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COMIC REEL: Pratt, Saldana Discuss “Guardians of the Galaxy”; Affleck & Damon On Board For “Sleeper”

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COMIC REEL: Pratt, Saldana Discuss “Guardians of the Galaxy”; Affleck & Damon On Board For “Sleeper”


IGN spoke with “Guardians of the Galaxy” star Chris Pratt during the press junket for “Delivery Man” about possibly going back for reshoots on the Marvel film.

“Marvel does a really good job about putting reshoots into their budget, so it’s built into the budget already for us to go back and reshoot things,” said Pratt. “I’d be surprised if we didn’t go back and reshoot some things just because by the time they polish the movie and have the final assembly done, there’s going to be things that they could add. They’ve got to money to do it. They can add, they can change this, so I expect we’ll go back and reshoot.”

The actor also discussed getting to work with Benicio Del Toro on the movie.

“I got to work with Benicio Del Toro on ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and he’s — he’s truly an artist, he’s captivating to watch,” Pratt told IGN. “I learned so much watching him. He’s like the king of behavior. He’s the kind of guy that is doing something physically that isn’t on the page; it’s just something that he brought. That’s something I learned a lot from. I aspire to be able to do something like that.”

Meanwhile, Zoe Saldana spoke with The Wall Street Journal about a myriad of topics including working with director James Gunn on set.

“James Gunn ran a tight ship and he’s a true director,” Saldana told the Wall Street Journal. “He was born for that kind of leadership. He’s an artist that has finally been given an opportunity to showcase what he can really do. I like the fact that he’s super unique. There’s only one James Gunn. … He wrote a great script and he really executed it very gracefully.”

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Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are attached to produce an adaptation of Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips’ comic “Sleeper.” The story broke yesterday via Variety, with “The Shield” creator Shawn Ryan and “The Killing’s” David Wiener attached to write. However, no directors or actors are currently attached.

The last development for a “Sleeper” film was in 2008, when it was reported to be in development at Sam Raimi’s production company Star Road Entertainment. Tom Cruise was reported in talks for the lead role of the film at the time.


Schmoes Know has posted an unconfirmed report that “The Walking Dead” actor Norman Reedus is currently the top choice for the lead in “The Crow” reboot. While the casting would be a great move for the reboot, rumors of lead actors for “The Crow” have run rampant for some time — James McAvoy was once rumored to be in talks for the role — so, take this one with a grain of salt. It’d definitely be great casting, though.


A Brazilian promo for the next episode of “The Walking Dead,” “Dead Weight,” has surfaced online. Keep in mind that this is an actual promo for the show, so it’s designed to be seen by viewers. That said, there may be spoilers in the footage, so watch with caution.

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While speaking with IAmRogue, “The Wolverine” director James Mangold teased possible plans for the sequel.

“I honestly have sketches and ideas, but there are many alternatives and [continuing the adventures of Logan and Yukio] certainly is indeed a window that exists,” Mangold told IAmRogue. “I can tell you that in determining where we are going I’m not solely relying on my own imagination but also the imaginations that have spun great stories about Wolverine in the comics.”

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. has posted the official synopsis of “The Bridge,” the December 10 episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” that features the return of J. August Richards as Mike Peterson.

“The Bridge” – In a shocking cliffhanger episode, Coulson takes the war back to Centipede, and this time he brings in Mike Peterson for some super-soldier support. As they get closer to the truth, startling secrets are revealed and an unexpected twist threatens the team, on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Tuesday, December 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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The CW has released the official synopsis for “Three Ghosts,” which teases the appearance of another classic DC Comics villain: Cyrus Gold, otherwise known as Solomon Grundy.

OLIVER IS VISITED BY GHOSTS FROM THE PAST – After a fight with Cyrus Gold AKA the Acolyte (guest star Graham Shiels), Oliver (Stephen Amell) is drugged and left for dead. Determined to cure him, Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) makes a risky decision. The cure causes Oliver to hallucinate, and what he sees forces him to confront his past. Meanwhile, Barry (guest star Grant Gustin) continues to help Felicity, and their connection grows stronger. The Arrow asks Lance (Paul Blackthorne) to look into Gold, but when the stakeout on Gold goes bad, someone is killed. Roy (Colton Haynes) is captured and tortured by Brother Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro). John Behring directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kresiberg and teleplay by Geoff Johns & Ben Sokolowski (#209).

Meanwhile, Entertainment Tonight has posted the extended opening for this week’s “Arrow” episode, “State Vs. Queen.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


Looking for a one-stop database for all in-development comic book television series? Check out CBR’s Guide to In-Development Comic Book-Based Shows — everything’s broken down by publisher with a rundown of network and current status. Definitely worth a read.

Got any rampant rumors or weird comic book stuff? Be sure to drop us an email or sling us a webline on Twitter!

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