Hayley Atwell Hides a Gun in First AGENT CARTER Clip

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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is officially on winter hiatus, which means the debut of Marvel’s Agent Carter is just around the corner, and now the first Agent Carter clip has landed online.  The series follows the character of Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) from Captain America: The First Avenger, as she navigates the gender politics of 1946 while working as an administrative assistant for the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) and dabbling in spy work for Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) on the side.  I’m not crazy about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but Agent Carter has real promise and this first clip offers a preview of how Carter hides her double life from her roommate.  On an aesthetic level, the colors and costumes are a step up from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., though I’m curious to see if the fuzzy lens (it’s old-timey, see!) becomes a distraction or works well in concert with the rest of the show.

Check out the first Agent Carter clip after the jump.  The show also stars James D’Arcy as Edwin Jarvis, Chad Michael Murray as Agent Jack Thompson, Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa and Shea Whigham as Chief Roger Dooley.  The two-hour Agent Carter premiere airs on ABC Tuesday, January 6th.

Check Out the Official Synopses for AGENT CARTER Episodes 1 and 2; Plus New Poster

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We’ve had that lengthy official synopsis for Marvel’s Agent Carter for well over a month now, but how about getting a better sense of what’s coming in episodes 1 and 2 specifically?  Marvel just unveiled the synopses for the first two episodes of the season titled “Now is Not the End” and “Bridge and Tunnel,” respectively.

Hit the jump to read both and to check out a brand new poster for the show as well.  Agent Carter is set to kick off on January 6, 2015 on ABC.  It stars Hayley Atwell, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D’Arcy and Shea Whigham.

ABC Extends AGENT CARTER Series Premiere to Two Hours

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Even though I hear the show has picked up in its second season, I’m still not eager to return to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  Instead, I’ve turned my excitement to ABC and Marvel’s new series, Agent Carter.  I like everything I know about it so far: strong protagonist played by Hayley Atwell; only eight episodes; it was created by Captain America: The First Avenger writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely; and it’s a spy series set in the 1940s, which is a time period we don’t see on television.

ABC has now announced that the one-hour premiere has been extended to two hours, which basically makes the Agent Carter series premiere into a movie, and I’m absolutely fine with that.  The trade-off is that the series is now seven episodes, although technically it’s still eight because the first and second episodes have been combined to make the extended premiere.  The series premieres on January 6, 2015 on ABC.  Hit the jump for the plot synopsis.

TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT Teasers Are Surprisingly Action Packed; Feature Delusional Dinosaurs

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With the newly announced Toy Story 4 in the pipeline and that initial TV special Toy Story of Terror!, in our rearview mirror, it’s time to slake your undeniable thirst for all things Woody and Buzz with this teaser for Toy Story That Time Forgot, which will be coming out of the 4th dimension (or 5th, depending on how you interpret Interstellar) on ABC during the upcoming holiday season.  We’ve got two teasers for you, one brand new 15 second one that’s fresh off the vine and another 30 second number that dates back a few weeks.  It sort of looks like they took the intensity of the end Toy Story 3 and kept it going, despite having lesser stakes.

Hit the jump to check out the Toy Story That Time Forgot teaser, and don’t forget to read our extended interview with director Steve Purcell and producer Gayln Susman about the special from Comic-Con this past July.  Toy Story That Time Forgot features the voices of Tom HanksTim AllenKristen SchaalKevin McKiddWallace ShawnTimothy DaltonDon Rickles, and Joan Cusack.  Toy Story That Time Forgot debuts on ABC on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8pm ET/PT.

First AGENT CARTER Clip: Peggy Meets Jarvis in Extended Look at Marvel’s New ABC Series

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ABC unveiled an extended look at its second Marvel series this evening during a television special recounting the history of Marvel, and now the lengthy Agent Carter clip has been released online for those that missed it.  The bulk of the footage consists of a clip in which Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter discusses a secret mission with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), after which she engages with Stark’s butler Jarvis (James D’Arcy), who serves as the basis for Tony Stark’s computer system in the modern day MCU.  The direction and blocking in the clip is oddly stilted and more than a little cheesy, but I’m intrigued by the show’s promise of exploring gender politics in the post-World War II workplace.  Moreover, the final sequence in the clip showcases some solid action from Atwell’s character.

