COMIC REEL: "Ant-Man" Casting Rumors, Ratings Surge for "The Walking Dead"

Tue, October 15th, 2013 at 9:40am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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THE WALKING DEAD

"The Walking Dead" season four opener broke records during its Sunday night debut, bringing in 12.4 million viewers and 8.1 in the 18-49 demo. Those numbers are the highest for any show on television currently, including network television. It's an incredible achievement for any show -- especially one on cable.

Steven Yeun made an appearance on Conan last night to celebrate the premiere, and he had an interesting story to tell about filming the series in outdoor locations. Plus, he spoke with Conan about plans for the impending zombie apocalypse.

Airs Sundays on AMC

ANT-MAN

Recent casting rumors state Paul Rudd and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are in the running for the title role in "Ant-Man." The rumors began circulating yesterday on Variety, which stated the two are the "main contenders" for the role, but there's a "remote possibility" that it could go to someone else.

That said, The Playlist quotes Gordon-Levitt as denying the rumors of being up for the lead role.

"There are always rumors. I talk a lot about my future projects, so if you haven't heard me talk about it, it means it's nothing but a rumor," the actor told AlloCine. "People like to write about [rumors]."

Announcing someone in the lead role for the film would be a huge step for the long in-production film by Edgar Wright, which has been in development since 2006.

Opens July 13, 2015

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." got a ratings bump from TV playback in the Live + 3 Day ratings, increasing the ratings for the series' third episode by 52%, jumping to 4.4 in the coveted 18-49 demo. The numbers also added 3.1 million viewers to the show.

Marvel has released the cold open to tonight's episode of the series, which contains no sign of Coulson or his team.

Speaking of Marvel Television, Deadline reports that the studio is packaging four other ongoing dramas to shop to VOD outlets and cable networks. Marvel will reportedly shop about 60 episodes, though they are all in early stages of development. Treat this one as a rumor for now until more details come to light.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Comic Book Movie has posted two new TV spots for "Thor: The Dark World," which both contain a bit of new footage and detail as to what to expect from the upcoming film.

Opens November 8

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