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COMIC REEL: “Suicide Squad’s” Courtney Confirms Reshoots; Alexander Unsure Of “Thor: Ragnarok” Involvement

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COMIC REEL: “Suicide Squad’s” Courtney Confirms Reshoots; Alexander Unsure Of “Thor: Ragnarok” Involvement

SUICIDE SQUAD

Regarding the “Suicide Squad” reshoots that are currently underway, Jai Courtney explained to ET what the film hopes to accomplish with them.

“I think there’s plenty of [humor] in [‘Suicide Squad’],” said Courtney, as transcribed by Collider. “I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier, there’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing, which is pretty dope. Really we’re just kind of adding in that sense.

Opens on August 5, 2016

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

IGN has learned that Kevin Tancharoen will direct the season three finale episode of “S.H.I.E.L.D.” It will be the sixth episode of the series he has directed.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

You can read a recap of last night’s “Arrow,” “11:59,” right here. There’s also a promo for next week’s episode.

Spoilers ahead for last night’s episode, which revealed the identity of the person in the grave. The show’s executive producers and cast spoke with members of the press following a screening of yesterday’s episode. Marc Guggenheim spoke about what it feels like to write Laurel Lance out of the show and what lies ahead for her.

“Not getting a chance to work with Katie, day in and day out, is tempered by the fact that we now live in a universe where there’s resurrection, parallel Earths, time travel and flashbacks. We have all these different ways of keeping Katie in the Arrow-verse family,” said Guggenheim. “In fact, you will see her on an episode of ‘The Flash'” playing the Earth-2 version of Laurel Lance. Katie is reprising her role as Laurel in Earth-1 to be in ‘Vixen’ Season Two. Death does not mean goodbye, on any of these shows, but we’ve made a creative choice and we’re sticking to it. We recognize that Black Canary and Laurel have an incredibly loyal fan base, and Katie has an incredibly loyal fan base, but the show has never been just about the comic book history or just about one or two particular fan bases. We make the creative choices we feel benefit the show as a whole, and the story that we’re telling overall.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

A new BTS still from the production of “BvS” has arrived online, courtesy of a profile of photographer Clay Enos in Playboy.

THE BOYS

Deadline has reported that a TV adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s “The Boys” is currently in development at Cinemax from the producers that recently brought “Preacher” to AMC. Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Neal Moritz are involved in the new series, and Rogen and Goldberg helped develop the adaptation along with “Supernatural’s” Eric Kripke. Kripke will also write for the series and serve as executive producer.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

New on-set cast interviews involve Robert Downey Jr. talking about a darker than ever Tony Stark.

There’s also a new trailer for “Civil War” that plays up the MCU’s history.

Opens May 6, 2016

CLOAK & DAGGER

Marvel’s long-discussed “Cloak and Dagger” television adaptation has been given a straight-to-series order by Freeform, the cable channel previously known as ABC Family. Variety characterizes the series as a “superhero love story” based on the comic book characters created by Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan. “Cloak and Dagger” will center on Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson, teenagers from different backgrounds who grapple with newly acquired superpowers — Tandy can emit daggers of light, while Tyrone can engulf others in darkness — even as they fall in love. No writer is attached to the series, but a search is under way by producers Marvel Studios and ABC Signature Studios.

DOCTOR STRANGE

It has been announced that the first trailer for “Doctor Strange” will debut on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” next week. The debut will come on April 12, which will also feature an appearance by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Opens November 4, 2016

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD

While talking to Entertainment Weekly, Colman Domingo addressed the criticisms of Season 1’s slow pacing, saying the show will definitely move faster in Season 2:

“We have a whole lot of new characters coming in, a lot of guests. And also, I know that the biggest comment of last season was that the pacing was very slow because it was building character and relationships and family. But now, when I tell you it is amped up, every episode is epic. I swear to you. Every time I open up an episode, I’m like, ‘Are you kidding? Are we going to do all that? We’re going to shoot all that in eight days?’ There’s so much going on, because here we are in the middle of this apocalypse, and we’ve got to go. It’s go, go, go, go, go, go, and there are enormous changes and shifts in character, personality, very quickly.”

Returns April 10 on AMC

THOR: RAGNAROK

Jaimie Alexander took part in a Facebook Q&A wherein she answered another question about her potential involvement in “Thor: Ragnarok.”

“Am I in Thor 3? I get asked that every time I do this!” said Alexander, as transcribed by CB.com. “I actually don’t know. I have no idea. I’m guessing no? But I’m not sure, because nobody’s told me. I have no clue.”

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Posted by Jaimie Alexander on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Opens on November 3, 2017

WONDER WOMAN

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” will now open on June 2, 2017 — two weeks earlier than the originally planned release of June 23, 2017. Additionally, Warners has set two dates for now-unknown DC Comics films: October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019, along with “an untitled event film,” slated for October 6, 2017.

Opens June 2, 2017

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