COMIC REEL: Maria Hill Returns to "Agents of SHIELD"; Gillan on "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Thu, April 10th, 2014 at 7:01am PDT

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Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

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

Cobie Smulders will return to "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on April 29. TV Line reports that the actress will have a "large role" in the episode that kicks off May sweeps. Hill was one of the scattered S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to survive the events of "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and was last seen looking for new career opportunities at a very familiar company.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Screencrush spoke with Karen Gillan about her role as Nebula in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and connections to the other characters in the film.

"Nebula is a bit of a sadist. She enjoys what she does and what she does isn't very nice," Gillan said. "She [and Ronan the Accuser] go around and -- they're the bad guys of the film. My character has a very interesting relationship with Gamora, played by Zoe Saldana. They have a lot of history and backstory and she has a lot of reasons for what she's doing to [Gamora]."

ARROW

The CW has released the newest plot synopsis for the 21st episode of "Arrow," "City of Blood."

OLIVER CONSIDERS HIS OPTIONS AGAINST SLADE — After Slade (Manu Bennett) threatens to take everything Oliver (Stephen Amell) loves away, Oliver decides the fastest way to stop further bloodshed is to surrender to his enemy. Knowing that surrender will surely lead to Oliver’s death, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) go to extreme measures to keep Oliver from confronting Slade. Meanwhile, Thea (Willa Holland) considers leaving town, and Laurel (Katie Cassidy) resumes her crusade against Sebastian Blood (guest star Kevin Alejandro). Finally, Slade unleashes his assault on Starling City. Michael Schultz directed the episode written by Holly Harold.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

UnleashTheFanboy has posted unofficial set photos from the South Korea shoot of "Avengers: Age of Ultron" that specifically highlight Scarlett Johansson's stunt double riding Captain America's motorcycle through the busy Seoul streets. Check out one of the many shots below.

Opens May 1, 2016

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

USA Today has posted new photos from the upcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" featuring Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman and Andy Serkis' character Caesar.

Opens June 11

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

A new featurette for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" highlights Bryan Singer's return to the franchise and his experience bridging the gap between the original "X-Men" trilogy cast and the new "X-Men: First Class" generation.

"What made me particularly excited about returning to the X-Men Universe as a director is that I didn't have the opportunity to direct the younger cast in 'X-Men: First Class.' And also a chance to work with actors that I was so familiar with and had such a great experience with on 'X-Men 1' & '2,'" Singer said during the featurette. "I also wanted to try to find a way to combine these two casts, and the subject of time travel has appeared in a number of the X-Men comic books, so it was an obvious choice. For the younger cast, it wasn't until they walked onto the blue hallway, standing next to Hugh Jackman in full Wolverine makeup, James McAvoy said to me, 'Wow, now I really feel like I'm in an X-Men movie.' For me, it's a sort of a personal opportunity to reach into the past myself and reunite with old friends."

Opens May 23

HERCULES

MTV has posted the first clip from Brett Ratner's "Hercules" starring Dwayne Johnson.

Opens July 25

DC CINEMATIC UNIVERSE

In a recent interview with IGN, David S. Goyer said it's "too early" to start discussions about a united DC Cinematic Universe.

"I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive,” he told IGN. “There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it’s really, really early. I’m not sure. Marvel has had enormous success, but I’m not sure that everybody should try to emulate them either. It’s just been vague conversations so far."

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TAGS:  agents of shield, guardians of the galaxy, arrow, avengers age of ultron, dawn of the planet of the apes, x-men days of future past, hercules (film)

 
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