LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
In an interview with CTV conducted during Canada's TV Upfronts, two stars from "Legends of Tomorrow" -- Ciara Renee and Caity Lotz -- discussed their roles in the show.
"We haven't seen a live-action version of Hawkgirl. It's cool to be the first one," said Renee. "Hope I don't mess it up. The character, Kendra Saunders, that I'm playing, she's just sort of figuring out that she has this power -- this overwhelming anger that turns her into a warrior. She doesn't quite understand it. She's kind of realizing that she's had past lives, which is a weird thing to realize as well. So, I don't think she's a superhero just yet but she does have something interesting going on."
Lotz talked about returning as the White Canary, thanking the Lazarus Pit for bringing her back to life following her death in "Arrow." "We want to make it different, there's going to be changes," said Lotz. "She's still Sara Lance but there has to be repercussions for everything that she's been through, so I'm hoping we really get to play with that stuff."
When asked about the affect the Lazarus Pit will take on Sara Lance, Lotz said, "I would think that it's going to have a toll. Just like Thea went into the Lazarus Pit and we saw how it affected her, and Sara was dead for a long time so I feel like there's going to be a big shift."
Premieres in 2016 on the CW
In an interview with CTV, Hayley Atwell talked about the upcoming second season of "Agent Carter," which will see Peggy traveling to Los Angeles.
"We're going to LA for season two," said Atwell. "I kind of keep thinking 'L.A. Confidential' in my head when I think about season two -- there's a very dark glamor to it. And there'll be lots of beautiful shots of the rolling Hollywood hills and palm trees and maybe Peggy sitting in a convertible, with a head scarf, looking fabulous... I love playing her and it's such a beautiful and elegant time for the men and the women. It's not very comfortable, especially doing all the stunts in a pencil skirt and high heels, but I'm kinda used to that now. I'm looking forward to going back, also, because I know her so well, you're not creating a character from scratch anymore, she's established. So we can have more fun with it."
Returns to ABC in 2016
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
In a lengthy report over at Global License, Warner Bros. Consumer Products goes a long way to assure fans that Wonder Woman will not be excluded from "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" merchandise.
"Our comprehensive program will include Wonder Woman in the merchandise lines and in standalone products supporting the film," said Karen McTier, executive vice president, WBCP. "We have always had a robust line for Wonder Woman, and her role in this film and future films offers us more opportunities to feature her character and empowering attributes in many creative ways."
A number of promotional images of Wonder Woman have already surfaced, illustrated in the same style as various shots of Batman and Superman.
"This is the first time ever that fans will see Batman and Superman together in a theatrical event. And let's not forget the two new Batsuits, a new Batmobile, the Batwing, a new logo and Wonder Woman that all create really merchandisable elements for our partners," McTier said to Global License. "We have had phenomenal success with each character in their own world, but now we are able to supercharge the opportunity based on the most universally recognized Super Heroes."
Key licensees include Mattel, Rubie's Costume Co., LEGO, Bioworld and Hallmark. The article states that merchandise for "Batman V Superman" will begin to roll out eight weeks ahead of the film's release.
Opens March 25, 2016
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
In the aforementioned interview with CTV, Hayley Atwell also spoke about her visit to the "Captain America: Civil War" set.
"It's going well," said Atwell of the filming. "That god I was there to make sure everyone kept the focus. I literally just went because I had time and I missed the Marvel family, so I went down to see everyone. I walked on set and knew half the crew and the writers and it was hilarious. I couldn't tweet many pictures from the set so I just stuck to Chris Evans' trailer and the muscle milk he keeps in his refrigerator."
Opens May 6, 2016
A new Human Torch-centric teaser has been released via "Fantastic Four's" Facebook page.
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Opens August 7
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2
Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana reunited on the red carpet of Spike TV's Guys Choice Awards this past Saturday, a moment captured by MTV. Pratt, who has gone on record at having cried after hearing just the pitch for "Guardians 2," teased Saldana's role.
"Your part is great, oh yeah," Pratt told Saldana, who does not yet know much about the sequel. "We're both completely instrumental, it's amazing, it's amazing, it's amazing."
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Opens May 5, 2017
Last week, series Executive Producer Seth Rogen continued teasing of the TV adaptation of "Preacher" by tweeting a first glimpse of Jesse Custer's signature preacher collar and metal collar tips.
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While we've seen plenty of action lately in the superhero corner of DC endeavors, things have been quiet for a while where the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's classic Vertigo series "Sandman" is concerned. That all changed over the weekend when MTV caught up with "Sandman" producer Joseph Gordon-Levitt and got an update on the project.
"It's really good, man. It's slow but steady," Gordon-Levitt said to MTV News. "It's a really complicated adaptation because those comics, they're brilliant, but they're not written as a whole. It's not like 'Watchmen,' which is a graphic novel that has a beginning, middle, and end. 'Sandman' was written over the course of whatever -- I forget exactly, six or seven years. One at a time. One little 20-page issue at a time. And to try to take that and make it into something that's a feature film -- a movie that has a beginning, middle, and end -- is complicated."
Gordon-Levitt went on to add that "Sandman" will stay true to the nature of the original series -- meaning it won't look like any other comic book movie out there. "Big spectacular action movies are generally about crime fighters fighting crime and blowing shit up. This has nothing to do with that," said JGL. "And it was actually one of the things that Neil Gaiman said to me, he said 'Don't have any punching.' Because he never does. If you read the comics, Morpheus doesn't punch anybody. That's not what he does."
You can check out the entire MTV interview in the video below.
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"I'm really excited about it. The vibe on set's fantastic," said Courtney, who is still working on the film. "We've really found a sort of a family atmosphere out there. The cast are fantastic. And I'm working with some wonderful actors and David Ayer's someone who -- I mean, he was the real draw card for me. I hadn't read a script at all when I signed on."
Courtney continued to praise Ayer, saying, "It's been interesting finding the balance. But he is the perfect guy to have on your side, because you look at some of the comic books and some of the old sixties stuff is so hammy, you know, and kind of camp. But get a guy like David Ayer at the helm of a thing like this and it really gets kind of dark and gritty, and, you know, awesome. And he's a stickler for authenticity. So I think what we're going to create is going to be really, really cool."
Opens on August 5, 2016
Over the weekend, Storm actress Alexandra Shipp changed her Twitter icon to one of her shaving her head -- a look that she was recently seen sporting while taking a break from filming "X-Men: Apocalypse."
The icon change occurred after Bryan Singer posted a photo to Instagram featuring Shipp with her short haircut.
Shipp could have shaved her head for any number of reasons: this could have been done to facilitate a full Storm wig, or Storm could have a super short hairstyle in the film. The most popular theory, though, is that this may mean we will get to see a version of Storm's mohawk -- a look she sported for much of the 1980s -- on film.
Opens May 27, 2016