COMIC REEL: “Civil War’s” Boseman Teases Black Panther’s Accent; “Wonder Woman” Director Compared To Donner

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COMIC REEL: “Civil War’s” Boseman Teases Black Panther’s Accent; “Wonder Woman” Director Compared To Donner


What Culture has a round-up of the “Civil War” reveals in “Empire” magazine’s coverage, including comments from Chadwick Boseman about how his Black Panther will sound.

“The idea of Wakanda is sort of, what if Timbuktu hasn’t been conquered? I basically listened to people and picked what sounded cool, since it’s not a specific place,” said Boseman of his T’Challa accent. “It’s in the southern, central part of Africa. The attitude, the musicality, as is my preference of the character. It has to fit his dignity.”

The first look at S.H. Figuarts’ life-like Ant-Man action figure features the best look to date at the hero’s new suit, giving fans an idea of what it will look like when Scott Lang returns to action this summer.


Pieces of Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL’s score for “Batman v Superman” have been officially released, including sections from the tracks “The Red Capes Are Coming” and “Is She With You?”

Three more “Batman v Superman” character posters — featuring Alfred Pennyworth, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor — have also been officially released.


Executive producer Marc Guggenheim tweeted some concept art of Vixen by artist Andy Poon and costume designer Maya Mani, who makes her live-action debut in this week’s “Arrow” episode.

Emily Bett Rickards spoke with TV Line about Felicity Smoak’s optimism in the face of adversity.

“I liked that Felicity’s mindset was, ‘This is what my life is now and I’m still going to my goals and dreams come true.’ I was proud of her for that, and it was something they promised at the beginning of this season, that Felicity would be lighter, that she is going to be headed in that direction but nothing is going to stop her.”

When asked what she thought about Felicity being put into a wheelchair, Rickards said, “I was excited for the challenge, I was excited for change. I’m so expressive with my body, as an actor, as Felicity, that I was worried about getting in a chair and then not being able to use her entire body. But I talked to a woman who had become paralyzed in her 20s in a snowboarding accident, and that conversation was really eye-opening. She was very generous and giving with all of her experience and information.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


Another motion poster has been released for “Daredevil” season two, this one featuring Jon Bernthal’s Punisher gripping a gun and Daredevil’s helmet.

Returns to Netflix on March 18


Fox has released a promo for “Gotham’s” return episode that focuses on Dave Mazouz’s Bruce Wayne.

Airs Mondays on Fox


Director Zack Snyder tweeted a photo of himself and Aquaman actor Jason Momoa hanging out ahead of “Justice League’s” production start date.

If you look in the background, you can see what appears to be Flash’s costume — his “Justice League” costume, perhaps?


Pics from the upcoming “Star City 2046” episode of “Legends” have been released, featuring even more looks at Connor Hawke (Joseph David-Jones).


Deadline has learned that FX’s “Legion” pilot has added one more name to its cast: Amber Midthunder. Deadline describes Midthunder’s character, whose name is Kerry, as “a woman of action with a childlike sense of wonder. A true savant, Kerry has lived a sheltered, but never dull life.”

Pilot in development at FX


Fox has aired a promo for next week’s “Lucifer” episode, which is titled “Favorite Son.”

Airs Mondays on Fox


ABC has released the official synopsis for “Marvel’s Most Wanted,” the third live-action Marvel series set to air on ABC. So far a pilot has been ordered and no premiere date for the show has been set.

MARVEL’S MOST WANTED (aka Mockingbird)

Studio: Marvel Television

Team: Jeffrey Bell (w, ep), Paul Zbyszewski (w, ep), Jeph Loeb (ep), Jim Chory (ep)

Logline: Centers on Bobbi Morse (a.k.a. Mockingbird) and Lance Hunter of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., two ex-spies and ex-spouses who are on the run with no friends, no S.H.I.E.L.D. and a long list of enemies looking to claim a bounty on their heads. Able to trust no one but each other, Bobbi and Hunter form an uneasy alliance with Dominic Fortune, a rogue adventurer with a wealth of resources and even more adversaries, who agrees to protect them so long as they help him with his own agenda. These two heroes will help anyone in need, all while trying to uncover the conspiracy that put their own lives in jeopardy.

Cast: Adrianne Palicki, Nick Blood, Delroy Lindo


NBC’s workplace comedy set in the DC Universe, has cast Vanessa Hudgens as Emily Locke, who The Hollywood Reporter describes as “an insurance claims adjuster who loves her job because she gets to help people… [and] likes to fly under the radar and just get her work done.” Nevertheless, Locke “finds herself increasingly exasperated by the disruptive antics of the various Super Heroes that proliferate in her city.”


You can check out a recap of last night’s episode, “Truth, Justice and the American Way,” right here. There’s also a promo for next week’s episode, which will see the debut of Indigo.

CBR spoke with Italia Ricci about her upcoming debut as Siobhan Smythe and how much her version of Silver Banshee will pull from the comics.

“They have chosen bits and pieces of her story to stay loyal to,” said Ricci. “There’s so much information, she would need her own show to cover everything’s she’s been through and everywhere she’s going. I feel like they’ve done her story justice, revealing enough of the history and what she’s currently dealing with. I’m interested to see how fans are going to take it.”

Pics from the set of “Supergirl’s” crossover episode with the Flash have arrived online, featuring Silver Banshee and Livewire.

Airs Mondays on CBS


Variety chatted with new “Walking Dead” actor Tom Payne about Jesus and what he brings to the show and where his loyalties lie.

“I think he’s pretending — he’s not showing his true colors,” said Payne of his relationship with Rick’s group. “He’s giving them what he wants to give them and not necessarily who he is, so that first episode was quite disconcerting for me, and quite difficult to go ‘this is the guy, this is who he is,’ purely because I’d not played him before. Generally you get an opportunity to play someone and then ‘oh, he’s pretending to be this way,’ but he came in, he made an impact and he was doing the whole act at the beginning. So it was a little tough but I had conversations, and next week you find out a lot more about him and that was when I started to settle into it. But I was nervous about last night and the episode because I was like, ‘I really hope we got there with an interesting and fun character,’ and we did. But you’re joining the biggest show on television — god, it was stressful! [Laughs.] But I’m super happy with what we came up with…

“At that point in the show last night, you can tell that there’s a lot more about the character. If he could get out of his handcuffs or however you’ve tied him up, where has he been before he’s been in the bedroom? Why has he not killed everyone? Why has he not stolen stuff and run away? Why is he waking up Rick and Michonne? So there’s a whole mystery behind that — and he might explain himself in the next episode, but I really enjoyed that. There is a lot of mystery about the character, and if you went back and watched it again and questioned all of his motives for everything that he did, you would get a lot more about the character and who he is. Why has he done that? I think he’s recognized that Rick is an important person within the community and so there’s a reason why he’s gone there to wake him up and talk to him. And next week we should find out why.”

Airs Sundays on AMC


DC Comics CCO Geoff Johns paid a compliment to “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins after seeing her work.

Opens June 23, 2017

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