AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Marvel.com has released the full official synopsis for the pilot episode of “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” as well as a new behind-the-scenes featurette. Check out both below.
In the premiere episode, “Pilot,” it’s just after the battle of New York, and now that the existence of super heroes and aliens has become public knowledge, the world is trying to come to grips with this new reality. Agent Phil Coulson is back in action and has his eye on a mysterious group called the Rising Tide. In order to track this unseen, unknown enemy, he has assembled a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division). The group’s first assignment together as a team finds them trying to track down an ordinary man who has gained extraordinary powers. Powers that could have devastating consequences.
“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Agent Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz and Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons.
Guest starring are J. August Richards as Mike, Shannon Lucio as Debbie, Ron Glass as Dr. Streiten and Bob Stephenson as Gary, with special guest star Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill.
Debuts September 24 on ABC
MTV spoke with Paul Giamatti at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the actor teased the possibility of the Sinister Six set-up in “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.”
“I believe there’s a lot of stage-setting for the next film. There are several villains in this movie, and some of them are more foreground and important. Jamie Foxx is and stuff,” the actor told MTV. “A couple of us are more hanging around the background because I think there will be a bigger deal.
“I don’t actually know, but that seems to be what they’re doing,” Giamatti continued. “I’m not an idiot either, but I can’t claim hard and fast knowledge of this. I won’t. I can’t because I don’t actually know, but you and I can speculate.”
Opens May 2, 2014
THOR: THE DARK WORLD
The Huffington Post spoke with Tom Hiddleston about going back to reshoots for “Thor: The Dark World” (the actor admitted he’s “in the film more than I was”) and the fact that he got to be in a scene that he pitched a long time ago.
“The thing about Kevin Feige is he’s very, very open and collaborative. And he and Louis D’Esposito, who run the studio — I find it very admirable that they’re open to ideas. Possibly more now than they would have been the first go-around,” Hiddleston told The Huffington Post. “Chris Hemsworth and myself have lived inside these characters for two movies now and we’ve been inside every scene and we know what works and we know what doesn’t works. And also, we know what we’ve done and what we shouldn’t try to repeat. Because that was the great sort of fire underneath myself was not wanting to take anything for granted or just put the old recipe in the microwave, you know? And try and find new things for the characters to do — new iterations of the relationship between Thor and Loki. And Kevin was really open to that. I remember as we were conceiving of the shape of the film, Kevin and [director] Alan Taylor were really open to it, especially because they always talk about the connective aspect of the Marvel universe.”
Opens November 8
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST
Hugh Jackman spoke with Access Hollywood about “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and what audiences should expect from the upcoming inbetweequel.
“When the little Easter Egg came up during the credits of ‘The Wolverine,’ I just heard people yelling and cheering,” Jackman told Access Hollywood. “To see Patrick Stewart in the wheelchair, to see Ian McKellen with the fedora on, I know having sat at Comic-Con with the incredible cast, I keep saying it’s like two movies in one, but the size of it is three-in-one. It’s really going to blow people away. Bryan Singer is going to become the first director to make increasingly better movies in a franchise.”
Meanwhile, Vulture spoke briefly with Ellen Page about her experience coming back to set to reprise the role of Kitty Pryde for the film.
“Maybe because the first one was so long ago, maybe because it was like an eight-year difference, but it didn’t feel like there needed to be an adjustment period,” Page told Vulture. “Bryan, I don’t know how he pulls off everything he does in a day, I really don’t! He is really great with actors and really wants the truth of the performance to exist, to sort of elevate that kind of a film, which I feel he did with the first two X-Men movies. He was sort of the first to take that kind of a spectacle of film and tell a deeply, deeply human story.”
Opens May 23, 2014
Louis D’Esposito spoke with Collider about the origins and possible future of Hayley Atwell’s character Agent Peggy Carter during an interview about the “Agent Carter” Marvel One-Shot short.
“What we’ve discussed is that there are going to be more Peggy Carter stories that we need to tell,” D’Esposito told Collider. “She is wildly popular. Hayley loves it, and we love it. What we’ll do and how we’ll do it has not been determined yet, but those discussions have started. It’s in our consciousness that we need to tell another Peggy Carter story, somehow. Yet to be figured out yet, though.”
Debuts on “Iron Man 3” Blu-ray September 24.