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COMIC REEL: “Civil War” Theories Target Baron Zemo; Russos Rumored For “Infinity War”

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COMIC REEL: “Civil War” Theories Target Baron Zemo; Russos Rumored For “Infinity War”

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Marvel slipped an announcement in at the last minute on Friday afternoon when they revealed that “Inglorious Basterds” actor Daniel Bruhl has joined the cast of “Civil War” in an unspecified role. Deadline and numerous other outlets have reported that he will play the film’s villain.

Badass Digest has taken a crack at figuring out who Bruhl could be playing based on a rumor reported on by Variety. Variety noted that Bruhl could be playing a villain in “Civil War” that will go on to be the main villain in “Doctor Strange.” Badass Digest cuts through a possible game of telephone to speculate that Bruhl will play Baron Zemo. The Digest also says they’ve heard that Winter Soldier will play a major role in the film.

Supporting the rumor that Bruhl will just be a minor villain in the third “Cap” movie is a tweet from Variety reporter Justin Kroll, who says that Frank Grillo will return in a major way — this time as Crossbones.

Opens May 6, 2016

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Zap2It has reported that during a press conference for the upcoming return of his sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” Chris Pratt mentioned that he would be up for a guest appearance on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

“I wouldn’t rule it out,” said the “Guardians of the Galaxy” lead. “Marvel would have to decide, but if it made sense for the brand and for the story, yeah sure.” You heard him, Marvel! Make this happen! With “Parks and Recreation” ending, we need to make sure that television doesn’t suffer a Pratt deficiency.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

Deadline keeps hearing from unnamed sources that after Whedon finishes working on “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” he’ll hand over the keys to Stark Tower to Joe and Anthony Russo. The directors behind “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” are apparently being eyed to helm the two-part “Avengers: Infinity War.” The directing duo first have to handle 2016’s “Captain America: Civil War,” but it looks like Disney wants to keep the brothers employed for the foreseeable future.

Part one opens on May 4, 2018

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

After much speculation, /Film has finally received confirmation that “Batman V Superman” director Zack Snyder is indeed using IMAX cameras to shoot certain scenes of the upcoming film. And which scene is widely speculated to be coming to IMAX theaters in the super-sized aspect ratio? Why, that would be the death of Thomas and Martha Wayne.

Opens March 25, 2016

CONSTANTINE

NBC has released a promo for next week’s “Constantine” episode, titled “Danse Vaudou.”

If you’re not ready to look ahead to next week, though, NBC has also released a featurette that goes behind the scenes of last week’s episode, “A Feast of Friends.”

A synopsis for the seventh episode of the series, “Blessed Are the Damned,” has been released.

A SMALL TOWN PREACHER MYSTERIOUSLY GAINS THE ABILITY TO PERFORM MIRACLES – While in art class, Zed has a bizarre vision of snakes that lead her and John to a small town where a preacher has mysteriously gained the ability to heal his congregation. Harold Perrineau also stars. Christopher Johnson, David A. Gregory, Juliana Harkavy, Megan West and Patrick Carroll guest.

Series star Matt Ryan spoke to CBR about the upcomig debut of Jim Corrigan, a character comic book fans know as the Spectre. “John and Jim are very similar, but they have a different approach to things,” said Ryan. “Jim is somebody who seeks justice and will go to any lengths to get it. Whereas, John isn’t someone who seeks justice. He needs to make sure that humanity survives. He will go to any length to do that. At this point, Jim also doesn’t believe in the supernatural world we’ve been introduced to on ‘Constantine.’ That’s a revelation for him as well. We’re introduced to Jim because there’s a murder that Jim witnesses and can’t explain. John and his team come across the murder, and Jim, as well. Jim is then thrust into this world of craziness. Papa Midnite is going to be in that episode, too.”

Airs Fridays on NBC

DOCTOR STRANGE

Well, it looks like we’re back to firm denial and uncertainty when it comes to Doctor Strange. Benedict Cumberbatch firmly denied any attachment to the Marvel movie while walking the red carpet at the Hollywood Film Awards. Interviewer Mo Rocca tried to get Cumberbatch to reveal his Strange role by slipping a mention in at the last minute, but Benedict shot back with “I don’t know about that — do you know about that?” You can check out the quick interview below.

Opens November 4, 2016

THE FLASH

The CW has released a new featurette for “The Flash,” and this time it focuses on the one adversary the speedster can’t overcome — his crush on Iris West.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

If you feel like watching approximately 12 minutes of footage from tonight’s “Gotham” before it airs, then Fox is here to help you out. Tonight marks Harvey Dent’s big debut on the show, so you’re in luck if you can’t wait to see Nicholas D’Agosto’s take on the future Two-Face.

Airs Mondays on Fox

THE WALKING DEAD

Following last night’s new episode, AMC has released a clip from next week’s “Walking Dead” installment, titled “Crossed.”

Series creator Robert Kirkman teased the upcoming midseason finale to the Hollywood Reporter, calling it “deadly.” “There are going to be some pretty unexpected events in our midseason finale, which is as it should be,” said Kirkman. “On a scale of one to 10, I’d say [the midseason finale is] pretty deadly.”

Kirkman also took to Twitter to squash a rumor that Jason Statham would join the show as sadistic bad guy Negan.

Airs Sundays on AMC

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