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COMIC REEL: Singer Returns for “X-Men: Apocalypse”; “Ultimate Spider-Man” Heads to 2099

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COMIC REEL: Singer Returns for “X-Men: Apocalypse”; “Ultimate Spider-Man” Heads to 2099

GOTHAM

The overnight numbers for “Gotham” are in, and it looks like the premiere of the Batman show without Batman did pretty well, scoring a 3.2 rating and 8 million viewers. It will be interesting to see how much of that audience is retained when the second episode hits next week.

For those looking for a quick look at the events of the pilot, be sure to check out Kiel Phegley’s recap at Spinoff Online.

Airs Mondays on FOX

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has released the official 30-second trailer for “The Walking Dead,” which includes a lot of quick cuts, and far more survivors than zombies.

Returns October 12 on AMC

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Although it’d been rumored for months, Bryan Singer is confirmed to return as director for “X-Men: Apocalypse.” The move isn’t much of a surprise for Fox, considering Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” holds the highest worldwide gross of the entire “X-Men” franchise at $746 million. Singer will direct a script by Simon Kinberg based on a story by the director, Michael Doherty and Dan Harris. Lauren Shuler Donner, Kinberg and Hutch Parker are set to produce.

Opens May 27, 2016

DEADPOOL

“Deadpool” writer Rhett Reese took to Twitter to dispel rumors that the upcoming film will get a PG-13 rating. According to Reese, no decisions have been made yet.

Opens February 12, 2016

AGENT CARTER

In new “Agent Carter” casting news, Shea Whigham will join the freshman series as Agent Roger Dooley. In the comics, the character appeared once in the 1985 “Sensational She-Hulk” original graphic novel. Roger Dooley’s role in “Agent Carter” is the head of the Strategic Scientific Reserve — S.H.I.E.L.D.’s predecessor.

Debuts 2015 on ABC

THE FLASH

Considering the amount of buzz surrounding “The Flash,” it should come as little surprise that The CW has ordered three additional scripts, increasing the number of episodes from 13 to 16. The move, which comes before the show’s premiere, is somewhat unusual, but can be seen as a vote of confidence from the network — and it also means good news for viewers and fans, as it likely means the high quality of the pilot was maintained through the other completed episodes.

Debuts October 7 on The CW

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

Check out the new trailer for “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” courtesy 20th Century Fox, that gives a better idea of what to expect from the story of the comic book film adaptation.

Opens February 13, 2015

POWERS

Brian Bendis revealed that Logan Browning, Andrew Sensenig and Justice Leak have joined the cast of “Powers” as Zora, Triphammer and Detective Kutter, respectively. Additionally, footage of the PlayStation Network adaptation is set to debut at New York Comic Con in October, with both Bendis and co-creator Michael Avon Oeming set to attend.

“From the minute he stepped onto the set Sharlto [Copley] has invested every part of himself into this role. He adds layers and layers into Christian Walker. He is doing everything I hoped he would do, which is make the television version of this character unique and exciting,” Bendis said in a press release. “And Susan [Heyward], my god! From her very first audition she has embodied the character of Deena Pilgrim. I think people are going to be completely sucked in by both of their performances and unique perspectives on this world that Charlie Huston has built.”

BEWARE THE BATMAN

Remember when “Beware the Batman” left Cartoon Network pretty suddenly? Well, the network plans to air the remaining seven episodes of “Beware the Batman” as part of its late-night Toonami run from 2:30 AM to 6 AM on September 27.

Remaining episodes air September 27 on Cartoon Network

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN

Disney XD UK has posted three sneak peeks at “Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors,” including the 2099 CG-animated universe, the black-and-white Noir universe and a close look at some of the other Spider-Men to grace the “Spider-Verse” story.

Airs Sundays on Disney XD

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