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COMIC REEL: Teller on “Fantastic Four”; New “The Walking Dead” Teasers

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COMIC REEL: Teller on “Fantastic Four”; New “The Walking Dead” Teasers

LUKE CAGE

There was a persistent rumor over the last 24 hours that Dule Hill had been cast as Luke Cage for the upcoming “Luke Cage” Netflix series. According to Hill himself, the rumor is false.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

“White Collar” star Tim DeKay has been cast in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as Grant Ward’s older brother, Senator Maynard Ward. DeKay is best known for his role as Agent Peter Burke in “White Collar,” and will appear in the sixth episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s” second season, “A Fractured Rose.”

CBR’s Meagan Damore has posited a theory that “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” is telegraphing the Inhumans into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with quite a bit of support for the possibility of the Kree being involved, linking the show to some intriguing parallels in the comics. (Be sure to check out Damore’s Tumblr for more comic book-connected posts)

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

Robert Downey Jr. spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about his role in the superhero film explosion that really started to take off in 2008 with “Iron Man” and “The Dark Knight,” and the longevity of his portrayal of Tony Stark.

“I’m sure we’ll ride that thing. You’ve got to surf that all the way in to shore,” Downey Jr. told THR. “I think I was at the forefront of something that was coming into being, and I think it has carried me as much as I have informed it. That’s the healthy way to look at it. It’s so easy to become inflated by the successes, but what they really are are long, strong trends. It’s just another wave.”

Opens May 1, 2015

THE WALKING DEAD

Comic Book Movie has posted a few new teasers for “The Walking Dead” featuring Maggie, Michonne and Rick.

Returns October 12 on AMC

CONSTANTINE

A new “Constantine” featurette has surfaced online, presenting a two and a half minute advance look at the upcoming series with comments from star Matt Ryan, executive producer David S. Goyer and much more.

Debuts October 24 on NBC

FANTASTIC FOUR

There’s been a drought of concrete “Fantastic Four” news lately, but MTV recently spoke with star Miles Teller, and while he wasn’t able to reveal anything spoiler-ish about the film, he did tell the story about how he got the role of Reed Richards.

“It took a lot of convincing. For me with Reed Richards, I know Josh really had to [pull for me],” Teller said. “Josh did for all of the characters. For Jamie, he really vouched for [him]. For Mike, he was like, ‘This is my guy’ from the bat. He was very specific on who he wanted to play these characters. I was his guy for it.”

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While speaking with Vulture, Teller also discussed the overall tone of the film.

“The tone of this film is completely different: We don’t have Michael Chiklis in a big Styrofoam thing, and I think that [a more grounded approach] is what people are into — ‘X-Men: First Class’ is doing that. You’re dealing with these characters but you’re making them real people in how they exist day-to-day. People wanted it to be taken more seriously than the kind of Dick Tracy, kitschy, overly comic-book world.”

Opens August 7, 2015

ARROW

“Arrow” fans should get pumped for the new “Green Arrow” comic book by Andrew Kreisberg and Ben Sokolowski — ComicBook.com has revealed a key panel at the end of the comics that brings Felicity Smoak to the New 52.

Returns October 8 on The CW

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

IGN has posted yet another featurette on the characters of “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” this time with a focus on Booboo Stewart as Warpath.

Plus, MTV has posted a VFX breakdown of creating Jennifer Lawrence’s Mystique.

Arrives on DVD/Blu-ray October 14

PHINEAS AND FERB

In honor of Halloween, the two main characters from “Shaun of the Dead” — played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost — will be visiting “Phineas and Ferb.” IGN has posted a clip of part of their appearance on the show.

They should have just gone to the Winchester and waited for this whole thing to blow over.

Halloween special airs October 4 on Disney Channel

STAR WARS REBELS

One day in advance of its October 3 debut on Disney XD, The Hollywood Reporter states that “Star Wars Rebels” has been renewed for a second season.

“We all love making ‘Rebels,’ so we couldn’t be happier that it’s moving into a second season,” Lucasfilm VP creative development Kiri Hart said via a statement. “Our fantastic creative team is dreaming up new stories for the crew of the Ghost that will expand their experience of the galaxy and deepen their heroes’ journeys. The fan response to the show has been amazing, humbling and inspiring. We’re looking forward to the adventure ahead.”

Debuts October 3 on Disney XD

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