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COMIC REEL: “Flash” Trailer Ignites Firestorm; Ayer Teases “Suicide Squad’s” Arsenal

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COMIC REEL: “Flash” Trailer Ignites Firestorm; Ayer Teases “Suicide Squad’s” Arsenal

THE FLASH

You can check out a recap of last night’s episode, “Crazy For You,” over on Spinoff. The CW has also started airing a promo for next week’s episode, “The Nuclear Men.”

Entertainment Weekly has an interview with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg focusing on “The Flash’s” particular brand of time travel.

“There’s an episode coming up where there is inadvertent connection to the Speed Force that results in probably our funniest hour as well as our darkest hour as the dangers of time travel come to light,” said Kreisberg.”It’s a mashup between ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Terminator’ — the good version of time travel and the bad version of time travel.”

“Flash” star Grant Gustin name-checked “Groundhog’s Day” when describing the episode. “It’s a complete accident the first time [Barry time travels],” said Gustin. “It’s really confusing because now we’re playing with timelines and we’re having to shoot things a couple different ways. It’s like a ‘Groundhog Day’-type element. It’s really funny and really exciting.”

ComicBook.com talked to ’90s “Flash” star John Wesley Shipp — who now plays Barry Allen’s dad — about his reunion with ’90s “Flash” villain Mark Hamill, who returns as the Trickster in an upcoming episode of the CW series.

“Well, it’s great fun [working with Hamill again],” said Shipp. “You know, the complication is that I’m not the same character and he is, but it doesn’t matter once we’re in the scene together because it’s Mark and John, back up to some of our old tricks. So we had a great time.”

Shipp also commented on the three Flash-centric roles he’s played in both live-action and animated projects. “I was surprised when I voiced Professor Zoom in ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’ for Warner Bros.,” said Shipp. “I certainly didn’t then expect to be back in primetime, playing my own father, so to speak. So I’ve been Barry, I’ve been Barry’s worst enemy and now I’m Barry’s father. What’s next? Who knows?”

The original Flash continued to praise the new series’ creators in his interview here on CBR. “The fact that they are willing to bring in elements from the previous show is a sign of some really secure creators,” said Shipp. “Creators who are so secure in what they’re doing, and the newness and the freshness and the moment behind what they’re doing, that they’re not afraid to bring elements from the past as homages and integrating them into their vision for the present and for the future. To me, that says we’ve got some executive producers who are very secure in what they’re doing today.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

SUICIDE SQUAD

“Suicide Squad” director David Ayer gave fans a tease via Twitter of what to expect from his DC Comics film — guns, and lots of ammo.

Opens on August 5, 2016

AGENT CARTER

ABC has started airing a promo for next week’s episode, “Sin To Err,” which finds Peggy Carter on the run from the S.S.R.

Here at Comic Book Resources, we have an interview with Lyndsy Fonseca — the actress that play’s Peggy’s civilian pal Angie. Fonseca discussed her role in Marvel’s first female-lead project and playing half of a genuine female friendship.

“I think that it’s really important that our characters never betray jealousy or cattiness,” said Fonseca. “There’s nothing but just support and interest and friendship, because a lot of times it’s more complicated than that on shows. There’s always like this backhanded thing or something’s happening, and it’s like sometimes in life you just like some girl and you want to be their friend, you know what I mean? You just want to be some girl’s friend! It doesn’t have to be that crazy, and that’s pretty much what this is.

Neal McDonough, who returned as Dum Dum Dugan in last night’s episode, spoke with ComicBook.com about playing the character again.

“Once in a while you get to play a character that’s really kind of close to you, and Dum Dum’s probably the closest to me,” said McDonough, “that gregarious, fun kind of character who just loves to mix it up and enjoy life to the fullest kind of character. My wife, always says that the closest character played to me is Dum Dum. So yeah, when they said come back and play Dum Dum again, I was so, so, so excited. Just to be back in the Marvel family is such a wonderful experience to be a part of.”

ComicBook.com has an interview with “Agent Carter” executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters where the pair discuss how they incorporate Marvel Universe Easter eggs into the show.

“Roxxon Chemical is the evil chemical company from the Marvel Universe,” explained Fazekas. “It was based on Exxon, I believe. The character Leet Brannis comes from a comic book too. We have two jobs in that regard which is I want to reward the people who are familiar with the world, but I don’t want to make it feel impenetrable. We want to make it if you have never watched ‘Captain America,’ if you have never read a single comic book that you can still sit down and enjoy the show. We’re doing two things. We’re rewarding the people who are the big fans, but we’re also making it hopefully fun for the people who are not.”

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

The CW has released the first image of Brandon Routh fully suited up as the Atom. The actor has appeared as Ray Palmer throughout “Arrow’s” third season, but this photo teases that Palmer’s superhero days are fast approaching. The Atom suit is scheduled to debut on the February 25 episode of “Arrow.”

A new behind-the-scenes featurette from the CW takes you on a trip through Malcolm Merlyn’s life.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BLACK PANTHER

“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman spoke to CBR about the role and revealed how far along the film is at this point.

“It’s a brainstorming phase, trying to figure out what it looks like — I’m going to be as vague as I can! — what it looks like and what it should feel like in certain moments,” said Boseman. “But just going through [the material], because there’s always a difference from one story to the next of who he is — trying to find a way to merge those things together. Because I think that’s always fun when these movies work: it’s when people see several things satisfied at one time. And I think that’s been the fun part so far.”

IGN has an interview with Lance Reddick (“The Wire,” “Fringe”) where the actor rattles off the names of the comic book characters he’d love to play. ComicBookMovie has a transcript of the relevant passage where Reddick states, “If there’s an independent Black Panther movie, I’d love to play [T’Challa’s father] T’Chaka… if it’s an origin story.”

Reddick also stepped across the aisle and named a few DC characters he wouldn’t mind paying in Warner Bros. expanding cinematic universe. “I’d also love to play the Martian Manhunter. And if we’re talking dream roles, [Green Lantern] John Stewart would be great too. If I get Martian Manhunter, [Tyrese] can have Green Lantern.”

Opens November 3, 2017

DAREDEVIL

IGN has posted the full teaser trailer for “Daredevil,” the first of Netflix’s five upcoming Marvel Studios series. You can check out the teaser trailer below.

Premieres on April 10 on Netflix

DEADPOOL

In an interview with Yahoo, Ryan Reynolds revealed that the Deadpool test footage that leaked back in 2013 definitely had a role to play in the film finally getting the green light.

“[It was the] leaked test footage,” said Reynolds. “Exclusively the leaked test footage, 100 percent.” Reynolds added that he doesn’t know who leaked it. “I would have, if I had known it would have caused that! Honestly, we all thought Tim Miller, the director, had leaked it. But I have since investigated that enough, in quiet moments when he was beyond the point of being penalized by anybody, and he said that he really didn’t do it. The initial [leak] came from Fox they think — someone recorded the footage on their iPhone and then released it. And then once that happened, somebody hacked into Blurred Studios and got the original footage in high-res and put it online.”

Opens February 12, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD

Ahead of it’s premiere this weekend, AMC has released the first scene from “The Walking Dead’s” 2015 premiere episode, “What Happened and What’s Going On.”

ComicBookMovie has wrangled up all the promo images that AMC has released ahead of this weekend’s premiere.

Returns February 8 on AMC

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