AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
IGN spoke with actress Ming-Na Wen about her role as Agent Melinda May in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and what the character thinks of the changed world after the Battle of New York in “The Avengers.”
“I think if you’re part of that level, if you’re in that level being a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, you’ve seen it all, you know it all,” Wen told IGN. “There are things that still might surprise you, but at the same time, they have gone through that route before. It’s more about the task of, how do we fix a bad situation? How do we take care of this and make it a benefit for our country? I think those are our real mindsets — not so much ‘Holy… whoa! Look at what this person can do…!’ you know? Because they’ve seen aliens fly from a hole up in the sky. We’ve seen a semi-god, so it’s really about, how can we take care of this particular situation.”
Jeremy Jahns spoke with Nathan Fillion and Clark Gregg during the “Much Ado About Nothing” press junket, during which Gregg revealed “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will head back to filming in July.
“The theory of those involved is that Agent Coulson is driving the ship, but I’m surrounded by a spectacular ensemble of young S.H.I.E.L.D. agents — the magnificent Ming-Na Wen, who plays Agent Melinda May, a very notorious badass within S.H.I.E.L.D. … We shot the pilot episode, they picked that up. In about 6-7 weeks, we start shooting more of them and we will have just enough more of them in the can that they’ll be theoretically ahead of where they need to be.”
Airs Tuesdays this fall on ABC
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Comic Book Movie has begun the rumor that Benicio Del Toro’s character in “Guardians of the Galaxy” is actually The Collector. CBM cites a “very reliable source” for the information. If true, the rumor would make sense. When Ophelia Lovibond was announced as an aide to the main villain, the rumors of The Collector began. Considering Del Toro’s role reportedly is built to be a further part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe beyond “Guardians of the Galaxy,” The Collector may be showing up in many more films.
Opens August 1, 2014
MAN OF STEEL
Comic Book Movie has also posted an interview with “Man of Steel” co-star Amy Adams, who spoke about her experience as Lois Lane and doing a few of her own action sequences.
Opens June 14
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Bryan Singer continues his “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Twitter teasers with a behind-the-scenes photo of Michael Fassbender as Magneto.
– Bryan Singer (@BryanSinger) June 5, 2013
Additionally, Bleeding Cool reports that “X-Men: First Class” actor Lucas Till has been spotted on the set of “Days of Future Past.” Till played Havok in “First Class,” and was unsure as to whether he’d have a role in “Days of Future Past.” While the set photo isn’t exactly confirmation he’s in the film (Till could have just been visiting), it’s certainly in strong support of the theory.
Opens July 18, 2014
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER
New photos from behind-the-scenes of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” have popped up at Comic Book Movie, including an incredibly close-up look at Sebastian Stan as the Winter Soldier, as well as the Black Widow running.
Opens April 4, 2014
Here’s an interesting one — Deadline reports Warner Bros. has closed a deal for a live-action movie based on the “Archie” comics. Deadline posits the film is actually based on Robert Aguirre-Sacasa’s upcoming “Afterlife With Archie” series, which adds zombies into the mix. Aguirre-Sacasa is onboard to write, while “Pitch Perfect’s” Jason Moore will direct.
The latest Word Balloon podcast with John Siuntres features an interview with DC Animation Supervising Producer James Tucker about what’s to come for the animated side of the DCU. Check out the podcast here.