COMIC REEL: Mysterious Pics May Reveal Spidey Secrets; Quesada Talks "Epic" Daredevil, Punisher Showdown

UPDATE 7/24/15, 11:30 AM PT: "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn has stated on Twitter that Joe and Anthony Russo do not have a Twitter account.

It's not @Marvel Russo Bros; according to Joe they don't have Twitter nor will they ever https://t.co/5vjcJSGqKo

- James Gunn (@JamesGunn) July 24, 2015

BirthMoviesDeath received an anonymous tip that "Civil War" helmers Joe and Anthony Russo have started a Twitter account. The unverified account (and still unverified, although CBR has reached out to Disney for a comment) has posted a number of extreme close-up, detail shots of mysterious objects -- some of which could be Spider-Man's costume... if the Twitter account is not a fake.


- Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 9, 2015


- Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 10, 2015


- Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 23, 2015


- Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) July 22, 2015

In other unverified "Civil War" news, Scarlett Johansson has been snapped off set sporting a super short haircut similar to the one she sported prior to the start of filming -- except it's been dyed red. Just Jared has the pics, which come from Johansson's recent trip to New York City to see U2 at Madison Square Garden.


"Arrow's" fourth season has picked up a few new guest stars; Jeri Ryan will appear in the season's second episode as Jessica Danforth, a friend of the Queen family with political ambitions. Additionally, the Wrap has learned that J. R. Bourne will appear on "Arrow" as Flash villain Double Down in the season's third episode.

Executive producer Marc Guggenheim also revealed the title of the second episode, which will feature Ryan as a guest star, via his Twitter account.

Arrow Ep. 402, co-written by @ketomizu, begins production today. pic.twitter.com/TUMaphBYAE

- Marc Guggenheim (@mguggenheim) July 23, 2015

Guggenheim also spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the changes being made to Baron Blitzkreig for his inclusion in "Arrow." Guggenheim wanted to "disabuse people of the notion that we cast a black man as a Nazi. We took the name Baron Reiter without any intention of turning him into Baron Blitzkrieg... Baron Blitzkreig is the evil Nazi super villain. Baron Reiter is not going to become Baron Blitzkreig in the show."

"In fact, when people meet this character, he's not German, he's not a Nazi, he doesn't subscribe to any Nazi philosophies," added Guggenheim. "We were attracted to an organization that actually in the comics had been associated with Deathstroke called Shadowspire. In the comics, Baron Reiter became associated with Shadowspire."

Returns October 7 on the CW


While we know that Joss Whedon has no intention of churning out a director's cut for "Avengers: Age of Ultron," we now know that he will at least be providing commentary for the scenes left on the cutting room floor. A trailer for the flim's upcoming Blu-ray release made its way online, teasing the special features that will be included.

Swedish shopping site CDON.com also has the box art for the European version of the Blu-ray, which ComicBookMovie spotted.


While talking with IGN, Marvel CCO Joe Quesada hyped up the impending showdown between Daredevil and Punisher on the Netflix series' second season.

"Doug Petrie and Mark Ramirez, the co-showrunners, have concocted an amazing series, an amazing season this year and believe me, sparks will fly and it's going to be pretty phenomenal," said Quesada. "We're so happy to have Jon Bernthal because we have such a world-class cast on Daredevil; we have a world-class actor in Charlie Cox that we want to make sure we chose and were able to attain an actor who is on that same level so I think the combination of seeing Charlie and John perform those parts on the same screen. It's going to be epic, absolutely epic."

Returns to Netflix in 2016


Two more TV spots have popped up for "Fantastic Four" ahead of it's fast-approaching release date.

A new featurette has also arrived, which features theoretical physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku guiding viewers through the real world scientific theories surrounding the science behind the FF.

