Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men: Days of Future Past, Big Hero 6: August 9th Comic Reel

Fri, August 9th, 2013 at 8:59am PDT | Updated: August 9th, 2013 at 3:58pm

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." lead actor Clark Gregg spoke with Comic Book Movie about his return to the fan-favorite role of Agent Coulson, and whether his character's safe from death a second time.

"You know, this is a world where people are vulnerable, so I don’t think that anyone’s safe -- including Agent Coulson," Gregg told CBM. "That said, it’s a hopeful show. It’s an optimistic world. What’s fun about this for me, and what I’ve always loved about the comics and about sci-fi is that there’s a way you can tell a story in an imaginative universe that you can’t in strict realism. You can take who we are right now and project it forward a little bit, or put a slight spin on it that makes us look at who we are through a lens that’s more real than real. TV feels like the perfect, serialized version of that. So to see the first couple of scripts, to see the way that they’ve found the thing that’s bigger than anything I’ve ever seen on TV, and yet to see the humans of that world represented is really exciting for me."

Debuts September 24 on ABC

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Trask Industries viral website has updated with 360 degree views of two new Trask products: the Mutant Detection Device and the Inhibitor Collar.

MUTANT DETECTION DEVICE

The Mutant Detection Device was one of Bolivar Trask's first major inventions. The MDD identifies cerebral output waves along certain genetically common frequencies in order to identify the presence of humans with X-Gene mutations. This technology now comes standard in every Sentinel we build.

INHIBITOR COLLAR
Using the principles of the MDD, Trask’s applied physicists and geneticists went on to develop the X-Gene Inhibitor Collar, a Trask-proprietary containment measure. The fitted device can be worn by individuals exhibiting pathological mutant gene expression and can be used to control dangerous impulses or actions.

Meanwhile, MTV has posted a detailed synopsis of leaked footage from the film shown at the Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, which gave a first look at Bishop, Sunspot, Warpath and more.

Opens May 23, 2014

BIG HERO 6

SuperHeroHype has posted three photos from this weekend's D23 Expo, which feature a first look at character silhouettes from Disney's upcoming "Big Hero 6" animated feature.

Entertainment Weekly spoke with John Lassiter about plans for the adaptation, which may only loosely follow the source material.

"It’s based upon a very short series of comic books and it’s six comic books," Lassiter told EW. "They’re out of the Marvel universe, but more of a Japanese manga style. We’re creating something based upon that so it’s really a Disney Animation production. A loose adaptation — like all adaptations are. They almost have to be."

Opens November 7, 2014

ARROW

"Arrow" stars Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards stopped by the CBR Yacht at Comic-Con International to discuss the fan-favorite CW drama and share some behind the scenes stories from the first season.

Meanwhile, series executive producer Marc Guggenheim teased the existence of the "Arrow" version of Metamorpho in a recent post on Twitter.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

KICK-ASS 2

FHM has posted a new "Kick-Ass 2" featurette focusing on Hit-Girl and Mother Russia's battle towards the end of the film with comments from writer/director Jeff Wadlow, stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and more.

For more information on Mother Russia, IGN has posted a new featurette with a brief overview of the character.

Opens August 16

AVENGERS ASSEMBLE

Marvel Television has released a new clip from this Sunday's episode of "Avengers Assemble," which features a broken reality.

Airs Sundays on Disney XD

300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

According to MTV, the MPAA has come back with its rating for "300: Rise of an Empire." Surprising absolutely no one, the film nabbed an R rating. For more "300"-themed fun, check out these posters below.

Opens March 7, 2014

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TAGS:  agents of shield, x-men days of future past, big hero 6, arrow, kick-ass 2, avengers assemble, 300 rise of an empire

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