As Marvel's movie empire continues to grow, they look to take over the small screen as well with their upcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, which will follow the exploits of the secret spy agency seen in 'The Avengers.' However, the mysterious but still highly anticipated series has gone and gotten itself a new title and synopsis.
Fans of Joss Whedon's work looking forward to ABC and Marvel's forthcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series were naturally curious to hear if any Whedonverse alums would make it into the show, even if Whedon only acted as executive producer going forward. Now, our first major Whedon alum has landed a top-secret role in the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, so find out what J. August Richards ('Angel's' Gunn) brings to the Marvel Universe inside!
Now that 'Game of Thrones' season 3 has begun its run, and 'The Walking Dead' has closed up shop until season 4, genre TV fans have plenty of new adventures to look forward to. ABC's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series has yet to recieve an official series order, but will likely debut this fall regardless, continuing the adventures of Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) and a new team. Yet every Marvel fan still has one major question for the series: just how will Coulson return for 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' after the events of 'The Avengers'?
When 'Veronica Mars's Kickstarter movie soared past its goal of two million dollars yesterday, it was apparent that a new paradigm could be approaching for cult shows. Which led many (including us) to think about some of Joss Whedon's projects that have passionate fanbases but haven't always had big audiences. Whedon realized that as well, and so he gave an interview so he could address it, and not be bothered about it again -- at least for a while.
Joss Whedon took a break from the 'Avengers' movie universe to film a slight modernization of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing.' A group of his friends and familiar faces from the Whedon-verse hang out at the director's house for a week and make an indie film -- the results border on the self-indulgent while blissfully eschewing pretension.
With the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot episode in the can and most Marvel fans gearing up for 'Iron Man 3' and the next phase of movies toward 'The Avengers 2,' it may be a while yet before Marvel releases many details of ABC's forthcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series. Fortunately, Joss Whedon isn't one to leave fan's hanging, and opened up a bit more about the "little guy" focus of the series, and whether or not we'd see many Avengers going forward. So get the latest on the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series inside!
'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon tackles Shakespeare's classic play 'Much Ado About Nothing' in this new adaptation.
After 'The Avengers' it seemed a foregone conclusion that The Hulk would eventually get his own movie. Then came the rumors that a big part of Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe would involved Hulk being sent to outer space after 'The Avengers 2' launching the 'Planet Hulk' storyline from the comics. But 'Avengers' director and Marvel Godfather Joss Whedon has commented on the Planet Hulk rumors and he calls the idea "nonsense."
One of the biggest surprises to emerge from the massive success of 'The Avengers' was the renewed interest in the Hulk (as well as the puny Dr. Bruce Banner). Marvel's green monster had headlined two solo movies of his own with mixed results, but for the first time, audiences had seen the true potential of the character. 'Avengers' director Joss Whedon recently spoke about the Hulk, his future in the Marvel movie universe and just how hard he is to get right.
'The Avengers' may have come out last summer, but it's still, somehow, the coolest movie of the year. With Joss Whedon's superhero epic the frontrunner for Oscar gold this Sunday in the Best Visual Effects category, ILM has released a timely featurette showcasing how the legendary effects company built a digital replica of New York for the film's incredible alien invasion climax. Watch it below!