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SHIELD

by Brett White

The first few episodes of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." are starting to take shape now that we're less than a week away from the show's highly anticipated debut. Marvel has recently released the official synopsis for the third episode, entitled "The Asset."

When the brilliant scientist, Dr. Franklin Hall, is kidnapped, Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must race against the clock to locate him. Skye is their only way in--pushing the team to their limits when the entire plan turns upside-down--on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Ghost Projekt

by Brett White

Deadline has reported that "Ghost Projekt," a limited series published by Oni Press in 2010, has just been snatched up by NBC for development. The news comes just a few months after NBC passed on a pilot produced for Oni Press' runaway hit comic "The Sixth Gun"

The 5-issue series was written by Joe Harris with art by Steve Rolston and Dean Trippe. This makes the second Oni Press-published, Rolston-illustrated series to get Hollywood attention following Fox's interest in "Queen and Country."

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Vincent Martella

by Brett White

If Carl was seeking a friend for the end of the world, then he's found one. Actor Vincent Martella has joined the cast of "The Walking Dead," according to Entertainment Weekly. Although it isn't specified just how extensive Martella's involvement in the show's fourth season will be, some concrete info is available about who he's playing. Martella plays Patrick, another survivor who has taken shelter in Rick's prison following the horrific events of season three's finale.

"He's right around Carl's age," Martella told EW. "He's a little bit older. He's one of the new people who Carl gets a little closer with. Carl hasn't really had anybody his age, so now you kind of get to see Carl's relationship with people his own age and that's one of the things that Patrick is bringing to the show."

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Summer Glau

by Brett White

With "Arrow's" season two premiere just under a month away, we're starting to get our first look at how the hit show based on DC Comics' Green Arrow has matured since we last saw it. The show has added new enemies, like Michael Jai White's Bronze Tiger, and new allies, like Grant Gustin's Barry Allen. Now, Green Arrow TV has posted 22 images taken from the show's season premiere episode, entitled "City of Heroes."

The pictures in question reveal a business meeting of sorts between Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell), new series regular Emily Bett Rickards as Felicity Smoak, and new addition Summer Glau, who plays the probably-not-so-nice Isabel Rochev. It seems like "Arrow's" second season is shaping up to be a big one, and these pictures only validate that feeling.

You can check out a few of them after the jump, and the rest of them are over at Green Arrow TV.

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Captain America

by Brett White

With the first official trailer for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" still a few months away (it's debuting in front of "Thor: The Dark World," of course), we're ready to pounce on any "Captain America" news that comes our way. Let's face it: we're really excited for that film 'round these parts. That's why we're pretty excited about Marvel's new "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" website.

The official site comes with all the standard stuff: hi-res pics and concept art (nothing we haven't seen before), as well as various wallpapers. The site does offer something new in the form of... music.

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Hot Toys Batman

by Brett White

When Ben Affleck was initially cast as Batman, I wondered which Batman the Academy Award winner would play since there have been so many different interpretations. To further illustrate this point, Hot Toys has just released two new sets of pictures of their latest oh-man-they-look-so-real action figures, both of which are of the caped crusader—but from two very different time periods!

Both Christian Bale's Batman from "The Dark Knight Rises" and Adam West's classic Batman from the 60s TV series are getting ultra-detailed, highly articulated figures that perfectly capture everything that made each interpretation of the superhero special. But you know what, these Batmen really aren't so different when you think about it.

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Sif

by Brett White

Move over Odin's birds, there's a new character poster in town and it has a much cooler attention-stealer: a fiery battlefield! Yep, Jaimie Alexander's Sif is the latest cast "Thor: The Dark World" cast member to get her own poster. The image features none other than the Lady Sif, her big ol' sword, and enough flying dirt to fill a monster truck rally.

This is definitely one of my favorite posters of the bunch, if only because it shows Sif in the thick of battle, being the bad ass we saw when she threatened Loki and squared off against some elves in the latest trailer. If you aren't on the Sif bandwagon yet, then you need to check out Kathryn Immonen and Valerio Schiti's excellent, recently-concluded Sif-centric run on "Journey Into Mystery." The "Journey Into Mystery: Stronger Than Monsters" collection basically acts as a crash course in Sif's awesomeness.

Check out the full poster below!

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Jane Foster

by Brett White

It's the topic that's gotten everyone talking lately, from Stan Lee to USA Today: Female-driven superhero films. More specifically, why there have been none in almost a decade, even as the genre has hit new box office heights since the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's a topic that certainly interests the women currently starring in Marvel's movies, including Natalie Portman who once again plays scientist Jane Foster in "Thor: The Dark World."

In an exclusive interview with SciFiNow, Portman reveals what could be insider knowledge about Marvel's upcoming slate of films.

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Ruth Negga

by Brett White

It looks like that huge S.H.I.E.L.D. plane could be getting a bit more crowded—metaphorically, at least. In addition to the six principle cast members, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is amassing a strong cast of supporting and recurring characters—a cast that now includes "World War Z" actress Ruth Negga.

Black Film has reported Negga has signed on for a recurring arc in Marvel Studio's first foray into live-action television, although the details of her role remain a mystery. She joins Ian Hart, Ron Glass, and David Conrad as a member of the show's expanded cast.

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RIPD

Hey, remember "R.I.P.D."? Yeah, we're trying not to remember, either. And we're not alone: one of the key actors in the movie would rather move on as well.

Actor Jeff Bridges played undead Western gunslinger Roy Pulsipher in Universal Pictures and director Robert Schwentke's critically-mauled "R.I.P.D.," currently sporting a 13 percent "fresh" rating on RottenTomatoes.com. Bridges didn't write a review, but if he had, it would probably log on the review aggregator under the "rotten" column, based on what he just told GQ Magazine.

"I had such a great time working on that movie," he said. "I remember what we were doing. I thought: this could be fun to see. And when I saw it, I was a little underwhelmed. For my mind, the studio made some, uh, choices that I wouldn't have made."

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