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Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. is Now Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I know this story technically came out a few days ago so I am late but I just had to post about it yo! So it seems like a good deal of time has passed since our last major update concerning Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. tv show, however it seems like now is the time for the next major announcement as superherohype reports in the following article:

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“ABC has announced that their upcoming small screen foray in Marvel’s cinematic universe has a new title. Formerly known as “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.,” the new series will now be called “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” The newly-released synopsis for the show reads as follows:

Joss Whedon shows us not all heroes are super with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, Marvel’s The Avengers, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).

Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.

Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”), Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

There’s no word yet on when the show might premiere, but check back for details as soon as they become available.”

Alright, now we have an official announcement complete with synopsis too, I’m liking the sound of this. It looks like there will be various character with different traits, personalities and skills and there is going to be a great focus on these agents to show what hard work they do when the superheros aren’t around. The concept behind the show sounds interesting and if pulled off correctly then it could be something incredible. I just hope this show doesn’t completely forget about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and hopefully there will be ties to the movies be they visual or verbal or possibly some easter eggs for upcoming projects too? Who knows? All I know is that I am hyped for this especially with the return of my man Agent Phil Coulson! Yeah yeah! 😀

 
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Posted by on April 7, 2013 in Media, Television

 

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Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Will Take Place After The Avengers

I think this is the best news to be released relating to the upcoming pilot for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. When I saw the headline for the article on IGN I just blew up! Anyways I decided to pull the article from superherohype so read on here:

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“Ever since it was announced that Marvel favorite Clark Gregg would be returning as Agent Phil Coulson in the upcoming TV series Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., questions have abounded about where it takes place in the timeline of the films. That’s now been put to rest. IGN spoke with ABC President Paul Lee, who said flat out that the series takes place after the events of The Avengers.

“There is no question that it is part of the Marvel Universe. In fact, the story takes place after the battle for New York.”

Lee, like Whedon said yesterday, made sure we know the series will take place on it’s own terms and be it’s own story.

“This is S.H.I.E.L.D. They’re following their own particular stories. There are characters in it, Coulson, who clearly come from Avengers. So it’s part of the world, but we’re going to be very, very careful that we don’t tread on the toes of the features and build a whole new world. And that’s what Joss Whedon does better than anybody else. He’s built a world for us.”

The biggest question that this brings up is how Agent Coulson is around for this series given his unexpected demise in last summer’s The Avengers. Life Model Decoys anyone?

The pilot for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. will begin filming later this month and is expected to air this fall if picked up for series. In the show, Clark Gregg is joined by Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Gemma Simmons, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, and Chloe Bennet as Skye. Joss Whedon will direct the pilot and co-write it with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.”

While I am glad that we finally have a point of continuity for the show, the real good news comes in the form of the return of Agent Coulson. *OH AND JUST TO MENTION POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOLLOW FOR ANY PEOPLE WHO STILL HAVEN’T WATCHED THE AVENGERS* Finally after all these months of speculation he know that he’ll be back from the dead and alive and kicking in the S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. The people of the internet have been waiting for this, there is a legion of Agent Coulson fans across the world just waiting to see their main man back in action, and now they’ve finally gotten their wish. I’m also just going to point something out right now, never really thought that Agent Coulson died. When I watched The Avengers for the first time I just assumed that Nick Fury told the team that he was death in order to kick them into gear, but when the internet kept saying that he was dead, then the subsequent interviews with Clark Gregg said that he wasn’t sure if his character was going to come back, it left me feeling uneasy. But hell that’s all in the past now, we finally got a badass agent from S.H.I.E.L.D. back in action so bring it on!

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Joss Whedon Talks Balancing Work on Avengers 2 and Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.

Okay so now we’ve gotten another bit of news concerning Joss Whedon on Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Avengers 2, and while it’s just a tiny bit of news, any news is better than none at all. The following story comes from superherohype:

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“Joss Whedon is a really busy guy. He’s working on shepherding a new television series, Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., through the pilot stage and he’s currently in the preliminary stages on Marvel’s The Avengers 2. But how can he work on both at the same time? Whedon spoke with EW about his workload and how he’ll manage to work on both.

