The Splash Page Blog: May 7th 2015

On this edition of The Splash Page; Filming starts on Cap 3, Avengers Infinity War will film with new IMAX Cameras, Flash/Arrow Spinoff name announced, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead gets a new survivor, and could Tom Hardy be in a future DC Movie?

“CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR” STARTS PRODUCTION, ADDS RUDD AND MORE TO CAST

Production has officially begun in Atlanta’s Pinewood Studios on Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” and with it comes an official Marvel press release that confirms the film’s massive cast is even bigger than fans previously suspected, with Paul Rudd appearing as Ant-Man, and William Hurt reprising his role as Thunderbolt Ross for the first time since 2008’s “Incredible Hulk.”

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Read more at this link:  http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/captain-america-civil-war-starts-production-adds-rudd-and-more-to-cast

Avengers: Infinity War Parts 1 & 2 To Be Filmed Entirely With New IMAX Camera

Joe and Anthony Russo will shoot Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 and Part 2 back-to-back over a nine month period in the Fall or Winter of 2016. To make it extra special the Russo brothers will film both movies with IMAX’s brand-new state-of-the-art camera.

Prior to filming Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War – Parts 1 & 2, Joe and Anthony Russo, who also directed Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will use the IMAX/ARRI 2D digital camera for select action sequences on the forthcoming Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, which will release in IMAX® theatres in May of 2016.

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Read more at this link:  http://comicbook.com/2015/05/07/avengers-infinity-war-parts-1-2-to-be-filmed-entirely-with-new-i/

“FLASH”/”ARROW” SPINOFF GETS SERIES ORDER, OFFICIAL TITLE

As widely expected, The CW has officially picked up the spinoff of its hits “Arrow” and “The Flash,” and revealed its title: “Legends of Tomorrow.”

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW
When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

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Read more at this link:  http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/flasharrow-spinoff-gets-series-order-official-title

AMC’S “FEAR THE WALKING DEAD” ADDS MERCEDES MASON

Mercedes Mason (“666 Park Avenue”) has joined the cast of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead” in an unnamed, series regular role, Deadline reports. The report also indicates that Ruben Blades is in talks to play her father.

“The Walking Dead” spinoff won’t be the actress’ first encounter with zombie-like creatures. Her past credits include “Quarantine 2: Terminal,” where a mysterious virus breaks out in an airport terminal and the area is quarantined.

Image Courtesy of ComicBookResources.com

Read more at this link:  http://www.comicbookresources.com/article/amcs-fear-the-walking-dead-adds-mercedes-mason

Tom Hardy Is Working On Something DC Comics Related With Warner Bros.

Tom Hardy may have walked away from a role in Suicide Squad, but it sounds like the Mad Max: Fury Road star isn’t done with DC Comics yet.

Speaking to Collider, Hardy says he’s still got something DC Comics related in the works.

“I actually got something cooking with Warner Bros. which is also a comic book, it’s a DC thing which is kind of… It’s really good actually, it contains elements of all kinds of stuff. From Ocean’s Eleven, to Batman, you can get all the wrappers out and it would be a big, really cool, Technicolor, Pulp Fiction…It’s a psychological f**kfest, it’s absolutely awesome. It’s as if you would take Transmetropolitan and make it happen, but it’s not that out there it’s something which is much more real world. It could be like Heat, it could be f**king awesome. Let me tell you what it is, try and guess.”

Image Courtesy of ComicBook.com

Read more at this link: http://comicbook.com/2015/05/07/tom-hardy-is-working-on-something-dc-comics-related-with-warner-/

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