"One of Us" - Cal seeks revenge on Coulson by assembling a team of Super Villains to destroy S.H.I.E.L.D. Meanwhile, May calls on renowned Dr. Andrew Garner (Blair Underwood), her charismatic ex-husband, with a crisis that threatens to tear the team apart, on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," Tuesday, March 17 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." stars Clark Gregg as Director Phil Coulson, Ming-Na Wen as Agent Melinda May, Brett Dalton as Grant Ward, Chloe Bennet as Agent Skye, Iain De Caestecker as Agent Leo Fitz, Elizabeth Henstridge as Agent Jemma Simmons, Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Adrianne Palicki as Bobbi Morse.
Guest starring are Henry Simmons as Alphonso "Mack" Mackenzie, Kyle Maclachlan as The Doctor/Cal, Jamie Harris as Gordon, Blair Underwood as Dr. Andrew Garner, Drea De Matteo as Karla Faye Gideon, Ric Sarabia as Wendell Levi, Geo Corvera as Francis Noche, Jeff Daniel Phillips as David A. Angar, Gregg Martin as student, Jack Kennedy as security guard and Jamal Duff as John Bruno.
Whedon, delved into it, "Yeah, the origin story, regardless of how she [Skye/Daisy played by Chloe Bennet] got to that point, we are coming into [episode] 11 with the very beginning of her realizing what really is going on and unlike a film, we have many many hours to play that out and to explore the different sort of emotional aspects of grappling with that huge change for someone who we've already seen is on a journey trying to find herself and trying to find a place in the world."
Bell continued, "Right. Instead of doing a montage of Spider-Man on the subway having fun for about three minutes learning his powers, we can actually explore what it means to go through that. At the beginning of the season, we tried to take Skye, who wasn't a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent at beginning of last year and, coming in this season, really grow her up as a character and as an agent and I think Chloe did a lovely job of that through the first 10 and then, birth of a superhero, now there's a whole new start and sorta entering us into whole new world of Inhumans and what that means for her and what that means, how it effects other characters, those are all really fun stories for us to explore. We think people get a kick out of that."
Loeb added, "But we also do feel like, while we are picking up some of the threads, we do feel like there were an awful lot of cards that were put down in the fall finale and so this is a great place to jump on, if you haven't been around, if you've been watching Agent Carter and now you're a new viewer and you want to find find out what's happening. And then there's also, let's be honest, between the ABCWatch and Netflix, you can catch up really fast in terms of where you're at and jump on board on what's obviously now an incredible roller-coaster ride."
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns this Tuesday, March 3rd on ABC.
“We pick up with Thor having stayed on Earth from Thor: The Dark World, Hemsworth revealed. “He's part of the team. This is his home for the moment. The initial attack from Ultron is personal because it's at all the Avengers, and Thor then begins to see a bigger sort of picture here about what this threat could be potentially. And it begins to tie in to all of our films. It’s hard to say too much without talking about what I can’t talk about.
“It would be easy to fall into [a model of], ‘They're all just there because we're all contracted and [we] look cool if we’re standing in the same room.’ I kept saying to Joss [Whedon], ‘Okay, what do I bring to the table, besides Thor being one of his foot soldiers and the muscle and the fight scenes? What is his knowledge he can bring to it? What information can I bring?’ So [Thor] calls upon some of his guardian knowledge and is able to go into another realm to pull out some information that's hugely useful [and] certainly benefits where they are at that point.”
Hemsworth added that Thor has become more "human during his stay on earth. “He’s loosened up a bit. This time there's more humor in Thor, because he's been on Earth, [and he’s] a little more accessible now. He's off Asgard now, so he doesn't have to be as regal and kingly as he is in that world, which is nice. I enjoy that more. Here you can have a gag with the guys and he can throw away lines and be in a party scene with them in civilian clothes.
“I walked on set [for] a party scene, and I was in a nice coat and jeans, and the guys just kept joking, ‘When did Thor go shopping? Did he buy this online or did Jane do it, or did he actually go shopping?’ The question’s raised because he's not dressed in his own guardian attire. He's more human in the film, definitely.”
But it's not all laughs and shopping for Thor, as conflicts will arise, both with the Avenger's villains, and the Avengers themselves. “We're not as conflicted [as a team] as we were before,” Hemsworth explained, “[but Thor] has a pretty solid battle with Iron Man in this one, which is cool. It's a lengthy fight scene of destruction.”
When facing Ultron, Hemsworth admits the odds are stacked against the team, “I think [Thor] openly admits he doesn’t think we can win this one. The threat is so great that all of them are scratching their heads wondering if this it. It's just an onslaught, and it doesn't stop. It's a floodgate, and it could also set in motion is an even bigger threat. I think that's what Thor’s stuck on, or where his attention certainly is. An even bigger picture of Thor being from Asgard where he can just say, ‘Hang on, there's a whole universe here which is signaling something else.’”
Not to mention the threat of the Scarlet Witch, who unlocks a number of the Avengers’ worst fears, plunging them into a nightmare world. "I think [the Avengers] will begin to have their fears held up in front of them,” promised Hemsworth. “For Thor, I think it's a corruption of power. Trying to have the understanding that we're in this endless battle here and wondering when this is going to end, and how does it end. That's where he really starts to kind of move through the story. Once that dream occurs, he can see what's coming. It’s a ticking clock.”
Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in the U.S. on May 1st.
First, welsh actor Tom Ellis (Once Upon A Time) has been cast as the lead on FOX's new DC Comics adaptation Lucifer.
Ellis will play the Lord of Hell, who abdicates his throne and kingdom to make camp in Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
Helen Slater, who starred as Supergirl herself in the 1984 film, and as Superman's Kryptonian mother on Smallville, and Dean Can, who played the Man of Steel on ABC's Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, have been cast in top secret roles for the pilot.
The new posters feature Sir Malcom (Timothy Dalton) and his mysterious ally Sembene (Danny Sapani), Dr. Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) and his Creature (Rory Kinnear), eternally youthful Dorian Gray (Reeve Carney) and Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory) and her daughter Hecate (Sarah Greene), who will play witches in the new season.
You may recognize Evelyn Poole as the medium Madame Kali from that memorable séance scene in Season one. Penny Dreadful executive producer John Logan explained at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, "She becomes the antagonist for not only [Eva Green's] Vanessa but all the characters. She believes she is on the side of the angels, even though she's serving the devil."
Season two of Penny Dreadful premieres on May 3rd on Showtime.