Agent Carter directors

At today’s Marvel Television panel, the first four directors for ABC’s upcoming Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D prequel series Agent Carter were revealed. The four filmmakers all hail from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both feature and short, and include some names you might not expect to be directing television. Find out who the Agent Carter directors will be after the jump.

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Sackhoff Atwell

After several male dominated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more attention is turning to women. Besides the inclusion of Scarlet Witch in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel director/producer Louis D’Esposito was recently quoted saying the company wants to make a female lead superhero movie. He even offered up the character Captain Marvel as a possibility.

So who could play a role like that? Well someone at Marvel must really like the cast of Riddick. Dave Bautista and Vin Diesel were both cast in Guardians of the Galaxy and now it’s come out that Marvel has had discussions with Katee Sackhoff. The Riddick and Battlestar Galactica star revealed as much on a recent podcast, stating Marvel inquired about her availability during the first quarter of 2014.

D’Esposito also revealed one of their already strong female heroes, Hayley Atwell‘s Peggy Carter, would certainly return. Read More »

A couple big interviews with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige have shown up over the past week as The Avengers races to US theaters, and we’ve pointed out some of the good bits of info in each one. But we missed something in one interview: a note that Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito, exec producer on Marvel’s films, has directed something the studio will reveal in the near future. The assumption is that he shot a short along the lines of the ones that featured Clark Gregg and helped tie previous Marvel films together. Read More »

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