COMIC REEL: Affleck on "Man of Steel" Sequel; De Gouw Returns To "Arrow"

Tue, January 28th, 2014 at 8:40am PST | Updated: January 28th, 2014 at 8:42am

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

BATMAN/SUPERMAN

Ben Affleck spoke with Playboy about his career and, notably, his decision to come on to play Batman/Bruce Wayne in the "Man of Steel" sequel.

"When they asked if I would be Batman, I told them I didn't see myself in the role and I was going to have to beg off. They said I'd fit well into how they were going to approach the character and asked me to look at what the writer-director, Zack Snyder, was doing. The stuff was incredible," Affleck told Playboy. "It was a unique take on Batman that was still consistent with the mythology. It made me excited. All of a sudden I had a reading of the character. When people see it, it will make more sense than it does now or even than it did to me initially. … I don't want to give away too much, but the idea for the new Batman is to redefine him in a way that doesn't compete with the Bale and Chris Nolan Batman but still exists within the Batman canon. It will be an older and wiser version, particularly as he relates to Henry Cavill's Superman character."

Opens May 6, 2016

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has posted a behind-the-scenes look at the latter half of "The Walking Dead's" fourth season containing interviews with the show's cast and crew.

Returns February 2 on AMC

ARROW

Jessica De Gouw is headed back as The Huntress to "Arrow." De Gouw will reappear in the March 26 episode of the CW drama entitled "Birds of Prey." While not much is known about the episode, TV Guide stated that The Huntress would once again be hunting Frank Bertinelli, and she would encounter not just the Arrow, but the Canary as well.

The CW has posted a new clip from this week's episode, "Tremors," featuring Michael Jai White's return as the Bronze Tiger.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

STAR WARS

The Daily Telegraph spoke with J.J. Abrams about the level of secrecy surrounding the upcoming "Star Wars" trilogy.

“Are you kidding me? My god. My office… I’m working on the Star Wars script today and the people in my office have covered up all my windows with black paper. I guess they wanted to make sure no one could see what I was doing," Abrams told The Daily Telegraph. “It seems rather extreme. … Star Wars is in every way a different animal. It’s always been a more open, fan-engaged universe than I’ve been used to, so I’m sure there’ll be some sort of compromise. But it feels to me like there’s a purity in not knowing every little thing.”

"Episode VII" hits theaters December 18, 2015

MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

USA Today has posted a behind-the-scenes video of "Marvel Universe LIVE!," the arena tour set to begin this July.

Tour begins in July

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