Guardians of the Galaxy, Iron Man 3, Arrow: April 4th Comic Reel

Thu, April 4th, 2013 at 9:04am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

"Avatar" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" actress Zoe Saldana is currently in talks to play Gamora in "Guardians of the Galaxy." If cast, Saldana would join Chris Pratt and Dave Bautista as the three humanoid members of the Guardians, with only Rocket Raccoon and Groot left to be cast.

Additionally, Latino Review has posted a rumor that one of the villains for James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be The Controller -- a villain that has the ability of mind control via slave discs controlled by a special armored exoskeleton of his own design.

Opens August 1, 2014

IRON MAN 3

Entertainment Weekly has posted a first look at the new "Iron Man 3" TV spot with some new footage. Regrettably, it has no embed code, so just click through to see it.

The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Robert Downey, Jr. at the start of the "Iron Man 3" world tour in Korea, where he spoke briefly about his thoughts on the film.

"While we were talking about making a third 'Iron Man,' I figured out we had to consider it in tandem with 'The Avengers," the actor told THR. "And also we figured it would be nice to get back to a little more of what we saw in the first Iron Man, which is Tony in the suit a little bit less, or only in parts of the suit, or developing a bunch of new suits for your viewing pleasure."

Opens May 3

ARROW

Marc Guggenheim spoke with CBR's Josie Campbell about the current season of "Arrow" and why the show has found so much success as compared to the current iteration of the character in DC's New 52.

"The advantage we have as a television show over the comic book version is that we created a whole cast of characters around Oliver to help him be more relatable. Truth be told, in the comics Green Arrow's basically had Black Canary, and that's been the extent of his supporting cast -- he's had Roy, but we went to great lengths to give him a sister, a best friend, a mother, [and bodyguard] Diggle. He doesn't have any of those things in the comics and when you talk about what makes a character relatable, I'd say it's the people around him," Guggenheim told CBR. "If I were to tackle the comic book as a writer the first thing I would try to do is give him a supporting cast. That would help elaborate on his character."

Here's the extended TV spot for next week's episode, "Home Invasion."

CBR's Kiel Phegley spoke with actress Celina Jade about joining the show as Shado in last night's episode and her character's relationship with Slade Wilson.

"It's actually a really cool dynamic. I think Shado sees herself as an equal to Slade. There's a little bit of his alpha male status creating a competitiveness between them," Jade told CBR. "In terms of Olliver, she is the first person to really say, 'You're not a loser. You might have some funky hair, but I really believe you have a lot of potential and that you can become a fighter. You can find the strength within you to get through these times on the island so we can get out of here.' She has a different methodology than Slade does, because Slade's way is more normal. 'Toughen up. This is how you fight. You've got to be quick if you want to survive.' But her methodology is that she's a mentor, but the way she teaches him martial arts and archery is more of a philosophy as opposed to just technical stuff. I like to think of her more like Mister Miyagi in 'The Karate Kid.'"

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

THE WALKING DEAD

According to TV Line, Chad L. Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha) and Emily Kinney (Beth) have been promoted to "The Walking Dead" series regulars for season four. So, expect to see more of Tyreese, Sasha and Beth in the upcoming season.

Airs Sundays on AMC

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

During an interview with Collider about the sixth season of "Mad Men," January Jones confirmed that she would not be returning as Emma Frost for "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

"I haven’t been asked back. It’s called 'Days of Future Past' or something. No, they’re going into another time period, or they’re going back and forth from different time period and Emma’s not in that," said Jones. "Not in what they’re doing."

Opens July 18, 2014

WORLD WAR Z

Digital Spy has posted a new theatrical poster of "World War Z," featuring Brad Pitt watching as a city burns. Oddly, the poster doesn't actually picture any zombies.

Opens June 21

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