Last week, when Kevin Feige was asked how Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. would interact with the films from Marvel Studios, he said “part of the fun they’re having with that show is that it inhabits the same universe, so if there’s a big event, there’ll be ripples.” One of the “ripples” we heard about soon afterwards was a promo crossover between Thor: The Dark World and the TV show. While no Thor characters will actually appear in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the story lines will connect, just in time for sweeps week.
Now the rumor is that Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is set for release on April 4, right in time for the end of S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s season, will also connect to the show. Read More »
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Briefly: Marvel Studios has a good support structure for the show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., because it can drum up new interest in the show with episodes that relate very directly to Marvel’s theatrical releases. We’re going to see that happen for sweeps week later this month, when the story of Thor: The Dark World is directly continued in an episode on TV.
How will that happen? Not having seen the Thor sequel I can’t say exactly, but we’ve got some vague explanation below. (Note: since I haven’t seen Thor I also can’t verify whether or not this is a spoiler, but the language is general enough that even the most protective reader should be OK.) Read More »
Yup, more quotes from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. But when the man in charge of such an exciting slate of films actually comes out and talks to the press (a rarity in the business in general – do you see Kathleen Kennedy doing as much press?) you’d be smart to pay attention.
With his latest quotes, Feige discusses one of the subgenres Marvel has yet to tackle on film, but have started discussing, is an old-school secret identity film. Then, over in the TV realm, he teases the possibility of a more mature, non-network Marvel TV show potentially focusing on Daredevil or the Punisher, and the possibility of Phase 2 films having ramifications on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Read the quotes below. Read More »
The “back-nine” either refers to the second half in a round of golf, or the nine additional episodes a network TV show gets once it shows staying power. And since this isn’t a golf website, it must mean Marvel Studio’s first TV show, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., just got a full season pickup for nine more episodes. The back-nine, as it were.
After debuting to stellar numbers, the show has dipped in subsequent weeks, but with competition from two of TV’s most popular shows – NCIS and The Voice - ABC felt confident enough to renew the show for a full season. We’ll be seeing a lot more of Agent Coulson and the gang. This year at least.
Below, also read about Lost actor Titus Welliver, who will be reprising his S.H.I.E.L.D. role on the show. Read More »
Why does Adam West‘s Batman now look so buff? Want to see some behind-the-scenes tests from The Dark Knight Trilogy? Does Djimon Hounsou still want to play Black Panther? How did David Goyer respond when asked if he was writing Justice League? Which Always Sunny star auditioned to play Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy? What reasons does Kevin Smith give explaining why Ben Affleck wanted to be Batman? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Marvel fans need only wait another few weeks before the latest addition to their favorite universe. No, Thor: The Dark World hasn’t been moved up from its November opening. The ABC show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres September 24 and as that date slowly approaches, more and more information on the show is revealed.
Peter’s already seen the whole pilot and, this weekend, it screened again at the Television Critics Association event. There, reporters talked to producers Joss Whedon, Jeph Loeb and others about the show. The pair once again discussed connections between the S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, just how involved Whedon will be once Avengers: Age of Ultron starts filming and more.
Read about it below, and check out a brand new poster. Read More »
Joss Whedon‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — Marvel’s first big foray into television since the success of the studio’s big-screen efforts — premieres on Tuesday, September 24th at 8:00pm EST on ABC with Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, and Elizabeth Henstridge.
If you don’t want to wait almost two months to get a new look at the first episode, we’ve got a bunch of official images below. There are two Whedon TV alumni revealed in the pics below, so if you want to be surprised by who shows up, be careful. That said, beyond the presence of a couple actors, there’s nothing in the shots below that appears to be spoilerish. For more info on the show’s pilot, check Pete’s review from Comic Con or watch the show’s panel. Read More »
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Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe now looks pretty clear. The Iron Man, Thor and Captain America sequels will lead directly into Avengers: Age of Ultron, while Guardians of the Galaxy will feature Thanos and look ahead to Phase Three.
One offshoot that’s a little less clear is on television. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. takes place in the same universe as the films. We know this because the plot of the show features Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) returning from the dead to lead members of S.H.I.E.L.D. in investigating other superheroes. Coulson was a major part of Phase One and The Avengers but, according to Joss Whedon, that probably won’t be the case this time around. Read his quote below. Read More »