FOX’s ‘Gotham’ has taken stabs at multiple characters of Batman lore in the past few weeks, from The Electrocutioner to Arnold Flass, but this coming Monday may see the most prequel-y origin yet. Meet Scarecrow’s pappy in a new trailer and first photos from ‘Gotham’'s introduction to “The Fearsome Dr. Crane!”
Hard to believe, but today brings the first TV spot for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ and while it doesn’t feature much in the way of new footage, it’s definitely not hurting our excitement for the upcoming ‘Avengers’ sequel. “Trouble always comes around,” Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury says in the 30-second spot, and Ultron is most definitely major trouble.
Marvel’s upcoming ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ has opened up casting floodgates in advance of its ‘Daredevil’ predecessor even premiering a trailer for its April 10 Netflix debut, and now another name has joined the ranks. ‘Transformers’ and ‘Crisis’ star Rachael Taylor has been cast in the ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ role of Patsy “Trish” Walker, alternately known as Marvel superhero Hellcat.
In a few months, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will be in theaters and, thanks to the deep pockets of Disney’s marketing department, Marvel’s premiere superhero team will literally be everywhere you look. However, their strongest presence will be in the toy aisles, with new LEGO sets and action figures scheduled to arrive just in time to tease the movie, delight your kids, and drain your wallet. To add insult to injury, the coolest most wallet-draining toy of them all isn’t even tied into the new movie. It’s from the first film.
Everybody knows by know of the Stan Lee cameos in the Marvel movies, and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ is no exception. You probably also recognized the voice of Gary Sinise as the narrator of the Captain America exhibit at the Smithsonian in the movie. But, did you catch the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it cameo by ‘Avengers 2’ director Joss Whedon? Don't worry, we've got that, and a lot more for you, in the latest patriotic installment of You Think You Know Movies!
The moment CBS found their ‘Supergirl’ in ‘Glee’ star Melissa Benoist, we knew the DC drama would cast faster than a speeding bullet. Enter our new Jimmy Olsen for the super-series, courtesy of ‘True Blood’ and ‘Necessary Roughness’ star Mehcad Brooks!
‘Arrow’ season 3 lets loose its 11th installment of the year with “Midnight City,” as the team reluctantly accepts Laurel's help as Black Canary in bringing down Brick (Vinnie Jones), while Malcolm urges Thea to flee town with him for fear of Ra's al Ghul.
It’s now become common for actors entering Marvel’s Cinematic Universe to sign multi-film contracts, and now that Paul Bettany’s role is expanding from vocal to physical, we’ve been curious to know if we’d be seeing Vision in more films beyond ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ According to Bettany himself, that’s a totally fair assumption, and ‘Age of Ultron’ won’t be last we see of his mysterious new character.
The biggest brand in comic-book movies right now is clearly Marvel. And the second-biggest is probably DC. But the third-biggest might be Mark Millar, a writer who’s spent time at both Marvel and DC, wrote the ‘Civil War’ storyline that’s going to be the basis for the next ‘Captain America’ movie, and co-created ‘The Ultimates’ comic that served as a heavy inspiration for many elements of Marvel’s movies (including the Chitauri aliens from ‘The Avengers’ and the depiction of Nick Fury as a Samuel L. Jackson look-alike). Most of Millar’s creator-owned comics have been or are in the process of being turned into films. First there was ‘Wanted’ in 2008, then the two ‘Kick-Ass’ movies in 2010 and 2013. Next is ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service,’ which opens in theaters next month, and Millar’s got several more projects (like ‘Nemesis,’ ‘Superior’) in the pipeline behind it.
The DC cinematic universe has been abuzz with plenty of ‘Suicide Squad’ developments of late, but the CW’s ‘Arrow’ will beat its silver-screen brethren to the punch once more with another appearance of the deadly team in season 3. Find out what brings “Suicidal Tendencies” to ‘Arrow’ in upcoming episodes, and what DC villains will make up the new roster!