The Flash: Jaws-Themed Trailer Teases King Shark’s Return

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The new trailer for the episode (above) reveals a rather humorous take on next Tuesday’s episode, ‘King Shark,’ including a homage to Steven Spielberg’s Jaws, complete with the movie’s classic score and logo. King Shark himself is only teased in the promo, but it’s safe to say we’ll get some good action with the character, despite the season’s tight budget.Other than the reappearance of King Shark, next week’s episode will be important for another reason: It’ll be the first time Diggle crosses over to The Flash without Oliver Queen, and the first time Lyla appears on the show. While Diggle has guest starred on the series twice already, it’s always been opposite the Green Arrow. It should be interesting to see Diggle’s character interact with The Flash cast sans Oliver. Hopefully, only bigger things are ahead for him.Another big item that might come up in Tuesday’s episode is Diggle getting a helmet update, courtesy of the S.T.A.R. Lab’s crew. Ramsey recently teased that “Central City will be working on an upgrade to Diggle’s helmet.” While he didn’t say when the new helmet would appear, chances are it’ll happen in this episode.The Flash airs Tuesdays @8pm on The CW. Arrow airs Wednesdays @8pm on The CW. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays @8pm on The CW.Source: The CW, IGN

Angelina Jolie Thriller Salt Being Developed into a TV Series

Angelina Jolie Thriller Salt Being Developed into a TV SeriesAngelina Jolie was a compelling action hero in 2010’s Salt, a film about a dedicated CIA agent revealed to be a Russian sleeper agent. Also starring Liev Schreiber (Ray Donavan) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (The Martian), the spy thriller was packed with plot twists, exciting chase sequences, and daring escapes.Salt earned decent reviews as a fun action flick, and $118+ million in domestic box office, though it needed the heftier foreign market earnings to overcome its $110 million budget. With Salt 2 losing traction ever since Jolie rejected the initial script back in 2012, it looks like a new TV series may be our first new glimpse at the character.Screen Daily reports that Sony Pictures Entertainment is developing a “remake” of Salt for the small screen, and pitching it to interested parties at this week’s European Film Market, which runs alongside the Berlin Film Festival. “We want to bring it to Europe in a completely different way,” said Diego Suarez, the senior vice president of international television production at SPE.While it’s not a new idea to make TV adaptations of big screen stories, like this season’s Limitless or the short-lived Minority Report, turning a big U.S. film into a European TV series is more rare. Suarez’ job, which began with Sony last September, includes amping up the number of non-US shows the studio creates. It makes the job a lot easier to use existing material and spin it off into a series, and Salt already has a proven track record with European viewers.

Suarez’ resume includes his time at Fox21 Television Studios, where he adapted Latin telenovela The Queen of the South as a USA Network series, featuring Alice Braga (Elysium) and Joaquim de Almeida (Our Brand is Crisis). He also worked at Fox International Channels in Italy and Spain’s Boca Boca Producciones.While the ending of the film Salt left room for a sequel, with Evelyn vowing to remove the threat of the rest of the Russian sleeper agents, this series is being labeled as a “remake” rather than a continuation of the story. An enigmatic agent with dubious motivations, or a clever spy on the run would both work well as a series, and depends more on the actors cast and the quality of the production than on the source material’s success. The larger span of TV episodes could also provide the interesting character development that the film was largely lacking.If this new series does find a home on European TV, it will be interesting to see if any success causes further recycling on American TV. The French film La Femme Nikita, about a death-sentenced felon transformed into an elite assassin, spawned three American remakes, one on film and two on TV. It remains to be seen if Salt will have the same kind of staying power with viewers.We’ll bring you more details on the proposed Salt TV series as they become available.Source: Screen Daily

Agents of S. H.I. E.L. D. Season 3: First Look at Slingshot Revealed

Agents of S. H.I. E.L. D. Season 3: First Look at Slingshot RevealedAgent Carter, the series following Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), is airing its second season on ABC during the season 3 winter hiatus of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Prior to its midseason finale – which saw an early form of the Secret Warriors team and a shake up in terms of Grant Ward’s (Brett Dalton) character – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 had been dealing with the emergence of Inhumans all around the world and the development of the ATCU.When season 3 returns, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will deal with the fallout from the midseason finale, specifically the emotional consequences of Director Coulson’s (Clark Gregg) actions and the impact those actions will have on the team. Additionally, a new Inhuman character will be joining the show, as seen in a first look at the Marvel Comics character Slingshot.ComicBook.com has released the first look image (below) of Natalia Cordova-Buckley (McFarland, USA) as Elena Rodriguez in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a character described as “a street-wise Colombian woman given Inhuman abilities.” She’s based on the Marvel Comics character Slingshot from the Secret Warriors series, who also goes by Yo-Yo. True to her codename and nickname, Rodriguez is able to move at super speed and snap back to her starting point.

