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AGENT CARTER

A new promo for Season 2 of "Marvel's Agent Carter" has landed online, teasing "Peggy Carter Is Back":

Marvel's Agent Carter returns for a second season of adventure and intrigue, starring Hayley Atwell in the titular role of the unstoppable agent for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve). Dedicated to the fight against new Atomic Age threats in the wake of World War II, Peggy must now journey from New York City to Los Angeles for her most dangerous assignment yet. But even as she discovers new friends, a new home - and perhaps even a new love - she's about to find out that the bright lights of the post-war Hollywood mask a more sinister threat to everyone she is sworn to protect.

"Agent Carter" returns Tuesday, January 5, at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.

DOCTOR STRANGE

"Doctor Strange" cast members Mads Mikkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor have offered updates on the film, which has begun shooting in Nepal.

Speaking to IGN, Mikkelsen confirmed that he hasn't begun filming his scenes for "Doctor Strange", noting, "I haven't shot anything yet...So I've been spending my time running rehearsal on all kind of things. That's probably the reason why you'll see me shot tomorrow - is for saying that."

As for Ejiofor, who will be playing Bardon Mordo in the pic, he was similarly tight-lipped about the project, and when asked by Vulture about a possible sequel, he said, "In a strange way, I don't want to answer that question, if you don't mind...Because I feel like it's linked to things I shouldn't get into. I hope it will be interesting when we bring the film out to see what those characters are like - or what they're not like. You're gonna have to wait and see!"

"Doctor Strange" is set to hit theatres on November 4, 2016.

FANTASTIC FOUR

While doing press for "Creed," which has been generally well-received, star Michael B. Jordan addressed the box-office and critical upset of his "Fantastic Four" film on The Bill Simmons Podcast, calling it a "lesson" in his career:

"I got out of there pretty clean, you know, it's one of those things where it was a lesson for me that really made me realize that things aren't in your control...You can get up everyday and be like 'I'm going to give 110% to this one thing' or to anything and it still not turn out how people want it or how you expected it to and it doesn't mean that you're a failure or it doesn't mean that you didn't do a great job, it just means that as a whole, as a project, there are so many other pieces that are moving that have nothing to do with you that determine the outcome of a film, so that was kinda one of those things that I had to come to terms with."

Regardless of what happened with "Fantastic Four," Jordan says he'd still be open to playing a superhero once again, noting:

"You know I would gladly do it again...It was a - me being a comic book fan, and yeah, for that - it was just a dream come true being able to play that character."

While "Fantastic Four 2" was initially slated for 2017, Fox has since taken the film off its schedule.

GOTHAM

Fox has released two new clips in anticipation for the midseason finale of "Gotham," titled "Worse Than A Crime."

When Bruce Wayne is kidnapped, Gordon must look to some unlikely and dangerous allies for help. It is a battle of the villains, and not everyone makes it out alive in the all-new "Rise of the Villains: Worse Than A Crime" Fall Finale episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

Director James Gunn revealed on his Facebook page one of the original clay models for Star-Lord's helmet in the first "Guardians of the Galaxy."

After reviewing the design, Gunn had noted to the props department, "Less like Iron Man to the casual viewer. More unique."

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

"X-Men: Apocalypse's" very own Professor X, James McAvoy, was on The Graham Norton Show (via Bleeding Cool) last night and revealed the cause of his character's baldness in the upcoming film.

"He ends up going through something so horrible and painful that he literally half pulls his hair out half... it falls out," McAvoy teased. "Maybe or maybe not"

Check out Norton's interview with McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe from the same night, where the two Brits discuss meeting with their horrible fans, below:

"X-Men: Apocalypse" hits theatres May 27, 2016.

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