Malekith

by Brett White

When a movie has a cast that's packed with great characters both old and new, that movie is bound to have approximately one bajillion posters. "Thor: The Dark World" proves that rule to be true, as it has just released two more posters featuring Heimdall and Malekith. In his second character poster, the dark elf played by Christopher Eccleston is not riding solo. He's backed up by his army of super creepy minions, all wearing those ghastly emotionless masks.

Heimdall finally gets a "Dark World" poster, showing off Idris Elba's sword-swinging gatekeeper in all of his golden-armored glory. After only a few brief scenes in the first "Thor," we're hoping Heimdall gets a bit more to do—and from the looks of the latest TV spot, we may have our hopes fulfilled.

You can check out the two new posters, as well as a new featurette featuring interviews with Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth, after the jump.

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SHIELD

by Brett White

With "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" pilot and pretty impressive season one teaser still fresh in our minds, the show has released two batches of pictures to keep fans in a frenzy over all things S.H.I.E.L.D.

Pictures from episodes two and three of the series, titled "0-8-4" and "The Asset" respectively, have been made public, and they show that "S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" world is about to get a lot more turbulent. Literally. You can check out a selection of photos after the jump!

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SHIELD

by Brett White

Fans of comic book legend Jim Steranko's endlessly entertaining Twitter feed will be delighted to know that he's been enlisted by The Hollywood Reporter to review every episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the new TV series loosely based on the series he spearheaded in the late '60s.

It's not everyday that you get in-depth reviews of comic adaptations from their classic creators, so this new weekly feature is kind of fascinating, especially when you consider that an iconic figure like Steranko has no real reason to play nice with big companies or censor his opinions (his uncensored thoughts are one of the major draws of his Twitter feed). With The Hollywood Reporter providing a platform, the 74-year-old writer and artist voiced his highly critical take on Tuesday's pilot in a lengthy review.

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Ultron

We're not quite at the "Age of Ultron" yet, but how about a sneak peek to tide you over?

Comic-Con attendees caught an early look at Earth's mightiest robot when Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios unveiled a very preliminary "Avengers: Age of Ultron" teaser. The footage centered on Iron Man's iconic helmet as it's pounded by unknown forces, ultimately turning it into Ultron's unforgettable visage.

Now, that footage is online, and ready for your viewing pleasure. Check out the "Age of Ultron" teaser below.

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Runaways

by Brett White

Bad news, "Runaways" fans. It looks like the feature film adaptation starring Marvel's youngest and coolest kids won't leapfrog into theaters anytime soon. And, just like in the source material, it's all because of adults—specifically the Avengers.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the big-screen success of "Marvel's the Avengers" has halted any film not closely tied to the Avengers brand. Even having a script by "Iron Man 3" screenwriter Drew Pearce hasn't helped, as he revealed on the Q&A With Jeff Goldsmith podcast.

"We were really close to being made, and then this movie started to happen called 'The Avengers,'" said Pearce. "Oddly, it pulled focus from the unheard-of brand 'Runaways,' and it really did kind of consume the Marvel Cinematic Universe." But even with this focus on the Avengers, surely there's some way to work this ragtag group of super-kids—all of whom are the children of super-villains fighting to right their wrongs—in somewhere.

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Melinda May

by Brett White

Agent Coulson's crack team of damaged-yet-relatable super-spies scored ABC the highest rated network drama debut in four years. A whopping 11.9 million viewers tuned in to "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." on ABC last night. To put that in perspective, "Arrow's" season one debut last year on the CW only scored 4.14 million viewers, while "The Walking Dead's" season three premiere just scored an impressive 10.87 million, just shy of "S.H.I.E.L.D." Unlike both of those shows, however, "S.H.I.E.L.D." airs on heavy-hitting network ABC, unlike the relatively upstart CW and cable channel AMC.

So far the only real competition the Marvel drama has for 2013-2014 ratings glory is NBC's "The Blacklist," the show that stars upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron" bad guy James Spader. That show scored 12.6 million viewers, sure, but it only nabbed a 3.8 rating and a 10 share, while "S.H.I.E.L.D." hit a high of 4.6/14.

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by Brett White

To hammer home the interconnected Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Thor: The Dark World" unveiled an "Avengers"-centric trailer during the premiere episode of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." In it, Thor finally has to face the ramifications of returning to Midgard without so much as a phone call to Jane Foster. The trailer's filled out with footage we've seen before, including the ol' Loki slap, but it all seems even more epic—maybe because it debuted hot on the heels of one of "S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" act breaks.

We do get a few new bits of footage, including what looks like Heimdall scaling an invisible mountain and Thor busting out some mid-air hammer poundage on an unknown foe. Listen, unknown foe, you're really going to need to see a doctor after getting slammed on the head by Mjolnir. That's definitely not something two Tylenol will cure. You can check out the full trailer below.

What do you think of the new "Thor: The Dark World" trailer? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Djimon

by Brett White

He may be suiting up as Korath the Pursuer in "Guardians of the Galaxy," but Djimon Hounsou has his fingers crossed that he'll be called on to play more than just a Kree warrior for Marvel Studios.

In an interview with the Toronto Sun, the Academy Award nominee made his intentions very clear: he wants to play Black Panther.

"It would be an honour to be T'Challa," said Hounsou. "It would have to be done right, given the history of that character and that comic."

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Coulson

by Paul Montgomery

Unabashedly earnest, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." offers the same unassuming charm of its most valuable asset, the still-beating heart of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Clark Gregg's Agent Phil Coulson. Paired with Ming-Na Wen's steely, enigmatic Melinda May, the affable, competent Coulson leads an oddball crew of operatives weaving around the footfalls of giants. Coulson knows the way, but the transition of Marvel Studios from the big screen to network television isn't without its turbulence.

A New World

In a generous cameo as Agent Maria Hill, Cobie "Not-The-How-I-Met-The-Mama" Smulders posits that the Loki-led Chitauri assault on Manhattan—and the formation of the Avengers to halt it—marked the end of the world. Hill and her colleagues in the Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement (breathe) and Logistics Division shepherd humanity through a new world where people can do the impossible, though no lifetime's consumption of comic book origin stories could possibly prepare them for it.

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Action Comics

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: Angela comes calling in Guardians of the Galaxy #6, Bane causes trouble in Batman #23.4, and Marvel re-releases some classic superspy goodness with the Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D. collection.

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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