We live in a fascinating media age with an even more promising future, as last week brought the news trifecta that 2015 would see the releases of 'The Avengers 2,' 'Justice League,' and 'Star Wars - Episode 7.' Should then, we have any kernel of doubt that Joss Whedon and ABC's forthcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series could be any less real? From what we've learned, Whedon won't waste any time in shooting a pilot, but when will the series debut?
'S.H.I.E.L.D.,' assemble! While we still don't know how exactly Clark Gregg will return to reprise the role of Agent Phil Coulson in ABC and Joss Whedon's upcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, we've at least got the first assuredly living casting. Former 'ER' doc Ming-Na will add a few new letters to her resume as one of the new agents to be featured in the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, but what role will she play? And what's changed about the original casting?
From the moment Joss Whedon was announced to direct 'The Avengers,' Marvel fans and Whedonites alike were abuzz with the possibility that some of the beloved Whedon-verse actors might find their way into Marvel's mightiest franchise. And while some past Whedon stars made it into minor roles in 'The Avengers,' with others rumored for future installments, what of the lovely Ms. Summer Glau? Might there be a place for her in Whedon's upcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series?
Coulson lives! And it’s not just fanboyism! Since we were attending the Marvel TV panel expecting to learn about the company’s upcoming animation lineup, imagine our surprise to find an appearance by Agent Phil Coulson himself, Clarg Gregg! And what magnanimous announcement should Joss Whedon himself deliver via video? Coulson indeed lives, and will headline ABC’s 'SHIELD' TV series!
When we first heard that ABC and Joss Whedon would move forward with a 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series, we were very excited, but we have to admit that it raised a number of troubling questions. Not only was it unlikely that any of the characters we'd come to love from the Marvel Cinematic Universe would make regular appearances, but it looked less and less like the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' agents we were familiar with would be present either. So, are you ready to meet the characters of the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series?
Amazingly, The CW isn't all shirtless men and Olympic guest stars, but rather soon it will play host to the most terrible villain of them all, Dr. Horrible! It's amazing to think that Joss Whedon's Writer's Strike time-killer franchise musical 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' has grown so far beyond its three, 15-minute installments and will soon take over TV when The CW hosts the good doctor on October 9. But, will 'Dr. Horrible's' TV success make any headway with the long-awaited sequel? What does The CW's first promo reveal?
The only movie capable of giving 'The Dark Knight Rises' a run for its box office dollars was Joss Whedon's 'The Avengers,' and now it's available for you to own on DVD and Blu-ray! It was a superhero film like no other -- big-budget explosions, special effects galore and some of the coolest costumes ever to appear on the big screen. But what was even cooler was exactly how the creative team was able to reach the end product.
That's where these incredible behind-the-scenes movie photos come in. From Mark Ruffalo Hulking out to Captain America leaping off exploding cars, almost every scene begs fans to scour the internet and unearth as many details as to what happened off camera as possible. Now your search is over because we've already done the dirty work by bringing together some of the best behind-the-scenes photos from 'The Avengers' set. Check 'em out below, but trust us when we say there's many more to be seen in the special features section of 'The Avengers' DVD.
When NBC announced in 2010 that it was moving forward with a pilot of David E. Kelley's live-action 'Wonder Woman' TV series with Adrianne Palicki in the role, fan reaction was mixed at best. Between questions of the characters goofiness, and an outfit and pilot that certainly didn't help matters, it's no wonder NBC ultimately passed on the series. But with The CW's own Wonder Woman adaptation 'Amazon' on the horizon, what does comic media mogul and one-time 'Wonder Woman' prospect Joss Whedon have to say on the matter?
We live in a fantastically different world for live-action superheroes than we did a few short years ago. Whereas the early part of the millennium had us wondering if Marvel would ever get its roster of heroes into their own films, let alone together for 'The Avengers,' now we ask ourselves just who will make it into Joss Whedon's live-action 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series! So does the visionary creator have specific characters in mind, or will the team consist of all-new faces?
Did you know that 'The Avengers' director Joss Whedon helmed his own take on the Shakespeare play 'Much Ado About Nothing' while also working on the biggest film of the year? He did, and the finished film recently screened at Toronto's International Film Festival, where Lionsgate picked it up for release.