COMIC REEL: Howard Stark Set for "Agent Carter"; "Ant-Man" Finds New Director

Mon, June 9th, 2014 at 9:11am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

ANT-MAN

Marvel has confirmed Peyton Reed as the new director for "Ant-Man." Reed, whose resume includes "Yes Man," "Down with Love" and the upcoming adaptation of "The Fifth Beatle" OGN, will helm the film with "Anchorman's" Adam McKay contributing to the script.

Michael Douglas spoke with Schmoes Know for his film "And So It Goes," briefly mentioning his disappointment at Edgar Wright leaving the project.

Opens July 17, 2015

DOCTOR STRANGE

Deadline reports the rumor that both Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch are on a cast wish list for "Doctor Strange." "Sinister" director Scott Derrickson is set to direct a script by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. Deadline did not specify which character or characters Cumberbatch and Hardy might play.

AGENT CARTER

While speaking with The Daily Telegraph, Hayley Atwell confirmed that Dominic Cooper will return as Howard Stark for the "Agent Carter" series debuting this season on ABC.

"He’s incredibly naughty," Atwell said of Cooper. "So I’m going to start the pranks as early as I can. He will come up with some very good ones, too."

Airs this season on ABC

THE FLASH

JustJaredJr. spoke with the cast of "The Flash," including Grant Gustin, who stated crossovers would be present between "The Flash" and "Arrow."

"There will be crossovers," said Gustin. "I don’t know who will be coming and going from which show, but yes, as far as I know, it’s been established."

Airs this fall on the CW

ARROW

Speaking of "Arrow," ComicBook.com has a report from Stephen Amell's panel at Phoenix Comic Con, where the star revealed that Harley Quinn was originally set to be a part of the season two finale.

"I don't know if she's going to be involved in Season Three but the high-pitched voice in Episode 16, 'Suicide Squad,' was absolutely Harley Quinn," Amell said during the panel. "I didn't know about any of this, by the way, because I wasn't in that scene. But I'm a fan and I remember seeing that preview and feeling like I should have known that this was going to happen! … I also know that there was an additional scene with that character in the finale -- again, still in the cell, still with her back to us -- but it had to be cut for time."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Ronan the Accuser himself, Lee Pace, spoke with Yahoo! Movies bringing the character to life in the film.

"I’ve never played a character like Ronan before. I like a bombastic villain, and that’s what I had a good time doing. It was the most fun playing this character… I was stronger than I’ve ever been, doing all this training, and the character is just a beast. He’s just so evil. At first when I started working on him, I was thinking, 'We’ve seen so many great performances of villains by very talented actors in superhero movies. I’ve got to find something relatable about this guy.' But the more I played him, the more fun I had with just being evil. [Laughs] Evil, evil, evil. He’s an alien – there’s no kind of human rules. There’s nothing to relate to, actually. It just became, like, the more dark I could conceive of him, the more I understood him."

Opens August 1

CONSTANTINE

A new promo for "Constantine" has popped up online, giving a glimpse of some new footage -- including a helmet that looks incredibly familiar to longtime DC fans.

Debuts this fall on NBC

BIG HERO 6

Capping off today's reel are two new posters from Disney's "Big Hero 6," based on the Marvel Comics property of the same name.

Opens November 7

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TAGS:  ant-man, doctor strange (film), agent carter, the flash tv, arrow, guardians of the galaxy (film), constantine (tv), big hero 6 (film)

 
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