COMIC REEL: "Agents of SHIELD" Showrunners Tease Future; Capaldi as "Doctor Who"


In anticipation of tonight's new episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," showrunners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancheroen spoke with CBR about what to expect from the back half of the season, answering fan questions and teasing plans.

"S.H.I.E.L.D. is a mammoth, all-seeing, all-knowing spy organization, so the moral implication of that is an unavoidable topic we can't help but explore in this universe," Whedon told CBR. "While our writers have always been aware of the role S.H.I.E.L.D. plays in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' (yes, we've seen it -- it is very awesome) and planned some of our storylines around it, we also arrived upon those ideas naturally on our own. There's inherent drama when Director Fury and all the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. are forced to operate on the fringe of society under a constantly shifting, fluid set of rules, but their moral center remains unchanged."

Airs Tuesdays on ABC


Three new international posters for "Amazing Spider-Man 2" have hit online, showcasing Spider-Man's talents at battling Electro in Times Square.

Meanwhile, for those wondering what happened to Dr. Curt Connors at the end of "Amazing Spider-Man," The Daily Bugle viral site has the answer.

The trial of Dr. Curt Connors came to an end as the former geneticist for Oscorp Industries was found guilty on all twenty counts for which he was indicted, including the murder of NYPD Captain George Stacy.

Connors and his attorney, Anne Weying, were unable to convince the jury that he was not responsible for his deadly actions while transformed. His defense that he only injected himself with the serum that changed him into the Lizard to prevent Oscorp Industries from experimenting on innocent civilians did not sway the jury.

Next stop: Rikers. But even that is controversial. Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane has said their facility is better served for housing and studying a prisoner such as Connors, but the judge has yet to rule on where Curt Connors will spend what is likely to be the rest of his life.

Opens May 2


The BBC has released the first photo of Peter Capaldi on the "Doctor Who" set, and while the network notes that the actor is not in his actual "Doctor Who" costume (it's likely that he's actually clad in the clothing Matt Smith wore prior to his transformation into the Twelfth Doctor), he is seen alongside current companion Jenna Louise-Coleman.

"New job, first day, slightly nervous. Just like the Doctor, I'm emerging from the TARDIS into a whole other world," Capaldi said via press release.

Debuts on BBC later this year.


Not really a comic book film, but the new poster for "The LEGO Movie" features Batman in a big way.

While we're on the subject, here's the "awesome" new TV spot for the upcoming movie that features Superman, Batman and The Flash.

Opens February 7

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