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Guardians of the Galaxy

by Brett White

With filming nearly completed on "Guardians of the Galaxy," Marvel fans are eager to see the first official photos or footage from the studio's first space epic. But if you're not yet on board with director James Gunn's vision for this ragtag group of heroes, Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso has offered some words of encouragement via his weekly Axel-In-Charge interview over at Comic Book Resources.

"Of course, many of us have read the movie script and seen stuff that hasn't been made public yet, so we know what a treat people are in for," said Alonso. "I knew James Gunn before he was tapped to helm the movie—we've snowballed story ideas for comics—and I can tell you, he is a major talent with a great love and respect for the comic book medium. He is going to knock this movie out of the park."

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Black Widow Captain America

by Brett White

By the time "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" hits theaters in April, 2014, it will have been almost two years since we watched the battle of New York unfold in "Marvel's the Avengers." Now, in an interview with Refinery 29, Scarlett Johansson—returning in the film for her third appearance as Black Widow—revealed that the same amount of time will have passed between films.

"This film is in real time," revealed Johansson. "It's been two years since [the characters] appeared, and now both are agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fighting in the streets. We are not superheroes flying side by side. They help each other because we are fighting in a similar way. It's a working relationship."

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James Spader

Earth's Mightiest Android is speaking up.

Actor James Spader, the man who will bring the titular robot to life in "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" in 2015, spoke out about his coming role for the first time in a new interview. Spader's reasons for signing onto Joss Whedon's superhero sequel: nostalgia, nostalgia, nostalgia.

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Emily VanCamp

As Black Widow, Scarlett Johansson is as front and center in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" as any character not named "Captain America" or "The Winter Soldier" can be. But she's not the only supporting player in Steve Rogers' orbit: there's also Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter to consider.

For VanCamp, playing Carter, a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and descendant of Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter, was no easy feat — but still a ton of fun.

"One of the most interesting things was actually learning about it, to really start to understand just how grand this universe is," she said in a new interview with Fandango. "Researching my character, I started to get interested in a lot of other things that I was reading. It was just a really fun process."

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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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Korath Nebula

by Brett White

If you didn't know that fellow Academy Award nominated actors like John C. Reilly, Benicio Del Toro, and Glenn Close were involved in Marvel's upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy," then respected actor Djimon Hounsou's involvement in a movie that also stars a machine-gun-toting raccoon might seem a little bizarre. But when you look at the wider, eclectic cast, it all somehow makes sense and goes a long way towards making "Guardians" the Marvel movie to watch.

Hounsou recently talked about his role as the Kree warrior Korath the Pursuer to the Source, and just how he got involved in the Marvel movie-verse.

"I was called in and when I met them and talked about various characters and the director James Gunn is somebody I really like and wanted to work with and so this was a great opportunity to be part of something that I can remember, something that can be instrumental for my son."

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Malekith

by Brett White

Judging by some incredibly menacing moments in the "Thor: The Dark World" trailers, it looks like the evil dark elf Malekith is going to make the malevolent Loki look like a lil' ol' prankster by comparison. Actor Christopher Eccleston brings Malekith to life, underneath the heavy armor and extensive elvish prosthetics. His signature accent, one ingrained in "Doctor Who" fans thanks to his stint on the series, will even be disguised thanks to an incredibly in-depth elvish language created for the film.

"[The language was] created by a very talented man," said Eccleston in the latest issue of Total Film, as reported by Comic Book Movie. "But I'm not sure he's absolutely a people person that knows the language has to be spoken! So bringing it to life in a short space of time created some tension, but I think that is a supreme example of Alan trying to ground actors in reality. In an odd way, it may provide these villainous guys some pathos; it may just humanize them."

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Wolverine Hot Toy

by Paul Montgomery

Plasticine Ken only looks more milquetoast with the arrival of Hot Toys' upcoming 1/6th scale figure, the spittin' image of Hugh Jackman in his recent outing to Japan in "The Wolverine." If the movie's any indication, this little guy will play well with your grizzliest old teddy bears—unless they catch a tainted Nerf dart and go on a spree through an unsuspecting toy chest. In that case, he'll have to put them down with your choice of bone or adamantium claws, or even a tiny metal katana. Is Hot Toys Snake Eyes starting to sweat? We think he is.

Check out pics of the newest Hot Toy after the jump.

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Enchantress

by Brett White

Loki may have an army of fans over in our realm, but he's still a rather lonely guy over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor has Jane Foster, Loki has... literature. Seriously, for being a character that drives women wild, Loki has had zero luck with the ladies, human, Asgardian, Chitauri or otherwise. That's something that "Thor: The Dark World" actor Tom Hiddleston wants to change, according to a new interview with Total Film

The interviewer brought up Enchantress, the enticing sorceress who aided Loki in his quest to torment Thor on a number of occasions. It turns out that Hiddleston is quite aware of the alluring Asgardian.

"When I was first reading the comics, the relationship with the Enchantress was one of the really fun things I thought would be good to explore, and may have even pitched it to [Marvel Studios president] Kevin Feige at some point," said Hiddleston. "Because she is as sneaky and as untrustworthy as he was."

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Constantine

by Paul Montgomery

Every little thing he does is magic, or so the ensorcelled suits at Warner Bros. seem to believe. "Man of Steel" writer David S. Goyer's already pounding away at a Batman-infused sequel, but that may be sidelined, if momentarily, by a case of Vertigo. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Goyer will partner with Daniel Cerone, executive producer of "The Mentalist," to script a "Constantine" pilot for NBC television.

Conjured by scattered bones across a nicotine pentagram in the very image of Police-era Sting, street-wise sorcerer John Constantine first appeared in the pages of Alan Moore’s "Swamp Thing." He soon established his own haunts in Vertigo's long-running "Hellblazer" series, stewarded by the likes of Jamie Delano, Garth Ennis, Warren Ellis, Denise Mina, Andy Diggle, Peter Milligan and more. In 2005, Keanu Reeves donned his demons (but not his brogue or blonde hair) in a film by Francis Lawrence.

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