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COMIC REEL: “Wonder Woman” Rumored To Go Retro; Mystery “Age Of Ultron” Character Revealed

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COMIC REEL: “Wonder Woman” Rumored To Go Retro; Mystery “Age Of Ultron” Character Revealed

WONDER WOMAN

Rumors have started circulating that the first “Wonder Woman” film will be a period piece set in the 1920s. Bleeding Cool has heard from inside sources that the 2017 movie will take place equally on Paradise Island and in the roaring ’20s as Diana discovers the outside world for the first time. The rumor also posits that “Wonder Woman” will kick off a trilogy, with the sequel taking place during World War II and the final installment catching Gal Gadot’s Amazon warrior up to modern times.

Rumored to open on June 23, 2017

ARROW

The CW has released a synopsis for “Arrow’s” seventh episode of the season, titled “Draw Back Your Bow.” The installment will introduce Cupid — aka Carrie Cutter — into the “Arrow”-verse.

AUSTIN BUTLER (“THE CARRIE DIARIES”) JOINS THE CAST AS CHASE; OLIVER DEALS WITH CARRIE CUTTER – Oliver (Stephen Amell) must stop an Arrow-obsessed serial killer, Carrie Cutter (guest star Amy Gumenick), who is convinced that The Arrow is her one true love and will stop at nothing to get his attention. Unfortunately, her way of getting his attention is to kill people. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) asks Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to be his date for a work dinner with important clients. Thea (Willa Holland) auditions new DJs for Verdant and meets Chase (Austin Butler), a brash DJ with whom she immediately clashes. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Wendy Mericle & Beth Schwartz (#307).

MTV caught up with executive producer Marc Guggenheim and talked to him about Ra’s al Ghul, the villain played by Matt Nable that is poised to become Arrow’s new arch-nemesis.

“He’s definitely the main antagonist of the season,” said Guggenheim. “He’s responsible for a lot of the events that kick off the year, and reverberate throughout the season. He’s our Big Bad, and he’s a very different kind of Big Bad than we’ve had, Malcolm Merlyn and Slade Wilson… Ra’s exists above it all. He’s so much more powerful than Malcolm or Slade. He has so much deeper reach, and he has a much larger organization at his beck and call. He’s just a very different kind of foe.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

We’ve been wondering about the identity of the mystery woman in the “Age of Ultron” trailer since it dropped last week, and Yahoo Movies has the answer. Disney told the site that she’s not Jane Foster or Carol Danvers, but an unrevealed character played by South Korean actress Claudia Kim, aka Kim Soo-hyun. She must be playing a pretty important character to be able to get into the most exclusive house party ever.

Robert Downey Jr. talked to Marvel.com about Tony Stark’s new purpose following “Iron Man 3,” which saw him removing the shrapnel in his chest and starting over from scratch with his armor.

“Now I feel rather than [Stark] putting it all down, he was saying, ‘all right, job one roughly taken care of,'” said Downey Jr. “And I think job two [is to] go back east and get people organized and do what I can. I love that Tony’s not one of those super heroes who’s ever lost his money. [Laughs] Which is great. He’s never lost his dough. But anyway, I think what he’s trying to do is set up shop where eventually this can be like with our visual effects guy, Chris Townsend. Eventually you just have to hand this over to the vendors so they can finish the job. That’s kind of what Tony’s thinking.”

Mark Ruffalo talked about the possibility of another solo Hulk film to The Hollywood Reporter. “I don’t really know what’s happening in the whole Marvel universe,” said Ruffalo. “I know with the Hulk getting [his own new] movie, they went from an ‘absolutely no’ to a ‘maybe’ after ‘Avengers.’ If all goes according to plan, then maybe one day there will be another Hulk movie.”

Opens May 1, 2015

THE CHAIR

Wrestling icon Roddy Piper has joined the cast of “The Chair,” the film adaptation of the Alterna Comics graphic novel by Peter Simeti, Kevin Christensen and Erin Kohut. Piper joins the cast in the role of Murphy, replacing Eric Roberts who left the project due to scheduling conflicts. “The Walking Dead’s” Lew Temple has also taken over the lead role, death row inmate Richard Sullivan who decides to fight back against a psychotic prison warden, from the departing Brian Thompson. The film is expected to shoot on location in Los Angeles beginning in February 2015.

