++ Some underwhelming news that amongst the new casting (and re-casting) for the new season of Game of Thrones, yet another important character isn't featured and is rumored to have been cut entirely from the show. I was looking forward to seeing Arianne Martell, but honestly I shouldn't be surprised at this point that they've done this. It's just disappointing that the show has this habit of not just killing characters that don't die in the books, but also cutting out characters who may play an important part of the story and plot later on, among the many other problems with altering the story. GRRM actually mentions this during the panel, throwing some marvelous shade at D&D/HBO. I'm wondering if his decision to not write an episode next season is partly because he wants to distance himself from the show. I wouldn't blame him if that were the case.
++ First look at Wonder Woman for Batman vs. Superman. Honestly, my ideal Wonder Woman is between Gina Torres, Bridget Regan, and Morena Baccarin, and I wish she'd actually have her own damn movie already, but the outfit? I dig.
++ I haven't seen one yet, but I'm hoping someone out there has a video of the entire Women Who Kick Ass panel and not have it be nonexistent like last year. I like hearing what these women have to say, especially when it consists of calling out some of the double standards and sexism within the industry, and hearing their stories of the struggle they deal with on a daily basis. And the lineup this year looked great, although I wished Sophie Turner would have joined in too. Sansa Stark might not wield a sword, but dammit she deserves to be recognized as a badass as well.