CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
IGN has an interview with “Civil War” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely wherein writers hint for the first time at a possible connection between Peggy Carter and the son of her close ally Howard — Tony Stark.
“As we have not started shooting, and I’m on my fourth draft of many, that question [of who Peggy was to Tony Stark] has been in and out all over the place so who knows,” said McFeely. “So many things can shake out but we’ve had conversations and we pitched scenes. Some stay and some don’t. But…we saw [Peggy Carter] in ‘Winter Soldier,’ so we know she’s around.”
Opens May 6, 2016
Entertainment Weekly has reported that “Agent Carter’s” ratings dropped 21% in its second week. That number doesn’t take into account DVR ratings, and it doesn’t dampen ABC entertainment president Paul Lee’s attitude towards the series.
“‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is actually a great and powerful show for us, [it’s 18-49 demo rating with seven days of DVR playback playback] pops up to a 3.0, it brings in a male audience for us and it’s creatively really strong now,” explained Lee. “We left a great cliffhanger at the end of Christmas and now it’s going to come back with some fantastic storylines. And to have ‘Agent Carter’ in the gap doing sort of double what we were doing there last year is great for us. We have ambitions for Marvel in the future. We love Marvel.”
During the show’s presentation during the Television Critic’s Association press event, Marvel TV President Jeph Loeb spoke about Dominic Cooper’s involvement as Howard Stark and his impending return in the show’s fourth episode. “Howard returns, and as you can guess from there, there might be reasons he reached out to Agent Carter at the beginning, that he wasn’t entirely truthful about,” Loeb told Deadline. “As it is with everything we do in our shows, we don’t put anything in our shows just to put them there. We would love for Dominic to be a regular as much as he can. What he does on the show in two weeks will give you further indication why he’ll need to recur after that as well. We’re lucky to get him at a time when he slipped into [the show] between two movies.”
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
Returns January 21 on the CW
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Latino Review set the comic world abuzz yesterday with a rumor that Marvel Studios and Sony had finally reached an agreement that would allow for Spider-Man to make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1.” When CBR News reached out to Sony Pictures, a representative responded that the report was an “old rumor” with “no validity whatsoever.”
Opens May 4, 2018
NBC has released stills from the upcoming episode titled “Quid Pro Quo,” which airs on January 23. You can check out a few below and the rest over at ComicBook.com.
Airs Fridays on NBC
ComicBook.com reported that former “Dexter” supporting player Devon Graye will join “The Flash” in the role of a new Trickster. Graye will play a copycat version of the original Trickster, a role played in the episode by Mark Hamill. Both Tricksters will debut in the 17th episode of “The Flash’s” first season.
The CW has posted a new extended look at “Flash’s” 2015 premiere episode, titled “Revenge of the Rogues.” You can watch Barry and his team file through all of his rogues — Heat Wave, Captain Cold, Reverse Flash, Pied Piper, possibly Peek-A-Boo — in the clip below.
Returns to the CW on January 20
We just met Jack Gruber in last week’s “Gotham” episode, and now the show’s Twitter account has revealed that he’s about to take on a much more supervillain-y name. Get your first look at the Electrocutioner below.
– Gotham (@Gotham) January 14, 2015
Fox has also published an extended look at the next episode, “What the Little Bird Told Him,” to the show’s active YouTube page.
Airs Mondays on Fox
KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE
If your Thursday morning needs more of Colin Firth beating up jerks in a pub, then here’s a clip from “Kingsman.”
Firth joked a little bit about his fighting prowess in a quick interview with Variety. “Tugging Hugh Grant’s hair in ‘Bridget Jones’ — that’s what first hinted that I could be a killing machine!”
Opens on February 13
The nominations for the 87th Academy Awards have been announced, with the comic book inspired “Birdman” leading with 9 nods. The film scored nominations in the best picture, best director (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu), best actor (Michael Keaton), best supporting actor (Edward Norton) and best supporting actress (Emma Stone) categories.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past” were all nominated in the visual effects category. “Guardians” also scored a nom for best makeup and hairstyling.
“Big Hero 6,” Disney’s feature film based on a little-known Marvel Comics property, was nominated for best animated feature.
Airs February 22 on ABC
THE WALKING DEAD
TVLine has learned that “Mad Men” alum Ross Marquand will join “The Walking Dead” as a series regular when the show returns from its winter hiatus. AMC has not specified who Marquand is playing, but it has been widely speculated that he will pay Aaron, a gay character that appeared at around this time in the comic. If Marquand is playing Aaron, it would also confirm that the series is heading towards the Alexandria Safe-Zone community, which is where Aaron lives iwth his partner Eric.
Returns February 8 on AMC
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