The Marvel Cinematic Universe, the all-devouring, inescapable pop-culture force that it has become, hasn’t had as easy a time on television as it has in film. Sure, the Netflix entries (Daredevil, Jessica Jones) have done remarkably well, and the trend is looking to continue with Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and the small scale Avengers-ish mashup The Defenders; however, Netflix is not traditional format television, and part of the reason of the aforementioned programs’ success is their “R-rated” appeal. The ABC network, de facto home of everything Disney (Marvel included) on your TVs, hasn’t had as much success. (more…)
After last week‘s explosive episode, which was packed with a lot of new information, action, and Howard Stark, this week’s episode put the brakes on the forward momentum of a season a little bit in the most entertaining way possible. “Smoke & Mirrors” intercuts the past and present, moving back and forth between Peggy Carter‘s continued investigation into Isodyne Energy and exploring the past of both Agent Carter and the person who is shaping up to be the primary villain, Whitney Frost, or Madame Masque as she’s quickly becoming. The title of the episode refers to the illusion of propriety put forth by the men behind Isodyne Energy, the Arena Club, and apparently so much more and the illusions put up by both Carter and Frost at different points in their lives to hide their true selves, whether intentional or not. Getting a glimpse into the events that shaped both of these women, and especially Carter, is the focus and most fascinating part of this episode.
Marvel’s upcoming film, Captain America: Civil War, is going to be a very emotional affair. Since Iron Man’s big screen debut back in 2008, Marvel’s talented group of screenwriters and storytellers, not to mention the actors that portray the characters on screen, have managed to weave their witty brand of superheroes into our hearts. In Civil War, lines will be drawn, alliances will be destroyed, and lives will be lost. Well, thanks to an extra on the set of Marvel’s next big screen bonanza, it appears that the first casualty of Civil War has been revealed. Obviously, spoilers ahead. (more…)
This week’s episode of ‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’ seeks to wrap up a couple loose ends from the previous show “Bridge And Tunnel.” It does that well enough while also creating a couple new frayed edges to mull over: a brutal murder, some insight on our friend Jarvis, and a mostly self-contained plot concerning more of Howard Stark’s stolen goods. Or stolen “bads,” because some of the work Stark’s been doing are questionable endeavors at best. It just gets worse for Peggy and her butler bestie as they go another round of “The Better We Do, The Worse Things Get.” After the jump, we find out what I mean by that. Welcome to SPOILER-TOWN! (more…)
Marvel’s ‘Agent Carter’ has been a highly anticipated mini-series for a long time now. Rarely has a supporting character from a movie garnered such high praise as to land a starring television vehicle. Off hand, I can’t think of one. Yet, there she was, Hayley Atwell, showcasing all of her brains, brawn and beauty in last night’s ABC double-episode premiere. It’s two episodes played out as one 2-hour debut, so that’s how I’ll review it. At first glance, does the show have what it takes to warrant a full second season? Was she better off left in tears over Captain America’s supposed 1940’s death scene? Let’s wonder no more, true believers, and dissect Marvel’s second play at making substantial waves on the small screen. (more…)
Haley Atwell is set to reprise her big screen role of Agent Peggy Carter is ABC’s new miniseries, Marvel’s Agent Carter on Tuesday, January 6th , 2015 at 9:00PM. The show will take place in Post WWII 1946,where Carter must strike a careful balance between office work for the Strategic Scientific Reserve and moonlighting to help Howard Stark and Edwin Jarvis against the forces of evil. That’s right folks; the best timeslot in television is being given to a historical miniseries starring a comic book heroine. Nerds, our prayers have been answered. (more…)
Over the past week or so we’ve seen a lot of TV shows get renewed, canceled, or picked up. It’s like the television Hunger Games out there, and while there have been casualties, more than a few new series coming our way look fantastic (Gotham or Constantine, anyone?)
One of those most promising and most anticipated of the new offerings is Marvel’s Agent Carter, for which we now have this great promotional art (above, click to embiggen) and an official synopsis. (more…)
There have been whisperings that Marvel character Agent Peggy Carter, as portrayed by Hayley Atwell, would be getting her own TV series since January (at least). Now, according to Deadline, ABC appears ready to throw their total support behind the project, and dive straight in–no pilot necessary. (That’s what a “Straight To Series” order means. Don’t be embarrassed–I had to look it up myself.) (more…)
There have been murmurings of a possible TV series starring Captain America‘s Peggy Carter ever since the Agent Carter film short was so well received, and the murmurings only intensified when Marvel brought their cinematic universe to television with Agents of SHIELD. Actress Hayley Atwell has also been quite vocal about her enthusiasm to reprise the character were a TV show to happen. And with the news Deadline is reporting an Agent Carter series is looking all the more likely. (more…)
With Marvel‘s cinematic universe officially in Phase 2 we have a full slate of movies from the house of ideas to look forward to and apparently, Entertainment Weekly is all up in it, pictures wise. Coming up we’ve got some teasey/spoilery images from the magazine’s Comic-Con preview for you to drool and speculate over.
Let’s start with some concept art of Captain America and his BFF, Bucky.