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COMIC REEL: Iron Fist May Debut On “Luke Cage”; “Spider-Man” Supporting Cast Rumored To Be “Heavily Non-White”

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LUKE CAGE

The Collider Heroes podcast has reported on a rumor positing that Iron Fist will debut in the last episode of “Luke Cage.” The rumor states that the casting was announced recently because Finn Jones filmed his part in the “Luke Cage” episode last week and otherwise it would have leaked.

Debuts on Netflix in 2016

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

Brett Dalton spoke with TV Line about Grant Ward’s transformation into Hive and the fact that the Inhuman entity possesses all of Ward’s memories.

“As we saw when [the creature] inhabited [spaceman] Will, Ward is still going to walk and talk like a human. And he looks the same on the outside,” explained Dalton. “But the character that we fell in love with is no longer… Just as we saw that the creature was able to access the thoughts, emotions and memories that Will had, he’ll also have access to all that belongs to Ward.”

In an interview with CBR, Clark Gregg spoke about the increasing darkness of Coulson.

“He’s carrying a big fat secret and it’s a secret only he and Fitz really know — which is that he made a decision on some level, no matter how much impulsivity was involved, he made a decision to not leave a living Grant Ward on that planet, even though the odds are pretty strong he wouldn’t have made it back (although we have seen a number of people make it back from that planet),” said Gregg. “It’s a dark move, and it’s a move that the writers wrote pretty spectacularly, from the moment of Ward firing a sniper rifle into the throat of Rosalind Price to Coulson jumping out of the plane to squashing [Ward’s] chest on that planet. It’s very complex, like I can really defend the action as the responsible action of a leader who put someone on a team who ended up killing a lot of people. I can also attach it as the point where somebody who’s dedicated their life to protecting people from evil becomes evil. It’s very complex. We’ve got the bigger secret that’s out there, that Fitz knows, is that whatever that creature was that may or may not be the source of the Hydra logo is already back on Earth in Ward’s body.”

Henry Simmons, who plays Mack on the show, also spoke with CBR in a video interview

And ABC has released a synopsis for the upcoming episode, “Parting Shot.”

“Parting Shot” — Bobbi and Hunter become ensnared in an assassination plot after tracking Malick to Russia. As S.H.I.E.L.D. races to save the lives on the line, the team is changed forever, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, MARCH 22 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Gal Gadot spoke about the importance of playing the icon Wonder Woman in an interview with Glamour.

“For ‘BvS’ it was important for me that we show how independent she is,” said Gadot. “She is not relying on a man, and she’s not there because of a love story. She’s not there to serve someone else… She has so many strengths and powers, but at the end of the day she’s a woman with a lot of emotional intelligence. She’s loving.”

Opens March 25, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Fandango’s report from the “Civil War” set includes a comparison between the upcoming Marvel movie and some classic films.

“This is the Godfather of superhero movies!” said star Robert Downey Jr. Co-director Joe Russo also brought up “The Godfather,” saying they’re similar “because that’s a sprawling film with a lot of characters that tells very intricate stories.” He added that if “Winter Soldier” was a political thriller, then “Civil War” is like a psychological thriller.

“The movies we’ve been referencing a lot on this one are ‘Se7en,’ weirdly,” said Joe Russo. “‘Se7en,’ ‘Fargo,’ just as far as we’re not making comparisons in terms of quality we’re just talking influences.”

While speaking with USA Today, Sebastian Stan praised the fight scene between his Winter Soldier and Iron Man and Captain America.

“This is how I would look at it: It’s three people and they’re on a boat in the middle of the ocean, the boat is sinking and the boat may stay afloat with one less person on it,” said Stan. “So who has to go? It’s inevitable at that point because blood will always win in the end, and [Steve and Bucky] are really like blood brothers.”

Additionally, Australia’s Event Cinemas revealed that “Civil War” has a runtime of 146 minutes. Fifteen of those minutes will utilize IMAX technology for a scene depicting the clash between the two teams.

Opens May 6, 2016

DAREDEVIL

The official “Daredevil” Twitter has released a new promo photo for “Daredevil’s” second season that features all three characters standing side by side.

GOTHAM


You can read a recap of last night’s “Gotham” right here on CBR. Fox has also aired a promo for next week’s ep, “This Ball of Mud and Meanness.”

Ben McKenzie spoke about where season two is headed in an interview with ComicBook.com. “This can’t work out well. It’s a tragedy, so everything is sort of doomed on a certain level,” said McKenzie, who plays Jim Gordon. “But redemption is around every corner as well, so that’s what we’re clinging to. At the end of the day, the heroes have to get up in the morning and fight off the evil once again.”

B.D. Wong spoke with Collider about the fun he’s having playing Hugo Strange. “I am enjoying all of it. It’s really fun to be a fan of the show. I caught up with the show before I walked onto the set, and then I walked into my first episode with Robin Lord Taylor, who is Penguin and who is wonderful. It was really, really fun. That show is really fun for actors.”

Kristen Hager, who plays Nora Fries, spoke with CBR about giving a voice to the character.

“It’s essential to understand why Victor is who he is,” said Hager. “I also think it’s special to have this be the first time that this has been done, that Nora is an actual living, breathing human being who you get to know. Whether she ends up frozen or not, you actually get to know her as a person before that does, or doesn’t, happen. It’s just important to finally get her story told.”

Airs Mondays on Fox

JUROR 13

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that “Terminator 3” and “Terminator 4” screenwriter Mike Ferris will adapt the TokyoPop graphic novel “Juror 13” for a feature film. Pop Media Group’s Stu Levy will produce the film along with China’s Artention Films. “Juror 13” is expected to begin production in 2017 and is eyeing a release in 2017 or 2018. The graphic novel was written by D.J. Milky with art by Makoto Nakatsuka.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

THR has reported that J.K. Simmons will play Commissioner Jim Gordon in the upcoming “Justice League Part One.”

Opens November 17, 2017

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

The CW has released photos from the upcoming “Legends” episode “Night of the Hawk.”

LUCIFER


Fox has aired a promo for the next episode of “Lucifer,” titled “Et Tu, Doctor?”

Airs Mondays on Fox

SPIDER-MAN

Deadline has reported that Zendaya has been cast in the film in a leading role and will play a character named “Michelle” opposite Tom Holland’s Peter Parker.

Additionally, Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit said on Twitter that he’s heard rumors suggesting that Marvel will go “heavily non-white” for the “Spider-Man” supporting cast.


Opens July 7, 2017

SUPERGIRL

“Supergirl” star Melissa Benoist shared a behind-the-scenes pic of her “flying.” She noted that the shot was her last “flying” scene for season one.

Last day of flying for season 1 #supergirl @supergirlofficial

A photo posted by Melissa Benoist (@melissabenoist) on

A synopsis for the upcoming “Manhunter” episode of “Supergirl” reveals that Martian Manhunter’s origin will soon be told.

J’onn J’onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex’s father, DR. JEREMIAH DANVERS, and assuming HANK HENSHAW’s identity, ON “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, MARCH 21
“Manhunter” — J’onn J’onzz reveals the details of meeting Kara and Alex’s father, Dr. Jeremiah Danvers (Dean Cain), and assuming Hank Henshaw’s identity. Also, Kara debates trusting someone new with her secret identity and Siobhan (Italia Ricci) plots against Kara, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, March 21 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Airs Mondays on CBS

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