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COMIC REEL: Hardy, Smith Eyed For “Suicide Squad”; New “Batman v Superman” Set Footage

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COMIC REEL: Hardy, Smith Eyed For “Suicide Squad”; New “Batman v Superman” Set Footage

SUICIDE SQUAD

Warner Bros. has made it clear that they want a cast of A-list actors to head up their anti-hero team-up film from director David Ayer. The Hollywood Reporter has heard that the studio has a few names in mind: Will Smith, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hardy and Margot Robbie. Warners has declined to comment.

Opens in 2016

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

ComicBookMovie has posted a clip from next week’s episode, “A Hen in the Wolf House.” The new footage depicts a rather awkward date between Coulson and Raina.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

You can check out our recap of last night’s episode, “Sara,” over at Spinoff. The CW has released a trailer for next week’s episode, “Corto Maltese,” that bears the title “Thea.”

There’s now a description for the fifth episode of “Arrow’s” third season floating around,

“The Secret Origin of Felicity Smoak” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-14, DV) (HDTV)

CHARLOTTE ROSS (“NYPD BLUE”) STARS AS FELICITY’S MOTHER – When a cyber attack brings Starling City to its knees, Oliver (Stephen Amell) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) are pushed to their limits to contain the destruction. Life gets even more complicated for Felicity when her mother, Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross), stops by for a surprise visit. Meanwhile, Ted Grant (guest star JR Ramirez) questions Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) motives, and Thea (Willa Holland) buys an apartment with Malcolm’s (John Barrowman) “estate” money, which infuriates Oliver. Nolan Funk guest stars as Felicity’s ex-boyfriend. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Brian Ford Sullivan (#305). Original airdate 11/5/2014.

Brandon Routh spoke to Comic Book Resources about his return to the DC Universe as Ray Palmer, the man that may one day become the Atom.

“We’ll see he’s a do-gooder at heart, but we just see this exterior that’s completely different,” said Routh. “Whether that’s real or a façade, we don’t know. Oliver has a façade he used for a while. Everybody has their public face and private personality. As Ray finds where he is going to land as far as what he represents as Ray Palmer and potentially the Atom, that may shift. He definitely gets to be the wisecracker. In the beginning, he’s a little bit more of a wheeler-dealer kind of jerk to Oliver, but it’s all in good fun. He’s excited and passionate about what he’s doing. He has no ill will against Oliver.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Superhero Hype has posted a video from Albuquerque, New Mexico local news station KOAT focusing on the massive set being constructed in the desert outside of Deming. People are speculating that the structure could be the home of either Wonder Woman or — with the help of a watery camera filter — Aquaman. Either way, seeing a set of this size being constructed is pretty awesome.

Opens March 25, 2016

DC

DC and Warner Bros. shook the world yesterday by unveiling their entire superhero movie slate from now to 2020. The schedule looks like:

2016: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad” (David Ayer will direct)
2017: “Wonder Woman” (starring Gal Gadot) and “Justice League” (Zack Snyder will direct)
2018: “The Flash” (starring Ezra Miller) and “Aquaman” (starring Jason Momoa)
2019: “Shazam” and “Justice League 2” (Zack Snyder will direct)
2020: “Cyborg” and “Green Lantern”

In addition to these ten films Time Warner revealed via Twitter that this schedule does not take into account more solo Batman and Superman films.

DOCTOR STRANGE

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Ryan Gosling has met with Marvel Studios about taking on the titular role of “Doctor Strange.” Gosling is the latest in a very long line of rumored actors; just yesterday the role of Stephen Strange was rumored to be Ewan McGregor’s.

Rumored to open on July 8, 2016

JUSTICE LEAGUE 2

Badass Digest has heard from their sources that the villain for the “Justice League” sequel will be — are you ready? — Darkseid. This will heighten the threat posed by Brainiac, the rumored villain of the first “Justice League” film. The site has also heard from sources that the catastrophic events of 2013’s “Man of Steel” will play a pivotal role in the rest of DC’s upcoming slate, with everything from General Zod’s body to the world engine playing a factor.

The “Justice League” films kick off in 2017

THE WALKING DEAD

Deadline has reported that Alexandra Breckenridge has joined the cast of AMC’s zombie drama in a recurring role with the possibility of expanding to a series regular. The breakdown describes her character — Samantha — as “an attractive, strong, smart, charming and articulate woman who also has a vulnerable side. She’s a mother with a bohemian spirit, and a talented artist.” It should be noted that AMC tends to give characters false names and descriptions in order to disguise characters being brought in from the source material, so Breckenridge’s role might still be a mystery.

Airs Sundays on AMC

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