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    Review: 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Demands Inside Marvel Knowledge (TRAILER)

    The show assumes a fair amount of inside Marvel knowledge on the part of its viewers, which at this point is not much of a stretch. But all the elaborate backstories being spun out don't always promote comprehension. The target audience, one suspects, will have little trouble keeping up.

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    Joss Whedon Flew In To Save The Day With Rewrites On 'Thor: The Dark World'

    When you sign up for a Marvel movie, any precious notions you have about creative autonomy basically go out the window. Whether you're the director, an actor, an electrician or the guy who makes sure Samuel L. Jackson gets his cronuts, everyone is there to serve the Marvel universe and its fans. No ...

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    Joss Whedon Talks Killing Off Marvel Characters Plus Watch 'Iron Man 3' Alternate Ending & Wasp In 'The Avengers'

    If Marvel has proven one thing thus far in their cinematic universe, no one is ever really dead. As we saw in "The Avengers," with Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) seemingly dying only to be resurrected for this fall's TV jaunt "The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.," the long term value of a character is worth mor...

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    Joss Whedon Explains Why He Thinks 'The Empire Strikes Back' Is "Not A Movie, It’s An Episode”

    If you were anywhere near the Internet last night, you know that the Twittersphere and Facebookverse was dominated by two things: nerds freaking out over Ben Affleck being cast as Batman in "Superman Vs. Batman," and Joss Whedon dissing "Star Wars: Episode V — The Empire Strikes Back." But here's th...

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    Joss Whedon Talks 'Avengers 2,' Untrue Rumors of $100 Million Paycheck, Importance of Original Content and More in EW

    In the newest issue of Entertainment Weekly (on newsstands August 23), Joss Whedon gives a candid interview, discussing why untrue rumors of a $100 million paycheck for "Avengers 2" irked him, Tom Hiddleston's much-loved Loki not being part of that sequel, the importance of original content and more...

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    No Loki For 'Avengers 2,' Joss Whedon Teases More Details, While Edgar Wright Says Ultron Was Never Part Of 'Ant-Man'

    You know you're dealing with the obsessive, knotty world of comic book movies when merely announcing the title of a movie can send a legion of dedicated super-fans into a speculative frenzy. This was the case when Marvel unveiled the subtitle for their highly anticipated sequel to last year's "The A...

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    Joss Whedon Explains Why Ultron Can Arrive Before Pym In 'The Avengers 2,' Kevin Feige Confirms Thanos In 'Guardians'

    Even with promising new footage for their new projects, star-studded panels, and an in-character appearance by Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Marvel Studios still took the lower-key approach to Comic-Con this past weekend, favoring elaboration over any earth-shattering announcements. One of these, the reve...

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    Comic-Con Immersed in Movies: Whedon and Gregg Talk 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD,' Separate from 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'

    The tagline says it all for ABC's "Marvels's Agents of SHIELD," which sneaked the pilot Friday at Comic-Con:"Not all heroes are super." In fact, creator Joss Whedon, who directed the pilot, suggested that this rag-tag group of agents without super powers represent the Marvel universe on a much more ...

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    Marvel Announces 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' As Its Sequel Title

    Well, that was kind of anti-climactic. With Warner announcing an untitled Superman & Batman film for summer 2015 earlier today, fans at Comic-Con were hoping that Marvel Studios would try and top the rival studio with various possible announcements. After all, there's plenty of options, there's been...

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    Comic-Con: 'Showrunners' Doc Is First Film to Screen Footage at SDCC's Lyceum Theater

    The first film to screen footage at Comic-Con's new satellite programming room, the Lyceum Theater at San Diego's Horton Plaza, is documentary "Showrunners." The film focuses on the challenges of running a television series, going behind the scenes into the writers’ room and on set via interviews ...

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