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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: The Sif Thor: The Dark World Poster


If the movie gives her a moment half as cool as that smirk she gave after spearing the Destroyer, I’ll have everything I want out of The Dark World. (Superhero Hype)

Contrary to what we previously reported, Henry Cavil and Super Grover will meet on Sesame Street. If only somebody could tell Cavil how to get there. (Entertainment Weekly)

Now that the Sherlock action figures don’t have terrifying unpainted visages, what do you think? (MTV Geek)

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    Sif’s legs look pastede on. NO I WILL NEVER BE HAPPY except only that there are THOR LADIES ON POSTERS. GIVE ME FRIGGA NOW.

    Cavill & Super Grover, I think I just made a noise only dogs can hear

  • Jamie Jeans

    Now that is how you do armour for women!

  • Kathryn (@Loerwyn)

    Not really. It still has a fair bit of focus on her breasts, and it’s concave in front of her sternum when it needs to be convex. If she got hit in the chest, chances are she’d be dead.

  • http://runt.org/ Adrian

    Jane has one! Darcy still denied… anyone else think Darcy would have been a better match for Thor?

  • Anonymous

    I don’t object to a black Annie, but I associate bright orange hair and souless vacant eyes with the character so much that I wish they would be a constant across all interpretations of her.

  • Pythia

    It’s the little things in life, isn’t it?

  • Anonymous

    I just wish the role of Darcy was better written so her comic relief wasn’t so one-note. I remember when Kat Dennings’s character was first announced & everyone hoped it was just a red herring for Hela. I would’ve loved to have seen Kat decked out in green & black with a doorway-breaking headdress talking all goth and sharing daughter/father moments with Loki..

  • Kathryn (@Loerwyn)

    But that chainmail won’t do crap when someone hits her, well, cuirass. Bam, chest opened up like an egg on baking day.

  • N J Mix

    If the Sif poster doesn’t light a fire under someone’s ass to cast Ms Alexander as Wonder Woman, then I don’t know what will (all previous lameassery aside).

  • Joshua S. MacDougall

    I was just thinking when I saw the poster “cast her as Wonder Woman right now, let’s get this movie going…”

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    She’s my absolute #1 pick for Wonder Woman. I just love her so much.

  • Anonymous

    It’s still waaaaay more practical than most female armor in media. Sigh.

  • Anonymous

    Still Bad Photoshop, but doing better!

  • Anonymous

    My dream Wonder Woman casting would look a little more Greek, but otherwise, she’s perfect!

  • Carmen Sandiego

    I agree. At least Asgardians are made of tougher stuff than a mere mortal or she’d be toast.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah Quevenzhane Wallis looks way to animated and cheerful to be our soulless dead eyed orphan child.
    Kidding, I know literally nothing about Annie except that ‘it’s a hard knock life’ makes me want to punch things. Your comment though, what are you trying to say, just out of curiosity? That its fine Wallis is black but she should be ginger and… worse at acting? slightly less alive looking?

  • Anonymous

    She should have ginger hair and eyes without pupils or irises. Daddy Warbucks can afford to adopt only the creepiest looking orphans.

  • Anonymous

    And presumably blink less than normal people

  • Mandy

    On one hand: hell to the yes Sif poster!

    On the other hand: dear lord has no one lady (or costume designer) in all of superhero land ever heard of a pony tail?! Long, free, beautiful hair is a huuuuge pet peeve of mine on ass kicking ladies. Like, have you ever tried to be athletic with your hair hanging down like that. It gets everywhere! All up in your mouth, blocking your vision, getting caught in you collar and whatever. NOT pratical at all.

  • Nicoclaws

    I misunderstood “underrated female sleuths.” with sloths. I was utterly disappointed.

    (Henry Cavill is so pwetay)

  • MeatyStakes

    I dunno, over pretty much every attribute (after acting talent) IMO for WW is physicality, and Alexander, lovely as she is, is just to tiny to be the amazonian princess.

    But if men can bulk up to play superheroes, why couldn’t she? That makes me wonder, would an actress accept to bulk up for a role? The only case that comes to mind is Bridget Jones, so my fear goes more about executives being fearful.

  • MeatyStakes

    is it sad that she is still is WAY more armored than other females in similar positions?

  • Kathryn (@Loerwyn)

    A ponytail would be easy to grab. Short hair or a bun/buns would be much, much more sensible. Keeps it out of reach AND out of your face.

  • Kathryn (@Loerwyn)

    By bent of it covering her, yes. But I don’t think that makes it more practical. Red Sonja’s armour (such as it is) would, ironically, be much safer to run around in.

  • Thomas Hayes

    Via reddit, behold this neat photoshop: http://i.imgur.com/9OyiSU1.jpg

  • Thomas Hayes

    Via reddit, behold this neat photoshop: http://i.imgur.com/9OyiSU1.jpg

  • Thomas Hayes

    Alexander probably could. She is an athlete already, she was a wrestler in High School.

  • Dave

    And if she fell and landed on her chest, she has a good chance of cracking her sternum. Boob plates: not the greatest for defense.

  • Laura Truxillo

    As someone who did six years of martial arts with a ponytail–yes, the ponytail (or braid) makes a convenient handle for an attack to grab, but it’s also much easier and *much* less painful to regain control of that. Someone just grabbing a handful of your loose hair hurts like balls. Someone grabbing a braid and tugging…doesn’t feel like much, really, because it spreads the pressure and getting your hand behind theirs isn’t too hard.

    I’m all for battle braids. Buns are alright too, but some of us just have too much hair.

  • Jamie Jeans

    Well, I saw it, didn’t see any stomach or boob window and she genuinely looks ready to kick ass with a small arm shield on one arm and a sword in the other and was relieved and happy. It also didn’t look as stupid as fantasy armour I usually see, like in World of Warcraft, so it looked great to me. That and I didn’t notice about the concave bit on her sternum. The boob plates also didn’t look as noticeable as, say, Valkyrie’s.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    She can absolutely bulk up. She has done a lot of action scenes, is heavily into fitness, and has been an athlete in the past.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    She had a ponytail for some scenes in the first Thor.

  • http://www.thenerdybird.com/ Jill Pantozzi

    At least in the Thor universe, the ponytail/tie your hair back goes for just about all their warriors. :)

  • not-so-small-mercies

    *Insert ‘shut up and take my money’ meme here*

  • Anonymous

    Either John has huge hands or a tiny mug.

  • Anonymous

    It’s just not Annie unless she’s making sure people drink their Ovaltine.

  • Anonymous

    underrated female sleuths

    I’ll nominate VI Warshawski, Sally Lockhart, Robyn Hunter, Amelia Peabody, and Flavia Gemina. Honourable mention to Cam Jansen… those books were my mystery-novel gateway drug.