With filming just underway, the Fox pilot adaptation of Mike Carey’s acclaimed Vertigo comic series recently made its mark in Los Angeles. “Scratch9” creator Rob M. Worley caught a “Lucifer” filming location this weekend and snapped some early pictures for CBR. The scene involves a massive bus crash and a few pieces of set dressing that could provide some clues as to the direction of the show’s story.
Though their big screen counterparts have been grabbing a lot of headlines of late, the TV take on DC’s Suicide Squad is set to return in the upcoming “Arrow” episode “Suicidal Tendencies.” Super Hero Hype shared a new batch of still from the episode and an official network description.
While the mystery surrounding Fox’s upcoming reboot of Marvel’s first superhero family has been a strange experience for fans, it’s been weird for the stars of the film as well. Reed Richards actor Miles Teller recently told MovieFone about his experience with the franchise including the fact that he’s seeing most of the final product as fans are.
“When I saw the sizzle trailer, that was the first I had seen of it. I saw that at the same time as everyone else, literally,” he said. “I was excited about it. Because when you’re shooting a movie you can kind of get a sense of the tone of it from the director and how they’re directing it, but in terms of how you shoot it, the lighting and everything, you’re not aware of it. Because I’m just in a scene and I’m talking to another actor but the way he’s seeing it in his head, where it’s grittier or darker, I’m not acting grittier or darker. All that stuff comes in with the edit. So I’m excited by it. All the actors are really interesting in those parts and it should be fun. I hope people go on that ride with us. Because we’re making it our own, we’re taking a lot from the ‘Ultimate Fantastic Four’ but I think we’re humanizing these characters in a way that’s never been done.”
The actor added that plans are in place to watch the characters evolve over this film and more beyond. “I mean, the more superhero stuff you get to do, the cooler it is. We’ll see what happens, but yes, absolutely, as the thing evolves they should start to materialize to the Fantastic Four people more readily associate with.”
However, the actor was uncertain whether director Josh Trank – set to take on his own “Star Wars” film in the future -Â will stick with FF, but screenwriter Simon Kinberg is expected to remain closely involved.
Opens August 7
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
While CBR caught a first glimpse of Inhuman Lincoln Campbell actor Luke Mitchell earlier this week, ABC has now released the official synopsis for his first episode airing April 7:
“Afterlife” – As Robert Gonzalez makes his move, Coulson must do whatever it takes to protect the future of S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile Skye’s journey to control her powers takes a surprising turn when she meets the enigmatic Inhuman named Lincoln, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, April 7 (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, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter, and Adrianne Palicki.
Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Ruth Negga as Raina, Kyle MacLachlan as Cal, Edward James Olmos as Robert Gonzales, Jamie Harris as Gordon, DichenLachman as Jiaying, Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell, Craig Johnson as S.H.I.E.L.D. Leader, Stoney Westmoreland as Honest Eddie, and John Forest as Robbie.
“Afterlife” was written by Craig Titley and directed by Kevin Hooks.
Airs Tuesdays on ABC
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 2
While the Michael Bay-produced take on Eastman and Laird’s classic heroes in a half shell were a box office hit last year, Paramount is wasting no time in moving fast on a TMNT sequel. Superhero Hype caught the news that “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2” is set to start filming in New York and New Jersey next month.
Featuring a script by returning screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec, the film welcomes back actors Megan Fox and William Fichtner and will be directed by “Earth to Echo’s” David Green.
Arrives June 3, 2016.
Spinoff Online caught the news this week that the NBC revival has cast Ryan Guzman (“The Boy Next Door”), Gatlin Green (“Finding Cody”) and Henry Zebrowski (“A to Z”) in the continuing saga of ordinary people with extraordinary powers. Horn-rimmed glasses wearing Jack Coleman is expected to return alongside creator Tim Kring.
Debuts later this year on NBC.
In case you missed it, catch up with CBR’s report on horror legend Wes Craven optioning the Steve Niles/Christopher Mitten upcoming comic from Black Mask Studios.
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