COMIC REEL: "The Flash" Gets First On-Screen Appearance; New "Transformers" Trailer

Thu, May 15th, 2014 at 8:50am PDT | Updated: May 15th, 2014 at 8:50am

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

2014-2015 LINEUP

Most of the shows for the 2014-2015 season have been scheduled, and CBR has a full rundown on when and where the comic book-based shows will air. Here are the bulletpoints:

  • "Gotham" airs Mondays at 8:00 PM on Fox, leading in to "Sleepy Hollow"
  • "The Flash" will air Tuesdays at 8:00 PM on the CW, prior to "Supernatural." The timeslot sets it against "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC.
  • "Arrow" continues in its regular timeslot on Wednesdays at 8:00 PM on the CW.
  • NBC's "Constantine" is set for Fridays at 10:00 PM.
  • Both the CW's "iZombie" and ABC's "Agent Carter" are set to premiere midseason.

THE FLASH

It's here: "The Flash" trailer is live -- and the CW even got "Arrow" star Stephen Amell to guest-star as Oliver Queen.

Debuts this fall on the CW

BATMAN/SUPERMAN

Jesse Eisenberg spoke with IGN about his role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel. Granted, he couldn't say much -- even if the character would be bald. ("I'm not allowed to say anything, because of their privacy."

"I don't know the history as well as the people making the movie, so I guess it's up to them to figure out how much they want to separate it from previous incarnations," Eisenberg told IGN. "But I will treat it like it's its own role. There's no way to play the history of the character played by other people, unless you do some kind of wink, but that doesn't seem like a responsible way to act. So I will just do it as though it's a character, in the same way you do a movie like The Double, which is a smaller movie -- but you just kind of treat it like a character, and that's probably the best course of action, I think."

Opens May 6, 2016

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

SciFiNow has posted a brief excerpt from an interview with "X-Men: Days of Future Past" director Bryan Singer, who notes that there are a few continuity errors in the film that he hopes fans will forgive.

"Some things you let go," Singer told SciFiNow. "In 'X-Men 3' Bolivar Trask was an African-American guy, in 'X-Men 1' I personally wrote the line that of course I now regret: 'When I was 17, I met a young man named Erik Lensherr' and then in 'X-Men: First Class' I changed that! Some of these I hope the audience will forget about but for the bulk of it I pay attention to the universe."

Opens May 23

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

Two new pieces of media for "Transformers: Age of Extinction" have hit online, including a new trailer (courtesy ComingSoon.net) and a new poster.

Opens June 27

GODZILLA

The Wrap spoke with "Godzilla" screenwriter Max Borenstein about why the titular monster doesn't really show up in the film until the very end.

"It's a fine line," Borenstein told The Wrap. "Everyone is going to have a different opinion about it. When you go into a movie and from the very beginning it's go, go, go with two monsters fighting and you see everything, the only thing the viewer has to look forward to is another fight.

"It's hard to build tension if you've given the ghost away early on," he continued. "A lot of my favorite films and a lot of Gareth's favorite films do suspense. That's a feature in all those great Spielberg movies; they use suspense to gradually build to your climax. Nowadays movies give more immediately."

Opens May 16

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