COMIC REEL: William Hurt Talks General Ross In "Civil War"; Rumor Hints At "Fantastic Four," "X-Men" X-Over


In an interview with IGN, William Hurt spoke about returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross, a role he originated in "Incredible Hulk."

"I loved playing Ross the first time because I was able to try and create an ego as big as the monster he was chasing," said Hurt. "And one that was as warped too. [Ross in 'Civil War'] is different because it's a different style. It's a more modernized style. And what they've done is they've taken a character who was the Ross from the older film and made a new version. This is a much newer Ross. A much different Ross. And I liked that a lot. I haven't had a lot of time to understand it, but I'm doing the best I can. And they haven't fired me yet."

Hurt isn't the only supporting character returning for "Civil War." Leslie Bibb revealed via her Instagram that her "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2" journalist character Christine Everheart will have a part to play in "Civil War."

everheart...fun day at work today... #marvel

A photo posted by Leslie Bibb (@mslesliebibb) on

While at CineEurope, The Hollywood Reporter caught Disney's presentation, which included info on Marvel's movies. The site says that the "Civil War" footage screened "highlighted the on-screen friction between Captain America and Iron-Man." Co-director Joe Russo also spoke at the event, adding that the film's plot revolves around the "collateral damage" and loss of life caused by actions taken by the Avengers. Additionally, Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. dropped a fairly obvious tease, saying, "The name 'Civil War' implies there are sides."

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Marvel has revealed a Skye-centric tease for season 3, which featured a secret message hidden in it that could only be revealed by messing with the image's brightness in Instagram.

There is a hidden message within this photo. To crack the code, screenshot the photo and adjust the Instagram filter and brightness to reveal the secret message. When you have it, post it to your Instagram account with #AgentsofSHIELD & #CrackTheCode. Hint: think of Skye's hacktivist organization. Her future is bright.

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Collider has an interview with Evangeline Lilly where she talks a bit more about the status of the Wasp in the film and her own experience with the "Ant-Man" comics.

"When we begin the film, Janet Van Dyne is not alive," said Lilly. "She's lost her mother. That marks the character in a way that affects everything she does. Her mother has become a figure in her mind more than a human being, and I think that she has always suffered from that loss and not having that presence, that female figure in her life."

When asked if she looked to the comic book version of Janet for her portrayal of Hope, she said no. "I am still trying to figure out how to get my hands on original 'Ant-Man' comics, where you get them. I've been given a couple recent 'Ant-Man' comics. No offense Marvel, but they are total crap. I really want to read the original ones, because I got through two and I was like, dude, you can't force-feed me another one of these magazines. It was terrible. But Janet's not in them, and neither is Hank and neither is Scott. It's just a completely different fabrication. So if anybody has any old 'Ant-Man' comics they want to lend me..."

Before fans of Nick Spencer and Ramon Rosanas' current "Ant-Man" series get riled up by Lilly's comments, remember that she says she read "Ant-Man" comics without Hank, Janet or Scott. It sounds like someone may have given her Robert Kirkman's "Irredeemable Ant-Man" series, which features a much more amoral louse in the lead role.

Marvel has also released seven character posters for the film.


The CW has announced that "Arrow's" fourth season will premiere on Wednesday, October 7. They released a banner to commemorate the announcement.


In a lengthy interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Kevin Feige also mentioned that Marvel has met with "Selma" director Ava DuVernay, but that she is not yet officially attached to "Black Panther" or any other Marvel movie.

"We've met with her for sure," said Feige. "We've met with a number of people for a number of movies. She has been one of them."

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YouTube channel SCC has created a mock special feature for "Daredevil," which shows one of the series' most iconic fights from the Man Without Fear's POV.

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Marvel's other 2016 film -- "Doctor Strange" -- also had a presence at CineEurope, according to THR. While no footage was screened from the film, since it doesn't exist, those in attendance did see "artist impressions of Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role." Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige also complimented the lead actor in a video message, saying that Cumberbatch offers a "complicated emotional structure" to the role.

Opens November 4, 2016


Latino Review has heard another rumor positing that, if the two "Fantastic Four" films in the rebooted continuity do well, the heroes could end up crossing over with Fox's "X-Men" franchise in 2018.

Also, a new international TV spot has been released for the upcoming "FF" film.

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The CW has announced that "The Flash" will return on Tuesday, October 6. The network has also released a banner announcing the show's return.


In an interview with CBR, Channing Tatum talked about his upcoming turn as Gambit.

"We're so early in it," Tatum told CBR of the film's developing story. "I really have some things in mind, but who knows -- it's pretty fluid at this point. I do believe that [director] Rupert [Wyatt] and I have the exact same vision of what we want to do. We want it to be different. I think Gambit is a really specific sort of character to not do some of these other things that some of the other superheroes kind of have to do. It's who they are. I think his character lends itself to doing something maybe slightly different."

Opens October 7, 2016


Deadline has reported that James Frain will join the cast of "Gotham" as a regular for its second season. He will play Theo Galavan, the brother of DC Comics villain Tigress. Season two will see the sibling duo arrive to take over the crime world of Gotham; Tigress has yet to be cast.

Returns this Fall on Fox


The CW has announced that "iZombie's" second season will premiere on Tuesday, October 6.

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Deadline has announced that Greg Berlanti's "Tomorrow People" partner Phil Klemmer will serve as showrunner and an executive producer on "Legends of Tomorrow."

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Feige also told THR about the working relationship between Marvel and Sony when it comes to the upcoming "Spider-Man" film starring Tom Holland.

"[W]e're producing it for Sony," said Feige. "It's exciting, and we're treating it like we treat all of our films. To try to make the best version now of Spider-Man and a version of Spider-Man that inhabits this universe that we've created. We're in lockstep with [Sony Motion Picture Group chairman] Tom Rothman and [producer] Amy Pascal at every turn."

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Director David Ayer has posted another image to Twitter, teasing his Squad's impressive amount of ammo.

Ready for battle pic.twitter.com/NYQdY0XXS0

- David Ayer (@DavidAyerMovies) June 24, 2015

Opens on August 5, 2016

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