COMIC REEL: "Batman V Superman" Set Footage; Sony's "Female Led" Spider-Man Spinoff


The Hollywood Reporter offers to this report from Detroit's WXYZ about the filming currently underway there:

I can't imagine buildings last long around the Man of Steel. He has a habit of breaking them. Meanwhile, Badass Digest hears tell that both Batman and Wonder Woman will be portrayed as stealthy heroes in the early part of the film. According to their sources, "Batman is still an urban legend, a creature of the night, and no one has ever taken his picture. But he's had plenty of adventures, and the Batcave includes a memorial centered around a tattered Robin costume." Additionally, "[Wonder Woman's] activities have been just as secretive as Batman's. Her activities were badass as well... but in a very different, and unexpected, way."

Release date: May 6, 2016


As we reported here at CBR earlier today, Deadline claims Sony is ramping up a "female-led Spider-Man spinoff" for 2017. The main character is unknown at this time, but speculation is rampant from obvious character like Spider-Woman and Black Cat down to Silver Sable. I'm betting its a big screen treatment of Mark Millar's "Trouble," which will also serve as a prequel to the rest of the series.

Release date: 2017


That same Deadline story also mentions the "Sinister Six" spinoff which "revolves around all the villains of Spider-Man converging after the evil Dr. Octopus summons them." The exact team is still up in the air with Deadline suggesting Vulture, Mysterio, Electro, Kraven the Hunter and Sandman as the other five. If the film, directed by "The Cabin in the Woods'" Drew Goddard, actually features Mysterio, I'll be pretty poised to see it opening night.

Release date: November 11, 2016


Now that Marvel's cosmic universe is open to movies with the success of "Guardians of the Galaxy," Collider points out this tidbit in director James Gunn's talk with Screenrant from last week: "We were sitting on set together on one of the days [Marvel Studios Chief Kevin Feige] visited and I said, 'You know, I really want to make "Thunderbolts,"' and he said, 'James, if "Guardians" does well you'll be able to do whatever you want so we'll see what happens.'" Though Gunn is already committed to a "Guardians" sequel, could the Thunderbolts make their way into it? Could they even really get their own feature? Time will tell, of course.

Release date: TBA


Just Jared has several photos of actor Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock on the Netflix series' New York set:

Premieres: TBA


In case you missed it, as we reported here at CBR, actor David Cubitt has joined the series as Mark Shaw. The "Medium" veteran will play a version of Shaw that is "an A.R.G.U.S. agent in Corto Maltese that crosses paths with David Ramsey's character John Diggle." It is unknown if Shaw will take up the Manhunter mantle or the mask of his comic book counterpart.

Returns: October 8, 2014

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