Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America: The Winter Soldier: May 16th Comic Reel

Thu, May 16th, 2013 at 9:28am PDT | Updated: May 16th, 2013 at 9:52am

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ARROW

Looking for a full recap of last night's "Arrow" finale? Spinoff Online's Kevin Melrose has put together a great piece on the strength of last night's final season one episode.

Meanwhile, "Arrow" producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke with Comic Book Movie about the finale and what fans should expect from season two.

"Season Two finds Oliver not wanting to be called a vigilante anymore," Kreisberg told Comic Book Movie. "He feels like it has a negative connotation. So the search for a new nickname will make up part of Season Two. I'm not sure we'll be calling him Green Arrow in Season Two but we'll definitely be leaning in that direction as the series moves forward."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Unfortunately for Luke Cage fans, it looks like J. August Richards won't be playing the Hero for Hire -- contrary to rampant fan speculation. The news comes from show producer Jeffrey Bell, who said Richards isn't playing "the [character] people are talking about."

"I’m going to say [Luke Cage is] an interesting Marvel character, but no. But [Richards] came in and killed it," Bell said. "Honestly, we were looking for this part, and we just said, look, all our parts are open to all diversity. So the fact that we have a black dude who is awesome and it's J, was just because he was the best actor. It wasn’t like, 'You know who…!'"

Premieres Tuesdays this fall on ABC

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Comic Book Movie has posted photos from behind-the-scenes on "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" featuring an appearance from "Iron Man 2" cast member Garry Shandling, who played Senator Stern. Shandling is seen in photos interacting with Max Hernandez (S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Jasper Sitwell).

Opens April 4, 2014

DREDD 2

In an interview with Collider, "Dredd" star Karl Urban discussed the possibility of doing a sequel, saying, " It’s not off the agenda."

"Clearly everyone has woken up to the fact that an audience has found this movie and loves it," Urban told Collider. "It’s entirely possible, and if people want to see another installment then they should be vocal about that, because, it can happen. The power of fandom can resurrect projects. In fact, that’s what happened with 'Star Trek.' They weren’t going to do a third season until fans did a letter writing campaign and they continued that series."

RIDDICK

Total Film has posted a new trailer and poster for "Riddick" starring Vin Diesel reprising his role as the title character.

Opens September 6

IRON MAN 3

According to Deadline, analysts predict "Iron Man 3" will pass the $1 billion mark worldwide today. That prediction would put it at the 16th biggest film ever, with many saying it will end up as the 5th highest-grossing film of all time by the end of its time in theaters.

Now in theaters

MARVEL ANIMATION

The Daily Marvelite has posted two promos for upcoming Disney XD shows from Marvel Studios: "Avengers Assemble" and "Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H."

One-hour "Avengers Assemble" preview airs May 26 on Disney XD

SPOCKIFY THIS

While speaking with J.J. Abrams and the cast of "Star Trek Into Darkness," MTV's Josh Horowitz challenged Zachary Quinto to "Spockify" some odd sentences. Check out the video below.

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TAGS:  arrow, agents of shield, captain america the winter soldier, dredd 2, riddick, iron man 3, avengers assemble, hulk and the agents of smash

 
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