COMIC REEL: Guggenheim On 'Flash' Crossover; Kinberg On 'Deadpool'


TV Guide has debuted a clip from this week's "S.H.I.E.L.D." episode, "Making Friends and Influencing People," focusing on Agent Simmons and her new morning routine.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


ComicBook.com has a transcript of "Arrow" Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim's comments following a recent screening of the show's season three premiere. The EP talked a bit about Brandon Routh's addition to the cast as Ray Palmer -- a character DC Comics fans know as the Atom.

I will say Ray is a joy to write for because his banter with Felicity is a lot of fun. It's a quality of the show that we've never seen before. Also, he's going to end up as the new head of Queen Consolidated, and we know from past seasons that people in charge of Queen Consolidated aren't always the best people. So, Ray represents either an interesting departure or an interesting twist.

What Ray is planning and up to with his whole Star City campaign, and what he plans to do with the company, will be one of those mysteries. One of the things we wanted to do was reintroduce the concept of mystery to the show. We had that in Season One, with the glyph and the Undertaking, and what was the list about, and the notebook.

The nature of Season Two moved us away from that because we had Slade Wilson and it was a much more upfront story of vengeance. With Season Three, we wanted to reintroduce some of those elements of mystery that make you go, "What's going on there? What's up?" Hopefully, Ray is one of those characters that will do that for us.

Premieres Wednesday, October 8 on the CW


It's not much, but Jeremy Renner has not denied the rumors of a possible Hawkeye appearance in 2016's "Captain America 3." In an interview with Collider, Renner included the sequel when discussing his upcoming filming schedule.

"But then, I still have 'Mission: Impossible 5' that I'm going to shoot in a week," said Renner. "And then, 'Bourne [Untitled Jason Bourne Sequel]' will happen next summer. There are rumblings of 'Captain America 3.' I don't know what's going to happen there. I've got to find the time, man. [Laughs] I'm trying to stay home and I can't."

Opens May 6, 2016


Hero Complex has debuted a new comic book-style poster by artist Gene Ha for the upcoming NBC drama.

Hero Complex also debuted a new TV spot, one packed with a lot more footage of the premiere's special effects shots.

Premieres Friday, October 24 on NBC


Marvel has revealed the logo for their 2015 Netflix drama, "Daredevil" -- and it's quite similar to the one used in the source material.

Marvel also announced a signing event with the show's cast at New York Comic Con. Stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D'Onofrio will sign at the Marvel Booth (#1354) on Saturday, October 11 from 3:45-4:45 p.m. ET. For more information on the ticketed event, visit Marvel.com.


In an interview with ComicBook.com, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" screenwriter Simon Kinberg revealed that the upcoming "Deadpool" feature film will share a universe with Fox's "X-Men" franchise.

"There's definitely a sort of overall plan that we've all been talking about for the X-Men universe now," said Kinberg, "and Deadpool obviously fits into that. So yeah, I guess I would say it's part of certainly an overall timeline and thought process that goes into these films, some of which is inspired by the comics and some which is inspired by seeing what Marvel's done with telling a larger tapestry and linking all those movies together, even as they stand independently as well. The same kind of thought is going to go into these X-Men movies at Fox."

"Deadpool" opens in February 2016


While he may not yet have a leading man to work with, "Doctor Strange" director Scott Derrickson revealed on Twitter yesterday that he has started working on the Disney lot.

I now work on the Disney lot.

- Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) October 5, 2014

Derrickson could be referring to another project, of course, but considering the film's rumored 2016 release date, the timing seems right for "Strange" to get started.

"Doctor Strange" is rumored to hit theaters on July 8, 2016


Karl Urban appeared at a Star Trek convention this past weekend where he opened up about the possibility of a follow-up to 2012's "Dredd."

"I'm incredibly proud of that film and it means a lot to me," said Urban. "And there are a lot of people working very, very hard to deliver a sequel, because it is amazing how many people come up to me and say, 'I really would like to see another installment of that film.' I'm meeting with the filmmakers, actually, on this trip and there's a lot of people trying to make it happen. If it does happen, it's going to be phenomenal and if it's just a one-off event, then so be it -- but we're trying."

You can check out video of the interview below.


Michael B. Jordan has not stopped talking about the Four's new costumes all weekend. On Friday, the actor said in an interview with Wonderwall that the reboot does a "really good job at making it modern, new, fresh without going to the cheesy superhero outfits." The Human Torch has since revealed more about the costumes to ABC News.

"It's a new look," said Jordan. "We are all in containment suits. ...It's gritty. It's a gritty film."

ComicBook.com asked producer Simon Kinberg if we might see the FF and X worlds crossover, and he did not shoot the idea down.

"I love the characters, I love the characters in 'Fan Four,' and I love the new cast," said Kinberg. "Obviously I love the characters and cast of 'X-Men.' So, hypothetically, the notion of putting them together is really intriguing, and there's some really fun stuff that the comics have done in the past. So it's not out of the realm of possibility."

"Fantastic Four" opens on August 7, 2015


Collider has an interview with "Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim where he opens up about the series' impending crossover with "The Flash."

"It's so freakin' awesome!," said Guggenheim. "It really is. I've never had so much fun writing a script before, maybe in my life. It was such a blast to work on. We're filming the 'Arrow' episode right now, and it's just so much fun. I keep telling everyone that we should try for 'Avengers.' It's these two heroes together with a big production value. We're blowing out the doors on this. There's the opportunity for inside jokes, and seeing all of the characters together. What happens when Cisco gets his eyes on Thea? There are moments like that, that you just can't do in a normal episode. It's just so much fun. It's really going to be a blast. Jesse Warren is directing it, and he is just crushing it. Those dailies are really, really insane. Nick Tarabay plays Boomerang/Digger Harkness, and he's amazing. And that weapon is a whole new visual language in the show, and a whole new visual language for our stunt guys to work with. And watching Grant [Gustin] and Stephen [Amell] together is just magic."

"The Flash" debuts Tuesday, October 7 on the CW


A new featurette for the Fox drama has emerged, this time focusing on the Major Crimes Unit division of the GCPD. Victora Cartagen and Andrew Stewart Jones appear in the video, discussing the roles they play on "Gotham."


EW also has an interview with producer Gale Anne Hurd where she discusses the upcoming season and the most ambitious episode they've shot to date.

"Well, certainly what we're seeing is that Rick Grimes is accepting the mantle of leadership in a way that is unlike he's ever done in previous seasons," said Hurd. "And that tends to have a ripple effect, with his relationships across the board in this show. We're also embarking on the most ambitious episodes we've ever done in terms of not only the action set pieces, but also the level of emotional weight that's brought to bear on the characters."

Returns October 13 on AMC

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