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Want to see lots of set photos and videos featuring Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye and Ultron himself, from Avengers: Age of Ultron? Where can you find two new posters for Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Is the Green Goblin on a new poster for The Amazing Spider-Man 2? What was Miles Teller‘s Fantastic Four audition like? Was the cast of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. shocked at happenings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? What is Marvel’s Spiderverse? Read about all this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits.

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As we continue to process the awesomeness that is the latest Captain America: The Winter Soldier trailer, there’s even more to consider. The U.K. version of the trailer, which is composed mostly of the same footage, is cut differently and adds in one or two extra morsels. Most significant among these is Sharon Carter, aka Agent 13, played by Emily VanCamp. That’s the niece of Captain America’s former love, Peggy Carter, and her family ties should make for some awkward interactions. Check it out below. Read More »

Not all mainstream superhero flicks to change love interests between installments. Even the womanizing Tony Stark been loyal to Pepper through three films now, four if you count the upcoming Iron Man 3. But given the big time jump at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier simply couldn’t stick with Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell), no matter how delightful she was.

Over the past several months, we’ve watched as what felt like every moderately famous actress under 35 tried to attach herself to Winter Soldier female lead. Now, at long last, Marvel Studios has found their lucky lady in Emily VanCamp. The 26-year-old actress is best known for her TV work, having starred in Everwood, Brothers & Sisters, and, currently, Revenge. More details after the jump.

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Today’s edition of TV Bits isn’t just a mixed bag, but a jam-packed one. Happily, it’s nothing but good news all around as networks order more episodes of some promising rookie shows and get to work developing other intriguing series for next season. After the jump:

  • ABC orders more Revenge, Suburgatory, and Happy Endings
  • The CW gives full-season orders to Ringer, The Secret Circle, and Hart of Dixie
  • NBC orders six more scripts for Prime Suspect
  • HBO plans an hourlong TV version of The Kids Are All Right
  • Disney gives the go-ahead to a musical zombie sitcom
  • TNT casts Battlestar Galactica star Tricia Helfer in a K-9 pilot

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Aw, poor Dan Byrd. The kid who had such a tough time getting through high school in Easy A is having teenage misfit woes all over again in Norman, the second feature by director Jonathan Segal. Byrd stars as the title character, who’s just lost his mother to a car accident and whose father (Richard Jenkins) is dying of cancer. When Norman accidentally starts a rumor around school that he has stomach cancer, he finds himself dealing with the consequences. Along the way, he falls in love with a beautiful classmate (Emily VanCamp) who becomes the best thing in his life.

Indie coming-of-age dramedies are a dime a dozen, but early reviews have praised Norman for setting itself apart through strong performances and a genuinely moving story — not to mention its sweet soundtrack, by indie rock star Andrew Bird. Watch the trailer after the jump.

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