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BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Comic Book Movie has posted a new fan-shot video of the Gotham City Police Department pulling up to an older-looking home in "Batman V Superman."

The Wrap has posted an interview with Ben Affleck on The Today Show, where the actor discusses the criticism leveled at his casting as Batman.

"We have these cultural stories that people have attachments to, they care very much about, the fans have imagined it, they write fan fiction, and they get very into and it and they're certainly entitled to those feelings," Affleck told the Today Show. "This is the movie that more than any other movie combined, people come up to me and are really excited. So to have all this attention, some of it's positive, some of it's negative, I think in the end the truth is, you make the movie and the movie works or it doesn't."

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Opens March 25, 2016

GOTHAM

TV Guide has posted an interview with Carol Kane on her role in "Gotham" as Oswald Cobblepot's mother, Gertrude.

"She's European, and I think she lived a much more genteel life when she was young and in Europe," Kane told TV Guide. "Now, money is obviously a problem. [As Gertrude] I strive to keep up my standards of etiquette and dressing carefully and trying to impart the best standards for my son. I love and treasure him, and I wish I could take care of him, but he's a grown-up now. So, he's gone out in the world, and that's difficult for me."

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THE WALKING DEAD

TV Line has posted a list of "The Walking Dead" Untitled Companion Show's six principle characters. Reportedly, the cast will consist of Sean Cabrera and his son, Cody; single mother Nancy Tompkins, her "screwed-up teenage son" Nick, and her "mostly level-headed teenage daughter" Ashley; and Andrea Chapman, a "somewhat wilted flower child" that has relocated to the city outskirts to recover after a terrible marriage.

THE FLASH

The CW has released an extended synopsis of "The Flash" pilot, "City of Heroes," which teases possible other uses for Barry's powers.

From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, THE FLASH is a fast-paced super hero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. Written by Berlanti, Kreisberg and DC Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows Central City Police scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the genuine desire to help others. Standing still emotionally since the day his mother was murdered (and his father unjustly jailed for the crime), Barry was taken in as a child by the investigating Detective West and raised in a cop's home alongside West's supersmart daughter (and Barry's dream girl) Iris. But when an unexpected and devastating accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. With the help of the research team at S.T.A.R. Labs -- including billionaire visionary Harrison Wells, biogenetics expert Caitlin Snow and the eternally upbeat Cisco Ramon -- Barry begins testing the limits of his evolving powers and using them to stop crime, ensuring that no one suffers a similar tragedy to his own family history. Working with his adopted father Detective West; West's conceited partner Detective Eddie Thawne and Iris West, who's earning her degree in Criminal Psychology, Barry uses his superhuman abilities to help the people of Central City and stop the rogues' gallery of villains -- many of whom have also been altered by the particle accelerator explosion. Concealing his identity behind his incredible velocity, Barry can not only accomplish feats faster than human comprehension, but also taps into an energy that allows him to access moments out of time -- both past and future. With a winning personality and a smile on his face, Barry Allen -- aka The Flash -- is finally moving forward in life ... very, very fast!

Debuts October 7 on The CW

ARROW

"Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim spoke with Jonah Weiland on KFI AM 640 about the upcoming third season, and what to expect from Oliver Queen over the course of the show's third year as well as the introduction of Ra's al Ghul.

"We definitely have been building to this character for the last two, now going on three years of the show," Guggenheim said. "I think his presence on the show really raises the stakes significantly, because his reputation has had a chance to build over the course of two years. We've heard Oliver talk about this mysterious man, and all the dangers that he presents, and now we finally get to meet him."

Manu Bennett spoke with ComicBook.com about the possible return of Deathstroke following the events of season two.

"Realistically, when we talk about storyline, they threw me into a really interesting place, Purgatory," Bennett told ComicBook.com. "And you know, I'm left at the end, shaking the bars, going, 'I keep my promises, kid.' And I think I meant it. So I don't think that they are just going to let that voice subside into the vast abyss."

Returns October 8 on The CW

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

"The thrust of ['Apocalypse'] is really to complete the trilogy we began with 'First Class' - to complete the stories of young Raven, young Hank, younger Charles and Erik," Kinberg told Yahoo! UK. "And complete this trilogy of four people who began the films in sort of disparate and in different worlds -- even if they knew each other, in the case of Charles and Raven." Kinberg added: "We've followed them over what will be the span of decades... So really that'll be the thrust of that film. There will be familiar characters and new characters that we haven't seen...ever...but it'll be the completion of what we began in 'First Class'."

Opens May 27, 2016

LEGEND OF KORRA

Check out the trailer for the fourth final season of "Legend of Korra," which debuts October 3 on digital platforms.

Debuts October 3

MARVEL'S NEXT FILM

"Saturday Night Live" did the obligatory Marvel Studios sketch due to "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt hosting.

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