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Clark Gregg Joss Whedon

by Brett White

Like any Joss Whedon spectacle, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has been built to play with all of your emotions. Now, Comic Book Therapy has reported that not even the master of televised emotional manipulation himself is immune to his own devices.

"We're still sort of jockeying through the different stories, but I've already read at least one script, just in its outline form, actually made me tear up," revealed Whedon. "We're just finding out who these guys are and just trying to mine that vein of how much they matter in this world where it seems like nobody but the heroes do."

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SHIELD Jemma Simmons

by Brett White

Marvel has been slowly released a few longer interviews with the cast and show runners involved with a little show you might have heard of—"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." Ring any bells? First they released an interview with Joss Whedon, then continued with co-show-runners Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen. Now, they've moved on to the cast of the show, starting with Agent Jemma Simmons herself, Elizabeth Henstridge. Lorraine Cink, host of the Marvel web-series "The Watcher," sat down with Henstridge for a one-on-one chat, in which the actress revealed the length of Joss Whedon's long-term plans.

"He's got an arc of every single character, and he's got so many places that he wants them all to go, and he's got loads of back stories for them," revealed Henstridge. "It's so nice to work with someone that's so invested in that way. All the team is like that. They really care about the characters, and every now and again you'll get a tidbit of, 'So, a few years down the line this might happen.'" Whedon was notorious for plotting out events seasons in advance over on Buffy, where throwaway lines in season 3 ended up having major ramifications in season 5, and it looks like he's being that meticulous with "S.H.I.E.L.D."

You can check out the entire interview after the jump!

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SHIELD

by Brett White

The first few episodes of "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." are starting to take shape now that we're less than a week away from the show's highly anticipated debut. Marvel has recently released the official synopsis for the third episode, entitled "The Asset."

When the brilliant scientist, Dr. Franklin Hall, is kidnapped, Agent Coulson and his S.H.I.E.L.D. agents must race against the clock to locate him. Skye is their only way in--pushing the team to their limits when the entire plan turns upside-down--on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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Captain America

by Brett White

With the first official trailer for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" still a few months away (it's debuting in front of "Thor: The Dark World," of course), we're ready to pounce on any "Captain America" news that comes our way. Let's face it: we're really excited for that film 'round these parts. That's why we're pretty excited about Marvel's new "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" website.

The official site comes with all the standard stuff: hi-res pics and concept art (nothing we haven't seen before), as well as various wallpapers. The site does offer something new in the form of... music.

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Sif

by Brett White

Move over Odin's birds, there's a new character poster in town and it has a much cooler attention-stealer: a fiery battlefield! Yep, Jaimie Alexander's Sif is the latest cast "Thor: The Dark World" cast member to get her own poster. The image features none other than the Lady Sif, her big ol' sword, and enough flying dirt to fill a monster truck rally.

This is definitely one of my favorite posters of the bunch, if only because it shows Sif in the thick of battle, being the bad ass we saw when she threatened Loki and squared off against some elves in the latest trailer. If you aren't on the Sif bandwagon yet, then you need to check out Kathryn Immonen and Valerio Schiti's excellent, recently-concluded Sif-centric run on "Journey Into Mystery." The "Journey Into Mystery: Stronger Than Monsters" collection basically acts as a crash course in Sif's awesomeness.

Check out the full poster below!

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Jane Foster

by Brett White

It's the topic that's gotten everyone talking lately, from Stan Lee to USA Today: Female-driven superhero films. More specifically, why there have been none in almost a decade, even as the genre has hit new box office heights since the creation of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It's a topic that certainly interests the women currently starring in Marvel's movies, including Natalie Portman who once again plays scientist Jane Foster in "Thor: The Dark World."

In an exclusive interview with SciFiNow, Portman reveals what could be insider knowledge about Marvel's upcoming slate of films.

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Ruth Negga

by Brett White

It looks like that huge S.H.I.E.L.D. plane could be getting a bit more crowded—metaphorically, at least. In addition to the six principle cast members, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is amassing a strong cast of supporting and recurring characters—a cast that now includes "World War Z" actress Ruth Negga.

Black Film has reported Negga has signed on for a recurring arc in Marvel Studio's first foray into live-action television, although the details of her role remain a mystery. She joins Ian Hart, Ron Glass, and David Conrad as a member of the show's expanded cast.

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Agent Carter

Weeks before "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." even debuts, the House of Ideas is already looking ahead at its next small-screen endeavor.

But they're not looking much further than what they've already successfully accomplished, according to a report on Deadline that says Marvel's new TV series could very well be inspired by "Agent Carter"—the Hayley Atwell-starring short set to debut on the "Iron Man 3" Blu-ray.

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Gina Torres

by Brett White

In an interview with Vulture, actress Gina Torres revealed that she was both aware of and flattered by fans that have been championing her to play Wonder Woman. The iconic hero still doesn't have a feature film in the works, unlike seemingly every other big name DC hero. The actress, best known for her role as Zoe on Joss Whedon's "Firefly," would be a perfect big screen Diana—after all, Torres is no stranger to playing bad ass women.

But why limit the actress to just Wonder Woman? What other superheroes could she bring to life—and could Marvel or Fox possibly snatch her up first? Here are five characters other than Wonder Woman that Torres could play.

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Joss Whedon Thor

by Brett White

It looks like Marvel's taking that whole "overseeing all our movies" job they hired "Avengers" mastermind Joss Whedon to do pretty seriously. The job has been kind of downplayed in the past, seemingly amounting to not much more than showing Joss Whedonthe scripts for all of Marvel's upcoming films to make sure they all coordinate with each other. This is the first report I've heard of Whedon actually stepping in and putting pen to paper for a non-"Avengers: Age of Ultron," non-"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." project.

In a "Thor: The Dark World" feature piece in the latest issue of SFX, director Alan Taylor admitted that Whedon's talents were put to use polishing up a few troubling scenes.

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