”I have to maintain a fine balance between not hurting The Avengers, which is my number one priority right now, and not be the guy who shows up once a month and undoes everything that’s been done by everyone else.”

Whedon says he will work on the television series “as my schedule allows,” and will help the other writers and producers brainstorm stories in addition to reviewing and approving edits for the show’s episodes.

Joss also spoke about working on the sequel to his Emmy award-winning series, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog“We really want to shoot it next year. We feel strong about the idea and we have a bunch of stuff written.”

Whedon is currently directing the pilot for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. from a script that he co-wrote with his brother Jed and Maurissa Tancharoen. Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. will be executive produced by the Whedons, Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

Marvel’s The Avengers 2 is slated for a release on May 1, 2015.”

So it seems to me that Joss Whedon is constantly busy, he has not only his projects going on at Marvel but he also has his next film In Your Eyes and the follow-up to his musical tragicomedy miniseries, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. The man never stops moving and that is something that I can appreciate and hope to do myself one day. But anyway it is great to know that while he is working on Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., The Avengers 2 is still his main concern and that makes me so happy. The Avengers 2 is a big deal and the hype is building up to 2015 yo.

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2013 in Films, Media, Television

 

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Chloe Bennet Joins Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.

And so we have the final member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. crew for this TV pilot, seems like the people at Marvel Studios are constantly moving if all this news can be released continuously on the internet. The following news comes from the ever-reliable superherohype:

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“THR is reporting that “Nashville” star Chloe Bennet has been cast in Joss Whedon’s upcoming television show Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Her character is “Skye” and she’s described as “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.” Sounds like a character in a Joss Whedon show if we’ve ever heard of one.

Bennet joins Clark Gregg, who returns as Agent Coulson, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Gemma Simmons, and Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May. Currently S.H.I.E.L.D. head honcho Samuel L. Jackson hasn’t been announced for the show, but he has shown interest.

The series will begin filming in January and is expected to air in the fall of 2013. Joss Whedon will direct the pilot and co-write it with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.

Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. will be executive produced by the Whedons, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.”

All I can say about Chloe Bennet is, damn! She is hotness yo. But her beauty aside, the character sounds pretty interesting and I am also glad that this pilot is having an equal amount of men and women, I really want this pilot to start production already so I can see what kind of visual look the show will be getting or what these actors will looks like their uniforms or what the set designs will be like. I am absurdly hyped for this, I just hope that it stays connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe via visual and audio references and maybe some cameo appearances.

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. May be Coming in Fall 2013

Well it seems like the wheels for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV pilot are still continuously moving, over the last few months we’ve heard a lot of casting information and now we’re getting dates and talk of whether Samuel L. Jackson will be making an appearance or not. Well now we have this article from superherohype that gives us some new information:

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“The cast is almost fully assembled for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., which is being set up at ABC and is expected to begin filming in January of 2013, but when can we see the show actually on the air? Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel TV, says to expect it next year (via Previewsworld.com.)

“Well…we have a ‘little’ pilot for television that you might have heard about called Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. co-written, directed, and Executive Produced by none other than Joss Whedon!” Loeb said, adding,“Working with Joss, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell on the show is a blast!  And bringing in Clark Gregg to play Agent Phil Coulson — the best!  Hopefully we will be on in the Fall of 2013 on ABC!

Joining Clark Gregg are actors Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Gemma Simmons, and Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May. But what about S.H.I.E.L.D. boss Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury? Will he appear on the show?

“I don’t know. I keep hearing about it, and I haven’t talked to Joss about it,” Jackson told MTV. “But in my mind, I would tend to think that he would, if nothing else, be like Charlie in ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ At least be the voice!”

Joss Whedon will direct the pilot and co-write it with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.”

