There’s been a casting change for the upcoming season of “Arrow.” Rila Fukushima has replaced Decon Aoki as Katana on the upcoming season of The CW drama. Aoki reportedly left the role due to a scheduling conflict. Fukushima will be best known to fans for her role as Yukio in “The Wolverine.”
Returns October 8 on The CW
The CW has also released a new trailer for “The Flash,” which features a new look at Weather Wizard and Barry’s encounter with “Arrow’s” Oliver Queen.
Debuts October 7 on The CW
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
Jeremy Renner appeared on “Larry King Now” to discuss his role as Hawkeye in “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The episode doesn’t air until October 6, but the series debuted a special clip of Renner ahead of the airing. He doesn’t really give anything away, but he does mention that Hawkeye doesn’t die in this film.
Opens May 1, 2015
THE WALKING DEAD
AMC has released a first look at Seth Gilliam’s character, Father Gabriel Stokes, on “The Walking Dead.” The photo doesn’t really give much away, other than the fact that he seems to be following in the footsteps of his comic book counterpart.
“I actually did not realize I was reading for the role of Father Gabriel during the casting process,” Gilliam told EW.com. “The sides were for a school guidance counselor named Michael, who had an issue with a couple of his students. I had not seen the show before I was cast on the show. So I just thought, Okay, I guess they’ve discovered some guy who’s holed up at a school or something like that and was carrying around this horrible exchange that he had with his students.”
Returns this Fall on AMC
CAPTAIN AMERICA 3
Joe and Anthony Russo spoke with MTV in advance of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s” DVD/Blu-ray release, and managed to slip in a quick tidbit about “Captain America 3” — namely, that it will likely follow in the same vein of “Iron Man 3”: ending a story while allowing for more to be told.
“It is a hard question to answer because it gets to the specific of where the narratives are going. I will say this: yes, for satisfying storytelling, you want a beginning, middle and end,” Anthony Russo told MTV. “That’s the natural arc that we all thrive off of in narrative.”
“The great thing about the Marvel universe, just like the publishing, it’s a very vast, inter-connected universe, where characters will have their rise and fall, so to speak, and hand off to other characters,” he continued. “As the cinematic universe moves forward, you may start to see the cinematic universe adopt that same pattern, as the publishing has, where there’s closure with some characters and new beginnings with other characters. How those hand-offs are made is always part of the fun.”
Opens May 6, 2016
Geek Pride has posted photos reportedly leaked from the set of “Fantastic Four.” Take these with a grain of salt, especially given the inaccuracies of the recent “Fantastic Four” leaks, but this will possibly be the look for the new Doctor Doom.
Opens June 19, 2015
The BBC has released a new trailer for the upcoming “Doctor Who” episode, “The Dalek.”
Airs Sundays on the BBC
BIG HERO 6
The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Disney Animation head John Lassiter about “Big Hero 6” and the relationship with Marvel — especially considering the film, while based on a Marvel comic, isn’t actually a Marvel Studios film. Lassiter said Disney Animation “worked very closely” with Marvel, and that they have “a fantastic relationship” with one another.
Opens November 7
Check out two new clips for the current season of “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,” one from the first episode of the season and one from the second.
Airs Sundays on Disney XD