Marvel seems to be running the cinematic Infinity Gauntlet. In a week where ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is dominating theaters, lots of news is coming out about future movies, and especially about the next television season.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter
ABC has renewed ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ for a third season, and ‘Agent Carter’ for a second season. A planned spin-off of AOS, rumored to feature Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) and Bobbi ‘Mockingbird’ Morse (Adrianne Palicki) on the other hand, has been scrapped.
Daredevil, A.K.A. Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, The Defenders
Rosario Dawson, who plays Night Nurse Claire Temple in ‘Marvel’s Daredevil,’ will appear in the series’ second season, Marvel announced Friday. What’s more, her character is likely to show up on ‘A.K.A. Jessica Jones,’ and other Netflix Marvel shows, as well as ‘Luke Cage.’
Captain America: Civil War
‘Captain America: Civil War’ has cast Martin Freeman in an undisclosed role. Furthermore, the film will be more like ‘Avengers 2.5.’
Joining Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr.’s feuding Captain America and Iron Man, will be Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, Anthony Mackie’s Falcon, Paul Bettany’s Vision, Don Cheadle’s War Machine and Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch, all now Avengers.
Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye, Sebastian Stan’s Bucky Barnes, and Paul Rudd’s Ant-Man will make appearances, along with Chadwick Boseman debuting as T’Challa, the Black Panther.
Also in the movie: Emily VanCamp is reprising her ‘Winter Soldier’ role as Sharon Carter, Frank Grillo is returning as Brock Rumlow and, William Hurt returns as ‘The Incredible Hulk’s’ Thunderbolt Ross.
Absent from Marvel’s press release are Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill, and Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo.
The movie is scheduled for release May 6, 2016.