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COMIC REEL: “Supergirl’s” Feminist Message Revealed; “Avengers” Unleashes New Trailer

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COMIC REEL: “Supergirl’s” Feminist Message Revealed; “Avengers” Unleashes New Trailer

SUPERGIRL

CBS’ Television Critics Association events have shed a lot of new light on the still in development “Supergirl” pilot. CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler was quotes by Entertainment Weekly as saying that Supergirl’s costume has been completed. “We have seen the costume,” said Tassler. “Awesome costume.” Tassler also revealed that Supergirl’s super suit was designed by Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, who also provided heroic looks for The CW’s Arrow and The Flash.

But when it comes to Supergirl meeting the Flash and Arrow, Tassler stood firm, according to a quote that’s popped up on numerous sites — including ComicBookMovie and Coming Soon. “That’s a different network so I think we’re going to keep Supergirl to ourself right now.”

The AV Club has also singled out some comments made by Tassler that indicate that “Supergirl” will have much more in common with crime procedurals than superhero shows. “The beauty of it is now with shows like ‘Good Wife’ and ‘Madam Secretary,’ you can have serialized story elements woven into a case of the week,” said Tassler. “She’s a crime solver, so she’s going to have to solve a crime. She’s going to get a bad guy.”

Tassler continued, touting Supergirl’s feminist mission statement: “She’s coming into her own. She’s dealing with family issues. She’s dealing with work issues. It’s a female empowerment story. If you look at the strong female characters we have on the air, it really is resonant of that … We’re big feminists. It’s her intellect, it’s her skill, it’s her smarts. It’s all of those elements. It’s not just her strength, which she does have.”

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

In case you missed it, there’s a new “Age of Ultron” trailer for you to analyze frame-by-frame. Check it out!

Pretty soon you’ll be able to create your own “Age of Ultron” moments by using an official sticker book, the cover of which has been revealed.

Opens May 1

IDW ENTERTAINMENT

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that IDW Entertainment has signed a deal with WME, thus ensuring that the agency will represent all film and TV projects involving comic book publisher IDW Publishing. Current projects in development include “V-Wars,” “Pantheon,” “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency,” “Life Undead” and “Brooklyn Animal Control.”

“IDW Entertainment’s representation with WME aligns our upcoming projects with an unparalleled roster of talent while ensuring we continue to release the most creative and exciting entertainment possible,” said IDW Entertainment president David Ozer in a statement.

AGENT CARTER

Marvel has released a clip from tonight’s “Agent Carter” that depicts the men of the SSR tracking down a lead

Variety has revealed that Stan Lee has signed on to film a cameo for the new Marvel series. Lee will reportedly share a scene with Dominic Cooper’s Howard Stark, and TV Line has the pics to prove it.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ANT-MAN

There have been a lot of new “Ant-Man” images released over the past week, and CBR has rounded them all up in one place. You can see a couple of the new pics below.

MTV has debuted the first Ant-Man action figure from Diamond Select Toys. The seven-inch tall figure has 16 points of articulation and even comes with a micro-sized version to simulate the hero’s shrinking action.

Opens July 17

ARROW

SuperHeroHype caught up with Brandon Routh this past weekend during the Television Critics Association press event and talked to the actor about transforming from Superman to the Atom.

“It’s cool. I was a little wary at first,” said Routh of putting on another superhero suit. “I never really thought that I’d play another hero in the DC world having played kind of the pinnacle of them all. But it’s been a lot of fun bringing Ray to life. The suit is pretty awesome and very different than Superman’s suit, so I’m excited about the potential of actually being out and being seen moving, getting into action with it.” He added that, “You’ll definitely see the suit before the end of the season.”

The CW has released promo images for “Arrow’s” 2015 premiere episode, titled “Left Behind.” You can check out a few of them below and the rest over on CBR.

Returns January 21 on the CW

FANTASTIC FOUR

Miles Teller may have a lot of buzz surrounding him thanks to his role in the critically acclaimed film “Whiplash,” but people still want to talk about his role in “Fantastic Four.” Digital Spy asked the actor about what attracted him to the role, and Teller revealed that he’s a team player.

“If it was Spider-Man, that entire movie’s on my shoulders and that’s a more isolating experience,” said Teller. “”I don’t know if I would be into it, but the fact that it’s a movie that I knew we’d share… the superhero world, that’s a whole different animal. That’s a pretty serious commitment.”

Opens August 7

THE FLASH

The CW has released stills from “Revenge of the Rogues,” “Flash’s” upcoming midseason premiere. The images capture the team up between Captain Cold and Heat Wave. You can check out a couple images below and the rest over on CBR.

Grant Gustin sports his full Flash gear on the cover of the latest issue of “AdWeek.” The cover asks the question, “Can superheroes rescue prime time?” The article itself tackles DC’s rise to TV prominence and tries to figure out their formula for success.

Returns to the CW on January 20

GOTHAM

Soap star Rob Gorrie (“One Life to Live,” “As the World Turns”) has wrapped his role as John Grayson, future father of Robin. The actor posted a picture of himself on the “Gotham” set with series star Ben McKenzie. Gorrie will make his debut in an episode titled “The Blind Fortune Teller.”

Just wrapped! What an experience… Thank you #Gotham. Can’t wait for everyone to see this episode!

Uma foto publicada por Rob Gorrie (@robgorrie) em

Airs Mondays on Fox

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

20th Century Fox has revealed a new clip for “Kingsman” via IGN. First, Colin Firth gives his ragtag recruit a walk through his weapons cache.

You can also check out the latest, action-packed TV spot for the film.

Opens on February 13

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