COMIC REEL: "Agents of SHIELD" Expands Comic Connections; "Ant-Man" Moves Up Release


"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will get some new comic book connections before the first season is through. Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb revealed at a press conference yesterday that both Deathlok and Lorelei are headed for their Marvel Cinematic Universe debut on the television series. Deathlok will actually be an old familiar face for fans of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." while Lorelei -- played by Elena Satine -- will feature during the episode guest-starring Jaimie Alexander as Sif.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


A brief look at new footage from "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hit online yesterday, teasing a possible reveal coming on Monday, January 27. The clip, released via Instagram, features new looks at characters in the film -- both old and new.

Opens May 23


Marvel is taking advantage of the void left by the "Man of Steel" sequel delay, and has moved up the release of Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man" to July 17, 2015. Although no specific reason for the shift in date was given, an earlier release for the film only spells good news for fans, who get to experience the newest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe ahead of schedule.

Opens July 17, 2015


Wonder Woman actress Gal Gadot has signed on for a three-movie DC Cinematic Universe contract to play the Amazon -- one of which will be the anticipated "Man of Steel" sequel. The other two films are rumored to be the much-speculated "Justice League" movie and a "Wonder Woman" solo endeavor.

Opens May 6, 2016


Ain't It Cool News has uncovered a brief plot synopsis of Fox's "Fantastic Four" reboot from Acting-Auditions.org, which implies that the reboot will indeed be an origin story.

Update: Although Trank insisted the "synopsis is definitely not the synopsis or anything close to the synopsis," Fox has demanded the purported plot details be removed.

Opens June 19, 2015


Wrapping up the week, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released a new TV spot for "300: Rise of an Empire."

Opens March 7

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