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by Brett White

Let's be honest for a second: every promo for "Arrow's" second season has been just okay at best. That's not to say they haven't made us excited for the show's return, but they haven't upped the stakes. All that has changed with the latest promo for the season two premiere, "City of Heroes."

The minute long spot makes a pretty convincing argument for giving the cast and crew of "Arrow" some big screen money and allowing them to put Oliver Queen in a feature film, because this looks nearly Christopher Nolan-level good. This clip has everything: racing motorcycles, flipping cars, machine guns, angry protesters, passionate embraces, graveyard visits, parachutes, pleas for helps, solemn vows, a Black Canary, and so much broken glass. This looks bigger than television, to be perfectly honest, and we now have our fingers crossed that the new episodes deliver on this hefty promise.

"Arrow" returns to the CW on Wednesday, October 9th.

[via Comic Book Movie]

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Wonder Woman

by Alex Zalben

Among the many things new Warner Brothers CEO Kevin Tsujihara is being lauded for, let's add 'openness' to the list. The normally closed-mouth studio has suddenly become a wellspring of info, particularly for fans of DC superhero movies—as over the weekend, Tsujihara indicated that Wonder Woman is a big priority for the studio.

Speaking at an entertainment law conference, Tsujihara said that not only was the absence of non-Superman or Batman related movies a "missed opportunity," but also that, "We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV."

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Skye

by Brett White

Rising Tide may be the name of the Anonymous-esque online organization determined to out any and all instances of superhuman activity on ABC's new TV show "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," but it turns out the name hits a little too close to home for one real world volunteer group. And by "close to home" I mean right on top of it.

The real Rising Tide, a group dedicated to work on climate change issues whose membership spans four continents, isn't too keen on being associated with a fictional group on a pretty popular TV show. The group has hoped to distance itself from the Marvel Comics group by issuing a statement on its website.

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by Brett White

"Thor: The Dark World" season 'tis upon us! The time has come for Marvel to start releasing clip after clip from this fall's Marvel movie, all in the hopes of getting us pumped up for the "Thor" sequel. Newsflash, Marvel: it's working.

This clip features a lot of bits we've previously seen in trailers, now with all the rest of the dramatic tension intact. If you've somehow forgotten just how good Tom Hiddleston is as Loki, then this minute of footage will remind you that he's an incredibly captivating actor—even when he's just listening! And I gotta mention Thor himself; it's possible that the "dark" in the film's title refers just as much to Chris Hemsworth's performance, because dude is bringing new layers of inner pain to his performance. Things are not well between these two bros.

Check out the clip below, and start counting off the days until "Thor: The Dark World's" November 8th release date.

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Terry Crews

by Brett White

Just a little over a week after preemptively taking himself out of the running for Luke Cage in a future Marvel movie, "Expendables" and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star Terry Crews has now preemptively put himself into the running for two other Marvel characters: Thing and Colossus. Apparently Crews is a big fan of heroes that require extensive makeup and/or CGI.

While speaking to Newsarama about his debut as the voice of Blade on tomorrow's "Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween Special," the subject of big screen superheros came up.

"One character I always thought I could play is the Thing from Fantastic Four," revealed Crews. "Another character I've always loved as a fan is Colossus. If there was a way to make that happen that worked, I would love to be Colossus."

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Anthony Mackie

by Brett White

With Anthony Mackie making the promotional rounds for his new film "Runner Runner," the "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" crowd is getting a lot of new updates about next spring's most anticipated film (sorry, "Rio 2"!). In addition to talking to MTV News earlier this week about his audition and the decidedly non-Batman-and-Robin-ish relationship he has with Cap, Mackie talked to Rolling Stone about the upcoming film and what it was like working with one of the actors he most admires.

"Yes [I've seen footage from 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'], and it looks amazing," said Mackie. "It's so much bigger than everyone thought it would be, and we're kicking a lot of ass. It's a lot of fun to be a part of, especially with Samuel L. Jackson, who's been my mentor for so many years."

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Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe's days in the "Spider-Man" universe are long behind him — but not so behind him that he isn't at least a little disturbed by the swiftness of the new "Amazing Spider-Man" series.

"I saw a trailer for the first 'Spider-Man' reboot and I thought, 'This is crazy! It's not shot for shot, but it's the same story,'" the former Norman Osborn told Total Film during a recent interview. "I thought, 'This is sort of a cynical approach to making money!'"

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Who Is Jake Ellis

Who is Jake Ellis? Looks like you're about to find out.

The Hollywood Reporter has the news that longtime "Harry Potter" director David Yates is attached to direct an adaptation of the comic book "Who is Jake Ellis?" for 20th Century Fox. The comic was written by Nathan Edmondson and illustrated by Tonci Zonjic, following the exploits of Jon, a mercenary on the lam, and his mysterious accomplice Jake Ellis, a man that only Jon can see.

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Criminal Coward

by Alex Zalben

Good news, "Criminal" fans! Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips' first volume of the hit comic book series, "Coward," may have previously been heading slowly to movie theaters, but as of yesterday it made a big leap forward: acclaimed director Kim Jee-Woon has joined the production.

"My first reaction was shock," Brubaker told us over e-mail, "Because I love his work, and when [producers] Jamie [Patricof] and Lynette [Howell] sent me a short list of directors and I saw his name on it, I had to double-check he was really interested. Anyone who saw 'A Bittersweet Life' will know exactly why he's right for this movie."

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Volstagg

by Brett White

Even with a ton of posters already revealed, "Thor: The Dark World" still has a few more up its chainmail sleeve as evidenced by today's double debut.

Two members of the Warriors Three now have character posters, leaving poor Hogun apparently bringing up the rear. The pair of posters show off Ray Stevenson's Volstagg and newcomer Zachary Levi as Fandral. The former "Chuck" leading man took over for Josh Dallas, who played Fandral in 2011's "Thor" and could not journey to "The Dark World" due to his commitments as Prince Charming on ABC's "Once Upon A Time."

You can check out both posters after the jump, as well as a new featurette focusing on "Thor: The Dark World's" Icelandic locales.

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