The moment Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was announced, fans wondered if any Avengers might pop in on Coulson’s new adventures. Recent rumors suggested Netflix’s Defenders might instead cross over to celluloid in Avengers: Infinity War, but a new report offers surprising insight on which MCU TV characters may make the leap, and what it would take to see Avengers on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Late last week, surprising rumors emerged that Marvel would develop an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff for ABC, the focus of which would become clear by Season 2's end. Now, another report has arrived claiming 12 Years A Slave writer John Ridley has partnered with Marvel to develop another ABC series, but is it the same potential spinoff?
A big part of the fun of the MCU is watching various superheroes pop up in other superhero films, and Marvel has also been taking that approach by having their film stars (sparingly) appear on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This helps solidify Marvel’s “everything is connected” approach, but will the studio go the same route with their Netflix shows? According to a new rumor, that may be the case.
Although the destruction of the established Star Wars Expanded Universe brought out the inner-Sith rage of many longtime fans, there’s no denying that the biggest science fiction saga of all time has never felt healthier than it does right now. This is especially true in the pages of Marvel’s new Star Wars comics, which have been uniformly fantastic. And they’re about to get a little more fantastic because the great Lando Calrissian is getting his own series this summer.
Chris Evans has the distinction of playing two very different characters in the Marvel universe. He was both The Human Torch in Fantastic Four and its sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer, and now plays Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But he's not the only actor to double up Marvel roles. Ray Stevenson starred as The Punisher in Punisher: War Zone and later would play Volstagg in Thor and Thor: The Dark World. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes dark with The Punisher!
Scarlett Johansson made an impressive, ass-kicking debut in Iron Man 2, but she really solidified herself as more than just a resourceful spy with amazing gymnastic skills in the first Avengers film. Since then, we’ve been dying for Black Widow to get her own solo movie, and as excited as we’ve all be for Marvel to make their female-centric superhero movie debut with Captain Marvel, it’s odd that the studio hasn’t announced a Black Widow film yet. According to Scarlett Johansson, it’s been a topic of conversation.
When an actor signs on to play a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they typically aren’t signing up for a single movie. They’re signing up for a whole bunch — sometimes as many as nine films — so Marvel can plan ahead for years, scoping out where a character can go over the course of several appearances. But contracts run out and some actors managed to finagle their way in without signing up for a bunch of movies in advance. So superhero movie fans always wonder just how many more times they’ll get to see Chris Evans play Captain America or Robert Downey Jr. play Iron Man. How many movies are left on their contract? What’s next?
By all accounts (namely the lucky few who have managed to see it already), the marketing for Avengers: Age of Ultron has managed to keep many of the film’s biggest surprises safely hidden away. However, with a little more than two weeks remaining until most audiences can see the film, a few little pieces of plot and a few little reveals have begun to leak out. A new batch of photos from the film contain familiar imagery, but they also contain a few tiny surprises that some fans may want to see in theaters. You decide whether or not you wish to proceed...
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has inspired plenty of theories on Season 2’s Age of Ultron connection, Inhumans, or even a Secret Warriors spinoff, but the Avengers-adjacent drama has at least one major tie to the next big-screen epic. Cobie Smulders has confirmed her return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before the Season 2 finale, but what brings Maria Hill back in Coulson’s orbit?
Late last week, word broke that Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was already looking to set up its own spinoff, the comic bent of which would become clear by the Season 2 finale. Tonight’s May-centric “Melinda” finally gave us the titular agent’s backstory, but may also have broken the spinoff wide open with Coulson forming a super-team of his very own.