COMIC REEL: Marvel Announces Entire Phase 3 Film Slate; First "Agent Carter" Promo Released


So, a lot happened yesterday. Marvel followed in DC's footsteps by announcing a ton of superhero movies all at once -- except Marvel turned it into a raucous live event with filmmakers (Joss Whedon, Scott Derrickson, Joe and Anthony Russo) and actors (Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Chadwick Boseman) on hand. For detailed information, you can check out Comic Book Resources' coverage of the event. Here's what Marvel's Phase 3 looks like now that the dust has settled.

"Captain America: Civil War" (May 6, 2016)"Doctor Strange" (November 4, 2016)"Guardians of the Galaxy 2" (May 5, 2017)"Thor: Ragnarok" (July 28, 2017)"Black Panther" (November 3, 2017)"Avengers: Infinity War" Part I (May 2018)"Captain Marvel" (July 6, 2018)"Inhumans" (November 2, 2018)"Avengers: Infinity War" Part 2 (May 2019)


The first promo for Marvel's upcoming "Agent Carter" has arrived, giving us our first glimpse of Hayley Atwell back in action as the founding S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

- Agent Carter (@AgentCarterTV) October 29, 2014

Deadline has also reported that Meagen Fay has joined the cast in a recurring role as the woman who runs the boarding house where Carter lives.

Premieres in 2015 on ABC


ABC aired a promo for the next new episode, titled "The Writing on the Wall."

Entertainment Weekly caught up with Brett Dalton, whose Agent Ward played a very big role in last night's episode. The actor revealed what he thinks Ward's true feelings for Skye are in the interview.

"I think those feelings are genuine, absolutely," said Dalton. "At the end of his six month solitary confinement, he has come to the other side. He has wrestled with his demons and has the scars to prove it. Now he's on the other side of that, and there's a kind of clarity, serenity and focus that we haven't seen from this guy. We saw a conflicted side in season one, but there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of conflict in season two. He seems incredibly clear, as does Skye. She's on another path and has an intense focus to her. There isn't a fish out of water quality anymore."

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The Hollywood Reporter talked to John Barrowman about his character's arc in "Arrow's" third season. The actor revealed what he has grown to love the most about Malcolm Merlyn.

"What I've grown to like about him, the thing that's developed is his emotional connection to people," said Barrowman. "I've also liked playing his straightforward ruthlessness. It's very matter-of-fact with Malcolm. 'Do you have to die?' 'You have to die.' That's it. Done deal. No ifs, ands or buts. That's the way it is and that's how it's going to be. If you're in my way, then I have to get you out of my way and that's what I like about him. He's very clean-cut and dry like that. There's no wavering. There's no 'Should I do this?' No. Done. Deal with it afterwards. That's what I love about him, because that makes him exciting.

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Even though their big splashy trailer got leaked a week early, Marvel still gave people some new "Age of Ultron" footage to freak out about. The clip that debuted during last night's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." depicts the Avengers trying their hand at the old party game "Are You Worthy Enough To Lift Mjolnir?" You won't be surprised by who comes closest to winning.

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Zack Snyder gave an update on the upcoming DC super film's schedule, revealing to a local Detroit radio station that the production is about to pull up stakes and move on.

"We're getting ready to wrap it up and take off and I just wanted to say thanks to you guys for being strong supporters of the movie and coming down and saying hey," said Snyder of Detroit in a transcription over at /Film. "I've had a great time in Michigan, I just wanted to say thanks to you guys and just to Detroit itself... We head to Chicago after this, then a couple more locations but we're getting close, as they say. It's a long shoot."

Look out Windy City, because the Bat-tour is coming your way.

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Welcome "Black Panther" to the COMIC REEL! Marvel made a lot of announcements yesterday, as you can see up above, but Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige took a bit of time after the presentation to discuss and clarify how T'Challa will factor into Marvel's Phase 3. /Film has a transcription of parts of the question and answer session.

"I like that Chadwick [Boseman], for the most part -- I think there's always been speculation on lots of good actors for Black Panther -- but I'm glad that didn't leak in earnest, the way every single other actor in human history that is of a certain age has been for Doctor Strange," said Feige of new Black Panther Boseman's involvement in the presentation.

Fans won't have to wait for 2017 to get their first look at Boseman's Black Panther. "With Black Pather, what our little song and dance at the end was meant to signifiy, and I'll just clarify it for you: he is definitively a big part of '[Captain America:]Civil War.' We will meet him for the first time in 'Civil War,' in costume."

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And hello, "Captain Marvel"! Welcome to the REEL! Feige also had some comments about Marvel Studios' first female lead, primarily concerning which actress will don her now iconic red and blue suit.

"My guess is rumors will start flying this second," said Feige. "The initial announcements, in terms attachments for that film, will probably be the writer and director announcements, which I do actually expect will be quite soon. In terms of the actress, I think there's more time."

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The Hollywood Reporter has announced that in addition to enjoying a special Halloween bundle release of its first three issues for the Amazon Kindle, director Wes Craven ("Nightmare on Elm Street") and comic creator Steve Niles' ("30 Days of Night") series "Coming of Rage" has begun development as a television series. The comic's publisher Liquid Comics has partnered with producer Arnold Rifkin's Cheyenne Enterprises to turn the five issue limited series into a live action property. "Coming of Rage" focuses on a young man named Ritchie as he grows into the unlikely role of a powerful vampire.


NBC has released a new clip for the second episode of "Constantine," this time giving viewers even more of Angelica Celaya's Zed.

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It looks like the epic guessing game for Marvel's "Doctor Strange" film is still underway. Benedict Cumberbatch's name was noticeably absent from Marvel's big presentation, thus implying that his involvement was not a done deal yet. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige then confirmed that the role of Strange has not been officially filled: "If it were confirmed, we would introduce him today," said Feige.

The presentation wasn't totally void of "Doctor Strange" reveals. The film is happening, it does have a release date and Scott Derrickson will direct the movie.

Opens November 4, 2016


You can check out our recap for "Going Rogue" over at Spinoff.

The CW has also released the first trailer for next week's episode, "Plastique."

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


SpoilerTV has a new batch of promo photos from the upcoming eighth episode of "Gotham," titled "The Mask."

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