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COMIC REEL: Singer Rumored For "Fantastic Four 2"; Pine May Be Up For Two Different DC Roles

X-MEN/FANTASTIC FOUR

This Is Infamous has heard from an unnamed source that Fox is eyeing "X-Men: Apocalypse" director Bryan Singer to direct "Fantastic Four 2" in the hopes of then bringing the two franchises together in a crossover film. That theoretical crossover film, which has not been confirmed by anyone publicly at Fox, could hit theaters in 2018. As with all rumors from unnamed sources, take this with the prescribed dose of salt.

ANT-MAN

In an interview with USA Today, Evangeline Lilly talked about everything that constitutes Hope Van Dyne, from her hairstyle to her fighting style.

Lilly said she fought for Hope to have her bob haircut, saying that it's low-maintenance and makes sense for the character. "I just felt she would have no-nonsense hair," said Lilly. "She would just have a haircut that would say, 'I mean business. Don't (mess) with me.' " She also gave insight on her character, saying that "emotionally, she's a bit messed up, but mentally and physically, she's pretty capable."

Michael Douglas, who plays Hope's father Hank Pym, said that Lilly liked showing off her physical prowess on set. "Every once in a while, just to warm up, she just drops down and does 20 really good pushups," said Douglas. "She's a kicka-- daughter."

You can see Lilly in action in this pair of new TV spots for the film.

There's also a new featurette that highlights the film's heist storyline.

Uproxx has a slightly spoilery interview with director Peyton Reed that addresses things like the Microverse and potential sequels.

Reed confirmed that the "quantum realm" depicted in "Ant-Man" is the MCU's version of the Microverse. "Well, I came on about the same time that Adam McKay and Rudd were doing rewrites," said Reed. "And I've known McKay for some time and we talked on the phone and we were both really jazzed about the idea of, in the third act, in a movie in which we will have seen shrinking a bunch, let's take it even further in the third act and introduce what, in the comics, was the Microverse, in what we call the quantum realm. Creating this moment of self-sacrifice where he has to go into the quantum realm to save his daughter, that was something that was never in those drafts that Adam and I brought to it."

Reed also mentioned that he and McKay came up with the idea of having Lang go up against an Avenger in the film. "Adam pitched that idea of sending Scott on a mission for which he's not quite prepared and he comes up against another Marvel character. That blew my mind, and particularity with that specific character... It wasn't like, 'Oh, let's put him up against this other guy.' It served a plot point; a purpose in our story."

When it comes to a sequel, Reed says he hopes Marvel can find room for it if "Ant-Man" does well. "The only thing I know about it is they released that schedule [through 2019], then the 'Spider-Man' announcement came about and they sort of adjusted the schedule to allow for that. So, listen, if our movie does well and there's a desire for a sequel, I'd love to do it. I have no idea if or what that timetable would be. If it does happen, I'd love to do it."

And lastly for "Ant-Man," here's a new clip featuring Paul Rudd's Scott Lang pulling off a heist.

Opens July 17

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, actor Henry Cavill spoke about Superman's future chances for a solo film following "Batman v Superman."

"There's plenty of time for individual Superman sequels," said Cavill, alluding to Warner Bros. extensive slate of DC films. "He's a tough character to tell. People like the darker vigilante. I think it speaks to the human psyche more easily rather than the god-like being that we can't really understand. Once we have a more expansive universe we can delve more into the character of Superman and hopefully tell more stories."

If that film ever gets made, "BvS" director Zack Snyder has hinted at who he would like to see in the villain role.

"I remember we were talking about, 'What's the next ­villain?' " Snyder said in an interview with EW. "'We can't do another alien invasion.' Brainiac was definitely down the road. Metallo, I think, was going to be the main bad guy of this movie."

