Even with the many buzz-worthy TV premieres and events that await in 2013, perhaps none are so hotly-anticipated as ABC and Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, currently shooting its pilot episode. Apart from its cast, precious few details surrounding the show are available, but is ABC's fast-tracking of the pilot a good sign of it being picked up? And what demographic is the network hoping the show appeals to?
Joss Whedon might be one of the world's busiest men these days, with every project on his plate from 'The Avengers 2' to an eventual 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' sequel, but one thing TV fans have been clamoring to learn is his involvement with ABC and Marvel's upcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series. We know Whedon helped write and will direct the pilot episode, but how involved would he be with the series if ABC chooses to move forward with the show? Joss Whedon speaks out on 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' inside!
It's hard to believe that Hollywood ever doubted Joss Whedon, what with 'The Avengers' still raking in the dough, and his glorious impending return to TV with ABC's subsequent 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, yet only a few years ago the acclaimed director had trouble getting several TV series off the ground. Whedon's breakout success 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' enjoyed an acclaimed run, but what does the director most strongly regret Hollywood never afforded him the chance to do with the show?
Just yesterday we were talking about whether or not Marvel's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series could find a place for Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury among the buzz-worthy cast, but now it seems the core roster of agents has been completed. Sometime 'Nashville' star Chloe Bennet has been tapped as the sixth, and final series regular agent of the Marvel's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, which goes before cameras next month. Find out about the superhero-friendly Agent Skye inside!
'The Avengers' wound up with a lineup of characters previously seen in the previous Marvel movies like Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Nick Fury and Hawkeye. But if writer/director Joss Whedon had gotten his away, another well-known superhero would've debuted in 'The Avengers' as a part of the team. Who was it and will it be someone we see in 'The Avengers 2?'
With most of the core cast assembled (heh), Marvel and Joss Whedon's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series pilot is prepping to go before cameras next month with a story that's sure to be kept under wraps for months to come. We already knew that the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series wouldn't feature any of the core 'Avengers' in any regular role, but can the same be said of 'S.H.I.E.L.D.'s director himself, Nick Fury? Hear Samuel L. Jackson dish on his role in the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series inside!
Since we first heard the awe-inspiring news that Marvel, ABC and Joss Whedon would develop a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series set within Marvel's cinematic universe, we've been privy to a number of casting announcements that include Clark Gregg's resurrected Phil Coulson, Ming-Na, and several newcomers. What of frequent TV star Lizzy Caplan however, who starred in Marvel's 'Avengers' short 'Item 47?' The upcoming 'Masters of Sex' star gives new details inside!
A week or so ago, we were surprised to hear that ABC had picked up to series a sci-fi procedural named 'Weird Desk' for summer 2013, one who's premise seemed awfully familiar to fans of such investigative series as 'Fringe' and 'The X-Files.' Well, it seems we weren't the only ones to find the presence a little too similar, as ABC has decided to shelve the project for now. However, it wasn't the other series that felt too similar, but rather ABC's upcoming Joss Whedon-helmed 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series!
Just when you thought the live-action Marvel Universe couldn't get any bigger, along came Brett Dalton. New reports indicate that the 'Blue Bloods' star has landed a role in Joss Whedon and ABC's forthcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, portraying yet another member of the up and coming squad. The series, set to shoot its pilot next year will operate within the same cinematic universe as 'The Avengers,' but focus largely on original characters. What "deadly" new character will Brett Dalton bring to life for the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series? Details inside!