COMIC REEL: "Daredevil" Casting News; "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Set Photos

Thu, July 17th, 2014 at 9:35am PDT

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AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Marvel released the first look at Ultron in the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron" via a cover for Entertainment Weekly. EW.com also revealed eight new "Avengers: Age of Ultron" images featuring the old guard of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, as well as newcomers Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch and James Rhodes/Iron Patriot.

Opens May 1, 2015

THE WALKING DEAD

"The Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman spoke with Entertainment Weekly about what to expect as soon as season five gets going.

"In our first episode, it's very much going to focus on the story of Terminus. There's a lot of big revelations that haven't really come out that I think people are gonna be pretty startled by," Kirkman told EW. "There's a couple other revelations that I think people might've gotten a little bit of a lead on. We'll definitely be defining those in some cool ways and confirming some theories and shooting down others, which is very exciting. But I think the coolest thing about coming back to season 5 is that we really hit the ground running. What I mean by that is that we very quickly deal with the situation that we left them in — this trapped, victim situation where they're kind of at the mercy of the people of Terminus. We really kind of expand the story from there very rapidly, so I think this is going to be a pretty fast-paced season with quite a bit going on. News is already out that Seth Gilliam has been added, and we're bringing in new characters like we always do, and I think season 5 is going to be our best season yet. I think when people finally see the premiere, they'll see what I'm talking about."

Meanwhile, E! Online spoke with Steven Yeun about Glenn's role in the upcoming season, and how the group functions moving forward.

"I can't give too much away ‘cause it's pretty brutal. I will say the group is evolving, the group is not a group to be messed with anymore. I think last year where we left off with Rick saying ‘They don't know who they are screwing with' is absolutely right," Yeun told E! Online. "These people have gotten through quite a bit and they persevered over a lot and they lost countless lives, but at the same time, the people that have continued to live on have become stronger. You kind of don't want to mess with these guys. I will leave it at that!"

Returns this Fall on AMC

AGENT CARTER

It's been a while since there was any concrete news on "Agent Carter," but IGN spoke with showrunners and executive producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters -- the duo behind "Reaper" and the showrunners of "Resurrection." The pilot of "Agent Carter" will be written by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeeley.

"I think obviously there'll be some exciting people that you've seen before and new characters that populate her world," Butters told IGN. "But what I like about her so much is it's very much a Marvel property. It will have all those things you saw in the short, but we will really get to explore the emotional character, which I think ABC does really well. It's a strong female character, and you're going to follow her emotional arc through these eight episodes, which I also think is really great."

Airs this Winter on ABC

GOTHAM

A new TV spot for "Gotham" has hit online, detailing the Mythology of the series should expect to see -- with a decent focus on Jada Pinkett-Smith and her character Fish Mooney.

Debuts this Fall on FOX

DAREDEVIL

Deborah Ann Woll is Karen Page! The "True Blood" actress has been cast as the female lead of "Daredevil." Karen Page is a character familiar to most Daredevil fans -- she served as Matt Murdock's romantic interest for years in the comics. While she had a minor role in the "Daredevil" movie, the Netflix series will be the first time the character has had significan screen time.

Deadline reports that "Falling Skies" actor Peter Shinkoda has also joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel Television show, playing a character named Hachiro. No further details were divulged.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Disney.com has posted a new featurette on Groot -- but there's a lot more dialogue than just "I am Groot." A fair amount of Rocket Raccoon is also featured.

Plus, check out some new posters: Michael Rooker as Yondu, John C. Reilly as Corpsman Rhomann Dey and Glenn Close as Nova Prime.

Opens August 1

KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

SuperHeroHype has posted new photos from the set of "Kingsman: The Secret Service" along with comments from the cast and crew -- including director Matthew Vaughn.

"The tone is 100% 'Kick-Ass' in the sense that one minute you'll be laughing and the next, I mean we've shot stuff where I think the press is going to kill me,” Vaughn told SuperHeroHype. “We've got an action sequence in a church which is just going to cause a huge reaction. I might have a Christian fatwa on me. If you liked 'Kick-Ass' you're going to like this, it's adventure, action, heart, comedy, it's all in there. It's fun. I'm convinced 'The Avengers' did so well because you had a laugh and I think people are having a miserable time at the moment and they want escapism. The only way I think we could compete with Bond and all these big franchises was to do really full on violent choreographed action, which they can't do because they're PG-13, so let's do something people haven't seen before. A spy movie where once it kicks off it really does kick off."

Opens October 24, 2014

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Comic Book Movie has posted a new TV spot for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," detailing each of the Heroes in a Half Shell in turn.

Opens August 8

POWERS

Sony's "Powers" series has found its Deena Pilgrim. "The Following" actress Susan Heyward has landed the female lead role, and was announced with two more cast members: Adam Godley as Captain Cross and Max Fowler as Krispin Stockley -- the son of main character Christian Walker's murdered partner.

JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS

The next big DC Universe Animated Movie will be "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis," which features Matt Latner in the role of Aquaman. The film shares a name with the Geoff Johns-written "Justice League" storyline, and is said to "trace the origin of Aquaman" and includes a number of other DC Comics superheroes.

"A lot of times with Aquaman people just focus on his powers and their opinion of them as being lame -- which I don't believe -- and that's all they think of him," supervising producer James Tucker was quoted in a piece by TV Guide. "Hopefully we've made him a person in people's eyes first. And then the powers and the telepathy with fish and all that can be put in perspective."

THE COLBERT REPORT

Joe Quesada announced the new Captain America on "The Colbert Report" last night and he actually ended up making Stephen Colbert the new Falcon!

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