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AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has started production on season three and Marvel.com has a pair of cryptic images to go along with their announcement. One features S.H.I.E.L.D. HQ as an active crime scene while the other sees co-showrunner Jed Whedon on set with director Vincent Misiano.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE

Empire has unveiled the cover for their upcoming issue, which features the titular titans of "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice." Both Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman can be seen in the image, standing tall on either side of a stylized rip. Affleck's Batman is particularly of note, as he appears to be going for the title of Most Buff Batman Ever.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Cobie Smulders remained mum about whether or not Maria Hill has a part to play in "Civil War" or either of the Avengers' "Infinity War" movies.

"That's really sweet that you asked me, but I can't talk about that. I'll get in trouble!" said Smulders. She spoke about what it's like being in the Marvel movie family, as well. "It's very secretive. They like to keep the surprises for the audience so they don't reveal a lot of information -- even to the inner circle. But it is nice! It's very cool to be a part of the world, and a part of this ongoing story that's happening. Normally, you walk into a movie, have a script, and then you're done with it, or at the most you'll do a sequel --maybe. But with the Marvel world, they're doing television, they have merchandise like crazy, and Lego video games. It's cool to be a part of all of it."

Opens May 6, 2016

DEADPOOL

Alberta Film Ratings has noted that the first trailer for "Deadpool" has been classified ahead of its impending release. The site notes that the clip is going to be PG-rated -- meaning there'll be a lot less F-bombs than what was seen in San Diego -- and have a 2:24 running time. ComicBookMovie grabbed a screencap of the site.

DOCTOR STRANGE

A profile on actress Tilda Swinton published by the Guardian contains a bit of interesting information regarding her upcoming role as the Ancient One in "Doctor Strange." The profile notes that Swinton will soon begin shooting "Doctor Strange" and that her role has a "Swinton-esque twist" in that she "doesn't yet know if she will play the part as a man or a woman."

Opens November 4, 2016

GAMBIT

With its late 2016 release date, new information has popped up online [h/t Collider] that gives an insight into what Fox has in mind for "Gambit." The Louisiana Economic Development's website Fast Lane has a rundown of the shape and scope of "Gambit's" production, noting that the film will begin production in Remy LeBeau's home state on October 13, 2015 and run through to February 12, 2016. Even more notable -- and possibly telling -- is the film's budget: $154,975,309. According to the form, $30 million of "Gambit's" budget will go to Louisiana employees.

Additionally, Showbiz411 has gotten hold of what could be a casting sheet for the film, revealing that the movie will feature a lot of criminal types -- and no recognizable characters from the comics, at least not yet.

Louis- Male, any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Elegant and intelligent. An appealing entrepreneur with an unexpected dark side.

Vera- Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s - early 30s. Beautiful, smart, tough, fiery and unpredictable.

Wes- Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s - mid 30s. Aspirational but weak minded. Soulful and sensitive.

Fritz- Male, any ethnicity, 40s - 50s. A professional thief. Charismatic con-artist. Warm hearted but untrustworthy.

Nash- Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s - early 30s. A potent threat. Heir to his mother's business. Malevolent.

Willhelm- Male, any ethnicity, 30s. Dangerous street criminal. Protective and loyal to his family. Intensely loyal and violent.

Gary- Male, any ethnicity, mid 20s - early 30s. A little simple; dim-witted and passive.

Nonna-Female, any ethnicity, mid 20s - 30 years old. Uptight, corporate, vicious, sexual.

Joe- Male, any ethnicity, 30s. He's a gun for hire. He is the black sheep of his family. Not from good breeding but from a working class family.

Ben-Male, any ethnicity, 20s. Just reaching adulthood. A street kid, a disaffected outsider, an orphan.

Boris-Male, Hispanic, 20s. Charming, handsome, and dangerous..

Clarissa- Female, mixed race, 10 - 12 years old. Ethereal and other worldly. Very expressive.

Wolfgang- Male, authentic French, 40s. A French criminal. Must speak fluent French.

Howard- Male, Caucasian. 50s. A refined European mobster who speaks fluent French.

Opens October 7, 2016

SPIDER-MAN

During an interview with NPR, "Vacation" co-directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein revealed that they are writing Marvel/Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" film.

"We can finally acknowledge that [we are writing 'Spider-Man,'" Daly told NPR. "This is the first time that we can say that we are writing it."

"We've been saying no comment for the last week," Goldstein added.

"He's a sharp kid and witty and kind of deals with the fact that he's an outcast and a geek through humor," Daley told NPR of the character. "It is sort of the safety net for geeks like us, so I think we can totally relate to where he's coming from. As well as the superpowers, which we also have."

Opens July 28, 2017

SUPERGIRL

A Melissa Benoist fansite has posted some pics of the actress onset in her Supergirl garb, engaging in some casual truck-lifting.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Images removed at the request of the copyright holder.

Premieres October 26 on CBS

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Incoming Cyclops actor Tye Sheridan spoke about his role in the next "X-Men" film in an interview with IndieWire.

"My character is angry and a bit lost, which I feel like is where I've met a lot of my characters -- in these sort of young life transitions where they're struggling to figure things out about themselves," said Sheridan of Cyclops. "He's now learning about being a mutant and trying to handle his superhero powers. The arc for the character is really cool for me -- it's not like I'm just stepping into it and I'm a superhero and it's cool and all that with the suit. You kind of see the progression of this character -- where he comes from, what he has to overcome and where he goes at the end of the film. It's a great arc.

Opens May 27, 2016

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