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COMIC REEL: Rumor Targets Thompson’s “Thor: Ragnarok” Role; Robbie Talks Manipulative Harley Quinn

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COMIC REEL: Rumor Targets Thompson’s “Thor: Ragnarok” Role; Robbie Talks Manipulative Harley Quinn

THOR: RAGNAROK

Latino Review has heard a rumor regarding the role that “Creed’s” Tessa Thompson will play in “Ragnarok.” According to the unnamed source, Thompson may be playing Valkyrie. Considering Valkyrie’s role in the comics as a superhero in her own right, that seems to fit with how Thompson’s mystery character was described when she was cast. It was previously reported that Thompson will play both Thor’s love interest and “kind of a superhero.”

Opens on November 3, 2017

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

Clark Gregg brought a new clip from “S.H.I.E.L.D.” to his appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” earlier this week.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

DEADPOOL

While speaking to Superhero Hype, director Tim Miller and producer Simon Kinberg entertained the notion of an eventual Deadpool/Spider-Man film meeting.

“Simon and I have been trying to build bridges,” said Miller.

“I would love to see it,” said Kinberg. “Both of us are close with [Marvel’s] Kevin [Feige], we respect and love Kevin. If it were even remotely possible, we will find a way ’cause we’d would love to see it.” But, Kinberg stated for the record, “I just don’t know if it would be possible.”

DOCTOR STRANGE

USA Today has a new featurette focusing on “Doctor Strange” that includes interviews with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and director Scott Derrickson, who calls it a “mind trip action film.”

In the accompanying interview, Derrickson talked about the film’s experimental magic. “Traditionally when you think about practitioners of sorcery, they tend to be static in the casting and speaking of spells, and then something odd happens that become the spectacle that you watch. It’s just more immersive and bigger than the characters.”

Opens November 4, 2016

THE FLASH

Teddy Sears spoke to EW about the upcoming “Flash” season finale and diving into Zolomon’s origin.

“What’s really exciting about going and looking at Hunter Zolomon’s origin story is that it very closely mirrors the Barry Allen origin story,” said Sears. “We’re going to see what happened to Hunter as a child look almost exactly like what happened to Barry when he was a child. One man went one way and one man went the other.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Channing Tatum has announced that he has joined the cast of “Kingsman: The Golden Circle.”

I’m about to get all up in that Golden Circle. #Kingsman

A photo posted by Channing Tatum (@channingtatum) on

Opens June 10,2017

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

The CW has released pics from the upcoming “Last Refuge” episode of “Legends of Tomorrow.”

LUKE CAGE

Entertainment Weekly spoke with “Luke Cage” showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker about the upcoming Netflix series.

“It’s very sophisticated. I mean, it’s got a ’90s hip-hop vibe, but it’s really forward-thinking. We have Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad doing the scoring for us,” said Coker. “We have a lot of different musical appearances, but at the same time, we’ve got the Marvel action. We’ve got drama. I would like this to be, I mean, I know this is heavy but, ‘The Wire’ of Marvel television, because we really deal with a lot of different issues.”

Debuts on Netflix in 2016

PREACHER

CBR caught up with “Preacher” lead Dominic Cooper, who spoke about what he discovered about the character while performing him.

Premieres Sunday, May 22 on AMC

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

While talking to Jimmy Kimmel, Robert Downey Jr. didn’t shoot down the idea of possibly appearing in the upcoming “Spider-Man” film. “Perhaps I will, we don’t have a contract yet,” said Downey Jr.

Variety has reported that Michael Keaton is in “early talks” to play an as-yet undisclosed villain role in “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, who are co-producing the film, both had no comment on Variety’s report.

Opens July 7, 2017

SUICIDE SQUAD

While speaking with Collider, director David Ayer revealed how he felt directing Ben Affleck’s Batman in “Suicide Squad.”

“I mean look, as a kid I was a fan of DC Comics,” said Ayer. “I read them, I love Batman. Batman was always my favorite superhero, and then to have him walk on my set one day was an incredible experience. Even my cynical, hard-bitten movie crew got quiet when that happened. And Ben’s a great dude, he’s a good guy to work with.”

While speaking with the LA Times, Margot Robbie spoke about Harley Quinn’s role as the manipulator of the Suicide Squad.

“She’s definitely one of the more unpredictable members of the squad,” Robbie said. “She also used to be a psychiatrist so she has an extensive knowledge of mental illnesses and how to manipulate people — I’m sorry, well, she has a lot of knowledge on how to profile people, pick their triggers, and as Harley Quinn she kind of utilizes that to just manipulate people and mess with them. And she definitely does that with the squad. She’s always picking someone to be dissecting and playing off and messing with.”

Opens on August 5, 2016

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