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COMIC REEL: Amell Clarifies “Flashpoint” Comments; “Thor: Ragnarok” Starts Filming

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COMIC REEL: Amell Clarifies “Flashpoint” Comments; “Thor: Ragnarok” Starts Filming

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THOR: RAGNAROK

Celebrating the start of “Thor: Ragnarok’s” filming today, Marvel president Louis D’Esposito congratulated director Taika Waititi on the momentous occasion:

“Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed also offered his own words of support, joking in a post, “Congrats to @TaikaWaititi and @bradwinderbaum on Day 1 of principal photography on THOR: RAGNAROK! (Taika, remember: explosions!) #Mjölnir.”

Waititi replied, tweeting a picture of chairs from the set:

Opens on November 3, 2017

CONSTANTINE

Over a year after the DC Comics-based “Constantine” was cancelled by NBC, CW Seed has added the entire first season (or, complete series) to its catalogue.

Announcing the “Constantine” acquisition, the CW released the following announcement trailer:

Though “Constantine” aired on NBC, it was produced by Warner Bros. television — allowing the property to be redistributed by Warner Bros. on television or on streaming services. CW Seed is, of course, partly owned by Warner Bros.

STAN LEE

Fan art has surfaced of Bryan Cranston as legendary comic book creator Stan Lee on a poster for his own film.

Check out the fake poster below:

BATMAN V SUPERMAN

“Batman v Superman” on-set photographer Clay Enos has shared a behind-the-scenes photo of the first time Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman filmed a scene together.

Take a look at the moment DC’s Trinity first united on-screen together, below:

The “Batman v Superman” Ultimate Cut is currently available on Digital HD, and releases July 19 on Blu-ray/DVD.

PREACHER

Following last night’s bloody-good episode of “Preacher,” AMC has unveiled a new promo and clip from next week’s episode.

With Arseface off to Eternal Damnation — thanks to Jesse — the authorities are suspicious of his disappearance, and Jesse looks hella suspicious.

Check out the promo and clip for the next installment of “Preacher,” titled “He Gone,” below:

Based on the popular cult comic book franchise of the same name, “Preacher” is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that causes him to develop a highly unusual power. Jesse, his badass ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy come together and when they do, they are thrust into a crazy world populated by a cast of characters from heaven, hell and everywhere in between.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons has opened up about his take on Commissioner Gordon in “Justice League,” revealing that the character will be nothing short of “badass.”

“People of my generation remember Commissioner Gordon as this jolly, ineffectual Santa Claus type, and I think over the years in the comics there’s definitely much more of a badass side to him,” the actor told Entertainment Weekly. “One of the things that’s interesting to me is investigating hopefully a little bit more of that badass [side] … You’re living in a universe where it’s pretty tough to be a badass compared to somebody like Batman, but in the universe of non-superheroes I like the idea of Commissioner Gordon as a guy that can take care of himself, a guy that’s a real partner to Batman, not just a guy that turns on the bat signal and goes, ‘Help! Help, Batman!'”

While some folks thought those photos of a jacked Simmons meant his character would appear super-buff in “Justice League,” the actor confirmed that he will not be appearing so muscular in the film. “This is all coincidental. After the second and final time that I got hugely fat in my life and when I lost that weight six or seven years ago, I pretty much decided that I was going to stay in decent shape for the rest of my life. […] I’m not going to mess with something that iconic.”

“Justice League” is currently filming in London, England.

Opens November 17, 2017

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