COMIC REEL: Roven Reveals DC Movie Brain Trust; Bautista Says "Guardians 2" Will Be "Different"


While talking with Collider, producer Charles Roven discussed the brain trust behind DC's upcoming shared universe of films.

"I think also very much involved in that brain trust is John Berg, who is the executive vice president at Warner Bros," said Roven. "I would say the Snyders [Zack and Deborah], myself, John Berg, and Geoff Johns would be sort of that Brain Trust... I'm working with great people. They're all really great people. And not that we don't -- there are many times we agree, and there's many times we don't agree [and] we work it out."

Roven also discussed how filmmakers change and influence the films they work on: "The other thing that I really love about what we're doing is we're also bringing in really talented other filmmakers and having them come in and create -- I call it the sandbox. We've got this sandbox of the Justice League DC characters, and we are hoping to create -- this series of movies that we've announced are somewhat interlinked. The characters move at a throughline that hopefully will take us all the way to 'Justice League 2,' but they also can interact in the other films as well in some way."

Roven also discussed how the films will evolve the characters. "So if, for example, 'The Flash' movie or the 'Aquaman' film is gonna come out after 'Justice League 1,' it's not gonna be a completely different character; that character will have evolved from 'Justice League 1.' Wonder Woman, when we see her in 'Justice League 1,' will have evolved from 'Batman v Superman.' Unless we decide that in one of these stories we're gonna do something that happened in the past and have it be more of an origination story, in which case you'll realize how that character became what they were in the movie that they were first introduced."


Marvel.com has announced that Ken Marino has joined the cast of "Agent Carter" season two in the villainous role of Joseph Manfredi, "a volatile leader in the Maggia crime syndicate who will help Peggy Carter's adversaries further their agenda."

Returns to ABC in 2016


ComicBookMovie has found a clip from the next episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." that features Daisy having a chat with Rosalind.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


You can check out a recap of last night's episode, "Haunted," elsewhere on CBR. And there's also a tease for next week's adventure, an episode titled "Lost Souls."

While talking with TV Line, EP Wendy Mericle revealed how bringing in Constantine to bring back Sara's soul came about.

"We love to have other DC characters cross into our universe, as you know, but we always want to do it in a way that's true to our characters," said Mericle. "And when we were talking about bring Sara back -- it's been a pretty open secret that she had to come back, to go over to 'Legends of Tomorrow' -- we wanted to do it in the most interesting and dynamic way. We needed someone to bring her soul back, Constantine was our top choice of the characters in the DC universe that could do that, and we were lucky enough to get Matt Ryan, who was actually available."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


During an appearance on the Diane Rehm Show, Jesse Eisenberg revealed just how hard -- or easy -- it was for him to get into Lex Luthor's head.

"I've always noticed the best thing to channel, as an actor, is yourself. To figure out what makes you angry, what makes you feel vengeful or righteous," said Eisenberg. "Those are the feelings that Lex Luthor has. And use that as opposed to kind of watching Gene Hackman, who's a great actor obviously and played that part originally, and think, 'How can I kind of mirror that?' Because the truth is, me mirroring him would just come off weird. We have different faces, different life experiences, different emotions, but what I do have - that I have more than anybody -- is my own feelings, and so I use those, and then the character seems not only real, but emotional and just. He believes he's the hero of his own story -- is the kind of the actor cliche -- when you're playing the villain, you're the hero of your own story. That's the kind of most interesting way for me as an actor, and I think, for an audience to appreciate as well."

Opens March 25, 2016


New set pics have emerged showing Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange in Nepal.

Another shot of Cumberbatch at Bhotahiti, taken by Sanjay Adhikari #cumberbatchinNepal #drstrangeinNepal pic.twitter.com/hjGpkOoKkP

- siraj सिरज (@serazahmad) November 5, 2015

I met Benedict Cumberbatch at Bhotihiti today ;)#bigfan #drstrange pic.twitter.com/24IpqvTb6b

- siraj सिरज (@serazahmad) November 5, 2015

#drstrange shooting in #Kathmandu #BenedictCumberbatch. pic.twitter.com/c7nxyzjIlU

- Vinay (@vinaymelbourne) November 5, 2015

Pics are fab #kathmandu #nepal, many thanks to the nepalese ppl brilliant job with the pics #cumberbatch #drstrange pic.twitter.com/sk0hZW4G8k

- Anything Cumberbatch (@Anythingbatch) November 5, 2015

#drstrange #DoctorStrange #BenedictCumberbatch #marvelcomics #nepalshoot It was absolutely amazing to see them work pic.twitter.com/Ry7hV5jKCT

- Nigam Bhandari (@Rhish_NP) November 5, 2015

Opens November 4, 2016


The CW has released a poster for "Flash's" second season that includes Tom Cavanagh's Harrison Wells.


Dave Bautista talked a bit about "Guardians 2" to ComicBook.com, noting that he has not yet read a script out of fear of accidentally spoiling something in an interview.

"I know this is going to be great," said Bautista. "James [Gunn] is very excited about this film. To see him be so amped up, you really get that feeling that it's going to be something special... When I asked him before, coming off the success of 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' I knew the pressure was on him to make it better, and I asked him, 'How are you going to top this? How are you going to make it better?' He said, 'No, I'm going to make it different.'"

Gunn definitely has "Guardians" on the brain, even when it comes to the 2016 presidential race.

Finally a candidate I can get behind. #Grootin16

Posted by James Gunn on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Opens May 5, 2017


Netflix has released a new batch of promotional stills for the upcoming series.


You can check out a promo for episode three of "Supergirl" as well as photos from episode five below.

Premieres October 26 on CBS

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