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COMIC REEL: AMC’s “Preacher” May Diversify Its Leads’ Ethnicity; Jackson Discusses His Marvel Contract

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COMIC REEL: AMC’s “Preacher” May Diversify Its Leads’ Ethnicity; Jackson Discusses His Marvel Contract

PREACHER

SuperHeroHype has learned a little bit more about what executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are looking for in the cast of AMC’s upcoming “Preacher” series. According to the report, the show is looking to cast an African American actress in the lead role of Tulip. Not much else has been revealed about the series or if any changes are expected to be made to other leads Jesse Custer or Cassidy.

AGENT CARTER

ABC has released a clip from the next episode of “Agent Carter.” This scene from “Snafu” finds Peggy and Jarvis calling out for help.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

You can check out a recap of last night’s episode, “Canaries,” over on Spinoff. The CW has released a promo for next week’s Deathstroke-fililed installment, “The Return.”

ComicBook.com has photos from the episode, which feature Manu Bennett’s returning Slade Wilson. You can check out a few of them below.

THE CROW

During an appearance at Wizard World Madison, “Crow” creator James O’Barr revealed that he has an actor in mind for the lead in the “Crow” reboot now that Luke Evans has dropped out. O’Barr revealed that he wants “Smallville” actor Sam Witwer for the role. Blastr has a full panel report with more updates on “The Crow.”

GOTHAM

ComicBook.com has a clip from Monday’s episode that features the titular blind fortune teller meeting Detective Gordon. You can check out the clip over on their site. Fox has also released a new promo for “The Blind Fortune Teller” episode, which you can check out below.

Airs Mondays on Fox

HIT-GIRL

JoBlo talked to “Kingsman” director Matthew Vaughn and found out a few new details about the proposed “Hit-Girl” spinoff film.

“Do you know what’s going to be next if I do it… we’ve finished plotting it,” said Vaughn. “What we have to do is, we’ve got to do the ‘[X-Men:] First Class’ to the ‘Kick-Ass’ world. We lost a few fans on ‘Kick-Ass 2.’ It wasn’t as loved as one would’ve hoped. So we have this idea for a Hit Girl prequel. It’s a really strong, really simple prequel where I think we can regain the love and the passion. If that happens, I’m pretty sure I can persuade Aaron and Chloe to come back and finish the story of Kick-Ass with ‘Kick-Ass 3.'”

He then revealed that he and Mark Millar have already plotted “Hit-Girl.” “We have to get the script done next,” added Vaughn. “It’s so far out there, you have no idea.”

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Ahead of his film’s big release tomorrow, CBR had a one-on-one with “Kingsman” director Matthew Vaughn where he talked about his decision to cast Colin Firth in an action-oriented role.

“You can learn how to kick ass on a film,” said Vaughn. “It’s not real. [Firth] did six months of training. You just have to learn the physicality of it. Like, he did a musical, he can sing or dance. That’s why I think Hugh Jackman is great as Wolverine, because he’s a brilliant singer and dancer as well. So he understands [finding the rhythm of a fight scene], and Aaron Taylor-Johnson is a trained dancer, so he learned action in kick-ass [snaps his fingers] in two seconds.”

Opens on February 13

MARVEL

During an interview about “Kingsman,” IGN asked Samuel L. Jackson about the other comic book character he plays — Nick Fury. When asked if he foresees an end to his tenure with Marvel, Jackson revealed that he only has two more movies left in his contract. “That might be the end of it unless I get an extension,” said Jackson. You can check out the quick clip below.

SHAZAM

We’ve learned a bit more about the upcoming “Shazam” film from the actor playing that project’s villain, Dwayne Johnson. “I think Black Adam is going to grow into becoming an anti-hero,” Johnson told Total Film (via Game Radar). “It’s all written within the spirit of respecting and paying homage to the comics. As we know, Black Adam started out as a slave. When he’s given the powers, he utilised them. Then in the wake of his powers, tragedy strikes, which turns his sentiment and tone in terms of psychology.”

Johnson also seemingly confirmed that “Shazam” will be a part of DC’s upcoming shared universe. “One day you will see Black Adam go at it with Superman or Batman or any of the DC characters. But that said, there’s a great independence to Black Adam from the DC world, allowing us to inject, not only viciousness, but also winking humor.”

Opens in 2019

SPIDER-MAN

The Spider-Man news keeps on coming, and CBR has a rundown untangling the web of updates and rumors that have surfaced in the wake of Marvel and Sony’s announcement. Additionally, the Daily Beast has put a new wrinkle in the story of Andrew Garfield’s departure as Spider-Man. An unnamed source told the site that Garfield initially had discussions about continuing on as Spider-Man, but “ultimately it didn’t make sense to keep him” for Spidey’s new Marvel adventures.

Got any rampant rumors or weird comic book stuff? Be sure to drop us an email or sling us a webline on Twitter!

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