Yesterday’s Civil War trailer has already given rise to crazy speculation about the Spider-Man movie. Some familiar faces are returning to The Flash and Arrow. The cast of Daredevil talks flipping the script on the show’s format. Plus, new Dark Tower casting, and more details on Sylvester Stallone in Guardians 2. Behold, Spoilers!
In an extensive feature for the Wall Street Journal, producer Charles Roven confirms that neither The Flash or Aquaman’s standalone movies will be origin stories for the heroes, the way Wonder Woman is—instead, they’ll be films that pick up where the characters were left off after the events of Justice League.
Latino Review has some wild speculation, now that the Civil War trailer has confirmed that Spider-Man is, at least at some point, on Team Tony—and they claim that Stark builds Peter the new Spider-Man costume after meeting him in a low-rent costume (that inspires the “Underoos” nickname).
Apparently, just as he does in the Civil War comic, Spider-Man will flip sides and join Team Cap—essentially using Tony to get a shiny new super-suit, and then joining the side he really agrees with, which leaves Tony harboring a grudge... a grudge that simmers over into the Spider-Man movie, which will see Iron Man and Spider-Man duke it out (previously this has been rumored as a ‘test’ for Peter Parker to join the Avengers). As ever with speculation and rumors like this, taking it with a pinch of salt is necessary.
Max Landis’ Orc Cop movie, that is sadly not named Orc Cop, has been purchased by Netflix to air exclusively on the streaming service. [THR]
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2
Tom Taylor has been cast as Jake Chambers, the stalwart companion of Roland Deschain. [Variety]
Captain America: Civil War
Keen-eyed Tumblr user JessicaChastein noticed an intriguing detail in the film’s latest trailer, during the fight sequence between Iron Man and Captain America—Bucky Barnes lying in the background of a few shots, and seemingly missing his robotic arm. Ow.
Here’s a new poster for the film.
The X-Men stand tall in a new poster for the movie.
The rebooted series will launch on April 4th. [Coming Soon]
Pete Ploszek has been cast in the sixth season as a new teacher at Beacon Hills High. [Deadline]
The Flash (TV Show)
A new synopsis for “Flashback” confirms that Rick Cosnett will return to reprise his role as Eddie Thawne:
After the shocking revelation that Zoom is Jay Garrick, Barry is more determined than ever to get back to Earth-2 to stop Zoom forever. Desperate to find a way to increase his speed, Barry decides to travel back in time and masquerade as his earlier self in order to get his arch-nemesis, Dr. Harrison Wells/Eobard Thawne, to teach him how to run faster. However, things don’t go as planned and Barry is stunned to face familiar foe Hartley Rathaway (guest star Andy Mientus), as well as old friend Eddie Thawne (guest star Rick Cosnett). Iris makes peace with her past in order to embrace her future.
A gallery of images from “Trajectory” has been released—head to the link to see more. [Coming Soon]
Legends of Tomorrow
Here’s a new synopsis for “Left Behind”, teasing the return of Matt Nable as Ra’s al Ghul:
SARA RETURNS TO THE LEAGUE OF ASSASSINS – Ray (Brandon Routh), Sara (Caity Lotz) and Kendra (Ciara Renée) are shocked after they watch the Waverider fly off without them, leaving them stranded in the ‘50s. After waiting months for their teammates to come back, the three realize they must move on with their lives. Ray and Kendra bond as a couple but Sara decides to return to the League of Assassins and Ra’s al Ghul (guest star Matt Nable).
Here’s a brief press release for “Beacon of Hope”, revealing that The Flash’s Emily Kinney will reprise her role as Brie Larvan, the Bug-Eyed Bandit.
BRIE LARVAN AKA THE BUG-EYED BANDIT SETS HER SIGHTS ON FELICITY – Brie Larvan (guest star Emily Kinney) breaks out of jail and turns up at Palmer Tech threatening to kill everyone unless she gets the bio-chip that is implanted in Felicity’s (Emily Bett Rickards) spine. When Oliver (Stephen Amell) realizes that Felicity, Thea (Willa Holland) and Donna (guest star Charlotte Ross) are trapped in Palmer Tech with everyone else, he looks to a surprising ally to help Team Arrow save the day.
A new promo picture of Felicity holding one of Curtis Holt’s T-Spheres has been released by the show’s facebook page.
Agents of SHIELD
A gallery of images from “The Inside Man” has been released—you can find more at the link. [Coming Soon]
IGN’s interview with Charlie Cox and Jon Bernthal about the upcoming second series features the first few clips from the show, featuring Daredevil and Punisher’s first meeting.
Here’s a gallery of pictures for “Mad Grey Dawn”—you can see more at the link. [CBR]
Finally, here’s a new picture of the show’s cast. [TV Line]
Additional reporting by Gordon Jackson and Charlie Jane Anders. Image: Justice League Concept Art.