Well, obviously, the big news in nerdery this week is that JJ Abrams will be directing the first new Star Wars movie, which has me tentatively shifting my feelings about said movie from “cautiously optimistic” to “actually optimistic.” I mean, lens flares aside, Abrams does some pretty entertaining movies. I liked his Star Trek movie a lot . . . though am not at all interested in the Star Trek universe (except for George Takei’s Facebook feed). Which means he made me care about something I previously actively disdained! On the other hand, I am kind of invested in the Star Wars universe and don’t want anyone to mess it up. But he seems like a nerdy kind of guy, and I think Star Trek fans liked what he did with their movie, so fingers crossed. (Despite Vulture’s predictions I am hoping this will be less JJ Abrams-ish).
(Though–as the Star Trek director, is it even legal for him to also direct Star Wars movies? I mean that facetiously, but wait, no, really. Is that ALLOWED? Is that crossing the streams???)
Other interesting and exciting comic book stuff:
–The MAC Archie makeup line has been revealed! I can’t wait to have Veronica-red lipstick.
–More people from previous X-Men movies will be appearing in Day of Future Past—Rogue, Iceman, and my own beloved Kitty Pryde. I’m guessing Kitty won’t be the main character, which SUCKS, but I will still see this movie opening weekend.
–Graphic novels help people learn! So read some.
–The Alicia is ten years ago is SUPER EXCITED about new Powerpuff Girls!
–There’s going to be a Pyongyang movie – that is a really excellent book about Delisle’s experiences working and living in North Korea. Not fiction!
–io9 has a hilarious and accurate list of 12 things that ruined Superman.