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COMIC REEL: Peek-A-Boo’s “Flash” Debut Confirmed; “Fantastic Four” Trailer Release Date Revealed

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COMIC REEL: Peek-A-Boo’s “Flash” Debut Confirmed; “Fantastic Four” Trailer Release Date Revealed

THE FLASH

A Canadian promo for “Revenge of the Rogues” reveals a little bit more about the plot of “Flash’s” midseason premiere. Spoiler alert: things don’t go well for Caitlin Snow.

The CW has released a synopsis for “Flash’s” 12th episode, which is titled “Crazy For You.” The synopsis introduces Linda Park and confirms that Britne Oldford is playing Peek-A-Boo, something that was only previously assumed.

LOVE IS IN THE AIR – Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) decides that she and Barry (Grant Gustin) need to move on from Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell) and Iris (Candice Patton) and find new loves so she takes him for a night out at the local karaoke bar. Caitlin doesn’t have any luck making a love connection but Barry meets Linda Park (guest star Malese Jow), a sports reporter for the Central City Picture News, and asks her out on a date. When Barry tells Iris he has a date, Iris is surprised by her reaction. Meanwhile, Cisco (Carlos Ramon) considers Hartley’s (guest star Andy Mientus) dangerous offer and the team searches for Shawna (guest star Britne Oldford), a meta-human with teleportation powers, who just busted her boyfriend Clay (guest star Micah Parker) out of Iron Heights. When Henry (guest star John Wesley Shipps) snoops around in an attempt to help Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Barry solve the crime, he ends up in the infirmary after getting roughed up by inmates. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing.

ComicBook.com first called this connection based on a previously released synopsis for the show’s midseason premiere, but the character’s name — Shawna, a.k.a. Peek-A-Boo — was not revealed until this synopsis.

Returns to the CW on January 20

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

In a new interview, Clark Gregg talked to CBR about how the Inhumans’ addition will change “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

“Hard to say,” said Gregg. “I don’t know yet. We haven’t shot enough that I really have a good answer for that. What I like about it is, it’s not your typical origin story. All along S.H.I.E.L.D. has kind of been about protecting people from what they don’t know about, which often means people who are on the index — people who have powers because they’ve been kind of mutated or given powers by technology or Hydra or various alien artifacts. Inhumans represents a different chapter.

“At least in the comics, the Inhumans, they’re a race of people who’ve been transformed,” Gregg continued. “They’re mutants, more or less. I’ve always loved that part of the comics. They’re people who have evolved differently, and that generates a lot of fear. Some people want to annihilate them. Some people want to lock them up. Some people want to register them. Some of them become superheroes. Some of them become monsters. I find that particularly germane. Are we going to accept the people who are different, or are we going to try to wipe them out?”

In addition to the Inhumans, “S.H.I.E.L.D.” will feature another new face when it returns in the spring: Edward James Olmos. The “Battlestar Galactica” alum had his first day on set filming an episode titled “Aftershocks.” Co-star Ming-Na Wen posted a selfie of herself with the acclaimed actor to Twitter.

Returns in March on ABC

A.K.A. JESSICA JONES

Cosmic Book News found the official Netflix listing for “A.K.A. Jessica Jones,” which also features a 2015 release date. Placeholder cards for the rest of the Marvel series, each including series loglines, were also posted.

Daredevil: “Marvel’s Daredevil” is a live action series that follows the journey of attorney Matt Murdock, who in a tragic accident was blinded as a boy but imbued with extraordinary senses. Murdock sets up practice in his old neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York where he now fights against injustice as a respected lawyer by day and masked vigilante at night. Coming April 10

A.K.A. Jessica Jones: Working as a private investigator in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen, a troubled ex-superhero’s past comes back to haunt her in the live-action series, “Marvel’s A.K.A. Jessica Jones.” Coming 2015

Luke Cage: In this Marvel live-action series, a street-fighting ex-con battles crime in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen as the superhero Luke Cage. Coming soon

Iron Fist: “Marvel’s Iron Fist” follows superhero and martial arts master Danny Rand in the upcoming live-action series. Coming soon

The Defenders: “Marvel’s The Defenders” brings together Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage in an epic superhero team-up in New York City. Coming soon

ARROW

The CW has released a behind the scenes look at “Arrow’s” upcoming midseason premiere, “Left Behind,” which features new footage of Vinnie Jones as Brick.

The network has also released a synopsis for “Uprising,” the upcoming 12th episode of the season that heavily features John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn.

