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Ever since the announcement of Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' franchise fans have been wondering how the 'Avengers'-adjacent series would tie in to Marvel's upcoming cinematic ventures like 'Thor: The Dark World' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' and it seems we may finally have our answer. November episode "The Well" will directly tie into the events of the 'Thor' sequel, with an episode helmed by 'Star Trek''s Jonathan Frakes!
'Thor 2' is ready to traverse 'The Dark World' this November 8, but even though we're just a little more than a week away, Marvel hasn't skimped on the latest looks. The studio has unleashed over 40 hi-res photos from the Asgardian Avenger's next solo adventure, offering up some spoilery shots of previously unseen characters and scenes to come.
Is it a Quantum Field Generator or a a Soul Forge? It's both, and that's why 'Thor: The Dark World,' like 'Thor' before it, is one of the best films that blends sci-fi and fantasy. Add the humor, star charisma and nods to the wider Marvel Movie Universe and you've got 120 minutes of straight-up nerdy glee. If dorky blood flows through your veins, you will love this movie.
For all the 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' discussion taking place over the last week, hammering out its many flaws in only five episodes, the ABC 'Avengers'-adjacent series will return next week with its spookiest mystery yet in "FZZT." The first clip from the floaty-new episode has arrived, but is something more sinister afoot to the floating bodies we've seen thus far?
This week’s all-new ‘Arrow’ installment mashed together a plethora of major DC names in both minor appearances and name-drops, some more unexpected than others, as we learned that a previously off-limits ‘Batman’ figure would figure prominently into the ‘Arrow’ mythology. Compounding ‘Arrow’’s already DC-heavy roster of characters, the reveal got us thinking about Marvel’s own TV continuity tie-in ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ and begging the ultimate question: Which is making better use of its source material?
Regardless of whatever problems Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' might have in its inaugural season, ABC's 'Avengers'-adjacent series is fast exhausting its reservoir of recognizable S.H.I.E.L.D. faces to put in cameos. Following Titus Welliver's announced return as 'Item 47' Agent Blake, Maximiliano Hernandez has been announced to reprise the role of Agent Jasper Sitwell in the seventh episode of the season "The Hub."
Aside from what we've seen from Chris Hemsworth's return as the Avenger from Asgard, one of the most anticipated aspects of 'Thor: The Dark World' is seeing the dueled comic book villain Algrim/Kurse brought to life on the big screen by 'LOST' and 'G.I. Joe' star Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. Although the actor has expressed interest in playing the Black Panther in a future Marvel movie, which the studio confirmed is in active development, he tells ScreenCrush he's just honored to be involved in this cinematic universe in any respect.
Still, with more high-profile roles coming up, including 'Resident Evil' helmer Paul W.S. Anderson's 'Pompeii,' is there a chance he could still tackle his favorite childhood superhero? Or be featured in more Marvel movies, for that matter?