The fall television season is coming up fast. With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returning next week, and two more series on deck for the half-season hiatus, there will be a lot of Marvel to keep us occupied till ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ hits theaters in May 2015.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
With ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ set to premiere Season 2 on Sept. 23 (9 PM on ABC), head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, like all others involved with the series, has been evasive, giving information about the cast, but revealing little else.
“I’m really looking forward to people meeting Nick Blood, who is playing Lance Hunter,” Loeb said in a new interview, continuing with “Adrianne Palicki, who is coming on as Bobbi Morse; Lucy Lawless, who’s joining us as Isabelle Hartley — Izzy. There are so many wonderful new things that we’re adding — Henry Simmons, who’s come on as Mac.”
“There’s just a lot of surprises,” he promises. “We’d like to become that show, and I think we earned it at the end of last season, where people say, ‘Wow, I didn’t see that coming.’ Those are the kinds of things that we’re looking to do.”
If you are looking for something more spoilery, you can view this clip from episode 2.1.
James D’Arcy (‘Cloud Atlas,’ ‘Broadchurch’) has been cast as Edwin Jarvis, Howard Stark’s butler and an unexpected ally to Peggy Carter, in ‘Agent Carter.’ He will be joining the previously announced Chad Michael Murray as SSR Agent Jack Thompson and Enver Gjokaj as Agent Daniel Sousa.
According to Marvel.com, D’Arcy’s Jarvis, originally the Stark family butler in the comics but turned into an AI program (J.A.R.V.I.S.) voiced by Paul Bettany when paired with Tony Stark in the MCU, will “help Peggy (Hayley Atwell) navigate her way through what may be her most dangerous mission yet”
According to Steven S. DeKnight, Emmy-nominated cinematographer, Matt Lloyd (‘Fargo’), is working on filming ‘Daredevil.‘
“His work is just gorgeous,’ said DeKnight, “so usually I have nothing to say but, “That looks fantastic!”
In an excellent interview at Paste, DeKnight also talked more about the series and the character of Daredevil.
“With this version of Daredevil, we wanted it to be grounded, gritty, as realistic as we could portray,” explained DeKnight. “That naturally fits in with the Daredevil character. Matt Murdock, on a regular basis, would get the shit beat out of him. That’s one thing that makes him a great character. He’s not super strong. He’s not invulnerable. In every aspect, he’s a man that’s just pushed himself to the limits, he just has senses that are better than a normal humans. He is human. The other thing that really drew me to this character is that he’s one of the most morally grey of the heroes.”
DeKnight also mentioned the future of Daredevil, saying “We’ve been talking about some very cool stuff for Season Two that, good God, I can’t even hint at! It’s something that would be just fantastic to work on!”
DeKnight and the cast of Daredevil will appear together for the first time at the New York Comic Con 2014. While Marvel’s the press release only listed the name of star Charlie Cox appearing at NYCC 2014, the announced cast to date also includes Vincent D’Onofrio as Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page and Rosario Dawson in a yet to be revealed role.