Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Pacific Rim, Amazon: May 17th Comic Reel


It's been a big week for "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." The show already got picked up by ABC for a full season order, and the first trailer for the show was released. However, promotion and excitement about the news continues to trickle through -- including an interview with Joss Whedon and Clark Gregg on what makes the show work with the L.A. Times.

"It came up, 'What about a S.H.I.E.L.D. show?' And I said, 'Oh, that makes perfect sense.' And then, you know, 'What about Coulson?'" And obviously, the first question, was, 'Will this upset the integrity of what we did in 'The Avengers?''" Whedon told the Los Angeles Times. "It's like, 'If we were going to have Coulson, how would we even do it?' Well, we'd do exactly this. That's what I pitched to [Clark] on the phone, that's what's in the script, word for word, and it's all about earning everything, so that people don't feel that you lied, or that you pulled one over on them, that you have an explanation that you buy. Because at the end of the day, the S.H.I.E.L.D. show, it works."

CBR's Kevin Melrose has also written a well-argued account of why Marvel needs to make sure an "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." comic happens.

Premieres Tuesdays this fall on ABC


Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim." Check it out below.

Opens July 12


Comic Book Movie has posted a detailed scene description of Captain America and Sam Wilson's first meeting in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Supposedly, this is the scene that was one of the scenes shot in Washington D.C. The description is pretty spoiler-iffic, so I'll refrain from posting directly here, but feel free to click through if you're so inclined. The scene features Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie and Scarlet Johansson.

Opens April 4, 2014


While the CW's "Wonder Woman" origin story drama "Amazon" won't be on the fall 2013 schedule, it's not dead yet. The show is undergoing redevelopment in the hopes that it will see the light of day.

"It's being redeveloped," CW head Mark Pedowitz told reporters following the networks upfront presentation. "We don't want to produce something [that doesn't do the franchise justice.] It's the trickiest of all DC characters." The CW head went on to note that while "Amazon" had "the basics" in the initial development, the execution was lacking.


Who could forget Brad Bird's "The Incredibles," which was Pixar's love letter to all things superhero? In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bird said he's "been thinking about" a sequel.

"People think that I have not been, but I have. Because I love those characters and love that world," Bird told THR. "I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another ['Incredibles'] film, and if I can get 'em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that. I like the idea of moving a little more quickly in films. I'm looking for ways to accelerate the pace a little bit and figure out a way to keep creative control over these movies to a level where I'm comfortable with the end result but also speed them up a bit and make more of them. I have many different films I wanna make. It's like a big airplane hangar and I have different projects on the floor; half-assembled in my brain. I'm interested in all of them. You kind of have to move on the ones people are willing to pay for and the ones you're most excited about."


/Film has posted an animatic for the "Iron Man 3" mansion attack sequence. It's pretty cool to see how this scene was originally planned and how it stacks up to the actual film.

James Badge Dale spoke with Movies.com about why he decided to take a role in "Iron Man 3," despite not pursuing superhero films in the past.

"It's nice to finally be a part of a movie that the younger people in my family can actually go and see. I've got nieces and nephews who can finally see me in a movie. And it's just great to see it with a younger audience and hear people laughing or boo'ing at me in all the right places," Dale told Movies.com. "I've actually passed on even auditioning for almost every superhero movie I've been sent because I didn't think I could play someone in a suit. I don't want to be in a cape or wear a codpiece. So this was the absolute best of both worlds. I get to be in a superhero movie where my suit is actually just a regular suit."

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J.J. Abrams was on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to promote "Star Trek Into Darkness," but got into audience suggestions about "Star Wars Episode VII." There were definitely a few familiar faces that showed up to suggest plot points.

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