The Secret Warriors team on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a slow building process, first sparking interest in viewers when Skye (Chloe Bennett) was revealed to be Daisy Johnson a.k.a. Quake in season 2. Throughout the first part of season 3, Daisy lobbied S.H.I.E.L.D. for a team made up of Inhuman members. Eventually she was given the green light and recruited Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) and Joey (Juan Pablo Raba) to her team.We can’t tell much about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s take on Slingshot from this image, or how her powers will be depicted on the show in addition to those of Daisy and Lincoln. Additionally, it’s unclear whether the show will adapt the storyline from Marvel’s Secret Warriors series in which her arms were cut off and replaced by cybernetic prosthetics.That being said, the first look image does hint Elena Rodriguez has had some gun training and may use it in a meeting with the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in the second half of season 3. If the show does follow some of Slingshot’s storyline, she will likely be recruited to Daisy’s team. Whether Elena has come to terms with her powers or has only recently been transformed into an Inhuman when viewers meet her (as we saw with Joey’s introducing in the season premiere) – as well as how her character will fit with the team if she does join the Secret Warriors – remains to be seen.Next: Unanswered Questions in the Marvel Cinematic UniverseAgent Carter season 2 airs Tuesdays @9pm on ABC. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 3 returns Tuesday March 8th @9pm on ABC.Source: ComicBook.com

Gotham Trailer Offers More Details on Mr. Freeze

Gotham Trailer Offers More Details on Mr. FreezeThe first half of Gotham season 2 was labeled “Rise of the Villains,” and as promised, Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and the GCPD came out on the losing end of more than a few battles. It doesn’t look much better for the good guys in the second half of the year, titled “Wrath of the Villains.”Villainy abhors a vacuum, and with big baddie Theo Galavan defeated (for now), Gotham is introducing a powerful adversary immediately on the show’s midseason premiere. Once again pulling from the archive of Batman foes, the series will grant a two-episode arc to Mr. Freeze (Nathan Darrow). While fans got a chilling teaser back in December for what appeared to be a citywide reign of terror, a new video clip offers a closer look at the character.While Gotham began more as a gritty noir drama with more garden variety mobsters and sociopaths causing mayhem, the series has been gradually upping the flashiness of its villains. Executive producer John Stevens noted that this progression is by design, taking “baby steps” towards more “Gotham-ized,” larger-than-life villains. As Gordon notes in the above promo, “the bad guys in this town are changing. I don’t know how bad it’s gonna get.”The show will be giving Mr. Freeze his traditional DC comic book background as Victor Fries, a gifted cryogenics engineer who hopes to freeze his terminally ill wife Nora (Kristen Hager) until a cure can be found for her condition. In the video, we see Fries in protective gear firing a cryogenic gun that freezes his victims solid, though a newspaper headline reveals that they can potentially survive a thaw.

We also see Fries with a collection of frozen people in cases, likely experiments in his pursuit of safely freezing Nora. The official synopsis, courtesy of FOX, reveals the villain’s body-snatching is what puts Gordon and Bullock (Donal Logue) on the villain’s trail in the first place. Though set photos reveal Mr. Freeze in a more elaborate costume, the latest video indicates his life-altering transformation requiring a sub-zero suit may not happen in the midseason premiere.Producer Stevens has said the intention is to keep both heroes and villains on Gotham as “human and relatable” as possible. Revealing motivations for the characters like Edward Nygma (Cory Michael Smith) hasn’t necessarily made them more sympathetic, but there’s a chance here for some emotional resonance to Fries’ desperate plight to save his wife.The story of Freeze is meant to “mirror” that of Gordon and Leslie Thompkins (Morena Baccarin), and while it may be a twisted mirror, it might briefly pull Gotham out of the psychopathic bloodbath that much of season 2 has been. Then again, the “desperate and extremely dangerous” Mr. Freeze might cause the most damage of any villain yet.Gotham episode ‘Mr. Freeze’ will premiere on FOX Monday, February 29 at 8pm.Source: FOX

