COMIC REEL: Batman Brings Practical Effects To "BvS"; Stunt Coordinator Details "Jessica Jones" Fights

Wed, January 6th, 2016 at 7:52am PST

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Brett White, Assistant Editor

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
While speaking with "Empire Magazine," director Zack Snyder spoke about the difference between Batman and Superman and how he pits them together in the film.

"It has been really fun using Batman as the answer to Superman, because he's not flying around and acting crazy," said Snyder, as transcribed by Comic Book Movie. "He's just driving around in his Batmobile, doing his Batstuff."

Snyder revealed that the crew was able to accomplish most of Ben Affleck's performance practically "We were able to do a lot of this practically," said Snyder. "Batman brings that back. Figuring out how to mix Batman's practical approach with Superman has been an awesome experience."

Opens March 25, 2016

ARROW
"Arrow" actor David Ramsey recently visited "The Flash" writers' room, teasing that it "can only mean one thing."

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While this seems to suggest another "Arrow"/"Flash" crossover, Ramsey may just be suggesting a few characters appearing on "The Flash" or vice versa.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
Funko's line of Pop! Vinyls contains what might be a spoiler for "Civil War." Among the new figures is Giant-Man, which is the moniker Ant-Man uses when he uses his powers to grow instead of shrink. Now that we've seen a Pop! Vinyl bearing the name "Giant-Man," it seems likely that he'll show up in the movie. In addition to a Pop! Vinyl, the character will also get the Dorbz treatment.

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The Giant-Man Pop!, which is over-sized at 6 inches tall, was not included in the line that was revealed yesterday, but the figure popped up on the unofficial PopVinyls.com as well as on Twitter.

Opens May 6, 2016

GOTHAM
"Gotham" executive producer Danny Cannon revealed that the show is back in production in New York by posting a picture of the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor) along with Paul Reubens, who plays the character's father.

Airs Mondays on Fox

JESSICA JONES
TV Insider has an interview with "Jessica Jones" stunt coordinator Chris Place wherein he details three of the show's fight scenes: Jones' bar fight alongside Luke Cage, Trish Walker vs. Will Sampson, and Jones' fight with Cage.

“My first draft of the first fight in the show, she and Luke [Cage] were punching everybody. But the people who knew the comics said, ‘They can’t be punching these people; they’ll be killing them,’” said Place when asked about the challenges of choreographing superhuman fight scenes. “That was a big shocker because I was like, ‘How are we going to put fights together with these characters if they can’t really punch people?’ That’s when we started integrating props into [the fights].”

You can find videos of all three fights, as well as Place's revealing commentary, over at TV Insider.

Now streaming on Netflix

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
The CW has dropped a new promo for "Legends of Tomorrow," one that focuses on the series transforming its characters from misfits into, well, legends.

The promo follows another one, released yesterday, that focuses specifically on Hawkman.

Premieres January 21, 2016 on the CW

LEGION
"Legion" has cast "Fargo" star Rachel Keller in an as-yet-unnamed lead role. Deadline describes Keller's role as "a scrappy, optimistic woman in her 20s," with powers potentially related to the human touch (much like Rogue).

Pilot in development at FX

SUPERGIRL
Pictures from the upcoming "Supergirl" episode "Childish Things" have been released, which include a look at Henry Czerny's debut as Toyman.

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A synopsis has also been released for episode 11, which includes the debut of a White Martians.

KARA MUST HELP HANK BATTLE A MEMBER OF THE ALIEN RACE THAT WIPED OUT HIS PEOPLE, ON “SUPERGIRL,” MONDAY, JAN. 25

"Strange Visitor From Another Planet" -- Kara must help Hank face his painful past when a White Martian, a member of the alien race that wiped out his people, kidnaps Senator Miranda Crane (Tawny Cypress), an anti-alien politician. Also, Cat's estranged son, Adam (Blake Jenner), arrives in National City, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

A few more clips from Monday's episode, "Blood Bonds," have also been released.

Airs Mondays on CBS

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