Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week we recognize “Our Lips Are Sealed” as the Go-Go’s best single, go cubein’, spend some quality time with Liam Neeson, tackle the controversial issue of abortion, and wine down for the weekend.
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For years, Marvel Studios and Marvel TV have been touting the phrase “It’s All Connected,” but rarely have they lived up to that promise. Apart from a few references to “the event” in the Netflix shows like Jessica Jones or Daredevil, or cameo appearances from B-characters in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the TV universe have remained largely separate. And as the years have gone by, they’ve branched further and further apart until it seemed impossible for the characters from the separate properties to cross paths. But that hasn’t stopped fans from clamoring for a crossover between the MCU and Marvel TV shows.
But after years of demands, Avengers: Endgame delivered. An Avengers Endgame crossover finally brought together the MCU and Marvel TV, making good on that hashtag #ItsAllConnected.
Spoilers for Avengers: Endgame follow.
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Posted on Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’re looking forward to seeing Peggy (Hayley Atwell) punch all of L.A. in the next season of Agent Carter, but evidently not everyone is thrilled about the westward move. Jarvis (James D’Arcy), it turns out, hates sunny Southern California. Despises it. Absolutely loathes it. “You have no idea how foreign Los Angeles will seem to a civilized person such as yourself,” he complains to Peggy upon her arrival.
Not that he’s letting his reservations about his new home stop him from going on adventures within it. In fact, Jarvis practically begs Peggy to let him chauffeur her around the city in the first clip from Agent Carter Season 2. Watch it after the jump. Read More »
Early next year Marvel’s Agent Carter returns to ABC. Like season one, the show will serve as a midseason replacement for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The season premiere is scheduled for Tuesday, January 5th at 9/8c with a two-hour episode.
After the jump, watch the newest teaser trailer for the latest season of Agent Carter.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 by Angie Han
When Peggy strikes out for LA in Agent Carter Season 2, she’ll bring some of her friends along for the ride. According to a new report, James D’Arcy (Edwin Jarvis) and Enver Gjokaj (Agent Sousa) are both returning for the next run of episodes. Several other Season 1 stars are said to be nearing deals as well.
Hit the jump for more details on Agent Carter Season 2 casting — as well as a peek at what Agent Carter lead Hayley Atwell has been doing in her off time. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 by Angie Han
Like so many of her sexist colleagues, we made the mistake of underestimating Peggy Carter when she first burst onto the scene. We enjoyed her in Captain America: The First Avenger, but assumed we wouldn’t see much more of her beyond the occasional flashback. Little did we know that in a few years time, she’d be headlining her very own series.
Said show, Agent Carter, is due to premiere in a few months, and Marvel is now ramping up its marketing efforts. The very first Agent Carter clip sets up the story: Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is in danger, and he’s sending his pal Peggy (Hayley Atwell) and his butler Jarvis (James D’Arcy) on a mission to clear his name. Watch the Agent Carter clip after the jump.
Update: Marvel has announced the specific premiere dates for Agent Carter and the return of Agents of SHIELD. Find both below as well.
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Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 by Angie Han
The 2014-2015 season has already seen the returns of Agents of SHIELD and Arrow, as well as the debuts of Gotham, The Flash, and Constantine. But there’s still one major comic book series that has yet to launch.
Agent Carter doesn’t premiere until early next year, and as such it’s the show we currently know the least about. Happily, that’s starting to change. Marvel released a lengthy, detailed Agent Carter synopsis today that reveals exactly what Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) is doing for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), how Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) gets involved, and much more. Hit the jump to find out.
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A new piece of casting has added a significant piece of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We all know Tony Stark’s artificial intelligence system is called J.A.R.V.I.S., voiced by Paul Bettany. And by now you may now, J.A.R.V.I.S. is the basis for Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. However no one has ever questioned why Stark would name J.A.R.V.I.S. “J.A.R.V.I.S.” That’s because, in the comics, Jarvis is the name of Stark’s butler. In the movies though, he doesn’t have a butler. Where’s the connection?
The connection comes in on ABC’s Agent Carter. That’s where James D’Arcy (Cloud Atlas) has just been tasked to play Howard Stark’s butler, Edwin Jarvis. Read More »
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Anvil! director Sacha Gervasi has roped in quite a cast for Hitchcock, a film which dramatizes the book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho in high style. Previous trailers have shown us Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren as Hitch and his wife Alma, and Scarlett Johanssen as Psycho’s first-act star, Janet Leigh.
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