COMIC REEL: Bettany Lands On The "Civil War" Set; Pratt Wants To Stay Cosmic In "Guardians 2"


Latino Review is reporting based on information gathered by We Are Wakanda that "Civil War" may actually grow the Marvel Cinematic Universe's roster of Hulks with the introduction of the Red Hulk. In the comics, the character is the gamma-irradiated persona of General Thaddeus Ross. This rumor, which should be taken with a grain of salt, is supported by the fact that William Hurt, who played Ross in 2008's "Incredible Hulk," is making his first Marvel movie appearance in seven years in "Civil War."

Latino Review has also heard a rumor that Martin Freeman will play Edward Chase, the Prime Minister of England. He will reportedly get involved after a mission involving Captain America and British soldiers goes wrong and will be one of the key figures putting pressure on Iron Man and the government to pass the hero-controlling law that sparks the titular civil war. Additionally, LR thinks that Freeman's character may have gotten a shout out in the Ulysses Klaue scene in "Age of Ultron." Apparently, right before Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch shows up, Andy Serkis' Klaue says, "Now, Minister, where were we?"

There is one thing we do know for certain: Paul Bettany has arrived on the set of "Civil War."

For all those wanting exclusive onset pics from Captain America 3, here #Marvel #CaptainAmericaCivilWar #i'dbefired pic.twitter.com/msClYYimtD

- Paul Bettany (@Paul_Bettany) June 2, 2015

Opens May 6, 2016


After dropping a dozen new images from "Ant-Man," Marvel Studios has released a new TV spot that features almost entirely new footage -- the first new footage we've seen since the film's first trailer.

"Ant-Man" has launched its official website, which features new insight into the diminutive hero's debut movie.


As reported earlier, Sony Pictures has found a director for its "Dark Tower" adaptation. "The Royal Affair" writer/director Nikolaj Arcel is expected to begin talks with the studio for a deal that will also allow him to oversee a new draft of the screenplay.

Deadline notes that the Danish Arcel, who wrote the screenplay for 2009's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," taught himself to speak and read English so he could enjoy King's novels in their native language.


Comic book writer and artist Jim Mahfood tweeted an image of the upcoming "Grrl Scouts" TV pilot, which is based on the eponymous comic self-published by Mahfood while he was still in college. The show comes from New Form Digital --a production company created by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Discovery Communications.

Almost there!GRRL SCOUTS TV Pilot coming very soon!@mikediva @petergilroy @annakayakana @BenitaRobledo pic.twitter.com/kbmB1FBLCV

- Jim Mahfood (@JimMahfood) June 3, 2015


In an interview with IGN, Chris Pratt tackled the rumors that his cosmic team are going to fight alongside some of Marvel's Earth-based heroes.

"That's speculation," said Pratt. "I haven't heard that. No, no one's ever discussed it with me... I think like the universe itself it's best to expand outward. I don't personally -- and it's not up to me, I'll do whatever they want me to do -- I don't want to see the Guardians defend Cleveland, Ohio. We're cosmic man. I want to be in space."

The first draft of "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" has been completed -- and writer and director James Gunn has tweet an image of the script as proof. However, Gunn didn't reveal any further information about the highly anticipated project, not even the official title of the film. So, "Guardians 2: Electric Boogaloo" is still a (unlikely) possibility.

Phew. 1st draft #GotG2. #NoSpoilers #NotEventheTitle pic.twitter.com/Yd6mhpgLNe

- James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 2, 2015

Opens May 5, 2017


The CW has released an extended promo for "Blaine's World," the season one finale of "iZombie."

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


Heroic Hollywood has posted a "look inside" the next phase of Marvel's Netflix partnership, citing their unnamed inside sources. Removing speculation, the sources seem to think that Netflix plans on rolling out 2-3 Marvel shows a year and that the studio is possibly eyeing characters like Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider for series. They also indicate that Elektra is a lock for "Daredevil's" second season and that Marvel is trying to get film actors to appear in the series. Apparently, and take this salted, Marvel also hopes to create a mini-series for Netflix that would mix film and TV characters.


As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, while speaking at the Produced by conference in Los Angeles, writer, director, actor, and producer Kevin Smith admitted that although he doubted he would ever get the chance to direct a comic book adaptation, should he get the opportunity, he would love to put "noir-ish" spin on DC Comics character The Question.

"I always thought if you were in an alley and f-ing Batman showed up you'd be like, 'Oh f-, Batman," Smith said. "But if a dude shows up with no [facial] features and starts punching you, you would probably kill yourself in fear."


Deadline has learned that Marvel has narrowed its search for a director for their first "Spider-Man" solo film to directors Ted Melfi ("St. Vincent") and Jonathan Levine ("Warm Bodies"). Additionally, the report mentions that Asa Butterfield and Tom Holland are the current frontrunners for the lead role of Peter Parker.

The report also mentions that "Horrible Bosses" screenwriters and directors of the upcoming "Vacation" update John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are still in contention for the job.

Opens July 28, 2017

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