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COMIC REEL: New Pics, Video Tease “Flash”/”Arrow” Event; Marin Ireland Rumored For “Jessica Jones”

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COMIC REEL: New Pics, Video Tease “Flash”/”Arrow” Event; Marin Ireland Rumored For “Jessica Jones”

ARROW / THE FLASH

You can check out our recap of last night’s “Arrow” episode, “Draw Back Your Bow,” over on Spinoff. You can also look ahead with a promo for the upcoming “Arrow”/”Flash” crossover event.

In addition to the promo, the CW has also released new images from the upcoming two-parter. You can check out a few of them below and the rest over here.

TV Guide has posted a hi-res image from their recent “Flash”/”Arrow” cover shoot. Everyone can quit Photoshopping the two heroes into images together, because TV Guide has you covered.

If you want to witness the work that went into shooting that photo, TV Guide has released a video that goes behind the scenes of the shoot with Grant Gustin and Stephen Amell.

Airs December 2 and 3 on the CW

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

“S.H.I.E.L.D.” EP Jeffrey Bell has confirmed what Marvel fans have assumed all along; those mystery blue tube guys are actually Kree aliens. The revelation comes courtesy of a TV Guide interview where Bell just flat-out calls the blue aliens the Kree.

“Our people don’t know anything about the Kree or that there’s a planet full of them,” said Bell. “What they do know is that the strange carvings created by Coulson after he was injected with the Kree serum are actually the map of a city, and they need to find that city before Hydra does. But where is it? Here or on another planet?”

Judging by the preview, Coulson and his team will arrive at the mystery city when the show returns in two weeks.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

GOTHAM

“Gotham” showrunner Bruno Heller got the phrase “prenatal Robin” into a lot of headlines yesterday with the reveal that the show has plans of showing how the teen sidekick’s parents first met. The quote in question comes from an interview with Entertainment Weekly where Heller discusses Robin, along with the potential inclusion of Harley Quinn and Scarecrow on the series.

On Robin: “We’re going to do a prenatal origin story for Robin down the line. There are no MRIs involved. There’s an episode coming up where we learn how Robin’s parents got together.”

On Harley: “That aspect of the show — which characters to use and when — is a source of constant discussion… We haven’t got Harley Quinn in it. Riddler’s girlfriend is coming up. And Harley Quinn is definitely planned for later on, but so far no.”

On Scarecrow: “”This is not a kid being a looney Scarecrow. This is a couple episodes about how that character has evolved — everyone’s character is formed in their childhood to some degree or another. His father is involved, as is part of the [character’s] mythology.”

Heller also spoke with EW about series lead Jim Gordon’s (Ben McKenzie) dark trajectory. “At a certain point, Gordon says, ‘Screw it. I’m tired of playing it safe and being cautious. I’m going to go full throttle to bring down the corrupt police administration,” said Heller. “And things start to move fast and furious and urgent. The stakes keep rising. And just when Jim thinks he’s achieved a certain level of success against the powers-that-be, they pull a vicious table-turn on him that will play out in the last episodes of the season in a very big, scary theatrical way.”

Airs Mondays on Fox

JESSICA JONES / LUKE CAGE

Deadline reported yesterday that a number of actors are in the running to play Jessica Jones and Luke Cage in two of Marvel’s upcoming Netflix series. The casting scoop was mostly focused on Jessica Jones, with Luke Cage being mentioned since his character is expected to appear in six or seven episodes of “Jones.”

The actresses up for the part of Jessica Jones include Krysten Ritter (“Breaking Bad”), Alexandra Daddario (“True Detective”), Teresa Palmer (“Warm Bodies”) and Jessica De Gouw (“Arrow”). The two actors being considered for Luke Cage are Lance Gross (“Crisis”) and Mike Colter (“The Good Wife”). Deadline later updated their report to include Marin Ireland (“The Divide”) as a potential “Jones” candidate.

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Director Matthew Vaughn talked to IGN about his decision to take on the adaptation of the Mark Millar spy property over “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in a recent interview with IGN.

“It started in a pub with Mark, and we were drunk,” said Vaughn. “We sort of were complaining about how spy movies had become really quite serious. We said, ‘Let’s do a fun [one].’ … Mark went off and wrote a version, and I read it. I was like, ‘Fuck, maybe we should do this for real.’ Then he went ahead, finished the comic off. Then I was working on ‘Days of Future Past,’ and I’d finished the treatment. Then the [‘Kingsman’] script fell out of me — just one of those things. I remember Fox going, ‘What are you talking about?’ because the two scripts came in at the same time. I was like, ‘Aw, shit.’ It was a really tough decision whether to do ‘Days of Future Past’ or do this. But then I was like, ‘Fuck, somebody else is going to wake up and do a fun spy movie. Then I will have written a bloody screenplay that no one will want to make.’ So I probably made the craziest decision of my life to turn down an $800 million gorilla to do ‘Kingsman.’ But ‘Kingsman’s’ more me anyway.”

Opens February 13, 2015

SUICIDE SQUAD

The Global News has reported that director David Ayer will begin production on “Suicide Squad” in Toronto early next year. The article states that filming will take place at Pinewood Toronto Studios as well as around the city from mid-April until late August.

With production gearing up, casting announcements will have to be made soon. MTV asked Jared Leto, the man rumored to be up for the role of the Joker, about the project. The actor quoted the first rule of “Fight Club” as his response. You can check out the video — which actually reveals more about Leto’s pet crow than “Suicide Squad” — below.

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