GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
IndieWire caught up with director and writer James Gunn recently, and got to learn just a little bit about what might be in store for the world’s new favorite ragtag group of heroes.
“To be honest, I had the basic story for number two while I was working on number one, and perhaps even beyond that,” said Gunn. “So it’s gonna answer a lot of questions that are proposed in the first one, and we’ll be able to get to know some of the characters we didn’t get to know in the first one a little bit more, and we might meet a few new characters too.”
Opens May 5, 2017
Marvel.com has announced that Bridget Regan (“White Collar”) has joined the cast of “Agent Carter” in a recurring role. Regan will play Dottie, a “small town girl from Iowa who’ll have a huge impact on the life of Agent Carter.” Dottie is the second seemingly normal — and all-new — character to join the show, following Lyndsy Fonseca’s casting as Angie Martinelli.
Premieres January 6, 2015 on ABC
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
New promo images for “The Writing on the Wall” have been revealed, and they feature the mysterious tattooed antagonist, his captive and the S.H.I.E.L.D. science team. You can check out a few images below and the rest over at SuperHeroHype.
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
It turns out that the “Age of Ultron” sneak peek that aired during Tuesday’s “Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp To Pop” special may have included a fleeting glimpse of the Vision. The android Avenger has only so far been seen in concept art, but MTV thinks they spotted Vision in one quick sequence.
See that grayish-green and red dude to the far left? That might just be our very first look at the Vision.
Opens May 1, 2015
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Superman Homepage has a report that needs to be taken with a grain or thirty of salt; the information comes from an extra that just couldn’t resist leaking details about scenes they claim to have witnessed while on set. If you wish to remain spoiler-free, even from information provided by an unverified extra, steer clear of this section.
“The first scene we filmed was with Jeremy Irons,” said the mystery source. “It was out in a field with young Bruce Wayne. A flashback to the Wayne funeral. The small set was really cool with the hearse vehicles sporting Gotham license plates… The second scene I was involved in was situated in a half-stadium style set surrounded by tall green screen walls. Henry Cavill was on set dressed as Clark Kent, but did not film with us that day. This scene was a parade scene to take place in ‘Washington D.C.,’ obviously the CG effects for the surroundings would be placed in post production. The parade, we were told, was the funeral for the President of the United States.”
Opens March 25, 2016
BIG HERO 6
Jamie Chung has made her debut appearance as a super hero in “Big Hero 6,” but the GoGo voice actress has always had her eye on one particular hero: Psylocke. Chung opened up about her desire to play the X-Men’s telepathic ninja in an interview with CBR.
“Growing up, ‘X-Men’ was my favorite Marvel property,” said Chung. “It was Wolverine and Cyclops. I’ve always wanted to play a Jubilee or a Storm or a Jean Grey, the Phoenix series was amazing, and I was so intrigued with Mystique. But ultimately I thought the coolest character was Psylocke. I really wanted to be Psylocke… Hopefully they’ll bring her into something. But I think the fans — I kind of put it out in the universe, and the fans, some are like, ‘Oh my God, that would be amazing.’ And the other fans are like, ‘No, that’s so wrong casting. She needs to be British. She needs to be this and that!’ And so I just put it out there for fun.”
Take note that Chung has been working on an British accent.
As the promotional tour for “Interstellar” has coincided with Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” announcement, Jessica Chastain has not been able to avoid questions about whether or not she would be interested in taking to the skies as Carol Danvers. IGN is the latest news outlet to pop the question to Chastain, and the actress expressed the expected level of vague interest.
“Yeah. People have asked me if I’d be interested in playing a superhero or doing a superhero film,” said Chastain. “And absolutely, but for me, in any genre of film that you do… I want to be part of it. So if I’m doing a superhero film, I want to wear a costume, I want a fight scene, I don’t want to be the girlfriend or the civilian that’s taking care of superheroes or whatever. I want to be part of the action. So if they came a-calling, that sounds very cool.”
It sounds like the ball is in your court, Marvel.
Opens July 6, 2018
Hitfix has a lengthy interview with actor Michael James Shaw, who makes his debut as Papa Midnite on “Constantine” tonight. The actor touches on what attracted him to the role.
“I really enjoy playing villains, I’ve played a lot of them in my life,” said Shaw. “Also, when I audition, it’s not really about, ‘Oh, I’m gonna book this part.’ It’s more so a chance to get to step into another person’s shoes, another character’s life and when I started reading up about him — because I had never read any Constantine books, I’d seen the movie with Djimon Honsou and I enjoyed it, but I had no details about the world — so as I started researching about Papa Midnite and his background and his history, I was like, ‘Oh, this is really deep and juicy.’ I don’t know. I just kinda latched onto it and now the rest is history, I guess.”
Series star Matt Ryan has mentioned on numerous occasions that he has dived into his character’s similarly deep and juicy comic book history. He talked a little bit more about this in an interview with CBR.
“I always have a comic with me,” said Ryan when discussing how he finds inspiration for his performance. “And I’ve jumped around so much in the comics that I couldn’t tell you how they go in any order, to be honest with you! But I always have a comic with me so that if there’s any time that I’m not feeling connected to it, I can just pick it up, look at a panel and go ‘Oh yeah…’ And what’s great about them as well, there’s always a physicality to John in the comics, so there’s always something to connect you to it that way as well. So yeah, there’s music and carrying a ‘Hellblazer’ with me everywhere I go.”
NBC has revealed a few promo images from the upcoming fourth episode of “Constantine,” titled ” A Feast of Friends.” You can check out a few of them below and the rest over at SuperHeroHype.
Airs Fridays on NBC
The CW has revealed the synopsis for the show’s seventh episode, titled “Power Outage.”
THE FLASH GETS A VISIT FROM DC CHARACTERS FAROOQ AND THE CLOCK KING -The Flash (Barry Allen) goes up against Farooq aka Blackout (guest star Michael Reventar), a metahuman who can harness electricity. During their battle, Farooq zaps The Flash and siphons all his electricity, leaving The Flash without his speed. Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh), Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) and Cisco (Carlos Valdes) work to reverse the effects on Barry, but their efforts are disrupted when Farooq comes banging on S.T.A.R. Labs doors in search of Wells, who he blames for his accident. Without Barry’s powers to protect them, the group must figure out a way to save themselves from the metahuman.
Meanwhile, Tockman (guest star Robert Knepper) manages a coup inside the Central City police department and takes several people hostage, including Joe (Jesse L. Martin) and Iris (Candice Patton). While Iris is sure The Flash will save them, Eddie (Rick Cosnett) has a trick up his sleeve.
Larry Shaw directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Grainne Godfree.
Airs Tuesdays on the CW
SpoilerTV has posted a few more promo photos from the upcoming “Harvey Dent” episode, and the images show the proto-Two-Face in full coin-flipping mode.
Airs Mondays on Fox
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