COMIC REEL: Ruffalo on "Age of Ultron"; Kreisberg Teases Next "Arrow" Episode

Mon, January 20th, 2014 at 9:10am PST

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

MTV spoke with "Avengers: Age of Ultron" actor Mark Ruffalo at Sundance Film Festival, where he elaborated a bit on the tone of Joss Whedon's script for the anticipated sequel.

"I would say that it's better, it's cooler, it's more awesomer," Ruffalo told MTV. "It's a little bit darker, but also really has Joss Whedon's incredibly, witty and sly sense of humor. … [Bruce Banner] gets to do such great stuff."

Opens May 1, 2015

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

In other Marvel Cinematic Universe news, Comic Book Movie has posted an quotes from this month's issue of Total Film magazine, which contains an interview with "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn.

"Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's series from 2008 and the stuff after that is really the linchpin for the movie," Gunn told Total Film. "But I think it's less about taking actual story-points and more about taking what is the essence and feeling of that series. … For me this movie is about family. It's about a bunch of people that don't have a family and they learn to love each other. And I think it's about giving a shit. I think we live in a world where we're taught that not giving a shit is the coolest thing, and this is a movie that says it's really OK to give a shit."

Meanwhile, there are some new promotional images for the movie that hit last week, found on various drink receptacles.

Opens August 1

THE WALKING DEAD

"The Walking Dead" shambles back to AMC on February 9, and in anticipation of the midseason premiere, the network has released the first trailer for the back half of the season.

Midseason premiere airs February 9 on AMC

STAR WARS

During the Television Critics' Association press tour, "Star Wars" director J.J. Abrams confirmed the state of "Episode VII."

"We’re working really hard and we’ve got our script and we’re in deep prep," Abrams told The Wrap. "Full steam ahead, y'know."

Abrams further confirmed that "Breaking Bad" actor Jesse Plemons had been approached about a role in the film.

Opens December 18, 2015

ARROW

The official "Arrow" Facebook page has posted a video with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg about this week's episode, "Blind Spot."

Plus, Green Arrow TV has posted many new photos from the episode that include Oliver training Roy in his newfound powers.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

BATMAN/SUPERMAN

Bad news for Batfleck fans: the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel has been pushed back a year to May 6, 2016. According to the press release from Warner Bros., the shift is meant to "[allow] the filmmakers time to realize fully their vision, given the complex visual nature of the story."

Opens May 6, 2016

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

It seems "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is running full steam ahead as the back half of its first season continues -- Jaimie Alexander will guest-star in an episode, reprising her role as Sif from "Thor" and "Thor: The Dark World." Alexander's appearance was announced during the TCA tour by ABC president Paul Lee, who stated Alexander's character would be "integral" to the episode. Alexander will appear in the 15th episode of the series.

Though no official announcement about the series' future has been made, Entertainment Weekly characterizes "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." as "sure to return next fall."

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

CONSTANTINE

IGN has posted a quote from NBC chairmen Robert Greenblatt about the tone of its upcoming "Constantine" television series.

"I don’t know the DC comic very well, but there is dark, interesting stuff in it, but it’s also got some witty banter," Greenblatt said.

AGENT CARTER

The developments on "Agent Carter" keep rolling along, as "Reaper" creators Tara Buttlers and Michele Fazekas have joined the project as writers and executive producers. Reported by Deadline, the deal is part of the duo's overall contract with ABC Studios, which also produced "Reaper" and Buttlers and Fazekas' upcoming drama "Resurrection."

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