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COMIC REEL: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” To Enhance Action With Reshoots; Firestorm Heats Up “Flash” Set

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COMIC REEL: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” To Enhance Action With Reshoots; Firestorm Heats Up “Flash” Set


Empire has an interview with new “Avengers” addition Andy Serkis. The actor behind mo-cap performances like Gollum in Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” films revealed that he helped develop Ultron’s movement.

“We did some work on Ultron,” said Serkis. “On the development of Ultron before James Spader came on board. In terms of movement styles: was he gonna be human-like? Was he going to be robot-like? So we worked with a bunch of different people, from body-popping experts to dancers, to this guy called Neil who’s nearly eight feet tall…”

Serkis also talked a bit about Ruffalo’s evolving performance as the Hulk. “We gave Mark weights, we had voice projections so he could do his Hulk roar,” said Serkis. “On screen we could have a virtual representation of the low-res avatar of The Hulk, so he could come out and feel that sense of scale.”

Mail Online has reported that the “Avengers” sequel will shoot for two additional weeks in January at Pinewood Studios in the UK. The articles lists Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Paul Bettany, Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hiddleston as expected to show up for the additional filming, which is being done to reportedly enhance the film’s action scenes.

Opens May 1, 2015


Marvel released a new promo for their upcoming “Agent Carter” miniseries last week that features new footage of Peggy taking care of business set to a swinging soundtrack.

Premieres January 6, 2015 on ABC


In a new clip from “…Ye Who Enter Here,” Skye shows off her impressive hand-to-hand combat skills in a fight against a possibly former ally. Seriously, she’s been training.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


I Am Rogue chatted with actor Hugo Weaving and asked the former Red Skull actor about the upcoming “Captain America” sequel. Weaving has been vocal in the past about his lack of a desire to reprise the villainous role, and it doesn’t look like anything has changed.

“You never know what might or might not happen,” said Weaving. “But my views have not really changed. I certainly have not had any conversations with anyone about that. No change at all on that landscape. I was talking to you about another ‘Matrix,’ and I doubt that would happen. But there are always circumstances. Certain circumstances do change, and there is always a good reason to revisit or reinvestigate something. It may not be worth following, but it is always good to keep your options open and your mind open. Having said all of that, I have not really changed my opinion about not wanting to do another ‘Captain America.’ It was fun to do. It was a very great thing to do in many ways, but I suppose my focus is more likely to be elsewhere, but who knows.”

Many fans are speculating that the recently cast Daniel Bruhl may play a different iteration of Red Skull in the next “Cap” film.

Opens May 6, 2016


NBC has released a promo for the next episode of “Constatine.” The installment, titled “Blessed are the Damned,” will air on December 5.

Airs Fridays on NBC


As he waited for production to begin on the “Daredevil” finale, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight killed time by answering fan questions on Twitter. He touched on everything from Easter eggs to the possibility of a second season.

Premieres on Netflix in 2015


SpoilerTV has learned the title of “The Flash’s” tenth episode. The show will reportedly kick off 2015 with an episode titled “Revenge of the Rogues.”

With a team of bad guys on the way, Flash will need all the help he can get. Fortunately for him, he may receive some assistance from the DC hero known as Firestorm. Robbie Amell, the actor who plays Ronnie Raymond, posted a photo to his Facebook page featuring himself and actor Victor Garber. Amell and Garber play Raymond and Dr. Martin Stein, respectively, and join together to form Firestorm.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


/Film has noticed a few Facebook posts from director James Gunn that seemingly torpedo Richard Rider’s chances of being in the “Guardians” sequel.

“I don’t want Nova right now because I think Quill being the only earthling is important,” wrote Gunn. “That serves the entire movie going audience and not just the handful of Nova fans… I have nothing against Nova in future movies, but it doesn’t serve the movie right this moment.”


Following rumors of his involvement in “Suicide Squad,” actor Jared Leto refused to tell the Hollywood Reporter anything in a recent interview. “I’ve sworn to keep my mouth shut,” said Leto regarding reports that he’s up for the role of the Joker in the super villain team-up film.

Opens in 2016


Collider has zeroed in on a quote from “Arrow” executive producer Greg Berlanti’s recent interview with Entertainment Weekly” where the writer reveals that his upcoming CBS “Supergirl” pilot may have ties to DC’s other superhero dramas.

“Later in the afternoon at his other office on the Warner Bros. lot, Berlanti meets with fellow producer Ali Adler and Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood to go over looks for their upcoming revamp of ‘Supergirl,'” reads the EW interview. “The show will follow 24-year-old Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, and with a twist that that could melt fanboy brains, Berlanti says it’s possible this Supergirl could enter the worlds of ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash.'”


If you need help coming to grips with last night’s harrowing midseason finale, AMC has a couple of behind-the-scenes featurettes that just might help you through this trying time.

The show will return in February, and AMC has released a promo teasing the show’s 2015 premiere.

In other finale news, Vixen Varsity has video and a transcription of Robert Kirkman’s appearance on the post-show round-up “Talking Dead” wherein the creator reveals Daryl Dixon to be — get ready for it — straight.

“Daryl Dixon is being somewhat asexual on the show,” said Kirkman. “He’s a very introverted character and I think that’s somewhat his appeal. In ‘The Walking Dead’ letters column in the old comic book that I do, there was a question that made me mention that there was a possibility early on about making Daryl Dixon’s character gay and it caused quite a hubbub online. I just wanted to make it clear that the possibility is there and I would’ve been fine with it, the network would have been fine with it, but we ultimately didn’t do that. I can make it official — Daryl Dixon is actually straight. But coming back in the next half of the season we’re going to be introducing a very prominent gay character from the comics that’ll be debuting.”

Airs Sundays on AMC

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