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COMIC REEL: New “Fantastic Four” Still Pushes Limits; “X-Men’s” Till Wants Havok, Wolverine Scene

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COMIC REEL: New “Fantastic Four” Still Pushes Limits; “X-Men’s” Till Wants Havok, Wolverine Scene

FANTASTIC FOUR

A new promotional image from “Fantastic Four” has been released featuring Sue Storm and Reed Richards in street clothes, experiencing a meeting of the minds. Considering the legendary romance these two have in the comics, it’s kinda fitting that this looks like a still from an indie romcom.

Opens August 7

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

While you were enjoying your weekend, Robert Downey Jr. wanted everyone to know that the crew of “Captain America: Civil War” were hard at work on the film that will cause Marvel fans to pick a side.

We work weekends ..for your viewing pleasure… #marvel #civilwar #pickyourside

A photo posted by Robert Downey, Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on

During an appearance at Dallas Comic Con this weekend, Stan Lee mentioned that he has already shot his cameo appearance for “Civil War.”

“I just finished my cameo in the new Captain America movie the day before yesterday in Atlanta.” said Lee in a panel report over at ComicBook.com. “They should stop calling them cameos and start calling them supporting roles.”

Opens May 6, 2016

DEADPOOL

Over the weekend it was confirmed that actor Andre Tricoteux is indeed providing mo-cap for Colossus in “Deadpool.” The 6’10.5″ actor made the announcement via Twitter.

You can see Tricoteux in action on set in a previous set video.

Opens February 12, 2016

IZOMBIE

The CW has released an inside look at the upcoming “iZombie” episode “Dead Rat, Live Rat, Brown Rat, White Rat.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

PREACHER

“Preacher” executive producer and co-director Seth Rogen has posted another tease to Twitter, this time featuring a pack of Jesse Custer’s cigarettes.

SPIDER-MAN

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Marvel Studios screentested six actors on Saturday for the role of Peter Parker. This means that the previous report stating that Asa Butterfield was basically a lock for the role was most likely false.

In addition to Butterfield and Tom Holland were four actors new to the Spider-Man race. Charlie Plummer (who appeared on “Boardwalk Empire”), Charlie Rowe (from Fox’s canceled “Red Band Society”), Matthew Lintz (who can be seen next to Adam Sandler this summer in “Pixels”), and Judah Lewis (who plays a young Johnny Utah in the upcoming “Point Break” remake) all reportedly screentested for the role.

Opens July 28, 2017

SUICIDE SQUAD

After a month-long, extremely public shoot on the streets of Toronto, “Suicide Squad” director David Ayer announced via Twitter that the film’s production is going dark as it presumably moves on to closed sound stages and interior sets.

Opens on August 5, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD

Twitter and ratings company Neilsen have released their rundown of the TV season’s most talked about shows, as reported by THR. AMC’s “The Walking Dead” had the biggest Twitter audience for a premiere episode with 7.4 million people seeing a total of 1.3 million tweets about the show’s season opener. The series also came in at the top overall, with it’s Twitter TV audience averaging out to 4.3 million, ahead of “The Bachelor,” “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show” and “Empire.”

Airs Sundays on AMC

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

With production on the 2016 “X-Men” sequel underway, Angel actor Ben Hardy has taken to Twitter to post a picture of himself undergoing the training he needs to do in order to perform the winged mutant’s specific brand of aerial derring-do.

Hardy can be seen inside a vertical wind tunnel with stunt performer and skydiver Shane Habberstad, who will most likely be performing stunts for Angel in “Apocalypse.”

In an interview with ComicBook.com Lucas Till talked briefly about his desire for his Alex Summers to share the screen with Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine.

“I hear these amazing stories, and I’m just like, ‘Man, I know we’d get along,'” said Till. “And I think it would be cool from an X-Men perspective to see those two together, since they have a little bit of a history in the comics. To see them interact at least a little bit would be cool.” Whether or not they will cross paths in “X-Men: Apocalypse” remains to be seen; Jackman has yet to be confirmed for the movie and Till concludes his answer by saying, “I’m pretty disappointed about [the lack of Havok and Wolverine scenes].”

He also lamented the fact that a still has been released of Alex Summers’ parents — and his dad is not a space pirate like in the comics. “[T]hat I’d like to see. I wonder if there’s going to be somebody to take that to the next level,” said Till. “I wonder if there’s ever going to be a Gabriel Summers, if they’re going to bring [third Summers brother] Vulcan into the mix. That’d be kind of neat, wouldn’t it?”

Opens May 27, 2016

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