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COMIC REEL: “LEGO Movie” Directors Rumored To Be Up For “Flash” Film; Gunn Gives “Guardians 2” Updates

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COMIC REEL: “LEGO Movie” Directors Rumored To Be Up For “Flash” Film; Gunn Gives “Guardians 2” Updates

THE FLASH (FILM)

As reported by Collider, The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider dropped a rumor about the upcoming “Flash” film while on Meet The Movie Press. It sounds like Warner Bros. wants “LEGO Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller to helm “The Flash.”

“We’ve just heard a bit of a tug of war going on between Warner Bros. and Sony, which would like the same two directors for one of its big franchise movies,” said Sneider. “If maybe Warner Bros. wanted them for The Flash and Sony wanted them for a Ghostbusters movie, which would Lord and Miller do?”

Opens in 2018

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

Marvel has released images for this week’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” episode, titled “Afterlife.”

ARROW

E! Online has a quick interview with David Ramsey wherein he reveals a potential plot point from next season.

“From my understanding, H.I.V.E. is going to be a big part of next season’s big baddie,” said Ramsey. “We are going to delve right into why H.I.V.E. hired Deadshot to kill [Diggle’s brother] Andy and what H.I.V.E. is all about to begin with. There will be a lot of Diggle’s connection to H.I.V.E. next season so stay tuned.”

During an appearance at FanExpo in Vancouver, Stephen Amell talked briefly about the role he might play in the upcoming spinoff show. ComicBook.com has a transcription of the relevant part.

“I would imagine that I will be appearing on all three shows,” said Amell. “I would imagine that we will be sprinkling characters in. I know that there’s a plan for one character who originated on ‘Arrow’ and is not one of the main characters on the new spinoff to sort of hover between all three shows and that will be their job, so to speak. So you’ll see a lot of interconnectivity next year.” You can watch the panel below.

The CW has released a new stunt featurette focusing on Wildcat and Brick’s altercation.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Marvel has released the final trailer for “Age of Ultron,” which features a few brief shots of totally new footage.

Opens May 1

DAREDEVIL

CBR has a rundown of “Daredevil” stars Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio’s recent Reddit AMA session. The actors talked about which “Daredevil” issues they found most helpful.

“I really love the issues when Matt Murdock is defending the White Tiger,” Cox said. “It was so cool to read a comic book with such a compelling courtroom scene. I also have to mention Jeph Loeb’s Daredevil Yellow. So touching.”

“From the beginning of Fisk in ‘Spider-Man,’ all the way through to the most recent series with ‘Daredevil,’ he’s become a much more multi-leveled character,” said D’Onofrio. “And each series, including ‘The Punisher,’ brought changes and expansion to his character.”

New TV spots for the series have debuted that focus on the characters of Hell’s Kitchen.

Premieres on April 10 on Netflix

DEADPOOL

The Daily Mail has more set pics from “Deadpool,” this time showing off T.J. Miller’s Weasel getup. Before you click on any of the images, note that the full Weasel pic may be a bit NSFW.

FANTASTIC FOUR

A new “Fantastic Four” featurette reveals writer Simon Kinberg and director Josh Trank’s thoughts behind casting the four primary roles.

Opens August 7

THE FLASH

CBR has a report from this past weekend’s “Flash” panel at WonderCon, which featured cast members Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin), Candice Patton (Iris) and Carlos Valdes (Cisco) and executive producer Andrew Kreisberg. The panel discussed an upcoming episode where Laurel Lance, a.k.a. the Black Canary, will pay Central City a visit.

“That’s one of the most fun stories that we wrote, Cisco’s interactions with Laurel,” Kreisberg said. “Cisco is us. What would your reaction be if you got to meet the Black Canary?” The showrunner revealed that Valdes’ character will help Laurel create a new Canary Cry.

The series also revealed the titles of two upcoming episodes during the convention, which was reported on by Flash TV News.

The CW has released a new trailer for the next “Flash” episode, “All-Star Team Up.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

Over the weekend, “Gotham’s” Twitter account livetweeted producer John Stephens appearance at WonderCon, which included the reveal of a few villains for the show’s second season.

Variety’s Laura Prudom also revealed that the Court of Owls could be in the show’s future.

Airs Mondays on Fox

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

During a Q&A session on the social media platform Periscope, director James Gunn revealed a few facts about the upcoming “Guardians” sequel. Collider has a rundown of the big reveals, including:

  • The film will begin shooting in Atlanta at Pinewood Studios in February, 2016
  • Gunn is 70 pages into the screenplay for “Guardians 2.”
  • Karen Gillen will return as Nebula and Gunn has found a way to bring her back that won’t involve the actress shaving her head again.


Opens May 5, 2017

SHAZAM

“Furious 7” director James Wan has revealed that his working relationship with Dwayne Johnson may extend past the “Fast” franchise. In an interview with ComicBook.com, the director did not shoot down rumors that he’s helming “Shazam.”

“Well, put it this way: I freakin’ love Dwayne,” said Wan. “He’s an awesome guy and I would love to work with him again in a heartbeat. I know Dwayne wants to find something for me and him to do again in the future.”

Opens April 5, 2019

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