Take a look at the extended Agent Carter clip for yourself after the jump.  The show also stars Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokai, and Shea WhighamAgent Carter will air on ABC Tuesdays starting in January 2015.

Official Synopsis for AGENT CARTER Teases Secret Missions for Howard Stark

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Marvel has released the lengthy official synopsis for its second foray into television, Agent Carter.  The initial logline revealed that the show takes place in 1946 and sees Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter character navigating the male-dominated world of the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) following the end of the war while also mourning the loss of Steve Rogers.  This new synopsis adds that Carter turns to Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) after she’s stuck doing administrative work for the SSR.  Stark enlists Peggy’s help when he is framed for selling his deadliest weapons to the highest bidder, and he sets his butler Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) to assist her as she attempts to track down those responsible.  This “desk clerk by day, spy by night” hook appears to be the central conceit of the show, but the synopsis also teases an overall arc as Peggy begins to find that those she works for are not who they seem.

Read the full lengthy Agent Carter synopsis after the jump.  The show also stars Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokai, and Shea WhighamAgent Carter debuts on ABC in 2015, likely during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s midseason break.

Contemporary PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Series Being Developed for ABC by DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES Creator Marc Cherry

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The classic romance/horror story The Phantom of the Opera might be finding its way to television thanks to Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.  According to Variety, ABC is developing a “drama with musical elements” and would be set in the modern-day music business.  However, the series is not an adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s famous musical, but rather the musical’s source material, the original 1909 novel by Gaston Leroux.  For those who don’t know, it’s about a musician who is scarred by acid, goes into hiding beneath an opera house, and then tries to lure a beautiful singer to his lair.

This modern-day update “is billed as revolving around the cutthroat world of the music biz and will incorporate musical moments into story lines in the same vein as the ABC drama Nashville.”  It’s an intriguing take on the material, and Cherry showed with Desperate Housewives he has the skill to create a delectable soap opera.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “A Hen in the Wolf House”

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Welcome back, true believers!  Our latest installment promises to introduce a long standing character from the comics into the Marvel cinematic universe in the form of Bobbi Morse, played by Adrianne Palicki.  Bobbi, aka Mockingbird, is the ex-wife of Avenger, Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner in the movies), and has found herself on quite a few incarnations of the team herself.  In our most recent installment of the series, the gang will find themselves at odds with Ms. Morse as she is revealed to be the current head of security for Hydra.  Whether or not this is a con or a new take on the character is yet to be seen, though it would be funny to see how many undercover S.H.I.E.L.D. agents there are in Hydra at this point with the recent episode focusing on Simmons.  (Maybe there are no actual Hydra agents left!)  Will the team be able to battle the forces of Hydra this go around?  Is Mockingbird friend or foe?  Has Agent Coulson been working on his dance routine from last week?  All these and more revealed in our latest Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. recap after the jump.

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Face My Enemy”

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Welcome back, true believers!  We join our heroes, after having been shown that Simmons is in fact deep undercover in the depths of Hydra, as Coulson and Agent May must go undercover themselves by cutting the dance floor.  This episode promises to uncover some of the secrets that “Coulson has been looking for”.  Will Coulson find the answers that he’s looking for?  Will Hydra put a stop to his search?  Will Civil War really take place in the Marvel cinematic universe?  Two of these questions will be answered as you hit the jump for our Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap.

