Movies: The official Captain America: The First Avenger website is now stocked with hi-res wallpapers featuring the film's cast of heroes and villains. [Captain America]

Anime: A team of volunteers in Mibu, Japan are working to build a life-size statue of Mobile Suit Gundam antagonist Char's Zaku. [ANN]

Movies: Spike Lee has officially been tapped to direct the live action adaptation of Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi's Oldboy manga. [Splash Page]

Upcoming: Allegory, LLC and Speed Racer Enterprises have announced a new Speed Racer comic by writers including Tommy Yune, Robby Musso and Lee Kohse. The first issue is out in September, but fans can get an early look at Comic-Con. [Allegory]

Conventions: It's more than a year away, but I can pretty safely tell you where I'll be next August. [No Pink Spandex]

Industry: USA Today profiles Marvel EiC Axel Alonso, focusing on his story-driven approach to the publisher's titles. [USA Today]


Awesome: Following the theft of an Oklahoma girl's TARDIS school bus stop built by her family, a local Doctor Who fan organized a group on Reddit to replace it. Brilliant! [Blastr]

Movies: More and more dwarves are popping up in anticipation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. [MSN]