COMIC REEL: Jubilee & Psylocke's "X-Men: Apocalypse" Powers Revealed; Cox Teases Epic "Daredevil" Fight Scene

Fri, January 22nd, 2016 at 8:24am PST

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JoBlo's set visit to "X-Men: Apocalypse" revealed new information about characters like Jubilee and Psylocke.

"Her power in the comic books is fireworks. In this film, I can safely say that her power is more fire-plasmoid, electricity type," said Lana Condor, who plays Jubilee. "She is a student at the X-Mansion and she’s been here for about 10 years. So she’s not new, unlike some of the other characters who have just arrived. She’s mostly with Scott, Jean, and Kodi [Nightcrawler]. They’re like her good core friend group. And, I think in this film she serves as a timepiece, ‘cause you’ll never really forget that you’re, like, in the ‘80’s. Because if you’ve seen my costume, like I’m straight out of the ‘80’s, like, they literally took me out. And, she also serves as kind of comedic relief at times where things are-might be a little more tense and real S-H-I-T is going down."

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Olivia Munn also talked about Psylocke's powers and how she will trade off between a real sword and her psychic blade. “Yeah, which is why I had to learn to use a regular sword with both hands, so I can switch in between," said Munn. "It's more work for the special effects guys but it's pretty cool. That was actually James McAvoy's idea. He was like, "If you can use both hands,’ he's like, ‘Then you can go, you can switch, you can...’ Because the thing about sword work is that you're always keeping somebody off. Like they don't really know it's happening. You're really throwing people off. Your opponent. He was like, 'Well, you can really throw them off if you're going from your real sword to your psychic sword and then just switching hands and it's just...’ I was like, ‘That sounds awesome.’”

In SlashFilm's set report, director Bryan Singer talked about the possibility of re-adapting the classic "Dark Phoenix Saga" storyline.

"The full Phoenix story, I have no idea," he told SlashFilm. "I would have to re-explore that. If it's already been explored, to re-explore and retell it. Plus the Phoenix story in the comic book has the Shi'ar Empire and the moon... As far as the idea of that brewing within [Jean Grey], without giving anything away I would say absolutely that interests me and you may find a piece of that in ['X-Men: Apocalypse']... She's trying to figure out her psychic powers, which are much more powerful than she realizes."

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In an interview with, Katie Cassidy revealed that you will see more of Laurel Lance training with Oliver Queen.

"Absolutely. You will have a chance to see Laurel and Oliver training together, and I hope that there will be more," said Cassidy. "One of my favorite scenes, actually, I recently thought."

She also teased what's to come for her character: "Well, the thing that I thought was so great about this year, and continue to do so, is that we see Laurel a lot stronger, and along with fighting when she goes out there as the Black Canary, we see her more polished, we see her more ... professional. She's in training, and fighting. I feel as if she's become a lot stronger emotionally as well. I think that continues to go that direction. I feel like she's the backbone for a lot of these characters, and she tries to see the best in people, and she is a strong woman, and I love that. I think that we continue to see more of that. I think you'll see someone come along who you don't necessarily expect Laurel to embrace, and she does. Having said that, that's all I can tell you."

The CW also released the first photo of Megalyn E.K. as Vixen as she'll appear in "Arrow."

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CBR interviewed "Arrow" executive producer Wendy Mericle about the series' continued teases about an upcoming death. "[The teases are] keeping it alive and, in a lot of ways, reminding the audience that these are the stakes this season," said Mericle. "Also, we've been through a big tragedy in 409 with Felicity. We felt it was important to see the evolution of her. This loss that we're going to experience in the future puts her in a dark place as well."

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While at the Winter 2016 TCAs, "Daredevil" lead told a group of reporters that there's one fight sequence in season two that he's eager for people to see -- and it puts the first season's elaborate, one-shot hallway fight scene to shame.

"There is one in particular that I'm really excited about because it's kind of like an homage to that scene, but it's almost like that scene on crack," said Cox, as reported by

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In a new promo, Deadpool speaks directly to Australian audiences for Australia Day.

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that "Martian" actor Benedict Wong will star alongside Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange as his sidekick, Wong.

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"Flash" star Grant Gustin has posted his thoughts about the upcoming "Flash" film and Ezra Miller's role as Barry Allen to Twitter.

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You can check out a recap of last night's "Legends of Tomorrow" premiere over here, and there's a trailer for the next episode below.

Collider spoke with Dominic Purcell at the TCAs, the actor that plays Heat Wave, and got his thoughts about the ex-villain's role in the show.

Purcell said he does feel Heat Wave's connection with White Canary. "Yeah, I sense that. There is certainly something there that he has for her. He doesn’t know what it is, but there’s something there. I think he respects the fact that a woman is taking charge. He likes that." Overall, Heat Wave's also surprised that he likes anyone on the team: "Yeah, he is kind of surprised. He doesn’t really like anyone. But he wants off the ship. He doesn’t really want anything to do with the ship. He wants off. The only reason he joined was to go back in time and steal shit, and now he wants to fucking get off. He’s over it, and people are pissing him off. Everyone pisses Mick off."

The "Legends of Tomorrow" crew honored Arthur Darvill's "Doctor Who" history by building him a Dalek.

The crew of LEGENDS OF TOMORROW are trying a little too hard to make me feel like I'm at home. Slow clap. Thanks guys.

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You can watch our interview with "LOT" showrunner Phil Klemmer below.

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"Suicide Squad" director David Ayer teased the film's line of collectibles by revealing a new Harley Quinn statue on Twitter.

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An unnamed source has shared a rumor with positing that Hela will be the main antagonist for "Thor: Ragnarok." Cate Blanchett has also been reportedly circling a role in the film.

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