AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Yesterday brought a huge amount of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” promotional material, including new production photos and setting the show for Tuesday nights as well as a full-length trailer that gives the best look at the show yet.
For those interested in how Agent Coulson is actually back, Entertainment Weekly spoke with Clark Gregg about that very mystery, especially considering the character’s perceived fate in “The Avengers.”
“I thought they were pranking me a little bit because there was so much blood on the set of ‘The Avengers,'” Gregg told Entertainment Weekly. “I kept waiting to see, are we going to shoot a version where [Loki] misses? And they didn’t, so I was really surprised to get that call and I wanted to make sure it didn’t do anything to undermine what we achieved there and when [writer-director Joss Whedon] explained the mystery and how they planned to deal with it, with Agent Coulson being around, I was very sold. … He’s back. He’s thinks he knows how he’s back. We’ll have to see.”
Debuts Tuesdays at 8 PM this fall on ABC
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Hayley Atwell spoke with The Big Issue about the Marvel One-Shot featuring Peggy Carter rumored to debut at this year’s Comic-Con International. According to Atwell, the film will also be available on the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” home video release.
“Fans of the first film really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards, so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically ‘What Peggy Did Next’, which will be shown at Comic-Con and be on the DVD extras of the second film,” Atwell told The Big Issue. “So as well as doing a bit in the new film, I’ve got a whole new spin-off short film. It has been great to be back in training with the stunt co-ordinators, kicking some butt again.”
Meanwhile, NBC Washington nabbed some behind-the-scenes footage of the sequel filming in Washington DC. Check it out below.
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Opens April 4, 2014
James Mangold has released a few behind-the-scenes photos from “The Wolverine,” which debuts in July, via Twitter.
Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend. twitter.com/mang0ld/status…
– James Mangold (@mang0ld) May 15, 2013
Some more pix. Directing a Kendo sequence at the Yashida Compound. twitter.com/mang0ld/status…
– James Mangold (@mang0ld) May 14, 2013
Opens July 26
STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
The Hollywood Reporter has a massive interview with “Star Trek Into Darkness” writer Damon Lindelof about his career and the appeal of the franchise.
“There are a couple of things, but the main thing is — and this keys into ‘Tomorrowland’ a little bit — I just don’t think that anyone is getting a vision of the future like the one that ‘Star Trek’ is giving them,” Lindelof told THR. “Since the moon landing, the only version of the future that we’re getting from pop culture are different iterations of the post-apocalypse, or the apocalypse itself. With the exception of ‘Demolition Man,’ ‘Star Trek’ is the only series that has the balls to say: ‘We worked it out on Earth. We’ve figured it out. We have problems with other alien civilizations, but as far as humanity goes, we’ve sorted it out. We’re no longer pointing nuclear weapons at each other; we didn’t kill the Earth; the atmosphere is still breathable; the robot singularity never occurred.’ The primary colorness of it and utopian future that ‘Star Trek’ presents is still something that we like to see, even though we no longer buy it. We’re never going to sort it all out.”
Lindelof also spoke about the problems with reconciling DC Comics’ different franchises into a single “Justice League” film.
“The ‘Justice League’ problem? I think a lot of that depends on ‘Man of Steel,'” he said. “The ‘Justice League’ problem is not a problem of, who is the bad guy that Wonder Woman and Green Lantern, Superman, whoever you decide to pit them against. The problem is: What’s the tone of that movie? They’ve been struggling with launching their own tone. The tone of ‘Green Lantern’ is very different from the tone of ‘The Dark Knight.’ They clearly inhabit two entirely different worlds. You want to feel like someone is establishing a world where the Justice League can exist, maybe ‘Man of Steel’ is that movie. If ‘Man of Steel’ works, and it’s great, I think it starts to make sense where Paradise Island is in that world. Because that’s an entirely different world than the one Christopher Nolan introduced.”
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 5
The Hollywood Reporter reports “Iron Man 3” co-writer Drew Pearce has been hired to write the script for the fifth movie in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. Christopher McQuarrie is in talks to direct, while Tom Cruise is set to reprise his starring role as IMF agent Ethan Hunt.
[Editor’s Note: This section of the Comic Reel mistakenly attributed Shane Black as the scriptwriter for “Mission Impossible 5.” It has since been corrected.]
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE
Lionsgate has released a new poster of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” featuring Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen.
Opens November 22