Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Force, Batman/Superman: August 1st Comic Reel

Thu, August 1st, 2013 at 8:36am PDT | Updated: August 1st, 2013 at 8:40am

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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

Get ready for a barrage of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." info -- first up, TV Line reports that "Ghost Whisperer" actor David Conrad has been cast in a recurring role for the series. The character is obviously top-secret.

ABC has posted three new promos for the series, some of which feature a glimpse at Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill.

Finally, S.H.I.E.L.D. Site has posted 40 new images from the pilot episode -- including a glimpse at a cameo role by "Firefly" alum Ron Glass.

Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen and "Firefly" alum Ron Glass

Premieres September 24 on ABC

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Bryan Singer continues his Twitter-teasers for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" with Mystique's leg.

Opens May 23, 2014

X-FORCE

"X-Force" scribe Jeff Wadlow spoke with Collider about what his take on the mutant team will be like.

"It’s 100% the version I wanted to do," Wadlow told Collider. "I worked it out. This wasn’t some open assignment where they were like, ‘Who’s out there that wants to do this?’ When I heard Mark [Millar] got that job, I said, ‘I want to do an X-Force movie and this is the way I would do it.’ I pitched to him and he gave me a few ideas and some notes, not as a studio mandate, just as a friend and a collaborator. Steve Asbell at Fox heard it, loved it, bought it and said, ‘Let’s do it!’ It’s the movie I wanted to make.”"

THOR: THE DARK WORLD

Marvel.com has revealed a new theatrical poster for "Thor: The Dark World," featuring a better look at Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and more. The poster is actually pretty similar in composition to the "Iron Man 3" poster that hit earlier this year. You can compare them below.

Opens November 8

BATMAN/SUPERMAN

According to The Independent, "Batman/Superman" director Zack Snyder plans to meet with "The Dark Knight Returns" creator Frank Miller to discuss plans for the movie.

The Independent quotes a source close to Miller as saying, "Frank had no idea the announcement in San Diego was going to happen so it did come as a surprise. He’s going to be meeting up with Zach in the next few days to go over the plans for the Superman film so things should be clearer after that."

Opens 2015

ARROW

Zap2It reports there will be a few familiar faces returning to "Arrow" for season two -- including China White (Kelly Hu) and confirmation that John Barrowman will return to reprise his role as Malcolm Merlyn.

"We've confirmed that John Barrowman is coming back," said executive producer Marc Guggenheim. However, he noted, "We are a show that does flashbacks."

"Kelly Hu is absolutely coming back. She comes back in episode 2," Guggenheim told Zap2It. "She not only comes back, but we were dead-set on not just bringing back China White, but bringing back China White and showing her in a new way and with a new dimension than just what we did last year. There's no point in bringing her back, just to repeat same-old, same-old. We do one new scene where you go, 'Ooh! That's a China White we didn't see last year.'"

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

TRANSFORMERS 4

JustJared has posted photos from the set of "Transformers 4" featuring Mark Wahlberg walking around with a massive sword. Let the speculation begin.

Opens June 27, 2014

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

E! Online spoke with Sarah Michelle Gellar about her upcoming CBS comedy "The Crazy Ones" with Robin Williams, and the actress discussed whether a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" movie was in the cards.

"Joss and I always talk about [a movie]," Gellar told E! Online. "But the thing with Buffy is that Buffy was a movie, and it ultimately didn't work as a film. And I mean, we had such miles to overcome when we were trying to do a TV show based on a movie. And one of the reasons is that the story works better over time. If there was ever the right story, we would do it."

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TAGS:  agents of shield, x-force, batman superman, x-men days of future past, arrow, transformers age of extinction, buffy

 
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