COMIC REEL: Pine Confirms "Wonder Woman's" WWI Setting; Jordan Reveals What "Fantastic Four" Taught Him

Fri, January 15th, 2016 at 7:50am PST

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Brett White, Assistant Editor

WONDER WOMAN
During an interview with the Toronto Sun, Chris Pine confirmed that "Wonder Woman" will at least partially take place in World War I.

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"It's a period we don’t see often; it's usually World War II," said Pine. "Our costume design is incredible. We have scenes with, like, 500 extras all in period dress. I'd never been on a film with extras casting as beautifully done as it is here. It highlights a really important point. When background casting is done well, it can make or break a scene. I've got people in deep background that have entire lives. It's awesome, it's actual make-believe land."

Pine also talked about his character, Steve Trevor, calling him a "rogue-ish, cynical realist who's seen the awful brutish nature of modern civilization. He's a worldly guy, a charming guy and it's going to be a great, fun film. There are some incredibly deep, interesting and morally relevant themes."

Opens June 23, 2017

AGENT CARTER
IGN has debuted a clip from "Agent Carter's" season two premiere, which reunites Peggy and Jarvis.

ABC has also released a promo for the "Captain America: 75 Heroic Years" special that will air alongside the "Agent Carter" premiere.

Returns to ABC on January 19

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
During his appearance on "Conan," director Zack Snyder opened up about the Batmobile's origins.

"So the cool thing about our Batmobile is it's purposefully built by Bruce Wayne to be the Batmobile," Snyder told O'Brien. "It allows it to be slightly 'battier.'" Snyder also remarked about his request on set to stand on the Batmobile -- just like Superman does in the film -- which was turned down because of the car's actually fragile frame.

Opens March 25, 2016

DAREDEVIL
Entertainment Weekly caught up with Doug Petrie, who serves as showrunner for "Daredevil" alongside Marco Ramirez, and asked him about Miller's comments about Elektra's upcoming live-action counterpart.

“God bless him, it’s his prerogative,” said Petrie in response to Miller. “I’m a huge fan of what he did, so the [criticism] doesn’t go both ways. I wouldn’t say, ‘What does Frank Miller know?’ I’m so inspired by him and what he achieved and I’m trying to take it further and enrich her. She’s an empowered woman with her own agency, she’s nobody’s victim.”

Returns to Netflix on March 18

DEADPOOL
GamesRadar has revealed their Deadpool-centric covers, one of which finds the merc treating his katanas like kebabs.

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Opens February 12, 2016

FANTASTIC FOUR 2
In an interview with IGN, Michael B. Jordan revealed what he learned while starring in "Fantastic Four."

"I look back at the film as a learning experience," said Jordan. "Every film isn't going to be a home run. Everybody involved didn’t set out to make a film that didn’t work. I think everybody wants to do the best job possible. I think it was a big education for me to realize that things aren’t in your control, and you can do everything you’re supposed to do. You can give 110% every day, and the movie still not work out. But that may or may not be on you and you’ve got to be OK with that."

Jordan also weighed in on whether or not he'd return for a sequel. "I'm not sure, man... As much as we want and we like these characters, and we like these worlds and stuff like that, we [actors] have such a small say in what goes on behind closed doors -- all that other, extra stuff. Also, I love the character. I'm a big comic book fan, and that's one of the reasons I wanted to do it in the first place. We'll see what happens."

THE FLASH
A new clip from the "Flash" midseason premiere has zoomed online via the show's Twitter account.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
A pair of promo videos have been released for "Legends," one teasing the team's purpose and the other focusing on the cast.

Premieres January 21, 2016 on the CW

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