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Things We Saw Today: This Spider-Gwen Fanimation Makes Us Wish She Had a TV Show

Allegra Town, a small animation studio, has created some fantastic video clips showing their take on an animated Spider-Gwen. You can watch the first draft of their footage here, and the second draft in the embedded tweet above! It’s just a “fanimation,” but it’s nice to dream, huh?

  • Freddie Mercury’s isolated vocal track from “We Are the Champions” showcases his immense and unforgettable talent. (via Boing Boing)
  • Comic Republic, a startup based in Lagos, Nigeria, aims to tell more stories featuring African superheroes. Chief executive Jide Martin told Quartz, “I thought about when I was young and what I used to make my decisions on: What would Superman do, what would Batman do? I thought, why not African superheroes?”
  • Here’s a sneak peek at Pixar’s Moana, staring 14-year-old newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as the title character and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Maui.

  • Will Smith mourns the loss of his Independence Day character: “It was terrible when I found out my character died. The [Independence Day: Resurgence] trailer looks really cool… I’m going to be sitting around with tears in my eyes when that one comes out.” (via io9)
  • The Force Awakens is on the verge of dethroning Avatar‘s box office records. Stay on target … ! (via EW)
  • Agent Carter‘s second season is getting pushed back againbut only in the UK. She’s working with the Americans now, after all.

What’d you see on the internet today?

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