Now I didn’t think that S.H.I.E.L.D. would find its way to TV so soon even if that is a tentative time at the moment. But if it did find its way to TV next year that would be a great time considering that it’ll be just after Iron Man 3 and just before Thor: The Dark World. As for Sam Jackson’s involvement I do hope he can attend the party he is the director of S.H.I.E.L.D. after all and to have him completely obscured from the pilot would be absurd considering how involved he is with the organization in the films (especially in The Avengers). I say let Jackson join the crew!

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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Joss Whedon Has Turned in His Outline for Marvel’s The Avengers 2

It seems like even though there aren’t many substantial things happening when it comes to The Avengers 2, there are small little titbits of information that’s released from time to time. And from superherohype we have this report about Joss Whedon’s latest movements:

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“Although the film still won’t hit theaters for two-and-a-half years, EW is reporting that writer/director Joss Whedon has officially turned in his outline for Marvel’s The Avengers 2. What’s more, they’ve revealed that Whedon-regulars Jeffrey Bell, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon (Joss’ brother) are set to serve as showrunners on ABC’s upcoming “S.H.I.E.L.D.”, assuming Whedon’s pilot goes to series.

Set to begin filming in January, “S.H.I.E.L.D” will feature a cast that includes Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ming-Na Wen, and Clark Gregg. Both Whedon siblings wrote the pilot alongside Tancharoen and Joss is set to direct.

Marvel’s The Avengers 2, meanwhile, will hit theaters on May 1, 2015, and while the cast is currently unconfirmed, its very likely to again include Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson.

As if the man wasn’t busy enough, Whedon will also step outside the Marvel Universe with the June 7, 2013 release of Much Ado About Nothing, a modern version of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.”

I am surprised that Whedon can do so much and work on so many projects all the time. He’s like a machine! I’m glad that the wheels are already turning for the next Avengers film and that there are ideas already in the works, I just hope that it’s some interesting and unexpected stuff for us fans. As for the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show we only have to wait one month until production actually starts so I’m really interested in seeing what’s gonna go down with that pilot.

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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Brett Dalton Enlists for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.

Okay so after a little while there’s some more casting news on Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show, from superherohype we have this report:

“Marvel Studios’ upcoming “S.H.I.E.L.D.” television series has landed another star. TVLine is reporting that Brett Dalton (Killing Lincoln) has joined the cast as Agent Grant Ward.

Among the character names revealed last month, the Ward role is officially described as follows:

Quite the physical specimen and “cool under fire,” he sometimes botches interpersonal relations. He’s a quiet one with a bit of a temper, but he’s the kind of guy that grows on you.

Dalton joins Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Ming-Na Wen, and Clark Gregg for the pilot, which will be directed by Joss Whedon. Co-written by Whedon and his brother, Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, the show is expected to begin shooting in January.

“S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be executive produced by the Whedons, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.”

At least the cast are starting to expand and we’re getting a better idea of who will be involved here. I just hope that this show won’t become one of those generic action/thriller things that you see on TV and just want to turn off. The think about this particular show is that it has a wealth of history from the comic books to work from and let’s not forget that it’s attached to one of the biggest films in recent film history, The Avengers. What I am afraid of is that while the people behind the show want to create this universe for S.H.I.E.L.D. to inhabit, they will forget about the Marvel Studios films that made it popular. There will still need to be some clear connections and references to the Marvel films, and if we’re lucky there will also need to be some actor cameos in order to make this work in my opinion.

 
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Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Films, Media

 

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Joss Whedon’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Gets Two More Agents

Okay I know there’s been a good few happenings in the world of film and superhero movies, but I’ve had other priorities to take care of, plus there hasn’t been too much solid information that’s grabbed my eye. However when it comes to the upcoming S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show from Joss Whedon and Marvel I’m always interested, and as per usual superherohype have got the information:

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“THR is reporting that actors Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge have been added to Joss Whedon’s pilot for Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.Henstridge will play Agent Gemma Simmons and De Caestecker will portray Agent Leo Fitz. The names and descriptions of these characters were released at the beginning of October, they’re described as follows:

These two came through training together and still choose to spend most of their time in each other’s company. Their sibling-like relationship is reinforced by their shared nerd tendencies – she deals with biology and chemistry, he’s a whiz at the technical side of weaponry.

