AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Showrunners Talk Sif And Deathlok
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunners Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon discuss Lady Sif's (Jaimie Alexander) guest spot and whether more big names like Deathlok (J. August Richards) are on the horizon.
CBR spoke with two of the showrunners from the Marvel Cinematic Universe drama, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. about a number of topics, most interestingly, the conversation included some info on Lady Sif's guest spot on the show and what's coming up in the Deathlok storyline. On Sif, Tancharoen stated, " It's really exciting for us to be the ones who allow audiences to get to know her a little bit more. In the "Thor" movies she's one of the players, but here, she has many, many scenes with our characters. Seeing the way she interacts with them, and also knowing her perspective, and why she's here, and her moral compass -- that was very fun, to be able to dive into that." Jed added, "We had been excited to have an Asgardian from the films on our plane, because the fish out of water stuff in "Thor" was some of the best stuff, and also because Coulson is a little bit of a fanboy. An actual Asgardian in his midst -- we were excited for that, and it definitely played out just the way we had hoped. She's a pleasure to work with, and that also made it much easier, once she stepped on the set and was totally game for anything, it makes it a pleasure to write for her."
As far as superhero cameos are concerned, the two showrunners were asked if Deathlok is the biggest superhero name the show will ever feature or are bigger characters on the horizon? "If they're excited about Deathlok, then they should be excited about the things to come....We have some other very fun guest stars in the pipeline.," teased Tancharoen. Whedon countered, "We're in a weird spot, because if the character is big and cool enough, then they're probably planning a movie. [Laughs] We have a fairly large list of characters that we have at our disposal, and we plan on exploring all of them."
For more from the duo, click the source link above to read the entire transcript at CBR. And be sure to catch an all new episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. tonight on ABC at 8PM EST.
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Running Time: 60 min
Release Date: September 24, 2013
MPAA Rating: Tv PG-13
Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Brett Dalton
Directed by: Joss Whedon (pilot)
Written by: Maurissa Tancharoen (story/writer), Jed Whedon(story/writer),Jeffrey Bell (executive producer), Jeph Loeb (executive producer)
|"Clark Gregg reprises his role of Agent Phil Coulson from Marvel’s feature films, as he assembles a small, highly select group of Agents from the worldwide law-enforcement organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D. Together they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. Coulson's team consists of Agent Grant Ward (Brett Dalton), highly trained in combat and espionage; Agent Melinda May (Ming-Na Wen), expert pilot and martial artist; Agent Leo Fitz (Iain De Caestecker), brilliant engineer; and Agent Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), genius bio-chemist. Joining them on their journey into mystery is new recruit and computer hacker, Skye (Chloe Bennet).
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s first television series, is from executive producers Joss Whedon (Marvel's The Avengers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jed Whedon & Maurissa Tancharoen, who co-wrote the pilot (Dollhouse, Dr.Horrible's Sing-Along Blog). Jeffrey Bell (Angel, Alias) and Jeph Loeb (Smallville, Lost, Heroes) also serve as executive producers. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television."
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