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COMIC REEL: “Avengers” Sequel Trailer Teams Up With “S.H.I.E.L.D.”; Meet “Gotham’s” Harvey Dent

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COMIC REEL: “Avengers” Sequel Trailer Teams Up With “S.H.I.E.L.D.”; Meet “Gotham’s” Harvey Dent

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

Entertainment Weekly caught up with Adrianne Palicki following the debut of her character, Bobbi Morse, in last night’s episode. The former “Friday Night Lights” actress discussed how her hesitation towards the role turned into excitement.

“Playing an action hero is always exciting, but it was scary, because I was like, ‘I will never be able to play another Marvel character if I go forward in this role,'” said Palicki. “There was a lot of questions and a lot of weighing the options. The showrunners were very convincing. I’m glad that we all came together and I got to be this character.” Palicki added that it is “absolutely” possible for her to play Mockingbird in a Marvel movie. When asked about her character’s future on the small screen, though, Palicki kept her cards close to her chest. “That is up in the air still. She is part of the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. In episode 206, the world turns on S.H.I.E.L.D. because Hydra poses as them and attacks the U.N. All those story lines are still going; she’s just now a part of that world.”

And Marvel has also unveiled what Mockingbird will look like now that she’s a part of “S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” world.

ABC released a promo for the aforementioned episode 206 following last night’s episode that sees the team turning to an unlikely source for help.

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

ARROW

Concept artist Andy Poon has posted his designs for the live action versions of “Arrow’s” Arsenal and “Flash’s” Multiplex on his personal blog. The artist expressed praise for how his Arsenal design translated to the small screen, writing: “I’m super happy how this one turns out in person and on screen, costume designer Maya Mani and her team did such an amazing job on it and definitely set a new high bar for the show.”

Poon has started working on “Arrow’s” companion show “Flash,” starting with last week’s villain Multiplex.

You can check out a few other detail shots and alternate looks over at The Art of Andy Poon.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

It looks like we won’t have to wait for the Super Bowl to get our first glimpse at the “Avengers” sequel. Marvel Studios revealed last night that the first trailer for next year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will make its television debut during next week’s episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Of course the exact wording said “world broadcast premiere,” which technically does not rule out the trailer making an online debut sometime before next Tuesday’s episode.

Opens May 1, 2015

CONSTANTINE

SpoilerTV has posted a few cast promo pics for the upcoming NBC horror drama. The photos feature Angelica Celaya’s character Zed, who joined the show following the departure of Lucy Griffiths, as well as Harold Perrineau as Manny, Matt Ryan as John Constantine and Charles Halford as Chaz.

Premieres October 24 on NBC

CYBORG

Entertainment Weekly talked to future DC leading man Ray Fisher about the recently announced “Cyborg” solo film — a film he found out about just before the rest of the world did last week.

“I didn’t know the extent to which DC and WB had planned on taking my character,” said Fisher, who will first play Cyborg in 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” “When I signed on, I just wanted to be part of this world. But that specific information, I found out then and there. I didn’t think I’d be getting my own stand-alone film.”

The interview also reveals that Fisher has wrapped his part in “Batman v Superman,” where he met Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ben Affleck (Batman). “I met everyone in the Justice League except Henry Cavill [who plays Superman] and Ezra Miller [who will play the Flash],” said Fisher.

Opens in 2020

DAREDEVIL

Charlie “Daredevil” Cox recently talked to The Hollywood Reporter about his upcoming superhero series, which kicks off Marvel Studios’ partnership with Netflix.

“It’s great fun, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility,” said Cox. “I wasn’t really aware of how vast the comic book world was until I became part of the Marvel Universe. I went to [New York] Comic Con last week, and it’s really important to a lot of people. It really is. I’m having a great time.”

Cox mentioned that he’s read “comics after comics after comics” in preparation for his role in the dark series. When asked what specifically about “Daredevil” makes this the darkest Marvel project, Cox said, “The concept that he can’t stop… He’s going out, and he’s taking the law into his own hands, and he doesn’t know if he can stop.”

Premieres on Netflix in 2015

DC

In a report about James Wan returning to helm the sequel to his 2013 hit “The Conjuring,” Deadline snuck in a hint that Wan is attached to one of DC’s upcoming super hero movies.

When asked about Wan’s relationship to New Line, studio president/COO Toby Emmerich said, “James will make an important movie for New Line and Warner Bros or DC, and that is definitely part of the plan, and a reason for bringing him into the family.”

Wan made a name for himself with horror films “Saw,” “Insidious” and “The Conjuring” before jumping to the action genre with the upcoming “Fast & Furious 7.” DC and Warner Bros. have yet to confirm that Wan is attached to any of the announced comic book films.

THE FLASH

You can check out our recap of last night’s episode, “Things You Can’t Outrun,” over on Spinoff. It looks like you’ll be seeing a lot more “Flash” recaps now that the CW picked the freshman superhero series up for a full season.

The CW has posted a promo for next week’s episode, “Going Rogue,” which features the debut of Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold as well as a visit from “Arrow’s” Emily Bett Rickards.

The CW also has you covered if you prefer your promos in picture form; here are a few stills released from next week’s episode, featuring Captain Cold and Rickards as Felicity Smoak.

Entertainment Weekly interviewed Danielle Panabaker about a possible romance between her character Caitlin Snow and the Scarlet Speedster.

“I see a hint of it,” said Panabaker. “Both Barry and Caitlin are currently very focused on past relationships. They’re both mourning other people that they can’t be with, but that’s a connection they seem to have a lot. I think there’s something brewing. Caitlin puts a lot of her emotions that she has about [her deceased fiancee] Ronnie on Barry. She doesn’t want to see him get hurt. She doesn’t want anything to happen to him the way it did to Ronnie, so she’s very protective of him.”

Airs Tuesdays on the CW

GOTHAM

The latest episode of DC All Access features a set visit to “Gotham,” including a first look at Nicholas D’Agosto as pre-Two-Face Harvey Dent.

“I instantly get to walk in as the Harvey Dent that is the white knight,” D’Agosto told DC All Access. “The guy that’s trying to do the right thing. I think what’s exciting about it is that they are pulling from a lot of different storylines from different Batman iterations, so how they want to use me exactly is kind of up in the air.”

You can check out the entire interview and set visit, as well as some face time with the cast of “Constantine,” in the video below.

Airs Mondays on Fox

JUDGE DREDD: SUPERFIEND

A teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming unofficial “Dredd” spinoff “Superfiend.” The animated project comes from “Dredd” producer Adi Shankar and writers the Junquera Brothers. The full trailer will be released on October 23rd, and — as this teaser boasts — “death” arrives on October 27th.

STATIC SHOCK

Warner Bros. newly-announced short-form digital division will be adapting DC Comics’ “Static Shock” into a live-action property from film producer and comic book writer Reginald Hudlin. Details about the project remain scarce, but The Hollywood Reporter noted that the series will most likely based on the ’90s “Static” comic written by Dwayne McDuffie and Robert L. Washington with art by John Paul Leon.

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