COMIC REEL: Mackie Says "Civil War" "Surpasses" Other Marvel Movies; McKay Returning For "Ant-Man & The Wasp"


While speaking with IGN, Anthony Mackie praised "Civil War" as the best Marvel movie.

"It'll be very different because... I feel the best Marvel movies thus far have been 'Winter Soldier' and 'Iron Man,'" said Mackie. "And I think this movie far surpasses those two movies. I think the Russo brothers and Marvel have done a very good job with upping the ante every movie. And this one definitely does not fail to live up to that."

Opens May 6, 2016


You can read recaps of last night's episodes, "Life of the Party" and "Monsters," right here on CBR. There's also a promo for next week's two-parter, "Edge of Mystery" and "A Little Song and Dance."

In an interview with CBR, Bridget Regan spoke about her character's meet-up with Whitney Frost and Zero Matter.

"The thing with Dottie is, she's just like the audience, and every other character," said Regan. "She's completely surprised and astonished. She's never seen anything like it before. It's also out of her comfort zone. Dottie hasn't come up against something like this. She's going to tread with caution, but she knows this is an opportunity. We don't know what Dottie is going to do in terms of if she is going to team-up with Whitney. Is Whitney going to find her useful? We don't know. There's something about that Zero Matter that levels the playing field because Dottie has no special powers. She just has her training and her survival skills."

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ABC has aired a promo for the returning "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Natalia Cordova-Buckley has joined "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." in the role of Elena Rodriguez, an Inhuman with super speed. ComicBook.com describes the character as "a street-wise Colombian woman" based on the character Slingshot from Jonathan Hickman and Stefano Caselli's "Secret Warriors" run. ABC has also released a promo photo of Cordova-Buckley as Slingshot.


While speaking with the Nerdist, Oscar nominated director Adam McKay revealed that he will most likely be once again involved with the "Ant-Man" franchise as a writer.

"We've been talking to Marvel actually," McKay told me. "We just talked to them the other day, and it looks like I will be involved. I don't know if it's gonna be right from page one. But it looks like I will definitely be involved. There you go. There's a little headline for the fanboys!"

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A new piece of concept art has appeared on ComicBookMovie, showing the two heroes slugging it out.


Mother Jones has an interview with "Black Panther" screenwriter Joe Robert Cole about the thought he's putting into bringing T'Challa to the big screen.

"'Black Panther' is a historic opportunity to be a part of something important and special, particularly at a time when African Americans are affirming their identities while dealing with vilification and dehumanization," said Cole. "The image of a black hero on this scale is just really exciting. When I was a kid, I would change superheroes' names: Instead of James Bond, I was James Black. Instead of Batman, I was Blackman. And I have a three-year-old son. My son will be five when Black Panther comes out. That puts it all into perspective for me."

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You can read a recap of last night's "Flash," "Escape From Earth-2," over here on CBR. There's also a promo for next week's episode, titled "King Shark."

The CW released a new poster image of Zoom ahead of last night's episode.


A number of set photos have appeared online revealing that -- spoiler -- Azrael is coming to "Gotham" and he will be played by James Frain, thus indicating that Theo Galavan isn't as dead as he seemed in the midseason finale.

#TheoGalavan is coming back to #GOTHAM from #IndianHill.. as #AZRAEL.

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First look at Azrael in season 2 of Gotham! #azrael #gotham

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#Azrael in #Gotham / Azrael en #Gotica. #DC #WB #DCTV #DCTVU #Fox #DCComics #WarnerBros #DCTVUniverse #Batman

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A "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" press release announcing the beginning of production in Atlanta has confirmed that Kurt Russell will indeed join the cast of the film. The PR also included the first cast photo from the film.


The CW has aired a promo for next week's "iZombie," "Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind."

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CBS has a new promo for "Supergirl's" upcoming return episode, which will air on February 29.

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A pamphlet from Fox's Toy Fair presentation, which surfaced on Imgur, revealed that the studio anticipates an R-rating for the third and final film in their "Wolverine" franchise. That doesn't necessarily mean the film will score that rating; the MPAA assigns ratings, meaning the actual process is out of Fox's hands.

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