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COMIC REEL: Colter Talks Cage’s “Jessica Jones” Role; Lotz Discusses Sara Lance’s Inclusion On “Arrow” Spinoff

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COMIC REEL: Colter Talks Cage’s “Jessica Jones” Role; Lotz Discusses Sara Lance’s Inclusion On “Arrow” Spinoff

ARROW

The CW has posted another behind the scenes stunt video, this time focusing on Malcolm Merlyn and Thea Queen.

During an appearance at Wizard World’s Fan Fest in Chicago, actress Caity Lotz briefly discussed her role on the currently in development “Arrow”/”Flash” series. The actress’ character, Sara Lance, died earlier this season on “Arrow,” which makes her involvement in the series a bit confusing. ComicBook.com has a transcription of her comments.

“Sara Lance definitely died in Episode 1 of Season 3 — oh, spoiler alert! Sorry if you’re not caught up,” said Lotz. “And then…has anybody heard about the spinoff? So there is a new show in development and I’m so excited to finally be able to talk about this. The Atom, Firestorm, my character and, so I guess that is a big thing that’s going on and everyone keeps asking me when they see on the Internet, ‘Well, you’re dead. How are you going to be in the new show? Is it just going to be flashbacks or are you playing a whole new character? Are you Sara Lance?’ I would love to tell you, but I think they might kill me.” You can check out footage from the panel below.

In addition to Firestorm, the Atom and Lotz’s possibly-not-dead Canary, the show will feature three additional heroes TV Line has casting information about characters marked for possible inclusion on the show.

“THE TRAVELER” | Described as a “Han Solo-esque rogue who gets by with his charm, this hero hails from the future, and has journeyed back in time on a secret mission. His razor-sharp wit hides the pain of a man who has lived through serious conflict. He also harbors many secrets, always leaving both his teammates and the audience unsure of his true allegiances.

“FEMALE WARRIOR” | This twentysomething Latina is pretty but unassuming, book smart and socially awkward by day. But by night, when she hears the cry of battle, her fury is ignited and she becomes a fierce warrior – so much so, that sometimes she can become a threat to others.

“MYSTERY HERO” | An African-American male in his twenties will fill the role of a regular, street smart guy who unexpectedly gains powers, and then, as part of the team, regularly quips about the insanity of the situations.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Spoiler TV has posted new stills and a synopsis for the upcoming “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” episode “One of Us.”

“One of Us” – Cal seeks revenge on Coulson by assembling a team of Super Villains to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile, May calls on renowned Dr. Andrew Garner (Blair Underwood), her charismatic ex-husband, with a crisis that threatens to tear the team apart, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, March 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.

Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Kyle Maclachlan as The Doctor/Cal, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Blair Underwood as Dr. Andrew Garner, Drea De Matteo as Karla Faye Gideon, Ric Sarabia as Wendell Levi, Geo Corvera as Francis Noche, Jeff Daniel Phillips as David A. Angar, Gregg Martin as student, Jack Kennedy as security guard and Jamal Duff as John Bruno.

AKA JESSICA JONES

In an interview with the List, Mike Colter talked a bit about Luke Cage’s role in “A.K.A. Jessica Jones.”

“Marvel actually gives you a special training class in how not to say too much in interviews [laughs],” said Colter. “We’re in the middle of shooting ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones. and Luke Cage is a very interesting character who just happens to have super strength and unbreakable skin. He’s a neighborhood hero, very much linked to New York and Jessica Jones. It’s all part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but Luke Cage is a darker, grittier, more tangible character than Iron Man or Thor. He likes to keep things close to his chest, operate on the hush-hush. He has these abilities but he’s not sure how and when to use them. He’s a very nuanced character.”

Debuts on Netflix in 2015

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Buried in a recent article from the Hollywood Reporter is the news that Jeremy Renner will be a part of “Captain America: Civil War.” The article notes that Renner will shoot his scenes this spring. This will mark Hawkeye’s first appearance in the “Captain America” series of films.

Opens May 6, 2016

DAREDEVIL

Netflix’s “Daredevil” has released a new tease via Twitter, this time depicting an ad for a company called UnionAllied.

