The super hero small screen action continues as Marvel‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts their second season off with a bang going up against an old school Marvel villain, The Absorbing Man. Teen Wolf‘s Brian Patrick Wade goes full chrome dome to play Carl “Crusher” Creel, a long time Thor and Hulk villain. Check out his first official on set photo. (more…)
SDCC14 ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Interview Roundup: Spader, Hemsworth, Evans, Bettany, Ruffalo, Downey Jr, Renner, Smulders, & Jackson
This SDCC14 has been a whirlwind of Nerdy News and although many might argue that it’s not the number one SDCC event, Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron is bringing all kinds of fun news to the weekend. This time around we’ve got video interviews with just about the entire cast. All the big hitters are here, Downey Jr, Ruffalo, Jackson, all the major characters along with a new comer to the set that has been in every Iron Man and Avengers movie, J.A.R.V.I.S. Paul Bettany. Find out what he thinks about his transformation into the Vision and MOAR!!! (more…)
“If I come out, are you gonna shoot me? Because then I won’t come out.”
Cobie Smulders returns as Maria Hill, and things continue to get worse for the former Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Question’s get answered, loyalties are tested, and massive secrets are revealed… but does the show maintain its run of excellence as we head into the finale? (more…)
Following-up on last night’s awesome tie-in to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be welcoming back a senior member of the now-compromised world security organization for an episode late this month. True, it was reported early this week that Col. Nick Fury in the person of Samuel L. Jackson would be back for S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s season finale, but Maria Hill, and her portrayer, Cobie Smulders, will be back before the end of April. If that’s all you want to know, bail now because Winter Soldier and S.H.I.E.L.D. spoilers follow. (more…)
Some would say Cobie Smulder‘s Agent Maria Hill in Marvel’s The Avengers saw too much screen time. Others would say Smulders was smouldering and didn’t get enough. Whatever side of the hill you’re on, one thing is for certain… she will be back for Avengers: Age of Ultron.
If you’re the kind of person who reads Nerd Bastards on a regular basis, then the chances that you need to have the fact that Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a spin-off of last year’s Avengers film explained to you are rather slim.
However, it’s more than just geeks that watch TV, and while we represent a sizeable demographic–especially where TV viewers are concerned–ABC and the makers of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. are wise to be doing what they can to market their new series to a broader audience.
This new promo features a voice-over from Avengers star and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. guest star Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill. She does her best to tie together the plots of the movie and the TV series….Observe:
Joss Whedon‘s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is in the home stretch before the series September 24th premiere and we’re starting to get that last burst of marketing to amp up interest in the new show. This time around, we’ve got two new television promos with Clark Gregg introducing himself and the new agent characters that make up his team that’s not a team, watch the second promo below and you’ll see what I’m talking about.
The other thing many fans are clamoring to know is what characters from the movie universe might be making appearances on the new TV series. Tom Hiddleston, who plays a magnificent Loki in The Avengers and Thor movies (and soon Thor 2, for which there’s a new kick ass trailer!) was recently asked if he was open to appearing on the small screen.
It would be something that would depend upon script and story but yeah, of course, I’ve spoken to him (Whedon) about it. I saw him down in San Diego. I hear it’s good fun.
Sounds like Loki is willing and able to make some mischief for those new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and we can only hope it doesn’t take more than one season to bring him in. We already have another one of The Avengers alum Cobie Smulders (Agent Maria Hill) making an appearance in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. As for some of the other big names we’d love to see make an appearance: Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson… we’ll just have to hope and wait. You can be sure that the question will come up whenever those actors get interviewed, especially if the new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show takes off like we all expect it to.
Via: Crave Online
With the over two dozen new photos from the upcoming ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., you probably won’t have to watch the first episode when it premieres on Tuesday, September 24th at 8:00 pm (of course, we know you still are so don’t feel bad when you do). The pictures feature new shots of the series main characters including Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) and Skye (Chloe Bennet). Also included are shots of Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, J. August Richards as the new hero at the center of the pilot, and Ron Glass(?).
