Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ starts to peek through its Hydra-fied reality with “All the Madame’s Men,” but how much longer does it make sense to stay in this Framework world? And what subtle Season 1 and 2 returns did you catch? Find out in our full review of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s latest!
It wasn’t long after Bill Paxton’s passing that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stepped up to clarify the late Training Day star wouldn’t reprise his role as John Garrett for their “What If” reality. The spring return acknowledged Paxton with a credits memorial, but tonight’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gave an extra-special shout-out to the beloved actor.
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Among the myriad losses created by actor Bill Paxton’s sudden passing, few might recall TV credits like the Twister star’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 stint as Hydra villain John Garrett. The character seemed thoroughly retired, though Season 4's recent introduction of a “What If” reality opened a door for Paxton to return, something producers have stepped up to clarify is not the case.
The film and TV communities are still reeling from the sudden loss of actor Bill Paxton, especially in light of the Terminator star’s still-active career. Most immediately, Paxton could be seen leading CBS’ Training Day adaptation, of which producers now clarify the late actor’s filming status, and offer comment on his passing.
As a teenager in the ’90s, no actor better represented blockbuster movies than Bill Paxton. Although Paxton wasn’t typically a leading man in those movies — he would often play the brother, the second-in-command, or the comic relief — he served as a kind of talisman of quality. If you saw Paxton’s name in the opening credits of a movie, you knew that the film was going to be better for it.
CBS didn’t show us anything new by the official 2017 Star Trek teaser, but will the same be true of its other new franchises Training Day, or MacGyver? Judge for yourself, as the latest movie-TV reboots get official trailers fro the 2016-17 season, looking far different than anything you remember.
Now that one of CBS’ most visible 2016 decisions is out of the way, the eye network sets its gaze on the new crop of pickups, and what they might replace. Officially ordered to series now are a Training Day sequel with Bill Paxton as the lead, and a thrice-baked MacGyver reboot, among others.