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COMIC REEL: Anthony Mackie Hopes To Appear In “Age Of Ultron”; The Scarecrow Arrives In “Gotham”

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COMIC REEL: Anthony Mackie Hopes To Appear In “Age Of Ultron”; The Scarecrow Arrives In “Gotham”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Anthony Mackie talked extensively about “Captain America: Civil War” in an interview with iamROGUE. Sure, he doesn’t reveal anything concrete in the interview, but he does say a lot, as revealed in Comic Book Movie’s transcription.

When asked if he knew he would be returning after his debut in “Winter Soldier,” Mackie admits he wasn’t sure. “When we finished ‘Cap 2’ I asked and begged to come back, literally. So I found out when everybody else did. I got a call from my manager. He said, ‘They’re going to put you in ‘Cap 3.’ It’s always a surprise with Marvel, man. If you are not one of those like Thor or Cap, then you have no idea. The only person that had an early version of the script and read the outline was Chris Evans. I talk to him all the time because we are good friends and he would always say, ‘Man, the movie is going to be good.’ I’m like, am I in it? He would say, ‘It’s going to be a big movie.’ So he would never tell me if I was in it or not. Even he keeps secrets. It’s a dirty business.”

Mackie also mentioned that he hopes to be included in the “Age of Ultron” reshoots — and any other movie Marvel is making. “I hope. At this point, I have not [shot anything for ‘Age of Ultron’]. I hope, I hope, I hope, I hope. They’re doing reshoots and that’s why I’m letting them know I’m available. So whatever weekend they want me there, I’ll fly myself out and shoot whatever scene they want me in. Even if it’s like, ‘Oh man, it’s Iron Man and Hulk.’ But I heard today in one of the interviews that someone thought I was in ‘Ant-Man.’ I hope so! I hope I’m in ‘Ant-Man.’ I hope I’m in ‘Hulk 3,’ I hope I’m in ‘Thor 3,’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2.’ Me and Groot can boogie!”

Opens May 6, 2016

AGENT CARTER

SpoilerTV has a new promo for next week’s “Agent Carter” episode, which finds Peggy at odds with Howard Stark.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

You can check out our recap of last night’s episode, “Left Behind,” over on Spinoff. The CW has released a promo for next week’s Canary-centric episode, “Midnight City.”

If you prefer your episode teases in still form, the CW has also released a batch of “Midnight City” images. You can check out a few below and the rest at Coming Soon.

John Barrowman, the man under Malcolm Merlyn’s hood, revealed in an interview with CBR that he’d be down with writing a comic about the dark archer. “I would love to do a Merlyn comic written by myself, who plays Merlyn,” he said. “I think that would be totally awesome because I know this man inside-out.”

Returns January 21 on the CW

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

USA Today tried to get Scoot McNairy to reveal his role in the superhero film, but he wasn’t budging. “Man, I would love to spend hours with you about it but I don’t know if you’d see me in another movie if I did,” said McNairy. He then offered up a longer and even more cryptic answer.

“It’s definitely 100% a character I’ve never played and I can’t speak too freely on it, but yeah, getting into that thing was definitely something I had to wrap my head around emotionally in order to play that character. But with that being said, I had a lot of fun doing it when I was in the process of shooting on it — my head was in a different place but I’m really excited to see how it turns out and what they do with it and see the film.”

Opens March 25, 2016

THE FLASH

“Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg revealed in an interview with Variety that “Arrow” actors Emily Bett Rickards and Brandon Routh will be guest starring in the eighteenth episode, which will be titled “All-Star Team-Up.”

“In episode four of ‘Flash’ when Felicity came by, it wasn’t just a gag to have Felicity come by,” explained Kreisberg. “It really was integrated into the story. When you reach what’s going on in ‘The Flash’ at that point in the season, Barry is really at a crossroads. Having Felicity come by exactly when he needs her really plays into the whole storyline. It’s fine because as [‘Arrow’ executive producer] Marc [Guggenheim] said, Ray Palmer is all about technology and STAR Labs is all about technology. We get to see Ray so happy to be in STAR Labs… With Cisco [Carlos Valdes] and Ray, they’re new best friends. The STAR Labs team is going to help Ray further his ATOM project.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

Fox has released a trio of clips from the next episode of “Gotham,” which is titled “Welcome Back, Jim Gordon.”

SpoilerTV also has stills from the episode; you can check out a few of them below.

There are also new stills from the upcoming fourteenth episode of the season, “The Fearsome Dr. Crane,” posted over on SpoilerTV.

Fox has also released a synopsis for the “Dr. Crane” follow up episode, fittingly titled “The Scarecrow.”

“GOTHAM”-(8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
DANGER COMES IN LARGE DOSES ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, ON FOX
Gordon and Bullock set out to stop Gerald Crane, a biology teacher who has been harvesting the glands of his murder victims. Meanwhile, after finding herself in an unusual setting, Mooney continues plotting to gain power, and Falcone attempts to change Maroni’s plan for the Penguin. Then, Bruce takes a treacherous hike in the all-new “The Scarecrow” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Feb. 9 (8:00-9:00 ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-115) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Zabryna Guevara as Captain Sarah Essen, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, Victoria Cartagena as Renee Montoya, Andrew Stewart Jones as Crispus Allen, John Doman as Carmine Falcone
Guest Cast: Morena Baccarin as Dr. Leslie Thompkins, David Zayas as Don Maroni, Babs Olusanmokun as Mace, Eisa Davis as Judith Barthel, Peter Jay Fernandez as Doctor

Even further in the future, “Gotham” showrunner Bruno Heller revealed in an interview with CBR that an upcoming episode will involve the Red Hood.

“That’s a good question,” said Heller when asked about the likelihood of costumed criminals showing up on the series. “Especially now that we have a pick up, I always take a long-term view of a show. I’m looking at several years. So we’re in no hurry to [do that] — there’s going to be an episode that involves the Red Hood, which picks up that strand, the costume strand, and sort of gives a kind of philosophical base, if that’s not too pretentious a word. Why costumes? What’s the power of costumes? What’s the power of a mask? All of that groundwork will be laid sort of culturally for that side of the DC Universe before we start rolling into the more spectacular spandex type of deal.”

Airs Mondays on Fox

SUICIDE SQUAD

“Suicide Squad” is still without its Rick Flag. Variety has reported that Jake Gyllenhaal has turned down the role, which he was offered following Tom Hardy’s exit.

Opens on August 5, 2016

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

“Kingsman” star Taron Egerton has long been rumored to be up for the role of Cyclops in “X-Men: Apocalypse.” The actor put those rumors to rest in an interview with MTV UK, revealing that he won’t be donning a ruby quartz visor any time soon.

“I can say I’m not doing ‘X-Men,'” said Egerton. “I love the X-Men films and I love that franchise and I love the people who make them on and off screen, so yeah.” Egerton then added that his favorite superhero is Spider-Man and praised Andrew Garfield’s performance as the wall-crawler.

Opens May 27, 2016

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