COMIC REEL: Evans on "Captain America 2"; "Man of Steel 2" Costume Update

Mon, March 3rd, 2014 at 8:54am PST | Updated: March 3rd, 2014 at 8:54am

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

THE FLASH

In case you missed it, here's the first photo of Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in the actual Flash costume. It's just a headshot, so there's no real telling how cool the suit is from the neck down, but man, it's exciting to see.

Additionally, it looks like production has started on the pilot! Andrew Kreisberg took to Twitter, announcing that the show was getting started by posting the series' clapper.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Marvel has released a new duck-and-cover "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" poster featuring Chris Evans' new look in the film.

Speaking of Evans, it looks like he plans to take a break from acting after his Marvel contract is up. Comic Book Movie dug up an interview with Evans conduced by British magazine "Glamour" in which the actor states he's ready for a break.

"I think when I'm done with this Marvel contract, I'll take a little break from acting, with acting, you're one piece in a very big puzzle," Evans told Glamour. "It's like you helped buy a gift but you don't know what the gift is, so you come back and see the movie. Sometimes it's nice, sometimes it's tragic. This process [directing], you're involved in every single decision. If I hadn't done it, I'd be really kicking myself. At the time, it was a daunting task for a number of reasons, but in hindsight it was the right move."

Evans also discussed the motivation behind Cap, and what differentiates him from some of the other heroes out there.

"He doesn't have demons. He's not Batman, he doesn't struggle with inner turmoil," he said. "The nature of this character is that he puts himself last and helps the common good. So he could easily slip into a world of boredom, The blessing and curse of Captain America is that he doesn't have that fancy an ability. He doesn't live in another world, or turn green. He doesn't have bells and whistles, he doesn't shoot missiles. He punches and kicks."

Opens April 4

THE WALKING DEAD

In traditional fashion, AMC has released a sneak peek of next week's episode of "The Walking Dead" -- "Alone" -- as well as two behind-the-scenes featurettes for last night's episode, "Still."

Airs Sundays on AMC

AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has been appointed Chief Creative Officer of Archie, and as a man with many years of experience in Hollywood, the question naturally came up about the announced live-action "Archie" film.

"These wheels turn very, very, very slowly. The development process is much more protracted for a movie or a television show than it is for a comic book. In the time it took to get a pitch ready for a movie, we pitched, and wrote, and published the first four issues of 'Afterlife,'" Aguirre-Sacasa told CBR. "'Afterlife' is a big game-changer for Archie. It has made us think, 'Wow, should the Archie movie be an 'Afterlife' movie?' 'Should 'Afterlife' be a TV series?' We took a little bit of a beat to figure out, because whatever our first big thing is going to be, obviously that's going to define the company in a major way. So we want to get it right."

BATMAN/SUPERMAN

The Wrap spoke with "American Hustle" costume designer Michael Wilkinson about his current work for the "Man of Steel" sequel and the look of both the new Batsuit and Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.

"I can't say much about it, but we're all very excited about it," said Wilkinson. "I designed the new Batsuit, I'm designing the new Wonder Woman costume, I'm tweaking the Superman suit. … [Designing Wonder Woman] is a thrilling and slightly scary prospect, of course. It's so important to get her right. She really deserves to be presented on screen in her full glory. What I do is I look at the history of how the character has been presented on the big screen and the small screen and the comic books and graphic novels -- we process it all -- and then we put that aside and work out what's right for our film; the cinematic universe our director Zack Snyder is putting together."

Opens May 6, 2016

THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Comic Book Movie has translated an interview on BZ-Berlin.de with actor Thomas Kretschmann, who -- if unconfirmed reports are to be believed, will play Baron Von Strucker in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," though the actor did not confirm the role in his interview. He did, however, confirm his casting and his multi-picture deal.

"That's great of course," Ketschmann told BZ-Berlin.de. "I have a multi-picture deal which means I will not only appear in the 2nd part, but they're planning with me for a longer period of time. But I don't know details yet, they're keeping their cards close to their chest - top secret!"

Opens May 1, 2015

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