S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, The Wolverine: October 25th Comic Reel

Thu, October 25th, 2012 at 9:26am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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S.H.I.E.L.D.

Following the announcement of Clark Gregg's triumphant return as Agent Coulson on "S.H.I.E.L.D.," it has been revealed that "ER" actress Ming-Na has landed a role on Joss Whedon's show as Agent Melinda May, described as a soulful, slightly damaged ace pilot and weapons expert "who can -- and has -- gone beyond the call of duty."

ARROW

Speaking of comics on television, here's a preview of next week's episode of "Arrow" entitled "An Innocent Man." Listen carefully for a mention of Bludhaven!

Plus, Jessica De Gouw (who portrays the Huntress in an upcoming episode) spoke with Perth Now about her role in the CW drama.

"She's kind of like the female version of Arrow in that they're vigilantes with a vendetta to see through, but then they come up against each other because he thinks that she is ruled by emotion and revenge," De Gouw told Perth Now.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

THE WOLVERINE

Comic Book Movie has posted quotes from "The Wolverine" director James Mangold from the most recent issue of "Empire Magazine," which indicate where the solo film falls in X-Men movieverse continuity.

"Where this film sits in the universe of the films is after them all. Jean Grey is gone, most of the X-Men are disbanded or gone, so there’s a tremendous sense of isolation for him," Mangold told Empire. "That’s something that for me was very important, that I land in a very specific place in his timeline. I wanted to be able to tell the story without the burden of handing it off to a film that already exists and having to conform to it. The ideas of immortality reign very heavily in this story and the burden of immortality weighs heavily on Logan. For me that’s such an interesting part of Logan’s character that is nearly impossible to explore if you have a kind of league or team movie."

Meanwhile The Daily Telegraph has some pictures of the set for the film built on a car park at Sydney Olympic Park. Check out the ninja!

Opens July 26, 2013

THE WALKING DEAD

A new clip for next Sunday's episode of "The Walking Dead," entitled "Walk With Me," has hit online and features Michonne and Andrea.

Airs Sundays on AMC

WRECK-IT RALPH

Disney Animation's celebration of all things retro video games, "Wreck-It Ralph" has a few new developments today -- a new clip and a new featurette. Check them out below.

Opens November 2

SUPERCROOKS

In a post on the Millarworld forums hyping the "Supercrooks" hardcover, creator Mark Millar stated he wants actor Bradley Cooper to portray Johnny Bolt in the film adaptation.

"We've got a great director, a great screenplay and as of Christmas we'll have time to start prepping this sucker. Who we gonna call? Bradley Cooper," Millar said in his post. "I am literally calling up his guys tomorrow and want to secure him as Johnny Bolt. It's about TIME he did a super-movie and having him as a likeable super-villain in a super-heist flick sounds about perfect. He's our ideal choice and we're going to pursue this properly tomorrow once I'm done with our 'Kick-Ass 2' business for the day. Note: This is not one of the three new Millarworld movies going into production next Spring. More on these in next couple of weeks."

EVIL DEAD

It's the red band trailer for "Evil Dead!" Run!

Seriously, though, there's a lot of gruesome stuff in here.

Opens Spring 2013

MOCKINGBIRD LANE

Bryan Fuller's "Mockingbird Lane" airs tomorrow and Dread Central has posted three new clips featuring guest star Cheyenne Jackson.

Airs October 26 on NBC

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TAGS:  shield, arrow, the wolverine, the walking dead, wreck-it ralph, supercrooks, mockingbird lane, evil dead

 
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