COMIC REEL: Rumored Lex Luthor Character Details; Lilly Possible For "Ant-Man"

Thu, February 6th, 2014 at 9:00am PST

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

BATMAN/SUPERMAN

According to Latino Review, Lex Luthor will be bald, amongst other interesting and spoilery details. According to their sources, Lex will have a few tattoos and an axe to grind with Bruce Wayne and the alien in his own backyard. Their source goes on to describe an encounter between the two billionaires and some of the backstory between them. As with all spoiler-type rumors, take a teaspoon of salt if you read on.

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ANT-MAN

In case you missed it, we reported here at CBR that "LOST" actress Evangeline Lilly is in talks to play a major role in the upcoming "Ant-Man." It is unclear at the moment who she will play or what role she'll have. Will she be the Wasp? Will she be Scott Lang's love interest? Will she string along two men until finally deciding on the handsome doctor with stubble once everyone is dead? I suppose we'll learn soon enough. The "Ant-Man" revelations have been pretty exciting so far.

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

Over at Jim Steranko's regular "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." recap at The Hollywood Reporter, the artist gives high marks to his old employer's recent cameo. "Did you note that angry, thespian tone in his voice as he was admonishing Coulson? The last time I heard that (without the thespian bit) was when I delivered an unheard-of four-page spread — of a single image — to climax a nine-issue S.H.I.E.L.D. storyline. So, I'm guessing it's a helluva situation when the highpoint of an 'Agents of SHIELD' adventure is Stan Lee’s ten-second appearance! Way to go, Smiley!" He also has a few words to say about the rest of the episode, including his disappointment with Skye and a comment about a certain robot leg.

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CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

According to Comicbook.com, Disney CEO Robert Iger told investors the film will lead into events on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "set crucial events in motion" for the second "Avengers" film. During an earnings results webcast, Iger also praised the film's early buzz, saying "'Captain America' is just huge. Now, we're already in the marketplace with some marketing, but it's been relatively limited. We had a pre-game for instance in the Super Bowl. And yet the interest in the 'Captain America' film, which comes out April 4 here in the states, seems much louder than it would be for what I would call a non-branded film." I guess that means he feels their early marketing budget is being spent wisely.

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DMZ

We also reported here at CBR yesterday that the Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli Vertigo series may be coming to SyFy from "Mad Men" vets Andre and Maria Jacquemetto. As our Albert Ching writes, the series focused on "Matty Roth, a photojournalist stuck in a Manhattan that's become a demilitarized zone due to a second American Civil War." It's good to see Warner Bros. taking a hard look at the material in their library and exploiting them for film and television. Hopefully most, if not all, of these potential series will make for good TV.

GAME OF THRONES

Speakeasy has a sneak peak at one of the special features from the upcoming "Game of Thrones" Season 3 home video release on how they realize that larger than usual dire wolves:

I cannot wait for this show to return. I'll admit that the summer is long and filled with spoilers, so I read ahead. Based in what happens in the later half of Book 3, this upcoming season is going to be amazing.

Season 3 on DVD/Blu-ray: February 18th, 2014 / Season 4 premieres April 6th.

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TAGS:  superman/batman, ant-man movie, agents of shield, captain america the winter soldier, dmz, game of thrones

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