It looks as though room on Coulson’s plane is about to become even sparser. We’re being told that the 14th episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will see two more members being added to Coulson’s currently six-person team, one of which is coming into the show with deep ties to the pasts of two team members. (more…)
“So much for the welcome wagon.”
This week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Coulson and his crew confront a new case of paranormal happenings, and as per usual, there’s more to this one than meets the eye. When these fatally tragic and unexplainable accidents follow a young, unassuming girl, the team is called in to investigate, but quickly find that whatever horrible force that’s been following the girl is threatening to take them out of the sky. The theme of “more than meets the eye” is continued with this episode’s focus on the mysterious Melinda May, who finally gets her fair share of screen time and character development. (more…)
“You know, it’d be nice, if for once, Thor and his people sent down the God of Cleaning-up-after-yourself”
Last night, on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., we find the team tasked with cleaning up the mess left by Thor and his battle with Malekith and the Dark Elves, as seen in Thor: The Dark World. In an almost completely unrelated plot, when a piece of alien technology that was left behind thousands of years ago gets into the wrong hands, the team is in danger of being torn apart from the inside.
As most Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. viewers know (or, at least, should know), tonight’s episode will be based around the fall out from Thor: The Dark World, and such a crossover has led many to wonder, “What other tie-ins will we see?” Fortunately, Jed Whedon, Joss’ brother and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer, took to filling us in on what might be in the show’s future, which could include a cameo from a huge Marvel name. (more…)
“Trust the system”
As we finally get to see S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Hub, we are introduced to Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows), and even get to see Jasper Sitwell (Maximiliano Hernández) from the Marvel shorts again, but more importantly, we get to see how Coulson’s team fits into the mix of S.H.I.E.L.D as a whole. As Agent Fitz and Agent Ward a drafted into a Clearance Level 8 mission, to destroy some sort of… thing, the rest of the team is left in the darkness of secrecy that surrounds S.H.I.E.L.D. (more…)
We’ve known for a while that The Avengers: Age of Ultron would mark the debut of super powered twins Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, but until recently, we didn’t know who’d be bringing those roles to life. Almost two weeks ago, we got our confirmation on the rumors that Aaron Taylor-Johnson would be playing Quicksilver, and Samuel L. Jackson himself let the news slip that Elizabeth Olsen would be in the film, but we didn’t have official word on the role until now. (more…)
A few days ago, Joss Whedon had the pleasure of being honored by Equality Now and, of course, a speech must go with the acceptance of such an honor. Using the opportunity to geek out on words, Whedon delves into the nature, sound and implications of the word “feminist.” You can agree with him or not, but he certainly has a point with what he has to say. Check out the speech in the video below: (more…)
“A little heavy on the Iron, but don’t worry, you don’t have to start calling me Iron Man”
God, the superhero references tonight were so cheesy, but this one was just… Bad. Luckily for us, the show was as good as that reference was stupid.
This week, Coulson and the crew have got what looks like some sort of telekinetic, electrostatic asshole, who likes to levitate people in the air whilst sending a shock through their forehead and frying their brains. However, when the crew realizes that not only did the two victims know each other, but that they were first responders during the catastrophes of The Battle of New York, the gang assumes that we’re looking at a murderer, who may in fact be using an alien weapon left behind by the Chitari invasion. (more…)
Over the summer Thor: The Dark World director, Alan Taylor caused a bit of a stir when he mentioned Joss Whedon, creative architect of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, had provided some rewrites and a bit of new material for the film. This led frantic fans to believe the film wasn’t any good and Whedon was called in to fix it. Not so, corrects Kevin Feige, the overseer of the MCU and true master of the Disney/Marvel superhero franchise. (more…)
Fans often rave about the expansive and intricate shared Marvel movie universe, but what if operating within that pre-ordained structure felt like a chore for the filmmakers of Marvel’s stand-alone films? Apparently, that may be the case for Alan Taylor, the director of Thor: The Dark World. (more…)