ABC is showing off its fall shows today, and that includes an extended look at Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The alphabet network is showing off all of its new shows today, and while I’ll have full coverage later, I couldn’t delay showing off the nearly three minute trailer for the series I am most excited about this fall. You get a bit of a hint about Coulson’s fate after The Avengers, as well as a further look at the team we’ll be seeing each week.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays this fall at 8 Eastern/7 Central.
24 is officially returning to Fox as a 12 episode limited series entitled 24: Live Another Day. Fox confirmed this morning that Keifer Sutherland will reprise his role as Jack Bauer, and Howard Gordon will return as the show runner.
When the series ended in 2010 after 192 episodes and one TV movie, Jack was again on the run from authorities and was going to be going off the grid into hiding. No word as of yet as to what he will be doing to get back in the action. The series will return in May 2014 as a summer event.
Open up those sockets, grab the Bag of Death… Jack’s back.
While it’s certainly not The Avengers, Iron Man 3 is raking in a healthy pile of cash.
With $72.4 million, Iron Man 3 again won the weekend, brining its domestic total to $284.8 million. With its oversea’s sales, the worldwide total now stands at $948.9 million, and it is expected to pass $1 billion before next weekend. While normally anything over a 50 percent decline in the second weekend is considered a failure, but a 58.4 percent decline from a massive opening weekend is considered a good hold.
The Great Gatsby did better than expected with a healthy $51.1 million in its first weekend. With a budget of $105 million, things are looking promising and just shows that sometimes counter programming can work.
Third place went to Pain and Gain with $5 million brining its domestic total to $41.6 million off of a $26 million dollar budget. While it sounds decent, it’s not difficult to imagine everyone was expecting a bit more from a Michael Bay film.
Fourth place went to a disastrous first weekend for the Tyler Perry produced Peeples. With a mere $4.85 million opening, it’s unlikely the film will even make it to its $15 million dollar budget.
Rounding out the top five was 42 with another $4.65 million brining its domestic total to $84.7 million off of a $40 million dollar budget.
The only major release next week is Star Trek Into Darkness so expect a new number one.
Just days after officially being picked up, the first trailer for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has debuted.
While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. doesn’t debut until this fall, it’s never too early to start promoting the series. It’s interesting to see how many allusions to The Avengers are in there, and while Robert Downey Jr. has said he’d be open to a cameo, don’t expect to see any of them showing up in the series.
The biggest question is of course how in the world Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is alive, but as a fan of the character, I’m thrilled to see him.
Can Marvel have as much success on TV as it has in the theaters? We’re about to find out.
It seems that Twitter is the new favorite toy of every movie director: Bryan Singer is a tweeting machine from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Marc Webb enjoys sharing ambiguous photos from the set of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and now you can add Dawn of the Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves to the list.
From the looks of it, Andy Serkis is on the right in his motion capture suit as Ceaser, and in the background another actor riding a horse is also wearing a similar get up. From the way he is hunched over, I suspect he will be a gorilla as opposed to one of the chimps are baboons. Standing in front of Ceaser is Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) and Keri Russell (The Americans) can be seen in the background. It would seem in the 15 years since Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the ape society has mastered horseback riding, something that was hinted at in the first film and is a definite nod to the original series of films.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is set for a May 23, 2014 release. It’s pretty amazing in just over a year these men in funny suits will somehow be transformed in to intelligent simians.
While Pacific Rim has some pretty awesome robots – known as Jaegers – in it already, but they could use some reinforcements.
I normally don’t get that excited for viral sites promoting movies, but yep, I’m jazzed for Pacific Rim, and the chance to design my own Jaeger was too good to pass up. Head over to the Pacific Rim design site, and customize your own mech suit from parts, colors, logos, background poster selection, pose and more.
You can see my first two… yes, I will probably do more, above and below. Oddly, picking the names was the toughest part. How do you give your Jaeger a cool name while keeping with the themes of the movie ones?!? First world problems, indeed. (you can click either one for a larger version)
In one of the most unsurprising turns of events for the upcoming fall television season, ABC has officially picked up Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to go to series.
With the success of The Avengers, and Joss Whedon directing the pilot, this seemed like a no brainer for ABC as parent company Disney owns all of the properties involved. No word on a premiere date yet, but rumor is you will see promos for the series as soon as this Sunday during Once Upon a Time.
Now we’ll finally know how in the world Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson could possibly have survived his fatal end in The Avengers.
Apparently no deals are in place yet for the series to return, but 24 showrunner Howard Gordon – currently working on Homeland – has pitched an idea to Fox that the network is considering. It is said it would be a “limited event,” but seeing as each season was exactly 24 episodes, it could always mean another season or perhaps something a bit smaller.
We’ll just have to wait and see as this is the busy time of the year for the networks as next week is the upfront presentations for next season and we’ll see all of the newly announced shows. I doubt much will happen until June or so with a possible mid-season launch (i.e. after New Years 2014), but we’ll just have to wait and see.
Set for a May 23, 2014 release, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has officially begun filming. Along with the announcement came the official synopsis for the film:
A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
I would love to see the second film deal with a rudimentary ape society forming there as the human world crumbles from the virus that inadvertently made the apes smart. Show us Ceaser taking on his role as the “Lawgiver” and laying the groundwork of what will eventually become the dominant society on the planet.
I kid. It was pretty obvious where the series was going.
My only concern is that the script by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, the co-writers of the last film, had a rework done to the sequel by Mark Bomback. There’s no word yet on how much work he did on the draft, but hopefully it wasn’t much.
Mark this as one of my most anticipated films of the next couple years.