Towelites! SDCC brought us plenty of news regarding Marvel Studios’ TV projects so let’s get to it!!
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is headed into its second season and we have some juicy details from SDCC. HYDRA will once again play a major role as the antagonists as Agent Coulson and team try to rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D.! The other day it was announced that Lucy Lawless had joined the cast, and at the Marvel TV panel it was revealed that she would be portraying S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Isabelle Hardley.
In addition to Lawless, two more characters were announced. First up we have Lance Hunter, member of S.T.R.I.K.E. (England’s S.H.I.E.L.D.), played by Nick Blood (Spike Island). But I am most excited about the reveal of the big bad of season 2! From one of my favorite comic book runs of all time, Secret Warriors, comes Kraken! Kraken, aka Daniel Whitehall, will be played by Reed Diamond (Dollhouse).
But the biggest news of the day is that Avenger Mockingbird, aka Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, will be joining our favorite agents to help Agent Coulson rebuild S.H.I.E.L.D.!! No word on who will play the part as of yet, but this is exciting news indeed. Especially considering the relationship between her and Hawkeye, maybe we will see Clint Barton show up sometime this season!
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 premieres on September 23rd!
Agent Carter is not due to premiere until the winter TV season, and not many details were dropped at SDCC. But what was announced is who would be directing some of the episodes. Joe and Anthony Russo, who totally rocked it on The Winter Soldier, will be taking the reins on the 2nd and 3rd episodes! This is great news!
The show has not started filming, nor does it have a full cast. It of course will take place after Captain America: The First Avenger and the Agent Carter One-Shot, and will be set in 1946. Remember that Avengers: Age of Ultron will feature Peggy Carter, so look for this show to lead right into the events of that flashback! I can’t wait!