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COMIC REEL: Joker Rumored For “Batman vs. Superman” Role; Fox Possibly Eyeing “X-Men” Reboot Post-Singer, Jackman

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COMIC REEL: Joker Rumored For “Batman vs. Superman” Role; Fox Possibly Eyeing “X-Men” Reboot Post-Singer, Jackman

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Latino Review has a spoilery rumor regarding the Joker’s possible role in “BvS.”

“A few weeks ago I’d heard murmurs of a flashback sequence that had supposedly been added to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice where we’d see Jared Leto’s Joker beating and killing Jason Todd, aka Robin,” wrote Kellvin Chavez. “I chose to sit on it until there was more information.” Chavez adds that Etalk has learned that Batman actor Ben Affleck has arrived in Toronto. On top of that, rumors persist that the Batmobile has been spotted in the city.

Opens March 25, 2016

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

You can check out a recap of last night’s episode, “The Dirty Half Dozen,” over on Spinoff. ABC has also aired a promo for next week’s episode, “Scars.”

CBR has an interview with J. August Richards wherein the actor talks about the changes Deathlok has gone through offscreen.

“In the time off-screen where we haven’t see the character, I think he really made peace with what he had become and has accepted it,” said Richards. “He sees this as an opportunity to redeem himself, to use his powers in a way that will be for good. Then, maybe he can forgive himself and face his son again.”

In an interview with Variety, Showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen discussed the surprise cameo from Cobie Smulders’ Maria Hill in last night’s episode.

“The plan was always Cobie,” said Tancharoen. “She’s close to Coulson, they have history, and tie-in-plot-wise it made the most sense.”

“She’s also a warm, hilarious, genuine pleasure to work with, whereas Sam Jackson is also ha ha fooled you there for a second,” added Whedon.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Jeremy Renner performed a song as Hawkeye on “The Tonight Show” last night, paying tribute to the underrated Avenger.

A series of GIFs and motion posters have been released for the movie, leading up to its Friday release.

A few more clips and featurettes have been released too.

Opens May 1

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Collider has a long interview with Scarlett Johansson about Black Widow and her role in “Captain America: Civil War.”

DAREDEVIL

A new report shared with Variety gives insight into just how popular the streaming service’s original content — including “Marvel’s Daredevil” — is with subscribers.

The San Diego-based Luth Research has analyzed the viewing habits of 2,500 Netflix subscribers in order to determine how popular programs are on the service. “Daredevil,” the first of five Marvel series planned to debut on Netflix, has fared very well with an an estimated 10.7% percent of subscribers having watched at least one episode in the first 11 days following its April 10 debut. Variety does a little math to try and determine how many people tuned in for “Daredevill,” stating that if 10.7% of the 40.9 million domestic Netflix subscribers have watched an episode of the series, then that’s almost 4.4 million viewers in 11 days.

That’s a solid number compared to other Netflix originals. The recently unveiled third season of “House of Cards” was watched by 6.5 percent of subscribers in its first month; “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” was watched by 7.3 percent while “Bloodline” has only drawn 2.4 percent.

These numbers may not be entirely indicative of how popular each show is, though, as Luth Research only tracks views from those watching Netflix on computers, tablets and smartphones. Shows watched on TVs, either through Internet connections, streaming-media players or gaming consoles, have not been factored into this finding.

Premieres on April 10 on Netflix

THE FLASH

You can check out a recap of last night’s episode, “The Trap,” over on Spinoff. The CW has also released a promo for next week’s episode, “Grodd Lives.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

IZOMBIE

The CW has released a promo for next week’s “iZombie” episode, “Dead Air.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

SPIDER-MAN

According to Latino Review’s Umberto Gonzalez’s Instagram, Asa Butterfield is — and has been — Marvel Studios’ top choice for the role of Peter Parker when the character joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Butterfield already has an impressive film resume, having starred in Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” and the big budget “Ender’s Game” adaptation.

RT! BREAKING #HEROIC NEWS! ASA BUTTERFIELD IS THE TOP CONTENDER TO PLAY THE NEW PETER PARKER/SPIDER-MAN (Per @kchavez007 at Latino-Review.com) Reportedly, Butterfield has been Marvel’s top choice since the beginning & his agency offered “no comment” when reached by Chavez. #Spiderman #AsaButterfield #marvel #marvelcomics #MCU #CivilWar

A photo posted by Umberto Gonzalez (@umbertogonzalez) on

Opens July 28, 2017

SUICIDE SQUAD

Variety has reported that Alex Meraz, who played werewolf Paul Lahote in multiple “Twilight” movies, has joined the cast of “Suicide Squad” in an undisclosed role.

JoBlo also has a rumor from an unnamed source stating that the recently-released image of Jared Leto’s Joker won’t be the character’s final look. JoBlo’s Sean Wist writes:

According to our source, the Joker image everybody is talking about isn’t a genuine image and doesn’t match up with how he looks on set. He’s missing scars (which we reported on a while back as mementos from his history with Batman) and the grill/teeth are a kind of WTF addition to the image. Our source elaborates that he’s scarred on his back and arms and his skin is definitely whiter than what we see below. The tattoos are brand new if even real, and may have been added to cover up the areas where his scars will be.

Opens on August 5, 2016

SUPERGIRL

Variety has a report about next season’s TV schedule that debunks rumors that “Supergirl” will migrate from CBS to the CW. The show is seen as too expensive for the CW and “would be more profitable for CBS Corp’s overall portfolio, if it lands at CBS where it currently has a good chance to go to series.”

TMNT 2

Set pics of Tyler Perry as Baxter Stockman and Megan Fox as a blonde April O’Neil have appeared on Twitter.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Empire Online has an interview with Bryan Singer wherein the director calls the film a “big monster of a movie… The stakes are so high and global and the villain 
is so mythic. It’s definitely an X-Men movie, but it really feels different.”

Screenwriter Simon Kinberg also discussed the new trio of young characters — Cyclops, Storm and Jean Grey — and said they were not mere cameos.

“They’re as much a part 
of the movie as our main cast,” 
said Kinberg. “Scott is not yet the squeaky-clean leader. Storm is 
a troubled character who is going down the wrong path in life. And Jean is complex, interesting and not fully mature. It’s fun to see someone struggling with their powers when you know one day they’ll become the most powerful person in the world.”

Umberto Gonzalez has a rumor regarding the future of the X-Men’s cinematic universe, stating that a hard, definitive reboot may be on the horizon.

Opens May 27, 2016

Got any rampant rumors or weird comic book stuff? Be sure to drop us an email or sling us a webline on Twitter!

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