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COMIC REEL: Heard “Justice League” Rumors; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Set Pics

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COMIC REEL: Heard “Justice League” Rumors; “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Set Pics

JUSTICE LEAGUE

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

Now that filming’s officially wrapped, Chris Pratt has been sharing pics from the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” set of him standing next to his stunt double, Tony McFarr.

Pratt shared the following behind-the-scenes pics to Instagram:

Here’s a better view.

A photo posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on

Additionally, Marvel unrolled its merch plans for its “Guardians of the Galaxy” sequel at Licensing Expo 2016 in Las Vegas, revealing that Groot will be the center of the merchandising campaign.

Thanks to the success of Groot toys from the first film, including the top-selling Dancing Groot Funko toy, Marvel is aiming to have a lot of Groot toys by the time “Guardians 2” rolls around.

Paul Gitter, the senior VP of licensing for Marvel at Disney Consumer Products, told Variety at the Expo, “It will be a much broader line [than 2014] expanding beyond collectors to include kids and male/female fans of the film…Also, as it is now a proven franchise with appealing characters, licensees will invest more in design and innovation. Finally, there will be a much stronger focus on Groot, who proved to be the breakout character from the first film.”

He added, “Our key learning is that we had to chase products featuring Groot and we want to be sure we are ready for the excitement across multiple age and demo segments who want to bring home Groot in a variety of innovative products…The animated series, animated shorts, and unique products we have already released have helped to add to his affinity.”

The exec also indicated that the campaign is aiming to turn “Guardians” into a tentpole franchise for Disney/Marvel.

Opens May 5, 2017

PREACHER

AMC has released a clip from this Sunday’s episode of “Preacher,” titled “Monster Swamp.”

The clip sees Cassidy visit the duo who want their hands on the mysterious entity that’s possessing Jesse.

Check out the scene below:

Jesse makes Quincannon a bet he can’t refuse; and Cassidy works to fend off the angels. Meanwhile, Tulip tries to bring justice to Annville.

Airs Sundays on AMC

THE FLASH

Future “Flash” director Rick Famuyiwa has shared a pic — presumably from a restaurant or bar — with Cyborg actor Ray Fisher and Flash actor Ezra Miller.

Posted on Instagram, the caption notes that Famuyiwa is with the actors in London — where “Justice League” also happens to be filming at the moment:

Look who I “ran” into on the streets of London. 😉

A photo posted by Rick Famuyiwa (@rickfamuyiwa) on

Opens March 16, 2018

SUICIDE SQUAD

Warner Bros. has released two new thrilling TV spots for “Suicide Squad,” showcasing the film’s humor, action, and more personal moments — specifically between Rick Flag and Deadshot.

Check out the spots below:

Warners also unveiled the official soundtrack for the film, which you can check out below:

1. “Purple Lamborghini [Explicit]” by Skrillex & Rick Ross
2. “Sucker For Pain (with Logic, Ty Dolla $ign & X Ambassadors) [Explicit]” by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons

3. “Heathens” by twenty one pilots

4. “Standing In The Rain (feat. Mark Ronson) [Explicit]” by Action Bronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys)

5. “Gangsta [Explicit]” by Kehlani

6. “Know Better [Explicit]” by Kevin Gates

7. “You Don’t Own Me (feat. G-Eazy)” by Grace

8. “Without Me [Explicit]” by Eminem

9. “Wreak Havoc [Explicit]” by Skylar Grey

10. “Medieval Warfare” by Grimes

11. “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Panic! At The Disco

12. “Slippin’ Into Darkness” by War

13. “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival

14. “I Started a Joke (feat. Becky Hanson)” by ConfidentialMX

Opens on August 5, 2016

GOTHAM

FOX has set its fall schedule for the 2016-2017 television season, revealing the premiere dates for DC Comics-based series “Gotham” and “Lucifer,” in addition to several new series like “Lethal Weapon” and “The Exorcist.”

Check out the schedule below:

Monday, Sept. 19

  • 8 pm Gotham
  • 9 pm Lucifer

Tuesday, Sept. 20

  • 8 pm Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • 8:30 pm New Girl
  • 9 pm Scream Queens

Wednesday, Sept. 21

  • 8 pm LETHAL WEAPON
  • 9 pm Empire

Thursday, Sept. 22

  • 8 pm Rosewood
  • 9 pm PITCH

Friday, Sept. 23

  • 8 pm Hell’s Kitchen
  • 9 pm THE EXORCIST

Sunday, Sept. 25

  • 7:30 pm Bob’s Burgers
  • 8 pm The Simpsons
  • 8: 30 pm SON OF ZORN
  • 9 pm Family Guy
  • 9:30 pm The Last Man on Earth

Airs Mondays on Fox

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” casting is well underway, as the film has added “Prometheus” star Logan Marshall-Green and “Silicon Valley’s” Martin Starr to the cast.

While Starr’s role is being kept under wraps, Marshall-Green will reportedly play a secondary villain — alongside Michael Keaton, who some reports indicate is the film’s villainous Vulture — who will “swing in as an evildoer alongside [Keaton].”

Swing in, eh? Could that mean Venom or Carnage…?

Opens July 7, 2017

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Disney XD has exclusively provided CBR News with an advance look at this Sunday’s episode of “Ultimate Spider-Man” that sees Scarlet Spider switch allegiances.

In the episode, Doc Ock learns that the key to a device that will retrieve Hydra Island is at Aunt May’s house. When Doc Ock (literally) crashes the house, Spidey is left to not only stop the scientist and his plans to destroy the Triskelion, but also a double-crossing Scarlet Spider.

Check out the clip, which showcases Spidey’s first-ever battle with the Scarlet Spider, below:

Airs Sundays on Disney XD

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