COMIC REEL: Gal Gadot On Wonder Woman's Accent; "iZombie" To Close Season 2 With Back-To-Back Eps

Thu, March 24th, 2016 at 8:18am PST

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Brett White, Assistant Editor

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Ben Affleck spoke with USA Today about the political nature of "BvS."

"[The screenwriters] had many conversations about politics and the nature of politics in movies," said Affleck. "This is a movie that has a substance to it ... and is provocative. I don’t think it’s strident, I don’t think it’s preachy, but I think it does raise the question of, ‘What happens to us when we become afraid of one another?’ which is a very current theme. It doesn’t mean to lecture at you or to hector you, but I do think that it’s a ballsy movie and evocative, and a movie that isn’t just about two cartoon characters slugging it out."

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Gal Gadot spoke with Variety about her journey to "BvS," including what she sees in Wonder Woman.

"Everything she stands for is something I can relate to," said Gadot. "She’s very compassionate; she’s all about love and peace. She’s so strong and independent but sophisticated and with such emotional intelligence. She’s the perfect woman." She also said she kept her accent for the film: "I kept my own. Wonder Woman came from an island called Themyscira where they speak hundreds of languages. She’s not American, and I was able to keep my own accent, which is kind of vague."

Jesse Eisenberg called Lex Luthor "a classic xenophobe" in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "He's hell-bent on getting this alien destroyed... I think of the character more as a very emotional man but on behalf of no one else, on behalf of his own emotion. He talks about the abuse he suffered as a child. And in some kind of perverse Freudian parallel, relates Superman's power with his own father's power, and in some really dark way confuses the two."

Jeremy Irons spoke with CBR about his take on Alfred, which he calls "different."

"My first Alfred was [Alan Napier], on the television, Michael Gough and then Michael Caine," said Irons. "I'm not a great aficionado, but I had seen [Napier] on the television in the old days, in 'Batman.' And Michael Caine I looked at after I'd been asked to take over for him, so to speak. I looked and I thought he was wonderful, but I thought he was Michael Caine. I thought, 'Well, my Alfred is going to be different from his.' And [director] Zack [Snyder]'s ideas were very different. So I came to it, really, as a virgin piece of paper. To listen to Zack's ideas and [screenwriter] Chris Terrio's ideas and to create a character, just as the new Batman has differences. I'm not enough of an aficionado to know how out on a limb we went. I hope I created a character who was surprising and interesting, and who made a lot of sense to me, as the sort of person who Bruce Wayne -- Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne -- would want to have at his side."

Opens March 25, 2016

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
"S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet spoke with CBR about the current episodes of the show, with Bennet speaking about Daisy's relationship with Lincoln.

"I think with any relationship, if you work together and you're in a relationship, I think whether you're an Inhuman or in S.H.I.E.L.D. or you're [showrunners] Marissa [Tancharoen] and Jed [Whedon], I think there's going to be problems just because you're with each other all the time," said Bennet. "And I think it gets a little bit bizarre because I'm more of the leader of the team. Women in the relationship are usually wearing the pants. I think Daisy probably wears the pants."

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW
You can read a recap of last night's "Arrow," "Broken Hearts," right here. There's also a promo for next week, which features the return of the Bug-Eyed Bandit.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
A new Japanese trailer for "Civil War" features a new moment between Hawkeye and Black Widow.

A new fanmade supercut shows the fractures that have been present in the MCU leading to "Civil War."

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Opens May 6, 2016

THE FLASH
The CW has released pics from the upcoming "Flash" episode, "Flash Back."

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Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GREEN LANTERN CORPS
During the "BvS" red carpet, Christina Wren spoke enthusiastically to CB.com about the possibility of playing Major Carrie Ferris in the upcoming "Green Lantern" movie.

“Yes! Yes!” said Wrne. “Like, absolutely! I mean, super-huge fan. Would die to be a superhero. My whole childhood growing up, I wanted to be a superhero and we didn’t really have the female superheroes who were in the limelight at the time….To get to grow up and do that would be really a dream come true, but I’m waiting as much as anyone else.”

Opens June 19, 2020

IZOMBIE
The CW has released synopses for the final two episodes of "iZombie's" second season, which will air back to back on April 12.

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

KEN MARINO (“VERONICA MARS”) GUEST STARS — Liv (Rose McIver) and Ravi (Rahul Kohli) are in need of help and find an unlikely ally in Blaine (David Anders). Detective Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) and Dale Bozzio (guest star Jessica Harmon) pursue a new lead on an old case. Meanwhile, when Major (Robert Buckley) finds himself in a world of trouble, sleazebag Brant Stone (guest star Ken Marino) comes to his rescue. Vaughn’s (guest star Steven Weber) evil side reaches a whole new level of mean. John Kretchmer directed the episode written by John Enbom (#218). Original airdate 4/12/2016.

“Salivation Army” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)

ROB THOMAS (MATCHBOX 20) GUEST STARS — Working together on a mission, Liv (Rose McIver), Detective Babineaux (Malcolm Goodwin) and Major (Robert Buckley) crash Vaughn’s (guest star Steven Weber) Super Max Rager party, where Rob Thomas (as himself) performs a song from his solo career. Meanwhile, Blaine (David Anders) reaches out to Peyton (guest star Aly Michalka) for help, which does not sit well with Ravi (Rahul Kohli). Michael Fields directed the episode written by Bob Dearden (#219).  Original airdate 4/12/2016.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
The CW has released the synopsis for the April 14 episode of the series, which is titled "Magnificent Eight" and will see the debut of Jonah Hex.

DC COMICS’ JONAH HEX MEETS THE TEAM – When the team needs a place to hide out, Rip (Arthur Darvill) sets a course for the Old West. Upon arrival, they start a fight with a gang of outlaws, putting the small town in jeopardy. Luckily, an old friend of Rip’s, Jonah Hex (guest star Johnathon Schaech), steps in to save them. Thor Freudenthal directed the episode with story by Greg Berlanti & Marc Guggenheim and teleplay by Marc Guggenheim (#111).

Airs Thursdays on the CW

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
The first teaser trailer for "The LEGO Batman Movie" has been released.

Opens February 10, 2017

MARVEL’S MOST WANTED
SpoilerTV reports that Oded Fehr and Fernanda Andrade have joined the cast of "Marvel's Most Wanted," ABC's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." spinoff. No details are yet known about the nature of their roles.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Empire has revealed their subscriber-exclusive cover for March, which features Apocalypse and his Four Horsemen.

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Fox is launching an app based on the "X-Men" franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox developed the app with technology from mobile startup Victorious. The app will refresh every Friday at noon PT with new exclusive content about the film and provide a place for fans to build a community around the franchise.

Opens May 27, 2016

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