Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its first season 2 installment in the “Shadows,” as Coulson's efforts to rebuild the organization come up against Hydra mercenary Carl "Crusher" Creel (Brian Patrick Wade), while a mysterious artifact from the 'Agent Carter' era necessitates a run-in with the U.S. government.
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' will return from the "Shadows" for a second season tonight, the first of which to not have a major Marvel movie hanging over its head, absorbing plot from its small-screen brethren. The 'Avengers'-adjacent drama came with some lofty expectations in its inaugural season, but with lessons learned, we took a comprehensive look at the pitfalls, the possibilities, the perils and the promise of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2.
'Captain America' star Hayley Atwell will return as Marvel's 'Agent Carter' as soon as tomorrow's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2 premiere, but Peggy's spinoff series may yet upstage ABC's 'Avengers'-adjacent drama. The latest to join the cast of 'Agent Carter' is none other than 'Boardwalk Empire' and 'True Detective' star Shea Whigham, ostensibly the show's male lead.
Much of the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' speculation has fixated on the correlation between Tony Stark's JARVIS and enigmatic super-being The Vision, but it seems the Marvel TV branch may go even deeper into Jarvis' origins. Enter James D'Arcy, playing 'Agent Carter''s incarnation of the original Edwin Jarvis, butler to the Stark family!
Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2 has opened up quite a bit in recent weeks to show off both its 'Agent Carter' cameo and a few new villains, but things have been notably light on the H-word, specifically the Hydra presence the series worked so hard to conceal last season. Well, out of the "Shadows" and into the light, as new photos from the September 23 premiere put both Peggy Carter and Hydra back in action!
Marvel fans were ecstatic to learn that 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2 would premiere with a return appearance by Hayley Atwell's 'Agent Carter,' but the question remained what time period we'd see Peggy in. Now, the latest photo from September 23 premiere "Shadows" has answered that question with a resounding howl, placing Neal McDonough's Dum Dum Dugan and Kenneth Choi's Jim Morita back in Howling Commando action as well!
The moment ABC confirmed that Hayley Atwell would reprise her 'Agent Carter' role for a new series to accompany Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' potential crossover speculation began to flurry. We won't have to wait long, as it turns out Peggy Carter herself will pop up in the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2 premiere!
Much like the comic books on which they're based, the Marvel movies pride themselves on their ability to cross each other's characters over into different storylines, and the upcoming 'Ant-Man' will be no different. We've seen such instances as Captain America pop up briefly in 'Thor: The Dark World,' and Agent Coulson and Nick Fury show up in a handful of titles, so which Marvel movie characters from the 'Captain America' universe might show up in Peyton Reed's 'Ant-Man'?
The ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ will have some major company later on this year when ‘Agent Carter’ comes to ABC, but what other tantalizing secrets does the Marvel TV panel at Comic-Con 2014 hold? Find out with our full Ballroom 20 account of the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and ‘Agent Carter panels, along with a few Marvel-ous surprises!
One of the shows we're looking forward to most is Marvel's new 'Agent Carter' series, based on the character from the 'Captain America' films. At the Marvel TV panel this evening at Comic-Con 2014, the studio revealed that 'Agent Carter' will definitely have some familiar help behind the scenes as 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' directors Joe and Anthony Russo will direct two episodes, while Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito will handle the pilot.