Last week was an…interesting week to be a geek. New trailers dropped for both “Jurassic World” and the reboot of “Fantastic 4.” A member of the X-Men came out of the closet, kinda. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti cosplayed Captain Janeway in space, so, basically, all of cosplay can put its toys away and go home now.
But that’s not all…
Disney/Marvel has almost zero Black Widow and Scarlet Witch merchandise for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” despite mountains of evidence that girls and women a) like superheroes and b) want to buy superhero merch. Boo! But HerUniverse and Hot Topic have saved the day with an awesome line of Marvel-themed women’s clothing. Yay!
Also, Warner Bros/DC are actually outdoing Marvel in this area, by launching “DC Super Hero Girls.” It features an awesome lineup of DC mainstays like Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Poison Ivy as teens, and promises “original digital content and digital publishing” followed by “TV specials, made-for-videos, toys, apparel, [and] books.” Sweet!
Potentially yay: there’s going to be a “Galaxy Quest” TV show!