Comic Book Movie has been contacted by a Reddit user claiming to have attended a focus testing session for the upcoming WB/DC film. The post on Reddit mentions that Deathstroke may have a large part to play in the film. The informant included a bit of what they learned about the film’s plot:
What we were given mentioned Harley Quinn being needed to decipher a complex series of bombs planted throughout Gotham. Harley is estranged from The Joker, and her knowledge is being used to figure out where The Joker has placed the bombs. Deathstroke is a Amanda Waller’s personal bodyguard, and he’s placed in the squad to oversee that they do not deviate from the mission perimeters. The plot then becomes more complex as The Joker has a far more complex goal in mind.
The Redditor claims to have seen Deathstroke concept art, and even clarified via Twitter DM that he did not confuse Deadshot with the similarly named Deathstroke. The article also suggests that Harley Quinn may be the film’s main protagonist.
Opens on August 5, 2016
Marvel has released over two dozen images from the upcoming “Agent Carter” premiere, and they feature Howard Stark flirting and Peggy Carter spying. You can check out the entire batch over at Superhero Hype.
Premieres January 6, 2015 on ABC
We know Manu Bennett is returning to “Arrow” for an upcoming episode, and now — thanks to the actor’s Twitter feed — we now know what the returning Deathstroke will look like.
Time to make a comeback kids – Slade pic.twitter.com/9PXUA2aTYG
– Manu (@manubennett) December 19, 2014
Returns January 21 on the CW
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
In an interview with MTV, Amy Adams revealed that she has seen Gal Gadot in her full-on Wonder Woman garb even though her part as Lois Lane kept her mostly relegated to the Man of Steel’s portion of the upcoming film.
“Well, I was doing a Superman [movie] — my part is mostly there,” said Adams. “But it was really fun to get to play with these other characters that were coming in, and get to have Gal [Gadot] there, and get to have another girl on set… I will say that Gal looks really, really good in that costume. I was like, really? They make them like you? That’s awesome… For you. I’m really happy for you. Not so much for me. But, Lois is a mortal.”
Opens March 25, 2016
BIG HERO 6
After grossing $190.4 million — so far — domestically, “Big Hero 6” made an impressive opening in Japan over the weekend. Variety reports that the Diseny/Marvel collaboration earned the second highest-ever opening for a Disney movie in the country, following only behind last year’s “Frozen.” The film earned $5.35 million from being screened on 540 screens. The article notes that the film’s ties to Japanese culture — it’s set in the Tokyo-inspired San Fransokyo — have “struck a chord” with fans.
As revealed on the show’s Twitter page, “Constantine’s” 2015 premiere has been pushed back a week to January 16. Despite being pushed back, the show has also been bumped up — from its 10 PM slot to 8 PM. The mid-season finale episode saw its ratings jump up 25% over the previous installment; while the series’ first season won’t go past the initial 13-episode order, a second season is still possible.
Returns January 16 on NBC
“Daredevil” showrunner Steven DeKnight announced via Twitter that the upcoming Netflix series has wrapped production.
Thanks to the cast and crew for an amazing experience directing the season finale of #Daredevil. Goodby, NYC. Peace and love!
– Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) December 21, 2014
An undisclosed and unverified source close to the production has also revealed to ComicUI that Daredevil might wear more than just the all-black look we’ve seen in stills so far.
The site states: “The scene in question starts with the Kingpin ordering his goons to shoot daredevil, and at the last minute Daredevil grabs a pipe on the ground and throws it, knocking the gun out of his hand. The suit Daredevil was wearing is black with red and looked like a latex scuba suit. He also confirmed it also having red lines down it as highlights as well.”
Many people are speculating that this costume could bear a resemblance to the one Daredevil wore in Marvel’s 2004 limited series “Secret War.”
Premieres on Netflix in 2015
IGN recently caught up with Mark Hamill and talked to the “Star Wars” actor about his upcoming return to the DC Universe as Trickster.
“Well listen, it’s really in the embryonic stages,” Hamill said of Trickster, a role he originated on the ’90s “Flash” TV series. “We discussed it over the phone. I like these guys, what they’ve already done with the show. I’m a fan. I had watched all seven or eight episodes that they had at the time… When they asked me to be a part of it, the last thing I was thinking was that I would be returning to that specific role, but I think you’re going to be really pleased with what they’ve come up with. It was totally unexpected.”
Returns to the CW on January 20
SpoilerTV has stills from the twelfth episode of “Gotham’s” debut season, titled “What the Little Bird Told Him.” The shots feature Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) prominently, hinting that it might be time for the future Riddler to step into the spotlight.
Returns January 5 on Fox
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
ComicBook.com has a transcription of a section of James Gunn’s recent appearance on “The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith”. In it, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” director hints that he might have more Marvel stories to tell past the upcoming sequel.
“Well, I have old answers [about Marvel movies I would like to make] that I used to say which were like Hit-Monkey and Thunderbolts and the like, but DC is doing ‘Suicide Squad,’ so I’m not so sure ‘Thunderbolts’ are applicable anymore,” said Gunn. “Sadly, but looking forward to ‘Suicide Squad.’ But for me, it really is about…whatever I do for Marvel will probably be characters within Marvel Cosmic, which would be characters which are connected to this part of the universe. And if I told you too much who I’m interested in, then I would probably give out too many secrets.”
Opens May 5, 2017
Vulture has posted a lengthy profile on “Wonder Woman” director Michelle MacLaren that introduces a bit of suspense to those that thought the “Wonder Woman” feature film was a sure thing. The Variety article says that MacLaren warned “that at the moment there is no script, no release date. There’s not even an official green light from the film’s releasing studio, Warner Bros. — and even if there were, nondisclosure agreements and her paranoia about jinxing things would keep her mum.”
She was then quoted as saying, “I really, Âreally, really can’t talk about this… I just picture a drone coming in over the hills and crashing through the glass and flying over here and putting duct tape over my mouth, you know?”
Rumored to open on June 23, 2017