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Night Man

by Ryan Rigley

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." may be the latest comic book series to hit the small screen, but it's certainly not the first. Almost as old as comic books themselves, comic book TV series have become a mainstay of current popular culture. With a number of television shows based on both Marvel and DC comics, it's hard to imagine a TV series based on any other comic book publishing company.

One might think that Malibu Comics' "Night Man" didn't fit the Marvel/DC bill when his TV series debuted in the late '90s, but that was not the case! Marvel Comics acquired Malibu in 1994, and began crossing Night Man over with popular Marvel superheroes like Thor, Wolverine, and even Gambit. Surprisingly enough, Night Man even got his own TV series a year after his comic book was canceled!

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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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Rhino

by Brett White

It looks like there's more in store for the Rhino than just a Midtown Manhattan tussle with the famous wall-crawler. Paul Giamatti revealed to Collider that he will most likely be returning to thew new Spider-Man franchise in 2016's "The Amazing Spider-Man 3."

The actor seemed surprised to learn that Sony's already webbed off two weekends in the next five years for two additional Spider-Man movies following next year's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," taking the series up to "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" in 2018. "Do they really have it that far ahead?" Giamatti asked. "I think I've only done the next movie, I don't know if I'm doing the next next movie. I didn't know that. That's amazing."

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by Brett White

While Falcon might be fighting alongside Captain America in "Captain America: The Winter Solider," actor Anthony Mackie wants to make one thing clear: Falcon is not Captain America's Robin! Their avian codenames are where the two heroes' similarities end, everybody. In this exclusive interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz, Mackie offered up his thoughts on the relationship between the star-spangled Avenger, the Falcon, and returning Avenger Black Widow.

"It's interesting because a lot of people equate it to Batman and Robin, but the reality of it is it's more of a working relationship, a respect relationship as opposed to a leader and follower," said Mackie. He added that despite how close Scarlett Johansson has said her character gets to Cap, there's no room for ego in their team-up. "The three of us work really well together."

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By Alex Zalben

Former "Doctor Who" star Karen Gillan is making the rounds promoting her new film "Not Another Happy Ending." Of course, that not being a Marvel movie, nobody wants to know about that and everybody wants to know about "Guardians of the Galaxy," where Gillan plays the bald and blue space pirate Nebula.

While on the junket circuit, Gillan spoke to Total Film in this short clip:

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by Brett White

A new promo for "The Walking Dead's" fourth season combines and expands upon a lot of the footage we've already seen, providing a bit more context for crazy things like peeling out on top of zombies. It also provides more of the bloody stakes surrounding Glenn's "There's walkers in D!" exclamation from a few promos ago.

In addition to the expanded footage, there's a lot of new footage crammed into this quick 30 seconds, including some tense moments from Carol, Rick, Michonne, and, well, everybody. I mean, there's just a few chain link fences between the humans and the zombies, and those fences sure don't look that stable in nearly every promo photo and teaser. You can check out the new promo below, and you can check out a few new cast photos after the jump!

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Loki

by Brett White

So far we've seen a lot more of Menacing Loki than Charming Loki in "Thor: The Dark World's" TV spots and trailers, what with the god of mischief being public enemy number one following the events of "The Avengers." But while Loki may still be sporting some shackles in the new footage found in these two TV spots, he's also proven that he's capable of setting up jokes and knocking them down.

Both TV spots really hammer home the "Avengers" connection, with one touting the "return of an Avenger" and the other claiming that last year's blockbuster of blockbusters was "just the beginning." With all of the non-Iron Man solo films pulling in considerably less money than the rest of Marvel Studios' output, it makes sense that the company would try to tie the film as closely as possible to "Avengers." The strategy might have paid off with "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," which benefited from being so heavily marketed as a continuation of "Avengers."

You can check out both TV spots after the jump!

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by Brett White

On Tuesday night, we got to see computer hacker Skye get plucked out of her van by Marvel's agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Next Tuesday night, we'll get to watch as Skye becomes a full-fledged-ish member of Agent Coulson's special-ops team—a decision that a few other members aren't taking too easily.

In this new clip from episode 2, "0-8-4," Agents May and Ward give Coulson a piece of their mind about allowing a civilian board the Bus. Their discussion is contrasted with science officers Fitz and Simmons, who welcome Skye with arms wide open... mostly. It's a real kids vs. adults situation here, and the clip shows "S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" new cast starting to come into their own. Check out the clip below, and hit the jump for information about the show's fourth episode!

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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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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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