COMIC REEL: "Civil War's" Inciting Incident Possibly Revealed; "Arrow's" Guggenheim Talks Felicity's Role


Heroic Hollywood has heard from an unnamed source that Captain America's throwdown with Crossbones in "Civil War" will have a major impact on the MCU. Possible spoilers ahead.

The rumor posits that the major split between Iron Man and Captain America will stem from a fight with Crossbones. In the battle, Captain America and Scarlet Witch have to protect citizens on the ground from Crossbones, whose vest is wired with explosives. Cap orders Scarlet Witch to levitate Crossbones and get him away from civilians -- just as a separate explosion goes off and destroys a populated building.

Opens May 6, 2016


The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Tom Hardy will produce and star in an adaptation of DC/Vertigo's "100 Bullets," a crime comic from Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso. Hardy will produce alongside Dean Baker. The project has already developed a script from Chris Borrelli ("The Vatican Tapes").


TV Line chatted with "Arrow" EP Marc Guggenheim during the TCA press tour and learned more about Felicity's role in the upcoming season.

"The show got really, really dark last year, and I think [Felicity] reacted accordingly," said Guggenheim. "Certainly no one was more tired of the crying than Emily [Bett Rickards], but right behind Emily was the rest of us." Guggenheim said that now that she's in a relationship with Oliver and five months have passed, viewers will see the "strong, capable, funny Felicity... we know and love."

The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Matt Ryan will appear in "Arrow" episode 4.05 as Constantine, reprising the role he originated on the character's canceled NBC series.

"We are thrilled to have Matt Ryan reprise the role of John Constantine on an upcoming episode of Arrow," executive producer Marc Guggenheim said in a statement. "Matt is an incredibly talented actor and his portrayal of this beloved character was always something we admired. The introduction of magic and mysticism on the show this season has provided a truly organic opportunity for us to bring John Constantine to 'Arrow' and the CW's DC universe. It will be a well-deserved tip of the hat to all the Constantine fans who were so incredibly supportive of that series."

Ryan also addressed the fans in a video.

The Trench Coat is being dusted off. #Constantine #Arrow @CW_Arrow @amellywood looking forward to it. #thisfall pic.twitter.com/fROWx4RJ9o

- Matt Ryan (@mattryanreal) August 11, 2015

Thanks to an interview with TV Insider, we now know what role Constantine will play when he guests on the show. John Constantine will help deal with the fallout of Sara Lance's resurrection in the Lazarus Pit.

"Unlike Thea [Queen], who wasn't fully dead [before being resurrected by the Lazarus Pit], the consequences of using the pit on someone as dead as Sara was creates some unforeseen difficulties...and John Constantine is uniquely suited to help our team deal with those," said Guggenheim.

The Hollywood Reporter has also learned that newly-cast Rutina Wesley will play Liza Warner, a DC Comics character also known as Lady Cop. She will be part of an anti-vigilante task force, most likely tasked with stopping Team Arrow.

Returns October 7 on the CW


During a Reddit AMA session, MMA star and actress Ronda Rousey said that she does have ambitions to play a superhero eventually.

When asked "If you were to be in a superhero movie, which hero would you play?," Rousey responded, "well... a lot of the good ones have been taken, but I'd like to vie for Miss Marvel." The answer has widely been interpreted that she's talking about the former Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers, whose "Captain Marvel" film is scheduled for release in 2018.

Opens November 2, 2018


While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Cliff Curtis revealed more about the upcoming "Walking Dead' spinoff series.

"I just see him as an everyday guy, a high school teacher, an English teacher, passionate about his community and about his family," Curtis said of his character. "He's between families right now, he's divorced, and met someone else that he loves and is becoming a part of that family. So he's got a new family and an old family. He's trying to create this whole blended family thing. So his world really is the woman he loves, the children that he loves and his job that he loves, and then his whole world just sort of turned upside down."

Premieres August 23 on AMC


The CW has released a promo for their fall lineup, which includes a quick look at the Flash's new suit.

Additionally, the network released a promo image paying homage to one of the most famous "Flash" covers of all time and reveals Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick.


"Gotham" has teased more circus action in their upcoming second season, which may or may not be an allusion to Professor Pyg.

There's a different kind of circus coming this fall. #Gotham pic.twitter.com/4UGWHkDwkl

- Gotham (@Gotham) August 11, 2015

Returns September 21 on Fox


Viola Davis spoke to Slash Film about her role in "Suicide Squad," specifically how she managed to coordinate her filming schedule with her role on ABC's "How To Get Away With Murder."

"They were totally willing to work it out," said Davis of ABC. "I'd never seen anything like it. [ABC president] Paul Lee came up to me and said, 'Oh, I want you to have everything.' Who does that? I was very lucky."

She also spoke about the experience so far on set, saying that it's very much a David Ayer movie. "I mean, you saw the trailer so the trailer very much, what you see is these superheroes have been humanized," Davis said. "That's what makes this kind of a different superhero movie."

Opens on August 5, 2016


During the CW's TCA presentation, president Mark Pedowitz expressed regret over passing on "Supergirl." "We hadn't launched 'The Flash' yet, we weren't ready to take on another DC property," said Pedowitz, as reported by Deadline. "In hindsight we probably should've gone that direction... Sometime you lose great shows."

"Supergirl" landed at CBS, the CW's sister network, where it will debut this October. There have been rumblings that a crossover between the two networks could happen, which is something that CBS president Nina Tassler has said will not happen. Pedowitz, however, has a different take.

"I leave that to ['Supergirl'/'Arrow'/'Flash' executive producer] Greg Berlanti if they can make it work," said Pedowitz. "I'm open to crossovers."

Premieres October 26 on CBS


The CW Seed has released a new promo image for "Vixen," their animated series set in continuity with "Arrow."

Premieres on August 25 on CW Seed

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