COMIC REEL: Rumor Possibly Reveals Odin's "Thor: Ragnarok" Role; "Civil War" Directors Explain Spider-Man's Absence

Wed, January 20th, 2016 at 8:48am PST | Updated: January 22nd, 2016 at 1:27pm

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THOR: RAGNAROK
Geek.com has a rumor regarding Odin's fate. At the end of "Thor: The Dark World," it was revealed that Loki had taken Odin's place, leaving the Allfather's actual fate a mystery. An unnamed source has shared a rumor stating that Odin will have "fled Asgard for Midgard," or Earth, where he will be seen on the street as a "hobo" and warning of the impending apocalypse. So far it's been reported that most -- or all -- of "Ragnarok" will take place off-Earth.

Opens on November 3, 2017

AGENT CARTER
You can check out a recap of last night's two-part premiere right over here on CBR. There's also a promo for next week's episode, which is titled "Better Angels."

Returns to ABC on January 19

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
While speaking with IGN, "S.H.I.EL.D." showrunner Jed Whedon spoke about the Secret Warriors and when they will show up on the show -- especially since the team's name was used to advertise season three of the show.

"When the word is put on a poster, it creates an expectation," said Whedon. "We feel a duty to the Cinematic Universe to not hyper-accelerate how many people have powers, and when I say 'duty' I also mean we have a mandate to do that. We don't want it to be there's a thousand people with powers with a show that at its heart is about what it's like to not have powers in a world with powers."

Returns to ABC on March 8

AQUAMAN
Warner Bros. has revealed the logo for "Aquaman."

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There are also some new comments from Jason Momoa from last night's "DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League" special.

Opens July 27, 2018

ARROW
The CW has released a trailer for the second half of "Arrow's" fourth season.

While speaking with CBR, showrunner Marc Guggenheim spoke about the influx of mysticism into "Arrow's" fourth season.

"Each season has sort of required of us to come up with a theme or come up with a central concept behind it," said Guggenheim. "In Season Two we sort introduced the idea of metahumans, in Season Three it was the League of Assassins. We were looking for something for Season Four and I think, you know, we always get to a point in the previous season where we start talking about the next season. We got to a point in Season Three and we were talking about the lazarus pit and we were talking about R'as al Ghul and there's this idea of mysticism that we really haven't a) explored on the show apart from the lazarus pit but b) fits very much into the voice of the show, and the take and tone of the show. If you go back and look at like, I think it's episode 3x15, Oliver basically says, 'I've seen some stuff you can't explain.' That was us sort of -- we love to plant a flag and say, 'Look for that next season.' And that's when we knew what we were gonna do in Season Four."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Warner Bros. has released new footage from "BvS" by way of a featurette and TV spot.

Opens March 25, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR
That Hashtag Show has a potentially major spoiler from an unnamed source claiming that the Russo brothers have filmed three more death scenes for "Civil War" -- some of which are meant as misdirection. The rumor states that the scenes filmed were for Falcon (Anthony Mackie), War Hammer (formerly War Machine, played by Don Cheadle) and Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen). This is similar to "Age of Ultron" when death scenes were shot for both Hawkeye and Quicksilver, and the latter was used. The source claims that one of the three characters will be severely wounded in the middle of the movie (a shot from the trailer does feature Iron Man cradling an injured War Hammer in his arms).

During a Q&A hosted by Collider, Anthony Russo revealed why Spider-Man has been absent from "Civil War" promotional materials.

"Part of the reasons of what was so secretive was that the deals were always lagging slightly behind how we were using the character" said Russo as transcribed by IGN. "We were always in danger of upsetting the deal -- there were still sensitive issues going on between the two studios that they needed to agree on. When we were casting Tom Holland, when we were screen-testing him for the movie there was a whole very involved kind of process that was under the radar and secretive, because of the fact that it was still a sensitive business issue...The reason why I preface that is we’re still kind of in 'deal zone.' The reason why we still won’t talk about [the costume] is that Marvel and Sony still have to work out what uses they have for the character, on a promotional level, on a commercial level. There’s still complications as far as that goes that involves business deals."

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Opens May 6, 2016

CYBORG
Warner Bros. has revealed the logo for "Cyborg."

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There are also some new comments from Ray Fisher from last night's "DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League" special.

Opens on April 3, 2020

THE FLASH
You can read a recap of last night's "Flash" midseason premiere elsewhere on CBR, and there's a promo for next week's episode.

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

THE FLASH (FILM)
Warner Bros. has revealed the logo for "Flash."

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There are also some new comments from Ezra Miller from last night's "DC Films Presents: Dawn of the Justice League" special.

Opens on March 23, 2018

JUSTICE LEAGUE
During the "DC Films: Dawn of the Justice League" primetime special, DC Entertainment CCO Geoff Johns confirmed the main characters who will be appearing in the "Justice League" films.

While we knew Cyborg, Flash and Aquaman may (or will) appear in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," Johns cleared up that the characters will be a part of the cinematic universe's "Justice League" -- confirming that the Green Lantern Corps will be in on the action.

"We've been to the bottom of the ocean. We've been to ancient Greek mythology, we've been to the past and future with the Flash, we've been to the digital world with Cyborg. We still got to go to space. So the Green Lanterns and the Green Lantern Corps are coming to join the Justice League universe," Johns said in the special.

Opens November 17, 2017

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
"Texas Rising" star Johnathon Schaech has joined "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" as Jonah Hex. Schaech will appear in the 11th episode of the show's first season as a guest star, with the possibility to recur.

Here's the official character description: "A true legend of the Old West, a morally ambiguous gunslinger with a penchant for danger. Surprisingly, he knows a thing or two about time travel and the future, but is at home in the Wild West. He’s been battling outlaws and gangs for a while now, and advises the team to be extra careful when they arrive in the small town of Salvation."

Premieres January 21, 2016 on the CW

LUCIFER
Two more featurettes for Fox's "Lucifer" have arrived online ahead of the show's debut.

Premieres Monday, January 25 on Fox

SUICIDE SQUAD
The next trailer for "Suicide Squad," DC's third feature film in their new shared universe, has arrived.

The trailer came hot on the heels of a new poster, which premiered earlier in the day.

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Director David Ayer also spoke with USA Today about Jared Leto's take on Joker.

"It's a scary character to tackle," Ayer explained. "This iteration of him, people will realize there really is a continuity of history -- there is a lot of respect for what the Joker represents, who he is as a character. He is the best known villain in fiction, so there's an incredible responsibility there to also be faithful to what he is but at the same time push him into this next world, next time, next phase."

Opens on August 5, 2016

SUPERGIRL
The synopsis for "The Girl Who Has Everything," the 13th episode of "Supergirl's" debut season, has been revealed.

"For The Girl Who Has Everything" -- Kara’s friends must find a way to save her life when a parasitic alien attaches itself to her and traps her in a dream world where her family is alive and her home planet was never destroyed. Also, Alex, Hank and the DEO must fend off a Kryptonian attack while Kara is out of commission, on SUPERGIRL, Monday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET) on the CBS Television Network.

Airs Mondays on CBS

WONDER WOMAN
Warner Bros. has released the first footage from "Wonder Woman," as well as the movie's official logo.

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Opens June 23, 2017

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