COMIC REEL: Will Smith Reveals Plan To Become Batman; "Civil War" Writers Debunk Multiple Endings Rumor


While speaking to MTV, Will Smith threw out a hypothetical situation wherein his Deadshot could fill in for Batman. The actor cited 1950's "Batman" #59 wherein that exact thing happens. "There was one of the comics, I don't' remember the number, but there was one of the comics where Bruce Wayne got injured and I think Deadshot, for a couple of them, came in. He had to throw on the Batsuit. So i'm just saying if they were going to draw from that I wouldn't reject it."

Will Smith has that Batman growl down, just in case they need him to suit up for #SuicideSquad. https://t.co/mCxYmdIp0F

- MTV (@MTV) April 11, 2016

Opens on August 5, 2016


ABC has released a full synopsis for the upcoming "Singularity" episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

"The Singularity" - The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is left reeling and decimated as Hive continues to sway Inhumans to his side. But there is a sliver of hope as Agents Fitz and Simmons follow a lead that may be able to stop the maniacal Inhuman once and for all, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," TUESDAY, APRIL 26 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network."Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Daisy Johnson, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrianne Palicki as Agent Bobbi Morse, Henry Simmons as Agent Alphonso "Mack" MacKenzie and Luke Mitchell as Lincoln Campbell.

Guest starring are Axle Whitehead as James, John Hannah as Holden Radcliffe, AliciaVela-Bailey as Alisha, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Alexander Wraith as Agent Anderson, Camille De Pazzis as Anon and Rudy Dobrev as bartender.

"The Singularity" was written by Lauren LeFranc and directed by Garry A. Brown.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


While speaking with ComicBook.com, directors Joe and Anthony Russo spoke about the scope and perspective of "Infinity War."

"They're massive in scope and scale but that's the point," said Anthony Russo. "The point is for them to be as ambitious as they possibly can be. They're going to be multi-perspective films. They're not called 'Captain America: Infinity War,' they're called Infinity War. You're going to be moving around through different perspectives of the characters. It's like Nashville for super heroes. It's storytelling that is vignetted storytelling. It's to composite all of them under one story -- everybody."

Part 1 opens May 4, 2018; Part 2 opens May 3, 2019


Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige told Collider that "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler is one of a "number of writers" currently drafting the film's script.

"We have a number of writers on it including Ryan Coogler, who is also directing, he's working on the draft right now," Feige told the site. "Between now and the end of the summer there will be more casting announcements. We start filming at the very beginning of next year."

Opens February 16, 2018


In an interview with Uproxx, "Captain America: Civil War" screenwriters, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely revealed the truth behind the rumor that multiple endings were filmed for "Civil War."

"No, I saw that on the internet and that's crap," said McFeely. "I read, we read we filmed three deaths."

"This is very much the movie we've always intended on where we wanted to stand and where we wanted to leave it," added Markus. McFeely then held firm to his assertion that the rumor is fake, offering up a fake headline for use: "That's crap, says Steve McFeely."

While speaking to CB.com, directors Joe and Anthony Russo revealed how much they cut from "Civil War's" running time in the editing room.

"We work very well with our writers Markus and McFeely, the writers," said Anthony Russo. "We work very hard with them on the script before we shoot. That time on set is so precious. It kills us to shoot anything that's not gonna end up in the movie so we try to have a very, very, very tight script going into the film and so there is a couple things but they're not big things."

"The first cut of the movie was about two hours and forty one minutes and this new cut is two hours and twenty eight minutes," added Joe Russo. "So, not much was cut out of the film."

While the content of most of the cut footage escaped them at the moment, Joe Russo described a short scene between Natasha and T'Challa from halfway through the film. "We didn't feel like it was moving the story telling forward and they had already had a scene so it felt repetitive so it was something we excised from the movie."

In response to people declaring their allegiance to #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan on Twitter, the "Civil War" stars have sent out "personalized" messages to people wherein they address them by name. EW has a roundup of the tweets, which involve actors Sebastian Stan, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman and Chris Evans.

