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COMIC REEL: Manganiello, Sinise Rumored For “Suicide Squad”; Bettany Talks “Age Of Ultron”

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COMIC REEL: Manganiello, Sinise Rumored For “Suicide Squad”; Bettany Talks “Age Of Ultron”

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

The Radio Times caught up with actor Paul Bettany and talked to him about his role as the Vision in the upcoming “Avengers” sequel.

“This is the biggest thing Marvel have ever done,” said Bettany. “It was enormous. I remember, we were at Comic-Con, and they showed a portion of the footage, and I was just gobsmacked. And I looked down the row and every one of the Avengers was the same. Including Samuel Jackson — and his whole modus operandi is ‘I’ve seen everything before, I’m the most chilled out, relaxed man and I’ve seen everything…’ and he was as knocked out as anyone. It’s huge.”

After previously only lending his voice to Marvel movies as J.A.R.V.I.S., Bettany was asked if he was afraid he would be recognized on the street now that he has a physical role in the franchise. “I look really different in real life,” said Bettany. “I’m red and android in the film. So I don’t know, hopefully that’ll help.”

Opens May 1

AQUAMAN

Latino Review has heard from an unnamed source that two names are in the running to direct “Aquaman.” “Mud” director Jeff Nichols and frequent Zack Snyder collaborator Noam Murro are rumored to be up for the job. Additionally, “Star Trek” actor Karl Urban is rumored to be up for an unspecified role in the film.

Opens in 2018

ARROW

The CW has released a synopsis for the upcoming thirteenth episode of “Arrow’s” third season, which is titled “Canaries.”

“Canaries” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, LV) (HDTV)

VERTIGO (GUEST STAR PETER STORMARE) RETURNS AND PITS CANARY AGAINST BLACK CANARY – Oliver (Stephen Amell) is thrown by the changes within Team Arrow. He’s used to calling the shots but sees that the team has evolved in his absence and tensions quickly escalate in the lair. Oliver is furious that Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has been going out as the Black Canary and tells her to stop risking her life, but when Vertigo (guest star Peter Stormare) hits the streets again, Laurel goes against Oliver’s wishes and tracks down Vertigo who hits her with a full dose of the drug. Laurel’s biggest fears revolve around her sister Sara (guest star Caity Lotz) so the Vertigo causes her to hallucinate an epic fight between Canary and Black Canary. Meanwhile, Chase (guest star Austin Butler) surprises Thea (Willa Holland), and Roy (Colton Haynes) warns Thea to stay away from Malcolm (John Barrowman). Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Emilia Ortega Aldrich (#313). Original airdate 2/11/2015.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

CONSTANTINE

Spoiler TV has stills from next week’s “Constatine,” which is titled “A Whole World Out There.”

Airs Fridays on NBC

DOCTOR STRANGE

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Marvel Studios is pursuing Chiwetel Ejiofor for an unnamed — yet significant — role in “Doctor Strange.” The actor is reportedly in very early talks and it’s not yet known whether or not Ejiofor would be Strange’s ally or enemy.

Opens November 4, 2016

THE FLASH

SpoilerTV has a bunch of new stills from next week’s “Sound and the Fury” episode. You can check out a few images below.

The CW has released a synopsis for the upcoming thirteenth episode of “The Flash.” Here’s a rundown of what to expect in “The Nuclear Men.”

“The Nuclear Man” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, DV) (HDTV)

ROBBIE AMELL AND VICTOR GARBER GUEST STAR AS FIRESTORM – After Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell) attacks a physicist (guest star Bill Dow), Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team realize they need to go after Caitlin’s (Danielle Panabaker) fiance who is now a dangerous meta-human. They deduce the best way to track Ronnie is to find Dr. Martin Stein (guest star Victor Garber) who was working on a project called F.I.R.E.S.T.O.R.M. Barry struggles to balance his duties as The Flash and his relationship with Linda Park (guest star Malese Jow), and Joe (Jesse L. Martin) enlists Cisco’s (Carlos Valdes) help to reinvestigate the murder of Nora Allen (guest star Michelle Harrison). General Eiling (Clancy Brown) returns to Central City. Glen Winter directed the episode written by Andrew Kreisberg & Katherine Walczak (#113). Original airdate 2/10/2015.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

In an interview here on CBR, Ben McKenzie opened up about Jim Gordon’s relationship with Dr. Leslie Thompkins, played by Morena Baccarin.

“It just kind of flowed very naturally,” said McKenzie. “We really didn’t know each other before working together, but you show up on a set, or actually, you meet somebody and start working on the scenes you’re doing, and you just go, ‘Oh, this works. This is fun. This is easy.’ Acting’s tennis, and if you’ve got a great partner who’s hitting the ball back to you and challenging you, but getting it back to you, everybody’s game gets elevated and the game itself becomes more fun to watch. That’s what we’ve got, so I’m enjoying it.”

Airs Mondays on Fox

SUICIDE SQUAD

Unnamed sources close to “Suicide Squad” have told CinemaBlend that two actors may be up for replacing Tom Hardy in the role of Rick Flag: Joel Edgerton and Jon Bernthal. Edgerton seems like the dark horse candidate, though, considering Bernthal’s relationship with “Squad” director David Ayer. Bernthal, who played Shane on “The Walking Dead,” previously worked with Ayer on the 2014 World War II film “Fury.”

Additionally, CinemaBlend’s mystery source claims that Gary Sinise has joined the “Suicide Squad” cast in an unnamed role, and Joe Manganiello is in talks to suit up as Deathstroke in the film.

Opens on August 5, 2016

SUPERGIRL

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Melissa Benoist (“Whiplash,” “Glee”) will star as Supergirl in CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” television series. Benoist previously starred as Marley Rose on the Fox musical series “Glee.” She was most recently seen as the female lead in the Academy Award nominated film “Whiplash,” where she starred opposite Miles Teller. As Supergirl, Benoist will play Superman’s equally powerful cousin Kara Zor-El. An early character breakdown described Kara as a Kryptonian sent to Earth from her home planet at the age of 12, where she was found and adopted by the Danvers family. The description, originally posted by TVLine, revealed that “after repressing said skills for more than a decade, Kara is forced to bust out her super moves in public during an unexpected disaster. Energized by her heroism for the first time in her life, she begins embracing her abilities in the name of helping the people of her city, earning herself a super moniker along the way.”

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Director Bryan Singer revealed the actors playing younger versions of Storm, Jean Grey and Cyclops last night via Twitter.


Alexandra Shipp (“Ray Donovan”) will play Storm, Sophie Turner (“Game of Thrones”) will play Jean Grey and Tye Sheridan (“Tree of Life”) will play Cyclops.

The trio of young actors will most likely square off against titular villain Apocalypse, who will be played by Oscar Isaac. The actor talked a bit about the process of physically getting into character to Yahoo! Movies.

“It’ll be a mix [of practical effects and CG],” said Isaac. “I haven’t had a script so I haven’t had a chance to look through the script and see what the exact requirements are, but I think it’ll be a mixture of physical, aided with some robotic technology… After we finish here I’m heading to do a head cast, which they do often. You spend three to four hours with them putting plaster all over your head and they get a sense of what your face is like and what shape your head is, so they can start figuring out the costume and the make up and all that stuff, which is pretty fun.”

Opens May 27, 2016

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