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COMIC REEL: Teller Wants to Meet Wolverine; Why Baby Groot Was Afraid of Drax

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COMIC REEL: Teller Wants to Meet Wolverine; Why Baby Groot Was Afraid of Drax

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Eagle-eyed fans noticed that, in addition to confirming the presence of Anthony Mackie, Hayley Atwell, and Idris Elba, the latest theatrical poster for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” revealed that Danny Elfman has an “Additional Music” credit on the film. Those thinking this was a hint that the composer’s theme for Spider-Man might make an appearance along with the wall-crawler will be disappointed, however.

Elfman was talking with radio station 891 ABC Adelaide about re-imagining scores by other composers when he mentioned his “Avengers” work. “I was doing the same thing actually just last week because I’ve contributed music to the new Avengers movie,” Elfman said. “I took part of Alan Silvestri’s theme on the original [movie], which I really liked, and I pulled it into it a new theme, which became kind of a hybrid. I really enjoyed that.”

Opens May 1

DEADPOOL

With shooting on the Fox film expected to begin soon, Ryan Reynolds revealed on Twitter that he’d already done the first promo shoot for “Deadpool.”

Opens February 12, 2016

FANTASTIC FOUR AND THE X-MEN

Miles Teller told MTV that he’d like to see his “Fantastic Four” movie universe crossover with Fox’s “X-Men” films. “I would love to kick it with Wolverine,” he said. “I don’t know what we would talk about, but…”

Teller, who was making press rounds for his new film “The Divergent Series: Insurgent,” says he’s yet to see a cut of “Fantastic Four,” but hopes to see “some laughs in there. You want to see some enjoyment and The Thing better say ‘it’s clobbering time.” He also talks about how much comic book research he did before filming. Watch the interview below.

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Opens August 7, 2015

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

One of the most beloved scenes from “Guardians of the Galaxy” comes at the end when baby Groot is dancing in his pot, only to stop abruptly when Drax shoots him a disapproving look. But ever wonder why Groot doesn’t want Drax to see him boogie down?

“There was actually a scene that we cut from the movie where big Groot was dancing to ‘Livin’ Thing’ by ELO,” director James Gunn said in an interview with Doug Loves Movies. “And it wasn’t such an elaborate dance. It was more that he was just moving up and down like this, and Drax was dismissive and gave him this look like he was a loser when he did that.”

Gunn went on to say, “Dancing is ludicrous to Drax. I don’t think he understands it. If Drax owned a town, if he was a mayor, the first law would be no dancing. But yeah, so at the end of the movie, little baby Groot didn’t want to get caught dancing, because he would kill him.”

(Via ComicBook.com)

SUICIDE SQUAD

As filming continues on DC Comics’ “Suicide Squad” movie, director David Ayer continues to tease the production via his Twitter account. Ayer tweeted an image of a complicated rig of squibs, the devices used to simulate gun shot impacts. He also mentioned that rewrites on the script are ongoing, and that character is a major focus.

Opens August 5, 2016

SUPERGIRL

While this is purely speculative rumor at this point, some sources are saying that Dean Cain and Helen Slater’s roles in the upcoming CBS pilot “Supergirl” could be those of Melissa Benoist’s Kara Zor-El’s parents, Fred and Sylvia Danvers.

The rumor originates from the user-edited IMDb and as such should be taken with a huge grain of salt, but precedence gives it some credence. After respectively playing Superman and Supergirl themselves, Cain and Slater appeared on “Smallville,” the former as Dr. Curtis Knox and the latter as Clark Kent’s Kryptonian mother, Lara. Teri Hatcher played Lois alongside Cain in “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” and also played Lois mother on “Smallville.” Even farther back, Lois mom in “Lois & Clark” was portrayed by Phyllis Coates, who herself played Lois in “The Adventures of Superman.” Her replacement, Noel Neill, went on star in “Superman: The Movie” as Lois’ mom alongside the first screen Superman, Kirk Alyn, as her father.

In short, DC has a history of having character who played one part play that same character or related character’s parents in later adaptations.

TEEN TITANS GO!

DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network have shared a clip from the upcoming episode of “Teen Titans Go!” Entitled “Multiple Trick Pony,” the episode sees Kid Flash trying to convince Robin to let him join the Teen Titans.

Airs Thursday, March 19th on Cartoon Network

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