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COMIC REEL: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Unleashed; Wan Rumored For “Shazam”

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COMIC REEL: “Avengers: Age Of Ultron” Unleashed; Wan Rumored For “Shazam”

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

So, last night happened. After Marvel made a big to-do on Tuesday night about the first “Avengers: Age of Ultron” airing during next week’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” someone leaked the full trailer well ahead of Marvel’s schedule. Marvel acknowledged the leak on Twitter with a bit of humor:


They then just went ahead and released the official trailer. As if you haven’t already watched it a dozen times, here it is:

They also released the first poster for the 2015 sequel, one that features a very Ultron-esque Avengers “A.”

After watching the trailer, you might wonder why the camera lingers on a random dude sporting an Abe Lincoln beard and a scowl. That man is Andy Serkis, and the folks over at ComicBook.com have spotted a similarity between Serkis and the animated version of noted Black Panther villain, Ulysses Klaw.

Total Film has a quick quote from actor James Spader comparing Ultron, the villain he voices, and Red from his NBC drama “The Blacklist.”

“Ultron takes abrupt turns in scenes,” said Spader. “Red isn’t pyschopathic but Ultron is. Yes, he is psychopathic. He’s really batshit crazy!”

Opens May 1, 2015

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

You can catch our recap of Monday’s episode, “A Hen in the Wolf House,” over on Spinoff. Once you’re done catching up with this week’s episode, you can watch a clip from next week’s ep recently released by ABC featuring Fitz and Simmons’ less than ideal reunion.

SpoilerTV has a whole bunch of stills from next week’s episode, titled “A Fractured House.” You can check out a few Mockingbird-centric ones below.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

Our recap for last night’s episode, “Corto Maltese,” can be found over at Spinoff.

The CW has released a trailer for next week’s episode, “The Magician.” Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law) and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) take center stage in the tense promo and talk about killing a lot.

SuperHeroHype has a bunch of promo stills from “The Magician,” including ones of the aforementioned Law and Barrowman.

We also caught up with actor David Ramsey and talked to him about how his character John Diggle will fit into the upcoming “Arrow”/”Flash” crossover.

“It’s funny — Diggle comes off pretty humorous in the crossover episode,” said Ramsey. “His reaction to Barry’s superpowers is nothing short of hilarious. We get to explore that a little bit. Central City is light and airy and there’s sunshine and sunrays and beams of light everywhere. Starling City is this dark, broody place. We come there with this weight, this crime-fighting, ‘How do we solve the crime and find our man?’ type of attitude. We’re met with this light and airy Central City, where it’s, ‘We name our bad guys little fluffy criminal names.’ That drama all by itself is funny. But Diggle’s reaction to Barry is a real treat. He’s very surprised at this world of superpowered humans in Central City.”

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

CONSTANTINE

Some new stills from “Constantine’s” second episode have popped up on SpoilerTV, and they feature a very dirty Constantine paired with new addition Angelica Celaya.

Premieres October 24 on NBC

GOTHAM

Fox has released two new featurettes for the freshman drama titled “Homicide Division” and “March of the Penguin.”

“Firefly” and “Homeland” alum Morena Baccarin has joined “Gotham” in a recurring role straight from the comics. Baccarin will play Dr. Leslie Thompkins, a physician and friend of the Waynes. TV Line reported that the character will work at Arkham Asylum and be “drawn to” Detective Jim Gordon and, therefore, danger.

A brief synopsis of the eight episode, titled “Mask,” has been released. Nicholas D’Agosto’s Harvey Dent makes his debut in the episode.

GORDON AND BULLOCK INVESTIGATE A DEADLY FIGHT CLUB ON AN ALL-NEW “GOTHAM” MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, ON FOX

Gordon and Bullock investigate a Gothamite who runs a deadly fight club for candidates applying to work at his financial firm. Meanwhile, Bruce returns to school and gets a visit from a new friend in the all-new “The Mask” episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (GTH-108) (TV-14 D, L, V)

Airs Mondays on Fox

POLAR

Dark Horse announced that the graphic novel by Victor Santos, “Polar: Came From the Cold,” will receive a film adaptation from the publisher’s entertainment division and Constantin Film. Santos’ “Polar” started out as a webcomic and was collected and published by Dark Horse Comics in late 2013. “Polar” focuses on master assassin Black Kaiser as he comes out of retirement to fight off hitmen and protect the child of a former target.

SHAZAM

“Saw” and “Insidious” director James Wan might be directing DC Comics’ “Shazam” feature film. MovieWeb cooked up this theory after New Line announced the horror director’s return the “Conjuring” film series. Considering New Line President Toby Emmerich’s fondness for Wan (“we see him as a class of one”) and the fact that “Shazam” has been in development at New Line for a decade, this rumor has some reason behind it.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Newsarama posted an interview with “X-Men: Days of Future Past” second unit director Brian Smrz about his upcoming role in “X-Men: Apocalypse” — one that will apparently include the return of Evan Peters’ Quicksilver.

When asked what he was looking forward to in “Apocalypse,” Smrz answered, “Well, there will be another Quicksilver scene, which I’m looking forward to; that’ll be fun.” Smrz also said he’d love to make a solo film for the speedster, saying, “I’d love to do a Quicksilver as a solo film because there’s a lot to enjoy with that character.”

Opens May 27, 2016

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