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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
For as much as Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has undergone a dramatic uptick in quality, aided by the game-changing events of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' we've wondered when ABC might formally announce a season 2 pickup, or at least progress on the proposed 'Agent Carter' series. Now, in lieu of an official confirmation, new reports suggest 'Agent Carter' might go to series with an airdate between 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2.
Only five episodes remain in all of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.''s first season, and they're going to need every minute of them after the 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' fallout of "Turn, Turn, Turn." The team has been scattered to the wind, but could one of their own really have joined the ranks of Hydra? Find out in the opening minutes of next Tuesday's "Providence"!
And just like that, Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' is back on top. Where last night's game-changing installment "Turn, Turn, Turn" incorporated the events of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' in an action-packed hour that saw the Clairvoyant outed and S.H.I.E.L.D. in shambles, another movie heavy-hitter signed on for a climactic appearance. Fresh off her 'Winter Soldier' role, 'How I Met Your Mother' star Cobie Smulders will return as Agent Maria Hill in an upcoming 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' installment, and we've got your first look.
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its latest installment in “Turn, Turn, Turn,” as the events of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' take their toll on SHIELD, while Coulson discovers the true identity of the Clairvoyant and the mole in his team.
Previous ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ episode “End of the Beginning” saw the pursuit of Deathlok bringing about a surprising revelation of the Clairvoyant, while other, more wintery-soldiery events began to make their presence felt, so how does ABC’s ‘Avengers‘-adjacent series keep us marveling at its inaugural season?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’’s seventeenth episode, “Turn, Turn, Turn!”
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' will have plenty of pieces to pick up after the fallout of this past weekend's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' apart from its own ongoing storyline, but at least one major star will be popping up sooner than we think. Having guested in the second episode, Samuel L. Jackson will return as Nick Fury in the May 13 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' finale, but what does it mean for the Marvel Universe going forward?
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has landed all across the board in its first season, but with promotion and crossover for 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' at an all-time high, ABC is bringing out the big guns. Check out the opening minutes of next week's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' installment "Turn, Turn, Turn," as Bill Paxton's John Garrett flies the unfriendly S.H.I.E.L.D. skies with a little Blue Oyster Cult!
As its title implies, 'Captain America 2' is largely inspired by Ed Brubaker and artist Steve Epting's celebrated, Eisner-award winning comic book storyline "The Winter Soldier." Although ultimately very different from what transpires in the big screen version, the broad strokes remain the same: Steve Rogers finds himself hunting, and being hunted by, a ruthless assassin who may or may not be his supposedly dead best friend, Bucky Barnes.
The movie uses Brubaker's Captain America run to fuel the first half of the film and provide an antagonist who can serve as an emotionally hard-hitting threat to the star-spangled Avenger. However, while it's the most obvious, it's not the only Marvel comic run heavily quoted in the film. There's another acclaimed comic series that not only informs the biggest twists of 'Captain America 2,' but suggests what crazy new direction the Marvel cinematic universe is heading toward on both the big and small screens.
Last night's latest 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' episode "End of the Begining" officially kicked the series into high gear with the proper emergence of Deathlok, as well as a few fast-paced reveals, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to get even busier with the release of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier.' Last night planted quite a few seeds for the epic Cap sequel, and you can check out the first pieces of its 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' crossover right now!
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its latest installment in “End of the Beginning,” as the pursuit of Deathlok brings about a surprising revelation of the Clairvoyant, while other, more wintery-soldiery events begin to make their presence felt.
Previous ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ episode “Yes Men” saw 'Thor''s Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) arriving to Earth in pursuit of the villainous Lorelei (Elena Satine), while Coulson wrestled with his secret knowledge of Skye's miraculous recovery, so how does ABC’s ‘Avengers‘-adjacent series keep us marveling at its inaugural season?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’’s sixteenth episode, “End of the Beginning!”