Both Shane Black and Kevin Feige know how important Iron Man 3 is. Not only is it a sequel to two successful Iron Man films, it’s a sequel to one of the biggest movies of all time, The Avengers, and the first prequel to a slew of other films, such as The Avengers 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy. That meant lots and lots of care was taken in preparing not only the script, but the connections within the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as balancing the action in regards to the other films.

A few months ago, we were among a group of journalists who sat down with Black and Feige to discuss all those things related to Iron Man 3, and more. Below, you can read quotes about the development, filming and context of Iron Man 3 as well as the mystery of post-credits sequences, Black Panther, Runaways, the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show and PG-13 vs. R-ratings. Read More »

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We’re baaaaack! Yes, Superhero Bits is back and today you can find out the following. What’s the latest Justice League/Man of Steel rumor? How large is Hugh Jackman‘s role in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Does Chris Mintz-Plasse have a crazy look in Kick-Ass 2? When might we see The Wolverine teaser trailer? Which characters have been added to Injustice: Gods Among Us? Is there a new Batman: Arkham game coming out later this year? Could Guardians of the Galaxy be cast completely with the Parks and Recreation cast? Read about all this and more in today’s return of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Whoever asked the universe for a Brett Ratner-produced Farmville TV series, your prayers have been answered. Also after the jump:

  • Director Barry Sonnenfeld signs on for Beverly Hills Cop
  • Ridley Scott sets up a Philip K. Dick-based miniseries at Syfy
  • HBO gives pilot order to Damon Lindelof‘s The Leftovers
  • Zombieland casts Maiara Walsh as its new Emma Stone
  • Frances Conroy will return for American Horror Story
  • Vince Gilligan will direct the last episode of Breaking Bad
  • Is that a corpse we see in the new Breaking Bad set photo?
  • Check out a new picture from the set of ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Watch an intense new trailer for Game of Thrones Season 3

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Though ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. will consist mostly of new characters, we can expect some familiar faces to help guide us through that new corner of the Marvel universe. Back in October, Clark Gregg, who played Agent Coulson in the movies, was confirmed to be returning (though it remains to be seen just how he’ll fit in). Now it he may be joined by his Avengers co-star Cobie Smulders as well. While the How I Met Your Mother actress isn’t locked in just yet, she acknowledged in a recent interview that there have been “definite talks” about reprising her role. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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One of the biggest mysteries in regards to the upcoming ABC pilot Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. has just been answered. ABC President Paul Lee confirmed that the story takes place after the battle of New York in The Avengers.

When the show was first announced a post-Avengers timeline was what most fans expected. Then came the surprise announcement that Clark Gregg would be starring on the show. Gregg, of course, played Agent Coulson in The Avengers and several other Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One films but met an untimely end in Joss Whedon‘s 2012 blockbuster. Speculation then suggested a prequel. Now that we can take that off the table, how is he going to fit in? Read the quotes and speculate after the jump. Read More »

Many of us feel overwhelmed when we wake up and think about what needs to be accomplished in a day. Now multiply that general feeling by a large factor and add the pressure of worldwide interest; that’s what Joss Whedon is probably feeling right now. The director of The Avengers is currently getting ready to direct the pilot for ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, while simultaneously writing The Avengers 2 and acting as a consultant on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

In a new interview, Whedon talked about his current role in all those things. He said The Avengers 2 is mid-script, would be finished in a few months and would  “go deeper” instead of bigger. The S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show shoots in just over a week, and he also discusses how Marvel action would translate to the small screen. Finally, he talks about just how involved he’s been with the upcoming Marvel films, which includes Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out the interview below. Read More »

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The final member of the S.H.I.E.L.D.team has been selected and she’s straight from Nashville. Actress Chloe Bennet, who plays a record company assistant on the hit ABC show Nashville, has moved across the network to the Marvel themed show, Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., as the sixth and final regular. She’ll be playing Skye, “a confident woman who is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. She’s edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Bennet joins Ming-Na as Agent Melinda MayClark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant WardElizabeth Henstridge as Agent Gemma Simmons and Ian De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz. Read more after the jump. Read More »

Want to see the world premiere of the brand new, Wolverine-inspired, short film Logan (pictured above)? Why is President Obama hanging with Spider-Man? When will Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. premiere? Which Battlestar Galactica star is joining Arrow? How did Christopher McQuarrie‘s Wolverine film differ from James Mangold‘s? Was a superhero movie top movie from 2012 from IMDB readers? Is a Punisher fan film the best Punisher movie to date? Where can you buy some near-mint, vintage Captain America trading cards? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »