COMIC REEL: Feige on "Age of Ultron's" Avengers Tower; New "Gotham" Trailer Debuts

Wed, July 16th, 2014 at 8:46am PDT | Updated: July 16th, 2014 at 8:49am

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GOTHAM

In anticipation of its big debut at Comic-Con International 2014, Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for "Gotham," which features a voiceover from Ben McKenzie as James Gordon, and new looks at Selena Kyle, Oswald Cobblepot, Fish Mooney and Harvey Bullock.

Airs this Fall on FOX

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

IGN spoke with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige about creating Avengers Tower for the film, as well as the promotional art that featured an Iron Man Hulkbuster take on the Hulk.

"Last time we saw Stark Tower, from The Avengers, it had gotten beat up a little bit thanks to Hulk and thanks to Loki and the Chituari, and Pepper and Tony were standing over a table looking at plans” Feige told IGN. "That's where we pulled out and all the letters had fallen away except the 'A' in Stark. So what they were doing was retro-fitting for The Avengers. And that's what we see in this next film.

"S.H.I.E.L.D. is gone – for people who are following along. S.H.I.E.L.D. was disbanded and brought down at the end of The Winter Soldier because it turned out to not be the best organisation ever. So Tony's bank-rolling The Avengers now. And he's bank-rolling their headquarters. So it's now Avengers Tower.

"Tony designed it so in addition to a hanger for a brand-new Quinjet, laboratories, places where he can build and store his Iron Man suits, there are I believe two bars. Beautiful multiple space living rooms which are perfect for parties and social gatherings. But it's a primary location in the film this time around."

Opens May 1, 2015

ANT-MAN

Feige also discussed bringing in director Peyton Reed to replace Edgar Wright on "Ant-Man," detailing what makes Reed the right candidate for the job.

"It was not a slam-dunk that [Peyton Reed] would just step into it and do it," Feige told IGN. "He wanted to be sure that he was wasn’t just inheriting something or following someone else’s lead. Or wasn't inheriting something that the evil studio had watered down to be something bad. I kept saying, 'You can either read what’s online, or come in and talk to us and look at all this stuff.' He looked at everything, he talked with us, and he said, 'Number one, I agree with the direction you’re going in. And number two, I can add to it.' And he has -- the movie is in as good a shape as it’s ever been right now.

"It’s still very much in the spirit of what Edgar’s original pitch was and the entire template of the movie is what Edgar set out and originally came and pitched us maybe eight years ago now," he continued. "But it's on its way to being the absolute best version of what that movie could have been."

Opens July 17, 2015

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Marvel has released a new minute-long TV spot for "Guardians of the Galaxy" that puts the focus on Gamora and Drax with a little narration from Glenn Close's Nova Prime and John C. Reilly's Nova Corps character.

Plus, here's some more Chris Pratt as Peter Quill action.

Opens August 1

ARROW & THE FLASH

TV Guide has posted its round-up of coming details and rumors for television shows, including for the CW's "Arrow" and "The Flash." While one of the reveals isn't exactly surprising -- Caity Lotz will return as Sara Lance for the Season 3 premiere of "Arrow" -- the other is certainly intriguing in terms of crossover between the two shows.

Greg Berlanti told TV Guide that it is the producers' hope that Felicity Smoak will make her way over to "The Flash."

"Our hope is to get some crossovers going sooner rather than later with all the shows," Berlanti said.

The producers also discussed having Barry and Felicity date across the two shows, but Berlanti noted that there are "all sorts of romantic possibilities for both of them on both shows," likely referring to Brandon Routh's recent casting as Ray Palmer, in Felicity's case.

Debuts in October on the CW

POWER RANGERS

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming "Power Rangers" film has found its creative team. "X-Men: First Class" screenwriters Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz will take on the Rangers along with Roberto Orci, who will serve as executive producer and help develop the film's plot. The trio previously worked together on "Fringe."

BIG HERO 6

Comic Book Movie has posted an international trailer for "Big Hero 6" -- called "Baymax" in Japan -- that gives a better idea of Hiro Hamada's motivations during the film. Also, in case you missed it yesterday, the full-length "Big Hero 6" U.S. trailer is also included below.

Opens November 7

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TAGS:  gotham, avengers age of ultron, ant-man, guardians of the galaxy, guardians of the galaxy (film), arrow, the flash, power rangers (film), big hero 6 (film)

 
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