from this morning's event.
It also won't be effects footage - we were told that the current teaser uses literally every finished effects shot so far.
Three months later than they had originally intended, Marvel today finally revealed the Phase 3 movie schedule and titles they had wanted to have ready for Comic-Con. And oh yeah, according to Marvel president Kevin Feige, their plans have nothing to do with any competitor's plans.
He knows we don't believe that, and I don't think he cares. Why should he? When he ran a montage of clips showcasing the Tesseract, Aether, and whatever the thing was called in Guardians, culminating in an image of Thanos wearing the Infinity Gauntlet, I think most of us in attendance were ready to empty our wallets preemptively. (Yes, it was Brolin Thanos, and yes, that image was the only thing "new" in the montage.) Avengers: Infinity War will be a two-part movie.
There was more to come...More >>
I thought this was interesting. It isn't just "here's the comic character we're basing them on," but rather "Here's Gotham's Ed Nygma with a mask, here's what Robin Lord Taylor will look like older and fatter, and perhaps most potentially spoilery, here's Fish Mooney in apparent mourning at some point in the future.
Anyway...talk back about tonight's episode below, if you like.