SHIELD Nick Fury

by Alex Zalben

It was kind of the worst kept secret on TV, but in case you didn't hear the news: Samuel Jackson's Nick Fury showed up in the quasi-post-credit sequence of last night's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." By all accounts, that's a few months earlier than anyone was expecting, as we all intuited that one of the movie's stars would wait to show up during Sweeps Week. But with Cobie Smulders' Maria Hill in episode one, and Fury in episode two, as Agent Coulson would say, "It's a brave new world."

With that in mind, and the possibility that every episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will have a post-credits sequence, here's speculation as to what could be coming up next:

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Ant-Man

by Brett White

What is HAPPENING?! After Edgar Wright proved that he could do no wrong with this summer's out of this world "The World's End," anticipation for his first foray into the Marvel Universe has increased like whoa. We want "Ant-Man" and we want it now, and not even a new, earlier July 2015 release date will satisfy us. Give us Hank Pym and/or Scott Lang ASAP (and Janet Van Dyne, while you're at it)!

Now the director has tweeted a picture that hands-down wins the internet, and this is the day after a certain someone popped up on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Yeah, this is exciting. Check out the full tweet after the jump!

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Agent Carter

by Brett White

It's safe to say that fan reaction to Marvel's most recent—and most elaborate—"One-Shot" short film "Agent Carter" has been enthusiastic. The period piece action-thriller featured Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter going head-to-head with a squad of menacing henchmen as well as sexism, and has been eyed as a new Marvel television series, according to Deadline.

At the time the news broke, though, it was unclear if Hayley Atwell would be up for committing to a television series as her film career heats up. But in a new interview with Digital Spy, Atwell reveals that she's just as ready to tackle TV as Agent Carter is ready to tackle goons.

"The one-shot was so successful, the fanbase were like, 'We want more of Peggy!,'" said Atwell. "I think Marvel probably take that very seriously, and it's certainly something I would be a part of doing. I'd be interested to show different sides of Peggy." She later added, "I love the Marvel lot, they're really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I'd definitely do it."

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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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Fantastic Four

Fox is keeping it in the family as they approach the next "Fantastic Four" film.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that screenwriter Simon Kinberg has been hired to retool Josh Trank's script for the upcoming "Fantastic Four" reboot. He'll also serve as producer. According to the report, Kinberg's contributions to the new "Fantastic Four" script could be a "substantial" overhaul.

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Kindergarten Heroes

Mark Millar's movie mayhem is set to continue, with 20th Century Fox coming aboard to adapt the comic book writer's "Kindergarten Heroes."

Deadline has the news, reporting that Carter Blanchard has been hired to write a film based on the Millar project. As the name implies, "Kindergarten Heroes" is considerably more kid-friendly than some of Millar's other more adult-oriented projects like "Kick-Ass" and "Secret Service." Don't expect to see any swear-spewing, limb-slicing Hit-Girls running amok in this one, in other words.

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0-8-4

by Paul Montgomery

Though much of the federal government remains in shutdown, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." soldiers on unabated, the most essential of essential agencies. In this second outing, Skye joins Coulson's fledgling field team for a taste of the adventure she previously dismissed as Big Brother meddling (from the safety of her blog van).

We open on the Bus -- call sign for the group's jet black not-a-helicarrier -- as the hull gives way and somebody tastes stratosphere. Of course, that's getting ahead of ourselves because it won't happen for another nineteen hours, "Alias" style (That's Sid Bristow now, not Marvel's Jessica Jones, mind you). What leads the team to this treacherous point?

It all starts with an Easter egg hunt.

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Thor Season One

by Brett White

Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.

Of particular note this week: Jock takes over creative duties on Savage Wolverine, get to know Thor from the start with Thor: Season One, and the coolest writers and artists in the business take a shot at Batman in Batman Black and White #2.

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Bolivar Trask

by Brett White

You can't always get what you want, as Peter Dinklage learned with his role in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Or... did he?

The actor recently told Entertainment Weekly that he didn't want to play a bad guy in the next Marvel mutant movie, which turned out to be exactly the role he landed when he signed on to play Sentinel-inventor Bolivar Trask.

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Grant Gustin

by Brett White

When events as big as the ones in "Arrow's" season one finale happen, everybody is bound to notice. And if you're a hooded vigilante at the center of those events, you can't expect to keep a low profile. With the arrival of Flash-in-the-making Barry Allen (played by Grant Gustin) to Starling City, Oliver Queen's about to get a fan of his own.

"Barry's a fanboy." said producer Andrew Kreisberg in an interview with Flash TV News. "He comes to Starling City and he says to [Oliver's tech support] Felicity, 'So I heard the vigilante saved you. What's he like?' So I think for Barry, it's one of those things where it's sort of like 'be careful what you wish for.'"

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Cover Artist

Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.
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