COMIC REEL: "Civil War" Directors Thank Fans In New Video; "Preacher" Releases Behind-The-Scenes Look


Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of "Civil War," thanked fans for supporting the film during its opening weekend with a post on Instagram.

Thank you!

A video posted by The Russo Brothers (@therussobrothers) on

While speaking with The Verge, screenwriters Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus revealed why Thanos wasn't in the film.

"Well, I mean, he's going to have two movies," said Markus. "So we didn't want to play him out and then have people be like, 'Eh, more of this guy...'"

McFeely joked, "'Yet again, they gave me 45 seconds of Thanos!' That does nobody any good. The Civil War story is about this group breaking up on their own accord, and they do not need to be helped by the guy from space."

The duo says they viewed the film as more "grounded," and didn't feel a Thanos cameo would support the movie's more realistic approach: "We also wanted [Civil War] to be a very kind of boots-on-the-ground, grounded movie that set the stage for Infinity War, that sets all the Avengers apart from each other and at their weakest point. So that when this giant purple man does show up, they're not ready for it."

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You can read a recap of last night's episode, "Monument Point," right here on CBR. The CW has also aired a tease for next week's episode, "Lost in the Flood."

Ahead of last night's episode, Calculator actor Tom Amandes spoke with CBR about what it was like to come back for another episode.

"Well, you know, Emily [Bett Rickards] is just the dearest friend," said Amandes of his TV daughter. "I've been blessed in my career to work with amazing people playing my children, and she is certainly up there at the top of the list. She is just a delight. I think she really brings just a great, fresh energy to the show. It can be a pretty cold world, and she appears just like a ray of sunshine and hope, both as a person and as a character."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


Birth.Movies.Death. has heard from an unnamed source that "X-Men: First Class" and "Power Rangers" screenwriter Zack Stentz is working on a script for a "Booster Gold" film with "Arrow" and "Supergirl" EP Greg Berlanti executive producing and also possibly directing. They note that this film would take place of the Blue Beetle/Booster Gold film that was reportedly in development.


The CW has released new promo stills from the next episode of "The Flash," which is titled "Invincible."


Fox has released promo pics from "Gotham's" upcoming season finale episode, "Transference."


While speaking with Digital Spy, "Jessica Jones" lead Krysten Ritter revealed that "The Defenders" and "Jessica Jones'" second season will film back-to-back.

"They'll be back-to-back. I don't know if they'll overlap a little bit...It's about to be a serious undertaking. I'm starting my physical training -- lots of weight training and boxing," said Ritter. "I'm excited to see what happens next for Jessica, and the end of season one left a lot of doors open and questions unanswered...Kilgrave was her reason for getting up every morning. Saving people gave her purpose. I wonder how emotionally taxed she's going to be now."

Ritter also hinted at the possibility of cameos from other Marvel characters. "That opens a lot of doors as to who will come out and play. We all live in the same universe, so there are endless possibilities."

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B.M.D. has heard a rumor stating that the main villain of "Justice League" will be Steppenwolf and not Darkseid as previously assumed and rumored.

The report reads: "Steppenwolf has a contentious history with Darkseid [in 'Justice League'], which could be why he's invading the Earth. But stopping him - and, I'm assuming, his Parademon hordes - requires more power than the members of the Justice League can muster, and so they must turn to a dead friend for help..."

The site notes in the report that Darkseid might make an appearance at the end of "Justice League Part One," possibly to set up "Justice League Part Two" -- but asserts that the tyrannical ruler of Apokolips will be absent from the first "Justice League."

Opens November 17, 2017


NBC has ordered the DC sitcom "Powerless" to series. The announcement came with the first photos from the show as well as its logo.


A new behind-the-scenes look at "Preacher" has been posted by Uproxx. You can check out the video, which features interviews with Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun, over at Uproxx.

Premieres Sunday, May 22 on AMC


There's a new international TV spot for "Apocalypse" out, which you can see below.

And there's another TV spot that features Quicksilver saving a dog.

Bryan Singer has also posted an Instagram video of the "X-Men" cast busting out "beast mode."

#TBT to that time the #XMen cast went #Beastmode #XmenApocalypse #nicholashoult @sophiet @alexandrashipppp #jenniferlawrence #jamesmcavoy @booboodaddy #tyesheridan @kodismitmcpheeofficial shot by @georgeashwell

A video posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Opens May 27, 2016

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