Once again, I’m battling SDCC envy. For the past 5 days, like thousands of geeks around the world, I’ve been living vicariously through the army of weirdos who have descended upon San Diego for this year’s Comic-Con International aka San Diego Comic-Con aka Geek Heaven.
But while I may not have experienced the magical — and I imagine very smelly — congregation of pop culture fans, creators, and retailers, the Internet was there to keep me updated on what went down. There were a few things that caught my attention and got me genuinely excited — and some made me totally anxious. Here are my thoughts on SDCC things:
The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Good News: The sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers will not be based on the recently concluded Age of Ultron event. I read the mini-series and most of the tie-ins and honestly, it was one big stinking pile of meh. Besides, there’s a whole bunch of reasons why the event would not translate well to the big screen, including the fact that it sucks. Joss Whedon and Marvel are aiming for an Ultron origin story and I guess that’s the best way to bring in the character into Marvel’s cinematic universe. This brings us to the bad news.