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COMIC REEL: “Agents of SHIELD” Showrunners on Expansion; New “The Flash” Clip

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COMIC REEL: “Agents of SHIELD” Showrunners on Expansion; New “The Flash” Clip

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

CBR spoke with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen about season two, including bringing in Mockingbird into the fold.

“Well, we’re very excited to have the beloved character, Mockingbird, on the show. Adrianne Palicki was a perfect fit for the role,” Tancharoen said. “She was someone we pictured from the beginning. It’s thrilling to have a nice, sort of skilled, sexy spy in the mix. And I think with the handful of characters that we have added to the show, it’s just to illustrate what the new S.H.I.E.L.D. may look like. Coulson is operating with limited resources, so he has to bring people into the fold. So it may feel like we’re expanding a lot, but really, the people that you will see are basically the people we have at our disposal.”

“We used to be a ragtag group in a huge machine that was churning,” added Whedon. “Then, they were agents who had support. Now, that we have less, we sort of see all of them. So while our cast is getting bigger, it’s actually because S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting smaller, we’re using every resource we can.”

Marvel.com has posted the synopsis for the second episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” season two. Guest stars include the return of B.J. Britt as Agent Triplett, Adrian Pasdar as General Talbot and Ruth Negga as Raina (the girl in the flower dress), as well as newcomer Kyle MacLachlan as The Doctor — apparently the identity of Skye’s father.

“Heavy is the Head” – Hunted and running out of solutions, Coulson puts his team right in the line of fire in the hopes of saving them all. But with General Talbot, Hydra and Creel all on the attack, can they possibly survive? Meanwhile, a mysterious Doctor (Kyle MacLachlan) harbors some dangerous secrets that could destroy one of our core team members.

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons and Nick Blood as Lance Hunter.

Guest starring are B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Ruth Negga as Raina, Henry Simmons as Alphonso “Mack” Mackenzie, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Kyle MacLachlan as The Doctor, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, Carolina Espiro as waitress and Cutter Garcia as bartender.

“Heavy is the Head” was written by Paul Zbyszewski and directed by Jesse Bochco.

Returns to ABC Septmeber 23.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN

The Hollywood Reporter has dug up some Instagram photos of the new Batmobile from “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The shots are incredibly detailed and offer up easily the best look at the vehicle yet.

Opens March 25, 2016

THE SINISTER SIX

The Toronto Sun has posted an interview with Andrew Garfield, inquiring about his involvement with “The Sinister Six” spinoff film — and the actor said his involvement is “kind of immaterial.”

“I can say I’m really excited about Drew Goddard, who’s going to be writing and directing the ‘Sinister Six movie,'” he said. “And whether I’m involved in that or not is kind of immaterial.”

However, the actor was quick to add, “I don’t know if I should say anything right now,” which doesn’t add much more information, but is certainly intriguing.

Opens November 11, 2016

CAPTAIN AMERICA 3

Crave Online has posted a lengthy interview with Joe and Anthony Russo in celebration of the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” DVD/Blu-ray release, teasing what’s in store for “Captain America 3.”

“If you’ve been talking to Kevin [Feige, President of Marvel Studios] the title has been in place probably for ten years in his brain,” Joe Russo said of the film. “It’s all part of the road map that he’s laid out, and it’s all part of the bigger plan.”

The director went on to state that, much like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” there is similarly “a very, very big idea at the center of ‘Cap 3.’ But how we get there is all up to us.”

Opens May 6, 2016

THE FLASH

The CW has posted a new clip promoting “The Flash” that details the big particle accelerator explosion and how it affected STAR Labs and its staff — with a huge revelation: Caitlin Snow’s fiance, Ronnie Raymond, was presumed killed in the explosion.

Debuts October 7 on The CW

SUPERGIRL

Greg Berlanti has confirmed that a “Supergirl” television series is in the works. While speaking with CBR about developing “The Flash”, the executive producer stated that the “Supergirl” project is currently in very early development.

“We’re just starting to work on it,” Berlanti told CBR News. “We haven’t gone to the networks yet, so. I’ll be happy, very excited to talk about it once we know where its home will be and that kind of stuff, but not at this moment.”

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