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COMIC REEL: “Important” Characters To Debut In “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2”; Hiddleston Talks Loki’s Return

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COMIC REEL: “Important” Characters To Debut In “Guardians Of The Galaxy 2”; Hiddleston Talks Loki’s Return

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

Uproxx has a transcription of comments regarding “Guardians 2” made by James Gunn during his recent appearance on the Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend podcast.

“It’s not really based on anything,” said Gunn when asked about the sequel. “The story for ‘Guardians 2’ is an original story that I came up with that I started working on actually while I was shooting ‘Guardians 1,’ and it’ll answer some of the questions that were put forth in the first movie about Peter Quill’s father and who he is and what’s going on with that. We’ll get to know some of the characters a little bit more and then we’re going to meet a couple of new characters who will be very important to Guardians movies and probably important to the Marvel Universe as a whole.”

Gunn also shared more of his thoughts regarding Quill’s father. “It’s different than what’s in the comic books. Peter Quill’s father is somebody different in the comics. So then when the movie came out, we got green-lit on the sequel right away. I went in and I sat down with those guys and I’m like, ‘Okay, here’s what I think the sequel should be.’ And they were like, ‘Oh, whoa. That’s risky, but okay.’ Now I’m going to turn over the story in a few short weeks and we’ll find out how well it works.”

Opens May 5, 2017

AGENT CARTER

ABC has released a few clips from this week’s “Agent Carter” episode, “A Sin to Err.”

Marvel has also posted the synopsis for “Agent Carter’s” season finale, “Valediction.”

“Valediction” – Peggy faces the full fury of Leviathan, as Howard Stark makes his return in the explosive season finale of “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” Tuesday, February 24 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agent Carter” stars Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.

Guest starring are Lyndsy Fonseca as Angie Martinelli, Ralph Brown as Dr. Ivchenko, Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark, Bridget Regan as Dottie Underwood, Walker Roach as “Captain America” Radio Actor, Erin Torpey as “Betty Carver” Radio Actor, Ralph Garman as Radio Announcer, Dajuan Johnson as Officer Pike, Glen Taranto as Detective Prendergast, Kevin Ashworth as Agent Fisher, Patrick Smith as Agent Butch Wallace, Matt Raimo as Reporter #1, Ward Roberts as Reporter #2, John Prosky as Senator Walt Cooper, Gerald Webb as Prison Guard, and Christopher Poehls as Ground Crewman.

“Valediction” was written by Michele Fazekas & Tara Butters and directed by Christopher Misiano.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

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

With it’s return episode fast approaching, IGN has released a new teaser for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” return.

ABC has a new “S.H.I.E.L.D.” promo highlighting the series’ female heroes.

Returns in March on ABC

AKA JESSICA JONES

The first photos of Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones on the Netflix series’ Bronx-based set have emerged via Newzcard. You can check out a few of the images below.

ARROW

ComicBook.com has a transcription of Stephen Amell’s comments from his appearance Dallas Comic-Con’s Fan Days. During a panel, the actor discussed the crossover possibilities with other DC series like “Constantine,” “Gotham” and “Supergirl.”

“It would be interesting to cross over with ‘Constantine,’ only because he knows a lot about the Lazarus Pit, which is something that we’ve introduced in the show this year,” said Amell. “It would be cool to crossover with ‘Supergirl’ because it’s something with Greg Berlanti, who’s the helmer and sort of the brain trust or the center of the brain trust of ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ and I know so many of the people that are involved in the production of that show so that would be really interesting. And ‘Gotham’ would be a tough one, just because I think they’re out in a different time but the crossover with ‘The Flash’ was so much fun and did so well that I can’t imagine a world — a universe, no pun intended — where that didn’t happen and continue to happen all the time.”

You can check out video from the panel below.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Portuguese fanpage Tony Stark Sincero has been posting tons of new promotional art from “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” You can check out some of the team shots — as well as new looks at Ultron and Vision — below.

CAPTAIN MARVEL

The latest issue of OK! has reported on a rumor stating that Angelina Jolie is being courted to direct “Captain Marvel.” The rumor states that Jolie has been offered $20 million to helm their first female-led superhero film and, as an unnamed source told the magazine, “having a female director is a priority for them.”

