The hallowed halls of the TCA press tour nearly caught fire this afternoon with the assembled casts of ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ onstage, both reveling in their recent renewals. Still, with stars and creators in one place, both DC dramas stepped up to reveal new secrets of either’s 2015 return, including the true identity of Reverse Flash, our first look at Firestorm, Oliver’s return, and even the potential for another spinoff.
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At the start of the weekend, rumors began swirling that ‘Batman v Superman’* would be split into two parts, thanks to the circulation of a supposedly leaked screenshot teasing two different installments. It was difficult to read the official URL at the bottom of that screenshot, which many journalists were quick to point out was likely an unofficial, fan-created site. And now Superman himself, Henry Cavill, is officially debunking the rumors, confirming that the film will definitely not be split into two parts—so you can all stop being cranky about it.
It’s a fine day to air on The CW, as the network’s TCA press tour panel brings some seriously good news. Not only will ‘Arrow’ return for season 4 along with ‘The Flash’ season 2, but so too will ‘Supernatural’ live to hunt another day, ‘Jane the Virgin’ keep up the search for love, ‘The Vampire Diaries’ continue…writing…diaries about vampires, and…you know what? They renewed a lot of shows. That’s what happened.
Vision and Ultron are two of the most prominent new elements in ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ as both characters drive much of the film’s action. We’ve gotten several sneak peeks at the enigmatic Vision and the sinister Ultron, but this new premium figure from Hot Toys gives us the most sharp and sleek look at the epic super villain yet. If you’re an ‘Avengers’ fan and have some extra cash just laying around, maybe consider throwing it down for this awesome new toy—or “premium figure,” if you want to use grown-up language.
Yes, we’ve all been distracted by the awesome arrival of the first ‘Ant-Man’ trailer, as well as new images and concept art from the film, but let’s not forget the other Marvel movies on the horizon—like ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ which will kick off Marvel’s Phase 3 and introduce the epic ‘Civil War’ storyline from the comics. Anthony Mackie has dropped a few details on the upcoming third installment in the ‘Captain America’ series, including when and where they’ll be filming.
For the last week, it’s been ‘Ant-Man’ madness. There was the ant-sized teaser, the human-sized teaser trailer, and some new images from the upcoming Marvel film. And although we didn’t glimpse the villainous Yellowjacket in the trailer, we’ve seen some concept art and he looks pretty sharp. If you’ve been wanting to know more about Ant-Man’s foe, actor Corey Stoll has spilled some details on playing the villain and all the effects work that went into shrinking the stars down to ant-size.
Nowadays it’s become common for stars to sign on for multiple films in a comic book franchise or film universe, like most of the stars over at Marvel Studios. Even still, a new report regarding Viola Davis’ multi-film contract with Warner Bros. for their DC film universe is pleasantly surprising because it indicates that Davis’ Amanda Waller character is integral to DC and WB’s film plans beyond ‘Suicide Squad.’
Just a couple of months ago, we found out that ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ was adding some new mutants to the cast—well, not exactly new, but they are looking to cast younger versions of familiar faces. Namely, Scott Summers (aka Cyclops) and Jean Grey. Several names were in the mix, including Elle Fanning and Chloe Moretz, and today brings news of even more young stars being considered for the roles.
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ arrived only days ago with an explosive two-hour debut, but next week’s installment “Time & Tide” will be anything but back to business. The hunt for Howard Stark’s tech is on, but by the first clip and photos, Peggy will have more than a few forces hunting her; including her own SSR co-workers!
Peggy Carter has proven an exceptional substitute for Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ while season 2 breaks until March, but Coulson and the team won’t exactly have smooth sailing upon their return. ‘Battlestar Galactica’ boss Edward James Olmos will cause some hefty frakkin’ trouble for the ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ in March, but as whom?