@mendesdelights Are you sure you made the right choice? Find out in theaters. pic.twitter.com/ej4UndQoHS

- Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) April 12, 2016

@amandamichl Are you sure you made the right choice? Find out in theaters. pic.twitter.com/plTsN52ToY

- Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) April 11, 2016

@Nessaaaa_Lili Are you sure you made the right choice? Find out in theaters. pic.twitter.com/QViO2r57Jm

- Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) April 12, 2016

@slayerthomas1 Are you sure you made the right choice? Find out in theaters. pic.twitter.com/R4kfhJquxZ

- Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) April 12, 2016

@GreatWallofChin Are you sure you made the right choice? Find out in theaters. pic.twitter.com/FO2NBDVkpi

- Captain America (@CaptainAmerica) April 12, 2016

A new scene from "Civil War" featuring Ant-Man and Captain America has been released.

Kevin Feige also revealed that "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler had some impact on "Civil War." "Ryan [Coogler] came in and watched the movie," Feige shared. "We did a little bit of additional photography here and there and Ryan did a pass at a couple of those scenes. So there's a line or two that Panther says in the movie that Ryan contributed to. Chris [Markus] and Steve [McFeely] absorbed it into their draft, put their spin on it and words to it, but Ryan has started to be involved in earlier cuts of this movie."

A new IMAX poster for the film has also been released.


While speaking with Fandango, Kevin Feige revealed when we'll learn more about "Captain Marvel's" cast and crew.

"I think we'll be announcing a filmmaker in the next month or two, and probably some cast members later in the summer, at the end of the summer," Feige said. Though he didn't confirm as much, he hinted that Marvel may make some of these announcements at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

Opens March 8, 2019


While speaking to the press at a Netflix event in Paris, "Daredevil" star Charlie Cox revealed that Netflix's team-up Marvel series "The Defenders" will most likely shoot later this year.

"What we do know is at the end of this year we're going to be making 'The Defenders' and, of course, Daredevil is very much a part of that foursome," said Cox.


You can read a recap of last night's "Gotham" episode, "Pinewood," right here on CBR.

Airs Mondays on Fox


Kevin Feige has spoken about "Inhumans'" release date, which will most likely be delayed.

"Since we made our initial phase three announcement, we added 'Spider-Man,' which was a big joyous coup for us. We added 'Ant-Man and the Wasp,' which was a big fun continuation of that story for us. Walt Disney Company has announced an 'Indiana Jones' film for right around that same time. So I think ['Inhumans'] will shuffle off the current date that it's on right now. How far down it shuffles, I'm not sure yet," Feige explained to Collider.


"Lord of the Rings" and "300" actor David Wenham has joined the cast of Netflix's "Iron Fist" in the role of corporate businessman Harold Meachum.


The CW has released two clips from the season two finale of "iZombie."

CBR also has an interview with stars Rahul Kohli and Malcolm Goodwin about the episode.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW


Fox has aired a promo for the next episode of "Lucifer," which is titled "#TeamLucifer."

Airs Mondays on Fox


io9 posed a question to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige: What if the first "Avengers" had performed like "Batman v Superman," a movie that some are saying has failed to live up to Warner Bros. box office expectations?

"Realistically, I don't know," said Feige. "I think [Warner Bros.] is in a very different position than we were, when we were doing those early movies. We were just trying something, and now there's a golden ring to try to grab. But I've always believed, since 'Iron Man 1,' that things have got to work. Things have got to work, or people won't let us make another one. I don't think that's the case for [DC]."


CBS has aired a promo for "Supergirl's" season finale, an episode titled "Better Angels."

Airs Mondays on CBS


Heroic Hollywood has heard a rumor that says that an "X-Men: Apocalypse" trailer to be released later this week just might include Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, a character that has so far not been confirmed to appear in the film.

Opens May 27, 2016

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