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COMIC REEL: Black Widow Scrubbed From “Avengers” Home Video; Batfleck Begins

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COMIC REEL: Black Widow Scrubbed From “Avengers” Home Video; Batfleck Begins

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

For those still burned by a lack of Black Widow motorcycle merchandise after the Scarlett Johansson character’s ass-kicking role in “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” you’re not going to be pleased with the latest news.

Critic Sam Maggs shared a look at the cover art for the Joss Whedon film’s DVD and BluRay releases, and there isn’t even a hint of the Widow to be seen:

(Via i09)

BATMAN

HAN SOLO & SPIDER-MAN

Filmmaker Chris Miller didn’t have much detail to share on his two incoming geek franchise projects with his longtime collaborator Phil Lord, but in a recent IGN interview the former remained enthused at the prospect of preparing both a Han Solo standalone film and the animated “Spider-Man” feature.

“We always try and find something that’s gonna make us… give a fire to our bellies and do a really good job,” Miller said of the Star Wars spinoff at the Television Critics Association press tour. “And this feels like there’s a lot of pressure to not screw this up. So we’ve definitely got that motivation and then the rest of it is about trying to give audiences a fresh experience that doesn’t feel like you’re just trying to check off some checklist of beats that you’re expecting and make something that feels new and exciting for people, but at the same time honoring what was so great about that character.”

“I could talk to you for a day about why he is the perfect blend of rogue-ish cowboy…,” he added. “Morally ambiguous, but has a clear moral compass. He’s funny, he’s off the cuff… When I was a kid on the playground, fights were about who got to play Han Solo. He’s just one of the best characters ever created.”

As for the Spider-Man animated film, his thoughts were even closer to the vest. “It is not just another Peter Parker origin story that you’ve seen 400 times,” said Miller. “It is something totally unique and different and not like anything you’ve seen. That’s all I can say… and you’re going to love it!”

Set for May 25 and July 20, 2018 respectively.

ARROW

As fans wait to see where Oliver, Felicity, Roy and the rest of Team Arrow ended up after the Season 3 finale, stuntman James “Bam Bam” Bamford leads a guided tour of The CW show’s deleted scenes including some Arsenal action.

Returns October 7 to The CW

FANTASTIC FOUR

The beleaguered superhero production just opened, and already it’s the source of some unfriendly rumors about its behind-the scenes drama. Writer John Campea shared a piece of grapevine gossip about Josh Trank’s production on Collider Movie Talk, saying:

“I’ve got a source, fairly close to the production of this film, who had told me that the movie that Josh Trank and Fox had agreed on making – included 3 really big action set pieces. That was all agreed upon, it was part of the flow of the movie. And a movie is like a puzzle, you have all the pieces in place. You start messing with pieces and suddenly the whole puzzle can look out of whack. And they had agreed upon this vision for a film. And days before production began, Fox came in and made him pull 3 main action sequences out of the film. I was also told, the ending of the film was not even Josh Trank’s. At some point they hijacked the editing bay from him. To the point that the editing of the film was done without him.”

(Via ComicBook.com)

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