The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories


1. Frank Ocean will be the musical guest on the Seth MacFarlane-hosted season premiere of Saturday Night Live, which airs September 15th. Meanwhile, September 22nd’s episode pairs Joseph Gordon-Levitt with Mumford & Sons, and Daniel Craig and Muse will be on the show October 6th. [via Pitchfork]

2. ABC has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D, a live-action series that will be written by Joss Whedon, his brother Jed Whedon, and Maurissa Tancharoen. Joss also plans to direct the pilot, if his schedule permits! [via Deadline]

3. There’s an interesting rumor circulating that the Justice League movie will introduce the new, rebooted Batman, which would allow Warner Bros. to skip setting up a new origin story in a separate film. Thoughts? [via Slashfilm]

4. Watching the Nash Edgerton-directed music video for Bob Dylan’s new single “Duquesne Whistle” will make you want to be part of his street gang. Or maybe that’s just us. [via Vulture]

5. Poor Eddie Murphy is trying to resurrect Axel Foley yet again. Apparently he and Shawn Ryan, creator of The Shield, are currently shopping around a TV series based on the Beverly Hills Cop franchise to several broadcast networks. [via HitFix]

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