AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con Panel Recap: Jeph Loeb and Clark Gregg Screen Upcoming Episode “Face My Enemy” and Unveil AGENT CARTER Footage

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When you don’t watch a show, how much fun can you expect to have at its New York Comic-Con panel?  Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however, was a blast to attend.  Just like last year, Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, was on hand to introduce the early screening of Tuesday, October 14th’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, but this time around, he let Clark Gregg do it with him and when he came out, the crowd went nuts for him.

Not only did we get to experience a hefty dose of Coulson craziness and see next week’s episode, but Loeb and Gregg also unveiled some footage from Marvels brand new series Agent Carter as well.  Hit the jump for more on that in my Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Comic-Con panel recap.

Watch the Agent Carter and Howling Commandos Cameo from AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

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If you’re still watching Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (and judging by the negligible ratings change from the season one finale to the season two premiere, you’re in this for the long-haul), then you caught a preview of Marvel’s next TV series Agent Carter earlier this week during the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season two premiere.  A flashback sequence during the episode featured a cameo from Hayley Atwell’s Peggy Carter as well as the Howling Commandos, as the group raided a Hydra outpost and obtained a MacGuffin object of sorts.  I was not a fan of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I’m curious to check out Agent Carter when it premieres due to its period setting and the involvement of screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.  My hope is that Agent Carter doesn’t just feel like a S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff and is able to stand out as its own series.  Given the heavy focus on interconnectedness with all things Marvel, though, I remain cautious in my optimism.

Regardless, if you didn’t watch S.H.I.E.L.D. season two premiere but want to see the Carter & Commandos scene, it has now landed online.  Take a look after the jump.  Agent Carter is expected to premiere on ABC sometime in January.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Image Featuring Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter

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Marvel’s Agent Carter isn’t set to kick off until 2015, but Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will use this time to pave the way for Peggy Carter’s (Hayley Atwell) spinoff show by including a 1940s flashback in the first episode of season 2.

Peggy Carter made her big screen debut in 2011, serving as the female lead in Captain America: The First Avenger and also popped up in Captain America: The Winter Solider as well, but her appearance on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will mark her television debut.  After that, it’s on to her very own show next year.  Hit the jump for more.  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on September 23rd at 9/8c.

Hayley Atwell Says the First Season of MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER Will Be 8 Episodes

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When we spoke with screenwriters/executive producers Christopher Markus and Steve McFeely about the prospect of an Agent Carter TV series on ABC, the duo noted that their ideal scenario would involve a maximum of 13 episodes per season.  ABC officially ordered Marvel’s Agent Carter to series last week, and now series star Hayley Atwell has confirmed that the first season will consist of just eight episodes.  This makes sense given that ABC plans to use Agent Carter to bridge the gap during the winter hiatus of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and eight episodes will give the series a solid two-month run that’s hopefully high on quality and low on filler.  For those unaware, the show takes place in 1946 and finds Atwell’s Peggy Carter marginalized while working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) when the men return home from WWII.

Hit the jump to watch what else Atwell had to say about the promising new series.  Marvel’s Agent Carter will premiere on ABC in January 2015.

First Poster and Synopsis for New ABC Series MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER

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In addition to renewing Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC recently added another Marvel TV series to its 2014-15 season by way of Marvel’s Agent Carter, and now the first poster and synopsis for the show have arrived online.  We previously learned quite a bit about the plan for Agent Carter when we interviewed executive producers/screenwriters Christopher Markus and Steve McFeely, and this official synopsis confirms much of what they told us.  Set in 1946, the show follows Captain America’s Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) as she finds herself marginalized while working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) when the men return home from WWII.  We discovered in the Marvel One-Shot short film Agent Carter that the character will eventually go on to found S.H.I.E.L.D. with Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper), but this initial season of the Agent Carter TV show will take place before that event.

Markus and McFeely told us that they envision a 10 or 13-episode first season, but an official number hasn’t yet been confirmed.  Hit the jump to check out the Agent Carter poster and synopsis.

