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COMIC REEL: Boseman Talks “Black Panther” Non-Audition; Arrow Fights Capt. Boomerang In New Photo

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COMIC REEL: Boseman Talks “Black Panther” Non-Audition; Arrow Fights Capt. Boomerang In New Photo

ARROW

The “Flash”/”Arrow” crossover event is fast approaching, and the CW has released promo images from the second part of the crossover. You can check out a few images from the “Brave and the Bold” episode of “Arrow” below, and the rest over at Superhero Hype. You’ll notice a certain signature weapon on a certain new villain in the center photo. Boomerangs. I’m talking about Captain Boomerang’s boomerangs.

Looking past the upcoming superhero crossover, the CW has released a synopsis for the ninth episode of “Arrow’s” third season. “The Climb” will see Oliver taking on a new bad guy.

RA’S AL GHUL GIVES OLIVER AN ULTIMATUM; DINAH LANCE PAYS LAUREL A VISIT – Nyssa (guest star Katrina Law) returns to Starling City and tells Oliver (Stephen Amell) that her father, Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable) has given Oliver 48 hours to find Sara’s killer or the League of Assassins will start killing the citizens of Starling City. Laurel (Katie Cassidy) is stunned when her father (Paul Blackthorne) delivers a very special Christmas gift – her mother, Dinah (guest star Alex Kingston). Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) tries to make amends with Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) and Oliver sets a meeting with Ra’s al Ghul. Thor Freudenthal directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu (#309).

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BLACK PANTHER

Leading man Chadwick Boseman talked to Entertainment Weekly about his breakthrough year and his upcoming role as Black Panther. The actor revealed that even though he didn’t grow up reading Black Panther comics, he has become aware of the character in recent years.

“I’d heard of him, but I hadn’t really been like I’m a huge Black Panther fan,” said Boseman. “I think once you get into the film business, though, you start thinking about things that would be really cool to do, and then I fell in love with [the character]. For me, that’s going to be the case for most people who watch it, for most people who see this character emerge inside the Marvel world. And it’s the right time for it, at the end of the day. It’s the right time for the character to emerge and to have his own life, so I’m really, really excited for it. And I just feel it can be done the right way right now.”

Boseman also discussed his Marvel audition process, which he revealed didn’t really include an audition. “It wasn’t really an audition process. It was more of a discussion about what they wanted to do and how I saw it and what I wanted to do. It was more of a feeling out process and they’re really smart. I can’t talk too much about it — the only thing I can say is that they are smarter than you think they are.”

Opens November 3, 2017

THE FLASH

The Flash is racing towards his very first midseason finale — and there will be a few new faces waiting for him when he gets there. Reverse Flash and Firestorm will make their respective debut and return in the episode.

BARRY COMES FACE-TO-FACE WITH THE MAN IN THE YELLOW SUIT/AMANDA PAYS RETURNS TO THE FLASH – Barry (Grant Gustin) finds himself face-to-face with his nemesis, the man in the yellow suit, a.k.a. Reverse Flash, who killed his mother. Barry is frustrated when the Reverse Flash escapes, but Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) come up with a plan to trap him. All they need is bait, so they turn to Dr. Tina McGee (guest star Amanda Pays) from Mercury Labs to help. Meanwhile, it’s Christmas at The West household and Iris (Candice Patton) is in full holiday cheer. Eddie (Rick Cosnett) gives her a surprising gift but also leaves her with a question that could change her life. Joe (Jesse L. Martin) joins the search for the man in yellow and ends up in the crossfire. Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) finds Ronnie (Robbie Amell). Ralph Hemecker directed the episode written by Todd Helbing & Aaron Helbing (#109).

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GLOBAL FREQUENCY

Deadline has reported that the Warren Ellis series “Global Frequency” is getting a TV adaptation. Jerry Bruckheimer has signed on to produce the new adaptation of Ellis’ DC Comics futurist thriller series. “Farscape” and “Defiance” creator Rockne S. O’Bannon will handle the script and Jonathan Littman will executive produce alongside Bruckheimer, Ellis and O’Bannon. KristieAnne Reed is attached as a co-executive producer. This isn’t the first time “Global Frequency” has been eyed for TV; the CW previously tried to adapt the series back in 2009.

GOTHAM

Showrunner Bruno Heller wants everyone to know that no one on “Gotham” is safe, even if they are a young version of an established character.

“You’d need a damn good reason to do it and a damn good end game to justify it,” Heller told Entertainment Weekly. “We’re certainly just learning the ropes at this stage. Not to be modest about it, but we’re still learning how to do a show this big. I’m always deeply reluctant to kill off characters simply for the shock value of killing them off. I’m not averse to cheap tricks. But apart from anything else, this season literally every actor has come through and [performed really strong]. I would hate to lose any of them.”

Airs Mondays on Fox

OUTCAST

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed the actors that will join lead actor Patrick Fugit to round out the cast of Cinemax’s adaptation of the Robert Kirkman series. Reg E. Cathey (“The Wire”) will star as chief of police Giles; Julia Crockett will star as Sarah Barnes, the mother of lead character Kyle; Wrenn Schmidt will play child psychologist Megan Holter and Kip Pardue will play Megan’s husband Mark. The role of Kyle Barnes’ former wife Allison has yet to be cast.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

In a video interview with IGN, Jennifer Lawrence talked a bit about Mystique’s dual nature and made a guess as to where the shape-shifter will be when the new film starts.

“She’s very complex so she’s kind of both [a hero and villain],” said Lawrence. “She’s a hero to her own race in a way which makes her a villain to the opposite race. I don’t really know where she’s gonna go. I’ve had a few conversations about where we’ll find her. She obviously needs to be in hiding somewhere.”

Opens May 27, 2016

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