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COMIC REEL: “Civil War” Reportedly Testing “Exceptionally Well”; “Wolverine 3” Gets Start Date

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COMIC REEL: “Civil War” Reportedly Testing “Exceptionally Well”; “Wolverine 3” Gets Start Date

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

According to BirthMoviesDeath, “Civil War” is testing “exceptionally well” with audiences. The site says they’ve checked with five different sources, and they all say the film might even be testing better than “Captain America: Winter Soldier,” which was previously the best-tested Marvel movie. The site notes that there were initial fears that the film would go too dark for audiences, but these reported test screenings seem to indicate that audiences are on board for the film’s tone.

Opens May 6, 2016

100 BULLETS

The video game based on Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso’s “100 Bullets” was licensed by Acclaim with a planned release date of late-2004, but when the company experienced financial difficulties, the game was shelved. Now, rare footage of the game has surfaced on YouTube via PtoPOnline, a group dedicated to “Preserving Gaming History.” Interspersed with game footage, PtoPOnline runs down the game’s troubled history along with development notes and breakdowns of the game’s playable characters.

ARROW

The CW has released images from this week’s “Arrow,” which is titled “Unchained” and features the return of Colton Haynes’ Roy Harper.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE


According to a new forecast by BoxOffice.com, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” appears on track for a $154 million opening weekend in North America. The site also predicts the Warner Bros. film will finish its domestic run with $380 million.

Opens March 25, 2016

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

The “Legends of Tomorrow” and DC Instagram account has posted two teases about who might show up on the series.





The characters in question were revealed if you apply a filter to the two images.

LUKE CAGE


“Luke Cage” continued filming over the weekend, and a few pics from the set have appeared online. The images show Luke Cage going up against the NYPD.



Debuts on Netflix in 2016

SUPERGIRL

Three new clips from tonight’s “Supergirl” episode, “Bizarro,” arrived online over the weekend.

Airs Mondays on CBS

THOR: RAGNAROK

While speaking with HitFix at the Sundance Film Festival, “Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi revealed more about the Hulk’s role in the “Thor” sequel.

“It’s interesting, because at the moment, there’s a big conversation that’s happening about how far to push that, whether or not the Hulk should be [verbal/conscious],” said Waititi. “I think a lot of those conversations have more to do with what’s going to come up in future movies. So I think a lot of those decisions are larger group decisions, rather than anything to do with just me or the writer. They have a lot of stuff that they have to consider. But I do think that’s the best way to track it. I think we all want that. I think we all want to see that development and the evolution of that character. I also think you can do it in a fun way.”

While speaking with Geeks World Wide, Ray Stevenson talked about whether or not Volstagg will appear in the third “Thor” film.

“I’m still in the dark in regards to that, but I’m absolutely blown away to be apart of something that so influential and integral in a part of our generation in regards to movie watching and this Marvel Universe,” said Stevenson. “It’s absolutely incredible and if there’s a place for Volstagg then great, but right now I don’t know. He was great to play. Vikings in space!”

Opens on November 3, 2017

WOLVERINE 3

According to My Entertainment World, production on “Wolverine 3” has a start date: April 25. Two locations are listed for the production: New Orleans, Louisiana and New Mexico.

Opens March 3, 2017

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

A new, lo-res promo image for “X-Men: Apocalypse” has been released via the film’s partnership with Kia. ComicBookMovie posted the pic, which includes a group shot of a few of the film’s major characters.


Digital Spy’s chat with director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg revealed a few new things about the movie, including the fact that they think it’s impossible to recast Wolverine.

“I do think you would want to figure out how to tell more Wolverine stories,” said Kinberg. “So either we would try to entice Hugh to come back and eat more chicken and work out for a few months, or we would have to figure out a creative way to move forward. Honestly, I can’t imagine anybody else playing the part, and there’s not too many characters I can say that for.”

Singer also acknowledged that he could be “directing these movies ’til he’s dead” and that he’s reluctant to move on. “I love these characters,” said Singer. “I want to be the guy to pick young Storm, and Jean, and I want to be the guy to pick who Apocalypse is. And to take Magneto into this different place in [his] life, and to take Raven into this different place in her life. And I want to be the guy to take Xavier’s hair off! That’s me! I don’t want anyone else to do that.”

Opens May 27, 2016

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