ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' officially reaches the "overwhelming" stage of its hype machine, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' casts a bunch of new characters, and FOX unveils our first look at Jim Gordon in 'Gotham.'
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
One after the other, Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has been adding recognizable names and characters for the latter half of its inaugural season, from Hulkbusters, to Patton Oswalt and a famous cellist, and today is no exception. 'Twilight' franchise star Patrick Brennan is the latest name to join the ranks, portraying Marvel superhero Blackout, while a new sneak peek from "End of the Beginning" sees The Clairvoyant doing just as much damage.
Time will tell if Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' can earn back the show's good will against the likes of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and Marvel's other cinematic offerings, but its latest casting of Whedon alum Amy Acker as Coulson's oft-mentioned cellist was certainly a step in the right direction. Check out a first look at the character from an upcoming episode of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' along with insight from Acker herself!
Well, this was a trifle unexpected. Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has crafted an intriguing mystery around Coulson's resurrection, which apparently included a compound derived from a blue alien corpse, but thus far Marvel has only nodded along with fan theories about Kree, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' races, and more. Now, it seems series star Chloe Bennet may have definitively confirmed the identity of the mysterious creature in a new interview...
Yesterday capped off an exciting round of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' casting with the addition of Whedonverse vet Amy Acker as Coulson's infamous cellist, but Acker's former 'Angel' co-star J. August Richards may yet cause the most commotion. The first clip from next week's "End of the Beginning" has arrived, as Richards' Deathlok goes on the offense against the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'!
Just when we thought Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' had made its most fan-pleasing cast in the form of nerd icon Patton Oswalt, the ABC 'Avengers'-adjacent series has tapped a Joss Whedon icon for its most on-point casting yet. 'Angel' and 'Dollhouse' alum Amy Acker will pick up horse-hair as Agent Coulson's infamous Portland cellist, but what brings the once-dead Agent back into her life?
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has had a difficult road to sustaining fan interest in the shadow of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' and now the increasingly visual 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' but April 1 return episode "End of the Beginning" looks more and more like J. August Richards' Deathlok will command the spotlight. See the Marvel character brought to life in his metal glory with the latest trailer, along with new intel on Coulson's blue alien mystery!
The latest previews from Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' proved that the 'Avengers'-adjacent series will significantly expand its ranks before the May series finale, and its latest addition is the most fan-friendly yet. Comedian and voice of the nerd pantheon Patton Oswalt himself will join the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' in the coming weeks as Marvel comics' Agent Eric Koenig, hopefully bringing his patented 'Parks and Recreation' filibuster one step closer to reality.
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' took a break from its usual Tuesday airing to bring us 'Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,' ABC's TV special recounting the tale of the comic movie studio's journey through the first 'Iron Man' to the impending 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' and beyond! Want to know what we saw from the future of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' 'Guardians of the Galaxy, 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Ant-Man' and the rest of Phase 3?
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' will take yet another brief hiatus this week in favor of ABC's retrospective and 'Avengers 2' preview 'Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe,' but the 'Agents' will return next weeks with "End of the Beginning." In the meantime, the first photos show an 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' bingo with Agents Victoria Hand (Saffron Burrows), Blake (Titus Welliver), Sitwell (Maximilliano Hernandez) and John Garrett (Bill Paxton), while J. August Richards' Deathlok looks increasingly like his comic counterpart!