COMIC REEL: Rocket Raccoon's Major Draw; "Batman/Superman" Plays Football

Mon, October 21st, 2013 at 8:50am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE WALKING DEAD

Here are a couple new promos from AMC for the next episode of "The Walking Dead," "Isolation" -- where it looks like the sickness plaguing the survivors is getting worse by the second.

Plus, if you're interested in the making-of "Infected," last night's episode, check out these sweet behind the scenes videos below -- but be aware that there are some massive spoilers within.

Airs Sundays on AMC

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

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on Facebook has posted a two-minute sneak peek at the show's upcoming episode.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

The highlights of the UK "Thor: The Dark World" press conference have surfaced online via Connected Digital World, as the cast and crew answer pressing questions about the upcoming sequel and the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Meanwhile, a report surfaced last week that the "Thor" sequel will have not one, but two post-credit scenes, much like "The Avengers." (One after the first batch of credits revealing Thanos and another after the full credits had run in the schawarma restaurant.)

Opens November 8

ANT-MAN

Take this one with a massive grain of salt, but Superhero Movies News has begun the rumor that "Parks and Recreation" actress Rashida Jones is currently the top of Marvel's short-list for the female lead in Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man," rumored to be Janet Van Dyne.

I'd love for this to be true, which is the only reason why it made today's Comic Reel, but Superhero Movies News cites an unnamed source and it's tough to confirm these sorts of stories -- especially given that it's not an actual casting rumor, just that Jones may be on the top of the short list. Plus, comic book movie fans are used to wild rumors spinning out of control (remember Bryan Cranston-as-Lex Luthor?), so remain skeptical until it's confirmed by an official source.

That said, Jones would be fantastic in the role.

Opens July 21, 2015

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Speaking of "Parks and Recreation," Rashida Jones' tv co-star and "Guardians of the Galaxy" leading man Chris Pratt spoke briefly about Rocket Raccoon's role in the film.

“It’s a great character. It’s probably the best character in the movie,” Pratt told Access Hollywood, “just because it’s not what you would expect. You think it’s a cartoon character, but it’s not, it’s a very real creature. Rocket Raccoon has been] tortured his whole life and no one else likes him, so he’s lonely and he’s angry and it’s like, [there are] all these elements [to the character]. You sort of forget about that, you wouldn’t think about, [and] hopefully will come to life. I think it will and that’s why they hired a really good actor to do the role."

Opens August 1, 2014

MARVEL STUDIOS

Bleeding Cool has posted a quote from Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about what the company has planned for Daredevil and Punisher now that they have the film rights back to the characters.

"We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now," Feige told Bleeding Cool. "Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time."

STAR WARS

Jedi News has posted a report from the European Brand Licensing Show along with a brochure detailing plans for the "Star Wars" franchise for the next couple years. Along with confirmation that "Episode VII" will launch in Spring/Summer 2015, the flyer states that "Darth Vader Themed TV Specials" are set for release in Spring/Summer 2014. No further details were given.

BATMAN/SUPERMAN

Henry Cavill News has posted a report from one of the first shoots for "Batman/Superman" -- a football game between Gotham City University and Metropolis State. That's a good a place as any for Batman and Superman to cross paths, and certainly a familiar one. "The Dark Knight Rises" had a very memorable professional football scene featuring the fictitious team the Gotham City Rogues.

Opens July 17, 2015

DOCTOR WHO

The BBC has released the first major trailer for "The Day of the Doctor" episode of "Doctor Who." Good stuff abound in this 60-second video with looks at all the Doctors of the past.

Airs November 23 on BBC

HERCULES

Dwayne Johnson has Tweeted a new photo of "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" in celebration of wrapping shooting on the film. Check it out below.

Opens July 25, 2014

ENDER'S GAME

MovieTickets.com has released a featurette for building the world of "Ender's Game" with quotes from Harrison Ford, producer Roberto Orci and more.

Opens November 1

HIDDLESTON AS JACKSON AS LOKI

Remember when Tom Hiddleston did that killer impression of Owen Wilson as Loki? Well, he's back with an impression of co-star Samuel L. Jackson as Loki. Check it out below.

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TAGS:  the walking dead, thor the dark world, agents of shield, ant-man, guardians of the galaxy, daredevil, punisher, star wars, batman superman, doctor who, hercules, enders game

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