COMIC REEL: "Luke Cage" Eps Directed By "Sherlock's" McGuigan; Cavill Geeked Out Over Affleck's Batman


"Sherlock" director Paul McGuigan revealed -- or rather, hinted -- that he directed the first two episodes of the upcoming Marvel/Netflix series "Luke Cage." McGuigan directed four episodes of "Sherlock," including "A Scandal in Belgravia" and "The Great Game."

@empiremagazine @LukeCage ...don't tell anyone but I might have directed the pilot and second episode...just saying.

- Paul McGuigan (@paul_mcguigan) March 19, 2016

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While speaking with Variety, Henry Cavill revealed that he geeked out when he saw Ben Affleck in costume on set.

"I had trouble not geeking out," said Cavill. "And I was geeking out so much -- trying to be cool at the same time, obviously -- that I forgot that I was dressed in the Superman costume. And I was like, 'Oh, that's Batman over there, that's so awesome!' Then, of course, I looked at the monitor, and I remembered that I was the guy next to him."

Henry Cavill totally geeked out when he saw Batman in the suit while filming #BatmanvsSupermanhttps://t.co/BJ2U87CHoC

- Variety (@Variety) March 21, 2016

The Hollywood Reporter spoke to the film's cast at the red carpet premiere of the film, and Gal Gadot told the site about her take on Wonder Woman.

"I think mainly Zack had a very clear idea of the Wonder Woman he wanted to bring to the big screen, and I had to embody everything he wanted me to be, give my own notes, my own input, and just go for it," said Gadot. "For me, Wonder Woman is just such an amazing character: She's all about love and justice and truth and compassion and equality, and I didn't want her to be too polished. I didn't want her to be too perfect. I wanted people, men and women, to be inspired by her and to be able to relate to her, and I wanted to make her muddier, dirtier, to give her some edge, give her some attitude, and I think we were able to do it."

DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns also spoke with ComicBook.com at the premiere, where he said he views "BvS" as the first DC Universe movie.

"We're really excited about the movie," said Johns. "To me, it's the first DC Universe movie because we see Batman and Superman finally meet and...some other stuff. So I'm really excited for people to see it... As a fan -- you're a fan, too, so you know -- for all the fans who have read these stories, to see the characters up there for the first time together to me is magic. The fact that these movies feel like they're based on the comics more than anything else, that's what I'm excited about. We've got 'Suicide Squad,' 'Wonder Woman,' 'Justice League' obviously. It's going to be a good run."

ScreenRant has also posted a brief roundup of early reactions to the film.

I haven't felt this giddy after watching a movie since The Avengers. Goosebumps. Everywhere. Need to talk about it ASAP. #BVSPremiere

- Rodrigo Mariano (@Dragonsfoe) March 21, 2016

So Ben Affleck is my favorite Batman now.. #BVSPremiere

- Kendell B. (@kburton23) March 21, 2016

I can confirm the loudest applause of the night at #BVSPremiere was #WonderWoman entrance. #WhoWillWin Wonder Women won. And she will again

- Ashley (@anwarren87) March 21, 2016

Affleck also denied rumors that he rewrote parts of "BvS" while wearing the Batsuit, according to THR. "That is the dumbest rumor," said Affleck. "I just like how if I was gonna go write, I would put on this bat suit first because it's so comfortable to write in. I didn't rewrite anything in any outfit, my underwear or otherwise."

Director Zack Snyder recently told Collider that the film almost had two more big name characters in it. "The Joker and The Riddler both came close to being in this movie," said Snyder. "We talked about the possibility of putting them in. [Screenwriter] Chris Terrio and I talked about it a lot and felt that their mythological presence is felt in the movie and that's cool, but I didn't want to get my eye too far off the ball because I needed to spend the time, frankly, with Batman and Superman to understand the conflict."

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The "Daredevil" Twitter account has released a video going inside Melvin Potter's workshop, that shows off many of the suits he's created for the characters of Hell's Kitchen.

Melvin Potter has been working on a few new toys. #Daredevilhttps://t.co/0brDA9ecb9

- Daredevil (@Daredevil) March 21, 2016

While speaking with ScreenRant, star Charlie Cox revealed that he hopes to see Bullseye in a future season of the show.

"If we are fortunate enough to continue making the Daredevil series, I can't imagine doing a run of Daredevil where Bullseye doesn't show up at some point," said Cox. "It would be great to have him around at some point. Who would play that part I have no idea but I just think there's such an interesting, rich character there, and also of course, the history that Bullseye has with Karen Page is an interesting dynamic. When you read the comics it's etched in a Daredevil memory all that stuff."

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During Silicon Valley Comic Con, ComicBook.com spoke with director Tim Miller about Cable's role in the upcoming Deadpool sequel and how he's listening to comments about how he should introduce the character.

"Yeah, you listen to it, but it's like if you're a Republican or a Democrat," said Miller. "If you have an idea of what you want government to be, then that's kind of what you hear -- to support your own ideas. I have an idea of what Cable should be from reading the comics. So, someone in Des Moines, Iowa, may have a different idea of Cable from reading the comics. I may not like his idea. I might read it, but I may not do it. I would say I listen to all of them, but I don't look to that to guide me. I look to the comic and why people like these characters."


Wally West actor Keiynan Lonsdale appeared at C2E2 over the weekend and discussed how he got his coveted "Flash" role. He actually auditioned to play Firestorm in "Legends of Tomorrow," and while he never had seen the DC shows, he ended up binging all of the "Flash" episodes in a few days. "A week later, after I'd become obsessed with the Flash, my team calls me and says 'The other show didn't come through, but they want you to audition for Flash for this part called Kid Flash," he said. "I hadn't read the comic book, but I was like 'I'm pretty sure I get what that means.'"

While he was the only actor they invited to read for the part, it was many months of auditions and meetings before he locked the Wally West role. He learned that he got the part when the news broke in his Twitter feed. "I thought, 'Well, if they've let everyone else know it must be locked in.'"

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Fox has released a clip from tonight's "Gotham" episode, which is titled "Mad Grey Dawn."

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Jason Momoa has been spotted sporting a new, blonder hair color for his role as Aquaman.

Sometimes you got to train your trainers. He fixes me I fix him. #guinnesstime

A photo posted by Jason Momoa (@prideofgypsies) on

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"Supergirl" stars Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh spoke about the show while at C2E2. The casting process was among the many topics they covered. Leigh said, "I kind of swooped in at the last second --- and I won." Benoist added that many actresses had auditioned for Alex, but none was a good fit. "She was perfect," Benoist said of Leigh. Benoist's path to the starring role a bit harder, though, she said. "After about the first six callbacks, I thought, maybe I should read the comics." She started with the New 52 series and worked her way backwards.

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You can read a recap of last night's "Walking Dead" right here. There's also a clip and promo for the next installment.

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The Twitter account Universo X-Men has posted a scan of a new pic of Olivia Munn's Psylocke.

#XMENAPOCALYPSE: Olivia Munn e Psylocke!!! #marvel #xmen #oliviamunn #apocalypse pic.twitter.com/NrBFfITrVU

- Universo X-Men (@universoxmen) March 20, 2016

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