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 »
Want to see some new footage from Thor: The Dark World? Who cameoed on the second episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? How did the show do in the ratings its second week? What adjective does James McAvoy use to describe X-Men: Days of Future Past? Is there already a hint at what Thor 3 might hold? Why is Iron Man helping the homeless? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Tuesday was a pretty damn good day if you are a Marvel Cinematic Universe fan. First up, the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray hit shelves, including the One-Shot Agent Carter. Then Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premiered on ABC. And if that wasn’t enough, a new minute long TV spot for Thor: The Dark World debuted, featuring some exciting new footage.
Below, you can see that Thor: The Dark World commercial, read about how many people saw Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and catch a preview for the rest of the season. 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 »
Want to see some clips from The Dark Knight Trilogy Box Set? How about some behind the scenes footage from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? Is it possible for you to visit the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron? When did Bill Hader find out Ben Affleck was playing Batman? Did Ed Brubaker have nice things to say about Captain America: The Winter Soldier? What did Bryan Singer reveal in a photo from the edit bay of X-Men: Days of Future Past? Will The Amazing Spider-Man 2 answer questions from the first film? Read about all this and much more in today’s edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Will Wolverine be messing with Magneto in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Which smaller comic book series might get a Fox TV series? How can you win a trip to work on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron? Where can you see the construction of the suits for Iron Man 3? Is Benicio Del Toro excited for Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to see a bunch of awesome key frame art from Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight? How about the first trailer for the Man of Steel Blu-ray? What’s the latest comic and idea from Mark Millar? Where can you see some new footage from Thor: The Dark World on TV? Has Joe Carnahan finished his Nemesis script? How is Joseph Gordon-Levitt feeling with the announcement of Batman vs. Superman? Did CinemaSins tackle Ben Affleck in Daredevil? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to see a new featurette on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? How has Kat Dennings‘ character changed in Thor: The Dark World? What piece of Batman and Robin swag can you now own? Does Hugh Jackman think Wolverine will back after X-Men: Days of Future Past? How many balloons does it take to make an Iron Man suit? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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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 »
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 »