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COMIC REEL: “Arrow” EP Drops New Constantine Details; Captain America Gives Chase In “Civil War” Pics

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COMIC REEL: “Arrow” EP Drops New Constantine Details; Captain America Gives Chase In “Civil War” Pics

ARROW

IGN spoke with “Arrow” executive producer Wendy Mericle during the TCAs and got more information regarding Constantine’s upcoming appearance on the show in an episode titled “Haunted.”

“It was born more out of the storyline for Sara Lance,” said Mericle of Matt Ryan’s guest spot as Constantine. “We needed someone to come in and help bring her back [to life]. He felt like the most exciting possibility and we’re just thrilled to get him. He brings such a different element to the show.”

Mericle also said that this is the version of Constantine previously seen on his canceled NBC series. “Absolutely. He is coming in fully as who he was on the show,” said Mericle. “We’re getting wardrobe. We’re very excited to have him. He’s a tremendous actor. It’s so cool to have that cross-pollination. We are very lucky and DC was very generous letting us have him.”

But Mericle did confirm that, as CW president Mark Pedowitz said, this guest appearance is a one-shot deal. “Right now, it really was — it’s born out of necessity for this particular story,” said Mericle. “I think Mark was right, it is a one off and this is what we’re focusing on right now.”

The Hollywood Reporter has an interview with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg where he talked about how “Arrow” and “Flash” will lead into “Legends of Tomorrow.”

“Both ‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash’ are helping to set those things up, in both big ways and small ways, which is lovely… The mystery of what happened with Palmer (Brandon Routh) is playing out on ‘Arrow.’ Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) will also be playing out in the first seven episodes. ‘The Flash,’ we obviously have Firestorm and Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell). And Kendra Saunders (Ciara Renee) lives in Central City in the Flash finale. Getting to know her. There’s going to be a lot happening leading up to the crossover, which is serving as a [quasi] pilot for ‘Legends.'”

Returns October 7 on the CW

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

In an interview with Uproxx, Henry Cavill spoke briefly about the growing DC Expanded Universe.

“There’s a big plan in place at WB for the whole DC franchise,” said Cavill. “So, all of this stuff ties in. They’re not thinking from movie to movie, they’re thinking from a big tent pole type thing and each story has its own story, which is attached to the major issue. Yeah, there’s a big plan.”

Heroic Hollywood has heard a bit about “Batman v Superman’s” big brawl from an unnamed source, including a fight scene between — possible spoiler alert — Wonder Woman and Doomsday. HH posits that we may have seen bits of this battle in the “BvS” trailer, and that it will feature Wonder Woman swinging her sword.

Opens March 25, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

A number of pics of the Black Panther suit in action on “Civil War’s” Berlin set have emerged. The first came from German photographer Andreas Meyer’s Instagram account.

Another batch of on-set shots popped up over at the Daily Mail.

THE FLASH

While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, has an interview with “Flash” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg where he briefly spoke about what’s coming up in the show’s second season.

“We’re working on episode four [of ‘Flash’], which is exciting, [and] there is a flashback to the night of the particle accelerator explosion, from somebody else’s perspective which we haven’t seen before,” said Kreisberg. “It’s a good one.”

Returns October 6 on the CW

GOTHAM

Deadline has reported that “The Wire’s” Leo Fitzpatrick will appear on “Gotham” as Joe Pike, leader of a notorious gang of arsonists known as the Pike Brothers. The role is set to be a recurring one for season two.

Returns September 21 on Fox

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

James Gunn revealed via Twitter that the “Guardians” sequel will not have a presence at the upcoming D23 conference.

Opens May 5, 2017

JESSICA JONES

ComicBook.com spotted an Imgur post of “Jessica Jones'” new logo. The slight redesign adds a purple background, possibly alluding to David Tennant’s villainous Purple Man.

View post on imgur.com

Debuts on Netflix in 2015

LEGO BATMAN

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Zach Galifianakis is in “final negotiations” to voice the Joker in the upcoming “LEGO Batman” film. Galifianakis would voice Joker next to Will Arnett’s Batman and Michael Cera’s Robin.

SUPERGIRL

While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, has an interview with “Supergirl” executive producer Andrew Kreisberg where he briefly spoke about Superman’s role in the new series.

“There was originally a flashback sequence [with] Dean Cain and [former movie Supergirl] Helen Slater, and a much longer scene where he’s talking about Superman… It’s one of my favorite moments of shooting the pilot was seeing Dean Cain talk about Superman,” said Kreisberg. “It just kept making me gush. But with the third episode coming out, it’s very much about Superman’s place in the world, and Kara’s place in the world, and why isn’t Superman going to be on our show every week. That episode has a lot of discussion about him.”

Variety has learned that Brit Morgan has been cast as Livewire in “Supergirl.”

Premieres October 26 on CBS

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