COMIC REEL: New "Days of Future Past" Footage; "Batman" Animated Short

Thu, April 3rd, 2014 at 9:44am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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

TV Guide spoke with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancheroen about this week's major episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", and the duo noted that fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the show in general will want to go see "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" before the next "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." airs.

"It's not a coincidence that this is the episode that airs right before 'Cap' comes out, but we have to stay silent on exactly how much the movie affects us or we affect the movie because Marvel is watching our every move," Whedon told TV Guide.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Karen Gillan appeared for a panel at Emerald City Comicon, discussing her time on "Doctor Who" as well as her role as Nebula in the upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy."

"The training for 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was really intense," Gillian said. "I had to train for two months. Every day I wasn’t filming, I had to work out and eat loads of protein. I had to train all the time and I learned how to defend myself. Some of my fight sequences were with Zoe Saldana, who is amazing at it, and I look like spaghetti."

Additionally a new Marvel Studios profile teases a new mystery villain likely making an appearance in "Guardians of the Galaxy." Bloomberg Businessweek references director James Gunn freezing "a frame of an imposing-looking villain any serious comic book fan would recognize instantly. He sits on a rocket-powered throne." Let the speculation begin!

Opens August 1

ARROW

Green Arrow TV has posted new photos from upcoming "Arrow" episode "The Man Under the Hood," including a few sweet stills of Manu Bennett as Slade Wilson/Deathstroke.

Willa Holland spoke with CBR about her role as Thea Queen and the possible future direction of her character.

"I think she's on the right path to kicking some ass. I don't know which way it's going to turn," Holland told CBR. "I feel it could go either way right now. She could be on her way to becoming a superhero or a super villain. Right now, where she's at is a place that needs to change in her life."

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Comic Book Movie has compiled six new "X-Men: Days of Future Past" featurettes from a Pringles promotion. The videos are a combination of behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with some new glimpses at the upcoming film. Spoilers ahead, so beware.

The official X-Men Movies Twitter has also posted a photo of Michael Fassbender fully suited up as Magneto in celebration of Fassbender's birthday on April 2.

Opens May 23

BATMAN: STRANGE DAYS

DC Nation will air a new Bruce Timm Batman short when it moves to its new time. "Batman: Strange Days," produced by Timm, involves Batman in a battle with Doctor Hugo Strange. Check out stills from the short below.

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