The Writers Guild Foundation has also released a list of all of the writers working on the series. The staff includes showrunner Steven S. DeKnight (“Spartacus”), Christos Gage (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Ruth Gage (“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”), Luke Kalteux and Douglas Petrie (“American Horror Story”).

Premieres on April 10 on Netflix

GOTHAM

Deadline learned over the weekend that Chris Chalk has been cast as Lucius Fox. The new interpretation of the character will debut on “Gotham’s” 21st episode and will have the option to return next season.

Airs Mondays on Fox

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

In a recent Q&A session on Facebook, James Gunn revealed that the sequel will shoot in Atlanta for a bit and undergo “major crew changes.” Gunn also addressed rumors that symbiotes or Carol Danvers would make an appearance in the film.

Opens May 5, 2017

SUICIDE SQUAD

In an interview with Access Hollywood, Jai Courtney discussed the preparation that the “Suicide Squad” cast is currently undergoing.

“Everyone’s been in training, but we’re yet to kind of all converge and get down, but that’s happening this week,” said Courtney, who will play Boomerang. “I can’t wait. It’s really cool. It’s going to be [as] big as you can imagine and, you know, it’s a really interesting world.”

Courtney continued, discussing director David Ayer and the cast’s competitive spirit. “It does attract a certain amount of talent and dedication and [David] really demands that,” he said. “I mean, I’d heard a lot about what he put the guys through on ‘Fury’ in order to prepare for that film and it fascinated me. I mean, you don’t always get that. That’s such a privilege as an actor when you are presented with a challenge and expected to really bring it and match and kind of come along. I think the group he’s assembled, there’s probably going to be a really healthy amount of competition between us. You know, not just to do it like the macho elements of like getting in shape and stuff….And you bring out the best in one another when you demand that of each other.”

Opens on August 5, 2016

SUPERGIRL

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that CBS’ “Supergirl” has cast the role of young Kara Zor-El. Malina Weissman, who played a young version of Megan Fox in “TMNT,” will appear in “Supergirl’s” pilot, possibly confirming that the show will feature at least a few scenes on Krypton before it’s complete destruction.

THE WALKING DEAD

Following last night’s new episode, AMC has posted a sneak peek at next week’s episode, titled “Spend.”


The station has also started airing a promo for the episode.

CBR has a transcript of the Walking Dead ‘Cast’s interview with Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron on the show. The actor discussed what it’s like playing a gay character and the surprising controversy.

“I was surprised by some of the language that I saw [online], you know, waking up to some of that,” said Marquand. “You’re checking your messages and you’re trying to interact with the fans as much as possible, and when you see some language that is just really full of vitriol and hate, it’s tough to come back from that. I think a lot of my friends who are friends of the LGBT community really just have no patience for that, but I do. I think it’s important to have a dialogue with the people who have differing opinions. I would certainly not purport to say that my opinions are better than others, but I hope for the people that do have a strong opinion against two men being portrayed as ultimately gay on the show, that they would ask themselves if they had the same reaction to Tara being openly gay with her lover. There wasn’t so much of a backlash when that happened, and I don’t know what that says about us as a society, or the viewers of the show. I don’t know if it necessarily says anything in particular, but I do think it was surprising that there was really nothing said, as far as I could tell. Because I’ve been a fan of the show since the beginning and I certainly read up on as many threads as I could, and still do, and certainly wanted to chart the course of how people reacted to the show and what they thought was going to happen next. I was curious myself, but I didn’t really see the backlash when Tara came on the show.

“But hopefully it’s just some fans who are still trying to wrap their brains around it. And frankly, at the end of the day, we are honoring the source material. Robert Kirkman has laid out this beautiful work for us, this massive sprawling work that is really pretty genius, if for no other reason, that it’s kind of a commentary on our society. And I read an interview with him from eons ago where he basically says “I don’t know why I wouldn’t include gay characters in my stories because there’s gay characters in the world as we know it. Why on Earth wouldn’t they be around in the apocalypse?”

Airs Sundays on AMC

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