With the release of two awesome movies, this summer has been a pretty sizzling one for the Marvel franchise! Iron Man 3 had the biggest opening weekend in the U.S. back in May, grossing $175.3 million–taking second place in earnings to last year’s Avengers movie event! Then, Wolverine has had a slashing good run so far, making $141.1 million in its debut and being the best international debut for an X-Men film so far. Though summer is winding down, the superhero franchise still has plenty for the fans to get excited about. Thor: The Dark World will be hitting theatres November 8th, but a little bit sooner comes the release of Iron Man 3 to dvd/Blu-ray on September 24th and the Avengers spin-off tv series, The Agents of SHIELD.
The new show is set to air on the same date at 8pm eastern time on the ABC network. A reputed team is behind its fabrication; a team that includes Joss Whedon as executive producer, along with Jeffery Bell (producer of Alias) and Jeph Loeb (producer of Smallville, Lost, and Heroes). The pilot episode was written by Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen (writers for Dollhouse and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog). Agent Coulson returns, played once again by Clark Gregg, and he heads a small group of SHIELD’s finest in investigating “the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary”. Other faces you may recognize in his team are Ming-Na Wen, who was the voice actress for Mulan in the Disney hit film of the same name, and a recurring role on Two and a Half Men. In Agents of SHIELD, she plays a legendary pilot and martial artist. Chloe Bennet, from Teen Nick’s The Nightlife and a Nashville guest star, plays a mysterious and spirited hacker for the team.
Though the temperatures may not be steaming anymore, it seems like the Marvel superheroes are always in season! As the weather keeps you indoors more often now, check out this cool movie and show-related stuff online:
http://abc.go.com/shows/marvels-agents-of-shield/index – find clips, pics, tweets, and more insider info on the Agents of SHIELD
http://marvel.com/ironman3 – Preorder your copy of IM3, get a sneak peak at the bonus features, learn about the actors and characters, and download some cool stuff!
http://marvel.com/thor#/home – View the trailer, get a first look at the storyline, and get the latest news from Marvel studios