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Renewed for Season 2 by ABC; Marvel’s AGENT CARTER Ordered to Series

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ABC just announced a few renewals and orders for new series, but in addition to those shows, the network will also have two Marvel dramas on the air during the 2014-15 TV season.  ABC has renewed Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a second season and has given a series order for the Captain America spinoff Agent Carter.  Though Marvel’s first foray into television was highly anticipated, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was met with a rather tepid critical response and the ratings have dwindled since its premiere.  Regardless, the numbers never dropped to critical levels and the show is lucrative as a brand property, so it was highly likely that ABC was going to order a second season.

Hit the jump for more, including details regarding the setting and focus of the Agent Carter series.

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Talk CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Spoilers

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With Captain America: The Winter Solider currently the number one movie around the world, it’s finally time to share some of the filmmaker interviews that get into the spoilers of the film.  At the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.  While I’ve already posted what they said about Captain America 3 and the status of the Agent Carter TV pilot, it’s now time for the Captain America: The Winter Solider spoilers talk.

Since I don’t want to spoil anything on the front page, I’ll mention what we talked about after the jump.

Screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Talk AGENT CARTER TV Series; Reveal Timeline, Plot and Planned Episode Count

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While Marvel has done a lot of smart things, one of the best decisions they made was casting Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger.  Unlike some of the Marvel movies where the love story feels forced and unrealistic (see: Thor), the relationship between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Peggy Carter (Atwell) was fantastic thanks to the actors’ chemistry and a great script.  With her character becoming an instant favorite after the film’s release, it was no surprise Marvel asked her to appear in one of their One Shot short films, Agent Carter, which was included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray.  The short picked up where the events of Captain America: The First Avenger left off—right as Carter joins this new organization called S.H.I.E.L.D.: “As she searches for the enigmatic ‘Zodiac’ key, Agent Carter also battles her sexist, bureaucratic boss, Agent Flynn (Bradley Whitford), who thinks women have no place in the secret-agent business.”  Dominic Cooper also reprised his role as Howard Stark.

Almost immediately after fans got a look at the short at Comic-Con, people began asking about a possible Agent Carter TV series.  I was one of them.  Thankfully, ABC thought it was a good enough idea that they started developing it with Captain America screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.  Yesterday at the Winter Solider junket, I asked them the status of the pilot, what the show would focus on, its timeline, whether Atwell is still interested in playing the character, and more.  They also revealed that the show is envisioned as more of a limited series with 13-episode seasons or less.  Hit the jump to see what they had to say.

First Trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Starring Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan

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The first trailer for Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now available.  In the upcoming sequel, Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) team up to face off against Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), who has been survived and become an assassin known as “The Winter Soldier”.  However, the trailer doesn’t explain the Winter Soldier’s origin.  That’s okay because it does an excellent job of conveying the moral conflict at the center of the movie: Captain America’s values of right-and-wrong versus the grey area inhabited by S.H.I.E.L.D.  Beyond that central conflict, you have plenty of terrific looking action and a bad day for the helicarrier.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Cobie Smulders, Georges St-Pierre, Frank Grillo, Hayley Atwell, Toby Jones, Emily VanCamp, Maximiliano Hernández, Robert Redford, and Samuel L. JacksonCaptain America: The Winter Soldier opens April 4, 2014.

Hayley Atwell Interested in Marvel’s In-Development AGENT CARTER TV Series

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A couple weeks ago, we reported that Marvel was in the early stages of developing a TV series based on Agent Peggy Carter, who was played by Hayley Atwell in Captain America: The First Avenger and in the new Marvel “One-Shot”, Agent Carter.  Since the TV series is in early development, there was no word on whether or not Atwell would continue to play the role, and in a recent interview she said she read about the news like everyone else.  However, if Marvel wanted her to be involved, Atwell tells Digital Spy, “it’s certainly something I would be a part of doing. I’d be interested to show different sides of Peggy.”  She continued, “I love the Marvel lot, they’re really great people to work with, so it would be nice to go back and work with them again. I’d definitely do it.”

