COMIC REEL: Chastain Addresses "Captain Marvel" Rumors; First Look At "Constantine's" Papa Midnite


Move over Doctor Strange, because there's another superhero casting that's ready to fuel endless hours of speculation and give us hundreds of celeb reactions ranging from outright dismissal to vague interest! That hero is Captain Marvel, and actresses are starting to field questions regarding the Air Force pilot turned Avenger's big screen debut. "Interstellar" actress Jessica Chastain touched briefly upon the likelihood of her playing a Marvel superhero in an interview with MTV.

"We've talked about aligning our forces in the future," Chastain said. "And here's the thing with me... If you're going to be in a superhero movie, you only get one chance. You're that character forever. So why do a superhero movie and play the boring civilian?... Whatever it is, I want a fight scene. I could be an incredible villain. I could be a hero. I want a cool outfit, and I want to kick ass."

After the initial post speculated that Chastain had talked to Marvel about "Captain Marvel," Chastain clarified on Twitter, saying:

Oops uh oh....I've never had talks about Captain Marvel. Was referring to a different film from over a year ago, in my recent MTV interview.

- Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 4, 2014

Katheryn Winnick responded to fan art created by Reddit user jamce that reimagined the "Vikings" star as Captain Marvel.

Thank you for the amazing #fanart and all the love. Got the greatest and most loyal fans out there! #blessed #grateful #captainmarvel #marvel

A photo posted by Katheryn Winnick (@katherynwinnick) on

Winnick previously talked to ET Canada about playing a superhero, specifically Marvel's new female Thor. The actress was game for it, saying, "I would love to, are you kidding me? I would absolutely love to play her, so yea, let's do it!"

Opens July 6, 2018


Christian Today has reported that, according to unnamed sources, Sony's considering bringing Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy back for a future "Spider-Man" film. The method of return mentioned in the article involves cloning and the villainous Jackal, but all of that remains hearsay at this point. The article also mentions a potential possible "Civil War" tie-in with Marvel Studios' franchise and the involvement of Miles Morales, but these "scoops" should be taken with a truckload of salt. But considering the surge in popularity for Marvel's newly introduced Spider-Gwen comic book character and Sony's rumored desire for an all-female Spider-Movie, bringing Stone back makes sense.

Another potential leading lady, Felicity Jones, opened up to GQ about her brief appearance as Felicia in "Amazing Spider-Man 2" and the possibility of her character becoming Felicia Hardy -- the Black Cat.

"Being vacuum-packed into a leather suit, doing backflips?!," said Jones when asked if she would play the Black Cat. "I'd love that. Can you start a petition for me?"

Scheduled to open in 2018


CBR sister site Spinoff Online spoke to composer Hans Zimmer about his upcoming work with the DC Comics showdown feature film spectacular, particularly how he plans to advance his "Man of Steel" score while adding in Batman, a character he previous scored in another set of disconnected films.

"You know something? I have agonized over it," said Zimmer. "I agonized over it, so much so that finally, I went, I don't want to betray what Chris [Nolan], James Newton Howard and I did. And so I asked Zack [Snyder] if it would be OK if I called a friend in. And I'm going to be working with Junkie XL, who really is a great friend. He just finished the 'Mad Max' score. I said to him, 'You take care of Batman. I'll do the other guy.' And Zack loved that idea. It's a way out."

Opens March 25, 2016


ComicBook.com has posted a few looks at Papa Midnite, a character pulled straight from the "Hellblazer" comics and played by Michael James Shaw. The character will debut in the series' next episode.

Airs Fridays on NBC


While we still don't officially know who will be donning Strange's cloak, we do know that Scott Derrickson will be directing the film. Derrickson tweeted art from the 1986 graphic novel "Doctor Strange: Into Shamballa" by J.M. DeMatteis and Dan Green, with some sites concluding that this might contain a clue about the film's plot.

- Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 3, 2014

Of course, it's likely that Derrickson was just tweeting a cool piece of art from a cool "Doctor Strange" story he was reading. This theory is kinda supported by his follow-up tweet:

I've learned so much this year - like how many faux-journalist fucktards will write anything for a click.

- Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 4, 2014

The only thing we know for sure is that the "Doctor Strange" director is reading "Doctor Strange" comics.

Opens November 4, 2016


You can check out our recap of last night's episode over at Spinoff. Fox has released a promo for next week's episode, "Black Mask," and it teases the beginning of a war for control of Gotham's criminal underworld.

Airs Mondays on Fox

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