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Clark Gregg

by Brett White

With "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." only a few hours from premiering on ABC, the network has pulled out all of the stops to promote the Marvel Comics series. This new initiative has included what pretty much amounts to a takeover of "Good Morning America," with the GMA studio's exterior being covered in a massive "S.H.I.E.L.D." countdown clock. Yesterday the morning show aired a package showing off the super-spy drama's elaborate set, and today they brought Agent Coulson himself—Clark Gregg—on for an interview. But that's not all; Gregg pulled up in Lola, Coulson's signature vehicle, and pulled a total Beastie Boys move by entering the studio straight from the street.

During the interview, Gregg touched upon just what it is that makes Coulson so special. "There are so many characters in the world of Marvel superheroes, you know, that have these superpowers, and I think there's something to the character there to the character who doesn't have them that Joss Whedon grasped so magnificently," said Gregg. "He's the one who ends up having to front off with the bad guy because the superheroes are kind of divas in their fighting. He's a little bit like the stage manager at Lollapalooza who actually has to go out and try to do a solo."

You can check out the entire interview after the jump.

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SHIELD

by Brett White

After what feels like years of waiting (or actually just one year), the debut of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is a day away. Set your DVRs, invite your friends over, bust the S.H.I.E.L.D. shirt out of the closet and fly your "Coulson Lives" flags high, because there is some serious TV watching in your future. The internet has been going S.H.I.E.L.D. crazy lately, with wacky morning show segments and behind the scenes photos popping up at a rapid pace, but none of this will accurately prepare you for the awesomeness of "S.H.I.E.L.D."

With that in mind, here are the five things you should watch before plopping down on the couch for tomorrow's television event. You've got time, so make it count!

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer" short from "Captain America: The First Avenger"
Agent Coulson's second solo outing (following the previous Marvel One-Shot short film entitled "The Consultant") shows Clark Gregg in full on secret agent action as he thwarts a couple of ne'er do wells at a gas station. This was the first time we saw Coulson get dirty with some hand-to-hand combat, and boy does it contrast with his mild-mannered attitude. This is a reminder of what we could get every single week now that "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is a reality.

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Spidey Super Stories

by Ryan Rigley

With the trailer for the highly-anticipated "Amazing Spider-Man" sequel now officially attached to "Thor: The Dark World," Spidey fans all across the country have been making their own trailers in preparation for the actual thing. On that same note, last week, screenwriter Alex Kurtzman sat down with iamROGUE and talked briefly about the unanswered questions raised by "The Amazing Spider-Man" and how the sequel addresses them.

"It's interesting because the first movie asks all these questions and what I loved about it in so many ways is that it didn't answer them," explains Kurtzman. "The villains emerge from a lot of the unanswered questions at the end of that movie and none of them are random at all." Sounds like we've got a lot to be excited for in the "Amazing" sequel. While on the subject of Spider-Man, we thought it best to take a look back at Spidey's first live-action television debut: "Spidey Super Stories."

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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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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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Arrow

by Brett White

Even though the DC Comics TV show isn't returning for a second season until October 9th, "Arrow" kept us busy all week long with a number of exciting updates. The show's successful first season and explosive season finale have left fans eagerly awaiting a return trip to Starling City, and the people behind "Arrow" have been dropping massive hints about the series' superhero-studded future all summer long.

A number of new faces will be joining the cast, including Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller and Summer Glau as Isabel Rochev. This past week has seen a number of new updates regarding the show, as well as a number of new shirtless promo photos. Never change, "Arrow."

If you missed any of this week's "Arrow" news, check out the list below!

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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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