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COMIC REEL: “Gotham” Launches Viral Campaign; Routh on Atom’s “Arrow” Costume

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COMIC REEL: “Gotham” Launches Viral Campaign; Routh on Atom’s “Arrow” Costume

GOTHAM

“Gotham” has launched two promotional websites for fans to explore in anticipation of the premiere. One is WitnessGotham.com, which allows users to gather “evidence” at the Wayne murder scene. The evidence is really just profiles and assets from the series. However, one reference to the Gotham Chronicle leads users to the website for the fictional paper. The customized Tumblr has a bit of lore and a few character profiles, and will likely be further updated as the show progresses through its first season.

FOX also released a new full clip of the series, focusing on Ben McKenzie’s James Gordon, Jada Pinkett-Smith as Fish Mooney and Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot.

Female First spoke with showrunner Bruno Heller, who stated that there’s no cap on the number of villains that “Gotham” could include.

“We’re looking for characters who live in the real world of Gotham as opposed to the even more super real world of Metropolis if you like,” Heller told Female First. “It’s not about super powers, it’s about super will, if you like. We veer towards those characters who are interesting as people, rather than interesting for their particular power or their particular gimmick or their costume.”

Debuts September 22 on FOX

ARROW

ComicBook.com has posted transcripts from Brandon Routh’s interview with The DJ Tanner Show, where the actor confirmed that he’ll show up in costume during the course of his role as Ray Palmer in “Arrow.”

“It’s a totally different suit and I haven’t been in it yet, I’ve only seen drawings,” Routh told The DJ Tanner Show. “It’s a very different character and I really can’t say too much about what the suit’s going to look like — just that it’s very different and I don’t believe it has a cape, which doesn’t really surprise anybody if you’ve seen The Atom in the comics. But it’s a cool opportunity; it’s a cool show with a huge following. They do a great job grounding the show. Having my character on there — he has a lot of different elements. I get to come on there and [do some] comedy in a pretty dark world. My character, Ray Palmer, interacts with Felicity mostly in the episodes I’ve shot so far and it’s just a lot of fun. I have a great time working with Emily. I think it’s going to add it a whole new element to the show that I think fans will like, whether they dislike Ray getting into the middle of the Oliver/Felicity relationship or not.”

The CW has also debuted a new “Arrow” cast poster featuring Roy, Felicity, Oliver, Laurel and Diggle.

Plus, production is underway for “The Flash”/”Arrow” crossover pair of episodes, and @FLASHtvwriters has posted a photo of the writers and cast of both shows together for the table read.

Returns October 8 on The CW

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has released the first official synopsis for “The Walking Dead” season five. There’s not really much here other than vague teases for the post-apocalyptic series, but that’s pretty par for the course when it comes to pre-premiere plot synopses for a full season.

Season Four of The Walking Dead ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered, and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate.

Season Five picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrades, as well as new locales, new conflicts, and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.

Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them…

After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost, and held on to no matter what the cost…

Who do they become?

Returns to AMC in October

AGENTS OF SHIELD

ComingSoon.net has posted the official synopsis for the third season two episode, “Making Friends and Influencing People.”

Coulson and his team race against HYDRA to get to Donnie Gill — a dangerous gifted with the ability to freeze objects — while Simmons is caught in the crossfire.

J. August Richards spoke with CBR News about coming on to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as Deathlok and the importance of his role as the first season began to wind down.

“I didn’t realize that it would be my arc to take out the bad guy — spoiler alert! — or to have such a big moment at the end,” Richards told CBR. “I didn’t know that it was going there. I didn’t know that it was all leading up to that. It was so awesome for me to be able to turn that rocket on Bill Paxton and fire away. It felt so good. You know, to be able to kind of take my life back, in a certain way. But my character feels so much guilt that that isn’t enough redemption for him, and he needs more. You know, so it’s really interesting to watch the character unfold. I often joke that I feel like I get the stories at the same time as the audience does.”

Returns September 23 on ABC

BATMAN V SUPERMAN

Nothing super new, but here’s a new photo of the “Batman V Superman” Batmobile, as posted by the Autoblog.com Twitter.

Opens March 25, 2016

JUSTICE LEAGUE: GODS AND MONSTERS CHRONICLES

DC Entertainment and Machinima have teamed up for a new “Justice League” animated series of shorts. Titled “Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles,” the shorts will release online in advance of “Justice League: Gods and Monsters,” an upcoming DC Universe Animated Movie. The film will be executive produced by Bruce Timm and co-produced by Alan Burnett, and the two are also involved in the shorts.

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