COMIC REEL: "Batman V Superman" Avoids Love Triangle; Firestorm Actor Visits "Arrow" Set


Collider has an interview with Amy Adams where the actress reveals that despite sharing the screen with a number of costumed heroes, Lois Lane still has an important role to play.

"Lois is still sort of like the key to the information, you know?" said Adams. "She's the girl going out and getting it and figuring it out and putting it together and all of that, so she's very much involved, but I kind of leave the heavy lifting to the boys, you know? So to speak."

Adams may have also let it slip that Jason Momoa will make his debut as Aquaman in the film. "They're awesome together," said Adams. "It's kind of like this big fest of muscles ... it was really kind of nice. And then you add Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot and I felt very short and, yeah." It is possible though, that Adams was just referencing hanging out with the Justice League members on set.

Adams also clarified to Coming Soon that there will not be a love triangle between Lois, Superman and Wonder Woman in the film.

"They always think that if you put in another woman and automatically... 'Catfight!' No, I think that's a male fantasy thing," said Adams. "I don't think that's reality... I don't know how it will turn out, if we're going to be competition, but we are not in this, I can safely say, and we're not in real life. She's just the coolest girl ever."

Amy Adams isn't the only "BVS" star making the press rounds. Jeremy Irons, who will play Alfred in the film, talked to IndieWire about his character.

"Oh he'll be quite different," Irons said of Alfred. "He has an interesting history. He's a very competent man. He's the sort of man I think anyone would like to be married to. He can sort of do everything: change light bulbs, blow up bridges if he has to."

Opens March 25, 2016


Marvel has released the first clip from "Agent Carter," and it features a sneak peek of the spy's double life.

Premieres January 6, 2015 on ABC


The Daily Beast has reported on another document exposed as part of the recent Sony hack that possibly names the "Aquaman" director. According to a leaked email from Michael De Luca, co-president of Columbia Pictures, names Jeff Nichols ("Mud") as the director of the Justice Leaguer's solo film, set to star Jason Momoa.

Opens in 2018


"Beastmaster" star Marc Singer has signed on to play General Matthew Shrieve starting with the 14th episode of "Arrow's" third season. Warner Bros. revealed in a character description that Singer's Shrieve will play a role in the flashback storyline.

"In the DC Comics, Matthew Shrieve is the leader of a group known as the Creature Commandos," said the statement. "In 'Arrow' he will play a significant role in the latter portion of the season's flashback storyline."

Another guest star may be coming to "Arrow." Stephen Amell posted a set photo of himself and his cousin Robbie Amell -- who plays Firestorm on "The Flash" -- to Facebook.

The caption reveals that the photo was taken on the "Arrow" set, but doesn't clarify if the "Flash" actor was merely visiting his cousin at work or prepping for a small-scale crossover.

Returns January 21 on the CW


Now that the role of Doctor Strange has been filled with Benedict Cumberbatch, Latino Review has heard that Marvel has moved on to casting the Ancient One. Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy and Ken Watanabe are all reportedly up for the role of Doctor Strange's mentor. LR adds that since the film is not expected to be an origin story, it's unclear how big of a role the Ancient One will have.

Opens November 4, 2016


The Sony hack has also revealed plans for other movie studios' superhero franchises. An email from Michael De Luca, co-president of Columbia Pictures, discusses Fox's upcoming plans for an X-Men and Fantastic Four crossover.

"[Producer Simon] Kinberg told me fox is steering Xmen and Fantastic Four into an eventual team up film," wrote De Luca in the email. "Seems to me maybe, since the Spider-man universe itself is deep, you guys should look at sinister six, new spidey, female movie and venom as linked pieces leading to eventual mega movie ala Feige and Fox and not stand alone single films. It's early in all these and you can still map out a blueprint for connective tissue."


Newly-cast Marvel actress Krysten Ritter opened up to Cosmopolitan about her role as Jessica Jones.

"I wasn't [a comic book reader], but I am now reading the Jessica Jones comics and devouring them," said Ritter. "And [I'm] hooked. I don't think I've been so hooked on something since 'Serial.' So now I feel that way about the Jessica Jones series. I can't wait. I mean, as soon as we're done today, that's what I am going to be doing. I'm really excited about Jessica Jones. It's so fucking cool. It's so cool. I can't wait to watch it."


Dwayne Johnson is pumped to play Black Adam in DC/WB's upcoming "Shazam" feature film, and he shared his enthusiasm with fans on Twitter over the weekend.

Can't wait to play BLACK ADAM. We'll find that anti-hero balance of ruthless rip your throat out w/ wonderful charm.. #ROCKTALK @Dosteguin

- Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) December 12, 2014


Most of the news coming out of the Sony hack centers around the company's lagging Spider-Man franchise. An email from Studio 8 head Jeff Robinov details possible ways to reboot the wall-crawler, advising against telling another origin story and throwing around names like Brad Bird, James Gunn, Edgar Wright, as well as "The LEGO Movie's" Phil Lord and Chris Miller to handle the project.

Robinov says that "Kraven's Last Hunt," which ran from "Amazing Spider-Man" #293-294, could work for a feature film. Robinov writes: "In fact, Comic Book Resources polled their readers in 2012, and this storyline was voted as the single greatest Spider-Man storyline of all time."

There's one device not mentioned in Robinov's Spidey plan -- the web-slinger's built-in MP3 player. Designer Ismael Salcedo has posted images of his "Amazing Spider-Man 2" web-shooter designs, and they include buttons commonly associated with MP3 players. The feature was ultimately nixed because, as Salcedo wrote: "Marc Webb wanted an MP3 attached to Spidey's web shooter, those designs were later canned by Andrew Garfield."

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