agent carter season 2

The ABC party for the Television Critics Association brought additional talent that was not featured on panels during the day. That included producers on Marvel shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. I spoke with Agent Carter executive producers Tara Butters and Chris Dingess privately off to the side of the bar.

Earlier in the day, ABC President of Entertainment Paul Lee spoke about season two of Agent Carter taking Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) to Hollywood. Butters and Dingess elaborated on that as well as the new villain Madame Masque, the extended 10 episode order and Peggy moving on from her grief over the loss of Steve Rogers. Read More »

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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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Sif / Peggy Carter

S.H.I.E.L.D. is getting a visit from a big-screen superhero for the very first time. Marvel announced at ABC’s TCA winter press tour that Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander), Thor’s warrior buddy from both of his standalone films, will be making an appearance on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in the near future.

This won’t be the TV show’s first run-in with Asgard. The season’s eighth episode, titled “The Well,” was timed to coincide (roughly) with the release of Thor: The Dark World, and centered on the aftermath of events seen in the film. It happens that Alexander’s guest spot also doubles as Thor: The Dark World promotion — the DVD/Blu-ray hits shelves February 25.

Plot specifics are being kept under wraps for now, of course. Marvel would say only that Sif would drop down to Earth from Asgard “with a very specific mission.” Lady Sif’s visit is being shot right now, and will air as the 15th episode of the season. [Screen Crush]

After the jump, Marvel’s new TV project Agent Carter picks up a couple of writers.

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Kevin Smith to direct Television Pilot

Kevin Smith

Clerks director Kevin Smith has signed on to direct a pilot for the CW.
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