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COMIC REEL: Ant-Man, Spider-Man Bring Levity To “Civil War”; Brooklyn At Odds With Marvel’s Netflix Series

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COMIC REEL: Ant-Man, Spider-Man Bring Levity To “Civil War”; Brooklyn At Odds With Marvel’s Netflix Series

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

CBR has posted an exclusive clip from the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Collection, centered on the “Ant-Man” post-credits scene — which just so happens to be a scene from “Civil War” that directors Joe and Anthony Russo shot in a similar fashion to “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed.

Co-director Anthony Russo discussed Spider-Man’s inclusion in the film during his appearance at Comic-Con Experience in São Paulo, Brazil.

“From the second we had the idea to do the story of ‘Civil War,’ Spider-Man was a part of the story,” he explained. “It was a very complicated business arrangement for Marvel Studios to be able to use Spider-Man from Sony. So, we were always told by Marvel, ‘Don’t count on it, you may not get to use Spider-Man, so you better have a plan B.’ And we were like, ‘Okay, we get it, we have a plan B if don’t get Spider-Man; we’ll figure the movie out.’ But the truth is, we never had a plan B. We only have envisioned the movie with Spider-Man. He was always a part of the story. It was very important to us to reintroduce the character.”

ComicBookMovie has more translated from Russo’s CCXP interview, including a bit about the tone of “Civil War” and the role Spider-Man and Ant-Man will play.

“At the same time, not all the characters in the movie have the same investment in the conflict,” said Russo. “There are certain characters that come into the story a little later who don’t have the same baggage that the Avengers have in terms of what’s going on in the film. So they don’t have as much darkness to deal with in the film, so they can be a little lighter and more fun. I think the movie has a healthy balance between very serious, interesting and very surprising storytelling, and sort of light, fun wits and humor… [C]haracters like Spider-Man and Ant-Man enter the story a little later.”

Marvel has released a featurette for the film which goes behind-the-scenes on “Civil War’s” production.

Opens May 6, 2016

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

ABC has released a Fitz and Ward-centric clip from “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” mid-season finale.

TV Line has an interview with Clark Gregg about the latest episode, including his thoughts on Agent Coulson’s state of mind going into the finale.

“At that point, I still think his No. 1 mission is to try to end the Ward problem once and for all — but by then, he’s also got the complication that Fitz and Simmons have been kidnapped and that Fitz seems to have been taken with Ward through the portal,” said Gregg. “So, he’s on a recovery and a search-and-destroy mission at the same time.”

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ANT-MAN & THE WASP

While talking with CBR, “Ant-Man” director Peyton Reed spoke about the genre of the upcoming sequel.

“I think there’s probably going to be some aspects that maybe call back to the tone of this movie, but for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ we have an entirely different template,” said Reed. “We know what that template is, and we have an entirely different genre template for that movie. But it’s going to remain a surprise. But yes, that’s already been decided.”

Opens July 6, 2018

ARROW

The CW has released an extended trailer for “Dark Waters,” the mid-season finale for “Arrow.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Costume designer Michael Wilkinson revealed another detail about “Batman v Superman” during an interview at Brazil’s CCXP convention. While designing Superman’s suit “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” Wilkinson explained that director Zack Snyder wanted to incorporate a quote from influential writer and mythologist Joseph Campbell into the look. The quote Snyder chose was, “Where we had thought to stand alone, we will be with all the world.”

“We decided to translate that into Kryptonian and we decided to put that on the ‘S’ on his chest, through his cuffs, his belt, through his bicep, just to give a little extra something for the fan with very sharp vision to appreciate,” said Wilkinson. He added, “With the Superman costume we have a new material. The suit is a little bit more shear so you really get the sense of this metal undercut coming through the blue oversuit… Every time you do a character you get the opportunity to make them even more compelling and exciting.”

