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Malekith

by Brett White

It's about time "Thor: The Dark World" got some more posters! So far the film has only had a couple, and that just won't cut it for a modern day superhero film, especially after "The Wolverine" set an insane poster precedent.

Now the mighty sequel has two more posters, each showing off a bit more of two non-Thor characters. Christopher Eccleston's Malekith shows off his evil face in one, while Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) steps into the fray with Thor in another. Check out both new posters after the jump!

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Rick

FROM MTV GEEK

If you thought you weren't learning anything while watching "The Walking Dead," then think again. You're actually learning a lot about important subjects like politics, health, disease, and welfare as it relates to our everyday life—through the lens of a zombie apocalypse, of course. Because of this, the University of California Irvine is partnering with Instructure and AMC to launch a series of free online courses using Instructure's popular MOOC (massive open online course) model.

The eight-week course "Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC's 'The Walking Dead'" kicks off on October 14th, the first school day following the show's season four premiere. The course will feature lecture videos, self-check quizzes, reading resources and much more.

But why "The Walking Dead," and why now? "The themes in 'The Walking Dead' tie really nicely into the courses that we offer here, which ties very nicely into current events happening around the world," Melissa Loble, Associate Dean of Distance Learning at UC Irvine said in the revealing article over at MTV Geek. For much more info on the MOOC, be sure to check it out!

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by Brett White

Until we're finally glued to our TV sets and laptop screens on Tuesday, September 24th, we will not be able to get enough of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." And if the show is as good as we expect it to be, we probably will still be craving all things Coulson after the first episode's credits roll. So yeah, we'll just be over here, playing this new promo on loop for the next few hours, savoring every one-liner.

The clip below contains a significant amount of new footage, including the set-up to Coulson's now famous "Don't touch Lola" punch-line. We also learn that Clark Gregg's everyman agent wasn't exactly forthcoming with details when recruiting his special team. Telling Melinda May that she's not going on a combat op? Are you for real, Coulson? Check out the full promo below, and get those DVRs scheduled and viewing parties planned, because "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." debuts on Tuesday, September 24th!

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Flash

by Brett White

"Arrow's" been making news quite a bit lately, thanks to promos and casting Cynthia Addai-Robinson as Amanda Waller. But neither of those news items were the news item DC Universe fans have been anxiously awaiting for months.

We want to know who is going to play Barry Allen, and we want to know now. To bad we have to wait a few more weeks, according to producer Andrew Kreisberg in an interview with Entertainment Weekly

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Mystique

by Brett White

A lot has changed for Jennifer Lawrence since she first covered herself in blue body paint for 2011's "X-Men: First Class." She's now an Oscar winner thanks to "Silver Linings Playbook," and she's a full-blown action hero thanks to the overwhelming success of "The Hunger Games." Following all that success, Lawrence returned to the role of the shape-shifting mutant known as Mystique for next year's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." But it turns out that her mutant alter-ego has done a bit of changing over the past few years as well.

"I'm naked," said Lawrence in an interview with SciFiNow. "But when I do get to wear clothes, I love the '70s outfits."

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson

by Brett White

Well, that didn't take long.

Just a week after Amanda Waller's presence in "Arrow's" second season was first rumored, Super Hero Hype is reporting that Cynthia Addai-Robinson has won the role of ARGUS member and Suicide Squad handler Amanda Waller. The announcement also confirms two members of the Suicide Squad— the returning Deadshot (Michael Rowe) and Bronze Tiger (Michael Jai White).

Addai-Robinson is best known for playing Naevia on the Starz historical drama "Spartacus." I've personally never seen an episode of "Spartacus," but just doing an image search for Addai-Robinson turned up some incredibly intense and bloody action photos. Judging by those pics alone, I think Addai-Robinson will bring a welcome emotional range to her portrayal of Waller.

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Nick Fury David Hasselhoff

by Brett White

Don't hassle the Hoff with details about the Marvel Cinematic Universe! It turns out that David Hasselhoff still wants another shot at commanding S.H.I.E.L.D. from behind a Helicarrier control panel following his... interesting... turn as Nick Fury in the 1998 TV movie "Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D." The "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" leading man revealed his marvelous dream to Yahoo! Movies, claiming that he is the cigar-chomping rightful wearer of the eyepatch.

"I was the first Nick Fury," said Hasselhoff. "[Nick Fury co-creator] Stan Lee put me in that... Stan Lee came on the set and told me all about Nick. He said 'You're the ultimate Nick Fury'. He gave me the greatest compliment ever." Ironically, it's actually Samuel L. Jackson—the current Nick Fury—that is the literal 'ultimate' Fury. Jackson's casting was inspired by the Nick Fury from Marvel's Ultimate Universe, a character that was based on Jackson's likeness.

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Tom Hiddleston

by Brett White

Tom Hiddleston really doesn't have to do anything else to prove that he's an awesome guy. Everything he does is great, from giving a heartfelt acceptance speech at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards to appearing in character at San Diego Comic-Con, to just being a super great guy to interview. It is impossible for fans to swoon for the Hiddles any harder than they already do.

Oh, what's that? Tom Hiddleston just appeared in a video alongside Cookie Monster teaching the famous Muppet all about delayed gratification? Right, okay, Hiddleston fans, set your Swoons to swooooooon and check out the video after the jump.

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Batman Superman

by Brett White

With a summer 2015 release date getting closer and closer, production on "Superman vs. Batman" is revving into high gear. They've got a filming location, they've got a Batman (Ben Affleck, or did you miss that news?), and now director Zack Snyder and company are looking for Batman's leading lady.

According to Latino Review, the woman in question will be in her late 20s with no specified ethnicity. Additionally they're looking for good actresses who are tall and "possesses physicality." Latino Review points out that vague-yet-oddly-specific casting breakdowns were how the female parts in the Christopher Nolan trilogy were cast as well, with actresses auditioning for roles without knowing exactly which role they were up for.

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FROM MTV GEEK

We're just under three weeks away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe's small-screen debut in ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," a fact that MTV Geek is celebrating in it's Fall Preview coverage. "S.H.I.E.L.D." is one of their 10 most anticipated TV shows—and deservedly so! This series marks Marvel Studios' first foray into television as well as Agent Coulson's return to life. That latter mystery, one that's been on fans' minds since his return was announced last October, will be integral to the new series, reveals executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen in an exclusive interview with MTV Geek.

"The heart of the show is how he's still alive," said Tancharoen, remaining understandably vague about the details regarding his return. You can check out the rest of the interview over at MTV Geek, where fellow producers and showrunners Jeph Loeb, Jed Whedon, and Jeffrey Bell join Tancharoen to discuss the show's theme, whether or not it will include previously unseen Marvel heroes, and whether or not any movie stars are lined up to appear. You can also check out these two exclusive photos from the show!

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