Superman IV

Which scenes were deleted from Man of Steel? Did Dominic Cooper understand his part in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? How happy was Clark Gregg to see his Avengers toy? Are the box office projections for Man of Steel this weekend good? Is there another superhero Joss Whedon wishes he could work with? What was Henry Cavill doing that made him almost miss the Man of Steel casting call? Want to see the Honest Trailer for Superman IV: The Quest for Peace? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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(This review originally ran during SXSW, in March. As Much Ado About Nothing hits theaters today, we present it once more.)

In the world of drama, nothing is quite as distinct or lovely as the prose of William Shakespeare. His vocabulary, his rhythm, rhymes and descriptions, all established a standard against which others are still measured. Modern day dramatist Joss Whedon also has a distinct style, characterized by wit, humor, and cultural authority. Surely it’s not in the same league as the Bard’s. But with the writer/director’s modern adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing, Whedon has found an enjoyable and surprising balance between the two.

The film will be released June 7, but had its U.S. Premiere this week at South by Southwest. Read more below. Read More »

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As Iron Man and Thor bring Marvel’s Phase Two into theaters, some of the MCU’s less famous inhabitants will be making waves on the small screen this fall. ABC officially took Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to series last week, and has now announced plans to air it this fall on Tuesday nights.

We got a delicious first look at the new show by way of a 30-second promo this weekend, and now an even more extended trailer has dropped. Check it out after the jump, along with a bunch of new stills and clips.

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Update: The full 30 second teaser trailer is now online, and embedded after the jump.

Things are happening quickly in the world of S.H.I.E.L.D. Friday, the new Marvel ABC show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was officially picked up for the upcoming season. We then got our first look at a cast photo and logo. And today, we already have our first glimpse at footage from the show.
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I don’t think there was much doubt that the TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would be ordered to series at ABC, but here’s your confirmation. The show exec produced by Joss Whedon (who also directed the pilot) will air on the Disney-owned network, and extend part of the story of The Avengers into a more everyday thriller territory on television.

That’s the first official cast photo above, and the first look at footage from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will air this weekend, Sunday, May 12, at 8 p.m. before of the season finale of Once Upon a Time. Read More »

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While nothing has been said officially, TV By The Numbers and IGN are reporting that ABC has picked up the Marvel television series spin-off Agents of SHIELD for a debut this Fall.

While ABC has not made an official announcement, they briefly (likely accidentally) published a video on their youtube page, a viral teaser for the upcoming show. The video shows some captured video of The Incredible Hulk causing destruction, captured from a distance. A small logo/badge that reads “Rising Tide” appears on the lower right hand part of the screen. While ABC has removed the video, it seems to still online elsewhere (for now). Watch the video now embedded after the jump.

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Agent Coulson’s fate in Marvel’s The Avengers was the emotional center of the movie. It was also a huge disappointment. The event certainly helped motivate the team to assemble and save the world, but it also meant we probably wouldn’t see Clark Gregg‘s fantastic character again.

Of course, that changed last year when Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige revealed Gregg would reprise the role in the ABC pilot Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., co-written and directed by Joss Whedon. But exactly how was that going to work? Did Thor use some Asgardian magic? Did Tony Stark create a special arc reactor? Did Bruce Banner blast him with gamma radiation? None of the above. A source has revealed to /Film how Whedon and company plan to bring the character back for the ABC show and you can read it below. Read More »

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Most movie watchers now know Clark Gregg thanks to his role as Special Agent Coulson in Marvel films such as The Avengers, but the actor has a career that spans well beyond Marvel’s reach.

A few years ago he wrote and directed an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Choke, starring Sam Rockwell. Now Gregg and Rockwell are working together once more for Trust Me. This film, which Gregg also wrote and directed, traces the efforts of a child star-turned-agent (Gregg) who seeks to sign a teen talent before his nemesis (Rockwell) can poach her.

Below, we’ve got a long scene from the film, in which Gregg’s character makes his pitch to 13 year-old Lydia (Saxon Sharbino) and her suspicious father (Paul Sparks). As you’ll see, there’s likely some influence here from working in the tentpole/franchise side of Hollywood. In general, however, this appears to be something very much Gregg’s own.

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