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Marvels Agents of SHIELD: 10 teasers about Joss Whedons comic hit – Agents of SHIELD News – TV – Digital Spy


Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’: 10 teasers about Joss Whedon’s comic hit

Published Tuesday, Sep 24 2013, 9:41am EDT  |  By   
It’s the TV event that comic book fans have been waiting for – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD premieres tonight (September 24) on ABC in the US, with Channel 4 giving the series its UK debut on Friday (September 27) at 8pm.

But are you eager for a few tasty teasers from the show’s blockbuster pilot episode – co-written by Avengers director Joss Whedon? Then dig in below…

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Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’

1. Let’s get this out of the way – Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD is fantastic. Like The Avengers, it’s a near-perfect blend of Marvel action and Whedon wit.

2. The SHIELD pilot wraps up some loose ends from one of Marvel’s big-screen blockbusters.

3. Coulson (Clark Gregg) loves dark corners…

4. One veteran from the Whedonverse – Firefly‘s Ron Glass – pops up in a guest role.

5. Coulson lives – but how? Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) might be holding all the cards.

6. That mysterious character played by J August Richards? Not Luke Cage!

7. Shannon Lucio – recently cast on Supernatural – plays a young woman who has a big impact on the life of Richards’s character.

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Edgar Wright Confirms Hank Pym in ‘Ant-Man’ | /Film


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Edgar Wright Confirms Hank Pym in ‘Ant-Man’Posted on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013 by Angie HanThis weekend’s big reveal that the Avengers sequel would be titled Avengers: Age of Ultron immediately got comics geeks wondering what that meant for Ant-Man.

In the books, Ultron is created by Hank Pym a.k.a. Ant-Man — but in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Edgar Wright‘s Ant-Man isn’t due out until after Joss Whedon‘s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters.Whedon clarified soon afterward that they’d be “doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron,” which would not involve Hank Pym. But don’t worry, Wright has asserted that he’ll still crop up when Ant-Man hits later that same year.

Hit the jump to get the latest info.io9 was able to confirm in an interview with Wright that we’d get to meet Hank Pym in Ant-Man. That’s not really a shocker, since I think most people figured as much.

See the full story via Edgar Wright Confirms Hank Pym in ‘Ant-Man’ | /Film.

 

Ming-Na To Star In Joss Whedon’s ‘Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Pilot!


Ming-Na S.H.I.E.L.D. CastingEXCLUSIVE: Joss Whedon has recruited ER alumna Ming-Na Wen for one of the leads in his ABC drama pilot Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., which he is co-writing and directing.

The project, from Marvel TV and ABC TV Studios, is based on a peacekeeping group found in both the comic book and feature film universes, including the blockbuster 2012 movie The Avengers. Ming-Na will play Agent Melinda May. Soulful and slightly damaged by her combat experiences, Melinda is an ace pilot, a weapons expert and a soldier who can — and has — gone beyond the call of duty.

The character was originally listed on the pilot’s casting breakdown as Agent Althea Rice, aka The Calvary. Ming-Na is the second actor cast in S.H.I.E.L.D., joining Clark Gregg, who is reprising his Iron Man, Thor and Avengers role as Agent Phil Coulson.

Whedon is co-writing the pilot script with his brother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. The three executive produce with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. Ming-Na, who is reverting to her full name, Ming-Na Wen, comes to S.H.I.E.L.D. with solid sci-fi credentials after recent stints on Syfy’s Eureka and Stargate Universe. She is repped by Innovative Artists, KLWGN and Jackoway Tyerman.

TV Editor Nellie Andreeva – tip her here.

via Ming-Na To Star In Joss Whedon’s ‘Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Pilot.

 

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Iron Man 3 – Official Trailer (HD) – YouTube


Here it is Kids! The new trailer from Marvel’s Iron Man 3! Enjoy!

