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COMIC REEL: Cumberbatch Signs Up For “Strange”; Smith Rumored For “Static”

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COMIC REEL: Cumberbatch Signs Up For “Strange”; Smith Rumored For “Static”

DOCTOR STRANGE

Sorry Ewan, Keanu, Jared, Oscar, Joaquin, Colin and every other actor in Hollywood! The role of Doctor Strange has gone to Benedict Cumberbatch — at least according to Deadline. Marvel has yet to officially announce the “Sherlock” star as the Sorcerer Supreme, but that didn’t stop Twitter from freaking out. The Hollywood Reporter has a lengthy roundup of Twitter reactions from comedians, comic creators and fans displaying the wide range of emotions felt after the news broke.

Rumored to open on July 8, 2016

STATIC SHOCK

Flickering Myth has heard a rumor that Jaden Smith (star of “After Earth,” son of Will, prolific Twitter-er) may be up for the lead role in Warner Bros. upcoming live-action digital series from the studio’s Blue Ribbon Content division. Not much else is known about the series, other than the fact that it will be overseen by director, producer and comic book writer Reginald Hudlin.

AGENT CARTER

Marvel has released the full synopsis for their upcoming period piece starring Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter. It’s a long read, but every word of it is welcome to the Marvel fans that have been clamoring for more Carter.

ABC presents its second action packed series from the creative minds at Marvel in “Marvel’s Agent Carter,” inspired by the feature films Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” and Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” along with the short “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter.”
Years before Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. team swore to protect those who cannot protect themselves from threats they cannot conceive, there was Agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”), who pledged the same oath but lived in a different time when women weren’t recognized as being as smart or as tough as their male counterparts.

But no one should ever underestimate Peggy.

It’s 1946 and peace has dealt Peggy a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy finds herself stuck doing administrative work when she would rather be back out in the field; putting her vast skills into play and taking down the bad guys. But she is also trying to navigate life as a single woman in America, in the wake of losing the love of her life, Steve Rogers – aka Captain America.

When old acquaintance Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper, Marvel’s “Captain America: The First Avenger”) finds himself being framed for unleashing his deadliest weapons to anyone willing to pony up the cash, he contacts Peggy – the only person he can trust – to track down those responsible, dispose of the weapons and clear his name. He empowers his butler, Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy, “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), to be at her beck and call when needed to help assist her as she investigates and tracks down those responsible for releasing these weapons of mass destruction. But Jarvis, who is a creature of habit and sticks to a rigid daily routine, is going to have to make some major life changes if he’s going to be able to keep up with Peggy.

If caught going on these secret missions for Stark, Peggy could be targeted as a traitor and spend the rest of her days in prison – or worse. And as she delves deeper into her investigation, she may find that those she works for are not who they seem, and she might even begin to question whether Stark is as innocent as he claims.

You can check out the rest of the synopsis, including cast info, here.

Premieres in 2015 on ABC

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

Marvel has released new images from tonight’s episode, “A Fractured House.” They feature both casual and professional shots of Agent Bobbi Morse.

The series has really been hyping up Adrianne Palicki’s Mockingbird in the past week, most recently by posting a video of Palicki and Clark Gregg to the show’s Facebook page.

In non-Mockingbird news, E! released a clip from tonight’s adventure starring Adrian Pasdar’s General Talbot. You can check it out on their website.

A synopsis has been released for this season’s seventh episode, titled “The Writing on the Wall.” And yes, Adrianne Palicki is in the episode.

“The Writing on the Wall” – The team discovers murder victims with the alien glyphs on them that Coulson’s been etching. All of Coulson’s secrets and lies come to a head on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014, (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.
Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Triplett, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as “Mack,” Imelda Corcoran as Dr. Goodman, Simon Kassianides as Bakshi, Joel Gretsch as Hank Thompson, Monica Lacy as Katie Thompson, Monique Gabriela Curnen as Janice Robbins/ Agent Stevens, Bruno Amato as Bartender, Carlos Campos as Patient #2 and, Michael Hanson Seaver as Patient #4, Natalie Smyka as Patient #5, Richie Cottrell as Eliza’s son, Madison Lee as Lab Assistant, and Brian Van Holt as Carver/Sebastian Van Holt.

“The Writing on the Wall” was written Craig Titley and directed by Vincent Misiano.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) returns to “Arrow” in this week’s episode, titled “The Magician,” and the CW has released a clip that’s pretty much all Nyssa all the time.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Buzzfeed got face time with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige during their set visit, and the Marvel master revealed that the Avengers will look very different by the end of “Age of Ultron.”

“The ‘Avengers’ films, ideally, in the grand plan are always big, giant linchpins,” said Feige. “It’s like as it was in publishing, when each of the characters would go on their own adventures and then occasionally team up for a big, 12-issue mega-event. Then they would go back into their own comics, and be changed from whatever that event was. I envision the same thing occurring after this movie, because the [Avengers] roster is altered by the finale of this film.”

Opens May 1, 2015

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

ComicBook.com has snagged a quote from Jennifer Garner’s interview with “Empire” magazine where she talks about her husband — and new Batman — Ben Affleck’s Bat-voice.

“We were not privy to the Batman voice at home, but I’ve been on set enough to hear bits of it,” said Garner. “It’s spot on. Growly and decisive and sexy, if I do say so myself! Exactly what you would hope it to be!”

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a video starring Affleck and director Zack Snyder as part of a campaign to, as the video’s title states, help save the bats.

Opens March 25, 2016

CONSTANTINE

The synopsis for the fourth episode of “Constantine” has been released.

Constantine – Episode 1.04 – A Feast of Friends 11/14/2014 (10:00PM – 11:00PM) (Friday)

A DEMON WITH A KILLER APPETITE IS UNLEASHED IN ATLANTA – JONJO O’NEILL GUEST STARS — When Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) old friend Gary Lester (guest star Jonjo O’Neill) accidentally releases a powerful demon in Atlanta, John is forced to determine exactly what he is prepared to sacrifice in his battle with the underworld.

Harold Perrineau and Angelica Celaya also star.

Airs Fridays on NBC

THE FLASH

A new clip from tonight’s “Going Rogue” has popped up on the CW’s YouTube page. In the clip, Barry Allen almost — almost — lands on a name for his super hero alter ego.

The “Flash’s” cast has also grown to include Malese Jow as reporter Linda Park. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news, and the character is expected to begin recurring with the show’s twelfth episode. In the comics, Park eventually marries Barry Allen’s successor, Wally West — who is the nephew of Iris West, a character currently played by Candice Patton on the show.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

Fox has aired a promo for next week’s episode, titled “Penguin’s Umbrella.”

Airs Mondays on Fox

SUICIDE SQUAD

More rumors have emerged regarding the “Suicide Squad” cast, this time focusing on Harley Quinn. Latino Review has cited a secret source that pegs Cara Delevingne for inclusion in the David Ayer film. Harley Quinn’s inclusion in the film is not a given, however, so Delevingne could end up cast as someone else — if she’s cast at all.

Opens in 2016

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