Agent Carter

MAN OF STEEL

I want to say I’m sorry. I am one of the many who loved the beginning of Man of Steel enough to say I’d watch a whole movie set on Krypton. Those scenes felt like a new Star Wars episode when they arrived last summer. It was a thrill. But then so did parts of Thor: The Dark World and then Guardians of the Galaxy,and now we’re seeing footage from an actual new Star Wars episode coming soon, and the Man of Steel space opera opening just isn’t as special anymore. I no longer need a feature-length Kryptonian prequel. And I certainly don’t want a television series-length Kryptonian prequel. But reportedly there’s one of the latter in development at SyFy from Man of Steel screenwriter David Goyer. Am I partly to blame for maybe somewhere writing or tweeting about wanting something like this? If so, I apologize. Of course, the success of Gotham is likely more to do with it. That show is about Batman‘s world before Batman exists. Krypton will somewhat similarly be about Superman‘s world before Superman exists. Unlike with Gotham, there will not be a young Superman floating around, occasionally appearing as a reminder that it’s tangentially his origin story while also, more superficially, the start of many of his eventual nemeses. Kal-El, as he’s born on Krypton, quickly departs his planet within his first days of life. We can bet, however, that the show will still offer up some Superman bad guys in their early days, as a few are from or have […]

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Agent Carter

It’s Marvel’s world and we’re all just living in it. While ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t premiere until next week, the network and Marvel must have a lot of faith in that kooky bunch of special agents we keep seeing so many commericals about, for another Avengers-adjacent TV series is in the works. Agent Carter, inspired by the Marvel One Shot featured on the upcoming Iron Man 3 DVD, follows the badass secret agent’s life in the days after Captain America is encased in ice. Though the project is still in its early planning stages, the show is being harkened to a 1950’s style Alias (think of the wigs!), and as Deadline pointed out, ABC is home to many a “female-skewing drama with a strong lead” so the series should have no problem finding an audience on the network. No word yet on if Hayley Atwell would reprise her role as Peggy Carter for television, but we can all hope that’s the case. Another standout note from Deadline – Agent Carter isn’t the only secretive project Marvel has up their sleeves, as it is “one of several” in the works at this time. Whatever that means –more television? Their crazy load of movies planned up until 2021? I guess we should just keep checking the DVD extras of Marvel movies for hints, shouldn’t we?

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Agent Carter

Over the weekend, Disney and Marvel Studios unveiled their latest “One-Shot” short film, Agent Carter to the audiences at Comic-Con. The response was overwhelmingly positive, as it sees the return of a favorite character from Captain America: The First Avenger: Peggy Carter, as played by Hayley Atwell. Sure, she’s lost her love Steve Rogers in the events of The First Avenger, but that won’t stop her from kicking some ass. In the first clip from the short, released today, we see this stylish dame take action where 3-5 agents would otherwise be needed. Directed by Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, the short appears to have style and action — just the sort of thing we’d expect from a spin-off of Captain America. Get a glimpse for yourself just after the jump.

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