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Ultimate Spider-Man Season Two

The Ultimate Spider-Man animated series — which, given recent comic book developments, looks like it might be the only place to regularly see Peter Parker as Spider-Man come the new year — has set a season two premiere date, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The show is slated to return to Disney XD with new episodes starting Jan. 21 — that's a Monday — at 7 p.m. The hour-long season premiere will feature recent movie villain The Lizard, along with future movie villain Electro. Ultimate Spider-Man will return to its regular Sunday at 11 a.m. slot following the premiere.

 

Not So Invincible

We've known for awhile now that before he rises up for his ultimate defeat of Mandarin in Iron Man 3, Tony Stark is due for a big fall first. This new official image from the movie certainly shows that, with a bloody and beaten Tony in a tattered armor.

Perhaps this comes directly after the big attack on his Malibu home shown in the trailer, or maybe Tony's life is going to be hard all throughout. It remains to be seen on May 3, 2013.

S.H.I.E.L.D. Goes Country

One of the stars of Nashville is joining the cast of S.H.I.E.L.D., Joss Whedon's in-marvel-movie-continuity TV show in Pilot development for ABC (a sister company of Marvel under the Disney fold). Chloe Bennet currently appears as an employee for the record company on the country music nighttime soap. In the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot, she will play Skye, "a confident woman who is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. She's edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature," according to THR. She'll sign on as a series regular if it goes beyond the pilot.

Do be doo doo do be doo doo

Bryan Singer may be busy signing all his old pals to X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he's also looking at the small screen. Singer and CBS Studios are working on a reboot of The Twilight Zone, currently in its early stages and looking for a writer. This would mark the fourth run of the series, which previously ran for five years in the 60s, three years in the 80s, and a single season failure on third-tier network UPN in 2002.

No word on whether Hugh Jackman will appear as Wolverine in it, though.

Pilot Season or Spec Script Season?

Top Cow's Theory of Everything might not have made it past their Pilot Season program in 2011 [The Beauty won that round, and can be read here], but while it won't continue as a comic book, it may see new life as a movie. Fox has picked up the sci-fi story by Dan Casey and Nick Nantell which features a man trying to rescue his wife from a parallel reality. Top Cow is staying in the mix as well, with Marc Silvestri and Matt Hawkins executive producing the film.

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