MALCOLM MAKES AN OFFER TO HELP TEAM ARROW – Still operating without Oliver (Stephen Amell) and desperate to stop Brick (guest star Vinnie Jones), Team Arrow is forced to consider Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) offer to help shut Brick down as Malcolm has a personal score to settle with the felon. Roy (Colton Haynes) and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) point out that the team could use some help to save the innocents of The Glades, but Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) is adamantly against it. They look to Diggle to make the final decision. Meanwhile, the flashbacks chronicle Malcolm’s descent from kind-hearted father and husband to cold-blooded killer after the murder of his wife. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Beth Schwartz & Brian Ford Sullivan.

TV Line talked to “Arrow” EP Andrew Kreisberg about Deathstroke’s upcoming appearance. Kreisberg gave a little insight into Slade Wilson’s mindset upon his return.

“Slade is definitely [resurfacing] in the present day,” said Kreisberg. “Not that he’s ever happy, but he’s particularly unhappy. When he comes back, he’s out for blood.”

In an interview with CBR, actor Katie Cassidy talked about her long road to becoming the Black Canary. “When I originally sat down and met with Greg [Berlanti] and Mark [Guggenheim] and Andrew [Kreisberg], they pitched me the characters attached to the show. And they had said Black Canary, and I was, like, over the moon. I wanted to do something action-packed. I thought that was great. And then it’s television — anything can happen. But Season Two, obviously, they brought my sister back, and she was the Canary. It was disappointing at first, but they explained to me, and it really made sense.

“I’m actually happy that it worked out this way because they were like, ‘You can’t just come become a hero overnight. You have to earn it.’ Oliver was on an island for five years. Laurel can’t just all of a sudden wake up one day, put on the suit and turn into the Black Canary. She has to earn it. I feel as though Season Two, she really hit rock bottom, and the writers really wrote for me, which I totally appreciate. She’s earning it. She’s training. She’s fighting. She’s following her heart, and she’s going out there on the streets. She’s doing what she believes in.”

Returns January 21 on the CW

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

In an interview in Beijing yesterday, “Civil War” co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo confirmed that both Black Widow and the Winter Soldier will return for the third “Captain America” film.

“We’ve been preparing for the movie since the one debuted last year,” said Anthony Russo. “So, we’ve been working on it for a long time now. We’re very happy how it’s coming along. ‘Captain America 3’ is going to be called ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and it’s going to star Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson will be back, Winter Soldier [Sebastian Stan] will be back, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man will also be joining us in the next film.”

You can watch the full interview below.

Opens May 6, 2016

CONSTANTINE

Zap2It has posted a clip from “The Saint of Last Resorts part 2,” the show’s midseason premiere. Harold Perrineau, who plays Constantine’s angel pal Manny, gets the bulk of the clip’s attention.

Returns tonight on NBC

FANTASTIC FOUR

In response to rumors that Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot is “a mess,” screenwriter Simon Kinberg sent a statement to Latino Review in hopes of clearing things up.

“To confirm – ‘Fantastic Four’ will be doing 3-4 days of additional photography with director Josh Trank and some key cast members,” wrote Kinberg. “We are very excited about the film and can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been up to. And you will be able to do that very soon as I can confirm here that the teaser will be on ‘Kingsman’ in theaters February 13.”

The messy rumors began when Bleeding Cool posted a rumor stating that one Fox executive called the film “‘Chronicle 2’ not ‘Fantastic Four.'”

“One well-connected senior executive described it to me as ‘a mess,'” explained the Bleeding Cool post. “And multiple sources are telling me about major disquiet at Fox regarding the state of the movie. A year ago, I was directly told by primary sources that Fox were approaching other directors and writers to take on the project and start from scratch, though they didn’t find anyone willing. Fox denied this at the time.”

Opens August 7

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Superhero Hype attended a screening of “Kingsman” that featured a question and answer session with Mark Hamill. The “Star Wars” actor talked about his involvement in the film and how his role changed from potentially playing a fictionalized version of himself — like in the original “Secret Service” comic — to playing a professor not named Mark Hamill. In the source material, the villain kidnaps sci-fi actors — including Hamill.

“At one point [comic writer Mark Millar] said, ‘If we make this into a movie, will you play yourself?’ I thought, ‘Yeah, that sounds fine,'” recalled Hamill. “What happened was, when they wrote the screenplay, that element of kidnapped sci-fi actors went away, but Mark still wanted me to do it. He said, ‘There’s another part we want you to play.'” Now Hamill pays a professor, a role that he downplays as a “glorified cameo.”

Opens on February 13

SUICIDE SQUAD

Right after the announced departure of Tom Hardy from Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Suicide Squad” film, The Wrap reported that Jake Gyllenhaal is being considered for the vacated role of Rick Flag. The information comes from an “individual familiar with the comic book project” who states that the actor has become director David Ayer’s “favorite” to play Rick Flag following Hardy’s departure. Hardy had to leave the project due to his role in Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s frontier drama, “The Revenant,” whose shoot appears to be running longer than planned.

Opens on August 5, 2016

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