COMIC REEL: "Star Wars," "Agents of SHIELD" Casting Rumors


With "Thor: The Dark World" less than two weeks away from North American release, promotion continues to ramp up for the film. Jaimie Alexander spoke with Beyond the Trailer about her portrayal of Sif and her possible future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"You'll see a fair share, you see a softer side of her, a more vulnerable side and more of her personality comes out in this movie," Alexander said. "And of course, there's going to be some battle sequences." The actress also said viewers can expect to see more of the character in the future. "I can't tell you why, but yes, you will."

Meanwhile, /Film spoke with Kevin Feige about the "Thor" franchise and whether there might be a third film featuring the God of Thunder and his Asgardian compatriots.

"Yeah, I don't think [viewers will see Loki again] before 'Thor 3' if there is a 'Thor 3' and while we certainly have ideas of where we would like that to go, there are no specifics," Feige said. "We have to see how this one does and then go from there."

Finally, MTV spoke with Chris Hemsworth about a scene in the upcoming film where he goes shirtless.

"That [scene] kind of came from Joss actually. He just said that there needed to be something romantic in there," Hemsworth told MTV. "Then he said, 'Chris, get your shirt off.' I said, 'Well, I don't know. What's the why? What are we doing?' The justification was that it was him coming home from battle, washing blood off his hands. It is what it is. How do I answer that without sounding like an idiot?"

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The CW has posted a behind-the-scenes look at one of the key scenes during this season of "Arrow" featuring Roy Harper and the Canary.

Airs Wednesdays on the CW


Latino Review has posted a new casting rumor for "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": "Troy" actor Saffron Burrows is rumored to be cast as Victoria Hand. The character played a big role in Marvel's "Dark Reign" storyline as Norman Osborn's second-in-command. After "Siege," Hand played a role in "New Avengers." Should the character show up in "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," it's unknown what the capacity of the role would be. Take this one with a grain of salt as it's still an unconfirmed rumor, but it's certainly a move that would make sense for the show strengthening its connection to the Marvel source material.

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Speaking of rumors, Jedi News has posted new rumored details on Harrison Ford's involvement in "Star Wars: Episode VII." According to Jedi News' source, Ford is onboard for Episode VII and has agreed to a multi-film deal with Disney -- presumably for the other "Star Wars" films. The actor is also rumored to start the wheels turning for his return as Indiana Jones as part of his deal. However, this is still all early stages and should be treated as rumor until official confirmation.

YouTube user Neil Bowyer has posted a blooper reel from "Star Wars: A New Hope." It's pretty funny. Not hilarious, but worth a watch.


The Playlist spoke with "Independence Day 2" director Roland Emmerich about the upcoming film, and the director confirmed that there are two versions of the script: one should Will Smith return to the franchise, and one without Smith's character.

According to The Playlist, Emmerich described the film as "a daily battle ... The budget, the schedules, the actors ... " But despite these current challenges, he said the film is "looking good."

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