COMIC REEL: Olsen Teases Scarlet Witch, Vision Relationship In "Civil War"; "Doctor Strange" Wraps Production


An NBC affiliate in Colorado has reported on an "Entertainment Tonight" interview with Elizabeth Olsen, wherein she spoke about Scarlet Witch's relationship with Vision. Despite being a long lasting romantic couple in the comics, Scarlet Witch and Vision find themselves on opposite sides of the superhero civil war.

"You learn a little bit more about what connects [Scarlet and Vision] in this film," said Olsen. "And I think there's some really sweet moments between Paul [Bettany] and I, and it's more about how they relate to one another and their similarities just based on their superpowers."

Hot Toys has also shared images of their upcoming Ant-Man figure for their "Civil War" line.


ABC has released promo photos from the upcoming "Paradise Lost" episode of the series.


Despite Ben Affleck reportedly having a script for a solo Batman film finished, director Zack Snyder doesn't seem so certain that Affleck will put his screenplay on film. The "BvS" director spoke with JOE.ie about the possibility.

"I keep working on him, he's always said he's a one movie at a time guy," said Snyder, as transcribed by CBM. "He's finishing editing his film, 'Live By Night,' and then he comes to 'Justice League' and then after that, I think he's going to try and develop the story. Then we'll see if he likes it."


A new behind-the-scenes look at "BvS" reveals how they created General Zod's body for the film.

The film also had a significant dip in its second weekend at the domestic box office, dropping to $52.4 million over the period. That's 68% less than its $166 million opening weekend. Variety reported that the film still came in first and now has grossed $261.4 million domestically, to date.

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Director Scott Derrickson has revealed via Twitter that principle photography on "Doctor Strange" has wrapped following a shoot in Midtown Manhattan.

That's a wrap. pic.twitter.com/eRVY32lte5

- Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) April 3, 2016

The film's Midtown Manhattan shoot included both Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor in full Strange and Baron Mordo garb, and it also included the first shots of Mads Mikkelsen's still unnamed villain character -- complete with creepy eye makeup. Some of what appear to be Mikkelsen's followers, who also sport the eye treatment, can be seen in the pics below.

Mads Mikkelsen spotted on #DoctorStrange set in New York today pic.twitter.com/xbVQPNJTWQ

- Marvel CU Daily (@TheAvengers2_) April 3, 2016

First Look At Mads Mikkelsen's Mysterious Villain For @DrStrange https://t.co/zEAagU7dPE pic.twitter.com/PvYghBL9mj

- MCU Exchange (@TheMCUExchange) April 3, 2016

Mads Mikkelsen and Benedict Cumberbatch on set #DoctorStrange pic.twitter.com/yLXuH6asWg

- Mads Mikkelsen News (@MadsSource) April 4, 2016

First look at DOCTOR STRANGE's main villain, played by actor Mads Mikkelsen.#DoctorStrange #Marvel pic.twitter.com/NsPF3RBlk6

- Popcornography (@PopCorn_Media) April 4, 2016

Mads Mikkelsen was seen in costume on the #DoctorStrange set over the weekend! Pics here: https://t.co/KnTWttOh5b pic.twitter.com/kD5P9SrsIL

- JustJared.com (@JustJared) April 4, 2016

Following shooting, Benedict Cumberbatch visited the comic shop Jim Hanley's Universe in full Doctor Strange garb; the actor posted a few pics from his visit to Facebook.

Filming is done time for fun!

Posted by Benedict Cumberbatch on Sunday, April 3, 2016

JHU also posted some of their security footage from the evening to YouTube, which show Cumberbatch paying the store a visit. You can see Doctor Strange enter the store in the videos below at 50 and 60 seconds in, respectively. The second one features extensive footage of his visit, and you can even see several of the photos above get taken in the video.

Opens November 4, 2016


While speaking with Forbes, "Batman v Superman" producer Deborah Snyder discussed the varied tones of the DC films and seemed to suggest that Cyborg may have a role to play in the upcoming "Flash" film.

"David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad' has such an amazing, brash tone," said Snyder. "It's fun and it's about the villains, and it's super-different than Patty Jenkins' 'Wonder Woman,' which is an origin story and tells her story. As you can imagine, when we get to the Flash movie, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher -- who plays Cyborg -- are kind of our youngest characters, and they have a really nice camaraderie with each other. Ezra is super funny, so the tone of that film will be very different than the rest of them."

Opens March 16, 2018


Umberto Gonzalez revealed on the latest episode of "Heroic Insider on Popboom" that he's heard rumors that the real conflict in "Justice League" will be with Atlantis, not with Darkseid as "Batman v Superman" implies. According to the rumors, the Amazons and Atlanteans have a centuries-old war that will play a part in "Justice League." The relevant rumors begin at the 27:30 mark.

Opens November 17, 2017


Showrunner Sam Catlin spoke with Collider about adapting the Vertigo comic series, saying that this isn't going to be "'Preacher'-lite."

"Well, I'd never adapted anything before, I didn't know what the rules were. I didn't know you could change things," said Catlin. "So when I first started reading the comic, Seth [Rogen] and Evan {Goldberg] brought it to me, and I was like, 'I don't know how you make that a TV show. That's not a TV show, that's an amazing comic book.' But once I started to figure out, 'Okay, if the characters are here...' How do we make -- Because if we were to shoot the comic book of Preacher, it would be like $400 or 500 million, we would be unproducible. So how do we make a show that is a TV show but pushes all of those boundaries in a similar way that doesn't feel like 'Preacher Lite,' or 'Preacher TV.' So, yeah. Once we figured out a way to bring the characters together and started to realize how we could parcel out the story, once we figured out where we could start."

Premieres Sunday, May 22 on AMC


You can read a recap of last night's "Walking Dead" season finale right here.

Robert KIrkman spoke to TV Line and discussed the introduction of Negan to the show -- specifically the way he was introduced.

"As upset as people probably are at Negan's introduction and how he's coming in and killing somebody who is very beloved to everyone," said Kirkman, "from his perspective, he's the hero of his story, like most villains. And if we'd been following him this whole time, we'd be 100 percent on board with that."

Returns this fall on AMC

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