COMIC REEL: Douglas on "Ant-Man" Costume; "Agents of SHIELD" Gets Special Guest Stars


The first synopsis for the "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." season two debut, "Shadows" has hit online, revealing a number of cast members and guest stars, including Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, George Stephanopoulos as himself and the return of B.J. Britt as Agent Antoine Triplett.

"Shadows" - Coulson and his team are now wanted fugitives with limited resources -- but that's not stopping them from keeping the world safe from powerful and unseen threats everywhere. However, with new members they hardly know, will S.H.I.E.L.D. ever be trusted again? Watch "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," on the ABC Television Network.

"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, Nick Blood as Agent Lance Hunter, Adrian Pasdar as Brigadier General Glenn Talbot, Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Patton Oswalt as Agent Billy Koenig, Lucy Lawless as Isabelle "Izzy" Hartley, Wilmer Calderon as Idaho, Reed Diamond as Daniel Whitehall, Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter, Brian Patrick Wade as Carl Creel, Matthew Glave as Roger Browning, Simon Kassianides as Sunil Bakshi, George Stephanopoulos as self, Raquel Gardner as Carla Talbot, Ben Turner Nixon as Hydra Officer, Franco Vega as Military Leader, Rich Ceraulo as Soldier #1, and JB Tadena as Private Tilden.

"Shadows" was written by Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharon and directed by Vincent Misiano.

"Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." season one is out on Blu-ray today, and a few clips of special features are making the rounds online -- including one from IGN detailing Chloe Bennett's first major stunt.

Returns to ABC September 22


A new look at The Vision from "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has found its way online. The concept art is said to have come from Sideshow Collectibles, a company that has partnered with Marvel on many statues and collectibles over the years. The concept art shows Vision floating slightly above the ground in a design very similar to his comic book counterpart.

Opens May 1, 2015


Michael Douglas spoke with MTV about his role in "Ant-Man" and whether he might be donning a costume during the course of the film -- spoilers, he likely will not.

"The good thing is Paul Rudd is ripped," Douglas told MTV. "He's been training for this picture for a long time. He was so cut that they had to soften his costume up even with all the built-in six-packs. My costume will be hung up, and Paul will be wearing it in good form."

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Opens July 17, 2015


Fox has released a new "Gotham" featurette centering on new addition to the Batman mythos, Fish Mooney, played by Jada Pinkett-Smith.

"Fish Mooney is an up-and-comer in the criminal world of Gotham, and she has a mind to take over Gotham," said Pinkett-Smith. "So, we'll see how that goes."

Debuts September 22 on FOX


The Hollywood Reporter spoke with "Arrow" executive producer Greg Berlanti about the upcoming season, including the possible relationship between Oliver and Felicity, which is ""something that we've been working toward and building toward since she first showed up on the show."

"We deal with it head-on in the premiere, but there aren't a lot of superheroes who are married," Berlanti told THR. "It's more that we're dealing with the finale than we are with them."

Returns October 8 on The CW


Collider has a full report from "The Flash" panel at PaleyFest 2014, including some detail on the origins of the series itself.

"We were working on Season 1 of Arrow, on Episode 13 or 14," Kreisberg said. "And we were just starting to get the hang of writing 'Arrow' when Greg said, 'We should do a spin off.' I was like, 'Are you kidding? We can barely do one of these.' He said right then, and I remember it so vividly, 'We should bring Barry Allen on. We should do two episodes with him, and then he gets hit by lightning at the end of the last episode. And then, we'll do the pilot.' That's pretty much what we did. The only real change was that we were thinking of doing it as a backdoor pilot on one of the episodes [of 'Arrow.'] We worked so hard on Episode 8 and 9 for 'Arrow.' If we hadn't found Grant [Gustin], we might not have done it, at all. Grant was so amazing, and those episodes and turned out so well. We had such great support from both the studio and the network who said, 'You should do this as an actual pilot, and not just as an episode.'"

There's a lot more information there as well, including some brief tidbits about a possible Superman Easter Egg that didn't make it into the final cut.

Berlanti also spoke with Flash TV News about a number of topics, including the big crossover between "The Flash" and "Arrow."

"We use a famous Flash villain, actually, in the 'Arrow' episode," Berlanti told Flash TV News, "And then I would say as much as there is a villain in the 'Flash' one -- the first one ('Flash vs. Arrow') -- we're not deceiving anybody with the title. There will be some real fisticuffs between our heroes."

Premieres October 7 on The CW


A new rumor contends that a "Legion of Super Heroes" film is in development at Warner Bros. A report from Latino Review contends that Warner Bros. is putting together the film as its answer to Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy." The studio has already announced nine dates from DC Comics-centric films, which could very easily accommodate a "Legion of Super Heroes" film.


AMC's "Preacher" headed up by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg is well under way -- at least, if Goldberg's Twitter is any indication. The writer said in no uncertain terms that a script has begun and the duo have already met with series creator Garth Ennis.

@carlohausler4 @Preacher_AMC @Sethrogen UPDATE: We have started writing a script. We met with Garth. He gave us great notes. PREACHER!!!!!!!

- Evan Goldberg (@evandgoldberg) September 7, 2014

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