COMIC REEL: "X-Men" Director Teases Apocalypse's Arrival; Gunn Calls "Ant-Man" A "Complete Blast"


Apocalypse has arrived! ... onto the set of "X-Men: Apocalypse." Director Bryan Singer posted on Instagram Wednesday two new image from the set of the upcoming film. The first features actor Oscar Isaac's chair and what appears to be some circuitry in the background, possibly part of the titular villain's sarcophagus, which in the comics includes advanced technology within it.

The second -- a "late night post" Singer felt like making -- features Singer standing in front of what appears to be the interior of Cerebro.

Today! #Xmen #apocalypse awakens.

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Felt like a late night post. #Xmen #apocalypse

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Opens May 27, 2016


Entertainment Weekly has debuted a new poster for "Agent Carter" by Marvel artist Kris Anka that not only nails the cool and confident demeanors of series leads Hayley Atwell and James D'Arcy, but it also teases a little of what's to come when the show returns to ABC in 2016.


"Ant-Man" star Paul Rudd received some big honors on Wednesday with his very own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, star No. 2554 to be exact. Disney provided photos from the event in a press release, featuring Rudd's "Ant-Man" costar Michael Douglas and "Parks and Recreation" star Adam Scott.


Warner Bros. has announced that they will include "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" in their Hall H presentation at this year's Comic-Con International in San Diego. Director Zack Snyder will appear alongside cast members Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot. The section will also offer a sneak peak at the highly anticipated film. The Warner Bros. panel will take place on Saturday, July 11 at 10:30 AM in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.

Mattel has also revealed that they will be bringing some more "Batman v Superman" toys to this year's SDCC, including action figures and Barbie dolls, as revealed at USA Today. The lineup includes a two-pack of 6-inch action figures based on the likenesses of Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill ($30); a Hot Wheels Batmobile with limited-edition packaging ($25); and a 12-inch Wonder Woman Barbie based on Gal Gadot's likeness (Batman and Superman will also be part of a new Barbie line). Mattel will also display a life-size Hot Wheels build of a Batman v Superman Twin Mill car, celebrating the upcoming Warner Bros. film. A die-cast toy version of the car will be released in the spring as part of a new Hot Wheels line.


In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, "Ant-Man" director Peyton Reed described what it was like to know that Paul Rudd's Scott Lang would appear in "Captain America: Civil War": "When Paul went to shoot for a couple days on 'Civil War,' I felt really envious. I felt like my girlfriend had left me and gone off with the other guy... I felt very protective about the character."

However, "Civil War" directors Joe and Anthony Russo worked closely with Reed so that they could get Ant-Man's character right. "I was like, 'No he wouldn't say that, he would say this!' It was great. It was a great back and forth." Reed also revealed that he had screened plenty of "Ant-Man" footage for the Russos.

Opens May 6, 2016


Entertainment Weekly has pics from the upcoming series as well as a few quotes from showrunner Dave Erickson.


TV Line's Michael Ausiello has a few scoops regarding "Flash's" upcoming second season. Ausiello reveals that producers are casting a recurring character named Olivia and are looking for African-American women in their early-40s for the role.

Candice Patton also spoke with Ausiello about where Iris West is headed in the next season. "She's found her way into S.T.A.R. Labs and she's trying to get her career off the ground at Picture News," said Patton. "So I, personally, am really hoping to see Iris have more agency and more abilities to help the team and The Flash and the city that she loves so much. I want to see her stand on her own two feet and really contribute to the group." Patton also teased that the season two premiere will reveal "where Barry is and what that means for S.T.A.R. Labs and Iris and Joe and Eddie. It'll pick up right where we left off."

Returns October 6 on the CW


Break out the hot sauce and scramble up some brains because this July you can bring "iZombie's" Live Moore into your home with Diamond Selects Toys' all-new action figure of the crime-fighting, brain-eating heroine -- and EW.com has provided your first look at the seven-inch figure, which comes with chopsticks, coffee cup, hot sauce and brains accessories.


Deadline has reported that Kevin Alejandro has joined the cast of "Lucifer" as Dan, a LAPD homicide detective. Alejandro takes over the role from Nicholas Gonzalez, who played the part in the pilot.

Premieres on Fox in 2016


Fox International has announced via press release that "Social Network" and "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" composer Atticus Ross has signed on to score Cinemax's adaptatoin of the Robert Kirkman comic "Outcast."

"Who can't recall the shrieking violins in the Psycho shower scene or the repetitious two-notes that play before a shark attack in Jaws?" said Kirkman in the press release. "A haunting and epic score is critical in the telling of horror on any screen, and we're privileged to have Atticus on board to help illustrate Kyle Barnes' story."

"I'm excited to be working with Robert Kirkman and the whole Outcast team. Hopefully we'll be able provide sonic justice for Robert's depraved and brilliant vision." said Ross.

"Outcast is an incredibly special series that requires a measured and distinctive sound. Atticus' musical genius will take the show to a whole new level," added Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of FOX International Studios.


Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke with Collider about the decision to hire director Jon Watts for the upcoming "Spider-Man" and actor Tom Holland's audition for the titular role with Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.

In regards to Watts, Feige said, "Jon just -- we really liked his movie 'Cop Car,' we met with him four, five, or six times, and each time he had more and more interesting things to say. And at Marvel, it always comes down to ultimately, 'We can make a movie with this person for two years, we could spend almost every day with this person for two years. Let's go.'"

The statement shows how important it is for Marvel to enjoy themselves and get along (it seems) while making these films -- a positive attitude often reflected in the films themselves.

As for Holland's interview with Downey Jr., many speculated that it meant Holland would appear in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War" as Spider-Man. However, Feige's answers regarding the audition process gave nothing away. When asked if they used actual dialogue or it was new, he said:

"It was a combination, it was mainly written for the screen test though... they're usually just bespoke for a test with different names and things. So they call each other different names."

The stars of Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man," including Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Michael Peña, spoke with IGN and gave advice to incoming "Spider-Man" star Tom Holland.

Opens July 28, 2017


Vixen Varsity has reported that "CSI: Miami" actress Megalyn Echikunwoke has been cast as the voice of Vixen in the CW Seed's upcoming six-part animated series "Vixen," which takes places in the same world as "The Flash" and "Arrow."


Entertainment Weekly has a trio of images from "The Walking Dead's" upcoming sixth season, which offer the first look at what these fan favorite survivors -- specifically Glenn, Daryl and Maggie -- will be up to when the show returns this fall.

Returns this October on AMC

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