AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
The first video promo for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” second season has hit, and it features quite a few old familiar faces — including Coulson, Skye, Melinda May, Fitz and Simmons, and the traitorous Grant Ward complete with bad-guy beard!
Returns September 23 on ABC
Vincent D’Onofrio spoke with Men’s Journal about adjusting to his new role as the Kingpin, and the overall tone of the upcoming series.
“I can’t really talk about specifics. Really,” D’Onofrio told Men’s Journal. “But I can tell you it’s all working. It’s all gritty. Everything is really impressive. They seem to know what they’re doing over at Marvel. I think ever since Downey and [Jon] Favreau did Iron Man and proved that comic book movies could be really cool they’ve just embraced that and taken it to the next level. They keep knocking it out of the park. This Netflix series that we’re filming right now, it’s going to be so amazing to watch. We’re doing these incredible, iconic scenes every single day. I have the best character; I play one of the best characters I’ve read in a long time. I haven’t had this much fun with a role for many years.”
Spoiler TV has posted a new promotional image for “The Flash” that evokes a very specific comic book feel.
Debuts October 7 on The CW
Speaking of promos, The Hollywood Reporter has dug up a new look at “Arrow” season three, which features a lot of teases for longtime fans of the show, including an Oliver/Felicity kiss, a very different Thea, the return of The Canary, and Laurel showcasing her fight skills.
Returns October 8 on The CW
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
Apparently, Hawkeye was supposed to make an appearance in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” but couldn’t due to Jeremy Renner’s schedule. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo spoke with Screenrant, divulging a detailed explanation of what the scene would have entailed.
“What it was going to be, we were trying to complicate the relationship between Cap and his S.H.I.E.L.D agent friends,” Joe Russo told Screenrant. “If Hawkeye got a call from S.H.I.E.L.D saying Captain America is a fugitive, would he listen to that call or not listen to that call? That sequence actually was heartbreaking for us to cut it. I think it ultimately might have been a conflict with Renner’s schedule. But there was a great sequence where Hawkeye was chasing Cap through Washington D.C. there was an awesome sequence where they confronted each other in a ravine on the outskirts of D.C. and Hawkeye was shooting a series of arrows closing in on Cap, Cap closing in on him. And then Cap took him down and he realized for the first time that Hawkeye was trying to trick S.H.I.E.L.D, where he whispered something into Cap’s ear that Cap had a tracker on his suit and to punch Hawkeye to make it look real, because there was a Quinjet hovering above where they were watching the feedback back at S.H.I.E.L.D.”
On DVD/Blu-ray September 9
BIG HERO 6
Comic Book Movie has posted a new short promo for “Big Hero 6” featuring Baymax.
Opens November 7
STAR WARS REBELS
The new “Star Wars Rebels” short has debuted online, this time focusing on Ezra as he discovers a downed TIE fighter on the planet Lothal.
Debuts this Fall on Disney XD