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COMIC REEL: Reynolds Thanks “Deadpool” Fans; Ejiofor Comments On Marvel’s Movie Diversity

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COMIC REEL: Reynolds Thanks “Deadpool” Fans; Ejiofor Comments On Marvel’s Movie Diversity

DEADPOOL

Ryan Reynolds has shared his thanks to the fans for making “Deadpool” a smash hit.

That ain’t pavement he’s walking on. It’s sunshine. Thank you to the #Deadpool fans who took us from leaked test footage…

Posted by Ryan Reynolds on Sunday, February 14, 2016

Screenwriter Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick spoke with CinemaBlend about how they worked in Bob, Agent of HYDRA into the movie despite HYDRA being firmly owned by Marvel Studios.

“That’s why he’s just called Bob,” said Wernick. “The hardcore fans will go, ‘Oh my God, is that Hydra Bob?’ but the lawyers at Marvel won’t go, ‘Wait, that’s Hydra Bob, they don’t have the rights to it.’ We did take some liberties. Fox has a list of characters that they own and that we can use, and Simon Kinberg, who is a producer on the project, is the keeper of the X universe. So he was a great source for us in knowing what we can use, how it’s going to play into the larger story, and overall arching stories of the X universe. So between Simon and legal, they kind of guided us to what we can and can’t do or have access to, and then it was up to us to see how we were going to use those characters creatively, once we knew we really did have the rights.”

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AGENT CARTER

IGN has a clip from tonight’s “Agent Carter,” which sees Peggy Carter paying a visit to Dottie Underwood.

Bridget Regan, who plays Underwood, spoke about her character’s relationship with Carter as well.

“I don’t think Dottie could be more delighted in that moment than when she sees Peggy walk through that door, in that wig, in her little doctor outfit,” said Regan. “It’s so absolutely fun for her that she gets to be in a position of power because Peggy is obviously coming to her for help and there is nothing more fun for Dottie than that moment. She’s kind of obsessed with Peggy, to put it politely, and wants to, obviously, get out of jail. This new turn of events is absolutely delicious.”

Airs Mondays on ABC

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

A new promotional still featuring Batman’s cowl has been posted to the film’s Twitter account.


ESPN First Take has posted an interview conducted with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill during the weekend’s NBA All-Star game.

A rumor relayed to HitFix states that DC’s entire film slate could shift based on the reception of “Batman v Superman.” Film reporter Drew McWeeny says that Warner Bros. is already afraid based on the reception to the film’s trailers. The WB is more reportedly more confident in “Suicide Squad” and “Wonder Woman” will proceed as planned, but if “BvS” doesn’t meet expectations, “seismic shifts” will occur at Warner Bros. The big shift being the postponement of “Justice League” and replacing it on the schedule with a solo Batman film.

A scan from an unidentified French magazine appears to confirm Scoot McNairy, Jena Malone and Callan Mulvey’s spoilery roles in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The scan, uploaded by ComicBookMovie.com, claims Malone will play Barbara Gordon, aka Batgirl. It also claims that McNairy will play Jimmy Olsen and that Mulvey will be Anatoli Knyazev, aka KGBeast. Warner Bros. declined comment when reached by CBR News.

Opens March 25, 2016

DOCTOR STRANGE

Chiwetel Ejiofor spoke with HeyUGuys about Baron Mordo, his character in “Doctor Strange.” Well, he revealed as much as he could reveal about the secretive Marvel movie.

“I think he’s a fascinating character,” said Ejiofor. “Even in sort of the original framework of that character, I think he’s very fascinating. And sort of fleshing that out and giving it a real three-dimensional quality has been really exciting. And I think that even within the kind of scope, technical and visual scale of the Marvel Universe, I think this is really something unique as well. So, I’m excited for people to see it.”

He also touched upon the increasing diversity in superhero films. “I think certainly that Marvel is introducing a lot of different characters, and diversity in characters. And I think getting Black Panther up and running is really great and really exciting. And the more that can happen and we get as an audience to experience different stories and different people, I think it’s very rich, it’s a very rich world.”

Opens November 4, 2016

THE FLASH

Candice Patton spoke to TVLine about playing Earth-2 Iris. “I wanted her to be as strong as her father is on Earth-One,” said Patton. “It was an unusual difference for me now being the ‘alpha’ in the room. [‘The Flash’] director Millicent Shelton, had to come over to me a couple of times and say, ‘You’re on the right track. Be fierce. Be dominant.'”

Patton also talked about what it’s like being married to Barry Allen on Earth-2. “It’s nice to see how these two opposites really attract on Earth-Two. [This week], you’ll see that Earth-Two Barry, while he is very nerdy and shy and a bit reserved, kind of rises to the challenge. He wants to work alongside his wife.” As for Earth-1 Barry and Iris’ relationship, Patton said, “The newspaper says we’re married in the future. Them being married on Earth-Two kind of gives this idea that Barry and I are always connected, no matter where we find them.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

Fox has aired another promo for “Gotham’s” return episode, further teasing the arrival of Mr. Freeze.

Airs Mondays on Fox

IZOMBIE

The CW has posted a featurette that goes inside tonight’s “iZombie” episode, “The Whopper.”

There’s also a scene from “The Whopper.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

LUCIFER

The promo for the next “Lucifer” episode, “Sweet Kicks,” has aired on Fox.

Airs Mondays on Fox

SUPERGIRL

A candid set photo posted to Imgur seems to have revealed the identity of the villain that may urge Supergirl to team up with the Flash. The CW’s Scarlet Speedster will make a guest appearance on CBS’ “Supergirl” in March, and when he does, he might go up against Silver Banshee.

The photo shows Grant Gustin in the foreground, casually rocking his Flash pants; part of Melissa Benoist can be seen in her Supergirl suit behind Gustin, as she crouches down to greet a young fan. And even further in the background sits… Silver Banshee.


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The villain’s unmistakable appearance can be seen in the background, relaxing in a chair on set. Silver Banshee’s appearance on “Supergirl” has been coming for a while; Italia Ricci was cast as the villain in December and the actress appears — in human form — in the promo photos for “Supergirl’s” February 22 episode.

Airs Mondays on CBS

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has released photos from the next episode of “The Walking Dead,” which is titled “The Next World.”









Actor Chandler Riggs discussed some of Sunday night’s most spoilery moments with The Huffington Post.

“It’s been kind of hard to manage [filming with one eye],” said Riggs. “You get used to it after a while, but the hardest thing is losing depth perception, just ’cause I can’t tell if a bug is like right next to my face or all the way across the room. But it’s definitely manageable, and it helps me with my character because obviously the character can’t see with one eye, so I can’t see.”

Airs Sundays on AMC

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