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I Am Legend

Officially Official

Francis Lawrence Will Direct Catching Fire

Francis Lawrence, who directed I Am Legend and Water For Elephants, is the official choice to direct the sequel to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, replacing the now-departed Gary Ross. It was down to Lawrence (no relation to the movie’s star, Jennifer Lawrence) and Bennett Miller (Moneyball), but it came down to whose schedule would best accommodate their November 2013 release date. We won’t get upset that Lionsgate couldn’t have thought outside the box and chosen a female director, but allow us a moment to wallow for exactly five seconds over this missed opportunity. 5 … 4 … 3 … 2 … 1. Okay! Moving on.


Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Lauren Faust’s Supergirl

Lauren Faust (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic) has shared some art from her upcoming short for DC Nation, Super Best Friends Forever, on Bleeding Cool. We dare you to not become adorably excited about this. (via DC Women Kicking Ass)


Power Grid

The 10 Saddest Animal Deaths in Geekdom

Gluttons for punishment, aren’t we? Only a week after writing an entire Grid about food, where we couldn’t write more than a few sentences without a snack break, we decided to do a grid about Sad Animal Deaths. Well, let it never be said that we didn’t share the pain, so here goes.