Damn, what a week. I watched all of Daredevil on Saturday and absolutely loved it, particularly Vincent D'Onofrio as Wilson Fisk. Then there was all this Star Wars stuff that has me excited. So here are some other things, not all of them Star Wars-related, that made my week more fun.
:: Speaking of Daredevil, Comics Alliance has a breakdown of the impressive corridor fight sequence that I think rivals True Detective for a great single take.
:: Tough Pigs has been collecting those Muppet Moments from Disney Junior. Also, here are some pictures of the makeover of the Sesame Street set.
:: I love Pappy's Golden Age Comics Blogzine, but never more than when he posts Plastic Man, Captain Marvel, Dick Briefer's Frankenstein, or Walt Kelly. So here's a Walt Kelly from a couple of weeks ago: "The Emperor's New Clothes." Plays like a Disney cartoon that was never made.
BB-8 was apparently the hit of this year's Celebration. I love how when we first saw him in the preview, people complained about the CGI and about how impractical the design was (and boy do I love it when people start going on and on about what's impractical in their pet fictional universe of gangster slugs and magic caves), and then it turns out to be an actual robot. Nicely done, Lucasfilm. Here's the video of BB-8's Celebration appearance. I'll be honest, this alone wins me over, but you know how much I love creatures.
:: Speaking of creatures, one of my favorite movies to learn about the making of is Return to Oz. Since it disappointed at the box office, you don't see much about it, but it's another creature movie that fascinated and inspired me. So it was neat to see these behind-the-scenes pictures. I haven't seen much of this stuff since 1985, just before the movie came out.
:: I'm not checking out the Terminator: Genisys or Batman v. Superman trailers because, honestly, who the hell cares? However, I did love the Ant-Man trailer. I also enjoyed the American trailer for When Marnie Was There, possibly the last Studio Ghibli film.
:: I can't help it, I'm charmed by the way the actors who play the Avengers act like an adorable dysfunctional family. I am indeed xazzed about the Star Wars trailer, but the MCU is basically my Star Wars right now. Anyway, here they are playing Family Feud on Kimmel.