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COMIC REEL: Guggenheim Talks White Canary's Debut; Gadot Wants To Inspire As Wonder Woman

ARROW

ComicBook.com has a report from a press roundtable "Arrow" star Stephen Amell gave during Comic-Con International, wherein he talks about the inspirational role his vigilante character has taken on.

"The Arrow is not an inspiration...but the Arrow is dead, so if there is a new version of that hero, hopefully one of the things that he strives to do is inspire people," said Amell. "That is the basic tenet of a superhero -- that they have to make people believe in something bigger than themselves."

The actor also posted a Green Arrow image to Twitter, possibly alluding to his character's evolution into a more comic accurate version of the hero.

#GreenArrow#Season4 11 Weeks pic.twitter.com/OA9TpO4Kxm

- Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 22, 2015

E! Online also got a soundbite from EP Marc Guggenheim, who revealed that White Canary will return on "Arrow" before becoming a regular on "Legends of Tomorrow."

"The White Canary will be launched in the first few episodes of Arrow," said Guggenheim. "4x08, our typical crossover episode, will be doing a lot of heavy-lifting in terms of getting the 'Legends of Tomorrow' characters set up and also seeing where they are with relation to 'The Flash.' It's a big episode."

The Hollywood Reporter revealed yesterday that Jimmy Akingbola will appear on the fourth season of "Arrow" in the role of Baron Blitzkrieg, a recurring villain in Oliver Queen's flashback sequences.

Returns October 7 on the CW

ANT-MAN

In an interview with CinemaBlend conducted earlier this month, Evangeline Lilly weighed in on one of "Ant-Man's" more spoilery developments. When asked about whether or not she thought her mother, Wasp, was still alive, she replied:

"Marvel hasn't told me, but I kind of, again, fabricating my own... I think that she could be and that it could be a great, I mean, I would love to see a storyline where Hope somehow, I don't know, tries to find her mom or meets her or something happens where there's some amazing reunion," said Lilly. "I think that would be super cool, and I have my dream casting already, for my mom." That dream casting: "Michelle Pfeiffer."

In an interview with CBR, "Saturday Night Live" alum Garrett Morris talked about his cameo in the film, specifically why director Peyton Reed sought him out.

"Way back when the dinosaurs were roaming around, I did a [sketch on 'SNL'] called 'Ant-Man at a Party,'" says Morris. "That's what they were referring to. But you see, only if you have a wheelchair now, would you even remember that. People 25 or under, you don't know what the hell [my cameo] means. 'Why is that black man in there looking up? What's he doing there?'"

Morris stated that he knew who Ant-Man was prior to the sketch, which also included Jim Belushi as the Hulk and Dan Aykroyd as the Flash, and revealed that the costume was the work of "the people in the costuming department at NBC -- they were the ones who looked at the magazine and then made their own version."

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BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

While speaking with Interview, Gal Gadot had plenty to say about her role as Wonder Woman, specifically how it marks a career goal for her.

"When I just started as an actress, you go to L.A. and the managers and the agency set up general meetings with directors and writers. They always ask you the same questions: 'What are you looking for? What types of movie would you like to do?' And I always said, 'I'm open.' I'm very open to all different genres because I'm a very open-minded girl. But eventually, I told them that I wanted to be able to show the stronger side of women. I didn't want to do the obvious role that you see in Hollywood most of the time, which is the heartbroken girl who's waiting to be rescued by the guy, blah, blah, blah. I wanted to do something different. Little did I know that I would land Wonder Woman not long after."

When it was pointed out that she will headline the first female superhero movie in over a decade, Gadot shared her enthusiasm. "Oh, my God, I'm so excited about this role. I feel like I've been given a huge opportunity to inspire people, not only women. And not because of me but because of who Wonder Woman is and what she stands for. There's a lot of responsibility. But I have the best team and the best people to work with. It's going to be an amazing ride, knock on wood."

Thanks to the "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" trailer, we know that the Dark Knight's longtime sidekick Robin will have at least a cameo in the massive Warner Bros. movie. Heroic Hollywood has heard from an unnamed source that director Zack Snyder's son Eli will be playing the part.

"Zack Snyder's hot shot quaterback son Eli is supposedly playing the dead Robin that was filmed with Jared Leto," writes HH's Umberto Gonzalez. At 6'0" and 174 lbs, Eli was the starting quarterback for his high school football team and will attend UCLA in the fall to study film.

Photographer Clay Enos, who's documented a number of Snyder's past productions, has given at least a little weight to these rumors with a tweet featuring a picture of the Snyders with a possibly telling -- or trolling -- caption.

#Repost @cruelfilms・・・Boy wonder? http://t.co/cRWWJ9TuMl pic.twitter.com/9SeeAq9SLx

- Clay Enos (@ClayEnos) July 23, 2015

Opens March 25, 2016

THE FLASH

TV Line has posted a featurette focusing on the Emmy nominated visual effects of "The Flash." You can check it out over at their site.

Returns October 6 on the CW

SUICIDE SQUAD

A Marvel/DC crossover took place on the set of "Suicide Squad" -- although you wouldn't know it if you just looked at Instagram. The Twitter account SuicideSquad Updates caught the pic, originally posted by actor Joel Kinnaman, which featured Marvel's new Spider-Man Tom Holland loaded up with weapons and chomping on a teeny cigar.

Joel posted this photo from on set! #SuicideSquad pic.twitter.com/DlZk4DXhO7

- SuicideSquad Updates (@SuicideSquadHQ) July 21, 2015

Kinnaman's Instagram feed has since been scrubbed of the pic, leaving HitFix to wonder if that was done at the request of either Warner Bros. or Marvel. The site mentions rumblings that previous Spider-candidate Asa Butterfield was passed over because of his openness on social media, possibly revealing too much about the process. The removal of the pic and the mystery surrounding that action have only lead to speculation and no one involved has yet to comment on the image.

Opens on August 5, 2016

SUPERGIRL

Variety has a clip from "Supergirl" that features Melissa Benoist's Kara going toe-to-toe with Calista Flockhart's Cat Grant over the name Supergirl. The clip itself isn't new, as it was featured in its entirety in the first sizzle reel released for the CBS series.

Entertainment Weekly has debuted something new, though -- a high-flying "Supergirl" poster.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Following their reveal in "Entertainment Weekly" last week, Fox has released hi-res versions of the first images from "Apocalypse."

Opens May 27, 2016

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