With ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘ back after the magnificent ‘Agent Carter’ heated up the winter break, and ‘Daredevil and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ mere weeks away from premiering, Marvel news is dominating the media universe. This Round-up is spoiler heavy.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
With Skye shaking things up with her Inhumanity, the return of the Kree to Earth, and volatile Skye-daddy Cal (Kyle MacLachlan) on the loose, AOS is also on a collision course with Age of Ultron. This is what’s on deck for the next several episodes, according to marvel.com:
March 17: In “One of Us” – Cal seeks revenge on Coulson by assembling a team of Super Villains to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile, May calls on renowned Dr. Andrew Garner (Blair Underwood), her charismatic ex-husband, with a crisis that threatens to tear the team apart. Drea de Matteo (‘The Sopranos’) will play Karla Faye Gideon, a Gifted woman with a grudge to bear against S.H.I.E.L.D., and joins forces with Skye’s father, Cal.
March 24: In “Love in the Time of Hydra,” Coulson and his team are still reeling from a shocking revelation that leaves the team fractured as they must decide what to do with one of their own. Meanwhile, Bobbi and Mack reveal their true allegiance to Hunter, while elsewhere, Ward and Agent 33 embark on a personal mission. Edward James Olmos guest-stars as Robert Gonzales.
March 31: Olmos appears in this episode, while some of the Agents reveal allegiances and others embark on personal missions. Lucy Lawless is also listed in the credits for this episode.
”One Door Closes” – War comes to Coulson’s doorstep in a way he never anticipated as shocking revelations are brought to light, and Skye struggles to control her new abilities but will soon make a decision that irrevocably changes her life
Six supporting characters for ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ and the actors who play them, have been revealed. Rob Morgan (‘Believe’) will play Turk Barrett, a small-time criminal in Hell’s Kitchen, while Matt Gerald (‘Avatar,’ ‘Dexter’) will play Melvin Potter, a machinist caught between a rock and a hard place.
Siding with Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) are Peter Shinkoda (‘Falling Skies’) as Nobu, a Japanese businessman with an agenda all his own; Wai Ching Ho (‘Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,’) as Madame Gao, a powerful woman running her own trade; and Nikolai Nikolaeff (‘Camp’) and Gideon Emery (‘Grimm’) as Vladimir and Anatoly, two Russian brothers looking to forge new names for themselves in America.
There is hope for The Spectacular Spider-Man as it is taken under the umbrella of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Drew Goddard (‘Buffy,’ ‘Lost,’ ‘Cabin In the Woods’) is slated to write and direct. Mutant Enemy (one of Joss Whedon’s production companies) and friends have taken over the MCU.