COMIC REEL: "Flash" VFX Featurette Shows New Sides Of Reverse-Flash, Tar Pit; "Gotham" EP Teases Bruce's Growth

Fri, February 12th, 2016 at 8:29am PST

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Brett White, Assistant Editor

The CW has released a new behind-the-scenes look at the production of the show's visual effects, including looks at how the season's villains came to life.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

ABC has released a clip from one of next week's new "Agent Carter" episodes, "Life of the Party."

Airs Mondays on ABC

New pictures from next week's "Arrow" episode, "Code of Silence," have arrived online.

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Airs Wednesdays on the CW

A pair of "BvS" posters have been released showing the two leading heroes ready to come to blows.


Opens March 25, 2016

Since opening in seven overseas markets on Wednesday, THR has reported that "Deadpool" has earned over $12 million. The film opened to $3.4 million in the UK; Australia followed with $2.1 million, and France with $1.8 million. The website notes "Deadpool" outperformed 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" in the United Kingdom and France. In Belgium, it pulled in $270,000, the largest opening for any superhero movie. The film also broke records with its Tuesday openings in Taiwan ($1.4 million) and Hong Kong ($650,000), suggesting it may see a strong run across Asia.

Opens February 12, 2016

While chatting with, "Gotham" executive producer John Stephens spoke about young Bruce Wayne's (David Mazouz) slow turn into Batman.

“I think with all of these things, it’s a coming of age story," said Stephens. "None of these things are going to be smooth or direct trajectories. It’s going to be a step forward, a step back, peaks and valleys. I think you’ll see Bruce make big steps towards becoming that person who’s going to be Batman this season, and then have failures and setbacks that sort of reorganize his life and readjust his priorities... I think we can keep pushing the boundary back, then having him knocked down and learning lessons. I think if you look at Bruce Wayne now in season 2, and look at the way David [Mazouz] plays him, you can look at him and see how this person could become Batman. You see that strength, and the desire to take chances and change.”

The talk with also revealed Azrael is headed to "Gotham." Stephens revealed that the show's version of the character will have a "brand-new twist."

"In many respects, Azrael will have many of the hallmarks and traits that we know from the comics," said Stephens. "But it will have a brand-new twist upon that character; the way we're going to bring that character into being on our show will be different than anything we've seen in the comics."

He added: "It will be identifiable as Azrael in all respects, just a version of him we've not seen before, which is the point of doing these! How can we do the character with a fresh twist?"

Airs Mondays on Fox

James Gunn has posted a picture of his director's chair to Facebook, which also reveals the film's new logo.

To quote the great poet David Coverdale, Here I Go Again.

Posted by James Gunn on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Opens May 5, 2017

You can read a recap of last night's episode, "Blood Ties," right here on CBR. There's also a promo for next week's episode, "Fail-Safe."

A synopsis for "Marooned," the seventh episode of "LoT," has been released as well.


DC’S Legends of Tomorrow

“Marooned ” — (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD ) (HDTV)

PIRATE ATTACK – After receiving a distress call from another timeship stranded in space, Rip (Arthur Darvill) decides to answer the call in order to use the other ship’s computer to track Savage (guest star Casper Crump).  The team is suspicious and warns him this could be a trap but he moves forward with his plan.  Ultimately, the team was right and they have to battle time pirates.  With most of the team captured, it is up to Professor Stein (Victor Garber) to rescue them all.  Gregory Smith directed the episode written by Anderson Mackenzie & Phil Klemmer (#107).  Original airdate 3/3/2016.

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In an interview with CBR, Caity Lotz talked about the darkness inside of Sara Lance, a.k.a White Canary.

"One of my favorite things about Sara is how complicated she is, and I think that comes from the darkness of the torn, tortured kind of soul part of her," said Lotz. "One of the biggest things that comes from is just, she's very hard on herself, and she doesn't really accept herself or accept her past. She doesn't look back on things and go like, 'Well, that's made me who I am today, so it's all worth it.' She looks back at it and regrets it and would do anything to not have had to go through what she had to go through and become who she became. I think she doesn't like who it turned her into. I do think that there is a future, hopefully, for her. She can look back and be like, 'Okay…' That's why, on 'Legends,' having a purpose, something to use her talent and skills and put that towards something, would make it all worthwhile -- why she went through everything she had to go through. That acceptance would bring along a peace to her. So yeah, I would like to see her evolve, but I like the darkness, and the tortured soul of her is interesting."

A new poster for the show has been released, depicting the show's cast lined up.

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Airs Thursdays on the CW

"Supergirl" has revealed more about it's take on the Fortress of Solitude through a new picture and synopsis for an upcoming episode titled "Solitude."

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"Solitude" -- Kara travels to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude in hopes of learning how to defeat Indigo (Laura Vandervoort), a dangerous being who can transport via the Internet and who has a connection to Kara’s past. Also, James’s relationship with Lucy reaches a crossroads, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Airs Mondays on CBS

Director Greg Nicotero spoke to the Hollywood Reporter about what's to come in the back half of season six.

"We're now coming upon a group of people who are formidable [Negan and the Saviors] and somebody that Rick is not going to be able to take care of as easily as he did with the people at Grady Memorial, Terminus or the Governor's group. This is a whole other animal and we're taking the show in a whole other direction. The finale is the 15th episode I've directed and every episode is a different set of challenges and I love [the midseason premiere] but the finale is the best work I've done on the show."

Airs Sundays on AMC

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