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COMIC REEL: Rodriguez Talks “Big Hero 6” Sequel Rumors; Common Would “Love” To Play Green Lantern

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COMIC REEL: Rodriguez Talks “Big Hero 6” Sequel Rumors; Common Would “Love” To Play Green Lantern

BIG HERO 6 2

Screenrant talked to actress Genesis Rodriguez, who voiced Honey Lemon in 2014’s “Big Hero 6,” about the possibility of the Academy Award-winning animated feature getting a sequel.

“There’s rumblings of something else happening,” said Rodriguez of a possible “Big Hero 6” sequel. “I mean yesterday I just saw that it’s the third most grossing Disney animated feature, so this is huge for them. I doubt that they wouldn’t want to do another one. It was a huge success.”

The actress noted that the studio also has the mega-blockbuster “Frozen” to continue as well, but said she hopes that Disney will do something with “Big Hero 6” as well. “Well, it’s a comic book, so they have so many… It’s a Marvel franchise that Disney adapted,” said Rodriguez. “Just like comic books, you could make it a complete different story and the superheroes reunited to attack someone else. So it’s a perfect little setup they got for a sequel if they wanted to.”

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

Following last night’s episode “Who You Really Are,” which you can find a recap of over on Spinoff, ABC has aired a promo for the next action-packed installment of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The teaser reveals that Cal Zabo, Skye’s rage-filled father played by Kyle MacLachlan, is making a big return to the show — and he’s bringing a few powerful friends with him. The episode titled “One of Us” will see the introduction of Jeff Daniel Phillips as Angar and Drea De Matteo as Karla Faye Gideon.

Here at CBR, we have an interview with Chloe Bennet, who plays the show’s resident Inhuman, and Luke Mitchell, who will soon appear on the show as the mysterious Inhuman Lincoln.

“Lincoln is definitely one of the characters who helps Skye adjust with her powers, being an Inhuman himself — he helps Skye adjust to her new powers in a way that makes her more comfortable with them,” said Bennet of her co-star’s character. “And they might kind of like each other maybe at some point.”

Mitchell then discussed his first day onset. “It was a lot of fun and we got through it. We were out on a pretty cool location and it was just a lot of Chloe and I, a lot of talking and discovering and things like that. I think anytime you come onto a show that’s already established and already doing well, it’s kind of tricky because everyone already knows what they’re doing and you have to come on and bring this character to life. I tried to do that as best as I can.”

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Variety has posted a report analyzing the marketing and merchandising strategy adopted by “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” As Paul Gitter, Disney Consumer Products’ senior VP of Marvel Licensing, told Variety, his goal is to “make the big bigger.” This will include targeting a wider demo of consumers, including women and “fans of individual superheroes” as opposed to the whole team.

“For the first film, we primarily focused on the ‘Avengers’ property and the group shots,” said Gitter. “Now we’re broadening the line and scope to create skews that focus on the team and the individuals characters, as well.” This doesn’t mean that there will just be products with just Iron Man or Captain America; the article states that each category will have six to eight different products based around each character.

One line of products, Hot Toys’ Cosbaby series, has announced the expansion of their line to include more heroes. Series 1.5 will include Hulkbuster Iron Man and Hulk while Series 2 will include Black Widow, Hawkeye, Vision, War Machine and Ultron.

DAREDEVIL

Variety’s rundown of Marvel’s expanding merchandising plan also includes information about they types of products they plan to offer for their adult-oriented Netflix shows. The article says Marvel will have a smaller line of products “that cater to a more adult audience.”

“The merchandise that’s being developed around the Netflix content is somewhat limited in scope,” said Paul Gitter, Disney Consumer Products’ senior VP of Marvel Licensing. “We’ll be focusing less on products that are targeted at the very young consumer.” Instead, the report says products based on “Daredevil” and other Marvel/Netflix series will be aimed at teen and adult fans that frequent specialty stores like Hot Topic.

Premieres on April 10 on Netflix

THE FLASH

The CW has released a poster heralding the Flash’s March 17 return after a hiatus.

GREEN LANTERN

Warner Bros. may be close to casting its Green Lantern, should a hot rumor currently in circulation prove to be true. Umberto Gonzalez of Latino Review has reported via Instagram that Chris Pine (“Star Trek”) is possibly being considered for the role of Hal Jordan in Warner Bros.’ upcoming “Justice League” and “Green Lantern” films. Gonzalez made it clear that these are just rumors at this point and included the word “if” many times in the Instagram caption. Warner Bros. declined to comment on the latest “Green Lantern” casting rumor when reached by CBR News.

Additionally, Screenrant caught up with Common, the rapper/actor that was cast as Green Lantern in the since abandoned 2008 “Justice League” film. Common expressed his interest in playing John Stewart in DC’s new expanded universe.

“I would love to be John Stewart and play Green Lantern,” said Common. “That was one of those things where I was so excited because we rarely see African-American superheroes or people of color as a superhero. I think it would be great for the world to see, and for people to see, and for Hollywood to put that out there, too. But just for the world to see, just for kids to be able to see, for all nationalities to see a person of color as a superhero, too.

“Plus, it’s just for the fun. Even the pre-production of getting the ‘go’ and studying Green Lantern. John Stewart is from Detroit, so he was this guy that was really for the community, and I really related to that. He used his powers to help people in the community. I was like, ‘Man, I’m going to be John Stewart, the Green Lantern!’ Unfortunately, it didn’t happen at that time. But maybe the possibility is that it could. I would love to.”

Opens in 2020

IZOMBIE

The CW has released two clips from “iZombie’s” upcoming debut episode, as well as an interview with executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero.

Premieres March 17 on the CW

LUCIFER

Deadline has reported that Lauren German has joined the cast of Fox’s TV adaptation of the Vertigo comic. German will play Chloe, an LAPD homicide detective who finds herself teaming up with a bored ruler of Hell in order to solve a murder. German will star alongside Tom Ellis, who will play Lucifer.

SUICIDE SQUAD

Ed Harris has been rumored to be up for the role of Rick Flagg Sr., so of course Screenrant asked the actor about his possible involvement in “Suicide Squad.”

“I don’t know anything about that,” Harris replied, following up that definitive statement by saying that “Joel [Kinnamon] mentioned that there was something he wanted me to look at, or think about doing, but I don’t know if that was it or not.” Kinnamon has recently been confirmed as having a role in the film, possibly as Rick Flagg Jr. Screenrant also grabbed some time with Kinnamon.

“I love the script,” said Kinnamon. “It’s super entertaining and David Ayer is a really interesting director. You know there’s a lot of flashy directors who are good with the camera, but when you get people who are from another aspect of filmmaking into a director’s role, you’re always very happy if it’s a writer or an editor, because those are the storytellers, and David is really a storyteller… Even though this is a massive superhero production it’s an amazing story.

“The conversations we’ve had about the characters are really interesting, and he really gets to the bottom of things. Sometimes you’re worried, if you’re going to do a film like that, that it’s just going to be superhero fun but nothing’s going to go under the surface. But here I feel like we can get both.”

Opens on August 5, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has released six promotional images for this week’s episode, titled “Spend.”

Airs Sundays on AMC

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