The rumor began this morning that Marvel Television is in early stages of development on an “Agent Carter” series, which follows the adventures of Agent Peggy Carter following her role in “Captain America: The First Avenger” and the “Agent Carter” Marvel One-Shot. However, no deals for the project have been made as of yet.
It would certainly be exciting to see Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter on television headlining her own series, but keep in mind there have been many Marvel projects in the early stages of development that still haven’t made it to production — “Runaways” is the first that jumps to mind. That said, Marvel has proof of concept with the “Agent Carter” short, and that may actually be half the battle when it comes to bringing her adventures to television.
AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Speaking of Agents in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” star Chloe Bennett spoke with CBR about her role as computer hacker Skye in the upcoming series.
“When all this exciting stuff is happening, Skye is terrified but also super-intrigued and excited by it,” Bennett told CBR. “It’s not too hard to play, because I’m also that way, whether it’s with the special effects or the stunts; it’s all so crazy and cool. It’s easy to play that kind of excitement and shock that Skye is feeling, because she’s thrown into this world of being a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, and normal things don’t happen to you every day when you’re a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.”
Debuts September 24 on ABC
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
Joss Whedon is easily one of the busiest creative talents around — but when director Alan Taylor ran into some problem scenes for “Thor: The Dark World,” Whedon came in to rewrite a couple of scenes for the “Thor” sequel.
“Joss came in to save our lives a couple of times,” Taylor told SFX magazine. “We had a major scene that was not working on the page at all in London, and he basically got airlifted in, like a SWAT team or something. He came down, rewrote the scene, and before he got back to his plane I sort of grabbed him and said, ‘And this scene and this scene?’ And he rewrote two other scenes that I thought had problems. Then finally we let go of him, he took off again, and we shot the scenes; and they were just much better and much lighter on their feet. Much more fun, much more surprising than what we had been trying to do. I can relate to guys who come out of the TV world, since that’s where I come from. And being able to land and work and solve a problem quickly … I really was grateful.”
Meanwhile, Natalie Portman touched briefly on her role as Jane Porter and how Marvel’s films tend to feature strong female characters in an interview with Sci-Fi Now
“There are definitely many strong women, but it will be exciting when there is a central female character which I think is coming — I have heard is coming — and, of course, also a central non-white character will also be exciting. Title characters,” Portman told Sci-Fi Now. “But they do definitely have strong female characters in them, and I think it’s a testament to the people who run Marvel, their respect, their just normal human respect for women, the way they want to characterise them; you can tell when men talk to you, as just a person or as a ‘woman'”
Opens November 8
Marvel Television has released two new clips from its Marvel Universe television block on Disney XD for “Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.” and “Avengers Assemble.”
Airs Sundays on Disney XD