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COMIC REEL: “Luke Cage” Pics Show Ali, Woodard On Set; “Flash” Releases “Three Weeks” Teaser

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COMIC REEL: “Luke Cage” Pics Show Ali, Woodard On Set; “Flash” Releases “Three Weeks” Teaser

LUKE CAGE

Marvel has officially announced the addition of Alfre Woodard to “Luke Cage’s” cast, revealing her character to be political candidate Mariah Dillard — possibly a nod or a direct adaptation of Luke Cage villain Black Mariah. The show’s twitter account also revealed one of the first pics from the show’s set.

ComingSoon has spotted pics taken on the set of “Luke Cage,” featuring Mahershala Ali and Woodard as their characters, cousins Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes and Mariah Dillard.

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

Marvel has posted some concept designs by Ann Foley for Daisy Johnson’s new Quake suit, debuting this season on “S.H.I.E.L.D.”

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

In an interview with the Observer, Jesse Eisenberg praised his “BvS” role, Lex Luthor.

“In a lot of ways Luthor is more of a stretch than any character you would do in an independent movie, which is normally the place you stretch,” said Eisenberg. “So in that way it was not at all compromised. If anything it was the best, most advantageous role I’ve ever been given.”

He continued: “It’s because the opportunity to do an interesting character on a movie of that scale is incredibly rare… The character is written by the phenomenal writer [and ‘Argo’ Oscar winner] Chris Terrio. His background is not in comic books so he was coming at it from emotion and story and created this really wonderful character, as enigmatic as he is emotionally honest.”

Eisenberg isn’t the only actor talking about “BvS,” as Josh Brolin talked to MTV about his near-miss encounter with the Batman role, a role Ben Affleck scored.

“I don’t have that thing, I wish I did,” he said regarding his lack of jealousy regarding roles that passed him by. “It would just be more interesting and more competitive, damn him. As much as you guys want to be pissed off, be pissed off, it’s all good. Start a fucking riot.” Instead, Brolin admitted that he’s curious about Affleck’s take. “I’m really curious what he does,” Brolin said. “Beyond curious.”

Opens March 25, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

ComicBook.com spotted a report on CNN Philippines noting that new footage from “Civil War” will screen for attendees of the AsiaPop Comicon Manila on Saturday afternoon. Paul Bettany, who returns as Vision in the film, will be in attendance.

Elizabeth Olsen spoke a little bit more about the film in an interview with Collider.

“I was only there for five weeks of it, but we were all super stoked about it,” said Olsen. “Even though the Ultron robots are so intensely human because of its mind, we’re actually dealing with humans this time through and through. There’s nothing scarier than something that’s like you being dangerous, so I think it’s darker and it’s fun. It’s really fun — it was so hard to shoot, but I think it’s gonna be a really interesting film.”

Olsen also revealed that she’s equally eager to see how the film ends. “I’m excited to see how they’re gonna end it. I wanna see what the ending shots look like because I wanna know what the ellipses is at the end of the film [laughs].”

And the actress also does not yet know if she will be back for the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War.” “Those are things I would like to know too [laughs],” said Olsen. “Those are things I have a group of people with me right now that would like to know too.”

Opens May 6, 2016

THE FLASH

The CW has released a quick trailer/featurette combo teasing the show’s return in three weeks.

The network has also released new photos from the season premiere, an episode titled “The Man Who Saved Central City.”

GOTHAM

Barbara Gordon takes the spotlight in this promo for “Gotham’s” second season.

There’s also a promo touting the season’s subtitle, “Rise of the Villains.”

And the latest episode of #DCTV takes a closer look at what lies ahead for the Fox drama.

Returns September 21 on Fox

IZOMBIE

In an interview with TV Line, “iZombie” executive producer Rob Thomas spoke about the show’s upcoming sophomore season, including the potential of a romance between Liv and Blaine.

“I can say that I have a tough time imagining this murderer of teenagers and Liv getting together,” said Thomas. “Although you watch Jamie Lannister [on ‘Game of Thrones’] and then three seasons later, you find yourself rooting for him. So it has been done. People have been redeemed, effectively, on television. But at this point, I sure have a tough time getting my head around that. We love, love scenes with Blaine and Liv in them, and a lot of Season 2 is about finding reasons for them to be in the same scene together. They will share an enemy in Season 2. Season 1 was largely about zombies going after humans. Season 2 will have a lot of humans going after zombies, and that will make very strange bedfellows of Liv and Blaine — though not literally.”

Returns October 6 on the CW

MAN OF STEEL 2

Heroic Hollywood has heard another big rumor about the still-not-confirmed-to-exist “Man of Steel 2.” According to these early, unconfirmed and unsourced rumors, possible “MoS2” villain Brainiac could be after Kara Zor-el (a.k.a. Supergirl) in the film. And in order to carry out that mission, the rumor posits that Brainiac will create Bizarro.

OUTCAST

CBR has an interview with “Outcast” actor Reg E. Cathey wherein the actor talks about working with writer Robert Kirkman.

“He is one of the smartest guys, without being obnoxious,” said Cathey. “Sometimes really intelligent people have to be the smartest person in the room — not Robert. And because he’s such a philosopher, he’s very, very funny. And very laid back, watching how the situation unfolds before he [comments]. He’s like Sherlock Holmes, basically.”

Debuts on Cinemax in 2016

THE WALKING DEAD

ComicBookMovie has rounded up a bunch of “Walking Dead” portraits released to TV Insider, EW, THR, People and the Wrap.

Collider also found a couple more.

new portraits…

A photo posted by Lauren Cohan (@laurencohan) on

Return October 11 on AMC

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