COMIC REEL: "Agents of SHIELD" Cast on Midseason Finale; Edgar Wright Teases "Ant-Man"

Wed, December 11th, 2013 at 8:53am PST

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

ABC has released the newest episode of its "M.A.O.S. Declassified" webseries, discussing the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." midseason finale with Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker and Chloe Bennet. Major spoilers ahead for the midseason finale, so tread with caution.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." doesn't return until January, but here's the preview for episode 11 that aired last night.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ANT-MAN

"Ant-Man" director Edgar Wright spoke with SFX about the challenge of making the upcoming Marvel film targeting a PG-13 rating.

"'Shaun' and 'Hot Fuzz' and 'World’s End' are all R-rated films. I like the challenge of making a PG-13 film. Because you’ve got to entertain in a different way," Wright told SFX. "You don’t have the same tools. It’s also different in terms of 'Scott Pilgrim.' They’re both adaptations. It’s nice to be able to do an adaptation. It’s one of the reasons I didn’t want to do 'Ant-Man' straight away and that I wanted to do 'World’s End.' It was important to me that me and Simon [Pegg] do a purely original screenplay as our next movie. But it’s nice to have the opportunity to mix it up."

Opens July 31, 2015

ARROW

Nerd Repository has posted a new clip from tonight's "Arrow" midseason finale, "Three Ghosts" where Oliver faces down an old friend.

TV Guide has posted a quote from "Arrow" star Stephen Amell concerning whether more people will learn the Arrow's secret identity.

"We get to a point later in the season where we think that someone else should be told about my identity, but that has to be put to a vote because I lose my mind when I discover that [Barry] knows my identity," Amell told TV Guide. "We let Team Arrow decide."

Additionally, Colton Haynes spoke with CBR about possibly donning the Arsenal outfit in the future.

"I am looking forward to it, if it happens. That would be incredible. But I am a little nervous about it," Haynes told CBR. "Luckily, as we've all seen, I've gotten to keep my clothes on this season, which I'm so excited about, especially after Thanksgiving. But I've seen the costumes for all of the possibilities, whether it be Red Arrow, Speedy or Arsenal, and they're quite revealing! [Laughs] So I'm going to do my best to bribe Greg [Berlanti], Andrew [Kreisberg] and Marc [Guggenheim] and see if they can maybe make it so I won't have to be so scared to go to work in the cold every day."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

THE WALKING DEAD

CBR's Kiel Phegley spoke with "The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman about the show's big midseason finale, including the death of one of the show's major characters.

"What I'll say is that it's a matter of -- an important character deserves an important death. A memorable character deserves a memorable death," Kirkman told CBR. "And a beloved character deserves a horrific death, just because of how much they're liked. That's a thing that makes sense to me, though I guess it sounds weird to other people. You want people to be upset about a character's death when they love that character. … I really just want the death to be as emotional as possible to honor the death of that character. It's not really a matter of trying to manipulate people or make people upset; it's really just about trying to hold it all together with some kind of emotional core. We want to make it seem as though the character's life was building towards something monumental that's really going to affect that other characters too. There's a lot that goes into it."

Airs Sundays on AMC

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Red Carpet News TV spoke with James McAvoy about his role in the upcoming "X-Men: Days of Future Past" as young Charles Xavier, and what excited him about coming back to the franchise.

"The personal pleasure for me in 'First Class' was in playing somebody -- presenting a Charles Xavier to the fans who was very different from the Charles that you expected, but it was still very, 'everything's going good,'" McAvoy told RCN TV. "In the second movie, I get to present another version of Charles Xavier, who is still very different from the Charles that used to exist, but he's also remarkably different from the Charles in 'First Class' as well. What's great is that even though it's a sequel, even though it's franchise, I still get to keep reinventing Charles Xavier. That's amazing."

Opens May 23, 2014

DOCTOR WHO

The BBC has posted a new trailer for the "Doctor Who" Christmas special, "The Time of the Doctor," which marks Matt Smith's final episode as the Eleventh Doctor.

Airs December 25 on BBC

GODZILLA

Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures debuted the first trailer for "Godzilla" this week, and though it doesn't show a direct view of Godzilla, there's a lot of meat there.

Opens May 16, 2014

FIRE

There's been some movement on the film adaptation of Brian Michael Bendis' "Fire" graphic novel: "Tron: Legacy" sequel writer Jesse Wigutow has signed on to the Universal Pictures adaptation as screenwriter. Reportedly, Zac Efron is still attached to star and executive produce the picture.

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TAGS:  agents of shield, ant-man, arrow, the walking dead, x-men days of future past, doctor who, godzilla, fire

 
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