COMIC REEL: Wright's "Ant-Man" Homework; "Arrow" Teases Return Episode

Mon, January 6th, 2014 at 8:41am PST

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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ANT-MAN

"Ant-Man" director Edgar Wright posted an image on his website labeled "Homework" -- it's a still from the "Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes" animated series, specifically the episode "To Steal an Ant-Man," which features Scott Lang stealing Hank Pym's Ant-Man tech. Definitely lends a bit more weight to the speculation that the Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe will actually be Scott Lang.

Opens July 31, 2015

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

Yes, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is back this week, and the show's official Facebook page has posted the cold open from tomorrow's episode in advance of the airing. Check out the spoileriffic clip below.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

The CW has released photos for the anticipated return of "Arrow," as well as a synopsis of the episode, entitled "Blast Radius."

ARROW HUNTS DOWN SHRAPNEL — Oliver must tackle a new threat to the city when bombs start to go off in Starling City. Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) discovers the person setting them off is Mark Sheffner (guest star Sean Maher), a man who goes by the nickname Shrapnel. Arrow discovers Shrapnel’s next target is Sebastian Blood’s (guest star Kevin Alejandro) “Unity Rally” and tries to talk the alderman out of hosting it, but he refuses. Arrow sets off to stop the bombing, but Shrapnel tricks him and traps him in a bomb-laced antique store where he is unable to move without setting off the device. While Felicity helps Oliver, Diggle (David Ramsey) races to the plaza to find the bomb before it goes off. Meanwhile, Roy (Colton Haynes) continues to hide his new strength from Thea (Willa Holland) but, after she witnesses his super strength in action at the rally, she demands answers. Laurel’s (Katie Cassidy) suspicions about Sebastian grow stronger once she learns that he grew up with Cyrus Gold, the man who killed Lance’s (Paul Blackthorne) partner. After Donner (guest Star Dylan Bruce) refuses to help her investigate, she turns to Arrow (Stephen Amell) for help. Rob Hardy directed the episode written by Jake Coburn & Keto Shimizu.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Total Film has posted a short preview of its interview with "Amazing Spider-Man 2" star Emma Stone about her role as Gwen Stacy, revealing that the leading lady doesn't get saved that many times by Spider-Man.

"I can think of one important instance," Stone told Total Film. "She saves him more than he saves her. She's incredibly helpful to Spider-Man... He's the muscle, she's the brains. … I don't get to do too many crazy stunts. She gets herself in the middle of stuff, that's for sure! I do get webbed to a car. There's shit like that."

Opens May 2, 2014

STAR WARS

Ain't It Cool News has posted a report about the upcoming "Star Wars" spinoff film written by Lawrence Kasdan that may confirm it's a Boba Fett-centric movie. While serving as a guest on the AMC Movie Talk podcast, animation director Jon Schnepp stated, “One of [the standalone Star Wars prequels] is Boba Fett."

"It is. I know. I know for a fact," Schnepp said during the podcast. "I will never reveal my source, but it is the one written by Lawrence Kasdan."

Interesting, and certainly worth looking for more details about as Episode VII heads for release next year.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: WAR

DC Comics tweeted a new still photo from the upcoming "Justice League: War" animated feature, with Batman holding Green Lantern's ring.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros. Animation has released a full clip from the film, featuring Green Lantern taking on one of Darkseid's forces, even as Batman intervenes.

Releases on DVD/Blu-ray February 4

STAR WARS 1980s ANIME

Nacho Punch has posted a hilarious take on the "Star Wars" franchise by re-imagining "Empire Strikes Back" as a 1980s Anime.

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TAGS:  ant-man, agents of shield, arrow, amazing spider-man 2, star wars, boba fett, justice league war

 
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