ABC Greenlights ‘S.H.I.E.L.D’ Marvel Pilot, Joss Whedon To Co-Write & Possibly Direct
ABC has ordered a pilot for S.H.I.E.L.D, a live-action series from The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon, Marvel TV and ABC Studios. The project is based on Marvel’s peacekeeping organization S.H.I.E.L.D (which stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate). S.H.I.E.L.D. will be written by Whedon, his bother Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen.
Joss Whedon also is set to direct the pilot, schedule permitting. Production on the pilot, which marks the first live-action Marvel TV project to get a green light, will start immediately. Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon and Tancharoen executive produce with Jeffrey Bell and Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb.
Torchwood fans stateside will be pleased to hear that a familiar face will be popping onto their telly screens this fall. Entertainment Weekly reports John Barrowman has nabbed a reoccurring role in the CW’s upcoming action drama Arrow.
The new series is based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow, which centers on billionaire playboy Oliver Green, who, after spending five years shipwrecked on an island, returns home and assumes a secret vigilante identity to make amends and fight the ills of society.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Barrowman will play a “well-dressed man who is as mysterious as he is wealthy … he is an acquaintance of the Queen family and a prominent figure in Starling City.”
Films I can’t bloody wait to see:
“Now You See Me”
directed by Louis Leterrier (2013).
Started filming January 2012.
Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Melanie Laurent.
The Four Horsemen, a magic super-group led by the charismatic ATLAS (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of high-tech magic shows, first astonishing audiences by robbing a bank on another continent, and then exposing a white-collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts.
FBI Special Agent DYLAN (Mark Ruffalo) is determined to make the magicians pay for their crimes—and to stop them before they pull off what promises to be an even more audacious heist. But he’s forced to partner with ALMA (Melanie Laurent), an Interpol detective about whom he is instantly suspicious. Out of desperation he turns to THADDEUS (Morgan Freeman), a famed magic debunker, who claims the bank heist was accomplished using disguises and video trickery. One thing Dylan and Alma agree on is that the Horsemen must have an outside point person, and that finding him (or her) is key to ending the magicians’ crime spree. Could it be Thaddeus? Or Alma? Or could it really be…magic?
As pressure mounts and the world awaits the Horsemen’s spectacular final trick, Dylan and Alma race to find an answer. But it soon becomes painfully clear that staying one step ahead of these masters of illusion is beyond the skills of any one man—or woman.
Moffat: No Two-Parters in Series 7
Steven Moffat has said it is unlikely that there will be any two-part stories in Series 7.
”The big thing is, nothing in the next run is starting out as a two-parter,” he confirms in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine. “At this stage, everything is a single episode, and the only reason anything will become a two-parter is if we think it needs to be; not so much that the story is too long for 45 minutes, because nothing is too long for 45 minutes, but if it feels as though there are two distinct stages to the story…
He goes on to explain some of the reasoning behind the decision: “I was looking at the facts and stats and it’s not true that the two-parters save us money. We’ve assumed it for years. They don’t save us money at all. Not a penny. So what’s the point in them? The viewing figures always go down. The AI [Audience Appreciation Index] goes down, even if the second episode is the better one. The press coverage goes down. The trailers are a bit boring. I want to be able to say, every week, we’ve got a big standalone blockbuster, and then a trailer that makes it look like nothing compared to what’s going to happen next week! That’s the form for next year.”
This is quite simply, fuckin fantastic.
Rachel Maddow schools Mitt Romney in her man cave on how babies are made and how birth control prevents that because clearly he missed health class thirty years ago, or he’s too busy with the pursuit of his ego to to think about something that affects 51% of the people he “wants” to represent
This is beautiful.
I just need to say that I love her.
I fucking love Rachel Maddow.
This video is GREAT. I HIGHLY recommend you all watch it. Not because Rachel Maddow schools Mitt Romney’s ass HARD but because it shows WHY comprehensive sex education is important.
It is important to understand what conception is and what a pregnancy is and how those are related. Apparently this is something that is being neglected if a presidential candidate doesn’t even understand it.
I also just want to point out that bills that attempt to give personhood to fertilized eggs are inherently sexist. There are no FDA approved hormonal birth control options for cis-men so the only people these bills hurt are people with vaginas. Not only that but these bills aren’t just outlawing hormonal birth control, they are forcing people with vaginas to use more unreliable methods of birth control like the pull-out method, natural family planning, or diaphragms and cervical caps if condoms aren’t or can’t be used.
AND, if a person becomes pregnant because they were forced to use a cervical cap that is 80% effective rather than the birth control they were taking that was 99.9% effective, they can be put in JAIL if the fertilized egg does not implant or if they have a miscarriage.
These are the consequences of bills like this. A person who suffers a miscarriage does not need to be carted off to jail; they need compassion and empathy and support.
Reblogging this again, because it’s still fucking flawless. These laws would be a step BACKWARDS and I just don’t understand how everyone can’t see that.