TOY STORY THAT TIME FORGOT Poster Teases Pixar’s Upcoming Holiday Special

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While many thought that Toy Story 3 might mark the last time we’d see the loveable Pixar characters that started it all, the studio has done a swell job of keeping Woody, Buzz, and Co. alive by way of some seriously funny short films and TV specials.  The first TV special, Toy Story of Terror!, premiered last Halloween, and now Pixar has a new Toy Story special, Toy Story That Time Forgot, poised to debut on ABC during the upcoming holiday season.  The first Toy Story That Time Forgot poster has debuted online, giving us a sneak peek at what’s in store for our tiny heroes.  The story of the special revolves around the Toy Story gang stumbling upon uncharted territory after a Christmas play date, where they come across a set of dinosaur action figures that turn out to be dangerously delusional.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Toy Story That Time Forgot poster, and be sure to check out our extended interview with director Steve Purcell and producer Gayln Susman about the special from this summer’s Comic-Con.  The TV special features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Kristen Schaal, Kevin McKidd, Wallace Shawn, Timothy Dalton, Don Rickles, and Joan CusackToy Story That Time Forgot debuts on ABC on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8pm ET/PT.

STAR WARS REBELS: SPARK OF REBELLION to Air Again With Added Darth Vader Scene

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In a weird bit of déjà vu considering the changes that were made to the original trilogy, Star Wars Rebels has decided to amend its introductory film Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion by adding a Darth Vader scene (complete with voice work by James Earl Jones) to the film.  This new version of Spark of Rebellion will air on ABC on October 25th at 7PM ET/PT.

Meanwhile, the official Star Wars Rebels series premieres on Disney XD October 13th and features the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr.David OyelowoJason IsaacsVanessa MarshallSteve Blum, and Tiya Sircar.  Hit the jump for more on Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.  

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Making Friends and Influencing People”

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Welcome back, true believers!  Recapping from last week’s episode: Fitz is still crazy, Coulson’s still busy, May’s still fighting, Ward’s still in lockdown, and yet Simmons was still nowhere to be found.  Tonight’s episode, entitled, “Making Friends and Influencing People”, will show us what has become of Agent Simmons and her apparent heel turn against the team to join the ranks of Hydra.  Also in this episode, the return of one of the super powered baddies from the first season, Blizzard.  Is Simmons really an agent of Hydra?  Will the team be able to talk some sense into her?  Will Spider-Man really be brought into the Avengers movie franchise?  Two of these questions will be answered once you hit the jump…

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Recap: “Heavy is the Head”

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Welcome back, true believers!  When last we left our band of wayward agents, the hidden artifact known as the Obelisk had been taken by Avengers-villain, Crusher Creel (aka the Absorbing Man).  The team lost one of their newest members apparently as Lucy Lawless’ Hartlay bit the bullet and was killed in the final minutes of the season premiere, though this is the Marvel universe and resurrections are fair game for any character.  Tonight, we’ll see the return of the mysterious “woman in the flower dress”, Raina, apparently seeking to help the team rather than inhibit them.  Will the team join their old foe in attempting to reclaim the Obelisk?  Will Fitz go even crazier in this episode?  Why oh why didn’t I make a joke about the Absorbing Man not being played by Nick Nolte during the last recap?  All this and more in the recap for the latest episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Heavy is the Head”….

Marvel’s AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Premiere Recap: “Shadows”

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We’re back, true believers!  The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. have returned with a new purpose and some new cast members to lead the way. Following the dismantling of S.H.I.E.L.D., during both last season and in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, its up to Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) and the rest of his team to pick up the pieces.  The team however now finds itself without the extensive resources of S.H.I.E.L.D. at its fingertips and must battle old foes, and new, in order to carve out a new place for themselves, and their new organization.  Along with the old teammates, the team is joined by Hartley, Lucy Lawless, as well as the returning Patton Oswalt as Agent Koenig.  What new threats face the team this season?  How many Marvel characters will make their first televised appearance?  Who will survive?  Hit the jump for our Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 premiere recap entitled, “Shadows”….

Shea Whigham Joins Marvel’s AGENT CARTER Series as SSR Chief Roger Dooley

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Marvel’s Agent Carter is expected to begin production soon to prepare for a possible January debut, so the studio is busy loading up the cast.  We just found out that James D’Arcy is in as Howard Stark’s butler, Jarvis, and now Marvel just revealed that Boardwalk Empire’s Shea Whigham is on the roster as well.

The show takes place in 1946 and follows what happens when the men return home from war and Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) gets relegated to administrative duties at the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve).  Hit the jump to find out who Whigham will portray on the show.

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