AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
The Huffington Post has debuted a new featurette video focusing on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." characters Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Gemma Simmons. This is the first good look viewers have had at the duo, and the two act as a biochem/techops team.
Meanwhile, EW.com announced composer Bear McCreary, perhaps currently best known for his work on "The Walking Dead" theme song, will be introduced as the composer for the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot at Comic-Con International.
"Joss and I spoke at length about the music for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' in particular, about the challenge of creating a score that is big enough in its orchestral presence that it feels cinematic and feels at home in the Marvel Cinematic Universe," McCreary told EW. "It also must capture the intimate human characteristics that define this series. In editorial, it became clear that simply tracking in typical big 'superhero movie' music wasn't going to work. So Joss helped guide me to find a sound that lives a little in both worlds."
Finally, Marvel has released a CCI exclusive poster for the show that focuses on a classified file.
Debuts Tuesdays this Fall on ABC
THE WALKING DEAD
Speaking of television shows based on comic books, TV Guide spoke with creator Robert Kirkman and incoming showrunner Scott Gimple about plans for the fourth season -- including new survivors coming in.
"Some time has passed and there are new groups and new characters that have come into the prison over the month in the gap," Kirkman told TV Guide. "There are some characters, like Bob Stookey, who aren't very capable or very useful, and then there are other characters like Tyrese and Sasha who are stepping up in a big way. Karen, another character that came from Woodbury, is very essential to this season. There is a lot of new blood and a lot of new faces. The cast really expanded, which usually happens at the beginning of every season and it contracts a little by the end. This season will be very in line with that."
Gimple and Kirkman also spoke briefly about adapting current comic book villain Negan for the show.
"Reading the book now and reading Negan as a character, I'm like, 'Damn, there's so much to do before we get to him!'" Gimple said. "One of my favorite issues with him recently was the Carl/Negan issue. I think it'd be such an amazing episode of TV, but we have a lot to do before we get there."
EW.com has posted an animated GIF of Glenn and Maggie locking lips. Check it out below.
Finally, AMC has released a CCI-exclusive "The Walking Dead" poster by artist Alex Ross, which features the popular comic book artist's take on the walkers.
Returns this fall on AMC
With all the "X-Force" rumors hitting a fever pitch before CCI, MTV spoke with Ryan Reynolds about whether the upcoming film is a vehicle to bring his portrayal of Deadpool to the film.
"If I knew what X-Force was, I would," Reynolds told MTV. "It sounds a little bit like a 1985 Chuck Norris vehicle. I don't know what X-Force is. That sounds great."
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Vulture has posted a report that contends Fox plans to send "over a dozen" cast members to CCI to tease "X-Men: Days of Future Past" -- though many of them will likely be there already, like Hugh Jackman for "The Wolverine," Peter Dinklage for "Game of Thrones," Jennifer Lawrence for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," etc.
The report further states that official confirmation will come that Peter Dinklage is indeed playing Bolivar Trask, and that actor Josh Helman will be playing a young William Stryker, the villain from "X2."
Meanwhile, Bryan Singer continues his teaser photos on Twitter, this time featuring a new image of Lucas Till, implying he'll reprise his role as Alex Summers.
- Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) July 15, 2013
Opens May 23, 2014
MTV has posted a new featurette for "R.I.P.D.," which debuts this Friday. The featurette details a stunt that sees actress Marissa Miller get splatted across a moving bus.
Opens July 19
In anticipation of its presence at CCI 2013, Legendary Entertainment has released a new theatrical poster for "Godzilla," posted by IGN. The poster features the legendary monster made out of building debris.
Opens May 16, 2014
Joe Casey and Chris Burnham's "Officer Downe" Image Comics series is set for a film adaptation -- but the surprise is who's directing: Slipknot drummer Shawn "Clown" Crahan. Crahan has directed several of Slipknot's music videos, and will direct a screenplay by Casey.
The film will be produced by Man of Action, Skip Williamson and Mark Neveldine. Slipknot's manager Cory Brennan will executive produce.
Here's an interesting rumor to wrap things up before CCI 2013 starts tomorrow -- Marvel Studios may want to cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Doctor Strange. The rumor comes from Latino Review, and it's possible the rumor will be confirmed or debunked at Marvel's CCI presentation on Saturday.