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COMIC REEL: Female Villain Rumored For "Thor: Ragnarok"; Bale Shoots Down "Batman V Superman" Theory

THOR: RAGNAROK

LaineyGossip has heard a rumor regarding the villain of the upcoming third "Thor" film. According to unnamed sources, the film could feature a major female villain. The report reads:

I have heard that Marvel is also planning on bringing their first major female villain into their cinematic universe. I don't know who the character is for sure, but there are a couple likely candidates from Asgard: Amora the Enchantress, a sorceress; or Hela, Queen of the Dead (and also Loki's daughter but that won't necessarily be the case if Hela does indeed get the cinematic treatment).

The article also claims that Marvel will possibly search for a big name actress for the role, specifically saying they'll want someone as big as Cate Blanchett.

Opens on November 3, 2017

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

ABC has released a clip from Tuesday's episode, "Many Heads, One Tale." The scene finds Coulson addressing the gathered agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen also gave a spoilery interview with Entertainment Weekly about the changes ahead for Fitz and Simmons' relationship.

"This is the episode where they both will express their feelings finally about everything that's gone down," Whedon revealed.

"Their relationship will visibly change forever," he explained. "Their chemistry is something that was conceived, in creating the characters, as two people who are inseparable. We talked about many different versions of that before casting it -- they're like brother and sister who are always bickering and they complete each other's sentences, drive each other crazy and are totally co-dependent." The chat also included a potentially revealing photo.

ANT-MAN & THE WASP

Director Peyton Reed gave some comments to USA Today about the upcoming "Ant-Man" sequel, a film that he's yet to confirm that he's helming but he's at least involved with in some capacity.

"I'm doubly excited [for the sequel]," said Reed. "We're going to do some very, very different things in the next movie and we've set up stuff in the first movie that we can have a lot of fun with in the second movie and go both bigger and smaller at the same time... That's the thing about Hank Pym and Scott Lang in the comics. There's so much stuff -- there's like 50 years of source material to choose from, so we're being smart about what we're going to do with the movie. But there's some very weird stuff in store for these characters."

Opens July 6, 2018

AQUAMAN

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that "Wrath of the Titans" wrtier David Leslie Johnson has joined James Wan's "Aquaman" film. Writers Will Beall and Kurt Johnstad are creating separate scripts for the film. Johnson may be overseeing the development with Wan.

Opens July 27, 2018

ARROW

The CW has released photos from next week's "Brotherhood" episode of "Arrow."

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

There's a theory floating around that Ben Affleck's Batman won't actually be Bruce Wayne; instead, the fan theory posits that Christian Bale will appear in the film as a retired Bruce Wayne and that Affleck will play a new Batman. Yahoo! Celebrity caught up with Bale and asked him about the rumor -- and he denied it outright.

"I haven't heard that. This is the first I've heard of it," Bale said. "I think it's pretty clear that Ben [Affleck] is playing Batman now... No, it's not happening."

Opens March 25, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

Paul Bettany talked to Collider about his reaction upon first reading the "Civil War" script.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," said Bettany. "I think it's really interesting, the way that a huge, epic superhero extravaganza is discussing a really interesting question, which is about people unilaterally going into other people's countries and their intervention there. It's actually an interesting thing to talk about in a massive forum like that."

Bettany also talked about working with directors Joe and Anthony Russo as compared to "Age of Ultron" director Joss Whedon. "They both have a really different approach. I loved working with all three of them. The really great thing with a cast that big is that you have two directors. You can always get one of them to have a chat with about what's coming up next, and that's great. I'm really excited to see what they do with what we shot."

Opens May 6, 2016

THE FLASH

The CW has released a batch of promo stills from Tuesday's "Gorilla Warfare" episode of "The Flash."

GAMBIT

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that director Doug Liman is reportedly nearing a deal to helm Fox's "Gambit" movie following the departure of Rupert Wyatt.

Opens October 7, 2016

IZOMBIE

The CW has released a synopsis for the "Hurt Stalker" episode of "iZombie."

"The Hurt Stalker" - (9:01:00-10:01:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DLV) (HDTV)

ALL ABOUT CLIVE - Detective Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) arrives at the crime scene of a wedding planner who was shot to death, and is shocked to realize that he used to date the victim. To make matters worse, we learn that the murder victim was stalking Detective Babineaux, and that he is now the number one suspect in her murder. Liv (Rose McIver) and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) pose as an engaged couple in order to infiltrate the victim's wedding planning business. Meanwhile, Major (Robert Buckley) is having a tough time dealing with Liv on stalker brains.

Michael Wale directed the episode written by Sara Saedi (#208).

Original airdate 12/1/2015.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

SUICIDE SQUAD

While speaking with Collider, producer Charles Roven talked about "Suicide Squad's" rating -- and the ratings of the rest of the slate of DC films.

"The intention of the film is definitely to be PG-13," said Roven. "We really want to make these films tonally consistent so that, as I said because this is a shared universe, at least our current thinking -- and again, we're not dealing in absolutes because while this is business it's also a creative endeavor, so you want to leave yourself open to changing your mind, doing something different, being inspired, that's the whole process of filmmaking is you have to allow for inspiration as well as having a road map for what you're gonna do. So our plan right now is to make all these films PG-13. In some cases, you know, right there on the edge of PG-13, but still PG-13."

Opens on August 5, 2016

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Nicholas Hoult chatted with IGN and compared "Apocalypse" with the previous two "X-Men" films.

"'First Class' was the first time we went back in time with the younger cast" said Hoult. "'Days of Future Past' dealt with time displacement and all that sort of thing, and blended casts. And this one I think is just going to be pretty huge in many ways. It's set in the '80s. Introducing younger versions of Cyclops and Jean Grey and Storm and those characters so you get a bit of a back story to those guys. And then Apocalypse -- Oscar Isaac -- turns up and is a badass and it all goes quite extreme."

He also talked about Isaac's presence as Apocalypse on set, which loomed large. "To be honest with you, the times we were acting in the same scene were often quite distant. So I could sense the presence of him -- and he's certainly got a lot of presence, in life -- he's a really fun guy to be around. And that character's a tricky one to play, you know, essentially a mutant from an era long ago, awoken in this modern day, very confused about what's been going on around him and decides to do something about it. He certainly brings an intensity to it, in a great way."

Opens May 27, 2016

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