COMIC REEL: New Affleck Batman Pic Surfaces; Downey Praises "Avengers: Infinity War" Directors


A new poster has emerged purportedly showing Ben Affleck in his Batman suit. The image matches up with another one, a close-up, released on Reddit yesterday.


ABC and Marvel have released stills from "S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" season finale, an episode titled "S.O.S. Part 1."


You can check out a recap of last night's "Arrow" episode, "Al Sah-Him," over on Spinoff. The CW has also released a promo for next week's installment, "This Is Your Sword."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


CBR has an interview with Mark Ruffalo about "Age of Ultron," including the actor's thoughts on what makes the Hulk a great fit for the Avengers.

"I think why he works so well is because he is within the context of the Avengers. It's hard to tell a story about a guy who doesn't want to do the very thing that you want him to do, and you have two hours of that guy by himself trying not to do that. That's just a tough nut to crack," said Ruffalo. "But when you put that guy in a group of other people that are like him, that get him, that understand him, and you force him to be and to have to deal with those people in these different situations, then you get to see who that guy is. You get to see his charm, his personality, his sense of humor, what ticks him off, what he's afraid of -- all of these things, because we know people by how they interact with other people, in a lot of ways. So that was a stroke of genius. That's a place where Banner really works well.

"I think it does work well there, and I do think there's a future," Ruffalo continued. "And I don't think it's one where it's just Banner maybe by himself... I'm not sure. We did the origin story of Banner, unless we go way, way back -- which we could do. I also think there's some really cool, interesting terrain to explore between Banner and the Hulk, like really, and that struggle between the two of them, and the melding of the two of them. So like we get a little taste of it when Banner comes out of the Veronica battle, the Hulkbuster, and he wakes up in the rubble, and the Hulk, you almost see the Hulk has a little bit of Banner's remorse, even before he turns into Banner. And where that seam is, there's some interesting stuff in there that I think we could explore."

Opens May 1


In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Robert Downey Jr. discussed incoming "Avengers" directors Joe and Anthony Russo.

"I'm also a very kind of loyal person so sometimes there's a new face and I'm like 'Wait a minute,'" said Downey. "But the interesting thing is I've worked with Jon [Favreau] twice, I've worked with Joss [Whedon] twice, and I worked with Shane Black once -- and I'd happily do it with any of those three folks again. He continued, "I really think the Russo Brothers are super sharp and I think they are worthy stewards of carrying it forward."

Part 1 opens May 4, 2018; Part 2 opens May 3, 2019


Jeremy Renner has confirmed in an interview with Uproxx that Hawkeye will appear in "Civil War."

"They start shooting ['Civil War'] soon, yeah," said Renner. "I start [shooting] toward the beginning of it. That's going to be a giant movie, 'Civil War,' man."

Opens May 6, 2016


MTV has an interview with the cast of "Fantastic Four," which includes Kate Mara's comments on the early negative fan reaction to the movie.

"I was very surprised at first, before any trailers were out, how negative people were about it without seeing anything," said Mara. "Then, that very quickly changed when we actually showed some footage, so that was a nice thing." You can see the rest of the interview below.

Opens August 7


Hulu has closed a deal with provides them with the exclusive streaming rights to "Walking Dead" spinoff series "Fear the Walking Dead." The agreement also gives Hulu exclusive subscription video on demand rights to new and upcoming dramas and comedies from other networks beyond AMC, including IFC, BBC AMERICA, SundanceTV and WE tv.

"We believe in the combination of compelling content and technology to engage audiences and deliver viewers back to the linear television experience," Ed Carroll, AMC Networks' chief operating officer, said in a statement. "AMC Networks has been the original home of some of the most popular shows in the history of online streaming, and we are excited about this new partnership with Hulu, a growing company that has created a network-branded environment for content in a highly competitive space."


The CW has released a behind-the-scenes look at the stunts used in the "Superhero Fight Club" promotion.

Variety's rundown of the upcoming fall season includes a note that the CW will give a preview of the trailer for the "Arrow"/"Flash" spinoff series at their upfront presentation on May 14.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


Deadline has reported that the release date for the live-action "Ghost in the Shell" film starring Scarlett Johansson has been moved up from April 14, 2017 to March 31, 2017.


The Wrap has learned that Fox will be making a sequel to "Kingsman: The Secret Service" following the first film earning a total of $400 million worldwide. The studio has yet to make an official announcement and no release date has been given.


Just Jared has the first photos of Will Smith on the "Suicide Squad" set as Floyd Lawton -- the man also known as Deadshot.


In a video interview with the Wrap, as part of their "Drinking with the Stars" series, "Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus revealed his favorite scene from the hit show.

Airs Sundays on AMC


The Mutant 101 Tumblr has posted a few new photos of actors Lana Condor (Jubilee), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey) and Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) leaving the film's Toronto set.

Bryan Singer has also posted another picture from the film's '80s mall set to Instagram, this time shouting out Space Port arcade.

Took this for my old buddies from Jersey. 480,000 on #Defender the night #E.T. came out. Rebuilt it for #XMEN #XMenApocalypse Also check out the @Zak_Penn film #AtariGameOver

A photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on

Opens May 27, 2016

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