Off-Panel: All the SDCC News That’s Fit to Print

This post originally appeared on Panels, which is now Book Riot Comics

Welcome to Off-Panel, your weekly digest of comics news, from the gutters and beyond. Obviously, this week a lot of our news is coming straight from SDCC, so let’s get right to it.

In addition to star Chadwick Boseman, who debuted as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War earlier this year, the cast will include Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira. (Jordan and Nyong’o were both reported as in talks for the project back in May.)

That Black Panther cast though. YOU GUYS.

Ms. Larson, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for 2015’s Room brings considerable star power to a character that is virtually unknown outside of comic shops at the moment. But Captain Marvel has a tremendously loyal fan following, and it’s easy to see how this character (an Air Force pilot who ends up with the powers of a fallen Kree warrior) can translate that kind of success to a Marvel Studios production.

BRIE LARSON IS GOING TO BE CAPTAIN MARVEL. I know folks have mixed feelings about this but I DO NOT THIS IS UNEQUIVOCALLY AWESOME NEWS.

The Killing Joke is meant to ignite a fiery response—basically that it’s “controversial, so we added more controversy.”

This is the response to fan outrage about Barbara Gordon and Batman in a sexual relationship in the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke. This is an object lesson in why everyone is mad at DC all the time.

At San Diego Comic-Con’s Wonder Woman 75 panel, director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot gave five lucky Wonder Woman cosplayers prints of the newly released first poster for the character’s first feature film. Two of the cosplayers were men. One of them was wearing the highest heels of any of them.

Honestly, DC harping aside, between the poster and the trailer and this panel, it’s a decent week to be a Wonder Woman fangirl. Though. You know. Could we have not sliced her head off for the poster?

Real talk, y’alls: the LEGO Batman Movie looks amazing.

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