AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC has officially picked up “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for this fall. The show has an official cast photo, an official ABC website, a logo and a full trailer, all of which can be viewed below.
Don’t touch Lola.
It seems as though ABC and Marvel are going all-out when it comes to promotion for this show. There’s already a viral website called WeAreTheRisingTide.com, which has a few interesting videos from a theorist attempting to explore exactly who and what S.H.I.E.L.D. is. Right now, it’s only a few sparse videos, but it’s expected that more will be revealed as the months lead to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” fall premiere.
Airs fall 2013 on ABC
IRON MAN 3
Kevin Feige took part in an “Iron Man 3” Q&A on Twitter on Friday, and Comic Book Movie has a round-up of all the questions and answers. Perhaps the most interesting comment from Feige is that Extremis will appear after “Iron Man 3.” However, Feige didn’t specify whether that would be in a full-length feature film, on television via “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” or in a Marvel One-Shot.
Although “The Great Gatsby” premiered this weekend, “Iron Man 3” still took the number one spot at the box office for the second week in a row with an estimated box office take of $72.5 million, bringing its total domestic box office numbers to $284.9 million.
Much of that success has to do with Robert Downey Jr., whose future as the Armored Avenger is somewhat up in the air. Spinoff Online’s Kevin Melrose has a great analysis on how the franchise can survive — if at all — without Downey Jr.
However, according to an interview with Moviefone, Mark Ruffalo stated his surprise at hearing that there may be recasting for characters like Hulk and Thor.
“I haven’t caught wind of any of that,” Ruffalo told Moviefone. “I was surprised to hear it, because I don’t even think anyone’s really started negotiating yet.”
The actor said he was “signed on for — oh my gosh — six movies altogether” including “The Avengers.” He also spoke with IAmRogue about how the post-credits scene in “Iron Man 3” came about.
“Marvel had had an idea but then they scraped it and I thought it wasn’t going to happen,” Ruffalo went on. “Then I saw Robert and he said, ‘What do you think about coming and doing a day?’ I said, ‘Are you kidding me? Bang, lets do it!’ We sort of spitballed that scene, then I came in and we shot for a couple of hours and laughed. I haven’t seen it yet but people seem to like it.”
Now in theaters
THE WALKING DEAD
AMC has released the first still photo from “The Walking Dead” season four, featuring Rick Grimes with a shadowy and mysterious blurry figure behind him.
Airs Sundays on AMC
MAN OF STEEL
Comic Book Movie has posted a new “Man of Steel” TV spot featuring some new footage from the upcoming film.
Opens June 14
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Marc Webb continues his Twitter teasers for “Amazing Spider-Man,” this time with a first look at Paul Giamatti as Aleksei Sytsevich (The Rhino) behind the wheel of a truck.
Opens May 2, 2014
BBC has released a trailer for the season finale of “Doctor Who,” “The Name of the Doctor.”
Airs Saturday on BBC America
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Fandango has posted an interview with “Thor: The Dark World” actress Jaimie Alexander about what to expect from the upcoming sequel.
“We do get to see a lot more of the Asgardian lifestyle, and the daily lives of the warriors and that sort of thing,” Alexander told Fandango. “It’s really as gorgeous as it was in the first movie. You get to see what it’s like when they celebrate after a victory and how much they all love each other so much, and how they’ve known each other their entire lifes — all the Warriors Three, Thor, the king, the queen, everybody. So it’s really fun to see how they are with each other, and how actually, how similar it is to Earth: the way they treat each other, where they go to celebrate, what they do.”
Last week, it was rumored that Kiefer Sutherland was in talks to return to the role of Jack Bauer for a “24” limited series. Deadline reports that the show is now a done deal, with Fox greenlighting the drama and plan to announce it at the upfront presentation today.