COMIC REEL: "X-Men's" Olivia Munn Shows Off Psylocke's Costume; Carla Gugino Teases "Batman V Superman" Role

Mon, February 29th, 2016 at 8:28am PST

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Brett White, Assistant Editor

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE
Paper interviewed Lana Condor, the actor playing Jubilee in "X-Men: Apocalypse," and she opened up about what she likes about her character.

"She's just so cool. Way cooler than I am, I think," said Condor. "She gets along with everyone. I was having this discussion with Bryan [Singer], our director, about how she represents Asians in general. X-Men have always been outsiders -- minority groups, gays and lesbians. It's like the outsiders banding together to be one. So they never really had another Asian, except for Blink, so Jubilee gets to represent the Asian outsiders who haven't really had the easiest time fitting into society. And that's cool. A lot of my followers are Asian or Hispanic. People are excited: 'A real Asian is in the film?' It's funny but it's kind of true.

"At Comic-Con I totally thought no one was going to know who I was," she also said. "I was like, 'There's no reason for me to be here, no one will know.' But when I was announced and walked out on stage people were cheering and that was the weirdest thing for me. I'm so blessed for Jubilee to already have a pre-existing fan base, which a lot of actors and actresses just starting out in the business don't have. I was so blessed that Jubilee already had this fan base. It's been crazy how supportive people have been without even seeing my work."

Olivia Munn gave her Instagram followers a look at the reverse side of her Psylocke costume.

See ya in 3 months. ⚔💜 5-27-16 #xmen #apocalypse

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And the film has released another teaser, this time on Instagram.

In 3 months, only the strong will survive. See #XMen: #Apocalypse in theaters May 27.

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Opens May 27, 2016

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
Heroic Hollywood spotted that actress Carla Gugino revealed her involvement with "BvS" via Twitter. The actress implied that she did voice work for the film.

Turkish Airlines has posted a new featurette for the film, featuring an interview with director Zack Snyder.

A new clip and "deleted scene" debuted last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live's" post-Oscars episode.

Another video surfaced over the weekend that details Wonder Woman's armor.

Opens March 25, 2016

GAMBIT
Fox has announced that it has bumped "Gambit" from it's 2016 calendar, an unsurprising move considering that the film was slated for release in October and has yet to start filming. The studio offered up two new dates -- October 7, 2016 and January 12, 2018 -- for more Fox/Marvel movies. It's possible "Gambit" will end up with one of those dates.

Release date TBD

GOTHAM
Fox has released the synopsis for the March 14th episode of "Gotham," which is titled "This Ball of Mud and Meanness."

BRUCE WAYNE CONFRONTS A MONSTER ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, MARCH 14, ON FOX

Michael Bowen (“Breaking Bad”) and Lori Petty (“Orange Is The New Black”) Guest-Star

Alfred and Selina help Bruce on his quest to find his parents’ killer, Matches Malone (guest star Michael Bowen). Meanwhile, Gordon follows up with Edward Nygma on Kristen Kringle’s whereabouts and Hugo Strange (guest star BD Wong) continues his treatment to reduce Penguin’s aggression in the all-new “Wrath of the Villains: This Ball of Mud and Meanness” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, March 14 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-214) (TV-14; L, S, V) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

Cast: Ben McKenzie as Detective James Gordon, Donal Logue as Harvey Bullock, Morena Baccarin as Leslie Thompkins, Michael Chiklis as Detective Nathaniel Barnes, Sean Pertwee as Alfred, Robin Lord Taylor as Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin, Erin Richards as Barbara Kean, David Mazouz as Bruce Wayne, Camren Bicondova as Selina Kyle/the future Catwoman, Cory Michael Smith as Edward Nygma/the future Riddler, James Frain as Theo Galavan, Jessica Lucas as Tabitha Galavan, Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox, Nicholas D'Agosto as Harvey Dent, Drew Powell as Butch Gilzean

Guest Cast: Carol Kane as Gertrud, BD Wong as Dr. Hugo Strange, Stink Fisher as Helzinger, Ian Quinlan as Strike Force Pinkney, Tonya Pinkins as Ms. Ethel Peabody, Jamar Greene as Cupcake, Lori Petty as Jeri, Michael Bowen as Matches Malone

Airs Mondays on Fox

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
Variety has learned that "Sons of Anarchy" alum Tommy Flanagan has been cast in an unnamed role in "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"; Heroic Hollywood says he will play a Ravager and that the Ravagers will be hoping to collect on a bounty on Rocket Raccoon.

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Opens May 5, 2017

SUPERGIRL
TV Line has an interview with Laura Vandervoort wherein the actor talks about her time as Supergirl on "Smallville" and how she relates to Melissa Benoist's interpretation.

"[Melissa's] got an awesome costume," said Vandervoort. "She’s got the muscle padding and the cape and the whole nine yards, even the 'S.' On 'Smallville,' mine wasn’t quite as workable. [Laughs] It was jean shorts and a belly shirt. And again, that was a part of the time and the style of Supergirl that we were portraying, which was a young, rebellious, teen Supergirl who thinks she has it all figured out. I didn’t have the cape, so I was actually in [Melissa’s] wardrobe and touched the cape just to feel the weight of it. It’s a really, really cool costume, and she wears it well."

She also spoke about her villain character on the new series, Indigo.

"She’s a pretty great nemesis for Supergirl," said Vandervoort of Indigo. "She’s matched in strength, and the fact that she’s able to transport through the Internet and technology makes her hard to grab. She can pop up at any point, anywhere. She can move through computers to get to people on the other side. There’s that extra quality to her that Supergirl can’t always handle. And Supergirl actually goes to the Fortress of Solitude to try to find a way and learn how to properly fight Indigo, because she is so frustrated with the fact that she can’t defeat her."

A new clip from "Supergirl" features Indigo and teases her ties to Superman villain Brainiac.

Airs Mondays on CBS

THE WALKING DEAD
You can read a recap of last night's "Walking Dead" right here, and AMC has aired a clip and teaser for next week's episode -- which is titled "Not Tomorrow Yet."

Airs Sundays on AMC

YOUNG JUSTICE
ComicBook.com spoke with "Young Justice" showrunner Brandon Vietti and asked him if the series would get a long-awaited third season.

"I don't know," said Vietti. "That's the best answer I can give you. I'd be happy to do another one; Greg [Weisman] would be; Phil Bourassa, the character designer. We'd all in a heartbeat come back to do a third season if the Powers-That-Be feel they want to do that... I love that world. We were not done telling stories; we had tons of ideas for more seasons ready to go, so yeah, I'd love to get into it."

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