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COMIC REEL: Jai Courtney Calls “Suicide Squad” “Dark” And “Cool”; Singer Teases X-Mansion

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COMIC REEL: Jai Courtney Calls “Suicide Squad” “Dark” And “Cool”; Singer Teases X-Mansion

SUICIDE SQUAD

In an interview with Allocine, actor Joel Kinnaman confirmed that he will have a role in the upcoming “Suicide Squad” film. It has long been rumored that the actor will play Rick Flagg Jr., and the French website certainly seemed convinced of that fact, but that has not yet been confirmed by Warner Bros. or Kinnaman himself.

Meanwhile, Kinnaman’s costar Jai Courtney opened up to MTV about his character, Boomerang.

“I don’t know, can you name another Australian comic book hero off the top of your head?” Courtney asked MTV’s Josh Horowitz. “Is it safe to say that I’m playing the only Australian comic book character? That’s pretty damn cool.” Courtney also talked about the Boomerang costume, revealing that he has seen it. “Well, elements of the artwork. It’s going to be dope, man. This world is gonna be dark and cool.” You can check out the full interview below.

Opens on August 5, 2016

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

Marvel and ABC have released a new poster for tonight’s episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that prominently features guest star Jaimie Alexander as Sif.

DAREDEVIL

The “Daredevil” Twitter account has a special bulletin from the Kingpin himself, Vincent D’Onofrio, warning everyone to stay alert for a big update.

And then the big update came.

Premieres on April 10 on Netflix

THE FLASH

The CW has posted a new trailer for tonight’s episode, which sees the return of Mark Hamill as the — or rather a — Trickster.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

POWERS

“Powers” executive producer and showrunner Charlie Huston recently spoke with CBR and discussed the dangers of his new PlayStation Network show.

“We’re not bothering with origin stories,” said Huston. “We’re starting from the assumption that this is a world where superheroes exist, and it’s just a part of everyday life. It’s just normal. There are no comets that come by or a secret serum that infected the water supply. This is just a part of everyday life. We’re not interested in, ‘Oh, what a weird and wacky and tortured life it is if you have superpowers.’ We’re interested in how fucked up it would be to live in a world where there are people who have laser eyes and can fly and can spew acid and all these weird things.

“It’s not just what a dangerous environment that is, but how it changes being a human when superhuman beings exist,” he continued. “What does it do to your mentality? What does it do to your whole culture? Then, the specific themes we are really interested in are celebrity and power, like how you manifest your will in the world to do things within that environment. What we’re trying to do is tell the human story, within a superhuman universe, as opposed to the, ‘Gosh, gee. They blew that up really well,’ being of a superhero.”

You can see the new series in action thanks to a new trailer and the first show’s first episode, which is now streaming for free on YouTube.

Premieres March 10 on PlayStation Network

THE WALKING DEAD

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that not only is “The Walking Dead’s” still untitled spinoff coming to AMC, the cable channel has given the series a two-season order. The series, which was codenamed “Cobalt” during the production of the pilot, is said by unnamed sources to be a prequel to AMC’s blockbuster zombie drama. Similar to “The Walking Dead’s” debut season back in 2010, the spinoff’s first season will consist of six hour-long episodes. The series is set to debut in “late summer,” according to the announcement, with the already greenlit second season slated for 2016.

“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” said “Walking Dead” creator Robert Kirkman, who is also executive producer on the new series. “I personally take it as a sign that they believe, like we do, that we’ve accomplished our goal of developing something original that can pay tribute to the original show and expand the world I created while at the same time having something new to say with this story. I’m very grateful that we now have the opportunity to tell this amazing story and show the fans that we really haven’t scratched the surface yet when it comes to ‘The Walking Dead.'”

While AMC has remained secretive regarding the show’s premise, sources have told THR that the series will take place before the zombie outbreak that occurred somewhere during Rick’s coma in the “Walking Dead” pilot. AMC has confirmed that the series will be set in Los Angeles, as was previously rumored. AMC did release a still from the new series’ pilot along with the announcement.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Director Bryan Singer has posted another update to his Instagram account from the “X-Men: Apocalypse” set, this time teasing the X-Mansion.

Opens May 27, 2016

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