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Marvel Developing AGENT CARTER TV Series Around 1940s S.H.I.E.L.D. Operative Peggy Carter

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We have seen a couple clips from the Marvel One-Shot Agent Carter that show Hayley Atwell kicking ass as Peggy Carter, a 1940s British operative who joins a new organization called S.H.I.E.L.D. after the events of Captain America.  The short is on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray (due September 24), but this may not be the last we see of Peggy Carter.  Agent Carter director Louis D’Esposito revealed to us, “There are going to be more Peggy Carter stories that we need to tell… What we’ll do and how we’ll do it has not been determined yet, but those discussions have started.”

A report surfaced tonight that the future adventures of Peggy Carter may continue on television as an Agent Carter series in development at Marvel.  More after the jump.

Casting Call: Marion Cotillard Signs on to MACBETH; Ziyi Zhang to Reprise Role in CROUCHING TIGER Sequel; Hayley Atwell Joins CINDERELLA

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We have a few quick casting stories for you today.  First up, THR reports that Marion Cotillard has replaced Natalie Portman to a new adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s  Macbeth from director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown).  Cotillard will play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender.  As we previously reported, the screenplay by Todd Louiso and Jacob Koskoff will take place in the 11th century, and will “be a visceral approach to the story including significant battle scenes.”  No insult to Portman, who I’m sure would have made an interesting Lady Macbeth, but I have an easier time seeing Cotillard in the role.  She just seems to have an easier time giving off a more sinister vibe, which is key for the role (or at least how it’s usually depicted).

Hit the jump for casting news on Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon – The Green Destiny and Kenneth Branagh‘s adaptation of Cinderella.

New Clip from MARVEL ONE-SHOT: AGENT CARTER Starring Hayley Atwell

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The upcoming Blu-ray/DVD of Iron Man 3 will contain the new “Marvel One-Shot” short film, Agent Carter.  The story picks up with British operative Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) where the events of Captain America: The First Avenger left off—right as she joins this new organization called S.H.I.E.L.D.: “As she searches for the enigmatic ‘Zodiac’ key, Agent Carter also battles her sexist, bureaucratic boss, Agent Flynn (Bradley Whitford), who thinks women have no place in the secret-agent business.”  You’re going to have to wait for the character stuff because like the first clip, this is all about Agent Carter beating up anyone dumb enough to get in her way.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  Iron Man 3 will be released on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on September 24th.

Chris Evans Talks CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLIDER and THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, Says AVENGERS Sequel Starts Filming First Week of March

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Earlier today at D23, I landed an extended video interview with Chris Evans backstage after he presented some new footage for his upcoming Marvel film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  For more on what was shown, read Dave’s recap.  Since we talked about so many of his upcoming projects, I’m breaking it up in two parts.  For today’s installment, he talks about making Captain America: The Winter Solider, what the film is about, how it continues the love story from the first film, what it means for him to have the entire planet watching Marvel movies, if Joss Whedon has told him anything about The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Tom Hiddleston appearing as Loki at Comic-Con.  And while Evans doesn’t know much about The Avengers sequel, he did reveal filming is scheduled to begin the first week of March next year.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

First Clip from MARVEL ONE-SHOT: AGENT CARTER Lets Hayley Atwell Beat Up Thugs; Plus 30 Pictures from the Comic-Con Panel

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The latest Marvel One-Shot, “Agent Carter,” is included on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray/DVD,.  First, Marvel screened the short to a roomful of lucky fans on Friday.  You are not quite so lucky, but we do have the first clip for you.  “Agent Carter” picks up with British operative Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell) where the events of Captain America: The First Avenger left off—right as she joins this new organization called S.H.I.E.L.D.: “As she searches for the enigmatic ‘Zodiac’ key, Agent Carter also battles her sexist, bureaucratic boss, Agent Flynn (Bradley Whitford), who thinks women have no place in the secret-agent business.”  Dominic Cooper also appears as Howard Stark.

Hit the jump to watch the clip of a fearsome Peggy Carter, plus 30 pictures from the “Agent Carter” Comic-Con panel released by Marvel.

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