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How ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Will Tie In to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Film By Film

Marvel Agents of SHIELD Poster Details

Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has easily proven the most anticipated new series of 2013, with much of its promise owing to possible connections and cameos of the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe. The recent reveal of Cobie Smulderspresence in the pilot a

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Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: Loki Appearance Possible, Says Tom Hiddleston

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ABC / Marvel

'Avengers' fans the world over were recently saddened to learn that Tom Hiddleston's fan-favorite fiend Loki wouldn't make an appearance in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' after 'Thor: The Dark World,' but that doesn't mean the "Asgardian Mussolini" couldn't put in appearance in Marvel's upcoming 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series on ABC! So, what does Hiddleston have to say about the prospect of Loki popping up for some small-screen mischief?

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‘Avengers 2′: Loki Confirms No Involvement, Teases New Characters

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Marvel Studios

We all know that Tom Hiddleston's Loki sadly won't be making an appearance in 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' and he made it officially official in recent statements and his departure is making room for additional characters, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

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‘Avengers 2: Age of Ultron’ Will Have a “Huge Part” for Black Widow, More Hawkeye

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Marvel Studios

Those of you who thought 'The Avengers' gave Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) the short shrift will be pleased to know that director Joss Whedon has some big things planned for the two assassins in 'The Avengers 2.'

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Cosplay of the Day: Up All Night to Get Loki

Marvel/Matthew Crowley

He's mean, gold and green, and he rocks the metal horns better than a crowd of Sabbath fans. You know and love him as Loki, from 'The Avengers.'

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‘Avengers 2: Age of Ultron’ to Incorporate Decades of Comics, Could Still Include Loki?

Avengers 2 Age of Ultron

Joss Whedon's announcement at San Diego Comic-Con that his 'Avengers 2' takes its official title from the 'Age of Ultron' comics sent an explosion of excitement throughout the buzzing Hall H, but apparently this plan was in the works for months prior. As Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige reiterated a point Whedon made, the movie won't follow the classic storyline and Ultron origin, instead utilizing plot points from various 'Avengers' adventures.

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‘Avengers 2: Age of Ultron’ Won’t Feature Agent Coulson, Says Joss Whedon

Clark Gregg

In the early days of the Marvel movie universe, Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson was the glue tying all of the films together. It all culminated with 'The Avengers,' where his links to each team member helped drive the story and connect each hero together. However, with the Marvel movies now sustaining themselves, he's become a luxury, not a requirement: everyone's favorite government official will not be in 'The Avengers 2,' now titled 'Age of Ultron.'

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Comic-Con 2013: Spider-Man Wants in on ‘The Avengers’ Action Too

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Marvel/20th Century Fox/Sony Pictures

Recently, Hugh Jackman spoke about wanting a huge crossover film that would bring the X-Men and Spider-Man into the world of 'The Avengers.' And today at Comic-Con 2013, Andrew Garfield expressed a similar thought.

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The Stupidest Movie MacGuffins of All-Time

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Paramount Pictures/Warner Bros./Sony Pictures

Originally popularized by Alfred Hitchcock, the term "MacGuffin" refers to an object, person or location that drives the plot of story, with characters generally struggling to obtain said object, person or location before the opposition

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How ‘The Avengers’ Exposes the Biggest Problem With ‘Man of Steel’

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Warner Bros.

In most ways, it's unfair to compare 'Man of Steel' and 'The Avengers.'

Other than the fact that they're both expensive, large-scale superhero movies, they couldn't be more different. Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers' represents the Marvel Studios' modus operandi in every way: it's scrappy, witty, silly and charming; coasting on cool and making it look easy. Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' is cut from the same cloth as Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight' films: it's moody, cerebral, intense and big on dramatics, demanding that you take every frame very, very seriously.

In short, one is The Beatles and the other is a symphony. They're both terrific in their own special ways, and putting them side-by-side seems kind of silly. Comparing two films with such divergent styles and intent just seems a little unfair. But ...

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