Opens March 25, 2016

DEADPOOL

“Deadpool” has launched a newsletter service that is designed to send “emails filled with mind-blowing, butt-jiggling, Bea-Arthur lovin’ 50,000 bajigowatts of awesome” to fans of the Merc with a Mouth ahead of his feature film debut. But what is #DeadpoolCore exactly? The site’s Frequently Unanswered Questions (or, yes, the F.U.Q.) has an explanation of what signing up really means:

It means you’re part of Deadpool’s inner sanctum. You will be bound to an elite unit of Crimson Commandos dedicated to the greatest film ever made. You will be locked, cocked, and loaded with everything a true “core fan” needs to prepare for the theatrical release of everyone’s favorite “Merc with a Mouth” all over the world. Mostly, it means you will receive emails with exclusive content and F-ing awesome digital goodies.

You can sign up for the newsletter at DeadpoolCore.com.

Opens February 12, 2016

DOCTOR STRANGE

Marvel has released a featurette focusing on “Doctor Strange” and the mystical corner of the MCU he inhabits. In the clip, fans got their first glimpse at concept art from the film, which imagines lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch in the role — cape and all.

THE FLASH

The CW has released an extended trailer for “Running To Stand Still,” the mid-season finale episode of “Flash.”

There’s also a Santa-centric clip from tonight’s “Flash” episode as well.

USA Today has an interview with Keiynan Lonsdale about joining the cast of “The Flash” as Wally West.

“Wally’s younger [than Barry], and he has to deal with his new family, so you’ll get to see more and more of his personality as you go along. He’s quite different to Barry,” said Lonsdale about his take on West. He also had words for Candice Patton, who plays a member of Wally West’s newfound TV family. “It’s been really cool working with Candice [Patton] and getting to know everyone on the show. It’s been awesome to experience that. Family is such a huge thing in everyone’s life, and everyone’s family is different and everyone has a different story when it comes to family.”

Concept artist Andy Poon has revealed some concept art he worked up for season two’s main villain, Zoom.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

IRON FIST

“Six Feet Under” and “Dexter” veteran Scott Buck will serve as showrunner on Netflix’s “Iron Fist.” Heroic Hollywood and ComicBook.com first broke the news. CBR confirmed their reports with Marvel Television.

Marvel also released a synopsis for the series: “Returning to New York City after being missing for years, Daniel Rand fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his incredible kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.”

NETFLIX

The Brooklyn Paper has a report about the impact that TV series like “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage,” “Jessica Jones” and “Gotham” are having on Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. The productions are turning “neighborhood’s industrial streets into a soundstage,” obstructing everything from parking to sidewalks. Locals that spoke with the paper want the productions to halt.

“We have a lot of constituents upset about it because their ability to get to their own homes is affected,” said Cathy Peake, a spokesperson for Assemblyman Joe Lentol (D-Greenpoint). “If you’re coming home and you’re tired after a long day and you’re trying to get to your home, if they’re in the middle of a shoot you can’t get there.” The Assemblyman is proposing two zones that would be off limits to productions.

POWERS

The PlayStation Network has released a new trailer for the second season of “Powers.”

Available on the PlayStation Network

SUPERGIRL

There’s a recap of last night’s episode, “Human For a Day,” right here on CBR. There’s also a promo for next week’s episode, “Hostile Takeover.”

Last night’s episode has a massive, spoilery reveal, so look away if you’re still in the dark. Andrew Kreisberg spoke about how last night’s big reveal came about.

“We were on the set of the pilot, and we were talking about what we could do — as happens when you’re on the set of a pilot. You start seeing the sets, and you start seeing the actors, and you start thinking about, ‘Well, what we could do next?’ and all the different possibilities there could be. We were, all of us, just so in love with David, and so happy to have him on the show and just loved everything he was doing with Hank,” said Kreisberg, before revealing what they decided to do with Harewood’s character. “And Geoff Johns and Greg Berlanti and I were standing there, and we were saying just collectively amongst us, ‘It’s so funny we cast David because he has those weird ears. He has a little bit of alien ears.’ I don’t remember which one of us said it, but it was like, ‘Oh, if we were ever going to make a Martian Manhunter show or something, David would’ve been the perfect Martian Manhunter.’ And it was Geoff who said, ‘Well, why can’t he be?'”

You can see last night’s big reveal in the clip below, and be sure to vote in our reaction poll.

Airs Mondays on CBS

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