COMIC REEL: "Legends of Tomorrow's" Renee Asks A Major Hawk-Question; "Gotham" Clip Spotlights Hugo Strange

Wed, February 24th, 2016 at 8:26am PST

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Brett White, Assistant Editor

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
In a quick chat with TVLine, Ciara Renee spoke about the mythology of the Hawks and raised an interesting question.

“[Kendra] would have to die first in order for [Carter] to be reborn,” said Renee, sticking with what we know of the show's Hawk rules. “But the interesting thing -- which I don’t really know the answer to -- is: What happens if she does kill Savage and Carter’s not alive? Do they stop reincarnating? That would put her between a rock and a hard place!”

Airs Thursdays on the CW

AGENT CARTER
You can read a recap of last night's "Agent Carter" two-parter right here on CBR. There's also a promo for next week's finale episode, which is titled "Hollywood Ending."

In an interview with ComicBook.com, Wynn Everett spoke about her take on Whitney Frost and how she feels about not wearing her character's iconic mask.

"I definitely am not disappointed. I would've loved to have done a mask. That would have been so much fun as an actor," said Everett. "But also, I really loved in the beginning, when I sat down with Michelle [Fazekas] and Tara [Butters], they told me that it was going to be a different reinvention of Whitney Frost and that there was going to be a covering, but not necessarily the metal mask that we saw on the comic book. But that there would be different masks, the veil or the hat or the scarf, and a much more subtle type mask then, like you said, the super strong, super villain look. Which I thought was genius and I loved. I think I would have loved it either way. I was really happy."

Ken Marino also spoke with CBR about portraying a less-than-comedic role on the show. "I've always been a fan of the Marvel Universe and comics being made into TV shows and movies. It's that dream for a lot of people of, 'I want to do a Western.' That's one thing I hope to do. The other was to be in a Marvel movie or TV show. When executive producers Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas called to say, 'Hey, there's this part we were thinking of you for,' I was like, 'Please do more than think about me. Please cast me.'"

Airs Mondays on ABC

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC has released a new promo image and synopsis for the show's return episode.

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In the mid-season premiere, “Bouncing Back,” in the aftermath of his trip to Maveth, Coulson is more determined than ever to get to Gideon Malick and put an end to Hydra once and for all. Meanwhile, Daisy and the team encounter more Inhumans who have powers like they’ve never seen before, but will they be friends or enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

No longer able to keep powered people out of the public eye, Daisy and Mack press forward to find more Inhumans, building a team of secret warriors whose mission is to train and protect powered people. However, the growing presence of Inhumans proves to be a polarizing issue, and the S.H.I.E.L.D. team must face conflicting public opinions and defend their team from groups who have a more extreme ideology.

The divide between those who want to protect Inhumans and those who seek to destroy them is constantly widening, and Hydra, now strengthened by Grant Ward, looms once again. However, Ward is no longer the same villainous traitor that they once knew, and the team faces an all-new enemy, whose motivations, goals and strengths are unclear. Uncertain about who (or what) they are facing, the stakes for S.H.I.E.L.D. and their assembled group of Secret Warriors are higher than ever, bringing some members of the team closer together and driving others apart. Will S.H.I.E.L.D. be able to stop one of the most powerful Inhumans to walk the Earth?

Returns to ABC on March 8

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
As reported by multiple online sources on Tuesday evening, the "Ultimate Edition" of the forthcoming "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" -- an extended cut for home release -- has received an R rating from the Classification and Ratings Administration, which administers the MPAA's rating system. CBR News has reached out to Warner Bros. for confirmation. The information can be found on Filmratings.com, CARA's website. While the theatrical version of "Batman v Superman" has received a more standard PG-13, the "Ultimate Edition" from Warner Home Entertainment has been "Rated R for sequences of violence."

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The "BVS" Twitter account has also revealed a new photo of Batman in armor from the film.

Opens March 25, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
During his appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers," Anthony Mackie clarified what he meant when he included Mark Ruffalo in a list of "Civil War" actors he wanted to praise.

"It's so ridiculous! I was giving respect to my fellow actors," he explained. "I said Marvel movies are so great because they have great actors -- the likes of Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr. (Love that guy.) People take that to mean that I'm saying this is what the movie is about, and this is in the movie."

"The first rule of Marvel? Don't talk about Marvel," he joked.

Opens May 6, 2016

DAREDEVIL
Marvel.com has posted a new image of Punisher from "Daredevil" season two as well as an interview with actor Jon Bernthal.

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"A big part of Matt Murdock is he needs to be one very bad day away from being Frank Castle," Bernthal told Marvel.com. "That's the crux of their conflict: 'You don't know what I've been through. You don't know what I'm all about. Get out of my way.' And this sort of concern for the greater good is something that I think is secondary to this man at this point. What's interesting is you find these two characters that are so alike and so different and then when they collide, they just learn from each other."

Returns to Netflix on March 18

THE FLASH
You can read a recap of last night's revelatory "Flash" episode, "King Shark," right here. While there isn't a new episode next week, the CW has still released a promo for the series' return on March 22.

The CW also released a promotional poster for last night's "King Shark" episode.

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Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM
Fox has released a featurette for "Gotham" that focuses on B.D. Wong's Hugo Strange.

Airs Mondays on Fox

IZOMBIE
"iZombie" returns on March 22 with an episode titled "He Blinded Me with Science," and the CW has released a promo for the ep.

And there are also some promo photos for the return episode.

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Airs Tuesdays on the CW

SUPERGIRL
The Force is strong with "Supergirl" -- at least, it's strong with Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh and director Lexi Alexander. The director tweeted a behind the scenes pic from her stint behind the camera showing off herself and the cast members holding lightsabers.

Airs Mondays on CBS

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Olivia Munn briefly opened up about her Psylocke training in a quick interview with USA Today.

"I started training, doing 6/7 hours a day of sword and tae kwon do, never picked up a sword before," said Olivia Munn. "But it’s really important to me that Psylocke was as believable as possible and that meant to me that I had to really know what I was doing and be strong. And since this is the introduction to the character in the X-Men world, the fight scene, for me, was the monologue. It meant everything to me to be able to do it."

Sophie Turner also spoke about her take on Jean Grey to "Entertainment Weekly," revealing how it will differ from Famke Janssen.

“The difference between this and Famke’s Jean Grey is she’s young and isolated and so insecure and very alienated -- even from the other mutants -- because she’s so powerful," said Turner. "So there’s a real vulnerability to her and it’s great to see how her and Scott [Tye Sheridan] find each other through that alienation. She’s a great role to play, she’s so much fun, and her arc in the movie is amazing.”

Opens May 27, 2016

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