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Action Comics

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: Angela comes calling in Guardians of the Galaxy #6, Bane causes trouble in Batman #23.4, and Marvel re-releases some classic superspy goodness with the Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. collection.

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Gotham Central

by Paul Montgomery

Yesterday we reported on Ed Brubaker's latest comments with regard to a "Gotham Central" television series, a project long sought by fans, studio execs and the book's creators. Despite all that interest and the heap of gauntlets tossed down by Disney and Marvel, the project has also been deferred for just as long thanks to Batman's loftier exploits in Hollywood and Christopher Nolan's desire to stay on message. With Nolan's trilogy on the shelf and "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." launching this evening, fervor for a potential DC procedural has crested higher than ever.

Though Zack Snyder's fast-tracked "Superman vs. Batman" could put yet another damper on that "Gotham Central" green light, the hope of seeing Montoya, Allen, Sawyer and Driver on screen begs for speculation, especially in the afterglow of the Emmy Awards gala and the reminder that we bask in a golden age of television. The stars could yet align.

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Man of Steel

by Brett White

It's been a few months since "Man of Steel" opened in theaters and crushed the box office along with the expectations of a vocal section of Superman super-fans. That third act left a lot of fans divided, as it's dark finale stood in stark contrast to last summer's more upbeat "Avengers."

Director Zack Snyder has addressed the film's love affair with falling buildings, and now screenwriter David Goyer has offered up his take on the other controversial element found in the film's final moments. I'll go on and put it after the jump, for the half dozen of you that haven't seen the film yet and are still avoiding spoilers.

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Arrow

by Brett White

While talking to Digital Spy, "Arrow" leading man Stephen Amell was faced with a question fans have been wanting the answer to for a while now: with a "Justice League" motion picture most likely in the pipeline, would he be interested in bringing Oliver Queen to the big screen?

"I'd sweep their floors," joked Amell. "Any opportunity to be a part of the Justice League movie as Green Arrow or otherwise, it would be really exciting, but it doesn't have to be a movie. We are doing a—we're working in concert with DC and the better we do, the more successful our show is, the more opportunities we're going to get to perhaps have members of the Justice League on our show."

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Grant Gustin

The fastest man alive is currently going "a little fanboy," according to actor Grant Gustin.

"I'm kind of running around a little bit, but mostly just for fun at this point. Just because I'm really excited," Gustin said in an interview with E! Online about his upcoming appearance as the Flash on The CW's "Arrow," premiering its second season on October 9.

Gustin was cast as Barry Allen a couple short weeks ago, with three "Arrow" appearances in his future, and a possible spinoff series in the works as well. If you're skeptical about Gustin's casting as the veteran Allen, you're not alone: Gustin was skeptical at first as well.

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Dark Knight

Before Christian Bale rattled Katie Holmes' cages, he rattled Amy Adams'.

Okay, that sounds bad without context, so let's give you some of that: a new behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming "Dark Knight" Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray set has gone online, featuring Christian Bale's initial audition, wearing Val Kilmer's Batman costume, and testing opposite future Lois Lane actress Amy Adams.

It's quintessential "see it to believe it" stuff. So, see it below!

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Arrow

by Brett White

Even though the DC Comics TV show isn't returning for a second season until October 9th, "Arrow" kept us busy all week long with a number of exciting updates. The show's successful first season and explosive season finale have left fans eagerly awaiting a return trip to Starling City, and the people behind "Arrow" have been dropping massive hints about the series' superhero-studded future all summer long.

A number of new faces will be joining the cast, including Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller and Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev. This past week has seen a number of new updates regarding the show, as well as a number of new shirtless promo photos. Never change, "Arrow."

If you missed any of this week's "Arrow" news, check out the list below!

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Summer Glau

by Brett White

With "Arrow's" season two premiere just under a month away, we're starting to get our first look at how the hit show based on DC Comics' Green Arrow has matured since we last saw it. The show has added new enemies, like Michael Jai White's Bronze Tiger, and new allies, like Grant Gustin's Barry Allen. Now, Green Arrow TV has posted 22 images taken from the show's season premiere episode, entitled "City of Heroes."

The pictures in question reveal a business meeting of sorts between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), new series regular Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, and new addition Summer Glau, who plays the probably-not-so-nice Isabel Rochev. It seems like "Arrow's" second season is shaping up to be a big one, and these pictures only validate that feeling.

You can check out a few of them after the jump, and the rest of them are over at Green Arrow TV.

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Hot Toys Batman

by Brett White

When Ben Affleck was initially cast as Batman, I wondered which Batman the Academy Award winner would play since there have been so many different interpretations. To further illustrate this point, Hot Toys has just released two new sets of pictures of their latest oh-man-they-look-so-real action figures, both of which are of the caped crusader—but from two very different time periods!

Both Christian Bale's Batman from "The Dark Knight Rises" and Adam West's classic Batman from the 60s TV series are getting ultra-detailed, highly articulated figures that perfectly capture everything that made each interpretation of the superhero special. But you know what, these Batmen really aren't so different when you think about it.

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Gina Torres

by Brett White

In an interview with Vulture, actress Gina Torres revealed that she was both aware of and flattered by fans that have been championing her to play Wonder Woman. The iconic hero still doesn't have a feature film in the works, unlike seemingly every other big name DC hero. The actress, best known for her role as Zoe on Joss Whedon's "Firefly," would be a perfect big screen Diana—after all, Torres is no stranger to playing bad ass women.

But why limit the actress to just Wonder Woman? What other superheroes could she bring to life—and could Marvel or Fox possibly snatch her up first? Here are five characters other than Wonder Woman that Torres could play.

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