COMIC REEL: New "Amazing Spider-Man 2" Images; "Amazon" No More

Thu, January 16th, 2014 at 9:28am PST

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ARROW

Check out the new promo for the upcoming episode of "Arrow," "Blind Spot."

CBR's Brett White and Sonia Harris also put together this nifty "Arrow" killcount infographic that illustrates the series' no-holds-barred approach to bodycount.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Total Film has posted seven new photos from "Amazing Spider-Man 2" featuring Andrew Garfield, Dane DeHaan, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx.

Meanwhile, Roberto Orci spoke with Roberto Orci about the future of the "Amazing Spider-Man" franchise -- especially when it comes to developing the villains.

"Oscorp plays an important part in how our villains get created, obviously, in the first one," Orci told IGN. "So because Peter becoming Spider-Man came out of that, rather than saying, 'And then this alien came from space,' or whatever, they're doing human-hybrid, weird stuff at Oscorp. That's where Gwen Stacy works anyway as well. So the idea of it representing the good and the bad of science, that it can do great things, but it can also mess you up and do weird things and transform people -- as all science can be used for good or bad. So it's nice to have that organizing principal, but it wasn't like, 'We must keep it at Oscorp.' It flowed naturally from the story development."

Opens May 2

AMAZON

Well, it's confirmed: "Amazon" is dead. The CW confirmed during the TCA press tour that it would not be moving forward in developing the "Wonder Woman" television series, though network head Mark Pedowitz said it didn't rule out a possible future project featuring the character.

"It all depends on the script," Pedowitz is quoted as saying. "We were very careful with 'Arrow' and we're being very careful with 'Flash.' These are iconic characters so we're going to be very careful with Wonder Woman. You only get one shot before you get bit."

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

"Dracula" actor Thomas Kretschmann has been cast in a mystery villain role in "Avengers: Age of Ultron," rumored to be modern-era head of HYDRA Baron Von Strucker. Kretschmann has reportedly been confirmed as joining the cast, though his character is still only a rumor at this point.

Opens May 1, 2014

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

Marvel.com has released the official synopsis for the "T.R.A.C.K.S.," the upcoming episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." that features a cameo from Stan Lee.

"T.R.A.C.K.S.:" - Hot on the trail of the Clairvoyant, Coulson and his team board a mystery train that seems to be headed for certain death, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Tuesday, February 4 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.

Guest starring are David Conrad as Ian Quinn, Carlo Rota as Luca Russo, T.J. Ramini as Mancini, Ludwig Manukian as the Conductor, Emily Baldoni as Sofia, and a special cameo appearance by Stan Lee.

"T.R.A.C.K.S." was written by Lauren LeFranc and Rafe Judkins and directed by Paul Edwards.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ALL HAIL THE KING

The first footage of the "All Hail The King" Marvel One-Shot has hit online, giving a better idea of what to expect from the "Thor: The Dark World" Blu-ray extra.

Releases February 25 on the "Thor: The Dark World" Blu-ray release.

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