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COMIC REEL: Marvel Teases Animated MCU Tie-Ins; “Avengers” Cast To Assemble On “GMA,” “Kimmel”

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COMIC REEL: Marvel Teases Animated MCU Tie-Ins; “Avengers” Cast To Assemble On “GMA,” “Kimmel”

MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

During an appearance at Emerald City Comicon, Marvel’s VP of Animation Development and Production Cort Lane revealed that there may be animated projects being created to tie-in with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

“I can’t announce anything, but things are in the works,” said Lane, as transcribed in a panel report on Newsarama. Lane cited the upcoming Netflix shows as an example of other projects that tie in with the feature films.

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

Marvel has released the synopsis for the upcoming episode, “The Frenemy of My Enemy.”

In “The Frenemy of My Enemy,” a dangerous new alliance is formed as Coulson and Hunter turn to the last person anyone would expect – Grant Ward! As the war between S.H.I.E.L.D. factions continues, Skye and Lincoln will find themselves drawn into this conflict.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.

“The Frenemy of my Enemy” guest stars Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Henry Goodman as Dr. List, Kyle MacLachlan as Cal, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Maya Stojan as Kara, Dichen Lachman as Jiaying, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, Kris Lemche as Ethan, Staci Roberts as Paula, and Trenton Rostedt as Hoodie Guy.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “The Frenemy of my Enemy,” airs Tuesday, April 21 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

The big announcement that Robert Downey Jr. teased yesterday has been revealed. The “Avengers” cast will assemble on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on April 13 and again on “Good Morning America” on April 24.

Opens May 1

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

A first cut of “Batman V Superman” has been completed, as revealed by composer Tom Holkenborg on Twitter. Holkenbord, also known by the name Junkie XL, will watch the film along with Hans Zimmer; the pair are composing the score for “Batman V Superman.”

Opens March 25, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Frank Grillo, who played Brock Rumlow in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” posted a tweet that seemingly confirms that his character’s journey will continue into “Civil War.”

Opens May 6, 2016

DAREDEVIL

Another pair of new TV spots have been released for “Daredevil.”

Nylon has a profile on Deborah Ann Woll, who plays Karen Page. The actress talked about her character, who has been characterized as a stereotypical lovestruck ’60s gal and a heroin addicted adult film star. “There’s this old idea that women in men’s stories are either Madonnas or whores, and she is both, but at different times,” said Woll. “What I ended up doing, and what Marvel was trying to do, was to merge those two. She doesn’t have to be a Madonna or a whore — she can be good and bad all at once, which is more modern.”

Collider has a talk with showrunner Steven S. DeKnight wherein the writer reveals that “Daredevil” will have more than its fair share of Easter eggs.

“There are a ton of Easter eggs in this series,” said DeKnight. “Some will be very obvious — a reference to the Battle of New York — and there are Easter eggs that are so obscure that I didn’t know what they were. Often times we need a sign in the background, and we always try to use those opportunities to dig into the Marvel universe, so Megan Thomas Brander, one of our Marvel people, we would send that over to her and say, ‘Hey, we need a sign out here. What do we got that would be good?’ And she’d send back a list of like ten and I’d look at those, and I’ve read comics all my life, and I look at those and go, ‘I don’t recognize any of these!’ So there are some Easter eggs that are really for the hardcore fans and there are some that other people will recognize.”

DeKnight also revealed that since “Daredevil” was the first Marvel Netflix show, it won’t have any forward-facing ties to future series like “A.K.A. Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage.” He did mention that he thinks it’s likely that those shows will feature callbacks to “Daredevil,” though.

Premieres on April 10 on Netflix

DEADPOOL

Following the reveal yesterday that the “Deadpool” feature film was shooting a scene that appeared to mirror the movie’s initial test footage, Just Jared has posted images that capture the active movie set in greater detail — including closeup shots of the Merc’s suit in action. Additional photos can be seen at The Daily Mail, which has reported that the pics are of both Reynolds and a stunt double.

THE FLASH

Warner Bros. has released the “Flash” trailer screened for attendees at WonderCon, which features footage from the remaining episodes of the show’s first season.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

Fox has released a featurette focusing on Morena Baccarin’s Dr. Leslie Thompkins and her relationship to Jim Gordon.

Airs Mondays on Fox

SUICIDE SQUAD

Jared Leto’s latest Instagram pic shows him staring straight ahead, his roots showing and his eyebrows slowly growing back, with the caption, “Transformation begins.” It’s likely that this is Leto’s first day shooting on “Suicide Squad” as Just Jared reported that the actor arrived in Toronto on Sunday night.

Transformation begins.

A photo posted by JARED LETO (@jaredleto) on

Opens on August 5, 2016

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