COMIC REEL: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" Major Shift; New Look at "Days of Future Past"

Wed, April 9th, 2014 at 8:59am PDT

TV/Film
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor

AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Last night's episode of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." certainly had a lot for fans to digest and discuss, the very least of which is the major twist right before the credits. Marvel has posted a spoiler-filled video about the episode's developments, especially as relates to a specific character.

Meanwhile, CBR spoke with Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancheroen about the game-changing episode and the consequences moving forward.

"This is the unique opportunity we have as a show that's linked to the big movies -- in 'Captain America 2' we see the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. on such a massive scale, and it would only make sense that what occurs in that movie directly affects our team," Whedon told CBR. "To have a sleeper agent in the mix all along, and to explore the emotional consequences of that and the fallout from that, I think you'll see with the shift in dynamic, it's something that our team will have to come to terms with -- not only on an intimate level, but also the entire organization that they've dedicated their lives to is now in shambles."

Brett Dalton spoke with Marvel.com about the episode and his role as Agent Ward as the events of last night's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." episode unfold throughout the rest of the season.

"When you’re living, eating, and on missions with people, you become part of that family unit," Dalton told Marvel.com. "I think that it probably gets harder and harder to turn that off. I mean I couldn’t imagine doing that myself. Being an embedded spy has to be one of the most difficult jobs I could imagine. Because you have to wear one mask, and not forget about your job, your duty, at the same time. You have to let your guard down in a way, because they need to trust you. But it’s a false sense of letting your guard down."

Finally, here's a promo for the next episode, "Providence."

Airs Tuesdays on ABC

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

MTV has posted a new teaser for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" that gives a new look at Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.

Opens May 23

FBP: FEDERAL BUREAU OF PHYSICS

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has tapped Justin Marks to write a film adaptation of the "FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics" Vertigo Comics series with David S. Goyer producing. Marks' "Jungle Book" is currently slated for a 2015 release at Disney. "FBP" centers around the Federal Bureau of Physics, which deals with quantum disturbances -- commonplace in the comic book's universe.

GAME OF THRONES

HBO has renewed "Game of Thrones" yet again -- for two more seasons. According to a press release, the network has ordered a fifth and sixth season of the critical darling adaptation of the novels by George R.R. Martin.

"'Game of Thrones' is a phenomenon like no other,” HBO head of programming Michael Lombardo said via press release. "David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with their talented collaborators, continue to surpass themselves, and we look forward to more of their dazzling storytelling."

Airs Sundays on HBO

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Wrapping up, check out these awesome new posters for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtes," each spotlighting one of the fab four.

Opens August 8

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TAGS:  agents of shield, x-men days of future past, fbp (film), game of thrones (tv), teenage mutant ninja turtles (film)

 
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