Off-Panel: June 11, 2015

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“Big spectacular action movies are generally about crime fighters fighting crime and blowing sh-t up. This has nothing to do with that,” JGL said. “And it was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said ‘Don’t have any punching.’ Because he never does. If you read the comics, Morpheus doesn’t punch anybody. That’s not what he does.”

JGL on why the Sandman adaptation is a slow process.

“I think once you get to the Academy level, there is an inherent snobbery against genre shows, and we recently saw it with (Alejandro) Inarritu’s comments about comic book movies.”

Can a comic book adaptation ever win an Emmy? Variety ponders.

Surprising virtually everyone, a Dutch court has ruled that Moulinsart SA, which fiercely protects Herge’s creations, doesn’t actually own all the rights to Tintin.

Tintin’s ownership is suddenly in question. Over to you, merch peddlers.

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