Sunday was April Fool’s Day, April 1, that cursed of holidays, bane of bloggers and too-online social media addicts everywhere. There are a lot of April Fool’s gags floating about on the internet, and some of them aren’t half bad, either. So use this post as both a roundup of the handful of April Fools’ Day jokes we could actually stomach, and a tool for finding out the truth in the wide world of superheroes, comics and various nerdy things.
Yes, April Fool’s Day drives us crazy, too. Illustration: The Killing Joke, art by Brian Bolland.
The Director of Shazam Releases a ‘Teaser Trailer’
David F. Sandberg, director of Shazam and owner of the fabulous twitter handle @ponysmasher, shares a glimpse of his upcoming film. Gotta admit, that’s a solid reference.
I'm just going to leave this here… ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/xt2KeSJTN2
— David F. Sandberg (@ponysmasher) April 1, 2018
Toonami Finally Embrace Subs Over Dubs
Every anime nerd worth their salt knows that subs are better than dubs. The Japanese voice actors just have more gravitas, man! Anyway, Cartoon Network’s Toonami finally honoured the truth, not only airing its normal bumpers and promos in Japanese, but premiering, in subtitled Japanese, the first episode of the much-anticipated FLCL revival, months in advance of the hyperactive mecha anime’s planned release.
— AG (@YourAnimeGuy) April 1, 2018
Dang, that’s actually pretty amazing.
Tom Holland and Edgar Wright Are Collaborating on a Ferris Bueller Reboot
They aren’t, but I would watch that.
Dragon Ball’s Website Becomes a Shrine to Android 17
Recently, Dragon Ball Super came to an end, and to celebrate the official Dragon Ball site in Japan rebranded in honour of the unlikely VIP of the last arc: Android 17.
It's already April 1st in Japan: "In recognition of Android 17's great efforts in the Tournament of Power, from this day forward the Dragon Ball Official Site shall be reborn as the Android 17 Official Site" pic.twitter.com/6Q9jzfcGsB
— Todd Blankenship (@Herms98) March 31, 2018
ThinkGeek is selling Klingon alphabet magnets for your fridge.
These are pretty neat.
Jeff Goldbloom is in The Simpsons Now
Video game website Gamespot somehow convinced Jeff Goldblum to read Seymour Skinner’s part in the infamous (and infamously memed) “Steamed Hams” bit from The Simpsons. They posted the results on Twitter, though it has since been removed. Fortunately, others have uploaded it to YouTube.
Ken Jeong is Short Round?!
Screen Rant claims that Ken Jeong has been cast as Short Round in Indiana Jones 5, which both isn’t true and is authentically confusing, as there are only three Indiana Jones movies. What’s that about refrigerators? Huh?
Our Sister Nation, Wakanda
San Antonio, TX, a town I lived in for several years in case you were interested, has announced a new Sister City relationship for the historic city, with Wakanda. Cute.
San Antonio is thrilled to announce its newest Sister City relationship with the country of Wakanda!
We look forward to future cultural, economic, and educational exchange – specifically relating to the use of the newly discovered material ‘Vibranium’! pic.twitter.com/RnCV9pJUdu
— City of San Antonio International ????✋???????? (@COSAIRO) April 1, 2018