Tuesday’s mid-season finale of Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD had a lot going on, but most importantly it confirmed both Skye’s status as an Inhuman along with her birthname — “Daisy.” Speculation of course ran rampant almost immediately that it meant Skye was actually “Daisy Johnson” aka “Quake” – a superpowered character who works for SHIELD in the comic books.
Well, speculate no more, as Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon have confirmed in an interview with IGN that Skye is definitely Daisy Johnson, and that they planned this all along.
IGN: When you introduced Skye, was it pretty firm from the get go — because fans were throwing out every single name they could think of in Marvel — but did you always know she was going to be Daisy?
Tancharoen: That was our goal from the beginning. We always knew we wanted to evolve her into something else. But we’ve been big fans of Daisy Johnson and Secret Warriors. I think that’s been pretty obvious in the series to date. So when we were given the go ahead to move forward with Daisy Johnson pretty early on, we were thrilled.
At the very least, this explains why Skye wasn’t introduced in the new SHIELD ongoing comic. It’s because she was already there.
Can’t wait to see Hayley Atwell reprise Peggy Carter in the “Agent Carter” TV series? Well guess what – you won’t have to as Atwell is guest starring in the Agents of SHIELD season 2 premiere. We don’t know if her appearance will be a flashback to SHIELD’s founding, or if an aged version of the character will appear like we saw in Captain America 2, but we know she’s going to be there.
Which should be awesome.
Obviously this is happening because ABC and Marvel are hoping to promote the upcoming Agent Carter TV series, but as she’s probably my favorite character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe I am definitely not complaining.
Agents of SHIELD returns to ABC Tuesday, September 23rd at 9E/8C PM
Via The Hollywood Reporter
Thanks to San Diego Comic Con, we’re now getting new reports about the Agent Carter TV show and Season 2 of Agents of SHIELD.
Agent Carter will actually begin just one year after the first Captain America film and prior to the one shot that inspired the series. One of the writers, Steve McFeely, told io9:
We like that richness of not being respected by everyone else and, by the end of the one-shot, she won. We’d like to live there a little longer. So the easy answer is, and we reserve the right to change this, this all happens before the one-shot.
Jarvis, Howard Stark’s butler (and one can assume Tony’s inspiration for his AI), will act as a Q-like figure, bringing various gadgets to Agent Carter throughout the series.
As for Howard Stark himself or any of the Howling Commandos? No one is sure. It’ll come down to actor availability.
The Russo Brothers (who directed The Winter Soldier) will also direct episodes 2 and 3 of the series.
As for Agents of SHEILD, we now know that the character Lucy Lawless is playing will be SHIELD agent Isabelle Hardley. Other characters who will appear include Nick Blood as Lance Hunter and Reed Diamond as this season’s major antagonist Daniel Whitehall.
All in all, fairly exciting.
Via io9, io9
On this episode of Nerd & Tie we talk about the new genre shows hitting the airwaves this fall. Sleepy Hollow, Agents of SHIELD, Almost Human, Dracula (yes, they’re actually making a Dracula series), Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and The Tomorrow People all get put under the microscope!
But not The Originals.
Because we have standards.
Bryan “Arcemise” Novak is sitting in for Pher this episode, so don’t adjust your ears. If you have adjustable ears that is.
Man, how weird would THAT be…
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