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COMIC REEL: Wildcat And Firestorm Debut On “Arrow” And “Flash”; Hardy Rumored For “Apocalypse”

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COMIC REEL: Wildcat And Firestorm Debut On “Arrow” And “Flash”; Hardy Rumored For “Apocalypse”

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

A clip posted by Hypable has given us our first look at Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse — a character better known in the comics as the Avenger Mockingbird.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ANT-MAN

Collider has an interview with Adam McKay, the “Anchorman” director that nearly filled the void left when Edgar Wright left the upcoming super hero film. Instead of directing “Ant-Man,” McKay opted to pitch in as a screenwriter and helped work up a new draft for incoming director Peyton Reed to work with. McKay talked with Collider about working on the new script with “Ant-Man” star Paul Rudd.

“I’ve always known Paul Rudd’s a really good writer from improvising with him on set, but I had no idea he was that good-he’s really great with dialogue,” said McKay. “So the two of us holed up in hotel rooms on the east and west coast, and I think it was like six to eight weeks we just ground it out and did a giant rewrite of the script. I was really proud of what we did, I really thought we put some amazing stuff in there and built on an already strong script from Edgar Wright and sort of just enhanced some stuff.

“We added some new action beats,” McKay continued. “I grew up on Marvel Comics so the geek in me was in heaven that I got to add a giant action sequence to the movie; I was so excited. So we did, we added some cool new action. There’s a lot that’s already in there from what Edgar did, there’s a lot of dialogue and character still in there.”

Opens July 17, 2015

ARROW

ComicBook.com has posted the fist images from this week’s episode of “Arrow,” titled “Corto Maltese.” The pics feature J.R. Ramirez, who will make his debut as Ted “Wildcat” Grant in the episode. You can check out three of the images below.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

The Hollywood Reporter has a rundown of executive VP of VFX and post Victoria Alonso’s comments at the Visual Effects Society Production Summit. Alonso revealed that “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will have the largest VFX shot count to date. The sequel will surpass “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” 2,750 and reach 3,000 VFX shots. She also encouraged the visual effects community to hire more women. “There’s a lot of you boys out there. Where are the girls?” Alonso asked. “You need to get them here. It’s better when it’s 50/50. It’s okay to allow the ladies in; they are talented and bring you balance. We are better as a team if you have balance.”

The VP has also indicated in recent interviews that she’s ready to have a female hero take on a leading role in a Marvel movie as well. “If it were up to me, it would be today,” Variety quoted her as saying.

Opens May 1, 2015

DOCTOR STRANGE

The list of potential Doctors keeps on growing. In addition to Ryan Gosling and Ewan McGregor, who got in on the rumor action last week, The Wrap has added Colin Farrell’s name to the mix while also reigniting previous rumors about Keanu Reeves and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Joaquin Phoenix’s name was briefly brought up again, until a call to his publicist reasserted that those talks are “dead dead dead. A couple of weeks ago they mutually decided to part ways. It was over before the New York Film Festival.”

In addition to the aforementioned actors, Jared Leto, Justin Theroux and Oscar Isaac are also rumored to be pursuing the role as well.

Rumored to open on July 8, 2016

FANTASTIC FOUR

ComicBook.com has a quote from “Fantastic Four” producer Simon Kinberg where he cautiously gives an answer as to when we will see the first footage from the movie.

“We’re putting it together now, and one of the important things, because this ‘Fantastic Four’ is a reboot, and is such a different tonality and vibe from those other films, we want to make sure that the first thing we put out really expresses the voice of the movie, and isn’t compromised by not having visual effects ready, or anything like that,” said Kinberg. “I don’t actually know when it’s coming out, but I’ve seen all the footage from the movie. I was there for pretty much the whole shoot. It is a very different film from the others, and one that I think is very different from other superhero movies. It’s a very emotional, character-driven, more grounded film than I think people are anticipating.”

Opens on August 7, 2015

THE FLASH

New photos from this week’s episode, “Things You Can’t Outrun,” have emerged. The batch of images contain first looks at both Robbie Amell’s Ronnie Raymond and Anthony Carrigan’s Kyle Nimbus. Both characters are probably better known as their alter egos, Firestorm and the Mist. You can check out a few of the new images below, and get the rest over at ComicBook.com.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

Spoiler TV has posted stills from the upcoming seventh episode of Fox’s hit drama. The episode may be titled “Penguin’s Umbrella,” but you’ll find no image of Robin Lord Taylor’s Penguin nor an umbrella in any of the photos. You can check out a few of the new shots below.

Airs Mondays on Fox

THE WALKING DEAD

Following last night’s new episode, AMC has posted sneak peek at next week’s episode — “Four Walls and a Roof.” The clip features a church showdown that threatens to become violent.

If you can’t get enough of last night’s episode, AMC has posted a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Strangers.”

Steven Yeun talked to Entertainment Weekly after last night’s episode and revealed his thought’s on how his character, Glenn, holds on to his humanity.”

“I think that’s what’s cool is Glenn holds out hope for humanity and for redemption and for salvation for people, but this world keeps screwing it up,” said Yeun. “Even in that first episode with the guy in the crate: He’s the loon. He’s the crazy guy that bound them up the first time — and he saved him. And that’s the world just continuing to beat down this semblance of hope that Glenn is striving for. I wouldn’t be surprised if you see that affect him a little bit as it goes on. That’s what’s amazing about this world is that even the Terminus people — you could justify what they’re doing in that world. Because if the world is just, ‘How do you survive?’ then they’re not necessarily pure evil — they’re just doing what is necessary to live. And it’s such a sliding scale of what’s right and what’s wrong and it depends on what viewpoint you’re coming from, but clearly even within the group you see people sitting on different sides of that meter and that gamut of choices. Rick, in that moment, he was right from a practical standpoint. But can you come back from that?”

Airs Sundays on AMC

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Collider picked up on a stray X-related rumor included in The Wrap’s “Doctor Strange” coverage that indicates Tom Hardy as a possible candidate for Apocalypse. This isn’t the first comic book role Hardy’s been attached to in the past week; his name has also come up in regards to the recently announced “Suicide Squad.” Hardy’s involvement in either picture is still just a rumor at this point.

Opens May 27, 2016

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