Last time Agents of SHIELD
showrunners Jed Whedon
and Maurissa Tancharoen took to the internet to defend their show
, a lot of you, our readers, didn't buy what they had to say. Others of you defended Agents of SHIELD
, pointing out that Whedon shows often start out slow and get exponentially better as time goes on. Now, with season one about to come out of its (third? fourth?) mini-hiatus and sink its teeth into the good stuff, Whedon and Tancharoen have responded to their critics yet again, this time in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter
. Do you agree with them this time?
old gods do new jobs
After a month's hiatus, Marvel's Agent's of SHIELD
will return to screens tonight with "T.A.H.I.T.I." and soon with "Yes Men," a highly anticipated episode (by me, at least) featuring Jamie Alexander
as Lady Sif of Asgard. What's it like to borrow a cape character straight out of Marvel's movie universe? On the occasion of the end of their long break, show creators Maurissa Tancharoen
and Jed Whedon answered some questions for Comic Book Resources
and touched on the female characters close to our hearts.
A Lesson in Humility
It's hard to think of a recent show that was more highly anticipated than Agents of SHIELD
. Marvel! Coulson! He lives
! Full disclosure: I don't watch the show. But, being the in the profession I'm in, cultural osmosis has given me what I think is an accurate impression of the general reaction to the show: It's generic. It's slow. Coulson's the only interesting character. There's potential, but it doesn't live up to it. Did I come close?
Showrunners Jed Whedon
and Maurissa Tancharoen
have heard your complaints, and in an interview with Comic Book Resources
they responded to them.
This week's episode mark the return of show runners Jed Whedon
and Maurisssa Tancharoen
as writers, and we finally get an episode about Agent May's backstory. Too bad the whole thing falls apart logistically in the second half.
it's time to play the music
Muster your hopes, Dr. Horrible
fans, for this post may provide a brief moment of happiness, followed by realistically coming to term with the fact that that status quo hasn't really changed.
Oh hey, here's your first look at the cast of the newly picked-up Agents of SHIELD
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson became an audience favorite in The Avengers and the Marvel films leading up to it, and fans thought he was gone for good. There's been hope for a while now that Coulson would return in a S.H.I.E.L.D. television series, and that hope's paid off. ABC has officially picked up Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a series. Coulson lives!
And So It Begins
reports that S.H.I.E.L.D.
has gotten underway, and with that bit of news we have our first trio of photos from the set. They're about like that Ender's Game set photo
that was just part of a wall. Or, for that matter, the Sherlock set photo
from earlier today that was just an empty set. Nothing too exciting, is what I'm saying. Check 'em out behind the jump.
But! The show has also launched its official Facebook
pages, which will—fingers crossed—be home to new, more interesting photos before too long.
sequel may not be in theaters until 2015 but that doesn't mean Joss Whedon
isn't already working on it. Besides that, the director has a good deal on his plate including releasing Much Ado About Nothing
to the masses this summer, launching S.H.I.E.L.D.
on ABC, and perhaps starting work on the follow-up to Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog
. How does he plan to do it all?
Vital Information for Your Everyday Life
Last night marked the television debut of Joss Whedon
's Dr. Horrible
, and while I think it's safe to say that the majority of its target audience had already seen it once or five times, it airing on TV is still pretty cool.
Not as cool, though, as the fact that stars Nathan Fillion
and Felicia Day
, as well as writers Jed Whedon
and Maurissa Tancharoen
, livetweeted the West coast viewing. (Where were you, Neil Patrick Harris
?!) Fillion fans, please note: He doesn't like it when you yell "The hammer is my penis" at him in the street.
Check out the Tweets under the jump.
and let it be known
Superhero fans have been speculating which Marvel characters will be featuring in Joss Whedon's new S.H.I.E.L.D.
series on ABC. Will any of the characters from The Avengers
have key roles (or at least play a small part? Will he populate the show will those connected with S.H.I.E.L.D. through the years? Or will he create new characters? We now know the answer.