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COMIC REEL: “Age of Ultron” Releases New Roll Call TV Spot; Whedon Hints At More Avengers

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COMIC REEL: “Age of Ultron” Releases New Roll Call TV Spot; Whedon Hints At More Avengers

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” unleashed a new trailer yesterday that included a role call of heroes as well as Quicksilver’s first line of dialogue.

A condensed version of the new trailer is now being aired as a TV spot.

Hot Toys has posted a teaser of their upcoming Hawkeye figure to their Facebook page.

In a new interview with Marvel’s Lorraine Cink, writer/director Joss Whedon revealed that there are a few heroes in the sequel that have not been revealed yet.

“Will we be seeing Marvel characters who aren’t yet in the preview photos? Are we going to be seeing other Marvel characters that we’ve seen in other films or other parts of the universe?” asked Cink. Whedon replied affirmatively and simply by saying, “Yes.”

Opens May 1

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Entertainment Weekly has revealed the poster for next week’s episode, “Love in the Time of Hydra.” The image, by “Hawkeye” artist Annie Wu, depicts Ward embracing both Skye and Agent 33.

ANT-MAN

In an interview with Spinoff, “Ant-Man” supporting player Bobby Cannavale discussed how he got involved in the big budget Marvel movie.

“Even [getting involved with] ‘Ant-Man’ was [Paul] Rudd calling me up and saying, ‘Dude, you have to play this part. It’s going to be fun. Marvel’s going to call you tomorrow.’ That’s literally how it happened. [Laughs] He literally said, ‘Marvel is going to call you. [Adam] McKay and I have been working on the script. It’s going to be awesome. I’m not going to fuck you.'”

Cannavale continued, this time talking about the tone of the film. “But, the actual work — the scenes with me and Paul Rudd, and Judy Greer and Michael Pena — felt like an indie film. It felt like fun. [Director] Peyton Reed [and the studio], they weren’t mercurial about the script. They weren’t mercurial about the humor, at all. They let us be in charge of that. We improvised a lot. Judy Greer’s very funny. Paul’s very funny — he’s a great improviser. The rewrite of the script that Paul did with McKay — and I’ve worked with McKay before — lent itself to that.

“You could see that there’s a funny scene and we could actually riff off of that, and that felt impressive to me in this big huge blockbuster film,” continued Cannavale. “It made me feel kind of good, that it felt like Marvel was going for something different. It didn’t feel like ‘Thor.’ It felt more like ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which I really enjoyed and I thought brought a certain levity to a superhero movie that I had never seen before.”

Opens July 17

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Collider has noted that “Captain America: Civil War” begins filming in two weeks. Casting notices with a start date of April 1 have gone out calling for extras of many diverse ethnicities. The casting notices for the film summarize it with the following synopsis:

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Opens May 6, 2016

CHRONONAUTS

Deadline has learned that Universal has optioned Image Comics’ “Chrononauts,” a new time-traveling adventure series from Mark Millar and Sean Murphy. The creators are attached as executive producers; Chris Morgan (the “Fast & Furious” franchise) will produce through Chris Morgan Productions.

CRASH RYAN

Variety has learned that producer Ryan Heppe has secured the movie rights for Ron Harris’ 1984 Marvel Comics series “Crash Ryan.” The four-issue series was released via Marvel’s Epic imprint and the lead character appeared again in an arc in the anthology series “Dark Horse Presents” in 1990. “Crash Ryan” is set in a parallel, retro-futuristic 1935 and stars Ryan, a pilot swept up in the war against the United Airmen and a villainous character known as the Doom. David Cowper will co-write the screenplay with Heppe, which will reimagine the series with steampunk elements.

DAREDEVIL

Marvel has released another motion poster teasing the release of their first Netflix series, “Daredevil.” This new video features the show’s entire cast — if you can spot all of them. You can even see what could be Daredevil’s suit in Murdock’s reflection at the end of the video.

Nuke the Fridge caught up with Scott Glenn, who plays Daredevil’s mentor Stick.

“It’s really, really exciting,” said Glenn of his Marvel role. “It’s kinda daunting because I’ve been telling my wife for the last eight or nine years, ‘How come they’re always having me be this old guy that sits behind a desk and sends the kids out to have all this fun?’ And for Daredevil, I loved it because…I didn’t know that world at all. I mean I understood right away that like in the world of Marvel, the people that I was working with were either in the 70’s or people your age [20’s] but they all were fanatical about the world of comics. I took it seriously and I realized that I had to play this character not tongue and cheek but seriously, and I had to deal with something that I’ve never had to deal with as an actor in my life — which is being blind. And all of a sudden I’m kind of playing a character like Zatoichi, the blind swordsman. I’m a blind assassin and a martial arts master. So it meant aside from doing what you normally have to do as an actor such as making real emotional connections with the people you’re working with to move the story along and things like that, it also meant that you would have to be doing a ton of martial arts. I mean real Hong Kong Bruce Lee martial arts…blind. I don’t want to get into too much of the show but I was going to have to deal with that stuff for the first time in my life, so that was exciting, demanding and fun.”

Premieres on April 10 on Netflix

DEADPOOL

Actress Morena Baccarin has revealed her role in the upcoming “Deadpool” film via a tweet containing a picture of her chair.


Vanessa references Vanessa Carlysle, the shapeshifter known as Copycat. Rob Liefeld confirmed this via Instagram when he wrote that Vanessa debuted in “New Mutants” #98, Copycat’s first appearance.

Ryan Reynolds also tweeted a picture of his chairback.

Opens February 12, 2016

PREACHER

Deadline has learned that 18-year-old actor Ian Colletti has joined “Preacher’s” cast in the role of Arseface. The description of Arseface provided with the casting announcement reads: “Even with his horribly disfigured face and severe speech impediment, Eugene’s still the nicest kid you’ll ever meet who really looks up to Jesse. Stomach-churningly difficult to look at, Eugene’s the town’s reviled Frankenstein’s monster but that won’t change his earnest, sweet and pure outlook on life. However, he is troubled by something terrible he’s done in the past — something he fears may have turned God himself against him.”

SUICIDE SQUAD

Jai Courtney, who will play Boomerang in David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad,” opened up a little bit about his super suit in an interview with IGN.

“I’ve had a few fittings, but the costume is in development as we speak,” said Courtney. “It’s not going to look like anything that’s been done before, and I think this whole world will look a lot different than anything else.”

Opens on August 5, 2016

SUPERGIRL

CBR has confirmed with WBTV that Owain Yeoman (“The Mentalist,” “Extant”) has been cast as DC Comics supervillain Vartox in CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” series. Yeoman will appear as a guest star in the show’s pilot episode. According to the official description of the role, “Owain Yeoman plays longtime DC Comics villain Vartox, an alien convict, who has been hiding on Earth for the past twelve years. After Supergirl’s emergence on Earth, Vartox seeks her out to ascertain her identity and do battle with her.” This news follows an earlier report given to io9 by an unnamed source close to the production.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

In an interview with MovieFone, Oscar Isaac discussed what initially drew him to the role of Apocalypse in the upcoming X-Men movie. “My first comic book I ever collected was ‘X-Factor’ and I actually really loved Apocalypse, and yeah, so when I heard that maybe that would be the next villain, I was like, ‘Guys, get me in there, I want to meet with them,'” said Isaac. “Apocalypse is so cool and weird and scary and I wanted to be a part of that.”

When asked if he would be performing the larger than life via motion capture, Isaac paused and said, “I’m going to be on set… Although I don’t know the details of the whole situation.”

Opens May 27, 2016

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