COMIC REEL: Ben McKenzie comes to "Gotham"; Chris Pratt sure he would be in "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Mon, February 10th, 2014 at 10:00am PST

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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GOTHAM

In case you missed it over the weekend, "Gotham" now has its Jim Gordon in the form of "The O.C." veteran Ben McKenzie. As we reported here at CBR, the series will "depict Gordon as rookie on the Gotham City Police Department's homicide squad, a former college-football star and a war hero." The program, which will also feature a young Bruce Wayne taking his first steps toward the cape and cowl, has a series commitment, so you will be seeing McKenzie as a thoroughly modern Gordon soon.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

In this interview with MTV News, Chris Pratt talks about his confidence when auditioning for Star-Lord:

Release date: August 1, 2014

SUPERMAN/BATMAN

Comic Book Therapy translated a few comments from director Zack Snyder to French Magazine Popcorn. Of particular interest is his mention of new Batman Ben Affleck. "Ben brings an interesting counterweight to the performance of Henry in the role of Superman ... He has the experience necessary to paint the picture of an older and more advised man than Clark Kent, who bears the scars of a seasoned vigilante while retaining the charm that Bruce Wayne deploys when present in the world," says the director. Funny though, has Bruce Wayne been charming since Adam West gave up the role?

Opens July 17, 2015

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

In this video from TV Guide, Clark Gregg suggests that plots from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." may find their way into the new Cap flick:

Opens April 4, 2014

AKIRA

While speaking with Collider, director Jaume Collet-Serra told the site,"I'm focusing on 'Akira.'" He was working on the project a few years ago until the whole thing crumbled under a projected $90 million budget. The director claims Warner Bros. is interested in finally making the film and he "hopes" to make his next project. I've always thought this was one of the riskier properties around town and it'll be interesting to see if it comes together this time.

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC posted a tease of next week's new episode:

Airs Sundays on AMC

GAME OF THRONES

And speaking of teases, the Game of Thrones YouTube channel posted this amazing 15 minute look at the upcoming season. There's lots of delightful cast interviews and jokes at Joffrey's expense. Maisie Williams appraisal of the character is particularly funny. Also, Jamie-lovers get plenty of footage of him all fresh-faced and clean shaven:

Premieres April 6 on HBO

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TAGS:  gotham, guardians of the galaxy, superman/batman, captain america the winter soldier, akira, the walking dead, game of thrones

 
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