One of the biggest mysteries in regards to the upcoming ABC pilot Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. has just been answered. ABC President Paul Lee confirmed that the story takes place after the battle of New York in The Avengers.
When the show was first announced a post-Avengers timeline was what most fans expected. Then came the surprise announcement that Clark Gregg would be starring on the show. Gregg, of course, played Agent Coulson in The Avengers and several other Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One films but met an untimely end in Joss Whedon‘s 2012 blockbuster. Speculation then suggested a prequel. Now that we can take that off the table, how is he going to fit in? Read the quotes and speculate after the jump. Read More »
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Many of us feel overwhelmed when we wake up and think about what needs to be accomplished in a day. Now multiply that general feeling by a large factor and add the pressure of worldwide interest; that’s what Joss Whedon is probably feeling right now. The director of The Avengers is currently getting ready to direct the pilot for ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, while simultaneously writing The Avengers 2 and acting as a consultant on the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.
In a new interview, Whedon talked about his current role in all those things. He said The Avengers 2 is mid-script, would be finished in a few months and would ”go deeper” instead of bigger. The S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show shoots in just over a week, and he also discusses how Marvel action would translate to the small screen. Finally, he talks about just how involved he’s been with the upcoming Marvel films, which includes Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Check out the interview below. Read More »
The final member of the S.H.I.E.L.D.team has been selected and she’s straight from Nashville. Actress Chloe Bennet, who plays a record company assistant on the hit ABC show Nashville, has moved across the network to the Marvel themed show, Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., as the sixth and final regular. She’ll be playing Skye, “a confident woman who is slightly obsessed with superhero culture and the shadow organizations that exist within it. She’s edgy and can out-talk anyone with her unflappable nature,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Bennet joins Ming-Na as Agent Melinda May, Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Gemma Simmons and Ian De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz. Read more after the jump. Read More »
Briefly: Here’s the latest on Marvel’s first big foray into television. The cast of S.H.I.E.L.D. has just been bolstered by Brett Dalton (Army Wives, Killing Lincoln, Blue Bloods), who will play Agent Grant, a “rising star” of the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. Grant is “deadly, precise, and cool under fire — but not so great with the people skills.” Dalton will work alongside Ming-Na, who is top pilot and weapons expert Agent Melinda May; Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, and Elizabeth Henstridge as “science whiz Agent Gemma Simmons,” and Iain De Caestecker will be Agent Leo Fitz, a technology guru.
The show jumps off from elements of S.H.I.E.L.D. as seen in Marvel’s solo hero movies and The Avengers. Joss Whedon co-wrote the pilot with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, and will direct the pilot, which should be a big asset given the success of The Avengers. [TV Line]
What sort of show will Joss Whedon‘s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series be? If you’ve assumed that it will be a lot like Whedon’s other shows, you’re probably correct.
So here’s what we’ve got on the show, which will help expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it also expands the reach of those characters to current live-action television. Ming-Na was cast as a top pilot and weapons expert Agent Melinda May, while Clark Gregg‘s late Agent Phil Coulson will appear in some fashion.
Now the show has added Elizabeth Henstridge (The Thompsons, and the CW pilot Shelter) and Iain De Caestecker, of UK series The Fades and Young James Herriot, and the upcoming Irvine Welsh film Filth.
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Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. has its second recruit. Ming-Na, best known for her role on ER and for playing Chun-Li in the live-action Street Fighter movie, has just joined the upcoming Marvel TV show, the pilot for which is being co-written and directed by Joss Whedon. Clark Gregg, who is reprising his role as Agent Coulson from Iron Man, Thor and The Avengers, was previously cast.
Ming-Na will be playing S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Melinda May. “Soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences, Melinda is an ace pilot, a weapons expert and a soldier who can — and has — gone beyond the call of duty,” according to Deadline, who broke the story. There’s more after the jump. Read More »
After serving as the anchor for the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One, Clark Gregg is set to do the same on TV. The actor will reprise his role as S.H.I.E.L.D Agent Phil Coulson in Joss Whedon‘s ABC series Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Whedon himself send a video to New York Comic-Con to make the announcement which also revealed that he’ll be co-writing the pilot with co-write the pilot with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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Marvel generated a good bit of excitement by announcing that The Avengers director (and Buffy and Firefly head honcho) Joss Whedon would make not only The Avengers 2, but would act as executive producer of a TV show chronicling the exploits of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, and act as a general smoke-shrouded godfather to Marvel’s film slate.
The details on S.H.I.E.L.D. have been thin so far, with Whedon saying the show “came together very organically,” and noting that the show will feature all new characters, rather than importing personalities from Marvel’s films. Now, however, we know a bit more about four of the core characters, and taken together they may sound like a pretty familiar bunch to Whedon’s fans. Read More »