COMIC REEL: Jon Bernthal Wants Punisher's Return To Be "Raw & Intense"; Eisenberg Hopes To Play Luthor Again


Jon Bernthal spoke with Complex about the future of his character, the Punisher.

"For me, it's not a question of what they want to do with a character, it's more, how are they going to do it, and who's going to be the ones to do it," said Bernthal. "This character is in my bones now, he's in my blood. If they want to go forward in any way, for me it's just really going to be about making sure we do it in a way that's raw and intense. I want to push the envelope. I wanna alienate more of the audience and try to bring them back."

Bernthal also appeared on "Conan" and talked about his experience going to comic book stores following the initial casting announcement.

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TV Line caught up with the "S.H.I.E.L.D." cast, who weighed in on what it will be like when they learn that Hive has possessed Ward's dead body.

"On the one hand, it's pretty startling," said Clark Gregg. "But I think on some level, [Coulson] has to kind of be like, 'Of course. Of course.' ... In the brain gymnastics of that moment, when [Coulson] decided to take him out, there's a feeling like he could have left him there and felt pretty safe about it. But how safe could he really feel about it? Other people have already come back... from this [planet], so I don't think he would have been considered permanently neutralized if he had just left him there."

CBR also has an exclusive interview with Brett Dalton and Luke Mitchell about where season three has led their characters.

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You can read a recap of last night's "Arrow," "Beacon of Hope," right here on CBR. There's also a promo for next week's ep, "11:59."

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The LexCorpIndustries Instagram account has released a statement regarding the jailing of Lex Luthor.

Due to unfortunate circumstances, LexCorp Industries will be temporarily suspending it's global operations. When interviewed about his actions against a fallen alien, Lex Luthor responded with; "Ding, ding, ding, ding. Are we entering the second round?" We do not understand Mr. Luthor's actions and LexCorp does not take responsibility for his actions. Thank you for being patient.

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While speaking to Business Insider, Jesse Eisenberg said he's not sure where Lex Luthor will show up next.

"I don't know if they are so settled on where my character goes," said Eisenberg. "I only hope I have another opportunity to work with these wonderful people and play this interesting character... The character has so many different faces. He has a public persona that appears charming and friendly and then a deeply disturbed private persona, so it will be interesting to see where he goes."

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CB.com has transcribed part of the feature story in this month's SFX magazine, which features a cover story on "Civil War."

"Tonally, this is unlike any Marvel movie we've seen before," said co-director Joe Russo. "It's certainly got more edge and, on an emotional level, darker things happen in this movie than people have experienced in other Marvel films."

Co-director Anthony Russo added, "In our own minds we always thought of 'The Winter Soldier' as a political thriller, and we think of 'Civil War' as a psychological thriller. So they're related in tone and texture, but there is a different central dynamic at work."

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Pics from "Flash's" April 19 episode, "Versus Zoom," have been released.


Fox has released pics from the upcoming "Gotham" episode "Into the Woods."


Writer/director James Gunn has shared another thumbnail of a scene that was shot yesterday as part of his "What We Shot Wednesday" series.

Another Wednesday, another shot we just just shot from one of my original thumbnails. I don't think you'll ever guess...

Posted by James Gunn on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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While speaking with IGN, executive producer Simon Kinberg teased that a few familiar X-faces could appear in the "New Mutants" film.

"Traditionally, the New Mutants have some characters that cross over from the mainline 'X-Men' movies. As we are going, I would say it's likely that you will see some familiar faces," he revealed. "There's a very deep bench. There's a long, long list of names, and I'll tell you some of the names on that list I don't even know. That's how deep it goes."


Tom Hiddleston spoke about the upcoming "Thor" sequel in an interview with the Daily Beast, where he seemed to definitively state that "Ragnarok" will be Loki's final appearance.

"'Thor 3' will be cool because I've not done it for four years," said Hiddleston. "I love working with Chris [Hemsworth]. This will be my last time out of the gate."

The Daily Beast asked for a clarification, asking if Hiddleston's Loki will appear in the massive two-part "Avengers: Infinity War." "I don't know! Honestly, I don't know," said Hiddleston, shrugging. "They haven't got their ducks in a row yet. They make it up as they go along."

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Andrew Lincoln praised Negan's upcoming introduction in an interview with EW.

"I read the script and I went, 'This is the greatest entrance ever written,'" said Lincoln. "All of the guys were going, 'Aw, man. I wish I had gotten this guy!'" It's incredible. Although it's also kind of unbearable. Norman [Reedus] and I were like, 'Ugh, all the girls on set are gonna love him.'"

"We've been talking about this guy for a long time," he explained. "It's probably the most important casting since Rick, really. Everybody needs a hero, but I think they probably need a really good baddie even more. Negan's incredibly charismatic. In this deranged society, there is a kind of logic to the way that he is running the place. He runs a tight ship, I'll tell you that much. I'm actually very impressed. I doff my cap to this man!"

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