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COMIC REEL: Gurira Talks “Powerful” “Walking Dead” Season; Stan Lee Teases Pro Bono “X-Men: Apocalypse” Cameo

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COMIC REEL: Gurira Talks “Powerful” “Walking Dead” Season; Stan Lee Teases Pro Bono “X-Men: Apocalypse” Cameo

THE WALKING DEAD

Entertainment Weekly has an interview with Danai Gurira, the actor that plays Michonne on “Walking Dead,” wherein she teases what’s to come in season six.

“It’s going to be very powerful and beautiful at the same time,” said Gurira. “It’s going to go into so many different components of very intense and then very rich in human moments as well, but like a deeply different roller coaster from last year. It’s definitely a roller coaster. The pace constantly changes up in terms of who you’re watching, what you’re watching, and where. But at the same time, it’s so unpredictable and so unique from anything we’ve ever done before. It’s just really, really amazing to read the scripts, and to do them has been really, really exciting.”

Return October 11 on AMC

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

While dropping in for a chat with Larry King on his Ora series, Stan Lee revealed that he will have a cameo in “X-Men: Apocalypse.”

“That cameo is different than any I ever have done before because I did it with another person who is very important to me,” Lee teased, as reported by ComicBook.com. “I can’t tell you any more than that.”

You can watch the whole clip below, which features Larry King uttering the words “X-Men: Apocalypse” and Stan Lee briefly mentioning that he apparently did the cameo pro bono.

Director Bryan Singer’s latest Instagram post shows producer Simon Kinberg on a warroom set.

#simonkinberg pushing my buttons #warroom #xmen #xmenapocalypse

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Opens May 27, 2016

ARROW

“Arrow” EP Marc Guggenheim has finally worked his way into the show’s universe — in a most surprising way. Okay, there’s no way these versions of Oliver and Felicity’s vacation photos are canon, but these photo bomb pics Guggenheim posted to Twitter are still entertaining.

Guggenheim has also revealed the title of the “Arrow” episode directed by “Punisher: War Zone” helmer Lexi Alexander. The installment will be titled “Beyond Redemption.”

GOTHAM

Promo photos from “Gotham’s” season two premiere episode have arrived, and they include new looks at Theo (James Frain) and Tabitha Galavan (Jessica Lucas), Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor), young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz), Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Selina Kyle (Camren Bicondova).

IZOMBIE

The CW has released a promo for “iZombie,” which gives us our first look at the show’s second season.

Returns October 6 on the CW

LUKE CAGE

A listing in Production Weekly has revealed that Netflix’s “Luke Cage” will go into production under the alias “Tiara.” The name is most likely a reference to Luke Cage’s shiny headwear, which he wore in the comics throughout much of the ’70s and ’80s.

Debuts on Netflix in 2016

SUPERGIRL

Nerdist has an interview with the star and producers of CBS’ “Supergirl,” which they conducted back during the TCA press tour. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg talked about the casting process.

“We have to give a shout-out to David Rapaport and Lyndsey Baldasare, our casting directors,” said the EP. “We’ve told the story before, but it really is the truth. Stephen Amell was the very first person we saw for ‘Arrow.’ Grant [Gustin] was the very first person we saw for ‘The Flash.’ And Melissa [Benoist] was the very first person we saw for Kara. As soon as we saw her, we just knew she was the one. She had the strength, the hope, the heart, the humor, and just that instant likability. [Casting director] Peter Roth said after watching her that it’s the closest feeling he’s had since he saw Christopher Reeve, and it really is the truth.”

Producer Geoff Johns said that Superman will play a role in the show…sort of. “He will be a factor in her life, but you won’t see him exactly on screen,” said Johns. “He’s gonna be more in the background. But he does play a part in her evolution of becoming a superhero.”

Executive producer Greg Berlanti spoke about the influence the Richard Donner “Superman” films have on the show. “Those movies just had sort of references at the top, but they had charm but a believability and really epic,” said Berlanti. “The thing is, when you go back and you watch them again, if you remove the action set pieces, just the sort of sweeping vistas and the size and scope of it, it had something that just imprinted on our brains at that time in our lives. I associated that with what it meant to tell a superhero story. A lot of the work that I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of has been very much trying to sort of capture just a small part of what I think that those films did, and that’s why they’re iconic.”

And star Melissa Benoist spoke about filming those hard-to-pull-off flying scenes. “It’s really difficult, and there have been moments where I’m in that position and they’re like, ‘Try to look less concerned. You need to look comfortable.’ But actually, it’s also really exhilarating. As difficult as it is, it’s just as much, if not more, exciting to feel like you’re flying.”

ComicBook.com has learned that Iddo Goldberg will play both the scientist that creates the android Red Tornado, Dr. T.O. Morrow, and the android itself. Morrow’s Red Tornado will gain sentience shortly after his creation and become a threat to National City, Kara’s home.

Premieres October 26 on CBS

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