AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Clark Gregg spoke with Collider during the Saturn Awards, briefly discussing his return as Agent Phil Coulson in the upcoming “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” television show.
“I’ve only shot the pilot and there are still going to be some questions after the pilot and some things will be answered,” Gregg told Collider. “I know in the pilot that it’s the world after ‘The Avengers’ and people have seen Chitauri warriors and Asgardian warriors and a giant green rage monster battling like hell over the city of New York, and a lot of people want those powers and some of them aren’t so nice.”
Gregg also spoke with Nerdist about the show and the approach that it takes compared to the Marvel films.
“I’ve been in a bunch of different chapters in the Marvel universe,” Gregg said. “‘Iron Man’ felt completely different from ‘Thor.’ [Jon] Favreau in many ways felt very different from Kenneth Branagh; also, they’re both actors and both hilarious people. This chapter that is Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is less superhuman. It certainly focuses on the people that Agent Coulson represents, the vulnerable, extremely talented agents who are there to deal with the world after ‘The Avengers,’ where a lot of secrets have been revealed, and a lot of people want them.”
Airs Tuesdays this Fall on ABC.
Digital Spy has posted a new featurette for James Mangold’s “The Wolverine,” entitled “A Ronin’s Story,” which brings new details on the upcoming X-Men spinoff.
Opens July 26
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Scotsman.com spoke very briefly with former “Doctor Who” star Karen Gillan about her mystery role in “Guardians of the Galaxy” — but Marvel may be even more secretive about it than the BBC is about “Doctor Who.”
“I can’t really say anything about it other than my character is really bad,” Gillen said. “My hands are more tied on this than they were on ‘Doctor Who!'”
Opens August 1, 2014
THE AVENGERS 2
Joss Whedon spoke with Crave Online at the Saturn Awards, and he’s his usual humorous self — but he also gave his thoughts on the conundrum of Quicksilver appearing in both “The Avengers 2” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”
“It’s a huge part of the movie, I’m really excited about it,” Whedon told Crave Online. “I don’t know what they’re doing. I’m determinedly not knowing. They’ll do their thing, I have to do mine.”
Opens May 1, 2015
THE WALKING DEAD
It’s been a while since there’s been any updates on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” but Collider spoke with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd during the Saturn Awards, and she gave a brief update on the show and the level of consistency it has, despite the changes behind the scenes.
Airs Sundays on AMC
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2
Jamie Foxx spoke with IGN about his role as Electro in “Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
“We gave Electro a personal story,” Foxx told IGN. “We really honed in on Max Dillon, on being betrayed, love, family and work. You get those three things done and that makes a great villain.”
Opens May 2, 2014
Collider has posted five new character posters for “Ender’s Game.” Check them out below.
Opens November 1
THE LONE RANGER
Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” hits theaters this week, and E! Online reports that while star Armie Hammer is on board for a sequel or two, Johnny Depp has not yet signed on.
“I think it was a one-shot deal,” Depp told E! Online, but added, “If they started talking sequel on this, I’d be ready to go in a second.”
Opens July 3
Collider spoke with Shane Black about his upcoming “Doc Savage” feature film, which he confirmed would be set in the 1930s.
“The line I so blithely tossed off, ‘What if Jimmy Stewart were a stone cold killer,’ is a bit misleading. Doc Savage had the abilities of a fighting machine but truly the soul of a pacifist,” Black told Collider. “He always tempered his violent skills with kindness and a social conscience, preferring never to take human life. So, um, perhaps my quote should have more accurately read, ‘potential’ killer.”
The “Kick-Ass 2” YouTube channel has posted two new recruitment videos of Justice Forever members Battle Guy, Insect Man and Doctor Gravity.
Opens August 16