Well, we could have seen that coming! Perhaps the most buzzed about pilot of the season, Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed 'Avengers' tie-in series 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has officially received a series order from ABC. The joyous news for Marvel fans comes as the latest major announcement out of the buzzing Upfront news, with rallying cries of "Coulson Lives" heard all around. Find out more about the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' pickup inside!
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'Avengers 2' doesn't begin filming for another six months or so but with the first draft of the script completed, have Marvel and director Joss Whedon already started to discuss casting for the superhero sequel? We just found out last week that 'Avengers 2' would feature two new characters in Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver and today comes word that Marvel already has their eyes on the actress they want to star as Wanda Maximoff. So who is it?
A few hours ago, news outlets jumped the gun a bit in announcing that ABC had officially greenlit Marvel's Joss Whedon-directed 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' to series, though no such announcement had yet come. The pickup is fully expected mind you, but new intel suggests the official announcement won't come until sometime tomorrow. But the real question is, what's this latest 'Hulk'-like clip that ABC briefly released along with the news?
Multiple reports surfaced online earlier this week that painted a rather unflattering and concerning picture of the future of the Marvel movies. At the center was the strained negotiations between Marvel and their current roster of actors to return for 'The Avengers 2.' Would Marvel pay them the money they're asking for? Would they recast some of their major superhero roles? Director Joss Whedon posted an online response saying, "Some facts are not facts." Read what he had to say below.
Now that Marvel's 'Iron Man 3' appears to have made all the money, it seems even more assured that ABC will look to capitalize on its Marvel connection by greenlighting Joss Whedon's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot to series in the coming weeks. Fans have been abuzz that Marvel movie characters would appear on the series since day one, but has Robert Downey Jr. officially confirmed his appearance? What other characters might the series feature going forward?
Earlier this week, 'Avengers 2' director Joss Whedon hinted that in the upcoming sequel "there will definitely be some people that will shake [The Avengers] up." So just who are these new additions to the 'Avengers' movie? We've confirmed the identities of two Marvel superheroes who will be joining Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye and Black Widow on their next adventure!
As 'Iron Man 3' gets set to hit theaters this weekend, Joss Whedon continues to tease 'Avengers 2' with public comments. Just a few days after he mentioned he's adding a brother/sister team to the upcoming sequel, comes Whedon's comments on Robert Downey, Jr.'s potential retirement and the "big finale" coming in 'Avengers 2' as the superhero team gets ready to face off against Thanos.
From the moment Marvel announced that a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series was in the works, fans hoped that beloved honorary Avenger Phil Coulson could somehow return to lead the new series, despite his apparent fate in 'The Avengers.' That wish was finally granted as 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' began production, but the mystery remains: how will Agent Coulson return from the grave? New rumors have emerged that may just have spilled the beans, so read at your own peril inside!
Even without a shred of promotional material or preview clips, we remain fairly certain Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' pilot will move forward with a full-season pickup at ABC. The network would very likely have a gold mine with a Joss Whedon-produced series tying into the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic universe, but what if ABC ultimately decides to pull the plug? Coulson himself, Clark Gregg talks about Phil's future beyond 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' inside!
Great news, folks! While we still have plenty more of the waiting game to play until we see 'The Avengers 2' in 2015, Joss Whedon has indeed finished a draft of the script and he says "it's in a very good place." That said, how would you like your first taste of what to expect from the far-from-finished storyline?