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COMIC REEL: Elba Hints At Loki In “Age Of Ultron”; Tatum’s “Gambit” Pays Off

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COMIC REEL: Elba Hints At Loki In “Age Of Ultron”; Tatum’s “Gambit” Pays Off

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

Marvel has revealed the synopsis for “S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” November 18th episode, titled “The Things We Bury.” The synopsis teases the return of Agent Carter to the small screen, just a few weeks before she gets an ABC series of her own.

“The Things We Bury” – Coulson and team find themselves in an epic face-off against Hydra to uncover an ancient secret, while Ward kidnaps his brother, Senator Christian Ward, for a violent trip down memory lane, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, November 18 (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 Agent 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 Agent Antoine Triplett, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall/Werner Reinhardt, Tim Dekay as Senator Christian Ward, Kyle MacLachlan as The Doctor, Hayley Atwell as Agent Peggy Carter, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, Lou Ferrigno Jr. as Agent Hauer, Al Coronel as Agent Rivera, Dichen Lachman as young woman, Eijiro Ozaki as prisoner, Alexander Leeb as scientist and Willem Van Der Vegt as officer.

“The Things We Bury” was written by DJ Doyle and directed by Milan Cheylov.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ANT-MAN

Project Casting has gotten hold of a casting notice from the currently-filming “Ant-Man,” and it confirms that Hayley Atwell is continuing to pile up appearances as Agent Carter. The casting notices reads:

NLC is searching for an experienced stand in for Haley Attwell. She is 31, 5’7″, 112 lbs. This will work in November on a Sunday. Please submit to nlcstandin@gmail.com with your headshot, age, height, weight and sizes. Must have experience. Thanks.

Seeing as how Atwell has become the go-to character used to depict the Marvel Cinematic Universe of the past, this development might just confirm that we will get to see a young Hank Pym — played in modern day scenes by Michael Douglas — in action.

Opens July 17, 2015

BLACK PANTHER

According to “Black Panther” leading man Chadwick Boseman, the fan reaction to the film announcement is “amazing.”

“The reaction on stage at the El Capitan Theater was, like, amazing,” Boseman told CBR News. “Just to be there — the way that Marvel set it up and wanted to surprise people with it, it was one of the best surprises that I’ve ever been a part of.” And the positive response didn’t end with Marvel Studios’ big presentation, even with the actor trying to maintain a low profile in the following days. “I’ve heard from a lot of my friends, and a lot of people I don’t know have congratulated me — but I’ve actually not heard a lot from other people because I went away. I tried to get away from everything just to ground myself. But it’s been amazing. I’m so excited! I’m ready to start right now, and they’re telling me, ‘Slow down a little bit!'”

Opens November 3, 2017

ARROW

The CW has released photos from the upcoming “Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” episode of “Arrow,” and they contain a first look at Felicity’s cyberpunk makeover. The episode will also feature Brandon Routh’s Ray Palmer and J.R. Ramirez as Ted Grant — the characters also known as the Atom and Wildcat in the comics. You can check out a few of the pics below and find the rest over at ComingSoon.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

“Thor” actor Idris Elba might have said too much to the Telegraph over the weekend. The actor, who plays the Norse god Heimdall, revealed that both he and Tom Hiddleston will be in “Age of Ultron.” Yep, that’s right — Loki’s back too. The article initially focused on Elba’s stint as a DJ at a hotel in Ibiza before shifting into Marvel-ous territory.

“I’m in Avengers,” said Elba. “And I’m doing a scene with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston, and they’re like, [whispers] — ‘Aren’t you [meant to be] in Ibiza?'” The reporter, Craig McLean, made sure to point out in the piece that Elba was “not meant to talk about this,” but he “clearly enjoys doing things he’s not meant to do.” Fingers crossed he can win over the surely miffed Marvel Studios execs with that charming smile of his.

Opens May 1, 2015

CONSTANTINE

Executive producer David Goyer talked to Collider about the chances of seeing Swamp Thing on the NBC horror drama.

“If we were to do it, it’s a hard character to pull off, in terms of visual effects make-up,” said Goyer. “We don’t have $10 million to do the CG. We definitely wouldn’t see him in the first season. If we’re fortunate enough to keep going and we feel like we can pull it off, that one requires a lot of creature design, so we need to make sure it doesn’t look dumb and is organic to the story.”

Taking a cue from the featurette-happy “Gotham,” NBC has started released behind-the-scenes looks at “Constantine.” The first one focuses on the series’ latest episode, “The Darkness Beneath.”

