Movie News

S.H.I.E.L.D TV show greenlit; Avengers alternate opening

S.H.I.E.L.D TV show greenlit; Avengers alternate opening

A new TV series based on the fictional government organization at the center of the Marvel Studios Blockbusters, “S.H.I.E.L.D” has been greenlit at ABC.

“Avengers” director Joss Whedon will co-write the pilot with Jed Whedon, and his wife, Maurissa Tancharoen.

The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news, says Whedon would also likely direct the pilot for the show.

No word on which characters from the world of Marvel’s movieverse would appear in “S.H.I.E.L.D”, though since he’s the head-honcho, one would expect Nick Fury to have a main role. Samuel L.Jackson played the character in the Marvel films, including “Avengers”. Expect a new actor to play the part for TV.

Meanwhile, a new extra from the DVD/Blu-ray release of “The Avengers” appeared online this week that presents an alternate opener for the Whedon directed blockbuster.

A much darker, more sombre opening, it takes place at the ‘end’ of the film once The Avengers have defeated Loki and the other rogues, but also left New York in ruins. Agent Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) is left to answer a lot of questions.

Share this story!Share on FacebookShare on TumblrShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Pin on PinterestDigg thisBuffer this pagePrint this pageShare on LinkedIn
(Visited 2 times, 2 visits today)
Movie News

Australian living in Los Angeles, working in Public Relations and Publishing. Favourite films include "Romancing the Stone", "The Notebook", "The Dark Knight", "Muriel's Wedding" and "Jerry Maguire". Was asked to come onboard Moviehole after filling-in for one of the site's permanent writers.

More in Movie News

NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24:  Director Wes Craven poses at New York Comic Con to promote his new movie, "The Hills Have Eyes 2"  February 24, 2007 in New York City.  (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images For Fox Atomic)

Mike says goodbye to Wes Craven

Mike SmithAug 31, 2015
Wes Craven attends Magnolia Pictures' Los Angeles Premiere of "Life Itself" at the ArcLight Hollywood on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for Magnolia/AP Images)

Wes Craven (1939 – 2015)

Editorial StaffAug 31, 2015

Teaser Trailer: Downton Abbey season six

AshAug 31, 2015

Chris Messina joins Ben Affleck crime drama

AshAug 29, 2015

Ryan Simpkins moves into Will Ferrell & Amy Poehler’s House

AshAug 29, 2015

Video game Borderlands gets silver screen treatment

AshAug 29, 2015

Rescue Me alum in Doubt

ClintAug 29, 2015

Fox’s Frankenstein Code undergoes a name change!

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015

Armie Hammer coupled with Amy Adams for Nocturnal Animals

Brooke CampbellAug 29, 2015