This summer one of the greatest financial boons to the film industry arrived on the screen: “The Avengers.” Led by such fun and good-humored films in the Disney/Marvel roster such as “Ironman,” it was not just a success of seamless marketing tactics, but also of putting a good quality product in theaters. With the billion dollars of success on the silver screen, the same magic will be tried on the small screen.
Iain De Caestecker and Elizabeth Henstridge will now be a part of Marvel’s “S.H.I.E.L.D.” Television pilot, which will involve fan favorite director Joss Whedon. The S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, which will be the subject of the possible show, is the strings that pull together much of the superheroes from the movie universe led by Samuel L Jackson’s Nick Fury.
De Caestecker will play technology specialist Leo Fitz, and Henstridge’ role is that of science savvy Gemma Simmons. It will be essential that they have great chemistry because their characters will be frequently butting heads, which will allow Whedon’s trademark banter to flourish.
Along with these two new actors cast, there will also be Clark Gregg. His character Agent Phil Coulson has been popular with the audience as the most visible face of S.H.I.E.L.D. behind none other than Jackson’s Nick Fury.
Behind the scenes Whedon’s brother Jed and his wife Maurissa Tancharoen will assist writing this important first episode. All three have previously worked on the cult-classic “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” with Neil Patrick Harris playing the lead.
Just like what Marvel has done with its movies or comics, continuity is reassuring. It will surely have the flow and vibe of the other respective properties with Whedon and Gregg on board, even with these new additions.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter