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COMIC REEL: “Suicide Squad” Eyes Oprah For Waller; Kreisberg Teases Fiery “Flash” Reunion

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COMIC REEL: “Suicide Squad” Eyes Oprah For Waller; Kreisberg Teases Fiery “Flash” Reunion

SUICIDE SQUAD

Variety dropped a big bombshell yesterday afternoon when they revealed the core cast of DC Comics’ upcoming “Suicide Squad” film. The reveal confirmed pretty much every actor rumored for a role in the movie with Jared Leto signing on as Joker, Will Smith as Deadshot, Tom Hardy as Rick Flag, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Boomerang and Cara Delevigne as Enchantress. The announcement also stated that Jesse Eisenberg is in talks to return as Lex Luthor in the film. The role of Amanda Waller has yet to be cast, but Warner Bros. is reportedly eyeing Oprah Winfrey for the role, with Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer also being considered.

Opens on August 5, 2016

AGENT CARTER

“Agent Carter’s” premiere just doubled in size. Marvel.com announced that the show will debut in January with a two-hour premiere. The on-air promos have changed their wording as well, calling “Agent Carter” a seven part miniseries now instead of an eight part one.

Premieres January 6, 2015 on ABC

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

Entertainment Weekly caught up with “S.H.I.E.L.D.” showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen and talked to them about last night’s big in-episode revelation that the Kree are indeed involved in the show’s expanding mythos.

“We obviously showed this [Kree] body a year ago at around this time,” said Whedon. “When we were breaking that and sussing out what this arc would be, we had to have a lot of the pieces in place from the get go. Yes, we had to talk to features about what their plans were and where they were going. It’s been a while.”

Tancharoen expanded on Whedon’s answer, saying, “You will see how this Kree fact that we all now know plays out.” In fact, you might see how it all plays out in next week’s episode, titled “What They Become.”

Brett Dalton, the actor who plays the traitorous Grant Ward, spoke with CBR about his character’s true allegiance — or lack of one.

“Ward really is a wild card,” said Dalton. “He’s not working for any one organization at all — he’s kind of working for himself at this point, and he has his own motivations and reasons for doing all of these things. He has the skills to do whatever he wants to do, which makes him really scary. I feel like people have been onboard with it ever since then. It’s not like, ‘Hail Hydra, man!’ because I’m not Hydra, nor am I really S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ANT-MAN

Actress Judy Greer has revealed her previously under wraps “Ant-Man” role in an interview with HeyUGuys.

“I’m Paul Rudd’s estranged ex-wife,” said Greer. “We have a daughter together and our relationship is, well, estranged, but I feel like my character is still rooting for him to succeed. I guess that’s about as much as I can say.” In the comics, Scott Lang’s ex-wife is named Peggy Rae, so that may be the name of Greer’s character as well. More importantly, though, Greer’s comment confirms that Lang’s daughter Cassie might have a role to play in the film. Cassie is a fan favorite character who became a member of a couple of Avengers teams under the codename Stature.

Opens July 17, 2015

ARROW

The CW has aired a promo for tonight’s episode of “Arrow,” which concludes the two-part crossover event in an installment titled “The Brave and the Bold.”

After Arrow survives this crossover, he’ll have to prepare for another showdown with Slade Wilson. MTV broke the news that Manu Bennett will return to the show for the fourteenth episode of the season. It’s unclear whether or not Slade Wilson will appear in a flashback or the present-day Starling City.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Badass Digest has dropped a ton of inside info about the film from their undisclosed source. Among the unconfirmed intel is the inclusion of Doomsday and a quick appearance by the KGBeast. The Digest also claims that Superman will know of the Joker’s existence in the film, although the character won’t be seen.

Opens March 25, 2016

FANTASTIC FOUR

After another synopsis for the “Fantastic Four” leaked, IGN reached out to Fox for confirmation. Surprise, Fox confirmed the synopsis!

“THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.”

This official synopsis follows an unconfirmed, outright denied and much more detailed one that leaked last month.

Opens August 7, 2015

THE FLASH

You can check out our recap of last night’s episode, “Flash vs. Arrow,” over on Spinoff.

Fans got their first taste of Firestorm in last night’s episode, when Robbie Amell reappeared as the presumed-dead Ronnie Raymond. “He’s definitely not the same guy he was,” Amell told Entertainment Weekly. “He’s definitely a dangerous guy. He’s a bit of a scary dude at this point. He’s more a homeless schizophrenic than Ronnie Raymond.”

“Flash” EP Andrew Kreisberg told EW that fans can expect a heartbreaking reunion between Raymond and his fiancee, Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker). “I wrote this scene where she’s saying, ‘I used to play this game with myself: What would I give for one more minute with Ronnie?’ It’s actually a game I played with myself. What would I be willing to give up to get one more minute with somebody I lost? I thought about that Caitlin actually gets her minute, but she wishes she hadn’t because of what he becomes now. She actually wishes he just died. Not that she ever had closure, she certainly didn’t having lost him, but now it’s worse for her because he’s walking around and he’s not himself. Whether or not he can be brought home becomes part of the second half of the season.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

IZOMBIE

Entertainment Weekly revealed that Steven Weber will be joining the CW series in a guest-starring role as the charismatic CEO of an energy drink company. Weber is expected to appear in at least two episodes.

Premieres on the CW in 2015

POWERS

Entertainment Weekly has revealed more official photos from PlayStation’s upcoming police drama “Powers.” The photos include a first look at Michelle Forbes as Retro Girl.

You can check out the rest of the photos over at EW, which includes the first ever shots of Eddie Izzard as the Wolf and Noah Taylor as Johnny Royalle.

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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