Check out the full gallery below:
Source: Geek Tyrant
We’re getting our collective asses kicked by the constant influx of SDCC news, so please bear with us if occasionally misinformation creeps in.
Such as this report which claimed that J. August Richards would NOT be playing a canon Marvel character (which was my responsibility, since I wrote it….sorry about that). Apparently, my information was incorrect.
J. August Richards will indeed be playing an established Marvel Universe character: Mike Peterson.
Don’t recognize the name either? Here’s a mini-bio courtesy of marvunapp.com
Affiliations: Slapstick (Steve Harmon) Impossible Man, Mike Jefferies, Rage (Elvin Haliday), Speedball (Darrion Grobe), Turbo (Mickey Musashi) Joey, Barb Halsey, Heather, Don Winston, Syd, Vinnie, other students at his high school
Enemies: Dr. Yesterday, Overlord of Dimension X
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Plainview, New Jersey
First Appearance: Slapstick#1 (November, 1992)
Powers/Abilities: Mike has no superhuman powers, but he seems to be a pretty bright guy and is a skilled artist.
History: (Slapstick#1)- Mike tried to hang out with Steve, but Steve was in a hurry. Later, Mike was among the victims of the Clowns from Dimension X’s kidnapping plot at the carnival. Along with the rest, Steve was saved by Slapstick. Recognizing Slapstick as his best friend, he realized that he’d just had an origin and helped him think of a superhero name.
I don’t know what to expect from Mike, to be honest, but Richards is a solid actor, and he alone should make the character worth watching.
Speaking of “worth watching”:
We now have visual confirmation of Avengers alumnus Cobie Smulders‘ presence in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot as Agent Maria Hill. Furthermore, it was confirmed that Agent Hill will be a recurring character in the series. At the show’s panel, Joss Whedon himself raved about both the character and the actress–and her chemistry with Clark “Agent Coulson” Gregg:
“I wanted very much to have Cobie in the pilot because as much as anyone else, she IS SHIELD! She’s cool and commanding, and has the dry humor that plays so well with Clark’s. Also, if she’s in it I get to hang out with Cobie.”
Further information regarding Agent Hill’s role in the series….and the mystery of Coulson’s “death” was later provided by TVGuide:
In the pilot, Coulson believes he died briefly, but was revived shortly after. None of The Avengers could know the truth since they don’t have the right clearance level. But when he’s not around, Maria Hill notes that Coulson can never know the truth about his death, possibly giving credence to our theory about Coulson being a Life Model Decoy. Whedon has previously noted that the mystery behind Coulson’s revival will unfold throughout the season, so don’t expect an answer soon!
As a final note, here’s Deadline‘s report on ABC‘s SDCC presentation of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot.
The announcement that legendary actor/director Robert Redford will take up a role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was met with intrigue. Who might the Sundance Kid be playing in a Captain America movie? Well, Comic Book Movie’s SPINOFF blog was able to go to the source and ask Redford himself during a press roundtable for his new thriller The Company You Keep.
So what happened? Well, SPINOFF asked Redford to confirm if he was playing a high-ranking member of S.H.I.E.L.D. as previously reported. “Well, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Redford replied. “The head of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
So why would the man that starred in Three Days of the Condor, The Sting, The Candidate and The Natural want to boss around Captain America, Nick Fury et al? “The Captain America thing is just a very simple thing,” he said. “I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do something just to be different. Something bold, different. And that felt like a good thing to do. That was it, nothing more to it than that. Well, it’s bold in terms of expectations, I guess.”
It certainly is bold. Who would have guess that an actor as classy as Robert Redford would get involved in a superhero movie. I guess it just goes to prove how far the genre’s come, huh?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier will start filming later this year for an April 2014 release. The film will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and star Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jone, Cobie Smulders, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Max Hernandez, and Samuel L. Jackson.
More news as it develops.
Source: Comic Book Movie