The pair join actress Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May and Clark Gregg, who will reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson.

Joss Whedon will direct the pilot and co-write it with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. It’s expected to begin shooting in January.”

Well I’m glad that there’s more cast members being announced for the show and while I have no clue who they are, I can’t wait to see what kind of elements they’ll bring to this show. Also I wasn’t aware the show had production starting point, so January is the month when they begin shooting eh? That’s nice to know that everything is flowing along in a good smooth manner. I really hope that this will be as interesting as The Avengers and help expand S.H.I.E.L.D.’s presence and make them feel more relevent. There is plenty of source material to work from and we are in the capable hands of Joss Whedon and his brother Jed. Here’s hoping yo.

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2012 in Media, Television

 

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Joss Whedon Casts Ming-Na Wen in Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.

I know this story has been online for a little while now, but I thought it’s still relevent to post about. All I can say is finally! Finally we get some more information on Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, thank you superherohype! Check it out below:

“Deadline is reporting that ER veteran Ming-Na Wen has joined the pilot for the upcoming TV series “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” Wen will play Agent Melinda May who is described as “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.” This character was named Althea Rice in the list of alleged characters for the series, where her nickname was ‘The Calvary’.

Wen joins actor Clark Gregg who will be reprising his role as Agent Phil Coulson in the upcoming TV series.

Joss Whedon will direct the pilot and co-write it with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.

“Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be Executive Produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

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Okay so at least this news gives an indication that the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series is still moving and in an active pre-production phase. I don’t know really know much Ming-Na Wen besides that she was apparently in the horrible 90s Street Fighter film that no one in the gaming community like to talk about lol. Though I do know of her work in the animated world, she voiced Mulan in the Mulan films and the Kingdom Hearts games, and she also voiced Ellen Yin from The Batman too which works for me. 😀 I’ll be interested to see who else get attached to this show in the future.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2012 in Media, Television

 

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Clark Gregg to Return as Agent Coulson on TV!

Okay so here I have another Marvel-related blog post, but this one is just as important if not more important than the last as it regards Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series. The following information and image is provided by superherohype:

At today’s Marvel Television Presents panel at New York Comic Con, Head of TV Jeph Loeb announced that Clark Gregg will reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson in the live-action pilot “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.”! Gregg previously played Coulson in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers, as well as Marvel One-Shots “The Consultant” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer.”

The actor made a surprise appearance at the panel to talk about his role as Principal Coulson on “Ultimate Spider-Man” before playing a special video from Marvel’s The Avengers director Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, announcing Gregg’s return to the role of Agent Coulson in the upcoming pilot. Whedon will also co-write the pilot to “Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.
“Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.” will be Executive Produced by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

Even though I can’t say I’m totally surprised by this announcement, at the same time I am relieved to see Clark Gregg back as Coulson, he really is a legend. Agent Coulson has a massive fan base and to not have him in the S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show would be a missed opportunity in my opinion and I don’t think us fans would forgive Marvel for not including him. Now there is a big question floating around now, at which point does the S.H.I.E.L.D. show take place? Is it set before or after The Avengers? I guess it would be nice to see the life of Coulson when he joined S.H.I.E.L.D. and see what other perilous missions he went on before meeting the team. although it would be equally interesting to see him alive after the point of The Avengers and seeing how those events have affected his life and job. I guess we’ll discover the answers to this all in due time. All I know is that Agent Coulson is badass and he deserves to be everywhere! 😀

 
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Posted by on October 15, 2012 in Films, Media, Television

 

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