COMIC REEL: Gregg on "Agents of SHIELD"; "Gotham" Finds a Director


TV Guide has posted a teasing quote from "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." star Clark Gregg about the show's ongoing mystery of Skye's parentage and their involvement with S.H.I.E.L.D., which Coulson and May discover in next week's episode.

"Coulson's dilemma is, how much can you decide what people get to know about their own basic truths, and if you do that, how are you different than the people that you're fighting?" Gregg told TV Guide.

Speaking of which, here's the promo for next week's installment, "Seeds."

Also, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will finally get its place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe piece when Stan Lee makes an appearance later this season in a "big role." The episode is estimated to air on February 4, though it's not final.

Zap2It spoke with Clark Gregg about the rest of the season, especially the pacing, now that the secret of Coulson's resurrection has been semi-revealed.

"The fact that they've already managed to kind of make the reveal of what Coulson's doing alive [be] the one thing that the Clairvoyant wants is just part of the way the back half of this season is going to be -- more exciting and more satisfying than the first half of this season," Gregg told Zap2It, "Where so much work had to be done to kind of set up this world of these people and this team, and all these separate pieces get kind of woven together."

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Fox has tapped "The Tomorrow People" executive producer Danny Cannon to direct the pilot for "Gotham," the show following a young Jim Gordon in a pre-Batman Gotham City. The pilot was written by "The Mentalist" creator Bruno Heller, and has not yet set a date for when it might air.


SFX spoke with "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn about Rocket Raccoon, who the director describes as "the heart of the movie."

"He is most representative of the Guardians in the fact that he's this little mangled beast that was taken and experimented on and torn apart and put back together, and we have to feel that character's soul," Gunn told SFX. "If we see his plight, and see why he's such an angry little guy, then the movie will work."

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Bryan Singer discussed "X-Men: Apocalypse over at Entertainment Weekly, describing the film as exploring "mutant origins."

"Something that happens in this movie causes what's going to happen in that movie," Singer told EW. "['X-Men: Apocalypse'] will also address historical mutant-cy, meaning the deep past, mutant origins and things like that. It's something that's always intrigued me when we think about our Gods and our history and miracles and powers."

He also stated that while he wasn't currently attached to direct the sequel -- just co-write and produce -- he did have a "desire" to come on board to direct.

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In the more immediate future, MTV spoke with "Girls" alum Evan Jonigkeit, who revealed he's playing Toad in "X-Men: Days of Future Past."

"The aesthetics of the character are much different, and I'm not really allowed to say a whole lot more than that," Jonigkeit told MTV. "It's darker. I would say it's a darker tone."

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Amy Adams appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to discuss her roles in "Her" and "American Hustle," but also revealed that the script for the "Man of Steel" sequel is likely finished.

"I just read the script," Adams said. "I don't know anything."

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