A couple of updates on the ABC S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series and a very cool fan-made Luke Cage movie poster. Over the weekend ABC released an updated synopsis for S.H.I.E.L.D., the update revealed a name changes for the upcoming series. Originally known as Marvel’s S.H.I.E.L.D., it will now be called Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. when it debuts this fall. You can read the new synopsis below.
Joss Whedon shows us not all heroes are super with “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
Fresh from his role in the summer’s box office smash, Marvel’s The Avengers, Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) returns to the worldwide law enforcement organization S.H.I.E.L.D. He puts together a small, highly trained, team of Agents to tackle the cases that haven’t been classified yet, the new, the strange and the unknown. That team consists of straight arrow Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), an expert in combat and espionage; pilot and martial artist Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen); and brilliant if socially awkward scientists Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker) and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge). They’ll be joined by civilian new recruit and computer hacker Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Prepare for an epic adventure that showcases the hope and wonder of the human spirit. This is a world of Super Heroes, aliens and the unusual – of action, spectacle and world spanning stories. The show will speak to the human condition through the lens of our very human, non-powered S.H.I.E.L.D agents – that together we are greater than we are apart, and that we can make a difference in the world.
Executive Produced and co-written by Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen (“Dollhouse,” “Dr.Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”), Jeffrey Bell (“Angel,” “Alias”) and Jeph Loeb (“Smallville,” “Lost,” “Heroes”) comes Marvel’s first live-action TV series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
At this time, there still is now set date for the premiere episode other than this fall. It should also be noted that is series will take place after Marvel’s The Avengers, and Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is some how still alive. Which hopefully will be explained. (Source: SuperHeroHype)
Also, on Friday it was revealed that J. August Richards, a Whedon alumnus from Angel, has been cast in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in an unknown role. Although being kept a secret at this time, some have already begun speculating, one such theory is he’ll play a young Nick Fury, possibly in flashbacks. But I don’t know if that will hold up. (Source: /film)
Lastly, a very talent Mattias Fahlberg has created a fan-made poster for a much talked about, and rumored Luke Cage movie. Something that fans have been interested in for a while now. The poster image features a very fitting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson done up to look like Luke Cage would in the current Marvel Move Universe and it looks awesome. I’ve mirrored it below, so check it out. (Source: DeviantArt via MTV Splash Page)