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We haven't been shy about the fact that we're pretty pumped for the "S.H.I.E.L.D." TV show and even though we're still a long way away from seeing the pilot, plenty of other folks are excited about it as well, including actresses who've played prominent S.H.I.E.L.D. agents like Cobie Smulders.

When MTV News caught up with the likable lady recently during the press day for her new movie "Safe Haven," she'd been fielding a bunch of questions about whether or not we'll see Maria Hill on the show in some way shape or form.

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How about a little teaser trailer for "Red 2" to jump start the day? Lionsgate has delivered a neatly-packaged, minute-and-a-half teaser that sets up this action-packed and star-studded sequel to be a perfect compliment to the first film.

We open with a shot of a wobbly shopping cart rolling down the aisle of a Costco-like store. Its contents include a mish-mash of home and self improvement items like vitamins, speakers and the denture product Polident and it is being pushed by retired assassin Frank Moses (Bruce Willis), whose run-of-the-mill shopping trip is interrupted by his old buddy Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) who laments the fact that Frank hasn't been working.

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Dark Knight Rises

Even though we're already into a new year and new movie releases it still feels like we're wrapping up things from 2012, mostly because we're still riding out the end of the awards season. Now new year or old, we'll likely always find a way to talk about our favorite movie of 2012, "The Dark Knight Rises," and when we run into actors from the film it makes it that much easier!

Case in point, a recent run-in with Josh Pence, aka young Ra's Al Ghul. Sure, the guy only had a few quick flashes of screen time, but he was in a Christopher Nolan-directed Batman movie! Plus we haven't spoken with him about his experience yet since everything about that movie was so secret.

"Even when it was announced that I was cast [I couldn't say anything]," Pence said when asked about the levels of security that were required of him as a cast member. "When I met [Christopher Nolan] he was very kind but he was like [makes the keep your lips zipped gesture]. It was just so exciting to be a part of it."

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Black Panther

The nice thing about running into "Thor: The Dark World" actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje recently is that he had so much to say about the experience and his happy relationship with Marvel that we are even more intrigued about his dual roles in the film, as well as what the future might hold for his appearing in more Marvel movies.

Maybe he's circling some work in "Guardians of the Galaxy," maybe not. But the character he's still the most passionate about is T'Challa, if a "Black Panther" movie ever happens.

"Who do I want to play him? Myself, let’s be real," Akinnuoye-Agbaje told MTV News with a smile, when asked if he is still carrying the torch for the role. "I would hope that playing Kurse would ingratiate me to becoming the Panther. You get in and have success in one, and you go and do the next one. [My campaign] is definitely not dropped."

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Wolverine

We continue to hold onto cautious optimism and enthusiasm when thinking about and anticipating the release of "The Wolverine," especially when we keep hearing about potential X-Men cameos and positive endorsements and such.

And today we have new excitement to pore over from director James Mangold, via a lengthy interview with EW's CapeTown in which he addresses following Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's original storyline and playing with Wolverine's vulnerability and emotional baggage.

"A lot of that story and a lot of beats from that saga are in there — and a lot of characters," Mangold said about including the Claremont/Miller source material. "Without being religious about it, I think it’s a very admiring adaptation. Obviously when you’re adapting anything you make some changes. But all the characters are there – Yukio, Viper, Mariko, Shingen, and Logan obviously. The whole cast of characters that exist in that world exists in our film."

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Tyreese

However do we survive the long wait for more new "Walking Dead" episodes? By chatting with intriguing members of the cast, like celebrated newcomer Chad L. Coleman, who made his "Dead" debut in the gripping midseason finale, "Made to Suffer."

MTV News was lucky enough to jump on a conference call Monday to hear all about what Coleman thinks of Tyreese, how much we'll see of his comic book-generated backstory and how much zombie-killing to expect when the show returns in February. Here are our five favorite facts gleaned from our chat:

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Walking Dead

Is there no end to the pain and suffering for our dear survivors on "The Walking Dead"? So many characters have already fallen this season, and it looks like we're in for even more gore when the show returns in February.

One of the characters we're most worried about based on last night's spisode is Daryl Dixon. Is he going to be okay? The producers wouldn't dare write off Daryl, would they?

While we spend the next few weeks worrying about Daryl's safety, we thought we'd spend at least today enjoying some "awkward" commentary from the actor who plays him, Norman Reedus.

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Thor

Although we still have a long while to wait to see “Thor: The Dark World” (just under a year to be exact) it’s never too early to start talking about the possibility of a third Thunder God-centric Marvel movie, right?

The folks over at the Huffington Post UK, recently posed the question to a man in-the-know when they caught up with star Tom Hiddleston to get his thoughts on the likelihood we’ll be seeing Loki in a third Thor movie.

“These kind of films, not to get too heavy about it, all depend on the financial success of the one before,” Hiddleston said. “So we'll have to see.”

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Watchmen

For those of you who’d like to get an early jump on your holiday shopping and are looking for the perfect gift for the comic book movie fan in your life, look no further than the recently released “Watchmen Collector’s Edition" Blu-ray. In addition to its extra-neat packaging and lenticular cover, this new collection includes "Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut," which is Zack Snyder's director's cut with "Tales of the Black Freighter" interspersed, basically all of Alan Moore's groundbreaking work in a three-and-a-half-hour feature film.

Yes, we know that "Watchmen" has already arrived on DVD and Blu-ray before. So what makes this release so special? We'll let Snyder tell you himself.

"I love the movie. Whenever they want to do another version of 'Watchmen' I'm like, 'Yes, please,'" he told MTV News. "It's one of those movies when we talk about it, the more and more that superhero movies exist within our popular culture and the way they exist, the more we rely on that mythology and the more relevant that movie is."

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Royal Flush Gang

Although we're still getting acquainted with the CW's "Arrow," its cast and crew have impressed us enough with their storytelling thus far that we are very optimistic about the future of the show and the seemingly endless possibilities for exciting nods, cameos or full-fledged inclusions of our favorite DC characters. One of those introductions goes down in tonight's episode "Legacies," in which we're introduced to the infamous Royal Flush Gang.

How dastardly will these guys be for Oliver Queen and the Green Arrow? MTV News caught up with star Katie Cassidy recently to find out.

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