Opens March 25, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

As revealed by Forbes in their 2015 list of the highest paid actors, Robert Downey Jr. has earned $80 million for his parts in "Avengers: Age of Ultron" and next year's "Captain America: Civil War." The write-up specifies that Downey will earn $40 for his role in "Civil War" alone. That number does not include the portion of the backend profits he has on the "Captain America" sequel as detailed in the initial announcement of his involvement -- so he could earn a lot more than $40 million for appearing in the ensemble film.

Forbes also notes that Downey had a part of the backend for "Age of Ultron" as well, which is similar to his deal for the first "Avengers," which he disclosed back in 2013.

Just Jared spotted Daniel Bruhl on the Atlanta set of "Captain America: Civil War," but not in his Baron Zemo garb.

DAREDEVIL

"Daredevil" season one is just over three months old and Marvel has wasted no time in getting production back up and running for the second season of their hit Netflix series. Heroic Hollywood has spotted a few snapshots taken by photographer Shelly Kay and posted to her Twitter account.

DOCTOR STRANGE

Heroic Hollywood has a rumor regarding "Doctor Strange," citing an unnamed source as saying that Rachel McAdams is being considered for the film's female lead.

Opens November 4, 2016

FANTASTIC FOUR

With a flashback scene to 10-year-old Reed Richards and a retro-style voiceover, the latest TV spot for "Fantastic Four" makes the movie seem more like an '80s, Spielberg-esque throwback.

Opens August 7

GREEN LANTERN

Birth.Movies.Death has an unsourced rumor regarding Chris Pine's involvement in "Green Lantern," as well as "Wonder Woman." According to "someone close to Chris Pine," the actor has been offered both the role of Hal Jordan in "Green Lantern" and Steve Trevor in "Wonder Woman" -- and he has not yet signed on to play either. It's rumored that Warner Bros. wants Pine on stage for their panel at Comic-Con International, but that doesn't look like a sure thing just yet.

Opens June 19, 2020

OUTCAST

Cinemax has revealed the first poster and an upcoming variant cover for their upcoming adaption of Robert Kirkman's "Outcast."

SWALLOW ME WHOLE

Artis Nate Powell has revealed via a Facebook post that his graphic novel "Swallow Me Whole" has been optioned to be adapted into an indie film.

My graphic novel SWALLOW ME WHOLE is in early development as an indie feature film to be directed by Luke Slendebroek...

Posted by Nate Powell on Monday, July 6, 2015

THE WALKING DEAD

In an interview with Nerdist, Norman Reedus discussed where Daryl Dixon's headspace will be when season six picks up.

"He's sort of in wild-animal mode at the moment," said Reedus. "He trusts just those close people around him, and he's put into situations, like we all are on the show, that really call for you to put it out there, whether you trust people or don't trust people... I don't know. You take a lot of wild animals and you put them in a domestic situation, and there's a lot of people biting at each other. Daryl's one of those people. He's a very quiet person, and if he snaps he really snaps. So he's kind of hanging by a thread as far as what he thinks of these people around him right now. It's a very complicated storyline that's happening right now in this season.

"There's lots of action and lots of drama and lots of sadness like we always bring, but this season's particularly complicated," he continued. "The storylines are really interwoven with future and past. Certain things happen, and you're kind of like, 'Wow, that just happened.' Then you'll find out episodes later why that happened and what that meant. [Executive producer] Scott [Gimple]'s so good at planning for the future and taking little things and making them mean big things later. And you go, 'Oh, that's what that means...' A real mature sort of storytelling has really taken us over right now. It's super interesting and super thrilling."

Showrunner Scott Gimple also talked to Entertainment Weekly about how the new batch of episodes relates to the comics.

"I think there's a really cool aspect to the first half of the season that serves almost as a prequel to some direct comic stuff in the second half of the season," Gimple shared. "I think there's a way that Robert [Kirkman] did some of the story that we're reaching that had a real past to it, where people are referring to some things in the past in the comic. And we're able to portray some of that backstory in some ways that you didn't get to see in the comic."

Returns this October on AMC

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