ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, the new Batmobile and 'Avengers 2' plot synopsis are revealed, the Howling Commandos return (on TV), and Andrew Garfield calls out Sony on the failure of 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2.'
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Casting on 'True Detective' season 2 has been equal parts crapshoot, publicist spin and investigative free-for-all, but where we thought a female lead had been narrowed between 'Mad Men''s Elisabeth Moss and Rachel McAdams, the dam has burst wide open to suggest that Jessica Biel, Rosario Dawson, Marvel favorite Jaimie Alexander and at least 4 more names are all in the running for our next 'True Detective' mystery.
Although we've known quite a bit about what to expect from 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' for a while now thanks to this thing called The Internet and to the rather excellent Marvel panel at Comic-Con 2014, tonight Marvel has finally revealed the official plot synopsis for the upcoming superhero super-sequel -- among the details you'll find a little nugget about Vision, a new character, but one with which fans will already be familiar.
Fans of 'The Flash' and his many forms took the upcoming CW spinoff's casting of 1990 CBS 'Flash' star John Wesley Shipp as a fun nod to its TV predecessor, but the coming DC drama has doubled down on the homage in a major way. Not only will original series star Amanda Pays guest on the CW's 'Flash' this fall, but she'll do so as her 1990 character Dr. Tina McGee!
Well that didn't last long, did it? With the conclusion of the original 'Bourne' trilogy, director Paul Greengrass said there wasn't really anywhere else for Jason Bourne to go in the franchise, hence the Jeremy Renner spinoff 'The Bourne Legacy.' But it looks like Greengrass and star Matt Damon have come up with an idea to put Jason Bourne back into action.
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2 has opened up quite a bit in recent weeks to show off both its 'Agent Carter' cameo and a few new villains, but things have been notably light on the H-word, specifically the Hydra presence the series worked so hard to conceal last season. Well, out of the "Shadows" and into the light, as new photos from the September 23 premiere put both Peggy Carter and Hydra back in action!
'I Know What You Did Last Summer' was one of the beloved horror franchises of the '90s and helped define the slasher genre for the decade, so we should have seen this one coming: Sony Pictures will introduce this classic to newer generations with an 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' reboot. What? 'Scream' is still kinda going on, so...
ScreenCrush wraps up the latest in movies and TV you might have missed. Today, 'Sesame Street' spoofs 'Star Wars,' Ben Affleck and Bruce Wayne share some anger issues, and Batgirl gets the Beyonce treatment.
Marvel's upcoming 'Daredevil' Netflix series recently promised to unveil its horned hero at New York Comic-Con, but that hasn't stopped the 2015 superhero drama from adding to its ranks before the big show. 'The Leftovers' star Scott Glenn will play Marvel martial artist "Stick," best known as teacher and blind mentor to the man without fear, Charlie Cox's Matt Murdock.
Kim Ji-oon's 'I Saw the Devil' is one of the gnarliest thrillers ever made, a hyper-violent plunge into depravity and mayhem that has to be seen to be believed. It's one of the best recent examples of just how crazy South Korean filmmaking can get, and it's tough to imagine any Hollywood film getting away with what this one does.
And, of course, it's getting an American remake. But let's not despair quite yet. It seems to be in good hands.