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Marvel’s Most Wanted sounds like a promising name from the get-go. Perhaps it can use its more street-level premise to cover some of the budget issues that Agents of SHIELD faced and perhaps it can use its premise to its advantage to deliver a grittier, but far more focused show at the same time. So far, we know that the spin-off will star last-minute Super Soldier Serum dropout Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) and on-and-off again anti-hero Lance Hunter (Nick Blood), as they go off on their very first mission.

But there’s one extra bit of good news, as a Silver-Age staple character will also be making his appearance in the show’s pilot…

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Picking up right where it left off last week, season two of Agent Carter continues to be as captivating and exciting as season one. Episode three, “Better Angels”, sees the whole gang back together as Jack (Chad Michael Murray) joins Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell) and Chief Sousa (Enver Gjokaj) out in L.A. This episode also goes even further in the direction of science fiction, while still managing to make it feel grounded in the real science of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which is something at which Marvel is very adept. And who better to dig deep into zany fictional science than everyone’s favorite genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist of the 40s, Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), who makes his return in a decidedly Stark fashion. Despite a couple missteps, Agent Carter continues to be one of the most engaging shows on television right now.

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Last night’s return of Agent Carter was a breath of fresh air. Yes, having Hayley Atwell‘s ferociously capable secret agent back on the TV weekly, even just for eight or nine weeks, is a treat, but between the dark and gritty mean streets of the Netflix Marvel shows, the generally dour tone of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s first half of season three, and the coming Civil War, we need some happy Marvel. The first two hours of Agent Carter‘s second season made for some thoroughly enjoyable television as Peggy reunited with old friends, toyed with a love triangle, and began an interesting new case with some possible implications on the future (her future, our present). (more…)

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The Disney brand has already come out strong this year.  With the Star Wars franchise breaking records, and a full slate of Marvel movies coming this summer, in addition to some fan-favorite tv shows, the Mouse House seems to have its hands full.  Or so one would think.  But more is coming.  Between Marvel shows such as Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Jessica Jones, it may be surprising to hear that another story within the Marvel Universe could be coming to the small screen soon.  After some on and off again rumors last year surrounding an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff, it seems ABC has finally made up its mind.  A pilot episode has been ordered for the new original show titled Marvel’s Most Wanted, starring (more…)

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In this golden age of TV, actors know that the prime rib, truly challenging acting work can be found on television, and not necessarily at the cinema. So whenever you get news like this, news that an acclaimed and accomplished character actor is taking a role in an ongoing drama series, you know its going to be good. So where will Powers Boothe be turning up next? Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., of course. In a world full of cyborgs, super-powers and Inhumans, what could possibly be scarier to Director Phil Coulson and his ragtag crew of super agents than the dulcet tones of Powers Boothe? Nothing. (more…)

Marvel and ABC Teaming For a 30 Minute Comedy Series

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Marvels cinematic universe has seen Nazis, aliens, gods, monsters, metal men and all other sorts of outrageous shenanigans. Given the fantastical villains and heroic escapades, its all been – for the most part –  treated with a sense of earnestness, reverence, and lightheartedness. Their films and other cinematic media has always found the right balance of entertainment, humor, and action. Never, though, has the studio gone with making a legit fully intended comedy. That is…. until now.

ABC has ordered a script for Damage Control,  a half-hour, single-camera comedy from Marvel Studios.   (more…)

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It’s finally back! Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is here for its third season, despite many people feeling that it didn’t deserve to make it past the first season. But the writers of S.H.I.E.L.D. really stepped up their game during the second run and the show became a favorite for many out there, including myself. When last we left off, the paradise on the mountain that was home to Skye’s mother and many Inhuman potentials went to war with the S.H.I.E.L.D. team. Things worked out in the end, though not without a few casualties. Poor Simmons got eaten by a bit of Kree technology. Ward decided he was going to become the new head of H.Y.D.R.A. and loads of side characters bit the dust. But we now have a wealth of Inhuman cast members to push things to the next level with S.H.I.E.L.D. Will the season premiere make us proud? Read on to find out. (more…)

The Stars of ABC Help Promote ‘The Muppets’

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It’s time to play the music. It’s time to light the lights! It’s time for some shameless cross-network self-promotion. The Muppets debuts later this month on ABC, and they’re trying to raise some awareness with a series of promos featuring actors from other popular ABC series because, you know, The Muppets need more brand recognition. Of course, the original Muppet Show was well known for its celebrity guest appearances, so why not take advantage of that legacy through the lens of corporate synergy? So here are the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, Muppetational, corporatational, promos possible for the all new Muppet show. (more…)

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. began life as a meditation on what it’s like for ordinary people to be surrounded by a world where the extraordinary is possible, but the upcoming season seems to want to turn all that on its head. For season three, the question is how can the ordinary cope when they’re suddenly extraordinary? ABC has released a 30-second promo for the upcoming new season of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will explore how Coulson and his ragtag crew of world police men and women will help the emerging Inhuman community as they join a world that will likely fear and hate them. (more…)

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has sort of been the red-headed stepchild of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for a while. During season one, the series was stuck in neutral as the calender clicked down to the release of Captain America: The Winter Solider, and in season two, Coulson and the gang played a key role in Avengers: Age of Ultron that went unacknowledged in the big screen adventure in what should have been one of their finest hours. Is all that about to change? Might the Agents soon take their rightful place in the MCU (there is a comic book based on the characters now after all) with this season’s adventure? Let’s give a hint with one word: Inhuman. (more…)