@dcwomenkicknass: DC Comics SDCC panels: uncomfortable questions about female creators/characters. Apparently what happened was, a woman dressed as Batgirl (with a young girl dressed as Spoiler) (I don't know who Spoiler is) (just go with it) kept going to comics panels and asking questions:
[Quoting:] The same Batgirl-clad fan who made appearances at many DC panels over the weekend asked why there aren’t more female creators on DC titles. DiDio said that DC Comics hires the best writers and artists they can, to much applause from the audience.
A huge round of applause, I heard. And certainly not in support of the woman.
[Writer Grant] Morrison quipped that he looks great in a dress, to which the questioner responded, “I appreciate you trying to brush me off.” Morrison then encouraged women in the audience to submit their work to DC.
(Note: DC does not accept blind submissions.)
To which theinfamouskat on Tumblr says, "I’ve got breasts. I’ve got a vag. And I fucking love comics, video games, and tech stuff. Anyone with a problem can fucking eat me. And the first person to make a “fem-nazi” comment is going to get one of Morrison’s dresses shoved so far up their ass, they’ll be tasting lace for the next nine years."
And finally, from comics writer Gail Simone: "Anyone who can't see that the female fan base is growing is just not reading the Internet or going to conventions."
Why is this so difficult to understand?
Weekend Box-Office: 'Captain America' Holds the Highest Superhero Opening of 2011... For Now.
@TomFelton: Pretty proud to say I'm probably the only kid that ever hugged Voldemort. Even if it was awkward #voldemorthuggedme
More SDCC panel fun:
'Superman' Henry Cavill stumps for 'Immortals' and raves about 'Man of Steel' script; In new Immortals footage, the gods are young, pissed off, and ultra-violent; Comic-Con: Five Things We Learned from the 'Immortals' Panel.
@mtgilchrist: every time kellan lutz says poseidon is "the god of wetness," it's creepier than the last. #sdcc
@jenyamato: Also: To my great disappointment, Stephen Dorff not so familiar with 'Stephen Dorff is Filled with Rage' #sdcc
Rise of the Prequel of the Return of the Planet of the Apes
@moviesdotcom: Dialogue: Andy Serkis on Apes, Hobbits, King Kong and Directing Alongside Peter Jackson; Three New Clips From Rise of the Planet of the Apes. FYI, I rarely watch movie clips. I've discovered that I actually get bored in movies if I watch so many clips that I feel like I've already seen the movie. Trailers I will sometimes watch--after all, sometimes they're a completely different little mini-movie than the movie they're advertising. My point here, really, is: ILU Andy Serkis.
Comic-Con/Panel: Francis Ford Coppola Tries to Reinvent the Filmmaking Experience with 'Twixt'; 2011 Comic-Con: Francis Ford Coppola Plans 30-City Tour For New Film 'Twixt'; @ElisabethRappe: "The panel got weird for a second, Coppola and Kilmer began singing techno Goth and dancing in their Poe masks." I just feel like that last bit should be repeated from yesterday.
Snow White and the Huntsman
Close-up versions of the Snow White and the Hunstman images have been added now as well; Charlize Theron to Kristen Stewart at the Snow White panel: 'I'm ready for it, bitch. Let's go.'
IDK, KStew seems kind of sad about having wandered off the set of Minas Tirith. IRONIC TRUFAX: Viggo Mortensen was first actor in talks for the Huntsman role. Sit back and let your mind marinate in that for a while.
While we're here, speaking of fantasy: Knights of Badassdom footage shows off Peter Dinklage's drugged up, double sword wielding LARPer. Related: George R.R. Martin talks 'Game of Thrones.'
Cowboys & Aliens
2011 Comic-Con: 'Cowboys & Aliens' Reactions (there was a preview screening); @io9: Cowboys and Aliens will blow you away and make you cry; Read Jon Favreau's adorably awesome speech before the Comic-Con premiere of Cowboys & Aliens. Related: Harrison Ford to Play Wyatt Earp in Black Hats.
The Darkest Hour
Comic-Con: 'The Darkest Hour' Electrifies the Alien Invasion Genre (New Images Inside); The Darkest Hour promises aliens who are truly alien.
Avatar: The Legend of Korra
First trailer for Avatar: The Legend of Korra shows off the new steampunk metropolis; @made_of_fail: An alternate (read: lower quality) source for Legend of Korra trailer for those outside the US.
SDCC Exclusive: Ghost Rider Himself... Nicolas Cage; Nightmarish new Ghost Rider pees fire from his glitter pants.
@cleolinda: I wonder if he can get ghost antibiotics for that.
Comic-Con 2011: Colin Farrell and other 'Fright Night' stars on original film and a celebrity cameo.
Related, on the strange logic-train of my mind:
@raidswindmills: I didn't see this on your linkspam, Anne Rice's new book about werewolves
@cleolinda: Oh dear.
@wonderella: ANNE RICE YOU LEAVE WEREWOLVES ALONE!!
Hot Trailer: Steven Soderbergh's 'Haywire.' There are no movies Michael Fassbender is not in. There are only movies you have not found him in yet.
Speaking of movies about mixed martial arts: 'Warriors' stars Tom Hardy & Joel Edgerton chat mixed martial arts (video).
2011 Comic-Con: Jim Henson's Lost Script. "There was one more crowd-pleasing announcement: Archaia is working on comic-book prequels to LABYRINTH and THE DARK CRYSTAL, both in collaboration with original conceptual artist Brian Froud. Now, if they'd just finally get some movement going on the cinematic sequels everybody wants..." This in addition to the existing Labyrinth manga, mind you.
'Family Guy' producer makes Amy Winehouse joke at Comic-Con. Talk about "too soon": "Writer and producer Steve Callaghan appeared to learn the news of Amy Winehouse while up on stage." Meanwhile, Russell Brand on Amy Winehouse and addiction, and a blog post I came across called "Yes, I’m an addict too: Why I’m no different to Amy Winehouse."
First Look Concept Art: 'Avengers' Assemble with Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Oh, there's plenty of women represented in comics, I don't know what anyone's talking about.
We saw the first hour of Steven Spielberg's Terra Nova!
A preview of 'The Captains,' William Shatner's bizarre musical documentary tribute to Star Trek; Only At Comic-Con: William Shatner Leads Thousands of Fans in Epic "KHAN!!!!"
Adorbs alert! Meet Hit Girl, the youngest cosplayer at Comic-Con?
And thus, as far as I know, another Comic-Con came to an end. Although some more snippets of news or panel reports will probably come out tomorrow. Shhhhh.