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!
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'Avengers 2' is still a long way off. The sequel to one of the biggest films of all-time doesn't hit theaters until 2015 but we've already hit our first major milestone. Writer/Director Joss Whedon has officially submitted his script outline to Marvel. So what's involved?
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!
'Firefly's status as a cultural phenomenon has officially peaked this year, with fandom at an all-time high, a tenth anniversary special airing on the Science Channel, and the ever-present talk of a revival making the rounds once more. But while comics still run and talk of an animated series gets off the ground, sooner or later fans will likely understand why a TV revival has taken too long to make it to the air. Does that preclude the possibility of a movie, though, a sequel to 2005's 'Serenity'? One cast member doesn't seem to think so...find out what he's doing to make it happen inside!
Even with the recognizable names of a resurrected Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, and 'ER' vet Ming-Na as an all-new character, ABC and Joss Whedon's forthcoming 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series still remains something of a mystery. Comprised of a team of all-new characters, that mystery hasn't abated as the 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series has officially added two new names to its list So, who in the Marvel universe might they be playing and where could we have seen them before?
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?