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COMIC REEL: Eisenberg Rumored For “Suicide Squad”; “Walking Dead” Spin-Off Finds Director

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COMIC REEL: Eisenberg Rumored For “Suicide Squad”; “Walking Dead” Spin-Off Finds Director

AGENT CARTER

Marvel.com announced that “Kick-Ass” and “How I Met Your Mother” actress Lyndsy Fonseca has joined the cast of the upcoming “Agent Carter” series. Fonseca will play Angie Martinelli, an aspiring actress who befriends Peggy Carter.

Premieres in 2015 on ABC

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

To make up for their thwarted attempt to debut the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer during tomorrow night’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Marvel has announced that an all-new clip from the 2015 film will air instead. Marvel teased the footage premiering in the October 28th episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as an “exclusive piece” from “Age of Ultron,” thus indicating it could be anything from an alternate trailer to a scene to behind the scenes footage.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

ComicBookMovie has posted a new trailer for this week’s “Magician” episode of “Arrow,” pulled straight from New Zealand television. The clip shows Malcolm Merlyn and Nyssa al Ghul in action, and depicts Laurel Lance giving Oliver Queen a decidedly dark version of the old “go get’em, tiger” speech.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Deadline reported that the film’s first trailer obliterated YouTube viewing records. Marvel said that in the first 24 hours after its release, the “Age of Ultron” trailer amassed 34.3 million views globally — with 26.7 million of those viewers check out the official trailer after the footage was initially leaked.

Opens May 1, 2015

BIG HERO 6

Trailers for the upcoming Disney animated feature may be downplaying the material’s Marvel Comics origins, but that does not mean that there won’t be plenty of Marvel shout outs throughout “Big Hero 6.” Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams talked to SlashFilm about the Easter eggs.

“Well, I will say we generally have a lot of Easter eggs in this movie to the point that we had to really tell our artists to knock it off,” said Williams. “Because, you know, everyone wants to place stuff. We grew up loving Marvel movies. We, of course, grew up loving animated movies. And now we have a potential to sort of place these things. But it got to the point where Don and I are feeling like this is getting to be too much, too distracting. So we stopped them and then actually pulled a couple things out.”

Hall then added to keep a look out for “Z-level” Marvel characters in the film and to pay attention to Fred’s room — T.J. Miller’s character — for Easter eggs.

Opens November 7, 2014

CONSTANTINE

The latest TV series based on a DC Comics property made its debut on Friday night and had to battle Game 3 of the World Series for attention. Variety reported that “Constantine’s” debut episode held on to 90% of lead-in “Grimm’s” audience, and averaged a 1.4 rating for adults 18-49. These numbers did not live up to the ones for last season’s premiere of “Grimm” and its now-canceled follow-up, “Dracula” — but those premieres did not have to go up against baseball.

Airs Fridays on NBC

DC

Coming Soon recently talked to “Dark Knight” screenwriter Jonathan Nolan about the likelihood of him or his brother, director Christopher Nolan, returning to the DC movie-verse.

“I love those guys and my brother was involved in ‘Man of Steel’ with Zack [Snyder] and David [Goyer],” said Jonathan Nolan. “I kind of feel like that chapter for us is closed… To be continued somewhere farther down the line? Maybe.”

THE FLASH

A new trailer for this week’s “Flash,” titled “Going Rogue,” has made its way from Canada’s CTV to YouTube. The promo features a lot of new footage of Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold, complete with quips and a jazzy soundtrack.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

Fox loves featurettes, as evidenced by the release of a handful of new “Gotham” clips. The first analyzes the uneasy alliance formed between Jim Gordon and Selina Kyle, with actors Ben McKenzie and Camren Bicondova talking about their characters. The other one teases the Penguin’s slow yet steady rise to the top of Gotham’s criminal underworld.

ComicBook.com has posted a few pics of Victor Zsasz, the comic book villain that will leap into live action in the series’ November 3 episode. If Zsasz looks familiar, that might be because actor Anthony Carrigan just appeared as another DC Comics villain — Kyle “Mist” Nimbus — on “The Flash.”

Airs Mondays on Fox

SUICIDE SQUAD

An unnamed source informed Deadline that the upcoming super villain film might already have one actor cast — Jesse Eisenberg. If the rumor is true, the “Social Network” star would be reprising his “Batman v Superman” role of Lex Luthor in the film. This move could tie the seemingly incongruous film to the rest of DC’s Justice League-centric slate. Warner Bros. has not commented on the rumor.

Opens in 2016

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has released a clip from next week’s episode, “Slabtown,” which sees Beth waking up in a strange place.

Entertainment Weekly has a post-show interview with Andrew J. West about last night’s shocking — and spoilerific — turn of events. The actor revealed what it felt like to bring a memorable scene from the comics to life.

“There are so many iconic scenes from the comic book that have been translated so well for the screen version,” said West. “You have the scene at the end of episode two with ‘If it makes you feel any better you taste much better than we thought you would.’ That’s directly from the comic book. I read the comics before we went into season five and I was very familiar with the ‘Hunters’ arc, but I did not know going into season five that Gareth would be so closely inspired by that character. So just to go back to episode two for a minute, when I was reading [the script for episode] two and I saw that monologue pop up at the end of two, I jumped off the couch in my apartment. I was reading a script and I couldn’t stop pacing back and forth because I was so excited to go in and shoot that scene because of the language, which is so good and so intense. And then to go in there for episode three and have the whole tainted meat scene, which, again, is taken directly from the comics — it was just too much for me. It was too good to be true. I was like, I don’t just get the one amazing scene form the comics, but that whole sequence! And yeah, I felt pretty lucky.”

Deadline revealed that the “Walking Dead’s” still untitled companion series has found its director. The pilot will be helmed by Adam Davidson, who won an Oscar for his short film “The Lunch Date” in 1991 and has since directed episodes of “Fringe,” “Friday Night Lights” and “Community.”

Airs Sundays on AMC

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