Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and Agent Carter Renewed, New Spinoff Axed

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Lots of great news for Marvel fans. On top of the news that Agents of SHIELD will be returning for a third season, ABC also announced that Agent Carter has been renewed for its second. Despite lukewarm ratings, critics and audiences were rather taken with Agent Carter, and for good reason. Its debut season was fun and smart with some knockout performances. Where Agents of SHIELD has become bogged down trying to justify its place in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Agent Carter allowed for some more straightforward, period piece action and excitement.

Plus, Hayley Atwell. ‘Nuff said.

Not all is sunshine in roses in the Marvel realm, however. The proposed spinoff starring Adrianne Palicki and Nick Blood has not been given the green light. I’m not too broken up about this though. The last thing Agents of SHIELD needs is to stretch itself thinner with a spinoff, losing two of its better characters in the process.

Meanwhile, Oscar-winning screenwriter John Ridley (12 Years a Slave) is quietly working away at a secret project for ABC/Marvel. Sounds like something that could add some nice variety to the ABC outings, but nothing confirmed as far as what it might be about or which characters are involved. Speculate away, Marvel-ites!

Source: Slashfilm

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One of Shawn Eastridge’s earliest memories is sneaking out of bed during naptime at the age of 4 to watch Superman II for the first time. Between that and repeat viewings of Back to the Future and Return of the Jedi, his life has been a downward spiral ever since. Shawn loves all things movies, music, books, video games, and TV and he will find any and every excuse to discuss all of these things as often as possible. He’s been writing film reviews for the past seven years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema/Television. He hopes to one day get paid to discuss all the things that make him geek out on a regular basis. He is currently the full-time Social Media specialist for a trade association. His all-time favorite TV shows are Freaks & Geeks, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, The X-Files, Doctor Who, The Simpsons, Undeclared, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Spaced, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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