The mystery source also said that Jolie is extremely complimented by the offer. “She never thought she’d be in such huge demand as a director, and then be courted by Marvel after the Sony fiasco is a huge pat on the back,” said the source.

Opens July 6, 2018

CONSTANTINE

CineLinx has heard a rumor suggesting that “Constantine,” which has so far not fared well in the ratings on NBC, may be on the move. The rumor states that NBC isn’t ready to give up on the supernatural drama and is considering moving it to the cable network Syfy where the show would have the “freedom to explore some of the darker aspects of the comic and appeal to a broader fanbase.” “Constantine” halted production last fall with the completion of its thirteenth episode, which airs this Friday. The series was also not among those already given renewals for next season.

Airs Fridays on NBC

DEADPOOL

Deadline has reported that Fox is in the process of casting “Deadpool’s” female lead. Among the actresses reportedly up for the part are: Morena Baccarin (“Firefly,” “Homeland”); Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”); Jessica De Gouw (“Arrow”); Crystal Reed (“Teen Wolf”); Rebecca Rittenhouse (“Red Band Society”); and Sarah Greene (“Vikings”).

Opens February 12, 2016

GOTHAM

Fox has released two more clips from tonight’s “Gotham” episode, “The Scarecrow.” These scenes focus on Bruce Wayne and Fish Mooney.

Airs Mondays on Fox

SUICIDE SQUAD

In a recent tweet, director David Ayer gave his followers a glimpse of his take on fan favorite anti-hero Harley Quinn.

Opens on August 5, 2016

THOR: RAGNAROK

ComicBookMovie has posted a red carpet interview from the BAFTAs with Tom Hiddleston. The Loki actor opened up just a little bit about his upcoming return to Asgard.

“‘Thor 3’ is happening at some point, and the last time we saw Loki, he was on the throne,” said Hiddleston. “There are some questions to be answered!” When asked if he will be playing the trickster god for years to come, Hiddleston said, “I don’t know if I could [Laughs]. If I keep dying my hair black, it’s going to fall out! But no, I love the character. It’s a great, great character and it’s amazing how the Marvel world who people who love films. It’s fun!” You can check out the interview below.

Opens July 28, 2017

THE WALKING DEAD

Following last night’s midseason premiere, AMC has aired a promo for next week’s “Walking Dead.”

As usual with “TWD,” spoilers lie ahead for anyone who hasn’t watched last night’s episode. With that warning out of the way, Chad Coleman spoke with Variety about how he first learned of Tyreese’s final fate.

“Scott Gimple, our fearless mad genius showrunner, called me up and said, ‘Hey, Chad, it’s midseason and I’m kind of checking in with everybody. Can you come by?’ I said, ‘Scott, I’m kinda busy, I just had a new son.’ He said, ‘Everybody’s coming by, please come see me.’ So I went in and sat down and he said, ‘Well, the time has come for Tyreese.’ I laughed and said, ‘Scott, stop playing, stop playing.’ Then he teared up, literally, and I thought, ‘OK, this is real’ and I said ‘wow, wow, wow’ about 25,000 times.

“After that I needed time to put it all in perspective. I felt like I’d done some wonderful work on the show and been a part of ‘The Grove’ episode (when Carol killed Lizzie), which to me was really bold, groundbreaking TV. I needed to be OK with (leaving the show) right away, that’s just me. I don’t want to keep fighting it or resist. I’ve seen others, no negativity intended, struggle with it. I didn’t want to be that guy. I took a cue from Scott Wilson and David Morrissey — classy, that’s how I went at it.”

Showrunner Scott Gimple spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the decision to close Tyreese’s story. “There is never a right time; this was the time the story seemed to dictate. Not just for this episode but for the story moving forward. The cumulative effect of the last eight episodes and then this ninth episode, moving into next few, it’s all a cumulative effect of who these people are and the circumstances they eventually find themselves in. It’s weird to say, ‘This was the time’ because it’s such a painful thing. It just seemed to be what the story dictated.”

Returns February 8 on AMC

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