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If you thought Chris Pratt was hard to imagine as the "Guardians of the Galaxy" hero Star-Lord, try this on for size: the part could have gone to Glenn Howerton of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fame.

"I did audition recently for 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' to play the role Chris Pratt is playing," Howerton revealed in a recent interview with Zap2It. "And I know the director of that movie is supposedly a big 'Sunny' fan, which is cool."

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Terry Crews

by Brett White

If you're another die hard Luke Cage fan readying a petition to get "Expendables" star Terry Crews hired for the role, hold that thought. In a recent interview with Black Film, Crews discussed the superhero movie genre and whether or not he's ready to suit up alongside the Avengers, should Marvel come calling. Power Man fans, it does not look good.

"Well, first of all, I'm trying to take myself outta that running," admitted Crews. "Because everybody's like, 'I want to play this superhero character, that superhero character.' I'd rather make up my own. Make a brand new one, you know. 'Blade' was basically a failed character. That comic book didn't do very well."

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by Brett White

If you're going to cause a lot of pain, you should at least know a thing or two about treating it. In this new TV spot for "Thor: The Dark World," new bad guy Malekith makes sure that Thor knows just what will and will not do anything to ease his pain. Incoming villain Christopher Eccleston nearly steals the show as the leader of the dark elves with his quick one-liner, which is a mighty feat indeed considering that this trailer is packed with notorious attention-hog Loki.

Malekith looks to be the villain to beat in Marvel's Phase Two, thanks to his terrifying look and Eccleston's cold and calculating delivery. As bad as Aldrich Killian was in "Iron Man 3," I'd have to say that Malekith is just a bit more evil. Don't believe me? Check out his character poster. That's some creepy stuff, right there. You can check out the whole TV spot below.

"Thor: The Dark World" opens on November 8th.

[via Super Hero Hype]

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by Brett White

At this point we could max out an empty Blu-ray disc with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." interviews and behind-the-scenes looks, but so what? This latest one from "Good Morning America" may be morning-news-show-level goofy, but it does feature one of the most in-depth tours of the show's main location—the massive airplane nicknamed "The Bus."

We've seen the Bus before thanks to a bunch of candid photographs, but it really comes alive on video. ABC's Cameron Mathison also gets to talk with all six principle stars of the show, where he finds out what superpower Iain De Caestecker wants and just how much in common Chloe Bennet's Skye has with the hacker in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." We also get to see what happens when you touch Lola in a non-NYCC situation. Warning: Coulson doesn't like that.

What do you think of this "S.H.I.E.L.D." behind-the-scenes sneak peek? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Gotham Central

by Brett White

The Marvel Universe makes its live action television debut tomorrow night as "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." parks its helicarrier on ABC's Tuesday night lineup. This is big news for Marvel, and the show's success could end up being good news for DC Comics as well.

See, Marvel isn't the only comic book company with material for a superhero-tinged procedural just waiting to be adapted. DC Comics has "Gotham Central," a series starring the day-to-day police-work done by the detectives in the Gotham City Police Department's Major Crimes Unit. Batman's not the star here—in fact he's mostly a nuisance that leads to a lot of paperwork—but many of his rogues show up with deadly ramifications for the officers involved. It's a beloved series, and "Gotham Central" co-writer Ed Brubaker has thoughts about a TV adaptation, as he revealed to USA Today

"The book is actually more popular now than when we were doing it," said Brubaker. "There's been talk of 'Gotham Central' on TV since when we were doing the comic even (in the mid-2000s). Everyone at Warner Bros. really loved it. ['Dark Knight' trilogy director] Chris Nolan after they did 'Birds of Prey' had asked them to just please not do any Batman-related stuff until he was done with his trilogy — looking at 'Birds of Prey,' you can see why. It was not the world's greatest pilot."

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Arrow

by Brett White

While talking to Digital Spy, "Arrow" leading man Stephen Amell was faced with a question fans have been wanting the answer to for a while now: with a "Justice League" motion picture most likely in the pipeline, would he be interested in bringing Oliver Queen to the big screen?

"I'd sweep their floors," joked Amell. "Any opportunity to be a part of the Justice League movie as Green Arrow or otherwise, it would be really exciting, but it doesn't have to be a movie. We are doing a—we're working in concert with DC and the better we do, the more successful our show is, the more opportunities we're going to get to perhaps have members of the Justice League on our show."

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Clark Gregg Joss Whedon

by Brett White

Like any Joss Whedon spectacle, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been built to play with all of your emotions. Now, Comic Book Therapy has reported that not even the master of televised emotional manipulation himself is immune to his own devices.

"We're still sort of jockeying through the different stories, but I've already read at least one script, just in its outline form, actually made me tear up," revealed Whedon. "We're just finding out who these guys are and just trying to mine that vein of how much they matter in this world where it seems like nobody but the heroes do."

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Grant Gustin

The fastest man alive is currently going "a little fanboy," according to actor Grant Gustin.

"I'm kind of running around a little bit, but mostly just for fun at this point. Just because I'm really excited," Gustin said in an interview with E! Online about his upcoming appearance as the Flash on The CW's "Arrow," premiering its second season on October 9.

Gustin was cast as Barry Allen a couple short weeks ago, with three "Arrow" appearances in his future, and a possible spinoff series in the works as well. If you're skeptical about Gustin's casting as the veteran Allen, you're not alone: Gustin was skeptical at first as well.

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Dark Knight

Before Christian Bale rattled Katie Holmes' cages, he rattled Amy Adams'.

Okay, that sounds bad without context, so let's give you some of that: a new behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming "Dark Knight" Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray set has gone online, featuring Christian Bale's initial audition, wearing Val Kilmer's Batman costume, and testing opposite future Lois Lane actress Amy Adams.

It's quintessential "see it to believe it" stuff. So, see it below!

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SHIELD Jemma Simmons

by Brett White

Marvel has been slowly released a few longer interviews with the cast and show runners involved with a little show you might have heard of—"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Ring any bells? First they released an interview with Joss Whedon, then continued with co-show-runners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Now, they've moved on to the cast of the show, starting with Agent Jemma Simmons herself, Elizabeth Henstridge. Lorraine Cink, host of the Marvel web-series "The Watcher," sat down with Henstridge for a one-on-one chat, in which the actress revealed the length of Joss Whedon's long-term plans.

"He's got an arc of every single character, and he's got so many places that he wants them all to go, and he's got loads of back stories for them," revealed Henstridge. "It's so nice to work with someone that's so invested in that way. All the team is like that. They really care about the characters, and every now and again you'll get a tidbit of, 'So, a few years down the line this might happen.'" Whedon was notorious for plotting out events seasons in advance over on Buffy, where throwaway lines in season 3 ended up having major ramifications in season 5, and it looks like he's being that meticulous with "S.H.I.E.L.D."

You can check out the entire interview after the jump!

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