COMIC REEL: "Suicide Squad" Rat Finds Surprising Home; Tatum Reveals His "Sexy" Gambit Diet


USA Today has an update on the status of the rat that Jared Leto gifted Margot Robbie at the start of production on "Suicide Squad." The site says that the rat has been named Splinter, most likely after the ninja rat from "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Cast members have posted pics of themselves with the rat on Instagram.

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The rat has many friends/owners, according to the article; director Guillermo del Toro apparently shares custody of Splinter. del Toro's people informed Collider that he became friends with Splinter through "Suicide Squad" director Kim Hawley. "We did 'Pac Rim' and 'Crimson [Peak]' together and she knew we are a family that loves rats -- and most animals, really," said del Toro. "She asked and we agreed!"

Opens on August 5, 2016


Good will goes a long way -- approximately to the point of $65 million, which is how much Marvel Studios' upcoming "Ant-Man" is tracking to make its debut weekend. According to the Hollywood Reporter, tracking services predict the film to bring in between $55 to $65 million at the North American box office, approximately the same amount made by "Captain America" and "Thor" in their opening weekends. In order words, a huge win for the tiny hero.

Certainly Marvel's marketing blitz has helped garner interest in the film, and with the film right around the corner, they're still giving fans more, such as with a new viral video in which Scott Lang gets 15 minutes of fame on Christine Everhart's news segment.

As "Ant-Man's" release date approaches, Marvel has released a new trailer, TV spot and behind-the-scenes featurette.

And if you're going to Disneyland any time after "Ant-Man" hits theaters, you can pick up this print by artist Todd Nauck only at Redd Rockett's Pizza Port. The prints are $5.99 apiece, and Nauck will be available to sign them on July 21, from 2-4:30 pm, with a limit of two signatures per guest.


ComicBook.com has gotten their hands on a copy of "Entertainment Weekly's" special Comic-Con International edition -- the one with Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman on the cover -- and they've transcribed a few "BvS" scene descriptions included in EW's coverage.

The first scene takes place in the "derelict husk" of Wayne Manor and features a conversation between Bruce and Alfred.

Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and his loyal butler, Alred (Jeremy Irons), are gravely intoning their lines into a burned-out fireplace, as Bruce prepares for his Valley of Elah moment with Superman. The billionaire vigilante appears weary but determined, not unlike the actor portraying him.

EW then caught a glimpse of a fight between Batman and Superman.

In his editing suite in Pasadena last month, [director Zack] Snyder showed off early passes of the money sequence, a rainy rooftop battle between the two capes. There's an undeniable thrill to watching these pop culture icons go at it -- throwing each other through walls and skylights.

The last one described also featured Bruce and Alfred, this time in the Batcave.

Snyder also reveals a scene in the Batcave where Bruce Wayne outlines his motivations to a skeptical Alfred, a bit of realpolitik reasoning that weighs the morality of a preemptive strike on Superman against even the minimal chance of humanity's destruction.

Opens March 25, 2016


Jon Bernthal, who will play the Punisher in "Daredevil" season two, has posted another look at the homework he's doing for the role.

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A new DP photo has popped up on Imgur showing Deadpool perched precariously on a ledge, reading a note.


USA Today caught up with Channing Tatum at the "Magic Mike XXL" red carpet and asked him about how he's prepping for his turn as the card-throwing, Cajun superhero.

"Gambit's gonna be different like every character is different," said Tatum, comparing the mutant hero to his character in "Magic Mike XXL." "You can't just be skinny. He's gonna be way, way, way less muscle mass, I'll say that."

Tatum added that his diet and training regimen for the role includes "a lot of running and a lot of broccoli... super sexy, right?" You can see the clip below.

Opens October 7, 2016


Devin Faraci of Birth.Movies.Death has heard from an unconfirmed source that Marvel does not yet know what direction "Iron Fist" will go in. Faraci says that the big dilemmas in the mystical martial-arts master's origin are the other-dimensional city of K'un-L'un, the dragon Shou-Lao the Undying and other magical elements.

Faraci notes that moments in fellow Netflix series "Daredevil" "opened the door for weirdness" in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and that it's likely that the series will debut after "Doctor Strange" hits theaters -- and that movie is all magic.


As ComicBook.com learned from the print edition of "Entertainment Weekly's" Comic-Con issue, the script for "Justice League: Part One" is already finished. According to EW, writer Chris Terrio ("Argo") and director Zack Snyder holed up in a room armed with only Diet Coke and the overwhelming need to plot out both halves of the two-part "Justice League" film.

"Chris would talk and I would draw it and it was basically this weird mural of the movies with no words," said Snyder. CB.com notes that Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns" served as an influence on the plot of the film, but it's more likely that passage is referring to "Batman v Superman" -- a film with very apparent "TDKR" overtones.

More information on the "Justice League" script will most likely become available as the article in question makes its way online.

Opens in 2017


Entertainment Weekly has also revealed concept art for the CW's "Legends of Tomorrow" that features Firestorm and the Atom in action. The Flash and Captain Cold can also be seen in the image.


"Supergirl" star Melissa Benoist spoke with "Entertainment Weekly" about the upcoming show, describing her history with comic books and DC films, her audition process, the pressure that comes with the role and putting on the suit for the very first time.

"It was a mixture of a lot of emotions," she explained. "It's impossible not to feel empowered when you put it on. You would think, 'Oh, it's silly. I'm putting on tights. I'm putting on a leotard and a skirt. There's muscles built into the suit. There's a cape. I'm going to feel like it's Halloween.' But something changes internally. I feel like a different person almost. It really is an alter ego, where I feel inspired, hopeful and empowered."

Premieres October 26 on CBS

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