By Alex Zalben
In our continuing quest to milk every single bit out of ">the half hour we had at New York Comic Con with "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Jeph Loeb, we had asked the team whether Coulson's Commandos were more co-workers, or family. Specifically, when Joss Whedon had been on press tour talking about "Avengers," he had said the team was more of a "dysfunctional family" than anything else. So how does the S.H.I.E.L.D. team compare? Read More...
By Alex Zalben
Earlier this week, we posted an extensive interview with "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, and Jeph Loeb... But left a few little bits out. First, and most important? That the hologram projectors on the show are razor hot: Read More...
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!
by Brett White
Last week, a featurette for ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." introduced us to the no-nonsense Agent Grant Ward. Now another featurette gives us a closer look at Agent Phil Coulson's science team, Agent Leo Fitz and Agent Jemma Simmons.
Played by Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge, the duo's responsible for analyzing data and creating tools to be used in the field. In the featurette, they put their skills to work analyzing a crime scene that contains a lot of 'nonsense.' The video contains a few new moments and comedy beats, and also shows off some of the show's promising special effects shots (those flying robots look pretty great).
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premieres Tuesdays this fall on ABC.
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by Brett White
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!
The real juicy bit of information comes from producer Jeffrey Bell, who addressed the rumors that J. August Richards is playing either Luke Cage or Rage.
"[J. August Richards] killed it! He's so good. He's so good, because we were looking for this character M-- I almost said his name. It's not the one people are talking about..."
Two new agents are reporting for "S.H.I.E.L.D." duty, though neither of them are exactly the Joss Whedon regulars some of us had been hoping for.
Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker have joined the cast of Marvel and ABC's developing "S.H.I.E.L.D." pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They've been cast as science specialist Gemma Simmons and technology wizard Leo Fitz respectively, two characters who were already mentioned in the show's initial casting call. They're considered an inseparable pair, despite constant bickering.