by Brett White
Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con issue has provided us with a lot of material, as the magazine's contents slowly find their way online. There've been new "Amazing Spider-Man 2" photos, a "Walking Dead" season 4 tease, some "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" concept art, new info on the "Agent Carter" Marvel One-Shot, and Andrew Garfield's controversial comments about making Mary Jane a dude. Believe it or not, there's still more to talk about.
The magazine got up close and personal with "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." show-runners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen and found out some juicy details about the show's pilot and first season. Well, actually EW found out a tentative time frame for when fans will get answers to the show's two biggest mysteries. Hey, they can't reveal everything right now!
The identity of guest star J. August Richards' character seen in the pilot's trailer has been scrutinized ever since the first footage was released. When asked when we'll find out exactly who Richards is playing, Tancharoen hinted that the big reveal might come during the show's panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego next week.
"We'll finally be able to answer some questions," she told EW. "Though I'm sure we'll have to stay on the vague end of the spectrum."
Then there's the other, even bigger mystery: how is Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson alive following his super important death in last year's "Marvel's the Avengers"? According to EW, the pilot holds a key line regarding this - that Coulson must "never know the truth" about his death.
"We can't wait to pull the curtain back on that," said Jed Whedon. "[But] we're going to take our time."
So there you have it! You might learn who J. August Richards' mystery character is at the Comic-Con panel, and you'll learn the secret of Coulson's death... at some point! In a way, you have to love how reliably vague everyone always is about this stuff.
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