Papa Midnite makes his debut in the promo for next week’s episode, titled “The Devil’s Vinyl.”

If that promo didn’t give you enough Papa, have no fear. As a newly released synopsis reveals, Michael James Shaw will also appear in the series’ fifth episode — “Danse Vaudou” — as Midnite.

CONSTANTINE AND PAPA MIDNITE MUST JOIN FORCES TO LAY TO REST A DEADLY THREAT – EMMET SCANLAN AND MICHAEL JAMES SHAW GUEST STAR – In New Orleans, Constantine’s (Matt Ryan) unusual knowledge of a string of crimes gets him into trouble with Detective Jim Corrigan (guest star Emmett Scanlan). He must form an unholy alliance with Papa Midnite (guest star Michael James Shaw) when a voodoo ritual to help people communicate with their dead loved ones takes a deadly turn. Charles Halford and Angelica Celaya also star.

Airs Fridays on NBC

DAREDEVIL

“Daredevil” showrunner Steven S. DeKnight spent most of Sunday answering fan questions about the Man Without Fear on Twitter. He touched inspiration, religion and Marvel’s anachronistically violent Hell’s Kitchen.

Premieres on Netflix in 2015

DEADPOOL

ComicBook.com has transcribed excerpts from Rob Liefeld’s panel at Comikaze 2014 that detail how the Merc With a Mouth’s spinoff film came to be.

“Following ‘[X-Men Origins] Wolverine’ [in] 2009, the Donners [Lauren Shuler and Richard] called me into their office and said, ‘Rob, we want to meet and talk to you about ‘Deadpool,’ since we’re spinning it off. We know we made some missteps, and we want to get it right,'” said Liefeld. “So I sat there with a bunch of producers, and we sat for several hours, and we talked about different ideas and I tried to steer them in directions I think. For instance, I’ll tell you, first question they said, ‘Rob, does Cable need to be in the Deadpool movie?’ And I said, ‘No, Deadpool deserves his own function and Cable should come in in his own movie.'”

For more of Liefeld’s musings on Deadpool and Cable, you can check out the panel in the video below.

Opens February 12, 2016

THE FLASH

In preparation for her debut in Tuesday’s “Flash” episode, titled “Plastique,” The CW has released a fresh batch of images that feature Kelly Frye’s take on the titular antagonist.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GAMBIT

Deadline reported on Friday that Channing Tatum’s long-awaited “Gambit” solo film has finally been given the official go ahead from 20th Century Fox. The “21 Jump Street” and “G.I. Joe” actor will star and produce along with Reid Carolin, Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner. Josh Zetumer, the writer behind this year’s “Robocop” reboot, will write the screenplay based on a treatment provided by Gambit co-creator and legendary “Uncanny X-Men” scribe Chris Claremont. Fox has yet to clarify how — or even if — this film will play into the studio’s expanding X-Men shared universe. No release date has been announced.

GOTHAM

Zap2It has reported that “Gotham” executive producer Danny Cannon revealed during an appearance at Stan Lee’s Comikaze that the Scarecrow will make an appearance in the Fox drama’s freshman season.

“We’re breaking the story now,” said Cannon. The villain will make his debut as a child, possibly putting him closer in age to the young Bruce Wayne, and will take over the Scarecrow mantle from his father.

Fox has released new images from the series’ upcoming “Harvey Dent” episode, and they contain the first official meeting of the young Batman and Catwoman.

A new featurette from Fox focuses on the Penguin and his glorious return to life — a reveal that also ends up saving Jim Gordon and Harvey Dent.

IGN has a video interview with “Gotham” executive producers Danny Cannon and Bruno Heller about the show’s growing rogues’ gallery.

Airs Mondays on Fox

THE WALKING DEAD

Following last night’s Beth-centric episode, actress Emily Kenney talked to The Hollywood Reporter about what those final moments — and the Carol reveal — might mean for next week’s installment.

“Just seeing her in that last moment of the episode snaps Beth out of where she was at,” said Kenney. “When you see Beth with Dr. Edwards and Dawn, she’s in this place of fearless and knowing they don’t have power over her. But she’s also numb to this whole environment and very alone. Seeing Carol flips this switch inside her, ‘Oh, maybe the plan can be something different; maybe it’s not just me depending on me. Maybe my family is closer than I thought.’ It changes her mindset just by seeing Carol.”

Speaking of next week, AMC has released their first sneak peek at the November 9 episode, titled “Self Help.”

Airs Sundays on AMC

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