COMIC REEL: "Luke Cage's" Colter Teases Possible Flashbacks; "Flash's" Lonsdale Has Heroic Aspirations

Wed, February 3rd, 2016 at 7:47am PST

Film TV
Brett White, Assistant Editor

LUKE CAGE
Mike Colter spoke with Marvel.com about the connection between "Jessica Jones" and "Luke Cage."

lc social

“As far as a through-line [between the two series], I feel like what you saw in ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones’ will catapult him into moving into another part of the city, which is where ‘Marvel’s Luke Cage’ takes place," said Colter of his upcoming superhero series. "And the character’s still true to that character from ‘Marvel’s Jessica Jones,’ but is going to be magnified and enlarged in a way that you get to see what he’s thinking and his point of view and his perspective and what he’s been dealing with that got him into the place where he is now. Even prior to that, I think we’ll also see what makes him who he is and how he got to the point before he met Jessica. Each series has done a very good job of laying the groundwork for the super heroes in flashback form or whatever, but we’ll get a lot more information about who he is and why he became who he is.”

Colter also spoke about the version of the character he will play in the "Luke Cage" series. “I think our vision is very clear of what a modern-day version of Luke Cage is in 2016 and it’s not the version, obviously, from 1972, but it’s very timely. He’s very current and I think he’s got a very clear, distinct voice for the modern generation. That’s what I’m most excited about, how they connect and jibe with what he feels. And hopefully, he can represent a lot of what they’re anticipating to be current topics and what they want to explore.”

Debuts on Netflix in 2016

AGENT CARTER
You can check out a recap of last night's episode, "Smoke & Mirrors," right here on CBR; there's also a promo for next week's adventure, "The Atomic Job."

In an interview with CBR, James D'Arcy spoke about the amount of physical comedy Jarvis is pulling off in season two.

"They decided it, and I went along with that," said D'Arcy of the decision to up Jarvis' comedy. "I have to be honest: I have really enjoyed the fact that they did make it more physically comedic. The fact that we've moved the show to L.A. and the show has a bit of a lighter tone this year -- I think it's really good for the show but also on a very personal note, I love doing the comedy stuff so it's great for me as well."

Airs Mondays on ABC

ARROW
The CW has released a clip from tonight's "Arrow" episode, which is titled "Unchained." The clip sees the return of Colton Haynes' Roy Harper.

CBR also has an exclusive clip from tonight's episode focusing on Nyssa al Ghul.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

DEADPOOL
A number of character bios for the "Deadpool" cast have popped up on Hulu.

Screen Shot 2016 02 02 at 10 22 24 AMScreen Shot 2016 02 02 at 10 22 30 AM
Screen Shot 2016 02 02 at 10 38 57 AMScreen Shot 2016 02 02 at 10 22 37 AM
Screen Shot 2016 02 02 at 10 22 43 AMScreen Shot 2016 02 02 at 10 22 48 AM

"Wolverine" star Hugh Jackman ran into "Deadpool's" Ryan Reynolds and posted a pic of the meeting to Twitter.

A new "DP" promo has popped up, containing a few brief glimpses of new footage.

Opens February 12, 2016

DESCENDER
Sony Pictures' big-screen adaptation of Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen's Image Comics series "Descender" now has a screenwriter on board: Jesse Wigutow, as reported by THR.

THE FLASH
There's a recap of last night's "Flash," "Fast Lane," over here on CBR. And the CW has aired a promo for next week's episode, "Welcome to Earth-2."

"Flash" showrunner Andrew Kreisberg spoke to TV Line about Caitlin Snow's relationship with Jay Garrick, the Earth-2 ex-speedster who's time is running out.

"When [Caitlin's fiance] Ronnie died, both times he was literally snatched out of Caitlin’s life. She had to stand by and watch, helpless,” said Kreisberg. “But the problem that Jay is facing is [based in] biochemistry -- her specialty -- so she is determined to not let history repeat itself. Instead of being a victim of fate, she is now in the driver’s seat, and that creates a very different dynamic for her. It definitely lets her shine, while also showing a vulnerability to Jay. It’s always hard to see your heroes be weak, and in some ways it’s harder for the hero themselves, to need to be saved.”

Story continues below

Wally West actor Keiynan Lonsdale spoke to Collider, discussing what it's like to shoot scenes with Grant Gustin in the Flash suit.

"You definitely feel like you’re on the show, at that point, and that you’re creating a comic book world and bringing it to life," said Lonsdale. "It’s also interesting watching Grant because he transforms when that suit is on him. Other times, it’s just funny. It makes a good laugh when he has the suit on because anything you say while the suit is on is hilarious. So, it’s entertaining, either way."

Lonsdale also expressed a desire to see a super suit for Wally West. "The first time I saw him in it, I was just like, 'I wonder what Wally's costume is going to be like.' I’m waiting to see what the design will be. Hopefully, I’ll get to find out soon!"

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

IZOMBIE
The CW has aired a preview for next week's episode, "Physician Heal Thy Selfie."

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

OUTCAST & PREACHER
South By Southwest has announced the lineup for their film festival, which will include the first episodes of both Cinemax's "Outcast" and AMC's "Preacher." Here are the write-ups for each series; neither screening date has been announced.

Outcast

Director: Adam Wingard, Screenwriter: Robert Kirkman, Showrunner: Chris Black

Outcast, based on the Skybound/Image comic title by creator Robert Kirkman and artist Paul Azaceta, follows Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Cast: Patrick Fugit, Philip Glenister, Wrenn Schmidt, Reg E. Cathey, David Denman (World Premiere)

Preacher

Directors: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Screenwriter: Sam Catlin

Preacher is a supernatural, twisted and darkly comedic drama that follows a West Texas preacher named Jesse Custer, who – along with his ex-girlfriend Tulip and an Irish vagabond named Cassidy – is thrust into a crazy world, much bigger than he is. Cast: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, W. Earl Brown, Lucy Griffiths (World Premiere)

TITANS
Although TNT passed on a live-action drama based on DC Comics' "Teen Titans," we may not have seen the last of the project. Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment's chief creative officer, told TVLine the company had known about TNT's decision "months and months and months" before the announcement -- and they still have plans for the series.

“We have plans for 'Titans,'” Johns said. “It’s a huge piece of DC, and we have plans.”

Got any rampant rumors or weird comic book stuff? Be sure to drop us an email or sling us a webline on Twitter!

TAGS:  comic reel, agent carter, marvel television, abc, arrow, the cw, deadpool (film), 20th century fox, hugh jackman, descender (film), sony pictures, jesse wigutow, the flash tv, andrew kreisberg, keiynan lonsdale, izombie (tv), luke cage (tv), netflix, mike colter, outcast (tv), cinemax, amc, preacher (tv), titans (tv), geoff johns

 
CBR News