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by Brett White

Ever since Ben Affleck was cast as Batman in Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" sequel, celebrities have come out in support of the decision to counteract the internet's less-than-positive response. So far Hugh Jackman, Josh Brolin, and Jennifer Garner have all been revealed as pro-Batfleck—now we can add Mark Wahlberg to the list.

"Ben's a great guy, you know," Wahlberg told MTV News' Josh Horowitz last weekend. "He's a really talented guy... I'm proud of him, and I think hopefully he can prove his naysayers wrong." Wahlberg also took the time to call out critics and fans, who he believes have been especially hard on films this year and have taken delight in watching films fail. Wahlberg was also grateful to have seemingly gotten through his casting in "Transformers: Age of Extinction" unscathed.

"Isn't it crazy that they didn't do all these complaint campaigns about me being in 'Transformers'? I just slipped through the cracks before people started realizing, 'Holy s---, we can voice our opinions and we'll ruin somebody!'" Check out the entire video below.

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Channing Gambit

by Brett White

In a new interview with Total Film, "White House Down" duo Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum both open up about a few comic book movies. Yeah, Jamie Foxx does have a few words to say about the possibility of the Sinister Six popping up in a later "Amazing Spider-Man" film, which is something that co-star Paul Giamatti has mentioned as well. "They actually talked about doing the Sinister Six, so fingers crossed," says Foxx. But maybe this shows my X-bias a bit, but the real interesting part of the clip involves Channing Tatum and the charismatic X-Man, Gambit.

"I would like to play Gambit," said Tatum. "Gambit's my favorite, cause I'm from New Orleans—or around that area, my dad's from New Orleans—and I like to do the Cajun accent, and I can do it for real."

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by Brett White

Forget all of these teeny tiny teasers AMC has been slowly releasing lately for the fourth season of "The Walking Dead." This new featurette has nearly four minutes of intense zombie action, expanding on the footage we've already seen and offering up a ton more—including everything from epic zombie kills to Hershel's garden to Carol's knife class.

Intercut with all of the new footage are interviews from nearly every single cast member and producer working on the show, including new showrunner Scott M. Gimple. "We're going to see them try to get over what they've lost and try to survive beyond that," says Gimple in the clip below. This is required viewing for everyone excited about the show's return on October 13th.

[via Comic Book Resources]

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James Spader

by Brett White

We were all a bit surprised when Marvel announced that James Spader, best known recently for TV shows like "The Office" and "Boston Legal," would be providing Ultron with his voice in 2015's "Avengers: Age of Ultron." Maybe we thought Marvel would get a big name actor for the role, or maybe we thought they'd have Paul Bettany turn Tony Stark's A.I. JARVIS to the dark side. Either way, James Spader was completely off our radar, but not writer/director Joss Whedon's.

The "Avengers" mastermind said via an exclusive quote given to Marvel's web-series "The Watcher" that the Emmy Award winning actor was his only choice for the robotic villain.

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Guardians

by Brett White

Things have been relatively quiet for "Guardians of the Galaxy" as it has moved into the latter half of its shooting schedule. August began with a blockbuster week, including leaked footage and the first real set photos featuring Glenn Close, and last month ended with the biggest news of all: Bradley Cooper is voicing Rocket Raccoon.

Even though things have seemingly (temporarily?) calmed down for "Guardians," the film's cast and director are still very active on the Internet. With that in mind, here are a few updates that you may have missed if you don't follow the online exploits of director James Gunn and Dave Bautista, who plays Drax.

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by Brett White

While we most likely won't be seeing the big-screen Avengers guest-starring in ABC's new "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." TV series, that doesn't mean they've been forgotten entirely. After all, the new show takes place in the same universe as the films, and we know from the pilot's synopsis that the first episode takes place in the wake of "Marvel's the Avengers'" final battle. The pilot has even relocated two big screen presences to the small one: Clark Gregg's series regular Agent Coulson, and Cobie Smulders, who turns in a guest-starring turn as Agent Maria Hill.

And now, thanks to these 5 new clips, we know that a few other Avengers will be referenced on the show—half of them to be exact! You can check out the first one, where Coulson tries to convince Ming-Na Wen's Agent Melinda May to "drive the bus," below.

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by Brett White

AMC is really enjoying doling out footage from "The Walking Dead's" season 4 premiere via a steady stream of fifteen second promos. At this rate, we'll have seen a whole act of the episode by the time it hits the small screen on October 13th!

Okay, maybe that's stretching it, but there have been two new promos released over the past few days, and they both offer a bit of insight into what's in store for Rick and company as the horror drama based on Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard's runaway hit comic continues. First up: fan favorite character's Michonne and Daryl take the wheel!

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Iron Man Armored Adventures

by Ryan Rigley

Tony Stark may have blown up all of my Iron Man armors at the end of "Iron Man 3," but that certainly doesn't mean that he won't be Iron Man anymore. In fact, quite the contrary as Marvel Studios' co-president Louis D'Esposito tells it in a recent interview with IGN. "It's hard for me to say what he's doing [in 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'], what his emotional mindset is, but you can see where it was where we left it at the end of 'Iron Man 3," states D'Esposito. "He's in love with Pepper, he's made a grand gesture to blow up the suits at that point — but in the end, he couldn't help himself. He'll go back to tinkering. That's what he does."

D'Esposito goes on to comment on the fact that connectivity plays an integral part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, perhaps shedding some light on the whole Jarvis/Ultron theory. While it's obvious that everything in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is connected, there are still some very recent Marvel TV properties that have nothing to do with the film continuity. For example, 2009's "Iron Man: Armored Adventures" depicts Tony Stark and Pepper Pots as rowdy teenagers!

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Wolverine

by Brett White

With the surprisingly solid "The Wolverine" out of the way, all eyes are on now focused on next year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past"—the first superhero film with the potential to rival "Marvel's the Avengers" in terms of scale and scope. The film bridges the gap between the original X-Men films and the recent, retro "X-Men: First Class," with original stars like Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen appearing alongside their younger counterparts James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender.

The film also marks original director Bryan Singer's return to the fray after a decade away following 2003's "X2: X-Men United." This bodes well for the film—at least Hugh Jackman thinks so. In a recent interview with Access Hollywood, Jackman praised Singer for pretty much creating the modern day superhero genre—and even indirectly inspired Christopher Nolan to begin the Dark Knight trilogy!

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by Brett White

If you weren't aware, we're a big fan of "Batman '66" around these parts. Thanks to the show's constant presence in reruns on networks like Nick @ Nite and TV Land, the retro adventures of the Caped Crusader and Boy Wonder hold a special place in this here editor's heart—so this stop motion reimagining does as well.

Filmmaker Kyle Roberts, who you may remember from his incredible stop motion animated "X-Men" credits, turned his attention towards Adam West's Batman using the newly-released action figures. On top of that, the opening credits feature a wraparound inspired by "The Dark Knight Rises." Yes, that's two vastly different Bat-flavors in one great video! Check out the animated opening credits below, and if you need a reminder of what the series' original credits looked like, then check out the Comics On TV entry on "Batman '66"! And no, the original credits did not feature Shaggy, Zorak, and Spock.

[via Comics Alliance]

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