COMIC REEL: Griffiths Exits "Constantine"; Gamora Gets "Guardians of the Galaxy" Featurette

Fri, July 11th, 2014 at 9:42am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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ANT-MAN

Michael Douglas was on The Late Show with David Letterman the other day, and very briefly discussed Comic-Con International as well as his role as Hank Pym in "Ant-Man."

"I'm going to do a Marvel Comics [movie] called "Ant-Man" with Paul Rudd," Douglas told Letterman. "I'm taking [my son] Dylan out to Comic-Con for the first time in my life, which I hear is a scene and a half. … I'm not a comic guy. A couple people on your staff know about it, I don't think it's one of your major ones. … I'm afraid to mention [anything] right now in case I get a blow gun to the back of the neck."

Opens July 17, 2015

CONSTANTINE

According to recent reports "Constantine" co-star Lucy Griffiths has parted ways with the show, with her character being written out of the series following her role as Liv in the pilot episode. The Hollywood Reporter stated the reason for the move was that "the show's creators opted to move in a different direction." The role of Liv will not be recast, and instead will be replaced by Zed, a character from "Hellblazer."

Debuts October 24 on NBC

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Comic Book Movie has posted a new TV Spot for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" that features Turtles in training and a newer look at Shredder.

Plus, Paramount released new video motion posters focusing on each of the core turtles. Check 'em out below.

Opens August 8

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Intrepid Tumblr user Starrlord has posted some new photos of Chris Pratt in his Star-Lord getup. They're most likely from the recent Entertainment Weekly shoot, as one of the photos is the cover photo without any trade dress. They're still awesome pictures, though!

ComingSoon.net has posted a new featurette focusing on Zoe Saldana's Gamora -- and it's paired with some pretty sweet footage as well as comments from Saldana.

Opens August 1

ARROW

Stephen Amell took to Facebook to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the now-in-production "Arrow" season three. Take from it what you will, and let the speculation begin!

Returns October on the CW

ARCHER & ARMSTRONG

A new rumor contends that "Archer & Armstrong" is headed for film adaptation. According to the initial report, Valiant "loves" the completed script and is fast-tracking it for production. The adaptation is reportedly based on the current modern run by Fred Van Lente and a number of artists including Clayton Henry and Pere Perez.

AGE OF HEROES

Speaking of rumors of in-development Superhero films, The Tracking Board reports that Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry Productions is developing James Hudnall's '90s Image Comics series "Age of Heroes" for film. Alex Hollister is attached to write, while Marc Berliner, David Engel and Stephen Emery will produce. Take this one as a rumor for now, but it's not out of the question for Singer to look into adapting another superhero film franchise given the recent success of "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

DOCTOR STRANGE

MoviePilot.com spoke with director Scott Derrickson about his film "Deliver Us From Evil," and the director was able to briefly discuss his next big upcoming film, "Doctor Strange."

"Obviously it’s been announced there’s a writer on 'Doctor Strange' but in that situation it’s maybe my favorite screenwriter in town," Derrickson told Movie Pilot. "I’d read four of his scripts before ever meeting him. I think that the opportunity to work with great talent and people who can supersede my abilities in various areas is extremely exciting to me. Like, Jon Spaihts is a genius."

THE FLASH

Rick Cosnett, who plays Eddie Thawne in "The Flash," took to Twitter to give fans a first look at the script for the second episode -- but don't get too excited. It's only the title page.

Debuts October on the CW

LOCKE & KEY

The "Locke & Key" movie has found its writer. Albert Torres, scribe of "Henry Poole is Here" and the upcoming "Ben 10" film, has been tapped by Universal to adapt the IDW series' upcoming movie adaptation. No other details about the project were divulged.

BIG HERO 6

Leaving off the week with a cute introduction is Baymax from Disney's "Big Hero 6."

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TAGS:  ant-man, constantine (tv), teenage mutant ninja turtles (film), guardians of the galaxy (film), arrow, archer and armstrong, age of heroes, doctor strange (film), the flash, locke & key (film), big hero 6 (film)

 
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