Felicity Smoak fans will no doubt be pleased by the news that Emily Bett Rickards has been promoted to a series regular for “Arrow’s” second season. ET Online confirmed Rickards’ promotion and Comic Book Movie spoke with the actress about the developments for her character moving forward.
“I think when she finds out that Oliver is who he is, she’s minorly shocked but everything makes sense,” Rickards told CBM. “So everything Oliver has done or brought to her to do, all these jobs, just start to make sense. Everything becomes clearer. I think that affected her a lot. Also, she’s put into ‘Survival Mode,’ she and Diggle have to save Oliver. So that’s it. That’s huge. And then she starts to understand who Oliver really is without his biggest mascot. He still has barriers up, but we can look forward to seeing them getting to know each other better now.”
GreenArrowTV has posted thirteen images from next week’s episode of “Arrow,” titled “Dodger,” which features the first appearance of Colton Haynes as Roy Harper.
The CW has also released an extended midseason trailer for the show.
Airs Wednesdays on the CW
THE WALKING DEAD
SuperHeroHype has posted many new images from the upcoming episode of “The Walking Dead,” “Home,” including photos of Daryl and Merle Dixon, Michonne and Rick.
Airs Sundays on AMC
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
CinemaBlend spoke with “The Avengers” executive producer Victoria Alonso and ILM Visual Effects Supervisor Jeff White in anticipation of the film’s recent Best Visual Effects Academy Award nomination, and the duo also spoke briefly about the visual effects for James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
“You can’t do any motion capture with a raccoon — they won’t let you put the suit on. [Laughs],” Alonso told CinemaBlend. “But we will do rotomation, probably, for some of the behavior. Rocket will have his own personality, of course, and clearly we can’t do mocap on a tree, per say, but we definitely will have performers to emulate what James Gunn will lead to be the behavior and the performance. He’s very clear on where he wants to take the characters.”
Opens August 1, 2014
IRON MAN 3
Marvel has debuted a new poster featuring Don Cheadle’s new War Machine/Iron Patriot armor. Check it out below.
Opens May 3
Chloe Grace Moretz spoke with The Press Association about her role as Hit-Girl in “Kick-Ass 2” and what audiences can expect from the sequel.
“There’s going to get a bit more romance, a much more grown up Mindy Macready,” Moretz said. “Someone who’s questioning themself and whether they are a villain, assassin or a vigilante and a hero. So there’s a lot of tormented inner self, it’s interesting.”
Opens June 28
PBS plans to air a new documentary called “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.” Check out the trailer below.
Airs April 15 on PBS
MTV spoke with Todd McFarlane at Toy Fair 2013 about his opinion on Rob Liefeld’s recent script and pitch for “iCons,” a film that details the founding of Image Comics.
REINFORCE WITH GORDON-LEVITT
Joseph Gordon-Levitt was on “Sesame Street” recently to teach kids about the importance of the word “Reinforce.” Check it out below.