 

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How Marvel created the modern blockbuster – Salon.com


Bam! Pow! A new history of the iconic comics company reveals the bare-knuckled scrapping behind famed superheroes

BY PANIO GIANOPOULOS

How Marvel created the modern blockbuster

Thanks to the box office domination of superhero movies like “The Avengers,” “Iron-Man,” “Spider-Man” and “The X-Men,” Marvel Entertainment has become as widely recognizable as Disney, its parent company. What you may be less familiar with, however, are Marvel’s comics.

Decades before the movies and TV shows and fast-food tie-ins, before the lunchboxes and the Halloween costumes, a tiny, understaffed and restlessly creative magazine publisher began churning out pages and pages of comic book art. Whereas comics had once been characterized by junky kids’ titles, repetitive genre pieces and stiff, wearyingly noble superhero archetypes, Marvel characters were a revelation. Marked by humor, pathos and bold artwork, they were refreshingly complicated creations.

Perhaps the most complicated creation of all, however, was Marvel itself. As Sean Howe details in his exhaustively researched and extraordinarily compelling “Marvel Comics: The Untold Story,” the company behind the creative onslaught was as contradictory and capricious as any of its characters. In the “Merry Marvel Bullpen,” friendships were wrecked, careers were destroyed and hearts were routinely broken. Peter Parker’s stint at the arachnophobic Daily Bugle was, in comparison, like working at Google.

In an interview with Salon, Howe discussed his landmark account of American mythmaking — along with his quasi-Shakespearean portrayal of Marvel as it moves from spirited upstart to ruthless corporate colossus. We also chatted about more lighthearted topics, such as Stan Lee’s prophetic powers, the noir-ish appeal of Daredevil and how the X-Men were conceived in the Apple store.

What made you interested in writing a book about Marvel? Were you a comic book reader as a kid?

See the rest of this great article at Salon.com!

via How Marvel created the modern blockbuster – Salon.com.

 

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Joss Whedon Brings Clark Greggs Agent Phil Coulson Back For Abcs Shield | E! Online


By Sierra Marquina Today 10:09 AM PDT

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Joss Whedon, Clark Gregg

Comic fans, rejoice!

Marvel announced Saturday at New York Comic-Con that veteran character-actor Clark Gregg is set to reprise his role as Agent Phil Coulson in Joss Whedon’s upcoming ABC adaptation of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Find out more casting deets on S.H.I.E.L.D. here!

Clark has played the member of the elite task force numerous times in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor and he even voiced the role in Disney XD’s Ultimate Spider-Man.

The ABC pilot is based on the Jack Kirby-created comic that revolves around the secret military law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate) and brings Agent Phil Coulson back to life after he died in The Avengers. Coming back from the dead? Now that’s a super power!

S.H.I.E.L.D will be produced by brothers Joss Whedon and Jed Whedon, along with Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen, Jeffrey Bell and Jeph Loeb.

via Joss Whedon Brings Clark Greggs Agent Phil Coulson Back For Abcs Shield | E! Online.

 

NYCC 2012: David Brevik Says Marvel Heroes Will Be Completely Free-to-Play


New York Comic Con 2012: David Brevik Says Marvel Heroes Will Be Completely Free-to-Play

Marvel Heroes screen shot

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Co-founder of Blizzard North, David Brevik speaks about the latest game in development -Marvel Heroes.

David Brevik, co-founder of Blizzard North and creator of Diablo and Diablo 2 told The Verge about his latest game – Marvel Heroes which he said was fully “free” MMO, at New York Comic-Con Friday.

Marvel Heroes is a new massively multiplayer action hybrid game from Blizzard that is in the third year of development.

The first MMO got the green signal from Marvel. It will have 23 of Marvel Universe’ famous heroes. Each hero will have unique costumes, abilities, and weapons. The game also includes set pieces, and other locations from Marvel comics and films.

via New York Comic Con 2012: David Brevik Says Marvel Heroes Will Be Completely Free-to-Play : News : Gamenguide.

 
 
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