COMIC REEL: First Image of Affleck as Batman; "Agents of SHIELD" Wraps Season One

Wed, May 14th, 2014 at 9:23am PDT | Updated: May 14th, 2014 at 9:23am

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BATMAN/SUPERMAN

Zack Snyder released the first photo of Ben Affleck as Batman as well as the Batmobile. It's pretty cool.

Opens May 6, 2016

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

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." wrapped yesterday, and CBR's Albert Ching conducted a post-game interview with executive producers Jeph Loeb and Jeffrey Bell about the episode, and the season as a whole.

"I think we felt compelled to wrap up the major stuff that was set up at the beginning of the season -- the question of Tahiti, who and what was behind the Centipede program and what that was about, Deathlok," said Bell. "Emotionally, there's a lot of stuff that's still alive. There were subplots throughout the season we felt weren't necessarily ready to be wrapped up, but we brought to the surface to hopefully launch people's interest -- like Skye's parents, or what Coulson's doing at the end."

Airs Wednesdays on ABC

GOTHAM

Fox has released a three-and-a-half minute featurette for "Gotham" featuring comments and descriptions from showrunner Bruno Heller, producer Danny Cannon and cast members Ben McKenzie, Donal Logue and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

"Gotham is a story about the great DC super villains and we'll see how they came to be," said Heller. "Catwoman, the Riddler, Poison Ivy, the Penguin -- what made the Joker the Joker; how did Scarecrow become the Scarecrow?" Heller says during the featurette. "Our hero is James Gordon, played by Ben McKenzie. When we join the show, he's been two weeks on the job as a detective."

Debuts this fall on Fox

ARROW

TV Guide has posted a new clip of tonight's "Arrow" episode that may tease an unfortunate fate for Laurel -- and a possible break of Oliver's oath not to kill.

The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Stephen Amell about the direction of the series, and how deadly the finale might get.

"Actually, not too deadly -- except for one moment that is shocking, only because it's so simple," Amell told THR. "It happens early in the episode. Oliver's M.O. all year has been not killing, whether or not he can hold back against Slade is the ultimate moment that we come to this season. It's not a particularly deadly finale."

"Arrow" executive producer Andrew Kreisberg spoke with CBR about the progression of the second season and letting characters in on Oliver's secret.

"We've found that the minute anyone knows about Oliver's secret, they become far more fun and easier to write," said Kreisberg. "We've had varying degrees of success moving Laurel's character through season one and season two -- I know not everyone has always been on board with the journey that she's taking, but we felt that whatever choices we made, it was all in service of leading up to this finale. I think people are going to be happy to see where she's going."

Season finale airs tonight on the CW

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

Comic Book Movie has posted a new clip from "X-Men: Days of Future Past" featuring Magneto on a baseball field.

Plus, a new character focus video has been released, this time with a focus on Halle Berry as Storm.

The Wrap spoke with Shawn Ashmore about the progression of Iceman across four different films.

"In the first ‘X-Men’ I had to make a rose for Rogue," Ashmore told The Wrap. "But that was the extent of the character, so it's cool to see over these four movies going from that to 'X2' -- where you sort of see him do an Icewall -- and in 'X3' he finally gets to battle, and in 'Days of Future Past' we're soldiers."

Opens May 23

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Moviefone spoke with Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson during the press rounds for "Godzilla," and the duo was understandly tight-lipped about their roles in "Avengers: Age of Ultron."

"It's so fun. I'm laughing all the time," Olsen told Moviefone. "The crazy thing is that it's like, 'I'm throwing sh*t with my hands, that's cuckoo!' But it's also like, We're saving lives. And it's very serious. There's always that reminder that it's very serious."

Opens May 1, 2015

STAR TREK 3

With J.J. Abrams busy in the "Star Wars" universe, /Film reports that first-time director Roberto Orci has been tapped to helm the third "Star Trek" film. Orci, along with his writing partner Alex Kurtzman, was highly involved in making the last two "Star Trek" films.

THE WALKING DEAD

AMC has released a first look at Rick Grimes in "The Walking Dead" Season Five. It's not much to go off of, but the season premiere of "The Walking Dead" is months away, so there's plenty of time to speculate as to what it might mean.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Comic Book Movie has posted a new poster for "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" featuring Josh Brolin as Dwight McCarthy.

Meanwhile, Flicks and the City spoke with Eva Green about her role in the upcoming film.

Opens August 22

BATMAN: THE LIVE-ACTION ANIMATED SERIES

Some enterprising fans of "Batman: The Animated Series" remade the intro to the cartoon into a mostly live-action sequence. It's absolutely worth a watch and good nostalgic fun for those of us that remember the intro fondly.

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