After months of rumors, Elizabeth Olsen has finally confirmed that she has joined The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Samuel L. Jackson had seemingly confirmed Olsen's role in an October interview with The Wall Street Journal, and now the actress herself has shared the good news with MTV News. Olsen will be playing Scarlet Witch, Magneto's daughter.
Clark Gregg and Ming-Na Wen
One day it's a punctured plane, the next a horde of Peruvian rebels blasting AK-47s, the next a mad scientist or a serial killer. There always seems to be danger in the air on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., though that's not the case right now. What's wafting through the show's Los Angeles soundstage is the unmistakable scent of love.
The cast of the ABC action-fantasy series has gathered on the Bus — a high-tech megajet — to shoot a scene that finds the government agents regrouping after a particularly rough mission. Black-ops specialist Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) came damn close to losing his life and was saved by, of all people, meek engineer Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker). Hacker chick...
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
I'm going to get right to the point: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is not good.
Five episodes in, and I'm ready to quit -- and I don't quit anything. I'm still watching Grey's Anatomy, Project Runway and yes, even the boys vs. girls season of America's Next Top Model, but S.H.I.E.L.D. is pushing my limits.
Last week's episode was a small step in the right direction, finally introducing the show's Big Bad, Centipede. But I'm finding it hard to muster up anything beyond apathy towards this evil. Why should I care whether or not Coulson's team can save the world from Centipede when they haven't given me a single reason to care about the people doing the saving? Here are seven ways that S.H.I.E.L.D. went wrong:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
ABC has ordered a full season of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. It's the network's first show to get picked up for a full season this fall.
Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain de Caestecker
As one of the youngest members of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge) may be a little green in the field, but she's certainly one of the brightest minds on ABC's new drama Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Combined with fellow agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), the duo is an unstoppable scientific force that complements each other like a married couple, according to Henstridge. The 26-year-old actress, whose credits included the British soap Hollyoaks before joining Joss Whedon's world of weird, dissects her new character with TVGuide.com and answers some of our burning questions, including whether there's more than meets the eye to Fitz and Simmons' relationship. Get the scoop:
Nicole Beharie, Tom Mison
Question: So we had the first cancellation of the season with Lucky 7 after two showings. There are no tears from me as I never watched it. My question is: On what planet did anyone ever perceive this show's premise to be interesting or sustainable? Out of the hundreds of pilots, it is sometimes hard to believe someone at ABC thought this was one of the best. What do you think is next? — Rob
Matt Roush: Next for ABC, or next in the long annals of "what were they thinking" pilots? (That sound you hear is ABC kicking itself for not keeping Body of Proof around as a back-up, because for the time being, Scandal repeats will be airing in place of the unlucky 7.) To be fair, Lucky was based on a more successful British series, The Syndicate, but something clearly got lost in translation. (Same thing must have happened regarding ABC's equally mediocre Betrayal, based on a Dutch series and adapted by the same exec producer, who's batting 0 for 2 right now.) Your point about the sustainability of a pilot's premise is a good one, and comes up frequently when analyzing the failure of shows as disparate as last season's Last Resort and (though it may be premature) this season's Hostages — more on that one later. But from the moment many of us saw clips of Lucky 7 at last spring's upfront presentation, it felt like nothing we could imagine almost anyone would want to see. And we were right.
Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg
Welcome to Level 7.
When Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted last week, we met the new team of agents tasked with keeping the world safe from the strange and unknown. Heading up the team is Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who enlisted Agents Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen) and Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), scientists Fitz (Iain De Caestrecker) and Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), as well as hacker-anarchist Skye (Chloe Bennet) to form a sub-division of the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. — Strategic Homeland Intervention Enforcement and Logistics Division. TVGuide.com turned to executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen to get to know the agents better. Check it out:
Iain De Casetecker, Elizabeth Henstridge
This week, ABC launched its online companion series to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Declassified," in conjunction with the series premiere. An Internet genius decided to combine Breaking Bad with the Seinfeld theme music and laugh track and turn AMC's dark drama into a quirky comedy, whileDean Norris gave us a hint at what might be next for Hank Schraeder. In other AMC-related content, College Humor hilariously pondered why no one's watching Low Winter Sun. And, Homeland fans who are gearing up for the Season 3 premiere on Sunday can check out the Abu Nazir Acting School, as well as Homeland: The Musical. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
The Michael J. Fox Show
It's shaping up to be a "super" fall — and a super-funny one too.
Not only will several new supernatural, superhuman and superhero dramas debut, but three big names in comedy are returning to TV. But which will soar with the eagles and split your sides?
You tell us! Among the new dramas, ABC has Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., from The Avengers director Joss Whedon. Fox has launched a modern take on Sleepy Hollow as a police procedural. NBC and The CW are both trying new...
Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg
When it comes to heavy lifting, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is being asked to flex more than its share of muscle. Leading off an entire night of new ABC programming (always a risk, especially in these fragmented times), taking on TV's top-rated drama (NCIS), satisfying the expectations of Marvel Comics fans and Joss Whedon's considerable cult following, that's a lot for any spin-off to live up to, even with source material like The Avengers.