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COMIC REEL: “Batman v Superman” Could Profit Less Than “Man of Steel”; New “Agents of SHIELD” Preview

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COMIC REEL: “Batman v Superman” Could Profit Less Than “Man of Steel”; New “Agents of SHIELD” Preview

AGENTS OF SHIELD

Marvel has released a new clip from next week’s episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” titled “Paradise Lost.”

In “One More Step,” Lincoln and Daisy seek out a potential Inhuman who has set out land mines in his yard, in the event that someone is after him.

S.H.I.E.L.D. hunts for information on their dangerous new enemy, and a shameful secret from Malick’s past is exposed, threatening to destroy his Hydra legacy.

Airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on ABC.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN

In a new report, “Batman v Superman” is projected to fall short of “Man of Steel’s” overall profit, once proceeds from home video, TV and merchandise are tallied. The film is estimated to be on track to make $278 million in profit for Warner Bros., below the $300 million the studio earned from “Man of Steel.”

Because of “Batman v Superman’s” astronomical budget — which could possibly make it the most expensive film ever made, when the print and advertising budget is taken into consideration — the profit goal is considerably higher, compared to its predecessor.

“I’m sure that it’s a bit of a disappointment,” analyst Wade Holden told Bloomberg. “They were probably hoping for box-office numbers similar to ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ since ‘Batman v Superman’ had DC’s three most well-known comic book heroes together in the same movie.”

Regardless of the film’s margin of profit, Matthew Harrigan, an analyst at Wunderlich Securities who recommends Time Warner stock, said the film should still appease the studio: “They have to be pretty satisfied; they probably aren’t elated.”

Currently in theaters.

THE FLASH

The CW has unveiled a new round of spoilery images from “The Flash’s” next episode, “Versus Zoom,” that reveals a scene where Wally West faces an unmasked Barry Allen, in Zoom’s clutches.

LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

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The CW has released a new set of images from “Legends of Tomorrow’s” Old West episode — featuring a guest appearance from Jonah Hex (Johnathon Schaech) — titled “Magnificent Eight.”

THE WALKING DEAD

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“The Walking Dead” executive producer and visual effects artist Greg Nicotero has released a behind-the-scenes video that shows off a head that was made to explode with compressed air.

Nicotero wrote in the post, “Crazy exploding head test using compressed air and water instead of fake blood.”

Check out the demonstration below:

Crazy exploding head test using compressed air and water instead of fake blood

A video posted by Greg Nicotero (@gnicotero) on

Returns this October on AMC.

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