ABC's upfront presentation has already produced news about "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," most notably that the show is going to be great. Access Hollywood and IGN caught up with actors Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Agent May) and Elizabeth Henstridge (Agent Simmons), as well as producer Jeffrey Bell ("Angel"). The actors were all tight-lipped about the series, of course, but the video is still worth watching if only to see just how excited these actors are to enlist with S.H.I.E.L.D. Ming-Na's even busted out her boxing equipment!
There's a long summer stretching out between now and the fall premiere of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and awesome trailers and cast photos won't be enough to hold us over until we start getting our weekly fix of Agent Coulson and company. To stay psyched for all things S.H.I.E.L.D., it wouldn't hurt to check out the decades' worth of Marvel Comics out there starring Nick Fury and his league of super spies. MTV Geek has a new series of articles spotlighting the spy organization's publication history to help guide you through the wide world of S.H.I.E.L.D. From modern day Nick Fury's humble beginnings as a supporting character in "Fantastic Four" to the slow reveal of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s reach in "Strange Tales," to the downright iconic work of Jim Steranko on "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.," MTV Geek has you covered.
Get ready to see a whole new side to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." ABC premiered a trailer for the upcoming fall series during their New York upfronts, and the show looks like a fitting addition to the world Marvel has worked so hard to create. In fact, Deadline reports that the show owes it's entire existence to bonus footage from "Marvel's The Avengers," according to ABC Entertainment Group chief Paul Lee.
"Last spring, [Disney chairman] Bob Iger sent us some bonus footage from 'The Avengers' with a simple question, 'Is there a show here?'" said Lee during ABC's upfront.
One of the most exciting elements of the upcoming show is that it marks the return of Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson. Though he was thought to have died during the events of last summer's "Marvel's The Avengers," Coulson is back and better than ever for... some unexplained reason. ABC might not be revealing that plot point any time soon, but Gregg has no problem promising people that "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is a show they should tune in for.
Since Atwell's "Winter Soldier" scenes are all flashbacks, the actress was surprised to learn that Robert Redford is among the modern day cast. As The Big Issue found out, Atwell's a bit of a Robert Redford fan.
"Is Robert Redford in it? Really?" she asked. "Well, there you go, that shows how much I know! But now you have told me, and because I love him, I am going to call up the Marvel family, find out when he is filming, then I'll go down to the set to stalk him. That is my privilege! Thanks for the tip."
"The Wolverine" director James Mangold has been using his Twitter feed to talk a walk down memory lane, posting pictures from the film's production as the film nears it's July 26 release date.
Two of the tweets below show the director himself on set, directing actors and action sequences. Another tweet was taken this week, and announces that the film's score recording and sound mixing has begun. And the last tweet shows off Hugh Jackman getting up close and personal with Hiro Sanada. There aren't any major revelations to be found in any of the tweets, but it's still nice to see "The Wolverine" get a Twitter treatment similar to "The Amazing Spider-Man 2."
Wednesday is new comic book day, which also means it's new potential-movie-source-material day. Here are all of the comics and collections out today starring the comic book characters from the movies and television shows of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
Of particular note this week: Catwoman squares off against the Penguin in "Catwoman" #20, the epic Avengers/Captain Marvel crossover starts with "Avengers: The Enemy Within" #1, and Miles Morales makes a big decision in "Ultimate Comics Spider-Man" #23.
The extended trailer shows off some choice Joss Whedon jokes, especially the one about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s name, and gives us a better look at the show's core ensemble. Check out the trailer right now. Right. Now.
Get ready to see a lot of Melinda May cosplay on the con circuit this year, because she's a standout. We also get more time with the ever mysterious J. August Richards, who might be playing someone whose name isn't Cage or Rage if that funky jewelry that's glimpsed quickly is his.
What do you think of the full "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." trailer? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!
"I haven't caught wind of any of that," Ruffalo told Moviefone of rumors that some cast members won't return. "I was surprised to hear it, because I don't even think anyone's really started negotiating yet... As far as I know [everyone is back]. But sometimes actors are the last people to know what's going on."
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is starting to seem like the gift that keeps on giving. After debuting a 30 second trailer on Sunday night, the show has gone on to launch a significant internet presence and inspired more than a few "Who is J. August Richards playing" posts both here and elsewhere. Now "S.H.I.E.L.D." has revealed exactly which hour of the week we'll be blocking off for total immersion into Marvel's world come this fall. "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." will air on ABC on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. as the lead-in to a pair of comedies, "The Goldbergs" and "Trophy Wife."
And if a time slot isn't enough to hold you over, how about promo photos? Like, a lot of promo photos? ABC has released a few stills from the pilot and a ton of photos highlighting each principle cast member. Above you can see Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) possibly interrogating possible Rising Tide contributor Skye (Chloe Bennet), while Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton) looks on. We don't know much about the pilot, so at this point anything is possible. Check out the rest of the photos below!
MTV News caught up with Mark Ruffalo while the actor was promoting his new film, "Now You See Me." Him being Bruce Banner and us being Splash Page, of course we made sure to get a few questions in about the Hulk. The big question: will Ruffalo be donning a classy-yet-casual purple button-down in a Marvel film prior to 2015's "Avengers 2"?
"Not that I know of, yet," reveals the actor in the video below. But he also reveals that he's very eager to jump back into the Hulk's motion capture suit for director Joss Whedon. "I'm really looking forward to seeing what Mr. Whedon comes up with next."
The rest of the video treads heavily into some spoiler-y territory, as Ruffalo has clearly seen "Iron Man 3" and is up for talking about the film's very spoiler-y plot points, but it's well worth watching if you've seen the film or are fine with spoilers. The full video is after the jump!
Splash Page welcomes Ed Tadem to our cover artist family (our custom-designed theme up top). Currently working on the forthcoming "Avengers" animated series, Tadem's work can also be seen in the "Jackie Karma" issues of Image's "'76," and in "Pop Gun, Volume 1." Ed Tadem can be found online at EdTadem.com.