Opens August 7


In an interview with Yahoo! Movies, "X-Men: Apocalypse" director Bryan Singer corroborated the recent rumblings of a movie team-up between the X-Men and Fantastic Four, saying that he has engaged in conversations with the "Fantastic Four" team -- which includes "Apocalypse" writer/producer Simon Kinberg -- to find a way to bring Fox's two Marvel franchises together.

"Those ideas are in play," said Singer. "That would be a natural match-up because they're both ensemble films and there is a natural mechanism by which to do it. I don't want to give it away, but it deals a little with time. That's all I'm going to say.

"We'll have to see how the films turn out -- how ['X-Men: Apocalypse'] turns out, how 'Fantastic Four' plays -- to really understand what kind of desire and how that would really work. I think to just say you're going to do it would be a mistake. You have to see how the films evolve before you make that decision to completely commit to that. But there are those ideas in play."


Two new teasers for "Gotham" have dubbed the upcoming season "Rise of the Villains." The promos, which The Hollywood Reporter posted ahead of their on-air debut last night during the "Wayward Pines" finale, find Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) forming a definitely uneasy alliance with Oswald Cobblepot (Robin Lord Taylor) before a montage of new "Gotham" menaces -- including Jessica Lucas' Tigress and potential Joker Cameron Monaghan. The second spot finds young Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) taking a few steps into a familiar cave, and thus a few more steps towards becoming Batman.

Returns this Fall on Fox


While speaking with CBR, Hawkgirl actor Ciara Renee spoke about what it means to her to portray a Latina superhero.

"I think it's really great," said Renee. "I'm glad that we're getting more representation, across the board. It's what we've been needing for so long. We've been set in our ways for quite some time.

"When it was first announced that I was playing Hawkgirl, there was so much positive response," she continued. "And then there were obviously, like, a lot of people who were like, 'Um, she's not a redhead. She's not white. She doesn't have green eyes. This is ridiculous.' And it's like, 'Okay, guys. I get it. You're diehard fans. That's really cool, and that's the way that it was. But you have to keep in mind that she was written in 1940. At that time, there were no other ethnicities in comic books.' Like, that wasn't happening. So now it's like, here we get the chance to revamp and expand. And we have great writers to do it, so why not? I think having something set since 1940 was long enough. We need to see something there, and I think we're getting it. And I think it's awesome."

"Legends of Tomorrow" showrunner Phil Klemmer also spoke about the show's anthology format to Screen Rant.

"It's an anthology show," revealed Klemmer. "This is not designed to go forever. This season is meant to be standalone... I mean not as anthological as 'True Detective.' But not everybody will be continuing on this journey. The sort of central premise of time travel and Vandal Savage is totally up for grabs. This is meant to be a season that is tightly serialized that, when it's over, you can't go home again. It's not going to begin Season 2 with us all hopping back on the same ship and like 'Let's get Vandal! Let's get him for real this time!' This is not traditional episodic television."

Premieres in 2016 on the CW


Ahead of the show's debut this fall, CBS invited 400 moms and their daughters to attend a special screening of "Supergirl's" pilot. Show star Melissa Benoist also made an appearance, surprising the crowd. You can check out the event, as well as footage of Benoist interacting with her new, young fans, below.

Premieres October 26 on CBS


In an interview with ComicBook.com, executive producer Marc Guggenheim discussed exactly when the upcoming "Vixen" animated series takes place in "Arrow" continuity.

"[I]t basically takes place around episode 315 or 316 of 'Arrow,' in that timeframe," said Guggenheim, indicating that "Vixen" can be placed towards the end of "Arrow's" third season. "We were shooting 314 when we wrote 'Vixen,' so we sort of tied it to the continuity not of when it ultimately came out. because that would require us projecting very, very far into the future, but we just committed to our timeline of around when we were writing it. We knew, of course, at that point that Oliver would be going off to the League of Assassins and changing his costume as a result, so this takes place just right before that."


Hollywood PQ has snapped a few pictures of Jennifer Lawrence on the set of "X-Men: Apocalypse" in her full Mystique look.

Opens May 27, 2016

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