Daredevil Season 2 Trailer: The Punisher V Matt Murdock

Daredevil Season 2 Trailer: The Punisher V Matt MurdockSeason 2 of the Marvel/Netflix TV series Daredevil brings Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) – the “blind” lawyer who spends his off hours battling the criminal elements of Hell’s Kitchen, New York, as masked vigilante Daredevil – face to face with old enemies/allies, including his former flame Elektra Natchios (Elodie Yung) and former mentor, Stick (Scott Glenn). However, Matt must first and foremost contend with a fellow vigilante whose moral code is far more flexible than his own, in the form of Frank Castle aka. The Punisher (Jon Bernthal).Marketing for Daredevil season 2 has thus far banked heavily on playing up the conflict between those two crime fighters, as Castle’s no-holds-barred attitude towards handling the various criminals of Hell’s Kitchen flies right in the face of Murdock’s dedication to avoid killing his enemies, whenever possible. A previously-released Daredevil season 2 teaser includes a line of dialogue from Castle saying “You know you’re one bad day away from being me” to Matt – a line very reminiscent of Joker’s famous argument from the Alan Moore Batman comic book story, The Killing Joke, in addition to being a reminder that The Punisher and The Man Without Fear may not be as different as Matt Murdock would like to believe.Given the excitement surrounding Bernthal’s turn as The Punisher already, it’s no wonder that a spinoff TV series for the character is reportedly already being considered by Marvel. For a better look at the former Walking Dead cast member as Frank Castle in action, check out the newly-unveiled Daredevil season 2 trailer, featured above.

The Daredevil season 2 trailer, which it turns out is the first of two previews that Marvel/Netflix plans to released for this season, focuses on The Punisher emerging as a force for “justice” in Hell’s Kitchen; at the same time, alluding to the character’s tragic history and the events which shaped his crime-fighting philosophy (read: the death of his family). So far, Bernthal’s version of the character seems to be very true in spirit and general backstory to his Marvel comic book counterpart – down to his core ideological conflict with Daredevil, whom he sees as a “coward” unwilling to go the whole nine yards necessary to keep criminals at bay. It also appears as though Bernthal’s Punisher will be a worthy opponent for Matt to battle with his fists too – one area where, admittedly, Vincent D’Onofrio’s Wilson Fisk/Kingpin fell a little flat, in Daredevil season 1.As for Matt – it looks like his own issues in Daredevil season 2 will be a natural extension of the moral dilemmas that he wrestled with in season 1, with The Punisher emerging as a logical outgrowth of the environment that Matt and his allies helped to create while they were battling The Kingpin, as noted by Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) in the new trailer. It’s hard to not be concerned about Karen’s safety this season too, as the character has not fared well in the Marvel comic books either – not to mention, the ominous line in the Daredevil season 2 synopsis that says Matt will soon find himself “facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.”

It’s not clear yet where Elektra fits into the over-arching narrative for Daredevil season 2, but that will presumably be the focus of the second trailer for this season that’s now due to be released on February 25th – as is revealed near the end of the above Daredevil trailer, following a scene where Matt arrives home in his apartment, only to find Elektra waiting there for him. Daredevil season 2 showrunner Doug Petrie has referred to Elektra as being Matt’s “id, the wild side,” while Yung has called the character a “sociopath” – one whose return to Hell’s Kitchen (and Matt’s life) is a move in a more elaborate chess game that she’s playing, by the sound of things.Elektra, similar to Frank Castle, is an anti-hero who tows the line between being a villain and a force for good, so her inclusion in Daredevil season 2 feels appropriate, in term of the over-arching themes that are being set up. Much like Daredevil season 1 uses a combination of superhero and crime genre tropes to address real-world issues (see, for instance, gentrification), Petrie has said that season 2’s anti-hero centered storyline will tackle issues related to the usage of violence (including, guns) in the name of justice – having promised “We have not shied away from the rich complicated reality of Now.”In other words – there’s all the more reason to anticipate another thrilling and thought-provoking addition to Netflix’s collection of series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Daredevil season 2.NEXT: Jon Bernthal On The Punisher in Daredevil Season 2Daredevil season 1 and Jessica Jones season 1 are now available on Netflix. Daredevil season 2 will debut on Netflix on March 18th, 2016, followed by Luke Cage season 1 later in 2016. Release dates for Iron Fist and The Defenders on Netflix have not yet been announced. Screen Rant will keep you updated on the Punisher spinoff as development continues.Source: Marvel/Netflix