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COMIC REEL: Gorilla Grodd To Fight “Flash”; Archie Goes Dark For Fox Series

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COMIC REEL: Gorilla Grodd To Fight “Flash”; Archie Goes Dark For Fox Series

ANT-MAN

“Ant-Man” script doctor and “Anchorman” director Adam McKay teased to Crave Online that his relationship with Marvel may extend past giving the diminutive hero a punch up.

“I’m starting to get into the early stages with Marvel,” said McKay. “I just did a big rewrite on ‘Ant-Man’ with Paul Rudd and had such a great time working with them that we’re kicking around ideas. But yeah, maybe I would take on one of the characters so we haven’t locked in anything, but discussions are definitely going on.”

Opens July 17, 2015

ARROW

A synopsis for this season’s sixth episode, “Guilty,” has made its way online, and it sees Ted Grant getting into a bit of trouble.

TED GRANT IS ACCUSED OF MURDER – After a body is found strung up in the Wildcat gym,Ted Grant (J.R. Ramirez) becomes the main suspect. Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Laurel (KatieCassidy) argue over Ted’s innocence. Meanwhile, in flashbacks, when Maseo (Karl Yune) needsOliver to remember where an informant for China White stashed key information, he asks Tatsu(guest star Rila Fukushima) to help jog Oliver’s memory. Roy (Colton Haynes) shares a secret withFelicity (Emily Bett Rickards). Peter Leto directed the episode written by Erik Oleson; KetoShimizu.

The CW has posted a behind the scenes look at the preparation that went into the epic Arrow vs. Oliver Queen fight.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

THE FLASH

Explosive rogue Plastique will make her debut in the fifth episode of the season, set to air on November 11th. A synopsis for the episode has released:

KELLY FRYE GUEST STARS AS DC COMICS’ PLASTIQUE AND CLANCY BROWN GUEST STARS AS GENERAL EILING – After a bomb goes off downtown, the army, led by General Eiling (guest star Clancy Brown), rolls in and takes over the case, much to Joe’s (Jesse Martin)surprise. Suspicious, Joe tells Barry (Grant Gustin) that he and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs should look into the army’s involvement. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) informs the team that Eiling was experimenting on his men to turn them into super soldiers. Cisco (Carlos Valdes) confirms one of Eiling’s soldiers, Bette Sans Souci (guest star Kelly Frye), was at the bomb site. The Flash tracksher down and realizes that she’s not setting off the bombs, she is a meta-human who can blowthings up just by touching them. Meanwhile, when Joe learns Iris is writing about “the streak,” hetells Barry to make her stop. Barry realizes Iris won’t listen to him so he decides to have The Flash pay her a visit. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Aaron Helbing & Todd Helbing & Brooke Eikmeier.

“Flash” executive producer and Chief Creative Officer of DC Comics dropped a bit of a bombshell during a Buzzfeed interview. The longtime “Flash” scribe revealed that the glimpse of Gorilla Grodd’s cage in the pilot was not just an Easter egg.

“Like, I can’t believe Gorilla Grodd’s gonna be in a ‘Flash’ TV show,” said Johns. “That’s insane. Like, I say it out loud and I still think it’s insane. But that’s what we want to do; we want to break new ground.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

If you feel like watching approximately thirteen percent of Monday’s “Gotham” right now, you can thanks to five new clips just released by Fox! Gordon, Bullock, Montoya, Allen, lil Bruce and more all pop up in these scenes from “Spirit of the Goat,” so it kind of is like watching the whole thing.

Airs Mondays on Fox

IZOMBIE

TV Guide has learned that a quasi-“Veronica Mars” reunion will take place on the CW’s upcoming adaptation of the Vertigo series. Percy Daggs III, who played Wallace on the cult favorite series, will team up once again with Rob Thomas, the producer of both “Mars” and “iZombie.” Daggs will play a rich man locked in a custody battle for his stepdaughter. Matters go from bad to worse when his stepdaughter’s father is mysteriously killed — a development that will probably cause series lead to Liv Moore (Rose McIver) getting involved

Premieres in 2015 on the CW

POWERS

CBR TV has an interview with “Powers” co-creator Michael Avon Oeming and series star Susan Heyward. In the video, the actress reveals what attracted her to the role of Deena Pilgrim.

“I like the way she just tells the truth,” said Heyward. “She gets really confused when the people around her aren’t saying what’s clear, what’s obviously happening and this is obviously what we need to do to get to truth and to solve the case. So why are we even playing with, like, niceties and being politic. I love how unpolitic she is.”

You can check out the whole interview below.

RIVERDALE

Deadline reported that “Arrow” and “Flash” executive producer Greg Berlanti is set to bring Archie and the gang to Fox. The show will be written by Archie comics writer and Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Aguirre-Sacasa is no stranger to the Fox network; he previously wrote for “Glee” before transitioning to Archie Comics series like “Afterlife With Archie.” The show, titled “Riverdale,” will feature the entire Archie cast, from Jughead to Kevin Keller, and there are plans in place to introduce Josie and the Pussycats as well.

Aguirre-Sacasa spoke to CBR about the series, hinting that it might have a touch of darkness to it.

“I love the idea — and I’ve talked a little bit about this in “Afterlife” — that over 75 years, there have been thousands and thousands of Archie stories told, but there’s always a secret story that’s happening in between the panels of these comic book stories,” said Aguirre-Sacasa. “This show is going to explore that. The way we started in ‘Afterlife,’ learning stuff about Mr. Lodge, the way we explore the weirdness of Cheryl and Jason Blossom — the Blossoms are going to be characters on our show as well… It’s about going a little bit deeper and revealing things that have been bubbling there in the subtext, and making it a little more textual.”

SPAWN

Fans eagerly awaiting an update on the next “Spawn” animated series got their wish when creator Todd McFarlane posted three pieces of concept art to his Facebook page. Character designs for supporting characters Sam and Twitch were revealed, as well as two background shots of a city street. The update confirms that progress is still being made on the series, but no firm release date has been announced.

WONDER WOMAN

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Warner Bros. is looking for a female director to helm Wonder Woman’s big screen solo debut. If this happens, it would only be the second superhero film to ever be directed by a woman; Lexi Alexander directed 2008’s “Punisher: War Zone.” Unless Marvel puts one of their female super heroes into one of their pre-2017 release dates, “Wonder Woman” will be the first super hero film to star a woman since 2005’s “Elektra.”

Rumored to open on June 23, 2017

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