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?
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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?
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?
Right up until the show actually makes its debut on ABC, it seems we'll have to use the law of subtractions in figuring out the plot and characters of Marvel's 'S.H.I.E.L.D.' TV series. We know for instance, that it won't feature a resurrected fan-favorite Agent Coulson, or incorporate its 'Avengers' counterparts in any consistent way, but what can we expect? Well, get ready to cross another name off the list as 'Item 47' star Lizzy Caplan won't be part of the proceedings either.
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?
Coulson lives! The two words Marvels 'The Avengers' fans have been longing to hear ever since the movie's credits rolled, and Marvel began announcing all the various films and projects that would comprise "Phase 2" of its superhero empire. But with ABC's recent announcement of a 'S.H.I.E.L.D' TV series under Joss Whedon set for the future, is there any real chance of seeing Clark Gregg return to his beloved role as Agent Phil Coulson?
Prior to 'The Avengers,' Joss Whedon was a creative talent who was still having a hard time getting a TV series to stay on the air. Now, he's one of the biggest and most important directors in Hollywood as he preps 'Avengers 2' - one of the biggest sequels of all-time - and 'S.H.I.E.L.D' - one of the most highly-anticipated TV shows in history. Whedon talked about both of those projects and gave some updates on the upcoming Marvel universe.