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COMIC REEL: Grillo Hints At Crossbones In “Captain America 3”; New “Agent Carter” Promo Packs A Punch

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COMIC REEL: Grillo Hints At Crossbones In “Captain America 3”; New “Agent Carter” Promo Packs A Punch


Frank Grillo talked to Entertainment Weekly about the status of his burned up bad guy Brock Rumlow and his chances of appearing as the character’s super villain alter ego Crossbones in the next “Cap” film.

“[‘Winter Soldier’] was only a taste of what’s to come with the next film, and I couldn’t be more humbled and excited,” Grillo said. “They just kind of called and said, ‘What kind of shape are you in? We’re going to need a body scan.’ They scan your body so that whatever you wear fits you like a glove.”

While a body scan isn’t an official offer, it does sound like Grillo will make his Crossbones debut in the next film. “He’s a badass,” Grillo said of Crossbones. “He is just vicious. I like the idea that it’s no holds barred. I love the physicality. We all know what Crossbones represents in his world.”

Opens May 6, 2016


ABC has aired a new promo for “Agent Carter” that advertises the series’ special mix of spy action and patriarchy punching.

Premieres January 6, 2015 on ABC


After two and a half seasons with a firm “no superpowers” firmly in place, executive producer Marc Guggenheim told CBR that the upcoming “Flash” crossover episode has changed his mind on the metahuman matter.

“What’s fun about episode 8 for ‘Arrow’ is it proved to me, as a writer and a producer, hey, you know what? You can do metahumans on ‘Arrow’ without feeling like the show is changing its tone too much,” said Guggenheim. He said that viewers may see more metahumans on “Arrow” after the event. “It’s something that we all sort of collectively realized — hey, the show can handle that. So that’s kind of cool. I might have to amend my earlier comment from the beginning of the year, just because this kind of works.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


Former Batman Christian Bale admitted in an interview with “Empire” that he was initially jealous of Ben Affleck upon learning that the actor would play the Dark Knight.

“I’ve got to admit initially, even though I felt that it was the right time to stop, there was always a bit of me going, ‘Oh, go on… Let’s do another,'” said Bale. “So when I heard there was someone else doing it, there was a moment where I just stopped and stared into nothing for half an hour.

“But I’m 40. The fact that I’m jealous of someone else playing Batman… I think I should have gotten over it by now. I haven’t spoken with Ben, but I emailed him offering bits of advice that I learned the hard way. I would imagine he is doing everything he can to avoid anything that I did.”

Opens March 25, 2016

CONSTANTINE has a rundown of “Constantine” producer Daniel Cerone’s late night Twitter session where he addressed the show’s halted production.

Despite having production shut down after it’s initial order of 13 episodes is complete, “Constantine’s” rising ratings have kept it in the running for a second season on NBC.

Airs Fridays on NBC


Production company Benderspink has closed a deal to develop the Devil’s Due property “Drafted” into a feature film. The Mark Powers-written comic tells the story of Earth’s first contact with aliens and the intergalactic war that follows. “Drafted” is the third comic property to be developed by Benderspink, following “Fathom” and “Five Ghosts.”


Fox has released a promo for “Gotham’s” January return that sets up the show’s new status quo, including Gordon’s job at Arkham and the Penguin’s new prominence in the crime world.

Airs Mondays on Fox


The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Michelle MacLaren has signed on to direct and develop “Wonder Woman” for Warner Bros. This will mark MacLaren’s debut feature film after helming critically acclaimed episodes of “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones” and “The Walking Dead.” “Wonder Woman” will star Gal Gadot in the title role; she will make her debut as the character in 2016’s “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

Rumored to open on June 23, 2017


Deadline reported yesterday that Oscar Isaac has signed on to play the titular villain role in director Bryan Singer’s upcoming “X-Men” film. Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) will play Apocalypse, an ancient mutant with molecular manipulation abilities that allows him to change his size, shape and strength at will, among other more impressive abilities glimpsed in the post-credits scene of “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” Isaac will also star in “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.”

Opens May 27, 2016

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