COMIC REEL: Kinberg on "X-Men: Apocalypse"; Jordan on "Fantastic Four"


It looks like Joaquin Phoenix will not play the lead role in "Doctor Strange" -- the actor, reportedly in final negotiations with Marvel to play Doctor Strange, has exited talks with no deal in place. The studio has reportedly already begun the search for another actor to fill the cape of the master of mystical arts.


Wondering who Norman Reedus' strangest "The Walking Dead" fans are? Reedus visited "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" and discussed some of the oddest requests he's received from fans over the years.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Andrew Lincoln has shaved his Rick Grimes beard, and showed up to the Universal Studios premiere completely bereft of beard.

"Either I'm not in the show anymore or there's a flashback where I found a razor," Lincoln told THR, laughing. "[Losing the beard] was more pleasant for my wife. ... It's an extraordinary and interesting thing that goes down [in the show]. I can't really get into it because I don't want to spoil it."

Returns October 13 on AMC


Michael B. Jordan spoke with the New York Daily News about a number of his upcoming projects, including "Fantastic Four," calling the take on the franchise "epic."

"It's something that we kind of willed to happen, which was really important to me and Josh (Trank)," Jordan told the New York Daily News. "We're lucky we had a studio behind us that really supported our ambition and our want for change. Now we have something really epic."

Opens August 7, 2015


Collider spoke with Simon Kinberg about "X-Men: Apocalypse" and how it represents the final chapter of the "First Class" trilogy.

"I will say that ['X-Men: Apocalypse'] is definitely the close of a trilogy for those 'First Class' characters, which isn't to say we won't see them in future movies, hopefully we will, but it's a completion of an arc for them. I think that the friendship between Erik and Charles, which has always been so integral to the franchise, is something we're continuing to explore and hopefully deepen with Apocalypse. And the relationship between Beast and Mystique is a really interesting one that we didn't have a lot of time to explore in 'Days of Future Past,' so we'll have an opportunity to do more of that in 'Apocalypse.'"

Opens May 27, 2016


Harvey Dent is heading to "Gotham." The series has cast Nicholas D'Agosto as the man who will become Two-Face, described by Deadline as " a bright, charming, idealistic Assistant District Attorney whose sole mission is to eradicate the crime and corruption that has poisoned Gotham."

FOX has also released two new clips from upcoming episode "The Balloonman," which feature Oswald Cobblepot and Selina Kyle.

Airs Mondays on FOX


Emily Bett Rickards and Caity Lotz stopped by the CBR Yacht at Comic-Con to discuss the upcoming season of "Arrow" and more.

The CW has released the official episode description of the series' third episode, "Corto Maltese," and Comic Book Movie has posted photos from the seasons' second episode, "Sara."

OLIVER SEARCHES FOR THEA IN CORTO MALTESE WHILE DIGGLE TRACKS A.R.G.U.S. AGENT MARK SHAW - Oliver (Stephen Amell) decides it's time for Thea (Willa Holland) to come back to Starling City, so he packs for Corto Maltese, where Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) has traced Thea's whereabouts. Lyla (guest star Audrey Marie Anderson) asks Diggle (David Ramsey) to go with Oliver because one of her field operatives, Mark Shaw (guest star David Cubitt), has gone dark in Corto Maltese and she'd like him to look into it. Feeling responsible for Thea's departure, Roy (Colton Haynes) joins Oliver and Diggle on their journey. Shaw double-crosses Diggle, putting numerous A.R.G.U.S. agents, including Lyla, at risk. Meanwhile, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) meets Ted Grant (J.R. Ramirez), and Felicity adjusts to her new job. Stephen Surjik directed the episode written by Erik Oleson & Beth Schwartz (#303).

Finally, DC has gone old-school for the most recent ad for "Arrow" season three -- with the Arrow fighting Oliver Queen, and the ad teasing the "new and improved Vertigo."

Debuts October 8 on The CW


Marvel and ABC have released the first official synopsis of the fifth episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." season two, "A Hen in the Wolf House," which features the first appearance of Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse/Mockingbird.

"A Hen in the Wolf House" - Coulson's team is up against the beautiful and deadly Bobbi Morse--Security Chief for Hydra. Meanwhile, Skye's father forces Raina to reunite him with his daughter at any cost, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Tuesday, October 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Ruth Negga as Raina, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Kyle MacLachlan as The Doctor, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, Adam Kulbersh as Kenneth Turgeon, Dale Waddington as Dr. Lingenfelter, Chase Kim as waiter, Caleb Smith as bartender, Amir Talai as Schneider, Valorie Hubbard as Aunt Cindy, Jessen Noviello as lead tac agent, Adam Dunnells as Brick, Ronnie Blevins as Deacon, Charles Fathy as head chef and James Hutchison as tac agent guard.

"A Hen in the Wolf House" was written by Brent Fletcher and directed by Holly Dale.

Comic Book Movie has posted some new photos from the fourth episode of the season, "Face My Enemy," which features May and Coulson dancing undercover.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


Continuing the trend of new episode descriptions, The CW has released the official description of "The Flash's" third episode, "Things You Can't Outrun," featuring Robbie Amell as Ronnie Raymond. Plus, it also introduces The Mist!

THE FLASH BATTLES THE MIST, CAITLIN TELLS BARRY ABOUT RONNIE - As Barry (Grant Gustin) and the team at S.T.A.R. Labs work to capture Kyle Nimbus (guest star Anthony Carrigan), a.k.a. The Mist, a dangerous new meta-human with toxic gas powers, they revisit the painful night the particle accelerator exploded and killed Caitlin's (Danielle Panabaker) fiance, Ronnie (guest star Robbie Amell). Meanwhile, Joe (Jesse Martin) decides to finally visit Henry (John Wesley Shipp) in jail after all these years, but things take a dangerous turn when Kyle shows up looking to punish Joe for arresting him years ago. Meanwhile, Iris (Candice Patton) and Eddie (Rick Cosnett) continue to hide their relationship from Joe. Jesse Warn directed the episode written by Alison Schapker & Grainne Godfree (#103).

Once again, Comic Book Movie has quite a few photos from the second episode of the series, "The Fastest Man Alive."

The CW has released a new promo that hypes the extended season premiere of "The Flash," which has some previously unseen footage added to the pilot.

Debuts October 7 on The CW


The Wrap has posted a new "Star Wars Rebels" clip in anticipation of its debut today on the Disney XD.

Debuts October 3 on Disney XD

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