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Mystery always surrounds Agent Coulson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but one of the character’s unseen aspects is about to be revealed. During Phase One of the MCU, Coulson (played by Clark Gregg) regularly discussed a love interest in conversations with Pepper Potts and Tony Stark. They all referred to her as “The Cellist.” Now, Whedonverse alum Amy Acker has been cast as that character; she’ll appear in an upcoming episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

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The Avengers Group

By now you know the drill. As a new Marvel movie is released, Kevin Feige gives us news on what’s coming up next. The biggest Marvel film on the horizon is Avengers: Age of Ultron, written and directed by Joss Whedon. So during the press junket for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, out April 4, questions about all kinds of thing in regards to the sequel were posed to Feige. Below you can read about the following:

  • Hawkeye’s Phase Two whereabouts will be covered.
  • Hulk and Hawkeye will have a bigger role.
  • Agent Coulson could potentially appear.
  • Whedon will not rewrite the script because of Scarlett Johansson’s pregnancy.
  • Anthony Mackie’s Falcon won’t appear.
  • Feige comments on Paul Bettany as Vision.

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Avengers - Phil Coulson

After teasing it for ten episodes, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally revealed exactly how Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) returned on the show after being killed by Loki in The Avengers. Details are below. Read More »

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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 »

Avengers - Phil Coulson

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 »

Agents of Shield Screencap
Emergency Awesome has uploaded the entire Comic Con panel for Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (minus the pilot episode, my reaction to while you can read here). Watch it now embedded after the jump now!

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Agents of Shield

One of the most anticipated television panels on Friday was Marvel’s new live-action television show The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which was inconveniently programed in the convention center’s smaller hall Ballroom 20. The entire creative team and most of the cast were in San Diego for the panel.

The first audience question was the elephant in the room: Will we see any of the Marvel movie superheroes make appearances in this television show. Executive producer Joss Whedon responded with a tease:

We may see some people, and we may see some new people from the marvel universe who are not yet cinematic… Probably, but I can’t say when because that’d be spoiling it.

Later, when Clark Gregg was asked about how it felt to return in the suit, he hesitated trying to come up with an answer and instead just decided to give Joss, who was sitting next to him on the panel, a hug. Clark credited the fans for his return, saying that “Bad ass geeks around the world weren’t having it” and started the Coulson lives movement which made all of this happen.

Another audience member asked if we were going to see a clip from the series, and Joss responded him that they were going to bring a clip but they couldn’t due to some Disney legal issue… but instead they brought the whole pilot. Cut to: a thousand fans in Ballroom 20 erupt in applause at this surprise screening. After the jump you can read my thoughts on the pilot episode, with and without spoilers.

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Agent Coulson in The Avengers

Of all the questions hovering over Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., perhaps the biggest is just what Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is doing in it. Even the spoiler-y explanation we got earlier a few months back only raised more questions.

Happily, co-creator Jed Whedon assures fans they’ll get an answer — just not right away. Fans will be able to pick up hints from the first episode, but it’ll take some time for the whole truth to be revealed. Hit the jump to read his comments on Coulson and more. (Be advised spoilers for The Avengers follow from here on out.)

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