COMIC REEL: New "BvS" Batmobile Details Emerge; "Arrow's" Damien Darhk Arrives


There's been a lot of news about "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"--from set pictures to new information about the greater DC Cinematic Universe and "Justice League." And added to that comes new information regarding possible casting and character cameos.

First up, Heroic Hollywood is reporting that actor Callan Mulvey (recently seen in "Captain American: The Winter Soldier") plays Lex Luthor's Russian right-hand man Anatoli Knyazev (aka KGBeast) in the upcoming film. The report also claims that while he shares the name of the comic book villain, Mulvey's version of the character will be different from the one seen in the printed page.

The other tidbit comes from SlashFilm, who spoke with actor Bailey Chase following the Television Critics Association "Longmire" panel. The actor gave some teases regarding his role in the upcoming "Batman v Superman," mentioning scenes with Amy Adams' Lois Lane.

"I'm not a superhero but I've got a nice, cool role that opens the movie," Chase told SlashFilm. "I get to do quite a bit with Amy Adams and I can't wait to see it. It was just such a thrill to work with Zack Snyder and something on that scale, I've never done that before. It's a completely different medium from doing cable TV so they have a lot of time and a lot of money.

The actor also mentioned that his scene involved him on horseback and "some pretty cool guns."

ComicBookMovie also has more transcribed from Empire's "BvS" cover story, this time focusing on the Batmobile.

"He is not driving a Formula 1 car, he's driving a tank that is very sexy looking," said production designer Patrick Tatopoulos. "Batman is rougher, tougher, and grungier. So everything is rough: the weapons, the suit and the car. There are machine guns mounted on the front. When you first see the Batmobile, it is being fixed. It is not -- boom! -- coming out of the garage brand new. It is scratched, damaged."

"Batmobiles are often designed very low to the ground, something classical," continued Tatopoulos. "That didn't feel fully comfortable for us. I thought the Tumbler [from 'The Dark Knight' trilogy] was a revolutionary design, with the suspension very high up. I wanted to combine the two vehicles. I wanted something of a motorcycle, too: big wheels, suspension, exhausts."

Opens March 25, 2016


"Agent Carter" showrunners Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters stopped by the CBR yacht for an interview during SDCC and spoke about what's coming up in season two of the show.

The second season will introduce the Darkforce into the MCU, which Fazekas spoke about. "They don't know, when they come into contact with it, they don't know what it is," said Fazekas. "Is it a new element? And it could be -- we've put a lot of research into 'what is Darkforce?' and it could be a solid, it could be a liquid, it could be like smoke. So they don't know what it is, they don't know what it could do. It does, one of the things it does is it does sort of imbue with powers. There's Blackout, there's Cloak -- it affects different people differently, which we liked, and we liked putting something like that in 1947. And actually, trying to give it a scientific explanation -- what is it? And Peggy wants to know the same thing, what is it?"

Returns to ABC in 2016


ComicBook.com has posted a passage from Empire's DC movie coverage, which includes information on when both Zack Snyder's "Justice League Part One" and Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" will film. It reads:

Logistically it is staggering. As "Batman V Superman" gains its coat of special effects, and the various stages of editing, scoring, grading and sound mixing are completed, ["BvS" producer] Deborah Snyder, along with [producer Charles] Roven, is watching over a sandbox that stretches around the world. Jenkins is in London prepping "Wonder Woman," which will shoot there this autumn. "Suicide Squad," already well underway in Toronto under the earthy gaze of [David] Ayer, will shoot through to September. "I do watch the dailies," she promises, enthusing about the film's "street quality." They are already doing soft prep for the "Justice League," which will begin shooting in the spring, and overseeing the script for "Aquaman," which James Wan will direct.

"Wonder Woman" opens June 23, 2017; "Justice League" opens November 12,2017


Paul Blackthorne, who plays Det. Quentin Lance on "Arrow," has posted what appears to be a first look at Neal McDonough as Damien Darhk.

Nice to be working with Neal McDonough this season...

Posted by Paul Blackthorne on Monday, July 27, 2015

Lead actor Stephen Amell responded to a fan question about the goatee on Twitter, and he gave the most definitive answer we could ever imagine.

100% no. Never. Our show could go 14 seasons and a goatee will never appear. Hope that clears things up. Forever. https://t.co/pudAfBIhsD

- Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 29, 2015

Sorry goatee fans! Looks like Amell's Arrow will continue to sport the stubble he's rocked since the first episode. Amell then expaned on his answer with a few more tweets.

During S2 hiatus I grew a beard & fashioned a goatee while shaving it. Looked like someone with a record trying to blend into a new city.

- Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 30, 2015

If we're lucky enough to go 6 seasons I'll show up the first day looking like this guy: pic.twitter.com/30qH4LIZJc

- Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 30, 2015

I'll be asked to shave immediately, but still.

- Stephen Amell (@amellywood) July 30, 2015

Returns October 7 on the CW


Fox has released a new featurette for their "Fantastic Four" reboot, focusing on Miles Teller's Reed Richards.

Opens August 7


While at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, CBR participated in roundtable interview with "Jessica Jones" showrunner Melissa Rosenberg and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, who revealed key details about the upcoming Netflix series, discussed how Luke Cage plays into the series and delved into the horrifying aspects of David Tennant's villainous Kilgrave.

Rosenberg also revealed that she hopes "Jessica Jones" goes for multiple seasons. "I think it's all the slow unraveling, which is what makes the storytelling, from what I'm doing, interesting," said Rosenberg when asked about how much of Jessica Jones' backstory will be explored in the show. "It's really about her character. So we'll find out some things, and other things, we're going to be -- hopefully, we'll be on for a long time, and there's lot of interesting places to go with it."

Debuts on Netflix in 2015


Latino Review has a pair of potential "Spider-Man" scoops that could tell us more about the movie. The site points to a purported cast list that was posted to Reddit that breaks down not only the film's potential villains and supporting cast, but the actors currently being sought to play them.


As the premiere of "Supergirl" on CBS flies ever closer, new casting information arises, including the latest news of former "Sons of Anarchy" star Chris Browning as Ben Krull, aka the villain Reactron. The villain played a major role during Sterling Gates and Jamal Igle's run on "Supergirl," where he not only killed Supergirl's father but was also responsible for the death of her mother as well. The villain is set to appear in episode three of the upcoming "Supergirl" with "a strong potential" for a recurring role.

Premieres October 26 on CBS


Entertainment Weekly has revealed new information on the three new characters set to appear in the upcoming sixth season of "The Walking Dead," including Ethan Embry's ("Can't Hardly Wait's") character of Carter as well as Corey Hawkins' Heath and Merrit Wever's Denise Cloyd, the latter of whom is a characters from the comic book series.

The stalwart members of the "Walking Dead" cast -- Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride and Norman Reedus -- appeared on the cover and inside of the new issue of "Entertainment Weekly."


ScreenCrush has a few new pics of the cast as well as a quote from director Bryan Singer's interview with Empire. In regards to Apocalypse's movie look, Singer said: Singer spoke to Empire about Oscar Isaac's costume saying, "He'll be very similar to images in the comic. There's obviously something very futuristic and yet ancient to the design of both his costume and his physicality."

Opens May 27, 2016

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