THE CROW

The blog Korsgaard’s Commentary has posted an interview with “The Crow” creator James O’Barr and it includes updates on the long in development “Crow” film remake.

“[W]e’re not remaking the movie,” said O’Barr. “We’re readapting the book. My metaphor is that there is a Bela Lugosi ‘Dracula’ and there’s a Francis Ford Coppola ‘Dracula.’ They use the same material, but you still got two entirely different films. This one’s going to be closer to ‘Taxi Driver’ or a John Woo film, and I think there’s room for both of them. Part of the appeal of ‘The Crow’ comics, after all, is that they can tell very different stories.”

O’Barr also talked about how Luke Evans (“Dracula Untold”) will compare with original “Crow” lead, Brandon Lee.

“If you read the comic, Eric and Shelley never have their last names revealed,” said O’Barr. “Hopefully, this is one area the new movie being more faithful to the comic will come into play, and Eric won’t be going by Eric Draven in the new film. Luke Evans may play Eric, but Brandon Lee will forever be Eric Draven… No one understands that fear more than me. Brandon Lee was a friend and I’d never do anything to hurt his legacy.”

THE FLASH

The CW has released a synopsis for the November 18 episode of “The Flash,” which will introduce another comic book villain into the Scarlet Speedster’s small screen rogue’s gallery.

“The Flash is Born” – (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, LV) (HDTV)

GREG FINLEY GUEST STARS AS DC COMICS’ VILLAIN GIRDER — The Flash (Grant Gustin) faces a new meta-human named Tony (guest star Greg Finley, “Star-Crossed,” “Secret Life of the American Teenager”), who can turn himself into girded steel at will. While Dr. Wells (Tom Cavanagh) and Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker) are concerned about Barry’s safety, Cisco (Carlos Valdes) comes up with a plan to take Tony down. Meanwhile, Iris’s (Candice Patton) blog on The Flash gets her into trouble, and Eddie (Rick Cosnett) witnesses Tony’s abilities firsthand and begins to ask questions that Joe (Jesse L. Martin) doesn’t want answered. Joe asks Dr. Wells to help him solve Nora Allen’s murder. Millicent Shelton directed the episode written by Jaime Paglia & Chris Rafferty (#106). Original airdate 11/18/2014.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

Fox has released a new promo for the upcoming “Penguin’s Umbrella” episode, and this time all attention is firmly placed on Victor Zsasz (Anthony Carrigan). While “Gotham” has definitely not been a cheery show per se, this new promo turns the tension a few notches.

Airs Mondays on Fox

PREACHER

“Preacher” executive producer Seth Rogen tweeted a picture of a line of dialogue from the pilot script he wrote with his writing partner and fellow EP Evan Goldberg. The one line of dialogue implies that the upcoming AMC drama won’t pull its punches.

SPIDER-MAN

Badass Digest has heard from an inside source that Sony has turned their rumored solo female lead film into a Spider-Man-peripheral female team-up film. The project is being referred to as “Glass Ceiling,” most likely a working title, and BD speculates that it could include characters like Black Cat, Silver Sable, Spider-Girl, the newly introduced Silk, and possibly even Firestar and an iteration of Spider-Woman. With Marvel and DC garnering attention for their “Captain Marvel” and “Wonder Woman” films, respectively, it’s not far-fetched to think that Sony would try to outdo both of them by creating an all woman super team.

SUPERGIRL

TVLine has reported that “Flash” and “Arrow” casting director David Rapaport has begun searching for the leads for CBS’ upcoming “Supergirl” series. The show is looking for actresses to play sisters Kara and Alex Danvers. Kara’s real name, of course, is Kara Zor-El, and the series is looking for “Caucasian females, age 22 to 26, to play 24.” Alex Danvers will be Kara’s foster sister, a 26-year-old woman that is described as gorgeous, brilliant and science-minded. No details about when “Supergirl” is expected to premiere have been revealed.

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