Janet van Dyne, a founding member of the Avengers and the person who gave it its name, appears to have been erased from the MCU. Not in the roster when Avengers came out back in 2012, Jan was set for another opportunity to be a part of the team when Marvel announced Ant-Man. Unfortunately, from the announcements yesterday, Jan van Dyne was not even mentioned but someone else was: Hope van Dyne, later corrected to “Hope Pym”, Hank Pym’s daughter.
At best, Jan will either be a mention or a cameo or an easter egg. She will not be a part of the team she founded, she will not be a superhero. She’s either been swapped out for Hope Pym, who might take up the mantle because Marvel Studios thinks women are interchangeable, or she will be an easter egg at most.
Janet van Dyne, the heart and soul of the original Avengers and of every Avengers team she’s been on throughout the years, has been erased from the MCU.
If that seems like a fucking shitty thing for Marvel to do to you, we’re tweeting out in the #JanetVanCrime hashtag. you can join us and stand up to yet another fucking erasure of a female character. Keep an eye on the #janetvancrime tag on tumblr for panels, livestreams, and links. Please don’t stay silent about this.
So my husband keeps coming in to bug me for stuff while I’m trying to watch the Bourne Legacy.
Jokingly, I tell him, “You know, Jeremy Renner has never once asked me for clean underwear or a sandwich.”
He leans in close and replies, “Jeremy Renner has also never built shelves in your garage or given you an orgasm.”
You, sir…are half right.
Joss Whedon just said in the Nerd HQ panel that Steve’s primary concern is still to find Bucky, but Bucky is in the wind, and he has no choice but to deal with the clear and present danger that is Ultron. They do not ignore that Steve is still looking for and worrying about Bucky!
56th annual grammy awards-backstage 2014 pics…
Chris Hemsworth on James working on set:
Hemsworth was pretty excited to have some new blood on board.
“It’s awesome. Someone new brings a whole different dynamic to it,” Hemsworth said of Spader. “He’s just so smart, and so impressive, and kind of unsettling as this character. All of us were standing on set and watching him do his scene the first day and started applauding at the end of it because it was so good. It’s amazing.”
MARVEL ANNOUNCES MARK WAID’S S.H.I.E.L.D. AND MORE AT NEXT BIG THING PANEL
Marvel really likes to spread its announcements around at San Diego Comic-Con, and that’s never more evident than at the publisher’s final panel of the weekend, which it calls ‘Next Big Thing’, possibly because Columbo has a prior claim on using the phrase, ‘One More Thing,’ just as you’re getting ready to leave.
The major new announcement out of the Next Big Thing panel is that Marvel is finally going to publish a new S.H.I.E.L.D. book (which I’ll henceforth refer to as SHIELD, because no-one has time for that much punctuation). Mark Waid will write the new series, with Carlos Pacheco on issue one and a rotating team of artists thereafter. Agent Phil “Cheese” Coulson will be the book’s lead, and each issue will tell a self-contained story.
A look at Captain America’s shattered shield in Avengers: AOU [x]
Ming-Na Wen arrives at Entertainment Weekly’s Annual Comic-Con Closing Night Celebration, July 26, 2014.