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COMIC REEL: Spider-Man/Marvel Deal May Still Happen; Guggenheim Teases “The Return” On “Arrow”

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COMIC REEL: Spider-Man/Marvel Deal May Still Happen; Guggenheim Teases “The Return” On “Arrow”

SPIDER-MAN

Following yesterday’s big news that Marvel and Sony had previously discussed — and decided against — sharing Spider-Man on the big screen, Latino Review has heard from unnamed sources that the Spidey split talks are actually still ongoing. The article alters what was originally reported by the Wall Street Journal, saying that the deal was not for the company’s to share a trilogy with Sony retaining creative control, but instead for the two to share the cost on a new Spider-Man film with Marvel paying for 60% of it and regaining creative control of their most recognizable character. The mystery sources also tell LR that Sony is not happy with their film studio’s managing of the character and that they are still weighing their options.

AGENT CARTER

Entertainment Weekly debuted a new poster for “Agent Carter” that features the titular spy stylistically cast in shadow. Cosplayers, you better start tracking down red hats.

Premieres January 6, 2015 on ABC

ANT-MAN

The website Stitch Kingdom has received a new synopsis and cast list for “Ant-Man,” one that reveals the names of the characters played by Judy Greer, T.I., Wood Harris and the rest. While none of the names hint at the involvement of other Marvel Comics characters, we now know that Lang’s ex-wife, played by Greer, has had her name changed from “Peggy” to “Maggie.”

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in
scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym.

Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Ant-Man” delivers a high-stakes, tension-filled adventure on July 17, 2015.

Writing credits are still to be determined (TBD).

Superhero Hype has reported that “Ant-Man” that Warner Bros. has moved the release date of their Peter Pan origin film, simply titled “Pan,” back one week to July 24. This moves the film, which stars Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, out of direct competition with the Marvel movie.

Opens July 17, 2015

ARROW

If you haven’t watched last night’s midseason finale of “Arrow,” then you’ll want to steer clear of this section. You can check out our recap of the episode, titled “The Climb,” over at Spinoff. You also really won’t want to watch this promo for the 2015 premiere episode, “Left Behind,” as it uses its one line of dialogue to reveal last night’s biggest development

After the show’s return, executive producer Marc Guggenheim has revealed that the fourteenth episode of the season will be titled “The Return.” He took to Twitter to rule out what the title may mean.

ComicBook.com did some snooping and stumbled a post on Stephen Amell’s Facebook page that just might reveal what’s making a return — and spoil — the upcoming episode. Beware!

There is a character making a return before the episode titled “The Return.” Entertainment Weekly revealed that Peter Stormare will make another appearance as Werner Zytle, a.k.a. Vertigo, in the season’s thirteenth episode. “It’s a thrill to have Peter Stormare return as Vertigo,” said executive producer Marc Guggenheim. “When people see this episode, I think they’ll find that it’s a culmination of a lot of elements that we’ve put into place in the first 12 episodes of Season 3. For that reason, it felt appropriate to us to have Peter return since he was the villain of the episode that kicked off all of this madness. It’s also just a joy to work with him.”

Returns January 21 on the CW

CONSTANTINE

NBC has released a few clips from Friday’s upcoming “Winter Cliffhanger” episode, titled “Saint of Last Resorts.” The clips introduce you to Anne-Marie, the latest “Constantine” character pulled straight from the “Hellblazer” comics.

Airs Fridays on NBC

THE FLASH

The latest installment in the “Chasing Lightning” series of featurettes highlights Tom Cavanagh’s scientist character Harrison Wells. The clip runs through all of Wells’ mysterious actions from this season, but stops short of going into everything revealed in “The Man in the Yellow Suit.”

Returns to the CW on January 20

Got any rampant rumors or weird comic book stuff? Be sure to drop us an email or sling us a webline on Twitter!

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